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Get Up and Go! for April 18, 2013

Updated: May 19, 2013 7:33AM



Here are events worth getting out of the house for on April 18.

Suggestions include Lockport, Frankfort, Worth and Orland Park.

ROAD TO REALITY: Lockport Township High School and the Lockport Township High School Foundation will present the 12th annual Road to Reality program at 6 p.m. in the east campus cafeteria, 1333 E. 7th St., Lockport.

The “Road” will consist of different scenes showing the choices available to teens regarding underage use of alcohol and/or use of drugs, and the potential physical, emotional and legal consequences of those choices.

In addition to the graphic and realistic “Road” event, there will be booths including local and state law enforcement agencies, community outreach programs, and a Texting and Driving simulator provided by AAA.

Lemont Police Department’s K9 unit will provide police dog demonstrations, and the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists will offer students a chance to check their “driving” abilities while impaired, using the popular “drunk” goggles.

The event is supported by the Lockport Township Fire Protection District, Silver Cross Hospital, the Will County coroner’s office, Illinois State Police District 5, the 12th Judicial Circuit Court, Lockport Police Department, Sterioti’s Towing & Auto Repair and Will County Sheriff’s Crime Prevention Unit.

Upon arrival, participants will be required to register to take the tour. It is recommended to arrive no later than 7 p.m. to assure a departure time.

The free event is open to parents and their students in fifth grade through senior year in high school. It is mandatory that non-driving students be accompanied by an adult or parent.

Due to the program’s graphic nature, it is not intended to be viewed by ages younger than 10. Information: Sue Hudders at (815) 588-8365.

“LEGALLY BLONDE” Attendees can find out what happens when a sorority girl enrolls at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend when the music department at Lincoln-Way East High School brings “Legally Blonde the Musical” to the stage.

Based on the hit movie of the same name starring Reese Witherspoon, “Legally Blonde the Musical” is an uplifting, inspirational show with a fun-loving, girl-power theme, officials said.

The show was nominated for seven Tony Awards and 10 Drama Desk Awards in its first year on Broadway.

Popular songs include the energetic opener “Omigod You Guys” and the lightly funky “Positive.”

“This year’s show is a departure from the more traditional musicals,” choral director Matthew Granger said.

“ ‘Legally Blonde’ has an edge to it in both the acting and vocals that features music that is more of a pop-rock genre with some jazz elements laced in.

“With a lot of dancing and heavy vocals, this musical has allowed Lincoln-Way East’s finest musicians to showcase their tremendous talents.”

More than 80 Lincoln-Way East students are involved in the production, which will debut at 7 p.m. in the school’s Performing Arts Center, 201 Colorado Ave., Frankfort.

Additional showtimes are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased at the door or in advance at (815) 464-4344 or lwemusic.org.

NEAT REPEATS RESALE: Volunteers are needed to work in Neat Repeats Resale stores.

Officials said giving five hours a week can make a difference in the lives of victims of domestic violence.

Volunteers can join the Neat Repeats team, develop new skills and help in their community. This is a great opportunity for those with retail experience and a passion for helping others, officials said.

The Volunteer Recruitment Day will be in Orland Park at 9028 W. 159th St., (708) 364-7605, and in Worth at 7026 W. 111th St., (708) 361-6860.

All sales at Neat Repeats Resale benefit the clients served by the Crisis Center for South Suburbia, a nonprofit community organization that provides emergency shelter and other services for individuals and families victimized by domestic violence.

Another Volunteer Recruitment Day is set for May 3.



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