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Father's Day
at The Farm
  Fathers are invited to a free visit to the Children’s Farm at 12700 Southwest Highway in Palos Park, on Father’s Day, June 15.
  The Children’s Farm will be open from 1 to 4 p.m., as it is every Saturday and Sunday this summer. Visitors to the farm can tour the barns and see the farm animals. Pigs, lambs, calves, goats, bunnies, chicks, and ducklings are waiting to greet farm visitors. Families are invited into each animal pen by a farm volunteer who helps children to touch and learn about the animal. According the Farm program coordinator Kay Ardizzone, the farm is a hands-on opportunity for children to experience the life of the farm. Complimentary pony rides and/or hayrides are offered every weekend throughout the summer, work and weather permitting.
  Admission to the farm is $5 per person, or by a $75 annual family pass. No reservations are required on the weekends from 1 until 4 pm. For more information, call The Center at 361-3650.

The Bridge Teen
Center programs

• Shoot a Music Video — 4 to 6 p.m. today (Thursday), The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will hold a program to teach students how to shoot and edit their very own music video.
• Bike Maintenance with Performance Bike — 2 to 3:30 p.m. today, learn how to fix and take care of your bicycle.
• At the Wayside with the U.S. Army - 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. June 13, The Bridge will team with the U.S. Army to host their Friday Night Live event with live music from At the Wayside and food from Chicken Wild.
• Tomorrow’s Alliance with Fannie May — 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. June 14, High School Saturday event with live music from Tomorrow’s Alliance (rock) and a chocolate tasting from Fannie May.
• Ukulele — 2 to 3 p.m. June 17, 18 and 19, learn how to play the Ukulele (a popular Hawaiian instrument).
• Start a Summer Business with Junior Achievement — 2 to 3:30 p.m. June 17 and 24, The Bridge will team with Junior Achievement to teach students the basics of starting their own business and turning their ideas into a reality.
• Chicago Sky Basketball Game — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 18, The Bridge will take students to see Chicago’s own WNBA team take on the New York Liberty at Allstate Arena.
• Canoeing at Lake Katherine — 10 to 12:30 p.m. June 19, students will spend the morning paddling through the peaceful lake.
These free events are for teens in 7th through 12th grade. For information, call 532-0500 or visit

Children’s Farm
Camp season
  The Children’s Farm in Palos Park begins its seventy-eighth season of camp this Sunday, June 15. Campers ages nine through seventeen will arrive to enjoy two weeks of living at the farm, riding horses, caring for animals, hiking in the woods and creeks, making campfires, meeting new friends, and enjoying campouts, hayrides, games, and crafts. Older teenagers, ages 15-17, learn leadership and outdoor adventure skills, such as canoe-camping.
  Later in the summer, one and two week sessions of overnight camp begin on June 29, July 13, July 20, and July 27. Day Camps are also offered for one week sessions throughout the summer, for children in grades 2 through 7. There are still some open spots in some sessions in the 2014 season roster.
Interested families should contact camp director Amy DiDominicis at 361-3650 as soon as possible. The Children’s Farm is located at 12700 Southwest Highway in Palos Park. More information is available at

Island Rendezvous
  Experience life in the 18th century and learn more about fur trade along the Des Plaines River during the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s 31st annual “Island Rendezvous.”
  The free, family-oriented event will be held this Saturday and Sunday, June 14 and 15, at Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E. Romeo Road in Romeoville. Activities will take place on both days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  Free parking and shuttle service will be provided. For more information, call the Isle a la Cache Museum at 815-886-1467 or visit for a full schedule of activities.

Art classes
  New six-week sessions of summer adult art classes begin soon at the Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Highway in Palos Park. The Log Cabins are located in the woods and feature the natural beauty of the Palos area.
  On Monday, June 16, Silversmithing Classes with Dan Snyder begin at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Weaving classes with Nettie Botts begin on Wednesday morning, June 18, at 9:30 a.m. Lapidary with Larry Rothenberg begins Monday, June 23 at 9:00 a.m.
  Advance registration is required for all classes at the Log Cabin Center for the Arts. Call The Center at 361-3650 or check the

Moraine Valley
Movie in the Moonlight
Moraine Valley Community College begins its free Movie in the Moonlight summer series starting with “Frozen Sing-A-Long” this Saturday, June 14, at 8:30 p.m. Follow the bouncing snowflake to sing along with favorites, including the Oscar-winning song “Let It Go,” from the hit Disney movie.
The college also will show “Muppets Most Wanted” on Saturday, July 12, at 8:30 p.m., and “Rio 2” on Saturday, Aug.16, at 7:45 p.m.
The movies will be shown on a 16-foot inflatable screen on the Gateway, between Buildings F and M, on campus, 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills. Bring your own blanket, chairs and food, or purchase popcorn, candy and pop from a concession stand. Alcohol is not allowed on the campus. In the event of inclement weather, the movie will be shown in the Moraine Rooms in Building M. The movie is subject to change.
For more information, call 974-5375.


Papercraft workshop
  The Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Highway in Palos Park, will offer a papercraft workshop on Tuesday, June 24, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
  Ann Fowler will teach students to make greeting cards with brass stencils using ink, glitter, and paint. The workshop cost of $18 plus a $6 materials fee. Advance registration is required. For more, call 361-3650.