Around Town (Central) for June 17, 2012
June 14, 2012 1:50PM
Prekindergarten students at Cardinal Joseph Bernardin School in Orland Hills explore sound and vibrations using a water xylophone during a science experiment to help them learn about things that begin with the letter “X.” | Supplied Photo
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Updated: July 18, 2012 6:12AM
Sunday | 17
Father’s Day Concert: The Lincoln-Way Central and West high school music departments will host “Music My Dad Likes: A Rock Orchestra Celebration Concert” 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the New Lenox Performing Arts Pavilion, 1 Veterans Parkway. The Lincoln-Way Summer Rock Orchestra will play music by Queen, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, Coldplay and others. Information: (815) 462-2301.
Pool Closed: The Splish Splash Pool in Midlothian will not be open for the 2012 season due to needed repairs. The Midlothian Park District is trying to get discounts for Midlothian residents at other area park district pools. Information: www.midlothianparkdistrict.org.
Country Market: The Frankfort Country Market is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28 in the Breidert Green parking lot, Oak and Kansas streets. Information: (815) 469-2177.
Contestants Wanted: The Village of Frankfort and the Frankfort Area Jaycees will host the fourth annual “Frankfort Amateur Rib Cook-Off” 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 4 at Breidert Green in downtown Frankfort. Contestants will prepare and cook baby back ribs on site. Entry fee is $75 after June 29, including the price of meat. Entry deadline is July 20. Information: www.villageoffrankfort.com.
Reservations: There is still time to reserve an artist booth for the Fine Art Fair set for July 21 and July 22 at Orland Crossings, 142nd Street and LaGrange Road, Orland Park. Reservations due June 29. Sponsorships due June 22. Information: (708) 349-2972.
Bank Giveaways: Marquette Bank is hosting Customer and Neighbor Appreciation Week through Saturday. Activities include refreshments, games for children and free financial services for adults. Information: (888) 254-9500 or www.emarquettebank.com.
Monday | 18
Cruisin’: The Lockport Township Park District will host Cruisin’ Into Lockport 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 27 at Central Square, 222 E. Ninth St. The free event features classic cars, entertainment, face painting and other activities. Information: www.lockportpark.org.
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.
Senior Meals: Bremen Township offers “Senior Meals” at noon Monday through Friday at the Township Senior Center, 15350 Oak Park Ave., Oak Forest. The price is $4, and residency is not required. Reservations due a week in advance. Information: (708) 687-8220.
Garden Walk: The Orland Park Garden Club will host a garden walk beginning at 6 p.m. Monday. The walk will leave from the Robert Davidson Center, 14700 Park Lane. Participants can grab a map of the five walk-through gardens at the center. Fee is $3. Information: (708) 349-8872 or www.borntoweed.com
Authors Speak: David Haynes and Christopher Garlington, authors of “The Beat Cop’s Guide to Chicago Eats,” will speak at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Chicago Ridge Public Library, 10400 S. Oxford Ave. The authors will share outrageous dining stories from working cops, Chicago cop lore and even a few recipes. Information: (708) 423-7753.
Coupons: The Lockport branch of the White Oak Library District will host a “Coupons 101” program featuring Rachel Singer Gordon 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Banquet Room at the Gaylord Building, 200 W. Eighth St. Registration: (815) 838-0755.
Zumba For Kids:The Frankfort Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host Zumba for children ages 3 to 9 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Information: www.frankfortlibrary.org.
Guitar Boot Camp: The Mokena Park District will host guitar boot camp for teens and adults 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the park office, 10925 LaPorte Road. Students will learn basic chords, sight reading and songs. Fee is $137. Book fee is $16.25. A two-week camp for youths ages 7 to 12 who have some knowledge of guitar is 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Information: (708) 390-2401 or www.mokenapark.com.
Volunteer Opportunity: The Teen Advisory Board of the Frankfort Library will meet 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday in the meeting room, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road. Information: (815) 469-2423.
Tuesday | 19
Reading Fun: The Orland Park Library will host Reading Fun at Centennial Pool for children through the fourth grade 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 7 at the Centennial Park Aquatic Center, 15600 West Ave. Information: (708) 428-5114.
Farmers Market:The Oak Forest Park District’s Farmers Market is open 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 2 in the south parking lot at the Central Park Building, 15601 S. Central Ave. Information: (708) 687-7270.
Tuesday Bingo:Southwest Community Services, 6775 Prosperi Drive, Tinley Park, hosts weekly bingo at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Doors open at 5 p.m., and early bird games begin at 6:30 p.m. Concessions will be sold. Information: www.swcsinc.org or (708) 429-1260, Ext. 4.
