Reservations are needed by Monday for the Brother Rice Alumni Mothers’ Club’s second annual Trivia Night at 7 p.m. Saturday, at Brother Rice High School, 10001 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicago. The cost is $15 per person. Participants are welcome to bring their own snacks, and pizza orders will be taken. This is a 21 and older event; beer, wine, and pop will be available for purchase. Due to our liquor license, no outside liquor is allowed. For more information and reservations, call Peggy Gannon at 773-239-6399, or email her at
Mother McAuley High School welcomed students from more than 114 grammar schools for the High School Placement Test Jan. 11. Mother McAuley is dedicated to continuing the work begun by our foundress, Catherine McAuley, nearly 170 years: to provide young women with an education that prepares them to meet the challenges of the fast changing world as decision makers and leaders guided by strong Mercy values. This is the lifetime advantage of a McAuley education.
The administration, faculty and staff at Mother McAuley understand that a Catholic education is a big commitment for families, and know parents have a choice in where to send their daughters. They are looking forward to embracing this group of women who, as the leaders on the stage, on the field and in the classroom, will be enjoying not just equal opportunity, but every opportunity
Women are asked to dig through their closets and pull out gently used prom and bridesmaid dresses to donate to Moraine Valley Community College’s Dream Come True Project. Dresses of all styles and sizes that are in good condition will be accepted. Shoes, purses, jewelry, and other accessories also will be accepted. Donations can be brought to the Multicultural Student Affairs Department in Room 201, on the second floor of Building S, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The dresses will be given away free of charge to local high school girls from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22 in Building S, Room 117, on the main campus, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills. The Dream Come True Project is sponsored by the college’s Women’s Celebration Month committee and the Celebrating Diversity Task Group. For more information, call Nereida Perez at 974-5475.
Oak Lawn Community H.S.
Each year, LifeSource offers area high schools the opportunity to earn scholarship money. Oak Lawn Community High School has earned the scholarship money for the past five years. The school will host its annual winter blood drive Friday, Jan. 31 in the Spartan Gym. Students are encouraged to donate blood during their gym period. Students must be at least 16 years old. A parent permission slip is required for students who are only 16-years old. Parents and community members are encouraged to visit a community donor center or mobile blood drive when eligible. Individuals are eligible to donate blood every 56 days. Be sure to mention donor code OL94 when donating blood.
Queen of Peace
Queen of Peace High School will sponsor a Leadership Conference for fifth, sixth and seventh grade girls on Saturday, Feb. 8. Eighth grade girls who have already taken the entrance exam at Queen of Peace may also attend. The purpose of the conference is to provide leadership training for female student leaders as they prepare to assume leadership roles in the next few years. The cost is $5. The Queen of Peace Leadership Conference will concentrate on training emerging leaders, as well as provide current leaders new tools in how to lead effectively. For more information, or to register, call Mary Kate Love at 496-4753, or email her at
Applications for the 2014 Orland Township Scholarship Program are now available at the Township Office, 14807 S. Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park. This year’s scholarship program will give numerous awards to the class of 2014 totaling $16, 500, with one $2,000 scholarship, eight $1,000 scholarships and 13 $500 scholarships.
Scholarship applications completed in their entirety must be delivered to Orland Township, 14807 S. Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL 60462, by Friday, Feb. 28. Orland Township is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 403-4222.
An additional scholarship opportunity is available at Orland Township. Applications for the Township Officials of Illinois Scholarship are available at orlandtwp.org, or at the Orland Township Office. Applications are due by Saturday, March 1, 2014 and should be mailed to Township Officials of Illinois, Attention Scholarship Committee, 3217 Northfield Drive, Springfield, IL 62702.