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2017 Events

Friday
January
13th
2017
The Ron Smolen Big Band / Orchestra
100th Birthday Party Celebration
1:30-3:30 PM
Presence/Resurrection Retirement Community
Chicago, Illinois
Saturday
January
14th
8 PM - The Ron Smolen Big Band / Orchestra
Dinner Dance Club
St Charles, Illinois
Wednesday
January
18th
Every 3rd Wednesday of the Month
1 - 3 PM - Senior Dance - The Ron Smolen Trio
Jean Sheppard Community Center
3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr, Hammond, Indiana
Wednesday
February
15th
Every 3rd Wednesday of the Month
1 - 3 PM - Senior Dance - The Ron Smolen Trio
Jean Sheppard Community Center
3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr, Hammond, Indiana
Wednesday
February
22nd
1 - 3 PM - Annual Mardi Gras - The Ron Smolen DUO
German American Womens Club
Biagios Banquets - Chicago, Illinois
Wednesday
March
15th
Every 3rd Wednesday of the Month
1 - 3 PM - Senior Dance - The Ron Smolen Trio
Jean Sheppard Community Center
3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr, Hammond, Indiana
Friday
March
17th
7 PM - The Ron Smolen Trio
AFTER Valentines Party and Dance
Friendship Village - Schaumburg, Indiana
Friday
April
7th
Polka Night & Fish Fry
Ron Smolen "MELODY KNIGHTS" Polka Band
St Andrews Parish Hall
5 - 8 pm
Addison and Paulina / Chicago, IL
Saturday
April
8th
6:30 PM - The Ron Smolen Quartet
"West Suburban" Dinner Dance Club
Naperville C C, Naperville, Illinois
Sunday
April
23rd
The Ron Smolen Big Band / Orchestra
BIG BAND / BALLROOM DANCING

Willowbrook Dances continue
at
THE CORRAL
4900 S. Willow Springs Road
Western Springs, Il.
2 - 4:30 pm
$15.00 cover
Tuesday
May
2nd
1 pm - Memory Lane Program
Library Concert
Vernon Hills, Illinois
Saturday
May
5th
8:30 PM - The Ron Smolen MINI 7 piece Orchestra
Dinner Dance Club
Kennilworth, Illinois
Saturday
May
13th
8 PM - The Ron Smolen Big Band / Orchestra
Dinner Dance Club
Glen Ellyn, Illiniois
Sunday
May
14th
The Ron Smolen Big Band / Orchestra
BIG BAND / BALLROOM DANCING

Special...
MOTHERS DAY DANCE
at
THE CORRAL

4900 S. Willow Springs Road
Western Springs, Illinois
2 - 4:30 pm
$15.00 cover
Wednesday
May
17th
Every 3rd Wednesday of the Month
1 - 3 PM - Senior Dance - The Ron Smolen Trio
Jean Sheppard Community Center
3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr, Hammond, Indiana
Saturday
May
20th
8 PM - The Ron Smolen Combo
Dinner Dance Club
Harwood Heights , Illinois
Sunday
June
4th
The Ron Smolen Big Band / Orchestra
BIG BAND / BALLROOM DANCING

Willowbrook Dances continue
at
THE CORRAL

4900 S. Willow Springs Road
Western Springs, Il.
2 - 4:30 pm
$15.00 cover
Thursday
June
15th
The Ron Smolen Big Band/Orchestra
7 pm
1940's Radio Show
Our Lady of the Woods Parish
Orland Park, Illinois
View Flyer
Friday
June
16th
7:30 PM - Trio
The Mather Senior Community
Wilmette, Illinois
Wednesday
June
21st
Every 3rd Wednesday of the Month
1 - 3 PM - Senior Dance - The Ron Smolen Trio
Jean Sheppard Community Center
3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr, Hammond, Indiana
Thursday
July
6th
1:30 PM
The Ron Smolen Trio
Senior Afternoon Concert
Highland Park Country Club
Highland Park, Illinois
Sunday
July
16th
The Ron Smolen Big Band / Orchestra
BIG BAND / BALLROOM DANCING

