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Eighth-grade students St. Louis de Montfort School Oak Lawn show their pledges be drug free during Red RibbWeek school. |

Eighth-grade students at St. Louis de Montfort School in Oak Lawn show their pledges to be drug free during Red Ribbon Week at the school. | Supplied Photo

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Updated: January 10, 2013 6:06AM



Sunday | 9

Christmas Dinner: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host “Dickens’ Christmas Dinner,” at 5:15 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $30. Reservations: (708) 361-3650.

Book Signing: St. Xavier University will host “The Boy Who Cried Can’t” by Camesha B. Jackson from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Warde Academic Center, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago. The event will include several stories of achievement told by children, book signing and book reading. Information: (708) 691-0211 or inspiringinnovatorsgroup@gmail.com.

Monday | 10

‘People Like Us’: The Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., will host a free movie screening of “People Like Us” at 2 and 6:30 p.m. Monday. Rated: PG-13. Information: (708) 422-4990 or www.oaklawnlibrary.org.

Utility Bill Help: Residents of Cook County can apply to receive assistance for their ComEd, Nicor and Peoples Gas utility bills through CEDA’s LIHEAP Program at 1830 W. 95th St., Chicago, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information: Darvia Munoz, (773) 238-5000 or email womeninpartnership@yahoo.com.

Tuesday | 11

Story Time: The Children’s Museum, 5100 Museum Drive, Oak Lawn, will host story times at 11 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. This program is for all museum members and visitors. No additional fee. Registration not required. Information: (708) 423-6709.

Young Writers: The Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., will host “The Write Stuff” for young writers in third through fifth grades from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Registration: (708) 422-4990 or visit www.oaklawnlibrary.org.

Christmas Lunch: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host a Mary Engelbreit-style Christmas Luncheon from noon to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. With words and slide show, Pauline Myrick will explore the life and creative work of the greeting card artist known for her polka-dotted children, checkered borders and whimsical quotes such as “Life is just a chair of bowlies.” The afternoon begins with a luncheon based on some of Engelbreit’s recipes. Guests will be invited to make some unique Mary Engelbreit-style Christmas decorations. Cost is $16. Reservations: (708) 361-3650.

Movie Night: The Green Hills Public Library District, 8611 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills, will host the movie “The Hunger Games” at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Information: (708) 598-8446.

Holiday Party: Marquette Bank, 6316 S. Western Ave., Chicago, will host the Marquette Club Holiday Party at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Silver Lake Country Club, 14700 S. 82nd Ave., Orland Park. Cost is $20 for Marquette Club members and $25 for nonmembers. Information: (708) 342-8404.

Music and Stories: The Children’s Museum, 5100 Museum Drive, Oak Lawn, hosts a music and story time for children and their caretakers at 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The program is free. All sessions meet in the multipurpose room unless it is reserved. Information: (708) 423-6709, Ext. 206.

Wednesday | 12

Healthy Eating: The Children’s Museum, 5100 Museum Drive, Oak Lawn, will host a hands-on session about healthy eating at 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays. Program is free with paid admission. Registration is not required. Information: (708) 423-6709.

Museum Doctor: The Children’s Museum, 5100 Museum Drive, Oak Lawn, will host “The Museum Doctor is In” at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. A senior pediatric doctor will teach children about their bodies and promote wellness. Registration is not required. Information: (708) 423-6709.

Teen Game Night: The Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., will host a free video game night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. There will be open play on teen game systems. Teens may bring controllers and video games rated up to “T” for “Teen.” Registration not required. Information: (708) 422-4990.

‘Match Point’: CineVerse, a weekly film discussion group, will view and discuss Woody Allen’s “Match Point” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Oak View Community Center, 4625 W. 110th St., Oak Lawn. Information: (708) 529-9028 or cineversegroup.blogspot.com.

‘Compliance’: The Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, will host the movie “Compliance” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Admission is $7.50. Information: (773) 213-7531 or grace@beverlyartcenter.org.

‘Plaid Tidings’: The Friends of the Oak Lawn Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., will host a bus trip to see “Plaid Tidings” from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. This holiday special at the Theatre at the Center in Munster, Ind. features re-enactments from The Ed Sullivan Show. Lunch is included. Cost is $57 for members and $62 for others. Information: (708) 422-4990.

Thursday | 13

Teen Pizza, Movie Night: The Green Hills Public Library District, 8611 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills will host “The Hunger Games” at 6 p.m. Thursday. Free pizza and pop will be available. Information: (708) 598-8446, Ext. 120.

Garden Club: The Mount Greenwood Garden Club meets from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Mount Greenwood Library, 11010 S. Kedzie Ave., Chicago. The meeting place may vary. Information: mtgreenwoodgardenclub@yahoo.com.

Fun with Stories: The Children’s Museum, 5100 Museum Drive, Oak Lawn, 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.

Friday | 14

Free Movie: The Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., will host a free movie screening of “The Bishop’s Wife” at 10 a.m. Friday. Information: (708) 422-4990 or www.oaklawnlibrary.org.

Family Movie Time: The Green Hills Public Library District, 8611 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills will host “Elf” at 4 p.m. Friday for all ages. Information: (708) 598-8446, Ext. 120.

Christmas Dinner: The Men’s Club of Immanuel United Church of Christ, 9815 S. Campbell Ave., Evergreen Park is hosting a Christmas dinner at 6 p.m. Friday. Entertainment following the meal by The Convertible Quartet. Cost is $15 for adults, $7 for children 8 to 12 and free for age 7 and younger. Information: (708) 424-3755.

Holiday Hayride: The Lake Katherine Environmental Learning Center, 7402 W. Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights, will host its annual holiday hayride at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Participants will ride in a decorated hay wagon singing Christmas carols and then return to the center to enjoy food and crafts. Cost is $8 per person. Reservations due before the program by mail or in person. Information: (708) 361-1873 or www.lakekatherine.org

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.

Saturday | 15

Holly Days: A figure skating exhibition is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Oak Lawn Park District’s Ice Arena, 9320 S. Kenton Ave. The Ice Arena’s “Rising Stars” skaters of all ages will perform their favorite holiday songs. The Pilgrim Faith youth bell choir will perform during intermission. Admission is free.

Santa Visit: The Children’s Museum, 5100 Museum Drive, Oak Lawn, will host a visit from Santa from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Information: (708) 423-6709.

‘Wreaths Across America’: The Evergreen Park American Legion Auxiliary will attend the “Wreaths Across America” ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. Members will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Legion Hall at 9701 S. Kedzie Ave. Information: (773) 447-8785.

Gingerbread Houses: The Palos Park Public Library, 12330 Forest Glen Blvd., will host gingerbread house ornament decorating for children age 4 and older at 11 a.m. Saturday. Registration: (708) 448-1530.

DAR: The Swallow Cliff Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Doubletree Hotel, 5000 W. 127th St. Alsip. Reservations: (708) 479-4198 or swallowcliffdar@comcast.net.



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