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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Calendar for June 06, 2016 to July 11, 2016 and Beyond

Here are the events for June 06, 2016 to July 11, 2016 with a look at events beyond.
Some events require coordinating, reservations, or tickets.  Please contact the person listed so you don't miss out, especially if tickets are required.
 
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First, something to think about:
Our footprints always follow us
On days when it’s been snowing.
They always show us
Where we’ve been,
But never where we’re going.
  Winnie the Pooh

Regular Events
EVERY MONDAY (6/6 – 8/29)
Crusin into Lockport - Classic Car Show
6:30 – 9th & Hamilton
Central Square & First Midwest Parking lots

EVERY WEDNESDAY
Game Day
Chicago South Elks Lodge
4428 W Midlothian Turnpike
Midlothian, IL
12:00PM-3:00PM
Contact Name:  Ruth Korkus
Phone:  708-873-1005
Email:  rkorkus@gmail.com

EVERY WEDNESDAY
Karaoke At Traverso's
15601 Harlem Ave
7:00PM Dinner, 8:00PM Karaoke
Look for the red balloon on the table

FRIDAYS, AND SATURDAYS
In the past we have included information about dances held by the Good Time Charley group, and the Chicago Jitterbug Club.  In recent times it seems that not as many of the Red Balloon group are attending these dances.  We have decided to include the dates of their dances, and a link to their website, or their HOTLINE so you can obtain full information about the dances.

Good Time Charlie Dances http://gtcsingles.com   NEW Illinois Hotline 708-233-3331
06/10, 06/17, 06/24, 07/01, 07/08

Chicago Jitterbug Club   http://www.chicagojitterbugclub.com   Hotline: 708-388-5867
06/25, 07/09, 07/23, 08/13, 08/27, 09/24, 10/08, 10/29, 11/12 , 11/26, 12/10, 12/31

EVERY THURSDAY
Downtown Frankfort
Cruisin Frankfort
5PM – 9PM

EVERY FRIDAY
Burr Ridge Concerts on the Green (6/17 – 9/2)
Burr Ridge Village Center
County Line Road & Burr Ridge Parkway
7:00 TO 8:30 pm

EVERY SUNDAY
Mama Vesuvio’s
Bocci Ball –3PM
Rt 83 just East of Ridgeland
Bands start at 5PM

EVERY SUNDAY
Frankfort Concerts from 6/19-8/28)
Sundays (6:30 – 8PM)
Breidert Green Community Park
The Center of Frankfort's Historic District,
White and Kansas Streets
Please bring your lawn chairs and a blanket.
Admission is free.

Planned Events
Sunday, June 12
Mama Vesuvio’s
6631 W. College Drive
Incognitos – 5 to 9PM

Monday, June 13
6:30 Cheer on Carl Pintaglo
Centennial Park
(Near Pool)

Tuesday, June 14
Reptile Rampage
Fun in the Park
11:00 a.m. Entertainer / 11:45 a.m.
DJ Entertainment
Location: Mallard Landings Park,
Deer Run Drive & Buck Drive

Thursday, June 16
Palos Park
5PM - Village Green Ground
Free Concert
The Rhythm Rockets
Bring your picnic basket or
enjoy food and drinks on site

Thursday, June 16
6:15 Cheer on Carl Pintaglo
Eagle Ridge
179th – turn left to Eagle Ridge Road
Follow Road (on right)

Friday, June 17
Burr Ridge Concerts on the Green (6/17 – 9/2)
Burr Ridge Village Center
County Line Road & Burr Ridge Parkway
7:00 TO 8:30 pm
The Moods - Motown

Friday, June 17
Lockport Old Canal Days
222 E. 9th St.
7PM – Midnight
Sister Cities – Asiago Tent
Dixie Crush – 7PM – 9PM
Hey Jimmy – 9:30 to 11:30

Saturday, June 18
Lockport Old Canal Days continues
Strung Out 4-6
Semple  7-9
... And Beyond – 9:30 – 11:30

Saturday, June 18
DAO
15200 S. 94th Ave
Orland Park
8:30 – Charles & Company

Saturday June 18
(Red Balloon Event)
6:30 PM - Meet at Portillos – 13130 S. Cicero, Crestwood
Golf Afterwards
Contact Name:  Bill Gray
Phone:  708-233-4103

Saturday, June 18
Frankfort Fine Arts Fair
Village Green Downtown Frankfort
10AM to 3:00 PM

Saturday, June 18 - 9AM – 2PM
Huge garage Sale
St. John of the Cross
5100 S. Wolf Road, Western Springs
Half price on June 20th (9am – 1PM)
Contact:  Marie Trankina
Phone:  708-246-6709

Sunday, June 19
Mama Vesuvio’s
6631 W. College Drive
Fathers Day BBQ -2PM – 6PM
Casey Miller trio from 5 to 9

Thursday, June 23rd
(Red Balloon Event)
Mama Luigis – RESPOND BY 6/15
7500 South Harlem Ave
Bridgeview
Contact Name:  Joyce Stapleton
Phone:  708-423-5526

Monday, June 23
6:15 Cheer on Carl Pintaglo
Eagle Ridge
179th – turn left on 108
Follow road

Thursday, June 23
Homer Community Fest
NE Corner of 151st & Crème Rd (14600 West)
80’s Enough  @5:30
Maggie Speaks @7:45

Saturday, June 24
DAO, 15200 94th Ave
Orland Park
8:30 – Jimmy & Rhonda

Friday, June 24
(Make your own reservations)
Zachary’s
1345 N. Ridgeland
8PM Chi-Town Band

Friday, June 24
Orland Party in the Park
16553 S. Haven
6:30pm – 8:30 – Fortunate Sons
9:00 to 12am – Mike & Joe

Saturday, June 25
Orland Party in the Park
16553 S. Haven
5pm – 8pm  Chicago Tribute Anthology
8:30 – 9:15  Hillbilly Rockstarz
10:pm – Midnight Hillbilly Rockstarz

Saturday, June 25
Homer Community Fest
NE Corner of 151st & Crème Rd (14600 West)
2:30 – Urban Sprawl
4:30 – Train Wreck
6:30 – Lights Out Chicago
9:00 - Infinity

Saturday, June 25
RESPOND BY JUNE 17 (Red Balloon Event)
Windy City Thunderbolts
14011 Kenton Ave
(Midlothian Tpk qtr mi East of Cicero)
Midlothian, IL 60445
Baseball game outing & fireworks after game
Party Box, min 10, max 15
Per person $25.00
Includes tickets, food, soft drinks, fireworks
Contact Name:  Sam Lomonaco
Phone:  708-351-8917
Email:  samlomonaco13@att.net

Saturday, June 25
(Make your own reservations)
Sidestreet Pub & Bar
18401 N. Creek Drive
Tinley Park
8PM Chi-Town Band

Sunday, June 26
Orland Party in the Park
16553 S. Haven
5:30-7PM Peter Oprisko
7:30 – 10PM – American English

Sunday, June 26
Village of Oak Lawn – Village Green
(located directly east of the Municipal Center and north of the Library)
Food is available at the event
7PM – 9:30 PM
Hillbilly Rockstarz (Country rock)

Sunday, June 26
Homer Community Fest
NE Corner of 151st & Crème Rd (14600 West)
1:30PM Lost in Time
4:00PM …And Beyond

Monday, June 27
6:30 Cheer on Carl Pintaglo
Centennial Park
(Near Pool)

Tuesday, June 28th
(Red Balloon Event)
Southfork, 14631 S. LaGrange
No need to call, just show up!
Contact:  Ed Marshall
Phone:  708-372-1175

Sunday, July 3
Mama Vesuvio’s
6631 W. College Drive
5 -9 pm Fifty One Lincoln Band

Wednesday, July 6
6:15 Cheer on Carl Pintaglo
Eagle Ridge
179th – turn left on 108
Follow road

Wednesday, July 6
(Red Balloon Event)
Orland Park Grand Slam Event
Chicago White Sox vs New York Yankees
Time: 7:10 PM -10:00 PM
Location: U. S. Cellular Field, 333 W 35th St. Chicago, IL 60616
Cost: Varies $20 to $35
Contact Name:   Sam Lomonaco
Email:   samlomonaco13@att.net
Phone:  708-351-8917
Respond By June 16

Thursday, July 7
(Red Balloon Event)
Rocco Vinos
11255 w. 143rd St,
Orland Park, IL 60467
Contact Name: Mariann Buczyna
Phone:  708-478-4614
Email:  mbuczyna13@gmail.com
Respond by July 6

