Around Town (North) for July 1, 2012
June 28, 2012 12:34PM
Helen Carpenter (center), formerly of Summit, celebrates her 100th birthday on June 20 at Manor Care Nursing Home in Palos Heights with her daughters Phillis Stevens (left) and Beverly Gewerth. | Supplied Photo
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Updated: August 2, 2012 6:09AM
Sunday | 1
Farmers Market: The Beverly Farmers Market is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28 in the southeast corner of the city parking lot at 9500 S. Longwood Drive, Chicago. Information: www.chicagofarmersmarkets.us.
Book Donations: 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.
Century Ride: The Bike Psychos Cycling Club of the Southwest Suburbs has opened registration for its annual Century Ride scheduled for Aug. 26. The event features routes that are 30, 50, 64, 100 and 124 miles, and is open to families and new riders. Information: www.bikepsychos.org.
Reading Registration: There still is time to register for Oak Lawn Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program. This year’s shared theme for kids, teens and adults is “Reading Is So Delicious.” Participants will read and take part in activities while earning prizes. Information: (708) 422-4990 or www.oaklawnlibrary.org.
Art Show: Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., is hosting its fifth annual Oak Lawn Artist Group Show through July. The second floor of the library features original paintings, drawings and photographs by 19 Oak Lawn artists. Artists who wish to participate in future art shows can pick up an application at the library’s reception booth or online at www.oaklawnlibrary.org. Information: (708) 422-4990.
Veteran Stories: Green Hills Public Library is collecting first-person accounts of military service to be donated to the Veteran History Project of the Library of Congress. The library will accept photos, memoirs and wartime diaries. The project encompasses military service in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf and the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Information: (708) 598-8446.
Summer Reading: There still is time to register for the summer reading program at Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library, 12838 S. Cicero Ave., Alsip. Adults must read three books to win prizes in the “Reading Is So Delicious” program. Teens that sign up could win a Barnes & Noble NOOK. Registration: (708) 371-5666.
Free Movie: Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., will host a free showing of the 2011 movie “The Adventures of Tintin” for all ages at 2 p.m. Sunday. Information: (708) 422-4990.
Volunteers Needed: Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave., is looking for residents to volunteer their gardens for the 2012 Blossoms for Books Garden Walk, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15. Applications are available at the library or at www.evergreenparklibrary.org. Information: (708) 422-8522.
Monday | 2
Cycling Club: The Bike Psychos Cycling Club of the Southwest Suburbs meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month through October at the Stoney Creek Golf Course, 5850 W. 103rd St., Oak Lawn. Information: (708) 921-2939 or www.bikepsychos.org.
Cruise Night: The Worth Cruisers Car Club hosts cruise nights from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays through October at Waters Edge Golf Course, 7205 W. 115th St. Information: (312) 231-2599 or email@example.com.
Pinochle Club: The Worth Senior Pinochle Club meets from 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.
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.
Farm Camp: The Children’s Farm, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host a farm explorers camp for children in second through seventh grades from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Monday. Attendees will ride horses, hike in the woods, care for animals and make campfires. Information: (708) 361-3650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday | 3
Farmer’s Market: Cook County School District 130 hosts its annual Farmers Market from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays until Sept. 25 in the parking lot at Beggars Pizza, 12660 S. Western Ave., Blue Island. Vendors sell homemade tamales, fresh farm eggs, juices, handpicked fruits and vegetables and more. Information: Raeann Zylman, email@example.com or Valerie Marrin, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Needle Club: Palos Heights Public Library, 12501 S. 71st Ave., hosts its Needles Club for knitters and crocheters from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays. Information: (708) 448-1473.
Business Networking: The Business Networking Group meets from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays at the Golden Bear Restaurant, 12001 S. Cicero Ave., Alsip. Information: www.meetup.com/BusinessNetworkingGroupBNG.
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 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. Information: (708) 598-4435.
Postpartum Support: Advocate Christ Medical Center, 4440 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn, offers its Postpartum Depression Support Group at 10 a.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the medical center in Room 190 West. Information: (708) 684-1333.
Weight Loss Support: The Oak Lawn TOPS Group 846 meets from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays in Arnold Hall at St. Gerald School, 9310 S. 55th Court, Oak Lawn. The group helps and supports people attempting to lose weight. New members are welcome.
