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Silk painting at McCord

Silk artist Karen Snow will share her knowledge of the French serti (resist) technique of silk painting at the McCord Gallery & Cultural Center this Saturday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Students will create a controlled design on luxurious Habotai silk with dramatic results. Pin silk to a wooden frame, draw or trace a design in the morning, paint a design in the afternoon and wear a beautiful creation home. This class is limited to six people and costs $50 for McCord members/ $55 for non-members. Students should bring a sack lunch.
McCord Gallery & Cultural Center is located at 9602 W. Creek Road (129th and La Grange Road), Palos Park. To register call 671-0648, or visit

The Bridge Teen Center events

• Celebrity Drawings — learn how to draw a celebrity that inspires you today (Thursday), from 4:30 to 6 p.m.,The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park.
• Learn how to change a flat tire with Bettenhausen Auto today, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Bridge Teen Center.
• Carter Frodge with Peppo’s — 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Feb. 14, celebrate Valentine's Day with singer-songwriter Carter Frodge. He brings the music and Peppo's brings the food.
• Trivia/Game Night — 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Feb. 15, with food from Blissful Banana Café. This event is exclusively for students in 9th-12th grade and is free with a student membership application or $5 with a school ID. For more information, call 532-0500, or visit
• Project Serve: Treasure Chest — 1:45 to 4 p.m. Feb. 17. Help sort toys at the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation for children fighting cancer. Community service hours will be given.
• Welding — 4:30 to 6 p.m. Feb. 18. Create your own figurine or sculpture by learning how to weld pieces of metal together.
• White Castle Manager for the Day — 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 19, take a trip with The Bridge to see what it takes to be a manager. Learn how to run the kitchen and work with customers.
• Love and Acceptance with PASS — 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20 and 27, Learn how to have healthy relationships. This free event is for teens in 7th through 12th grade. For more information call 532-0500 or visit

Palos Village
Players auditions

The Palos Village Players will hold auditions for their next show, “My Three Angels,”a comedy by Sam and Bella Spewak, at 7:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 17 and 18, at All Saints Lutheran Church, 13350 LaGrange Road in Orland Park.
Enter from the rear parking lot.  The play is the theatrical version which inspired the 1955 movie “We’re No Angels,”starring Humphrey Bogart. It is the story of three escapees from Devil’s Island who flee to France and find refuge with a French family. Although the three are criminals, they are fair-minded and save the family from being ruined by two evil relatives who have plans for their money.
The cast is made up of seven men and three women of various ages. The audition will consist of readings from the script. Previous acting experience is not a requirement, but it could prove helpful. The play is directed by Peg Crawford of Palos Heights. It will be performed at the Little Theater of Palos South Middle School at 82nd and 131st Street in Palos Park, March 2-10.


Spirit of Motown

Experience the sounds of Motown and discover the story behind the legend of Berry Gordy and the talent he gathered at The Spirit of Motown with Jose Sandoval at the Palos Heights Public Library, 12501 S. 71st Ave., on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m.
Call the Library to register at 448-1473. This program is being produced in part by the Illinois Humanities Council’s Road Scholars Speakers Bureau.

Junior Farmer classes at the Farm

New four-week sessions of Junior Farmer Classes will begin at The Children’s Farm at The Center on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday, Feb. 24 through March 1. The Children’s Farm is located at 12700 Southwest Highway in Palos Park.
Junior Farmers is an opportunity for children, age 3 to 12, to learn about and enjoy the life of the farm. The highlight of the spring season for Junior Farmer program is the opportunity to prepare for the arrival of the spring’s baby animals, to build nests for the chickens, ducks and geese, and to help the farm get ready for the warmer weather.
Junior Farmer classes meet one hour each week. Classes are available for children ages three to six, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and on Saturday at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Classes for children ages 6 to 8 meet on Saturday at 2 p.m., and for ages 6 through 12 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 4 p.m. Children age 9 to 12 meet on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The cost of the four-week program is $48.
Advance registration is required. For further information, call The Center at 361-3650 or visit

Memoir writing and ethical wills

 Two writing workshop are offered at The Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, on six Thursday mornings and afternoons, beginning March 6, by Personal Historian Beth LaMie, of Kankakee.
From 10 am to 12 noon, students will learn to write Legacy Letters to their families. These letters include personal values, history, life lessons and achievements, and hopes for the future. By the end of the class, students will complete a legacy letter on archival paper.
From 1 to 3 p.m., students write Memoirs, or Family Stories. Using writing prompts, exercises, and techniques to capture memories, participants learn to organize their thoughts and experiences and how to elicit stories from other family members.
The Legacy Letters and the Memoir Writing classes each have a class fee of $84 per person paid upon registration, plus a $10 workbook fee to be paid directly to the instructor in class. Students should bring a notebook or pad of paper and their favorite writing instruments. Advance registration is required. Call 361-3650.

Woodcarving, lapidary, stained-glass art classes

The Log Cabin Center for the Arts offers new sessions of lapidary, woodcarving, and stained glass classes beginning the week of Feb 24, at The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway in Palos Park.
Larry Rothenberg teaches Lapidary classes in which students polish rough rocks into gleaming gemstones beginning Monday morning, Feb 24 at 9 a.m. and Wednesday evening, Feb 26, at 6:30 p.m. Woodcarving classes are offered at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening, beginning Feb. 26 with Susan Alexander and on Thursday morning at 9 a.m, beginning Feb. 27 with Keith Miller. Harry Meneghini teaches Stained Glass to students on Thursday nights, beginning Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Advance registration is required for all classes at the Log Cabin Center for the Arts. For further information, call The Center at 361-3650 or visit

World War II veterans sought for roundtable discussion

McCord Gallery & Cultural Center will host a round table discussion on World War II led by noted historian Dr. Theodore Karamanski on Saturday, March 8, at 2 p.m.
Veterans are invited to bring World War II memorabilia and to share their stories at this free event.
If you are, or know a World War II veteran willing to share his or her stories from either the European or Pacific theaters, call the McCord office at 671-0648.
McCord Gallery & Cultural Center is located at 9602 W. Creek Road., Palos Park.