Around Town (Central) for July 29, 2012
July 26, 2012 2:46PM
Ricky Perez recently proposed to his girlfriend, Jennifer Harder, during a morning dolphin presentation at Brookfield Zoo. Harder gave Perez a resounding, ‘Yes.’ Both are from Orland Park. | Supplied Photo
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Updated: August 30, 2012 6:07AM
Sunday | 29
Country Market: The Frankfort Country Market is open from 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.
Sports Cards: The Sports Cards and Collectibles show will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 S. Ravinia Ave. The show will feature NASCAR, Hot Wheels, comic books, memorabilia and autographed items. Admission is $1. Information: John Leary, (708) 423-1758.
Free Live Music: Frankfort hosts a free Concert on the Green from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sundays until Aug. 26 at Breidert Green, Oak and Kansas streets. Attendees are welcome to bring picnic blankets and lawn chairs. Information: (815) 469-2177.
White Sox: Tickets are available for a trip to the Chicago White Sox game at 7:10 p.m. Aug. 7. Lower box seats are available for $20, and upper box seats are available for $11. Tickets can be ordered online at www.whitesox.com/orlandpark or by calling Ticketmaster at (866) 769-4263 and using the code “OPN.”
Monday | 30
Cruisin’ Lockport: The Lockport Township Park District hosts Cruisin’ Into Lockport from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 27 at Central Square, 222 E. Ninth St., Lockport. The free event features classic cars, entertainment, face painting and other activities. Information: www.lockportpark.org.
Senior Meals: Bremen Township offers senior meals at noon Mondays through Fridays at the Bremen Township Senior Center, 15350 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Forest. The cost is $4, and residency is not required. Reservations are due a week in advance. Information: (708) 687-8220.
Horse Camps: The Mokena Park District will host an advanced horse camp for students ages 7 to 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Nova Quarter Horses, 10129 W. 187th St., Mokena. The camp includes a riding lesson and the fundamentals of grooming, saddling and feeding a horse. The cost is $315. Registration: (708) 390-2401.
Blood Drive: Heartland Blood Centers will host a blood donation drive from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Cardinal Fitness, 1025 E. 9th St., Lockport. Information: (708) 342-9765 or www.heartlandbc.org.
Blood Drive: Heartland Blood Centers will host a blood donation drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at United Methodist Church, 339 W. Haven, New Lenox. Information: (708) 342-9765 or www.heartlandbc.org.
Microsoft Word Basics: New Lenox Public Library, 120 Veterans Parkway, will offer a Microsoft Word basics computer class for adults from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday in Meeting Room B. Students will learn the basics of the word processing program. The cost is $5. Registration: (815) 485-2605.
Art Adventure: The Tinley Park Park District, 8125 W. 171st St., will host a Sizzlin’ Summer Art Adventure for children ages 6 to 12 from 9 a.m. to noon Monday to Friday. Participants will explore various mediums to make art projects. The cost is $51 for Tinley Park residents and $76 for nonresidents. Registration: (708) 342-4200.
Tuesday | 31
Reading Fun: Orland Park Public Library hosts Reading Fun at Centennial Pool for children in fourth grade and younger from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 7 at the Centennial Park Aquatic Center, 15600 S. West Ave. Information: (708) 428-5114.
Farmers Market: The Oak Forest Park District’s Farmers Market is open from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 2 in the south parking lot at the Central Park Building, 15601 S. Central Ave., Oak Forest. Information: (708) 687-7270.
Tuesday Bingo: Southwest Community Services, 6775 Prosperi Drive, Tinley Park, hosts weekly bingo at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. The 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.
Cooking Demonstration: New Lenox Public Library, 120 Veterans Parkway, will host a cooking demonstration at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Chef Michael Niksic will share stories, cooking tricks and samples. Recipes will be available. Registration required: (815) 485-2605.
Think Pink: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, will host a Pinkalicious Party for children entering kindergarten through first grade from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday. The event will include crafts, stories, games and snacks. Registration: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 2 or www.tplibrary.org.
Wednesday | 1
History and More: The Tinley Park Historical Society, 6727 W. 174th St., is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays; from 1 to 3 p.m. the first Sunday of the month; and from 6 to 8 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. Admission is free. Information: (708) 429-4210.
