What’s Going On for May 2, 2013
May 1, 2013 4:02PM
Updated: June 3, 2013 6:09AM
Here is a look at what’s going on in the Southland.
Events include Homewood, Palos Heights, Frankfort, Matteson, Tinley Park, Chicago Heights, Blue Island and Palos Park.
Homelessness in the South Suburbs panel discussion
Registration is due before Friday for B’nai Yehuda Beth Sholom’s Homelessness in the South Suburbs presentation at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at 1424 W. 183rd St., Homewood.
The panel discussion at the free forum will be lead by representatives from Public Action to Deliver Shelter, Respond Now, Together We Cope and the South Suburban Family Shelter.
Information: Ellen Kahn, (708) 206-1628.
Erika Kathryn, author of the newly published book “Audie the Angel” and a Crete resident, will do a book signing from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Susie’s Hallmark Shop, 18065 Harwood Ave, Homewood.
Information: (708) 799-2810, audietheangel.com.
Deadline for flower sale
Orders for the annual Palos Heights Woman’s Club flower sale are due Saturday.
This is the first year the club’s sale is on an order basis. Forms are at the Palos Heights Library, 12501 71st Ave.; the Palos Heights Recreation Center, 6601 W. 127th St.; Lake Katherine Nature Preserve & Botanic Gardens, 7402 W. Lake Katherine Drive; and phwc.wordpress.com.
Orders can be picked up between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. May 18 at 7130 W. 127th St. Information: Kim Prokes at (708) 955-8000.
L-W North Athletic Boosters recycling event
Lincoln-Way North High School, 19900 S. Harlem Ave., Frankfort, will host this event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Proceeds will benefit the school’s athletic programs.
Area residents can drop off their old electronic devices such as cellular phones, cameras, camcorders, scanners, printers, fax machines and chargers. Computers also will be accepted and hard drives will be removed for no charge.
TV sets will not be accepted.
Potential new homeowners orientation
Habitat for Humanity Chicago South Suburbs will host this event at 10 a.m. Saturday at New Faith Baptist Church, 25 Central Ave., Matteson.
Jack & Jill Gospel-Jazz Explosion Brunch
Darius Brooks, Kim Stratton, Ray Silkman, Shekinah Glory Ministry and N’Tegri-T will perform at the Gospel-Jazz Explosion Brunch hosted by the South Suburban Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc.
The fundraiser, conducted annually to support area youth and education, is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Tinley Park Convention Center. This year marks the 75th anniversary of what is billed as America’s oldest black family organization.
South Suburban Chapter officials hope to raise $100,000 to provide scholarship and supportive services to area youths. Tickets are at eventbrite.com.
Cinco de Mayo celebration
Chicago Heights Public Library, 25 W. 15th St., will host a Cinco de Mayo celebration 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The family-friendly event will feature dancers, sampling of foods from local vendors, arts and crafts, Loteria (a board game) and a pinata. Information: (708) 754-0323.
Kiwanis pancake breakfast
From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, the Blue Island Kiwanis will host this fundraiser at Veterans Memorial School, 12320 S. Greenwood Ave., Blue Island.
The cost of the tickets is $7 per person or free for ages younger than 5 are free, and tickets will be available at the door. Cash and checks will be accepted.
There also will be a bake sale and a raffle. Money raised will be used to support various programs benefiting local children and adults.
Ladies will don their hats and gloves for the eighth annual spring tea at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park.
The tea includes tea sandwiches, sweets and hot and cold teas plus harp music, wildflowers and a humorous look at a woman’s journey through the decades of her life by columnist Alice Collins.
Weather permitting, seating is planned both indoors and outside amidst the wildflowers.
Tickets must be reserved in advance at (708) 361-3650 or thecenterpalos.org and cost $25 per person.