Sunday, July 10
Village of Oak Lawn – Village Green
(located directly east of the Municipal Center and north of the Library)
Food is available at the event
7PM – 9:30 PM
Peach’s Beach Party (Jimmy Buffet, Beach Boys, Zac Brown, Variety)

Sunday, July 10
Mama Vesuvios
6631 W. College Drive
5-9 PM – Jimmy & Rhonda

Monday, July 11
6:30 Cheer on Carl Pintaglo
Eagle Ridge
179th – turn left on 108
Follow road

Monday, July 11
Planning Meeting
Orland Park Library – 7PM
Socializing at Papa Joe’s afterward

Thursday, July 14
Orland Township
Hawaiian Luau Dinner Dance
Orland Chateau
14500 S. LaGrange Road
Orland Park
5PM – 10PM
Tickets on sale May 28

Saturday, July 16
Annual Golf Outing to Benefit Make-A-Wish
Meadows in Blue Island
Noon Check in:  1PM shotgun start at Meadows Golf Club
2802 W. 123rd St in Blue Island
$125 per person
Make check payable to Make-A-Wish
Contact:  Elayne (Phone:  708-297-5253

Saturday, July 16 
(Red Balloon Event)
Table for 14 Reserved for Red Balloon
Respond if you are attending
Dinner at Jenny’s Steakhouse in Chicago Ridge
6:30 to 8:30
11041 S. Menard
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
$25 per person
Live entertainment from:
Classic Rock Band T.W.O (outside)
Bruce Stone (inside)
Contact Name:  Elayne
Phone:  708-297-5253

Sunday, July 17
18th Annual Caribbean Block Party
Along Oak Pak Ave from 171st to Hickory Street
Noon to 7:00pm

Sunday, July 17
6:30 – 8PM – Meteors
Breidert Green Community Park
The Center of Frankfort's Historic District
White and Kansas Streets
Please bring your lawn chairs and a blanket. Admission is free.

Thursday, July 21
5PM on the Village Green
Free entertainment by David Gaidas and Mitch Meyer.
Complete meals of hot dog, chips and a drink will be available

Sunday, July 24
Village of Oak Lawn – Village Green
(Located directly east of the Municipal Center and north of the Library
Food is available at the event
7PM – 9:30 PM
Five Guys Named Moe (Classic rock, variety)

Sunday, July 31
(Red Balloon Event)
Red Balloon Anniversary Picnic
Games, Prizes & Music (bring a CD)
1:00pm until?????
J. C. Park, 16801 S. 80th Ave, Tinley Park
Food will be provided by Hogwild
Adult beverages allowed
$15.00 (Respond By July 25)
Contact Name: Mariann Buczyna
17847 Columbus Ct
Orland Park IL, 60467
Phone:  708-478-4614
Email: mbuczyna13@gmail.com

Saturday, August 6
Frankfort Amateur Rib Cook Off
Downtown Frankfort
Public Tasting starts at 12:30

Thursday, August 11
8PM – Swallow Cliff, Rt 83 and & LaGrange Road
Bring your picnic baskets
Concert by Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band
Concessions will be available

Saturday, August 13
Johnny Mathis, 60th Anniversary Tour
Rosemont Theater, 7:30 pm
5400 N. River Road, Rosemont, Illinois
For more information click on the following
http://www.rosemont.com/theatre/events/johnny-mathis/

Thursday, August 18
Orland Township, 50’s Sock Hop
Orland Chateau
14500 S. LaGrange Road
5PM – 10PM – Tickets on sale July 7

Friday, September 9
Grandparent and Grandchild Dinner Dance
Orland Township
Orland Chateau
14500 S. LaGrange Road
6PM– 9PM – Tickets on sale July 29

Wednesday, September 15
(Red Balloon Event)
Fabulous Frank
White Fence Farm
1376 Joliet Road, Romeoville
Check-in 11:30
Lunch starts at noon
Show runs until 2:45
$39.00 per person (includes meal, show, tax, and gratuity)
Deadline date:  Labor Day
Make checks payable to Peter Oprisko
Contact Name:  Elayne
Phone:  708-297-5253
RESPOND BY SEPT. 5

Thursday, September 22
Orland Township
Roaring 20’s Dinner Dance
Orland Chateau
14500 S. LaGrange Road
Orland Park
5PM – 10PM
Tickets on sale August 12

Monday, September 26 to Friday, September 30, 2016
Branson Bus Trip
Diamond Tours is offering a 4 night, 5 day bus trip to Branson with several shows included.
Cost is $470, double occupancy, which includes transportation, 8 meals, Shows and Gratuities
Click on this link for general tour information:
https://www.diamondtours.com/branson-bus-tour
Click on this link to see videos of the various shows:
http://www.diamondtours.com/Video/branson-bus-tour
According to the Accuweather website temperatures are as follows.
September 1 high: 86, Lo: 62, October 1 high: 75, Lo: 50
We have 24 signed up so far, we need a minimum of 30 people.
May 26 is the deadline for $75.00 deposit, balance by July 26.
If interested contact Janet
708-525-4352 or jalmen@comcast.net

FOR THE FUTURE…
Pickleball
10:30AM
Location TBD
Contact Name:  Ralph and Ruth Korkus
Phone:  708-873-1005
Email:  rkorkus@gmail.com
MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Calendar for May 02 to June 06, 2016 and beyond.

Here are the events for May 02 to June 06, 2016 with a look at events beyond.
Some events require coordinating, reservations, or tickets.  Please contact the person listed so you don't miss out, especially if tickets are required.

To print only this months events:
   To the right, under Blog Archives ====>
   Click on the listing for this update.
   This will cause only this months listings to be displayed.
   Use your browsers print function to print the listings.

   First, something to think about:
      Knowledge is realizing that the street is one-way, wisdom is looking both directions anyway.

EVERY WEDNESDAY
Game Day
Chicago South Elks Lodge
4428 W Midlothian Turnpike
Midlothian, IL
12:00PM-3:00PM
Contact Ruth 708-873-1005   or   rkorkus@gmail.com

EVERY WEDNESDAY
Karaoke At Traverso's
15601 Harlem Ave
7:00PM Dinner, 8:00PM Karaoke
Look for the red balloon on the table

Every Sunday
Bocci Ball
Mama Vesuvio’s
Rt 83 just East of Ridgeland

Thursday, May 5
Dinner at Uncle Julio’s
Cinco De Mayo
6:30pm
Contact: Janet
708-525-4352 or jalmen@comcast.net

May 6 & 7– 7:30
Arsenic & Old Lace
See their website for details:
http://palosvillageplayers.com/
For information only, no one is coordinating for Red Balloon.

Thursday May 12
Orland Township Dinner/Dance
Salute the Troops
Orland Chateau
14500 S. LaGrange Rd
Orland Park, IL 60462
5:00PM-10:00PM
$20 township resident  $25 non-resident
Tickets at the Orland Township Office
14807 South Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462
When you buy your tickets ask for table 26, or 28,
these are the Red Balloon tables, more may be added.

Saturday May 14th
Candelight Bowl
Orland Bowl
8601 W 159th St
Orland Park, IL 60462
7:00 pm
Cost will be $25.00 with food
Eat only no bowling $8.00
This includes 4 games of bowling, bowling shoes if needed
A buffet will be served behind the lanes as we bowl
All refreshments, alcohol or pop is a cash bar
Contact Tom Lyons
708-227-8544 or tomlyns@yahoo.com
We have a limit of 60 bowlers.
You must register by May 02

Monday, May 16
Lunch at Southfork Restaurant
12:00 Noon
14631 S. La Grange Road
Orland Park, Il 60462
Ed Marshall 708-372-1175
No reservation needed

Thursday, May 19
Senior American Idol
Orland Township Scholarship Foundation, with
Orland Township Senior Services
Georgios Banquets
8800 W. 159th Street
Orland Park, IL
4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
All tickets are $30
Orland Township Office
14807 S. Ravinia Ave.
Orland Park, IL

Friday, May 20
Orland Park Comedy Improv Players
Time:  8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Orland Park Cultural Center
14760 Park Lane
West of West Ave & 147th
The old Orland Park Library
Fee:  $6.00 at the door

Saturday, May 21
Armed Forces Day Concert
Southwest  Concert Band
Crescent Park
Northwest corner 143rd and LaGrange
Next to the Metra Station
2:00pm

