Movie in the Park
Park District of Forest Park shows their last Movie in the Park of the summer, Stars Wars: The Force Awakens on Friday, Aug. 19 on the front lawn. Make it a family night … grab a blanket and some snacks (concessions available for purchase) and enjoy a “night out” at the movies. Film begins at dusk, between 7:45 and 8:30 p.m.
The Forest Park Public Library Explores 100 series continues with the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus Train Tragedy on Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Library’s Austin Room. Join local author, historian, and Forest Park Review columnist John Rice for an examination of the June 22, 1918 tragedy and its Forest Park connection. Registration required. Call 708-366-7171 or visit www.fppl.org.
Danny Davis forums
U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-7th) has scheduled town meetings in Forest Park and River Forest in August to discuss a wide range of issues in the district. Topics of discussion include the Affordable Care Act; jobs and the economy; education; health; flooding; child welfare; and foreign affairs. The Forest Park meeting will be held on Aug. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Park District of Forest Park, 7501 W. Harrison St. The River Forest meeting will be held on Aug. 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. at River Forest Village Hall, 400 Park Avenue.
Monthly open mic
Thursday, Aug. 18 from 7 to 10 p.m. Counter Coffee, 7324 Madison St. Piano accompanist, Mark Burnell, coordinates the evening and plays any music you bring. When you arrive, give Mark your name and he’ll add you to the performance list. Each performer sings one song at a time. We usually make it through the list several times, so if you stay and enjoy the other singers, you will get a chance to sing a few times.
Fantastic Fantasy Football
Monday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m.:
Become a “Fantasy Football Favorite.” Discover the best strategies for winning your fantasy football league with Evan Silva, senior football editor at Rotoworld. Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd., www.fppl.org. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 708-366-7171.
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.