What’s Going On for May 16, 2013
May 15, 2013 3:00PM
Updated: June 18, 2013 7:14AM
Here’s a look at what’s going on in the Southland.
News includes Homewood, Palos Hills, Palos Park, University Park and Tinley Park.
The South Suburban Archaeological Society will present the illustrated lecture “The Oak Forest Poor Farm (1910-1953)” by Rochelle Lurie.
Using archaeological methods and an example from Cook County, Lurie will trace the history of caring for the poor, elderly, disabled and mentally ill in the United States.
The free presentation will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Marie Irwin Center, 18120 Highland Ave., Homewood.
Information: Will Kelley at (773) 268-6705 or Carole Yoshida at (708) 403-1597.
Summer 2012, fall 2012 and spring 2013 graduates of Moraine Valley Community College will be honored at 7 p.m. Friday in the college’s Cyclone Center (Building G), 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills.
Approximately 400 of the college’s 2,353 eligible graduates are expected to participate in the 44th annual commencement ceremony.
Jean Kane, an MVCC student from Palos Hills, will address the graduating class.
Professor of the year Jeannine Christensen, associate professor of chemistry, will preside over the ceremony as grand marshal.
Also addressing this year’s graduates will be college President Sylvia Jenkins and board Chairman Sandra Wagner.
Foundation plant sale
Palos West School, 12700 S. 104th Ave., Palos Park, will host Palos School District 118’s Educational Foundation annual plant sale 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Flowering annuals, vegetables, herbs and hanging baskets will be sold. Information and order forms are at palos118.org/foundation.
The Center’s Wayside Chapel garden, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will be the site for a Tuesday luncheon program.
MaryAnn Grzych and her poetry students will read from their poems written during workshops at the Center. Also, Denise Dulzo’s quilting students will display their creations.
Tea will be served in the garden. The luncheon will begin at noon and costs $16. Reservations are required at (708) 361-3650.
An Octave Above concert
The Friends of the Tinley Park Public Library will host a concert with An Octave Above at 2 p.m. Sunday at the library, 7851 Timber Drive.
The a cappella ensemble of eight are all music educators. Information: (708) 532-0160, Ext. 3 or tplibrary.org.
Kites & Kids
Governors State University’s Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park will host Kids & Kites 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Kite kits will be available for $8 each.
The free event will take place lakeside, just north of the main university buildings at 1 University Parkway, University Park. Information: govst.edu/sculpture.