Around Town (East) for Sept. 2, 2012
August 30, 2012 1:36PM
Austin Wilson (right) tests his archery skills while Briana Johnson and Chase Kava wait their turn during a recent Hunger Games event at Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library. | Supplied Photo
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Updated: October 3, 2012 6:05AM
Driving Range: The Dolton Park District has a golf driving range at Needles Park, 142nd and Ellis streets. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays. Fees are $5 for a large bucket of balls and $4 for a small one. Information: (708) 841-2111 or www.doltonparkdistrict.org.
Electronic Recycling: Stateline Wireless, 110 S. Orchard Drive, Park Forest, has an electronic recycling bin for residents to use. Information: (708) 747-7650.
Teen Chess: South Holland Public Library, 16250 S. Wausau Ave., hosts Chess for Teens 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays. Registration: www.southhollandlibrary.org or (708) 331-5262.
Preschool Screenings: Country Club Hills School District 160, 4411 W. 185th St., will host preschool screenings 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Children must be at least 3. Screenings will evaluate hearing, vision, speech, language and more. Appointments: (708) 957-6200, Ext. 4238.
GED: Registration for Prairie State College’s free off-campus GED classes will take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Chicago Heights Library location, 25 W. 15th St. Participants must bring a government-issued photo ID and proof of public assistance, if applicable. Students 16 or 17 must provide documentation proving formal withdrawal from high school. Information: (708) 709-7880.
Choir Openings: The Children’s Choral Workshop will begin its fall semester 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of St. John the Evangelist, 2640 Park Drive, Flossmoor. The choir rehearses on Tuesdays and is open to students in first through fourth grades. The workshop uses songs and movement to teach vocal and rhythmic skills. No audition required. Information: email@example.com or (708) 481-8684.
Garden Club: The South Suburban Garden Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month in the Fellowship Hall of Flossmoor Community Church, 2218 Hutchison Road. Information: Tim McPherson, (708) 371-8476.
Book Tasting: Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway, hosts its Teen Book Tasting event at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. Participants talk about new books. Snacks are served. Information: (708) 798-0121, Ext. 222 or www.homewoodlibrary.org.
Stamp Club: The Park Forest Stamp Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of the month at Freedom Hall, 410 Lakewood Blvd., Park Forest. The club hosts an auction of stamps and related materials. Information: (708) 798-1896.
Toastmasters Meetings: The Homewood-Flossmoor Toastmasters meets 8 to 10 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Sylvan Learning Center, 17936 S. Halsted St., Homewood. Participants learn how to overcome the fear of giving speeches.
Chess Club: The Glenwood Chess Club meets 4:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Blakey Center, 1 Rebecca St., Glenwood. Information: Ken Windmon, (312) 925-9447 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rotary Club: The Matteson Rotary Club meets at 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays at Dusties Restaurant, 4012 Lincoln Highway, Matteson. Information: (708) 429-6970.
AARP: The Homewood-Flossmoor AARP will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Irwin Community Center, 18120 Highland Ave., Homewood. Laurinda Dodgen, Illinois AARP Associate State Director/Advocacy and Outreach, will talk about concerns regarding Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
Computer Class: Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will begin its “Computers for Beginners” class 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The eight-week program will teach participants basic computer and Internet skills. Registration required: (708) 481-5333.
Early Walkers: Thorn Creek Nature Center, 247 Monee Road, Park Forest, will host the first session of its free “Wednesday Morning Walkers” program for ages 11 and 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday. Program members will meet at the same time every Wednesday morning until Nov. 13. Hiking will be on natural trails as summer becomes fall. Information: (815) 727-8700.
Rotary Club: The Rotary Club of Homewood meets at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Calumet Country Club, 2400 175th St. Information: (708) 799-6020.
Chess Night: The Matteson Public Library, 801 S. School Ave., hosts Family Chess Night at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Information: (708) 748-4431 or www.mattesonpubliclibrary.org.
Nar-Anon: Narcotics Anonymous family group of the South Suburbs meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Paul Community Church, 18200 Dixie Highway, Homewood. Nar-Anon helps peple who are affected by or suffering from drug addiction and follows a 12-Step program. Enter through the north side of the building.
GED: Registration for Prairie State College’s free off-campus GED classes will take place at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Crete-Monee High School location, 1515 W. Exchange St., Crete. Participants must bring a government-issued photo ID and proof of public assistance, if applicable. Students ages 16 or 17 must provide documentation proving withdrawal from high school. Information: (708) 709-7880.
Book Discussion: Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will host a book discussion for adults 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. This month’s book is “Bleed for Me” by Michael Robotham. A copy can be picked up at the circulation desk. Registration: (708) 481-5333.
