Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Tinley Park Public Library will host a smart phone and tablet apps class on Friday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to noon. The class is designed to show attendees the best free apps for their devices.
Tinley Park Public Library is ready to showcase the best free apps for Android and Apple smart phones and tablets at the library's Best Mobile Apps event, on Friday, March 15. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon in the library's computer classroom. Apps featured during the class will range from educational to entertainment and games. Attendees are encouraged to preregister for the class by contacting the library's circulation desk. For more information about the class, or to register, call 708-532-0160 x. 3
Monday, February 11, 2013
The Tinley Park Park District is holding its 'Hot Wheels Classic,' Friday, Feb. 15, at the Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center. The event is for children ages 2 to 8 years old.
For Tinley Park children feeling the need for speed, the Tinley Park Park District is ready to drop the green flag on the 'Hot Wheels Classic'. The event, which takes place Friday, Feb. 15, is for children ages 2-8 years old. Children ages 2 to 3 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The event will be held at the Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center, 8125 W. 171st Street. There will be three separate sessions during the event, which runs from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Attendees must bring their own Hot Wheels or Matchbox car(s) to the event. Attendees compete for the “big prize,” and enjoy refreshments during the event. Registration is $11 for residents and $15 for non-residents. For more information, contact Stacy Hayes (708) 342-…
Monday, February 4, 2013
Chef Katie Bradley will host Candy Making Made Easy on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the TInley Park Public Library. The class is from 7 to 8 p.m. and is free to attend.
Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and for residents looking to add a personal touch to their romantic day, the Tinley Park Public Library is hosting a Candy Making class on Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 7 to 8 p.m. The class, called Candy Making Made Easy, will be hosted by Chef Katie Bradley in meeting rooms A and B. The class will include tastings and recipes for attendees. There is no charge for the class. Registration can be completed by completing a form on the library's website. For more information about the class, contact the Tinley Park Public Library at (708) 532-0160 x3.
Monday, January 28, 2013
The Tinley Park Economic and Commercial Commission will host a small business seminar Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 9 to 11 a.m. The event is free to attend.
Tinley Park residents interested in starting their own business will have an opportunity to learn from a small business development specialist exactly what it takes to get their idea off the ground this Wednesday, Jan. 30. The Tinley Park Economic and Commercial Commission will host a free, 'How to Start a Business,' seminar at the Tinley Park Village Hall from 9 to 11 a.m. The seminar will feature instructor Hilary Burkinshaw, of CP504. Burkinshaw will cover personal, financial and legal aspects of how to get a small business off the ground during the event. More information about this event can be found at the Village of Tinley Park's website or by calling (708) 444-5030.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Pack your pooch in the car this weekend and bring him or her to Centennial Park, where a dog-friendly event will raise money for PAWS Animal Shelter in Tinley Park.
Give your pups a chance to strut their stuff this weekend. The May 20 PAWS in the Park Dog Walk is an annual Centennial Park event that benefits area homeless animals. Expect crafts, vendors, food, contests and a demo by Skydogz—a high-energy, frisbee catching group of dogs who put on a great show. All well behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. Pay a $10 registration fee or $10 in pledges per dog. Microchipping will be available in exchange for a $20 donation. All proceeds will benefit PAWS Animal Shelter in Tinley Park. Scroll through the attached photos for a snapshot of the event flier, which has more information. Find more local connections on Patch. Do you know about an important upcoming deadline? Share in the comments below and we’ll…
Monday, May 7, 2012
With "no-cost credits," available at your local Devry University campus, what do you have to lose? Registration is open now but it won't be forever.
During the summer, DeVry University offers high school students the opportunity to earn "no-cost credits" before entering their junior or senior years of high school. Classes are available at the schools' Tinley Park campus at 18624 West Creek Drive. The tuition-waived courses are available through Passport2College, a program that aims to help teens become better prepared for the demands of college and smoothen the transition. Registration for the free courses is currently open and classes begin in July. Visit the Devry website for program requirements, class listings and registration or call 708-342-3225. Find more local connections on Patch. Do you know about an important upcoming deadline? Share in the comments below and we’ll …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Door prizes, raffles, a balloon launch and a talent show are all expected this morning at Easter Seals. The event will also honor the memory of Stephon Edward Watts, who was fatally shot by police in his Calumet City home.
If you're looking to make a difference, now is your chance. Join supporters of Easter Seals this morning at 17300 Ozark Ave. in Tinley Park for a talent show and balloon launch in memory of Stephon Edward Watts, a child with Asperger's Syndrome who was fatally shot by police in his Calumet City home. It all kicks off at 10 a.m. Coordinators are also holding a ribbon cutting for a new computer and language lab that was built in honor of Stephen. Easter Seals of metropolitan Chicago provides services for individuals with disabilities or other special needs and their families. The organization aims to improve quality of life and maximize independence. Find more local connections on Patch. Do you know about an important upcoming deadline? …
Friday, April 20, 2012
Wine enthusiasts wanting to put their palates to the test are in luck. A local wine tasting this weekend is expected to draw thousands to Tinley Park.
The clock is counting down until Saturday afternoon, when thousands—the event drew more than 2,400 visitors in 2011—are expected to funnel in to the Tinley Park Convention Center for the Third Annual Brew & Vine Festival. And lucky for you, it's not too late to opt in. Those interested can visit the website for the Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce event to buy tickets in advance for $25. Others wanting to pay for admission at the door will be asked to fork over an extra $5, coordinators said. Featured at the festival will be about a dozen wine vendors, nearly 20 beer vendors and 17 food vendors. Want more events? Peruse our calendar. The notion of the wine tasting got a little sweeter earlier this week when officials announced that a …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
If you're a busy mom or dad, we bet you're already planning your upcoming weekends. We're saving you the trouble this week by suggesting a great family-friendly activity that there's still time to make arrangements for.
This Sunday, April 15, the Tinley Park Bulldogs Baseball & Softball youth organization kicks off its season with a serious bang. Athletes will convene along Oak park Avenue for a parade that steps off at noon and ends at Memorial Park—where the Bulldogs call home. The event is free and family friendly. Have you read the Tinley Park Bulldogs blog on Patch? Following an opening day ceremony on Guenzi Field, festivities will move over to the team's T-ball field, which was built two years ago. The field is being formally named "Patriot Field" in honor of those who have served our country. Current and former military servicemen and women are invited to attend the dedication, along with Tinley Park Park District staff and Village of Tinley Park …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Know a Tony Bennett fan? Consider taking them to this Wednesday's performance of the Fabulous ‘40s Patriotic Tribute Show at Lincoln-Way North High School.
If you're longing to see a singer perform the tunes of a favorite classic crooner, Wednesday is your lucky day. Mitch Seekins will be belting songs by Tony Bennett that night at Lincoln-Way North High School during a show that strives to celebrate the music and accomplishments of the performer. The event is part of the school district's Senior Series. “This is another great opportunity for our community to enjoy the arts in their own back yard,” Supt. Lawrence Wyllie said in a news release. He noted that he is pleased to open all four Lincoln-Way schools to the community for theatrical and musical performances. Tickets to Senior Series performances may be purchased by contacting Denise Adducci at 815-534-3240. To download an order form, …