The park district will hold the Illinois State Open 2012 Miniature Golf Tournament Saturday, July 21 at the Ball Fore Miniature Golf Course, 6701 W. 107th St. Cash prizes up to $150 for first place will be awarded. For information call 423-3959 or visit chicagoridgeparks.com.
The Youth Commission’s game room is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at the Maher Center. Room features Xbox, Xbox 360, PS2, pool, table tennis, air hockey and arcade games. For more information call 229-3377.
The Youth Commission offers help to Evergreen Park residents who need yard work, basements or garages cleaned, or windows washed (first floor only). Certified babysitters are also available. For more information call 229-3377.
Swim registration is underway, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Recreation Department office, 3450 W. 97th St.
Registration is also being accepted for basketball, dance camp, day camps, preschool camp, mini-camp, drama camp, drawing camps, Get Fit camp, guitar, lacrosse, Mom and Child classes, soccer camp, soccer league, Tae Kwon Do, tumbling, White Sox baseball camp, adult boot camp, adult step and strength training, yoga and zumba.
A boot camp fitness class, which uses military-style training for all fitness levels and features jumping, squatting, running, pressing and lifting, is from 8 to 9 a.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Cost is $50 for 10 classes.
The park district will take a trip to the Baha’i temple in Wilmette on Wednesday, July 25. The temple was completed in 1953 and designed by French Canadian architect Louis Bourgeois, and is one of only seven Baha’i temples in the world. Trip will travel to the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, with lunch at Buca Di Beppo in Wheeling. Bus will leave at 9 a.m. from the Community Pavilion, 9401 Oak Park Ave., and return at 6 p.m. Fee is $75 for residents and $85 for non-residents. Registration deadline is Monday, July 16. Call 857-2200 for more information or to register.
Registration is underway at all park district offices for co-ed outdoor fall soccer leagues. Programs are Little Kickers (4 to 5 years), Outdoor Youth (6 to 9 years) and the Outdoor Youth Traveling (10 to 13 years). Requests to be with another player will be taken on a separate request form when registering through July 11, but are not guaranteed. Registration deadline is July 11. There will be a $10 late charge applied after the deadline. For more information call Shannon Nolan at 857-2420.
Cruz n’ the Hills car shows will be at 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 8 and Sept. 12 at Town Square Park. There will be raffle drawings and a monthly “Best in Show” trophy. Register at the Palos Hills Community Center, 8455 W. 103rd St., or call 430-4500.
The Worth History Round Table with the Worth Museum will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 at Worth Restaurant, 6948 W. 111th St. Discussion will be on the history of Worth. Bring your ideas, memories and photos to share. The Worth Restaurant will offer small snack and food items for a small fee.
“Building the Canal to Save Chicago” will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26. Chicago was the fastest growing city in the late 1800s, but its location had one big disadvantage - poor drainage. Cholera and typhoid were rampant and Chicago had one of the highest mortality rates. The Chicago River was a public nuisance, polluted and smelly. The building of a canal solved these problems and allowed the city to continue to grow, the mortality rate plummeted and the river became enjoyable. The building of the canal required the creation of a new government and the development of pioneering construction technology that helped in the building of the Panama Canal. The reversal of the flow in the Chicago River remains a wonder of the world and it remains critical to a sustainable future for the Chicago metropolis.
Come and hear Author and former Director of the MWRD Richard Lanyon discuss his latest publication “Building the Canal to Save Chicago. For more information visit worthparkdistrict.org or call 448-7080, Ext. 107.
A discussion on the Ancient Mayas and the Prophecy of 2012, from an anthropological and archaeological perspective and how the idea is integrated into the Mayans’ religious beliefs and view of their universe, will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 24. Antonio Curet, adjunct curator for the Field Museum’s department of anthropology, will providing background on the Maya cultures, history, religion, writing and calendar systems, and conclude with a discussion on what Dec. 21, 2012 meant for them and what it means for people today.
The Worth Historical Museum will present an exhibit by the Daughters of the American Revolution Swallow Cliff Chapter through Sept. 15. For information on how to research family history or join the chapter call 488-7080, Ext. 107. The Museum is at the Terrace Centre, 11500 Beloit Ave.
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 $76 monthly for an Easy Fit Ticket and a registration fee of $35. For more information call 448-7080 or visit worthparkdistrict.org.
The Terrace Centre, 11500 Beloit Ave., has an indoor playground featuring slides, a climbing wall, tree house and more for children who can walk through 4 years old. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Fee is $1 for residents, $2 for non-residents. 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.