No Need for your own Fireworks; The Village and Park district have it Covered
Fireworks are dangerous, which is the reason the State of Illinois has made most of them illegal for individuals to purchase or use, even on the 4th of July. That hasn’t stopped the good citizens of Oak Lawn and other towns from exploding bottle rockets, firecrackers, Roman candles and anything else they can get their hands on. As a result, injuries have increased with four out of every 100,000 people being injured by illegal fireworks. In 2016, four people died.
You don’t have to do without fireworks however because Oak Lawn has one of the best fireworks displays in Illinois.
Free evening entertainment will be held at the football field at Richards High School (106th Street and Central Avenue). Gates will open at 6:00 p.m. G.A.C. Entertainment will provide music at 7:00 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring a blanket to watch Richards High School’s evening fireworks display that is cosponsored by the Village of Oak Lawn and the Oak Lawn Park District.
Moraine Valley’s Summer Movie in the Moonlight series Continues
Moraine Valley Community College has a jam packed 2018 summer lineup for its popular Movie in the Moonlight series. The college will show four movies on a 16-foot inflatable screen on the Gateway, between Buildings F and M, on campus, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills. Admission is free.
The series started with “Sherlock Gnomes” a couple of weeks ago but there are three more that you don’t want to miss. “Peter Rabbit” will be shown on Saturday, July 14, at 8:30 p.m., and “Incredibles 2” will play on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. The series concludes with “Coco,” on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m., inside Building M.
In the event of inclement weather, the movies will be shown in the Moraine Rooms in Building M. Movies are subject to change. Families should bring their own blankets or chairs to sit on as well as food or snacks. A small concession stand will sell candy and drinks. Popcorn is always free. Alcohol and smoking are not allowed on Moraine Valley’s campus. People who need to smoke must do so in their vehicles.
Oak Lawn Native Back in the Majors
Oak Lawn native Marc Rzepczynski, 32, spent 2017 and the beginning of the 2018 season with Seattle before being designated for assignment on June 1 and later released. But now he’s back in Cleveland where he once enjoyed success.
He posted an ERA of 2.70 across 145 relief outings with Cleveland, appearing in a career-high 73 games in 2014. The Oak Lawn, Illinois native has a career 3.92 ERA in 501 Major League games since debuting with Toronto in 2009. He recently made his first appearance and didn’t allow a run in relief.
The Indians, who were expected to contend for a World Series title have been unexpectedly experiencing difficulties out of the bullpen but Rzepczynski is hoping to bring stability.