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Evergreen Park
  Preschool Open Gym for boys and girls 3 to 5 years old at the Community Center, 97th Street and Homan Avenue. Practice free throws at the mini hoop, crawl through tunnels, hop on balls and more. Children can be dropped off. Session includes Easter Egg hunt and visit from the bunny.
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  Wiffle T-Ball for boys and girls 3 to 5 years old will be Wednesdays or Thursdays at 3:30 p.m., or Saturdays at 10 a.m. at the Activity Center, 3220 W. 98th St. Fee is $50. T-ball begins the week of April 17.
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  Tumbling for boys and girls 4 years and older will be Tuesdays beginning April 16. Session is six weeks at the Activity Center, 3220 W. 98th St. Fee is $45 for 45-minute class (4 and 5 years), $50 for 60-minute class (6 and older).
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  Guitar Classes for children 9 years and older focusing on positions, technique, scales, formulas, chords, sight-ready, and basic theory principle will be from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning April 10. Cost is $55 for eight weeks.
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  Tae Kwon Do for boys and girls 4 to 13 years will be Mondays beginning April 29 at the Community Center, 97th Street and Homan Avenue. Fee is $64 for eight weeks. For age groups and times call 229-3373. A $45 uniform fee is required at the first class of the child’s second session. Belt test is offered twice per year through KH Kim Tae Kwon Do for an additional fee of $70. All colored belt students are required to have complete sparring gear.
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  A Girls Night Out for girls in second through fifth grades will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at the Community Center, 97th Street and Homan Avenue. Cost is $15. Event will feature cupcake decorating, freeze dance, scavenger hunt and more. To register call 229-3373
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  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.

Palos Hills
  A trip to “Anderson Japanese Gardens” in Rockford will be Thursday, May 16. Cost is $30 per person, advanced registration is required. For more information call 430-4500 or visit paloshillsweb.org.
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  The Resource & Recreation Department will offer programs at the Activity Center, 8455 W. 103rd St.
  Parent and Tot classes for children 2 to 3 years old and a parent are from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $30 for Palos Hills residents, $35 for non-residents.
  Cooking/Craft classes for children 7 to 10 years old are Tuesdays, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Cost is $12 per student.
  Hopping Into Spring will be March 26.
  Disney Dance Class for children 6 to 10 years old will be Saturdays from 1 to 2 p.m. Cost is $25 per session.
 

Oak Lawn
  The park district offers duplicate bridge every Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th St. Cost is $7 per person and includes a light lunch. All ages are welcome. For more information call 857-2200.
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  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.


Worth
  An antique appraisal with professional appraiser Rex Newell of Rex’s Antiques will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 at the Terrace Centre, 11500 Beloit Ave. Appraisals are available for the first 40 patrons for $5 an item. Only one “hand-held” item permitted. Call 448-7080 to register. Deadline is March 6.
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  Little Club offers benefits such as free indoor playground usage. Fee is $10 resident, $15 non-resident. For more information call the park district.
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  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 $37 monthly for an Easy Fit Ticket and a registration fee of $25. For more information call 448-7080 or visit worthparkdistrict.org.
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  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.
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  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.
 

Eggs and Bunnies

Twilight Egg Hunt
  A hunt for youths in fifth through 12th grades will be at 7:45 p.m. Friday, March 22 at the Worth Park District’s Terrace Centre, 11500 Beloit Ave. Bring flashlights. Registration deadline is March 15. Fee for Worth residents is $9, nonresidents are $13.
 

Easter Egg Hunt
  The Chicago Ridge Park District will hold a free egg hunt for Chicago Ridge residents from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 23 at Frontier Fieldhouse, 9807 S. Sayre Ave. Bring ID to prove residency. There will be blow ups, birdie ball, face painting, bonnet contest, and a visit from the Easter Bunny.
 

Bunny for Breakfast
  The Chicago Ridge Park District will hold Breakfast with the Bunny for Chicago Ridge residents from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16 at Freedom Activity Center, 6252 W. Birmingham St. Cost is $7 per person. Menu includes donuts, muffins, fruit, juice and coffee. The Easter Bunny will make time for everyone; bring a camera.
Decorating Eggs
  A free continental breakfast with the Easter Bunny for Evergreen Park children up to 11 years old will be Saturday, March 23 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Community Center, 97th Street and Homan Avenue in Evergreen Park. Make a craft project, watch Easter cartoons and decorate an egg. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
 

Focus on Seniors

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 always welcome. For more information call 422-8776.
Tax Filing Help
  The Evergreen Park Office of Citizens’ Services offers a volunteer tax filing program in Room 110 at the Community Center, 3450 W. 97th St. E-filing and direct deposits are available. Call 422-8776 for an appointment. Counselors are volunteers and are available Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  Assistance with circuit breaker, property tax exemption forms, and notary service is also available. Bring last year’s federal and state returns, bank statements, and all forms showing income including social security, pension, dividends, interest and property tax bill. Business returns and complicated returns will not be accepted.
Rules of Road
  The Worth Township Seniors will hold a free Rules of the Road class from 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. April 3, June 5, Aug. 7 and Oct. 2. Appointment must be made to attend; call the Worth Township Senior Room at 371-2900, Ext. 28. Worth Township Center is at 11601 Pulaski Road in Alsip.

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.
 

Duty, Honor, Country

  Army Pvt. Brandon E. Byrne has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
  During nine weeks of training, Byrne studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.
  Byrne is the son of Gina Byrne and stepson of Mark Eden of Oak Lawn, and the brother of Mike Byrne of Oak Lawn. He is a 2010 graduate of Oak Lawn High School.
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  Army Reserve Pvt. Jose Ortega has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
  During nine weeks of training, Ortega studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.
  Ortega is the brother of Alicia Ortega of Oak Lawn. He is a 2012 graduate of Richards High School in Oak Lawn.
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  Army National Guard Pvt. Candace C. Potter has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
  During nine weeks of training, Potter studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.
  Potter is the daughter of Elizabeth and Garry Potter of Oak Lawn. She graduated in 1995 from Plainfield High School and received a bachelor’s degree in 2001 from the University of St. Francis in Joliet.
 

Church Corner

  Most Holy Redeemer School in Evergreen Park will host its 7th annual Trivia Night on Saturday, April 13. Cost is $400 per table; maximum of 10 people. Price includes bottled beer, wine, pop and coffee. Doors open at 6 p.m., trivia starts at 7 p.m. Call 422-8280 for more information.