Around Town (North) for May 27, 2012
May 24, 2012 12:10PM
Glen Oaks School fifth-grade students (from left) Abdallah Elokda, Kamil Klimoski, Natalie Redini and Amina Islam work on timelines about the Civil War as part of a recent school project. Students were asked to complete a timeline that included 10 things about the Civil War they felt were most important. | Supplied Photo
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Updated: July 3, 2012 8:40AM
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Farmers Market: The Beverly Farmers Market is 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays in the southeast corner of the city parking lot at 9500 S. Longwood Drive, Chicago. Information: www.chicagofarmersmarkets.us.
Canoe/Kayak: Canoe and kayak season is open at Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens, 7402 W. Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights. Rental fees are $8 per person per hour. Information: (708) 361-1873 or www.lakekatherine.org.
Book Donations: The Oak Lawn Public Library, 5300 W. 95th St., is accepting donations of gently used books, magazines, CDs and videos for the Friends of the Oak Lawn Library Ongoing Book Sale. Information: (708) 422-4990 or www.oaklawnlibrary.org.
Monday | 28
Library Closures: Libraries will be closed Monday for Memorial Day.
Summer Camps: Registration for summer camps is open at the Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens, 7402 W. Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights. Weekly camps for ages 7 to 15 begin June 11 and are offered throughout the summer. Each camp is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday for one week. The cost is $90 per camper. Information: (708) 361-1873 or www.lakekatherine.org.
Pinochle Club: The Worth Senior
Pinochle Club meets 11:30 a.m. to
3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Worth Terrace Center, 11500 S. Beloit Ave. Games begin at noon, and lunch is available. Membership is free.
Information: (708) 448-1181.
Cruise Night: The Worth Cruisers Car Club will hold cruise nights 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays at Waters Edge Golf Course, 7205 W. 115th St. Information: (312) 231-2599 or email@example.com.
Food Pantry: Faith United Methodist Church, in conjunction with Together We Cope and the Greater Chicago Food Depository, offers nonperishable food bags to Bremen, Orland, Palos and Worth township residents 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park. Information: (708) 444-8560.
Tuesday | 29
Summer Camp: St. Paul Lutheran School, 4660 W. 94th St., Oak Lawn, is offering an 11-week summer camp for children from preschool through the sixth grade beginning Tuesday. Registration and $150 fee are required. Information: (708) 423-1058.
Computer Workshop: The Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., will host Computer Boot Camp 9 to
11 a.m. Tuesday. The Boot Camp includes eight basic computer classes. Information: (708) 422-4990.
Woman Talk: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host its monthly Woman Talk coffee hour at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Reservations: (708) 361-3650.
Senior Fair: Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, will host a Senior Fair
10 a.m. to noon Tuesday. U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski’s staff will provide help with Social Security, Medicare and other federal issues. Information: (312) 886-0481.
Teen Tuesday: The Chicago Ridge Public Library, 10400 Oxford Ave., will host Teen Tuesday at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Participants will make salt paintings. Information: (708) 423-7753.
Paranormal Program: The Blue Island Library, 2433 York St., will host a Paranormal Open “Mic” Night at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets are required but are free. Information: Dan Carroll, (708) 388-1078, Ext. 30.
Pantry Donation: Elsie’s Pantry, 8601 W. 107th St., Palos Hills, needs canned goods and monetary donations to keep up with increasing demand. Donations can be brought to the church 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. Information: (708) 598-4435.
Wednesday | 30
Computer Help: The Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., will host Drop-In Computer Help from
9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday and again from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Information: (708) 422-4990.
Natural Changes: The Green Hills Library, 8611 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills, will host “Natural Changes” for children ages 5 and older at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Participants will learn about life cycles and how nature has a way of renewing itself. Information: (708) 598-8446.
Film Discussion: CineVerse, Oak Lawn’s weekly film discussion group, will examine “Eraserhead” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Oak View Community Center, 4625 W. 110th St., Oak Lawn. Information: (708) 529-9028 or www.cineversegroup.blogspot.com.
