Grand Opening

Voter registration

Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon, Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.:

Register to vote with the Women’s League of Voters.

Cultural foundations

Friday, Oct. 7 from 9 to 11 a.m., Riveredge Hospital, 8311 W. Roosevelt Road:

Dr. Hector Y. Adames and Dr. Nayeli Y. Chavez-Dueñas will discuss “Cultural Foundations in Latino/a Mental Health: History, Theory, and Within-Group Differences.” Call Tandra Rutledge, 708-488-4970, or email for more.

Cubs win?

Friday, Oct. 7 at 8:15 p.m., FitzGerald’s Night Club, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn:

You can watch the Cubs’ playoff journey at any number of watering holes in Forest Park, but if you want to see it on a really big screen, FitzGerald’s has more than one. The Cubs will be playing either the Mets or the Giants, whichever team wins the one-game wild card showdown. No cover; families welcomed. Call 708-788-2118 or email or visit

Serial killers

Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m., Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.:

Historian and radio personality Clarence Goodman, A Killer Among Us, exploring the deep roots of the serial killer in the Chicago area.

Property management

Saturday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Forest Park Village Hall:

Detective Mike O’Connor, Crime Free Multi-Housing officer, leads a one-day Property Management Training Workshop, geared toward landlords to help with marketing vacancies while learning about the eviction processes, tax appeal process, preventive maintenance, fair housing, and more. Registration is required. The event is co-sponsored by the Community Investment Corp., the Oak Park Regional Housing Center, and the village of Forest Park. For more, contact Michael Stewart at 708-848-7150 or email

Grand Opening

Thursday, Oct. 6 from 5-8 p.m., Forest Park Middle School, 925 Beloit Ave.:

Forest Park Middle School hosts a Grand Opening Open House for their newly renovated Library Media Center. It takes place on the night of Parent-Teacher conferences. Everyone is invited to tour the new space, which encourages participatory learning.

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.