Willowbrook Dances continue
at
THE CORRAL

4900 S. Willow Springs Road
Western Springs, Il.
2 - 4:30 pm
$15.00 cover
Wednesday
July
19th
Every 3rd Wednesday of the Month
1 - 3 PM - Senior Dance - The Ron Smolen Trio
Jean Sheppard Community Center
3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr, Hammond, Indiana
Thursday
July
27th
The Ron Smolen Big Band/Orchestra
11am
Alderman Tom Tunney's 44th Ward
15th Annual Senior Picnic
In Historic Lincoln Park
Chicago, Illinois
Friday
July
28th
Pierogi Fest
Ron Smolen Polka Band
Sheridan Stage
1 - 3:30 pm
Downtown, Whiting , Indiana
Sunday
July
30th
The Ron Smolen Big Band / Orchestra
BIG BAND / BALLROOM DANCING

Willowbrook Dances continue
at
THE CORRAL

4900 S. Willow Springs Road
Western Springs, Il.
2 - 4:30 pm
$15.00 cover
Wednesday
August
16th
Every 3rd Wednesday of the Month
1 - 3 PM - Senior Dance - The Ron Smolen Trio
Jean Sheppard Community Center
3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr, Hammond, Indiana
Wednesday
September
13th
10:30 AM - 3PM - The Ron Smolen Trio
North Township Annual Senior Picnic
Wicker Park Pavilion
8554 Indianapolis Blvd
Highland, Indiana
Sunday
September
17th
The Ron Smolen Big Band / Orchestra
BIG BAND / BALLROOM DANCING

Willowbrook Dances continue
at
THE CORRAL

4900 S. Willow Springs Road
Western Springs, Il.
2 - 4:30 pm
$15.00 cover
Wednesday
September
20th
Every 3rd Wednesday of the Month
1 - 3 PM - Senior Dance - The Ron Smolen Trio
Jean Sheppard Community Center
3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr, Hammond, Indiana


Celebrate OKTOBERFEST
with
The Ron Smolen Orchestra
at
MARIANOS FINER FOODS
11 am - 2 pm Saturday
Sept 23
2021 W Chicago Ave, Chicago
5 - 8 pm Saturday
Sept 23
1500 N Clyborn Ave, Chicago
5 - 8 pm Friday
Sept 29
5201 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago
11 am - 2 pm Saturday
Sept 30
3350 N Western, Chicago
5 - 8 pm Saturday
Sept 30
2112 N Ashland, Chicago
5 - 8 pm Friday
Oct. 6
3030 N Broadway, Chicago
11 am - 2 pm Saturday
Oct. 7
5353 N Elston,Chicago
5 - 8 pm Saturday
Oct. 7
1800 W Lawrence, Chicago
5 - 8 pm Friday
Oct. 13
30 E Golf Road, Des Plaines
11 am - 2 pm Saturday
Oct. 14
1615 S Clark, Chicago
5 - 8 pm Saturday
Oct 14
40 S Halsted , Chicago
11 am - 2 pm Sunday
Oct 22
7401 W Lawrence, Harwood Heights
5 - 8 pm Friday
Oct. 27
144 S Gary Ave, Bloomingdale
11 am - 2 pm Saturday
Oct. 28
3145 S Ashland, Chicago
5 - 8 pm Saturday
Oct. 28
333 E Benton Place, Chicago
Sunday
October
1st
The Ron Smolen Big Band / Orchestra
BIG BAND / BALLROOM DANCING

Willowbrook Dances continue
at
THE CORRAL

4900 S. Willow Springs Road
Western Springs, Il.
2 - 4:30 pm
$15.00 cover
Wednesday
October
18th
Every 3rd Wednesday of the Month
1 - 3 PM - Senior Dance - The Ron Smolen Trio
Jean Sheppard Community Center
3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr, Hammond, Indiana
Friday
October
20th
Event - Cancelled
Oktoberfest at Brookfield Zoo
Brookfield, IL
Sunday
November
19th
The Ron Smolen Big Band / Orchestra
BIG BAND / BALLROOM DANCING

