Memorial Day Ceremony

 The Park District of Forest Park will hold a ceremony in honor of Forest Park’s veterans at 2 p.m. on May 28 at 7501 Harrison St.

Clean Up, Paint Up, Fix Up

From May 21 to 26, dispose of all your unwanted household items for free from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Forest Park Public Works office, 7343 15th St. Items they will take include lightbulbs, tires, TVs and more. Must show proof of Forest Park residency. Call 708-366-4876 for more details. 

Miss Jamie from the Farm: Planting Seeds Through Song

Enjoy a free concert with Miss Jamie, meet your storytime librarians and learn about offerings for babies, toddlers and preschoolers at the library. Miss Jamie from the Farm takes young kids and their families on an imaginative musical adventure to her “farm,” where they learn values like hard work, healthy eating and being kind of animals and each other. Puppet show, musical starts at 10 a.m. on June 1 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.

4th Annual Germanfest

Forest Park’s fourth annual Germanfest will be held the weekend of June 8 outside the Altenheim Picnic Grove, 7824 Madison St. Enjoy live music and entertainment, authentic German food and beer, games for kids and booths featuring items by local vendors. Visit for more information. 

New Kitchen Fundraiser

Have fun and help raise funds so the Howard Mohr Community Center can upgrade its old kitchen. Enjoy music by the Redmonds, a silent auction and raffles, food, drink and more. Tickets cost 410 at the door. Call 708-771-7737 for more information. Party starts at the American Legion/ VFW Post, 500 Circle Ave., at 5:30 p.m. on June 1. 

Wellness Wednesday 

Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month by learning about aromatherapy, chill jars and more. Available for teens age 12 and up. Lessons start at 4 p.m. on May 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.