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Around Town (Central) for Dec. 9, 2012

Tinley Park Public Library staff members recently participated Lee Denim Day collected more than $100 for American Cancer Society. |

Tinley Park Public Library staff members recently participated in Lee Denim Day and collected more than $100 for the American Cancer Society. | Supplied Photo

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Updated: January 10, 2013 6:06AM



Sunday | 9

‘Christmastime in Ireland’: Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, will host “Christmastime in Ireland” with Tony Kenny at 8 p.m. Sunday. A Celtic supper buffet starts at 3. Buffet is $16. Reservations: (708) 687-9323 or www.chicagogaelicpark.org.

Holiday Concert: The Tinley Park Library, 7851 Timber Drive, will host a “Holiday Classics Concert” at 3 p.m. Sunday. Reservations: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 3 or www.tplibrary.org.

Supper with Santa: The Oak Forest Gigi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Awareness Center will host Supper with Santa from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at 5400 W. 159th St. Cost is $10 for ages 5 and older. There will be pizza, soft drinks, story time, photos with Santa and a bake sale. Information: www.gigisplayhouse.org/oakforest.

Pancake Breakfast: The Knights of Columbus will host a pancake breakfast with St. Nick from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at St. Jude Church, 241 Second Ave., New Lenox. Cost is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and children younger than 10, or $25 for a family of four. Information: (815) 485-8049.

House Decorating: Registration is due Monday for the Oak Forest Park District’s holiday house decorating contest. Forms are available at the district’s office, 15601 Central Ave. Judging will begin Thursday. Information: (709) 687-7270, Ext. 132.

Community Oven Day: Creative Cakes, 16649 Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, is hosting “Community Oven Day” from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Bake cookies in a commercial oven and be entered in the holiday cookie contest. Information: (708) 614-9755.

Santa Letters: BMO Harris will sponsor Santa’s Mailbox at the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak St., Frankfort. Santa will reply to letters that include a child’s full name, address, city, ZIP code and wish list. Checklists for parents will be available at the main office at www.frankfortparks.org. Address letters to: Santa Claus, 25 Candy Cane Lane, North Pole, c/o Frankfort Park District, 140 Oak St., Frankfort, IL., 60423.

Monday | 10

Pajama Party: The Tinley Park Park District will host a “Mom and Me Jingle Bell PJ Party” from 3 to 4:15 p.m. and 5:45 to 7 Monday at the Bettenhausen Recreation Center, 8125 W. 171st St. Ages 3 to 5 wear pajamas to a Christmas craft and chocolate chip cookie decorating party. Fee is $22 for residents. Registration: (708) 342-4200.

Poinsettia Sale: Lincoln-Way East High School special services students are selling poinsettias grown at L-W East’s “House of Blooms,” 201 Colorado Ave., Frankfort. Pink, red, and white poinsettias in six-inch pots are $5 each or $7 in a handmade holiday planter. Information: (815) 464-4121.

Preschool Story Time: The Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host a story time for children ages 3 to 4 at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Information: (815) 469-2423.

Gift of Giving: The Oak Forest Village Hall, 15440 S. Central Ave., is a drop-off site for The Marley Project, Toys for Tots, or the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation. Monetary donations can be sent to The Marley Project at 5919 Condado Drive, Oak Forest, IL 60452. Information: (708) 687-5040.

Tuesday | 11

‘Pinterest Christmas’: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host a “Pinterest Christmas” from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Participants will create Pinterest winter decorations. The free event is for teens in seventh through 12th grade. Information: (708) 532-0500 or www.thebridgeteencenter.org.

Pajama Story Time: Frankfort Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host a pajama story time with a holiday surprise at 7 p.m. Tuesday for ages 3 to 8. Registration: (815) 469-2423 or www.frankfortlibrary.org.

Christmas Craft: Frankfort Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host holiday crafts for children in kindergarten through third grade at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Registration: (815) 469-2423 or www.frankfortlibrary.org.

Madrigals: The Mokena Community Public Library, 11327 W. 195th St., will host the Lincoln-Way East High School Madrigals from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Information: (708) 479-9663 or www.mokena.lib.il.us.

Teen Book Club: The Midlothian Public Library 14701 S. Kenton Ave., will host a teen book discussion at 5 p.m., and Manga and Anime Club at 6:30 Tuesday. Information: (708) 535-2027.

