Carpe Weekend: Theater, tacos, fishing, more
By Jason Freeman email@example.com May 9, 2012 3:58PM
Richards High School's "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" includes Collin Page (front), Lauren Davis (middle row, from left), Amy Cyze, Kaitlin O'Brien, Andrea Azem, Donald Jones (back row), Kyle Schrage and Chris Hanus (not pictured).
Updated: June 11, 2012 8:10AM
If you have about 20 George Washingtons in your wallet, you can hit all four of these events this weekend and still have enough change left over to do a few loads of laundry.
Or for a few yanks on a slot machine lever — whatever. I’m not judging.
Sit a spell
Richards High School will present its spring musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at 7:30 p.m. May 10 at the school, 10601 S. Central Ave., Oak Lawn. Tickets are $8 at the door.
The musical is about six young, enthusiastic students who compete for a chance to spell at the national finals in Washington, D.C.
“We will need some audience volunteers for this show, so we encourage everyone to arrive early for the bee,” musical director Brian Lonergan said.
“Who knows? Maybe you’ll get a chance to compete at this year’s bee.”
The Park Forest Rotary Club, the Park Forest Senior Commission and the Rich Township Center will host a Senior Fair from 9 a.m. to noon May 11 at the Green Senior Center, 297 Liberty Drive, Park Forest.
The event will feature more than 25 businesses, organizations and services that hold seniors as their main priority.
Attendees will be able to gather information and talk with experts in the field of senior services.
Information: (708) 748-5454.
¡Yo quiero Taco Fest!
The Knights of Columbus Council 6993 will host an all-you-can-eat Taco Fest from 6 to 8 p.m. May 12 at St. Mary Church, 19515 S. 115th Ave., Mokena.
The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 6 to 12 and free for ages 5 and younger. Beverages also will be available.
Information: Mario Carreon, (708) 308-2942.
Mom is da bomb
The Forest Preserve District of Will County will host its Mother’s Day Appreciation program from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 13 at Monee Reservoir, 27341 S. Ridgeland Ave.
Mothers will be able to spend the day fishing, hiking, boating or simply relaxing, and can stop by the concessions building for a Mother’s Day gift.
Moms also will receive a free container of bait for fishing.
Information: (708) 534-8499.