One Proviso Concert

Don’t miss the Proviso East and Proviso Math and Science Academy’s band concert at 6 p.m. on March 28 at Proviso East, 807 S. 1st Ave. in Maywood. Free admission.  

Election Headquarters on the Web

Forest Park’s municipal election is right around the corner, and you can find out more about the candidates at our online election headquarters online at–’s-Election-2019-Headquarters/

There you’ll find features, candidate profiles, endorsements and other related news about the April 2 election.

Avoiding Financial Scams

A senior counsel from the federal Securities and Exchange Commission will talk about how to identify and protect yourself from investment fraud and scams. Bring questions. Fun runs from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on March 30 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. 

Budgeting for Beginners

A representative from Forest Park National Bank will go through an FDIC-approved curriculum about how to set financial goals, track spending and manage your monthly income. Talk runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on April 2 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. 

Reading Awake Book Discussion

Join fellow book lovers in discussing “Educated” by author Tara Westover, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on March 27 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.

History Discussion Group

Join fellow history-lovers to a discussion of author Robert Lacey’s “Inside the Kingdom: Kings, Clerics, Modernists, Terrorists, and the Struggle for Saudi Arabia,” from 2 to 4 p.m. on March 31 at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 Madison St. 

PRIDE Awards 

The Forest Park Chamber of Commerce and village is seeking nominations for its 25th annual PRIDE Awards, which are presented to commercial and residential property owners who show pride in Forest Park by investing in their property. Visit to learn how to nominate candidates. Nomination deadline is April 5. 


On April 3, travel with Howard Mohr Community Center officials to the Oriental Theater in Chicago to see Anastasia, a story about a woman’s mission to discover her mysterious roots. The group will enjoy dinner first at the Russian Tea Time Restaurant. Cost $85 for residents, and $89 for non-residents. Reservations required. Call the Howard Mohr Community Center at 708-771-7737 to sign up. 

Don’t forget to vote

Cast your ballot from now until the election on April 2 at Oak Park Village Hall, 123 Madison St. in Oak Park, or at the Whitcomb Building, 131 Maybrook Square in Maywood. Mail-in ballots are accepted until March 28. Those who wish to register and vote on election day must present two qualifying forms of identification. 

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.