49th Annual No Glove National Softball Tournament
July 27 to 30, Forest Park Park District, 7501 Harrison St.:
Don’t miss the fun and excitement that this historic tournament has to offer. Come out and see the most prestigious and competitive 16″ softball tournament in Chicagoland. There will be softball, food, beer, pop, and fun for the entire family. Get with the tradition and have tons of fun, too.
For more info visit www.noglovenationals.com.
Discussion & Signing
Joan Hess & the Daughter of the Late Elizabeth Peters (Barbara Mertz)
— ‘The Painted Queen’
July 25, 7 to 9 p.m., Centuries and Sleuths, 7419 Madison Street
Kristen Lepionka and Lori Rader-Day — ‘The Last Place You Look’ and ‘The Day I Died’
July 29, 7 to 9 p.m., Centuries and Sleuths, 7419 Madison Street
Back to School Health Fair hosted by Rep. Chris Welch
July 29, 10 a.m., Proviso West High School, 4701 W. Harrison, Hillside.:
Call 708-450-1000 for information.
Property Tax Appeal Workshop hosted by Rep. Chris Welch
July 27, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Proviso Math & Science Academy, 8601 W. Roosevelt Road:
Bring your property tax bill or PIN with you when you attend.
The Culture Group: Reading Awake — Far From The Tree
July 26, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Forest Park Public Library, Conference Room, 7555 Jackson Blvd.:
This group will meet to discuss issues surrounding the complex and challenging topics of our time. On the fourth Wednesday of each month, we will meet for an intelligent, engaging, and honest discussion about nonfiction and fiction. All are welcomed to take part. Books available for check out at the Circulation Desk five weeks before discussion.
Ice Cream Social & Book Swap!
July 27, 5 to 7 p.m., Forest Park Public Library, Austin Room, 7555 Jackson Blvd.:
Everyone is invited to the Library’s 3rd Annual Ice Cream Social and Book Swap. Bring a book in good condition and swap it for another book. All ages are welcome but selection is not guaranteed. Ice cream will be available. First come first served.
Potter Con: Fantastic Beasts
July 30, 2 to 5 p.m., Forest Park Public Library, Austin Room, 7555 Jackson Blvd.:
To celebrate the end of our summer program, we are bringing back our popular Harry Potter convention. Look for special games and activities that tie in with our nature theme by celebrating Fantastic Beasts.
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