Around Town (Central) for Sept. 16, 2012
September 13, 2012 3:50PM
Deb Baker of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney accepts a raffle prize during the Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf outing at Silver Lake Country Club. | Supplied Photo
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Updated: October 17, 2012 6:17AM
Sunday | 16
Frankfort Program: Frankfort has made it easier to view village board meetings, events and more by hooking up FCTV Channel 6 programs to the iPad, iPhone and iPod. To access this feature, connect devices through the Safari Web browser; visit the village Website; click on the “On Demand” logo on the homepage; and choose a video to watch. Information: www.villageoffrankfort.com.
Book Club: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, is hosting a book club for children in kindergarten and younger through Oct. 13. Participants can earn prizes by having a parent read books to them. Registration: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 2.
Blood Drive: Heartland Blood Centers will host a blood donation drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s Christian Community Center, 11100 Second St., Mokena. Donors must be 17 years of age or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. Appointments: (708) 479-5123.
1812 Re-enactments: Oak Forest will host a re-enactment of battles from the War of 1812 at 1 p.m. Sunday at 159th Street and Central Ave. The event will honor the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and is a part of the city’s “I am an American Day” celebration weekend. Information: www.oak-forest.org or (708) 687-4050, Ext. 1043.
Napoleonic Wars: Oak Forest will host a re-enactment of battles from the Napoleonic Wars at 3 p.m. Sunday at 157th Street and Lorel Ave. The event will re-enact two battles in a series of wars declared against Napoleon Bonaparte’s French empire. Information: www.oak-forest.org or (708) 687-4050, Ext. 1043.
Monday | 17
Garden Club: The Orland Park Garden Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the Robert Davidson Center, 14700 Park Lane, Orland Park. Information: (708) 349-7435 or www.borntoweed.com.
Dance Classes: The Oak Forest Park District, 15601 S. Central Ave., will host dance classes for all ages at a variety of times beginning this week. Information: (708) 687-7270, Ext. 119.
First Ladies: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, will host “Famous First Ladies: A One-Woman Show” at 7 p.m. Monday. Actress Jenny Riddle will dramatize Mary Todd Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton. Information: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 3 or www.tplibrary.org.
Leadership Program: The Oak Forest Park District, 15601 S. Central Ave., will host a new-member meeting of its Leadership C.O.U.R.T for students in seventh through ninth grades from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday. Information: (708) 687-7270, Ext. 132.
Tuesday | 18
Tuesday Bingo: Southwest Community Services, 6775 Prosperi Drive, Tinley Park, hosts weekly bingo at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Doors open at 5 p.m., and early bird games begin at 6:30 p.m. Concessions will be sold. Information: www.swcsinc.org or (708) 429-1260, Ext. 4.
Toddler Stories: Midlothian Public Library, 14701 S. Kenton Ave., hosts a story time for children ages 2 to 3 and their caretakers from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays. The event includes books, rhymes, puppets and a craft or game. Information: (708) 535-2027.
Kids’ Dance: The Oak Forest Park District, 15601 S. Central Ave., will host Little Bitty Dancers, Kids’ Bop and Pixie Poms classes for children ages 3 to 7 at a variety of times on Tuesdays beginning this Tuesday. Classes are 30 minutes. The cost is $34 for residents and $44 for others. Registration: (708) 687-7270, Ext. 119.
Book Talk: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, will host its Read Like a Man book discussion for students in sixth through 12th grades from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The featured book will be “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” by Seth Grahame-Smith. Snacks will be provided. Registration: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 2 or www.tplibrary.org.
Wednesday | 19
Tax Appeals: Wednesday is the last day that Bremen Township will be open for property tax appeals for the city of Oak Forest. Tax appeal forms are available at Oak Forest City Hall, 15440 S. Central Ave.
History and More: The Tinley Park Historical Society, 6727 W. 174th St., is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays; 1 to 3 p.m. the first Sunday of the month; and 6 to 8 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. Admission is free. Information: (708) 429-4210.
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.
Story Time: Midlothian Public Library, 14701 S. Kenton Ave., hosts a story time for children age 2 and younger and their caretakers from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. Wednesdays. The event includes books, lap rhymes and playtime for babies. Information: (708) 535-2027.
Family Stories: Midlothian Public Library, 14701 S. Kenton Ave., hosts an evening story time for all ages from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The event includes stories, games and a craft. Information: (708) 535-2027.
Toddler Dance: The Oak Forest Park District, 15601 S. Central Ave., will host “Wiggle, Giggle, Rock and Roll with Toddler” classes for children ages 1 to 3 and their caretakers from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays beginning this Wednesday. The cost is $36 for residents and $46 for others. Registration: (708) 687-7270.
By Myself: The Lockport Township Park District will host “All By Myself” classes for children ages 2 and 3 from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning this Wednesday at Dellwood Park, Route 171 and Woods Drive. The class offers a learning-based environment. The cost is $47 for residents and $57 for others. Information: (815) 838-3621, Ext. 0 or www.lockportpark.org.
