Here’s some really exciting news from the Forest Park Kiwanis: On Saturday April 23 from 5 until 8 p.m., LaPiazza will cater a pasta dinner at the Howard Mohr Community Center. All proceeds from the dinner will go directly to the various children’s charities supported by the Kiwanis. Nancy Bower did some research and discovered that in 1920 the Kiwanis started the Forest Park Park District, so they are responsible for our park, too. Back to the dinner … dessert will be compliments of Kay’s Bakery and Silverland Brownies. Can you imagine not only getting a reservation at LaPiazza, but a dinner for a mere $6! Celebrity waiters for the occasion are Randy Tinder, Art Jones, Anthony Calderone, Joe Scoleri and David King. Laureen Thornton is treasurer of the Kiwanis, Nancy Bower is secretary, adult dinners $6; children eat for only $3, children under five eat free!

Here we are mid-Holy Week and once again Saint Peter’s Church, Adams & Hannah invites you to attend their Easter Continental Breakfast and raffle, 8 a.m. on Easter Sunday. Lots of former members attend this annual event, so come and see some of your old neighbors and friends who may have moved away or moved to another church.

Rick and Mary Hollander along with Grace Hollander highly recommend the Twilight of the Golds,now playing at the Village Players. The Hollanders also enjoy our Circle Theatre fare, but especially recommend the “Golds,” playing for a few more weeks at the Village Players.

Adrian J. Hampton has been named a United States National Award Winner in Science. This announcement came from the United States Achievement Academy, a nationwide organization. This most prestigious honor is conferred on very few students; the academy recognizes fewer than 10% of all American high school students. Adrian was nominated for this award by Mike Bakula, one of our fine Middle School teachers. Adrian’s proud parents are Johnnie and Glenida Hampton, Forest Park; proud grandparents of this scholar are Pearlina Hampton, also of Forest Park, and Johnnie and Levonia Tate, of Maywood. Congratulations to Adrian, his family and his teachers on this happy occasion. (A photo of Adrian Hampton can be found with the honor roll in this paper.)

A seminar in estate planning will be held at the Community Center on April 19 at 12:30 in the afternoon. No charge, reservations required, lunch will be served. Call 771-7737 to make your reservation. Topics to be covered include saving heirs money, probate avoidance, financial
planning, asset withdrawal, tax shelters and more

Remember, membership in the Senior Citizen Club is now open to non-Forest Parkers. You’ll meet lots of interesting people at the Tuesday meetings. Call 771-7737 for more information.

On Saturday, April 9 Centuries & Sleuths will host the G.K. Chesterton Society in a discussion of Orthodoxy. That’s at 2 p.m.

Happy birthday this week to Tom Reich, Gary Steger, Terry Uidl and Hillary Rutak on March 23; on March 24 to Jim Becker and Nicole Carlson; on March 25, happy birthday to Victoria McKenzie and Barbara Haeger; March 26 birthday wishes to Dan Haley, Michael O’Malley, Tom Giers, Jim Papa, Maeve Eloise White, Pat Krautz; on March 27 to Lisa Bothie, Kathryn Greskoviak, Sherry Maughm; on March 28, happy birthday to Nancy Becker, Jim Whalen, Dolores Petersohn and Grant Harrison Wojtas; March 29, Julie Poisson, Patrick White, Josh Witkowski, Rosetta Hall and Ronald Moravec; March 30, JoAnn Grant, Debbie Scolero, Marcy Dutkis, Horacia Muñoz, Mstislav Rostropovich; on March 31, Frieda Schwenke will celebrate birthday number 91!

Jackie is a former Chicago and Elmwood Park schoolteacher with an undying love for music, friendly pets and a host of life's other treasures too numerous to list. She was born on the far southwest side...