Around Town (North) for June 3, 2012
May 31, 2012 1:14PM
Students at St. Paul Lutheran School in Oak Lawn meet a family of five bearded dragons thanks to a visit from the “Froglady,” a naturalist who travels to classrooms to talk about amphibians and reptiles. | Supplied photo
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Updated: July 6, 2012 9:22AM
Sunday | 3
5K Walk/Run: Marquette Bank will sponsor the fifth annual Running for Hope 5K Run and Fun Walk at 8 a.m. Sunday at Keeler Park, 93rd Street and Keeler Avenue, Oak Lawn. Information: www.runningforhope.net.
Family Petnic: The Animal Welfare League will host its second annual Family Petnic at 11 a.m. Sunday at Elizabeth Conkey Woods South, 135th Street and Central Avenue, Palos Heights. The event will feature dog contests, discounted microchipping, pet photography, bake sale, games for children and other activities. Information: (708) 636-8586, Ext. 259 or www.animalwelfareleague.com.
Summer Reading: The Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., will begin its “Reading is So Delicious” summer reading program Sunday. People who sign up between 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday will receive a free ice cream sundae at the Book Worm Cafe. Information: (708) 422-4990 or www.oaklawnlibrary.org.
‘Legally Blonde’: The musical adaptation of “Legally Blonde” will be shown at 3 p.m. Sunday and June 10, and at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Oak View Theatre, 4625 W. 110th St., Oak Lawn. Information (708) 857-2200.
Poverty Discussion: Beverly Unitarian Church, 10244 S. Longwood Drive, Chicago, will host a discussion on “Poverty and Inequality” from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The discussion is part of the church’s “Public Conversations on Big Issues” series. Information: (773) 233-7080 or www.beverlyunitarian.org.
Jazz Quartet: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will present a jazz concert by the Darlene Baresch Quartet at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Information: (708) 361-3650.
Casting Call: The Oak Lawn Park District Theatre will hold auditions for its upcoming production of “Will Rodgers Follies” at 6 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th St. Information: (708) 857-2200 or email@example.com.
Farmers Market: The Beverly Farmers Market will be 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays in the southeast corner of the city parking lot at 9500 S. Longwood Drive, Chicago. Information: www.chicagofarmersmarkets.us.
Book Donations: The Oak Lawn Public Library, 5300 W. 95th St., is accepting donations of gently used books, magazines, CDs and videos for the Friends of the Oak Lawn Library Ongoing Book Sale. Information: (708) 422-4990 or www.oaklawnlibrary.org.
Century Ride: The Bike Psychos Cycling Club of the Southwest Suburbs has opened registration for its annual Century Ride scheduled for Aug. 26. The event features routes that are 30, 50, 64, 100 and 124 miles. Information: www.bikepsychos.org.
Monday | 4
Free Movie: The Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., will show “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” at 2 and 6:30 p.m. Monday. Information: (708) 422-4990 or www.oaklawnlibrary.org.
Musical Auditions: Auditions for the 99th Street Summer Theatre Festival productions of “Side Show” and “Bye, Bye Birdie” will be at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at McAuley Auditorium, 3737 W. 99th St., Chicago. Information: (773) 881-6512.
Cycling Club: The Bike Psychos Cycling Club of the Southwest Suburbs meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the Stoney Creek Golf Course, 5850 W. 103rd St., Oak Lawn. Information: (708) 921-2939 or www.bikepsychos.org.
Pinochle Club: The Worth Senior Pinochle Club meets from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Worth Terrace Center, 11500 S. Beloit Ave. Games begin at noon, and lunch is available. Membership is free. Information: (708) 448-1181.
Cruise Night: The Worth Cruisers Car Club hosts cruise nights 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays through October at Waters Edge Golf Course, 7205 W. 115th St. Information: (312) 231-2599 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Pantry: Faith United Methodist Church, in conjunction with Together We Cope and the Greater Chicago Food Depository, offers nonperishable food bags to Bremen, Orland, Palos and Worth township residents 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park. Information: (708) 444-8560.
Tuesday | 5
Day Camps: The Children’s Farm, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will offer several day camps for children this summer. Information: (708) 361-3650 or email@example.com.
Art Camps: The McCord Gallery and Cultural Center, 9602 W. Creek Road, Palos Park, will offer various art camps for children beginning this week. Information: (708) 671-0648.
Fireworks Cruise: The Evergreen Park Office of Citizens Services has a summer fireworks cruised planned for June 27. Tickets are $72 and include lasagna dinner at Pompei on Taylor Street and a one-hour fireworks cruise. The deadline to buy tickets is Wednesday. Information: (708) 422-8776.
