The Beverly branch library, 1962 W. 95th St., will host a Turkey Table Decoration class on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. This hand-sewing program is for all ages. Participants are asked to bring a stretchy winter glove. The library will provide all other supplies. Reservations a…

The Concerts at the Castle series will feature the versatile jazz tunes of the Charles Heath Quartet on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m., at the historic Givins Castle, 10244 S. Longwood Dr.

The Second City will bring its holiday show, “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Sweater” to the Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St., on Saturday, Dec. 28, at 8 p.m. Laugh along with The Second City as comedy’s best and brightest roast the chestnuts out of all the things lovingly loathe…

A wreath-making class will be held on Monday, Nov. 25, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Highway, in Palos Park. Professional floral designer George Mitchell will help students create a fresh balsam fir wreath complete with pinecones and a red velvet bow…

The Adjoin Fund will host the Lucy Smith Quartet on Sunday, Dec. 1, from 4:15 to 6:15 p.m., at Bethany Union Church, 1750 W. 103rd St. The holiday concert fundraiser will benefit the Adjoin Fund, which supports literacy programs for middle-school African-American boys in public schools. Sugg…

Smith Village resident Leslie Rokaitis, who creates Christmas ornaments with silver spoons, will be among a dozen vendors offering great gifts for holiday shoppers during Smith Village’s holiday fair on Friday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 2320 W. 113th Pl. Shoppers can also purchase …

The Ridge Historical Society (RHS), 10621 S. Seeley Ave., will present “From This Small Beginning Chicago’s Great Railroad Empire Was Born” on Friday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m.

Pete Souza, former White House photographer for Presidents Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan, will be the surprise guest at the live taping of the podcast “The Road to Now” at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 3 p.m.

The Concerts at the Castle series will continue on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the historic Givins Castle with Irish folk music artists John Williams and Dennis Cahill.

Historical storyteller Lynn Rymarz will present “Julia Child: My Life in France,” on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from noon to 2 p.m., at The Center, 12700 Southwest Hwy., in Palos Park. Rymarz will dramatize how Child discovered her passion for cooking French food in her late 30s after she married Pau…

Chicago area writers representing the TallGrass Writers Guild, Longwood Writers Guild, FLOW Writers, and Rainbow Youth Connections will read original works on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Beverly branch library, 1962 W. 95th St.

Dance Gallery Chicago students Patrick Williams, 11, and Lilianne Petit, 9, have been selected to perform in the Joffrey Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” at the Auditorium Theatre, Nov. 30 to Dec. 29.

The Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., and its film series, BACinema, will screen popular holiday movies through the end of 2019.

Collage classes will be held at the Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Hwy., in Palos Park, beginning Oct. 28. Classes for beginning and intermediate students will be held on five Mondays, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, and advanced collage will be held on five Wednesdays beginning Oct.…

“Get Spooky” will return to the Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St., on Sunday, Oct. 27, with sessions from 2 to 3 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m.

The Concerts at the Castle series will feature Sons of the Never Wrong at the historic Givins Castle, 10244 S. Longwood Dr., on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. Known for their three-part harmonies, Bruce Roper, Deborah Lader and Sue Demel deliver “literate, witty folk music,” according to the C…

The Subdudes will bring their unique blend of roots, gospel and blues to the Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St., on Friday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. The New Orleans-based group returns to Chicago after selling out the BAC in 2017. The evening will feature a set the band describes as a “l…

Christine Mapondera Talley, author of “Makanaka’s World,” a picture book series that teaches culture, geography and language in a fun and engaging way, will be the guest author at the Beverly branch library, 1962 W. 95th St., on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Talley was born in Chin…

Dr. Don Baird, of Beverly, recently presented his new book, “Suffering is Highly Overrated: Reflections on Humor and Life,” at the Beverly branch library, 1962 W. 95th St. Baird shared how he copes with life’s challenges by using humor from diverse teachers such as Muhammad Ali, Roger Ebert,…

The Weavers Guild South will host its “Weavings and Diversities” show and sale on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at St. John Lutheran School, 4231 W. 183rd St., in Country Club Hills. Members of the guild will have a large array of woven garments and artwork, as well as felt item…

A night of bluegrass and Grateful Dead music is in store at the Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St., when local favorite The Grateful String Band performs with special guest Wood Belly on Friday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m.

The Beverly Theatre Guild will present its production of “Urinetown” on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11 and 12, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m., at the Morgan Park Academy Arts Center, 2153 W. 111th St.

The Evergreen Park Recreation Department Candlelight Theatre production of “Ordinary People” will open on Friday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m., in the auditorium of the Evergreen Park Senior Center, 9547 S. Homan Ave.

Barbara Scharres, director of programming for the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, and Irish-American radio personality Mike Houlihan recently announced the three selections for the fifth annual Irish American Movie Hooley.

The Children’s Farm at The Center, 12700 Southwest Hwy, in Palos Park, will host Fall Fest on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day will include kids’ games, pumpkin painting, horse rides, scarecrow making, animal barn tours and hay rides. There will be craft booths and flea mar…

“Threads of Imagination,” a new exhibit at the Ridge Historical Society (RHS), 10621 S. Seeley Ave., will open for the Beverly Art Walk on Saturday, Sept. 21, and run until mid-January 2020.

The Park Forest Art Fair, sponsored by the Tall Grass Arts Association, will celebrate its 64th year on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21 and 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on the Village Green in downtown Park Forest.

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