Around Town (North) for Sept. 9, 2012
September 6, 2012 2:14PM
For the fourth straight year, Jake Clancy (left) and Kyle Dykema were the top fundraisers during the Oak Lawn Community High School Relay for Life Event, which raised more than $41,000 for the American Cancer Society. | Supplied Photo
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Updated: October 10, 2012 6:12AM
Sunday | 9
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.
Art Exhibit: Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave., is hosting a free art exhibit showcasing the works of students at Evergreen Park Community High School. The exhibit runs through October. Information: (708) 422-8522.
Tailgate Party: VFW Post 9773 and its Ladies Auxiliary will host a tailgate party at 10 a.m. Sunday at 9092 Main St., Hometown. The event will include 50-cent Bloody Marys, free food and a wheelbarrow drawing. The cost is $5. Information: (708) 422-9800.
Monday | 10
Homework Help: Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave., offers a free drop-in homework help center from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Evergreen Park Elementary School District bilingual teachers Margaret Essig and Kerrie Lopez will help children with homework. Information: (708) 422-8522.
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 Mondays of the month, except holidays, at Trinity Evangelical Covenant Church, 9230 S. Pulaski Road, Oak Lawn. Information: (708) 422-5111.
Computer Classes: Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave., will host “Basic Computers,” “Stay Connected” and “Internet Advantage” computer classes at a variety of times beginning Monday. There is a $5 refundable deposit per class, payable upon registration. The entire fee will be returned, contingent upon attendance. Information: (708) 422-8522.
Outdoor Labyrinth: The outdoor labyrinth will be open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park. Guests are invited to walk at any time. In the case of inclement weather, call to make sure the labyrinth still is open. Information: (708) 361-3650.
Preschool Registration: The Farm and Nature Discovery Preschool at the Children’s Farm, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will begin its new school year on Monday and Tuesday. Separate classes are offered for children ages 3 and 4 and for pre-kindergarten children. Information: (708) 361-8933.
Choir Call: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, invites new members to join its choir. The choir rehearses from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays beginning this Monday. Information: (708) 361-3650 or www.thecenterpalos.org.
Teen Art: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host an art class for students in seventh through 12th grades at 6 p.m. on six Monday evenings beginning Monday. Students will learn basic elements such as composition, shading and more. The cost is $72 and includes all materials except personal sketchbooks and pencils. Registration: (708) 361-3650.
Art Classes: The Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host new sessions of drawing, weaving, lapidary, pottery, woodcarving and silver jewelry classes beginning Monday at a variety of dates and times. Registration: (708) 361-3650 or www.thecenterpalos.com.
Tuesday | 11
Free Movie: Green Hills Public Library, 8611 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills, will host a free showing of “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Registration: (708) 598-8446 or www.greenhillslibrary.org.
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.
Catapult Creation: Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave., will host a “Siege Engines” event for students in sixth through 12th grades from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Teens will learn how to construct a catapult before testing it by laying siege to a fortress. Registration: (708) 422-8522.
Monthly Luncheon: The Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly luncheon for all members and business owners at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Hilton Oak Lawn, 9333 S. Cicero Ave. The luncheon will give participants an opportunity to network with other Oak Lawn businesses. Reservations: (708) 424-8300.
Autumn Barbecue: Palos Park Public Library, 12330 Forest Glen Blvd., will host an “Autumn Barbecue and Party Ideas” event at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Chef Julea Joseph will share her recipes and ideas for fall parties. Samples will be provided. Registration: (708) 448-1530.
Sand Mandalas: The Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host a luncheon featuring sand mandalas from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Art therapist Claudia McFarland will demonstrate how to create a colorful sand mandala intended to move one away from suffering and toward a more fulfilling and stress-free life. The cost is $16. Registration: (708) 361-3650.
Class Overviews: Free, no-obligation overviews of the Center’s Artist’s Way discussion groups will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park. The classes allow open discussion of art and literature. Classes begin Sept. 20 and 25 and cost $136. Registration: (708) 361-3650.
