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People bid an array gems jewelry fossils books during South Suburban Earth Science Club’s annual silent auctilast month Freedom Hall

People bid on an array of gems, jewelry, fossils and books during the South Suburban Earth Science Club’s annual silent auction last month at Freedom Hall in Park Forest. | Supplied photo

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Updated: April 4, 2013 6:09AM



Sunday | 3

Spaghetti Dinner: St. Agnes Parish, 2525 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights, will host a spaghetti dinner noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for ages 11 to 2. For tickets, call (708) 709-2694 or buy them at the door.

Electronics Recycling: Stateline Wireless, 110 S. Orchard Drive, Park Forest, has an electronics recycling bin. Information: (708) 747-7650.

Opera: A preview of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera,“Rigoletto,” will be given by Carl DiNello at the Homewood Library, 17917 Dixie Highway, at 2 p.m. Sunday. Information (708) 799-9055.

Monday | 4

Jazz Discussion: The Park Forest Library Jazz Society, 400 Lakewood Blvd., will listen to and discuss the music of Bill Evans at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Information: (708) 748-3731, Ext. 22.

Senior Fitness: The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District will host a fitness class 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Monday through April 12 at the Marie Irwin Community Center, 18120 S. Highland Ave., Homewood. Fee is $28 for residents and $42 for nonresidents for two days a week and $40 for residents and $60 for nonresidents for three days a week. Information: (708) 957-7275.

Teen Anime: The Crete Library, 1177 N. Main St., will host the teen Anime Club at 3:30 p.m. Mondays through March 25. Registration: (708) 672-8017 or www.cretelibrary.org.

Resume Help: The Crete Public Library, 1177 N. Main St., will host a Build a Resume program for ages 14 and older from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday. Registration: (708) 672-8017 or www.cretelibrary.org.

Book Club: The Crete Public Library, 1177 N. Main St., will host the book discussion group for “The Girls from Ames” from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. Information: (708) 672-8017 or email cts@sslic.net.

Writing Group: Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park, is seeking veterans to participate in a free Veterans Writing Group. Information: Robin Thompson, (708) 534-4581 or rthompson@govst.edu.

Senior Lunch: The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District offers its Let’s Do Lunch program for seniors at noon Mondays and Wednesdays at the Irwin Community Center, 18120 S. Highland Ave., Homewood. The cost is $5.25 for residents and $7.75 for nonresidents. Reservations due noon Friday for Monday’s lunch and noon Tuesday for Wednesday’s lunch. Information: (708) 957-7275.

Line Dancing: The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District hosts its “For Your Health Line Dancing” class for seniors from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at the Irwin Community Center, 18120 S. Highland Ave., Homewood. Cost is $2 per class. Information: (708) 957-7275.

Resale Shop: One More Thing Resale Shop, 343 Main St., Park Forest, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Sales benefit the South Suburban Family Shelter, which helps victims of domestic violence and homeless women with children. Information: (708) 228-5077.

Teen Chess: South Holland Public Library, 16250 S. Wausau Ave., hosts its Chess for Teens program from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays. Registration: www.southhollandlibrary.org or (708) 331-5262.

Movie Madness: The Flossmoor Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., hosts Teen Movie Madness for youths in grades six through 12 at 5 p.m. Monday. Information: (708) 798-3600.

Tuesday | 5

Garden Club: The South Suburban Garden Club will host author Nina Koziol for a discussion about plant selection at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Flossmoor Community House, 847 Hutchinson Ave. The fee is $3 for nonmembers.

Sports Resale: The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District will hold a used sporting goods sale 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Marie Irwin Community Center, 18120 S. Highland Ave. Equipment drop-off from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at the Goldberg Center, 3301 Flossmoor Road, Flossmoor. Information: (708) 957-0300 or (708) 957-7275.

Chess Club: The Glenwood Chess Club meets 4:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Blakey Center, 1 Rebecca St., Glenwood. Information: Ken Windmon, (312) 925-9447 or kennethwindmon@gmail.com.

Rotary Club: The Matteson Rotary Club meets at 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays at Dusties Restaurant, 4012 Lincoln Highway, Matteson. Information: (708) 429-6970.

Literacy Tutoring: South Suburban College, 15800 S. State St., South Holland, is seeking adult volunteers for its Adult Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Program. Training sessions are 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Volunteers will be trained to become one-on-one tutors in basic literacy, including the development of phonetic reading skills and communication skills. Information: Christopher McElroy, (708) 596-2000, Ext. 2558 or cmcelroy@ssc.edu.

Dinner Meetings: The Kiwanis Club of Park Forest hosts dinner meetings at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Carlo’s Restaurant, 560 W. 14th Place, Chicago Heights. Information: www.facebook.com/pankatron.

Toastmasters Meetings: The Homewood-Flossmoor Toastmasters meet 8 to 10 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Sylvan Learning Center, 17936 S. Halsted St., Homewood.

Stamp Club: The Park Forest Stamp Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of the month at Freedom Hall, 410 Lakewood Blvd., Park Forest. The club hosts an auction of stamps and related materials. Information: (708) 798-1896.

