Around Town (North) for Sept. 16, 2012
September 13, 2012 2:22PM
The Evergreen Park High School Mustang Marching Band and color guard will take attendees back to ancient Egypt during its “The Curse of Tutankhamen” halftime show at 7 p.m. Friday. Pictured are color guard members Colleen Diamond, Adia Taylor, Jenna Kowalczyk, Meghan Kress, Colleen Elzinga, Victoria Lambton, Emily Diamond, Rachel Torrez, Britney Andersen, Amanda Ramirez, Justina Birden, Julie Allpow, Leah Rhead, Emily Blankenship, Nicole Smith, Brianna Mooney, Abby Quigley, Caroline Egan, Jenna Haase, Tyra Smith, Rebecca Wyma and Eileen Rohan. | Supplied Photo
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Updated: October 17, 2012 6:17AM
Sunday | 16
Blackhawks Ball: St. Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago, will host a Blackhawks Charity Softball game at 1 p.m. Sunday at Ferrell Field. Current Chicago Blackhawks players and alumni will play a softball game with members of the Chicago Police and Fire departments. The event will include food, non alcoholic beverages, games, raffles and autographs from players. Information: (773) 298-3000.
Bavarian Fest: The second annual Bavarian Fest will take place from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Water’s Edge Golf Course, 7205 W. 115th St., Worth. The event will feature live entertainment, a dinner buffet, imported beer and wine; a bean bag tournament and a German spelling bee. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Tickets: www.bavarianfest2012.com or (708) 429-7255, Ext. 118.
Independence Fiesta: Blue Island Public Library, 2433 York St., will host a Mexican Independence Celebration at 2 p.m. Sunday. The event will include live performances by local choirs, dancers and more. Concessions will be offered by Blue Island’s Tenochtitlan Restaurant. Information: (708) 388-1078, Ext. 30.
Monday | 17
Homework Help: Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave., offers a free drop-in homework help center from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Evergreen Park Elementary School District bilingual teachers Margaret Essig and Kerrie Lopez help children with homework. Information: (708) 422-8522.
Sale Preview: Palos Park Public Library, 12330 Forest Glen Blvd., will host a preview night for its book sale from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday. The cost is $5. Information: (708) 448-1530.
Tuesday | 18
Trustee Gathering: The Oak Lawn Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Rotary Room at the library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., Oak Lawn. Information: (708) 422-4990.
Job Workshop: Green Hills Public Library, 8611 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills, will host the first in a series of job workshops from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. The workshop will be “Developing a High Impact Resume and Cover Letter.” Space is limited to 25 people. Registration: (708) 598-8446.
Wisconsin Trip: The Oak Lawn Park District will host a trip to Door County Peninsula and two casinos in Wisconsin for those age 21 and older from Tuesday to Thursday. The trip will depart at 7 a.m. from the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th St. Registration: (708) 857-2222.
Indiana Trip: The Palos Hills Community Resource and Recreation Department will host a trip to Shipshewana, Ind., from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Travel will be by motor coach bus. The trip includes a visit to Shipshewana’s Amish Country, shopping and more. The cost is $33 per person. Registration: (708) 430-4500.
Book Sale: Palos Park Public Library, 12330 Forest Glen Blvd., will host its annual Book Sale at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The library is accepting donations of gently used books for the sale. Information: (708) 448-1530.
Culture Talk: Blue Island Public Library, 2433 York St., will host the first presentation in a series titled “Islam, Iran and Afghanistan: A Three-Part Series Americans Can’t Afford to Ignore” at 7 p.m. Tuesday. World traveler Bill Helmuth will discuss religion and two Middle Eastern nations. Free tickets are available at the library’s main desk. Information: (708) 388-1078, Ext. 30.
Networking Event: Marquette Bank, 8020 S. Harlem Ave., Bridgeview, will host a business networking event from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The event includes refreshments, a prize drawing and networking opportunities. Registration: (773) 918-4504.
Medicare Seminar: The Marquette Club, a social club for Marquette Bank customers age 50 or older, will host a free Medicare seminar at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the bank, 5700 W. 159th St., Oak Forest. The seminar will cover eligibility, enrollment, benefits of Medicare Parts A and B and more. Registration: (708) 342-8404.
Preschool Stories: Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave., will host a preschool story time session for children ages 3 to 5 at different times on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting this Tuesday through Oct. 24. Events include stories, songs and activities. Registration: (708) 422-8522.
Home Brewing: Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave., will host a session on home brewing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Brewer Scott Pointon will discuss equipment, ingredients, the brewing process and resources available to aspiring brew masters. Registration: (708) 422-8522.
Crochet Club: Evergreen Park Public Library will host a Crochet Club at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning this Tuesday through Oct. 23 at Jacob’s Well, 3450 W. Maple St., Evergreen Park. Attendees are asked to bring a size H-8 or I-9 crochet hook and will learn the basic stitches to create a scarf. Registration: (708) 422-8522.
Wednesday | 19
Trustees Meeting: The Moraine Valley Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 219, Building D at the school, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills. Information: (708) 974-5275 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go Green: Green Hills Public Library, 8611 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills, will host its “Green Team Time with Miss Emily” program for children ages 6 to 8 at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The event includes nature-themed stories and activities. Registration: (708) 598-8446 or www.greenhillslibrary.org.
