- Did you help develop or participate in a local program that has benefitted the Chicagoland area?
- Have you triumphed over difficult obstacles or illness?
- Do you devote your time to making Chicagoland better? (Helping people, animals, or the environment?)
If any of the above describes you or some of the wonderful women in your life...family, friends, co-workers...please let me know!
Email Diane Banks at DianeBanks@clearchannel.com and tell me your story or your friends story.
I'd love to feature you on "Sunday Conversations" and share your story with all of our Lite FM Listeners!
If you have events you would like added to our Community Events page, please email Diane Banks at DianeBanks@clearchannel.com
Please submit your listings at least 3 weeks prior to the event. Thank you!! :)
Francesca's Tavola Supports The Buddy Foundation
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Annual Flea Market/Rummage Sale
Sale Dates & Times: Thursday, June 13 & Friday, June 14 from 9am-6pm, Saturday, June 15 & Sunday, June 16 from 9am-4pm
@ 17 E. Campbell St. in Arlington Heights (old Tascano site)
Old Stuff! New Stuff! Got Stuff? Want Stuff? It's time again for Buddy's annual sale. Get off your duff, bring your stuff. Bring this and that, to help a dog and cat. Please be on time, so I can end the rhyme. Get a tax deduction & immediate receipt upon donation. (Please only clean and useable items can be accepted. And please - no computers.) Some of the donations needed include: Glassware, pictures, antiques, collectables, sporting goods, baby items, tools, furniture, small appliances, garden items, plants, etc. Any new items would be grreatly appreciated.
Merchandise Drop-Off Dates & Times (at 17 E. Campbell St. in Arlington Heights):
Saturday, May 18 from 10-3
Sunday, May 19 from 1-4
Tuesday, May 21 from 4-8
Thursday, May 23 from 4-8
Saturday, May 25 from 10-3
Sunday, May 26 from 1-4
Tuesday, May 28 from 4-8
Saturday, June 1 from 10-3
Sunday, June 2 from 1-4
Monday, June 3 from 4-8
Wednesday, June 5 from 2-8
Thursday, June 6 from 4-8
Monday, June 10 from 4-8
5th Anniversary Open House
Saturday, June 22, 2013
11am - 4 pm
@ The Buddy Foundation
65 W. Seegers Rd.
It's been five years since we've opened the doors -
cleaned so many cages and mopped so many floors.
Come and see the cats and dogs, and gift shoppe too,
refreshments and treats will be served to you.
Bring family, friends, and mom and dad,
cause if you don't you'll wish you had!
Spring Raffle Drawing
Saturday, June 30, 2013
@ The Buddy Foundation
65 W. Seegers Rd.
Raffle tickets (donation of $2.00 each ticket) to win any of six fabulous prizes are available prior to the drawing at The Buddy Foundation.
1st prize: White wrought iron garden bench & wine tasting certificate for 10 at the Lynfred Winery
2nd prize: 19: LED TV
3rd prize: One night stay at Doubletree Hotel w/breakfast for 2 and gift certificate to Finn McCool's
4th prize: Golf for 4 & cart at Schaumburg Golf Course & $50 certificate to Chandlers.
5th prize: Gift certificates - $50 to each restaurant - The Snuggery, Drink and Castle
6th prize: 14K gold & pearl necklace.
Registration Now Open for Chicago Teens Seeking
After School Matters® Summer Job Opportunities
After School Matters to provide approximately 7,000 job opportunities in the arts, communications, sports, science and technology to teens at nearly 150 locations across Chicago
WHAT: This summer, learn how to fly a flight simulator, train to become a lifeguard, explore your writing style through poetry, enhance your business skills and much more through an After School Matters apprenticeship or internship.
There are thousands of opportunities to get involved with After School Matters this summer. There is no cost to participate. Programs start July 1. Applications are available at www.afterschoolmatters.org.
