Broaden Your Horizons

This week

Men’s spiritual
discussion group

  A new men’s spirituality group meets at The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, on Tuesday evening, Dec. 3, from 7 to 8 p.m.
  The men’s group meets monthly to discuss topics of spirituality, history, current events, cosmology and world issues. The next program will focus on mindfulness and technology.
  There is no cost for the program, but advance registration is appreciated. Call 361-3650.

Christmas pottery
class for
families or adults

  A pottery class for families and adults will be hosted at the Log Cabin Center for the Arts on Wednesdays, Dec. 4 and 11, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Log Cabin Art Center is located at 12700 Southwest Highway in Palos Park.
  Instructor Heather Young invites families with children of any age, or adults without children, to make clay Christmas ornaments on Dec. 4 and to come back to glaze their creations on Dec. 11. The class fee is $16 per person and includes all supplies and two kiln firings. Reservations are required. Call The Center at 361-3650.

Open Auditions
in Oak Lawn

  The Beverly Theatre Guild, a community theatre and member of the League of Chicago Theatres, is announcing open auditions for the second production of its 2013-2014 Season, The Glass Menagerie, to be directed by Rocco Ayala. Open auditions will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 4. Callbacks will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at Salem United Church of Christ, 9717 S. Kostner, Oak Lawn. Auditions will consist of individual readings of excerpts from the script. All candidates looking to audition are asked to know the story and have read the script prior to auditions. Audition sides will be posted on the BTG website at Headshots and resumes are not necessary, although those actors who have them can send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before auditions if possible. Headshots and resumes can also be brought to the auditions. The performances will be held Friday through Sunday, Feb. 14 through 16 at the Morgan Park Academy Arts Center Baer Theater, 2153 W. 111th St., Chicago. For more information, call 773-284-8497, or visit

Legacy Girls to
sing holiday tunes

  The Worth Park District Historical Museum and the Worth Public Library District will host a free program at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 at the museum, 11500 S. Beloit Ave., Worth. Seating will begin at 1:30 p.m. The Legacy Girls will sing holiday songs from the Andrews Sisters, a pop group from the 1940s. For more information and to register, call 448-7080.


Christmas dinner

  Reservations are currently being taken for a Dickens Christmas Dinner to be held at The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, on Sunday, Dec. 8, beginning at 5:15 p.m.
  The evening features a reading of Charles Dickens’ “Christmas Carol” and a roast goose, turkey, and plum pudding dinner, reminiscent of the Bob Cratchit family’s dinner in Dickens’ story.
  The Bob Cratchit Dinner costs $32 and requires reservations. For reservations and more information, call The Center at 361-3650.


  Group labyrinth walks will be held on Thursday evening, Dec. 5, at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday morning, Dec. 7, at 8 a.m., at The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park.

  The labyrinth, a new large circular stone path for spiritual meditation is located at the north end of The Center parking lot. In addition to the group walks focused on peace and fellowship, the labyrinth is available for individual walks at any time during the month.

  There is no cost to those wishing to walk the labyrinth and no reservations are necessary. The walks will take place rain or shine. For information, call Pastor Chris Hopkins at 361-3650.