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Lincoln-Way Central High School jazz band members (from left) Andrew Bettridge, Anna Walsh, Joe Schuld, Rebecca Bettridge and Ryan Lark play recently during the sixth annual Jazz Festival at the school. | Supplied Photo

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Updated: March 11, 2013 6:06AM



Sunday | 10

Valentine Breakfast: The St. Elizabeth Seton Women’s Club will host its all-you-can-eat Valentine Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Parish Life Center, 9300 W. 167th St., Orland Hills. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for children and seniors, and free for ages 3 and younger. Information: (708) 364-0016.

Valentine Concert: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, will host Peter Opriskoat in concert at 2 p.m. Sunday. Registration: www.tplibrary.org or (708) 532-0160, Ext. 3.

Art Studio: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host its Open Art Studio from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. A live model and still-life objects will be provided. Attendees should bring their own materials. Information: (815) 534-6173.

Sox Afternoon: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, is accepting registration for an afternoon with White Sox legend Billy Pierce and John O’Donnell, author of “Like Night and Day: A Look at Chicago Baseball, 1964-1969,” from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Feb. 23. Seating is limited. Registration: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 3.

Frenzy Applicants: The Everything Entrepreneur Conference is accepting applicants for its “Shark Tank”-like Funding Frenzy on Feb. 21 at the Tinley Park Convention Center. Attendees can exhibit products or services, hear speakers, find investors and attend workshops. Information: www.eeconference.net.

Monday | 11

Scholarship Opportunity: The New Lenox American Legion Post 1977 Ladies Auxiliary is offering scholarships for high school and college students. Information: legiongirl@sbcglobal.net.

Tango Time: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851Timber Drive, will host “Time to Tango” at 7 p.m. Monday. Dance partners are not required. Participants should wear hard-soled shoes. Registration: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 3 or www.tplibrary.org.

Preschool Registration: The Frankfort Park District is holding registration for preschool programs for children ages 2 to 4. Registration must be completed in person at the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak St., Frankfort. Nonresident registration begins Monday. Information: (815) 469-9400.

Handicap Placard: Orland Park residents can pick up the required paperwork to receive a temporary Illinois disability parking placard from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Orland Township, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave. Information: www.orlandtwp.org.

Drug Collection: Orland Park residents can turn in unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at the Orland Park Police Station, 15100 S. Ravinia Ave. Information: (708) 349-4111.

Career Presenters: Summit Hill Junior High School, 7260 North Ave., Frankfort, is seeking community members for short career presentations to students at Career Afternoon from 12:20 to 2:15 p.m. March 22. Contacts are Cheryl Michals at cmichals@summithill.org or Joanne Madonia at jmadonia@summithill.org. Information: (815) 469-4330.

Scholarship Program: The Orland Township Scholarship Program applications for graduating high school seniors are now available at 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park, or at www.orlandtwp.org. Completed scholarship applications must be delivered to Orland Township by March 1. Information: (708) 403-4222.

Tuesday | 12

Fat Tuesday: New Lenox American Legion Post 1977, 14414 Ford Drive, will host a Mardi Gras party from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The event will feature a New Orleans-style buffet for $20 per person. Information: (815) 485-4651.

Craft Afternoon: Acorn Public Library, 15624 S. Central Ave., Oak Forest, will host an afterschool craft session for students age 6 and older at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Registration: (708) 687-3700 or www.acornlibrary.org.

Candy Science: The Frankfort Park District, 140 Oak St., will host a candy making program for children ages 5 to 9 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. The cost is $25 for residents and $30 for nonresidents. Information: (815) 469-9400.

Preschool Music: The Music Connection of Orland Park, 10751 W. 165th St., will hold 30-minute music classes for children age 5 and younger at 9 a.m. Tuesday. A parent or caregiver must attend with the child. The cost is $9 per month per family. Registration: www.theconnection2music.com or (708) 364-7590.

P.L.A.S.E. Meeting: Parents of Lincoln-Way Area Associated with Special Education will host “Support Network: Open Forum for Parents” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the District 843 Transition House, 310 S. Colorado Ave., Frankfort. Information: (815) 806-4600 or www.lwase843.org.

Quilting Group: Acorn Public Library, 15624 S. Central Ave., Oak Forest, hosts a quilting group from 7 to 8 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month. Information: (708) 687-3700 or www.acornlibrary.org.

Wednesday | 13

Bedtime Stories: Acorn Public Library, 15624 S. Central Ave., Oak Forest, will host its Bedtime Storytime program for children ages 7 and older at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Registration: (708) 687-3700 or www.acornlibrary.org.

