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Together We Cope hosts fancy dress sale

Dozens of formal gowns from prom dresses toPage-7-3-col-copeAmy James, a Nu2u staff member, sorts through some of the ladies and girls formal dresses available during a special sale at the Together We Cope resale shop through March 29. Submitted photo. bridal wear are offered for sale during a special event through March 29 at Together We Cope’s resale shop, Nu2u.
Many of the gowns are new and others are sample dresses. They were donated to the nonprofit agency by an area bridal shop or individual donors.
The gowns will be available at the shop during regular store hours. Nu2u is located at 17010 South Oak Park Avenue in downtown Tinley Park. The phone number is 708-633-9180. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Dresses available are suitable for weddings, prom or other school dances, formal events, or mothers of the bride/groom. There are a limited number of girls’ party dresses available also. Prices for all gowns are $25 per dress or two for $40.
Together We Cope is a nonprofit agency based in Tinley Park that assists families in crisis from 25 south suburban communities through a food pantry, resale shop and funding for some issues like mortgage, rent and utility bills. Further information is at www.togetherwecope.org.
--Submitted by Together We Cope

Park Clips from 2-20-14

Chicago Ridge
  Chicago Ridge Park District’s Freedom Activity is located at 6252 W. Birmingham St. For more information, or to register for programs, call 636-4900. Registration for some programs must be made in person.
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  Immediately: The Chicago Ridge Park District is looking for a Yoga teacher for the upcoming months. Applicants must be available Monday through Thursday in the evenings. Those interested in this position should contact Dominic Malito at 636-4900, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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  Feb. 22 through April 12: The basketball instructional league will introduce children to the world of basketball in an instructional game setting. Children will play eight weeks of games. Games will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and will last one hour. The league fee is $50. The games will take place at the Freedom Activity Center.
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  Feb. 27 through April 3: Children will learn how to play floor hockey through various games, drills instruction. Participants will learn the basic concepts of floor hockey in an instructional setting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Freedom Activity Center. The fee is $40 for residents and $50 for non-residents.
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  Feb. 24 through March 31: Children 5 to 12 years old will explore their basketball and physical capability through a number of basketball drills and games in Biddy Basketball. This basketball program will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays at the Freedom Activity Center. The fee is $40 for residents and $50 for non-residents. Park district staff teach the class.
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  Feb 26 or March 26: Children will “Blast Off to Outer Space” and learn about astronauts, planets, life in space and more from 3:30 until 5 p.m. at the Freedom Activity Center. Children will design their own class rocket, learn about the stars, moon, sun and planets. The $10 fee is for one class.
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  March 12: In “Yo Ho Ho: A Pirate’s Life,” children will learn about Captain Hook and other pirates from 3:30 until 5 p.m. at the Freedom Activity Center. They will hunt for treasure, wear eye patches, and make their own treasure maps. The fee is $10.
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  March 19: In “Roar Roar Dinosaur,” children will travel back millions of years as they learn about the dinosaurs who roamed the Earth from 3:30 until 5 p.m. at the Freedom Activity Center. They will learn about many types of dinosaurs as well as creating their very own. The fee of $10 is for one class.
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  Ongoing: The Chicago Ridge Park District is looking for a yoga teacher for the upcoming months. The candidate must be available Monday through Thursday in the evenings. Anyone interested in this position, call Dominic Malito at 636-4900, email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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  Ongoing: The Chicago Ridge Park District is taking team registration for 4th through 8th grade boys basketball and girls volleyball leagues. For registration information, please call 708-423-3959 or visit our website www.chicagoridgeparks.com.

