Forest Park 4 Puerto Rico
The village is sponsoring a fundraiser for Puerto Rico, following the devastation of Hurricane Maria. All proceeds will benefit World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit that has distributed more than three million meals to hurricane victims on the island. Buy a $10 wristband at Village Hall, 517 Desplaines Ave., or at the door. Wristband includes pizza, pop and music by The Redmonds. A raffle and silent auction will also be conducted. Fun starts at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 28 at McGaffer Saloon, 7737 Roosevelt Rd.
Explore Forest Park: Village Pilates Studio
The Forest Park Public Library continues its monthly Explore Forest Park series at the Village Pilates Studio. Attendees 18 years and older will receive an introduction to pilates, and should wear comfortable clothes. Meet at 7 p.m. on Feb. 20 at the Village Pilates Studio, 411 Marengo Ave. Register online at fppl.org.
Mystery Discussion Group
Discuss author Nick Petrie’s “The Drifter” with other likeminded book lovers at 2 p.m. on Feb. 17 at Centuries & Sleuth’s Bookstore, 7419 W. Madison St.
Twisted Cookie Pop-Up Storytime
The Forest Park Public Library will host a belated Valentine’s Day pop-up story time, where attendees also make a small homemade craft, at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 19 at Twisted Cookie, 7401 Madison St. Register online at fppl.org.
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