Carpe Weekend: Every day is Halloween
By Jason Freeman email@example.com May 30, 2012 3:28PM
The Tinley Park-Frankfort Rotary Club will host a wine-tasting fundraiser June 1 at Frankie’s Ristorante in Tinley Park. | File photo
Updated: July 3, 2012 8:51AM
If I had control of the calendar, every day would be Halloween.
I’m not saying we’d have to do away with any of the other great holidays out there.
But I’d make sure people who wanted to could have a bit of spooky fun, even in the dead of winter or under the scorching sun of summer.
Why save all the fun for October?
TOP PICK: MAY 31
Ghastly and weird
October may be a few months off, but if you’re an oddball like me, every day has the potential for Halloween-themed fun.
Check out “Tales of the Ghastly and Weird” at 6 p.m. May 31 at New Lenox Public Library, 120 Veterans Parkway.
Professional “weird stuff” expert Time Cate will share his Tales from Beyond program, which also will feature Halloween-themed raffle items. Registration is preferred.
Information: (815) 485-2605, newlenoxlibrary.org.
Start your wine-ing
The Tinley Park-Frankfort Rotary Club will host a wine-tasting fundraiser from 7 to 10 p.m. June 1 at Frankie’s Ristorante, 9501 W. 171st St., Tinley Park.
Participants will be able to sample a variety of wines while raising money for the rotary, which participates in humanitarian, intercultural and educational activities designed to improve the human condition locally, nationally and globally.
The event also will feature a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, a raffle and discussion on each of the wine samples.
Tickets are $25 each and are available by contacting John Lachat at JL60805@sbcglobal.net.
Information: Karen Wegrzyn, (708) 359-4715.
Angling for a win
The Forest Preserve District of Will County will host its fifth annual Adult Fishing Derby for ages 16 and older from 9 a.m. to noon June 2 at Monee Reservoir, 27341 S. Ridgeland Ave.
Anglers will vie for prizes for the most panfish, biggest bass and biggest catfish caught during the derby.
A raffle also will be conducted every half-hour. Attendees can pack a lunch and bring their favorite fishing poles. A container of bait is provided.
The cost is $10 per person, and registration is required. Registration check-in will begin at 7 a.m.
Information: (708) 534-8499, reconnectwithnature.org.
‘China’s Dark Secrets’
The Lifetree Cafe will show an exclusive film of Chai Ling, leader of the 1989 student protest in Tiananmen Square, titled “China’s Dark Secrets” at 7 p.m. June 3 at the Edge Coffee House & Roasting Co., 1366 Main St., Crete.
Ling describes her experiences leading the protests, how she eluded Chinese authorities and her secret escape from the country. She now lives in the United States.
She now leads an effort to address China’s birth policies and the discrimination against girls.
Admission is free. Snacks and beverages will be available.
Information: Diedre Bodine, (708) 672-5400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.