Voices: Stories and Songs of African People

Voices: Stories and Songs of African People 

Award-winning storyteller Shanta has graced the stage of ethnic arts festivals,
performing arts series, museums, churches and more with her stories and songs of African people. Now Shanta will be presenting at 7 p.m. on Feb. 26 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. 

 Forest Park 4 Puerto Rico

The village is sponsoring a fundraiser for Puerto Rico, following the devastation Hurrican Maria wracked on the island. 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 pizz, 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.

PASO’s Legislative Platform Workshop for Allies

Attend a West Suburban Action Project workshop to learn about efforts to address the needs of immigrants in Illinois at 10 a.m. on Feb. 24 at the Democratic Party of Oak Park headquarters, 6941 Suite A W. North Ave. Allies will learn about the different legislative proposals PASO will be fighting for in Springfield, including the VOICES Act, Student ACCES Bill and a Safe Zones bill. For more information, contact Maria Torres at maria@pasoaction.org. 

Homework Survival and School Success Strategies for Students

Sylvan Learning will share strategies to encourage independent learning and help make homework less painful. Officials recommend students and parents attend this free workshop together at 7 p.m. on Feb. 27 at Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. 

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.
Email calendar@wjinc.com.