Ice, Ice Baby

Watch representatives from Nadeau’s Ice Sculptures create cool unicorn and star ice statues at 12 p.m. on July 28 at Schauer Hardware, 7449 Madison St. Enjoy free ice cream courtesy of Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor. 

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.

51st Annual No Glove Nationals

 Everyone’s favorite No Glove 16″ Softball Tournament will be held from July 25 to 28 at the Park District of Forest Park, 7501 Harrison St. Learn how to volunteer at food and drink stalls at

Forest Home Cemetery Bicycle Tour

Enjoy a bicycle tour of Forest Home Cemetery from 9 to 11 a.m. on July 28. Meet guide Anne Alt in front of Buzz Café, 905 S. Lombard Ave. in Oak Park. Purchase tickets online for $20 at

Umbrella Academy Night

Celebrate the Hargreeve siblings by exploring an Escape Room and more, from 6 to 8 p.m. on July 26 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. Teens and adults welcome.

Trough Eating Contest 

Teams of three will compete in the annual Trough Eating Contest from 7 to 8 p.m. on July 28 at the Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor, 7347 Madison St. Troughs contain 21 scoops of ice cream. The contest is open to anyone 14 and older. Enter the contest by 11 p.m. on July 26 at

Book Swap and Ice Cream Social 

Join library officials for the 5th annual Book Swap and Ice Cream Social, from 6 to 8 p.m. on July 23 at the Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor, 7347 Madison St. Bring a book in good condition that you would like to share, choose another neighbor’s book and receive a free scoop of ice cream while supplies last. Register online at

Property Tax Appeal Seminar 

The Proviso Township Assessors Office will discuss how to appeal your property taxes at 6:30 p.m. on July 24 at the Howard Mohr Community Center, 7640 Jackson Blvd. Attendees are encouraged to bring their property tax bill, property identification number and assessment notice. The seminar is sponsored by the village and Proviso Township 

Open House

The Progress Center for Independent Living will hold its annual Open House from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on July 25 at the Progress Center, 7521 Madison St. At noon, they will serve food from the grill, and staff members will talk about their work at the Progress Center. After the Open House, members can attend a planning meeting for an upcoming town hall about young adults with disabilities at 3:30 p.m.

Housing Forward Trivia Night 

Housing Forward will host its ninth annual trivia night at 7 p.m. on August 22 at Healy’s Westside, 7321 Madison St. The nonprofit’s goal is to raise at least $20,000 to support programs and services designed to end homelessness. Visit

Stoop Sessions

The Forest Park Arts Alliance will hold its first-ever “Stoop Sessions” concert on the porch of 1529 Elgin Ave. on August 19. Daniel and Sarah Gasse, owners of the Gasse School of Music, will perform for a crowd. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair to the concert.

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.