Around Town (East) for June 24, 2012
June 21, 2012 1:24PM
Beacon Hill Primary Center student Xosa Cox shows her mother, Michele Thomas, the Outstanding Award medal she received for her science project, “The Water Cycle.” | Supplied Photo
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Sunday | 24
Dear Dad: The Illiana Jewish Genealogical Society will host “Dear Dad: I Love You” at 2 p.m. Sunday at Congregation Am Echad, 160 Westwood Drive, Park Forest. Members and guests are asked to bring pictures and share memories of their fathers. The event is free to members and $2 for others. Information: http://ijgs.home.comcast.net.
Driving Range: The Dolton Park District has opened a golf driving range at Needles Park, 142nd and Ellis streets. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays. The fees are $5 for a large bucket of balls and $4 for a small one. Information: (708) 841-2111 or www.doltonparkdistrict.org.
Garden Walk: The National Council of Jewish Women-South Cook Section will host its Southland Community Garden Walk from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Goldberg Park, 3301 Flossmoor Road, Flossmoor. Tickets are $25. Proceeds will benefit Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center and Respond Now. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or (708) 798-4209.
Fashion Show: Fashion designer Brittney Anderson will host the “Fashion with a Purpose” fashion show at 6 p.m. Sunday at Christian Concepts International Ministries, 19600 Glenwood Road, Chicago Heights. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for children ages 7 to 12 and free for children age 6 and younger. Information: www.bchanteldesigns.blogspot.com.
Kite Program: Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park, will host “Kids, Kolors and Kites” from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park. Kite kits will be available for $5. Participants can color their kites before launching them into the air. Admission and parking are free. Information: www.govst.edu/sculpture or (708) 534-4486.
Camera Club: The Sunny 16 Camera Club meets at 4 p.m. the fourth Sunday of the month at the Park Forest Aqua Center, 30 N. Orchard Drive. Dues are $20 a year. Information: Sunny16Photographers@comcast.net or (708) 799-0139.
Monday | 25
Teen Chess: South Holland Public Library, 16250 S. Wausau Ave., hosts Chess for Teens from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays. Registration: (708) 331-5262.
Job Seekers: Grande Prairie Public Library, 3479 W. 183rd St., Hazel Crest, will host a meeting of its Job Seekers Network at 6 p.m. Monday. Participants will network, share leads and strengthen job prospects. Attendees also will learn what employers look for when reviewing resumes. Participants should bring a resume and cover letter. Information: (708) 798-5563.
Top Monster: Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will host its “Teen America’s Next Top Monster” program for students in seventh through 12th grades from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday. Participants can bring in their creepiest costumes, and the library will provide makeup and supplies. Students will then take a walk down the library catwalk and pose for the camera. Registration is required, and space is limited to 25 students. Information: (708) 481-5333.
Cupcake Wars: Matteson Public Library, 801 S. School Ave., will host its Cupcake Wars program for all ages at 7 p.m. Monday. Attendees will make their own cupcake creations. Registration: (708) 748-4431 or www.mattesonpubliclibrary.org.
City Stickers: Chicago Heights vehicle stickers for 2012-13 are sold from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the City Clerk’s Office, 1601 Chicago Road, Chicago Heights. The deadline to buy stickers is July 2. Information: (708) 756-5304.
Member Installation: The Lansing Columbian Ladies of Council 3540 will hold its installation of new officers at 7 p.m. Monday at the Lansing Knights of Columbus Hall, 17800 S. Lorenz Ave. The Lady of the Year will be announced, and refreshments will be served following the installation. Information: (708) 474-8680 or (708) 474-4898.
Dream Art: Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will host its Dream Art program for students in second through sixth grades from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday. Children will learn about the artist Marc Chagall and will create their own dream-inspired works. Registration: (708) 481-5333.
Tuesday | 26
Senior Law: Bloom Township Senior Services, 425 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights, hosts a Legal Assistance Clinic by the Center for Disability and Elder Law the fourth Tuesday of the month. Those interested in making an appointment should call (312) 376-1880, Ext. 22, and leave their name and phone number. Someone with CDEL will call back.
Film Series: Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway, hosts its Film Series and Discussion event from 6 to 8:45 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month. Movies are screened from 6 to 8 p.m., and discussions begin after the movie and last until shortly before the library’s closing at 9 p.m. Information: email@example.com.
Pizza Program: Matteson Public Library, 801 S. School Ave., will host its “Pizza! Pizza!” program at 5 p.m. for children age 10 and older and at 7 p.m. for adults Tuesday. Participants will learn pizza secrets and will taste pizza samples prepared by a professional chef. Registration: (708) 748-4431 or www.mattesonpubliclibrary.org.
