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 Oak Lawn Public Library:

Teen Read Week – Get Away @ Your Library

What:  Get Away @ Your Library during Teen Read Week - Sunday, Oct. 18 through Saturday, Oct. 24. Pick up a book and read for the fun of it! Take a “shelfie” and post it on social media with the hashtags #OLPL and #shelfie. Make a travel-themed book craft on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 5pm with step-by-step instructions or make one on your own all week in our maker area in the Teen Room.

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

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Film & Discussion on Domestic Violence

What:  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Ibtessam Asfour, a domestic violence advocate for Arab American Family Services, will show a foreign film on this serious topic. Discussion to follow.

When:  Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 6:30pm

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

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New Genealogy Club

What:  If you’re interested in pursuing family history, check out the New Genealogy Club. Mary Pat McDonnell, local genealogist, will reveal how she uses Microsoft Word to produce beautiful family history books.  

When:  Thursday, Oct. 22 from 1:30-3pm

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

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Incredible Bats (All ages)

What:  Daniel and Sharon Peterson will teach us all about bats and how beneficial these misunderstood creatures are to the world around us. Live Egyptian fruit bats at this program. Registration not required.

When:  Sunday, Oct. 25 from 2-3pm

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

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Splat the Cat (Ages 5-7)

What:  Splat the Cat and his trusty mouse friend, Seymour, are ready for some storytime fun. Join in for some splatter-ific stories and crafts.

When:  Monday, Oct. 26 from 3:45-4:30pm

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

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Cemeteries Around Chicagoland

What:  Local History Coordinator Kevin Korst explores historic cemeteries and presents an encore program that reveals the meanings behind grave symbols, what famous people are buried nearby, and stories and legends of what lies beneath.

When:  Monday, Oct. 26 at 7pm

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

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How to Adult – Life After High School

What:  High school won’t last forever. A panel of experts will give you the inside scoop on life after high school by discussing budgeting, fine-tuning your resume and living on your own.

When:  Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 7-8:30pm

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

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Halloween Spooky Treats

What:  Pastry chef Rose Deneen will demonstrate fun, easy Halloween treats for kid and teen parties, including an edible graveyard. Samples and recipe handouts will be provided. Advance registration is underway. Limit: 40.   

When:  Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 6:30pm

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

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Book Discussion Groups at the Oak Lawn Public Library

What:  Book discussions are back at the Oak Lawn Public Library. Take your pick of a wide variety of new book discussions based on reading interests, time constraints and locations. We welcome anyone who wants to talk about books. Copies of each title will be available four weeks before each discussion at the Adult Services Desk on the second floor. Here’s the line-up of titles for November:

• Day Reads/Night Reads – "Wild:  From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" by Cheryl Strayed on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 2 & 7pm. 

• Irish Fiction - “My Dream of You" by Nuala O'Faolain on Wednesday, Nov 18 at 1:30pm

• 20|30ish Book Club - “Office Girl" by Joe Meno on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 pm at Homestead Barr, 9306 S. Central Ave. 

• Mysteries in the Morning - “Murder on the Iditarod Trail" by Sue Henry on Friday, Nov. 20 at 9:30am. 

• Refreshing Reads (formerly known as Book & Brew) - “In the Unlikely Event” by Judy Blume on Tuesday, Nov 24 at 7:30pm at Avenue Flower Shop & Wine Bar, 10632 S. Cicero Ave. 

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, 9427 S. Raymond Avenue, 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.   

When:  Wednesday, Dec. 9.  Departs: 10am. Returns: 3:30pm. Cost: $65 for members and $70 for others. In-person registration at the Library: Saturday, Oct. 31 from 9:30-10:30am.

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Free Coats to those in need

Gently used coats, hats, boots, etc.

Available October 24th 2015

From 9am-4pm

9101 S. Meade

Harnew School 

While supplies last.

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 From Worth Township:

Dear Friends of Worth Township,

Just a quick note to let you know about some upcoming programs and activities from the Youth Commission Department.

