'Tailgate' with the American Lung Association

The local chapter of the American Lung Association of Illinois is hosting a “Tailgate” party, along with a special screening of the upcoming movie Invincible, based on the inspiring true story of Vince Papale, former Philadelphia Eagles walk-on legend. Mark Wahlberg will portray Vince in the Disney featured film.

The party will be from noon to 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 27, at Forest Hills Lodge, 9572 Forest Hills Rd., next to the Rockford Speedway. A special screening of the movie Invincible will follow immediately at 2 p.m. at Showplace 16 in Rockford. The cost is $10, which includes food, soft drinks and theater tickets. Door prizes and special promotions will also be featured at the tailgating event. Children are welcome. For reservations or further information, contact 962-6412 or 961-7197. Major cards are accepted. Tickets will be held at the door.

Vince Papale will be the featured speaker at the 18th Annual Critics’ Choice dinner Oct. 27 at Cliffbreakers Restaurant and Convention Center. The cost is $75 per person, with tables of 10 available. Donations, sponsorships and volunteers are all welcome. Register online at www.lungil.org or call 962-6412 for additional information about the gala.

From the Aug. 16-22, 2006, issue

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