Broaden Your Horizons

This week

Womantalk discussion

    The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host its monthly Womantalk coffee hour and discussion on Tuesday, May 28, 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.


    Meditation opportunities are offered every Tuesday evening, 5:30 p.m. and both Monday and Thursday mornings, 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.

Discussion of ‘Bingo Long …

    CineVerse, the Oak Lawn Park District’s free weekly film discussion group, will examine “The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings” (1976) on Wednesday, May 29, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Oak View Community Center, 4625 W. 110th St. in Oak Lawn (check building signage for room number). For more information call 529-9028 or visit cineverse


Working ‘9 to 5’

    The Oak Lawn Park District Theatre production of “9 to 5” will run at Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th St., at 8 p.m. Friday, May 31 and June 7, and Saturday, June 1 and 8; and 3 p.m. Sunday, June 2 and 9. Tickets are available at Oak View Center. Prices are $22 for adults, $21 for seniors and children 12 and under. To order tickets or for more information call 857-2200.

‘West Side Story’ auditions

    The Oak Lawn Park District Theatre will hold auditions for “West Side Story” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 3 and Tuesday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th Street. Callbacks if needed will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 5. Participants must be 16 or older and should come prepared to dance and sing a song from the show. For more information call 857-2200.

‘War Witch’ at BAC

    The Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. in Chicago, will present “War Witch” (Unrated for war-related violence and brief nudity) at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 5. Tickets are $7.50 ($5.50/BAC members). For more information call (773) 445-3838 or visit
  Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen tells the story of a 14-year-old girl kidnapped from an African village by rebels who want to make her a child soldier. She escapes with an older soldier and experiences for the first time the joys of peace and love. However, a tragedy will force her to confront her ghosts.

Jazz in the pines

    The 21st annual outdoor jazz concert will be held in the Pine Forest at The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, on Sunday, June 2, at 5:30 p.m.
  The Darlene Baresch Quartet will return to The Center’s outdoor stage with an evening of jazz standards. Musicians include Dean Minuth on drums, Spencer Keyes on keyboard, Scott Gamina on saxophone, and Tyke Hendershot on bass, with Darlene Baresch on vocals. The stage is located in a grove of pine trees on the northeast corner of The Center’s farm property.
  Guests are invited to park in the Children’s Farm parking lot and ride the farm hayrack to the concert site. Guests should bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating, and may choose to bring a picnic supper (no alcohol please). The Center will serve punch and cookies.
  There is no admission fee to the concert, as the event is The Center’s gift to the community. (361-3650)