Wednesday | 12
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, 95th Street and Spaulding Avenue, Evergreen Park. The lesson is for new dancers. Refreshments will be provided. Casual dress recommended. Information: (773) 238-5496.
Film Talk: CineVerse, Oak Lawn’s weekly film discussion group, will examine Woody Allen’s “Broadway Danny Rose” from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at the Oak View Community Center, 4625 W. 110th St., Oak Lawn. Information: (708) 529-9028.
Free Concert: John Boda will perform from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Palos Hills Town Square Park, 8455 W. 103rd St. Boda plays soft rock, big band and jazz tunes. Information: (708) 430-4500.
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.
Duct Tape: Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave., will host a craft session for students in sixth through 12th grades from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Teens will learn how to make a duct tape wallet. All materials provided. Registration: (708) 422-8522.
Chicago Bears: Saint Xavier University will host “The History of the Chicago Bears,” a free multimedia presentation by author, website manager and Bears fan Roy Taylor, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the school, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago. Information: (773) 298-3355.
Thursday | 13
Square Dancing: Swing’n Sugar Squares will host square dancing for experienced dancers at 7 p.m. Thursday at Central Junior High School, 95th Street and Spaulding Avenue, Evergreen Park. Round dances are cued at 7 p.m., and square dances are called at 7:30 p.m. Information: (773) 238-5496.
Legislative Breakfast: Saint Xavier University will host “Breakfast With Your Legislators” at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the school, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago. Participants will network and have breakfast with local politicians. General admission is $30 and includes breakfast. Registration is required by Monday. Information: (773) 233-3100.
Springfield Trip: The Friends of the Oak Lawn Library will host a bus trip to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum on Thursday. The bus will depart from the library at 7 a.m. and will return at 9:30 p.m. The cost is $81 for Friends members and $86 for others. Registration: (708) 422-4990.
Garden Club: The Mount Greenwood Garden Club meets from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Mount Greenwood Public Library, 11010 S. Kedzie Ave., Chicago. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Better with Beer: Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave., will host a “From Tap to Table” culinary program for adults at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. A chef will showcase recipes using beer as an ingredient. A $3 tasting fee is required. The class is limited to 60 participants. Registration: (708) 422-8522.
Horticulture Event: The University of Illinois Extension will host a free horticultural educational workshop from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Urban Leadership Center, 10244 S. Vincennes Ave., Chicago. The session will show participants how to plant flowering bulbs in autumn. Registration: www.web.extension.illinois.edu/cook/.
Spiritual Talk: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host a family spirituality discussion at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The evening will focus on nurturing children’s innate spirituality within the Christian tradition. Registration: (708) 361-3650.
Friday | 14
Family Movie: Green Hills Public Library, 8611 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills, will host a free showing of “The Game Plan” at 4 p.m. Friday. Popcorn and lemonade will be provided. Registration: (708) 598-8446.
Movie Screening: Chicago filmmaker Todd Looby will screen his new movie, “Be Good,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago. Looby will participate in a question-and-answer session following the screening. Admission is $10. Tickets: (773) 445-3838.
Saturday | 15
Cooking Contest: Pass Health Foods, 7228 W. College Drive, Palos Heights, will host its Gluten Free Cooking Contest on Saturday. Food drop-off is from 10:30 to 11 a.m., with the judging to follow and then a taste test from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a grand prize of a $100 gift certificate and many other prizes. Information: (708) 448-9114.
Family Party: Marquette Bank will host a free family party from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Marquette Bank, 3521 S. Archer Ave., Chicago. The event includes games, prizes and refreshments. Information: (773) 476-5100, Ext. 1001.
DAR Meeting: The Swallow Cliff Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at Palos Heights Public Library, 12501 S. 71st Ave., Palos Heights. The program will honor the 225th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. Prospective members are welcome. Information: (708) 479-4198 or email@example.com.
Kids Art: The Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host the first of its six-week sessions of Children’s Art Classes at 9 a.m. and again at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Children in kindergarten through eighth grade will learn how to use a variety of artistic media and techniques. The cost is $72 and covers all supplies except personal sketchbooks. Registration: (708) 361-3650.