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Updated: September 20, 2012 6:13AM
Sunday | 19
Free Concert: Chicago Tribute Anthology will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Sunday on the Village Green, 95th Street and 52nd Avenue. A fireworks show will follow the concert, and refreshments will be sold. Information: (708) 499-7837 or www.oaklawn-il.gov.
Preschool Registration: Registration is open for the Palos Heights Parks and Recreation Department’s Little Learners preschool program for children ages 3 and 4. Registration: (708) 361-1807.
Monday | 20
Civil War: Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., will host a free program titled “Illinois Fights the Civil War” at 7 p.m. Monday. Historian and author Robert Girardi will provide an overview of Illinois’ pivotal role to the Union War effort during the American Civil War. Information: (708) 422-4990.
Senior Event: The Oak Lawn Senior Center, 5330 W. 95th St., will host a musical program at 10 a.m. Monday. Entertainer Nora Drysch will present “A Sentimental Journey,” a big band-era presentation. Refreshments will be served afterward. Information: (708) 499-0240.
Tuesday | 21
DVD Discussion: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host an eight-week series of discussions exploring the parallels and differences between Christianity and Buddhism at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning this Tuesday. The cost is $35 for all eight weeks or $5 per class. Registration: (708) 361-3650.
Animal Clinic: The Palos Hills Community Center, 8455 W. 103rd St., will host a rabies vaccine and microchip clinic from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Tuesday. All animals must be three months or older and owned by a Cook County resident. Identification is required, and only cash or check will be accepted. Information: (708) 974-6140 or www.cookcountygov.com.
Shiloh’s Shadow: The Lincoln-Davis Civil War Round Table will host a lecture titled “Shadow of Shiloh” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Country House Restaurant, 5400 W. 127th St., Alsip. Author Gail Stephens will speak. Admission is $5, and dinner is available prior to the lecture for $10. Dessert will be served following the lecture. Information: (773) 445-8589.
Identity Theft: Palos Park Public Library, 12330 Forest Glen Blvd., will host an identity theft seminar at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Standard Bank security director Mike Tardi will show participants how to protect against fraud and how to secure personal information. Registration: (708) 448-1530.
BYOB: Green Hills Public Library, 8611 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills, will host a “Bring Your Own Book” event at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Participants can bring a favorite book to the library and discuss it with fellow readers. Refreshments will be served. Registration: (708) 598-8446.
Trustee Gathering: The Oak Lawn Library Board of Trustees will meet at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Rotary Room at the library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave. Information: (708) 422-4990.
Bigfoot Alive: Blue Island Public Library, 2433 York St., will host a program titled “Is Bigfoot Alive and Well in the Southwest Suburbs?” at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Researcher and radio host Sam Maranto will lead the event. Information: (708) 388-1078, Ext. 30 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Day Trip: The Palos Hills Community Resource and Recreation Department will host a trip to Valparaiso, Ind. for adults from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at 8455 W. 103rd. St. The trip includes a visit to a farmers market, outdoor music, shopping and more. The cost is $20. Information: (708) 430-4500.
Wednesday | 22
Donations Call: The Children’s Farm, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, is accepting donations for its rummage sale, which will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. Donations should be brought directly to the farm. All proceeds will benefit the Center. Information: (708) 361-3650 or www.thecenterpalos.org.
Job Club: The Beverly Hills Job Club meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at St. Barnabas Church, 10134 S. Longwood Drive, Chicago. The free club helps people in search of employment. Information: Joan Quinn, email@example.com.
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.
Seniors Social Club: The Palos Hills Community Center, 8455 W. 103rd St., hosts a social club for people age 55 and older from noon to 2 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Meetings offer a variety of entertainment including musicians, bingo, movies, luncheons and more. Information: (708) 430-4500.
Collage Event: The Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host a collage workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Artist April Schabes will lead participants in making collaged gift tags using everything from bottle caps to beads. The cost is $19.50 plus $5 for materials. Registration: (708) 361-3650.
Lincoln Program: Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., will host a free program titled “Abraham Lincoln and the Triumph of an Anti-Slavery Nationalism” at 7 p.m. Wednesday. St. Xavier University associate professor Graham Peck will explain how Lincoln’s use of nationalism mobilized the North against slavery. Information: (708) 422-4990.
Film Talk: CineVerse, Oak Lawn’s weekly film discussion group, will examine the Ingmar Bergman classic “Through a Glass Darkly” from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at the Oak View Community Center, 4625 W. 110th St., Oak Lawn. Information: (708) 529-9028.
Trustee Meeting: The Moraine Valley Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room D219 at the school, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills. A public hearing on a proposed sale of bonds to build and equip a new health education and wellness center on campus will precede the meeting. Information: (708) 974-5275.
