Wondering what's going on in and around Tinley Park? Check out our daily look at what you should be watching out for each day and the entire week.
Convinced you've seen one in Tinley Park? Investigative Researcher Sam Maranto will take on reports of UFO sightings in Tinley Park and O'Hare Airport at the next Friends of the Homewood Library Coffee house on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 17917 Dixie Highway, beginning at 7 p.m. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a brief tasting of light spirits. The event is free of charge and open to the public.
Information at 708-799-9055.
What Else to Watch for this Week
TUESDAY, OCT. 22
Halloween Cupcake Decorating: Bring your sweet tooth, creativity and appetite to the Tinley Park Public Library Tuesday, Oct. 22. For kids in grades 9–12, the fun starts at 7 p.m. Attendees will decorate a variety of treats just in time for Halloween! And if you make it, you take it home. Find more info.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23*
Pick a Pumpkin at Faith United: Faith United Presbyterian Church is trying its hand at the pumpkin trade. From Oct. 17–31, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (dusk) pick a pumpkin for $3 and up (depending on the size of the pumpkin). Enjoy apple cider, snacks and fall decorations during the week. Fridays through Sundays there will be extra activities to entertain children, including a Bounce House, a maze, and a crafts activity table. There will be settings available for photo opportunities, too. The pumpkin patch is a fundraiser to help many of the church's ministries, provide camp scholarships and help its fulfill needs within Tinley Park. Find out more info. *And every day through Oct. 31.
Affordable Care Act Questions Answered: Still sifting through the facts about the Affordable Care Act? Learn how health insurance reforms may affect you in 2014 and beyond, 7 p.m. at the Tinley Park Public Library. Find out more.
THURSDAY, OCT. 24
Park District Pumpkin Creations: Decorate pumpkins with the Tinley Park Park District! Use your imaginative talents to create a special pumpkin of your very own. Treats and surprises for all. Pumpkins and materials included in the fee. Please bring your own pumpkin carving knife to class. Fee: 15 resident/$20 non-resident. This is event is for ages 5-12. Get more info.
FRIDAY, OCT. 25
$20 Flu Shots: To prevent the spread of the flu virus within the community, Orland Township is offering flu shots to residents from Sept. 23 through Oct 28. Vaccines for residents between 19 and 65 are available for $20. Uninsured or Medicaid-eligible children under 18 receive the shot for free. Proof of residency is required. Find out more details.
SATURDAY, OCT. 26
Zombies! At the Library! Join us for a special screening of the movie World War Z, rated PG-13, 116 minutes, at 1 p.m. and stay for a discussion about the genre. Faculty members from Moraine Valley Community College have generously agreed to bring their insight to our library. How is the image of the zombie used and where did it come from? Why does this resonate with readers and movie-goers? Find out more.
Free Paper Shred, Electronics Recycling: Residents with paper, or outdated electronics, piling up can take advantage of a free paper shredding event, organized by the folks at Sen. Michael Hastings office. From 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, residents are welcome to recycle:
- Electronics: Computers, Cables, Modems, Fax Machines, Hard Drives, Keyboards, Mice, Speakers, Monitors, Motherboards, Printers, Servers, Calculators, Cell Phones. *No items that may dispense hazardous fumes, liquids, or gases.
- Paper: Invoices, Tax Records, Financial Records, Legal Documents, Cancelled Checks, Medical Records, Credit Card Receipts, Outdated Business Records, Correspondence and Memos
The event is held at the senator's office, 813 School Ave., in Matteson. Find more info.
All month: Jean Therapy in Orland Park is holding a month-long jean drive to help stock Neat Repeats, the resale store operated by the Crisis Center of South Suburbia. People who bring in a pair of jeans to the store throughout October will get $15 off a purchase, and the jeans will all be donated to the Crisis Center of South Suburbia. The non-profit supporting battered women and families in need runs the Neat Repeats resale store, where the donated jeans will be sold.
Check out Tinley Park Patch's Events Calendar to find out what else is going on and to add your own activities to the mix.