Saturday May 21
Dinner
Petey's II
159th and La Grange
6:30
Contact:Bill Gray

Monday May 30
Memorial Day Picnic
Ty Warner Park
Blackhawk Drive and Plaza DrConcert Band
West of Rt 83, North of Ogden Ave
Westmont IL
$10 before May 22, $10 after
12:00 to 5:00 food served at 1:00
Main dish, soft drinks, and water provided
Bring a side dish to pass
Contact Wayne Krempach 630-487-8463 or
Meridel Wesely 630-654-3785

Saturday, June 4
Run to the Rescue 5K Run/Walk
St. George School
6700 176th St
Tinley Park Illinois 60477
Proceeds will benefit P.A.W.S. Tinley Park.
The race starts promptly at 8am.
Dogs are welcome as long as they are leashed, well-behaved & vaccinated.
Race shirt included in registration fee (shirts only guaranteed to those who register by May 15th).
https://www.facebook.com/events/1586103741680185/
Contact: Noreen Kozak
(708) 429-2192
Noreen.kozak@yahoo.com

Sunday June 5
Silver Lake golf outing
Details coming
Sam Lomonaco
708-351-8917 or samlomonaco13@att.net
May 25 deadline

Monday, June 6
Red Balloon Planning Meeting
Papa Joe’s for planning,
7:00PM
Papa Joe's after for socializing
14459 South La Grange Road
Orland Park, IL 60462

Tuesday, June 14
Reptile Rampage
Fun in the Park
11:00 a.m. Entertainer / 11:45 a.m.
DJ Entertainment
Location: Mallard Landings Park,
Deer Run Drive & Buck Drive

Wednesday, June 15
An outing at Navy Pier
If you are coordinating this
Please send event details to
tedlindberg@gmail.com

Saturday June 18
Portillo’s
Miniature Golf
If you are coordinating this
Please send event details to
tedlindberg@gmail.com

Saturday, June 25
Windy City Thunderbolts
14011 Kenton Ave
(Midlothian Tpk qtr mi East of Cicero)
Midlothian, IL 60445
Baseball game outing & fireworks after game
Party Box, min 10, max 15
Per person $25.00
Includes tickets, food, soft drinks, fireworks
Contact Sam Lomonaco
708-351-8917 or samlomonaco13@att.net

Wednesday, July 6
Orland Park Grand Slam Event
Chicago White Sox vs New York Yankees
Date: July 6, 2016
Time: 7:10 PM?-?10:00 PM
Location: U. S. Cellular Field
Address: 333 W 35th St.
Chicago, IL 60616
Cost: Varies $20 to $35
Contact Sam Lomonaco
708-351-8917 or samlomonaco13@att.net

Monday, July 11
Planning Meeting
Orland Park Library
Socializing at Papa Joe’s afterward.

Sunday, July 31
Red Balloon Anniversary Picnic
Games, Prizes & Music (bring a CD)
1:00pm until?????
J. C. Park
168th and 80th Ave
Tinley Park
Food will be provided by Hogwild
Pork Chops, BBQ Chicken Breasts,
Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw
Bring your own beverage (adult beverages allowed)
All this for $15.00, how does she do it.
A count of those attending is mandatory
so the correct amount of food can be ordered.
June 25th deadline to reserve.
When you let Mariann know you’re coming by phone, or email your name is put on the list with a pencil that has an eraser.  When you give her the money your name goes on the list with non-erasable ink.  That is, you are not officially on the list until payment has been received.  If by mail send a check, if you see her in person, check or cash in an envelope.  Either way, be sure your name, address, and phone number are included.
Contact Mariann Buczyna
17847 Columbus Ct
Orland Park IL, 60467
708-478-4614 or mbuczyna13@gmail.com
Further details as they become available

Saturday, August 13
Rosemont Theater
5400 N. River Road
Rosemont, Illinois
Johnny Mathis
60th Anniversary Tour
7:30 pm
For more information click on the following
http://www.rosemont.com/theatre/events/johnny-mathis/

Monday, September 26 to Friday, September 30, 2016
Branson Bus Trip
Diamond Tours is offering a 4 night, 5 day bus trip to Branson with several shows included.
Cost is $470, double occupancy, which includes transportation, 8 meals, Shows and Gratuities
Click on this link for general tour information:
https://www.diamondtours.com/branson-bus-tour
Click on this link to see videos of the various shows:
http://www.diamondtours.com/Video/branson-bus-tour
According to the Accuweather website temperatures are as follows.
September 1 high: 86, Lo: 62, October 1 high: 75, Lo: 50
We have 24 signed up so far, we need a minimum of 30 people.
May 26 is the deadline for $75.00 deposit, balance by July 26.
If interested contact Janet
708-525-4352 or jalmen@comcast.net

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Calendar for April 11, 2016 Thru May 02, 2016

Here are the events for April 11, 2016 Thru May 02, 2016 with a look at events beyond.
Some events require coordinating, reservations, or tickets.  Please contact the person listed so you don't miss out, especially if tickets are required.

To print only this months events:
   To the right, under Blog Archives ====>
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First, something to think about:

        For the men: Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. 
        Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

For the ladies: “A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature 
        to stop speech when words become superfluous.” 
        —Ingrid Bergman (and we all thought she was just an actress)

EVERY WEDNESDAY
Game Day
Chicago South Elks Lodge
4428 W Midlothian Turnpike
Midlothian, IL
12:00PM-3:00PM
Contact Ruth 708-873-1005   or   rkorkus@gmail.com

EVERY WEDNESDAY
Karaoke At Traverso's
15601 Harlem Ave
7:00PM Dinner, 8:00PM Karaoke
Look for the red balloon on the table

Tuesday, April 12
Ladies Dancing with the Veterans
Recreational dance therapy for veterans
At Hines VA facility
Contact John Meister
john4vet@yahoo.com
773-793-2565 cell
Ladies only at this time
Volunteers to dance with veteran patients of Hine’s in and out patient
Dance instructions from 1 to 2 pm by Fred Astair Dance Studios
Car pooling is possible at Orland Township office thru John Miester.
This is a monthly event.  If you attend, it is possible to sign up for future events.

Tuesday, April 12th NEW
Dinner at  Prime Time Restaurant
7750 W. 95th St
Hickory Hills, IL 60457
primetimerestaurantandbar.com
6:30pm
Contact Bill Gray to reserve a spot
708-233-4103
hnkrssn@yahoo.com

Wednesdays April 6 to 27
Let’s Dance, Ballroom Dance Lessons
Orland Township Office
14807 S Ravinia, Orland Park
Time: 5:30 to 6:30
Resident: $40, Non-resident: $50
8 lessons, once a week, February, and April

Friday, April 15
Good Time Charley Singles Dance
Mixer  Dance Tonight!
Glendora House
10225 Harlem Ave
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
8:00PM  $7 before 8:15 $9 after
Have some fun tonight – meet new friends
join in on our popular mixer dance featured tonight!
No jeans or tennis shoes
For last minute info, click on the link below.
http://gtcsingles.com/chicagoland-northwest-indiana-singles-dances.htm

Monday, April 18
Lunch at Southfork
12:00 Noon
Ed Marshall is coordinating
Reservation not needed.