WHERE: Programs will take place at 30 Chicago Public Schools high schools and at more than 120 community organizations, Chicago Park District and Chicago Public Library locations across the city, as well as Downtown at the Gallery37 Center for the Arts.
WHO: Chicago teen residents who are at least 14 years of age and entering or currently enrolled in high school.
WHY: After School Matters provides program opportunities in a safe and structured environment that allow Chicago teens to explore and develop their talents while gaining critical skills for work, college and beyond… and, it’s fun!
For more information about After School Matters, visit www.afterschoolmatters.org.
BACKBONES, a 501(c)(3), will be premiering an awareness project, Reinventing the Wheel: Stories of Life After Spinal Cord Injury on the evening of June 29 at the National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago (NMHM Chicago). This project will go on to tour throughout the United States over the next year.
BACKBONES has paired 22 individuals with spinal cord injuries (SCI) from across the country with 22 photographers. The photographers documented their lives and created a photo essay that highlights how people with SCIs lead productive, successful lives and make significant contributions to society.
“When I first Googled disability or wheelchair, I saw hundreds of depressing images of people looking ill or hopeless,” said BACKBONES Founder & Executive Director Reveca Torres. “As someone with an SCI, I know this is not accurate. Images have so much power in changing perceptions and attitudes, so I have made it my goal to change these images and more importantly the perceptions that led to these images.”
“We are so excited to get to host this great event at our museum,” said Mike Doyle, founder of the National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago. “By merging our technology, the photographers’ lens and 22 impactful stories we will be able to present this project in a beautiful manner and reach many people.”
The exhibit will premiere the evening of June 29 with a private showing at the NMHM Chicago and tour to MercyCorps Education Center in Portland, OR (Fall of 2013); Los Angeles and New York in 2014.
BACKBONES provides one-on-one peer support for people with SCI and their families through telephone, in-person or web-based connections. Peers encourage sharing experiences and motivate others to live life to the fullest! BACKBONES creates an alternative to the traditional “support group” where people can ask questions and learn from each other informally.
Reveca Torres, founder of BACKBONES, injured her spine in a car accident at age 13. Years later when she met and became friends with others with SCI she understood the impact of these relationships in her life. She wished she had someone to relate to from the very beginning. BACKBONES was started to create such opportunities for others.
FREE OUTDOOR CONCERTS
IN THE PARK
Main Park, 10925 LaPorte Road, Mokena
Sunday, June 9, 2013 § 7:00 p.m.
The Ragtops - Few groups in Chicago can recreate the great mood and sounds of the 50’s and 60’s the way they do. From Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, and Ricky Nelson to great vocal groups like Dion, The Belmonts and The Coasters. Spend an evening back in time.
Sunday, July 7, 2013 § 7:00 p.m.
The Crosstown Band - With some of the best musicians in the area, The Crosstown Band will kick off the blues-rock concert with some great tunes that will keep the dance floor full throughout the energetic show.
Bring your lawn chairs or blankets out to Main Park and enjoy the Free Concerts in the park! Concessions will be open. Alcohol, candles and sparklers are prohibited. In the event of inclement weather, please visit our website for event status. For more information call Mokena Park District at 708-390-2401 or go to www.mokenapark.com
FREE OUTDOOR MOVIES
IN THE PARK
Main Park, 10925 LaPorte Road, Mokena
Movies begin at dusk, approx. 8:45 p.m.
Friday, June 28, 2013 § Back to the Future
Friday, July 26, 2013 § Wall-E
Bring your lawn chairs or blankets out to Main Park and enjoy the Free Movies under the stars! Concessions will be open. Alcohol, candles and sparklers are prohibited. In the event of inclement weather, please visit our website for event status. For more information call Mokena Park District at 708-390-2401 or go to www.mokenapark.com
Chris Walk Against Substance Abuse, is a 501c agency that helps to educate the public and support those addicted to substances and their families. This is the 6th year and the 5K run will be hosted by the Midwest Misfits, members of the Road Runners Club of America.
