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Brother Rice

The Brother Rice Mothers Club will hold its annual fashion show beginning at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Hilton Oak Lawn, 93rd Street and Cicero Avenue. Raffle drawings and cocktails start at noon, followed by lunch and show. Tickets are $40. For more information contact Cathy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 425-7096.

Chicago Christian High

Chicago Christian High School, Route 83 and Oak Park Avenue in Palos Heights, will host more than 40 Christian colleges from across the country at the annual NACCAP College Fair from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. Prospective students can learn about colleges and talk with admission counselors. All high school students and/or parent is welcome to attend. There will also be a brief financial aid seminar. Visit myblueprintbarcode.com to get a student barcode.

Moraine Valley

As a core value on its campus, Moraine Valley Community College places a high priority on diversity. To that end, the college is hosting its Third Annual Community Dialogue on Promoting Diversity and Inclusion on Friday, Oct. 19, from 7:30 a.m. to noon, in the Moraine Business and Conference Center, Building M, on campus, 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills.

Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m., with the program following at 8 a.m. Community members are encouraged to attend this free event.

This year’s theme is “The Diversity Challenge.” Since the first dialogue in 2010, participants have focused on diversity and inclusion, and diversity and leadership. This year’s challenge is to enhance the mindset of inclusive leaders and participants’ effectiveness within their own organizations.

The dialogue is an outlet for state government officials, mayors, school administrators, nonprofit personnel, religious leaders, community members, and Moraine Valley staff and students to build on the community dialogues over the last two years and continue the conversation about creating opportunities to foster and advance diversity and inclusion throughout the 26 communities in the college’s district and the region.

To reserve a seat at the event, call the college’s Human Resources office at 974-5704, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Skiers and snowboarders should start planning for a trip to Keystone, Col., next March 10 to 16. The trip, sponsored by the Moraine Valley Community College Ski/Board Club, is open to persons 18 years and older and their families. Participants do not have to attend Moraine Valley. Student price is $1,165, all other travelers pay $1,175. A $300 deposit is required to hold space and is due when signing up. Final payment is due by noon on Jan. 11. The cost includes roundtrip airfare, transportation to and from the resort, five nights in River Run Village. The cost does not include baggage fees, equipment rental, tips, food, or beverages. Travel insurance is available for purchase and is highly recommended as refunds will not be granted.

To sign up for the trip send a check payable to Moraine Valley Ski Club, attention Mike Wade, 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills, IL., 60465, or call Wade at 974-5594 to pay by credit card. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit morainevalley. edu/skiclub.

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Moraine Valley Community College will present a telescope open viewing night Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Viewings will be canceled if the sky is cloudy or there are high winds. All open viewings are held at the telescope dome on the G. Jack Bradley Observation Deck, on the west side of the college’s Nature Study Area off Kean Avenue near 107th Street. Observers can park near the college’s tennis courts and walk the path to the observation deck. Children not accompanied by an adult or supervisor will be turned away. Observers are reminded to dress for the weather and bring binoculars. For more information contact Maura Vizza at 974-5742 or Viz This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or visit morainevalley.edu/naturestudy/events.htm.

Oak Lawn High

The Oak Lawn Community High School PTSA will hold its annual Holiday Craft Show in conjunction with the Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce’s Business Showcase and Jewel-Osco Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at Oak Lawn High School, 9400 Southwest Highway. Jewel-Osco will be offering health screenings including blood pressure and diabetes testing, and flu shots. Proceeds benefit PTSA’s scholarship fund.

Stagg High

The Stagg High School Music Boosters is accepting applications from crafters and artists for the Nov. 10 and Nov. 11 Art for the Season show. Stagg High School is at the intersection of 111th Street and Roberts Road in Palos Hills.

The show is well-attended. Cost is $95 per 80 sq. ft. booth space for the two day run of the show.

For more information or an application, call 974-7520 or 361-8298.

Saint Xavier

Jerome McDonnell, host of Chicago Public Media’s “Worldview” radio program, will speak about global activism at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. McDonnell’s lecture, “Developing Global Activism: Stories from the Front Lines,” will be in the Butler Reception Room, in the Warde Academic Center at SXU’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St. Event is free and open to the public.

McDonnell will describe how the philosophies and strategies of activist groups develop over time. He will supply examples and stories from the global activism series on “Worldview.”

McDonnell has hosted “Worldview,” a daily international-affairs radio show, for the past 18 years. He received a Peter Lisagor Award for outstanding contributions to journalism and was awarded “Best Public Affairs Program in a Series” by the Illinois Broadcasters Association.

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“Saint Hildegard, Doctor of the Church: Implications for Today” will be presented by Professor Avis Clendenen. Program explores the momentous occasion scheduled to take place on Oct. 7 in Rome when Pope Benedict XVI declares Hildegard of Bingen — a 12th centuryBenedictine Abbess, theologian, mystic, musician, healer and church reformer — the fourth female of 35 doctors of the church. Avis is the author of “Experiencing Hildegard: Jungian Perspectives,” the revised and expanded edition which is to be released in October.