Wine Walk and Shop

Saturday, Nov. 5 from 1-5 p.m. on Madison Street:

Famous Liquors and the Forest Park Chamber of Commerce sponsor the wine-and-find event, which the chamber describes as “a great way to shop and explore the stores on Madison. Visit 15+ locations while tasting wine and locally prepared small bites. Bonus bottle of wine of your choice included. Buy tickets at Famous Liquors or Yearbook Studios, or call the chamber office.” $40 per person. Call 708-366-2543 for more information.

Voting Information

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8

Polling locations:

Precinct 61 & 62:
 Grant White School,
147 Circle Ave.

Precinct 65 & 67
Garfield School, 543 Hannah Ave.

Precinct 66 & 68
Howard Mohr Community Center,
7640 Jackson Blvd.

Precinct 72
Park Dist. Recreation Building,
7501 Harrison St.

Precinct 73, 74 (& 8)
Field Stevenson School, 925 Beloit Ave. 

Precinct 76
Betsy Ross School, 1315 Marengo Ave. 

Vote by Mail: Ballot requests conducted by the Cook County Clerk’s Office via phone at 312-603-0946 or online at

Early Voting: Conducted at Oak Park Village Hall, 123 Madison St. until close of business on Nov. 7.

Introduction to Meditation

Saturday, Nov. 5 from 2 till 3:30 p.m., Forest Park Public Library:

Feeling stressed out? Meditation teacher Andrew Shykofsky offers an introductory lesson, as well as some practice, on what meditation is and how it can help you find a little inner peace. Austin Room, 7555 Jackson Blvd. Call 708-366-7171 for more.

Getting Billy’s Goat

Starship Subs cooks the Billy Goat! During the Cubs historic World Series run (Nov. 2, if necessary, will be game 7), they will be preparing Billy Goat soup from an old Greek recipe and will carry it through the series. Eat the curse! Go Cubs Go! 7618 W. Madison. Call 708-771-3016 or visit

Cleopatra’s ghost

Upcoming readings in Forest Park: Scratch Deli & Café, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.;  Amy’s Winehouse,
Nov. 15 at 7 p.m.

John Rice, educator, private investigator and writer will read a chapter from his book, The Ghost of Cleopatra, and discuss the backstory, followed by a Q&A. The book tells the story of African-American/Native American sculptor, Edmonia Lewis, whose masterpiece, The Death of Cleopatra, languished for over 70 years in Forest Park.

Fiddler on the Roof

SWAG Theater Company begins its 2016-17 season with Fiddler on the Roof at the Beye Elementary School Auditorium, Nov. 4-6, 11-13, and 18-20; Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. In addition to Ben Goodman of Forest Park as Tevye the milkman, the cast includes Tammy O’Reilly, Madeleine Mitchell, Katie McClatchey, Domingo Morales, Frank Blackman, and Amanda Winkle. For tickets and more information, visit or call 708-669-8696. Also visit

Women Heroes of World War II

Sunday, Nov. 6 from 2 till 3:30 p.m., Forest Park Public Library:

Hear stories of some of the courageous women and girls featured in local author Kathryn Atwood’s new book Women Heroes of World War II: the Pacific Theater: 15 Stories of Resistance, Rescue, Sabotage, and Survival. The presentation in the Austin Room will include archival photos and will be followed by an audience Q&A. Books available for purchase and signing after the event. 7555 Jackson Blvd. Call 708-366-7171 for more.

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.