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Community Briefs from 2-13-14

Chicago
SXU To Host Indoor Duathlon

  Community residents are invited to compete in Saint Xavier University’s Indoor Duathlon, while avoiding the snow and cold temperatures this February. The Duathlon is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, in the Shannon Center, located at SXU’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St. Time slots will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  Registration costs $15 for SXU students, $20 for SXU faculty and staff, $20 for SXU alumni and Shannon Center members, and $25 for members of the community,18 and older.
  The Duathlon is a 45-minute race that takes place in the Shannon Center on the indoor track. It consists of a 15-minute run/walk on the track, then 15 minutes on a stationary bike, followed by another 15-minute run/walk. The goal is to try to complete as many laps on the track or miles on the bike as you can in the given time frame. Families are welcome to bring their children. The gym will be available for open playtime for all children. Participants can also enjoy light refreshments, an awards ceremony and a participant T-shirt.

Oak Lawn
Chuck Martin and Indigo Jazz 5 Band to Play in Oak Lawn

  The Stony Creek Clubhouse, 5850 W. 103rd St., will host Chuck Martin and Indigo Jazz 5 Band from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday for an encore performance. A cash bar is available. Patrons must be ages 21 or older. The fee is $12 and includes admission and food and/or beverages up to $6.
  For more information, or to reserve a seat, call 857-2433.

Wine Lovers Invited to Stony Creek Clubhouse

  The Oak Lawn Park District Stony Creek Clubhouse, 5850 W. 103rd St., is hosting a wine tasting event from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. Event-goers will sample an selection of wines accompanied with different cheeses, fruits and appetizers. The cost is $14 per person and individuals must be 21 years or older to participate. For more information or make a reservation, call 857-2433.

Evergreen Park
Rainbow announces training schedule for southwest and south side dogs
  Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT), the largest and oldest not-for-profit organization of its type in the Chicago metropolitan area, is offering an Introduction to Animal Assisted Therapy course this spring to help owners train their dogs to become therapy dogs.
  The course will be held Tuesday mornings from 10 to 11:30 a.m., starting March 4 and running every other week through April 15. It is being held at Peace Memorial, 3200 West 101st St., Unit 1, Evergreen Park.
  The fee for the 6-hour program is $75 for one handler and $125 for two handlers. Pre-registration is required. Dogs must be at least 6 months old and familiar with basic obedience commands (sit, down, stay, etc.). Handlers must be 18 or older. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call 773-383-1153. Further information and online registration is available at: www.rainbowaat.org/classes.html.
  The course includes instruction on hand signals, getting your dog to work for others, and an introduction to the games used in therapy work to help improve and enhance verbal and motor skills.
  Children with special needs will often perform tasks for trained dogs that they would not ordinarily do for anyone else. Rainbow’s AAT programs build on this unique bond between dogs and humans to meet specific goals.