Wednesday | 12

‘Star Gazers’: The Tinley Park Park District will host “Star Gazers” from 1 to 2:25 p.m. Wednesday for ages 4 to 6 at the Bettenhausen Recreation Center, 8125 W. 171st St. Cost is $13 for residents. Registration: (708) 342-4200 or www.tinleyparkdistrict.org.

Christmas Play: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host “It’s a Wonderful Life” from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Dec. 19. Participants will learn the art of stage presence, tricks to remembering lines and how to get into character. The free event is for teens in seventh through 12th grade. Information: (708) 532-0500 or www.thebridgeteencenter.org.

Sensory Story Time: The Frankfort Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host a sensory story time for children with special needs or sensory processing difficulties at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Registration: (815) 469-2423 or www.frankfortlibrary.org.

‘Gifts from the Kitchen’: The Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, will host “Gifts from the Kitchen” at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Registration: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 3 or www.tplibrary.org.

Winter Concert: Bremen High School, 15233 S. Pulaski Road, Midlothian, will present a free Winter Band and Choir Concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Information: (708) 389-1175

Thursday | 13

Holiday Flower Arrangements: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will hold a free holiday flower arrangement class at 5 p.m. Thursday for teens in seventh through 12th grade. Information: (708) 532-0500 or www.thebridgeteencenter.org.

‘Downton Abbey’: The Acorn Public Library District, 15624 Central Ave., Oak Forest, is hosting “Downton Abbey: Setting the Scene” at 7 p.m. Thursday. Information: (708) 423-5600.

Winter Follies: The Village of Orland Park Winter Follies will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Centennial Park Ice Rink, 15600 West Ave. Admission is free. Bring an ornament to decorate the tree.

Career Paths: Moraine Valley Community College will host “Career Paths and Coffee: First Step to a New Future” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Midlothian Public Library, 14701 S. Kenton Ave. Registration: (708) 535-2027 or www.midlothianlibrary.org.

Pheasant Run Trip: The Tinley Park Park District will host a trip to Pheasant Run for lunch and the musical “The Winter Wonderettes” Thursday. Depart at 11 a.m. from the Bettenhausen Recreation Center, 8125 W. 171st St., Tinley Park. Cost is $75 per person. Information: (708) 342-4254.

Friday | 14

Children’s Theater: The Arts Alive Children’s Theater will present “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at 6:30 p.m. Friday and at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, and “The Pirates of Penzance” at 8:30 p.m. Friday and at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Tinley Park Performing Arts Center, 16801 S. 80th Ave. Tickets are $8 for “Snow White” and $12 for “Pirates of Penzance” at the Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center, 8125 W. 171st St., Tinley Park, or at the door if available.

‘Friday Night Live’: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host its free “Friday Night Live” from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday with indie rock band Foreverlin. This is for teens in seventh through 12th grades. Information: (708) 532-0500 or www.thebridgeteencenter.org.

Letters From Santa: The Oak Forest Park District, 15601 Central Ave., will facilitate “Letters from Santa” through 5 p.m. Friday. The cost is $3 per letter. Children will receive a letter from Santa with a holiday surprise. Information: (708) 687-7270, Ext. 119.

‘A Christmas Carol’: The Village of Orland Park Theatre Troupe will present “A Chirstmas Carol” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 S. Ravinia Ave. Tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for seniors and students, and $9 for ages 10 and younger. Reservations: (708) 403-7275.

Saturday | 15

Santa at the Library: The Mokena Library, 11327 W. 195th St., will host a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus with their live reindeer 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Information: (708) 479-9663 or www.mokena.lib.il.us.

Christmas Open House: The Acorn Public Library District, 15624 Central Ave., Oak Forest, will host a Christmas open house Saturday. Santa Claus arrives at 10:30 a.m. and the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection Bell Choir will perform at 1 p.m. Information: (708) 423-5600.

Holiday Concerts: The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra and the Lincoln-Way Area Chorale will perform classic holiday songs and sing-alongs at 3 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 16 at the Lincoln-Way North High School Performing Arts Center, 19900 S. Harlem Ave., in Frankfort. Tickets are $35 to $55. Information: (708) 481-7774.

‘Cookies by the Pound’: The First United Methodist Church, 1000 S. Washington St., Lockport, is hosting “Cookies by the Pound” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Homemade cookies will sell for $5 a pound. Information: (815) 838-1017 or www.1umclockport.org.



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