Happy 95th Birthday, Kiwanis

 The Kiwanis Club of Forest Park will celebrate its 9th birthday at 7 p.m. on April 24 at Francesca Fiore’s, 7407 Madison St. All friends of Forest Park are invited. RSVP to club secretary Jerry Lordan at glordan@fenwickfriars.com before April 20. For more information, email KiwanisFP@gmail.com.

Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting

Attend the Forest Park Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting, which will feature both a live and silent auction this year. Auction items include theater tickets, vacation rentals, electronics and more, and all proceeds will benefit the Forest Park Chamber of Commerce and Development. Fun starts at 5:30 p.m. on May 2 at McAdam Landscape Professionals, 2001 Desplaines Ave.  

Apps for Personal Finance Management 

Join Michael Gershbein, of Very Smart People’s computer consulting agency, as he highlights some of the best budgeting mobile applications available, including Mint, Personal Capital and more. Talk starts at 7 p.m. on April 24 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. 

Make a Seed Bomb

In honor of Earth Day, the Forest Park Public Library invites children, teens, tweens and their adults to make a seed bomb. Class starts at 2 p.m. on April 22 at 7555 Jackson Blvd. and runs until supplies run out. 

Trip to The Fireside 

Join the Howard Mohr Community Center as it heads to The Fireside in Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin to see “42nd Street,” a musical that celebrates Broadway, Times Square and the people who make the magic of musical  theater. Lunch included. Trip starts at 8 a.m. on May 2. Residents pay $93, non-residents $97. Reservations required. Call 708-771-7737 to sign up. 

Raising a Money Smart Kid

Bernadette Campbell, of Forest Park National Bank and Trust, talks strategies for how to talk to kids about money. Children accompanying caregivers and parents are welcome to color with library staff during the presentation. Talk starts at 6:30 p.m. on April 25 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.

How to Save on College Tuition

Joseph Orsolini, of College Aid Planners financial planning agency, will talk on strategies to maximize need-based financial aid eligibility, talk on colleges to target for merit-based financial aid and how to exploit tax-saving opportunities. Talk starts at 7 p.m. on April 23 at the 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.
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