Kids in fourth to eighth grade can learn to draw comics and manga at the Saturday Drawing Classes hosted by the Vanderpoel Art Association at Ridge Park, 9625 S. Longwood Dr., from 10 to 11:30 a.m., or noon to 1:30 p.m., beginning on Feb. 22.
Jim and Spencer McGreal will teach the basics of drawing, in addition to cartooning, and sequential art (comic strips, comic books, manga and graphic novels). Each class is limited to 15 students.
The 11th annual 19th Ward Youth Foundation Family Ice Skating Party will be held on Sunday, Feb. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Mt. Greenwood Park ice rink, 3721 W. 111th St.
A suggested donation of $1 includes light refreshments.
For more information, call (773) 238-8776.
Community Art Day
Artists of all ages and abilities are welcome to showcase their artwork at the Oak Lawn Park District Community Art Day & Competition on Sunday, March 1, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th St.
This is a free community art gallery with an art competition for youth ages 6 to 18 and activities for all.
For more information or to display or enter artwork in the youth art competition, call (708) 857-2200.
Oak Lawn Library
Genealogy Club: Understanding DNA Results will be presented at the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Meghan Moran, library staff member, will host a question-and-answer session for people about understanding DNA results.
For more information, call (708) 422-4990 or visit olpl.org.
The Chicago Bungalow Association will host the following free seminars at the Beverly branch library, 1962 W. 95th St.
Curb Appeal Gardening on Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., will feature City Grange’s “Lady of Landscaping,” Bridget Walsh, discussing useful plants that not only create great curb appeal with less work, but also provide habitat for birds, bees and butterflies. Walsh will also discuss the fundamentals of garden design and offer custom site-plan options to make spring planting easy and the results beautiful.
Bungalow Maintenance 101 on Wednesday, March 18, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., will feature Carla Bruni discussing the typical materials, mechanical systems and maintenance issues of a bungalow. Attendees will learn how to improve the value and prolong the life of a bungalow by reducing energy usage, completing simple repairs and maintenance tasks and understanding the basic vocabulary that is essential for interacting with contractors.
The association will also give away the new book, “Bungalow Maintenance 101.”
For more information or to register, visit the website at chicagobungalow.org.
Log Cabin Center
Painting Workshop: Bird on a Wire will be held on Sunday, Feb. 16, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., at the Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Hwy., in Palos Park.
Heaven Newsom will show students how to complete a colorful painting step by step. Canvas and all supplies will be provided. The class is open to students of all ages. Workshop fee is $15, plus a $5 materials fee.
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A workshop on making birthday cards will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. Workshop fee is $20, plus a $7 materials fee.
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Students will create stacked rings at a jewelry workshop on Friday, Feb. 21, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Liz Credio will help students create intricate stacked rings out of copper wire. Workshop fee is $15, plus a $4 materials fee.
For more information about events at the Log Cabin Center, call (708) 361-3650.