Around Town (North) for Sept 23, 2012
September 20, 2012 1:12PM
Third-grader Anthony Perez stands in front of his favorite car during St. Louis de Montfort’s recent Classic Car Show benefit. The event showcased classic cars, trucks and motorcycles and featured pony rides, raffles, food and activities. | Supplied Photo
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Updated: October 24, 2012 6:21AM
Sunday | 23
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.
‘Sound of Music’: Moraine Valley Community College will open its 2012-13 performance season with a sing-along to the 1965 film “The Sound of Music” at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Dorothy Menker Theater at the school, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors and students, and $10 for children age 12 and younger. Attendees are encouraged to dress in costumes. Information: (708) 974-5500.
Orchestra Concert: The Southwest Symphony Orchestra will perform its first concert of the season, “Homegrown Talent,” at 4 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Drive, Palos Heights. Tickets are $5 to $25 for general admission and free for children age 12 and younger. Tickets are available in advance or for an additional dollar at the door. Information: (708) 802-0686 or www.southwestsymphony.com.
Vesper Worship: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, hosts vesper services at 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sundays in the Wayside Chapel. Vespers are non denominational worship services of music, meditation and prayer. Information: (708) 361-3650.
Art Exhibit: Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave. is hosting the Evergreen Park High School Art Exhibition through October. The free exhibit showcases the works of students at Evergreen Park High School. Information: (708) 422-8522.
Monday | 24
Jewelry Workshop: The Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host its Story Jewelry Workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. Storyteller Catherine Myers will help participants create beaded necklaces that tell a story with beads. The cost is $14 plus a $15 materials fee. Registration is required. Information: (708) 361-3650.
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. Information: (312) 231-2599 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Degree Meetings: The University of St. Francis will host informational meetings on its degree programs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Metro South Hospital, 12935 S. Gregory Ave., Blue Island; 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at Advocate Christ Medical Center, 4440 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn; and 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills. Information: (800) 735-7500 or www.stfrancis.edu.
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.
Creative Writers: The Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, hosts a creative writing workshop at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month. Information: email@example.com.
Legion Auxiliary: The American Legion Auxiliary of Evergreen Park Post 854, 9701 S. Kedzie Ave., holds its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month. Information: Dian Kinahan, (708) 229-2129.
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.
Tuesday | 25
Paper Workshop: The Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will offer its Papercraft Workshop from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday. Ann Fowler will teach students how to make gift cards that can be used for birthdays or holidays. The cost is $18 plus a $6 materials fee. Registration is required. Information: (708) 361-3650.
Club Meeting: The Argo-Summit/Bedford Park Women’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Bedford Park Community Building, 6700 S. 78th Ave. Members will meet to make plans for upcoming club projects. Summer Art Camp students will speak about their experiences, and refreshments will be served. Information: (708) 594-2484.
Farmers Market: Cook County School District 130 will host its annual Farmers Market from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot at Beggars Pizza, 12660 S. Western Ave., Blue Island. Information: Raeann Zylman, 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.
Seniors Club: The Merrionette Park Seniors meet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at the Worth Township building, 11601 S. Pulaski Road, Alsip. Dues are $5 per year. Information: (708) 371-2900.
Wednesday | 26
Car Show: The Palos Hills Resource and Recreation Department will host its “Cruz ‘n the Hills” car show at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Town Square Park, 6455 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills. The event will feature a DJ, concessions, raffles and a “Best in Show” award. Information: (708) 430-4500.
Fall Feast: Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library, 12838 S. Cicero Ave., Alsip, will host its Fall Feast at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Chef Kate Bradley will make and serve samples of pumpkin soup, fall salads, rhubarb chutney, pulled pork and apple muffins. Instructions and recipes will be provided. Registration is required, and space is limited to 30 people. Information: (708) 371-5666, Ext. 109 or www.alsiplibrary.info.
‘Badlands’ Showing: CineVerse, Oak Lawn’s weekly film discussion group, will examine the 1973 American crime drama “Badlands,” starring Sissy Spacek and Martin Sheen, from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at the Oak View Community Center, 4625 W. 110th St., Oak Lawn. Information: (708) 529-9028 or www.cineversegroup.blogspot.com.
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, 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 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 entertainment such as musicians, bingo, movies, luncheons and more. Information: (708) 430-4500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farmers Market: The Palos Heights Farmers Market is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 10 in the parking lot at 12218 S. Harlem Ave., Palos Heights. Information: (708) 361-1800 or www.palosheights.org.
Thursday | 27
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.
College Planning: Chicago Ridge Public Library, 10400 S. Oxford Ave., will host its College Planning Workshop at 7 p.m. Thursday. Parents will learn how to send their students to college without overburdening them with debt. The program is free. Information (708) 423-7753.
Farmers Market: The Evergreen Park Farmers Market is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 26 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 Brothers Restaurant, 8705 S. Ridgeland Ave. Information: www.oaklawnb2b.com.
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 United States Marine Corps is invited. USN Corpsman 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.
Friday | 28
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.
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 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. Information: (708) 598-4435.
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.
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.
Saturday | 29
Carpenters Concert: Singer Lisa Rock and her six-piece band will host a concert titled “Close to You: The Music of The Carpenters” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Dorothy Menker Theater at Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors and students. Information: (708) 974-5500.
Railroad Gin: BACtoberfest, the Beverly Arts Center’s area-wide celebration of fall and the arts, will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago. The event will feature food, beer and a performance by rock cover band Railroad Gin. Admission is $5. Information: (773) 445-3838 or www.beverlyartcenter.org.
Craft Show: The Drama Club at Reavis High School will host a craft show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the school, 6034 W. 77th St., Burbank. The event will feature raffles and more than 200 crafters, vendors and school club tables. Concessions will be available. Information: (708) 430-1121.
Cougar Walk: Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago, host its 12th annual Cougar 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday. The race begins and ends at the school and travels through Evergreen Park. Registration costs $30 for runners/walkers and $25 for SXU students in advance; and $35 for runners/walkers and $30 for SXU students the day of the race. Information: (773) 298-3592.
Sunday | 30
Blood Drive: Heartland Blood Centers will host a blood donation drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 30 at Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11045 S. Roberts Road, Palos Hills. Donors must be at least 17 years old or 16 with written parental permission; weigh at least 110 pounds; be free of cold, flu and allergy symptoms; and be in general good health. Information: (708) 974-2902.