Business Connectors:The Business Connectors Chapter of Business Network meets 7 to 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the South Fork Family Restaurant, 14631 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park.
Support Group: The National Alliance on Mental Illness Family Support Group for the South Suburbs of Chicago meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at St. Julie’s Church, 7399 159th St., Tinley Park. Information: (708) 429-9158.
Card Club: The Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, will host the Joker’s Wild Card Club 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month through Aug. 21. Information: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 3, or www.tplibrary.org.
Professional Speaker:The Carl Sandburg High School Guidance Department, 13300 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park, will host this summer’s “Lunch with a Professional” noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Human resources professional Thomas McMahon will discuss job interview skills and resume building. Reservations: (708) 671-3121.
Stories for Kids: The Frankfort Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host a “The Cow Jumped Over the Moon” event for children age 6 months to 2 at 9:15 a.m. and again at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Registration: (815) 469-2423.
Book Club: The Frankfort Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host “Tuesday with Friends Book Discussion Group” 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday. The book for June is “The Summer of my German Soldier.” Information: (815) 469-2423.
Wednesday | 20
Needlework Club:The Orland Park Library, 14921 Ravinia Ave., hosts the Hooks and Needles Club at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month. Information: (708) 428-5114.
Food Pantry:The food pantry at Tinley Park United Methodist Church, 6875 W. 173rd Place, is open 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays for residents of Tinley Park and Orland Hills only. Information: (708) 532-2960.
Pay For College:The Andrew High School guidance office, 9001 W. 171st St., Tinley Park, will host a college information session for students and guests beginning 10 a.m. Wednesday. Guidance counselors will discuss how to find scholarships and apply for financial aid. Information: (708) 342-5822.
Author Speak: Author Beth Lamie, sponsored by the Manhattan-Elwood Public Library, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the First Bank of Manhattan Community Room, 550 W. North St., about “Creating Your Own Memoir and Family Stories.” Information: (815) 478-3987.
Crosstown Classic:Petty, Bielik and Burke Orthodontics of Frankfort, 10343 Lincoln Highway, will host a tailgate party at 9 a.m. Wednesday. The staff will wear either Cubs or White Sox gear. There will be hot dogs, chips and water. Information: (815) 469-7150.
Owls:The Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host an “Owling Good Time” for children in kindergarten through second grade 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. Children will learn what sorts of critters are awake while they are asleep. Registration: (815) 469-2423.
Talking Harry Potter:The Frankfort Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host this month’s “Best Books Ever” discussion 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The group for children in grade four and up will discuss the Harry Potter series. Information: (815) 469-2423.
Outdoor Movies: The Mokena Library, 11327 W. 195th St., will host a free outdoor movie night for high school students at 8 p.m. Wednesday. A vote will be taken on what movie to watch and Blu-Ray movies will be raffled off. Information: (708) 479-9663.
Thursday | 21
Artists Club:The Artists Club of Faith for adults meets 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park. Attendees should bring their own supplies and something to work on. Information: email@example.com.
Irish Music: The Carraig Pub at Gaelic Park, 6110 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, features traditional Irish Music at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and other live entertainment Friday and Saturday nights through the summer. Information: (708) 687-9323 or www.chicagogaelicpark.org.
Business Network: The Connection Network Chapter of Business Network International meets 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursdays at Golden Oak Restaurant and Waffle House, 19845 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. Information: (708) 508-2828.
Car Shows: The Cruisin’ Frankfort classic car shows are 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 23 at Oak and Kansas streets. Information: www.frankfortcarclub.org.
Ski Club: The Nomad Ski Club meets at 8 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Mitch’s Pub, 13815 S. Cicero Ave., Crestwood and the third Thursday of the month at Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest. Information: www.chicagonomads.com.
Garden Club: The Orland Park Garden Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month at the Robert Davidson Center, 14700 Park Lane, Orland Park. Information: (708) 349-7435 or www.borntoweed.com.
Stitch Club: The Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, hosts the Stitch Club 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month through Aug. 16. The group is for people working on needlecraft projects. Information: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 3, or www.tplibrary.org.
Rotary Club: The Tinley Park-Frankfort Rotary Club meets at 7:15 a.m. Thursdays at Lincoln-Way North High School, 19900 S. Harlem Ave., Frankfort.
