Cover our Rust

Sherlock Holmes and Nero & Archie

Saturday, March 18 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 19 at 2 p.m., Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore:

Author Lyndsay Faye will be on hand, Saturday evening, to talk about her new book, The Whole Art of Detection – Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes.

On Sunday afternoon, Robert Goldsborough will discuss and sign Murder Stage Left, his 12th Nero & Archie mystery. 7419 Madison St. For more, call 708-771-7243 or visit  

Delta Authors on Tour

Saturday, March 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. Martin Recital Hall, Dominican University:

The Glen Ellyn Area Alumnae Chapter (GEAAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. is hosting the Midwest stop for the annual Delta Authors on Tour. This event is free to the public, but please RSVP at The authors’ genres run from women’s fiction to self help.

Windy Symphony

Friday, March 17 at 8 p.m., Concordia University:

The Wind Symphony of Concordia Chicago will perform a homecoming concert following their Midwest tour of Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and New York. The free concert takes place in the University’s Chapel of Our Lord. Featured work of the evening will be the CUC-commissioned “African Harmony” by Johan de Meij, a nod to the Wind Symphony’s upcoming tour of South Africa in May and “The Irish Washerwoman” by Leroy Anderson. 7400 Augusta St., River Forest. Free off-street parking in the University’s parking structure, south of Division Street on Bonnie Brae Place. For more information, visit or call 708-209-3060.

Cover our Rust

Applications due, March 17; painting day, May 13:

An outdoor art project is being planned for this spring to spruce up the concrete walls of the Circle Avenue bridge. Applications are now being accepted. All are welcome, from artists to families, and everyone in between. The bridge will be closed for a day filled with music, food, and creativity. Each person or group will have a 10-foot section of bridge to work with. A $30 entry fee buys you your kit, containing your paint, brushes, and a commemorative tote bag. You have from morning till evening to work on your design. Download the application from the village website or email

Celebrating STEAM women 

Wednesday, March 15 from 4 to 5 p.m., Forest Park Public Library Activity Room:

Learn about Rosalind Franklin, the women overlooked for her part in discovering the helix structure of DNA. Then extract your own DNA from strawberries.

Roosevelt streetscaping project

Thursday, March 23 at 9 a.m., village parking lot, Roosevelt and Circle:

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held for the new Roosevelt Road streetscaping project. All stakeholders and residents are encouraged to attend. To stay informed during the construction, please sign up for email notifications. The email address is and the subject line should read “Roosevelt Road Construction Contact.” Please include your name, business name and address, phone number and email address. Be sure to include anyone in your business who should receive notifications. Please sign up by March 17.

Scandinavian Scenes

Sunday, March 19 at 4 p.m., Lund Auditorium, Dominican University:

Maurice Boyer will conduct Symphonie Espagnole and Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite with soprano Nathalie Colas and Eric Wallbruch as narrator. Performing Arts Center, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. Tickets $28, students through college free.

Parenthesis consignment sale

Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 18 at noon, St. John Lutheran Church:

The Parenthesis Annual Consignment Sale helps fund programs for new moms. 305 Circle Ave., Forest Park.

Stories and Songs of Old Ireland

Saturday, March 18 at 8:15 p.m., Lewis Hall, Dominican University:

Illinois Storytelling presents Irish troubadour and storyteller Gerry Dignan, sharing stories told to him by his Great Aunt Ellen Quinn in her kitchen in West Ireland, passing along the old Irish folklore, beliefs, superstitions and ways of life. Open mic from 7 to 8 p.m., then Dignan at 8:15. No cover charge, donations appreciated. Lewis Lounge, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. For more, call Margaret Burk, 708-465-6305 or visit For more on Gerry Dignan, visit

Tabet Poetry Reading

Wednesday, March 22 at 7 p.m., Lund Auditorium, Dominican University:

The Fourth Annual Caesar and Patricia Tabet Poetry Reading features Luis Alberto Urrea, a Pulitzer Prize winner for nonfiction and member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame. Sponsored by the Dominican Department of English. For more information, visit 

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.