Updated: June 27, 2012 9:14AM
LaGrange Highlands Woman’s Club will feature five gardens in its first Garden Walk 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 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 at
Soaring Eagle Open House
Soaring Eagle Academy, a therapeutic day school for autism spectrum disorders, will host its second annual Open House 10 a.m.-noon June 30, 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 through June 29 on www.soaringeagleacademy.org.
Friends of Kelli Joy O’Laughlin are holding a car wash to support the Kelli Joy O’Laughlin Memorial Fund 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 30 at the Pleasantview Fire Department, 1970 Plainfield Road, LaGrange Highlands. This fund is used for educational scholarships at Lyons Township High School.
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.
Shoe and backpack drive
People’s Resource Center Clothing Closet will hold a back-to-school gym shoe and backpack drive 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursdays and 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, July 15-31. New or lightly used shoes and backpacks may be brought to 201 S. Naperville Road, Wheaton, or to 649 Blackhawk in Westmont. For more information, call (630) 682-5402.
The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation’s third annual Summer Soiree will be held 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, Aug. 18 at Ruth Lake Country Club, 6200 S. Madison St., Hinsdale. For more information, visit www.braveheartsriding.org, call (847) 366-4571 or e-mail email@example.com.