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This week

Rock, gem
and jewelry show

  Moksha Imports’ Holiday Rock, Gem and Jewelry show will be held this Saturday and Sunday, January 11 and 12, from noon to 4 p.m., at Tranzformation, 5528 W. Cal-Sag Road in Alsip.
  Ed and Sue from Moksha Imports (the original owners of Sanctuary Crystals) will be offering one of the finest selections of rocks, mineral specimens, crystals and jewelry in the Chicago area. (897-0778; tranzformation.biz)

 

The Bridge Teen
Center events

  • Yoga — 5 to 6 p.m. Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30, The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, offers yoga to get toned and relax at the same time. This free event is for teens in 7th through 12th grade. For more information, call 532-0500 or visit www.thebridgeteencenter.org.
  • Parias Day — 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Jan. 10, music by Parias Day and samples from Babycakes Food Truck. This free event is for teens in 7th through 12th grade. For more information, call 532-0500 or visit www.thebridgeteencenter.org.
  • DJ Night with Sean Brady — 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Jan. 11, plus, free samples from CherryBerry. This event is exclusively for students in 9th-12th grade and is free with a student membership application or $5 with a school ID.
  • Discover Your Learning Style — 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 14, discover how you learn best. Come find out and discover how knowing this can make school easier. This free event is for teens in 7th through 12th grade.
  • Soul Café: Friendship and Peer Pressure — 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 15, start the new year off right by talking about friendship and not caving into peer pressure. This free event is for teens in 7th through 12th grade.
  • Award-winning BBQ at Famous Dave’s — 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 16, an offsite culinary, at Famous Dave’s, where you’ll get a chance to see the smokehouse, learn about the different cuts of meat and how they are prepared, and prepare a signature dish for yourself. This free event is for teens in 7th through 12th grade. For more information, call 532-0500 or visit www.thebridgeteencenter.org.

 

Polar bear
luncheon

  Polar Bears will be featured at a luncheon at The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at a noon luncheon.
  Brookfield Zoo bear-keeper Christy Mazrimas-Ott will show slides and talk about the life and behavior of these arctic creatures. She has been a guide in the arctic, educating tour groups about the polar bears and their plight in our ever warming arctic oceans.
  The luncheon begins at noon, cost $17 per person, and requires advance reservations. For more information, call The Center at 361-3650.

Valentine 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, Jan 15 and 22, 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 Valentine-themed bowls with heart designs on Jan. 15 and to come back to glaze their creations on Jan. 22. The class fee is $16 per person and includes all supplies and two kiln firings.
  Advance reservations are required. Call The Center at 361-3650.

Art classes

  The Center is offering new six-week sessions of pottery, basketry, calligraphy, and weaving classes at the Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Highway in Palos Park.
  Beginning Monday, Jan. 13, Marge Boyd teaches the art of lettering in a calligraphy class at 1:00 p.m. On Wednesday, Jan. 15, Nettie Botts offers instruction in weaving at 9:30 a.m. Pottery with Karen Stasky and Basketry with Jane Dwyer begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16.
  Advance registration is required for all classes at the Log Cabin Center for the Arts. For more information, call The Center at 361-3650, or check the website: thecenterpalos.org.

Spiritual
discussion group

  Evolutionary Christian spirituality will be explored in two new DVD discussion groups at The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, beginning Tuesday evening, Jan. 14, at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday morning, Jan. 16, at 10 a.m.
  Led by pastoral director Chris Hopkins, the groups will focus on the
film, “Painting the Stars: Science, Religion, and an Evolving Faith.”
  Cost is $5/class and reservations are requested. Call 361-3650.