18420 Spring Creek Dr
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Phone: (708) 342-1700
Fax: (708) 342-1709
This really is a truly massive venue. Boasting itself as the largest amphitheater in the Chicago area, this 400,000-seat arena can accommodate any and all sporting, music, or organizational events. Throughout the venue, there are different types of seating from floor, front row, stadium, and the ever-popular lawn area. Check out the events that are happening so you can experience this enormous venue for yourself.
Built by local teens and professional skaters in conjunction with architects, this is a sort of paradise for in-line skating enthusiasts. You will have to find your way down to Orland Park's Centennial Park, but the trip is worth the effort. There are 25,000 square feet of winding trails, concrete half-pipes and stairs for climbing, tricking on or merely rolling by.
A charming American town, Homewood is located about 28 miles (45 kilometers) from Chicago. Incorporated as a town in 1893, Homewood saw its first settlers as early as 1834. The town flourished at first as a farming town, because of the excellent topsoil, but later found prosperity with the advent of railroads and the town became an important cargo and commuter stop. Today, Homewood is one of the several suburban towns in the region. It is known for its cultural events like the Block Part, Homewood Rail Days, Dog Days of Summer, and Chocolate Fest. See the website for more information.
Moraine Valley Church is a community church that serves as a spiritual haven, place of worship as well as a place for people to gather together and work together through the various ministries and outreach programs. Believing in the transformative power of God, the church aims at reaching out to the community and making a difference through its programs and ministries like the children's ministries, prayer, sports, women's worship, care and compassion and more with events, programs, classes and support groups making it an integral part of the community it serves. With outreach missions to inner city neighborhoods, rural and urban programs for at risk youth as well as relief missions to Mexico, Moraine Valley Church believes in reaching as many people as possible. Weekly and Sunday worship services are held at 9.30am and Pathways classes commence at 11.15am. The church has an in-house cafe, He Brews Cafe, where church goers can socialize and enjoy a refreshment before service times.
A public school in Illinois, it was established in the year 1900. The structure portrays six historic fresco murals, two limestone sculptures, a Trojan Head plaque and other artistic additions. The artistic structure of the school building got it to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the year 1982. The school is home to the Blazing Trojans sports teams and has quite a few notable alumni, especially famous in various sports fields. The school is significantly a distinctive part of Chicago Heights, Illinois.
Spread over 137 acres, the Prairie State College is one of the 39 community colleges in Illinois and a part of the North Central Association. Besides it is affiliated with a number of high schools from where students are admitted for further studies. The school features a book store, library, health and fitness center and a Business and Community Education Center, which is available on rental basis for events, meetings, conferences etc.
The origins of the Sacred Heart Church date back to the late 1800's when Catholics who had settled in the area found themselves in need of a place to worship originating with the German settlers who wished to establish a parish with national character, it eventually came to incorporate families from various European communities including Irish, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish and several more. The church underwent relocation and modification several times until the current structure. The current building features several aspects of the original fore-bearers including a high steeple. Notice the insignia found above the Corpus on the crucifix which dates back to 1872. Stained glass windows also recreate some of the old features from earlier structures and pays homage to two of the main patron saints, St. Patrick and St. Boniface. Mass is held at 4.30p on Saturdays and 7:30a, 9a, 10:30a and noon on Sundays including a Polish service on alternate Sundays. Daily mass is also offered at 9a on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 7:30a on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Besides this the church also offers Sunday schools, baptism services, marriage rites and various outreach programs.
The Chicago Ridge Public Library has been a vibrant part of community life since its foundation in 1966, originally located within the Village Hall. Moved to its current location in 1979, several additions to the library have made it the thriving community space it is today. With study rooms, computer stations, youth areas as well as a quiet reading room, the Chicago Ridge Public Library offers a variety of useful services as well as hosting local events and programs to keep up with the digital age. A lively venue for kids, teens and adults to interact in a fun, productive manner, events include reading clubs, gaming clubs, computer courses, movie screenings, craft classes, pub trivia evenings, Lego club and more. Reading programs are a great way to discover new books and interact with fellow book lovers and readers. For additional information on what's on at the library, visit the website.
In the Chicago Ridge Park District, the Frontier Park Fieldhouse is a huge fitness and sports center. A playground for children, volleyball and basketball courts, and a walking track are the facilities provided in the arena which host local matches. The magnificent fitness center, fully equipped with the best and latest of exercise equipment is also available on site. A number of events take place here as well, like the Tiny Tot Prom, Daddy-Daughter Date Night etc.
All-round development is what Saint Xavier University strives for, and being one of the good Universities in Chicago, it does just that. Apart from offering various undergraduate and graduate courses, the university also emphasizes on co-curricular activities that include sports and various art forms. In order to accentuate this fact, the university also runs The Shannon Center. On campus bookstore, health-care and many such facilities are made available for resident students and staff. Great atmosphere and liberal teaching techniques result in productive learning.
Located within Saint Xavier University, the Shannon Center mainly looks after co-curricular activities of students. By offering facilities like gyms, bookstore, meeting rooms, refreshment corner among a few, this center strives for student convenience. Apart from that events such as athletic meets, concerts and seminars are organized. Though these events are held primarily for the campus students and staff, these are at times open for public too.
A plethora of books belonging to diverse genres await your arrival at the Calumet City Public Library. The library has a warm and welcoming interior where you can pick your favorite read and stay put for long hours. The community room at the Calumet City Public Library features classic movies and it is also available on rent for local and private events. The place undertakes a variety of programs for adults as well as for teens, and organizes various events on occasions such as Christmas and Thanksgiving.