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Richards High School academic counselor John Kocher his sMatt prepare lunch recently Illinois Special Olympics basketball tournament. | Supplied Photo

Richards High School academic counselor John Kocher and his son, Matt, prepare lunch recently at the Illinois Special Olympics basketball tournament. | Supplied Photo

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Updated: March 18, 2013 6:11AM



Sunday | 17

Sunday Concert: The Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., will host a Sunday with Friends Concert with Petra’s Sweet Six jazz music 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Information: (708) 422-4990 or www.oaklawnlibrary.org.

Fashion Celebration: The Blue Island Arts Alliance will host a fashion presentation, “Hooray for Hollywood,” by Nena Ivon, at 3 p.m. Sunday at Three Sisters Antique Mall, 13042 Western Ave. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Nature Photography: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host a free nature photography forum 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Reservations: (708) 361-3650.

Senior Tax Help: The PLOWS Council on Aging, 7808 College Drive, Suite 5E, Palos Heights, is offering free application assistance to qualified seniors for the Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Deferral Program with the State of Illinois. Applications must be submitted by March 1. Information: (708) 361-0219.

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.

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.

Monday | 18

Free Spay, Neuter: Cook County will give Cook County pet owners a $40 discount toward spaying or neutering up to two pet dogs and cats during February. Information: www.cookcountygov.com. Go to Agencies, then Animal and Rabies Control.

Pinochle Club: The Bridgeview Park District, 8100 S. Beloit St., hosts pinochle for all ages from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. every third Monday of the month. Information: (708) 594-1818.

Movement Classes: The Palos Park Recreation Department, 8901 W. 123rd St., is holding movement classes for children ages 18 months to 3 years Mondays through May 20. Information: (708) 671-3760 or www.Palospark.org.

Ballet, Tap: The Palos Park Recreation Department, 8901 W. 123rd St., is holding youth ballet and tap classes for children ages 3 and 4 Mondays through May 6. Information: (708) 671-3760 or www.Palospark.org.

Online Job Search: The Chicago Ridge Public Library, 10400 S. Oxford Ave., will host “Searching and Applying for Jobs Online” at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Basic computer skills necessary. Registration: (708) 423-7753.

School Screening: Cook County School District 130 will hold screenings for early childhood and prekindergarten programs Monday through Friday at Horace Mann School, 2975 W. Broadway, Blue Island. Guardians will be required to show three proofs of residency and a copy of their child’s birth certificate. Appointments: Judy Giron or Diane Saxon-Carter at (708) 489-7446.

Duplicate Bridge: The Oak Lawn Park District will host duplicate bridge at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Oak View Center, 4825 W. 110th St. Cost is $7 and includes a light lunch. Information: (708) 857-2210.

Free Movies: Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., is offering free movie check-out for Oak Lawn residents. Patrons can check out as many as 10 movies for seven days. Information: (708) 422-4990.

Homework Help: Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave., offers a free drop-in homework help center for area students 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Bilingual teachers Margaret Essig and Kerrie Lopez help children with homework. Information: (708) 422-8522.

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.

Pinochle Club: The Worth Senior Pinochle Club meets 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.

Tuesday | 19

Senior Tax Help: The AARP’s volunteer Tax Aide Program will provide free tax preparation assistance for low to middle income taxpayers on Tuesdays at Summit Public Library District, 6233 S. Archer Road. Schedule an appointment at (708) 458-1545.

Ladies’ Luncheon: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host Jill Angelo’s “Your Space of Grace” at a luncheon noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets are $16. Registration: (708) 361-3650.

Embroiderers’ Guild: The Beverly Hills Embroiderers’ Guild meeting will focus on fabric framing techniques at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Oak View Center, 4625 110th St., Oak Lawn. Information: (708) 424-3189.

Embroiderers’ Guild: The Beverly Hills Embroiderers’ Guild will hold a meeting featuring Pulled Thread Embroidery at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Oak View Center, 4625 110th St., Oak Lawn. Information: (708) 424-3189.

Child Screenings: Player Early Childhood Center is registering children in Indian Springs School District 109 who will be age 4 by Sept. 1 for screening from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Dominick’s Finer Foods, 6401 W. 127th St., Palos Heights. Appointments: (708) 342-9722 or www.heartlandbc.org.

Family Reading Night: Veterans Memorial Middle School, 12320 S. Greenwood Ave., Blue Island, will host a variety of activities for family reading night at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Information: (708) 385-6630.

Civil War Navy: The Lincoln-Davis Civil War Round Table will host Civil War re-enactor Edward Finch’s lecture, “The Navy in the Civil War,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Country House Restaurant, 5400 W. 127th St., Alsip. Dinner is $10 and the lecture is $5. Reservations: Pete Jonikaitis at (773) 445-8589.

Zumba Class: The Palos Park Recreation Department, 8901 W. 123rd St., will hold drop-in Zumba classes 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through May 28. Registration:(708) 671-3760 or www.activenet15.active.com/palospark.

Wii Bowling: The Bridgeview Park District will host a senior Wii Bowling tournament 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at 7945 S. Harlem Ave., and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at 8100 S. Beloit St. Registration: (708) 594-1818.

Story Time: Palos Park Public Library. 12330 Forest Glen Blvd., offers its Good Morning Story Time for children ages 2 to 5 at 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 26. Parents must remain in the library during story time. Registration: (708) 448-1530.

