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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.
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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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  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.
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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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  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.

Focus on Seniors from 1-23-14

AARP Offers Driver Safety Program for Seniors
  The first AARP Smart Driver Class for 2014 will be offered at the Office for Citizen Services, 3450 W. 97th St., Evergreen Park, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 6 and Feb. 7. Attendance on both days is required. The class size is limited, so early registration is suggested. The eight-hour refresher course reviews rules of the road for the mature adult. Sign up for the class may be made in person, or by mail at the OCS. Checks should made payable to AARP, and include the participant’s name, address and phone number. The fee for AARP members is $15 and for non-members, $20. AARP members are asked card to the first class for verification. For more information, call 422-8776. In addition to updating driving knowledge and skills, class members may be eligible for a discount on auto insurance after completing the course.

Double Nickel
  The Double Nickel Plus Chorus meets at the Community Center, 3450 W. 97th St. in Evergreen Park, every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in Room 111. Newcomers are welcome. For more information call 422-8776.

Meals on Wheels
  The Evergreen Park Office of Citizens’ Services offers a Meals on Wheels program for village residents 60 years and older who are unable to prepare their own meals. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday. For more information call 422-8776.

55 and Up
  Palos Hills residents 55 years and older meet from noon to 2 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at the Palos Hills Community Center, 8455 W. 103rd St. Tickets for events must be purchased one week in advance. Entertainment includes musicians, singers, luncheons, movies, plays and bingo.
Pinochle
  The Worth Senior Pinochle club is seeking new members. Membership is free. Visit the group at the Worth Park District Terrace Centre, 11500 Beloit Ave., every Monday and Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Games begin at noon. Call 448-1181 for information.

Park Clips from 1-23 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.
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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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  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.

Oak Lawn
  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.
***
  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.

Benefits & Fundraisers from 1-23-14

  Dig through the closets and pull out gently used prom and bridesmaid dresses to donate to Moraine Valley Community College’s Dream Come True Project. The dresses will be given away free of charge to local high school girls on Saturday, March 22, from 9 to 11 a.m., in Building S, Room 117, on the main campus, 9000 W. College Pkwy, Palos Hills.
  Dresses of all styles and sizes that are in good condition will be accepted. Shoes, purses, jewelry, and other accessories also will be accepted. Donations can be brought to the Multicultural Student Affairs Department in Room 201, on the second floor of Building S, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  For more information about making a donation, call Nereida Perez at 974-5475.
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  Neat Repeats Resale stores are looking for volunteers to work in their stores.
  Volunteers are asked to give five hours a week to make a difference in the lives of victims of domestic violence. The next volunteer recruitment day is Monday, Jan. 20 at the stores in Orland Park, 9028 W. 159th St., or in Worth, 7026 W. 111th St. Interested individuals can come in, receive a tour, meet other volunteers, and learn more about Neat Repeats. For more information call the store manager in Orland Park at 364-7605, or in Worth at 361-6860. All sales at Neat Repeats Resale benefit the clients served by the Crisis Center for South Suburbia, a non-profit community organization that provides emergency shelter and other services for individuals and families victimized by domestic violence.