Orland Township Scholarship Foundation Applications now available!

Applications for the 2014 Orland Township Scholarship Program are now available at the Township Office, 14807 S. Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park.

Scholarship Foundation President Paul O’Grady and the Board of Directors are pleased to announce this year’s scholarship program will give numerous awards to the class of 2014 totaling$16, 500, with one $2,000 scholarship, eight $1,000 scholarships and 13 $500 scholarships.

Senior American Idol Auditions to be Feb. 20

Auditions for Orland Township’s Senior American Idol are Feb. 20. Auditions will be held in the Orland Township Activity Center, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. Check in on Feb. 20 is at 5:45 p.m.. Auditions are open to seniors age 55 and older and require participants to perform a song of their choice (no more than two minutes long) acapella in front of a panel of judges. Auditions are FREE. If chosen to be a contestant for the show in May, participants will be required to pay the contestant fee of $30. Please call Orland Township at (708)403-4222 to register for auditions.

Beer Tapping Thursday, Nov. 21 at Rock Bottom

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery and the Orland Park Prairie will be co-hosting a Beer Tapping at Rock Bottom, 16156 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park, on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.. The event is part of the Rudolph the Prairie Red Fundraising Drive, co-hosted by Rock Bottom and the Orland Park Prairie, and will benefit Orland Township’s Holiday 2013 Program which aims to provide food, new toys and clothes to local families in need this holiday season.

Senior Christmas Luncheon Tickets on Sale

Tickets for Orland Township’s Senior Christmas Luncheon are still on sale for both residents and non-residents. The luncheon will be held on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Orland Chateau, 14500 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. Tickets are $17 for Township residents and $22 for non-residents, and include a delicious lunch along with dessert and a beverage. Entertainment will be provided by Just Friends, who will blend music and laughter with holiday sing-a-longs and nostalgic stories of Christmas past. Tickets can be purchased at the Orland Township Office, 14807 S.

Immunization Clinic this Sat., Nov. 9

Stop by the Orland Township’s Immunization Clinic this Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.. Flu shots will also be available. Flu shots are $20 for adults (19 and older) and free for those with a Medicare Part B card. Children 18 and under who are either Medicaid-eligible, uninsured, Native American or Alaskan Native are also eligible for a free vaccine. Proof of residency is required. The Township Office is located at 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. For more information, please call the Township Office at (708)403-4222.

"Holiday Healthy Eating" Event Tuesday, Nov. 19

Orland Township Health Services is hosting “Holiday Healthy Eating” on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7pm. Registered dietitian Tina Musselman will be teaching participants healthy tips on how to avoid that dreaded holiday weight gain. Delicious- and healthy- holiday treats will also be available for sampling, as well as non-alcoholic holiday drinks. Reserve a spot for this treat of an event by calling (708)403-4222 today!