Thursday, April 21st
Candelight Bowl
Last day to register, see entry for May 14th

Friday, April 22
Good Time Charley Singles Dance
Customer Appreciation Dance Tonight!
Glendora House
10225 Harlem Ave
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
8 pm.
Special – only $5 all night long -
to say “Thank You” for your patronage
from Charley!
For last minute info, click on the link below.
http://gtcsingles.com/chicagoland-northwest-indiana-singles-dances.htm

Saturday, April 23
Chicago Jitterbug Club Justadance
Elks Club
4428 Midlothian Turnpike
Crestwood, IL
8:00PM-11:30PM
$5 members/$10 non-members

Saturday, April 23
Dinner & Vito Zatto Show
Comedy and music
Contact Joyce Stapleton
708-423-5526
joyce46@sbcglobal.net
6:30 pm to 11:00pm New Time
Mama Vesuvio’s

Sunday, April 24
Musichorale 69th Spring Concert
Spring Vibrations
Trinity Christian College
Ozinga Auditorium
6601 College Drive
Palos Heights, IL
$14 in advance, $15, at the door
(773)239-6279
www.musichorale.org

Monday April 25
Scrementi’s
Twin Lobster Tails $19.95
9716 W 191st St
Mokena, IL 60448
Contact Sam
708-351-8917 or samlomonaco13@att.net

Thursday, April 28
Red Balloon Game Night
Orland Township Office
14807 South Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462
6:00-9:00 PM
$7.00 for Pizza
Non-perishable item for food pantry donation
Contact Janet
708-525-4352 or jalmen@comcast.net
So enough pizza can be ordered
Bring the game of your choice and play away

Friday, April 29
Good Time Charley Singles Dance
Our FIRST SPRING CASUAL DANCE TONIGHT!
Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 S Archer
Willow Springs, IL.
8 pm.   $9  All Singles Only  $7 before 8:15 pm.
Casual dress encouraged tonight – gym shoes, shorts, capris
For last minute info, click on the link below.
http://gtcsingles.com/chicagoland-northwest-indiana-singles-dances.htm

Monday, May 2
Planning Meeting
Orland Park Library
7:00PM
Optional: Papa Joe’s
Afterward for refreshments

Thursday, May 5
Dinner at Uncle Julio’s
Cinco De Mayo
Contact: Janet
708-525-4352 or jalmen@comcast.net

Thursday May 12
Orland Township Dinner/Dance
Salute the Troops
Orland Chateau
14500 S. LaGrange Rd
Orland Park, IL 60462
5:00PM-10:00PM
$20 township resident  $25 non-resident
Tickets are available at the
Orland Township Office
14807 South Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462
Ask to be seated at the Red Balloon Tables

Saturday May 14th
Candelight Bowl
Orland Bowl
8601 W 159th St
Orland Park, IL 60462
7:00 pm
Cost will be $25.00 with food
Eat only no bowling $8.00
This includes 4 games of bowling, bowling shoes if needed
Pizza served behind the lanes as we bowl
All refreshments, alcohol or pop is a cash bar
Contact Tom Lyons
708-227-8544 or tomlyns@yahoo.com
We have a limit of 60 bowlers.
You must register by April 21st

Thursday, May 19
Senior American Idol
Orland Township Scholarship Foundation, with
Orland Township Senior Services
Dinner Dance, Competition And Fundraiser
In the style of Fox's “American Idol”
Georgios Banquets
8800 W. 159th Street
Orland Park, IL
4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Tickets for both residents and non-residents are
$30 each now available for purchase at
Orland Township
14807 S. Ravinia Ave.
Orland Park, IL
All proceeds of “Senior American Idol” will
go towards the 2016 Orland Township
Scholarship Foundation program.

Saturday, May 21
Armed Forces Day Concert
Southwest  Concert Band
Crescent Park
Northwest corner 143rd and LaGrange
Next to the Metra Station
2:00pm

Monday, May 30
Memorial Day Picnic
Ty Warner Park
Blackhawk Drive and Plaza Dr, Concert Band
West of Rt 83, North of Ogden Ave
Westmont IL
$10 before May 22, $10 after
12:00 to 5:00 food served at 1:00
Main dish, soft drinks, and water provided
Bring a side dish to pass
Contact Wayne Krempach 630-487-8463 or
Meridel Wesely 630-654-3785

Saturday, June 4
Run to the Rescue
5K Run/Walk
P.A.W.S. Tinley Park
St. George School
6700 176th St
Tinley Park Illinois 60477
Proceeds from the race will benefit P.A.W.S. Tinley Park.
The race will start promptly at 8am.
Dogs are welcome as long as they are leashed, well-behaved & vaccinated.
Race shirt included in registration fee (shirts only guaranteed to those who register by May 15th).
https://www.facebook.com/events/1586103741680185/
Contact: Noreen Kozak
(708) 429-2192
Noreen.kozak@yahoo.com

Sunday, July 31
Red Balloon Anniversary Picnic
Games, Prizes & Music (bring a CD)
1:00pm until?????
J. C. Park
168th and 80th Ave
Tinley Park
Food will be provided by Hogwild
Pork Chops, BBQ Chicken Breasts,
Baked Beans, Potato Salad,
Cole Slaw
Bring your own beverage (adult beverages allowed)
All this for $15.00, how does she do it.
A count of those attending is mandatory
so the correct amount of food can be ordered.
June 25th deadline to reserve.
When you let Mariann know you’re coming by phone, or email your name is put on the list with a pencil that has an eraser.  When you give her the money your name goes on the list with non-erasable ink.  That is, you are not officially on the list until payment has been received.  If by mail send a check, if you see her in person, check or cash in an envelope.  Either way, be sure your name, address, and phone number are included.
Contact Mariann Buczyna
17847 Columbus Ct
Orland Park IL, 60467
708-478-4614 or mbuczyna13@gmail.com
Further details as they become available

Saturday, August 13
Rosemont Theater
5400 N. River Road
Rosemont, Illinois
Johnny Mathis
60th Anniversary Tour
7:30 pm
For more information click on the following
http://www.rosemont.com/theatre/events/johnny-mathis/

Monday, September 26 to Friday, September 30, 2016
Branson Bus Trip
Diamond Tours is offering a 4 night, 5 day bus trip to Branson with several shows included.
Cost is $470, double occupancy, which includes transportation, 8 meals, Shows and Gratuities
Click on this link for general tour information:
https://www.diamondtours.com/branson-bus-tour
Click on this link to see videos of the various shows:
http://www.diamondtours.com/Video/branson-bus-tour
According to the Accuweather website temperatures are as follows.
September 1 high: 86, Lo: 62, October 1 high: 75, Lo: 50
We have 29 signed up so far, we need a minimum of 30 people.
May 26 is the deadline for $75.00 deposit, balance by July 26.
If interested contact Janet
708-525-4352 or jalmen@comcast.net

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Here are the events for March 14 to April 11, 2016 with a look at events beyond.
Some events require coordinating, reservations, or tickets.
Please contact the person listed so you don't miss out, especially if tickets are required.

To print only this months events:
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First, something to think about:
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
We just had a primary, if you are truly independent you can be excused for not voting.  But come November, there will be no excuse for any citizen who does not vote!

EVERY WEDNESDAY
Game Day
Chicago South Elks Lodge
4428 W Midlothian Turnpike
Midlothian, IL
12:00PM-3:00PM
Contact Ruth 708-873-1005   or   rkorkus@gmail.com

EVERY WEDNESDAY
Karaoke At Traverso's
15601 Harlem Ave
7:00PM Dinner, 8:00PM Karaoke
Look for the red balloon on the table

Thursday, March 17
Mackey’s Pub
It’s St Patrick’s Day
Drinks and Comestibles
7:00 pm
143rd and John Humphrey Drive
Contact: Sam Lomonaco samlomonaco13@att.net

Friday, March 18
Good Time Charley Singles Dance
To be announced.
WINTER WEATHER NOTICE…..
For last minute same day dance status updates,
please call our hotlines 708-233-3331
or check our web site http://gtcsingles.com/index.htm
for any possible cancellations or changes.

Saturday, March 19
Orland Park Civic Center
Garage Sale
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Look for Janet’s Table for a
clearance sale on Mary Kay Cosmetics

Sunday, March 20
St Joseph’s Table
An Italian-American Tradition
Sons of Italy in America
Free will donation of non-perishable food
For Together We Cope Food Pantry
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 S Ravinia Ave
Food served 1:00 to 3:30 pm
Italian pasta & sauce, salad,
dessert, soft drinks, coffee
Contact Connie Logan
708-349-4029
crlogan@sbcglobal.net

Monday, March 21
Lunch at Southfork
12:00 Noon
Ed Marshall
bigedmarshall@yahoo.com
No reservation, but let Ed know

Thursday, March 23
Must reserve for
Dinner at Palermo’s on
Thursday, March 31

Friday, March 25
Good Time Charley Singles Dance
“Let’s Pretend  its Sumer” Dance!
Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 S. Archer Ave.
Willow Springs, IL.
8 pm.  $9  All Singles, Only  $7 before 8:15 pm.
Summer casual attire encouraged tonight!
Join us for some fun in the Willowbrook Sun!
WINTER WEATHER NOTICE…..
For last minute same day dance status updates,
please call our hotlines 708-233-3331
or check our web site http://gtcsingles.com/index.htm
for any possible cancellations or changes.