Book Tasting: Homewood Library, 17917 Dixie Highway, hosts its Teen Book Tasting event at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. Participants learn and talk about new books. Snacks are served. Information: (708) 798-0121, Ext. 222 or www.homewoodlibrary.org.

Wednesday | 6

Art Lovers: The Park Forest Library, 400 Lakewood Blvd., will host an Andy Warhol documentary film at 1 p.m. Wednesday at 400 Lakewood Blvd. Information: (708) 748-3731, Ext. 22.

Marshall Field Memories: The Crete Public Library, 1177 N. Main St., will host “Remembering Marshall Field’s” with historian Leslie Goddard 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Registration: (708) 672-8017 or www.cretelibrary.org.

Blood Pressure: Bloom Township and Complete Home Health Services offer free blood pressure screenings from 10 to 11 a.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the Bloom Township Senior Department, 425 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights. Information: (708) 754-9400.

Rotary Club: The Rotary Club of Homewood meets at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays at the Calumet Country Club, 2400 W. 175th St., Homewood. Information: (708) 799-6020.

Chess Night: Matteson Public Library, 801 S. School Ave., hosts its Family Chess Night at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Information: (708) 748-4431 or www.mattesonpubliclibrary.org.

Nar-Anon: Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Paul Community Church, 18200 Dixie Highway, Homewood. Nar-Anon helps people who are affected by or suffer from drug addiction and follows a 12-step program. Enter through the north side of the building.

Thursday | 7

Innovation Workshop: Governors State University Center for Performing Arts, 1 University Parkway, University Park, will host “So You Think You Can Innovate?” with Dr. Roberta Ness at 7 p.m. Thursday. Information: (708) 534-4130.

Yoga Class: Matteson Public Library, 801 S. School Ave., hosts Yoga For Health at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Information: (708) 748-4431 or www.mattesonpubliclibrary.org.

Rotary Club: The Rotary Club of Chicago Heights meets at 12:15 p.m. Thursdays at the Olympia Fields Country Club, 2800 Olympia Fields Drive. Reservations: (708) 203-0780.

Adult Chess: South Holland Public Library, 16250 S. Wausau Ave., hosts its Chess for Adults program 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays. Registration: www.southhollandlibrary.org or (708) 331-5262.

Rotary Club: The Rotary Club of Park Forest meets 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays. The luncheon location varies by season. Information: (708) 748-1129 or www.rotaryofparkforest.org.

Toastmasters Club: The South Suburban Toastmasters meet at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month at the South Holland Community Center, 501 E. 170th St. Information: (708) 790-5787 or mail2banks@aol.com.

Science Club: The South Suburban Earth Science Club meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at Park Forest Public Library, 400 Lakewood Blvd. Information: (708) 822-0361 or ssescus@yahoo.com.

Friday | 8

Winter Hiking: The Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve, 247 Monee Road, Park Forest, will host “Chili Evening Hike” from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. The fee is $5 for the one-mile outdoor hike and chili at the center. Registration due March 6 at (708) 747-6320 or thorn_creek@att.net.

Birdhouse Workshop: The Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve, 247 Monee Road, Park Forest, will hold a gourd birdhouse workshop with artist Pat Moore from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Fee is $10. Children age 5 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Registration: (708) 747-6320 or thorn_creek@att.net.

Spring Hike: The Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve, 247 Monee Road, Park Forest, will host a free program, “March into Spring,” for all ages from 1 to 3 p.m. March 10. Registration due Friday at (708) 747-6320 or thorn_creek@att.net.

Fish Fry: St. Joseph’s Athletic Association will host an all-you-can-eat Friday Lenten Fish Fry from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Fridays through March 22 at Father Sayers Hall, 17951 Dixie Highway, Homewood. Cost is $9 for adults, $6 for children and $7 for seniors who arrive 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Information: (708) 798-0622.

Fish Fry: The Knights of Columbus- Nina Council No. 3602 will hold a Friday Lenten fish fry from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays through March 22 in the St. Irenaeus School gymnasium, South Orchard Drive and Indianwood Boulevard., Park Forest. Information: (708) 755-5040.

Thrift Shop: Crete Methodist Church’s thrift shop is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the second and fourth Friday of the month at Main and Exchange streets, Crete. Information: (708) 672-8353.

Chair Exercise: The Bloom Township Senior Department, 425 Halsted St., Chicago Heights, offers chair exercises from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays in the multipurpose room. Information: (708) 754-9400, Ext. 247.

Knitting Sit-In: The Flossmoor Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., hosts a Knitting Sit-In 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday with Dolores Janowiak. Teaching materials are available to get started. Information: (708) 798-3600, Ext. 114.

Saturday | 9

Lego Club: The Crete Library, 1177 N. Main St., will host Lego Club for ages 6 and older from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday. Registration: (708) 672-8017.

Tabletop Games: The Crete Library, 1177 N. Main St., will hold miniature tabletop games for all ages from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Registration: (708) 672-8017 or www.cretelibrary.org.

Beer recipes: The Flossmoor Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., will host a program on cooking with beer at 2 p.m. Saturday. Recipes include cheese and beer spread, beer bisque, beer potato salad, eggplant pasta with beer sauce and apple, walnut and ale spice cake. Attendees must be at least 21. Reservation: (708) 798-3600, Ext. 114.



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