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Pride Celebration

The Forest Park Diversity Commission will celebrate Pride month with an event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 22 in the Constitution Court parking lot on Madison Street. 

Crosstown Cup 

Join other Forest Park Public Library fans for hot dogs, sports trivia and the Cubs vs. White Sox game, from 7 to 9 p.m. on June 19 at Urban Pioneer Group, 7503 Madison St. Registration required. Register online at the Forest Park Public Library site, fppl.org. 

Movies in the Park 

Enjoy a free screening of “Sing!” at dusk, between 7:45 and 8:30 p.m. on, on June 28 at the Park District of Forest Park, 7501 Harrison St. 

Juneteenth, rescheduled

Don’t miss the 11th annual Juneteenth party from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on June 22 at the Park District of Forest Park, 7501 Harrison St. 

Great Chefs Recipe for Success 

Join the nonprofit 209 Together for a scholarship fundraiser for Proviso grads, from 7 to 10 p.m. on June 27 at Urban Pioneer Group, 7503 Madison St. A $65 ticket purchase includes snacks from The Heritage, Small Batch Barbecue, Mexican Republic, Zesty Catering, Big Guys Sausage and Azucar Rococo, plus wine and beer donated by Half Acre Brewery and Tenzing Wines and Spirits. A special pre-event with champagne and the Heritage chef doing an exclusive cooking demo costs $125. The event also features a silent auction and live music. Buy tickets online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/great-chefs-recipes-for-success-tickets-62043387442

Plalking Group 

Join the Forest Park Public Library for a vigorous Plalking session—or, pick up litter while walking—from 10 to 11 a.m. on June 22 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. 

Author Event: Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi

Sunday, June 23, 2 p.m., Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore:

The Oak Park author will be reading and signing copies of her new book, This is Really War: The Incredible True Story of a Navy Nurse POW in the Occupied Philippines. 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

Interactive Movie 

Enjoy a sensory-friendly screening of “Mary Poppins Returns,” with partial lighting, lower sound, fidget toys and more, from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 23 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. Appropriate for children of all ages. 

Progressive Storytime 

Children ages 5 and under can enjoy storytime on the go with the Forest Park Public Library on June 24. Meet at 10:30 a.m. at Counter Coffee, 7324 Madison St., for the first reading; head to Constitution Court, 7430 Madison St., for the second reading at 10:45 a.m.; stop for a lunch break at 11:15 a.m. at Subway, 7328 Madison St.; and then end at 12 p.m. at Twisted Cookie, 7401 Madison St. Registration required. Register online at fppl.org.  

Ronald McDonald Mobile Clinic 

The Ronald McDonald Mobile clinic will offer students free vaccinations and physical examinations from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 27 at the Park District of Forest Park, 7501 Harrison St. Students will be seen on a first come, first serve basis. 

The Blue Gate Theater 

Join the Howard Mohr Community Center for a trip through the back roads of Shipshewana and Elkhart County in Indiana, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on June 26. Enjoy a culinary journey through Amish countryside, and head to The Blue Gate Theater for the musical, “A Simple Sanctuary.” End the day at Blue Gate’s buffet for dinner. Cost is $140 for residents and $144 for non-residents. Reservations required. Call the Howard Mohr Community Center at 708-771-7737 to sign up. 

Playlot Storytime Series

Join the Forest Park Public Library for a children’s storytime session from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on June 20 at Popelka Park, which is at the intersection of Thomas Avenue and Adams Street. Appropriate for children ages 5 and under. 

Under the Story Tree

Still Waters Preschool Co-Op will read stories about trees and people from 3:30 to 5 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the community gardens, St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 305 Circle Ave. All ages invited.

After Hours Tween Trivia and Games 

Tweens can play teamwork games, go on a scavenger hunt, test their trivia knowledge and more, from 6 to 8 p.m. on June 21 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. 

Ice Cream Social

Enjoy free ice cream at the St. John Lutheran Church Ice Cream Social, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on June 22 at St. John Lutheran Church, 305 Circle Ave.

Reading Awake Book Group

Join fellow graphic novels lovers for a discussion of author Allison Bechdel’s “Fun Home” and author Tee Franklin’s “Bingo Love,” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on June 26 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. 

Vaccination Program

The Millstein Vaccination Program will provide Forest Park dog and cat owners with low-cost vaccinations for their pets from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday June 29 at the Forest Park Fire Station, 517 Des Plaines Ave.

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.
Email calendar@wjinc.com.