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Greg Smith OrlPark recently w$10000 during Savers Thrift Store’s Save Game Contest. Smith wafter Chicago White Sox struck out three

Greg Smith, of Orland Park, recently won $10,000 during Savers Thrift Store’s Save of the Game Contest. Smith won after the Chicago White Sox struck out three batters in one inning. | Supplied Photo

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Updated: December 12, 2012 6:10AM



Sunday | 11

Yoga Workshop: The Mokena Park District will host its “Relax, Restore and Renew Yoga Workshop” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Oaks Recreation and Fitness Center, 10847 W. LaPorte Road, Mokena. The cost is $24; nonresidents pay an additional fee. Registration: (708) 390-2401.

Troop Stockings: The Mokena Park District will host “Stockings for Our Troops” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Oaks Recreation and Fitness Center, 10847 W. LaPorte Road, Mokena. Attendees will decorate holiday stockings for soldiers serving overseas. Information: (708) 390-2401.

Celtic Supper: Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, will hold its Sunday Celtic Supper at 3 p.m. Sunday. The cost is $16 for adults and $9 for children ages 4 to 12. The event will feature a buffet dinner, live music and dancing. Reservations: (708) 687-9323.

Veterans Day: The Oak Forest Veterans Commission will host a ceremony honoring military veterans at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Veterans Memorial, 15440 S. Central Ave., Oak Forest.

Honoring Veterans: New Lenox VFW Post 9545 and American Legion Post 1977 will host a Veterans Day celebration at 11 a.m. Sunday at the New Lenox Commons Veterans Memorial, 1 Veterans Parkway.

Monday | 12

Boot Camp: The Tinley Park Park District is hosting its Boot Camp Group Training from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays through Jan. 14 at the Bettenhausen Recreation Center, 8125 W. 171st St., Tinley Park. Classes involve a complete body workout and cardiovascular endurance. The cost is $50 for residents and $65 for nonresidents. Registration: (708) 342-4254.

Energy Assistance: Orland Park will host its Energy Assistance Fair for seniors and the disabled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at the Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 S. Ravinia Ave. Attendees will learn about CEDA’s Home Energy Assistance programs.

Manga Mania: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host Manga Mania for students in sixth through 12th grades at 4 p.m. Monday. Children can come dressed in their favorite Cosplay costumes. Information: (815) 534-6178.

Writers’ Group: Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave., will host an adult writers group at 7 p.m. Monday. The group features peer discussion and feedback about the writing process. Information: (708) 428-5100.

Club Meeting: The Mokena Woman’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the St. John’s Christian Community Center, 11100 Second St., Mokena. Members will meet to fill stockings for Trinity Group Homes. Social time and refreshments will begin at 6:30. Information: (815) 464-5409.

Tuesday | 13

Kettlebell Cardio: The Tinley Park Park District is holding its Kettlebell Cardio Class from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday through Jan. 15 at the Bettenhausen Recreation Center, 8125 W. 171st St., Tinley Park. The class is a cardio and strength workout that uses kettleballs. The cost is $37 for residents and $48 for nonresidents. Registration: (708) 342-4254.

Stop Smoking: The Tinley Park Park District will hold “Stop Smoking: Emotional Freedom Technique” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Bettenhausen Recreation Center, 8125 W. 171st St., Tinley Park. The cost is $32 for residents and $42 for nonresidents. Registration: (708) 342-4254.

Blood Drive: Heartland Blood Centers will host a donation drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Christ Lutheran Church, 14700 S. 94th St., Orland Park. Donors must be age 17 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. Information: (800) 786-4483.

Theater Visit: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host a tour of Marcus Theaters for students in seventh through 12th grades from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Information: (708) 532-0500.

Crash Course: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host its “PC Basics and the Internet” computer class at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Attendees will learn the basics of using a computer. Registration: (815) 534-6173.

Art Exploration: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host a class on cubism for students in kindergarten through third grade with an adult at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Participants will create a self-portrait using geometric shapes. Registration: (815) 469-2423.

Computer Program: Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave., will host its “WordPress Basics” computer class at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The class will provide an overview of the popular blogging platform WordPress. Information: (708) 428-5205.

Advocates United: Advocates United will host speakers from the Illinois Association of Microboards and Cooperatives at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wingate Inn, 18421 North Creek Drive, Tinley Park. Information: (815) 741-0800.

Messy Program: The Oak Forest Park District will host “Let’s Get Messy” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Don Gorman Fieldhouse, 4412 Henry St., Oak Forest. Information: (708) 687-8882.

Elementary Drawing: The Frankfort Park District will hold “Young Rembrandts Elementary Drawing” from 3:05 to 4:05 p.m. Tuesday through Dec. 4 for students in kindergarten through second grade and from 3:50 to 4:50 p.m. Thursday for students in third through fifth grades at Chelsea School, 22265 S. 80th Ave., Frankfort. The cost is $45 for residents and $50 for nonresidents. Information: (800) 252-2904.