Spanish Storytime: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, will host its Spanish Storytime program for children ages 3 to third grade from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Information: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 2 at www.tplibrary.org.

Cupcake Decorating: Lockport Public Library, 200 W. 8th St., will host Sue Peltzer of Delicious Creations from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Registration: (815) 838-0755.

Microsoft Word: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will offer its “Microsoft Word 2010 Step 2” computer class for beginners at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Laptops will be provided. Registration: (815) 534-6173.

American Girl: The Frankfort Park District, 140 Oak St., will host an American Girl Valentine’s Day Party for ages 5 to 10 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The cost is $25 for residents and $30 for nonresidents. Information: (815) 469-9400.

Prairiesmoke Writers: Homer Township Public Library, 14320 W. 151st St., Homer Glen, offers its Prairiesmoke Writers Club at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month. Writers of all levels discuss their works with other writers and perform group assignments. Information: (708) 301-7908.

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.

Thursday | 14

Senior Wellness: Bremen Township Senior Services will host “The Top 10 Things to Know about Heart Health” at 11 a.m. Thursday. Reservations required for lunch, which follows the program. Senior Wheels will provide transportation for Bremen Township residents. Information: (708) 687-8220.

Edible Bling: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host “Edible Bling” for seventh- through 12th-graders from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday. Registration: (708) 532-0500 or www.thebridgeteencenter.org.

Teddy Bears: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host a Teddy Bear Clinic for children ages 2 to 5 at 10 a.m. Thursday. Participants must have a valid Frankfort Public Library card. Information: (815) 534-6173.

Scrabble Club: Lockport Public Library, 200 W. 8th St., will host a meeting of its Scrabble Club from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Registration: (815) 838-0755 or www.whiteoaklibrary.org.

Senior Friendship: The Manhattan Park District holds its Senior Friendship Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the program center, 397 State St., Manhattan. The cost is $6 and includes a brown bag lunch from Kirby’s Korner Bakery, light entertainment and games. Registration is due by the second Tuesday of the month. Information: (815) 478-3324 or www.manhattanparkdistrictil.org.

Friday | 15

Family Dance: The Frankfort Park District will host a Daddy-Daughter Dance at 8:30 Friday at the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak St. Tickets are $9 for residents and $12 for nonresidents. Registration is required by Tuesday. No tickets will be sold at the door. Information: (815) 469-3524.

Play Group: St. Christopher Catholic School, 14611 S. Keeler Ave., Midlothian, offers a free play group for ages 1 to 3 from 10 to 11 a.m. the third Friday of the month. Registration: (708) 385-8776 or info@stchrisschool.org.

Friday Night Live: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host Friday Night Live with music from local student band Just Friends from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday. Registration: (708) 532-0500 or www.thebridgeteencenter.org.

Anti-Valentine’s Party: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host an Anti-Valentine’s Day Party at 5 p.m. Friday. Information: (815) 534-6173.

Saturday | 16

Second City: Sandburg High School, 13300 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park, will host “Second City: Laughing Matters” at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25 general admission and $15 for students and senior citizens ages 60 and older. Information: Carla Erdey, (708) 745-5222.

Movie Night: First United Methodist Church, 1000 S. Washington St., Lockport, will host a free family movie, “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Free popcorn and candy will be served. Information: (815) 838-1017 or www1umclockport.org.

Family Bingo: Acorn Public Library, 15624 S. Central Ave., Oak Forest, will host family bingo for all ages at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Registration: (708) 687-3700 or www.acornlibrary.org.

Valentine Songfest: Mokena Public Library, 11327 W. 195th St., will host Kathleen and Paddy Gilhooly performing love songs from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday. Information: (708) 479-9663.

Home Show: Orland Park’s Chicago Home Show will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 17 at Georgios Comfort Inn and Conference Center, 8800 W. 159th St., Orland Hills. Admission and parking are free. Information: www.chicagohomeshow.net or (630) 385-4000.

LEGO Club: Midlothian Public Library, 14701 S. Kenton Ave., will host a meeting of its LEGO Club for ages 4 and older from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. LEGOs will be supplied. Information: (708) 535-2027.

Arabic Storytime: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, will host its Arabic Storytime program for ages 3 to third grade from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Information: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 2 or www.tplibrary.org.

Family Chess: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host its Family Chess Challenge at 1 p.m. Saturday. Participants must have a valid Frankfort Public Library card. Registration: (815) 534-6173 or www.frankfortlibrary.org.

Tax Questions: Lockport Public Library will host a tax question-and-answer program from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Gaylord Building, 200 W. 8th St. Registration: (815) 838-0755 or www.whiteoaklibrary.org.



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