We have started our annual coat & outer wear drive and are currently accepting new and gently used coats and outer wear such as coats, jackets, scarves, mittens, gloves, hats and boots. We are also accepting new toys and clothes for our Christmas Care Program for families who are experiencing financial difficulties through the holidays, If you would like to donate, please bring clean outer wear articles and items to Worth Township. Items can be dropped off to the receptionist in the South end of the building Monday thru Thursday from 8:00 am – 9:00 pm and Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

If you or anyone you know is in need of a coat this winter, we invite everyone to come to our offices. This program runs until all the coats find a new home or January 29th, whichever comes first. Coats are donated daily so we do ask that you check back often until you find what you’re looking for.

If you or anyone you know are having financial difficulties and live in Worth Township, we can help bring holiday joy to families with young children through our Christmas Care Program. Families in need of assistance may come to Worth Township and fill out an application form for toys for their children (ages infant to 14 years of age) beginning November 16th until December 11th from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Recipients must complete the application and bring in your driver’s license/State ID., a birth certificate for each child receiving toys, and a copy of your current utility bill. All documents will be verified and documents will be returned.

Dates have been set for our Santa’s Room. Children accompanied by an adult can stop in and visit Santa December 7th thru December 11th  & December 14th thru December 18th at the Worth Township Town Hall located at 11601 South Pulaski in Alsip. We ask that you enter thru the West Side Door on Pulaski Road. A small gift will be given to each child who visits Santa. Hours are Monday thru Friday from 3:30pm- 5:30pm & 6:30pm – 8:30pm. There is no charge to visit Santa but would appreciate any donations of new toys/canned goods for our Christmas Care Program/Food Pantry. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Crochet Class has been added for children 6 – 18 years old. Whether the children already know how to crochet or want to learn the basics, tools and techniques. Our knowledgeable instructor will guide the students to making fashionable projects while having fun and meeting new people.

Classes are held on Wednesdays from October 28th – December 16th (no classes November 11th (Veteran’s Day & November 25th (Thanksgiving Week) from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Fee is $30.00 for Township Residents and $40.00 for Non-Township Residents. We also have a $8.00 drop in fee per class. Classes are held upstairs in the Youth Commission Department located at township hall. Everything you need for this class will be provided.

Reminder about a few more dates for our Open Gym.   (September 28th thru Nov. 9th)

Our gym is your playground. We have scooters, bikes, balls and a safe environment for kids to let off some steam. Children will meet new friends and have a ball. Must wear gym shoes. Parents with children under 3 years old must be accompanied by an adult during open gym. Adults do not pay admission.

Parent permission form must be on file in order to participant.

Mondays:

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm for ages 1 – 5. (under 3 years of age must be accompanied by an adult)

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm for ages 6 – 10.

Wednesdays:

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm for ages 11 – 15.

$3.00 drop in fee for Township Residents / $5.00 drop in fee for Non-Township Residents.

Reminder about a few more dates for our Game Nights. (ages 6 – 12)

Designed for school aged children. We offer a drop in area to play pool, ping pong, and board games or hang out with your friends and watch movies. Game nights will allow children to meet new friends who may not go to the same school in a supervised setting. Parent permission form must be on file in order to participant.

Mondays - September 28th – November 9th from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

$3.00 drop in fee for Township Residents / $5.00 drop in fee for Non-Township Residents.

American Red Cross Babysitting Class

American Red Cross Babysitting Class is a 12 hour course for participants 11 years of age & up. Participants will learn how to provide care for infants and children; including First Aid/CPR certification. Participants will learn how to stay safe and handle emergency situations, how to choose age-appropriate activities and recognize and handle a variety of behaviors and how to start and manage their babysitting business. Class is for three weeks on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4pm - 6pm. Our next scheduled class will begin on November 3rd and run until November 19th. Class is limited to 10 participants.

$75.00 fee for Township Residents / $85.00 Non-Township Residents

If you have any questions or need further information or have any suggestions on future programs or activities through Worth Township Youth Commission please contact me at the information provided below. We would love to hear from you.

All current programs are listed on our website at www.worthtownship.com. We will have additional activities and programs beginning in the middle of January.

Have a great day.

