Around Town (Central) for Dec. 16, 2012
December 13, 2012 2:32PM
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Sunday | 16
‘A Christmas Carol’: The Orland Park Theatre Troupe will perform “A Christmas Carol” at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 S. Ravinia Ave. The cost is $13 for adults; $11 for seniors and students, and $9 for children age 10 and younger. Information: (708) 403-7275.
Children’s Theater: The Arts Alive Children’s Theater will present “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at 2 p.m. and “The Pirates of Penzance” at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Tinley Park Performing Arts Center, 16801 S. 80th Ave. Tickets are $8 for “Snow White” and $12 for “Penzance” and are available at the Bettenhausen Recreation Center, 8125 W. 171st St., Tinley Park, or at the door, if available.
Blood Drives: Heartland Blood Centers will conduct four donation drives Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to noon at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 295 W. Sauk Trail, Frankfort; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Our Mother of Good Counsel, 16043 S. Bell Road, Homer Glen; 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 529 Madison St., Lockport; and 8 a.m. to noon at St. Damian Church, 5220 W. 155th St., Oak Forest. Information: www.heartlandbc.org.
Holiday Concert: The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra and the Lincoln-Way Area Chorale will perform a holiday concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Performing Arts Center at Lincoln-Way North High School, 19900 S. Harlem Ave., Frankfort. The concert will feature classic holiday songs, festive favorites and sing-alongs. Tickets are $35 to $55. Information: (708) 481-7774 or www.ipomusic.org.
Monday | 17
Garden Club: The Orland Park Garden Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the Robert Davidson Center, 14700 Park Lane, Orland Park. Information: (708) 349-7435 or www.borntoweed.com.
Open House: The White Oak Library District will host its Holiday Open House from noon to 8 p.m. Monday at the Gaylord Building, 200 W. 8th St., Lockport. The event will feature a beeswax candle craft from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. All materials will be provided. Information: (815) 838-0755 or www.whiteoaklibrary.org.
Story Time: Midlothian Public Library, 14701 S. Kenton Ave., will offer its “Let It Snow Storytime” for children of all ages from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Monday. The event will feature stories, songs and a craft. Information: (708) 535-2027.
Christmas Concert: Providence Catholic High School, 1800 W. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox, will host a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Monday. Admission is free, but donations of gift cards to benefit the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation will be accepted at the door. A reception will follow the concert. Information: (815) 717-3152.
TAB Meeting: Frankfort Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the meeting room at the library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road. Participants can pick up TAB applications at the youth services desk. Information: (815) 469-2423.
Food Fundraiser: The Oak Forest Park District’s Fun Time Preschool Program will hold its Eat and Earn Fundraiser on Monday at Beggars Pizza, 15600 S. Cicero Ave., Oak Forest. Information: (708) 867-7270 or www.oakforestparks.org.
Tuesday | 18
Tuesday Bingo: Southwest Community Services, 6775 Prosperi Drive, Tinley Park, hosts weekly bingo at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. The doors open at 5, and early-bird games begin at 6:30. Concessions will be sold. Information: www.swcsinc.org or (708) 429-1260, Ext. 4.
Story Times: Midlothian Public Library, 14701 S. Kenton Ave., will host a story time and craft event for all ages at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Registration is not required. Information: (708) 535-2027.
Blood Drive: Heartland Blood Centers will conduct a drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 508 N. Cedar Road, New Lenox. Donors must be age 17 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. Walk-ins are welcome, and photo identification is required. Information: www.heartlandbc.org or (800) 786-4483.
Bingo Brunch: The Mokena Park District, 10925 W. LaPorte Road, will host its “Bingo, Bells and Brunch” program for participants age 55 and older from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday. The cost is $7 for residents and includes lunch, bingo and prizes. Nonresidents will pay an additional fee. Registration: (708) 390-2401 or www.mokenapark.com.
Theatre Trip: The Mokena Park District will host a trip to see “Singin’ in the Rain” on Jan. 10 at Drury Lane in Oak Brook. The bus will depart at 12:15 p.m. from Main Park, 10925 W. LaPorte Road, and will return about 5 p.m. The cost is $42 for residents and includes transportation and a ticket. Nonresidents will pay an additional fee. Registration is required by Tuesday. Information: (708) 390-2401 or www.mokenapark.com.
Giada Nights: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host “Weeknights with Giada” for students in seventh through 12th grades from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Students will learn how to cook quick meals using Giada De Laurentiis’ recipes. The event is free. Information: (708) 532-0500 or at www.thebridgeteencenter.org.
Bass Guitar: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will offer free beginning bass guitar lessons for seventh- through 12th-graders from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Information: (708) 532-0500 or at www.thebridgeteencenter.org.
Magic Class: The Frankfort Square Park District, 7540 W. Braemar Lane, will host a magic program for ages 5 to 12 from 4 to 4:55 p.m. Tuesday. Children will be grouped by age to learn magic tricks. The cost is $22 for residents and $27 for nonresidents. Information: (815) 469-3524.
Wednesday | 19
Business Breakfast: The Associated Business Network hosts its networking breakfast from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Papa John’s Restaurant, 14459 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park. Information: www.businessnetworkingprofits.com.
Christmas Play: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host a Christmas play workshop for seventh- through 12th-graders from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Participants will learn about stage presence, and how to remember lines and get into character. The play will be “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Information: (708) 532-0500 or www.thebridgeteencenter.org.
Candy Science: The Frankfort Park District will host “The Science of Candy Making” for children ages 5 to 9 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak St., Frankfort. The cost is $25 for residents and $30 for nonresidents. Information: (815) 469-9400.
Thursday | 20
Artists Club: The Artists Club of Faith for adults meets from 1 to 3 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Driving Class: Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave., will host a “Rules of the Road” review course from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday. Information: (708) 428-5205.
Holiday Bash: Midlothian Public Library, 14701 S. Kenton Ave., will host its “Teen Holiday Performance and Holiday Bash” for ages 13 to 18 at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Registration is required. Information: (708) 535-2027.
Gingerbread Showdown: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host a gingerbread house competition for students in seventh through 12th grades from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Students will construct gingerbread houses in teams for judging. The event is free. (708) 532-0500 or at www.thebridgeteencenter.org.
Women’s Club: The Frankfort Women’s Club will host its annual Christmas Potluck Dinner and White Elephant Gift Exchange at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Founder’s Center, 140 Oak St., Frankfort. The event is open to area women interested in community service.
Friday | 21
Blood Drive: Heartland Blood Centers will conduct a drive from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday at Rock Bottom Brewery, 16156 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park. Donors must be age 17 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. Walk-ins are welcome, and photo identification is required. Information: www.heartlandbc.org or (800) 786-4483.
Holiday Night: The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host its “Friday Night Live” program for seventh through 12th-graders from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday. The event will feature acoustic music by Christal Luster. Information: (708) 532-0500.
Saturday | 22
Arabic Stories: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, will host its “Share-a-Language Arabic Storytime” for ages 3 to third grade from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Registration is not required. Information: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 2.
Christmas Carols: Mokena Public Library, 11327 W. 195th St., will host the Canterbury Carollers from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday. The Victorian-style ensemble will perform traditional carols written before 1870. Registration: (708) 479-9663 or at www.mokena.lib.il.us.