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Community Resources/Recursos en la Comunidad

Main Campus & Blue Island Education Center
GED/ESL and Citizenship Fall 2017 Schedule
Blue Island Public Library…now mobile!  The Blue Island Public Library is now offering access to library materials to homebound readers. If you know someone who is unable to visit the Library because of illness, injury or a disability, please contact Reference Services Department for details by calling Sofia Aguilera at 708.385.1078 x 20

Book Discussion for Kids

Kids can meet up to discuss the newest YS Book Club Book, Wonder by R. J. Palacio.

When: Thursday, December 21st, 5:30 pm

Where: Blue Island Public Library, 2433 York St

Pokemon Cookie Decorating

Hey kids, every wonder what Pikachu test like? Come out and decorate your own Pokemon cookie.

When: Wednesday, December 20th, 6 pm

Where: Blue Island Public Library, 2433 York St

DIY New Year's Poppers

Come celebrate the New Year by making holiday poppers. In the Children's Department.

When: Tuesday, December 26th, 6 pm

Where: Blue Island Public Library, 2433 York St


The Park District is having Santa in town and around town over the next week. The MOST important date is Monday night at Memorial Park! 6 pm to 8 pm! Stop up and say hi! Visitations are free, but donations will benefit a local charitable organization. The remaining dates and locations include:





John D Rita Recreation Center, 2805 W 141st St, 6 pm to 8 pm

Thursday, December 21st

Friday, December 22nd

Saturday, December 23rd

The Southwest Symphony Orchestra has announced their 2018 Youth Concerto Competition. It's open to instrumental students, ages 12-18, in the Chicago Southland area. Auditions are Saturday, March 3rd from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Trinity Christian College, Ozinga Chapel recital hall in Palos Heights. The winner receives $500.00 and will perform their piece with the SSO at their Sunday, April 29th concert! If you would like an application, please email me. Entries must be postmarked by February 20, 2018.

Do you have a student who plays an instrument or sings? Are you interested in learning to play an instrument? Blue Island Music has expanded their staff!! They are now offering flute, sax, trumpet/cornet and clarinet lessons. In addition, they have expanded their voice lesson offerings. They now offer Opera, Musical Theater, pop, rock, and jazz voice lessons. They continue to offer piano, guitar, bass, and drum lessons as well. Call today to set up your lessons: 708.388.2488 and talk to Gerry Burns. They are also offering discounts to all Blue Island students on any purchases. Just bring your ID and receive 10% to 30% off everything from reeds and strings to guitars and amps. Get a jump on your Christmas shopping right here in Blue Island! He may extend the discount to adults who say the read about it here as well...try it.

Santa's Train Ride

All Aboard! Join the Blue Island Park District for a magical Christmas train ride! Children, parents, and guests will delight in the fun inside. Santa's Train offers a two-way ride from Metra's Vermont Street Station to Joliet and back. Passengers will ride along on a private train car while staff shower children with Christmas themed entertainment and treats. All guests must have a ticket, infants are free with parent admission. The train is handicap accessible. Purchase your ticket at the Fieldhouse, 12804 Highland Ave. Tickets are $15 per person for residents, $25 per person for non-residents. There's a morning train and an afternoon train. Check out their website for details or call 708.385.3304 to reserve your space. Hurry, this sells out fast!

When: Saturday, December 16th, 11 am, 3 pm

Where: departs from Blue Island Metra Vermont St Station

Snacks with Santa

Mach 1 Mentoring will be hosting snacks with Santa at their location on Western Ave. Check out what they have going on there and take a picture with Santa! For more information, email mach1mentoring@gmail.com or call 708.388.2404.

When: Saturday, December 23rd, 12 pm to 3 pm

Where: Mach 1 Mentoring, 12718 Western Ave

Rock Around the Clock

Come on up to Vermont and Western at 11:30 pm on New Year’s Eve to ring in the New Year with 100s of revelers! There’s a ball drop at midnight followed by a great Fireworks display!

When: Sunday, December 31st, 11:30 pm

Where: Vermont and Western

For Seniors  Are you a Senior or do you know a Senior in Blue Island and beyond? They can join Our Healthy Circle at MetroSouth Medical Center. Their mission is to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle for seniors 50 and better by providing programs that encourage continued learning, wellness, health and volunteering, coupled with a host of social activities. For only $15 per year, members get the following benefits: In-hospital perks: complimentary upgrade to a private room based on availability, free meal per day for spouse or caregiver of a hospitalized member, monthly Breakfast Club (health presentations with complimentary breakfast), Bingo, 4 Winds Casino Trip, Day Trips, overnight trips, health fairs, free screenings, and a copy of the newsletters and magazines by Senior Circle. There are also national discounts on drugs, vision care, hearing care and even car rentals! Check it out! For more information or to join, call Gloria at 708.489.7927