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Around Town (North) for Dec. 2, 2012

Students Worthwoods School recently collected 15 boxes food for Worth Methodist Food Pantry. Pictured (from left) are Philip AnglFaith Brunius

Students at Worthwoods School recently collected 15 boxes of food for the Worth Methodist Food Pantry. Pictured (from left) are Philip Anglin, Faith Brunius, Diana Vargas and Emily Tomlinson. | Supplied Photo

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Updated: January 3, 2013 6:07AM



Sunday | 2

Christmas Music: The Moraine Chorale and Chamber Singers will perform Christmas music at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Information: (708) 974-5500.

Wine Tasting: The Friends of the Chicago Ridge Public Library will host a wine-tasting fundraiser for adults age 21 and older from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Avenue Wine Bar and Flower Shop, 10632 S. Cicero Ave., Oak Lawn. Tickets are $15. Information: (708) 423-7753.

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.

Vesper Worship: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, hosts vesper services at 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. Sundays in the Wayside Chapel. Vespers are nondenominational worship services of music, meditation and prayer. Information: (708) 361-3650.

Hats and Mittens: Chicago Ridge Public Library, 10400 S. Oxford Ave., is accepting donations for the library’s Hat and Mitten Tree. New or handcrafted winter wear items such as hats, mittens, gloves and scarves for adults and children will be accepted at the library throughout December. All donations will be distributed to local families.

Monday | 3

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., Worth. Games begin at noon, and lunch is available. Membership is free. Information: (708) 448-1181.

Homework Help: Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave., offers a free drop-in homework help center for area students from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Bilingual teachers Margaret Essig and Kerrie Lopez help children with homework. Information: (708) 422-8522.

Wolves Reading: Palos Park Public Library, 12339 Forest Glen Blvd., is hosting its Chicago Wolves Reading Program for children in first through eighth grades through Dec. 10. Students can read books from the library for chances to win hockey tickets and merchandise. Registration: (708) 448-1530.

Pet Vaccinations: The Animal Welfare League, 10305 Southwest Highway, Chicago Ridge, offers a one-year distemper vaccination and a one-year rabies vaccination for $40 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. Clients must sign in at least one hour prior to close. Information: (708) 636-8586, Ext. 254.

Christmas Gourds: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will offer holiday gourd workshops at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Monday. The cost is $18, plus a $15 materials fee. Registration is required. Information: (708) 361-3650.

Concert Band: Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, will host the Moraine Concert Band’s “Christmas Music and More” concert at 3 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. Information: (708) 974-5500.

Stew Recipes: Chef Kate Bradley will host “Soups and Stews” at 7 p.m. Monday at Chicago Ridge Public Library, 10400 S. Oxford Ave. The cost is $3, and registration is required. Information: (708) 423-7753.

‘Surviving Picasso’: St. Xavier University will show the movie “Surviving Picasso” at 7 p.m. Monday in the Warde Academic Center at the school, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago. Information: (773) 298-3000.

Holiday Shopping: The McCord Gallery and Cultural Center, 9602 W. Creek Road, Palos Park, is hosting its Holiday Shoppe through Dec. 22. The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 16. Information: (708) 671-0648 or www.mccordgallery.org.

Tuesday | 4

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 in Room 190 West. Information: (708) 684-1333.

Pantry Donation: Elsie’s Pantry needs canned goods and monetary donations to keep up with increasing demand. Donations can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays at Savior Divine Lutheran Church, 10040 S. 88th Ave., Palos Hills. Information: (708) 598-4435.

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 Golden Bear Restaurant, 12001 S. Cicero Ave., Alsip. Information: www.meetup.com/businessnetworkinggroupbng.

Holiday Dining: Bridgeview Public Library, 7840 W. 79th St., will host “Healthy Dining on a Dime: Holiday Edition” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Registration is required. Information: (708) 458-2880, Ext. 105.

‘The Hobbit’: Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave, will host a discussion of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” as part of its Night Reads adult book club from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Information: (708) 422-4990 or www.oaklawnlibrary.org.

Wednesday | 5

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 the month at 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park. Members take turns leading the meetings and giving speeches. New members and guests are welcome. Information: (708) 361-3650.

Grand Opening: The art department at Stagg High School will host an art show reception at 4 p.m. Wednesday during the grand opening of the teen area at Green Hills Public Library, 8611 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills. Information: www.greenhills.lib.il.us.

‘Sugar Man’: The Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, will show the film “Searching for Sugar Man” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The cost is $5.50 for Beverly Arts Center members and $7.50 for others. Information: (773) 213-7531.

Illinois Christmas: The Worth Park District Historical Museum will host “Christmas in Illinois” with author Jim Ballowe at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Terrace, 11500 S. Beloit Ave., Worth. Information: (708) 448-7080 or www.worthparkdistrict.org.

Thursday | 6

Garden Club: The Garden Club of Evergreen Park meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave. The annual fee of $20 is payable upon joining the group. Nonmembers may attend up to two meetings for a donation of $5. Information: bnjdonahue@hotmail.com.

Monthly Bingo: The Stickney Township Office on Aging hosts Super Bingo at 9:30 a.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Louis S. Viverito Senior Center, 7745 S. Leamington Ave., Burbank. The event includes games of bingo, prizes and lunch. Registration is required. Information: (708) 636-8850.

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, 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.

Percussion Music: Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, will host a concert by the school’s percussion ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. Information: (708) 974-5500.

Microsoft Word: Chicago Ridge Public Library, 10400 S. Oxford Ave., will offer a Microsoft Word computer class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Attendees should know how to use a computer mouse. The cost is $5, and registration is required. Information: (708) 423-7753 or www.chicagoridge.lib.il.us.

Friday | 7

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.

Jazz Concert: The St. Xavier University Guitar Ensemble and Jazz Combo will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday in McGuire Hall at the school’s Warde Academic Center, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago. Information: (773) 298-3000.

Holiday Concert: Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, will hold a holiday concert featuring its jazz ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the school’s Dorothy Menker Theater. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Information: (708) 974-5500.

Holiday Bazaar: Sertoma Center, 4343 W. 123rd St., Alsip, will host its Holiday Bazaar/Shopping Extravaganza from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Information: (708) 730-6208.

Saturday | 8

Musical Performances: The St. Xavier University Wind Ensemble and Orchestra will perform holiday, classical and original music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Warde Academic Center at the school, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago. Information: (773) 298-3000.

Palos Christmastime: The Friends of the Palos Heights Library will host its “Christmastime in Palos” celebration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the library, 12501 S. 71st Ave., Palos Heights. A selection of Christmas and gift books will be sold by the Friends to help support the library programs.

Babysitter Training: The Evergreen Park Youth commission will host an American Academy of Pediatrics Babysitter’s Training Class for those age 12 and older from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Evergreen Park Community Center, 3450 W. 97th St. The cost is $45, and registration is required. Information: (708) 229-3377.

Fine Exchange: Bridgeview Library, 7840 W. 79th St., will accept new toys in original packages and nonperishable food items through Saturday in place of overdue fines only. Information: (708) 458-2880.

Tree Trimming: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host a trim-a-tree party from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is a gift for the animals. The animal wish list is available at the farm, the Center office or at www.thecenterpalos.org. Information: (708) 361-3650.



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