Saturday, March 26
Jitterbug Club Dance
Justadance and Easter Parade
Elks Club
4428 Midlothian Turnpike
Crestwood, IL
Doors open @ 7:30
8:00PM-11:30PM

Thursday, March 31
Dinner at Palermo’s
4849 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
Dinner at 6:30pm
Must reserve by March 23
WILL NOT do separate checks
WILL take individual credit cards
Personal note: be ready with cash.
Contact
Martha Buzelli
708-710-5922
margenmunoz@yahoo.com

Saturday, April 2
Putting on the Glitz
An Elegant Evening of
Dining, Dancing, Entertainment
Featuring Professional Performances
Full service cash bar
Male escorts available
6:00pm
Dance to the music of Steve Anthony
and his 11 piece orchestra
Glendora House
10225 Harlem Ave
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
Cost per person $35.00 prepaid
Dancing only $15
For reservations (required) or information contact
Connie Logan
708-349-4029
crlogan@sbcglobal.net

Saturday, April 2
Dinner & Vito Zatto Show
Comedy and music
Contact Joyce Stapleton
708-423-5526
joyce46@sbcglobal.net
8:00 pm
Zachary’s
13415 Ridgeland Ave
Palos Heights

Wednesdays April 6 to 27
Let’s Dance, Ballroom Dance Lessons
Orland Township Office
14807 S Ravinia, Orland Park
Time: 5:30 to 6:30
Resident: $40, Non-resident: $50
8 lessons, once a week, February, and April

Saturday, April 9
Jitterbug Club Dance
Elks Club
4428 Midlothian Turnpike
Crestwood, IL
8:00PM-11:30PM
$5 members/$10 non-members

Monday, April 11
Planning Meeting
Papa Joe’s
14459 South La Grange Road
Orland Park, IL 60462
7:00PM
Refreshments optional afterwards

Looking to the future, are you interested in the following?
Please contact the person listed

Tuesday, April 12
Ladies Dancing with the Veterans
Recreational dance therapy for veterans
At Hines VA facility
Contact John Meister
john4vet@yahoo.com
773-793-2565 cell
Ladies only at this time
Volunteers to dance with veteran patients of Hine’s in and out patient
Dance instructions from 1 to 2 pm by Fred Astair Dance Studios
Car pooling is possible at Orland Township office thru John Miester.
This is a monthly event.  If you attend, it is possible to sign up for future events.

Thursday, April 14
A smokin’ dinner with friends
Bon a Pit
12200 S Harlem
Dinner Menu at http://www.bonapit.com/
6:30 pm
Bill Gray
708-233-4103
hnkrssn@yahoo.com

Thursday, April 21st
Candelight Bowl
Last day to register, see entry for May 14th

Saturday, April 23
Chicago Jitterbug Club Justadance
Elks Club
4428 Midlothian Turnpike
Crestwood, IL
8:00PM-11:30PM
$5 members/$10 non-members

Saturday, April 23
Dinner & Vito Zatto Show
Comedy and music
Contact Joyce Stapleton
708-423-5526
joyce46@sbcglobal.net
8:00 pm
Mama Vesuvio’s
8 to 11

Thursday, April 28
Red Balloon Game Night
Orland Township Office
14807 South Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462
6:00-9:00 PM
$7.00 for Pizza
Non-perishable item for food pantry donation
Contact Janet 708-525-4352 or jalmen@comcast.net
So enough pizza can be ordered
Bring the game of your choice and play away

Saturday, May 7
Dinner & Vito Zatto Show
Comedy and music
Contact Joyce Stapleton
708-423-5526
joyce46@sbcglobal.net
Bella Mia
Crestwood
7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Monday, May 2
Planning Meeting
Orland Park Library
7:00PM
Optional: Papa Joe’s
Afterward for refreshments

Thursday May 12
Orland Township Dinner/Dance
Salute the Troops
Orland Chateau
14500 S. LaGrange Rd
Orland Park, IL 60462
5:00PM-10:00PM
$20 township resident  $25 non-resident
Tickets are available at the
Orland Township Office
14807 South Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462
Ask to be seated at the Red Balloon Tables

Saturday May 14th
Candelight Bowl
Orland Bowl
8601 W 159th St
Orland Park, IL 60462
7:00 pm
Cost will be $25.00
This includes 4 games of bowling, bowling shoes if needed
Pizza served behind the lanes as we bowl
All refreshments, alcohol or pop is a cash bar
Contact Tom Lyons
708-227-8544 or tomlyns@yahoo.com
We have a limit of 60 bowlers.
You must register by April 21st

Thursday, May 19
Senior American Idol
Orland Township Scholarship Foundation, with
Orland Township Senior Services
Dinner Dance, Competition And Fundraiser
In the style of Fox's “American Idol”
Georgios Banquets
8800 W. 159th Street
Orland Park, IL
4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Tickets for both residents and non-residents are
$30 each now available for purchase at
Orland Township
14807 S. Ravinia Ave.
Orland Park, IL
All proceeds of “Senior American Idol” will
go towards the 2016 Orland Township
Scholarship Foundation program.

Sunday, July 31
Red Balloon Anniversary Picnic
Games, Prizes & Music (bring a CD)
1:00pm until?????
J. C. Park
168th and 80th Ave
Tinley Park
Food will be provided by Hogwild
Pork Chops, BBQ Chicken Breasts,
Baked Beans, Potato Salad,
Cole Slaw
Bring your own beverage (adult beverages allowed)
All this for $15.00, how does she do it.
A count of those attending is mandatory
so the correct amount of food can be ordered.
Contact Mariann Buczyna
708-478-4614 or mbuczyna13@gmail.com
Further details as they become available

Saturday, August 13
Rosemont Theater
5400 N. River Road
Rosemont, Illinois
Johnny Mathis
60th Anniversary Tour
7:30 pm
For more information click on the following
http://www.rosemont.com/theatre/events/johnny-mathis/

Monday, September 26 to Friday, September 30, 2016
Branson Bus Trip
Diamond Tours is offering a 4 night, 5 day bus trip to Branson with several shows included.
Cost is $470, double occupancy, which includes transportation, 8 meals, Shows and Gratuities
Click on this link for general tour information:
https://www.diamondtours.com/branson-bus-tour
Click on this link to see videos of the various shows:
http://www.diamondtours.com/Video/branson-bus-tour
According to the Accuweather website temperatures are as follows.
September 1 high: 86, Lo: 62, October 1 high: 75, Lo: 50
We have 24 signed up so far, we need a minimum of 30 people.
May 26 is the deadline for $75.00 deposit, balance by July 26.
If interested contact Janet
708-525-4352 or jalmen@comcast.net

Monday, February 15, 2016

Here are the events for February 8, 2016 to March 14, 2016 with a look at events beyond.
Some events require coordinating, reservations, or tickets.
Please contact the person listed so you don't miss out, especially if tickets are required.

To print only this months events:
   To the right, under Blog Archives ====>
   Click on the listing for this update.
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First, something to think about:
While you’re busy looking for the perfect person, you’ll probably miss the imperfect person who could make you perfectly happy.

EVERY WEDNESDAY
Game Day
Chicago South Elks Lodge
4428 W Midlothian Turnpike
Midlothian, IL
12:00PM-3:00PM
contact Ruth
708-873-1005
   or
rkorkus@gmail.com

EVERY WEDNESDAY
Karaoke At Traverso's
15601 Harlem Ave
7:00PM Dinner, 8:00PM Karaoke
Look for the red balloon on the table

Wednesdays
February 3 to 24
April 6 to 27
Let’s Dance
Ballroom Dance Lessons
Orland Township Office
14807 S Ravinia
Orland Park
Time: 5:30 to 6:30
Resident: $40
Non-resident: $50
8 lessons, once a week except March

Friday February 12
Good Time Charley Singles Dance
Valentine’s Day Dance Tonight
Glendora House
10225 Harlem Ave
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
8:00PM $7.00 before 8:15 $9.00 after
Come in your favorite Valentine Outfit Tonight!

