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Around Town (Central) for Dec. 2, 2012

Designer JuleJoseph demonstrates decorating tips for holidays recently during program Tinley Park Public Library. | Supplied Photo

Designer Julea Joseph demonstrates decorating tips for the holidays recently during a program at Tinley Park Public Library. | Supplied Photo

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Updated: January 3, 2013 6:07AM



Sunday | 2

Letters from Santa: The Oak Forest Park District, 15601 S. Central Ave., will offer its “Letters from Santa” program through Dec. 14. Children will receive a letter from Santa with a holiday surprise. The cost is $3. Information: (708) 687-7270, Ext. 119.

Art Presentation: The Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery, 201 W. 10th St., will host an art exhibit and program by Illinois artist John Himmelfarb on Sunday. The gallery opens at noon, and the program begins at 2 p.m. Reservations are not required, but seating is limited. Information: (815) 838-7400.

Chili Party: The Mokena Mayors Charitable Foundation Chili Party will run from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the William Martin VFW Post 725, 19852 S. Wolf Road, Mokena. The cost is $20 per person or $40 per family, and proceeds benefit wounded veterans. Information: (708) 479-3900 or www.mokena.org.

Monday | 3

Green Home: Lockport Public Library, 200 W. 8th St., will host a discussion titled “Turn Your Home Green” from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday. Registration is required. Information: (815) 838-0755.

Family Finances: Financial expert Jason Zimmer will host “Preserving Family Finances” from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Gaylord Building, 200 W. 8th St., Lockport. The cost is $5, and reservations are required. Information: (815) 838-9400 or info@gaylordbuilding.org.

Holiday Music: Midlothian Public Library, 14701 S. Kenton Ave., will host its Holiday Music Show at 7 p.m. Monday. Registration is required. Information: www.midlothianlibrary.org or (708) 535-2027.

Monetary Donations: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, is a drop-off site for donations to the Crisis Center of South Suburbia, the Tinley Park Food Pantry and Together We Cope through Dec. 14. Donors should make checks payable to the organization of their choice. Information: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 3.

Tuesday | 4

Power Hour: The Mokena Park District will offer its Sunrise Power Hour for adults from 7 to 8 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Jan. 31 at the Oaks Recreation and Fitness Center, 10847 W. LaPorte Road, Mokena. Registration is required by Sunday. The cost is $103 for residents; nonresidents will pay an additional fee. Registration is required. Information: (708) 390-2401 or www.mokenapark.com.

Songs and Stories: The Seniors of Seton will host “Magic Carpet Songs and Stories from Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt” from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Parish Life Center, 9300 W. 167th St., Orland Hills. Information: (708) 614-9092.

Holiday Baking: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host a trip to the Great Harvest Bread Co. for students in seventh through 12th grades from 4:15 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Students will take a behind-the-scenes look at holiday baking. The event is free. Information: (708) 532-0500 or www.thebridgeteencenter.org.

Necklace Workshop: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host a necklace-making workshop for students in seventh through 12th grades from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. The event is free. Information: (708) 532-0500 or www.thebridgeteencenter.org.

Crochet Group: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host a knit and crochet group at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Information: www.frankfortlibrary.org or call (815) 534-6173.

Teen Theatre: Midlothian Public Library, 14701 S. Kenton Ave., will host a meeting of its Teen Theatre Club at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Students will plan the club’s Valentine’s Day performance. Information: (708) 535-2027.

Story Times: Midlothian Public Library, 14701 S. Kenton Ave., offers story times and craft events for all ages at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 18. Registration is not required. Information: (708) 535-2027.

Girls Read: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, will host its Girls Read program for girls in sixth through 12th grades from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Registration is required. Information: www.tplibrary.org or (708) 532-0160, Ext. 2.

Wednesday | 5

History and More: The Tinley Park Historical Society, 6727 W. 174th St., is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays; 1 to 3 p.m. the first Sunday of the month; and 6 to 8 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. Admission is free. Information: (708) 429-4210.

Beginning Bass: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host beginning bass guitar lessons for students in seventh through 12th grades from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Dec. 19. Information: (708) 532-0500 or www.thebridgeteencenter.org.

Photo Books: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host “Creating Photo Books with Flair” at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Registration is required. Information: www.frankfortlibrary.org or (815) 534-6173.

Plotters Party: The Leisure Plotters Senior Group will host a Christmas party from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Orland Chateau, 14500 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park. The event will feature entertainment and a family-style lunch at noon. The cost is $16. Information: Joan Groff, (708) 602-4886.

