Broaden Your Horizons

This week

Spiritual memoir

  A book review by the author of a spiritual memoir will be featured at a luncheon program on Tuesday, Oct. 29, from noon to 2 p.m., at The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park.
  Dr. Dorothy May will discuss her 80-year spiritual journey in a memoir that reads like a novel, as she juxtaposes her story against historical and cultural events of the 19th and beginning of the 21st century. The book tells of one woman’s path out of organized religion into a spiritual identity of her own. The book’s major theme is that while the events of our lives move us along, it is the underlying “God-moments,” the voices of our souls, that connect and interconnect us with the Divine. Dr. May is a clinical and psycho-spiritual psychologist.
  The luncheon begins at noon, costs $17 per person, and requires reservations. Call The Center at 361-3650.

Womantalk discussion

  The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host its monthly Womantalk coffee hour and discussion on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 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.

Introduction to Reiki

  An introductory Reiki experience will be offered on Sunday, Oct. 27, 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. (361-3650)

The Bridge Teen
Center events

  • Monopoly for Real — today (Thursday), 4:30-6 p.m. The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, wants to see how you’d do in the real world by playing Monopoly with a twist and learning about real estate development.
  • 1980s Costume Contest — 7:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Dress up in your best ’80s apparel, eat, dance and win prizes.
  • Guys vs. Ladies Night — 7:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 26, free food from Jimmy John’s. 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
  • Scary Movie Makeup — 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 29, learn how to use makeup, paint, and wax to create life-like injuries such as a gunshot wound, scars, and zombie makeup.
  • Leadership POD: True to you — 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 30, for high schoolers only to participate in leadership pods designed to develop the leader within you. This session will focus on getting to know yourself better, find out what your strengths are, how you see the world, and most importantly — how you see yourself. (532-0500)


Knitting classes

  The Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will offer six-week knitting classes on Friday mornings, beginning Nov. 1, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and on Monday evenings beginning Nov. 18, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  Master knitter Georgann Ring welcomes both beginners and experienced knitters to her classes. Beginners will learn to use the knit and purl stitches, to cast on and bind off, to manage simple increases and decreases, and to read a simple pattern while competing their first two knitting projects, a dishcloth and then a scarf. Ring will help those with experience to choose individual projects and to learn more advanced knitting skills.
  The class fee is $84. Beginning students should bring a fall of Sugar n’ Cream yarn in a light solid color and a pair of size US 9/5.5mm, preferably aluminum, knitting needles to the first class. After the first project, students will purchase yarns and patterns after consultation with the instructor.
  Registration is required. Call The Center 361-3650.

Center Stargazers

  A new Stargazers group will meet at The Center, at 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park on Friday evening, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m.
  The new star gazing group is intended for anyone interested in exploring the night sky. The group will begin with a discussion in The Center lodge on the west side of Southwest Highway, and then drive to the farm on the east side for relatively dark-sky viewing. Participants should bring a chair and flashlight.
  No fee is charged, but pre-registration is requested. Call The Center at 361-3650.

Civil War
Lincoln discussion

  South Suburban Civil War Roundtable member Don White, author of “Facts, Quotes and Anecdotes of the Civil War,” will be at the New Lenox Library, 120 Veterans Parkway in New Lenox on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. for a discussion on “Abraham Lincoln — the War Years.”
  Register for this event by calling (815) 485-2605 or visit newlenox