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May
23
Thu
Orland Fire Hosts “Coffee & Conversation” talk on Real Estate strategies for seniors @ Orland Fire Protection District Headquarters
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Orland Fire Hosts “Coffee & Conversation” talk on Real Estate strategies for seniors

The Orland Fire Protection District will host a Coffee & Conversation that focuses on strategies for Senior Citizens and retirees in dealing with real estate and downsizing for retirement. The Coffee & Conversation discussion on real estate options for seniors and retirees will take place on Thursday, May 23, 2019.

The Coffee & Conversations are open and free to the public and are held at the Orland Fire Protection District’s administration building at 9790 W. 151st Street in Orland Park.

The meetings begin promptly at 10 am and end at 12 noon. The Coffee & Conversation forums have served as a source of information and services for residents of the Orland Fire Protection District and address a wide range of topics from hospice care to pharmaceutical practices to understanding Palliative Care.

Meetings feature free giveaways, coffee, snacks and educational topics. You are encouraged to bring a friend or guest to the meetings. Coffee & Conversation is co-sponsored by Aishling Companion Home Care and the OFPD Senior Advisory Council.

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Orland Fire Protection District Firefighters engage in training exercises to fight a fire. Photo courtesy of the Orland Fire Protection District

Orland Fire Protection District Firefighters engage in training exercises to fight a fire. Photo courtesy of the Orland Fire Protection District


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May
24
Fri
Veterans march for PTSD May 24 @ Veterans Memorial Park
May 24 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Veterans march for PTSD May 24

Thousands March to Raise Awareness for PTSD and Veteran Suicide. Chicago Veterans will walk 20 miles from Glencoe to Chicago on May 24th 

Chicago Veterans announced today that it will host their 6th Annual Chicago Veterans Ruck March on Friday, May 24th, 2019. The march will begin at 8 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in Glencoe and end at North Avenue Beach on Chicago’s lakefront.

For the sixth year in a row, Chicago Veterans will be joined by over 2,000 fellow veterans, family members and friends who will march 20 miles to honor and remember military men and women who were lost at home and on the battlefield. They will march with combat boots and rucksacks through the suburbs of Winnetka, Wilmette, and Evanston, before arriving in Chicago around 4 p.m. Along the way, they will raise awareness for PTSD and the epidemic that surrounds veteran suicide. The 20-mile ruck represents the 20 veterans that are lost every single day to suicide, according to a study done by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“Our goal is to continue raising awareness and hopefully reach our brothers and sisters who might be suffering in silence,” said Kevin Barszcz, President of Chicago Veterans. “Raising awareness for PTSD and the veteran suicide epidemic is especially close to our hearts and something that effects the entire Chicagoland community. We hope to reach as many veterans as possible and let our brother and sisters know they are not alone.”

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We invite all veterans, family, friends and supporters to join us and help raise as much awareness as possible. For more information and to register for the event click here: https://fundraise.chicagovets.org/event/chicago-veterans-ruck-march-2019/e219012.

Event Details

What: Chicago Veterans Ruck March

When: Friday, May 24, 2019

Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Start: Veterans Memorial Park, 299 Park Ave, Glencoe, IL

End: North Avenue Beach, 1600 N Stockton Drive, Chicago, IL

Web: www.chicagovets.org/ruckmarch2019

Official 2018 Ruck March Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoTVkxGJLLQ

About Chicago Veterans

Chicago Veterans is a local nonprofit organization founded by a group of local veterans, focused on empowering veterans to take control of their transition throughout life.


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May
29
Wed
Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau fundraiser @ Fox's PubOrland Park
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau fundraiser

Mark your calendars, save the date, and plan on joining me for Pizza With Pekau at Fox’s in Orland Park on Wednesday, May 29th starting at 6pm!

Our event will also be a great opportunity for me to share the goals I intend on accomplishing for all of our residents over the next 2 years. My plan is to continue making Orland Park the best place to live, work, and raise a family and that starts with being fiscally responsible, increasing economic development, and improving our quality of life. At Pizza with Pekau, I’ll be sharing how we’ll turn our goals into accomplishments.

To join us, RSVP by purchasing your tickets and securing your sponsorship below.

