Mobile Vet Center coming to Moraine Valley
Veterans from every era are welcome to explore the Mobile Vet Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Thursday, in the parking lot near the Student Union, on the Moraine Valley Community College campus, 9000 W. College Pkwy in Palos Hills.
The Mobile Vet Center is available to anyone who has served in any combat zone. Guests can tour the center, ask questions and learn about available veterans’ services such as readjustment counseling; posttraumatic stress disorder counseling; job counseling and referral; benefits counseling and referral; individual, couples/family and group counseling; bereavement counseling; and alcohol and other drug addiction counseling and referral.
For more information, call General McArthur III, veterans’ coordinator, at 608-4144, or visit mcarthurIIIg@morainevalley.edu.
Mount Assisi Academy
Mount Assisi Academy Looking For Fair Participants.
Mount Assisi Academy is hosting a Career, Volunteer, and Job Fair for their students on from 12:30 to 2:20 p.m. Monday, May 5. The school is looking for:
• Businesses that need to fill jobs, to host a table, have our students fill out applications, and conduct mini interviews on site.
• Organizations who need volunteers to host a table and encourage our students to sign up for volunteer opportunities.
• Professionals to come and share their experience in a particular field, answer questions, and schedule shadow days or internships with our students.
For more information, call Marina Tadros at 630-257-7844, ext 239, or email Mtadros@mtassisi.org.
Oak Lawn Community H.S.
Oak Lawn Community High School will host its Relay for Life for the 12th year in a row. Relay for Life is an organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research. This year’s Relay for Life will take place Saturday, May 17. Per Relay tradition, the faculty, staff and students painted the gym purple on Feb. 7 by wearing purple T-shirts during the varsity basketball game. Relay for Life coordinator Thaddeus Zuzga said that OLCHS raised more than $1,500. These funds will be used to cover all of the extracurricular activities at this year’s Relay For Life Event on May 17, 2014. It is not too late to register teams or participants for the event. For more information, call 424-5200.
Stagg High School Presents Art For The Season.
Stagg High School Music Boosters organization presents Art for the Season, an arts and crafts festival. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the school, 8015 W. 111th St., Palos Hills. Admission is $2 for adults. The two-day event features arts, crafts, and vendor booths, lunch, food sampling, raffles, and an appearance by KHITS radio, 104.3 FM. The proceeds from this event benefit the music students at Stagg High School. For more information, call Patty at 974-7520.
Stagg High School will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a namesake event Saturday, April 12 at the University of Chicago’s Bartlett Hall, where Amos Alonzo Stagg served as associate professor and director of athletics.
Tickets, which cost $40 per adult, will be sold until April 1. A shuttle bus from Stagg High School costs $5. For more information, email StaggSCO@gmail.com. The community, alumni, parents, faculty, staff and retired employees are welcome.
The celebration begins with a tour of architectural landmarks at 5 p.m. starting at the Ratner Athletics Center, followed by a reception from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the hall. The celebration will feature hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and desserts.
The event, hosted by the newly formed Stagg Community Organization, incorporates the talents of students. The Stagg Madrigal Singers and Stagg Jazz Band will perform, and students in the culinary department will make desserts. In addition, art students are involved in creating the tickets and graphics for the program’s ad book, and graphic arts students will help produce material for the event.
Stagg served the University of Chicago from 1892 to 1932, and his office was in Bartlett Hall. The high school proudly displays one of those doors in its Stagg History Room, obtained when renovations took place at the hall. A pioneering college coach, especially in football, Stagg brought innovation to the game, inventing the lateral pass, huddle, uniform numbers and the tackling dummy. He helped organize the Western Conference, predecessor to the Big Ten Conference. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951 both as a player and as a coach. The Division III championship game for the NCAA is known as the Stagg Bowl.
Stagg High School serves the communities of Palos Hills, Palos Park, Palos Heights, Hickory Hills, Bridgeview, Worth, Willow Springs, and Orland Park.
St. Xavier University will host “Chapters,” an art exhibit by Kelly Harris and Amara Hark-Weber open now until Tuesday, April 1.The exhibit will be on display in the SXU Gallery, located in the Warde Academic Center at the University’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St. The exhibit will be closed from March 10 to March 16 for spring break.
The SXU Gallery’s hours are: Monday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and closed on Sunday.
Harris holds a master of fine arts degree in visual communications design from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a bachelor of arts degree in visual communications design with minors in fine arts and biology from Purdue University.
Hark-Weber holds a master of fine arts degree in visual communications from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a master of science degree in development studies from the London School of Economics, and a bachelor’s degree in history and Africana studies.
Worth Junior High
The members of the Worth Junior High School Concert Band performed and excelled at the Illinois Grade School Music Association’s District 6 Organizational Band Contest March 8. The band received a superior rating as a result of an excellent performance, with one of the adjudicators giving a perfect score. As a result of receiving the superior rating, the band has qualified to perform at the Illinois State Band Contest Saturday, April 12 at Manhattan Junior High School.