Around Town (Central) for May 27, 2012
May 24, 2012 2:06PM
Betty Riley (left), of Oak Forest, smiles as she receives gifts from Together We Cope executive director Kathryn Straniero during the agency’s observance of National Volunteer Week. Straniero delivered pansy plants and champagne flutes filled with candy to each of the agency’s more than 150 volunteers. | Supplied Photo
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Updated: July 3, 2012 8:40AM
Sunday | 27
Sundays Closed: The Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will be closed Sundays from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Information: (815) 534-6173 or www.frankfortlibrary.org.
Flea Market: The Mokena Park District will have an Outdoor Flea Market at 8 a.m. Sunday at Main Park, 10925 LaPorte Road. Information: (708) 390-2401 or www.mokenapark.com.
Blood Drive: Our Mother of Good Counsel, 16043 S. Bell Road, Homer Glen, will host a blood drive 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Information: (800) 786-4483 or www.heartlandbc.org.
Blood Drive: The Prayer Center of Orland Park, 16530 S. 104th Ave., will host a blood drive 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: (800) 786-4483 or www.heartlandbc.org.
Country Market: The Frankfort Country Market is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays in the Breidert Green parking lot, Oak and Kansas streets. Information: (815) 469-2177.
Swim Lessons: Registration is open for swim lessons available at Lincoln-Way District 210 schools. Programs are geared toward children ages 4 to 12, but adult water exercise classes also are available. Classes will begin in June. Information: www.lw210.org.
Student Registration: Summit Hill District 161 parents can register students online until June 15 with a registration fee of $130. After June 15 it will be $150. Information: www.studentregistration.org.
Garage Sale: The Frankfort Park District will sponsor a community-wide garage sale June 9. Each participant’s address will be included on a list of participating homes. Registration and a $10 fee are required by Thursday. Information: (815) 469-9400 or www.frankfortparks.org.
Monday | 28
Library Closures: Libraries will be closed Monday for Memorial Day.
Blood Drive: Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10731 W. Laporte Road, Mokena, will host a blood drive 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday. Information: (800) 786-4483 or www.heartlandbc.org.
Memorial Day: The city of Oak Forest and the Owen W. Winter Jr. VFW Post 4241 will host the annual Memorial Day observance at 11 a.m. Monday at the Veterans Memorial in front of Oak Forest City Hall, 15440 S. Central Ave. Information: (708) 687-4050.
Tuesday | 29
Arthritis Trial: Orland Township, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., will host a free Arthritis Foundation trial for people 55 and older from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday. Information: (708) 403-4222 or www.orlandtwp.org.
Eating Workshop: Orland Township, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., will host “Munch and Master: Eat This, Not That” for people 55 and older from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Information: (708) 403-4222 or www.orlandtwp.org.
Paralegal Program: South Suburban College will host an open house for its paralegal program 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the University and College Center, 16333 S. Kilbourn Ave., Oak Forest. Information: Ron Kawanna Jr., (708) 225-5807 or RKawanna@ssc.edu.
Theater Auditions: The Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, will hold auditions for this year’s Fairy Tale Theatre production of the The Big Bad Wolf from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Information: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 2, or www.tplibrary.org.
Gardening Seminar: The Mokena Park District will offer a gardening seminar on shrubs at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the park office, 10925 LaPorte Road. Fee is $15. Registration: (708) 390-2401 or www.mokenapark.com.
Business Connectors: The Business Connectors Chapter of Business Network meets 7 to 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the South Fork Family Restaurant, 14631 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park.
Farmers Market: The Oak Forest Park District’s farmers market is open 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 2 in the south parking lot at the Central Park building, 15601 S. Central Ave. Information: (708) 687-7270.
Tuesday Bingo: Southwest Community Services, 6775 Prosperi Drive, Tinley Park, hosts weekly bingo at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Doors open at 5 p.m., and early bird games begin at 6:30 p.m. Concessions will be sold. Information: www.swcsinc.org or (708) 429-1260, Ext. 4.
Wednesday | 30
Memorial Day: Orland Township, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., will host a Memorial Day observance for people 55 and older 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. Information: (708) 403-4222 or www.orlandtwp.org.
Blood Drive: CVS Pharmacy, 15840 Cicero Ave., Oak Forest, will host a blood drive 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Information: (800) 786-4483 or www.heartlandbc.org.
Gaylord Building: The 25th anniversary celebration of the Gaylord Building being made an Illinois “historic site” will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Gaylord Building, 200 W. Eighth St., Lockport. Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple. Dinner will be catered by The Public Landing restaurant, and Timings Everything will provide entertainment. Reservations due Monday. Information: (815) 838-9400.
Green Cleaning: The New Lenox Library, 120 Veterans Parkway, will host a Green Cleaning Essentials Workshop at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Prairie Godmothers will give tips and techniques on making green cleaning products. Information: (815) 485-2605 or www.newlenoxlibrary.org.
Condo Seminar: The Association of Condominium, Townhouse and Homeowners Associations is hosting a seminar called “The Top Ten Myths of Community Associations” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Frankfort Township Hall, 11000 W. Lincoln Highway. Fee is $20 for non-members. Registration: (312) 987-1906 or www.actha.org.
