Updated: April 11, 2013 6:08AM
Here’s a look at what’s going on in the Southland.
News from the SouthtownStar’s North region includes Palos Hills and Chicago Ridge.
Prom dress help
High school girls can find an affordable prom dress during Moraine Valley Community College’s sixth annual Dream Come True Project from 9 to 11 a.m. March 23 in Building S, Room 117, on campus, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills.
Girls who attend the event can sort through more than 100 dresses in all sizes and styles and try them on in a fitting room. Each girl can take home one free dress, including shoes and jewelry, if available. Dresses will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Dress donations are being accepted in the Multicultural Student Affairs Department, S201, on the second floor of Building S.
Information: Veronica Wade, (708) 974-5475.
Old photos sought
Chicago Ridge resident Ed Maurer Jr. and the Chicago Ridge Public Library are compiling a photographic history of Chicago Ridge in preparation for the municipality’s centennial in 2014.
The project is being done in conjunction with Arcadia Publishing, which has produced hundreds of books under its “Images of America” series.
For information, contact Maurer at email@example.com or the Chicago Ridge Public Library, 10400 S. Oxford Ave., at (708) 423-7753.
Opelka Scholarship established
Beverly Opelka, of Palos Park, established the Bill Opelka Scholarship at Moraine Valley Community College when she made a $10,000 donation to the college last month.
Bill Opelka is a former board member of the Moraine Valley Foundation.
The scholarship is to be awarded to a current or incoming full-time student who is involved in forensics, percussion ensemble, student government or the student newspaper or has 22 hours of documented community service. The recipient also must have a 3.0 grade-point average, demonstrate financial need and submit a 500-word essay.