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WHATIZIT? from 4-10-14

  • Written by Jeff Vorva

 

WHAZ-4-10We thought last week’s photo was simple, but it turned out to be a toughie.
It was something most of you see every day – a pothole. It was a big pothole filled with rain water, but a pothole nonetheless. The clue about the crocodile stems from the fact that sections of a road develop crocodile cracks before disintegrating into a pothole and messing up your car after you hit it.
Palos Heights Alderman Jack Clifford was the first to weigh in with the correct answer.
Worth’s Robert Solner also guessed right. We owe him his name in the paper again because Worth’s Robert Solner also guessed correctly that the photo two weeks ago was of a whiteboard eraser but an e-mail snafu on our end prevented him from receive his due glory.
We’ll give partial credit to those who guessed a puddle and that means those folks get half of their names in the paper -- Hickory Hills’ Ja and Grif Fad and Ji Ca from parts unknown.
Incorrect guesses were of the Saganashkee Slough in Palos Hills and a swamp. This pothole was big but not that big.
This week’s clue is that is that you might see this newer packaged product on the 20th day of the fourth month of this year.
Send those guesses by Monday night to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Put WHATIZIT? in the subject line and don’t forget your name and hometown. Photo by Jeff Vorva.

 

Park Clips from 4-10-14

Chicago Ridge
  The Chicago Ridge Park District has several locations. One is the Frontier Fieldhouse, 9807 S. Sayre Ave. For more information on programs at this location, or to register, call 423-3959. Another location is the Freedom Activity Center, 6252 W. Birmingham St. For more information on programs at this location, call 708-636-4900.
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  Summer: The Chicago Ridge Park District is looking for seasonal supervisory help this spring and summer. The supervisor position would be available from April through September, and would entail supervising a splash pad, miniature golf course and batting cage facility. Applicants must be available days, nights and weekends. Applications are available at the Frontier Fieldhouse, or the Freedom Activity Center.
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  Various Dates: Kelly McKimson-Rhodes, a certified yoga teacher trained at a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School in Chicago, will lead a Vinyasa yoga class during three sessions this spring and summer. Vinyasa yoga focuses on flowing from pose to pose and linking the movement with the breath. The class will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. The first session will be held from March 26 to April 30; the second session from May 7 to June 25; and the third session from July 9 to Aug. 13. The fee is $40 for residents and $50 for non-residents. All levels of yoga students are welcome.
  McKimson-Rhodes teaches English at Richards High School in Oak Lawn and her specialty is intelligently designed energizing Vinyasa classes that build heat and strength and end with restorative, restful poses.
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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.
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  Note: The Chicago Ridge Park District is offering a discount special of any two yoga classes for $65 for residents and $85 for non-residents.


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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  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.

