Teachers and students in the Orland Park Recreation Department’s Senior Preschool Program form a human flag recently in honor of Veterans Day. | Supplied Photo
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Updated: December 26, 2012 6:05AM
Sunday | 25
5K Run: Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, will hold the Carraig Challenge 5K run at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Registration is $20 in advance or $25 on race day. Information: (708) 687-9323 or www.chicagogaelicpark.org.
Tree Lighting: Orland Park will host its Holiday Festival and Mayor’s Tree Lighting event at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 S. Ravinia Ave. Information: (708) 403-7275.
Dahlia Club: Heinz Pieniak will lecture on “Garden Soil Structure: A Natural Improvement” during a meeting of the Southtown Dahlia Club from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Crestwood Civic Center, 14025 S. Kostner Ave. Information: (708) 280-3440.
Monday | 26
Business Insurance: A free workshop titled “Taking the Edge Off Risks” will be held at 8 a.m. Monday at the University and College Center, 16333 S. Kilbourn Ave., Oak Forest. Attendees will learn about basic insurance needed to operate a business. A light breakfast, registration and networking begin at 7:45 a.m. Registration: (708) 596-2000, Ext. 2663 or email@example.com.
Open House: Boy Scout Troop 49, of New Lenox will hold an open house from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at 323 Old Hickory Road, New Lenox. The event is for current Webelos Scouts, fifth-grade boys and older, and parents. Information: Bob Willson, (815) 462-1705 or www.bsatroop49ers.org.
Kids Cook: The Oak Forest Park District will host “Kids in the Kitchen” from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Monday at the Don Gorman Fieldhouse, 4412 Henry St., Oak Forest. Information: (708) 687-5040.
Story Time: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host its Preschool Story Time for children ages 3 and 4 with an adult at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Information: (815) 469-2423.
Candy Making: The Tinley Park Park District will host “Candy Making with Professional Results” from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Monday at the Bettenhausen Recreation Center, 8125 W. 171st St., Tinley Park. The program will feature award-winning pastry chef Lori Parrett. The cost is $16 for residents and $21 for nonresidents. Registration: (708) 342-4254.
Line Dancing: The Tinley Park Park District will host line dancing from 11:05 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Mondays through Dec. 17 at the Bettenhausen Recreation Center, 8125 W. 171st St. The cost is $30 for residents and $39 for nonresidents. Information: (708) 342-4254.
Tuesday | 27
Tuesday Bingo: Southwest Community Services, 6775 Prosperi Drive, Tinley Park, hosts weekly bingo at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Doors open at 5, and early-bird games start at 6:30. Information: www.swcsinc.org or (708) 429-1260, Ext. 4.
Madrigals Show: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host the Lincoln-Way East Madrigals at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Friends of the Library will serve light refreshments after the program. Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Information: (815) 469-2423.
Lego Fun: The Frankfort Park District will host an hour of LEGO games and activities for children ages 5 to 11 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 18 at the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak St., Frankfort. The cost is $45 for residents and $50 for nonresidents. Information: (815) 469-9400 or www.frankfortparks.org.
Winter Containers: The Tinley Park Park District will host a winter container garden class from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bettenhausen Recreation Center, 8125 W. 171st. St., Tinley Park. Participants should bring their own cuttings to add to provided materials and a 15-inch or smaller container of dirt. The cost is $20 for residents or $26 for nonresidents. Information: (708) 342-4291.
Wednesday | 28
Holiday Cooking: The St. Elizabeth Seton Women’s Club will host a holiday cooking demonstration at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Parish Life Center, 9300 W. 167th St., Orland Hills. Doors open at 6:45. The cost for nonmembers is $5. Knives and scissors will be sharpened for a fee. Information: (708) 364-0016.
Blood Drives: Heartland Blood Centers will host blood drives from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Christ Community Church, 13400 Bell Road, Lemont; 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Oaks Recreation and Fitness Center, 10847 Laporte Road, Mokena; and from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 W. Haven Ave. 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.
