Humans vs. Zombies

 Friday, Aug. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.

The Zombie Apocalypse is here! The Oak Park Public Library and the Forest Park Public Library are teaming up with local teens to battle against the growing zombie horde. Come for an after-hours game of tag at the library. Bring your own (brightly colored, foam-shooting) blaster if you have one. Ages 12+. Register at


Saturday, Aug. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.: 

Forest Park residents convert garages into galleries at 1000 Marengo, 1002 Marengo, 1000 Elgin, 1001 Elgin, 7235 Roosevelt, 1104 Thomas, 1110 Thomas, 540 Ferdinand, 507 Circle, 7723 Adams, 7720 Monroe, 7724 Monroe. For more information, visit

Hamilton sing-along

SWAG (Suburban West Actors Guild) a new community theater serving the Oak Park, Forest Park, River Forest, and Berwyn area, will hold a “Hamilton sing-along” at 7 p.m on Saturday, Aug. 27 at The OUTTAspace, 6840 32nd St. in Berwyn. Warm up for the musical. Meanwhile, they’re holding auditions for Fiddler on the Roof on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 24-25 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 28 at 3 p.m. at First United Church of Christ, 1000 Elgin Ave., Forest Park. (It’s a nonprofit, non-Equity production) 

For more information, call 708-669-8696 or email

Cruise Night 

Thursday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. Madison and Thomas: 

Fourth Thursdays, through September. Call 771-7737
for information.

Garden centered

Arts & Crafts Fair, Saturday, Aug. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m.:

Empowering Gardens, 7730 W. Madison St., is a garden center that employs people with disabilities. Crafters and artists are invited to sell and demonstrate their art. All ages are invited to join them in doing art projects in a garden setting. Call Maggie 773-716-5907 or email if interested in selling. A free event.

Public meetings

Forest Park Village Council meets the second and fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the lower level of Village Hall, 517 Desplaines. Visit

Park District of Forest Park Board of Commissioners meets the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the second floor Board Room of the Administration Building, 7501 Harrison St.

Neighborhood Watch meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the lower level of Village Hall, 517 Desplaines.

District 91 Board of Education meets the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Administration Building, 424 Desplaines. Visit

Proviso Township High School District 209 Board of Education meets the second Tuesday at 7 p.m., rotating among the three high schools. Next meeting, Sept. 13 at Proviso East. 

 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.