Thursday, February 11
LOVABLE FRIENDS DINNER
Wu’s House Japanese Restaurant
16310 S. LaGrange Rd.
Orland Park, IL 60467
6:30 pm
Group Valentine Dinner.
The maximum for large Hibachi table would be 20 people
If there are only 10 people we would be seated  at a smaller Hibachi table.
Hibachi Dinners (Chicken, steak, or shrimp)
Range from  $35 -$50 Including tax and tip
Lobster of course much more.   Drinks extra....
Check the menu at:
http://www.wushouserestaurant.com/menu/
Good food ...great portions...Lots of fun!
Anyone Interested must email Gloria J. Yorke:
sundance164@gmail.com
BEFORE FEB 3rd

Friday, February 12
Good Time Charley Singles Dance
Glendora House
10225 Harlem Ave
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
8:00PM $7.00 before 8:15 $9.00 after
No jeans or tennis shoes

Friday February 12 - Saturday Saturday 13
Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack
Sponsored by Mission Council 8
This is a reminder only, all time slots have been filled.
Zion Lutheran Church
17100 S 69th Ave
Tinley Park
Ted Lindberg is coordinating a team on Friday 6:00-8:00
tedlindberg@gmail.com
708-403-8564
708-289-8326

Sunday February 14
Everett Dean Remembering the King
A tribute to Elvis
Also appearing
The ultimate show Band Cat Sass
Slick Willie & His Tribute to Buddy Holly
Georgio’s
8800 West 159th St
Orland Park, IL
$20.00 per person
Cash Bar
Dooes open at 5.00pm
Showtime at 6.00pm

Thursday, February 18
Orland Township Valentines Dinner Dance
Orland Chateau
14500 S. LaGrange Rd
Orland Park, IL 60462
5:00PM-10:00PM
$20 township resident  $25 non-resident
Tickets are available at the
Orland Township Office
14807 South Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462
Ask to be seated at the Red Balloon Tables

Friday, February 19
Good Time Charley Singles Dance
Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 S Archer
Willow Springs, IL.
8:00PM $7.00 before 8:15 $9.00 after
No jeans or tennis shoes

Monday, February 22
12:00 noon
Lunch at Southfork
Just show up
Ed Marshall

Tuesday, February 23
Roco Vino’s
Let’s break bread, and pasta, together
11255 143rd St (1 block West of Wolf Rd)
Orland Park, IL 60467
6:30pm
Reservations required
Contact Mariann Buczyna
708-478-4614 or mbuczyna13@gmail.com

Thursday, February 25
Red Balloon Game Night
Orland Township Office
14807 South Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462
6:00-9:00 PM
$7.00 for Pizza New Price
Non-perishable item for food pantry donation
Contact Joyce Bakotic as soon as you can
708-712-1146 or
joyce.bakotic@gmail.com
So she can order enough pizza
Bring the game of your choice and play away

Thursday, February 25
Blackhawks Game (TV)
Blackhawks vs Nashville
A casual get together
Mullets Sports Bar
14903 S Bell Road
Homer Glen
7:00pm
Cost: whatever you want to spend
Reservation required
Contact Sam LoMonaco
708-351-8917 or samlomonaco13@att.net

Saturday, February 27
Jitterbug Club Dance
Justadance
Elks Club
4428 Midlothian Turnpike
Crestwood, IL
Doors open @ 7:30 Dancing 8:00PM-11:30PM

Saturday, February 27
Parrots of the Caribbean
Jimmy Buffet Tribute band
Rialto Theatre
5:00 pm pre-show party and 7:00pm performance.
$55.
Please bring your checks to Traverso’s by January 13 to reserve your seat.
Contact Janet Almen
jalmen@comcast.net or 708-525-4352

Sunday, February 28
Blues Fling
Harald Viking Lodge
6730 175th St
Tinley Park, IL 60477
6:00 - 10:00pm
$15.00 Advance, $17:00 at the door
Contact Janet
jalmen@comcast.net or 708-525-4352

Tuesday, March 8
Ladies Dancing with the Veterans
Recreational dance therapy for veterans
At Hines VA facility
Contact John Meister
john4vet@yahoo.com
773-793-2565 cell
Ladies only at this time
Volunteers to dance with veteran patients of Hine’s in and out patient
Dance instructions from 1 to 2 pm by Fred Astair Dance Studios
Car pooling is possible at Orland Township office thru John Miester.
This is a monthly event.  If you attend, it is possible to sign up for future events.

Saturday March 12     UPDATE
Jitterbug Club Dance     Dance has been cancelled
Puttin' on the Ritz

Monday March 14
Planning Meeting
Orland Park Public Library
14921 S Ravinia Ave
Orland Park, IL 60462
7:00PM
Papa Joe's after

Saturday, March 26
Jitterbug Club Dance
Justadance and Easter Parade
Elks Club
4428 Midlothian Turnpike
Crestwood, IL
Doors open @ 7:30
8:00PM-11:30PM

Thursday, March 31
Dinner at Palermo’s
4849 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
Dinner at 6:30pm
Contact Martha Buzelli
708-710-5922
margenmunoz@yahoo.com

Looking to the future, are you interested in the following?
Please contact the person listed

Saturday, April 2
Putting on the Glitz
An Elegant Evening of
Dining, Dancing, Entertainment
Featuring Professional Performances
Full service cash bar
Male escorts available
6:00pm
Dance to the music of Steve Anthony
and his 11 piece orchestra
Glendora House
10225 Harlem Ave
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
Cost per person $35.00 prepaid
Dancing only $15
For reservations (required) or information contact
Connie Logan
708-349-4029
crlogan@sbcglobal.net

Thursday, April 28
Red Balloon Game Night
Orland Township Office
14807 South Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462
6:00-9:00 PM
$7.00 for Pizza
Non-perishable item for food pantry donation
Contact To be determined
So enough pizza can be ordered
Bring the game of your choice and play away

April 2016
Myrtle Beach and Charleston, SC
Orland Township is sponsoring this event.
Click on the following link for information on this trip
http://www.diamondtours.com/Myrtle-Beach-Show-Trip
For information contact:
Marie Ryan
Phone: (708) 403-4222
Email: marier@orlandtownship.org

May, 2nd or 3rd Saturday
Candlelight Bowl
Orland Bowl
Details to come

May 15 to 19 Thursday to Sunday
LasVegas
Contact Geri Eisenstein
702-218-0416 (Las Vegas Cell number)
Harrah’s
Cancelled for now possibly in the future

Saturday, July 31
Anniversary Picnic
Food will be provided
DJ & games
1:00pm
168th and 80th Ave
Cost and menu to be determined
Bring your own beverage (No alcohol)
A count of those attending is mandatory
so the correct amount of food can be ordered.
Contact Mariann Buczyna
708-478-4614 or mbuczyna13@gmail.com
Further details as they become available

Monday, September 26 to Friday, September 30, 2016
Branson Bus Trip
Diamond Tours is offering a 4 night, 5 day bus trip to Branson with several shows included.
Cost is $470, double occupancy, which includes transportation, 8 meals, Shows and Gratuities
Click on this link for general tour information:
https://www.diamondtours.com/branson-bus-tour
Click on this link to see videos of the various shows:
http://www.diamondtours.com/Video/branson-bus-tour
According to the Accuweather website temperatures are as follows.
September 1 high: 86, Lo: 62, October 1 high: 75, Lo: 50
We have 24 signed up so far, we need a minimum of 30 people.
May 26 is the deadline for $75.00 deposit, balance by July 26.
If interested contact Janet
708-525-4352 or jalmen@comcast.net

Friday, January 15, 2016

Here are the events for January 13 to February 8, 2016 with a look at events beyond.
Some events require coordinating, reservations, or tickets.
Please contact the person listed so you don't miss out, especially if tickets are required.

To print only this months events:
   To the right, under Blog Archives ====>
   Click on the listing for this update.
   This will cause only this months listings to be displayed.
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First, something to think about:
The problem with winter sports is that, follow me closely here, they generally take place in winter.
 Dave Barry quotes

Here are our regularly scheduled activities:

EVERY WEDNESDAY
Game Day
Chicago South Elks Lodge
4428 W Midlothian Turnpike
Midlothian, IL
12:00PM-3:00PM
contact Ruth
708-873-1005
   or
rkorkus@gmail.com

EVERY WEDNESDAY
Karaoke At Traverso's
15601 Harlem Ave
7:00PM Dinner, 8:00PM Karaoke
Look for the red balloon on the table

Here are our new activities:

Tuesday, January 12
Ladies Dancing with the Veterans
Recreational dance therapy for veterans
At Hines VA facility
Contact John Meister
john4vet@yahoo.com
773-793-2565 cell
Ladies only at this time
Volunteers to dance with veteran patients of Hine’s in and out patient
Dance instructions from 1 to 2 pm by Fred Astair Dance Studios
Car pooling is possible at Orland Township offic thru John Miester.
This is a monthly event.  If you attend, it is possible to sign up for future events.

