Book signing for ballet
Monica Pederson, HGTV host and designer, will be signing her new book, Make It Beautiful: Designs and Ideas for Entertaining at Home, on June 21 from 6-8 p.m. at The Kohler Store, 775 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge. $25 ticket proceeds benefit the Salt Creek Ballet. Ticket and book are $60. To register or for more information, visit TheKohlerStore.com/registration
or call (630) 655.8096.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
Soaring Eagle Open House
Soaring Eagle Academy, a therapeutic day school for autism spectrum disorders, will host its second annual Open House on June 30 from 10 a.m. to noon, at 8320 S. Madison St., Burr Ridge. Activities include a raffle drawing for a 2012 Ford Focus (or $15,000 in cash), guided tours by the founders and staff, school and student-created video viewings, light beverages and desserts, as well as an old-fashioned popcorn and cotton candy machine, a bounce house and art/craft projects in the art room. Raffle tickets for the car will be sold thru June 29 on www.soaringeagleacademy.org.
Make Me a Model
Mario Tricoci Hair Salon and Day Spa will hold the fifth annual “Mario, Make Me a Model” campaign with open model calls at 10 a.m. July 10 at 900 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago; 5 p.m. July 10 at 675 Mall Drive, Schaumburg; 10 a.m., July 11 284 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook and 5 p.m. July 11 at 15451 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park. People 16 and older may attend. Prior modeling experience is not required. Individuals with current representation are ineligible. Finalists will receive a makeover, runway instruction and personal training. They will appear in a 15 second commercial, take part in a photo shoot and walk in a major runway show. In addition, the winner of the event will receive consideration for a contract with Factor Women. For more information, visit www.mariomakemeamodel.com.
The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation’s third annual Summer Soiree till be held from 6-8:30 p.m. July 25 at Roka Akor, 456 N. Clark St., Chicago. The evening will feature Japanese hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Tickets are $75 in advance and $80 at the door. For more information, visit www.lynnsage.org or call (312) 926-7133.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.