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Members of New Lenox Boy Scout Troop 49 promote their annual pancake breakfast and bake sale fundraiser set for 7:30 a.m. to noon March 17 at the New Lenox VFW Post 9545, 323 Old Hickory Road. Breakfast includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, eggs and beverages served at the tables by the scouts. Information is with Bob Willson at (815) 462-1705. | Supplied photo

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Sunday | 3

Pops Concert: The Southwest Community Concert Band will host a free Pops Concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Church of the Nazarene, 12725 S. Bell Road, Lemont. Food available for purchase. Information: (708) 254-5651.

Understanding The Koran: The Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host “The Story of the Koran” at 2 p.m. Sunday. Registration: (815) 534-6173 or www.frankfortlibrary.org.

Monday | 4

SpyKidz Academy: The Midlothian Public Library, 14701 S. Kenton Ave., will host a drop-in SpyKidz Academy for ages 5 to 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday. Information: (708) 535-2027.

Movie Day: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will show “Pirates of the Caribbean” to teens in seventh through 12th grades with a membership application on file from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Monday. Information: (708) 532-0500 or www.thebridgeteencenter.org.

Preschool Time: The Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host preschool story time for ages 3 and 4 with a caregiver at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Information: (815) 534-6173 or www.frankfortlibrary.org.

Toddler Time: The Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host toddler activity time for children age 2 with a caregiver at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Information: (815) 534-6173 or www.frankfortlibrary.org.

Jar Jungle: The Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host a “Mad Science” plant activity for third- through fifth-graders at 2 p.m. Monday. Registration: www.frankfortlibrary.org.

Adult Fitness: The Frankfort Park District, 140 Oak St., will host a fitness class for ages 16 and older 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Mondays through April 15. Fee is $49 for residents and $54 for nonresidents. Information: (815) 469-9400 or www.frankfortparks.org.

Pilates Workout: The Frankfort Park District, 140 Oak St., will host a pilates class for ages 16 and older 10:30 to 11:25 a.m. Mondays through April 15. Fee is $49 for residents and $54 for nonresidents. Information: (815) 469-9400 or www.frankfortparks.org.

Zumba Class: The Frankfort Park District, 140 Oak St., will host a Zumba class for ages 16 and older from 6 to 6:45 p.m. and from 7:15 to 8 p.m. Mondays through April 15. Fee is $42 for residents and $47 for nonresidents for one class a week and $68 for residents and $73 for nonresidents for twice a week. Information: (815) 469-9400 or www.frankfortparks.org.

Writers Group: The Orland Park Public Library, 14921 Ravinia Ave., will hold a meeting for adult writers at 7 p.m. Monday. Information: (708) 428-5205.

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. Free coffee and pastries will be served until 7:30 p.m. Information: (708) 532-2333.

Tuesday | 5

Partners in Crime: The Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, will host a discussion of the mystery “Vintage Caper” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Information: (708) 532-0160, Ext., 3. or at www.tplibrary.org.

Substance Abuse: The Orland Township Youth and Family Counseling Service will host “What Can I Say to Convince Them to Quit?” with David Lee at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Orland Township, 14807 Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. Information: (708) 403-4001 or at www.rosecrance.org.

Generational Communication: The South Suburban College Business and Career Institute, 16333 S. Kilbourn Ave., Oak Forest, will host a “Communicating With Four Generations” workshop 8:15 to 10 a.m. Tuesday. Cost is $15. Registration: (708) 596-2000, Ext. 2346 or email AGlumac@ssc.edu.

Creative Writing: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host a creative writing program for teens in seventh through 12th grade with a membership application on file from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through March 26. Registration: (708) 532-0500 or www.thebridgeteencenter.org.

Toddler Time: The Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host activities for children age 2 at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Registration: www.frankfortlibrary.org.

Knitters And Crocheters: The Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host a knitting and crocheting group at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Information at www.frankfortlibrary.org.

