Around Town (Central) for July 1, 2012
June 28, 2012 1:36PM
Second-grade students at Mokena Elementary School take part in the Our Community Program, a volunteer event facilitated by the University of Phoenix that seeks to provide elementary students with practical information about businesses, services and occupations typically found in cities and towns. | Supplied Photo
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Updated: August 2, 2012 6:08AM
Sunday | 1
Pool Closed: Splish Splash Pool in Midlothian will not be open for the 2012 season due to repair work. The Midlothian Park District is trying to get discounts for Midlothian residents at other area park district pools. Information: www.midlothianparkdistrict.org.
Country Market: The Frankfort Country Market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28 in the parking lot at Breidert Green, Oak and Kansas streets. Information: (815) 469-2177.
Contestants Wanted: The village of Frankfort and the Frankfort Area Jaycees will host the fourth annual Frankfort Amateur Rib Cook-Off from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 4 at Breidert Green in downtown Frankfort. Contestants will prepare and cook baby back ribs on-site. The cost to compete is $75, and the deadline to enter is July 20. Information: www.villageoffrankfort.com.
Sprinkler Program: The village of Orland Park’s Water Conservation Program will be in effect year-round. Lawn sprinkling only is permitted from 7 to 11 a.m. and 7 to 11 p.m. throughout the entire year. Those violating the village’s water usage provisions are subject to fines of $750 for each offense. Information: (708) 403-6350.
Italian Fest: The Orland Township Senior Services Department will host a trip to Festa Italiana in Milwaukee, Wis. from July 19 to 20. The trip will depart from the parking lot next to Bank Financial on the northwest corner of 151st Street and 94th Avenue in Orland Park. The trip includes a two-day stay at Radisson Milwaukee North Shore, a Milwaukee city tour and admission to Festa Italiana. Tickets: (708) 403-4222.
Golf Outing: Registration ends July 9 for a President’s Cup golf outing hosted by the Mokena Community Park Foundation. The event will begin with check-ins at 11:30 a.m. July 16 at Odyssey Country Club, 19110 S. Ridgeland Ave, Tinley Park. Prizes will be awarded after the outing. Registration and fees: (708) 390-2401.
Classes: The Tinley Park Park District will host a variety of classes for all ages this summer, from making sundaes to learning Spanish. Information: (708)342-4254.
Monday | 2
Cruisin’ Lockport: The Lockport Township Park District hosts Cruisin’ Into Lockport from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 27 at Central Square, 222 E. Ninth St., Lockport. The free event features classic cars, entertainment, face painting and other activities. Information: www.lockportpark.org.
Food Pantry: Faith United Methodist Church, in conjunction with Together We Cope and the Greater Chicago Food Depository, offers nonperishable food bags to Bremen, Orland, Palos and Worth township residents from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park. Information: (708) 444-8560.
Senior Meals: Bremen Township offers Senior Meals at noon Monday through Friday at the Bremen Township Senior Center, 15350 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Forest. The price is $4, and residency is not required. Reservations due a week in advance. Information: (708) 687-8220.
Free Seminar: Challenge Fitness, 2021 S. Lawrence Ave., Lockport, will host a free seminar titled “Running 101” at 7 p.m. Monday. Participants will learn the do’s and don’ts of running, plus common running injuries and how to prevent them. Registration: (815) 838-3621, Ext. 0 or www.lockportpark.org.
Bilingual Reading: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, will host a bilingual story time (Urdu/Hindi) for children age 3 to third grade and their parents from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Monday. Registration is not required. Information: (708) 845-5716.
Fun in the Sun: The Frankfort Park District will host a “Fun in the Sun” camp for children ages 5 to 8 from 9 a.m. to noon Monday to July 13 at 140 Oak St., Frankfort. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oak Fest Run: The Oak Forest Liberty 5K will take place at 7 p.m. Monday during Oak Fest at 159th Street and Central Avenue. The registration fee can be paid in-person at the Oak Forest Park District, 15601 S. Central Ave., or at www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/83685.
Tuesday | 3
Reading Fun: Orland Park Public Library will host “Reading Fun at Centennial Pool” for children in fourth grade and younger from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 7 at the Centennial Park Aquatic Center, 15600 West Ave., Orland Park. Information: (708) 428-5114.
Farmers Market: The Oak Forest Park District’s Farmers Market is open from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 2 in the south parking lot at the Central Park Building, 15601 S. Central Ave., Oak Forest. Information: (708) 687-7270.
