Around Town (Central) for Jan. 13, 2013
January 10, 2013 3:00PM
Autumn Leaves of Orland Park recently hosted its “Through the Alzheimer’s Looking Glass” interactive simulation designed to assist family members and caregivers in understanding Alzheimer’s disease. Pictured (from left) are event participants Kathy O’Brien, Jackie Love and Hilary Burkinshaw. | Supplied Photo
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Updated: February 14, 2013 6:10AM
Sunday | 13
‘Marigold Hotel’: Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave., will show the 2011 movie “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith at 2 p.m. Sunday. The movie is rated PG-13 and runs 2 hours and 4 minutes. Information: www.orlandparklibrary.org or (708) 428-5100.
Paramount Theatre: The Orland Township Senior Services Department will host a trip on Feb. 14 to the Paramount Theatre for a performance by Bobby Vinton, followed by a stop at Hollywood Casino. Tickets are $95 for residents and $100 for nonresidents; proof of residency is required. Information: (708) 403-4222 or www.orlandtwp.org.
‘Fiddler on the Roof’: The Orland Township Senior Services Department will host a trip to see “Fiddler on the Roof” on March 20. Tickets are $95 for residents and $100 for nonresidents. Information: (708) 403-4222 or www.orlandtwp.org.
Ice Skating: The Chicago Park District will offer free ice skating on Feb. 2 and 18 at Soldier Field in Chicago. Tickets are available at OfficeMax, located in the Rivercrest Shopping Center, 4921 W. Calumet Sag Road, Crestwood. Information: www.officemax.com/loveschicago.
Family Bowling: The Mokena Park District will offer its Winter Family Twosome Bowling Club with bumpers at 11:50 a.m. every other Sunday beginning this Sunday through April 21. One child age 5 to 10 and one adult can play three games every other Sunday at Orland Bowl, 8601 W. 159th St., Orland Park. Registration is $15; an additional $15 per week is payable to Orland Bowl beginning the second week of play. Information: (708) 390-2401.
Monday | 14
GED Testing: The Will County Regional Office of Education, 702 W. Maple St., New Lenox, will hold GED testing from January through March beginning on Monday. Information: (815) 740-8360.
Donation Fundraiser: St. Christopher School, 14611 S. Keeler Ave., Midlothian, is collecting items to help fund school equipment. The school needs empty toner and ink-jet cartridges; cell phones, DVDs, video games and video games systems; PDAs, iPods and laptop computers. Only undamaged items will be accepted, and donors should make sure empty toner cartridges are repackaged into a new toner cartridge box. The school will pick up items. Information: (708) 385-8776.
Superhero Movies: The Mokena Park District, 10925 LaPorte Road, will host a superhero moviemaking program titled “Spider-Man, Batman and Friends” for children ages 8 to 12 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Feb. 4. Registration: (708) 390-2401 or www.mokenapark.com.
Winter Gala: St. Damian School will sell tickets beginning Monday for its 22nd annual Winter Gala Event, which will be held Feb. 21 at Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest. Tickets are $40 per person. Information: (708) 687-4230.
Tech Help: Lockport Public Library will host “Ask the Tech Experts” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Gaylord Building, 200 W. 8th St., Lockport. Attendees are encouraged to bring their gadgets. Registration: (815) 838-0755 or www.whiteoaklibrary.org.
Blood Drives: Heartland Blood Centers will host blood donation drives on Monday at two area Old Plank Trail Community Bank locations. Drives will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at 20901 S. LaGrange Road, Frankfort; and 9 to 11 a.m. at 20012 Wolf Road, Mokena. Information: www.heartlandbc.org or (800) 786-4483.
Woman’s Club: The Mokena Woman’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Mokena Public Library, 11327 W. 195th St. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by a purse auction. Participants should bring a gently used purse for the auction. Proceeds will benefit the Frankfort Township Food Pantry. Information: (815) 464-5409 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wonderland Adventures: The Frankfort Park District, 140 Oak St., will host adventure activities for children ages 4 to 9 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. beginning Monday through Feb. 11. The cost is $49 for residents and $54 for nonresidents. Information: (815) 469-9400.
Tuesday | 15
Zumba Class: The Mokena Park District will hold Zumba classes for those age 16 and older from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. beginning Tuesday through March 12 and Thursday through March 14 at the Oaks Recreation and Fitness Center, 10847 LaPorte Road, Mokena. The cost is $47 for residents; nonresidents will pay an additional fee. Registration: (708) 390-2401 or www.mokenapark.com.
Art Exploration: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host its Art Exploration program for children in kindergarten through third grade at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Registration: (815) 534-6178 or www.frankfortlibrary.org.
Trustees Meeting: The Frankfort Fire Protection District Board of Trustees will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Frankfort Fire Station No. 1, 333 W. Nebraska St.
Social Security: Advantage 3 Tax and Financial LLC will host a free Social Security Seminar at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 19158 S. 88th Ave., Mokena. Information: (708) 478-8000.
Wednesday | 16
Veterans Event: The Kevin Clarke Detachment 1217 Marine Corps League of Tinley Park is inviting all honorably discharged Marine Corps veterans and active duty Marines along with any Marine reservists to its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the VFW Post 2791, 17147 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park. Information: Bob Hausner, (708) 878-4171.
