Friday, June 9 from 4 to 11 p.m. and Saturday, June 10 from noon to 11 p.m., Forest Park Picnic Grove:
Outdoor festival in a beautiful park setting, similar to Oktoberfest, with German music, entertainment, beer, wine, and food. 7820 Madison St.
Trending Grandma’s Teacups
Tuesday, June 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Austin Room, Forest Park Public Library:
We’ve all inherited belongings from previous generations that tell our family’s history. Join genealogy professional Liz Ross for an evening of show and tell, exploring current standards for keeping objects in good condition, and some out-of-the-box thinking for dealing with oddball heirlooms, like your Uncle Wally’s collection of glass mushrooms. 7555 Jackson Blvd. For more, call 708-366-7171.
Trailside Museum’s 85th Anniversary Jamboree
Sunday, June 11 from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Trailside Museum of Natural History:
The Forest Park Public Library will be doing a special nature storytime at the Trailside Museum of Natural History in honor of their 85th anniversary. Stay and enjoy the museum where there will be live music and refreshments. 738 Thatcher Ave., River Forest.
Saturday, June 10 from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Forest Park Public Library Conference Room:
Liz Ross will be hosting this quarterly meetup. Get your questions answered, learn about different aspects of genealogy research, and share stories and tips with others. 7555 Jackson Blvd.
An evening with Los Texmaniacs
Friday, June 9, doors open at 7 p.m., show at 9, FitzGerald’s in Berwyn:
Grammy Award winners, Los Texmaniacs are the new kings of Tex-Mex. Founded by Max Baca (bajo sexto, vocals), the Texmaniacs are a product of his wide-ranging experience touring and recording with Flaco Jimenenz, the original Texas Tornados, Los Super Seven, and even the Rolling Stones. Max has participated on 11 Grammy-winning projects. Tickets are $15. 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.
The Spaces Within
Thursday, June 8 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Forest Park Public Library’s Austin Room:
Local author Pat Cannon (The Spaces Within) joins the library for a virtual tour of some of the Chicago area’s greatest buildings. Take a look at buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies Van der Rohe, and Walter Burley Griffin. 7555 Jackson Blvd. For more, call 708-366-7171.
Bike a Bee
Wednesday, June 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Forest Park Public Library Austin Room:
Learn all about bees and other pollinators from bee expert Jana Kinsman of Chicago’s “Bike A Bee.” Hear the buzz on honey bees, beekeeping in the city, native bees, and other pollinators. Enjoy a honey tasting too. 7555 Jackson Blvd. For more, call 708-366-7171.
Saturday, June 10 from 2 to 3 p.m., Park District of Forest Park:
The Forest Park Public Library presents indie rocker, songwriter, musician, author, and playwright Ralph Covert, an entertainer for all ages. His show Ralph’s World, “a mega-fun musical planet where kids rock rock rock,” is coming to Forest Park’s annual Summer Block Party at the Park District. 7501 Harrison St.
Saturday, June 10 at 2 p.m., Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore:
The G.K. Chesterton Society meets to discuss Chesterton’s book, Thomas Carlyle. 7419 W. Madison St. For more, call 708-771-7243.
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.