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This week

The Bridge Teen
Center programs

• High School Meet-N-Greet — 2 to 3 p.m. today (Thursday), The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host a meet-n-greet for high school students to make an ice cream sundae and play games with students from their school.
• Yoga in the Park — 4 to 5:45 p.m. today combines the benefits of yoga with the relaxation of being outdoors.
• Christal Luster and Continuum — 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 8, Friday Night Live event with live music from Christal Luster and Continuum and free food samples from Peppo’s.
• Max Dvorak and Casserole — 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 9, High School Saturday with live music from Max Dvorak and Casserole and free samples from Fannie May.
• Summer Salads with Now You’re Cooking — 4 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 12, culinary program with Now You’re Cooking will teach students how to make healthy homemade salad dressing, along with popular salad combinations that taste great and are good for you.
• Electric Guitar — 5 to 6 p.m. Aug.12 and 19, program with Tone Wolf Music will teach students the basics of the electric guitar.
• Ultimate Frisbee — 3 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 13, a game of ultimate Frisbee for students against the Bridge staff and volunteers.
• Charity Car Show at Chick-fil-A — 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 13, Chick-fil-A, 15605 S. La Grange Road in Orland Park, will host a charity car show to help raise money for The Bridge Teen Center's free programs and events.
• Album Artwork — 4:30 to 6 p.m. Aug. 14, an art program with Art-A-La-Carte to allow students to make their own album artwork using acrylic on canvas.
• The Science of Taste — 5 to 6 p.m. Aug. 14, a program with Wrigley Gum to teach students how your body tastes things.
  These free events are for teens in 7th through 12th grade. For more information call 532-0500.


Meditation retreat

  A daylong meditation retreat will be hosted on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway in Palos Park.
  Pastoral Director Chris Hopkins will lead a day of “letting go” of one’s own agendas and thoughts as we seek a greater connection with God. The day will include time for dialogue, quiet meditation, centering prayer, and walking the labyrinth.
  The cost per participant is $45, which includes lunch, leadership, and supplies. Registration is required. For further information, call The Center at 361-3650.

Palos Village
Players auditions

  The Palos Village Players will hold auditions for their final show of the 2014 season, “These Shining Lives” by Melanie Marnich, from 7 to 9 p.m., on Sunday and Monday, Aug. 17 and 18, at All Saints Lutheran Church, 13350 La Grange Road in Orland Park. Enter from the rear parking lot.
  The play chronicles the strength and determination of women considered expendable in their day, exploring their true story and its continued resonance. Catherine and her friends are dying, it’s true; but theirs is a story of survival in its most transcendent sense, as they refuse to allow the company that stole their health to kill their spirits— or endanger the lives of those who come after them. The cast consists of four women and two men, with a few very small parts also for men.
  Previous acting experience is not necessary but would be helpful. The audition will consist of readings from the script. The actual performance dates are Nov. 14 through 22 at the Palos Park Recreation Center. The play will be directed by Kevin Haines of Burbank. For more information, call 598-8268.