Benefits & Fundraisers

Caring for Quigleys, a tribute to Jimmy Quigley and a fundraiser for the Quigley family, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at 115 Bourbon Street in Merrionette Park. Tickets are $25 in advance and include buffet, wine and soft drinks. There will be raffle drawings and a silent auction. For more information visit

Project blue ribbon

Students from Koraes Elementary School eighth-grader Alexandra Tsiakopoulos took first place in the school's annual science fair. Students in kindergarten through fourth grade presented class projects, and the fifth- through eighth-graders presented projects for judging.

Pets of the Week

Murphy (A102395) is a 1-year-old male Clumber spaniel-mix available for adoption at the Animal Welfare League, 10305 Southwest Highway in Chicago Ridge. He is good with other dogs and children, housebroken, walks well on a leash, and is playful. He was found as a stray.

Gwen (A103056) is a 2-year-old female domestic shorthair. She is playful, friendly and good with children; however, has never been around dogs. Her owner could no longer care for her.

Adoption hours at the League are noon to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Dogs are $135, cats are $73. Fees include spay/neuter surgery, shots, one-year rabies vaccination, AVID microchip, a cat carrier or dog leash and collar, 10-day health guarantee for kennel related illness, and 30-day money-back guarantee. A deposit of $50 is required for animals too young to be spayed/neutered. Deposit will be refunded, via mail, once the animal has been spayed/neutered.

Hearts for vets

First- and seventh-graders at St. Louis de Montfort School in Oak Lawn made Valentines that will be sent to United States military veterans in time for Valentine's Day.

Together We Cope forming new board

Young professionals 21 to 40 years old who are seeking to get involved in a community cause can attend an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Together We Cope, 17010 Oak Park Ave.

Together We Cope (TWC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Tinley Park that serves families in temporary crisis, is creating a Young Professionals Board. TWC operates a food pantry serving an average of 65 families per day, and a resale shop open to the public that provides free clothing to families receiving assistance from the agency. TWC also provides financial assistance for needs including rent and utility bills.

For more information and an invitation to a Mardi Gras themed "Business After Hours" at TWC in February contact Karen Moran at 633-5040 or kmoran@togetherwecope. org.