Networking Event: Marquette Bank, 9858 S. Western Ave., Evergreen Park, will host a business networking event from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The event will include refreshments, a prize drawing and networking opportunities. Registration: (708) 423-4450.
Financial Boot Camp: Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, will host its Business Financial Management Boot Camp from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday in Room 207 in Building M. The program includes investing concepts, building a net worth, employee education and more. Enrollment is $150. Information: (708) 974-5281.
Monarch Club: Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave., will host its Monarch Book Club for children in kindergarten through third grade at 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning this Wednesday until Oct. 24. Participants will listen to Illinois Children’s Choice Book Award nominations. The event also will include crafts and games. Information: (708) 422-8522.
Thursday | 20
Pizza and a Movie: Green Hills Public Library, 8611 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills, will host a pizza and movie night for students ages 13 to 17 at 6 p.m. Thursday. The movie shown will be “Zoolander.” Registration: (708) 598-8446.
Free Movie: Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave., will host a free showing of “The Hunger Games” for adults at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Coffee will be provided, but participants must bring their own snacks. Information: (708) 422-8522.
Tot Stories: Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave., will host its Tiny Tots Story Time for children age 2 and younger at a variety of times on Thursdays and Fridays beginning this Thursday until Oct. 26. Information: (708) 422-8522.
Friday | 21
Telescope View: Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, will offer telescope viewing at 7 p.m. Friday at the college’s G. Jack 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 can bring binoculars. Information: (708) 974-5742.
Free Lunch: Green Hills Public Library, 8611 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills, will host a free lunch for anyone born in the 1960s at noon Friday. The lunch will celebrate the library’s 50th anniversary. The ‘60s music of Tim Wilsey will be provided. Attendees should bring an I.D. to verify their age. Space is limited to 50 people. Registration: www.greenhills.lib.il.us or (708) 598-8446.
Art Exhibit: The Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., will host an “Art 19” exhibit from Friday to Oct. 28. The exhibit honors Chicago Artists Month and features works by artists from the 19th Ward. Admission is free. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays. Information: (773) 445-3838.
Women’s Retreat: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host a women’s fall retreat on Friday and Saturday. Ladies will make garden angels and culinary products using vegetables and herbs from the Center’s farm garden. The cost is $116 and includes accommodations, meals, leadership and supplies. Registration: www.thecenterpalos.org or (708) 361-3650.
Free Movie: The Oak Lawn Mothers of Preschoolers will host a free outdoor showing of “Finding Nemo” at 6 p.m. Friday at Oak Lawn Wesleyan Church, 8844 S. Austin Ave. Free hot dogs, popcorn, nachos and candy will be provided. Information: (708) 599-3660.
Saturday | 22
Labyrinth: The outdoor labyrinth will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park. A special walk will be held at 6:47 p.m. to celebrate the Fall Equinox. Labyrinths are large circular paths that Center organizers said are conducive to spiritual meditation. Guests are invited to walk at any time and should dress for the weather. Information: www.thecenterpalos.org or (708) 361-3650.
Artists’ Reception: The Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., will host an artists reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Artists from Chicago’s 19th Ward will discuss their works in the Center’s newest exhibit, “Art 19.” Admission is free. Information: (773) 445-3838 or www.beverlyartcenter.org.
‘Defamation’ Play: The Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, will host a performance of Todd Logan’s “Defamation” at 8 p.m. Saturday. “Defamation” is a drama in which ablack professional sues a Jewish businessman for defamation. The audience acts as the jury. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $18 for Beverly Arts Center members. Tickets: (773) 445-3838 or www.beverlyartcenter.org.
Plant Sale: Grace United Methodist Church, 12739 S. Maple Ave., Blue Island, will host its “Splash of Color” fall flower and plant sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Mums, asters, pansies, corn broom arrangements and more will be available. Information: (708) 204-6565.
Fall Festival: Beverly Bank and Trust, 10258 S. Western Ave., Chicago, will host its sixth annual Fall Festival from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday. The event will include bean bag contests, a jumper gym, a petting zoo, face-painting, free food and more. Information: (773) 239-2265.
Free Movie: Moraine Valley Community College will host its second “Movie in the Moonlight” event at 7 p.m. Saturday between buildings F and M at the school, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills. The movie will be Disney’s “Brave.” Attendees can bring their own blankets, chairs and food. Food also will be sold. Information: (708) 974-5375.
Oktoberfest: Evergreen Park Public Library will host a Beer and German Wine Tasting event to raise money for its homebound delivery program at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Evergreen Park Activity Center, 3220 W. 98th St. The cost is $25 in advance or $30 at the door and includes 10 tasting tickets, live entertainment and a commemorative tasting glass. Registration: (708) 422-8522 or www.evergreenparklibrary.org.
‘Angry Birds’: Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave., will host a live “Angry Birds” game for children in fifth grade and younger at 3 p.m. Saturday. Participants will build and play a live-action version of “Angry Birds,” make their own birds or pigs and have a porcine party. Registration: www.evergreenparklibrary.org or (708) 422-8522.