Fire Academy: The Matteson Fire Department will host the first session of a Citizens Fire Academy 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday at the Matteson Fire station, 3445 W. 211th St. Classes will meet at the same time on Thursday evenings for eight weeks until Nov. 1. Attendees will participate in hands-on demonstrations and learn the history of firefighting, the duties of the department and more. Registration: (708) 748-5129.
Science Club: The South Suburban Earth Science Club meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the Park Forest Public Library, 400 Lakewood Blvd. Information: (708) 822-0361 or email@example.com.
Yoga Class: Matteson Public Library, 801 S. School Ave., hosts Yoga for Health at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Information: (708) 748-4431 or www.mattesonpubliclibrary.org.
Lecture Series: Park Forest Public Library, 400 Lakewood Blvd., hosts lectures on a variety of subjects at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Coffee will be served. Information: (708) 748-3731.
Rotary Club: The Rotary Club of Chicago Heights meets at 12:15 p.m. Thursdays at the Olympia Fields Country Club, 2800 Olympia Fields Drive. Reservations: (708) 203-0780.
Adult Chess: South Holland Public Library, 16250 S. Wausau Ave., hosts its Chess for Adults program 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays. Registration is required. Information: www.southhollandlibrary.org or (708) 331-5262.
Toastmasters Club: The South Suburban Toastmasters meet at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month at the South Holland Community Center, 501 E. 170th St. Information: (708) 790-5787 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rotary Club: The Rotary Club of Park Forest meets 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays. Luncheon location varies by season. Information: (708) 748-1129 or www.rotaryofparkforest.org.
JFK’s Girl: Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library will host a “Remembering Jacqueline Kennedy” event at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Steger Community Center, 3501 Hopkins, Steger. Historian Leslie Goddard will take participants on a tour through the life of the famous First Lady. Reservations: (708) 755-5040.
Teen Board: Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will host a Teen Board meeting 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday. The library is looking for teens in grade seven and older to join its Teen Board. This group helps to plan programs, chooses new materials to add to the library’s collection and helps with the Teen Web page, Facebook page, blog and more. Registration: (708) 481-5333.
Anime Club: Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will host an Anime Club for teens in grade nine and older 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Registration: (708) 481-5333.
Farmers Market: Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., hosts a Farmers Market on Fridays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Information: www.flossmoorlibrary.org.
Farmers Market: The Glenwood Farmers Market is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 14 at Living Springs Community Church, 19051 S. Halsted St. Information: (708) 753-2438 or www.villageofglenwood.com.
Chair Exercise: The Bloom Township Senior Department offers chair exercises 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays in the multipurpose room, 425 Halsted St., Chicago Heights. Information: (708) 754-9400, Ext. 247.
Toastmaster: The Park Forest Toastmasters meet 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. the first and third Friday of the month at Freedom Hall, 410 Lakewood Blvd. Participants learn how to overcome the fear of giving speeches. Information: (708) 283-0138 or www.parkforest.freetoasthost.net.
Fish Fry: The Knights of Columbus hosts a fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m. the first Friday of the month at St. Liborius Hall, 3440 Halsted Blvd., Steger. Donations are $8 for adults and $4 for children 9 and younger. Information: www.stliboriuskofc.com.
Pig Roast: American Legion Post 131, 2701 Chicago Road, South Chicago Heights, will host its fifth annual pig roast 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Food will be served until 6:30 p.m. Event will include music by DJ Dave Ziebell and live entertainment by Mike Valentine. Tickets are $15 each or $25 for two. Information: (708) 754-0131.
iPod Workshop: Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will host an iPod and iTunes Workshop 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Participants will learn how to play and manage music on an iPod using iTunes. Registration required: (708) 481-5333.
French Market: The Homewood open-air French Market is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 20 at the Homewood Village Hall, 2020 Chestnut Road. Information: (708) 798-3000.
European Market: The Crete European Market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays until Oct. 6 at the corner of Main and Exchange streets in Crete. The market features fresh produce, flowers, gourmet cheeses, breads, pastries, herbs, handcrafted jewelry and more. Information: email@example.com.
Chess/Scrabble: Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway, hosts open chess and Scrabble for participants of all ages and abilities noon to 4 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month. Information: (708) 798-0121, Ext. 222.
Art and Carts: Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park, will host a Carts & Cocktails event 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the school’s Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park. Event will include hors d’oeuvres followed by a motorized tour of the sculpture park. Desserts will be provided after the tour. Tickets are $100 per person. Tickets: (708) 534-4486 or www.govst.edu/sculpture.