Calendar of Events

‘Let’s Paint Together’

Children aged 3 and up and their grandmas and grandpas are invited to join the Oak Lawn Park District for an afternoon of painting fun on Thursday, Sept. 26, at the new Let’s Paint Together event to be held at the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th St., from 4 to 5 p.m.

Enjoy an hour learning to paint, spending time with loved ones and vying for raffle prizes. Each participant in the household must register. The fee is $8 per household. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 25.

For more information or to register, call (708) 857-2200 or visit the website at

Beverly Branch Library

Meet author Dr. Don Baird on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 1 p.m., at the Beverly branch library, 1962 W. 95th St., as he presents his new book, “Suffering is Highly Overrated: Reflections on Humor and Life.”

Baird will share what he’s learned about using humor to cope with life’s challenges from such diverse teachers as Muhammad Ali, Roger Ebert, Dick Gregory, the Dalai Lama, Mel Blanc and Senor Wences.

Registration is not required for this program.

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Poets United, a group of local poets and authors, will meet on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

New members are welcome.

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Musical Story Time with Creating Arts Together with Songs (CATS) will be held on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m.

Join Tricia and Steve of CATS for a fun, family story time with music. Registration is not required for the family-friendly program.

For more information, call (312) 747-9673.

Hibernian Radio Hour

Irish-American radio personality Mike Houlihan will tape his weekly radio show, “The Hibernian Radio Hour,” on Thursday, Sept. 12, at Cork & Kerry Irish Pub, 10614 S. Western Ave., at 5 p.m.

The radio show will precede the taping of the WTTW-TV show “Our Irish Pub,” scheduled for 7 p.m.

“The Hibernian Radio Hour,” which is broadcast every Saturday night on WSBC 1240AM from 7 to 8 p.m., features Irish music, news, comedy and interviews with Irish first responders, police, firefighters and paramedics.

The Sept. 12 taping will feature local Chicago Police Department Detective Bill Donnelly and retired Cook County Sheriff’s Police Investigator Jeff Lange.

For more information, email

Oak Lawn Library

Sip a cup of tea while listening to Jeff Mishur discuss the costumes used in the popular PBS series, “Downton Abbey” at the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m.

Mishur will put each costume in historic context and relate each to the narrative of the series.

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Illinois Storm Chasers will present “Storm Chasing 101” on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m.

Storm chasers will discuss local climatology, how storms form, why storms form in the way they do in this region, and offer an in-depth look at storm chasing and spotting.

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Participants ages 4 to 10 can celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by learning several dances from Latin-American countries, led by Dancing with Class on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 2 to 2:45 p.m.

For more information, call (708) 422-4990 or visit

Evergreen Park Library

Visitors are invited to celebrate National Coloring Day with refreshments and coloring at the Evergreen Park Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 14. Visit the library between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to relax, de-stress and create.

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Anime Club will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 5 p.m. Teens can watch, read and discuss anime and manga.

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Story Time in Spanish will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 10:30 a.m.

This event will feature books, rhymes and songs in Spanish for children and families.

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Mitch Frumkin, Chicago Auto Show historian and archivist, will talk about the history of the auto show along with a video of vintage photographs, color film footage, period music and voices from more than 100 editions of the auto show on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m.

Audience members will have a chance to win complimentary pairs of tickets to the 2020 show at McCormick Place.

Registration is requested.

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Dance experts from Bollywood Dance Fit will demonstrate how easy and fun it is to dance to Bollywood beats on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. By the end of the program, participants will know some Bollywood dance moves. Registration is requested.

For more information or to register, call (708) 422-8522 or visit the website at

Log Cabin Center for the Arts

A workshop on abstraction in nature photography will be held on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at The Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Hwy., in Palos Park.

Instructor Lauren Becker will show how to photograph an object in a way that the average eye would not imagine. In the workshop, students will be challenged to manipulate objects, color and light to create an interesting picture.

They will have the chance to walk along the trails and to the center’s farm in order to let their imagination run wild and find ways to take something ordinary and make it extraordinary. Students may bring any camera to use and should be dressed for the outdoors.

Open to people 12 and older, the workshop fee is $20.

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Pottery on the Wheel will be held on five Mondays beginning Sept. 16 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Instructor Kendyl Arden will help students learn the process of creating pottery on the potter’s wheel. Students will create a variety of pieces such as cups, bowls, pots and more. On the last day of class, students will paint their pieces with special glazes that will be fired in the kiln to create a shiny coating.

Class fee is $115, plus a $30 materials fee.

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A diffuser bead bracelet class will be held on Friday, Sept. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Instructor Liz Credio will lead students in making a fun and colorful diffuser bracelet using lava beads, a focal bead and a metal hook closure. The students will also learn about essential oils and their benefits.

Workshop fee is $20, plus a $7 materials fee.

For more information, call (708) 361-3650.

Drawing Classes

Registration is open for the fall session of the Vanderpoel Art Association’s Saturday drawing classes for fourth- to eighth-grade students.

The classes will cover 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.

Jim and Spencer McGreal will teach the classes beginning Sept. 28. The morning session will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m., afternoon session from noon to 1:30 p.m.

For more information, email or visit

Comedy Showcase

All That Good Stuff, a free stand-up comedy showcase, will host its next show on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m., at Cork and Kerry Tavern, 10614 S. Western Ave.

Comedians scheduled to perform include Madeline O’Malley, Tommy Schneeman, Pablo Rodriguez and Bridget McGuire.

A $5 donation is suggested.

For more information, visit the page on Facebook for All That Good Stuff.