The Evergreen Park Community High School Mustang Marching Band recently joined forces with the Central Junior High School Band to present a concert for students at Central. The bands performed each other’s fight songs, along with other popular music. | Supplied Photo
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Updated: January 31, 2013 6:15AM
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Book Donations: Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., is accepting donations of gently used books, magazines, CDs and videos for the Friends of the Oak Lawn Library Ongoing Book Sale. Information: (708) 422-4990 or www.oaklawnlibrary.org.
Photos Wanted: Palos Park is seeking vintage photos of the village for a photographic history project. Donors should label stories and photos and place them in an envelope marked “Palos Park Centennial Pictures.” Donations can be dropped off at the Kaptur Center, 8999 W. 123rd St., or Palos Park Public Library, 12330 Forest Glen Blvd., by Jan. 31. Information: Sally Kinney, (708) 671-3700 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Jeannine Kacmar, (708) 448-1530 or email@example.com.
Vesper Worship: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, hosts vesper services at 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. Sundays in the Wayside Chapel. Vespers are nondenominational worship services of music, meditation and prayer. Information: (708) 361-3650.
Hats and Mittens: Chicago Ridge Public Library, 10400 S. Oxford Ave., is accepting donations for the library’s Hat and Mitten Tree. Newly purchased or handcrafted winter wear items such as hats, mittens, gloves and scarves for adults and children will be accepted at the library throughout December. All donations will be distributed to local families.
Monday | 31
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., Worth. Games begin at noon, and lunch is available. Membership is free. Information: (708) 448-1181.
Career Training: Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, will offer classes in pharmacy technician, nondestructive testing and supply chain management in January. Information: morainevalley.edu/ccce, firstname.lastname@example.org or (708) 974-5690.
Daycare Program: Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, is accepting applications for the Children’s Learning Center. Parents who are not students or employed by the college can enroll their children in the program for the spring 2013 semester. The cost for children age 2 is $8 an hour if less than six hours a day or $55 a day if more than six hours. The cost for children ages 3 to 5 is $7 an hour if less than six hours or $50 a day. A $25 activity fee and a $25 registration fee are required each semester. Children age 3 and older must be potty-trained. Information: (708) 608-4403.
Eve Party: The Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, will host a New Year’s Eve party from 7 p.m. Monday to 1 a.m. Tuesday. The event will feature hors d’oeuvres and an open bar serving cocktails, wine and beer. The Second City Touring company will perform “Dysfunctional Holiday Revue” at 9 p.m. Music and dancing will follow the show, and a champagne toast will be held at midnight. Tickets are $80 for general admission, $70 for BAC members and $60 for 555 Club members. Information: www.beverlyartcenter.org or (773) 445-3838.
Kids Party: The Oak Lawn Park District will host its Ice Arena New Year’s Eve Kids’ Countdown from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday at 9320 S. Kenton Ave., Oak Lawn. Children will receive a party hat and noisemaker to celebrate a balloon drop over the ice at noon. Admission is $8, and skate rental is $3. Concessions will be sold. Information: (708) 857-5173.
Womantalk Brunch: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host a New Year’s Eve “Womantalk” brunch and discussion from 10 a.m. to noon Monday. Sarah Ban Breathnach’s works “Simple Abundance” and “Romancing the Ordinary” will be discussed. Reservations are required. Information: (708) 361-3650.
Pet Vaccinations: The Animal Welfare League, 10305 Southwest Highway, Chicago Ridge, offers a one-year distemper vaccination and a one-year rabies vaccination for $40 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. Clients must sign in at least one hour prior to close. Information: (708) 636-8586, Ext. 254.
Tuesday | 1
Postpartum Support: Advocate Christ Medical Center, 4440 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn, offers its Postpartum Depression Support Group at 10 a.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month in Room 190 West. Information: (708) 684-1333.
Bingo Games: Our Lady of Loretto, 8925 S. Kostner Ave., Hometown, will host New Year’s Day Bingo on Tuesday. Games begin at 3 p.m. Admission is $25 for 15 games, which includes two $500 games. Food will be available. Information: www.ourladyloretto.com or (708) 424-7471.
Wednesday | 2
Pantry Donation: Elsie’s Pantry needs canned goods and monetary donations to keep up with increasing demand. Donations can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays at Savior Divine Lutheran Church, 10040 S. 88th Ave., Palos Hills. Information: (708) 598-4435.
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.
Camp Registration: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will accept registration on Wednesday for its Summertime Farm and Ranch camps at the Children’s Farm. Children entering second through 12th grades in the fall can register. The first summer session begins June 16, with four additional sessions held through July. A scholarship fund is available for children who need financial assistance. Information: (708) 361-3650 or www.thecenterpalos.org.
Toastmasters Club: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host its Toastmasters Club for people interested in improving and practicing their public speaking skills at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Jan. 16. The Center Toastmasters meet the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Information: Dave Sanders or Lois Lauer, (708) 361-3650.
Picnic Permits: Cook County Forest Preserve District picnic permits for 2013 will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Cook County Forest Preserve District General Headquarters, 536 N. Harlem Ave., River Forest. Information: www.fpdcc.com or (708) 771-1176.
Movie Rentals: Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., is offering free movie check-out beginning Wednesday. Oak Lawn residents can check out as many as 10 films at a time for seven-day periods with no renewal. Information: (708) 422-4990.
Thursday | 3
Garden Club: The Garden Club of Evergreen Park meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave. The annual fee of $20 is payable upon joining the group. Nonmembers may attend up to two meetings for a donation of $5. Information: email@example.com.
Monthly Bingo: The Stickney Township Office on Aging hosts Super Bingo at 9:30 a.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Louis S. Viverito Senior Center, 7745 S. Leamington Ave., Burbank. The event includes games of bingo, prizes and lunch. Registration is required. Information: (708) 636-8850.
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.
Overeaters Anonymous: Our Savior Lutheran Church, 8607 S. Narragansett Ave., Burbank, hosts Overeaters Anonymous support group meetings from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursdays. Information: (708) 496-1359.
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 | 4
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.
Poetry Workshop: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host a poetry workshop from 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. beginning Friday. The cost is $52 for six sessions. Registration: (708) 361-3650.
Saturday | 5
Al-Anon Group: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, hosts Al-Anon meetings at 9 a.m. Saturdays in the main building. Information: (708) 361-3650.
Trivia Night: St. Bernadette Parish, 9343 S. Francisco St., Evergreen Park, will host a trivia night on Saturday in O’Brien Hall. The doors open at 7 p.m., and games begin at 8 p.m. The cost is $100 per table for teams of four. First-, second- and third-place winners will receive split-the-pot winnings. All proceeds will benefit St. Vincent DePaul. Information: (708) 296-0211.
Tuesday | 8
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.
Caring Ladies: The Caring Ladies Group meets at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in the Parish Center at St. Christina Church, 11066 S. Christina Ave., Chicago. Members meet to knit, crochet and sew small hats and blankets for nurseries at six local hospitals. Information: JoAnn Gallagher, (773) 881-3698, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.caringladies.org.
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 Public Library, 11010 S. Kedzie Ave., Chicago. The meeting place may vary. Information: email@example.com.