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Around Town (Central) for Jan. 20, 2013

EmersDeanching Jr. kindergartner Rogus Elementary School Frankfort arrives fire truck. He wtrip during raffle conducted support Summit Hill EducatiFoundation. |

Emerson Deanching Jr., a kindergartner at Rogus Elementary School in Frankfort, arrives in a fire truck. He won the trip during a raffle conducted to support the Summit Hill Education Foundation. | Supplied Photo

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Updated: February 21, 2013 6:05AM



Sunday | 20

Winter Carnival: Frankfort will host a Winter Carnival from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Breidert Green, Kansas and Ash streets. Information: www.villageoffrankfort.com.

Blood Drive: Heartland Blood Centers will host a donation drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park. 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.

‘Annie’ Auditions: Children who want to perform in an upcoming production of “Annie” can audition from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Old Village Hall, 14413 S. Beacon Ave., Orland Park. Adults can audition from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Once cast, participants must pay a $35 registration fee. Information: (708) 403-7275.

Monday | 21

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.

Reading Club: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, is offering its Stick to Reading Club for children in kindergarten through fifth grade on Mondays through Feb. 9. Registration is required. Information: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 2.

Project Serve: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host Project Serve with the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday. Participants can earn volunteer hours by sorting toys for children undergoing cancer treatments. Information: (708) 532-0500 or www.thebridgeteencenter.org.

Board Meeting: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will conduct a Teen Advisory Board meeting at 4:30 p.m. Monday. Volunteers can earn volunteer hours for school, church and scout organizations. Information: (815) 469-2423.

Around the World: The Frankfort Park District, 140 Oak St., will host two sessions of game, craft and food activities associated with countries around the world for ages 4 to 9 from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays. One session costs $39 for residents and $44 for nonresidents; two sessions cost $69 for residents and $74 for nonresidents. Information: (815) 469-9400.

Fitness Contest: The Mokena Park District is conducting a “Lose It to Win It!” contest for adults from Jan. 27 to March 24. The registration deadline is Monday. The cost is $93 for residents; nonresidents will pay an additional fee. Registration: (708) 390-2343 or www.mokenapark.com.

Tuesday | 22

Kindergarten Registration: Forest Ridge School District 142 will have kindergarten registration from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Ridge Early Childhood Center, 5151 W. 149th St., Oak Forest. Children registering for kindergarten must be age 5 on or before Sept. 1. Information: www.d142.org or (708) 687-2964.

Therapy Dog: Mokena Public Library, 11327 W. 195th St., will host a 10-minute reading session per person with Mandy, a certified therapy dog, for students in first through eighth grades from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Registration: (708) 479-9663.

Travel Savvy: Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave., will host “Travel Savvy” at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Cynthia Clampitt will discuss ways to travel without hassles. Information: (708) 428-5205.

Blood Drive: Heartland Blood Centers will host a donation drive from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. George Church, 6707 W. 175th St., Tinley Park. 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.

Toddler Time: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will offer Toddler Time for 2-year-olds at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. It will feature stories, songs and a craft. A valid Frankfort Public Library card is required. Information: (815) 469-2423.

Wednesday | 23

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 each month, and 6 to 8 p.m. the second Thursday. Admission is free. Information: (708) 429-4210.

Board Meeting: The Tinley Park Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at 7851 Timber Drive. Information: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 3.

Music Program: Mokena Public Library, 11327 W. 195th St., will host free “Music-in-the-Box” classes for ages 5 and younger at 9:30 and 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Registration: (708) 479-9663.

Spanish Classes: The Frankfort Park District, 140 Oak St., will host Spanish classes for ages 3 to adult starting Wednesday. Information: (815) 469-9400.

Thursday | 24

Blood Drive: Heartland Blood Centers will host a donation drive from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Orland Park Bank and Trust, 15330 S. LaGrange Road. 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.