Evergreen Park
  The Evergreen Park Recreation Department is located in the Hamilton B. Maher Community Center, 3450 W. 97th St. For more information, or to register for programs, call 229-3373, or 229-3374.
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  Immediately: Registration is due for Girls Night Out being held from 6 to 7: 30 p.m. Friday, March 14 in the Community Center. The event is for girls in second through fifth grade. There will be St. Patrick’s Day Activities, with games, snacks and more.
The fee is $15 per girl. Availability is limited.
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  March 2 through May 4: The Boys and Girls Developmental Basketball League will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. for children age 6 through 9 at the Activity Center, 3220 W. 98th St. The Evergreen Park Recreation Department partners with Beyond The Arc Academy for this instructional league. Players receive a team shirt and play 40-minute games with equal playing time. The fee is $60 for eight weeks.
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  Through March 15: Group swim lessons for boys and girls ages 4 years and older will be held on Saturdays from 11 to 11:45 a.m., or from noon to 12:45 p.m. The fee for eight weeks is $75 for residents and $85 for non-residents. Swim lessons are held at the Evergreen Park High School pool, 99th Street and Kedzie Ave.

Oak Lawn
  The Oak Lawn Park District administrative building is located at 9400 S. Kenton Ave. For more information, call 857-2225 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
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  Sundays and Wednesdays in Feb.: The Oak Lawn Park District’s Stony Creek Golf Course is offering SNAG Golf classes that are designed to introduce children 5-13 years of age to the sport of golf, it’s fundamentals, rules, history, etiquette, and more. Instruction and skill games will be utilized in each lesson. The lessons will begin in February with weekday and weekend sessions available. The three-lesson package will cover instruction in putting (rolling), chipping and full swing. The cost is $50 for residents and $60 for non-residents.
  This program will take place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Sunday Feb. 2, 9 and 16, and from 4 to 5 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 12 and 19 at the Community Pavilion, 9401 S. Oak Park Ave. For more information or to register, call 857-2433.
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  March 9: The Green and White Family Skate will take place from 2 to 3:15 p.m. at the Oak Lawn Park District Ice Arena, 9320 S. Kenton Ave. The event features an afternoon of skating, raffles and music provided by CMT Productions. Weber Irish Dancers will perform at 2 p.m. The park district is also offering SNAG Golf in the off-ice room. Admission is $6 and skate rental is $3. For more information, call 857-5173
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  Ongoing: 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.

Worth
  The Worth Park District is located at the Terrace Centre, 11500 S. Beloit Ave. For more information, or to register for the programs, call 448-7080.
  The Winter/Spring Worth Park District program guide has arrived. Registration has begun.
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  Immediately: The Worth Park District is taking registration for several programs for young children ready to learn the fundamentals of sports. Parents and their children may choose from little kickers soccer, parent tot sports, little baller’s basketball or instructional t-ball. Classes begin the beginning of February and March.
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  Feb. 21: Registration is due for Daddy Daughter Night. Dads and their daughters are invited to join the Worth Park District for the Princess’ Ball from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28. Participants can enjoy music, food, and a photo together. The cost is $25 per couple and $8 per additional child.
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  March 7: The Worth Park District is taking a trip to Water Tower Place, Chicago. Participants leave from the Terrace Centre at 9 a.m. and return at 2 p.m. The fee is $12. Registration is due at least one week prior to the event.
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  March 12: The next monthly senior luncheon at the Terrace Centre will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Residents and non-residents of Worth Park District are welcome to attend. Reservations are needed one week prior to luncheon.
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  March 18: The next Kids Day Out, designed for children ages 5 to 12, features a trip to Odyssey Fun World from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $35 per child. Other trips include a movie and lunch in Chicago Ridge on April 18, and a visit to Hollywood Park in Crestwood on April 21. Trips leave from the Terrace Centre.

Library Notes from 2-20-14

Evergreen Park
  The Evergreen Park Public Library is at 9400 S. Troy Ave. The phone number is 422-8522.
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  Ongoing: The Evergreen Park Public Library is asking residents to share their time, talents or hobbies with the library. Volunteering gives individuals the opportunity to enrich the quality of life in the community by investing in the public library. There are opportunites to fill an employment gap, enhance personal growth, earn service hours, and meet new people.
  Adult and teen volunteers perform a variety of tasks so that more resources can be directed toward library materials, services, and programs. All that is required is a positive attitude and a willingness to give back to our community.
  Interested residents will need to schedule a meeting with Volunteer Coordinator Kay O’Connor, by calling, or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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  Ongoing: Members of the community are invited to visit the Evergreen Park Public Library in November and December as it showcases a variety of artwork from Evergreen Park High School students enrolled in studio photography, beginning art, introduction to art, and ceramics/sculpture/jewelry design. For more information, call 422-8522, or visit evergreenparklibrary.org.

