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Reference department staff members help residents with using their new electronic devices recently during an eReader clinic Crete Public Library.

Reference department staff members help residents with using their new electronic devices recently during an eReader clinic at Crete Public Library. The event was designed to help patrons learn how to use their new eReaders and tablets such as the Kindle, Nook or iPad. | Supplied Photo

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Updated: March 4, 2013 6:09AM



Sunday | 3

Black History: Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library, 19901 Stony Island Ave., Lynwood, is hosting Black History Month events throughout February. Information: (708) 758-0090 or www.glpld.org.

Anniversary Celebration: The Knights of Columbus Nina Council 3602 will celebrate its 60th anniversary from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Dining on the Green, 349 Main St., Park Forest. Tickets are $30. Information: Mike Gonzalez, (708) 481-4107.

Super Bowl: Rich Township High School District 227 will host a community Super Bowl Party from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday in the cafeteria at Rich South High School, 5000 Sauk Trail, Richton Park. The free event will feature food, games and prizes. Information: www.rich227.org.

Animals in Winter: Thorn Creek Nature Center, 247 Monee Road, Park Forest, will host “Animals in Winter” from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Participants should dress for hiking as much as a mile in outdoor weather. Registration: (708) 747-6320 or thorn_creek@att.net.

Diversity Discussion: B’nai Yehuda Beth Sholom, 1424 W. 183rd St., Homewood, will host “Redefining Diversity: Race, Religion and Identity in a Multi-Cultural World” with Jeanne McInerney at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Information: (708) 206-1628.

Terrorism Discussion: Lifetree Cafe will host “Inside Terrorism: A Muslim’s Quest to Stop Jihad” at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Edge Coffee House and Roasting Co., 1366 Main St., Crete. Information: (970) 292-4697 or ccable@group.com.

Mardi Gras: Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library, 54 E. 31st St., Steger, will hold a Mardi Gras raffle through Feb. 12. Information: (708) 755-5040.

Monday | 4

Homeschool Fitness: The Crete Park District, 515 First St., will host its Homeschool Fitness program for students in kindergarten through sixth grade from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Mondays through Feb. 25. The cost is $20 for residents and $30 for nonresidents. Registration: (708) 672-6969 or www.cretepark.com.

Boot Camp: The Crete Park District, 515 First St., will host its Kids Boot Camp for children ages 8 to 12 from 5 to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Feb. 27. The cost is $80 for residents and $85 for nonresidents. Registration: (708) 672-6969 or www.cretepark.com.

Jazz Society: The Park Forest Jazz Music Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Park Forest Public Library, 400 Lakewood Blvd. The program will feature the music of Stan Kenton. Information: (708) 748-3731, Ext. 22.

Scholarship Award: The Lila Mae Wilson Scholarship Foundation is accepting applications from high school seniors in the south suburban Cook County area. Applications must be completed by March 15. Forms are available at www.yaps-inc.org. Completed applications should be sent to the Lila Mae Wilson Scholarship Foundation, c/o YAPS, Inc., 21110 Western Ave., Olympia Fields, IL 60461. Information:
info@yaps-inc.org.

Substitute Teacher: South Suburban College will offer a course in substitute teaching requirements beginning Monday at 16333 Kilbourn Ave., Oak Forest. Registration: (708) 596-2000, Ext. 2231.

Employment Edge: Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., has computers available for job search and skills improvement from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursdays through Feb. 28 in the Employment Edge Tech Center. Information: (708) 798-3600.

Anime Club: Crete Public Library, 1177 N. Main St., will host a meeting of its Teen Anime Club from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Feb. 25. Attendees watch and discuss anime films. Information: (708) 672-8017.

Book Club: Crete Public Library, 1177 N. Main St., will host a book discussion on “The Ghost Map” by Steven Johnson from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. Registration: (708) 672-8017.

Tuesday | 5

Garden Club: The South Suburban Garden Club will host a speaker from Ted’s Greenhouse at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Community House, 2218 Hutchinson Road, Flossmoor. Meetings are open to nonmembers for $3. Information: Diane Costello, (708) 747-2842.

Pee Wee: The Crete Park District, 515 First St., will host Pee Wee PE for children ages 3 to 5 from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 26 at Crete Elementary School, 435 North St. The cost is $28 for residents and $42 for nonresidents. Registration: (708) 672-6969 or www.cretepark.com.

Zentangle Valentine: Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., will host a Zentangle Valentine Heart-making class for children ages 8 to 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Registration: (708) 798-3600.

Genealogy Seminar: Crete Public Library, 1177 N. Main St., will host a genealogy seminar from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 19. Registration: (708) 672-8017.

