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Around Town (Central) for Feb. 17, 2013

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Tinley Park High School student Herissa Ledesma sings the national anthem recently during the Illinois High School Association’s State Dance Competition in Bloomington, Ill. | Supplied Photo

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Updated: March 18, 2013 6:10AM



Sunday | 17

Open Art Studio: The Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host an open art studio 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Live model and still life objects will be provided. Bring your own art materials. Information: (815) 469-2423.

Chocolate Fondue: The Tinley Park-Frankfort Rotary will host a free chocolate fondue tasting event 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday during the final Winter on the Green program at Breidert Green, Kansas and Ash streets, Frankfort. Information: www.tinleyparkfrankfortrotary.com.

Blood Drive: Heartland Blood Centers will host a blood donation drive 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Sunday at Oak Forest High School, 15201 S. Central 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.

Scholarship Program: Applications for college scholarships for students with disabilities are available from the Marianjoy Scholarship Program at www.Marianjoy.org. Information: Jim Decker, (630) 909-7402.

Monday | 18

Senior Fair: The Marquette Club of Marquette Bank and U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski will host the Lemont Senior Fair 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the Lemont Park District Complex, 16028 W. 127th St. Information: (708) 342-8404.

Blood Drive: Heartland Blood Centers will host a blood donation drive 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 13030 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen. 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.

Lincoln For Kids: The KidsWorks Children’s Museum, 11 S. White St., Frankfort, will host Honest Abe and His Artifacts at 11 a.m. Monday. Museum admission is $6 for children and adults and $5 for seniors. Information: (815) 469-1199.

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. Information: (708) 349-7435 or www.borntoweed.com.

Drug Collection: Orland Park residents can turn in unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications 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 people to do 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 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.

Bingo Games: Bremen VFW Post 2791, 17147 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, hosts games of bingo at 7 p.m. Mondays. Early bird games start at 6:45 p.m., and the doors open at 4 p.m. Food and snacks will be sold. Information: (708) 532-2333.

Tuesday | 19

Toddler Time: The Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host Toddler Time Stories and Crafts for children age 2 and their caregivers at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Valid Frankfort Library card required. Information: (815) 469-2423.

Board Meeting: The Friends of the Library governing board will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road. Information: (815) 469-2423.

Book Discussion: The Friends of the Library will host Tuesday with Friends Book Discussion at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road. Information: (815) 469-2423.

Rotary Club: The Oak Forest Rotary club will host attorney Michael B. Barrett at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Midlothian Country Club, 5000 W. 147th St. Information: (708) 425-1616.

Harp Lessons: The Music Connection, 10751 165th St., Orland Park, will offer harp lessons for adults from 7:15 to 8 p.m. beginning Tuesday through March 25. Cost is $135 for six sessions. Information: (708) 364-7590 or at www.theconnection2music.com.

Magic Class: The Frankfort Square Park District, 7540 W. Braemar Lane, will host the Magic Team of Gary Kantor for children ages 5 to 12 from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Fee is $22 for residents and $27 for nonresidents. Information: (815) 469-3524.

Support Group: The National Alliance on Mental Illness Family Support Group for the South Suburbs of Chicago meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at St. Julie’s Church, 7399 W. 159th St., Tinley Park. Information: (708) 429-9158.

Tuesday Bingo: Southwest Community Services, 6775 Prosperi Drive, Tinley Park, hosts weekly bingo at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. The doors open at 5 p.m., and early bird games begin at 6:30 p.m. Concessions will be sold. Information: www.swcsinc.org or (708) 429-1260, Ext. 4.

Wednesday | 20

Sensory Story Time: The Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host Sensory Story Time for children ages 3 to 8 with special needs or sensory processing difficulties at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Information: (815) 469-2423.

Teen Cooking: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host a culinary demo with Whole Foods Orland Park for teens in seventh through 12th grade from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Registration: (708) 532-0500 or www.thebridgeteencenter.org.

Princess Fun: The Frankfort Park District, 140 Oak St., will host princess activities for children ages 4 to 8 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays through March 13. Fee is $45 for residents and $50 for nonresidents. Information: (815) 469-9400.

Intro To Photo: The Frankfort Park District, 140 Oak St., will host an introductory photo class for ages 18 and older 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through March 13. Participants must bring film and a 35mm camera capable of manual mode or digital SLR with removable lens. Fee is $55 for residents and $60 for nonresidents. Information: (815) 469-9400.

Thyroid Workshop: The Frankfort Park District, 140 Oak St., will host Dr. Stephen Beyer’s discussion of thyroid conditions for ages 18 and older from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Registration: (815) 469-9400 or www.frankfortparks.org.

