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Benefits & Fundraisers

  Family and friends of Richards graduate Denise Mushinski Kuba of Chicago Ridge have organized a benefit to be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 21 at Gaelic Park in Oak Forest “Sunshine for Denise” will feature raffle drawings, auctions, and food and drink. Organizers are seeking donations of raffle prizes, gift certificates and money.
  Kuba, who has pancreatic cancer, worked at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights and volunteered as a committee member and advancement chairperson for Cub Scout Troop 3665 and Boy Scout Troop 665.
  Contacts for donations and more information include Mike Mushinski, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (312)914-1388; Laura Kapala, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 609-7018; Tom Kuba, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 302-4187; Paul Kuba, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 846-5482; John Kuba, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 636-7865; and Kendra Globicki, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 702-0012. Donations for raffles and auctions can be sent to Tom Kuba, 10352 Leslie Lane, Chicago Ridge, IL, 60415. For more information visit sunshinefordenise.com.
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  The Crusaders for Teddy will hold a fundraiser from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 7 at Mama Vesuvio East, 6361 W. College Drive in Palos Heights. Donations will go to offset the medical costs of Teddy Kowalski, who is undergoing treatment for blood cancer. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Children are $10/$15. Cost includes dinner and soft drinks. There will be a cash bar. For more information call (773) 840-2000, for information about raffle and auction prizes call Barb Scapardine at 246-8405.
 

Church Corner

  Most Holy Redeemer School in Evergreen Park will host its 7th annual Trivia Night on Saturday, April 13. Cost is $400 per table; maximum of 10 people. Price includes bottled beer, wine, pop and coffee. Doors open at 6 p.m., trivia starts at 7 p.m. Call 422-8280 for more information.
 

Park Clips

Evergreen Park
  Wiffle T-Ball for boys and girls 3 to 5 years old will be Wednesdays or Thursdays at 3:30 p.m., or Saturdays at 10 a.m. at the Activity Center, 3220 W. 98th St. Fee is $50. T-ball begins the week of April 17.
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  Tumbling for boys and girls 4 years and older will be Tuesdays beginning April 16. Session is six weeks at the Activity Center, 3220 W. 98th St. Fee is $45 for 45-minute class (4 and 5 years), $50 for 60-minute class (6 and older).
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  Guitar Classes for children 9 years and older focusing on positions, technique, scales, formulas, chords, sight-ready, and basic theory principle will be from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning April 10. Cost is $55 for eight weeks.
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  Tae Kwon Do for boys and girls 4 to 13 years will be Mondays beginning April 29 at the Community Center, 97th Street and Homan Avenue. Fee is $64 for eight weeks. For age groups and times call 229-3373. A $45 uniform fee is required at the first class of the child’s second session. Belt test is offered twice per year through KH Kim Tae Kwon Do for an additional fee of $70. All colored belt students are required to have complete sparring gear.
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  Step & Strength Training is from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, 7 to 8 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. at the Community Center, 3450 W. 97th St.

Hickory Hills
  An Indoor Garage Sale will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at Krueger Park Recreation Center, 9100 S. 88th Ave. Vendors must register in advance. Fee is $20 resident, $30 non-resident.
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  A pizza-tasting featuring some of the top pizza joints in the area will be Krueger Park Recreation Center, 9100 S. 88th Ave., Friday, April 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Raffle drawings will be available for a chance to win gift certificates. Must register in advance; resident cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children 5 to 12 years; non-residents are $7 for adults, $5 for children. For more information call 598-1233 or visit hhparkdistrict.org.

Palos Hills
  Touch a Truck Day will be Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to noon at The Town Square Park, 8455 W. 103rd St. Children will have the opportunity to get up close to their favorite big rigs. Each child will receive a plastic hard hat and make a craft.
  Family Kite Flying Day will be the same day at Town Square Park. Bring a kite or purchase a “Color Me Kite” at the event.
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  A Kids’ Garage Sale will be Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Community Canter. Vendor fee is $5. Call 430-4500 for more information.
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  A trip to “Anderson Japanese Gardens” in Rockford will be Thursday, May 16. Cost is $30 per person, advanced registration is required. For more information call 430-4500 or visit paloshillsweb.org.

Oak Lawn
  The park district offers duplicate bridge every Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th St. Cost is $7 per person and includes a light lunch. All ages are welcome. For more information call 857-2200.
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  Registration is underway for before- and after-school FLASH (Fun & Learning After School Hours). The park district has partnered with Ridgeland School District 122 and Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 and is in all of those districts’ elementary schools — Columbus Manor, Harnew, Kolb and Lieb in District 122, and Covington, Hannum, Hometown, Kolmar and Sward in District 123. For more information call the FLASH director or the FLASH assistant director at 857-2420.

Worth
  Sports shorts featuring introduction to basketball, soccer, kickball and hockey will be Mondays, April 8 to May 13 from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Cost is $29 for Worth residents, $44 for non-residents. Registration deadline is April 1.
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  Little Club offers benefits such as free indoor playground usage. Fee is $10 resident, $15 non-resident. For more information call the park district.
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  Jazzercise for persons age 16 years and older will be from 9:20 to 10:20 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Saturday; and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at the Terrace Centre, 11500 Beloit Ave. Fee is $37 monthly for an Easy Fit Ticket and a registration fee of $25. For more information call 448-7080 or visit worthparkdistrict.org.
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  The Terrace Centre, 11500 Beloit Ave., has an indoor playground featuring slides, a climbing wall, tree house and more for children who can walk through 4 years old. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Fee is $1 for residents, $2 for non-residents. For more information call 448-7080 or visit worthparkdistrict.org.

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  The Worth Park District Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of the month at the Worth Historical Museum, in the Terrace Centre at 11500 Beloit Ave. Meetings are open to the public. Membership is free but is not required to attend.

  Volunteers are welcome to come to the museum from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays to assist with projects. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Curator hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For group visits call 448-7080, Ext. 107.
 

What do you say?


Michelle Macauley, Worth   I

Marian Sinkus, Oak Lawn   

Kim Macauley, Worth   

Isaac House, Blue Island   

Beth Hrycaj, Blue Island   

Where do you think the Cubs and Sox will finish this season?

(Asked at Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens in Palos Heights)

Beth Hrycaj,
Blue Island
 “Any Chicago team doing well is great. It would be great to see both teams in the playoffs. We deserve it.”

Isaac House,
Blue Island
 “The Cubs are going to finish last. They have some bad people this year. I think the Sox are gonna go all the way.”
 

Marian Sinkus,
Oak Lawn
  
“For me, the Cubs, no matter how they play, they’re great.”
 

Kim Macauley,
Worth

  “I hope the Sox go to the World Series. They won last time in 2005, so it’s about time they can do it again.”
 

Michelle Macauley,
Worth
  I’m a Sox fan. I don’t know how good they’ll do without [former manager] Ozzie (Guillen, who was fired after the 2011 season). They might have better luck, but they might have a hard time getting adjusted.”

Baby with Bunny


Baby with Bunny   Aiden John Losieczka, 6 months, of Chicago Ridge, visits with the Easter Bunny last Saturday during Oak Lawn

Baby with Bunny

  Aiden John Losieczka, 6 months, of Chicago Ridge, visits with the Easter Bunny last Saturday during Oak Lawn’s annual egg hunt on the Village Green.
 

Photos by Jason Maholy