Willowbrook Dances continue
at
THE CORRAL

4900 S. Willow Springs Road
Western Springs, Il.
2 - 4:30 pm
$15.00 cover

2016 Highlights

Saturday
January
16th
2016
8 PM - The Ron Smolen Big Band / Orchestra
“Shore Club”, Dinner Dance Club
Mission Hills C C, Northbrook, Illinois
Wednesday
January
20th
Every 3rd Wednesday of the Month
1 - 3 PM - Senior Dance - The Ron Smolen Trio
Jean Sheppard Community Center
3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr, Hammond, Indiana
Sunday
January
31st
Big Band - 1:30 PM - 4 PM
The Ron Smolen Big Band/Orchestra
The Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 S. Archer Ave.
Willow Springs, IL
708-839-1000
Saturday
February
6th
8:30 PM - The Ron Smolen MINI 7 piece Orchestra
“Town Club” Dinner Dance Club,
Kennilworth Club, Kennilworth, Illinois
Tuesday
February
9th
1:30 - 3:30 PM - The Ron Smolen Trio
Valentines Dinner Dance
Wicker Park, Highland, Indiana
Friday
February
12th
7 PM - The Ron Smolen Trio
Valentines Party and Dance
Friendship Village - Schaumburg, Indiana
Wednesday
February
17th
1 - 3 PM - Senior Dance - The Ron Smolen Trio
Jean Sheppard Community Center
3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr, Hammond, Indiana
Sunday
February
21st
Big Band - 2 PM - 4:30 PM
The Ron Smolen Big Band/Orchestra
The Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 S. Archer Ave.
Willow Springs, IL
708-839-1000
Wednesday
February
24th
1 - 3 PM - Annual Mardi Gras - The Ron Smolen Trio
German American Womens Club
Biagios Banquets - Chicago, Illinois
Wednesday
March
16th
1 - 3 PM - Senior Dance - The Ron Smolen Trio
Jean Sheppard Community Center
3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr, Hammond, Indiana
Saturday
April
16th
7 - 10 PM
The Mather
Senior Community, Evanston, Illinois
Wednesday
April
20th
1 - 3 PM -Senior Dance - The Ron Smolen Trio
Jean Sheppard Community Center
3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr, Hammond, Indiana
Sunday
April
24th
Big Band - 2 PM - 4:30 PM
The Ron Smolen Big Band/Orchestra
The Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 S. Archer Ave.
Willow Springs, IL
708-839-1000
Thursday
April
28th
1 - 4 PM - The Ron Smolen Trio
Golden Time Seniors Luncheon & Dance
Villa Cesare’, Schererville, IN
Wednesday
May
11th
2:30 PM - The Ron Smolen Trio
“Senior Prom Party”
Lutheran Home, Wawatosa, Wisconsin
Saturday
May
21st
6:30 PM - The Ron Smolen Quartet
“West Suburban” Dinner Dance Club
Naperville C C, Naperville, Illinois
Sunday
June
5th
Big Band - 2 PM - 4:30 PM
The Ron Smolen Big Band/Orchestra
The Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 S. Archer Ave.
Willow Springs, IL
708-839-1000
Wednesday
June
15th
1 - 3 PM - The Ron Smolen Trio
Senior Dance
Jean Sheppard Community Center
3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr, Hammond, Indiana
Thursday
June
23rd
1 - 3pm - Big Band
41st Ward Senior Dance and Concert
Norwood Park Senior Center
5801 North Natoma Avenue
Chicago Illinois

