Sherlock Holmes book signing

Teen girls in tech

The Forest Park public library will host a Girls Who Code training session Thursday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. at 7555 Jackson Boulevard. Teen women can learn about women leaders in the tech world, practice coding and collaborate on a project of their choosing. The event’s 12 participants will also have the opportunity to try out new library robots. 


Trinity High School will host three performances of the Aida musical at 7 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 17;
7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18.; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19 at 7574 W. Division St. in River Forest. Adult tickets cost $10, and child/ student/ senior tickets cost $5. Reserve your spot early at

Sherlock Holmes book signing

Author Bonnie MacBird will sign her new book Unquiet Spirits Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m.  at Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 Madison St. Unquiet Spirits represents MacBird’s second Sherlock Holmes novel, following Art in the Blood. Along with her literary career,  MacBird has enjoyed a long career in Hollywood which include stints as a feature film development executive and multiple Emmy award-winning producer. MacBird is also a member of the London Sherlock Holmes Society. 

Holiday Craft Fair

The Park District of Forest Park will play host its annual Candy Cane Lane Craft Fair and Holiday Market this Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 7501 Harrison St. Start your holiday shopping early and support local entrepreneurs. 

Holiday Bazaar

Operation Uplift is playing host a Holiday Harvest Bazaar Saturday, Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the West Town Museum of Cultural History at 104 S. 5th Avenue in Maywood. Place orders for baked goods from local chefs. DJ Maestro Brown will provide music. There will also be face painting, a raffle and live entertainment by the Kenny Davis Band. 

Above All Rap Concert

The Word of God Church will have an Above All Rap Concert Friday, Nov. 17 from 7 to 10 p.m at the church at 800 N. 18th Ave. in Melrose Park. Proviso Township youth are invited to come out and worship with rap. “We will change our communities by uniting as one,” the event says. 

Hear them Sing

Oak Park Concert Chorale presents “O Magnum Mysterium.” Music for choir and strings is featured in this festive Christmas concert on Sunday, Nov. 19, 4 to 5:15 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 305 Circle Ave., Forest Park. $20; $10, seniors/students; free, under 12. Info: 708-848-2130, 

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