Senior Idol: Orland Township will host tryouts for Senior American Idol for ages 55 and older 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Orland Township Activity Center, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. Information: (708) 403-4222.

Teen Years Help: The Carl Sandburg High School Guidance Department will host “Everything Parents and Students Need to Know to Navigate the Perils of the Teen Years” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Performing Arts Center, 13300 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park. Information: (708) 671-3100.

Needlework Club: Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave., hosts its Hooks and Needles Club at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Information: (708) 428-5114 or www.orlandparklibrary.org.

History And More: The Tinley Park Historical Society, 6727 W. 174th St., is open 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.

Business Breakfast: The Associated Business Network hosts its networking breakfasts 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Papa John’s Restaurant, 14459 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park. Information: www.businessnetworkingprofits.com.

Thursday | 21

Women’s Club: The Frankfort Women’s Club will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Founder’s Center, 140 Oak St., Frankfort. Members will work on making items for the Cancer Support Center.

Wee Ones: The Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host Wee Ones story, song, and play time for children ages 6 to 23 months with an adult at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Valid Frankfort Library card required. Information: (815) 469-2423.

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. Thursday. Valid Frankfort Library card required. Information: (815) 469-2423.

Pajama Story Time: The Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host an evening family story time at 7 p.m. Thursday. Valid Frankfort Library card required. Register online at www.frankfortlibrary.org. Information: (815) 469-2423.

Group Kick: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host a 60-minute fusion class of martial arts and boxing movements for all fitness levels 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday. Registration: (708) 532-0500 or www.thebridgeteencenter.org.

Chef’s Auction: The Village of Orland Park will host a Chef’s Auction to benefit breast cancer research from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday at the Orland Chateau, 14500 S. LaGrange Road. Ticket information: (708) 403-7275.

Women’s Club: The Lockport Woman’s Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, at the Gladys Fox Museum, 231 E. 9th St. Information: (815) 280-5499 or (815) 722-4003.

Ethics Study: Karli Grace will moderate a study group discussion of “Ethics for the New Millennium” by the Dalai Lama Foundation from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Thursdays through April 4 at Panera Bread, 11069 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort. Information: (708) 738-4083.

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

Artists Club: The Artists Club of Faith for adults meets 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays at Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park. Attendees should bring their own art supplies and something to work on. Information: gleep2668@yahoo.com.

Business Network: The Connection Network Chapter of Business Network International meets 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursdays at Golden Oak Restaurant and Waffle House, 19845 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. Information: (708) 508-2828.

Friday | 22

Fish Fry Benefit: The Lincoln-Way North High School Music Boosters will host a Friday Night Fish Fry 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays through March 22 at L-W North High School, 19900 S. Harlem Ave., Frankfort. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.

Retirement Seminar: Joshua Slattery of Edward Jones will host “RetireMetrics: Build a Better Retirement” from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 27 at Gatto’s Restaurant, 1938 Lincoln Highway, New Lenox. Registration required by Friday at (815) 485-2577.

Friday Night Live: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host Friday Night Live with live music for teens in seventh through 12th grade with a completed student membership on file from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday. Information: (708) 532-0500 or www.thebridgeteencenter.org.

Blood Drive: Heartland Blood Centers will host a blood donation drive 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Orland Township, 14807 S. Ravinia 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.

Pajama Party: The Frankfort Park District, 140 Oak St., will host a pajama party for children ages 3 to 8 from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Fee is $25 for residents and $30 for nonresidents. Information: (815) 469-9400.

Saturday | 23

Fencing Program: The Village of Orland Park Recreation Department will host a fencing program demonstration 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Cultural Center, 14760 Park Lane, Orland Park. Information: Stephanie Simpson at (708) 364-0682.

Yahtzee Tournament: The Midlothian Park District, 14500 S. Kostner Ave., will host a Yahtzee tournament for ages 18 and older at noon Saturday. Entry fee is $10. Registration required by Wednesday. Information: (708) 371-6191.

Children’s Chorus: The Music Connection, 9370 W. Laraway, Frankfort, will offer chorus instruction for children ages 5 to 11 noon to 1 p.m. Saturday through April 20. Cost is $40. Information: (815) 464-4434.

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. Saturday. Registration: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 3.

Al-Anon Group: The Lockport Al-Anon Group meets at 6 p.m. Saturdays in the Stalzer Room at the St. Dennis Parish Center, 1214 Hamilton St. Al-Anon is a 12-step group for families who have been affected by alcoholism. Attendees should enter the parking lot from Washington Street. There are no dues or fees for membership.



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