Indoor Artisan Market

Sunday, April 2 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Shanahan’s Creole Restaurant:

Shanahan’s first monthly Indoor Artisan Market takes place this Sunday. 7353 Madison St.

Friday Movie Night

Friday, March 31 from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m., Building 4 at The Park:

It’s Friday night and park district staff will be serving either a hot dog or pizza dinner, popcorn and a movie. Friday’s film is Sing! You can pre-register at the office or sign up at the door. All movies shown will be G or PG. Grades K-5. Residents $5/Non-Residents $7. 7501 W. Harrison St. Call 708-366-7500.

Friday Afternoon Movie

Friday, March 31 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Forest Park Public Library Austin Room:

A classic film on Friday afternoons. Popcorn will be served. This Friday is How Green Was My Valley, ending Maureen O’Hara Month.


Friday, April 7 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., Building 4 at The Park:

Decorate eggs, make a craft, enjoy a spring treat and play games. Fee includes refreshments, treats, decorating supplies and fun. Ages 5-10. Residents $10/Non-residents $15. 7501 W. Harrison St. For more, call 708-366-7500.

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 8 at 10 a.m. sharp, Park District of Forest Park:

Hunt for candy, meet the Easter Bunny, and much more as the Easter Bunny makes its annual visit to The Park. There will be five separate hunts for toddlers through fourth-graders. All hunts will begin at 10 a.m. After the hunt, line up to meet the Easter Bunny!  Please bring a camera. 7501 W. Harrison St. For more, call 708-366-7500.

Flashlight Egg Hunt

Friday, April 7 at 8 p.m. sharp, Park District of Forest Park: 

Bring your flashlights and baskets and get ready for an “egg-citing” late night egg hunt. Eggs filled with special treats and prizes will be hidden throughout the Park District. Find the golden egg and receive an extra cool prize. Ages 9-14. Residents $5/Non-Residents $10. 7501 W. Harrison St. For more, call 708-366-7500.

The Hidden Half: Women in History & Records

Thursday, March 30 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Forest Park Public Library Austin Room:

Women make up about 50% of the population, but seem to present about 85% of the difficulties for genealogists. They are almost invisible legally, they change their surname at marriage, and in old age disappear into their children’s household. Yet often these very things assist the genealogist in tying together the generations, and building the family both up and out.

My Voice, My Story: Teens Talk

Sunday, April 2 from 2 to 3 p.m., Forest Park Public Library:

All ages are invited to join this monthly multicultural celebration of community and storytelling. This month’s spotlight features some of our teens talking and answering questions about their experience as teens in the community. A teen-led craft activity will follow. Austin Room.

Book Buzz 

Wednesday, April 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Forest Park Public Library:

Want to learn about future bestsellers before they become bestsellers? Representatives from Penguin Random House will discuss new releases for spring and summer 2017 titles in the Austin Room. Registration required. Call 708-366-7171.

Family Rec Center groundbreaking

Saturday, April 1 at 10 a.m., The Park:

Join the Park District of Forest Park as they officially break ground to begin construction of the new Forest Park Family Recreation Center on the former Roos site at Harrison and Circle. The ceremony takes place at 10 a.m. 7501 W. Harrison St. Call 708-366-7500.

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.