New Year’s Eve Gala Extravaganza

Join the Howard Mohr Community Center in ringing in the new year, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 31 at 7640 Jackson Blvd. Enjoy an elegant meal, music, raffles, champagne toast and more. Tickets $46 resident; $50 non-resident. Reservations required. Please call the Howard Mohr Community Center at 708-771-7737 to sign up.

Knitting With Friends

Join the Forest Park Public Library in knitting warm clothes for the winter. Beginning and advanced knitters welcome. Supplies limited. If you bring your own yarn with your own needles, please make it washable yarn. Fun runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 2 at 7555 Jackson Blvd. 

New Year, No Clutter

Learn how to recognize and eliminate clutter, and get the most out of your belongings, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 3 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.

Oak Park Area Arts Council Show 

View the work of Mary Jo O’Hearn, whose compositions blend abstract with figurative. She uses acrylic with charcoal, sometimes with collage. Drop in Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Forest Park National Bank, 7348 W. Madison St. 

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.