Around Town (Central) for June 3, 2012
May 31, 2012 3:10PM
Bank of America employees pitched in to help Together We Cope sort through a mountain of clothing donations to the agency’s Nu2u resale shop. The volunteer force moved about 150 bags of donations through the sorting and pricing process at the Tinley Park shop. “This was a major effort that sorted through our backlog of donations, allowing us to get the donated items out into our shop for sale,” store manager Pat Hosman said. Nu2u sales support Together We Cope’s programs throughout the year. Volunteers included Dawn Perez of Oak Forest; Martha Rodriguez of Tinley Park; Patrick Hutsona of Homewood; Michelle McReynolds of Crown Point, Ind.; Pamela McReynolds of Joliet; Cindy Branson of Frankfort; Laura Brassell of Country Club Hills; Starr Barus of Tinley Park; Agnieszka Matzelle of Bolingbrook; Sanel Behlic of Chicago and Patricia Curiel of Lockport.| Supplied Photo
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Updated: July 6, 2012 8:58AM
Sunday | 3
MADD Walk: Mothers Against Drunk Drivers will host the “Mother of All Walks” at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Healing Garden, behind Homer Glen Village Hall at 149th Street and Bell Road. Information: www.walklikemadd.org.
Band Showcase: The Orland Park Public Library, 14921 Ravinia Ave., will host a local teen band showcase at 2 p.m. Sunday. Bring a lawn chairs or a blanket. Information: (708) 428-5140.
Concert Band: The Southwest Community Concert Band will present its 30th anniversary concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Church of the Nazarene, 12725 S. Bell Road, Lemont. Information: (815) 773-4159 or www.swcommunityband.com.
Art Program: The Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery, 201 W. 10th St., will present “Focus on Don Seiden” at 2 p.m. Sunday. The program will be about Chicago mixed-media artist Don Seiden. Information: (815) 838-7400.
WTTW Event: WTTW will hold a Kids Readers are Leaders event 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Hollywood Park, 5051 Cal Sag Road, Crestwood. The event will include a 90-minute show, and each child will be given a bag of learning materials and a book. Information: www.wttw.com.
Monday | 4
Summer Reading: The New Lenox Public Library, 120 Veterans Parkway, will start its “Reading is So Delicious” summer program for adults and teens Monday. Information: (815) 485-2605 or www.newlenoxlibrary.org.
Drivers Review: A Rules of the Road Review Course will be offered 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at Frankfort Township, 11000 W. Lincoln Highway. Information: (815) 469-4907 or www.cyberdriveillinois.com.
Balanced Life: The New Lenox Public Library, 120 Veterans Parkway, will host the “In Search of a Balanced Life” group meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The topic will be yoga. Registration: (815) 485-2605 or www.newlenoxlibrary.org.
Authors: The Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host romance authors Julia Quinn, Rachel Gibson, Elizabeth Boyle, Sarah MacLean and Palmela Palmer at 7 p.m. Monday. Registration: (815) 534-6173 or wwww.frankfortlibrary.org.
Storyteller’s Tale: The Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, will host “A Hungry Storyteller’s Tale: From Soup to Nuts” for all ages at 7 p.m. Monday. Registration: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 3, or www.tplibrary.org.
Cruisin’: The Lockport Township Park District will host Cruisin’ Into Lockport 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays at Central Square, 222 E. Ninth St., Lockport. The free event features classic cars, live entertainment, face painting and other activities. Information: www.lockportpark.org.
Tuesday | 5
Summer Reading: The Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, will kick off its summer reading program with coffee and donuts 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday. Information: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 3, or www.tplibrary.org.
Rabies Clinic: The Cook County Department of Animal Control will have a Rabies Vaccine and Microchip Mobile Clinic 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Country Square Plaza Parking Lot, 5505 W. 127th St., Crestwood. Information: (708) 974-6140 or www.cookcountygov.com.
Knitting Group: The Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host a knitting group at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Information: (815) 534-6173 or wwww.frankfortlibrary.org.
Summer Program: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host a free program for parents and guardians of teens and pre-teens at 7 p.m. Tuesday. “Meijer Family Night” will include a culinary demonstration about creating healthy, balanced meals and tips for parents during the summer months. Registration: (708) 532-0500 or www.thebridgeteencenter.org.
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. Information: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 3, or www.tplibrary.org.
Farmers Market: The Oak Forest Park District’s Farmers Market is open 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the south parking lot at the Central Park Building, 15601 S. Central Ave. Information: (708) 687-7270.
