Around Town (North) for Sept. 2, 2012
August 30, 2012 1:36PM
Kelly Devine Rickert (right), of Oak Forest, does lunges with Dolly Smith-Bean while teaching a weight-loss class at St. Xavier University in Chicago. Rickert is a registered dietitian and owner of Devine Nutrition. | Brett Roseman~Sun-Times Media
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Updated: October 3, 2012 6:05AM
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, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., 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.
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 World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf and the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Information: (708) 598-8446.
Adult Degrees: Adults age 24 and older who have an associate of science or an associate of arts degree can earn a bachelor of arts in leadership studies from DePaul University by attending weekend classes at Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills. Classes begin in the fall. Information: (312) 362-6338 or www.depaul.edu/adultenrollment.
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.
Cycling Club: The Bike Psychos Cycling Club of the Southwest Suburbs meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month (March through October) at Stony 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 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays through October at Water’s Edge Golf Club, 7205 W. 115th St. Information: (312) 231-2599 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Casino Trip: The deadline is Tuesday for seniors to buy tickets for a trip to the Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, Mich., on Sept. 25, hosted by the Office of Citizens’ Services of Evergreen Park. The trip will depart at 8:30 a.m. and return at about 3:30 p.m. The fee is $41, which includes $15 for slot play and a $10 food credit. Tickets: (708) 422-8776 or visit email@example.com.
Line Dancing: Glendora Banquets, 10225 S. Harlem Ave., Chicago Ridge, will host the first session of its four-week beginners’ line dancing workshop for all ages from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday. The workshop will meet every Tuesday evening at the same time until Sept. 25. Fee is $80. Information: (708) 425-4990.
Book Fines: Green Hills Public Library District, 8611 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills, will change its book fine policy on Tuesday. The library will provide a seven-day “grace period” after a book’s due date. If the book is not returned within that period, a fine of $1 will be charged. Information: (708) 598-8446, Ext. 110.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or Valerie Marrin, email@example.com.
Needle Club: Palos Heights Public Library, 12501 S. 71st Ave., hosts its Needles Club for knitters and crochet-ers from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays. Information: (708) 448-1473.
Business Networking: The Business Networking Group meets 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.
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. The group helps and supports people attempting to lose weight. New members are welcome.
Music and Stories: The Children’s Museum, 5100 Museum Drive, Oak Lawn, hosts 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.
Ham for Lunch: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host a dramatic portrayal of Alexander Hamilton and luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Actor Terry Lynch portrays Hamilton, the founding father of America’s economic system. Fee is $16. Preregistration is required. Call (708) 361-3650.
Writing Poetry: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host a poetry-writing workshop at 9:15 a.m. Tuesdays. Advance registration is required. Call (708) 361-3650.
Card Making: Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave., will host its monthly “Stampin’ Up Cards” program for adults and teens at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Participants will learn how to use decorative rubber stamps and accessories to make greeting cards. Materials fee is $5. Registration: (708) 422-8522.
Homework Help: Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave., will host a free, drop-in homework help center from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays beginning Tuesday. Evergreen Park Elementary School District bilingual teachers Margaret Essig and Kerrie Lopez will give children with any homework help they need. Information: (708) 422-8522.
Bingo: Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave., will host back-to-school bingo for children in fifth grade or younger at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Information: (708) 422-8522.
T-shirt Bags: Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave., will host a T-shirt-bag-making session at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday for teens in grades six through 12. Participants will sew an old T-shirt into a useful bag. Participants should bring an old T-shirt. Registration: (708) 422-8522.
Square Dancing: Members of Swing’n Sugar Squares will host a free square dancing lesson at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Central Junior High School, 9400 S. Sawyer Ave., Evergreen Park. This will be a lesson for new dancers. Refreshments will be provided. Casual dress recommended. Information: (773) 238-5496 or swinginsugarsquares.com.
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 to attend. Information: (708) 361-3650.
Art Reception: St. Xavier University’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St., will host an artist’s lecture and reception at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Artist Chris Motley will discuss her exhibit in the university’s art gallery, “Human Dimensions in Fiber.” Information: (773) 298-3081.
Film Talk: CineVerse, Oak Lawn’s weekly film discussion group, will examine “The Talk of the Town” from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at Oak View Community Center, 4625 W. 110th St., Oak Lawn. Check building signage for room number. Information: (708) 529-9028 or visit cineversegroup.blogspot.com.
Collage Class: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host weekly classes in collage at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. beginning Wednesday. Advance registration is required. Call (708) 361-3650.
Watercolor Starters: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host watercolor classes for beginners at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Advance registration is required. Call (708) 361-3650.
Garden Club: The Garden Club of Evergreen Park meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at the Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave. Annual fee of $20 is payable upon joining the group. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wimping Out: Green Hills Public Library District, 8611 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills, will host a “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” party for children age 8 and older at 6 p.m. Thursday. The event will include games, prizes and more. Information: (708) 598-8446.
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 Brothers Restaurant, 8705 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 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.
Advanced Watercolors: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host watercolor classes for experienced painters at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Advance registration is required. Call (708) 361-3650.
Basketry Classes: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host basketry classes at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Advance registration is required. Call (708) 361-3650.
Memoir-Writing: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host a memoir-writing class at 1 p.m. on Thursdays. Advance registration is required. Call (708) 361-3650.
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.
Book Sale: The Chicago Ridge Public Library, 10400 S. Oxford Ave., will host a Book and Bake Sale from Friday to Sunday. Gently used books, audio books, VHS tapes, DVDs, collectible books and CDs will be available. There is a $5 entry fee on Friday for those who are not Friends of the Library. Information: (708) 423-7753.
Free Movie: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host a free showing of “Cave of Forgotten Dreams “at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The film is a documentary about the Chauvet caves of Southern France. A discussion will follow the movie. Popcorn will be served. Information: (708) 361-3650.
Campout: Hickory Hills Park District will host a campout for all ages from 3 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday at Kasey Meadow Park, 8047 W. 91st Place. An adult must accompany those younger than age 21. The event will include music, games, face painting and a campfire under the stars. Fee is $13 per resident and $18 per nonresident. Information: (708) 598-1233 or www.hhparkdistrict.org.
Female Funds: The South Cook chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will host a free event titled “Real Money Talk for Women” for women age 18 and older from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Lake Katherine Nature Center, 7402 W. Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights. This event will show attendees how to be financially independent and includes a meal and prize giveaways. Information: (708) 424-5327.
Parking Lot Sale: Our Lady of Loretto Women’s Guild will host its annual parking lot sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 8925 S. Kostner Ave., Hometown. Prepaid table reservations are required. Spaces are $15 each and tables are available for $5 each. Payments can be mailed or dropped off at the church rectory at 9003 S. Kostner Ave. Reservations: (708) 857-7048.
Screenwriters Group: Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., hosts a screenwriters group from 1 to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Information: (708) 422-4990 or www.oaklawnlibrary.org.
Writers Group: Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., hosts a general interest writers group from 10 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Information: (708) 422-4990 or www.oaklawnlibrary.org.
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.