Sue Sortino

Youth Commission Director

Worth Township

11601 South Pulaski

Alsip, IL 60803

708-371-2900 X45

708-371-2144 Fax

www.worthtownship.com

World Invite Hockey Tournament at the Ice Arena
Friday, November 6 & Saturday, November 7
High school age, AAA level games, from 7:30 am - 10 pm. Admission is free.
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Upcoming Theatre Productions:
 "Smokey Joe's Café ",  Believe in Your Elf, and Addams Family.
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Turkey Shoot 4 Player Scramble
Open to all golfers looking to have fun! 
Please join us for our annual Turkey Shoot. The entry fee covers green fee, cart fee, lunch, and prizes. Sign up as a team or we'll pair you with other contestants.  
Location:  Stony Creek Golf Course
Day/Date: Saturday, November 14
Time:  9:00am Shotgun
Fee: $35.00 per player covers green fees, cart fees, lunch, and prizes.
ENTRY DEADLINE: Entry Forms and Fee must be received at Stony Creek by Wednesday, November 11th, at 5:00pm. 
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21st Annual Turkey Shoot (Age: 4 & up)
Parents and kids will win a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner at our Annual Turkey Shoot. Teams will be made up of one parent 
and one child and will be grouped by the child's age. Parents may compete with more than one child. Each teammember will get 10 free throws. The teams that make the most shots will win in each division. Raffle prizes for all children. All ages are welcome. Register in advance. The younger children will use mini-basketballs and nets.
Location: Community Pavilion
Code            Days          Date         Time                    Res/NR
216101-00     Su            11/15       11:00A-1:00P    FREE/$5
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Family Fun Event
Sunday, November 29
1:00-3:30 pm
$2.00 admission and Free Skate Rental while supplies last.
This annual event includes family Open Skate, music provided by our DJ, performances by competitive skaters, assistance for new skaters in our Beginner Area, and discounts on upcoming programs. Come early as this has become a very popular family event!
 
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A Christmas Story Show/Lunch (Age: All)
Who will ever forget Hammond Indiana native Jean Shepherd's charming film about Ralphie's quest for the Red Ryder BB gun that long ago Christmas? This is sure to be a true audience crowd pleaser. The department store slide with Santa, the leg lamp, the turkey stealing dogs, the easily thwarted bullies, and the poor kid whose tongue gets frozen to a flagpole, all of these scenes will come alive! A Christmas Story is a Christmas Must!! Lunch menu will be Chicken Rice Soup, Duchess Potatoes, Peas and Carrots, entrée choice, Roast Sirloin of Beef, or Roast Turkey Breast, Carrot Cake and beverage. 
Location: Oak View Center
Code                 Day         Dates                     Time          Res/NR
222020-2            Tu        12/01             11:30A-5:00P      $73/$83
 
Lambs Farm Craft Show (Age: 16 & up)
We enjoyed this one last year, so let's go again! Located at Arlington Park Racetrack we will enjoy 500 booths of gifts and crafts. Lunch is on your own or hit the newest restaurant Mr. D's. Welcome to bring a bag lunch, or snacks, water. Wear comfortable shoes.  The do have an eating area. 
Location: Community Pavilion
Code                 Day         Dates                     Time          Res/NR
222021-3             F          12/04             10:30A-4:30P     $35/$45


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From our friends at Park Lawn:

Upcoming Events
To purchase tickets for a 2015 event or for additional information, contact Special Events Manager Laurie Leiser by email at lleiser@parklawn.com, phone 708-425-6867, fax 708-229-9325 or write to Park Lawn, 10833 S. LaPorte, Oak Lawn IL 60453. Cash, checks, money order and all major credit cards accepted.
All proceeds raised from these activities benefit individuals with disabilities at Park Lawn.
  • Come taste some great spirits and win some great prizes! Park Lawn will be holding a raffle at Kenwood Liquors Grand Tasting Event.
  • Fannie May of Oak Lawn is holding a FUNraiser Event for Park Lawn!
  • #GivingTuesday- December 1 
    Triple Your Impact!
    When a donor makes an online donation to Park Lawn on Tuesday, December 1 and increases their 2014 donation, the incremental increase will be matched by the Coleman Foundation up to $20,000! In addition, an anonymous donor will also match the first $5,000.00 for a total match of $25,000.00!!!!
  • Grand Prize: $5,000
    Second Prize: $1,500
    Third Prize: $500
    Only 555 Tickets Sold!
    Drawing December 10, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. There will be no reception. Winner need not be present to win. Special Bonus: for an additional $20.00, ticket purchasers are eligible for the 50/50 split the pot!
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