The Hickory Hills Park District has openings in its preschool classes. Five-day class is $1,540, three-day class (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) is $860, and two-day class (Tuesday and Thursday) is $695.Classes start in September and run through May 2014. Class times are 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. and 12:15 to 3:15 p.m. The office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for registration. Parents must provide child’s birth certificate and immunization records. For more information call 598-1233 or visit hhparkdistrct.org.
A trip to Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford will be Thursday, May 16. Cost is $30 per person, advanced registration is required. For more information call 430-4500 or visit paloshillsweb.org.
The park district offers duplicate bridge every Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th St. Cost is $7 per person and includes a light lunch. All ages are welcome. For more information call 857-2200.
Registration is underway for before- and after-school FLASH (Fun & Learning After School Hours). The park district has partnered with Ridgeland School District 122 and Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 and is in all of those districts’ elementary schools — Columbus Manor, Harnew, Kolb and Lieb in District 122, and Covington, Hannum, Hometown, Kolmar and Sward in District 123. For more information call the FLASH director or the FLASH assistant director at 857-2420.
The park district will hold an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, May 16, at the Terrace Centre, 11500 Beloit Ave. Meet staff, join in on activities and explore the facility. Registration will be accepted for all programs including an early bird registration for Day Camp and Tot Lot Preschool.
The Hazel Green Cemetery Association will provide a look at the familiar names of Worth families who have made Hazel Green Cemetery their final resting place. Learn about the cemetery’s past, the Worth families that rest there and the history of Worth. Registration deadline is Monday, May 20. The walk takes place at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 2 at the cemetery, 115th Street and Laramie Avenue in Alsip. Fee is $5.
Mini Campsall day child care for children 3 to 13 years is available the week before Summer Camp begins. Children will participate in arts and crafts, games and more. Snack provided. Registration deadline is May 27. Cost is $20 per child per day for Worth residents. For more information call 448-7080.
The park district is holding a smile search contest with two ways to participate. All summer long the park district will hide its “Worth Your Smile” logo throughout its website, worthparkdistrict.org. To participate follow “Worth Park District” on Facebook for contest details. Through Facebook participants will get instructions and clues on how to find the logo and report back to the park district. Several online Smile Searches will be held through the summer.
Participants can also accept the challenge by attending free family special events held during the summer including the Family Fun Movie and Play in the Park Series. Smiles Search Collector Cards along with additional contest details will be handed out at the Summer Kick-off Party to be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 8 at Terrace Centre Park.
Little Club offers benefits such as free indoor playground usage. Fee is $10 resident, $15 non-resident. For more information call the park district.
Jazzercise for persons age 16 years and older will be from 9:20 to 10:20 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Saturday; and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at the Terrace Centre, 11500 Beloit Ave. Fee is $37 monthly for an Easy Fit Ticket and a registration fee of $25. For more information call 448-7080 or visit worthparkdistrict.org.
The Worth Park District Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of the month at the Worth Historical Museum, in the Terrace Centre at 11500 Beloit Ave. Meetings are open to the public. Membership is free but is not required to attend.
Volunteers are welcome to come to the museum from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays to assist with projects. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Curator hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For group visits call 448-7080, Ext. 107.