Around Town (North) for Jan. 6, 2013
January 3, 2013 12:58PM
Students at Oak Lawn Community High School recently took part in a National French Week celebration. Pictured (from left) are French Week coordinator Robin Yerian and students Viviana Sanchez, Gabriel Lira, Moises Adan, AnaKaren Rodriguez, Colleen Fahy, Julie Eble, Lauren Hoppenrath, Melissa Davila, Emily LaCoco, Stephanie Barragan and Christine Richter. | Supplied Photo
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Updated: February 7, 2013 6:09AM
Sunday | 6
Opera Lecture: Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., will host a free lecture on the opera “La Boheme” at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. A member of the Lyric Opera Lecture Corps will explain the opera’s plot, play musical selections from it and give background on its composer. Information: (708) 422-4990.
‘Epiphany Concert’: The Community Renewal Chorus will present its “Epiphany Concert” at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Alexander Church, 7025 W. 126th St., Palos Heights. Musical selections will include Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Christmas Carol” and Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria.” Admission is free, but donations for the chorus will be accepted.
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.
Monday | 7
Youth Program: Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., is accepting registration through Jan. 13 for its winter and spring youth services programs. Participants must have a library card to register. Information: www.oaklawnlibrary.org.
Free Movies: Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., is offering free movie checkout for Oak Lawn residents, who can rent as many as 10 movies for seven days. Information: (708) 422-4990.
Retirees Breakfast: The Sears Best Retirees Group will meet for breakfast at 9:15 a.m. Monday at Tom’s Restaurant, 894 S. Burnham Ave., Calumet City. Members can bring a friend. Information: (708) 372-8169.
Cholesterol Screening: The Palos Township Health Service will hold a cholesterol screening from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at 10802 S. Roberts Road, Palos Hills. The cost is $35 for residents and $45 for nonresidents. Only cash will be accepted. Appointments: (708) 598-2441.
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.
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.
Tuesday | 8
FAFSA Seminar: Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., will host a FAFSA seminar at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Gerald Knight of Tax Busters will discuss strategies for becoming eligible for financial aid and explain the American Opportunity Tax Credit. Information: (708) 422-4990 or www.oaklawnlibrary.org.
Guided Imagery: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host a luncheon program from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Guided imagery practitioner Carole Wilson will discuss the purpose and practice of guided imagery and will give demonstrations. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations: (708) 361-3650.
Story Time: Palos Park Public Library, 12330 Forest Glen Blvd., offers its Good Morning Story Time program for children ages 2 to 5 at 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays beginning this Tuesday through Feb. 26. Parents must remain in the library during story time. Registration: (708) 448-1530.
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.
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.
Weight Loss: The Oak Lawn TOPS Group 846 meets from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays in Arnold Hall at St. Gerald School, 9320 S. 55th Court. The group helps and supports people attempting to lose weight. New members are welcome.
Wednesday | 9
Center Classes: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will hold six-week adult classes beginning on Wednesday. Weaving, woodcarving, watercolor painting, basketry, and pen and ink drawing will be offered. Registration: (708) 361-3650 or www.thecenterpalos.org.
Film Discussion: CineVerse, Oak Lawn’s weekly film discussion group, will discuss the 2000 movie “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday at the Oak View Community Center, 4625 W. 110th St., Oak Lawn. Information: (708) 529-9028 or www.cineversegroup.blogspot.com.
‘Salmon’ Showing: Palos Park Public Library, 12330 Forest Glen Blvd., will show the 2011 movie “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The movie runs 1 hour and 47 minutes. Registration: (708) 448-1530 or www.palosparklibrary.org.
Career Discussion: Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, will offer “Career Paths and Coffee” sessions at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Student Services Center, Building S, Room S117A. Information: (708) 974-5759, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.morainevalley.edu/adultsuccess.
Health Screenings: The Oak Lawn Community Partnership will hold free health screenings from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave. Information: www.oaklawnlibrary.org.
Read to Succeed: Chicago Wolves hockey player Zach Miskovic will talk about the team, dress a child in hockey gear and sign autographs at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave. Information: (708) 422-4990.
Job Club: The Beverly Hills Job Club meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at St. Barnabas Church, 10134 S. Longwood Drive, Chicago. The free club helps people in search of employment. Information: Joan Quinn, email@example.com.
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.
Social Club: The Palos Hills Community Center, 8455 W. 103rd St., hosts a social club for people age 55 and older from noon to 2 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Meetings offer entertainment such as musicians, bingo, movies, luncheons and more. Information: (708) 430-4500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday | 10
Swing’n Sugars: The Swing’n Sugar Squares Club will hold its “Snowflake Ball” with caller Mike Richard from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Evergreen Park Central Junior High School, 9400 S. Sawyer Ave. The club meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Information: (708) 444-7364.
Smoking Clinic: Palos Community Hospital is offering the American Lung Association’s eight-week “Freedom from Smoking” program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday through Feb. 12 at Palos Primary Care Center, 15300 West Ave., Orland Park. The cost is $99. Registration: (708) 226-2300.
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. The meeting place may vary. Information: email@example.com.
Story Time: Palos Park Public Library, 12330 Forest Glen Blvd., offers its Night Owl Story Time program for children ages 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. Thursdays through Feb. 28. Parents must remain in the library during story time. Registration: (708) 448-1530.
Toastmasters Meeting: The Oak Lawn Toastmasters meet at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business Networking: The Oak Lawn B2B Networking Group meets at 7:15 a.m. Thursdays at Les Brothers Restaurant, 8705 S. Ridgeland Ave. Information: www.oaklawnb2b.com.
Overeaters Anonymous: Our Savior’s 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.
Friday | 11
Library Closed: Chicago Ridge Public Library, 10400 S. Oxford Ave., will be closed on Friday for a staff in-service day. The library will re-open at 9 a.m. Saturday. Information: (708) 423-7753 or www.chicagoridgelibrary.org.
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.
Saturday | 12
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. Saturdays in the main building. Information: (708) 361-3650.
Youth Classes: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will hold children and teen art classes at 9 and 10:30 a.m. beginning Saturday for six-week sessions. Drawing, painting, papermaking, papier-mache, printmaking, pottery and more will be taught in two grade-level groups. Registration: (708) 361-3650.
Elvis Birthday: Palos Country Club, 13100 Southwest Highway, Orland Park, will host its “Elvis’ Birthday Bash” featuring Dave “Elvis” Thomas at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., and admission is $10. Reservations: (708) 448-6550.
Winter Shows: The Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, will host Steve Bobbitt and the Young Turks performing “A Rod Stewart Concert Experience” at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $19 or $16 for BAC members. Information: www.beverlyartcenter.org or (773) 445-3838.