Karate Kids Plus: The Frankfort Park District, 140 Oak St., will host a martial arts class for ages 8 and older from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for beginners and 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. for advanced Tuesdays through April 16. Fee is $65 for residents and $70 for nonresidents. Second family member receives a 50 percent discount. Information: (815) 469-9400 or www.frankfortparks.org.

Irish Dance: The Mokena Community Library, 11327 W. 195th St., will host Blackbird Academy of Irish Dance from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. St. Patrick’s Day treats for guests. Registration: (708) 479-9663.

Desert Queen: The Orland Park Public Library, 14921 Ravinia Ave., will host a one-woman dramatic portrayal of archeologist Gertrude Bell at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Information: (708) 428-5205.

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

Wednesday | 6

Drum Lessons: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host free drum lessons for teens in seventh through 12th grades with a membership application on file from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays through March 27. Registration: (708) 532-0500 or www.thebridgeteencenter.org

Pay It Forward: The Orland Township Youth and Family Services will host “Is It Time to Pay It Forward?” from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. The event will include dinner and a screening of the movie “Pay It Forward.” Registration: (708) 403-4222.

Kiwanis Bingo: The Kiwanis of Orland Park will host bingo 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Civic Center, 14750 S. Ravinia Ave. Doors open at 4 p.m.

Vacation Tips: The Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, will host “Traveling to Disney” at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Registration: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 3 or www.tplibrary.org.

Line Dance: The Mokena Park District will have intermediate line dance classes for ages 18 and older from 8:05 to 9:05 p.m. Wednesdays through April 17 at the Oaks Recreation Center, 10847 LaPorte Road. Registration: (708) 390-2401 or www.mokenapark.com.

Teen Cooking: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host a Polish-themed teen cooking demonstration for teens in seventh through 12th grades with a membership application on file from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. Wednesday. Registration: (708) 532-0500 or www.thebridgeteencenter.org.

Zumba Class: The Frankfort Park District, 140 Oak St., will host a Zumba class for ages 16 and older from 7:15 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through April 17. Fee is $42 for residents and $47 for nonresidents. Information: (815) 469-9400 or www.frankfortparks.org.

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 breakfast 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Papa John’s Restaurant, 14459 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park. Information: www.businessnetworkingprofits.com.

Women’s Network: Dynamic Professional Women’s Network will host a luncheon at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at Buca di Beppo’s in Orland Park, 15350 S. 94th Ave. Cost is $15. Speaker is Beth Majerszky who will discuss life coaching. Information: Adrianne Wieczorek, (708) 567-4169.

Thursday | 7

Line Dance: The Mokena Park District holds advanced line dance classes for ages 18 and older 1 to 2:15 p.m. Thursdays through April 19 at the Oaks Recreation Center, 10847 LaPorte Road. Registration: (708) 390-2401 or www.mokenapark.com.

Makeup 101: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host professional makeup artist Heather Frederickson for teens in seventh through 12th grades with a membership application on file from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Registration: (708) 532-0500 or www.thebridgeteencenter.org.

Handy Teens: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host a handyman series for teens in seventh through 12th grades with a membership application on file from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Registration: (708) 532-0500 or www.thebridgeteencenter.org.

Wee Ones: The Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host activities for children ages 6 to 23 months at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Registration: www.frankfortlibrary.org.

Preschool Time: The Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host preschool story time for ages 3 and 4 with a caregiver at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Information: (815) 534-6173 or www.frankfortlibrary.org.

Property Valuation: The Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host Frankfort Township Assessor Joseph Kral at 7 p.m. Thursday. Registration: (815) 534-6173 or www.frankfortlibrary.org.

Genealogists Meeting: The Tinley Moraine Genealogists will meet at 6:15 p.m. Thursday at the Tinley Park Library, 7851 Timber Drive. Program is “Andrew Jackson: The Story of Ol’ Hickory.” Information: (815) 806-1343.