First-Time Workshop: The Carl Sandburg High School Guidance Department will host the first of two workshops for first-time parents of Sandburg high school students from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 21 at Carl Sandburg High School, 13300 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park. Presenter Eric Apgar will lead a discussion focusing on the four-year-plan, credits, graduation requirements, testing, and other supports available to ensure success. Sandburg parents should RSVP at (708) 671-3121.
Blast Off: The Frankfort Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host a “Blast Off” event for children ages 3 to 5 and their caretakers 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday. There will be stories, singing, dancing, and a craft. Reservations: (815) 469-2423 or www.frankfortlibrary.org.
Pajama Time: The Frankfort Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host Pajama Story Time for children ages 3 to 8 7 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday. Reservations: (815) 469-2423 or www.frankfortlibrary.org.
Hip Treatment: Acorn Public Library, 15624 S. Central Ave., Oak Forest, will host a discussion on hip replacement at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Registration: (800) 323-8622, event code: 1G13
Friday | 22
Century Ride: The Bike Psychos Cycling Club of the Southwest Suburbs has opened registration for its annual Century Ride scheduled for Aug. 26. The event features routes that are 30, 50, 64, 100 and 124 miles, and is open to families and new riders. Information: www.bikepsychos.org.
Navy Pier Trip: The Lockport Township Park District will host a trip to Navy Pier for youths ages 10 to 16 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. The trip will depart from the administration building, 1911 S. Lawrence Ave. Trip includes a Shoreline Sightseeing Cruise. Tickets are $25 per resident or $30 per non-resident. Registration: (815) 838-3621, Ext. 0 or www.lockportpark.org.
Farmers Market Story Time: The Orland Park Public Library will host story time 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Farmers Market, 14700 S. Ravinia Ave. Children through grade four with a parent or adult caregiver can come to the tent for stories and coloring pages. Information: (708) 428-5100.
Reading By The Pool: The Orland Park Public Library will host a “Dig those Divas” story time 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at the Centennial Aquatic Center, 15600 West Ave. Dive into summer fun with stories, songs, movement and other activities. Information: (708) 428-5100.
Martial Arts: The Frankfort Public Library will host a “Sideswipe Extreme Martial Arts” event 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at Breidert Green, intersection of Kansas and Ash streets. Information: (815) 469-2423.
Saturday | 23
Craft Show: The Bling and Things Craft and Vendor Expo will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Georgio’s Banquets of Orland Park, 8800 W. 159th St. The expo will feature 60 crafters and vendors, face painting, handmade crafts, raffles, prizes and food. Information: events@dipromotions
French Market: The New Lenox French Market is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 6 at the New Lenox Village Hall, 1 Veterans Parkway. Information: (815) 462-6400.
Al-Anon Group: The Lockport Al-Anon Group meets at 6 p.m. Saturdays in the Stalzer Room at the St. Dennis Parish Center, 1214 Hamilton St., Lockport. Al-Anon is a 12-step group for families who have been affected by alcoholism. Attendees should enter the parking lot from Washington Street. There are no dues or fees for membership.
Give Blood: Heartland Blood Centers will host a blood drive 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Elizabeth Seton Church, 9300 W. 167th St., Orland Hills. Donors will receive a certificate for a free quart of Oberweis Ice Cream. Information: (800) 786-4483 or www.heartlandbc.org.
Drawing Lessons: The Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host a “Monkey Mind Art” lesson for youths in grades six through 12 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. An instructor from Monkey Mind Art studios will teach drawing technique. Reservations: (815) 469-2423 or www.frankfortlibrary.org.
Document Shredding: Marquette Bank, 2570 E. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox, will offer free document shredding 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Information: (888) 254-9500.
Go Catch: The Mokena Library, 11327 W. 195th St., will host a “Secrets to Successful Fishing” event 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday. Professional angler and Shimano field representative George Jacobek will teach the ins and outs of fishing in local lakes. Information: (708) 479-9663.
Greeting Cards: The Mokena Park District, 10925 LaPorte Road, will host a class for people ages 13 and older on making greeting cards 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Fee is $17. Registration: (708) 390-2401 or www.mokenapark.com.
Sports Cards: The Sports Cards and Collectibles show will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 S. Ravinia Ave. The show will feature NASCAR, Hot Wheels, memorabilia and autographed items. Admission is $1. Information: John Leary, (708) 423-1758.
Interior Design: The Acorn Public Library, 15624 S. Central Ave., Oak Forest, will host a “Redesigning Space” interior decorating class at noon Saturday. Palos Park interior stylist Julea Joseph will offer advice on how to redesign your home and yard for the summer months. Information: (708) 687-3700.