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Around Town (East) for Jan. 20, 2013

African acrobats from MombasKenybuild human pyramid recently Mohawk Intermediate Center Park Forest. The group also performed acrobatic balancing feats rope

African acrobats from Mombasa, Kenya build a human pyramid recently at Mohawk Intermediate Center in Park Forest. The group also performed acrobatic and balancing feats, rope jumping and hoop diving. | Supplied Photo

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Updated: February 21, 2013 6:06AM



Sunday | 20

Guardian Angels: Lifetree Cafe at the Edge Coffee House, 1366 Main St., Crete, will host “My Angel Saved Me” at 7 p.m. Sunday. Participants will view a 60-minute filmed interview with a woman who claims her life was saved by an angel encounter. Admission is free. Information: www.lifetreecafe.com.

Opera Preview: Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway, will host a free lecture by Babs Lieberman on Giacomo Puccini’s opera “La Boheme” at 2 p.m. Sunday. Information: (708) 799-9055.

Snowshoeing Event: The Will County Forest Preserve District will host “Warm Up to Snowshoeing” for those age 7 and older from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Monee Reservoir, 27341 S. Ridgeland Ave. Snowshoe rentals are $10 per day. A $10 cash deposit and driver’s license are required. Information: (708) 534-8499.

Parade Queen: The Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade committee is seeking candidates for parade queen. Applicants must be girls ages 17 to 27 of Irish descent who have never been married. The deadline to apply is Feb. 8. Information: www.chicagostpatsparade.com.

Monday | 21

Reading Tutors: Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park, is accepting registration for the Literacy Zone, a reading tutorial program for students in sixth through 12th grades. The 12-week session will meet from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. Jan. 29 through April 23. The cost is $70. Information: Cathy Toll, ctoll@govst.edu or (708) 534-4122.

Birdfeeder Workshop: The Homewood-Flossmoor and Olympia Fields park districts will host “Build a Birdfeeder” for children ages 6 to 12 from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center, 20000 Western Ave., Olympia Fields. The cost is $12 for residents and $18 for nonresidents. Information: (708) 481-2330.

Squirrel Appreciation: The Homewood-Flossmoor and Olympia Fields park districts will host a Squirrel Appreciation Day from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center, 20000 Western Ave., Olympia Fields. Families will learn about squirrel species and make a treat for the animals. The cost is $5 per household, $5 for residents and $7.50 for nonresidents. Registration: (708) 481-2330.

National Popcorn Day: The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District will hand out popcorn at all its facilities from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Visitors also will receive a handout of event dates for 2013. Information: www.hfparks.com.

Library Closed: Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Information: www.richtonparklibrary.org or (708) 481-5333.

MLK Celebration: Chicago Heights will host “Celebrate Dr. King’s Life and Legacy” at 10:30 a.m. Monday at city hall, 1601 Chicago Road. Osei Andrews-Hutchinson will be the keynote speaker, and the School District 170 Jazz Band will perform. Information: www.chicagoheights.net.

Tuesday | 22

Night Knitters: Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., will host its Night Time Knitters program from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Knitters and crocheters of all skill levels are welcome. Information: (708) 798-3600.

Pot Luck: Steger-South Chicago Heights Library will host its “Pot Luck and a Movie with Friends” program at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Steger Community Center, 3501 Hopkins St. Information: (708) 755-5040.

Adventure Club: Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will host Adventure Club activities and crafts for students in fourth through sixth grades from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Registration: (708) 481-5333.

Science Pub: The Homewood-Flossmoor Science Pub will host “It is Rocket Science: Working for Werner von Braun” with Joseph Mayer, director of the Becker Observatory of the Chicago Astronomical Society, at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Grady’s Grille, 18147 Harwood Ave., Homewood. Attendees can come dressed in casual attire. Food and drinks will be sold during the presentation. Information: www.homewood-flossmoorsciencepub.blogspot.com.

Film Series: Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway, hosts its Monthly Film Series and Discussion event from 6 to 8:45 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month. Movies are screened from 6 to 8 p.m., and discussions begin after the movie and last until shortly before the library’s closing at 9 p.m. Information: russw@homewoodlibrary.net.

Wiggles and Giggles: Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., is offering its Wiggles and Giggles program for children age 2 and younger at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Jan. 30. The event features music, stories and activities. Registration: (708) 798-3600.

Chess Club: The Glenwood Chess Club meets from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Blakey Center, 1 Rebecca St., Glenwood. Information: Ken Windmon, (312) 925-9447 or kennethwindmon@gmail.com.

Rotary Club: The Matteson Rotary Club meets at 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays at Dusties Restaurant, 4012 Lincoln Highway, Matteson. Information: (708) 429-6970.