Board Meeting: The Tinley Park Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the boardroom at the library, 7851 Timber Drive. Information: www.tplibrary.org or (708) 532-0160, Ext 3.

Business Breakfast: The Associated Business Network hosts its networking breakfast from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Papa John’s Restaurant, 14459 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park. Information: www.businessnetworkingprofits.com.

Thursday | 6

Teen Cooking: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host a homemade soup and sandwich class featuring Blissful Banana Cafe for high school students from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday. Information: (708) 532-0500 or www.thebridgeteencenter.org.

Grief Workshop: Bereavement counselor Beverly Raatjes will host “Grief and the Holidays” at 7 p.m. Thursday at Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road. Registration is required. Information: www.frankfortlibrary.org or (815) 534-6173.

Tree Lighting: Frankfort will hold a tree-lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Breidert Green, White and Kansas streets, Frankfort. The event will include a visit from Santa Claus, musical performances and refreshments. Information: www.villageoffrankfort.com.

Sensory Stories: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, will host its Sensory Storytime program for children age 2 and older from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Registration is not required. Information: (708) 532-0160 or www.tplibrary.org.

Friday | 7

Friday Night: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host its “Friday Night Live” program for students in seventh through 12th grades from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday. The event will feature a DJ, complimentary samples from DeBo’s Dogs and more. Information: (708) 532-0500 or www.thebridgeteencenter.org.

Christmas Fun: The Mokena Park District, 10925 W. LaPorte Road, will host “An Evening of Christmas Fun” for children ages 4 to 6 from 6 to 8:15 p.m. Friday. The cost is $20 and includes craft materials and dinner. Nonresidents will pay an additional fee. Registration is required by Sunday. Information: (708) 390-2410 or www.mokenapark.com.

‘Hide’ Discussion: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host a discussion on the book “Hide” by Lisa Gardner as part of its Coffeecake and Crime discussion series at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Information: www.frankfortlibrary.org or (815) 534-6173.

Teen Night: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, will host its “Fabulous Friday Nights” program for students in sixth through 12th grades from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday. Registration is required. Information: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 2 or www.tplibrary.org.

Saturday | 8

VE Testing: Volunteer Examiner testing for those seeking ham radio tickets is held at 9 a.m. the second Saturday of the month at Oak Forest Village Hall, 15440 S. Central Ave. Information: www.hamfesters.org.

Spaghetti Dinner: Cub Scout Pack 442 will host its Spaghetti Dinner with Santa from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Tinley Park Community Church, 7939 W. 167th St. Tickets are $7 for general admission, $6 for seniors ages 65 and older and children ages 6 to 10; and free for children ages 5 and younger. Attendees can bring new hats, scarves and gloves for the church’s Christmas tree. Information: http://www.pack442.com.

Ornament Workshop: Acorn Public Library, 15624 S. Central Ave., Oak Forest, will host a Christmas ornament workshop at 11 a.m. Saturday. Materials will be provided for two ornaments. Attendees should bring a 12-inch ruler and scissors. The cost is $10 or free to the first 15 people who register. Information: (708) 423-5600.

‘Puppet Pandemonium’: The Teen Advisory Board at Frankfort Public Library will host “Puppet Pandemonium!” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road. Registration is required. Information: www.frankfortlibrary.org or (815) 534-6173.

Tree Lighting: Oak Forest will host a holiday parade and Christmas tree lighting at 11 a.m. Saturday. The parade starts at 11 at Oak Forest High School, 15201 S. Central Ave., and will proceed down Central Avenue to the tree lighting at City Hall, 15440 S. Central Ave.

Advisory Council: Midloth-ian Public Library, 14701 S. Kenton Ave., will host a meeting of its Teen Advisory Council on Saturday and Dec. 22 to discuss baked goods and a craft sale fundraiser. Information: (708) 535-2027.

Christmas Crafts: Mokena Public Library, 11327 W. 195th St., will host a Christmas ornament class for students and adults from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Registration is required. Information: (708) 479-9663.

Greeting Cards: The Mokena Park District, 10925 W. LaPorte Road, will host greeting card workshops from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday for ages 5 to 8 and Dec. 15 for ages 9 to 12. The cost is $17 for residents; nonresidents will pay an additional fee. Materials are included. Registration is required. Information: (708) 390-2401 or www.mokenapark.com.

Kids’ Party: Marquette Bank, 9533 W. 143rd St., Orland Park, will host a free holiday party for kids from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Information: (708) 226-8000, Ext. 2804.



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