Business Networking: The Business Networking Group meets 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays at the Golden Bear Restaurant, 12001 S. Cicero Ave., Alsip. Information: www.meetup.com/BusinessNetworkingGroupBNG.
Pantry Donation: Elsie’s Pantry, 8601 W. 107th St., Palos Hills, needs canned goods and monetary donations to keep up with increasing demand. Donations can be brought to the church 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. Information: (708) 598-4435.
Wednesday | 6
Driving Review: A Rules of the Road Review Course will be 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Worth Township Senior Center, 11601 S. Pulaski Road. Information: (708) 371-2900 or www.cyberdriveillinois.com.
Story Time: The Palos Park Public Library, 12330 Forest Glen Blvd., will host Good Morning Story Time for 2- and 3-year-olds at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Children listen to stories and make crafts. Registration: (708) 448-1530.
Food Program: The Green Hills Public Library, 8611 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills, will host “I Can Eat That” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The program looks at why people develop certain food preferences. Information: (708) 598-8446.
Toastmasters Club: The Center Toastmasters, an organization for people interested in improving and practicing public speaking skills, meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of every month at The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park. Members take turns leading the meetings and giving speeches. Information: (708) 361-3650.
Farmers Market: The Palos Heights Farmers Market is open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Palos Heights Municipal Parking Lot, 12218 S. Harlem Ave. Information: (708) 361-1800 or www.palosheights.org.
Needle Club: The Palos Heights Public Library, 12501 S. 71st Ave., hosts the Needles Club for knitters and crocheters 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. Information: (708) 448-1453.
Thursday | 7
WestLaw Program: The Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., will host an introduction to WestLawNext at 1 p.m. Thursday. WestLawNext is a revamp of the legal-research tool WestLaw. Information: (708) 422-4990 or www.oaklawnlibrary.org.
Story Time: The Palos Park Public Library, 12330 Forest Glen Blvd., will host Night Owl Story Time for 4- and 5-year-olds at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Children listen to stories and make crafts. Registration: (708) 448-1530.
Square Dancing: A square dancing workshop with caller Wally Smulson will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and continue on Thursdays through Aug. 23 at the Evergreen Park Community Center, 3450 W. 97th St. The fee is $5 per person. Information: (773) 238-5496, (708) 846-5794 or www.swinginsugarsquares.com.
Farmers Market: The Evergreen Park Farmers Market will be open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays at Yukich Field, 90th Street and Kedzie Avenue. Information: (708) 422-8776.
Business Networking: The Oak Lawn B2B Networking Group meets at 7:15 a.m. Thursdays at Les Brother’s Restaurant, 8705 Ridgeland Ave. Information: www.oaklawnb2b.com.
Overeaters Anonymous: Our Savior Lutheran Church, 8607 S. Narragansett Ave., Burbank, hosts Overeaters Anonymous support group meeting 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursdays. Information: (708) 496-1359.
Friday | 8
85 Party: The Stickney Township Council on Aging will sponsor a party for residents who are 85 and older at 10 a.m. Friday at the Louis S. Viverito Senior Center, 7745 S. Leamington Ave., Burbank. Information: (708) 636-8850.
Stepping Stones: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will offer a stepping stone art workshop 1 to 3 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Fee is $20. Registration: (708) 361-3650.
Friday Picnics: TGIF Picnics and Farmers Markets will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays at MetroSouth Park, the northeast corner of York Street and Western Avenue, Blue Island. Information: (708) 388-7085.
Live Bands: The Marrs-Meyer American Legion Post 991, 11001 S. Depot St., Worth, has live bands playing 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. There is no cover charge. Information: (708) 448-7006 or (708) 448-6699.
Saturday | 9
Summer Reading: The Palos Park Public Library, 12330 Forest Glen Blvd., will host a kick-off event for its “Reading is So Delicious” youth summer reading program at 11 a.m. Saturday. Registration: (708) 448-1530.
Woman’s Workshop: Marquette Bank, 7447 W. 63rd St., Summit, will host a free Woman’s Workshop 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Registration: (773) 476-5110, Ext. 1476.
Murder/Mystery: The Bridgeview Park District will host a murder-mystery dinner 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Stadium Club at Toyota Park, 7000 S. Harlem Ave. Fee is $45. Information: (708) 594-1818.
Writers Group: The Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., hosts a general interest writers group 10 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Information: (708) 422-4990 or www.oaklawnlibrary.org.
Screenwriters Group: The Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., hosts a screenwriters group 1 to 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of the month. Information: (708) 422-4990 or www.oaklawnlibrary.org.
Al-Anon: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, hosts Al-Anon meetings at 9 a.m. on Saturdays in the main building. Information: (708) 361-3650.