Seniors Lunch: The Oak Forest Senior Citizens’ Commission will host its monthly lunch program at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Oak Forest Community Center, 15501 S. Kilpatrick Ave. Tickets are $4 and are available at Oak Forest City Hall, 15440 S. Central Ave. Information: www.oak-forest.org.

Civil War: The South Suburban Civil War Round Table will host Dan Van Haften’s book discussion of “Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason” at 7 p.m. Thursday at Ed and Joe’s Pizza, 17332 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park. Information: (815) 469-7015 or sscwrt@gmail.com.

Board Meeting: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will have a board of trustees meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday. Information: (815) 469-2423.

Senior Driving: Midlothian Public Library,14701 S. Kenton Ave., will host an AARP Driver Safety program from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Drivers who complete the eight-hour course may be eligible for car insurance premium reduction. The cost is $12 for AARP members with a valid membership card or $14 for nonmembers. Registration: (708) 535-2027 or www.midlothianlibrary.org.

Group Play: The Oak Forest Park District, 15601 S. Central Ave., will host its Little Tyke Friends group for ages 2 and 3 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays through May 17. The cost is $140 for residents and $182 for nonresidents. Registration: (708) 687-7270, Ext. 119.

Board Installation: The Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce will host a chamber board installation from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Silver Lake Country Club, 14700 S. 82nd Ave., Orland Park. The cost is $45 and includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Reservations: (708) 349-2972.

Friday | 25

Winter Party: The Mokena Park District will host Frosty’s Winter Party for ages 4 to 6 from 6 to 8:15 p.m. Friday at the Cady Preschool Room, 10925 LaPorte Road, Mokena. Activities will include indoor winter activities. The cost is $20 and includes a pizza dinner; nonresidents will pay an additional fee. Registration: (708) 390-2401 or www.mokenapark.com.

Film Series: Orland Park Public Library, 14921 Ravinia Ave., will show the 2012 superhero film “The Dark Knight Rises,” starring Christian Bale, at 6 p.m. Friday. The movie is rated PG-13 and runs 2 hours and 45 minutes. Information: (708) 428-5205.

Young Artists: The Oak Forest Park District, 4412 Henry St., will host Young Rembrandt drawing classes for ages 6 to 13 from 4 to 5 p.m. Fridays through March 1. The cost is $55 for residents and $65 for nonresidents. Information: (708) 687-8882 or www.oakforestparks.org.

Saturday | 26

Gluten Free: Midlothian Public Library, 14701 S. Kenton Ave., will host a discussion about living gluten-free at 10 a.m. Saturday. Registration: www.midlothianlibrary.org or (708) 534-2027.

Football Party: The New Lenox Sons of the American Legion Post 1977, 14414 Ford Drive, will host a Pre-Super Bowl Party from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday. Cocktails will be served at 6, followed by dinner at 7 and live music and dancing from 8 to midnight. Tickets are $25 per person or $175 for tables of eight. Reservations: (815) 485-4651.

Readers’ Party: Acorn Public Library, 15624 S. Central Ave., Oak Forest, will host a Readers’ Party for teens 13 and older at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. It will feature pizza and a discussion of participants’ favorite books. Information: (708) 423-5600.

Elvis Memories: Mokena Public Library, 11327 W. 195th St., will host Dave “Elvis” Thomas performing “Memories of the King” from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday. Information: (708) 479-9663.

LEGO Club: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host a meeting of it LEGO Club for kindergartners through second-graders at 10 a.m. Saturday. A valid Frankfort Public Library card is required. Information: (815) 469-2423.

Blood Drive: Heartland Blood Centers will host a donation drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Lemont Calvary Church, 1375 State St. Donors must be age 17 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. Photo ID is required. All donors will receive a $10 Target gift card. Appointments: (708) 288-4835, livingvictoriously4ever@gmail.com or www.heartlandbc.org.

Blood Drive: Heartland Blood Centers will host a donation drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Peace Lutheran Church, 1900 E. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox. 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.



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