Around Town (Central) for June 24, 2012
June 21, 2012 12:58PM
Frankfort residents Mary Canino, Mike Canino and Marty McGraw, from the Brookside II Homeowners Association, recently presented the Frankfort Park District with a donation of $3,000. | Supplied Photo
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Updated: July 25, 2012 6:09AM
Sunday | 24
‘Deathtrap’ Tryouts: The Tinley Park-Park District will host auditions for its fall play “Deathtrap” from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Bettenhausen Recreation Center, 8125 W. 171st St., Tinley Park. Auditions consist of a short interview and reading a monologue from the play. Information: (708) 342-4200.
Park Yoga: The Mokena Park District will host its free Yoga in the Park program from 10 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the Oaks Recreation and Fitness Center, 10847 S. LaPorte Road, Mokena. Participants should bring a yoga mat or large towel. Information: (708) 390-2343.
Garden Walk: The Open Lands of Orland Park will host its seventh annual Garden Walk from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday beginning at the Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 S. Ravinia Ave. Attendees buy tickets and drive to the six or seven featured residential gardens. Information: email@example.com or (708) 403-6145.
Library Closed: Frankfort Public Library will be closed all Sundays to Labor Day.
Sprinkler Restriction: Orland Park’s Water Conservation Program will be in effect year round. Lawn sprinkling is permitted only from 7 to 11 a.m. and 7 to 11 p.m. throughout the entire year. Those violating the village’s water usage provisions are subject to fines of $750 for each offense. Information: (708) 403-6350.
Monday | 25
Free Movies: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, hosts Early Bird Flicks at 11 a.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month through Aug. 27. Information: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 3, or www.tplibrary.org.
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 are due a week in advance. Information: (708) 687-8220.
Robotics Class: The Lockport Township Park District will host an interactive robotics class for children ages 5 to 8 from 9 to 10:15 a.m. and for children ages 8 to 12 from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. beginning Monday at Central Square, 222 E. Ninth St. Children build and experiment with robotic creations. The cost is $83 for residents and $93 for others. Information: (815) 838-3621, Ext. 0.
Be a Counselor: Lockport Township Park District will host camp counselor training for students ages 13 to 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Monday at Dellwood Park. Teens will learn how to interview for a job, assist with games and crafts, and plan a day camp. The cost is $100 for residents and $125 for others. Information: (815) 838-3621, Ext. 0.
Lights, Camera, Paint: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host a painting class for students in third through fifth grades at 1 p.m. Monday. Children will learn how to make light paintings using a digital camera in a dark room. Registration: www.frankfortlibrary.org.
Tuesday | 26
Blood Drive: Smith Senior Living and Lifesource will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Crossing, 10501 Emilie Lane. Walk-ins are welcome, but call for an appointment. Lifesource will have free refreshments for all donors. Information: (877) 543-3768.
Free Seminar: A free lecture on mortgage refinancing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at 8001 W. 159th St., Tinley Park. Participants will learn how to maximize the benefits of refinancing, identify available programs and recognize when to refinance. Reservations: (815) 729-3211.
Sugar Crafts: New Lenox Public Library, 120 Veterans Parkway, will host a Sugar Scrub Craft event for students in sixth grade and older at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Attendees will make exfoliating sugar scrubs from ingredients they can find at home. Registration: (815) 485-2605.
Games and Crafts: The Lockport Township Park District will offer “Summer Fun with Friends” classes for children ages 3 to 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday at Central Square, 222 E. Ninth St. The cost is $69 for residents and $79 for others. Information: (815) 838-3621, Ext. 0.
Morning Stories: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host a morning story time for children ages 6 months to 2 at 9:15 and 10 a.m. Tuesday. Registration:
Wednesday | 27
Free Movie: The Midlothian Park District will show the movie “The Wizard of Oz” at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Preston Recreation Center, 145th Street and Kostner Avenue. “Wizard of Oz”-themed treats and interactive movie kits will be sold. Information: (708) 371-6191.
New Friends: The Lockport Township Park District will host “All By Myself” classes from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. to noon for children ages 2 and 3 beginning Wednesday at Central Square, 222 E. Ninth St. Children will play in a learning-based environment. The cost is $45 for residents and $55 for others. Information: (815) 838-3621, Ext. 0.
Go for the Gold: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host its own Summer Olympics for children in kindergarten through second grade at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Registration: www.frankfortlibrary.org.
Thursday | 28
Food Van: WTTW Chicago will host a Kids Great Food Fan Van performance from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at Brookhaven Marketplace, 19818 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. The show includes dancing, singing and healthy food sampling.
Lake Geneva Cruise: Tickets are on sale for a trip to Lake Geneva, Wis. hosted by the Orland Township Senior Services Department. The trip will run from
7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and will depart from the parking lot next to Bank Financial on the northwest corner of 151st Street and 94th Avenue in Orland Park. The trip will include lunch, shopping and a scenic tour of Lake Geneva. Information: (708) 403-4222.
Summer Fun: The Lockport Township Park District will host “Parent and Tot Summer Fun” classes for children ages 1 to 3 from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. beginning Thursday at Central Square, 222 E. Ninth St. The cost is $39 for residents and $49 for others. Information: (815) 838-3621, Ext. 0.
Sweet Dreams: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host a Summer Fun event for children ages 3 to 5 at 10 a.m. Thursday. Registration:
Game On: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host a
gaming tournament for students in sixth through 12th grades at 3 p.m. Thursday. Students will compete at popular video games, and the winner will receive a Gamestop gift card. Games are all rated“M.” Children age 17 and younger will need a signed parental permission form to play. Registration: www.frankfortlibrary.org.
Family Concert: The Tinley Park Park District will host a concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Bettenhausen Recreation Center, 8125 W. 171st St. Children and their families will sing, play and draw during an interactive show performed by Scribblemonster, an award-winning musical group. Information: (708) 342-4200.
Friday | 29
Story Time: The Lockport Township Park District and the staff of the White Oak Library District will host a free Story Time in the Park for all ages at
10 a.m. Friday at both Lockport’s Rotary Park at Garfield and Division and Romeoville’s Sunset Park at Murphy Drive and Belmont Drive. The event will feature stories, rhymes and songs. Information: (815) 838-3621, Ext. 0.
Fireworks: The Midlothian Park District will host its annual fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Friday at Memorial Park along 145th Street between Homan and Kedzie avenues. Attendees can arrive as early as 5:30 p.m. for music, games, food and the annual softball competition. Information: (708)371-6191.
Benefit Show: CD & ME, 23320 S. LaGrange Road, Frankfort, will host its Stand Up for Multiple Sclerosis fundraiser on Friday. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the live show will begin at 8 p.m. Comedians will provide entertainment, and food and drinks will be sold. Information: (815) 469.7315.
Saturday | 30
French Market: The New Lenox French Market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 6 at 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 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.