Friday January 15
Good Time Charley Singles Dance
Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 S Archer
Willow Springs, IL.
8:00PM $7.00 before 8:15 $9.00 after
No jeans or tennis shoes

Tuesday January 19
Lunch at Southfork
12:00
Just show up
Ed Marshall

Thursday January 21
Vito Zatto Show
Sam Buca’s
Dinner Show
7:00 to 11:00 PM
A table for 10 has been reserved for Red Balloon
12231 South Harlem
Palos Heights, IL
For information only, no one is coordinating.

Friday January 22
Good Time Charley Singles Dance
Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 S Archer
Willow Springs, IL.
8:00PM $7.00 before 8:15 $9.00 after
No jeans or tennis shoes

Saturday, January 23
Shindig
60's music
Hackney’s
123rd (McCarthy Rd) & LaGrange Road
Palos Park, IL
8:00PM
$5.00 Cover charge
Contact: Carol Hawrysio
708-407-8600
or e-mail carolhawrysio@comcast.net

Tuesday, January 26
Dinner at Frankie’s Ristorante
9501 West 171st St
Tinley Park, IL
Piccoli Piatti
Three Courses
$19.95 fixed price
Martha Munoz
margenmunoz@yahoo.com

Thursday, January 28
Red Balloon Game Night
Orland Township Office
14807 South Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462
6:00-9:00 PM
$6.00 for Pizza
Non-perishable item for food pantry donation
Contact Joyce Bakotic as soon as you can
708-712-1146 or
joyce.bakotic@gmail.com
So she can order enough pizza
Bring the game of your choice and play away

Friday January 29
Good Time Charley Singles Dance
Glendora House
10225 Harlem Ave
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
8:00PM $7.00 before 8:15 $9.00 after
No jeans or tennis shoes

Saturday, January 30
Chilly Willie Chili Challenge
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462
2:00PM until the chili is gone
$5.00 (payable upon entry)
You can sample red chili, green chili, and salsa

Jitterbug Club Dance
Elks Club
4428 Midlothian Turnpike
Crestwood, IL
8:00PM-12:00PM
$5 members/$10 non-members

Wednesdays, February 3 to 24, April 6 to 27
Let’s Dance
Ballroom Dance Lessons
Orland Township Office
14807 S Ravinia
Orland Park
Time: 5:30 to 6:30
Resident: $40
Non-resident: $50
8 lessons, once a week except March

Friday, February 5
Good Time Charley Singles Dance
Glendora House
10225 Harlem Ave
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
8:00PM $7.00 before 8:15 $9.00 after
No jeans or tennis shoes

Sunday, February 7
Super Bowl Party
St Patricia’s
9000 S. 86th Avenue
Hickory Hills, IL 60457
3:30 until the final whistle
Pre game Hot Dogs and Chili
Half time Buffet
Chicken, beef, mostaccioli, etc
Beer, wine, pop, coffee, included
$30.00
Bill Gray
708-233-4103
January 27 last day to register

Park Forest Tennis Club
290 Westwood Drive
(Sauk Trail & Westwood)
$25.00 for food and open bar
$40.00 for food open bar and 2 squares
5pm
Contact: Don Borus
708-305-0765
donaldborus@comcast.net
Mail check to Don at
48 B Dogwood St
Park Forest 60466
No later than January 21st
Or call him.

Monday February 8
Planning Meeting
Couldn’t get the library until March, so:
Southfork Restaurant
14631 S. LaGrange Road
Orland Park, Il 60462
7:00PM

Friday February 12
Good Time Charley Singles Dance
Glendora House
10225 Harlem Ave
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
8:00PM $7.00 before 8:15 $9.00 after
No jeans or tennis shoes

Friday February 12 - Saturday Saturday 13
Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack
Sponsored by Mission Council 8
This is a multi church organization of Presbyterian churches in the Southern Suburbs.
FMSC is a faith based organization that creates “Manna Packs” that provide nutritionally complete meals for children that are in danger of starving to death.  These packs are distributed at no cost to those who receive them.  At this event up to 500 volunteers will assemble these packs over a two day period, and will create enough packs to provide 100,000 meals.  Time slots available are:
Friday, Feb 12 3:00-5:00 Setup
Friday, Feb 12 6:00-8:00 Manna Pack
Saturday Feb 13 8:00-10:00  Manna Pack
Saturday Feb 13 10:30-12:30  Manna Pack
Saturday Feb 13 1:00-3:00 Manna Pack
Saturday Feb 13 3:00-5:00 Tear Down
Zion Lutheran Church
17100 S 69th Ave
Tinley Park
Ted Lindberg is coordinating a team on Friday 6:00-8:00
tedlindberg@gmail.com
708-403-8564
708-289-8326
Contact him to join the team, or get information on how to sign up yourself.

Thursday, February 25
Red Balloon Game Night
Orland Township Office
14807 South Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462
6:00-9:00 PM
$6.00 for Pizza
Non-perishable item for food pantry donation
Contact Joyce Bakotic as soon as you can
708-712-1146 or
joyce.bakotic@gmail.com
So she can order enough pizza
Bring the game of your choice and play away

Saturday, February 27
Parrots of the Caribbean
Jimmy Buffet Tribute band
Rialto Theatre
5 pm pre-show party and 7 pm performance.
$55.
Please bring your checks to the Traverso’s by January 13 to reserve your seat.
Contact Janet Almen
jalmen@comcast.net or 708-525-4352

Monday March 14
Planning Meeting
Orland Park Public Library
14921 S Ravinia Ave
Orland Park, IL 60462
7:00PM
Papa Joe's after

Looking to the future, are you interested in the following?
Please contact the person listed

Thursday, April 28
Red Balloon Game Night
Orland Township Office
14807 South Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462
6:00-9:00 PM
$6.00 for Pizza
Non-perishable item for food pantry donation
Contact To be determined
So she can order enough pizza
Bring the game of your choice and play away

April 2016
Myrtle Beach and Charleston, SC
Orland Township is sponsoring this event.
Click on the following link for information on this trip
http://www.diamondtours.com/Myrtle-Beach-Show-Trip
For information contact:
Marie Ryan
Phone: (708) 403-4222
Email: marier@orlandtownship.org

May 15 to 19 Sunday to Thursday
LasVegas
Contact Geri Eisenstein
702-218-0416 (Las Vegas Cell number)
Harrah’s
Details to be announced

Saturday 3rd Week in July
Approximate date for anniversary party/picnic
Information in future calendar

Monday, September 26 to Friday, September 30, 2016
Branson Bus Trip
Diamond Tours is offering a 4 night, 5 day bus trip to Branson with several shows included.
Cost is $470, double occupancy, which includes transportation, 8 meals, Shows and Gratuities
Click on this link for general tour information:
https://www.diamondtours.com/branson-bus-tour
Click on this link to see videos of the various shows:
http://www.diamondtours.com/Video/branson-bus-tour
According to the Accuweather website temperatures are as follows.
September 1 high: 86, Lo: 62, October 1 high: 75, Lo: 50
We have 18 signed up so far, we need a minimum of 30 people.
May 26 is the deadline for $75.00 deposit, balance by July 26.
If interested contact Janet at 708-525-4352 or jalmen@comcast.net

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Here are the events for December 1 to December 28, 2015 with a look at events beyond.
Some events require coordinating, reservations, or tickets.
Please contact the person listed so you don't miss out, especially if tickets are required.

To print only this months events:
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First, something to think about:
When it snows, you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels.

Here are our regularly scheduled activities:

EVERY WEDNESDAY
Game Day
Chicago South Elks Lodge
4428 W Midlothian Turnpike
Midlothian, IL
12:00PM-3:00PM
contact Ruth
708-873-1005
   or
rkorkus@gmail.com

EVERY WEDNESDAY
Karaoke At Traverso's
15601 Harlem Ave
7:00PM Dinner, 8:00PM Karaoke
Look for the red balloon on the table

Bears games on Sundays
Zantes is, supposedly, closed for remodeling until mid December (?).  Please contact Sharon Paradowski (708-478-3169) or srparadowski@yahoo.com for information.