Wednesday | 6
Exercise Forum: An arthritis and exercise forum will be 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the New Lenox Village Hall Community Room, 1 Veterans Parkway. Registration: (708) 479-4200.
Musical Luncheon: Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest will host its Monthly Musical Luncheon at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The event will feature music by Joe McShane. Admission is $13, and doors open at noon. Information: (708) 687-9323 or www.chicagogaelicpark.org.
Senior Luncheon: The Leisure Plotter’s Senior Spring Luncheon will be noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Orland Chateau, 14500 LaGrange Road, Orland Park. There will be a family-style luncheon, entertainment, a raffle and prizes. Cost is $17. Information: (708) 614-9202.
Needlecraft Club: The Lockport Branch Library will hold its Hooks and Needles needlecraft club at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Gaylord Building, 200 W. Eighth St. Information: (815) 838-0755 or www.whiteoaklibrary.org.
Outdoor Movie: The village of Frankfort will kick off “Movies on the Green” with “Zookeeper” at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Breidert Green, Kansas and Oak streets. The rain date is one week from the original movie date. Information: www.villageoffrankfort.com.
Thursday | 7
Drama Camps: The Tinley Park Park District will present two drama camps this summer: “Beauty and the Beast,” June 11 to 15, and “The Dancing Princesses,” Aug. 6 to 10. The camps run 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with a performance on Friday at 5 p.m. Registration: (708) 342-4200 or www.tinleyparkdistrict.org.
Friday | 8
Reading Program: The Lockport Branch Library, 121 E. Eighth St., will offer the “Reading is so Delicious” summer program beginning Friday. The program is for children and adults, and registration is required. Information: (815) 838-0755 or www.whiteoaklibrary.org.
Summer Reading: The Midlothian Public Library, 14701 S. Kenton Ave., will host a Kick-Off Carnival for its Summer Reading Program 1 to 5 p.m. Friday. Information: (708) 535-2027 or www.midlothianlibrary.org.
Potluck: The Eiche Turners Women’s Auxiliary of Tinley Park will host a potluck dinner and Ten-Penny Social at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Eiche Turner Club, 16767 S. 80th Ave. Information: (708) 429-2206.
Outdoor Concert: The Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, will host a concert for all ages 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, featuring a Broadway and tropical musical review. Information: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 3, or www.tplibrary.org.
Zumba: The New Lenox Community Park District will hold a “Zumbathon” for ages 12 and older 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Lions Community Center, 1 Manor Drive. The fee is $10 before the event and $15 the day of. Information: (815) 485-1737.
Saturday | 9
Adoption Event: The Animal Welfare League will host a “Mega-Adoption Event” called the “Bow Wow Luau” Saturday and June 10 at the Orland Hills Petsmart, 9277 W. 159th St. Information: (708) 636-8586.
Summertime Stride: The Mokena Park District will host its second annual Summertime Stride 5K Run and Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday at Main Park, 10925 LaPorte Road. The fee is $20 beforehand, or $25 the day of. Information: www.(708) 390-2401 or www.mokenapark.com.
Garage Sale: The Tinley Park Park District will host its annual Giant Garage Sale 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center, 8125 W. 171st St. Information: (708) 342-4200 or www.tinleyparkdistrict.org.
Digital Bookmobile: The Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, will host the Digital Bookmobile as it stops on its national tour 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The bookmobile has computers, media players and Internet, so patrons can sample eBooks, audiobooks, music and video. Information: (708) 532-0160 or www.digitalbookmobile.com.
Family Party: Marquette Bank, 15730 W. 127th St., Lemont, will host a Family Party 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Information: (630) 243-5698.
Greeting Cards: The Mokena Park District will offer a greeting cards class for ages 5 to 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the park office, 10925 LaPorte Road. The fee is $17. Registration: (708) 390-2401 or www.mokenapark.com.
Open Mike: The Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, will host open-mike night for students in sixth through 12th grades at 2 p.m. Saturday. Registration: (815) 534-6178 or wwww.frankfortlibrary.org
Summer Reading: The Acorn Public Library, 15624 Central Ave., Oak Forest, will host a summer reading kick-off event called “See a Juggler, Be a Juggler” at 1:30 p.m. Saturday featuring children’s entertainer Jason Kollum. Information: (708) 687-3700 or www.acornlibrary.org.
French Market: The New Lenox open-air French Market is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at village hall, 1 Veterans Parkway. Information: (815) 462-6400.