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The Affordable Care Act “What You Need to Know.” 9 a.m. 6140 Lincoln Ave. Morton Grove. Join the Morton Grove Chamber of Commerce and our panel of experts as we discuss the Affordable Care Act and how it will impact businesses. Our experts will speak about what every business needs to know to make an informed decision. Learn how to decide what is right for your business, what is needed for compliance with the act and by when business owners need to do it. To reserve your place please call Debbie Juris at (847) 965-0330 or email:

Film: La Sirga (2012, NR, 1 hr. 22 m in., French and Spanish with English subtitles). 2 p.m. Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove.Alice is devastated by war memories. She tries to reshape her life in La Sirga, a decadent hotel on the shore of a lake in the Andes.

AUGUST 23 Standard Bank Stadium Concert Series: TributoSaurus Becomes “The Who.” 7:30 p.m. 14011 Kenton Avenue, Crestwood. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 day of show. Find more info at

AUGUST 24 Standard Bank Stadium Concert Series: American English to Perform “Sgt. Pepper’s”“1” and other Fab Four Faves. 7 p.m. 14011 Kenton Avenue, Crestwood. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 day of show. Find more info at sbstadium. com.

AUGUST 26 TLC: Total Learning Community afterschool program. Nelson School 8901 Ozanam Ave., Niles & Melzer School 9400 Oriole, Morton Grove & Mark Twain School, 9401 Hamlin, Niles. Join our national award-winning afterschool program, returning for its 13th year. This program is at all District 63 elementary schools. Give your child something productive to do every day after school, in a safe, positive learning environment supervised primarily by District 63 classroom teachers. For more information or to register, contact Pamela Surber at the TLC office at 847-827-4137 or visit our website: www.emsd63. org/subsite/TLC

AUGUST 27 3rd Annual Dinner with Ditka. 6:30 p.m. Mike Ditka’s Steak House, 100 E Chestnut, Chicago. Join ‘Da Coach’ and Kids Have Hope for the 3rd Annual Dinner with Ditka event. The evening will be full of drinks,

live music, a four course meal and silent auction to support them in their mission to end child abuse in Chicago. Single tickets are available at $150 and tables of 10 can be purchased for $1400. All proceeds go to the Kids Have Hope foundation and their programs to educate children, parents and the communities about child abuse prevention and detection. Tickets can be purchased in advance of the event by events. For more information please contact Melissa Moss at

AUGUST 28 SCORE Small Business Counseling. 9 a.m. Niles Public Library, 6960 W Oakton St, Niles. Take advantage of private one-hour sessions of business coaching. Counselers from the Chicago Chapter of SCORE® will be at the Library to advise small business owners and start-ups with planning, marketing or financial solutions. The sessions are free but you must make an appointment. To set up your appointment online, visit the counseling page at If you have questions, call SCORE at 312-353-7724 or email info@

ONGOING Sounds of Summer Looking to add a note to your summer? Don’t miss a

beat 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Friday. There are different concerts every Thursday and Friday all summer. Admission is free. The concert takes place at Harmony Park, at Vail Avenue and Campbell Street, in Arlington Heights. For information, go to TOPS. 5-7 p.m. every Monday at the Niles Park District Howard Leisure Center, 6676 W. Howard Street, Niles. This not-for-profit weight loss organization meets every Monday. Visitors are welcome. For more information contact Sandie at 847-691-7122. FISH Seeking Volunteers. Due to the economy, FISH is experiencing over a 40 percent rise in ridership. It is straining both the volunteer service level and budget. Since 1971, FISH volunteers have been serving Park Ridge and Maine Township residents by providing free rides to medical appointments. To continue to provide a high level of service to all residents of Maine Township, FISH needs volunteers. Can you spare four hours per month to drive neighbors to medical appointments? To volunteer, call Ed Oken, President, 847 696-0761. Meet US Rep Schakowsky’s Representative. 9 a.m. to noon at the Park Ridge Library.A member of U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky’s Evanston office will be at the library every Wednesday morning to answer your questions about government, health care, retirement issues, immigration visas, and anything else related to federal benefits. For more information, contact Ann Limjoco at 847-328-3409. Stroke Club. 3-4:30 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at Center for Advanced Care, Room 1220, 1700 Luther Lane, Park Ridge. This is a free program for stroke victims and survivors (plus a guest). Free parking is available in the attached parking garage. For more information contact Meg Potterfield, 847723-4765 or Dorene Wlodarski, 847-296-2470. TOPS Club. 8:30-10 a.m. every Tuesday at the Feldman Rec Center, 8800 W. Kathy Lane, Niles. Lose weight with TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Everyone is welcome. Call Dorene Wlodarski, 847-2962470 or Lenore Lunquist, 847729-2530 for more information.

News Briefs Pastor at Our Lady of Ransom Church in Niles dies Rev. Thomas Michael Enright, 75, passed away at his home in Seneca Aug. 10. Most recently he was associate pastor of Our Lady of Ransom Church in Niles for the past six years. Previously Enright served at St. Mary of the Woods in Chicago, St. Teresa’s in Palatine, St. Joseph Church in Wilmette, St. Alphonsus in Lemont and Transfiguration Church in Wauconda. He was remembered as a “caring and gentle pastor.”

Aurora cops honored for rescue of Niles police commander, his son and others from river Niles Police Commander James Elenz and his son were on an outing to the Vermillion River in Oglesby this past June when they got swept up against the Buzzi Unicem Dam. After holding on for about 40 minutes Colin Fath, Graham Fath, Matthew Grammas and Tyler Fredrickson saw them and were able to pull Ryan Elenz into their raft. As the boys continued to look for help Sgts. Rick Ahlgren and Daniel Eppard of the Aurora police department arrived and worked together to help bring the entire group to safety. “It was pretty dangerous. We could see them holding on and they were pretty terrified,” said Eppard, who along with Ahlgren were off duty at the time. Eppard threw a rope and pulled everyone to safety. The two Aurora police officers were honored Aug. 13 for their actions. “I don’t know how we would have made it out of there. I don’t think we would have,” said John Elenz, adding that he’d be forever grateful for Eppard and Ahlgren.

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Niles 08-22-13

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Niles 08-22-13