City Plan: University of Chicago professor David Schloen will give a lecture titled “Making Sense of a 3,000-year-old City Plan Revealed by Geomagnetic Surveys and Targeted Excavations” at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Flossmoor Station Brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave. The setting is casual, and attendees will be able to buy drinks and food at any time before, during and after the lecture.
Rotary Club: The Matteson Rotary Club meets at 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays at Dusties Restaurant, 4012 Lincoln Highway, Matteson. Information: (708) 429-6970.
Parking Lot: Crete Public Library will host its seventh annual Paint the Parking Lot event from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday. Children will be able to create designs and pictures on the library’s parking lot. Information: (708) 672-8017.
Wednesday | 27
Rotary Club: The Rotary Club of Homewood meets at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays at the Calumet Country Club, 2400 175th St. Information: (708) 799-6020.
Astronaut Training: Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will host its Astronaut Training program for students in second through sixth grades from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Students will see if they can complete the training it takes to become an astronaut. Registration: (708) 481-5333.
Magic Show: Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway, will host a program by magician Dennis DeBondt from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Limited tickets will be given out 30 minutes prior to the show on a first-come, first-serve basis. Information: (708) 798-0121.
Main Street: Park Forest will host its free Main Street Nights event at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Village Green, Cunningham Drive and Victory Boulevard. The event will feature music by Little Nashville and Denny Diamond as well as vendors, children’s activities and more. Information: www.villageofparkforest.com.
Chess Night: Matteson Public Library, 801 S. School Ave., hosts Family Chess Night at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Information: (708) 748-4431 or www.mattesonpubliclibrary.org.
Thursday | 28
Anime Club: Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway, hosts the teen
anime club at 6 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month. Information: (708) 798-0121, Ext. 222 or
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.
Ballerina Bash: Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will host its Ballerina Bash for students in Pre-K through first grade from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday. The event features stories, crafts and more. Registration:
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.
Rotary Club: The Rotary Club of Park Forest meets 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays. Luncheon location varies by season. Information: (708) 748-1129 or www.rotaryofparkforest.org.
Adult Chess: South Holland Public Library, 16250 S. Wausau Ave., hosts Chess for Adults from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays. Registration: (708) 331-5262.
Bike Advocate: Biking expert Jane Healy will speak on how to combat childhood obesity through biking during a meeting of the Folks on Spokes Bicycle Club at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Flossmoor Village Hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road.
Yoga Health: Matteson Public Library, 801 S. School Ave., will host its “Yoga for Your Health” program for adults at 7 p.m. Thursday. Attendees will learn how to improve flexibility and enhance relaxation. Registration is not required. Information: (708) 748-4431 or www.mattesonpubliclibrary.org.
Friday | 29
Farmers Market: The Glenwood Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 14 at Living Springs Community Church, 19051 S. Halsted St. Information: (708) 753-2438 or www.villageofglenwood.com.
‘Hunger Games’: Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway, will host its “Hunger Games” Library Scavenger Hunt for students in seventh through 12th grades from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday. Participants will look around the library for answers to different trivia questions based on the book “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins. Pizza will be served, and registration is required. Information: Mary Wegrzyn, (708) 798-0121, Ext. 222.
PC Basics: Matteson Public Library, 801 S. School Ave., will offer its PC Basics computer class for adults at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Participants will learn how computers work, keyboard and mouse skills, email basics, Internet safety and online resources. Registration is not required. Information: (708) 748-4431 or www.mattesonpubliclibrary.org.
Chair Exercise: The Bloom Township Senior Department offers chair exercises 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays in the multipurpose room, 425 Halsted St., Chicago Heights. Information: (708) 754-9400, Ext. 247.
Saturday | 30
French Market: The Homewood Open-Air French Market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 20 at Homewood Village Hall, 2020 Chestnut Road. Information: (708) 798-3000.
Digital Photography: Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will host its “Digital Photography: Vacation Edition” program for adults from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The program is for adults who wish to get a jump start into the world of digital photography and will feature an emphasis on vacation photos.
Registration: (708) 481-5333.
Women’s Retreat: Thorn Creek Nature Center, 247 Monee Road, Park Forest, will host “Women of the Woods: A Nature Retreat” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The program celebrates the summer solstice with hikes and nature exploration. The cost is $10, and registration is required by Thursday. Information: (708) 747-6320.
Information Session: Governors State University’s Occupational Therapy Department will host an information session on the Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree program from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday in room G127 at the school, 1 University Parkway, University Park. Reservations: (708) 534-7293.
European Market: The Crete European Market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays until Oct. 6 at the corner of Main and Exchange streets in Crete. The market features fresh produce, flowers, gourmet cheeses, breads, pastries, herbs, handcrafted jewelry and more. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.