Solar Eclipse Party

 Aug. 21, 12 to 3 p.m., Urban Pioneer Group, 7503 Madison St: 

The party that will eclipse all others: Urban Pioneer Group (UPG) at 7503 Madison St., is partnering with Scratch, Grateful BBQ and Exit Strategy to host a Solar Eclipse Event on UPG’s rooftop, on Monday, Aug. 21, from noon to 3 p.m. UPG is preparing handmade sausages. There will also be BBQ, craft beer and a DJ. The cost is $25 per person.

Service Club Meet and Greet!

Aug. 29, 4 to 5 p.m., Forest Park Public Library, Teen Room, 7555 Jackson Blvd.: 

Celebrate the return of Service Club with a chilled out snack party, where you can learn how the club works, generate some ideas, and get to know each other. 

Author Discussion & Signing: William Kent Krueger 

Aug. 26, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 W. Madison St.: 

In William Kent Krueger’s latest pulse-pounding thriller, Sulfur Springs, Cork O’Connor’s search for a missing man in the Arizona desert puts him at the center of a violent power struggle along the Mexican border, a struggle that might cost Cork everything and everyone he holds most dear.

Friday Afternoon Movie: Reap the Wild Wind

 Aug. 25, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Forest Park Public Library, Austin Room, 7555 Jackson Blvd.: 

Join us for a classic movie and popcorn!

Garfield Elementary School Open House 

Aug. 31, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., 543 Hannah Avenue, Garfield Elementary School

Betsy Ross Elementary School Open House

Aug. 30, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Betsy Ross Elementary School, 1315 Marengo Avenue

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.