Updated: January 19, 2014 11:49AM
Here are events worth getting out of the house for on Dec. 18.
Suggestions include Orland Park, Lynwood and Oak Lawn.
Checkmate With Chuck: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, hosts this program from 4:30 to 6 p.m. There will be basic instruction about chess, rules and strategy for those who are new to the game. Then participants will move into tournament-style play. A root beer will go to the king. Information: (708) 532-0500 or thebridgeteencenter.org.
Ornament Making: Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library District, 19901 Stony Island Ave., Lynwood, will present this event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Information: (708) 758-0090 or glpld.org.
“Holiday Affair”: CineVerse film discussion group screens this 1949 movie from 7 to 10 p.m. at 4625 W. 110th St., Oak Lawn. Chosen by CineVerse member Danealle Kueltzo, the flick is directed by Don Hartman. The film runs for 1 hour and 27 minutes. The group’s weekly meeting also will feature a preview of the January and February CineVerse screening schedule. Information: cineversegroup.blogspot.com.