Adult Fitness: The Frankfort Park District, 140 Oak St., will host a fitness class for ages 16 and older from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through April 18. Fee is $49 for residents and $54 for nonresidents. Information: (815) 469-9400 or www.frankfortparks.org.

Pilates Workout: The Frankfort Park District, 140 Oak St., will host a pilates class for ages 16 and older from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through April 18. Fee is $49 for residents and $54 for nonresidents. Information: (815) 469-9400 or www.frankfortparks.org.

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 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 | 8

Book Group: The Acorn Public Library, 15624 Central Ave., Oak Forest, will host a book discussion group for sixth grade and older at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Book selection is “Shadow and Bone” by Leigh Bardugo. Registration: (708) 687-3700 or www.acornlibrary.org.

Band Battles: Lincoln-Way District 210 and area park districts and religious groups will host a free battle of the bands contest for middle school, junior high and high school students with a school ID at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Hub, 1303 Schoolhouse Road, New Lenox.

Lenten Specials: The American Legion Post 1977, 14414 Ford Drive, New Lenox, will host Lenten meals 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays through March 22. Reservations: (708) 478-7230.

Friday Night Live: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host live music with Shine Bright Baby and food from Famous Dave’s for teens in seventh through 12th grades with a membership application on file from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday. Information: (708) 532-0500 or www.thebridgeteencenter.org.

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.

Widows And Widowers: St. Anthony WOW, a non-denominational social group for widows and widowers, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Frankfort Township Hall, 11008 Lincoln Highway. Information: (815) 469-4351 or (815) 469-5917.

Meet the Artist: The Orland Park Public Library, 14921 Ravinia Ave., will host artist Christine Kohn and her work at 7 p.m. Friday. Information: (708) 428-5205.

Lunchtime Business: The Orland Park Public Library, 14921 Ravinia Ave., and the Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce will host a free lunchtime seminar, “Starting Your Business: Legal Issues” at 11:45 a.m. Friday. Bring a lunch. Information: (708) 428-5205.

Saturday | 9

Spring Craft Fair: Sandburg High School Music Booster’s spring craft fair is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 10 at the school, 13300 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park. There will be more than 125 crafters and a bake sale. Admission is $2. Information: sandburgmusic.org

Coupon Secrets: The Mokena Library, 11327 W. 195th St. will host Super-Couponing with Jill Cataldo from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Information: (708) 479-9663 or www.mokena.lib.il.us.

Family Story Time: The Acorn Public Library, 15624 Central Ave., Oak Forest, will host a family story time for ages 7 and younger at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Registration: (708) 687-3700 or www.acornlibrary.org.

Family Fair: Lincoln-Way District 210 and area religious groups and park districts will host a free pancake breakfast and family fun faire for ages 12 and younger at 9 a.m. Saturday at L-W East High School, 201 Colorado Ave., Frankfort. Children are asked to bring a small new toy to donate to The Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation.

ACT Practice: The Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host a free ACT practice test at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Registration: www.frankfortlibrary.org.

Technology Workshop: The Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host a free student and family media-on-demand workshop at 2:30, 3:15, or 4 p.m. Saturday. Registration: www.frankfortlibrary.org.

Book Blast: Orland Square Mall will host the 10th annual Simon Kidgits Club Book Blast 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the upper level. There will be interactive activities, crafts and giveaways. Information: www.simon.com/kidgits.

Project Serve: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host Project Serve with Children’s Hunger Fund from 8:30 to noon Saturday. Participants can earn community service hours. Registration: (708) 532-0500 or visit www.thebridgeteencenter.org.

Sports Collectibles: Sports Collectibles will be shown from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 S. Ravinia Ave.

Candlelight Bowl: The Midlothian Park District is selling tickets for a Candlelight Bowling fundraiser for Thunder Over Midlothian at 9:30 p.m. March 23 at Oak Forest Bowl. Tickets are $25 at the Don Preston Recreation Center, 14500 S. Kostner Ave., Midlothian. Information: (708) 371-6191.



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