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Around Town (East) for Jan. 27, 2013

Beecher Amvets Post No. 67 recently presented colors Beecher Manor Nursing RehabilitatiCenter. Pictured (front row from left) are Frank Brennan

Beecher Amvets Post No. 67 recently presented colors at the Beecher Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Pictured (front row, from left) are Frank Brennan, Peter Mitkus, Paul Gadday, Kenneth Hughes and (back row) Mark Mokrey, Henry Martin, Burke Ford, Rich Prete, Roy Segert, Jim Gordon and Roger Blaylock. | Supplied Photo

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Updated: February 28, 2013 6:13AM



Sunday | 27

‘Band of Sisters’: St. Irenaeus Parish, 78 Cherry St., Park Forest, will show the movie “Band of Sisters” at 2 p.m. Sunday. The movie is about Catholic nuns in the U.S. Director Mary Fishman will host a question-and-answer session after the showing. A freewill offering is requested. Information: http://bandofsistersmovie.com/screenings.

Open House: Mother Teresa Catholic Academy, 24201 S. Kings Road, Crete, will hold an open house for students in preschool through eighth grade from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Information: www.mtcacademy.org or (708) 672-3093.

Holocaust Survivor: Lifetree Cafe will host a 60-minute filmed interview of Oskar Schindler’s youngest Holocaust survivor, Leon Leyson, at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Edge Coffee House and Roasting Co., 1366 Main St., Crete. Information: (970) 292-4124 or ccable@group.com.

Monday | 28

‘Amazing Spider-Man’: Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., will show the 2012 movie “The Amazing Spider-Man” for students in sixth through 12th grades at 5 p.m. Monday. The movie is rated PG-13 and runs 2 hours and 16 minutes. Popcorn and drinks will be served. Information: (708) 798-3600.

Ski Events: The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District will offer a variety of ski classes and events from Monday through Saturday. Information: (708) 481-2330.

Preschool Stories: Crete Public Library, 1177 N. Main St., will offer its Preschool Story Time program from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Monday and Feb. 4. The program includes stories, music and crafts. Registration: (708) 672-8017.

Tuesday | 29

Adventure Club: Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will host after-school activities and crafts for students in fourth through sixth grades from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Registration: (708) 481-5333.

Story Time: Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will offer its Evening Story Time program for children ages 3 to 6 from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesday. Registration: (708) 481-5333.

Wiggles and Giggles: Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., will offer its Wiggles and Giggles program for children age 2 and younger at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. The event will feature music, stories and activities. Registration: (708) 798-3600.

Chess Club: The Glenwood Chess Club meets from 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.

Toddler Stories: Crete Public Library, 1177 N. Main St., offers its Toddler Story Time program for children ages 2 and 3 on Tuesdays through Feb. 5 and on Wednesdays through Feb. 6. Registration: (708) 672-8017.

Moonlight Ski: The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District offers moonlight skiing from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 26 when there is four inches or more of snow. Skis will be provided. The cost is $10 for residents and $15 for nonresidents. Registration: (708) 481-2330.

Wednesday | 30

Blood Drive: Heartland Blood Centers will host a blood donation drive from 11 a.m. to 4. p.m. Wednesday at Illinois Lutheran High School, 1610 Main St., Crete. Donors must be age 17 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. Information: www.heartlandbc.org or (800) 786-4483.

1950s Valentine: The 1950s Park Forest House Museum, 141 Forest Blvd., will host “Step Back into a 1950s Valentines Day” from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays and by appointment all other days throughout February. The cost is $5 for adults and free for children age 12 and younger with an adult. Information: Jane Nicoll, (708) 481-4252; Mike Gans, (708) 305-3308 or www.parkforesthistory.org.

Morning Walkers: Thorn Creek Nature Center, 247 Monee Road, Park Forest, hosts a morning walk from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesdays. Participants should wear sturdy shoes. Information: (708) 747-6320 or thorn_creek@att.net.

Astronomy Program: The Will County Forest Preserve District will host “What’s in the Sky this Month?” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Plum Creek Nature Center, 27064 S. Dutton Road, Beecher. Participants should dress for the weather. Registration: (708) 946-2216.

Afternoon Opera: Park Forest Public Library, 400 Lakewood Blvd., will feature the opera “Adriana Lecouvreur” at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Information: (708) 748-3731, Ext. 22.

Graphic Novels: Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library, 54 E. 31st St., Steger, will host a discussion on graphic novels at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Pizza will be served. Information: (708) 755-5040.

Growing Orchids: The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District will host a discussion on orchid growing from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Irwin Community Center, 18120 Highland Ave., Homewood. The cost is $5 for residents and $7.50 for nonresidents. Information: (708) 957-0300.