Sponsored by Alderman Anthony Napolitano
RSVP 773.631.2241
Wednesday
June
29th
1 - 3 PM - The Ron Smolen Trio
Senior Dance
Jean Sheppard Community Center
3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr, Hammond, Indiana
Wednesday
July
20th
1 - 3 PM - The Ron Smolen Trio
Senior Dance
Jean Sheppard Community Center
3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr, Hammond, Indiana
Thursday
July
21st
1:30 PM
The Ron Smolen Trio
Senior Afternoon Concert
Highland Park Country Club
Highland Park , IL
Sunday
July
24th
Big Band - 2 PM - 4:30 PM
The Ron Smolen Big Band/Orchestra
The Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 S. Archer Ave.
Willow Springs, IL
708-839-1000
Tuesday
July
26th
The Ron Smolen Big Band/Orchestra
11:30 am
Alderman Tom Tunney's 44th Ward
14th Annual Senior Picnic
In Historic Lincoln Park
Chicago, Illinois
Friday
July
29th
Pierogi Fest
Ron Smolen Polka Band
Sheridan Stage
Noon - 2 pm
Downtown... Whiting , Indiana
Sunday
July
31st
Pierogi Fest
Ron Smolen Polka Band
Sheridan Stage
11 AM - 1 PM
Downtown... Whiting , Indiana
Saturday
September
10th
Combo - 11 am - 2 pm
OKTOBERFEST
Marianos Finer Foods
Jefferson Park (Elston Ave., Chicago)
Saturday
September
10th
Combo - 5 - 8 pm
OKTOBERFEST
Marianos Finer Foods
1800 W Lawrence
Ravenswood / Chicago
Sunday
September
11th
Big Band - 2 PM - 4:30 PM
The Ron Smolen Big Band/Orchestra
The Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 S. Archer Ave.
Willow Springs, IL
708-839-1000
Wednesday
September
14th
10:30 AM - 3PM - The Ron Smolen Trio
North Township Annual Senior Picnic
Wicker Park Pavilion
8554 Indianapolis Blvd
Highland, Indiana
Friday
September
16th
Combo - 7 - 11 PM
Dance Club
Worth, IL
Saturday
September
17th
Combo - 11 AM - 2 PM
OKTOBERFEST
Marianos Finer Foods
1615 S Clark
South Loop / Chicago
Saturday
September
17th
8 - 11 PM
The Ron Smolen Big Band/Orchestra
Dinner Dance Club
Wayne, Illinois
Sunday
September
18th
Combo - 11 AM - 2PM
OKTOBERFEST
Marianos Finer Foods
Harwood Heights, IL
Wednesday
September
21st
1 - 3 PM - Senior Dance - The Ron Smolen Trio
Jean Sheppard Community Center
3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr, Hammond, Indiana
Friday
September
23rd
RSO Combo - 2 - 3:30pm
OCKTOBERFEST
Bethesda Home
Chicago, Illinois
Saturday
September
24th
Combo - 11 AM - 2PM
OKTOBERFEST
Marianos Finer Foods
Northbrook , IL
Saturday
September
24th
Combo - 5 - 8 PM
OKTOBERFEST
Marianos Finer Foods Bucktown
2112 N. Ashland
Saturday
October
1st
Combo - 11 AM - 2 PM
OKTOBERFEST
Marianos Finer Foods Edgewater
5210 N Sheridan Road
Chicago
Sunday
October
2nd
Combo - 11 AM - 2 PM
OKTOBERFEST
Marianos Finer Foods Lakeview
3030 N Broadway
Chicago
Saturday
October
15th
8PM - Oktoberfest Band
Elgin Moose Oktoberfest Dinner Dance
Elgin, IL
Sunday
October
16th
Combo - 11 AM - 2 PM
OKTOBERFEST
Marianos Finer Foods
Lake Zurich, IL
Wednesday
October
19th
1 - 3 PM - Senior Dance - The Ron Smolen Trio
Jean Sheppard Community Center
3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr, Hammond, Indiana
Thursday
October
20th
Duo - 5 - 8 PM
OKTOBERFEST
The Berghoff
17 W Adams St, Chicago, IL
Thursday
October
27th
Duo - 5 - 8 PM
OKTOBERFEST
The Berghoff
17 W Adams St, Chicago, IL
Thursday
November
3rd
Duo - 5 - 8 PM
OKTOBERFEST
The Berghoff
17 W Adams St, Chicago, IL
Wednesday
November
16th
1 - 3 PM - Senior Dance - The Ron Smolen Trio
Jean Sheppard Community Center
3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr, Hammond, Indiana
Thursday
November
17th
Duo - 5 - 8 PM
OKTOBERFEST
The Berghoff
17 W Adams St, Chicago, IL
Sunday
November
20th
Big Band - 2 PM - 4:30 PM
The Ron Smolen Big Band/Orchestra
The Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 S. Archer Ave.
Willow Springs, IL
708-839-1000
Sunday
December
11th
Big Band - 2:30 - 4PM
The Ron Smolen Big Band/Orchestra
Dance For Fun
7905 W Ogden Avenue
Lyons, Illinois
Thursday
December
15th
The Ron Smolen Big Band / Orchestra
Annual Holiday Party 6 - 8 PM
Towne Centre Retirement Community
Merrillville, Indiana
Wednesday
December
21st
1:30 - 3:30pm - Big Band
41st Ward Senior Event
Norwood Park Senior Center
5801 North Natoma Avenue
Chicago, Illinois

Sponsored by Alderman Anthony Napolitano
RSVP 773.631.2241



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