Mike Mohr

The Bears didn’t do too well last Sunday, but the committee at St. Bernardine’s for Father Pat Grady’s annual party didn’t let that dampen their enthusiasm. Father Grady wasn’t able to make it this year because he wasn’t feeling well. Best wishes for a speedy recover to you, Father Grady. The ladies worked hard and everyone who attended had a good time somewhat lessened by the fact that the honoree wasn’t there. The hard working committee shown above is Susan Rohde, Deb Michalak, Maureen Martin, Marianne O’Connor, and Della DeSonia. Thanks, friends for a job well done. 

If you’re reading this on Wednesday, Oct. 29, you still have time to get over to the important Forest Park Historical Society meeting at First United, 1000 Elgin tonight. The time is 7:30 p.m., lots of important business on the agenda. 

The holiday madness is descending upon us. Beginning with the Episcopal Church in River Forest this Saturday, Nov. 1. That’s where you go to get those one of a kind Episcopickles! The church is located at Franklin Avenue and Lake Street in River Forest. The Christmas gifts cookies, pickles, and assortment of handmade articles will really get you in the mood for Christmas. Then, on Nov. 2, The Women’s Exchange will parade their wares at OPRF in the gym. This annual juried craft show draws hundreds so get there early while the good stuff is still available. This craft fair begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults, kids, 12 and under are free. 

Saint Bernardine’s has Pancake Breakfast and Craft Fair on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 8:30 in the morning until 1:30 in the afternoon. So you can spend the whole day eating and looking at /buying Christmas things.

The Health Fair is coming to town on Wednesday, November 12th. There’s so much going on at this event there’s not enough room here to tell about it. Just come to the Howard Mohr Community Center and see for yourself. It’s a good place to get your flu shot, too.

Kiwanis Club members honored Dave Novak and Mike Mohr at the Ed O’Shea dinner last weekend. Mary Rueda was voted Kiwanis president for this year. 

On Nov. 15 the Heritage Chorale will perform at First United Methodist Church in Oak Park at 7:30 p.m. at 324 N. Oak Park Ave. in Oak Park.

The same concert will be given right here in Forest Park on Sunday, Nov.16 at Saint John, 305 Circle at 3 p.m. Adult tickets $20, are available at the door, seniors $15; $10 college students; children free. Tickets also available at www.heritagechorale.comm . This year’s concert is titled “Glad of the Wind.”

Birthday greetings this week to Cory Fink, Marjorie Beyer, Ryan Neff, Tony Iannantuoni, Helen Dvorak, Pat Uphues, Alina Murguia, (Mrs. Pat Uphues), Michael Fabere, Robyn Popelka, Stella Zach, Meredith Dorneker, Sharon O’Shea, A.J.Turek, Jaxon Entler, Mary Sullivan, Karen Woods, Spencer Brooks, Jessica Dodge, Pete Gianakopoulis. Happy anniversary to Kathy and Jim Thompson, to Joe and Diane Criscone, and to Mary and Pete Brown. 

 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 of Chicago in a great neighborhood when it was a great time to be young.

Jackie Schulz

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...