Improving Sales: The Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce will host speaker Steve Black at its monthly meeting from 7:45 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at Silver Lake Country Club, 14700 S. 82nd Ave., Orland Park. The cost is $14 for chamber members who RSVP in advance and $17 for nonmembers and members who pay at the door. Information: (708) 349-2972 or www.orlandparkchamber.org.
Stress Relief: Orland Township Youth and Family Services will host “Holiday Magic Stress Be Gone” from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. Admission is $5 and includes all services. Proceeds benefit Orland Township’s Adopt-A-Family program. Information: (708) 403-4222.
American Girl: The Frankfort Park District will host an American Girl party for ages 5 to 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak St., Frankfort. The cost is $25 for residents or $30 for nonresidents. Information: (815) 469-9400 or www.frankfortparks.org.
Garden Photography: The Frankfort Area Garden Club will host “Photographing Your Garden” by Jean Lachat Photography at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak St., Frankfort.
Winter Concert: Bands at Tinley Park High School will host a free winter concert at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at the school, 6111 W. 175th St.
Thursday | 29
Maya Calendar: Acorn Public Library, 15624 S. Central Ave., Oak Forest, will host “Eyes on the Skies: Maya Calendar” at 7 p.m. Thursday. Information: (708) 687-3700.
Microsoft Word: Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave., will offer a Microsoft Word 2007 class at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Registration is not required, but seating is limited to 14 people. Information: (708) 428-5171 or www.orlandparklibrary.org.
Holiday Entertaining: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host “The New Old Bar: Classic Cocktails and Salty Snacks” at 7 p.m. Thursday. Registration: www.frankfortlibrary.org or (815) 534-6173.
Friday | 30
‘The Nutcracker’: The Oak Forest Park District will host a performance of “The Nutcracker” at 6 p.m. Friday at Arbor Park Middle School, 17303 S. Central Ave. The cost is $3 for general admission, $1 for ages 4 to 11, and free for ages 4 and younger.
Library Closed: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will be closed all day Friday for a staff development day. Information: (815) 469-2423.
Christmas Concert: The Southwest Symphony Orchestra will present its Christmas Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Michael Parish, 14327 S. Highland Ave., Orland Park. Tickets are $5 to $25 at the door. Ages 12 and younger are admitted free. Information: (708) 802-0686.
Trivia Night: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host a free Game-Trivia Night for seventh- through 12th-graders from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday. Information: (708) 532-0500 or www.thebridgeteencenter.org.
Writers’ Corner: Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave., will host its Writers’ Corner for sixth- through 12th-graders from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday. Information: (708) 428-5127 or www.orlandparklibrary.org.
Boot Camp: Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave., will host an exercise event at 7 p.m. Friday. A certified instructor from the Orland Park Sportsplex will demonstrate boot camp exercises using body weight. Attendees should wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes. Information: (708) 428-5127 or www.orlandparklibrary.org.
Saturday | 1
Story Time: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, will host its Sensory Story Time program for ages 2 and older from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday. Children will participate at their own pace. Information: (708) 532-0160.
Christmas Concert: The Lincoln-Way Area Chorale will host “A Chorale Christmas” at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Performing Arts Center at Lincoln-Way East High School, 201 S. Colorado Ave., Frankfort. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and children. Information: (815) 485-7357.
Santa Lunch: The Frankfort Park District will host Lunch with Santa from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak St. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All participants must register by Wednesday; no tickets will be sold at the door. The cost is $8 for residents or $11 for nonresidents. Information: (815) 469-9400.
Super Couponing: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host two Super Couponing programs at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday. A valid Frankfort Public Library card is required. Information: www.frankfortlibrary.org or (815) 534-6173.
Church Dinner: St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 140 Thelma St., Manhattan, will host its All-You-Can-Eat Chili Dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and ages 6 to 12; and $3 for ages 5 and younger. Information: (815) 478-4900.
Midlothian Christmas: The Christmas in Midlothian event will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Don Preston Recreation Center, 14500 S. Kostner Ave., Midlothian. It will feature lunch with Santa Claus, a parade, a Christmas tree lighting and more.
Open House: Dino and Maria Pappas will host an open house from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Center for Integrated Medicine, 9442 W. 179th St., Tinley Park. Information: (708) 532-2346 or www.thecfim.com.