Pekau Fundraiser May 29, 2019 Fox's Pub

Pekau Fundraiser May 29, 2019 Fox’s Pub

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Jun
2
Sun
Candlewick Lake & Links Festival scheduled @ Candlewick Lake
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Candlewick Lake & Links Festival scheduled

Candlewick Lake Association
LAKE & LINKS FEST 2019
Sunday, June 2 – 12 Noon until 5:00 PM
Gates open to the Public

Candlewick Lake boat docked at recreation center restaurant

Candlewick Lake boat docked at recreation center restaurant

Candlewick Lake Association

LAKE & LINKS FEST 2019

Sunday, June 2nd   Noon until 5:00 pm

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Gates open to the Public

TIMED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

While there is no entry fee there is a nominal fee to participate in some of the activities and for food & beverages

  • Noon – 2:30pm: Espinosa and Coffey perform at the Recreation Center
  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm: Cakewalk at the Recreation Center hosted by the Events Commission.
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm: Closest to the Pin Contest on Hole #9 at the Savannah Oaks Golf Course hosted by the Golf Commission
  • 1:00pm – 5:00pm:Multiple Open Houses throughout the Community Available for Viewing: List of homes and map available upon request from the east & west gates and at the Realtor Tent.
  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm: Putting Contest at the Savannah Oaks Golf Course; hosted by the Golf Commission
  • 2:30pm – 5:00pm: Trinadora Duo perform at the Recreation Center
  • 4:15pm: 50/50 RafflePing Pong Ball Drop at the Savannah Oaks Club House; hosted by the Golf Commission
  • Noon – 5:00pm (includes all the listings below):
  • Food & Beverages at the Recreation Center (Marvin’s Tacos, The Olive Branch, and JPG Concessions); at Friendship Park (Pizza Fresca Cucina); and at the Savannah Oaks Club House (order from the Club House menu)
  • Bernie “Catfish” Miese and Chad Foster perform at the Savannah Oaks Club House; hosted by the Golf Commission
  • Free Pontoon Boat Rides on the Lake from the Recreation Center & Friendship Park (lakeside)
  • Kids Fun Fair including the following games: Fish Pond, Bean Bag Toss, Bozo Buckets, Sucker Pull, Pluck-a-Duck at the Recreation Center (lakeside).
  • Craft Show in the Recreation Center
  • Large & Small Raffle Ticket Sales at the Recreation Center (lakeside). Raffle ticket prices: Large Raffle $3.00 each and Small Raffle $1.00 each. Winner need not be present to win, but will need to pick up item(s) no later than Friday, June 15th. Portion of ticket sales will go to the Superhero Center for Autism in Loves Park and the Candlewick Lake Assn. Lake Management Commission for a rain garden bridge project.
  • Savannah Oaks Golf Course Open to Non-Resident who have made reservations by calling 815-339-0500 x 400
  • Car Show at Friendship Park
  • Various Info Tents at the Recreation Center including: CWL Info Tent hosted by the Communications Commission, Public Safety Commission Tent, Lake Management Commission Tent; Belvidere/Boone County Food Tent (donations welcomed); Superheroes Center for Autism Tent. Some tents are selling items; some tents are hosting free raffles.
  • 5:00pm: Large & Small Raffle Winners Drawn at the Recreation Center


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Jun
3
Mon
Junior Cadet & Fire Safety camp registrations start Monday June 3 @ Orland Fire Protection District Administration Building
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Junior Cadet & Fire Safety camp registrations start Monday June 3

Registration will be held for the popular Orland Fire Protection District’s “Junior Cadet Camp” and for the equally popular Kid’s Fire & Life Safety Camp, both beginning on Monday, June 3, 2019, from 9 AM until 3 PM. (Both camps fill up quickly so don’t delay!)

The Junior Cadet Camp is being offered again this year as a one-day camp and will be held on Monday, July 15, 2019 from 8:30 AM until 3:30 PM.

The Junior Cadet Camp gives students an opportunity to explore Fire Rescue & EMS careers by providing a combination of classroom and side-by-side training with our current Cadets and Firefighters.

Camp Registration will be held at the Administration Building, 9790 W. 151st Street, Orland Park, IL 60462.

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Participation is limited to the first 15 applicants between the ages of 13 and 16 years-of-age and who reside in the Orland Fire Protection District.

