Carpe Weekend: Avoid a weak end to your weekend
By Jason Freeman email@example.com May 2, 2012 3:58PM
The Forest Preserve District of Will County will host a bass fishing workshop for students ages 7 to 18 at 1 p.m. May 5 at Monee Reservoir. | Supplied photo
Updated: June 4, 2012 10:23AM
Let’s be clear: There’s absolutely nothing wrong with spending your entire weekend holed up in your home like an antisocial squirrel.
But if you start forgetting what color the sky is or what the sun looks like, chances are your reclusiveness is starting to reach Charlie Sheen levels of crazy.
Don’t let that happen.
Angela Maycock from the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom will host a free program for adults titled “When is Big Brother Watching?” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. May 3 at Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave.
Maycock will discuss the issue of privacy before screening the 1984 British science fiction film “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” which is based on the George Orwell novel of the same name.
The program is part of the library’s celebration of Choose Privacy Week.
Information: (708) 428-5114.
Shop the night away
All About Me Boutique will host its Mother’s Day Tribute and Shopping Event from 7 to 10 p.m. May 4, at 115 Bourbon Street, 3359 W. 115th St., Merrionette Park.
Admission is $5 and will include a hot appetizer buffet, massages, raffles, giveaways and other activities.
Information: (708) 699-5656.
Pump up the bass
The Forest Preserve District of Will County will host a bass fishing workshop for students ages 7 to 18 at 1 p.m. May 5 at the Monee Reservoir, 27341 S. Ridgeland Ave.
The workshop will focus on techniques and equipment used to catch largemouth bass.
Class instruction will include tips on casting and lure selection. Students will then practice the newly learned skills along the shoreline.
The cost is $3 per person, and registration is required. Information: (708) 534-8499, reconnectwithnature.org.
Achy breaky art
The Illinois State Museum will host a Silver Jubilee Open House from 1 to 5 p.m. May 6 at its Lockport Gallery, which is located on the first floor of the Norton Building, 201 W. 10th St., Lockport.
This free event marks the start of a year of 25 events in honor of the gallery’s 25th anniversary.
Afternoon highlights will include family activities, door prizes, refreshments, balloons for kids, and a gallery walk-and-talk at 2 p.m.
Participants also will be able to view the gallery’s new “Focus 4” exhibit featuring the work of Illinois artists Steven Robnett, Don Seiden, Mario Trejo and Rebecca Wolfram.
Information: (815) 838-7400 or www.museum.state.il.us/ismsites/lockport/.