Around Town (Central) for Jan. 6, 2013
January 3, 2013 2:30PM
First-graders at St. Michael School in Orland Park pair with their eighth-grade partners recently. Pictured are eighth-graders Kevin O’Finn, Cara Donegan and Pat Larkin with first-graders David Vargas, Maggie Hughes and Sean Larkin. | Supplied Photo
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Updated: February 7, 2013 6:09AM
Sunday | 6
Children’s Academy: Providence Catholic Children’s Academy, 1800 W. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox, is offering full- and half-day preschool, prekindergarten and kindergarten classes. Preschool is open to children age 3, prekindergarten to age 4, and kindergarten to age 5. Information: (815) 485-7129 or www.providencecatholic.org.
Monday | 7
Grassland Meeting: The Orland Grassland Volunteers will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Orland Park Civic Center, 14700 S. Ravinia Ave. Information: (708) 220-9596 or www.orlandgrassland.org.
Young Artists: The Mokena Park District, 10925 W. LaPorte Road, will offer its Young Artists class for children ages 8 to 12 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Feb. 18. Students should bring an all-purpose art pad to the first class. The cost is $42 for residents; nonresidents will pay an additional fee. Information: (708) 390-2401 or www.mokenapark.com.
Oil Painting: The Mokena Park District, 10925 W. LaPorte Road, will offer oil painting classes for those age 16 and older from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Feb. 18. The cost is $50 for residents; nonresidents will pay an additional fee. Registration: (708) 390-2401 or www.mokenapark.com.
Reading Club: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, will host its Stick to Reading Club for children in kindergarten through fifth grade on Mondays through Feb. 9. Registration: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 2.
Tuesday | 8
Harp Lessons: The Music Connection, 10751 W. 165th St., Orland Park, will offer pedal and lever harp lessons from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 12. Registration: (708) 364-7590, (815) 464-4434 or www.theconnection2music.com.
‘All By Myself’: The Mokena Park District, 10925 W. LaPorte Road, will host “All By Myself Times Two” for children ages 2 and 3 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Feb. 26. Children must be able to separate from a parent for the class, but do not have to be potty-trained. The cost is $108 for residents; nonresidents will pay an additional fee. Information: (708) 390-2401 or at www.mokenapark.com.
Court Monitor: Advocates United will host Tony Records, the court monitor for Ligas v. Hamos Consent Order, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wingate Inn, 18421 North Creek Drive, Tinley Park. Information: (815) 741-0800.
Wednesday | 9
Paralegal Event: The South Suburban College University and College Center, 16333 S. Kilbourn Ave., Oak Forest, will host an open house for its paralegal program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 5190. Information: Jason Cieslik, email@example.com or (708) 596-2000, Ext. 2579.
Line Dancing: The Mokena Park District will hold intermediate line dance classes for adults from 8:05 to 9:05 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 13 at the Oaks Recreation and Fitness Center, 10847 W. LaPorte Road, Mokena. Participants must have knowledge of the basics in-line dancing. Cost is $49 for residents; nonresidents will pay an additional fee. Information: (708) 390-2401 or www.mokenapark.com.
Player Visit: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, will host a Chicago Wolves hockey player from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Information: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 2.
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.
Thursday | 10
Foot Care: Acorn Public Library, 15624 S. Central Ave., Oak Forest, will host “Taking Care of Your Feet: A Tour of Podiatric Medicine” at 7 p.m. Thursday. Information: (708) 423-5600.
Nature Discussion: Midlothian Public Library, 14701 S. Kenton Ave., will host “Reconnecting with the Earth” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday and every other Thursday through March. Information: (708) 535-2027 or at www.midlothianlibrary.org.
Live Long: Midlothian Public Library, 14701 S. Kenton Ave., will host a “Living to 100” workshop by a doctor from Maximized Living at 6:15 p.m. Thursday. Registration: www.midlothianlibrary.org or (708) 535-2027.
Winter Follies: Orland Park will host its Winter Follies event at 7 p.m. Thursday at Winter Wonderland Ice Rink, 15600 West Ave., Orland Park. A snowman building contest will be held off ice, weather permitting. Carrot noses will be provided.
Parent Playdate: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, will host “Playdate with Parents” for parents and children ages 3 to 5 from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday. Registration: www.tplibrary.org or (708) 532-0160, Ext. 2.
Artists Club: The Artists Club of Faith for adults meets from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays at Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park. Attendees should bring their own supplies and something to work on. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business Network: The Connection Network Chapter of Business Network International meets from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursdays at Golden Oak Restaurant and Waffle House, 19845 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. Information: (708) 508-2828.
Friday | 11
Line Dancing: The Mokena Park District will host advanced line dancing classes for adults from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Fridays through Feb. 15 at the Oaks Recreation and Fitness Center, 10847 W. LaPorte Road, Mokena. Participants must have experience with intermediate-level dances. The cost is $49 for residents; nonresidents will pay an additional fee. Information: (708) 390-2401 or www.mokenapark.com.
Preschool Screening: Kirby School District 140 will hold preschool screenings on Friday. Children ages 3 to 5 who are not enrolled in kindergarten and will be age 3 by the day of screening are eligible if they are residents of the district or attending a parochial school within the district’s boundaries. Appointments: (708) 342-5525.
Book Club: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, will host a meeting of its “Get Graphic!” book club for students in sixth through 12th grades from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday. Snacks and activities will be included. Registration: www.tplibrary.org or (708) 532-0160, Ext. 2.
Blogging Class: The Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce and Orland Park Public Library will host “Learn How to Build a Successful Business Blog” at a Business Unwrapped seminar from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. Registration: www.orlandparkchamber.org or (708) 349-2972.
Saturday | 12
Comedy Event: CD & ME, 23320 S. LaGrange Road, Frankfort, will begin the sixth season of the comedy series “Laugh the Night Away” at 7 p.m. Saturday with WGN Morning News comedians Mike Toomey, Pat Tomasulo and Ana Belaval. Information: www.cdandme.com or (815) 469-7315.
Country Music: Mokena Public Library, 11327 W. 195th St., will host a salute to women of country music from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday. Kathleen Gilhooly will sing the hits of Patsy Cline, Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn and others. Information: (708) 479-9663 or www.mokenalib.il.us.
Record Convention: The Record Collectors Convention will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Georgios/Comfort Inn Banquet Center, 8800 W. 159th St., Orland Hills. The cost is $3 for general admission and free for children age 12 and younger. Information: (773) 585-6254.
Placement Exam: Providence Catholic High School, 1800 W. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox, will hold its placement exam for incoming freshmen at 8 a.m. Saturday. The testing fee is $25. Students should bring two No. 2 pencils. Calculators are not allowed for the exam. Information: Rachel Ellingson, (815) 717-3160.
Entrance Exam: Mount Assisi Academy, 13860 Main St., Lemont, will hold an entrance exam for incoming freshmen at 8 a.m. Saturday. Students should bring two No. 2 pencils. The cost is $25. Information: (630) 257-7844 or www.mtassisi.org.
Country Night: The Women’s Auxiliary of American Legion Post 615, 17423 S. 67th Court, Tinley Park, will host a Country Western Night at 6 p.m. Saturday. Bernie Glim and Country Roads will perform at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 and includes dinner and live entertainment. Information: (708) 448-6535.
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.