Wednesday | 23

Animals in Winter: Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., will host its “Animals in Winter” program for all ages from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. The event will feature live animals. Information: (708) 798-3600.

Game Night: Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library, 54 E. 31st St., Steger, will host Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii games for preteens and teenagers at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Reservations: (708) 755-5040.

Night Knitting: Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will host Night Knitting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Information: (708) 481-5333.

Driver’s Class: The Rich Township Senior Center will hold a free course in driver’s education from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Rich Township Senior Center, 297 Liberty Drive, Park Forest. The course is open to anyone living in the Park Forest area. Information: www.richtownship.org.

Rotary Club: The Rotary Club of Homewood meets at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Calumet Country Club, 2400 W. 175th St., Homewood. Information: (708) 799-6020.

Thursday | 24

Computer Class: Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., will host its “Introduction to Microsoft Word” computer class for adults from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday. Registration: (708) 798-3600.

Language Stars: Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., will host a foreign language interactive story time for children ages 1 to 6 with an adult from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday. Registration: (708) 798-3600.

Story Time: Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will host its Morning Story Time program for children age 5 and younger from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Thursday. Registration: (708) 481-5333.

Kid’s Club: Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will host its Kid’s Club for students in first through third grades from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday. Registration: (708) 481-5333.

‘Breaking Dawn’: Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will show the 2011 movie “Breaking Dawn – Part 1” as part of its Teen Movie Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Snacks will be provided. Registration: (708) 481-5333.

Anime Club: Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway, hosts its Teen Anime Club at 6 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month. Information: (708) 798-0121, Ext. 222 or www.homewoodlibrary.org.

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.

Rotary Club: The Rotary Club of Chicago Heights meets at 12:15 p.m. Thursdays at Olympia Fields Country Club, 2800 Olympia Fields Drive. Reservations: (708) 203-0780.

Rotary Club: The Rotary Club of Park Forest meets from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays. The luncheon location varies by season. Information: (708) 748-1129 or www.rotaryofparkforest.org.

Friday | 25

Advisory Board: Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., will host a meeting of its Teen Advisory Board at 4 p.m. Friday. The group is for students in sixth through 12th grade who would like to volunteer at the library. Refreshments will be provided. Information: (708) 798-3600.

Story Time: Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will offer its Afternoon Story Time program for children age 5 and younger from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Friday. The event will feature stories, songs and play time. Registration: (708) 481-5333.

Technology Discussion: Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will offer its Technology Trendsetters program for students in sixth to eighth grades from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday. Registration: (708) 481-5333.

Cook Club: Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will host a Cook Book Club discussion for adults from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Attendees can obtain a copy of the current cookbook selection at the library. Registration: (708) 481-5333.

Family Fun: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 4800 Sauk Trail, Richton Park, will host a family night featuring music and games from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Hot dogs, pop and water will be sold. Free popcorn will be available. Information (708) 748-1995.

Saturday | 26

Winter Wonders: The Homewood-Flossmoor and the Olympia Fields park districts will host “Family Winter Wonders” from 10:30 am. to noon Saturday at Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center, 20000 Western Ave., Olympia Fields. Families will learn about wildlife in the winter and gather around a campfire with hot chocolate. The cost is $4 for residents and $6 for nonresidents. Information: (708) 481-2330.

Habitat for Humanity: Habitat for Humanity Chicago South Suburbs will host an orientation session for prospective Habitat homeowners at 10 a.m. Saturday. Appointments: (708) 756-2015.

‘Minecraft’ Program: Crete Public Library, 1177 N. Main St., will host a “Minecraft” program for gamers age 13 and older from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 26. Registration: (708) 672-8017.

January Jump: Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library, 54 E. 31st St., Steger, will host songs, stories and activities for children in kindergarten and younger from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday. Information: (708) 755-5040.

Culture Club: Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library, 54 E. 31st St., Steger, will feature Hawaiian culture during its monthly Culture Club at 1 p.m. Saturday. Information: (708) 755-5040.

‘Braid Tales’: Governors State University will host the theater production “Braid Tales” at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Center for Performing Arts at the school, 1 University Parkway, University Park. The cost is $10 for general admission, $10 for college students and $5 for high school students. Information: www.centertickets.net or (708) 235-2222.

Candidate Forums: Candidate forums for Park Forest/Chicago Heights District 163, Rich Township District 227 and Prairie State College will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon for District 163, 12:30 to 2 p.m. for District 227, and 2:30 to 4 p.m. for Prairie State Saturday at Park Forest Public Library, 400 Lakewood Blvd. Information: (708) 748-3731.

Tax Prep Help: Prairie State College and the Center for Economic Progress will offer free tax preparation from Saturday through April 13 at the school’s Adult Training and Outreach Center, 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights. Assistance is available to those with incomes less than $25,000 and for families with incomes less than $50,000. Information: (888) 827-8511.



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