Fido FUNdamentals: Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library, 12838 S. Cicero Ave., Alsip, will host “Fido FUNdamentals” at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Michelle Swiat and her dog, Trek, will demonstrate training techniques. Attendees should not bring their dogs. Registration: (708) 371-5666, Ext. 109 or www.alsiplibrary.info.
Open Mic: The Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., will host an Open Mic for short story and poetry readings 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. There is a five-minute time limit for all readers. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. Information: (708) 422-4990.
Book Discussion: The Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave., will host a book discussion about
“In the Garden of Beasts” 7 to
8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Information: (708) 422-8522.
Farmers Market: The Palos Heights Farmers Market is open 7 a.m. to
1 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 10 at the Palos Heights Municipal Parking Lot, 12218 S. Harlem Ave. Information: (708) 361-1800 or www.palosheights.org.
Needle Club: The Palos Heights Library, 12501 S. 71st Ave., hosts the Needles Club for knitters and crocheters 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. Information: (708) 448-1453.
Thursday | 31
Grandparents Group: The Summit Public Library, 6233 S. Archer Road, Summit, will host a support group meeting for grandparents raising grandchildren at 10 a.m. Thursday. The group is sponsored by Age Options of LaGrange. Information: (708) 383-0258.
Energy Efficiency: The Oak Lawn Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., will host a Citizens Utility Board Energy Efficiency program at 2 p.m. Thursday. Information: (708) 422-4990.
Afternoon Bingo: The Palos Park Public Library, 12330 Forest Glen Blvd., will host bingo for children 5 and older at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Information: (708) 448-1530.
Information Session: Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Drive, Palos Heights, will hold an information session on its new nursing and criminal justice programs at 6 p.m. Thursday. Information: (708) 239-4768.
Evening Movie: The Chicago Ridge Public Library, 10400 Oxford Ave., will show “One For the Money” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Information: (708) 423-7753.
Business Networking: The Oak Lawn B2B Networking Group meets at 7:15 a.m. Thursdays at Les Brother’s Restaurant, 8705 Ridgeland Ave., Oak Lawn. Information: www.oaklawnb2b.com.
Overeaters Anonymous: Our Savior Lutheran Church, 8607 S. Narragansett Ave., Burbank, hosts Overeaters Anonymous support group meetings 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursdays. Information: (708) 496-1359.
Friday | 1
Toddler Time: The Green Hills Public Library, 8611 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills, will host Toddler Time with Miss Britt at 10 a.m. Friday. Information: (708) 598-8446.
Live Bands: The Marrs-Meyer American Legion Post 991, 11001 S. Depot St., Worth, has live bands playing 8 to
11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. There is no cover charge. Information: (708) 448-7006 or (708) 448-6699.
Saturday | 2
Stampin’ Up: The Chicago Ridge Public Library, 10400 Oxford Ave., will host Stampin’ Up at 10 a.m. Saturday. Participants will make handmade cards and other projects. A $10 fee is required. Information: (708) 423-7753.
Summer Festival: The Children’s Farm, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host its 24th annual summertime festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature horse rides, hayrides, tours of the barns to see animals, and food and drinks. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children. Information: (708) 361-3650.
Art Exhibition: A reception for the Moraine Valley Community College Gallery 2012 Juried Community Art Exhibition will be 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills. Information: (708) 974-5500 or www.morainevalley.edu/FPAC.
Al-Anon Group: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, hosts Al-Anon meetings at 9 a.m. on Saturdays in the main building. Information: (708) 361-3650.
Family Petnic: Registration is being taken for the Animal Welfare League’s second annual Family Petnic at 11 a.m. June 3 at Elizabeth Conkey Woods South, 135th Street and Central Avenue, Palos Heights. The event will feature kids games, dog contests,
discounted microchipping, pet photography, a kids’ moonwalk, bake sale and more. Information: (708) 636-8586, Ext. 259 or www.animalwelfareleague.com.