Groov’n in the Grove featuring R-Gang

Aug. 15, 7 p.m., Forest Park Picnic Grove, 7820 Madison St.

Back to School 5k & Kids’ Day
Aug. 12, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Forest Park Middle School, 925 Beloit Ave.:

Please join us for Forest Park Public School District 91’s Second Annual Back to School 5k and Kiwanis Kids’ Day. The race will begin and end at Forest Park Middle School. You can register for the Back to School 5k here: ( You do not need to register or RSVP to join in for Kiwanis Kids’ Day following the 5k! 
If you’re interested in being involved in the event or being a sponsor, please check out our website for more information (

Please contact Becca Latham at with any questions.

St. John Neighborhood Corn Boil

Aug. 5, 4 to 7 p.m., 7422 Washington St.: 

Free hot dogs, sweet corn, watermelon and chips. You are welcome to bring a non-perishable food item to help support the Forest Park Food Pantry.

Community Shred Day hosted by Rep. Chris Welch

August 12, 12 to 3 p.m., Howard Mohr Community Center, 7640 Jackson Blvd.: 

Limit two boxes per household. Residential shredding only.

Saturday Morning Kids TV Time Machine

Aug. 12, 10 to 11 a.m., Forest Park Public Library, Austin Room, 7555 Jackson Blvd.:

Experience episodes from Sesame Street Old School, the Electric Company, Schoolhouse Rock and other throwbacks. We will be watching these interactively, so parents and children are welcome to sing along and interact with the screen. Kids can feel free to wear pajamas or bring snuggly friends. 

Teen Room Open House

Aug. 14, 3 to 4 p.m., Forest Park Public Library, Teen Room, 7555 Jackson Blvd.: 

Did you turn 12 this summer? Are you new to the area?  Returning teen?  Whatever your story, learn the ins and outs of our Teen Room at this fun and informative event.

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.