Green Hills
  Green Hills Public Library District is located at 8611 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills. For more information or to register for classes, call 598-8446, or visit greenhillslibrary.org.
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  Immediately: Parents wanting to get a jump on challenging their children to read Will 1000 books before kindergarten can stop by the Youth Desk before the official kick-off in June. They are invited to spark their child’s enthusiasm about reading by sharing 1000 books together.
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  Daily: The library offers daily sessions of story time for children 18 months–5 years of age. Parents can register online, or call the Youth Services Department at ext. 117 for more information.
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  February: The Friends of the Green Hills Library will be hosting a fundraiser for the entire month of February. Fannie May candy bars will be available for $1. There are a variety of flavors and no limit to how many patrons can purchase. Candy bars are available for purchase in the Friends Bookstore on the ground level, or at the circulation desk on the second floor. The Friends Bookstore also has put together selected romance novels wrapped in Valentine’s themed tissue paper.
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  Feb. 20: In the library’s Internet basics class, residents can learn how to operate various search engines, bookmarks, favorites, and social media from 5 to 8 p.m. next Thursday. Registration is limited to four per class and open to residents only. Laptops will be provided.
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  Feb. 21: The Green Hills Library will present “Despicable Me 2” during Family Movie time at 4 p.m. Each person receives popcorn and lemonade. All ages are welcome. Registration is required and available online.
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  Feb. 25: The second movie in Richard Linklater’s “Before” trilogy, “Before Sunset,” will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Green Hills Library. The trilogy collectively forms a rich experience of romance shaped by place, memory, and time. All three films star Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy as Jesse and Céline. AMC gift cards will be raffled off at the end of each night. Refreshments will be served. Registration is required and available online.
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  Feb. 26: Bob Schlacks returns to the Green Hills Library to present strategies for what to do before, during, and after a job interview, the second step after submitting a resume. Patrons will learn how to be confident at their next job interview and stand out from the crowd at 6 p.m. Registration is required, limited to 25, and available online.
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  Feb. 27: In Green Hills Library’s Microsoft Word 2010 class, participants learn how to create letterheads, charts, tables, and to customize layouts for flyers from 5 to 8 p.m. Registration is limited to four per class, available online and open to residents only. Laptops will be provided.
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  March 4: The third and final movie in Richard Linklater’s “Before” trilogy, “Before Midnight” will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Green Hills Library. The trilogy collectively forms a rich experience of romance shaped by place, memory, and time. The three films star Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy as Jesse and Céline. AMC gift cards will be raffled off at the end of each night. Refreshments will be served. Registration is required and available online.

