Broaden Your Horizons

This week

Living history encampment

at Isle a la Cache

  A living history encampment will be open to the public this Sunday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Isle a la Cache Museum in Romeoville.
  The Isle a la Cache Brigade is a group of re-enactors who represent voyageurs, soldiers, Native Americans and craft-folk. They will demonstrate cooking, fashion, camp life and other highlights that will be on display on a broader scale at the 30th annual Island Rendezvous on June 8 and 9.
  Come anytime between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. this Sunday to see what life was like in the Illinois Country in the 1750s at this free program. The encampment takes place outdoors on uneven, natural terrain.
  Isle a la Cache Museum is at 501 E. Romeo Road (135th Street), ½-mile east of Route 53 in Romeoville. (815-886-1467;

World Labyrinth Day

  World Labyrinth Day will be celebrated this Saturday, May 4, at 1 p.m., at The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park.
  Pastoral Director Chris Hopkins invites people to gather for this global movement to walk the labyrinth pray for peace. The labyrinth will be set up near the main lodge and will be available to walkers from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Labyrinths are large circular paths, conducive to spiritual meditation.
  There is no charge for the program, and no reservations are necessary. However, in rainy weather, persons should call to be sure the labyrinth is set up. Call 361-3650.

The Bridge Teen Center

  • Pin Punch Art — 5-6 p.m. May 7, will be held at The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court in Orland Park. Participants will get the opportunity to create inspiring messages or just a fun original piece of artwork. This free program is for teens in 7th through 12th grade with a completed student membership application on file.
  • Soul Café — 4-6 p.m. May 9, Lake Katherine Walk. Take a break and recharge before the end of the school year comes crashing down. This free program is for teens in 7th through 12th grade with a completed student membership application on file.
  • Open Mic Night — 7:30-10:30, May 10, with free samples from Jamba Juice. Secure your spot in advance by visiting our website. This free event is for teens in 7th through 12th grade with a completed student membership application on file.
  • Saturday Night — 7:30-10:30 p.m. May 11, Saturday Night with music from Wings of a Hero. This event is exclusively for students in 10th-12th grade and is free with a student membership application or $5 with a school ID.
  For more information, call 532-0500 or visit


Herb garden workshop

  A garden herb workshop will be held at the Children’s Farm on Monday, May 13, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The farm is at 12700 Southwest Highway in Palos Park.
  Adult participants are invited to taste, smell, observe, feel, and learn how to use a variety of herbs. Instruction will be given for starting to grow herbs, either on a windowsill, patio, or garden, large or small.
  The class fee is $10.50 per person. Students who would also like to plant a pot of basil, parsley, chives, and a cherry tomato plant, pay an additional $12.50 materials fee, and must register by May 9.
  The class will meet outdoors at the farm garden. In case of inclement weather, the class will meet indoors at the farm activity center. Reservations are required. Call The Center at 361-3650.

Spirituality Book Club

  The Center’s spirituality book club is meeting on Monday, May 13, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park.
  Led by Pastoral Director Chris Hopkins, the group welcomes new readers to discuss “A Life of Being, Having and Doing Enough” by Wayne Muller.
  Registration is requested. Call The Center at 361-3650.

Photo contest at BAC

  The deadline for entering the 6th annual Digital Photo Contest and Exhibit at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. Chicago, is Tuesday, May 14.The contest is open to individuals 21 to 35. Applications are available from the Center and online at An application fee of $15 for up to five works is required. Works by winners and finalists will be exhibited at the Beverly Arts Center June 1 through 30. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .