The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, invites new members to join its choir, which rehearses on Monday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m.
Known as the Center Singers, the choir performs once a month on Sunday afternoons at Wayside Chapel Vespers services and at special seasonal Center events. The choir is led by Director Penny Wills and accompanied by rehearsal pianist Shirley Swanson.
For more information, call 361- 3650 or visit thecenterpalos.org.
New Mandala class
The Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Highway in Palos Park, will offer a Mandala class on six Wednesday afternoons, beginning Feb. 6, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Robin Neumann will help students create mandalas using metallic gel pens and vibrant Prismacolors to create symmetrical circular-patterned designs. Mandalas are an ancient symbolic art form. Examples of Neumann's mandalas can be seen on her blog (openeyesmindheart.blogspot.com).
The class costs $103. Registration is required. To register and to receive a list of required supplies, call The Center at 361-3650.
Artist Marilyn VandenBout, of Evergreen Park, will offer a papermaking workshop at The Log Cabin Center for the Arts on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at 12700 Southwest Highway in Palos Park.
VandenBout helps students to make handmade papers embedded with pressed flowers. The papers can be used as Valentines, stationery or gift boxes.
The papermaking workshop costs $14, plus a $5 materials fee. Registration is required. Call The Center at 361-3650.
The Bridge Teen Center events
- Just For Parents - The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host a free FAFSA clinic facilitated by Illinois Student Assistance Commission for parents of high school seniors and college students on Feb. 9. This free event is intended to give parents a forum in which they can gain valuable insight about what is out there to help pay for their student's college education. This clinic will include one-on-one sessions and a lunch/financial aid workshop with lunch provided by Chick-fil-A. Spots are limited; call 532-0500 or visit thebridgeteencenter.org.
- Sign Language - 4:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 5-19, The Bridge Teen Center will host a sign language program. Participants will spend three weeks learning the basics of sign language and will learn hand signs that represent vocabulary words and phrases. This free program is for teens in 7th through 12th grade.
- Acoustic guitar - 5-6 p.m. Feb. 5-26, The Bridge Teen Center will host acoustic guitar. Participants will learn the basics of guitar including chords and strumming patterns. This free program is for teens in 7th through 12th grade.
- Winter Craft - 4:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 6-20, The Bridge Teen Center will host DIY Ear Warmers. Participants will learn how to crochet a cozy ear warmer perfect for the winter season. This free program is for teens in 7th through 12th grade.
- Taco Culinary - 4:30-6 p.m. Feb. 7, The Bridge Teen Center will host Tacos 3 Ways with Rock Bottom in Orland Park. Participants will learn three simple recipes that puts a twist on the traditional taco. This free program is for teens in 7th through 12th grade.
- Attention and Focus - 5-6 p.m. Feb. 7, The Bridge Teen Center will host Attention and Focus with Intellect Learning Center. Participants will learn strategies on how to improve focus, receive higher grades and get more done in less time. This free program is for teens in 7th through 12th grade.
- Trivia Night - 7:30-10:30 p.m. Feb. 8, The Bridge Teen Center will host Trivia Night. Students will also receive complimentary samples from Jimmy John's. This free event is for teens in 7th through 12th grade with a completed student membership application on file.
To sign up for any program, call 532-0500, or visit thebridgeteencenter.org.
Valentine's show: 'The Killer and King' at Georgios Banquets
Georgios Banquet & Conference Centre in Orland Park will present a show paying tribute to two of music's greatest icons.
"The Killer and the King" will feature the songs of Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.
Coming from Branson, Mo., Everett Dean and David Brooks will have you stomping your feet while enjoying a seven course dinner.
Georgios Banquet & Conference Centre has consistently been voted the No. 1 Banquet Facility in Chicago's Southland.
Reservations are on a first come basis. Ten percent discounts are offered on tables of 10. A portion of proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.
The show will be held Sunday, Feb. 10. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $50 with a cash bar.
Georgios of Orland Park is at 8800 W. 159th St. (403-1757; georgios.com)
Intermediate art clay copper techniques
Instructor Katie Baum will continue the series of jewelry workshops at the McCord Gallery and Cultural Center, Palos Park, on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Students will learn to add dimension to their copper work, creating a hollow form and embellishing with tiny gemstones. This class adds techniques in shaping and texturing and incorporating gems into designs. Once the pieces are fired, heat patina will be used to bring out the uniqueness of the design.
In addition to being a Master Instructor, Katie Baum is the current Director of the Art Clay World, USA. She teaches across the U.S. and internationally, and has had articles published in industry magazines and is co-author of "Silver Clay Keepsakes."
Fees are $40 for members, $55 for non-members. Materials included. To register, call 671- 0648.
The McCord Gallery and Cultural Center, at 9602 W. Creek Road (129th Street and La Grange Road) showcases the work of local and regional artists and provides a learning center for the arts and a home for cultural history. For information, visit mccordgallery.org.