Oak Lawn
  The Oak Lawn Public library is located at 9427 S. Raymond Ave. The library’s regular hours are: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, or to register for a program, call 422-4990.
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  Tuesdays in February: Toddlers ages 2 to 3, with anaccompanying adult, can listen stories, and participate in fingerplays and movement during toddler time from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the library. Registration begins 10 days before each session.
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  Wednesdays in February: Children ages 2 to 3, with an accompanying adult, are invited to participate in a toddler art class at the library. Toddlers will hear a story, sing, make a process-oriented art project and dance. Aprons are provided. There are two sessions: from 9:30 to 10 a.m., or 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Registration begins 10 days before each session.
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  Wednesdays in February: The Chess Club is open to youngsters 8 to 15 years old from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Oak Lawn Public Library. Beginners and experienced players are welcome. Participants should bring their own chess set and clock if they have one. Instructions will be provided. Registration begins 10 days before each session.
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Preschool Art (Ages 3-5)
  Wednesdays in February: Preschoolers from 3 to 5 years old can hear a story, sing, dance and make a process-oriented art project, and dance from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the Oak Lawn Public Library. Aprons are provided. Registration begins 10 days before each session. The child’s adult must remain in the library.
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Story Break (Ages 5-7)
  Thursdays in February: Children can join in storytelling, reading aloud, songs and games from 4 to 4:45 p.m. at the Oak Lawn Public Library. Each week will feature a different story: Feb. 13: “Lazybones;” Feb. 20: “A Most Unusual Day;” and Feb. 27: “Rabbit Tails.” Registration begins 10 days before each session.
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  Thursdays in February: Children ages 5 to 7 years old can join in storytelling, reading aloud, songs and games from 4 to 4:45 p.m. at the library. Each week will feature a different story: Feb. 6: “Tall, Tall Tales;” Feb. 13: “Lazybones;” Feb. 20: “A Most Unusual Day;” and Feb. 27: “Rabbit Tails.” Registration begins 10 days before each session.
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  Feb. 20: Cardiologist Dr. Dinker Trivedi and registered dietitian Mary Gregory of Advocate Christ Medical Center present “High Blood Pressure: How to Treat and Control High Blood Pressure with the DASH Diet” at 6:30 p.m. in the library.
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  Feb. 22: Some Native Americans believed that a spirit lives inside each popcorn kernel, while others used it as decoration instead of eating it. The library will uncover the science behind the pop and participants will eat the discoveries. Different age groups will meet at different times. Those ages 4 to 5 will gather from 9:30 to 10 a.m.; ages 6 to 7 from 10:30 to 11 a.m.; ages 8 to 10 from 1 to 1:30 p.m.; and ages 11 to 13 from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Registration begins Feb. 12.
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  Feb. 23: The library will host a free lecture on the opera “Rusalka,” at 1:30 p.m. A member of the Lyric Opera Lecture Corps will explain the plot, play musical selections and give background on the composer. Sponsoring this program are the Friends of the Oak Lawn Public Library.
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  Feb. 25: A free movie screening of “Enough Said” will be held at 2 and 6:30 p.m. in the library. The plot centers around a divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she’s interested in, and learning he’s her new friend’s ex-husband. The movie stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini and Catherine Keener. It is rated PG-13 and is 93 minutes long.
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Herbs for Home and Health
  Feb. 26: The Prairie Godmothers, who embrace nature and gardening, will teach participants what herbs to grow; how to grow them; how to use sweet and savory herbs in the kitchen; and how to blend healing herbs for the bath, at 7 p.m. at the library. In-person registration has begun. The fee is $5 per person. There is a limit of 20 per class.

Park Clips from 2-13-14

Chicago Ridge
  The Chicago Ridge Park District has a number of facilities. The Freedom Activity Center is located at 6252 W. Birmingham, and the phone number is 636-4900. The Frontier Fieldhouse is located at 9807 S. Sayre Ave., and the phone number is 423-3959. Registration should be made at least one week prior to the event or class. For more information, or to register for a program, call either number above.
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  Immediately: The Chicago Ridge Park District is looking for a Yoga teacher for the upcoming months. Applicants must be available Monday through Thursday in the evenings. Those interested in this position should contact Dominic Malito at 636-4900, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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  Beginning Feb. 15: An Instruction Basketball league is being offered by the Chicago Ridge Park District. The league will introduce children to the world of basketball in an instructional game setting. Children will play eight weeks of games. Games will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and will last one hour. The league will run on Saturdays through April 5. The league fee is $50. The games will take place at the Freedom Activity Center, 6252 W. Birmingham Ave.
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Instructional Basketball League
  Saturdays from Feb. 15 to April 5: The instructional basketball league will introduce children to the world of basketball in an instructional game setting at the Freedom Activity Center. Children will play eight weeks of games. Games will begin at 10 a.m. and will last one hour. The league fee is $50.
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  Ongoing: The Chicago Ridge Park District is looking for a yoga teacher for the upcoming months. The candidate must be available Monday through Thursday in the evenings. Anyone interested in this position, call Dominic Malito at 636-4900, email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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  Ongoing: The Chicago Ridge Park District is taking team registration for 4th through 8th grade boys basketball and girls volleyball leagues. For registration information, please call 708-423-3959 or visit our website www.chicagoridgeparks.com.
Evergreen Park
  The Evergreen Park Recreation Department is headquartered at the Village Community Center, 3450 W. 97th St., but holds programs in various locations throughout the village. For more information, or to register for a class, call 229-3373.
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  Through March 15: Group swim lessons for boys and girls ages 4 years and older will be held on Saturdays from 11 to 11:45 a.m., or from noon to 12:45 p.m. The fee for eight weeks is $75 for residents and $85 for non-residents. Swim lessons are held at the Evergreen Park High School pool, 99th Street and Kedzie Ave.

