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Family pottery
rooster sculptures

  A pottery class for families will be held at the Log Cabin Center for the Arts on Wednesdays, July 2 and 9, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. The Log Cabin Art Center is located at 12700 Southwest Highway in Palos Park.
  Instructor Heather Young invites families with children of any age to make colorful ceramic rooster sculptures for your kitchen or yard on July 2 and to come back to glaze their creations on July 9. The class fee is $16 per person and includes all supplies and two kiln firings. Advance registration is required. Call The Center at 361-3650.

Fabric coiling workshop

  The Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Highway in Palos Park, will offer a Fabric Coiling Workshop on Wednesday, July 9, from 1 to 3 p.m.
  Denise Dulzo will teach students to make colorful bowls using strips of fabric coiled and sewn into useful shapes.
The workshop costs $16. Students need to bring their own sewing machine and thread, but fabric will be provided. Advance registration is required. Call The Center at 361-3650.

Yoga class

  A new five-week series of Gentle Yoga classes will be offered at The Center on Tuesday evenings beginning July 8, 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. Preregistration is required. Call The Center: 361-3650.

The Bridge Teen
Center programs

• Sun Catchers — 2:30 to 4 p.m. today (Thursday), The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will teach students how to make their very own sun catchers with colored beads and wire.
• Colors of Chemistry — 3 to 4:30 p.m. today. Students can discover their inner scientist with a hands-on chemistry program. Students will learn how to take a purple cabbage and extract its juice to use as a pH tester.
• Woodworking — 4:30 to 6 p.m. today. Turn a boring block of wood into a personalized set of wood coasters.
• Sunglasses Contest with Alissa Turner & Cinnabon — 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. this Friday, A sunglasses themed night with music from Alissa Turner and food from Cinnabon.
• Mandi Burnison & Nuala Walsh — 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, June 28, a High School night with live music from Mandi Burnison and Nuala Walsh and food from White Castle. These free events are for teens in 7th through 12th grade. For more information call 532-0500.
• Rock Climbing at Lifetime Fitness - 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. July 1, students will learn how to rock climb at Lifetime’s indoor rock wall.
• Splash Photography with Harrington College — 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. July 1, learn how to take stunning high-speed photos that capture the exact moment an ice cube breaks.
• Paracord Bracelets — 1:30 to 3 p.m. July 2, program will show students how to make their own Paracord bracelet.
• Mortal Combat Trilogy Tournament - 3 to 4 p.m. July 2, The Bridge Teen Center will hold a Mortal Combat Trilogy Tournament for guys only.
• Design a T-Shirt — 4:30 to 6 p.m. July 2 and 3, learn the basics of T-shirt design. Students will have the chance to design their own t-shirt and the winning design will be put on a T-shirt during a behind the scenes tour of Midwest Promotional Group on July 22.

Upcoming

Dino Draw
youth classes

  McCord Gallery & Cultural Center will present youth classes on Mondays, July 7 - 28 (four weeks), 4 to 5:30 p.m. with instructor Beth Leahy. During those classes children ages 4 - 6 will have a roaring good time by learning about his or her favorite dinosaur. Little hands will cut, color, shape and create a variety of dinosaurs and learn some interesting facts along the way. Fossils, dino eggs and a brontosaurus bank are just some of the projects McCord will make together with your child. The cost of the classes is $50 or $40 for the 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.

Monet’s Garden
Party youth classes

  McCord Gallery & Cultural Center will present youth classes on Tuesdays, July 8 - 29 (four weeks), 4 to 5:30 p.m. with instructor Beth Leahy. This will be a unique introduction to famous garden paintings and the artists who created them. After learning about the artwork, we will make functional art pieces to put in your garden: stepping stones, birdfeeders, windsocks and more.
  The cost of the classes is $50 or $40 for the members of McCord.
McCord Gallery & Cultural Center is at 9602 W. Creek Rd (129th and LaGrange), Palos Park. For more information, call 671-0648 or visit www.mccordgallery.org.

Spirituality Book Club

  The Center’s spirituality book club is meeting on Monday, July 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 Barbara BrownTaylor’s “An Altar in the World,” which questions the conventional distinction between the sacred and the secular. Taylor suggests that no physical act is too earthbound or too humble to become a path to the divine.
  There is no participation fee, but pre-registration is requested. All are welcome. Call The Center at 361-3650.

American Folk
Art youth classes

  McCord Gallery & Cultural Center will present youth classes on Friday, July 14-18, 10 a.m. to noon, with instructor Liz Wall.
  The students (ages 7 – 12) will be introduced to many types of American Folk Art and spend the week creating their own painted functional fine art as well as paintings. This class will combine culture and creativity. All supplies are included.
  The cost of the classes is $90 or $80 for the 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.

Around the World
with painting classes

  McCord Gallery & Cultural Center will present a youth classes on Monday – Friday, July 21 – July 25, 10 a.m. to noon. with instructor Liz Wall.
  The students (ages 7 – 12) will travel around the world learning about the colors and patterns used in artwork in many different countries. They will create their own paintings every day using some of the special techniques used around the world. They may also choose to work on their own heritage if they like. All supplies are included.
  The cost of the classes is $90 or $80 for the members of McCord.
  McCord Gallery & Cultural Center is at 9602 W. Creek Rd (129th and LaGrange), Palos Park. For more information, call 671-0648 or visit www.mccordgallery.org.