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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  The Oak Lawn Park District’s Stony Creek Clubhouse, 5850 W. 103rd St., is hosting special events during March. Reservations are suggested. For more information and reservations, call 857-2433.
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  Immediate: Registration is currently being accepted for the Oak Lawn Park District’s Preschool classes.
  Registration will be accepted until classes are full. For more information on payment plans, or on preschool classes, call David MacDonald at 857-2200, Ext. 2604.
  Learn as you Grow I and Playschool is for 3-year-olds. Sessions are held Tuesdays and Thursdays, September through December, and January through May 2015. Times are 9 to 11:30 a.m., or Noon to 2:30 p.m.
  Learn As You Grow I will be held at the Little White Building, 9514 S. 54th Ave., and Playschool will be held at the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th St. The fee is $670 for residents, and $752 for non-residents. There are three payment options available and a $50 non-refundable deposit is included in the fee.
  Learn as You Grow II and Prep School is for 4-year-olds. Learn as You Grow sessions are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from September through December, and January through May 2015. The classes are held from 9 to 11:30 a.m., or noon to 2:30 p.m. at the Little White Building. Prep School runs from 9 to 11:30 a.m., or noon to 2:30 p.m. at the Oak View Center. The fee is $1,000 for residents, and $1,124 for non-residents. There are three payment options available and a $50 non-refundable deposit is included in the fee.
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  April 11: This is the last day to qualify for the early registration fee for the Oak Lawn Park District Racquet, Fitness and Gymnastics Center, 10444 S. Central Ave., Easter open gym being held Sunday, April 13.
  The early registration fee is $8.50 per child. Times are set for different age groups and are as follows: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for children ages 1 to 5; 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. for ages 4 to 8; 1 to 2 p.m. for ages 1 to 5; and 2:15 to 3:15 p.m., or 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for all ages.
  Parents are required to stay with their children during the event.
  The day will include special Easter activities for children who will have the opportunity to explore the gymnastics gym, and work off some of that extra energy by crawling, jumping, climbing and swinging around indoors. Children can meet the Easter Bunny and do an Easter craft. Each child will receive a goodie-bag with healthy snacks included.
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  Through April 18: Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. are known as “Fish Fry Fridays” at Stony Creek. Diners can enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet of Corona battered cod, corn, wild rice, salad rolls and dessert. The cost is $11.99 for adults and $7.99 for children, ages 10 and younger. A shrimp dinner, baked tilapia or walleye dinner will also be available for $15.99. A cash bar is available. Tax and gratuity are not included in price.
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  April 20: The Stony Creek Restaurant and Banquet Facility, 5850 W. 103rd St., will host Easter brunch Sunday, April 20.
  The first seating is at 9 a.m. and the second seating is at 1 p.m. The fee is $25 for adults and $12.50 for children 10 and younger. Reservations are required. Payment is due at the time of reservation. For more information, call 857-2433, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  Families can enjoy a breakfast buffet featuring the new omelet station, homemade pancakes, sausage links, fresh fruits, meat specialties, vegetables, salad, assorted pastries, juice, coffee and hot tea. A cash bar is available.
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  April 25: The Oak Lawn Park District’s Stony Creek Restaurant and Banquets, 5850 W. 103rd St., will host a night of music provided by John Devlin from 8 to 10 p.m. The fee is $12, and includes food and beverage up to $6. A cash bar is available. Individuals must be ages 21 or older to enter.
  Reservations are suggested. For more information and reservations, call 857-2433.
  Devlin is an acoustical guitarist and vocalist who plays and sings music from the 1960s to 1990s, with songs from the Beatles, Neil Young, James Taylor and Billy Joel.
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  May 12: Registration is due by noon for the Oak Lawn Park District’s Midnight Madness Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament, which will be played at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the Community Pavilion, 9401 S. Oak Park Ave.
  Registration is required and must be done in full teams. For more information and registration forms, visit the Community Pavilion, or online at olparks.com. More information is also available by calling 857-2420. Team managers will be notified of start times. This is an indoor, self-officiated tournament.
  The fee is $100 per team. Each team will consist of six to 10 players and compete in either an intermediate division or recreational division. The winning team will be awarded a cash prize and t-shirts.
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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.

Palos Hills
  The Palos Hills Community Resource and Recreation Department is located at the Community Center, 8455 W. 103rd St. The Town Square Park is located at the same address. For more information, or to register for an event, call 430-4500.
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  April 26: The Palos Hills Community Resource and Recreation Department will be hosting a Touch a Truck Day from 10 a.m. to noon at the Town Square Park, 8455 W 103rd St. Children will have the opportunity to get up close to all their favorite big rigs. Each child will receive a plastic hard hat and make a craft project.
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  April 26: from 11:00 a.m. to noon, The Palos Hills Community Resource and Recreation Department will be offering a family kite-flying day from 11 a.m. to noon at the Town Square Park, 8455 W 103rd St. Participants can bring their own kites, or purchase a “Color Me Kite” at the event.
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  April 26: A Kids’ Garage Sale will be going on from 9 a.m. to noon and is sponsored by the Palos Hills Community Resource and Recreation Department. There is a $5 for those wanting to be vendors. For more information, call 430-4500.

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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  April 16: This is the registration deadline for Brunch with the Bunny. Seats are limited and fill quickly. Following the egg hunt, families can enjoy Brunch with Bunny at 11:30 a.m. The event will feature music, food and a chance to take a picture with the Easter bunny. Brunch for those 12 and under will cost $6, and $8 for those 13 and older.
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  April 16 and May 21: The Worth Park District Senior Lunch Bunch will be traveling to Seasons 52 in Schaumburg in April and Navy Pier in Chicago in May. Registration is due one week prior to each trip. The cost of the trip is $8 per residents and $12 for non-residents. Trips leave from the Terrace Centre at 10:30 a.m. and expect to return by 2 p.m.
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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.

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.