Around Town (North) for June 24, 2012
June 21, 2012 2:26PM
Students at St. Albert the Great Catholic School in Burbank do the cha-cha recently as part of school program that encourages listening and health. | Supplied Photo
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Updated: July 25, 2012 6:24AM
Sunday | 24
Farmers’ Market: The Beverly Farmers Market is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28 in the southeast corner of the city parking lot at 9500 S. Longwood Drive, Chicago. Information: www.chicagofarmersmarkets.us.
Free Concert: The Oak Lawn Park District will host a free concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at the village green outside the library, 95th Street and 52nd Avenue. Country band Hillbilly Rockstarz will provide music and concessions will be sold. Information: (708) 499-7837.
Prayer Service: St. Joseph and St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church will host a prayer service for the environment at 4 p.m. Sunday at Blue Island’s Cal Sag Waterfall on Chatham Street beside the Cal-Sag Canal. People of all faiths are invited to come and participate in a ritual with drums, blessings and holy water. Information: (773) 370-9862.
Family Service: Wayside Chapel will host an outdoor family service at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park. The Rev. Chris Hopkins will officiate. Information: (708) 361-3650.
Reading Registration: There still is time to register for Oak Lawn Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program. This year’s shared theme for kids, teens and adults is “Reading is So Delicious.” Information: (708) 422-4990.
Art Show: Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., is hosting its fifth annual Oak Lawn Artist Group Show through July. The second floor of the library features original paintings, drawings and photographs by 19 Oak Lawn artists. Information: (708) 422-4990.
Veteran Stories: Green Hills Public Library is collecting first-person accounts of military service to be donated to the Veteran History Project of the Library of Congress. The library will accept photos, memoirs, and wartime diaries. The project encompasses military service in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf and the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Information: (708) 598-8446.
Summer Reading: Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library, 12838 S. Cicero Ave., will hold its “Reading is So Delicious” Summer Reading Program. Adults must read three books to win prizes. Teens that sign up could win a Barnes & Noble NOOK. Registration: (708) 371-5666.
Monday | 25
Cruise Night: The Worth Cruisers Car Club hosts cruise nights from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays through October at Water’s Edge Golf Course, 7205 W. 115th St., Worth. Information: (312) 231-2599 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legion Auxiliary: The American Legion Auxiliary of Evergreen Park, Post 854, 9701 S. Kedzie Ave., meets at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month. Information: Dian Kinahan, (708) 229-2129.
Veterans Fair: A Veterans Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at Johnson-Phelps VFW Post 5220, 9514 S. 52nd Ave., Oak Lawn. Groups will offer help with a variety of issues such as veterans’ claims and benefits, medals earned but not received and requesting a U.S. Capitol flag. Information: (312) 886-0481.
Movie Club: Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., will host “Star Wars Uncut” as part of its teen movie club from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. A movie will show how “Star Wars” fans remade the movie in only 15 seconds. Snacks will be provided. Registration: (708) 422-4990.
Stories at Lunch: Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., will host a story time from noon to 1 p.m. Monday. Children of preschool age and older are invited to bring their families and a sack lunch to the reading. Lemonade and water will be provided. Information: (708) 422-4990.
Driver’s Ed: Chicago Ridge Public Library, 10400 S. Oxford Ave., will host an AARP Driver Safety Program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Registration is required. The class costs $12 for AARP members, who must bring their membership card to class. Information: (708) 423-7753.
Tuesday | 26
Farmers’ Market: Cook County School District 130 hosts its annual Farmers Market from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays until Sept. 25 in the parking lot at Beggars Pizza, 12660 S. Western Ave., Blue Island. Vendors sell homemade tamales, fresh farm eggs, juices, handpicked fruits and vegetables and more. Information: Raeann Zylman, email@example.com or Valerie Marrin, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Needle Club: Palos Heights Public Library, 12501 S. 71st Ave., hosts its Needles Club for knitters and crocheters from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays. Information: (708) 448-1473.
Blood Drive: Smith Village and Lifesource will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Village, 2320 W. 113th Place, Chicago. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are suggested. Information: (877)543-3768.
