Create Your Website with Wordpress

Learn how to use Wordpress, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on August 1 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.

Library Tag Sale

In preparation for the Forest Park Public Library’s upcoming renovation, the library will hold a tag sale from 12 to 7 p.m. on August 2 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. Visit for a list of some of the bigger items for sale. Email or call 708-689-6123 if you are interested in purchasing something. Cash only. Buyers must move and transport purchases on or before the date of the sale.

TLC Tips for Your Family’s Hair

Stylist and advocate Tamekia Swint offers tips on how to style hair and celebrate children’s cultural identities, from 2 to 4 p.m. on August 4 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.

Discover Your Business Idea Strengths

Learn how to use a strategic planning tool that helps prospective and current business owners identify their personal and professional strengths and weaknesses, from 6 to 8 p.m. on August 6 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.

Peer Support and Art

Share stories of personal disability and produce artwork, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on August 8 at the Progress Center for Independent Living, 7521 Madison St.

Author Discussion & Signing

Read and discuss author Julia Buckley’s latest novel “Death in a Budapest Butterfly,” from 1 to 3 p.m. on August 4 at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 Madison St.

Music in the Park

Enjoy a free performance by band Circle of Fifths, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on August 1 at the Roos Recreation Center pavilion, 7329 Harrison St. 

Rise N’ Learn

An official from the Illinois Collaboration on Youth will discuss the impact of trauma on those in caring professions, as well as how to develop self-care techniques, from 9 to 11 a.m. on August 2 at Riveredge Hospital, 8311 W. Roosevelt Rd.

Yard Sale and Bake Sale

Enjoy a yard sale and bake sale from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on August 3 at St. Paul Thai Lutheran Church, 7416 Dixon St.

Mystery Tour

Travel with officials from the Howard Mohr Community Center to a destination unknown, from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on August 7. Lunch included. Cost $95 for residents, $99 for non-residents.

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.

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.