Written by Jackie Santora
A new five-week series of gentle yoga classes will be offered at The Center on Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 30, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The class will meet at the Anderson Activity Center of The Children’s Farm, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park.
Instructor Valerie Lindstrom will lead the yoga sessions, which will include discussion and practice on breathing, relaxation, and centering, as well as movement and poses.
Yoga newcomers are welcome. Students should dress in comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. The five-week class costs $50. Registration is required. Call 361-3650.
The Teen Bridge Center events
• Pass the Class with Sylvan Learning Center — 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. today (Thursday) The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host a program with Sylvan Learning Center to help students to feel confident to pass a class they are struggling with.
• Gabe Burdulis 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sept. 26, Friday Night Live event with live music from Gabe Burdulis and with free food from Gatto’s.
• Walk in Style — 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sept. 30, students create their own T-shirt, using puff paint and fabric markers, to wear at their Bullying Stops Here Community Walk to be held Saturday, Oct. 4.
• Fitness For You: Swallow Cliff Boot Camp — 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 1, a fitness program with Anytime Fitness for students to workout using the stairs at Swallow Cliff.
• Project Serve: Walk Goodie Bags — 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1, put together goodie bags for their Bullying Stops Here Community Walk.
• Bean Bag Tourney — 5 to 6 p.m. Oct. 2, program for high school students to join their friends and enjoy a tournament of bags.
These free events are for teens in 7th through 12th grade. For more information call 532-0500.
Woman talk discussion
The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host its monthly Womantalk coffee hour and discussion on Tuesday, Sept 30, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Led by MaryAnn Grzych, ladies are invited to join the discussion of “Simple Abundance” by Sarah Ban Breathnach or other inspirational readings that participants wish to bring. There is no cost, but advance reservations are required. Call The Center at 361-3650.
“Singin’ in the Rain” will be shown this Friday, Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m., as part of the monthly Center Cinema series at The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park.
“Singin’ in the Rain” is one of the most beloved American pictures ever made. Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O’Connor celebrate the coming of sound to movies by dancing their hearts out. A discussion follows the movie. Free popcorn is served. No fee is charged but pre-registration is necessary. Call The Center at 361-3650.
Book review by the author
Linda Whittaker will review her recently published book at a luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 30, from noon to 2 p.m., at The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park.
“Isabella and the Tale of the Unanswered Question” takes readers on a journey into the inner realms of the self, through a fairy-tale story of a young girl, Isabella, who goes on a magical journey from elf-loathing to self-confidence, from longing to joy, from brokenness to wholeness. Whittaker is a psychotherapist in private practice in Olympia Fields.
The luncheon begins at noon, costs $18 and requires advance reservations. For further information, call The Center at 361-3650.
Spiritual Book Club: Amish Grace
The Center’s spiritual book club will meet Monday, Oct.13, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park.
Led by Pastoral Director Chris Hopkins, the group will discuss “Amish Grace” by Donald Kraybill, Steven Nolt and David Weaver-Zercher. The book concerns the incident that took place on Oct. 2, 2006, when Charles Roberts walked into a one-room Amish schoolroom and killed five young girls before killing himself. “Amish Grace” explores the many questions this story raises about the religious beliefs and habits that led the Amish to forgive him and to offer support to his family.
There is no participation fee, but registration is requested. All are welcome. Call The Center at 361-3650.