The Veterans Of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary No. 177 of Chicago Ridge is sponsoring a poster contest for first through third grade students and an essay contest for fourth and fifth graders.
The fourth and fifth graders graders will write on the topic “How do our veterans serve America?” The essay should be no longer than 200 words and should be typed or neatly handwritten in black ink.
The cover sheet for the essay should contain: student’s name, school, age of student and grade. The deadline is Nov. 6.
The theme for the poster for first, second and third graders is “I am a proud American.”
The poster should be no larger than 14 by 22 inches. Students may use any type coloring agents like crayons, paints, markers, etc.
On the back of the poster please include: the student’s name, the age of the students and the grade.
The deadline is Nov. 6. For more information on either contest, contact Renee at 630-452-9447.
The Mount Assisi Booster Club presents its 10th annual Comedy Night Saturday, Nov. 2, at the school, 13860 Main St. in Lemont.
Doors open 6:15 p.m., dinner 7:15 p.m., show 8:30 p.m.
Featuring a night of comedy and dinner by Uncle Bub’s.
Tickets cost $35 and include buffet dinner, beer, wine, pop, water, and comedy show quests. Must be 21 or over to attend.
Oak Lawn Community High School performances of “Beauty and the Beast” will take place at 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday. A special children’s matinee will also take place at 2 p.m. Sunday where children will have the opportunity to be a part of the show and get their picture taken and receive autographs with Belle, the Beast, and the other enchanted objects. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased through the ticket hotline at 424-5200 ext. 5920.
Central Junior High
Evergreen Park and area veterans are invited to a Veterans Day Breakfast and Program at 8 a.m. Nov. 8 at Central Junior High School, 9400 S. Sawyer, in Evergreen Park.
This event will be hosted by the students and faculty and is planned to honor the Evergreen Park and area residents who are U.S. Military Veterans for their service to our country during war or peacetime.
Those who wish to attend must call the school office at 708-424-0148 by Nov. 1. Veterans are welcome to bring a guest. The building is handicap accessible, so if you have special needs, please let them know when you are making your reservations. Some parking is available on the school grounds or street in front of the school that day.
The Ghost Hunting 101 noncredit course at Moraine Valley Community College takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday in Building T, on campus, 9000 W. College Pkwy. in Palos Hills. The fee is $25.
The individuals who formed the Illinois Ghost Society will present basic ghost hunting skills as well as the terminology and scientific equipment used. Hear about the paranormal, and find out more about conducting an investigation and actual evidence collected during an investigation. The speakers also will talk about cleansing a property of negative energy.
This class is for anyone interested in parapsychology and is intended to create awareness of the possibility of an afterlife.
Register today in person at the Registration Office, located in S125 on campus, or by calling 708-974-2110 (TTY for the hearing impaired is 708-974-9556). Participants also can register online at morainevalley.edu by selecting Register for Noncredit Classes under Academic Focus and then Search, register and pay for noncredit classes.
Oak Lawn Community High School Media Center will host its first Family Reading Night on from 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 21. The event will be an evening book club for students, parents, staff, and the community. There will be discussion and activities based around the popular novel “The Fault in Our Stars” by award-winning author John Green. The book is an insightful, ambitious, and heartbreaking story which explores the funny/tragic business of being alive and in love. It’s a rare best seller aimed at teens and adults.
Family Reading Night is in conjunction with Illinois Reads, a new statewide campaign to promote reading for all Illinois citizens created under the auspices of the Illinois Reading Council. Illinois Reads focuses on reading at school, as well as at home. Residents across the state from Rockford to Carbondale will be partaking in upcoming family literacy nights. The culmination event is a statewide celebration of literacy on the same evening as the book club.
All book club participants must register at www.olchs.org.
Richards High School will host its 11th annual Southland Model Railroad Show on Saturday and Sunday.
Richards, located at 10601 S. Central Avenue in Oak Lawn, will host the event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens 65 and older, and free for children under age 12. Parking is free.
The train show will feature the largest HO layout of any model show in the Chicago area. The Richards event also includes many other model train displays and operating layouts, Lego trains, a riding train for children, train races for children, and a children’s activities area.
Last year, 23 area model railroad clubs displayed layouts.
For more information, visit www.railroadshow.com or contact Richards band director Charles Martin at 708-499-2550, ext. 5096.
St. Xavier University
Saint Xavier University’s School of Nursing will launch of its new 15-month Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Option.
Starting in May 2014, the A-BSN will allow students with baccalaureate degrees to move through the pre-licensure program in a reduced time-frame. Students will begin nursing coursework each May and complete the fulltime program in 15 months. Pre-requisite courses, if needed, may be completed in advance at SXU prior to the May start.
Qualified applicants for the A-BSN option must possess an earned baccalaureate degree from a nationally accredited institution of higher learning with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, which includes all pre-requisite coursework.