Other activities will include a 1-mile family friendly walk, raffles, silent auction, educational booths, vendor fair, DJ, Gold Standard band, food and more. The event, Chris Walk Night Out Against Substance is Saturday, July 27, 4-8 p.m. at the Riverwalk in Batavia, IL.
Funds from Chris Walk Night Out Against Substance Abuse are used to help other 501c agencies in the same areas of care (ie: prisons, substance abuse, community). They also use funds for the operation of the event, materials used in jails and prisons, Kane County Drug Court programs, expenses for speaking engagements and other needs as they arise while helping area communities.
5K & walk registrations are open. $25 to run; walking is free but a pledge sheet is available at www.chriswalk.net
Cruise the scene and be seen with the Women's Board of the Chicago Urban League on Sunday, August 4, 2013 aboard the Mystic Blue Cruise departing from Navy Pier. This benefit is in support of the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Scholarship fund and awards Chicagoland area students college scholarships. This will be one of the hottest parties of the summer, so reserve your ticket today. For more information, contact Jasmine Guy at email@example.com and purchase a ticket at cruiseforacausewbcul.eventbrite.com
WHAT: Placing Paws of Illinois, a non-profit No-Kill Animal Rescue Program announces their 1000 Stories/$1000.00 Fundraiser Raffle.
GRAND PRIZE: $1000.00 cash to a lucky winner!!
DRAWING DATE: August 24, 2013
MORE INFORMATION: Placing Paws announces their 1000 Stories/$1000.00 fundraising raffle. Drawing will be held August 24th, 2013. All proceeds from this raffle fundraiser will go towards Placing Paw’s continued effort to help animals in need find forever homes.
This raffle is to celebrate the 1000th animal rescued by Placing Paws and adopted to a loving new family. The raffle is also dedicated in memory of D’Ann, an animal rescuer associated with Placing Paws who passed away in 2012.
Tickets are 1 for $10.00, 3 tickets for $25.00, or 10 for $50.00. More information and the link to buy tickets can be found our website at www.placingpawsrescue.org Raffle winner is responsible for all applicable taxes.
ABOUT PLACING PAWS:
Placing Paws of Illinois is a non-profit No-Kill Animal Rescue and Adoption program established in 2008. Animals find their way to us to by many roads, some more tragic than others, some simply victims of circumstance or the economy. Whatever road they take, Placing Paws is dedicated to taking dogs and cats from high-risk situations and finds them new forever homes. Once in our program, Placing Paws provides all necessary care for these animals including medical needs, rehabilitation, training, and then places these rescued dogs and cats in new forever homes with responsible pet parents. Since its establishment, in 2008, Placing Paws has placed over 1000 animals!! For more information, please visit our website www.placingpawsrescue.org or contact us at 224-433-6537
Event: Breathe Benefit 2013: Community Inspiring a Cure
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013
Time: Cocktail Reception 6:30 pm, Program Begins 7:30 pm,
Dinner 8:00 pm
Contact: Amanda Miller, Development Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, 312.239.6627
The Breathe Benefit increases awareness of pulmonary fibrosis (PF) and recognizes the outstanding efforts of those who support our mission. The evening will feature a seated dinner, auction, and recognition ceremony highlighting the tireless efforts of our volunteers and important initiatives within the PF community. Additionally, we will announce the recipients of our 2013 Young Investigator and Established Investigator Research Awards and 2013 Leanne Storch Support Group Awards.
TEEN TALK GROUP
********You have a friend in me*********
...Calling All Teens!!!
Please join us in a friendly group where you can hang out with friends, watch movies, play games, or just face to face conversation.
Adults available for private conversations if needed.
When: EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT
Where: First Trinity Community Center 643 w. 31st St. Chicago, IL. 60616
The second Floor
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Team Leader/ Mentor – Kim Rolland
Cell Phone: 773-485-0716 available 24hrs a day to talk or someone to listen.
Letting teens know that were here to listen when they need it!!
