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Oak Lawn Public Library: 

Make & Take Crafts 

What:  It's time to get crafty with a special holiday three-pack "Make & Take Crafts." We'll be creating fun sparkling bracelets, pine cone ornaments and paper medallions. Make one or all three crafts; all materials will be provided. Sign up is not required.L earn to make a new craft that you can take home. All levels of creativity welcome; all materials provided/

When:  Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 7pm.  

Where: Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Avenue, 708-422-4990, www.olpl.org.   

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Holiday Open House at the Oak Lawn Public Library

What:  Make your list, check it twice for a Holiday Open House.

• “Here Comes Santa Claus” - Meet Santa Claus from 1:30-3:30pm! Parents, remember to bring your cameras for pictures. Free tickets are required for this program and will be available in the Youth Services Department, starting at 1pm. The tickets will be numbered, and children will be called to see Santa in numeric order. Fun seasonal crafts will be available before or after your visit with Santa.

• Jazzin’ Up the Holidays - Enjoy seasonal songs of warmth and cheer from 2-3pm with jazz vocalist Petra van Nuis, guitarist Andy Brown, bassist Jake Vinsel and drummer Bob Rummage return to make your days merry and bright.

• “The Best Way to Spread Cheer Is Singing Loud for All to Hear” - It’s the most wonderful time of year, so we’re caroling on the Village Green at 4:15pm! The festive, bright lights on the gazebo are the perfect backdrop to sing along to some of your favorite carols.

When:  Sunday, Dec. 6 from 1-4pm

Where: Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Avenue, 708-422-4990, www.olpl.org.  

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Operation Gratitude: Cards & Letters for the Soldiers

What:  Writing a letter is a meaningful way to show support for the men and women in the military. It only takes a few minutes of your day, but the note will bring lasting joy to a troop member.  The Library’s goal is to include several letters and colorful drawings (do not sign your last name or give your address) in every care package and tell our troops - “We care.” Place your cards, letters and drawings in the patriotic basket located in the second floor Computer Center.  

Where: Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Avenue, 708-422-4990, www.olpl.org.   

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Fabulous Holiday Trip:  “A Christmas Carol” at Goodman Theatre

What:  The Friends of the Oak Lawn Public Library, are hosting a trip to see “A Christmas Carol” at Goodman Theatre. There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than by experiencing the magic of Goodman Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol.” This timeless tale of hope and redemption is filled with the exciting arrival of ghosts, familiar musical numbers, plenty of “Bah Humbugs” and Scrooge’s joyful discovery of love. Max: 55. Please be advised that trips sponsored by the Friends are not wheelchair accessible. Cost: $65 for members and $70 for others.

When:  Wednesday, Dec. 9.  Departs: 10am. Returns: 3:30pm. Registration is underway

Where: Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Avenue (708) 422-4990, www.olpl.org.  

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Cook County Commissioner Joan Patricia Murphy is hosting an Energy & Information Fair

Energy Assistance is Available – Need Help Paying Heating Bills 

Tuesday, December 15th – 9:30 a.m. to 3p.m. at the ELKS CLUB in Crestwood.  Located at 

4428 Midlothian Turnpike.  Applications for LIHEAP (low income home energy assistance program) will be processed at the Energy Fair.

Federal funds are available to families that qualify. One time payments are made directly to Nicor and ComEd to provide financial support to households. The winter season is just around the corner and along with the cold comes higher energy bills.  The application is fast and easy. 

When applying you MUST  bring: proof of gross income for the last 30 days. Original Social Security cards for all household members. Current Nicor and ComEd utility bills.

INCOME GUIDE LINES – Gross Income for 30 days prior to application Date

Family Size        for LIHEAP             Share the Warmth

1.                          1,471                       1,962

2.                          1,991                       2,655

3.                          2,511                       3,348

4.                          3,031                       4,042

5.                          3,551                       4,735

6.                          4,071                       5,248

 

Meet local representatives from The Link & Option Center, Nicor, and ComEd to discuss other payment options to avoid disconnection. Useful   information will be provided from area Social Service Organizations. Come find out what programs are available to help meet the needs of your family.

