Updated: June 5, 2012 12:40PM
Oak Brook Racquet and Fitness Club will host their 8th Annual Hit for the Hospital fundraiser from 2-8 p.m. on June 8. This is a junior tournament for kids in middle school through college and includes tennis, prizes, pizza and fun. A suggested $40 donation will benefit Children’s Memorial Hospital. To participate, call 630-654-2442 or stop by the club at 650 Westmont Drive Westmont.
Paws for Life
The West Suburban Humane Society will host its third annual Paws for Life 5K on June 16 at Lisle Senior High School, 1800 Short St, Lisle. The men and women’s competitive 5k race at 7 a.m., followed by a pet-friendly non-competitive Fun Run/Walk. Fees are $25 for competitive race, $15 for the Fun Run/Walk. Fees go up after June 9. For more information, visit www.PawsForLife5K.com or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Shedd Aquarium will hold the black-tie gala Luminescence from 6 p.m. to midnight June 9 at John G. Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. The evening will include an aquatic performance in the Abbott Oceanarium Amphitheatre, dinner, and dancing to the music of Stu Hirsh. Tickets are $600. Visit www.sheddaquarium.org.
Race for ACES
Race for ACES Event will take place 1:30-6 p.m. June 10 within the Springdale subdivision in Western Springs. Families, teams and individuals are welcome with a bike and helmet. Ride/Walk (2.2 miles) is 2-4 p.m. Early registration is $15 for individuals and $25 for families up to four people. Proceeds benefit Adolescents Counseling, Education and Support. To register, visit www.
Annual golf outing
DuPage Convalescent Center foundation will hold its ninth annual golf outing at 11 a.m. June 12 at Bloomingdale Golf Club, 181 Glen Ellyn Road, Bloomingdale. Fees are $175 for individual golfers; $700 per foursome; and $950 per foursome and hole sponsorship. Fees include golf with cart, lunch, libations and dinner. Dinner tickets can be purchased separately for $50. Call (630) 784-4267 or visit www.dpccfoundation.org.
Premiere for PADS
“I Heart Shakey” and DuPage PADS, a nonprofit serving the homeless, have teamed up to announce a red carpet movie premiere at 5:30 p.m. June 13 at Hollywood Palms, 352 S. Route 59, Naperville. The family comedy (in 3-D), filmed mainly in DuPage County, and stars Steve Lemme, Steve Guttenberg, Beverly D’Angelo and Alfonso Arau. Members of the cast will be in attendance for photo opportunities and autographs. Adult tickets are $20; $15 for children (12 and under). Proceeds benefit DuPage PADS. To reserve a seat, visit dupagepads.org.
Eric and Kathy Golf
The 12th annual Eric and Kathy Charity Golf Outing, hosted by the co-hosts of WTMX-101.9’s morning show, will take place with lunch at 11 a.m.; a shotgun start for golf at noon; and a dinner at 6 p.m. June 15 at Willow Crest Golf Club, Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort, 3500 Midwest Road, Oak Brook. The cost is $950 per foursome. Proceeds benefit the Super Jake Foundation. For more information, visit the superjakefoundation.org or www.wtmx.com.
The Brookfield Chamber will hold its annual Insanity Run and Obstacle Course at 8 a.m. June 23. The first 300 runners will receive a T-shirt and crazy-good racer bags including zoo passes, water bottles and hygiene products. The course will wind its way through various parts of the village, including the downtown Brookfield Business district and start and end at Kiwanis Park. The race will benefit Community Support Services. For more information, contact Terri Rivera at email@example.com or (708) 785-3579 or visit www.communitysupportservices.org.
LaGrange Highlands Woman’s Club will feature five gardens in its first Garden Walk from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 30. Net proceeds will benefit the club’s 2012/13 charity of the year, Team O’Connell, a 501(c)3 organization founded by the parents of Brady O’Connell, a local boy with cystic fibrosis, and dedicated to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. To learn more about Brady’s journey, visit http://bradyoc.wordpress.com. Tickets to the Garden Walk are $15 per person and may be purchased at RE/MAX Properties, 819 Burlington Ave, Western Springs, or by sending a check payable to the LaGrange Highlands Woman’s Club, along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Marti Comstock, 1917 W. 55th St., La Grange IL 60525. For more information, contact Comstock at (708) 246-3868 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bravehearts hosts Betty White
BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding and Educational Center will host its annual fundraiser with special guest and supporter, actress Betty White on Aug. 18, at Ruth Lake Country Club, 6200 S. Madison St., Hinsdale. For more information, visit www.braveheartsriding.org, call (847) 366-4571 or email email@example.com.