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Upcoming opportunities for Bloom Township residents

For seniors, kids, and pets

by Melanie Jongsma

CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (June 1, 2018) – Stop at Bloom Township headquarters on Halsted Street during business hours any weekday, and you’ll find a brochure rack full of flyers announcing a variety of events, outings, and opportunities. We’ve highlighted some of them below in chronological order, along with contact info for each one.

June 19–20: AARP Smart Driver course

  • Can be taken by anyone, not just drivers who are 50+
  • No tests
  • Completion of course may qualify you for insurance discounts
  • Cost: $15.00 for AARP members; $20.00 for non-members
  • Location: Bloom Township Center, 425 S. Halsted Street, Chicago Heights
  • Time: 9:00am–1:00pm
  • Pre-registration required
  • Contact the Senior Department for more information: 708-754-9400, x7270

Friday, June 23: Senior Trip to Brookfield Zoo

  • Bus departs Bloom Township at 9:30am
  • Bus departs Brookfield Zoo at 2:30pm
  • Enjoy the day on your own
  • Tram Tour and side attractions are available at additional cost
  • Bring your own brown bag lunch, or bring money to purchase lunch
  • Pre-registration is required
  • Transportation fee (luxury motor coach) is $20.00 per person
  • Contact Tracy Sylvester for more information: 708-754-9400, x7275

June 28–August 1: Kids Soccer Camp (ages 7–13)

  • Registration is now open
  • $50.00 for six weeks of learning soccer fundamentals ($100 for non-residents)
  • Monday–Friday, 9:00am–1:00pm
  • Boys and girls
  • Call the main office for more information: 708-709-7285

Thursday, July 19: Self Defense for Seniors

  • Class led by Brian Smith, Self Defense Trainer
  • Instruction to include self protection, how to escape, and how to use pepper spray effectively
  • Thursday, July 19, 12:30–2:00pm
  • Class is free
  • Call to reserve a spot: 708-754-9400, x7270

August 21–22: AARP Smart Driver course

  • Can be taken by anyone, not just drivers who are 50+
  • No tests
  • Completion of course may qualify you for insurance discounts
  • Cost: $15.00 for AARP members; $20.00 for non-members
  • Location: Bloom Township Center, 425 S. Halsted Street, Chicago Heights
  • Time: 9:00am–1:00pm
  • Pre-registration required
  • Contact the Senior Department for more information: 708-754-9400, x7270

Wednesday, October 3: Low-Cost Rabies Vaccine Clinics

  • From 10:00am–2:45pm
  • Dogs, cats, and ferrets
  • One-year vaccine: $7.00
  • Three-year vaccine: $21.00
  • Ferret vaccine: $9.00
  • Pets must be at least three months old and own by Cook County residents with valid ID
  • Cash or check only; no credit or debit
  • At Bloom Township Center, 425 S. Halsted Street, Chicago Heights

 

Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.