Hickory Hills
  The Hickory Hills Park District administrative building is located at the Cynthia Neal Administrative and Recreation Cener, Kasey Meado Park, 8047 W. 91st Pl. For more information, or to register for a program, call 598-1233.
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  Feb. 19: The Hickory Hills Park District preschool teachers will be hosting an open house from 6 to 7 p.m. at Cynthia Neal Recreation Center, 8047 W. 91st Pl. The open house is for those parents wishing to enroll their child in a preschool program for the first time for the 014-2015 school year. An informational pamphlet on our preschool program will be available that night.

Oak Lawn
  The Oak Lawn Park District administrative building is located at 9400 S. Kenton Ave. For more information, call 857-2225 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
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  Sundays and Wednesdays in Feb.: The Oak Lawn Park District’s Stony Creek Golf Course is offering SNAG Golf classes that are designed to introduce children 5-13 years of age to the sport of golf, it’s fundamentals, rules, history, etiquette, and more. Instruction and skill games will be utilized in each lesson. The lessons will begin in February with weekday and weekend sessions available. The three-lesson package will cover instruction in putting (rolling), chipping and full swing. The cost is $50 for residents and $60 for non-residents.
  This program will take place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Sunday Feb. 2, 9 and 16, and from 4 to 5 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 12 and 19 at the Community Pavilion, 9401 S. Oak Park Ave. For more information or to register, call 857-2433.
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  March 9: The Green and White Family Skate will take place from 2 to 3:15 p.m. at the Oak Lawn Park District Ice Arena, 9320 S. Kenton Ave. The event features an afternoon of skating, raffles and music provided by CMT Productions. Weber Irish Dancers will perform at 2 p.m. The park district is also offering SNAG Golf in the off-ice room. Admission is $6 and skate rental is $3. For more information, call 857-5173
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  Ongoing: 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.

Worth
  The Worth Park District is located at the Terrace Centre, 11500 S. Beloit Ave. For more information, or to register for the programs, call 448-7080.
  The Winter/Spring Worth Park District program guide has arrived. Registration has begun.
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  Immediately: The Worth Park District is taking registration for several programs for young children ready to learn the fundamentals of sports. Parents and their children may choose from little kickers soccer, parent tot sports, little baller’s basketball or instructional t-ball. Classes begin the beginning of February and March.
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  Feb. 17: The park district is hosting Kids Day Out trips for children ages 5 to 12. Kids Day Out lasts from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at a cost of $35 per day. The next trips will be to Chuck E. Cheese in February, and Odyssey Funworld on March 18. Trips leave from the Terrace Centre.
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  Feb. 19: Seniors are invited to join friends on trips to local restaurants. There are a variety options, and participants can spend as much or as little as the like.Worth Park District is traveling Grand Lux, Chicago in February, and McCormick and Schmick’s, Oakbrook March 19. Registration is due one week prior to each trip. The cost is $8 per residents, and $12 for non-residents. Trips leave from the Terrace Centre at 10:30 a.m., and are expected to return by 2 p.m. each afternoon.
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  Feb. 21: Registration is due for Daddy Daughter Night. Dads and their daughters are invited to join the Worth Park District for the Princess’ Ball from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28. Participants can enjoy music, food, and a photo together. The cost is $25 per couple and $8 per additional child.
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  March 7: The Worth Park District is taking a trip to Water Tower Place, Chicago. Participants leave from the Terrace Centre at 9 a.m. and return at 2 p.m. The fee is $12. Registration is due at least one week prior to the event.
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  March 7: Seniors are taking a trip to Water Tower Place, Chicago. The group leave from the Terrace Centre at 9 a.m., and return at 2 p.m. $12. Registration is due at least one week prior to the trip.
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  March 12: The next monthly senior luncheon at the Terrace Centre will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Residents and non-residents of Worth Park District are welcome to attend. Reservations are needed one week prior to luncheon.
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  March 18: The next Kids Day Out, designed for children ages 5 to 12, features a trip to Odyssey Fun World from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $35 per child. Other trips include a movie and lunch in Chicago Ridge on April 18, and a visit to Hollywood Park in Crestwood on April 21. Trips leave from the Terrace Centre.
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  March 19: The Worth Park District Senior Lunch Bunch is traveling to McCormick and Schmick’s in Oakbrook. Participants are asked register one week prior to the trip. The cost of the outing is $8 per residents and $12 for non-residents. Trips leave from the Terrace Centre at 10:30 a.m. and are expected to return by 2 p.m.
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  March 21: Registration is due for the next session of all day childcare during spring break. Children will participate in different activities to fill their day off from school. Space fills quickly, so early registration is suggested. The fee for the spring break special is $20 per day, per child for residents, for care between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The park district charges an additional $10 for extended care hours of 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.
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  Ongoing: 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.