Wednesday | 4
Farmers Market: The Palos Heights Farmers Market is open from 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.
Toastmasters Club: The Center Toastmasters, an organization for people interested in improving and practicing their public speaking skills, meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of every month at The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park. Members take turns leading the meetings and giving speeches. New members and guests are welcome. Information:
Fabric Art: The Log Cabin Center for the Arts will host a fabric-painting workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park. Attendees will create fabric paintings with sharpies and fabric squares. Information: (708) 361-3650 or visit thecenterpalos.org.
Thursday | 5
Farmers Market: The Evergreen Park Farmers Market is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 26 at Yukich Field, 90th Street and Kedzie Avenue. Information: (708) 422-8776.
Business Networking: The Oak Lawn B2B Networking Group meets at 7:15 a.m. Thursdays at Les Brother’s Restaurant, 8705 S. Ridgeland Ave. Information: www.oaklawnb2b.com.
Overeaters Anonymous: Our Savior Lutheran Church, 8607 S. Narragansett Ave., Burbank, hosts Overeaters Anonymous support group meetings from
9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursdays. Information: (708) 496-1359.
Kids Authors Group: Budding children’s authors meet from 7 to 8:45 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at Oak
Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave. The group is for adults of high school age and older. Information: (708) 422-4990.
Free Movie: Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., will host a free showing of the 2001 movie “A Beautiful Mind” for all ages at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Information: (708) 422-4990.
Friday | 6
Friday Picnics: TGIF Picnics and Farmers Markets are held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 10 at MetroSouth Park, the northeast corner of York Street and Western Avenue, Blue Island. Information: (708) 388-7085.
Live Bands: The Marrs-Meyer American Legion Post 991, 11001 S. Depot St., Worth, has live bands playing from 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. There is no cover charge. Information: (708) 448-7006 or (708) 448-6699.
Cycling Event: The Beverly Area Planning Association will host the 10th annual Beverly Hills Cycling Classic on Friday at 107th Street and Longwood Drive in Chicago. The festival opens at 4:30 p.m. with food, beverages and entertainment, and the race begins at 6 p.m. Information: (773) 233-3100 or www.bapa.org.
Saturday | 7
Al-Anon Group: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, hosts Al-Anon meetings at 9 a.m. Saturdays in the main building. Information:
Greek Fest: St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church will host its Greek Festival from 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday and from noon to 11 p.m. July 8 at the church, 12307 S. Ridgeland Ave., Palos Heights. Admission is $2 for adults and free for children age 12 and younger. Information: (708) 385-2311.
Romance Writers Group: Budding romance authors meet from 10 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of the month at Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave. The group is for adults of high school age and older. Information: (708) 422-4990.
Monday | 9
Junior Farmers: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will offer its Summer Junior Farmers program for children ages 3 to 8 in four, two-week sessions beginning July 9, July 23 and Aug. 6. The program will help children learn about life on a farm. Classes meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Children ages 6 through 8 meet from 9 a.m. to noon, and children ages 3 to 6 meet from 1 to 2 p.m. or from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $200 per session for the 9 a.m. classes and $84 per session for the afternoon classes. Registration: (708) 361-3650.
Creative Writers: The Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, hosts a creative writing workshop at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month. Information: email@example.com.
Career Network: The Crossroads Career Network meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month, except on holidays, at Trinity Evangelical Covenant Church, 9230 S. Pulaski Road, Oak Lawn. Information: (708) 422-5111.
Tuesday | 10
Caring Ladies: The Caring Ladies Group meets at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in the Parish Center at St. Christina Church, 11066 S. Christina Ave., Chicago. Members meet to knit, crochet and sew small hats and blankets for nurseries at six local hospitals. Information: JoAnn Gallagher, (773) 881-3698.
Seniors Club: The Merrionette Park Seniors meet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at the Worth Township building, 11601 S. Pulaski Road, Alsip. Dues are $5 per year. Information: (708) 371-2900.
Wednesday | 11
Book/Film: Palos Park Public Library, 12330 Forest Glen Blvd., hosts its Book and Film Series at 2 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month. The program includes a brief book discussion prior to showing the film based on the book. Registration is required. Information: (708) 448-1530.
Senior Club: The Palos Heights Senior Citizens Club meets at 1 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at Moraine Valley Church, 6300 W. 127th St., Palos Heights. Information: Edna Craig, (708) 448-7498.