Garage Galleries Call for Artists

Don’t forget to submit your application to feature your artistic work in this year’s Garage Galleries. Submit your application by August 1 at The event will be held on August 24.

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. 

4th of July Celebration

Fireworks are scheduled for 9 p.m. but the park district will be hosting plenty of fun activities before then for its annual July 4 celebration.  

Faux Pas Comedy Show

The Forest Park Arts Alliance is holding a comedy fundraiser to construct a new mural along Circle Avenue bridge, on the side that faces the Roos Recreation Center. Four local comedians with serious credentials will perform from 8 to 9:30 p.m. on July 18 at Murphy’s, 7414 W. Madison St. Tickets cost $15. Purchase online at

Author Discussion and Signing

Listen to author Stephen M. Silverman discuss his latest book, “The Amusement Park: 900 Years of Thrills and Spills, and the Dreamers and Schemers Who Built Them,” from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 29 at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 Madison 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

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.

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.

Adventure Time Obstacle Course Challenge

Complete an Adventure Time-themed obstacle course, from 4 to 5 p.m. on June 29 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.

Movies in the Park 

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

Camping 101 with REI

Let REI staff teach you the basics of camping, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on June 29 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.

Game Design Lab

Children ages 8 and up will learn how to use Roblox software to code and design natural and urban environments, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on June 27 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. 

Personal Assistant Recruitment and Training

The Progress Center for Independent Living is training personal assistants, from 10 to 12 p.m. on June 27 at the Progress Center for Independent Living, 7521 Madison St. Call Rhychelle Byrnes at 708-689-1381 to register.

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.