Wednesday | 14

Soda Tabs: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will repurpose soda tabs into fashionable accessories from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. The free event is for teens in seventh through 12th grades. Information: (708) 532-0500.

Special Needs: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host “Sensory Story Time” at 5 p.m. Wednesday for children ages 3 to 8 with an adult. The class is designed for children with special needs or sensory-processing difficulties. Registration: (815) 469-2423.

P.T. Barnum: Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave., will host “The Essential P.T. Barnum” at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Author William Pack will reveal the life of P.T. Barnum through storytelling and re-creations. Information: (708) 428-5100.

Bedtime Stories: Acorn Public Library, 15624 S. Central Ave., Oak Forest, will host a family story time at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Families with children ages 7 and younger can wear their pajamas for a night of stories, songs and crafts. Registration: (708) 687-3700.

Thursday | 15

Teen Baking: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host a free culinary demonstration for students in seventh through 12th grades from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. Thursday. Students will create brownie cake pops and side dishes that can be re-created for a family dinner. Information: (708) 532-0500.

Pajama Stories: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host its Family Reading Night at 7 p.m. Thursday. Families can dress in their pajamas for an evening of stories read by Kristen Morrison, of the Frankfort Park District. Registration: (815) 469-2423.

Advisory Group: Acorn Public Library, 15624 S. Central Ave., Oak Forest, will host a meeting of its Teen Advisory Group for students in sixth grade and older at 7 p.m. Thursday. Registration: (708) 687-3700.

Club Meeting: The Lockport Woman’s Club will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Gladys Fox Museum, 231 E. 9th St., Lockport. The event will feature dinner and a program by handwriting analysis expert Dale Roberts. The cost is $15. Members should bring books and puzzles to be donated to the Hines Veterans Hospital patients. Information: (815) 280-5499.

Holiday Organization: Organizer Emily Smith will host “Simplified for the Season” for adults from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 140 W. Oak St., Frankfort. Attendees should bring a three-ring binder and a picture of their families during the holidays. The cost is $9 for residents and $14 for nonresidents. Information: (800) 252-2904.

Friday | 16

Information Fair: The Energy and Information Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Biela Center, 4545 Midlothian Turnpike, Crestwood. LIHEAP applications will be processed. Applicants must bring proof of gross income for the last 30 days and original Social Security cards for all household members. Information: (708) 389-2125.

Turkey Fun: The Mokena Park District will host its Great Gobbler Get-Together from 6 to 8:15 p.m. Friday at the Cady Preschool Room, 10925 W. LaPorte Road, Mokena. The event will feature dinner and turkey-related games, songs, dances and crafts for children ages 4 to 6. Registration is required by Sunday. The cost is $20; nonresidents will pay an additional fee. Information: (708) 390-2401.

Civil War: Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave., will host “Music in the Lobby with Barry Cloyd” at 7 p.m. Friday. Historian Barry Cloyd will relate stories and songs of the Battle of Shiloh and the Civil War. Information: (708) 428-5100.

Duct Tape: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, will host its Duct Tape Challenge for students in sixth through 12th grades from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday. Registration: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 2.

Saturday | 17

Author Party: Acorn Public Library, 15624 S. Central Ave., Oak Forest, will host its Author Party at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The program will celebrate the works of Melanie Watt, author of “Scaredy Squirrel,” through stories, crafts and a snack. Registration: (708) 687-3700 or www.acornlibrary.org.

‘Madagascar 3’: First United Methodist Church of Lockport, 1000 S. Washington St., will show the movie “Madagascar 3” from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The event is free. Candy and popcorn will be served. Information: www.1umclockport.org or (815) 838-1017.

Childerguild Ball: The 84th annual Childerguild Ball will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Odyssey Country Club, 19110 S. Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park. The event will feature cocktails, dinner, dancing and an open bar. Tickets are $200 per person. Proceeds benefit programs for women and children at Silver Cross Hospital. Information: (815) 740-7105 or www.silvercross.org.

Lego Club: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host its Lego Club for children in kindergarten through second grade with an adult at 10 a.m. Saturday. Children can practice their building skills with fellow Lego fans. Registration: (815) 469-2423.

Game On: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host “Game On!” for students in sixth through 12th grades at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Students will play games for a chance to win a gift card to Gamestop. Registration: (815) 469-2423.

Craft Show: St. Christopher School, 14611 S. Keeler Ave., Midlothian, will host a Holiday Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 18 in the school gym. The show will feature more than 85 crafters, fresh-baked breads and a full kitchen. Information: www.stchrisschool.org.

Lego Club: Acorn Public Library, 15624 S. Central Ave., Oak Forest, will host its Lego Club for children ages 6 to 12 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Registration: (708) 687-3700.

Enrollment Special: The Oak Forest Park District Health and Fitness Center, 15601 S. Central Ave., is offering an enrollment special on fitness center memberships. Attendees can get a 10 percent discount on annual memberships through Dec. 31. Information: Bob Bartkowski, (708) 687-7270, Ext. 128.



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