Art Exhibit: The Prairie State College Foundation is hosting the “Evocative” art exhibit through Wednesday in the Christopher Art Gallery at the school, 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights. Information: (708) 709-3636.

Thursday | 31

Blood Drive: Heartland Blood Centers will host a blood donation drive from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at First United Bank, 700 W. Exchange St., Crete. Donors must be age 17 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. Information: www.heartlandbc.org or (800) 786-4483.

Blood Drive: Heartland Blood Centers will host a blood donation drive from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at First United Bank, 20 W. Steger Road, Steger. Donors must be age 17 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. Information: www.heartlandbc.org or (800) 786-4483.

Story Time: Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will offer its Morning Story Time program for children age 5 and younger from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Thursday. Registration: (708) 481-5333.

Kid’s Club: Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will offer crafts, discussions and activities for children in first through third grades from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday. Registration: (708) 481-5333.

Local Author: Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., will host a discussion and book signing by Donna Bassette, author of “By Way of Egypt,” at 7 p.m. Thursday. Books will be sold. Information: (708) 798-3600.

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

Friday | 1

Fish Fry: The Knights of Columbus of St. Liborius will host an all-you-can-eat perch dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and all first Fridays of the month at St. Liborius Hall, 3440 Halsted Blvd., Steger. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children age 9 and younger. Carry-outs are available. Information: www.stliboriuskofc.com.

Handmade Valentines: The Crete Park District will host a handmade valentine class for children ages 7 to 12 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Friday at Willard Wood Center, 515 First St., Crete. The cost is $6 for residents and $9 for nonresidents. Registration: (708) 672-6969 or www.cretepark.com.

Date Night: The Matteson Parks and Recreation Department will host a Daddy-Daughter Date Night from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Matteson Community Center, 20642 Matteson Ave. The cost is $27 per couple for residents and $32 per couple for nonresidents. Additional daughters are $10 for residents and $15 for nonresidents. Fees increase by $3 per couple after Wednesday. Registration: (708) 441-4500.

Owl Hike: The Will County Forest Preserve District will host “Animal Safari: Winter Owl Hike” at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Plum Creek Nature Center, 27064 S. Dutton Road, Beecher. Participants should dress for the weather and bring a mug for hot cocoa. Information: (708) 946-2216.

Story Time: Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will offer its Afternoon Story Time program for children age 5 and younger from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Friday. Registration: (708) 481-5333.

Teen Board: Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will host a Teen Board meeting for students in seventh through 12th grades from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday. Registration: (708) 481-5333.

Anime Club: Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will host a meeting of its Friday Night Anime Club for students in ninth grade and older from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Registration: (708) 481-5333.

Date Night: The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District will host a Daddy-Daughter Date Night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for children ages 4 to 8 and from 8:30 to 10 p.m. for children ages 9 to 13 Friday at the H-F Sports Complex, 18211 Aberdeen Road, Homewood. The cost is $18 for residents and $27 for nonresidents. Additional children are $8 for residents and $12 for nonresidents. Information: (708) 957-7276.

Winter Animals: Thorn Creek Nature Center, 247 Monee Road, Park Forest, will host an outdoor hiking event for all ages titled “Animals in Winter” from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 3. Registration required by Friday. Participants should dress for the weather. Information: (708) 747-6320 or thorn_creek@att.net.

Saturday | 2

First Aid: The Crete Park District will offer CPR, first aid and AED training for ages 11 and older from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Willard Wood Center, 515 First St., Crete. The cost is $55 and includes certification from the TNT Corporation. American Red Cross Certification is an additional $27. Information: (708) 672-6969 or www.cretepark.com.

Bird Hike: The Forest Preserve District of Will County will host a Morning Bird Hike at 8 a.m. Saturday at Plum Creek Nature Center, 27064 S. Dutton Road, Beecher. Information: (708) 946-2216.

Black History: Park Forest Public Library, 400 Lakewood Blvd., will show the film series “African American First” at 1 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 9, 16, and 23. Information: (708) 748-3731, Ext. 22.

Excel Workshop: Richton Park Public Library, 4045 Sauk Trail, will host a Microsoft Excel 2010 workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Registration: (708) 481-5333.

Diversity Discussion: B’nai Yehuda Beth Sholom, 1424 W. 183rd St., Homewood, is hosting “Redefining Diversity: Race, Religion and Identity in a Multi-Cultural World” with Jeanne McInerney at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 3. Registration is required by Saturday. Information: Ellen Kahn, (708) 206-1628.



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