Around Town (North) for July 29, 2012
July 26, 2012 1:08PM
Terry Barnes, general manager of Panera Bread in Oak Lawn, mans a lemonade stand recently in an effort to raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation. | Supplied Photo
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Updated: August 30, 2012 6:07AM
Sunday | 29
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.
Vesper Worship: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, hosts vesper services at 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sundays in the Wayside Chapel. Vespers are nondenominational worship services of music, meditation and prayer. Information: (708) 361-3650.
Preschool Enrollment: Little Spartans Preschool is accepting enrollment for the 2012-13 school year. Children must be fully toilet trained; be 3 or 4 years old by Sep. 1; and reside in District 229. Families should mail a current physical examination form and enrollment form to: Jessica Shekleton, Oak Lawn Community High School, 9400 Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn, Ill., 60453. Do not send a payment with enrollment forms. Enrollment form: www.olchs.org.
Book Release: St. Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago, will host a book release for the children’s story “The Boy Who Cried Can’t!” from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. The event also will include arts and crafts for children, raffles, goodie bags and more. Information: (708) 691-0211 or email@example.com.
Free Movie: Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., will host a free showing of the 1992 movie “A River Runs Through It” at 2 p.m. Sunday. Information: (708) 422-4990 or www.oaklawnlibrary.org.
Reiki Program: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host an introductory Reiki class from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Reiki is a form of energy healing, reported to be especially beneficial to those suffering from physical or emotional pain, Center officials said. The cost is $10 per person. Registration: (708) 361-3650.
Submissions: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, will accept submissions of poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, black-and-white photos and black-and-white illustrations for the next issue of the “BAC Street Journal” literary magazine until Oct. 1. Submission guidelines are available at the Center or via email at bacstreetjournal.com. Type “submission guidelines” in the subject line if sending via email. Information: (773) 213-7531 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pet Clinic: Pet Supplies Plus, 8717 S. Ridgeland Ave., Oak Lawn, offers a low-cost pet clinic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the fourth Sunday of the month. The walk-in clinic operates on a first-come, first-served basis. Information: (877) 475-7729 or www.spayillinois.org.
Vendor Call: Craft, flea market and garage sale vendors are needed for the annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sep. 29 at the Children’s Farm, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park. The festival will feature pumpkin picking, games, children’s crafts, hayrides, horse rides, live entertainment, food concessions and a root beer saloon. Vendor spaces cost $25 each. Registration: (708) 361-3650 or www.thecenterpalos.org.
Monday | 30
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.
Trip Deadline: Registration is required by Monday for a trip to Kenosha, Wis. for seniors on Aug. 29 hosted by the Evergreen Park Office of Citizens Services. The trip will depart at 7 a.m. from the Community Center, 3450 W. 97th St. Tickets are $82 and include a trip to the Civil War Museum, lunch and a visit to the East Troy Railroad museum. Registration: (708) 422-8776.
Career Workshop: Chicago Ridge Public Library, 10400 S. Oxford Ave., will host a free career information session for adults at 6:30 p.m. Monday in partnership with Moraine Valley Community College. The event is open to all adults considering college or changing careers. Retirees looking to pursue new interests also are welcome. Information: (708) 423-7753.
Herb Lessons: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host garden herb classes for adults at 1 and 6 p.m. Monday at the farm garden. Participants will make a bottle of herbal vinegar and a bouquet garni bundle to flavor a pot of winter soup. The cost is $13 per person, plus a $10 materials fee. Information: (708) 361-3650.
Tuesday | 31
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. Information: Raeann Zylman, firstname.lastname@example.org or Valerie Marrin, email@example.com.
Music and Stories: The Children’s Museum, 5100 Museum Drive, hosts a music and story time for children and their caretakers at 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The program is free. All sessions meet in the multipurpose room unless it is reserved. Information: (708) 423-6709 Ext. 206.
Lincoln’s World: Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., will host a presentation on Abraham Lincoln-related historic sites at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Highway historian David Clark will show photographs of Lincoln sites near and along Route 66. Information: (708) 422-4990 or www.oaklawnlibrary.org.
Financial Aid: Stagg High School, 8015 W. 111th St., Palos Hills, will host a financial aid presentation for parents and students from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the school’s media center. The event will highlight the major components of the federal financial aid process. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. Information: (708) 974-7445.
Documentary Showing: Green Hills Public Library, 8611 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills, will host a free showing of the 2011 documentary “Forks over Knives” for all ages at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Registration: (708) 598-8446 or www.greenhillslibrary.org.
Handwriting Styles: Blue Island Public Library will host a handwriting-analyzing event at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Christ Memorial Church, 22440 York St., Blue Island. Magic storyteller Chris McBrien will explain what handwriting means. Information: (708) 388-1078 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Discussion: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host its monthly Womantalk Coffee Hour and Discussion from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Women are invited to bring a picnic lunch and join a discussion of “Simple Abundance” and other readings by Sarah Ban Breathnach. Registration: (708) 361-3650.
Wednesday | 1
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. Information: (708) 361-3650.
Papermaking: The Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host a papermaking workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Artist Marilyn VandenBout will cook plants from the garden to help students to create handmade papers. The class costs $26, plus $10 materials fee. Registration: (708) 361-3650.
Green Thumb: Chicago Ridge Public Library, 10400 S. Oxford Ave., will host Composting with Worms at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Gardener Kate Bradley will explain how to get the most out of compost. Information: (708) 423-7753.
Film Talk: CineVerse, Oak Lawn’s weekly film discussion group, will examine “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at the Oak View Community Center, 4625 W. 110th St., Oak Lawn. Information: (708) 529-9028 or www.cineversegroup.blogspot.com.
Thursday | 2
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, Evergreen Park. 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.
Fun with Stories: The Children’s Museum, 5100 Museum Drive, Oak Lawn, hosts a story time for children and their caretakers at 11 a.m. Thursdays and Fridays. The program is free. All sessions meet in the multipurpose room unless it is reserved. Information: (708) 423-6709 Ext. 206.
Retro Crafts: Green Hills Public Library, 8611 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills, will host a vintage crafting session at 7 p.m. Thursday. Participants will make three retro crafts to take home and will see pictures of popular crafts through the decades. Space is limited to 20. Registration: (708) 598-8446 or www.greenhillslibrary.org.
Friday | 3
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.