Staying safe on the Internet

In cooperation with the Illinois Attorney General’s office, the Howard Mohr Community Center will host an informational discussion on Internet safety for parents and children. This free event takes place Friday, April 18 at 3:30 p.m. at the community center building on Jackson Boulevard. No registration is necessary.

Childhood development screening

Children under the age of 6 in Forest Park are eligible for a free assessment to determine how well the child’s motor skills and speech patterns are developing. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2 at the Field Stevenson Elementary School, parents can bring their youngsters in. Gross and fine motor skills will be assessed, as well as speech and language skills. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments may be made with Jeanette Barnes by calling 366-5703. This service is being offered through District 91.

Two named to holiday tournament

A pair of middle school volleyball players recently participated in an annual tournament hosted by Morton College in Cicero that featured 20 teams in a two-day playoff. Nicole Evans, a seventh-grader in Forest Park, and Emily Fitzgerald, an eighth-grade student, both were invited to play in the college’s St. Patrick’s Day Tournament for girls. The holiday tournament was held March 15 and 16, and marked the 18th annual playoff.