Firefighters battle a fire at a vacant two-story building Monday afternoon (Oct. 9, 2017) at 108th Avenue near Oakland Drive. Photo courtesy of the Orland Fire Protection District

Firefighters battle a fire at a vacant two-story building Monday afternoon (Oct. 9, 2017) at 108th Avenue near Oakland Drive. Photo courtesy of the Orland Fire Protection District

Kid’s Fire & Life Safety Camp

The Orland Fire Protection District’s Kid’s Fire & Life Safety Camp is being offered again this summer as a three-day camp beginning on Wednesday, July 17th and ending on Friday, July 19th.  

Camp times are 8:30 AM – Noon.  This camp will be offered to the first 40 children between the ages of 8-12 years old.  This camp is fun and interactive. The campers will receive classroom and outside activities.

Requirements:

  • Must be between the ages of 8-12
  • Must be a resident of the Orland Fire Protection District

Must bring in child’s report card for proof of residency

For more information visit www.OrlandFire.org.


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Jun
15
Sat
Palos Township Hosts Health Fair and County Township Day @ Palos Township
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Palos Township Hosts Health Fair and County Township Day

Palos Township hosts Cook County Township Day, and  Health Fair Day!

Where: 10802 South Roberts Road, Palos Hills
When:  Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time:   9 am to 12 pm

Palos Township Trustee Sharon Brannigan

Palos Township Trustee Sharon Brannigan

Free Admission!!
Some fees for services-check website

Activities and Vendors include:

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• Little Company of Mary – Healthy Heart, Thyroid & Vitamin D Screenings (appt needed – fees apply)
• Osco Pharmacy –Vaccine information •
• I Cash – Illinois Treasurer • Palos Lions Club Hearing Unit •
• Midwest Chiropractic Care • Hairs to You-Mobile Salon •
• Cook Co Dept of Public Health- Oak Forest Health Center •
• Pillars Community Health • PLOWS – Council on Aging •
• JenCare -Senior Health Care •
• Illumident, Inc –oral screenings $5 fee •
• Mini Massages • Blood Pressure Screenings •
• Medicare Information • Health Information •
• Face Painting • Balloon Man •
• North Palos Fire Protection ambulance •
• Palos Hills Police Department police car •
• Medication take back (no liquids, creams –original bottles please) •

See our website for more info: www.palostownship.org/hs or call 708-598-2441 for information and appointments


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Jul
20
Sat
OFPD celebrates 50th Anniversary at July 20 Open House @ Orland Fire Protection District Training Center
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
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OFPD celebrates 50th Anniversary at July 20 Open House

Please tell your family and friends to come to our special 50thAnniversary as a fire district and Annual Open House!  It will be held on Saturday, July 20,2019 from 10 AM until 2 PM at the Training Center at 10728 W. 163rd Place, Orland Park, Illinois.

The Orland Fire Protection Disturict Open House features a wide range of demonstrations showcasing how firefighters address various emergency situations.

On display, different major fire equipment that was used 50 years ago and what is used now for emergency responses will be shown.  A surprise scenario will be displayed at some point during the day.  We will have food, refreshments, games, reptile show, activities, music, and much more!

Orland Firefighters battle blaze at Open House event

Orland Firefighters battle blaze at Open House event

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Aug
25
Sun
Celebrate the I&M Canal National Heritage @ I&M Canal Boat
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Celebrate the I&M Canal National Heritage

Join the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Area, America’s FIRST National Heritage Area, celebrates it’s 35th Anniversary on Sunday August 25, 2019 from 10 AM until 4 PM. Ride on the I&M Canal Boat, 754 1st St, LaSalle, Illinois 61301.

In August 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill establishing the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Area, America’s first National Heritage Area. This “new kind of national park” was the first explicit marriage of preservation, conservation, recreation, and economic development.

Join us as the I&M Canal National Heritage Area celebrates the anniversary with a I&M Canal Boat Tour aboard the replica canal boat “The Volunteer”. Climb aboard & learn about why the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage area is so important in America’s history & how the I&M Canal created Chicago!

Visit their Facebook Page by clicking here.

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I&M Canal Boat, Illinois. Photo courtesy of the I&M Canal

I&M Canal Boat, Illinois. Photo courtesy of the I&M Canal


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