Updated: January 18, 2014 6:08AM
Here are events worth getting out of the house for on Dec. 17.
Suggestions include Frankfort and Palos Heights.
“Skipping Christmas”: Frankfort Public Library District, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, hosts the Tuesday with Friends Book Discussion Group from 1 to 2 p.m. This Friends of the Library event features “Skipping Christmas” (Doubleday) by John Grisham. The group meets monthly to discuss an eclectic selection of fiction, biography, mystery, young adult and nonfiction. Information: (815) 469-2423 or frankfortlibrary.org.
Holiday Party & Potluck: Friends of the Cal-Sag Trail hosts this event at 6 p.m. at the Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens clubhouse, 7402 Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights. Participants can learn about the Cal-Sag Trail, discover a role as a trail builder and celebrate the spring construction start. Attendees should bring a dish and their own beverages. One can join or renew with Friends of the Cal-Sag Trail and get a new member card on the spot. Information: calsagtrail.org/FOCST by clicking on the Transform It blog post or call (708) 365-9365.