Play with Clay: The Oak Lawn Children’s Museum, 5100 Museum Drive, will host a free clay class at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Art instructor Jen Bethmann will lead the class. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Registration: (708) 423-6709, Ext. 206.
Thursday | 23
Fun with Stories: The Children’s Museum, 5100 Museum Drive, hosts a story time for children and their caretakers at 11 a.m. Thursdays and Fridays. The program is free. All sessions meet in the multipurpose room unless it is reserved. Information: (708) 423-6709, Ext. 206.
Free Movie: Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., will host a free showing of “The Verdict” at 10 a.m. Thursday. Information: (708) 422-4990 or www.oaklawnlibrary.org.
School Budget: Oak Lawn Community High School, 9400 Southwest Highway, will host a public forum on the 2013-14 district budget at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the school’s media center. The program will cover past and current budgeting issues and discuss a possible reduction in student course enrollment. Members of the public will be able to ask questions. Information: (708) 741-5601.
OSHA Class: Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, will offer an OSHA General Industry workshop from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Upon successful completion of the required OSHA exam, students will receive a construction card issued by the U.S. Department of Labor. The cost is $99 and includes the OSHA exam. Registration: (708) 974-2110 or www.morainevalley.edu.
Friday | 24
Live Bands: The Marrs-Meyer American Legion Post 991, 11001 S. Depot St., Worth, has live bands playing from 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. There is no cover charge. Information: (708) 448-7006 or (708) 448-6699.
Holy Smokes: Oak Lawn firefighters will host a story time at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Oak Lawn Children’s Museum, 5100 Museum Drive. Firefighters will read stories, do a show and tell, and give safety tips. No fee or registration is required. Information: (708) 423-6709, Ext. 206.
Telescope View: Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, will host a telescope viewing at 8 p.m. Friday at the college’s Bradley Observation Deck. Observers can park in the lot west of Building D and then walk the path to the observation deck. Observers should dress for the weather and bring binoculars if they have them. Information: (708) 974-5742 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Movie: The Oak Lawn Park District will show the 2011 movie “Dolphin Tale” at dusk Friday on the Village Green, 95th Street and 52nd Avenue, Oak Lawn. The movie is about the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap. Concessions will be sold. Information: www.olparks.com or (708) 857-2222.
Job Fair: Congressman Dan Lipinksi will host a job fair from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Sabre Room, 8900 W. 95th St., Hickory Hills. Job seekers can meet with local businesses that are hiring. Information: (312) 886-0481.
Family Movie: Green Hills Public Library, 8611 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills, will host a free showing of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” at 4 p.m. Friday. Popcorn and lemonade will be served. Registration: (708) 598-8446 or www.greenhillslibrary.org.
Understanding Medicare: The Bridgeview Park District will host a free “Understanding Medicare” workshop for seniors age 65 and older from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Bridgeview Park District Sports Complex, 8100 S. Beloit Ave. The program will cover changes taking place in Medicare coverage and will discuss services, formulary guidelines and more. A question-and-answer session will follow. Registration: (708) 594-1818.
Saturday | 25
Al-Anon Group: 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.
Screenwriters Group: Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., hosts a screenwriters group from 1 to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Information: (708) 422-4990 or www.oaklawnlibrary.org.
Writers Group: Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., hosts a general interest writers group from 10 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Information: (708) 422-4990 or www.oaklawnlibrary.org.
Market Fair: St. Mark Lutheran Church, 11007 S. 76th Ave., Worth, will host its yearly Outdoor Market Fair from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Tables are $15 per vendor. The event will include buyers, sellers, vendors, crafts and more. The kitchen will be open for breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The resident nurse will give free blood pressure screenings. Information: (708) 444-1720 or stmarkworth.org.
Free Movie: Palos Park Public Library, 12330 Forest Glen Blvd., will host a free matinee showing of “The Chipmunks: The Squeak-Quel” at 11 a.m. Saturday. Light refreshments will be served. Registration: (708) 448-1530.
Fishing Derby: The Hickory Hills Park District will host a fishing derby for participants age 6 and older from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Martin Park Pond, 89th Place and 78th Avenue. An adult must accompany children younger than 12. Those age 17 and older must have a valid fishing license. Awards will be given for the longest fish caught. Fishers must bring their own pole and bait. Information: (708) 598-1233 or www.hhparkdistrict.org.
Free Picnic: Marquette Bank, 5400 S. Kedzie Ave., Chicago, will host a free picnic from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday. The event will include games, prizes and refreshments. Information: (773) 476-5110, Ext. 1476.