Experience Illinois Arts Month in Palos

Exhibits are available during regular business hours. Programs are subject to change. Celebrate the cultural richness that our community brings and embrace the opportunity to interact with our local libraries, schools, galleries, businesses and individuals with Experience the Arts in Palos!


Palos Park Library
12330 Forest Glen Blvd., Palos Park, 708.448.1530

Book & Film Series
featuring True Grit by Charles Portis, Wednesday, October 12, 2 p.m.

Dragon Days and Knight Time
featuring Dave Herzogfs Marionettes Saturday, October 15, 11 a.m.

Spooktacular Halloween Craft
 Ages 5 and up on Tuesday, October 18, 4:30 p.m.

Michelangelo: Evolution of a Renaissance Sculptor Presentation
with Dr. Michelle Mishur Tuesday, October 18, 7 p.m.

True Chicagoland Ghost Stories Program
featuring author and investigator of ghosts and haunting Dale Kaczmarek, Tuesday, October 25, 7 p.m.

Book Discussion
Doc by Mary Doria Russell, Wednesday, October 26, 11 a.m.



Palos Heights Library
12501 S. 71st Ave., Palos Heights, 708.448.1473

Sculptures by Geoffrey Novelli
located on first floor

Young Artists
Painting Techniques (Grades K.4) Tuesday, October 4, 4 p.m.

Sunday Movie Matinee
Secret Ballot, Sunday, October 9, 2 p.m.

LEGO Builders
Creativity with LEGO (Ages 4 and up) October 9, 2 p.m.

Lunch Bunch Book Discussion
Annie's Ghost by Steve Luxenburg, Monday, October 10, 12 p.m.

Guys Only Father Son Book Discussion
No More Dead Dogs, by Gordon Korman, Grades 3 to 5, October 10, 7 p.m.

Evening Book Discussion
Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran by Roxana Saberi, October 11, 7 p.m.

Readers Rule Mother Daughter Book Discussion
Project Mulberry by Sue Park, (Grades 3.5) October 11, 7 p.m.

Tales From Beyond
(Grades 6 and up) Saturday, October 15, 1 p.m.

Opera in Pop Culture
with Bob Levi, Sunday, October 16, 1 p.m.

Teen Read Week U Pick it Movie Monday
(Grades 6 and up) October 17, 7 p.m.



Green Hills Library
8611 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills, 708.598.8446

Illinois Ghosts and the Afterlife Program
with Terry Fisk Tuesday, October 4, 7 p.m.

Lunch with the Legislators!
with State Senator Ed Maloney and State Representatives Bill Cunningham and Kelly Burke
Friday, October 14, 12:00 p.m.

Book Club
In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson and The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly October18, 3 p.m.

Grimm's Grimmest
(13 and up) Tuesday, October 25, 7 p.m.

Family Movie Time
Gnomeo & Juliet, Friday, (All ages welcome), October 28, 4 p.m.



McCord Gallery & Cultural Center
9602 W. Creek Rd., Palos Park, 708.671.0648

The Human Landscape: The Figurative Work of Michael McNicholas
September 12 to October 8

Connected by Thread: Art Quilts by Pat Doyle Mikrut
October 12 to November 18

Special Event: House Concert
featuring Mary Flower, October 15, 7 p.m.


The Center
12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, 708.361.3650

Emerson Hill Dinner with Teddy Roosevelt
Sunday, October 9, 5:30p.m.

Drumming Under the Full Moon
Tuesday, October 11, 12:00 p.m. and Wednesday, October 12, 7 p.m.

Fee and registration required for classes. Please call for more information or tickets.


Moraine Valley Community College
9000 W. 111th St., Palos Hills, 708-974-5500

Moraine Valley Faculty Exhibition
September 19 to October 13, ROBERT F. DECAPRIO ART GALLERY

Fraser Taylor Structural Intimacies
October 17 to November 10, ROBERT F. DECAPRIO ART GALLERY

"Say Goodnight, Gracie"
starring Alan Safier as the legendary George Burns Sunday, DOROTHY MENKER THEATER Oct. 16, 3 p.m.
Contact MVCC box office for tickets 708.974.5500


Trinity Christian College
6601 W. College Dr., Palos Heights, 708.597.3000

Lex Thompson Exhibit

October 3, 7 p.m.

Ecclesiastes, a translation and theatrical adaptation by Dr. Calvin Seerveld
October 6 and 8, 7 p.m.

Living a Purpose Driven Life
presented by Dr. David Walton, October 10, 7 p.m.

Into the Mud: Inspiration for Everyday Activists
with author Christine Jeske, October 17, 7 p.m.

Violin virtuoso Jaime Jorgeth in Concert
October 24, 7 p.m.

Fall Instrumental Concert: Wind Ensemble
October 28, 7 p.m.

Chamber Music Recital
October 29, 4 p.m.

Fall Choral Concert: Concert Choir, Gospel Choir, Honors Ensemble
October 29, 7:30 p.m.

"Religious Tolerance: The Mosque Controversy,"
with Dean Koldenhoven, October 31, 7 p.m.


Little Red School House Visitor's Center
9800 Willow Springs Road 708.839.6897

Watercolor Exhibit featuring the students of Maria DeCaprio.Sunta
Saturday, October 1, 1:30pm . 4:00p.m.


Standard Bank & Trust Co.
9700 W. 131st. St., Palos Park 708.361.3350

Palos West Student Exhibit
'Meet the Artists' Reception, Friday, October 14, 4 p.m.


The Private Bank
13100 Southwest Highway, Orland Park

Barbara Rinella Book Dramatist presents Claude and Camille, A Novel of Claude Monet
by Stephanie Cowell at Palos Country Club (Luncheon Location) Tuesday, October 18, 11pm. . 2pm. Tickets: Carol Moskal 708.671.2335


Kaptur Administrative Center
8999 West 123rd Street, Palos Park, Illinois 60464
Main: 708-671-3700 
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