The Art of Jewish Cooking: 8 P.M., Tuesdays, Oct. 12, 19 and 26; Congregation Be

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The Art of Jewish Cooking: 8 p.m., Tuesdays, Oct. 12, 19 and 26; Congregation Beth Judea, Route 83 and Hilltop Road, Long Grove. Learn how to cook classic Jewish foods. (847) 634-0777 or e-mail abesser@bethjudea.org.

The Amazing Amazon: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 12; Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson St. Bill Helmuth guides the audience deep into the rain forest and down the Amazon, with some of the slithery beasts and creepy insects that are unique to the region. Learn how outside forces are destroying the surrounding habitat and threatening the tribal Indians' way of life. Visitmppl.org/events, or call (847) 253-5675.

Getting through Tough Financial Times: 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12; Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave. Learn how to avoid foreclosure, prioritize debts, reduce spending and deal with creditors. To register, visit ahml.info or call (847) 392-0100.

Web Resources for Newshounds: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, or 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13; Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson St. Learn how the Mount Prospect Public Library card gives access to information from the local papers as well as media around the world, from any computer, any time of day. …