Snowshoeing Program: The Will County Forest Preserve District will hold a snowshoeing program for ages 7 and older from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 10 at Monee Reservoir, 27341 S. Ridgeland Ave. Snowshoe rentals are $10 per pair per day. A $10 cash deposit and a valid driver’s license are required. Information: (708) 534-8499.

Driving Course: A Rules of the Road review course will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Bloom Township Center, 425 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights. Information: www.cyberdriveillinois.com.

Wednesday | 6

Art Lovers: Park Forest Public Library, 400 Lakewood Blvd., will host a film on the life and work of Eugene Delacroix at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Information: (708) 748-3731, Ext. 22.

Alphabet Soup: Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., will offer its Alphabet Soup program for children ages 3 to 5 who are not in kindergarten from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 27. Registration: (708) 798-3600.

Grand Kankakee: The Thorn Creek Audubon Society will host “Everglades of the North: The Story of the Grand Kankakee Marsh” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Park Forest Public Library, 400 Lakewood Blvd. Information: (708) 672-4823.

Knit and Visit: Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library, 54 E. 31st St., Steger, will host its “Knit and Visit with Friends” program from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. Future sessions will be held the third Wednesday of the month. Information: (708) 755-5040.

Thursday | 7

Congressional Forum: Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park, will host a forum moderated by Mike Flannery, of WFLD TV, for congressional candidates for Illinois’ 2nd District at 6 p.m. Thursday. The event is free. Information: www.govst.edu.

Earth Science: The South Suburban Earth Science Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Park Forest Public Library, 400 Lakewood Blvd. Members will share their fossils and minerals. Information: (708) 822-0361 or ssescus@yahoo.com.

Free Charging: Prairie State College, 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights, is hosting “Plugged In” from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday. The event will feature free electric vehicle charging at the school’s EV stations. Registration: Allessandra Cairo, acairo@prairiestate.edu.

Senior Drivers: The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District will offer an AARP Drivers Safety program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Irwin Community Center, 18120 Highland Ave., Homewood. The cost is $12 for residents and $14 for nonresidents. Information: www.hfparks.com.

Volunteer Time: Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., will host its “Kids Who Care” volunteer time for students in sixth through 12th grades from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday. Students can earn community service points by designing cards for senior citizens. Information: (708) 206-1628.

eBooks 101: Crete Public Library, 1177 N. Main St., will host an “eBooks 101” computer class from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Registration: (708) 672-8017.

Teen Art: Crete Public Library, 1177 N. Main St., will host its Teen Art Studio for ages 13 and older from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday. No materials are required. Information: (708) 672-8017.

CRAVE Group: Crete Public Library, 1177 N. Main St., will host a meeting of its CRAVE club from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Attendees should bring dessert favorites and copies of the recipe to share. Information: (708) 672-8017.

Open Mike: Crete Public Library, 1177 N. Main St., will host an Open Mike Night for ages 14 and older from 7 to 8:30 Thursday. Attendees can perform poetry, comedy, fiction, videos, music and magic. Information: (708) 672-8017.

Business Workshop: The Business and Career Institute of South Suburban College will hold a “Powerful Leadership: Think Differently and Drive Better Results” workshop from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday in the Heritage Room at the school, 15800 S. State St., South Holland. Registration: (708) 596-2000, Ext. 2346 or aglumac@ssc.edu.

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 Olympia Fields Country Club, 2800 Olympia Fields Drive. Reservations are required. Information: (708) 203-0780.

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

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

Friday | 8

Knitting Sit-in: Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., will host a Knitting Sit-in for all ages and skill levels from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Feb. 22. Teaching materials will be available. Attendees should bring yarn and needles. Information: (708) 798-3600.

Gaming Day: Crete Public Library, 1177 N. Main St., will host a “Super Smash Bros.” Tournament from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday. The event is open to gamers of all ages. Registration: (708) 672-8017.

Saturday | 9

Anti-Valentine Party: Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library, 19901 Stony Island Ave., Lynwood, is hosting an Anti-Valentine’s Day Party for teens without a date at 3 p.m. Saturday. Activities will include a horror movie and a “bloody valentine” T-shirt creation. Refreshments will be served. Registration: (708) 758-0090 or www.glpld.org.

Beekeeping Workshop: The Will County Forest Preserve District will hold an “Introduction to Beekeeping” workshop for adults from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Plum Creek Nature Center, 27064 S. Dutton Road, Beecher. The cost is $20. Registration: (708) 946-2216.

Owls and Harriers: The Thorn Creek Audubon Society will sponsor a field trip to Bartel Grassland at 4 p.m. Saturday. Participants should meet in the parking lot at Central Avenue and Flossmoor Road in Matteson. Attendees should dress for the weather and bring binoculars. Information: (708) 672-4823.



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