Cubs home opener

Monday and Wednesday, April 10 and 12 at 7:05 p.m., FitzGerald’s: 

Watch the Cubs home opener on April 10 plus the World Series Ring Ceremony and the game on April 12 all on the big screens in the club and yard. The Cubs face the Dodgers, but first the World Series Championship flag goes up. On April 12, watch the players, dressed in special uniforms, get their World Series rings. Admission is free. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information on FitzGerald’s, go to, call 708-788-2118 or email 6615 W. Roosevelt, Berwyn.


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.

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.

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.

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.

State of the District Address

Tuesday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Betsy Ross School: 

The annual District 91 State of the District address will be delivered by Superintendent Louis Cavallo next Tuesday evening. 1315 Marengo.

Rise ‘n’ Learn

Friday, April 7 from 9 to 11 a.m., Riveredge Hospital:

Chris Gleason, administrator of Behavioral Health Services for Rosecrance McHenry County presents, “The Opiate Epidemic: How did we get here? What can we do?” Free event sponsored by Riveredge Hospital and the Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township. Breakfast/Refreshments will be provided. Participants will learn signs/symptoms of heroin use, how medication assisted treatment can be used, the impact on co-occurring disorders, treatment implications for heroin users & overdose prevention. 8311 W. Roosevelt Road. For more, call 708-488-4970.

Sing to Live

Sunday, April 9 at 4 p.m., Pilgrim Congregational Church:

The Sing to Live Community Chorus presents your favorite songs from Broadway productions. Tickets are available at General admission $22, students $17, breast cancer survivors free. Tickets at the door: General Admission $27, student $22, breast cancer survivors free. 460 Lake St., Oak Park.

Boys only

Friday, April 21 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Forest Park Community Center:

Field trip to Game Works. Cost of $25 includes games, pizza, beverage, and transportation. This supervised event is for boyz only! Parents, please call the Community Center to learn more and register.

Historic Amusement

Monday, April 10 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., lower level of Forest Park Village Hall:

A reception for the Forest Park Historical Society Exhibition, designed by the fourth and fifth grade Challenge students on Forest Park Amusement Park history. John Rice will make a presentation at 5:30 p.m.

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.