Enrollment is starting soon for many summer camps. Here's a selection of summer camps in the south suburbs.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
Use the hashtag #PatchRandomActs on Facebook or Twitter to spread the word about a selfless act you witnessed or experienced in your town.
Have you noticed your friends or neighbors making a difference in Palos Heights or Palos Park? We want to know about it! Whether it's taking a stray dog to a shelter, taking out trash for a sick neighbor or helping out in a community garden, every random act of kindness is appreciated by the community. We want to see how many random acts we can inspire across the United States in the 905 communities Patch covers. If you know of someone who has done a good deed in the Palos area, tell their story in the comments section below. Also, be sure to spread the word on Facebook and Twitter by using the hashtag #PatchRandomActs. To keep the momentum going and it pay it forward yourself, here are some ways you can help others in the community:
Monday, December 12, 2011
Brooks Becker, of Palos Heights Troop 729, completes his Eagle scout project at The Center in Palos Park.
Brooks Becker, of Palos Heights Troop 729, completed his Eagle Service Project at the Children's Farm at The Center in Palos Park. Brooks planned and led a project involving over 30 volunteers to build a pier onto the slough to help Farm visitors connect with nature. Brooks, 15, is a freshman at St. Ignatius, rows for the crew team and plays the trumpet in the concert band. This past summer, he was part of a group of scouts that completed a 12 day hike at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico and he also was part of a group that completed its scuba certification at Catalina Island Scout Camp.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Part-two of a two part series that explores the roots of Palos Park's artistic past
Painters Claude Buck and Felix Russmann were known in Palos Park for their hospitality amongst new talent, who were often guided through the woods by a local arts enthusiast named Sally Twigg. According to Professor Walter Rideout, it was Russmann who pointed Sherwood Anderson towards Old Mary’s property in 1920 after the author interrupted the painter’s morning shave. For much of his life, Russmann and successive wives lived on and around the Bartlett estate, near 88th Avenue and 123rd Street, until his death in 1962. “He was a pretty autocratic gentleman,” Annette Friedman remembered fondly. A former neighbor, Friedman said she once watched Russmann chase a pair of mosquito abatement workers with a bee catcher after they sprayed up …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Warren Wudtke, 14, recently completed his Eagle Scout project.
Warren Wudtke, of Palos Heights Boy Scout Troop 729, completed his Eagle Service Project. Warren developed, managed and supervised a trail extension and beautification project at The Center in Palos Park. With the help of over 25 volunteers, this two day project included building a trail and ramp to the bridge over Southwest Highway at the Children’s Farm, building and installing three benches and a sign along the trail and repairing existing portions of the trail. Wudtke, 14, is a freshman at Stagg High School, where he is a member of marching band and MadMen, an a cappella choir group.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Saturday's Easter Egg Roundup at The Children's Farm at The Center in Palos Park is expected to bring 900 to 1,000 children. Tickets are limited.
Children whose parents volunteer at The Center in Palos Park dyed 1,700 eggs this morning in preparation for the annual Easter Egg Roundup at The Children's Farm, scheduled this Saturday. The event starts in the farmstead, where children will receive and dye their very own egg. Next they move to the brightly decorated magic forest, where they'll collect the pre-dyed eggs seen in the photos above, and conclude the trek with a visit to the Easter Bunny. Tickets cost $18 and are in limited supply. They can be purchased until 2:30 p.m. Event staff predict 900 to 1,000 children will attend and encourage families to show up early. Admission for adults and older siblings is free. Cookies and jelly beans will be provided. Upload your Easter Egg …
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
The Center held a class on how to dye Easter eggs using all natural methods.
The Log Cabin Center for the Arts in Palos Park held a class on how to dye Easter eggs using natural ingredients. Vegetables, plants and spices provided the soft hues that filled the completed Easter baskets. For information on other classes at The Center click here.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
5 great activities for your kids this week
Glad you clicked on our new Grab & Go Kids Planner! We've assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children. Each week, we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the week. You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance. Look for the kids’ planner each Wednesday, and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips — just add them to the comment box. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you! Where/When: Thursday, Feb. 10 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Palos Heights Public Library, 12501 S. 71st Ave. in Palos…
Friday, January 14, 2011
Music will fill stages and libraries as Moraine Valley's DeCaprio Gallery prepares for stunning new exhibit.
South suburban concertgoers will take a musical ride into history this weekend for a tribute to Maud Powell, America’s first violinist to garner international acclaim. The concert, Beethoven and Pine, features contemporary violin virtuosa Rachel Barton Pine of Chicago, a powerful Powell champion, and guest conductor Alexander Platt, maestro of four Midwest symphony orchestras. The two artists and the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra will recreate the all-Beethoven concert Powell and conductor Gustav Mahler performed with the New York Philharmonic on New Year’s Eve 1909. The program includes Egmont Overture, Violin Concerto and Symphony No. 4 in B flat major. Who was Egmont? Internet sources describe the Count of Egmont as a 16th century …
Friday, December 10, 2010
Scrooge and company come to life in several productions throughout the region.
Christmas carols and Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol fill December entertainment listings, but the Theater for Young Audiences at Moraine Valley Community College presents the area's only One-Man Christmas Carol. Chicagoland actor Scott Lynch-Giddings brings this compact version of the Charles Dickens classic to the stage at 2 p.m., Dec. 12 in the Fine and Performing Arts Center on campus, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills. To read an interview Patch conducted with the actor click here. Tickets for this special production are $8 for adults, $6 seniors and students at (708) 974-5500 and at www.morainevalley.edu/fpac. Sculptor Marc-Anthony Polizzi says he's in over his head. Or maybe society as a whole is in over its head in what the …