Updated: August 26, 2013 4:02PM
Here is a look at what’s going on in the Southland.
News includes Chicago, Palos Heights, Homewood, Harvey, Orland Park and New Lenox.
CEDA Cooling Program
Women In Partnership will process Community and Economic Development Association Cooling Program applications for Cook County residents from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday at 1830 W. 95th St., Chicago.
The program applies a grant payment toward one’s electric bill to help reduce summer cooling costs.
Details on required documents and income guidelines are at (773) 238-5000. Information: womenpartnership.org.
Evening Under the Stars
Reservations are due Friday for Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens’s Evening Under the Stars at 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at 7402 W. Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights.
The event will raise funds for the construction of festival grounds, which will be a space for movie nights, concerts, educational programs and other community events.
Individual tickets are $100 each. Table sponsors will receive 10 event tickets and name recognition on a stamped brick along the pavilion walkway for a donation of $1,500.
Information: (708) 361-1873.
Domestic violence training
Registration is due Friday for the 40-hour domestic violence training offered by South Suburban Family Shelter, an approved training site for Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professionals Inc.
The training, which will take place throughout August, encompasses topics including abuser intervention programs and empowerment counseling.
Police departments, school districts and other social service agencies are encouraged to attend.
Information: (708) 794-2140, Ext. 304 or www.ssfs1.org.
Ingalls Memorial Hospital and Family Christian Health Center will host KidFest 2013 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 155th and Paulina streets, Harvey.
School physicals will be $10 and dental screenings will be $5. Both are free for participants with a current medical card.
Free immunizations will be available for infants and children, but previous immunization records are required.
A flea market will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Information: (708) 915-2273.
Meet the superintendent
RSVPs are due Wednesday for the Aug. 5 community gathering for area organizational leaders to meet Orland School District 135’s new superintendent.
The event will take place at 8 a.m. in the Administration Center’s board room, 15100 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park.
Information: email@example.com or (708) 364-3335.
Propane tank collections
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration recently issued an emergency recall order of 55,000 propane tanks manufactured by the Lite Cylinder Co.
According to the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the order directs that certain two-piece, fully wrapped fiber composite cylinders are commonly used as portable fuel tanks for liquefied petroleum gas.
Anyone who has a propane tank that needs to be disposed of can drop it off at any New Lenox Fire Protection District fire station.
Tanks subject to the recall should be handled with caution as these cylinders may leak flammable gas or suddenly rupture.
Information: (800) 467-4922 or 1.usa.gov/1cMQB2s.