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CharnitGord(center) store director greets customers during recent Black History Month food sampling event Jewel-Osco 3153 W. 183rd St. Homewood. Nathanael

Charnita Gordon (center), store director, greets customers during a recent Black History Month food sampling event at Jewel-Osco, 3153 W. 183rd St., Homewood. Nathanael Cole (left), event manager and Asjhra Harper, brand ambassador, also participate in the event. | Supplied photo

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Updated: March 25, 2013 6:09AM



Sunday | 24

Electronics Recycling: Stateline Wireless, 110 S. Orchard Drive, Park Forest, has an electronics recycling bin. Information: (708) 747-7650.

Monday | 25

Senior Games: The Golden Echoes Senior Club is looking for card and bingo players at 9 a.m. Monday at the Bloom Township Center, 425 Halsted St., Chicago Heights. Information: Paul Coffel, (708) 557-0741.

Facebook 101: The Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will host a Facebook class from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday. Registration: (708) 481-5333.

Teen Craft: The Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will host a teen craft day from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday. Registration: (708) 481-5333.

Eye Makeup: The Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will host a makeup workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. Registration: (708) 481-5333.

Blood Drive: Heartland Blood Centers will host a blood donation drive from 3 to 7 to p.m. Monday at Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park. Donors must be age 17 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. Photo identification is required. Information: www.heartlandbc.org or (800) 786-4483.

Knitters Group: Crete Public Library, 1177 N. Main St., hosts its Knot Just for Knitters group at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month. Participants bring a knitting, crocheting, needlework or sewing project they are working on and can get assistance or advice from fellow needleworkers. Information: (708) 672-8017 or www.cretelibrary.org.

Writing Group: Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park, is seeking veterans to participate in a free Veterans Writing Group. Information: Robin Thompson, (708) 534-4581 or rthompson@govst.edu.

Senior Lunch: The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District offers its Let’s Do Lunch program for seniors at noon Mondays and Wednesdays at the Irwin Community Center, 18120 S. Highland Ave., Homewood. The cost is $5.25 for residents and $7.75 for nonresidents. Reservations are due by noon Friday for Monday’s Lunch and noon Tuesday for Wednesday’s lunch. Information: (708) 957-7275.

Line Dancing: The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District hosts its “For Your Health Line Dancing” class for seniors from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at the Irwin Community Center, 18120 S. Highland Ave., Homewood. The cost is $2 per class. Information: (708) 957-7275.

Resale Shop: One More Thing Resale Shop, 343 Main St., Park Forest, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Sales benefit the South Suburban Family Shelter, which helps victims of domestic violence and homeless women with children. Information: (708) -228-5077.

Tuesday | 26

Money Talk: The Homewood-Flossmoor Science Pub will host “Does Money Really Buy Happiness?” at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Grape and Grain Co., 18031 Dixie Highway, Homewood.

Natural Beauty: Governors State University, I University Parkway, University Park, will host a natural hair, health and beauty conference from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Information: (708) 534-5000.

Adventure Club: The Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will host an after-school club for fourth through sixth grades from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Registration: (708) 481-5333.

Evening Stories: The Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will host an evening story time for ages 3 to 6 from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesday. Registration: (708) 481-5333.

Google Class: The Crete Public Library, 1177 N. Main St., will host “Do You Google?” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Information: (708) 672-8017.

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.

Literacy Tutoring: South Suburban College, 15800 S. State St., South Holland, is seeking adult volunteers for its Adult Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Program. Training sessions are from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Volunteers will be trained to become one-on-one tutors in basic literacy, including the development of phonetic reading skills and communication skills. Information: Christopher McElroy, (708) 596-2000, Ext. 2558 or cmcelroy@ssc.edu.

Dinner Meetings: The Kiwanis Club of Park Forest hosts dinner meetings at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Carlo’s Restaurant, 560 W. 14th Place, Chicago Heights. Information: www.facebook.com/pankatron.

Toastmasters Meetings: The Homewood-Flossmoor Toastmasters meet from 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.

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.

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.

Senior Law: Bloom Township Senior Services, 425 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights, hosts a Legal Assistance Clinic by the Center for Disability and Elder Law the fourth Tuesday of the month. People interested in making an appointment should call (312) 376-1880, Ext. 22, and leave their name and phone number.

Wednesday | 27

Film Series: Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park, will host the movie “Crimson Tide” for the Black History Month film series from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Information: (708) 534-5000.

Wolves Player: The Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will host a Chicago Wolves Hockey player at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Information: (708) 481-5333.

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

Graphic Novels: The Steger-South Chicago Heights Library, 54 E. 31st St., Steger, will host a graphic novel discussion at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Information: (708) 755-5040.

