The week has come to a close, and the pleasant weather has you thinking about what events are happening this weekend. It’s OK. You can be honest with us.
That’s why every week, Orland Park Patch will give you a list of things to do in and around the area. Thank us later.
Looking for a little Friday afternoon fun? Unexpected day off? Head over to Jenny's Steakhouse in Chicago Ridge, for a trip to Arlington Race Track. For $50, enjoy food at Jenny's around 12:30 p.m., before heading to the track at 1:30. Cost includes transportation, refreshments on the bus and a general admission ticket. Call 708-229-2272 for more information.
Join us for this book discussion of Sandwich with a Side of Romance by Krista Phillips. This group will meet at the 2nd floor fireplace at Orland Park Public Library.
The Bridge Teen Center will host Friday Night Live with Ashleigh Ashton and trivia games plus samples from Corner Bakery. This free event is for teens in 7th through 12th grade. For more information call (708) 532-0500 or visit www.thebridgeteencenter.org.
Come with the family to enjoy the movie, Up. Each person gets popcorn and lemonade! All ages. Friday, August 16 at 4 p.m. Registration required.
Register online at www.greenhillslibrary.org.
SaturdayFree Verizon Wireless Workshop
Verizon Wireless is offering a free wireless workshop about
the Android operating system at the company’s Orland Park store, located at 9264 W. 159th St., on Saturday, August 17 from 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Reservations are required by registering online. Seating is limited.
Family Fun Day at Calvary Church
Come out and enjoy carnival games, food, raffles and much more at the 2nd annual free Family Fun Day being held at Calvary Church of Orland Park. A fun time for all ages, as there will be things to do for everyone. At 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., Illusionist Frank O'Neal will perform magic tricks to fans of all ages. Then at 1:45 p.m. and 3 p.m., visit creatures up close and personal as the World of Reptiles comes to Calvary. For the teens and young adults, Christian heavy-metal band will perform at 3 p.m. To top off the day, everyone is welcome at 4 p.m. to join the New Hope Saturday Night Church Service.
SundayEnjoy Summer Singspiration Concert
Faith United Methodist Church of Orland Park will present Summer Singspiration, a concert of sacred and secular music, being presented in the church sanctuary, located at 15101 80th Avenue in Orland Park at 3 p.m. The show will feature a mass combined choir of singers from area churches. The concert is free and open to the public. A free will offering will be taken with all proceeds being donated to The Crisis Center for South Suburbia, a non-profit organization that provides emergency residential shelter for women and children forced to flee the violence of their homes.
The concert musical director is Rolf Moan, the choir director at Faith and the former choral director at Stagg High School. Rolf has put together a program featuring show tunes and popular sacred favorites that will appeal to a wide variety of choral enthusiasts.
Walking for Little Hearts: 1K or 5K at Moraine Valley, 8 a.m.
1 in 110 babies are born with a Congenital Heart Defect (CHD), #1 birth defect in the U.S. Join supporters and walk in honor of CHD heroes and angels. Why participate in this walk? Proceeds from this walk support our Care Bags Program. The program delivers 80+ care bags each month to 5 Chicago Children's Hospitals (Advocate-Park Ridge, Advocate Oak Lawn, Comer's, Lurie's and Rush Hospital), in addition to Angel Boxes to CHD angel families that have lost a child due to a congenital heart defect. Kids walk free! $15 for each adult. Fundraise over $50 to receive a MLHC water bottle and fundraise over $100 to receive a MLHC T-Shirt. Register online.
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