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The Bridge Teen
Center programs

  Design a T-Shirt — 4:30 to 6 p.m. today (Thursday) The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host a program designed to teach students the basics of T-shirt design. Students will 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.
  Low Ropes Course at Camp Manitoqua — 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. July 8, The Bridge Teen Center will team up with Camp Manitoqua to allow students work on a team to complete challenges on their low ropes course.
  Storytelling — 3 to 4:30 p.m. July 8, learn how to tell stories in a way that owns a room. Students will learn basic stage presence and how to find their own unique storytelling style.
Healthy Breakfast — 1:30 to 3 p.m. July 9, culinary program designed to help students know what foods to eat to start their day off with a healthy and satisfying breakfast.
  Martial Arts with Victory Martial Arts — 4:45 to 6 p.m. July 9, 16 and 23, The Bridge will team with Victory Martial Arts to teach students how to protect themselves with Martial Arts. Each week will include short lessons on topics like integrity, perseverance, and confidence.
  Charity Car Show at Oberweis — 5 to 9 p.m. July 9, Oberweis, 159th and Harlem, will host a Charity Car Show to help raise money for The Bridge Teen Center's free programs and events.
  Fishing — 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. July 10, students can spend the afternoon around a pond with some experienced fishermen as they teach them the tricks of the trade.
  Train Your Brain: Your Inner GPS — 3 to 4 p.m. July 10, program to help students train themselves to become better problem-solvers and critical thinkers.
  All these free events are for teens in 9th through 12th grade. For more information call 532-0500.


Basketry classes

  The Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Highway in Palos Park, will offer 3-week summer basketry workshops beginning Thursday, July 10 and Aug. 7, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  Each workshop consists of three Thursday morning classes, during which new basketry students make an easy beautiful wood-bottomed basket, with their choice of colored trim. Instructor Ann Fowler will help returning or experienced students choose a basket style and pattern appropriate to their experience level, or students may finish up un-completed baskets from previous classes.
  The Basketry workshop costs $42, plus a $12.50 materials fee. Advance registration is required. Call The Center at 361-3650 or visit