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This week

The Bridge Teen
Center events

• Album Artwork — 4:30 to 6 p.m. today (Thursday), The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host 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. today a program with Wrigley Gum to teach students how their body tastes things.
• Deadbolts — 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 15, Friday Night Live event with live music from the Deadbolts and free food samples from Meijer.
• Blond Moment & DJ Night — 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 16, High School Saturday with a DJ Night and live music from rock group Blond Moment. There will be free samples from Jimmy John’s.
• Train Your Brain: Boost Your Memory — 5 to 6 p.m. Aug. 19, designed to help students remember their new locker combination, class schedule and assignments.
• Electric Guitar — 5 to 6 p.m. Aug. 19, a program with Tone Wolf Music teaches students the basics of the electric guitar.
• Computer Animation with Illinois Institute of Art — 4:15 to 6 p.m. Aug. 20, The Bridge will take students on a trip to the Illinois Institute of Art campus to learn the basics of computer animation.
• Burgers with Cooper’s Hawk — 4:30 to 6 p.m. Aug. 20, The Bridge will host a culinary program with Cooper’s Hawk to teach students how to properly cook a burger.
• Chingo with Standard Bank — 4:30 to 6 p.m. Aug. 21, a rousing game of Chingo, with Standard Bank. Chingo is like human checkers with trivia thrown in. The winners of this game will receive prizes.
  These free events are for teens in 7th through 12th grade. For more information call 532-0500 or visit


Trash to treasure
art workshops

  Two Trash to Treasures art workshops are offered at The Center on Sunday, Aug. 24 and Tuesday, Aug. 27. The workshops utilize finds from the annual rummage sale at the Children’s Farm at 12700 Southwest Highway in Palos Park.
  On Aug. 24, from 1 to 3 p.m., instructor Laura Milkert will help participants will find an interesting old book at the rummage sale, and then fold the pages in a repetitive design to create an interesting decorative work of art. On Aug. 26, Joyce Icenogle will teach students to create unique pieces of decorative garden art or beautiful and useful cakestands, by gluing together pretty plates, cups, and glasses that they glean from the rummage sale collection.
  The Aug. 24 Book folding workshop fee is $15. The Aug 26 workshop fee is $15 for those wishing to make a cakestand, and $20 for those wishing to make garden art. Both classes meet at the farm on the east side of 12700 Southwest Highway. Advance registration is required. Call The Center at 361-3650.

Fall art registration

  Registration opens Aug. 15 for autumn classes at the Log Cabin Center for The Arts, located at The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park.
  Fall classes are offered in Drawing, Watercolor Painting, Basketry, Weaving, Stained Glass, Pastels, Stoneware Pottery, Woodcarving, Quilting, Collage, Lapidary, Poetry, Memoir Writing, Calligraphy, Silversmithing, Knitting, Nature Photography, Papercrafts, Family Pottery, Teen Pottery, Saturday Children’s Art, and various Folkarts.
  The Log Cabin Art Center offers six-week courses plus occasional 1 day workshops. Art Director Lois Lauer says classes at The Center are known for their warm and welcoming ambience, in addition to superior instruction in a variety of fine arts and folk arts.
  Pre-registration is required for classes, most of which begin in early September. For more, call The Center at 361-3650 or visit

Barn dance

  The Children’s Farm will host its 10th annual Barn Dance on Saturday, Sep. 6, from 5:30 to 9 p.m., at the farm, 12700 Southwest Highway in Palos Park.
 Live music by Pop Element will be provided for both listening and dancing. Guests can also enjoy hayrides around the farm, tours of the animal barns, hot dogs from the grill, root beer on tap, and marshmallow roasting at the bonfire.
  Tickets are $8 per person. Barn Dance proceeds benefit the farm’s summer camp scholarship fund. 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 Aug. 19 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.