Women’s Talk: The Center will host its free Womantalk coffee hour and discussion from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park. Ladies are invited to join the discussion of “Simple Abundance” and other readings by Sarah Ban Breathnach. Registration: (708) 361-3650.
Good Food: Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., will host “Good Food Fast: The 20th Century Dining Revolution” at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Author David Clark will explain how favorite dining establishments evolved from places such as railroad dining cars and urban lunch counters. Information: (708) 422-4990.
Olympics Preview: Palos Park Public Library, 12330 Forest Glen Blvd., will present “London: The Olympics and So Much More” at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Registration: (708) 448-1530.
Disney 101: Green Hills Public Library, 8611 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills, will host a Walt Disney World travel session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Disney traveler Karen Luster will share her tips for making a trip to Disney World easier and more affordable. Registration: (708) 598-8446.
Wednesday | 27
Papermaking Workshop: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, will host a papermaking workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Marilyn VandenBout will help students create handmade papyrus using natural plant fibers like corn husks, banana leaves, fruits and vegetables. Cost is $26 plus a $10 materials fee. Registration: (708) 361-3650.
Senior Club: The Palos Heights Senior Citizens Club meets at 1 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at Moraine Valley Church, 6300 W. 127th St., Palos Heights. Information: Edna Craig, (708) 448-7498.
Job Club: The Beverly Hills Job Club meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at St. Barnabas Church Convent, 10134 S. Longwood Drive, Chicago. Information: email@example.com.
Driver’s Ed: Worth Township will host an AARP Driver Safety class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at 11601 S. Pulaski Road. Participants must attend both days. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for others. Registration: (708) 371-2900, Ext. 45.
Free Movie: Oak Lawn Public Library will show “The Lincoln Lawyer” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 9427 S. Raymond Ave. Information: (708) 422-4990.
Wild Food: Green Hills Public Library, 8611 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills, will host a food information session at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Participants will learn about some local wild edibles as well as the poisonous ones. Registration: (708) 598-8446.
Ice Cream: The Friends of the Chicago Ridge Public Library will host an ice cream social at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the library, 10400 S. Oxford Ave. Information: (708) 423-7753.
Thursday | 28
Marines Meeting: The Marine Corps League, Burbank Detachment 072, meets at 8 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at the McDonald-Linn VFW Post 177, 10537 S. Ridgeland Ave., Chicago Ridge. Anyone who has at least 90 days of honorable service in the Marine Corps is invited. USN Corpsmen who were attached to Marine units also are welcome. Attendees should bring their discharge papers or DD-214. Those still serving can bring their Marine identification cards. Information: www.mcleague.org.
Toastmasters Meeting: The Oak Lawn Toastmasters meet at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave. Information: Blessness1230@yahoo.com.
Summer Musical: Students from Andrew, Sandburg and Stagg high schools will present “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at 7 p.m. Thursday to Saturday in the Performing Arts Center at Stagg High School, 8015 W. 111th St., Palos Hills. Information: www.d230foundation.org.
Financial Lecture: Standard Bank and Trust Company will host a presentation at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Oak Lawn Senior Center, 5330 W. 95th St. The lecture will discuss financial elder abuse and how to discover and report it. Tickets are available at the senior center for $4, and seating is limited. Information: (708) 499-0240.
Friday | 29
Camp Rodeo: The Children’s Farm will host a summer camp rodeo for students ages 9 to 17 at 5 p.m. Friday at the Children’s Farm at the Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park. Attendees will learn how to care for animals and ride horses. Information: (708) 361-3650.
Free Family Movie: Green Hills Public Library, 8611 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills, will host a free showing of the 2007 animated comedy “Ratatouille,” featuring the voices of Patton Oswalt and Janeane Garofalo, at 4 p.m. Friday. Free popcorn and lemonade will be provided. All ages are welcome. Registration: www.greenhills.lib.il.us or (708) 598-8446.
Saturday | 30
Free Picnic: Marquette Bank, 5400 S. Kedzie Ave., Chicago, will host a free picnic from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Information: (773) 476-5110, Ext. 1476.
College Seminar: Marquette Bank, 7447 W. 63rd St., Summit, will host a free college-bound seminar from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Registration is required, and seating is limited. Information: (773) 476-5110, Ext. 1266.