Hinderman: Summer fun in Orland Park
By Laura Hinderman Citizen Journalistemail@example.com June 21, 2012 12:58PM
Updated: July 25, 2012 6:10AM
There are so many local events to enjoy. It’s hot outside, so let’s cool off.
Centennial Park Aquatic Center and the Orland Park Public Library are co-sponsoring “Reading Fun” from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 7. Children through fourth grade and a parent or adult caregiver are invited to dive into cool stories at the Aquatic Center, 15600 West Ave. Attendees must have a pool pass or pay to enter.
Also, check the village website (www.orland-park.il.us) for special events at the pool, including late-night swims, the snorkel treasure hunt, guards vs. you competition, and a luau.
Consider a membership so you don’t miss any of the fun.
How about a beautiful day in the park?
The Orland Park Public Library will host “Stories in the Park” at 4 or 6 p.m. at these locations.
June 28 — 4 p.m. at Eagle Ridge III Park, 6 P.m. at Eagle Ridge II Park.
July 5 — 4 p.m. at Evergreen View Park, 6 p.m. at Discovery Park.
July 12 — 4 p.m. at Marley Creek Park, 6 at Mallard Landings Park.
July 19 — 4 p.m. at Long Run Creek Park, 6 p.m. at Frontier Park.
July 26 — 4 p.m. at Eagle Ridge III Park, 6 p.m. at Eagle Ridge II Park.
Children through fourth grade with a parent or adult caregiver can join for reading, activities and a craft.
The Orland Park Public Library is at the Farmers’ Market from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 10.
Children through fourth grade with a parent or adult caregiver can find OPPL staff under the tent for entertaining stories and coloring pages.
The Farmers’ Market is at the Village Center Complex, 14700 S. Ravinia Ave., from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays. It offers fruits, vegetables, fresh flowers, potted plants, baked goods, jams, jellies, gourmet foods, spices, jewelry, home and personal items and more.
Barbecue lunches are available for purchase.
The City Lights Orchestra will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. Sun., July 1 at Centennial Park West’s Colette Highlands concert site, off 159th Street and 108th Avenue. It is on Park Station Boulevard, the annex parking lot for the Metra line.
The Fourth of July is on a Wednesday, so here are a few events.
The Liberty Run-Walk check-in will begin at 6 p.m. (race at 7) Tue., July 3 at Centennial Park (153rd Street Metra Station). This is a two-mile fun run and one-mile fun walk.
Participants will receive a T-shirt and wristband for free entry into Centennial Park Aquatic Center for
July 3 only.
The pool will stay open until 10 p.m.
The Independence Day Bash will end with fireworks at 9:15 p.m. July 4.
There are many happenings in Orland Park this summer, and always something fun to do.