Thursday, July 14, 2011
Festivals, performing arts, sports, kid friendly and charitable events this weekend, July 14 - 17, in the Orland, Palos, Tinley and Oak Forest area.
Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus and Magellan knew how to party. Life's more fun when you get out and explore it. So put down the remote and pick your GPS - it's time to discover the weekend. This weekend brings monsters, horror, and blood (donations). Taste of Palos July 17, 12pm - 7:30pm | W 123rd St & S 89th Ave, Palos Park, IL Enjoy a day of good food, entertainment, games and much more. Sponsored by the Palos Park Woman's Club, proceeds from the Taste of Palos help support Grade School District 118, High School District 230, Police and Fire Departments and the library. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street July 15, 8pm; July 16, 2pm & 8pm, July 17, 2pm | Marist High School The Lantern Theatre presents a musicial considered …
Saturday, December 25, 2010
As a sign of appreciation and celebration of your community, I headed out for some volunteer time at a local charity.
Editor's Note: Most days, you'll find me with my nose buried in a MacBook, fielding e-mails, updating the site and editing stories. But five days a year, my schedule's a little different. Patch has a company-wide initiative called "Give 5" when your friendly Patch editors set aside our sites for a few hours and head out into our communities to contribute however we can. This sincere appreciation and contribution to our communities is the core of Patch. The editors not only cover their communities but also become part of them. Keep reading to hear about my first Give 5 experience with a very special organization and brainchild of an Oak Forest resident. People often tell me I'm big-hearted. I'm kick-started by the smallest acts of human …
Monday, December 13, 2010
As the deadline for donations to the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation nears, the bin is filled to the brim—and over it.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Lauren Traut
Monday, December 13, 2010
The barrel runneth over for the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation. Founded by Oak Forest's own Colleen Kisel, the foundation calls for new, unwrapped toys for children undergoing cancer treatments across the country. The city of Oak Forest supports the foundation as its main toy drive effort this Christmas season. The bin at city hall is currently stuffed, with toys piling up around at the base—with room for more. The deadline for donations is this Friday, Dec. 17. The foundation is just one of six ways you can give back to your community this season. Click the link above for more options.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Marley Majetic, 13, is leading by example, asking residents to think differently about gifts.
Most 13-year-olds make a long wish list for Christmas or their birthday, but Marley Majetic has had one simple wish for the past three years: food for the hungry. One trip to San Francisco when Marley was 10 dramatically changed the way she looks at life, and she's asking others in Oak Forest to take a second look too. "Three years ago on her birthday and Christmas, she asked that all her money go to food for the homeless so we gathered her money and bought food," Marley's mother, Lisa Hines, said. "My dad had a Sam's Club membership so we bought as much food as possible with the money but then we didn't know where to bring it so we asked our church." Their church, Tinley Park Community Church, regularly donated to the Tinley Park Food …