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Dynamic Folds and
Wrinkles Workshop

  McCord Gallery & Cultural Center will present a workshop for artists who want to hone their skills this Saturday, March 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  Instructor Beth Leahy will help you discover how to create beautiful drapery in your artwork as clothing, backdrops, and more. Look at examples of drapery from the past and present as you learn the seven types of folds. Folds tell the story of weight and tension to produce a wonderful landscape of form, color and value. Handouts and exercises in charcoal will be included in the workshop. Supply list will be available at registration. Price is $90/$80 for members of McCord.
  McCord Gallery & Cultural Center is located at 9602 W. Creek Rd. (129th and LaGrange Road), Palos Park. For more information, call 671-0648 or visit www.mccordgallery.org.

Spring classes
at McCord

  The spring series of classes at the McCord Gallery & Cultural Center begin the week of March 24.
  Beginning Watercolor with Carmelo Schifano, Watercolor with John Howard, Byzantine Iconography with Arlene Tilghman, Figure in the Landscape with Liz Wall, Colored Pencil Technique with Tony Crnkovich and Art Clay Silver with Jeanne Krapauskas are just some of the offerings this session.
  McCord Gallery & Cultural Center is located at 9602 W. Creek Road (129th and La Grange Road), Palos Park. For more information, call 671-0648 or visit www.mccordgallery.org.

Story jewelry class

  The Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Highway in Palos Park, will offer a Story Jewelry Workshop on March 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in honor of the Spring Equinox.
  Storyteller jewelry instructor Catherine Myers will help participants create beaded necklaces which tell a story according to which beads are selected to represent personal milestones, goals, or dreams. The class fee is $14 plus a $15 materials fee, which covers all materials, although students are also welcome to bring old beads from broken jewelry to help tell a story through their necklaces.
  Advance registration is required. Call The Center at 361-3650.

Eldercare luncheon

  Eldercare and the New Health Care System will be discussed at a luncheon program on Tuesday, March 25, from noon to 2 p.m., at The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park.
  Dr. Cheryl Woodson will discuss how people can give excellent eldercare without destroying their own physical, financial, emotional, and spiritual health. She’ll also give specific strategies for negotiating the new health care system: What to do? What to bring? What not to believe? Since healthcare professionals, administrators, and communication systems are far from ready to meet the care coordination goals of the new system, Dr. Woodson believes families will have to stand in the gap. Dr. Woodson has spent more than 30 years teaching and practicing Geriatric Medicine and has navigated her own mother’s 10-year journey with Alzheimer’s disease. She teaches and consults about eldercare around the country and has served on the White House Council on Aging.
  The luncheon begins at noon, costs $17 and requires reservations. For more information, call The Center at 361-3650.

T’ai Chi Chih®
at McCord

  McCord Gallery & Cultural Center will offer T’ai Chi Chih® with Dee Burton on Thursdays, March 24 – May 22, (eight weeks), 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (No class May 1.).
  Explore the possibility of reducing stress, balancing blood pressure and improving balance, coordination, concentration and memory. T’ai Chi Chih® offers the opportunity to experience these and many more potential benefits by learning 20 simple movements which, after this eight-week session, will take only 35 minutes to perform. T’ai Chi Chih® is not a martial art or a religion but is “Joy Thru Movement”. Seated as well as standing T’ai Chi Chih will be taught.
  Instructor Dee Burton is an accredited instructor who has been a practitioner of this form for over 7 years. Class is limited to 10 students and costs $95; $85 for members of McCord.
  McCord Gallery & Cultural Center is located at 9602 W. Creek Rd. (129th and LaGrange Road), Palos Park. For more information call 671-0648 or visit www.mccordgallery.org.

Yoga class

  A new five-week series of Gentle Yoga classes will be offered at The Center on Tuesday evenings beginning March 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The class will meet at the Anderson Activity Center of The Children’s Farm, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park.
  Instructor Valerie Lindstrom will lead the yoga sessions, which will include discussion and practice on breathing, relaxation, and centering, as well as movement and poses.
  Yoga newcomers are welcome. Students should dress in comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. The five-week class costs $50. Registration is required. 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, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  Led by MaryAnn Grzych, ladies are invited to join the discussion of Simple Abundance by Sarah Breathnach or other inspirational readings that participants wish to bring. There is no cost, but advance reservations are required. Call The Center at 361-3650.

Design your perennial garden

  Now is the time to plan for your garden for years to come.
  McCord Gallery & Cultural Center will present a workshop on Wednesday, March 26, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with instructor MaryAnn Nowak. In this workshop you will learn how to create a garden with the amount of maintenance you prefer. With proper placement you can create a floral display throughout the growing season. Proper exposure and conditions will help your garden flourish. Bring a photo and measurements of your outdoor space and receive excellent advice from an expert. Price is $35 or $30 for members of McCord.
  McCord Gallery & Cultural Center is located at 9602 W. Creek Rd. (129th and LaGrange), Palos Park. For more information call 671-0648 or visit www.mccordgallery.org.

Upcoming

Junior Farmers

  New seven-week sessions of Junior Farmer Classes will begin at The Children’s Farm at The Center on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday, April 5 through April 9. The farm is at 12700 Southwest Highway in Palos Park.
  Junior Farmers is an opportunity for children, age 3 to 12, to learn about and enjoy the life of the farm. The highlight of the spring season for Junior Farmer program is the opportunity to see the new baby animals arrive in the spring. The Junior Farmer program is led by veteran Children’s Farm program coordinator Kay Ardizzone, who claims that she learns as much or more from the children as she teaches them.
  Junior Farmer classes meet one hour each week for seven weeks. Classes are available for children age three to six, on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and on Saturday at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.; for children age six to eight on Saturday at 2 p.m.; for children age six to twelve on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 4 p.m., and for children age nine to twelve on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The cost of the seven-week program is $91. Advance registration is required. Call The Center at 361-3650.

Spirituality Book Club

  The Center’s spirituality book club is meeting on Monday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park.
  Led by Pastoral Director Chris Hopkins, the group will discuss the novel, Joshua, by Joseph Grizone. Joshua is the tale of a quiet, simple carpenter who mystifies all he meets with his transforming warmth and love.
Registration is requested. Call The Center at 361-3650.