After Hours Family Sock Hop
The Forest Park Public Library is hosting a retro-style dance party at 5 p.m., Feb. 3 at 7555 Jackson Blvd. Spread the love by bringing a donation of new socks for Housing Forward, a nonprofit that provides services for the homeless. Live music by Elvis tribute artist Hugo Colin will be featured. Get tickets at fppl.org.
Learn the fundamentals of canning in a hands-on demo with veteran gardener Anna Stange. Both water bath and pressure canning tips and techniques will be discussed. The group will prepare and can organic seasonal produce, which will be avaialable for tasting at the conclusion of the program. Learn the basics at 7 p.m. at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd., on Feb. 1.
Author Discussion with Jeffrey Siger
Join author Jeffrey Siger for a talk and sign about his new book An Aegean April, which tells the story of a murder of man known for helping refugees on Lesvos island. Discussion begins at 7 p.m., Feb. 2 at Centuries & Sleuths
Bookstore, 7419 Madison St.
Chicago Freedom Movement
In honor of Black History Month, speaker Bernard Turner will talk at 7 p.m., Feb. 5 at 7555 Jackson Blvd. on how local organizations focused on equal and fair housing, better schools and economic equality advanced the civil rights movement. Get tickets at fppl.org.
Dads, uncles, grandfathers, take your girl age 4 to 12 and get ready for a country-western Daddy-Daughter Dance. Attendees get dinner, games and tunes at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 2 at 7501 Harrison St. Tickets are $36 for resident couples; $46 non-resident couples. Extra children cost $9. Registration required. Call 708-366-7500 for registration and ticket information.
Breaded Pork Tenderloin Fundraiser
The First United Church of Christ will host a breaded pork tenderloin dinner with music by ’50s and ’60s cover band The Affects at 5 p.m., Feb. 10 at 1000 Elgin Ave. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $8 for children age 10 and under. Call 708-420-4413 for ticket information.
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