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Justice Park District to show ‘Lion King’ dvn community calendar for 9 23

The Justice Park District will show “The Lion King” at its Movie in the Park at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at 7747 S. Grove Ave. Free popcorn will be available. For information, call 708-458-1370.

Bridgeview Plant a Tree Day

Moms of Bridgeview will hold a Plant a Tree for Your Community event on Saturday, September 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Commissioners Park, 8100 Beloit Ave., Bridgeview. This community-wide event is made possible through Moms of Bridgeview (created in March of 2020), and Openlands: Conserving Nature for Life. They encourage residents to bring their families to help plant 31 trees. For more information, email [email protected], or join their Moms of Bridgeview Facebook group.

Argo to host Fall Festival

Argo High School, 7329 W. 63rd St. in Summit, will host a Fall Festival from 4-7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 8, at the school. Admission is free. Everyone is invited. There will be inflatables, a food truck, arts and crafts and more.

Meet new Justice Park director

There will be a meet and greet with Jennifer Bonbrake, the new executive director of the Justice Park District, on October 2 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the park district building at 7737 S. Oak Grove Avenue in Justice.

Brookfield Zoo celebrates Oktoberfest

Enjoy live polka music, authentic food, and beer at Brookfield Zoo during this year’s Oktoberfest, presented by Leinenkugel’s, on Saturday and Sunday, September 25 and 26.

Zoogoers can visit the Beer Garden on Brookfield Zoo’s East Mall from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to find Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest beer. Guests can also purchase fall favorite fare from a selection of seasonal menu items such as bratwurst, sausages, pretzels with beer cheese, and more. Guests over 21 years old who spot the Leinie’s PolkaPedi may be treated to some complimentary memorabilia.

On September 25, get up and dance to live music from the Die Musikmeisters from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Alpine Thunder from 2:30 to 5 p.m. And, celebrate on September 26 with The Happy Wanderers, who will entertain guests 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Or, catch the tunes throughout the park both days between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. while the mobile PolkaPedi spreads seasonal cheer.

Admission to Brookfield Zoo is $24.95 for adults, $17.95 for children ages 3 to 11, and $19.95 for seniors 65 and over. Parking is $15.

For information, visit CZS.org/Oktoberfest2021.

Night of Joy at Argo

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 2, for “A Night of Joy with the Community,” a community choir event at Argo High School.

It begins at 5 p.m., and will be an evening of the community getting together for a musical celebration.

Director is Pamela McDonald, a former longtime Argo High School employee and community member.

If you would like to perform or sing in the Community Choir, contact McDonald at [email protected].

Summit Library budget hearing

Summit Public Library District will hold a public hearing meeting to approve the Budget and Appropriations Ordinance for fiscal year 2021/2022 on Wednesday, October 20, at 5:15 p.m. Persons who wish to be heard may contact the library at 708-458-1545.

SWSRA golf outing

SWSRA announced it will be holding its inaugural Tee Up Fore SWSRA golf outing at Fountain Hills Golf Club in Alsip on Saturday, October 2.

The outing will be a 9-hole scramble will a shotgun start at 10 a.m. There will be lunch and beverages along with raffles and prizes.

Golf is $75 per person or $275 for a four-some. That includes golf, cart, lunch, beverage and golf shirt. Lunch only tickets are $30. Shirt only tickets are $20. You must sign up by Sept. 13 to receive a shirt.

Hole sponsors are wanted at $100 per hole. Donations may be dropped off or mailed to the main office.

Space is limited. Register at https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/tee-up-fore-swsra-golf-outing-2021

Central Stickney Park District hearing on bond sale

The Central Stickney Park District will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 6, at 7 p.m. in its board room at 4715 S. Long Avenue in Chicago, to receive comments on a proposal to sell non-referendum bonds in an amount not to exceed $180,000 for the purpose of payment of land condemned or purchased for parks, for the building, maintaining, improving and protecting of the same and the existing facilities of the district.

McCook Park District hearing on bond sale

The McCook Park District will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 12, at 6 p.m. in its board room at 4911 Riverside Ave. in McCook, to receive comments on the proposal to sell non-referendum bonds in an amount not to exceed $100,000 for the purpose of payment of land condemned or purchased for parks, for the building, maintaining, improving and protecting of the same and the existing facilities of the district.

Summit Park District hearing on bond sale

The Summit Park District will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 12, at 5 p.m. in its board room at the SPARK Recreation Center, 5700 S. Archer Road in Summit, to receive comments on the proposal to sell non-referendum bonds in the amount not to exceed $300,000 for the purpose of payment of land condemned or purchased for parks, for the building, maintaining, improving and protecting the same and the existing facilities of the district; and for paying debt service on previously issued alternate revenue bonds.

Kennedy HS alumni to hold reunion

Alumni of Chicago’s Kennedy High School are invited to an all-class reunion set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Tailgaters Sports Bar and Grill, 431 W. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook.

Tailgaters is owned by a Kennedy alumnus.

The event will cast a special spotlight on the class of 1980, which missed its 40-year reunion because of the pandemic.

Admission is $12 per person (plus tax and fee), and tickets are available at tailgatersgrill.com. Tickets at the door will be $14, is the event is not sold out in advance.

The ticket price includes a live band, a DJ and light appetizers.

There will also be a split-the-pot raffle. Event organizers say half of the raffle proceeds will be donated to Kennedy High School.

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