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.
Needlework Club: Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave., hosts its Hooks and Needles Club at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Information: (708) 428-5114.
Free Movie: The Frankfort Park District, village and chamber of commerce will host an outdoor showing of “The Muppets” at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Breidert Green in downtown Frankfort. Free popcorn will be available. Information: www.villageoffrankfort.com.
Art Classes: The registration deadline is Wednesday for Young Artist classes, which will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays from Aug. 6 to Sept. 17 at the Mokena Park District, 10925 S. LaPorte Road. A graduate from the American Academy of Art will teach students to create art from clay, tempura paint, water colors and more. The cost is $42. Registration: (708) 390-2401.
Oil Painting: The registration deadline is Wednesday for oil painting classes for teens and adults age 16 and older, which will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays from Aug. 6 to Sept. 17 at the Mokena Park District, 10925 S. LaPorte Road. A graduate from the American Academy of Art will teach students to create landscapes, seascapes and still- life pieces. The cost is $50. Registration: (708) 390-2401.
Robotics Classes: The registration deadline is Wednesday for robotics classes for ages 5 to 8, which will be held from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Aug. 6 to 10 at the Mokena Park District, 10925 S. LaPorte Road. Students will create robots out of Legos. The cost is $90. Registration: (708) 390-2401.
Game Robotics: The registration deadline is Wednesday for video game robotics classes for ages 8 to 12, which will be held from 3 to 4:15 p.m. Aug. 6 to 10 at the Mokena Park District, 10925 S. LaPorte Road. The cost is $90. Registration: (708) 390-2401 or www.mokenapark.com.
Thursday | 2
Artists Club: The Artists Club of Faith for adults meets from 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 from 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: Cruisin’ Frankfort classic car shows are held from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 23 at Oak and Kansas streets. Information: www.frankfortcarclub.org.
Stitch Club: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, hosts its Stitch Club from 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.
Organic Test: New Lenox Public Library, 120 Veterans Parkway, will host an organic foods discussion at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Local organic experts will reveal what supermarket products are truly organic and which are not. Registration: (815) 485-2605.
Sensory Stories: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, will host its Sensory Story Time for families with children ages 2 and older from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Information: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 2 or www.tplibrary.org.
Friday | 3
Art and Music: The Garden Gallery and Studio, 17459 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, will host an art viewing event from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Participants will view the works of local artists. Information: (708) 407-8666 or www.gardengalleryandstudio.com.
Beautiful Inside: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host a free “Girls Night In” event for girls in seventh through 12th grades from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday. The event will feature a spa demonstration and beauty activities. Girls also will receive a gift bag. Information: (708) 532-0500 or www.thebriadeteencenter.org.
Taste of Orland: The village of Orland Park will host its ninth annual Taste of Orland Park from Friday to Aug. 5 at the Orland Park Village Center, 14750 S. Ravinia Ave. The event includes food vendors, live entertainment, a Kids’ Day, country line dancing, games of bingo, a car show and more. Free admission and parking are included. Information: (708) 403-7275.
iFun Friday: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, will hosts iFun Friday for children entering second and third grades from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday. Registration: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 2 or www.tplibrary.org.
Dora and Diego: The New Lenox Park District, 1 Manor Drive, will host a Dora and Diego Day for ages 2 to 4 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Lions Community Center. The event will feature crafts and stories, and children are invited to wear Dora and Diego costumes. The cost is $11 for residents and $16 for others. Information: (815) 485-3584.
Saturday | 4
Ereader: Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday for eReader classes at Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive. Owners of a Kindle, Nook, Sony or Kobo are welcome to sign up and learn how to borrow books from Media on Demand, the library’s ebook lending service. Class size is limited to eight students. Check with the library for dates and times. Information: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 3.
Greeting Cards: The Mokena Park District will host greeting card-making classes for ages 5 to 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at 10925 S. LaPorte Road. Materials will be provided. The cost is $17. Registration: (708) 390-2401 or www.mokenapark.com.
Adrenaline Rush: The New Lenox Park District will host an obstacle course for ages 10 to 49 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and for ages 50 and older from 2:15 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Firefighters Park. The cost is $20. Information: (815) 485-3584.