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.

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.

Business Networking: The Business Networking Group meets 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays at Golden Bear Restaurant, 12001 S. Cicero Ave., Alsip. Information: www.meetup.com/businessnetworkinggroupbng.

Weight Loss: The Oak Lawn TOPS Group 846 meets 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays in Arnold Hall at St. Gerald School, 93rd Street and Central Avenue. The group supports people attempting to lose weight.

Music And Stories: The Children’s Museum, 5100 Museum Drive, hosts a free music and story time for children and their caretakers at 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the multipurpose room. Information: (708) 423-6709 Ext. 206.

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.

Wednesday | 20

Open House: The Hickory Hills Park District will host a preschool open house 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Cynthia Neal Recreation Center, 8047 W. 91st Place, Hickory Hills. Information: (708) 598-1233.

Chicago History: The Green Hills Public Library, 8611 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills, will host a presentation on the Chicago history myths of the late 1960s by Erik S. Gellman at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Information: (708) 598-8446.

Business Networking: Marquette Bank will host a Business After Hours event 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at 7447 W. 63rd St., Summit. Registration: (708) 563-4105.

Film Discussion: Cine Verse will host “The Maltese Falcon” for viewing and discussion at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday at Oak View Community Center, 4625 W. 110th St., Oak Lawn. Information: (708) 529-9028 or cineversegroup.blogspot.com.

Open House: St. Albert the Great Catholic School, 5535 W. State Road, Burbank, will host an open house 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday. Information: (708) 424-7757.

Zumba Class: The Palos Park Recreation Department, 8901 W. 123rd St., will hold Zumba classes 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday through April 10. Information: (708) 671-3760 or www.activenet15.active.com/palospark.

Senior Club: The Palos Heights Senior Club, for people 55 and older, meets at 1 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at Moraine Valley Community Church, 6300 W. 127th St. Information: Edna Craig, (708) 448-7498.

Thursday | 21

Musical Theater: The Palos Park Recreation Department, 8901 W.123rd St., will hold rehearsals for “Law And Order: C-rhyme and Pun-ishment” for ages 8 to 15 Thursdays through May 23. Information: (708) 671-3760 or www.Palospark.org.

Recipe Tasting: The Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., will host “Coffee And…” with Chef Kate Bradley at 7 p.m. Thursday. Fee is $5. Registration: (708) 422-4990 or www.oaklawnlibrary.org.

Teen Night: The Green Hills Public Library, 8611 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills, will host a Teen Pizza and a Movie Night at 6 p.m. Thursday. Movie is “The Avengers.” Information: (708) 598-8446.

Science Night: The Science Club at Evergreen Park Community High School will host “Science Family Fun Night” 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Registration due Tuesday at (708) 398-1301.

Speed Reading: The Chicago Ridge Public Library, 10400 S. Oxford Ave., will host a free speed reading workshop for ages 12 and older at 7 p.m. Thursday. Information: (708) 423-7753.

Camp Benefit: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host “A Night to Linger” 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday at Hackney’s Restaurant, 12300 S. LaGrange Road. Tickets are $10. Information: (708) 361-3650 or www.thecenter.org.

Story Time: Palos Park Public Library. 12330 Forest Glen Blvd., offers its Night Owl Story Time program for children ages 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. Thursdays through Feb. 28. Parents must remain in the library during story time. Registration: (708) 448-1530.

Business Networking: The Oak Lawn B2B Networking Group meets at 7:15 a.m. Thursdays at Les Brother’s 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 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursdays. Information: (708) 496-1359.

Fun With Stories: The Children’s Museum, 5100 Museum Drive, hosts a free story time for children and their caretakers at 11 a.m. Thursdays and Fridays in the multipurpose room. Information: (708) 423-6709 Ext. 206.

Friday | 22

Black Culture: The City of Blue Island and the Blue Island Library will host the DuSable Museum of African American Culture and the Tuskegee Airmen 332nd Fighter Group’s Black Culture Nite 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Blue Island City Hall Annex, 2434 Vermont St. Information: (708) 396-3111 or (708) 388-1078, Ext. 30.

Family Movie: The Green Hills Public Library, 8611 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills, will host “Puss in Boots” at 4 p.m. Friday. Refreshments available. Information: (708) 598-8446.

Nursing Refresher Course: Moraine Valley Community College will hold a 10-week current nurse update refresher course from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning Friday at Little Company of Mary Hospital, 2800 W. 95th St., Evergreen park. Tuition is $1400. Information: (708) 974-5735 or at www.morainevalley.edu.

Live Music: The American Legion Marrs-Meyer Post 991, 11001 S. Depot St., Worth, will host a DJ and singer Dale Vargas Friday from 9 p.m. to midnight.Information: (708) 448-7006.

Candlelight Bowl: The Tim Nickos Memorial Scholarship Candlelight Bowl will be held March 23 at Fox Bowl, 1101 Butterfield Road, Wheaton, March 23. Reservations required by Friday. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for students. Information at www.timnickosscholarship.com.

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 | 23

Live Music: The American Legion Marrs-Meyer Post 991, 11001 S. Depot St., Worth, will host the Still Cruisin Band with an Elvis impersonator Saturday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Information: (708) 448-7006.

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.

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.



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