Big Week Aug. 1-8

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Haymarket Monument Tour & Radical Row Tour

Aug. 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 863 Desplaines Ave.:

Join the Historical Society of Forest Park for an hour long tour of Haymarket Martyrs Monument & Radical Row Tour. Learn the story of the Haymarket Affair, the monument and those who choose to be buried near this monument to the 8 hour day and those who died for it. $10 donation is requested to be split between HSFP and ILHS. 

209 Together and Kiwanis Club Foundation Scholarship Awards

Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m., Forest Park Community Center, 7640 Jackson Blvd.:

Six Proviso graduates will each receive $1,000 scholarships. 


St. John Neighborhood Corn Boil

Aug. 5, 4 to 7 p.m., 7422 Washington St.: 

Free hot dogs, sweet corn, watermelon and chips. You are welcome to bring a non-perishable food item to help support the Forest Park Food Pantry. 

Movies in the Park: Driving Miss Daisy

Aug. 4, Forest Park Park District, 7501 Harrison St.:

Make it a family night…grab a blanket and some snacks (concessions will be available for purchase) and enjoy a "night out" at the movies! Movies will begin at dusk between 7:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

The Literary Landscape

Aug. 7, 7 to 8 p.m., Forest Park Public Library, Austin Room, 7555 Jackson Blvd.: 

Your book choices are likely determined by marketing, publicity, and luck. But what are writers reading? Who are the most exciting literary authors working today? What's coming out next year that will be amazing? How has the literary world changed in the past ten years? Come chat with author Rebecca Makkai for an insider's look at the literary world. 

Brookfield Zoo Job Event

Aug. 1, 3 to 5 p.m., Forest Park Public Library, Austin Room, 7555 Jackson Blvd.:

The Brookfield Zoo will review available positions, share application instructions, and accept resumes. Positions available include: Groundskeepers, Custodians, Line Cooks, Motor Tram Tours, Dishwashers, Drivers, and more. Business casual attire. Bring your updated resume.

Calendar Events

As you've likely noticed, our Calendar has changed to Big Week. Fewer items, higher profile. If you would like your event to be featured here, please send a photo and details by noon of the Wednesday before it needs to be published. We can't publish everything, but we'll do our best to feature the week's highlights.
Email calendar@wjinc.com.

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