Here are our new activities:

Thursday, December 3
Drury Lane
White Christmas
$75.00
Includes lunch and transportation
Bus leaves at 10:00AM from
St Stevens
175th St & 84th Ave
Contact Joan Kapala
815-534-5111

Friday, December 4
Christmas Lights Trolley Ride
Lincoln Park Zoo and other attractions.
4:30pm return about 9:00
Meet at Township Office not later than 4:30
We are on trolley 3
A box lunch, and beverages will be provided
You may bring beverages of an adult nature.
$30 residents or $35 non-residents
Orland Township is sponsoring
30 signed up so we get our own bus.
Contact Ruth Korkus
708-873-1005

Sunday, December 6
The Lettermen Christmas Concert
Arcada Theater in St Charles
Meet at South end of Library parking lot
Meet by 1:00pm at the latest
Lunch at a restaurant in St Charles before concert
You can park at the restaurant and walk to the Theater
The concert will start at 5:00PM
Tom is coordinating this event
708-227-8544
tomlyns@yahoo.com
If you are not going to the restaurant, contact Tom
for information on how to get your ticket.
The cost $56.00 dollars for the performance, dinner not included.

Monday, December 7
Outcast Jazz Band
Hackney’s
123rd (McCarthy Rd) & LaGrange
7:00PM dinner/8:30PM music
No Cover

Tuesday, December 8
Dancing With Veterans
Recreational dance therapy for veterans
At Hines VA facility
Contact John Meister
john4vet@yahoo.com
773-793-2565 cell
Ladies only at this time
Volunteers to dance with veteran patients of Hine’s in and out patient
Dance instructions from 1 to 2 pm by Fred Astair Dance Studios
Car pooling is possible at Orland Township offic thru John Miester.
This is a monthly event.  If you attend, it is possible to sign up for future events.

Friday December 11
Red Balloon Christmas Party
Silver lake Country Club
Starts at 6:00pm, they will serve at 6:30pm
Band. 8:00pm to 11:00pm
Family Style dinner, cash bar
$40.00
Please send a check to:
Marianne Buczyna
17847 Columbus Ct
Orland Park, IL 60467
(708)478-4614 or mbuczyna13@gmail.com

Good Time Charley Singles Dance
Ugliest Christmas/Holiday Sweater Contest
Glendora House
10225 Harlem Ave
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
8:00PM  $7 before 8:15 $9 after
No jeans or tennis shoes

Saturday, December 12
Jitterbug Club Dance and Toy/Coat Drive
Elks Club
4428 Midlothian Turnpike
Crestwood, IL
8:00PM-11:30PM

Christmas House Walk
Sponsored by Palos Women's Club
Starts with brunch at Palos Country Club
8am-11am along with various vendors.
Instructions and directions will be given there
regarding Houses to visit on the walk.
Tickets are  $40, and can be purchased at
Mona Lisa
12330 So. Harlem
708-361-1551
For additional information, contact:
Geri Eisenstein
702-218-0416 (Las Vegas Cell number)

Sunday, December 13
Lodge Leone d'Oro
Annual Christmas Dinner Dance
4:00 pm
Orland Chateau
Cost is $45 per adult, $25.00 children
Includes a delicious dinner, open bar,
Entertainment: Jimmy O & Rhonda Lee
Door prizes and raffle
It's a fun afternoon.
For tickets, see Connie Logan or call her 708-349-4029.
Please be aware, deadline for buying tickets is Monday, 12/7.

Musichorale Noel Concert
Ozinga Auditorium, Trinity College
6601 College Drive
Palos Heights
3:20pm
773-239-6279
$14 (advance), $15.00 (door)
Contact
Gloria Vitro for information
708-261-3441

Monday, December 14
Lunch at Southfork
12:00 Noon
Ed Marshall
708-372-1175

December 18
Good Time Charley Singles Dance
Annual red & Green Christmas Dance
Wear your best holiday red or green tonight!
Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 S Archer
Willow Springs, IL.
8:00PM $7.00 before 8:15 $9.00 after
No jeans or tennis shoes

Saturday, December 19
Jitterbug Club Holiday Dance
Elks Club
4428 Midlothian Turnpike
Crestwood, IL
8:00PM-11:30PM

Tuesday, December 22
Dinner at Prime Time
Prime Time Restaurant
7750 W. 95th Street
Hickory Hills, IL 60457
6:30 PM
Contact Bill Gray to reserve your seat
708-233-4103

Thursday, December 24
Don’t forget to leave cookies and milk for Santa!
And something for his reindeer.

Friday, December 25
Was Santa GOOD to you, or were you naughty!

Monday, December 28
Red Balloon Planning Meeting
Orland Park Public Library
14921 S Ravinia Ave
Orland Park, IL 60462
7:00PM
Papa Joe's afterwards

Wednesday, December 30
Orland Township Dinner/Dance
Start the New Years early with the biggest bash yet,
and ring in the New Year with family and friends.
The evening will include a champagne toast,
noise makers, and a New Year's count down.
Entertainment by the Flat Cats.
Orland Chateau
14500 S. LaGrange Rd
Orland Park, IL 60462
5:00PM-10:00PM
$20 township resident  $25 non-resident
Tickets are available at the
Orland Township Office
14807 South Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462
Ask to be seated at the Red Balloon Tables

Thursday, December 31
New Year's Eve
Silver Lake Country Club
They are holding 30 seats for us in the main ballroom
Ask to be seated at a Red Balloon table
Stop by SLCC to reserve and pay, or over the phone
@ 708-349-6940 and pay with a credit card
It is 1st come, 1st served
$100 per person
A live band in the main room
2 DJ's in the other rooms
You are free to move about
Photo Booth
Top shelf cocktails 7:00pm to 1:00am
Appetizers
Filet Mignon and 3 Colossal Shrimp, potato & veggie.
Dessert
Sweet rolls and coffee after midnight.
Please contact SLCC directly.

Jitterbug Club
New Year's Eve Gala
Candle Light Banquets
10625 S Ridgeland
Chicago Ridge, IL
7:30 to 12:30
Cocktails, Family Style Dinner, Open Bar
DJ Dance Music with Party Doll
See flyer for details and reservation form.
Their home page: http://www.chicagojitterbugclub.com/index.html has a link to the flyer.
Be aware, the calendar on the website still says TBA

Good Time Charley Singles Dance
Huge New Year’s Eve Dance Tonight
Casa Maria  Banquet Hall
Dyer, IN
8:30 pm to 12:30  am
$35 Prepaid. Tickets available at dances thru 12/18/15.
Includes Buffet.
Big Crowd Last 4 Years
Lots of Fun!
DJ Fast Freddy
Cash Bar.

Monday, January 4
Outcast Jazz Band
Hackney’s
123rd (McCarthy Rd) & La Grange
7:00PM dinner/8:30PM music
No Cover

Friday, January 8
Good Time Charley Singles Dance
Casual Dance Tonight!
Glendora House
10225 Harlem Ave
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
8:00PM  $7 before 8:15 $9 after
Relax after the holidays,
Jeans, gym shoes and comfortable clothes tonight!

Monday, January 11
Red Balloon Planning Meeting
Orland Park Public Library
14921 S Ravinia Ave
Orland Park, IL 60462
7:00PM
Papa Joe's after

Saturday, February 27, 2016
Parrots of the Caribbean
Jimmy Buffet Tribute band
Rialto Theatre
5 pm pre-show party and 7 pm performance.
$55.
Please bring your checks to the Planning Meeting
either December 28 or January 11 to reserve your seat.
Contact Janet Almen
jalmen@comcast.net or 708-525-4352

Looking to the future, are you interested in the following?
Please contact the person listed

April 2016
Myrtle Beach and Charleston, SC
Orland Township is sponsoring this event.
Click on the following link for information on this trip
http://www.diamondtours.com/Myrtle-Beach-Show-Trip
For information contact:
Marie Ryan
Phone: (708) 403-4222
Email: marier@orlandtownship.org

May 15 to 19 Thursday to Sunday
Las Vegas
Contact Geri Eisenstein
702-218-0416 (Las Vegas Cell number)
Details to be announced

Monday, September 26 to Friday, September 30, 2016
Branson Bus Trip
Diamond Tours is offering a 4 night, 5 day bus trip to Branson with several shows included.
Cost is $470, double occupancy, which includes transportation, 8 meals, Shows and Gratuities
Click on this link for general tour information:
https://www.diamondtours.com/branson-bus-tour
Click on this link to see videos of the various shows:
http://www.diamondtours.com/Video/branson-bus-tour
According to the Accuweather website temperatures are as follows.
September 1 high: 86, Lo: 62, October 1 high: 75, Lo: 50
We have 18 signed up so far, we need a minimum of 30 people.
If interested contact Janet at 708-525-4352 or jalmen@Comcast.net