School-Ready: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, will host “The Organized Family” at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Professional organizer Beth Randall will offer tips on how to efficiently use space and time for children’s paperwork, activities and calendars during the school year. Information: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 3 or www.tplibrary.org.
Job Workshop: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, will host the second session of its “Hitting the Bull’s Eye” job search workshop from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Professional recruiter Greg David will reveal strategies to outsmart and outperform the competition. Information: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 3 or www.tplibrary.org.
Cabaret Show: Lincoln-Way High School District 210 will host the musical comedy “Life is a Cabaret” at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lincoln-Way North High School, 19900 S. Harlem Ave., Frankfort. Award-winning cabaret artist Pam Peterson will sing song parodies and classic big-band ballads. Tickets are $10. Tickets: (815) 534-3240.
Thursday | 20
Speed Dating: Orland Township will host a speed dating event for seniors age 55 and older at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at 94 West Steak and Seafood Restaurant, 15410 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park. Participants will move from table to table for five minutes each in order to acquaint themselves with others. Appetizers will be served. Registration is required by Thursday. Information: (708) 403-4222.
Hoe Down: CD & ME, 23320 S. LaGrange Road, Frankfort, will host a Hoe Down Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society at 6 p.m. Thursday. Information: (815) 469-7315.
Leisure Plotters: The Orland Park Leisure Plotters will meet at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Orland Township, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. Sandwiches and coffee will be served for $4, followed by games of bingo. Seniors age 55 and older are welcome. Information: (708) 460-3919.
Women’s Club: The Frankfort Women’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Founders’ Center, 140 W. Oak St., Frankfort. It will be a meet-and-greet for new and returning members. Members do not need to live in Frankfort. Information: email@example.com.
Women’s Event: South Suburban College will host a “Women’s Empowerment Event” at 8 a.m. Thursday at the University and College Center, 16333 S. Kilbourn Ave., Oak Forest. Two tracks of three workshops will be offered. The cost is $15, which includes breakfast and all seminars. Registration: www.womensee.eventbrite.com.
Drivers Ed: A free Rules of the Road review course for Lockport-area residents will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Gladys Fox Museum, 231 E. Ninth St., Lockport. The course prepares applicants for the general written and road examinations. Information: www.cyberdriveillinois.com.
Friday | 21
Play Group: St. Christopher Catholic School, 14611 S. Keeler Ave., Midlothian, offers a free play group for children ages 1 to 3 from 10 to 11 a.m. the third Friday of the month. Registration: (708) 385-8776 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preschool Stories: Midlothian Public Library, 14701 S. Kenton Ave., hosts its Preschool Story Time program for children ages 3 to 5 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays. The event includes stories, songs, games and a craft. Information: (708) 535-2027.
Bunco Fundraiser: A Bunco Evening fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at St. John’s Christian Community Center, 11100 Second St., Mokena. Bunco is a competitive dice game. The evening also will include a raffle and complimentary appetizers and desserts. Tickets are $10 per person. Tickets: (708) 479-4166.
Remember Ricky: Lincoln-Way High School District 210 will host a musical performance called “Ricky Nelson Remembered” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Lincoln-Way East High School, 201 Colorado Ave., Frankfort. Ricky Nelson’s twin sons, Matthew and Gunnar, will present a musical journey through their father’s life. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for children. Tickets: (815) 534-3240.
Open Mike: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host an open mike night for teens in seventh through 12th grades from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday. The event also will include free Jersey Mike’s subs. Information: www.thebridgeteencenter.org or (708) 532-0500.
Saturday | 22
French Market: The New Lenox French Market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 6 at New Lenox Village Hall, 1 Veterans Parkway. Information: (815) 462-6400.
Drama Performance: The Tinley Park Park District will host a performance of “Deathtrap” by Ira Levin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Tinley Park Performing Arts Center, 16801 S. 80th Ave. “Deathtrap” tells the story of a playwright who plans to kill his student so he can steal his script. Tickets are $13 per person. Tickets: (708) 342-4200.
Country Concert: Mokena Public Library, 11327 W. 195th St., will host a performance by Cal Starr and the Saddle Gang from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. They will sing classic cowboy songs such as “Home on the Range” and modern hits like “Born to the Saddle.” Registration: (708) 479-9663.
Gear Up: Silver Cross Hospital and the Will County Forest Preserve District will host “Gear-Up” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the hospital, I-355 and Route 6, New Lenox. Participants are asked to bring bicycles. The event will include bike decorating, crafts, music, an inflatable obstacle course and a scenic trail. The first 250 attendees will receive a free hooded sweatshirt. Information: (815) 727-8700.
Sprinklers: The village of Orland Park’s water conservation program will be in effect year-round. Lawn sprinkling is permitted only from 7 to 11 a.m. and 7 to 11 p.m. all year. Those violating the village’s water usage provisions are subject to fines of $750 for each offense. Information: (708) 403-6350.