The Center in Palos Park is a 78-acre natural wonderland just a short drive from Chicago. Visit our Children’s Farm, take an art class, reflect in our chapel, or come take a bracing stroll. The Center is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation. The Center 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park. 361.361.3650. www.thecenterpalos.org
Women Veteran, “You Served -- You Deserve The Best Care Anywhere”
The Department of Veterans Affairs is reaching out to women Veterans with the message “You served -- you deserve the best care anywhere.”
Women are the fastest growing group among the Veteran population. “The Women Veterans Health Program addresses the health care needs of women Veterans and works to ensure timely, equitable, high-quality, comprehensive health care services are provided in a sensitive and safe environment at VA health facilities nationwide,” said Shenekia Williams-Johnson, Women’s Veterans Program Manager.
“The program is the result of two decades of fine tuning and process improvements focused on becoming a national leader in the provision of health care for women. All women who served should contact us to learn about the health care benefits they have earned.”
In FY11, VA’s Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network, which serves North Carolina and Virginia, and a portion of West Virginia, spent $2.7 million on privacy, security and dignity projects for women Veterans.
“We have added clinics, remodeled inpatient and outpatient areas of our medical centers and hired health care providers specifically to address needs of Women Veterans,” said Williams-Johnson. “We now have the capacity to provide comprehensive primary care and high-quality preventive and clinical care to many more women.”
Rural and homebound Veterans can benefit from emerging technology that will deliver care remotely through new telehealth efforts, and home-based care services. Similarly, women Veterans with mental illnesses can benefit through integration of mental health services within primary care, so that necessary treatment is provided in a comprehensive and coordinated way.
Additionally, aging women Veterans can benefit from the latest advances in medical science and technology to identify and address cardiovascular disease as well as advances in treatments for diabetes, osteoporosis, and menopause.
For more information about VA health care for women, please contact Kenya Graham, Women Veterans Outreach Coordinator for North Carolina, at (910) 272-3220 ext.1002, or Ruth Miller, Women Veterans Outreach Coordinator for Virginia, at (919) 491-9888.
Information can also be found at the Women Health Care link on the VA Web site at http://www.womenshealth.va.gov.
About VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network:
Once comprising only a fraction of U.S. Veterans, VA estimates there are now more than 1.8 million female Veterans, nearly 8 percent of the total Veteran population. VA’s Mid-Atlantic Health Network, which includes eight VA Medical Centers and 21 community-based outpatient clinics, located in North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia, provided care to nearly 41,000 female Veterans in FY 2011, and the number is expected to grow to more than 50,000 by 2014.
VA’s Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network is one of 22 networks around the nation making up the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the largest integrated health care system in the nation. The network serves a population of 1.4 million Veterans, providing a full continuum of medical, surgical, and psychiatric inpatient, and outpatient, services to more than 320,000 patients annually.
100(+) Women Who Care
Meet 4 times a year (quarterly)
(February, May, August, November)
Each member must commit to donating $100 per meeting, ($400 per year)
If you are unable to attend, give your check to a member to deliver on your behalf- your check will be your proxy vote.
The donations will be given to DuPage County charities/non-profits/worthy causes serving DuPage County.
By ballot, the group will vote and majority rules. Even if you don’t care for the choice you still must donate.
Only three charities/programs/non-profits will be presented at the meeting. If there is an immediate/emergency need at the time of the meeting that can be presented as one of the choices.
Each charity/program/non-profit that is under consideration will be given 5 minutes to make a presentation at the meeting by a member of the 100, not by the charity/program/non-profit.
No national charities will be considered. The purpose is for the contribution to stay in the community 100%.
If a charity/program/non-profit is not selected it will be put back in the drawing for the next meeting.
The charity/program/non-profit will have to agree NOT to use the names for future solicitations or give the information out to the public, unless an individual requests so. If the charity does not adhere to this condition they will be removed from any future consideration.
For More Information: http://100wwc.weebly.com/guidelines.html
Karen F. Dunigan- Founder