Food Pantry: The food pantry at Tinley Park United Methodist Church, 6875 W. 173rd Place, is open 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays for residents of Tinley Park and Orland Hills only. Residents must sign in by 1:30 p.m. in order to be served. Information: (708) 532-2960.
Thursday | 31
Yoga Trial: Orland Township, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., will host a free Yoga Trial for people 55 and older 10 a.m. to noon Thursday. Information: (708) 403-4222 or www.orlandtwp.org.
Line Dancing: Orland Township, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., will host a free line dancing trial for people 55 and older 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday. Information: (708) 403-4222 or www.orlandtwp.org.
‘Tales From Beyond’: The New Lenox Public Library, 120 Veterans Parkway, will host “Tales from the Beyond” at 6 p.m. Thursday. Tim Cate will present the program. Registration: (815) 485-2605 or www.newlenoxlibrary.org.
Negative Emotions: The Acorn Public Library, 15624 S. Central Ave., Oak Forest, will host a program on releasing stress, fear, anger and grief at 7 p.m. Thursday. Registration: (708) 687-3700.
Rotary Club: The Tinley Park-Frankfort Rotary Club meets at 7:15 a.m. Thursdays at Lincoln-Way North High School, 19900 S. Harlem Ave., Frankfort.
Business Network: The Connection Network Chapter of Business Network International meets 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursdays at Golden Oak Restaurant and Waffle House, 19845 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. Information: (708) 508-2828.
Artists Club: The Artists Club of Faith for adults meets 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park. Participants should bring their own supplies and something to work on. Information: email@example.com.
Irish Music: The Carraig Pub at Gaelic Park, 6110 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, will feature traditional Irish music at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and other live entertainment Friday and Saturday nights through the summer. Information: (708) 687-9323 or www.chicagogaelicpark.org.
Friday | 1
Garage Sale: St. Jude School, 241 W. Second Ave., New Lenox, will host its fourth annual garage sale 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 3. Information: (815) 485-2549.
Rummage Sale: St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 140 Thelma St., Manhattan, will hold a rummage and bake sale 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Information: (815) 478-3194.
Computer Workshop: The Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will offer a basic computer skills workshop at 11 a.m. Friday. Registration: (815) 534-6173 or www.frankfortlibrary.org.
Wine Tasting: The Tinley Park-Frankfort Rotary Club will host a wine tasting 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at Frankie’s Ristorante, 9501 W. 171st St., Tinley Park. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased by contacting Rotarian John Lachat at JL60805@sbcglobal.net. Information: (708) 359-4715 or www.tinleyparkfranfortrotary.com.
Widows-Widowers: The Southwest Suburban Widow or Widowers group will meet at 7 p.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church, 17100 S. 70th Ave., Tinley Park. There will be entertainment and refreshments. Information: (630) 778-9368.
Field Day: The Hamfesters will present a Field Day program at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Crestwood Civic Center, 14025 S. Kostner Ave. Hamfesters Field Day chairman Jim Riley, KB9CYL, will present the program. Field Day is an annual demonstration of emergency communications preparedness by voice, Morse code and digital modes. Information: www.hamfesters.org.
Saturday | 2
Veterans Benefits: A representative from Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery will do a presentation on veterans burial benefits Saturday at Heartland Memorial Center, 7151 W. 183rd St., Tinley Park. Reservations: (708) 444-2266.
Nature Hike: Volunteer stewards will lead free, guided hikes through the Orland Grassland beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday at the old far road at 175th Street and 104th Avenue, Orland Park. Information: (708) 220-9596 or www.orlandgrasslands.org.
Fishing Derby: The New Lenox Community Park District will host a Kids’ Fishing Derby for ages 2 to 16 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hibernia Park, Eagle Circle and Blarney Road, New Lenox. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. The registration deadline is Wednesday. Information: (815) 485-1737.
Summer Reading: The Orland Park Public Library, 14921 Ravinia Ave., will hold a “Magical Read Kick-Off” for its summer reading program 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature a BMX rider performing tricks, an ice cream social, a visit from Boomer of the Windy City Thunderbolts and other activities. The reading program is for all ages. Information: (708) 428-5127.
Flea Market: The Lockport Township Park District will offer a trip to the Kane County Antique Flea Market in St. Charles 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The fee is $35 for residents, $45 for nonresdients. Information: (815) 838-1183, Ext. 207 or www.lockportpark.org.
Fire Night: The Oak Forest Park District will host a Lagoon Fire Night 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Lagoon Park, Debra and Leslie drives. Information: (708) 687-7270.
French Market: The New Lenox open-air French Market will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 6 at the New Lenox Village Hall, 1 Veterans Parkway. Information: (815) 462-6400.
Al-Anon Group: The Lockport Al-Anon Group meets at 6 p.m. Saturdays in the Stalzer Room at the St. Dennis Parish Center, 1214 Hamilton St., Lockport. Al-Anon it is a 12-step group for families who have been affected by alcoholism. Attendees should enter the parking lot from Washington Street. There are no dues or fees for membership.