Wine Walk & Shop
Don’t miss the Forest Park Chamber of Commerce’s annual Wine Walk and Shop from 1 to 5 p.m. on April 27 down Madison Street. Buy your ticket online at exploreforestpark.com.
Stand Up for Autism Sidewalk Art Event
Help the Forest Park Public Library decorate its front sidewalk in support of Autism Acceptance Month, from 4 to 5 p.m. on April 25 at 7555 Jackson Blvd. All children ages 5 and up invited.
Library Plalking Kickoff
Join staff from the Forest Park Public Library for a monthly Pick Up Litter While Walking—”Plalking”—trip, from 10 to 12 a.m. on April 27 at 7555 Jackson Blvd. Library will provide gloves, bags, route maps and more. Speakers will touch on environmental topics before the trip begins.
Opening a Business in Illinois
Representatives from the Women’s Business Development Center will talk about the legal and financial implications of opening a business in Illinois, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on April 30 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.
Family Garage Sale and Flea Market
The Park District of Forest Park will transform its parking lot into a flea market for residents to showcase—and shop others’—used goods from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 27 at 7501 Harrison St. Tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is required to save your space. Register online at pdofp.org. Residents pay $30, non-residents $40, with a $10 deposit returned the day of the event.
The History Discussion Group
Join fellow history lovers for a discussion of “No Greater Ally: The Untold Story of Poland’s Forces in World War II” from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 28 at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 Madison St.
Reading Awake Book Group
Join fellow book lovers for a discussion of local author Angalia Bianca’s “In Deep” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on April 24 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.
Prairie Path Clean Up
Meet at the Prairie Path at 11th Street in Maywood at 9 a.m. on April 27 to clean up in honor of Earth Day.
Learn how to successfully lobby and make your vote count every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Progress Center for Independent Living, 7521 Madison St. Contact Larry Biondi to sign-up or make accommodation requests at 708-209-1500 ext. 24 or LBiondi@progresscil.org.
Discussion of The Macd[D]onald Wars
Join fellow book lovers for a discussion of the work of two giants of the mystery genre—authors Ross Macdonald and John D. MacDonald—who were often at odds with one another, from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 27 at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 Madison St.
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