Sergeant Pepper at 50

SING! Pride

Sunday, June 4 at 4 p.m., Outta Space, Berwyn:

Benefiting the LGBTQ Pride Community. Tickets are $15 per adult, $8 per student or seniors, $30 for families. Discounts for active military or veterans.

Saving the Monarch

Wednesday, May 31 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Forest Park Public Library Austin Room:

Monarchs have been making the news recently. What is really going on, and what can we do to help them? Kim White, with the DuPage Monarch Project, will address those issues and talk about what is being done locally to ensure future generations will be able to enjoy the beauty of the Monarch. Sign up at 7555 Jackson Blvd in Forest Park. 708-366-7171.

Summer of Exploration

Saturday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m., Forest Park Public Library:

Let’s start summer off right with an after hours party at the Library! All ages are welcome for an evening celebrating nature, community, and the Library. Join us for hands-on art activities, music from The Basement Bluegrass Band, an ice cream sundae bar, and more! Sign up at 7555 Jackson Blvd in Forest Park. 708-366-7171.

Soap Box Derby  

Saturday, June 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Circle Avenue Bridge:

The Greater Chicago Soap Box Derby and the Kiwanis Club of Forest Park sponsor the Soap Box Derby races, a fun, family-friendly, action-packed event. Racers can build their own car or rent a car (limited availability) for the event. The day includes races and an after-race banquet to celebrate as both a racing and local community.

Forging a President

Saturday, June 3 at 2 p.m., Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore:

Author William Hazelgrove discusses his new book, Forging a President: How the Wild West Created Teddy Roosevelt. 7419 Madison St. For more, call 708-771-7243.

Sergeant Pepper at 50

Thursday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m., Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore:

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the debut of the Beatle’s album, Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with guest speaker and local musician, John Atwood. Free will offering (to get a new program off the ground at Centuries & Sleuths). 7419 Madison St. For more, call 708-771-7243 or visit

Splash and Dash Summer Market

Saturday, June 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., front lawn of the Administration Building:

Park District of Forest Park will feature a mix of homemade crafts, handmade items, and gift items from several at-home businesses. 7501 Harrison St.

Grief and Loss: Beyond Death

Friday, June 2 from 9 to 11 a.m., Riveredge Hospital:

The Rise ‘n’ Learn series features “Grief and Loss: Beyond Death,” presented by Leila Moore and Marcus Smith, sponsored by Riveredge Hospital and the Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township. To register, call 708-488-4970.

My Voice, My Story

Sunday, June 4 from 2 to 3 p.m., Forest Park Public Library Austin Room:

Our very own Ms. Rosie will take you on a wonderful sensory voyage through the country of Colombia. Adults and families are invited to join this monthly celebration of cultures and storytelling featuring firsthand accounts, interactive games and activities, and stories from members of the community. 7555 Jackson Blvd in Forest Park. 708-366-7171.

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.