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This week

Center Cinema

"Doubt" will be shown this Friday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m., as part of the monthly Center Cinema series at The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park.

Meryl Streep plays Sister Aloysius, who accuses the popular young Father Flynn (Phillip Seymour Hoffman) of an improper relationship with a grade school boy. Doubt ensues.

A discussion follows the movie. Free popcorn is served. No fee is charged but registration is necessary. Call The Center at 361-3650.

Luncheon: America's food system

America's food system is the topic a luncheon program on Tuesday, March 5, from noon to 2 p.m., at The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park.

Lois Lauer will review Michael Pollan's books "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and "In Defense of Food," and also show some short clips of Pollan explaining his ideas on film. An advocate of unprocessed, local natural food, Pollan presents both a critical and a positive look at what's happening in the American food supply system, tracing our food from the farm fields to our dinner plates.

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

Children's Farm reopens Saturday

The Children's Farm reopens for the spring season on Saturday. The Children's Farm is located at 12700 Southwest Highway in Palos Park.

Beginning in March, the Children's Farm will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. until November. Visitors to the farm can tour the barns and see the farm animals. New piglets, lambs, bunnies, chicks, and ducklings are due to arrive before Easter. Families are invited into each animal pen by a farm volunteer who helps children to touch and learn about the animal.

Complimentary pony rides and hayrides are offered every weekend throughout the spring and summer, weather and work permitting.

Admission to the farm is $5 per person, or by a $75 annual family pass. No reservations are required on the weekends from 1 to 4 p.m. The farm is also open for group tours by reservation, and on March 30 by advance tickets for the Easter Egg Roundup.

For more information, call The Center at 361-3650.

Palos Village Players auditions

The Palos Village Players will hold auditions for their upcoming production of "One O'Clock from the House," a comedy by Frank Vickery at 8 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday, March 4 and 6, at All Saints Lutheran Church, 13350 S. La Grange Road in Orland Park. Enter from the rear parking lot.

The play is a scorching comedy of personalities and situations revolving around the funeral of an elderly father. The family includes a cook who bakes almondless almond cakes, a man who is convinced his shopping trolley is a dog that he has taught to beg, and a sister who is a happy inmate at a psychiatric home.

The hilarity includes a posthumous joke played by the father on his daughters. This is not a close-knit family; they've even got the wrong person from the psychiatric home.

The audition consists of readings from the script. Acting experience is helpful but not necessary. The play will be performed May 3 to 11 at the Palos Park Recreation Center, 8901 W. 123rd St.

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