Don’t miss Commissioner Murphy’s Energy Fair on Tuesday, December 15th from 9:30a.m. to 3p.m. The event will be held at the ELKS CLUB located at 

4428 Midlothian Turnpike in Crestwood. 

 LIHEAP Questions and more available dates: 

Call - The Link and Option Center at 708.331.4880

Event information call Commissioner Murphy’s Office at 708-389.2125.

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Community Christmas 

What:

Wesleyan Community Church invites you to “Community Christmas”, a FREE event which will take place on Sunday, December 13th at 5 pm. This event is for people of all ages!

Our Community Christmas Event will provide a place that you can mark some things off of your Christmas “bucket list”! 

  •       Sing Christmas carols led by our choir
  •       Enjoy a special reading of the classic story, "T'was the Night Before Christmas", read by Santa himself
  •       Visit and take pictures with Santa
  •       Take a family picture with a backdrop of beautiful decorations
  •       Decorate (and eat) Christmas cookies
  •       Drink hot chocolate 
  •       Make and take home handmade ornaments

   Just bring your smile and Christmas cheer! For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1037495399615385/, call our church office: 708-599-3660, or email kwickstrom@wesleyanchurch.com 

Where:

Wesleyan Community Church

8844 South Austin Ave

Oak Lawn, IL 60453 

Ph. 708-599-3660

http://wesleyanchurch.com

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CHRISTMAS CRAFT WORKSHOP FOR KIDS & PARENTS 

     The annual Christmas Craft Workshop at Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ will be from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 6 for children with their parents or grandparents.  It begins at 2:00 p.m. with Christmas carols and the lighting of the Christmas tree. Then children can make a variety of Christmas crafts, including their very own edible gingerbread house.  The donation per craft ranges from free to $1 each.  A “Christmas Treasure” sale, with gently used treasures ready for bargain hunters, will also be open.  For more information call 708-422-4200. The church is at 9411 S. 51st Ave. in Oak Lawn and is handicapped accessible.

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OL Service Members

Fair Housing

2015 Fall on the Green Sponsors

Diamond:

Green Oak Shopping Center/ Marketplace of Oak Lawn

Standard Bank & Trust

Oak Lawn Bank & Trust

 

Gold:

Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.

Progressive Energy Group

Republic Services

Total Parking Solutions

Hawk Ford

Warren Oil

Stony Creek Promenade Shopping Center

CDM Smith

Mancari

Lakeshore Beverage/ Budweiser

 

Silver: 

Advocate Christ Medical Center

Airy’s, Inc.

McGladrey

Kenny Construction Company

Cooper’s Hawk

 

Bronze:

Peterson Johnson & Murray Chicago, LLC

Jack’s Towing

Little Company of Mary Hospital

Midway Inn & Suites, Inc.

Menard Consulting

Hancock Engineering

Chapman and Cutler

Wight & Company

Freshline Foods

Oak Lawn Hospitality Miami Motel

PFM

 

Patron:

Marciano Underground

M.E. Simpson Co., Inc.

K-Five Construction

Crowley-Sheppard Asphalt. Inc.

HD Supply Waterworks

HD Supply Waterworks

Gallagher Asphalt

EJ Usa. Inc.

Warehouse Direct

Marathon Sportswear. Inc.

International Car Care

Third Millennium Associates, Inc.

Oak Lawn Restaurant

Airport Glass & Mirror

Oak Lawn Municipal Employees Credit Union

Oak Lawn Toyota

Beggar’s Pizza

Brett Equipment Corporation

Martin & Martin

Fuller’s Car Wash

Fox’s Pizza Oak Lawn

Katie’s Hallmark

Carpet Interiors

Clancy’s  Pizza Pub

Nonna’s Pizza

Oak Lawn Park District