Park Clips from 1-30-14

Chicago Ridge
  The Chicago Ridge Park District has a number of facilities. The Freedom Activity Center is located at 6252 W. Birmingham, and the phone number is 636-4900. The Frontier Fieldhouse is located at 9807 S. Sayre Ave., and the phone number is 423-3959. Registration should be made at least one week prior to the event or class. For more information, or to register for a program, call either number above.
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  Immediately: The Chicago Ridge Park District is looking for a Yoga teacher for the upcoming months. Applicants must be available Monday through Thursday in the evenings. Those interested in this position should contact Dominic Malito at 636-4900, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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  Feb. 7: Daddy Daughter date night is being held from 6:30 to 10: p.m. The night will include prizes, dinner, entertainment, and dancing. The price is $25 for a resident couple and $40 for a non-resident couple. There is an $8 charge for each additional girl. The event will take place at the Frontier Fieldhouse. Tickets are available at the Freedom Activity Center or the Frontier Fieldhouse.
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  Feb. 8: Disney on Ice is the destination for the next park district trip. The bus leaves the Freedom Activity Center at 9:45 a.m., and will return at 3:30 p.m. The cost is $30 for residents, and $40 for non-residents. The price includes admission into the show.
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  Feb. 11: The park district is taking a trip to the Chicago Auto Show, which spans more than one million square feet of car exhibit space. The bus leaves the Freedom Activity Center at 5:30 p.m., and will return at 11 p.m. The price is $7 for residents, and $12 for non-residents. The price does not include admission into the auto show.
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Instructional Basketball League
  Saturdays from Feb. 15 to April 5: The instructional basketball league will introduce children to the world of basketball in an instructional game setting at the Freedom Activity Center. Children will play eight weeks of games. Games will begin at 10 a.m. and will last one hour. The league fee is $50.
***
  Ongoing: The Chicago Ridge Park District is taking team registration for 4th through 8th grade boys basketball and girls volleyball leagues. For registration information, please call 708-423-3959 or visit our website www.chicagoridgeparks.com.

Evergreen Park
  The Evergreen Park Recreation Department is headquartered at the Village Community Center, 3450 W. 97th St., but holds programs in various locations throughout the village. For more information, or to register for a class, call 229-3373.
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  Jan. 25 to March 15: Group swim lessons for boys and girls ages 4 years and older will be held on Saturdays from 11 to 11:45 a.m., or from noon to 12:45 p.m. The fee for eight weeks is $75 for residents and $85 for non-residents. Swim lessons are held at the Evergreen Park High School pool, 99th Street and Kedzie Ave.