Knitting Group: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host a knitting group from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the library’s meeting room. Novice and advanced knitters are welcome. Information: www.frankfortlibrary.org or (815) 534-6173.
Card Club: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, hosts its Joker’s Wild Card Club from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month through Aug. 21. Information: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 3 or www.tplibrary.org.
Wednesday | 4
Food Pantry: The food pantry at Tinley Park United Methodist Church, 6875 W. 173rd Place, is open from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays for residents of Tinley Park and Orland Hills only. Information: (708) 532-2960.
Needlework Club: Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave., hosts its Hooks and Needles Club at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month. Information: (708) 428-5114.
Ski Club: The Nomad Ski Club meets at 8 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Mitch’s Pub, 13815 S. Cicero Ave., Crestwood; and the third Thursday of the month at Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest. Information: www.chicagonomads.com.
Evening Stories: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, hosts its “Wednesday Wrap-Up” program for children age 3 to first grade and their parents from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays until July 25. Registration is not required. Information: (708) 845-5716.
History and More: The Tinley Park Historical Society, 6727 W. 174th St., is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays; from 1 to 3 p.m. the first Sunday of every month; and from 6 to 8 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. Admission is free. Information: (708) 429-4210.
Thursday | 5
Artists Club: The Artists Club of Faith for adults meets from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park. Attendees should bring their own supplies and something on which to work. Information: email@example.com.
Irish Music: The Carraig Pub at Gaelic Park, 6110 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, features traditional Irish Music at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and other live entertainment Fridays and Saturdays through the summer. Information: (708) 687-9323 or www.chicagogaelicpark.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.
Car Shows: The Cruisin’ Frankfort classic car shows are held from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 23 at Oak and Kansas streets. Information: www.frankfortcarclub.org.
Stitch Club: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, hosts its Stitch Club from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month through Aug. 16. The group is for people working on needlecraft projects. Information: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 3, or www.tplibrary.org.
Craft Day: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host a craft session for students from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in the library’s meeting room. Information: (815) 534-6173.
Friday | 6
Century Ride: The Bike Psychos Cycling Club of the Southwest Suburbs has opened registration for its annual Century Ride scheduled for Aug. 26. The event features routes that are 30, 50, 64, 100 and 124 miles, and is open to families and new riders. Information: www.bikepsychos.org.
Coffee and Crime: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host a coffeecake and mystery book discussion program for adults from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday in the library’s meeting room. The book will be “The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Information: www.frankfortlibrary.org or (815) 534-6173.
Raisin Rhyme: Frankfort Public Library will host a rock band show for children from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at Breidert Green, Kansas and Ash streets, Frankfort. Children of all ages are welcome to attend, sing and dance. Information: www.frankfortlibrary.org or (815) 534-6173.
Patriotic Hamfesters: The Hamfesters Radio Club of Crestwood will host a “Salute to America” event at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Crestwood Community Center, 14025 S. Kostner Ave. There will be a potluck barbecue cookout followed by a full honor color guard. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canoe Trip: The Lockport Township Park District will host a canoe trip for students ages 10 to 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. The trip pick-up is at 1911 S. Lawrence Ave., Lockport. The cost is $40 for residents and $45 for nonresidents. Information: www.lockportpark.org or (815) 838-3621, Ext. 0.
Bingo-Palooza: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, will host its “Bingo-Palooza” program for children who will be entering second through fifth grades in the fall from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday. Children will play bingo for food and prizes. Registration is required. Information: www.tplibrary.org or (708) 532.0160, Ext. 2.
Saturday | 7
Think Ink: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host a workshop for writers and artists from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the library’s meeting room. Participants must submit at least one piece or art or writing to attend. Registration is required. Information: www.frankfortlibrary.org or (815) 534-6173.
Roses and More: The Sauk Trail Rose Society will host a lecture by a rose expert at 1 p.m. Saturday at the home of Sauk Trail Rose Society president Frank DeVries, 15508 Lamon Ave., Oak Forest. The event is free. The grounds will open early at noon so that visitors can tour the 350 roses in the DeVries garden. Information: email@example.com.
Greeting Cards: The Mokena Park District will host a greeting card class for children ages 5 to 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Park Office, 10925 S. LaPorte Road. The cost is $17 per class. Registration is required. Information: (708) 390-2401.