Afternoon Opera: The Park Forest Library, 400 Lakewood Blvd., will host “Leo Delibes’ Lakme” at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Information: (708) 748-3731, Ext. 22.

Blood Drive: Heartland Blood Centers will host a blood donation drive from 3 to 7 to p.m. Wednesday at CVS - Olympia Fields, 3400 Lincoln Highway. Donors must be age 17 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. Photo ID is required. Information: www.heartlandbc.org or (800) 786-4483.

Blood Pressure: Bloom Township and Complete Home Health Services offer free blood pressure screenings from 10 to 11 a.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the Bloom Township Senior Department, 425 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights. Information: (708) 754-9400.

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.

Chess Night: Matteson Public Library, 801 S. School Ave., hosts its Family Chess Night at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Information: (708) 748-4431 or www.mattesonpubliclibrary.org.

Nar-Anon: Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Paul Community Church, 18200 Dixie Highway, Homewood. Nar-Anon helps those who are affected by or suffering from drug addiction and follows a 12-Step program. Attendees should enter through the north side of the building.

Thursday | 28

Civic Engagement: Governors State University Students on the Move will host a Civic Engagement in Action presentation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 1 University Parkway, University Park. Information: (708) 534-5000.

Black Women: Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park, will host the “Black Women Rock” awards ceremony from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Information: (708) 534-5000.

Idol Contest: Prairie State University, 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights, will host the PSC Idol Contest from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Information: (708) 709-3910 or prairiestate.edu.

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

Kids Club: The Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will host activities for first- through third-graders from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday. Registration: (708) 481-5333

Hispanic Reading: The Steger-South Chicago Heights Library, 54 E. 31st St., Steger, will host Hispanic Adult Book Discussion at 6 p.m. Thursday. Current title is “Elarbol de las moras” by Jude Beveraux. Information: (708) 755-5040.

Game Night: The Steger-South Chicago Heights Library, 54 E. 31st St., Steger, will host a video gaming night at 7 p.m. Thursday. Information: (708) 755-5040.

Tax Tips: The Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library, 19901 Stony Island Ave., Lynwood, will host an H & R Block seminar at 7 p.m. Thursday. Registration: (708) 758-0090 or at wwwglpld.org.

Potpourri Lectures: The Park Forest Library, 400 Lakewood Blvd., will host a series of lectures at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Information: (708) 748-3731.

Anime Club: Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway, hosts the teen anime club for teens 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 are required. Information: (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.

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 mail2banks@aol.com.

Friday | 1

Fish Fry: St. Joseph’s Athletic Association will host an all-you-can-eat Lenten Fish Fry from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Fridays through March 22 at Father Sayers Hall, 17951 Dixie Highway, Homewood. Cost is $9 for adults, $6 for children and $7 for seniors from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Information: (708) 798-0622.

Fish Fry: The Knights of Columbus- Nina Council No. 3602 will hold a Lenten fish fry from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays through March 22 in the St. Irenaeus School gymnasium, South Orchard Drive and Indianwood Boulevard, Park Forest. Information: (708) 755-5040.

Fish Fry: The Knights of Columbus hosts a fish fry 5 to 7 p.m. the first Friday of the month at St. Liborius Hall, 2440 Halsted Blvd., Steger. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children age 9 and younger. Information: www.stliboriuskofc.com.

Jazz Fest: Prairie State University, 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights, will host Jazz Fest at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Information: (708) 709-3910 or www.prairiestate.edu.

Toastmasters: The Park Forest Toastmasters Club meets from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at Freedom Hall, 410 Lakewood Blvd., Park Forest. Information: www.parkforesttoastmasters.toastmastersclubs.org.

Afternoon Stories: The Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will host a story time for ages 5 and younger from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Friday. Registration: (708) 481-5333.

Teen Board: The Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will host the teen board of volunteers from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday. Information: (708) 481-5333.

Anime Club: The Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will host Friday Night Anime Club for ninth-graders and older from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Information: (708) 481-5333.

Thrift Shop: Crete Methodist Church’s thrift shop is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of the month at Main and Exchange streets, Crete. Information: (708) 672-8353.

Chair Exercise: The Bloom Township Senior Department, 425 Halsted St., Chicago Heights, offers chair exercises from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays in the multipurpose room. Information: (708) 754-9400, Ext. 247.

Saturday | 2

Beginner Computer: The Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will host a four-week Computers for Beginners: Accelerated Session program from 1 to 3 p.m. beginning Saturday. Registration: (708) 481-5333.

Open Gallery: The Village Artists, 1957 Ridge Road, Homewood, hosts an Open Gallery Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month. Information: (708) 798-4774.

Chess/Scrabble: Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway, hosts open chess and Scrabble for participants of all ages and abilities from noon to 4 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month. Information: (708) 798-0121, Ext. 222.



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