Candy Class: Lockport Public Library will host a chocolate candy-making class from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Gaylord Building, 200 W. 8th St., Lockport. All materials and instructions will be provided. Registration: (815) 838-0755.
Welding Class: Lincoln-Way East High School, 201 Colorado Ave., Frankfort, is offering a welding class for adults from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning Wednesday through Feb. 27. The cost is $150. Information: (815) 462-2126.
Sensory Stories: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will offer its Sensory Story Time program for children ages 3 to 8 who have sensory-processing difficulties at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Children and adult caregivers will participate in stories, songs and activities. Registration: (815) 534-6178 or www.frankfortlibrary.org.
Blood Drive: Heartland Blood Centers will host a blood donation drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at DeVry University’s Tinley Park campus, 18624 West Creek Drive. Photo identification is required. Donors receive $10 Target card. Information: www.heartlandbc.org.
Square Dancing: The St. Elizabeth Seton Women’s Club will host square dancing at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday in the Parish Life Center, 9300 W. 167th St., Orland Hills. The doors open at 6:45 p.m. Admission is $5. Information: (708) 364-0016.
Drawing Plus: The Mokena Park District, 10925 LaPorte Road, will offer its “Drawing and More” class for students in first through eighth grades from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 23 through Feb. 27. The cost is $42 for residents; nonresidents will pay an additional feel. Registration is required by Wednesday. Information: (708) 390-2401.
Thursday | 17
School Fundraiser: Veterans Memorial Middle School will hold a fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Potbelly Sandwich Shop, 13134 S. Cicero Ave., Crestwood. A percentage of all sales will be donated to help support an eighth-grade trip to Washington, D.C. Information: Vicki Cole, (708) 489-8342 or email@example.com.
Slow Cooking: Orland Park Public Library, 14921 Ravinia Ave., will host “Slow Cooking Volume II with Chef Kate Bradley” at 7 p.m. Thursday. Information: (708) 428-5100 or orlandparklibrary.org.
Diabetes Discussion: Midlothian Public Library, 14701 S. Kenton Ave., will host “Pre-diabetes: A New Diagnosis” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Cathleen Brindi will discuss the diagnosis for pre-diabetics. Registration: www.midlothianlibrary.org or (708) 535-2027.
Prayer Breakfast: The Lockport Woman’s Club will hold its annual Prayer Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Homer Congregational Church, 14832 W. 163rd St., Homer Glen. A business meeting and catered breakfast will be followed by a program titled “My Joyful Heart” by Diane Carroll. Information: (815) 280-5499, (815) 722-4003 or (815) 838-9488.
Senior Drivers: An AARP Driver Safety Program course will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Marquette Bank, 5700 W. 159th St., Oak Forest. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Information: (708) 342-8403.
Friday | 18
Library Music: Orland Park Public Library, 14921 Ravinia Ave., will host classical guitarist Rothacker at 7 p.m. Friday. Information: www.orlandparklibrary.org or (708) 428-5100.
Manga Karaoke: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host Manga Maniacs Karaoke for students in sixth through 12th grades at 5 p.m. Friday. Registration: (815) 534-6178 or www.frankfortlibrary.org.
Ladies Night: The Mokena Park District will host a Ladies Night Out from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Nova Quarter Horses in Mokena. The event will feature refreshments and a horseback riding lesson. Registration is required by Friday. Information: (708) 390-2401 or www.mokenapark.com.
Saturday | 19
Book Sale: The Friends of the Library Winter Book Sale will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Mokena Public Library, 11327 W. 195th St. A pre-sale for members will be held from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Information: (708) 479-9663 or www.mokena.lib.il.us.
Garage Sale: The Frankfort Park District will hold its Spring Kids Garage Sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak St., Frankfort. The sale is for children ages 5 to 14 who want to sell kid-only items. Registration is required by Tuesday, and the cost is $15 per vendor space. Information: (815) 469-9400.
‘Brave’ Showing: First United Methodist Church, 1000 S. Washington St., Lockport, will show the 2012 computer-animated movie “Brave” from 6 to 8 a.m. Saturday. The event will feature free popcorn and candy. Information: (815) 838-1017 or www.1umclockport.org.
Irish Band: The Irish House Party Band will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest. The doors open at 7 p.m., and admission is $20. Reservations: (708) 687-9323 or www.chicagogaelicpark.org.
Chili Challenge: Orland Park will host its Chilly Willie Chili Challenge at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 S. Ravinia Ave. Admission is $5 for an all-you-can-eat tasting cup. Information: Patty Vlazny, (708) 403-6145.
Blood Drive: Heartland Blood Centers will host a blood donation drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak St., Frankfort. Appointments: (815) 469-9400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Signing: Health on Earth Chiropractic, 7751 W. 159th St., Unit 5, Tinley Park, will host a book signing by Donna Bassette, author of “The Dawson Twins, By Way of Egypt” from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Personal Finance: Marquette Bank, 5700 W. 159th St., Oak Forest, will host a free Personal Finance class from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Registration: (773) 918-4624.
Open House: The Will County 4-H Tailwaggers will hold an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Stone City Kennel Club, 13606 W. Laraway Road, New Lenox. The group is a 4-H specialty dog club for members ages 8 to 18 who are interested in dog training. Information: Shirley Streich, (815) 478-4362.