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Updated: December 11, 2013 6:09AM



The people who work, volunteer and participate at The Center will be featured at a luncheon program there on Nov. 12.

The Center is at 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park.

In celebration of The Center’s 81st anniversary, development director Mark Walker will show slides of “The Many Faces of The Center.”

The program begins with a luncheon at noon. The cost is $17 per person. Advance reservations are required.

The Center will offer gourd workshops from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 11. Professional gourdcrafter Karen Caldwell will help each student create a birdhouse or bowl from a dried gourd, or gilded mini gourds, decorated with acrylic paints, pigment inks and a protective coat.

The fee is $18 plus a $15 materials fee per class. A special rate is offered for returning students with unfinished projects. Advance registration is required.

A bow-making workshop will be offered at 7 p.m. Nov. 18. Professional floral designer George Mitchell will help each student create bows from a variety of ribbons, after a demonstration. Everyone will leave with a collection of bows, including Christmas bows.

The fee is $12 plus $12 for materials. Students are asked to bring a basket to hold their bows. Advance registration is required.

Meditation opportunities are offered at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and at 9 a.m. Thursdays.

Pastoral director Chris Hopkins organizes 20-minute periods of silent meditation and offers guidance to those new to the practice of meditation.

A new men’s spirituality group will meet at The Center from 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 12. The group meets monthly to discuss topics of spirituality, history, current events, cosmology and world issues.

The Nov. 12 program, led by George Harris, will focus on “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

There is no cost for the program but advance registration is appreciated. To register for programs or for more information, call (708) 361-3650.

Staff report



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