From music and mascots to face painting and cars, there is no shortage of fun and activities for the whole family to enjoy at the Moraine Valley Community College 50th Anniversary Community Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 16, 1 to 5 p.m., on campus, 9000 W. College Pkwy, in Palos Hills. Admission is free and open to the public.

Food trucks/vendors including Lucky Burrito, Doughs Guys Bakery and more will line the circle drive off the 111th Street entrance while various college departments host interactive activities for participants. Mascots from the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Fire, Windy City Thunderbolts, and Trinity Christian College will make appearances throughout the day. Rock band Starrs Karma is set to perform from 1 to 2:45 p.m., and surf rock group The Real Gone plays 3:15 to 5 p.m., on the Gateway stage. Kids also can enjoy face painting (1:30 to 4:30 p.m.), Skiddles the Clown, a bounce house, and crafts. A college historical memorabilia exhibit and a car show will take place all day. Car enthusiasts are encouraged to register at

All activities will take place near the Gateway on the south side of campus. Moraine Valley is hosting this event to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Sept. 16 is the day the college first held classes in 1968.

For information on the car show, visit or contact Jessica Crotty at (708) 974-5281 or