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, PlayStation 2, 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.
Registration for the 2012-13 preschool year is underway. Classes meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 to 2:45 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday (3-year-olds) from 9 to 11:30 a.m.; and Monday through Friday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 to 2:45 p.m. for children entering kindergarten 2013. Call for availability.
Step & Strength Training is from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, 7 to 8 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. at the Community Center, 3450 W. 97th St.
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 Palos Hills Community Resource & Recreation Department will travel to Valparaiso, Ind., Tuesday, Aug. 21 for a fresh farmers market, outdoor music, shopping, and to tour the historic downtown district. Many restaurants will be available for lunch on your own. Cost is $20 per person. Bus will leave at 9:30 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m.
A trip to Shipshewana, Indiana’s Amish Country and home of the Midwest’s largest flea market, will be Tuesday, Sept. 18. Cost is $33 per person. Bus leaves at 7 a.m. and will return at 7 p.m.
Registration and payment is due before each trip at the Community Activity Center, 8455 W. 103rd St. For more information call 430-4500
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.
“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.