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Rabbit on ice


Rabbit on ice

The Easter Bunny will visit the Oak Lawn Park District Ice Arena, 9320 S. Kenton Ave., Sunday, March 24 from 2 to 3:15 p.m. for the Skate with the Easter Bunny event. Raffles drawings will be held and CMT Productions will provide music. Admission is $6, skate rental is $3. For more information call 857-5173.

The bunny will be at the Stony Creek Golf Course, 5850 W. 103rd St., for an Easter egg hunt for children up to 8 years old Saturday, March 23 from 10 to 11 a.m. or 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Register by Friday, March 22. Fee is $4 for Oak Lawn residents, $8 for non-residents. For more information call Todd Mallo at 857-2200.

The park district’s Eggcellent Open Gym featuring the Easter Bunny will be Saturday, March 30. Each child will receive a goodie bag with healthy snacks. Times are 9 to 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for youths 1 to 5 years old, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. for youths 4 to 8, and 1 to 2 p.m. and 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. for all ages. Registration is required. Admission is $8.50 per child if registered by Friday, March 29, $10 on the day of the event. For more information call 857-2215.

Submitted Photo

Traveling Irish


Worth residents Danielle McCollum (from left), Tommy Palmer, Tristan Meeks, 4, Riley Meker, 6, Kaley Meeker and Chloe Meeker, 3, traveled several miles south Sunday to watch the Downtown Tinley St. Patrick's Parade last Sunday. The group traveled several miles south to watch the parade march down Oak Park Avenue through the village's downtown.

Photo by Jason Maholy

Whats Going On

Beekeeper Talk  Marc Korton, a local beekeeper, will be the speaker for the March 20 Lenten Series program at Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave. in Oak Lawn. Korton will discuss why bees are essential to food production and what can be done to address America’s bee colony collapse. A soup supper begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the program at 7:15 p.m.
  A children’s program, “Making the World a Better Place,” will begin at 7:15 p.m. for children in preschool through eighth grade.
  For more information call 422-4200 or pilgrimfaith.org.

Stargazing at Moraine  Moraine Valley Community College will hold a series of telescope open viewing nights beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 22. Subsequent viewings will be April 19 at 8 p.m.; May 31 at 8:20 p.m.; June 14 at 8:45 p.m.; July 12 at 8:45 p.m.; Aug. 16 at 8:15 p.m.; Sept. 13 at 7:15 p.m.; and Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m.
  Viewings will be canceled if the sky is cloudy or there are high winds. All viewings are held at the telescope dome on the G. Jack Bradley Observation Deck, on the west side of the college’s Nature Study Area off Kean Avenue near 107th Street. Observers can park in lots east of Building P or in the west section of the Building D parking lot and then walk on the path to the observation deck. Children not accompanied by an adult or supervisor will be turned away. Observers should dress for the weather and bring binoculars.
  For more information call Maura Vizza at 974-5742, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 

Park Clips

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.