The Evergreen Park Office of Citizens’ Services will take a seven-day trip to “Christmas at the Biltmore House and Dollywood” in Tennessee from Nov. 10 to 16. Cost includes transportation, hotel, some meals, and admission to Dollywood and Biltmore Estate. For more information call 422-8776.
The Evergreen Youth Department has teens and young adults available to help with yard work, cleaning garages and basements, and hauling items to the dumpster. For more information call 229-3377.
The annual Hickory Hills Park District Pumpkin Fest will be Oct. 5 at Kasey Meadow Park, 8047 W. 91st Place. Pre-register your child for 240 minutes of Halloween fun includes pony rides, inflatable monster truck bounce, giant 80’ slide, wind jammer swing ride, gold fish toss, pumpkin patch, face painting, and more. The fest begins at noon and lasts until 4:00 p.m. Advance registration is $3 for children 1–2 years; $7 for children 3-12. Pre-registration ends at 5 p.m. Oct. 4. Tickets can be purchased at the Cynthia Neal Center, 8047 W. 91st Place. Registration at the fest is $10.
Open basketball for 5th through 12th grade boys and girls is available on Fridays from Sept. 13 through Dec. 20. The 5th through 8th grader attend from 4 to 6:15 p.m. The 9th through 12th graders attend from 6:30- 9:30 p.m. at Krueger Park Rec. Center, 9100 S. 88th Ave. The fee is $3 to $5 each session.
Duplicate bridge will be held at 11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Oak View Center. Cost is $7 per person and includes a light lunch. For more information, call 857-2200.
The Palos Hills Community Resource & Recreation Department, 8455 W. 103rd St. in Palos Hills, will take a trip to Shipshewana, an Indiana Amish community, flea market and historical downtown shopping area on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Coach transportation is $30 per person, must register and pay before trip.
The Worth Park District is traveling to Chinatown, Chicago on Wednesday, Sept. 18. Please register one week prior to each trip for the cost of only $8 per resident and $12 for Non-residents. Trips leave from the Terrace Centre at 10:30 a.m. and expect to return by 2 p.m. Also on the schedule this fall will be Wildfire in Oakbrook, Pappadeux in Westmont, and Aodake in Romeoville.
The annual Family Fall Fest Weekend takes place on Oct. 4-5 with two additions to this activity filled festival. The fest opens Oct. 4 Friday evening with Cowboy Randy and stories by the campfire. On Oct. 5 is the first Kiddie Run.
There is safety in numbers when walking through our Nightmare at the Terrace.
Volunteer to be a part of the haunted house or just enjoy the bent minds of Worth.
Park District staff as a visitor to this nightmare. Doors open on October 11. If you would like to work behind the scenes please contact us 708-448-7080.
This year saw the passing of Jim Kennelly, an influential resident of Worth in the village, park district and business communities. Jim served on the Worth Park District Board for 30 years. He owned the Worth Currency Exchange and Credit Union that was originally started by his father, Jack, in 1956.
Jim was a baseball umpire for many years and was also involved with the “Worth Day Committee”. At 11 a.m. on September 21st, the park district will dedicate the park located behind the Terrace Centre at 11500 S. Beloit in honor of Mr. Kennelly so that his hard work and effort will always hold a place within the village of
Immediately following the dedication ceremony the park district will also be holding a reopening for the Worth Park District Historical Museum.
Pickle Ball will be at the Terrace Centre, 11500 Beloit Ave., from 6 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday. Pickle Ball is a cross between tennis and ping-pong and involves strategies such as lobbing, drive shots and overhead slams. Cost is $1.
Open gym basketball is offered at the Terrace Centre, 11500 Beloit Ave., Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost is $1.
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.
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.