Broaden Your Horizons

This week

Bridge Teen Center events

  • Homecoming hair lesson at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park. Learn techniques to create a beautiful formal hairstyle without having to step a foot in a salon. This free event is for teens in 7th through 12th grade.
  • Open Mic Night for Teens will be held from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 21. For students in 7th through 12th grades. The event will include open mic along with free Jersey Mike’s subs. For more information, call 532-0500, or visit

Womantalk discussion

The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host its monthly Womantalk coffee hour and discussion on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 10 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 reservations are required. Call The Center at 361-3650.

Luncheon: cross stitching

The business of cross stitching is the topic of a luncheon program on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from noon to 2 p.m., at The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park.

Jennifer Rodriguez has made her passion for cross stitching into a profitable home business. She designs and sells her cross stitch patterns to needlework magazine publishers. Rodriguez will display her cross-stitched artwork and tell of her adventure in stating this productive home business.

The luncheon begins at noon, costs $16 and requires reservations. Call The Center at 361- 3650.


Meditation opportunities are offered every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and both Monday and Thursday mornings, at 9 a.m., at The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park.

Pastoral Director Chris Hopkins organizes these 20 minute periods of silent meditation, offers guidance to those new to the practice of meditation, and welcomes anyone to join. The Monday morning group meditates specifically for the intention of peace in the world. Call 361-3650 for information.

Local comedians at Sam Buca’s

Sam Buca’s in Palos Heights will showcase a lineup of local comedians at a special performance Wednesday, Sept. 26.

Performers will include longtime club owner and comedian Bill Brady, comedians Brian Hicks, Paul Kelly and a special appearance by Ray Hanania.

The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 each with a two drink purchase minimum. Dinner is also available for guests during the show.

For information, call Sam Buca’s, 12231 S. Harlem Ave., at 361-1226.


Will County Celtic Fest

The Irish American Society of County Will presents Will County Celtic Fest on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., at St. Joe’s Park, 700 Theodore St. in Joliet.

Visit for information.

Old house sleuthing at Gaylord

Learn clues to discover the story of your house. How old is your house? Is it more than 50 years old? Could it have been built more than 100 years ago? What has been done to it since it was built?

These questions and many others will be answered when preservation architect Mark VanKerkhoff presents Old House Sleuthing: Finding Clues in Your Old House.

It will be held on Monday, Oct. 1, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The fee is $20 per person and registration is required by Tuesday, Sept. 26.

The program will be held in The Gaylord Building, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, at 200 W. Eighth St. in Lockport. For more information, or to RSVP, call (815) 838-9400, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Introduction to Reiki

An introductory Reiki experience will be offered on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park.

Reiki is a gentle form of energy healing, reported to be especially beneficial for those suffering from physical or emotional pain. Reiki practitioners led by Sharon Butler will offer their healing services to participants, asking a donation of $10 per participant.

Registration is necessary, as the monthly Reiki program is limited to 10 participants each month. Call The Center at 361-3650.