Lizzie Borden & the Borden Murders

Wednesday, April 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Forest Park Public Library Austin Room:

Chicago actor and storyteller Ed Dzialo shares the details of the double murders, while also painting a fascinating picture of Lizzie Borden before and after the murders that made her infamous. “The original CSI.”

Cubs home opener

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

Watch the Cubs game on April 12 on the big screens in the club and yard. The Cubs face the Dodgers, but first 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.

Spring Wine Walk & Shop 

Saturday, April 22 from 1 to 5 p.m., Madison Street:

Visit 16+ locations while tasting wine and locally prepared small bites. Bonus bottle of wine of your choice included. Pay for reservations for you or your group online, call the Chamber of Commerce office and charge it, or visit Famous Liquors in Forest Park. However you reserve your spot, you or your group’s name will be added to our paid reservation list. Then on April 22 between 12:15 and 3 p.m., sign in at Forest Park National Bank.

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.

Shakespeare in Love

Wednesday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Forest Park Community Center:

The Mohr Center is planning a trip to Navy Pier’s Shakespeare Theater for Shakespeare in Love, a stage version of the Oscar-winning romantic comedy, a fictionalized version of the early part of Shakespeare’s career, followed by a 30-minute discussion with the cast. Lunch beforehand at Bubba Gump’s on Navy Pier. Cost (lunch included) is $89 (resident) $93 (non-resident). Reservations required. Call the Howard Mohr Community Center at 708-771-7737 to sign up.

Rescheduled meeting

Wednesday, April 12 at 7 p.m., lower level of village hall:

The Forest Park Diversity Commission meeting, originally planned for Thursday night has been cancelled and rescheduled for tonight in Forest Park Village Hall.

Family Garage Sale and Flea Market

Saturday, April 29 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Park:

The park district parking lot will be turned into Forest Park’s very own community-wide garage sale and flea market. Tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Registration is required in order to reserve your space. Tables are limited so register early. The rain date is Sunday, April 30. Residents $30/non-residents $40 ($10 deposit will be returned day of the event. Code: 5903-3-0-0.

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.