Hickory Hills
  The Hickory Hills Park District administrative building is located at the Cynthia Neal Administrative and Recreation Cener, Kasey Meado Park, 8047 W. 91st Pl. For more information, or to register for a program, call 598-1233.
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  Feb. 19: The Hickory Hills Park District preschool teachers will be hosting an open house from 6 to 7 p.m. at Cynthia Neal Recreation Center, 8047 W. 91st Pl. The open house is for those parents wishing to enroll their child in a preschool program for the first time for the 014-2015 school year. An informational pamphlet on our preschool program will be available that night.

Oak Lawn
  The Oak Lawn Park District administrative building is located at 9400 S. Kenton Ave. For more information, call 857-2225 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
***
  Sundays and Wednesdays in Feb.: The Oak Lawn Park District’s Stony Creek Golf Course is offering SNAG Golf classes that are designed to introduce children 5-13 years of age to the sport of golf, it’s fundamentals, rules, history, etiquette, and more. Instruction and skill games will be utilized in each lesson. The lessons will begin in February with weekday and weekend sessions available. The three-lesson package will cover instruction in putting (rolling), chipping and full swing. The cost is $50 for residents and $60 for non-residents.
  This program will take place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Sunday Feb. 2, 9 and 16, and from 4 to 5 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 12 and 19 at the Community Pavilion, 9401 S. Oak Park Ave. For more information or to register, call 857-2433.
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  Feb. 10: A spring program guide containing detailed information on all of the Oak Lawn Park District services will be delivered to residents the week of Jan. 27. Program registration for residents begins Monday, Feb. 10. Program registration for non-residents begins Monday, Feb. 24. Registrations will be accepted at all facilities except Stony Creek, 5850 W. 103rd St., and the Administrative Building, 9400 S. Kenton Ave., unless specified. Stony Creek accepts registrations for golf programs only. For more information, call 857-2225.
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  Ongoing: 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.

Worth
  The Worth Park District is located at the Terrace Centre, 11500 S. Beloit Ave. For more information, or to register for the programs, call 448-7080.
  The Winter/Spring Worth Park District program guide has arrived. Registration has begun.
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  Immediately: The Worth Park District is taking registration for several programs for young children ready to learn the fundamentals of sports. Parents and their children may choose from little kickers soccer, parent tot sports, little baller’s basketball or instructional t-ball. Classes begin the beginning of February and March.
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  Feb. 12: The next monthly Senior Luncheon at the Terrace Centre will take place from 12 to 2 p.m. Both residents and non-residents of Worth Park District are welcome to attend. Reservations are needed each month one week prior to the luncheon.
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  Feb. 17: The park district is hosting Kids Day Out trips for children ages 5 to 12. Kids Day Out lasts from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at a cost of $35 per day. The next trips will be to Chuck E. Cheese in February, and Odyssey Funworld on March 18. Trips leave from the Terrace Centre.
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  Feb. 19: Seniors are invited to join friends on trips to local restaurants. There are a variety options, and participants can spend as much or as little as the like.Worth Park District is traveling Grand Lux, Chicago in February, and McCormick and Schmick’s, Oakbrook March 19. Registration is due one week prior to each trip. The cost is $8 per residents, and $12 for non-residents. Trips leave from the Terrace Centre at 10:30 a.m., and are expected to return by 2 p.m. each afternoon.
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  Feb. 21: Registration must be made by this date for the Princess Ball. Father’s and daughters are invited to this event being held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28. Music, food, and a photo together will be part of the festivities. The cost is $25 per couple and $8 per additional child.
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  March 7: Seniors are taking a trip to Water Tower Place, Chicago. The group leave from the Terrace Centre at 9 a.m., and return at 2 p.m. $12. Registration is due at least one week prior to the trip.
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  March 21: is the last day to register for All Day childcare during spring break. Cancellation can be avoided by registering today. The fee for the spring break special is $20 per day, per child, for residents. This price is for care between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Care will be provided for the extended hours of 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. for an additional $10.
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  Ongoing: 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.
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  Ongoing: Open gym basketball is offered at the Terrace Centre, 11500 Beloit Ave., Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost is $1.
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  Ongoing: 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.