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Drive-thru Food Distribution 

On Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Beyond Hunger is holding a drive-thru food distribution event for residents from the following zip codes, which include Forest Park, Oak Park and Austin: 60130, 60131, 60141, 60171, 60176, 60301, 60302, 60304, 60305, 60402, 60644, 60651, and 60707.

The drive-thru is virtually contactless; volunteers and staff load about 75 pounds worth of fresh produce, milk, eggs, bread and pantry staples directly into your trunk. Just bring an ID. No income verification needed.

Beyond Hunger is housed in the lower level of First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake St. in Oak Park. When arriving, please enter the parking lot on Kenilworth at the rear of the church. There is currently construction on Lake Street – when driving to our location it is easiest to turn south on Kenilworth from Chicago Avenue.

Virtual World’s Largest Ghost Hunt 2020 

Join Paranormal Moms Society for on on-line virtual ghost hunt honoring National Ghost Day on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. The event takes place at the ReUse Depot in Maywood, IL. It will be closed to the public, but a live feed will show viewers all the action. Visit tinyurl.com/y3b6a532 for more information. Paranormal Moms Society is a non-profit research team based in Illinois and of the first all-female paranormal investigative teams, founded in 2012.

Live Music at Jimmy’s Place

Come see Greenlight perform at Jimmy’s Place, 7411 Madison St., on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The band will be performing under the tent, playing popular hit tunes. They’ll get you singing and dancing! All COVID-19 rules will be followed.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug-off Meetup

Anyone from middle grades through young adults who love Animal Crossing will be delighted to bring their best netting skills to help reach Bug-off glory on Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon. The Forest Park Public Library team will be challenging other Animal Crossing library islands by trying to set the highest record. Prizes will be awarded to the player with the most individual catches of the day, the most beautiful bug caught, and the rarest bug caught, among others. Registration is required. Visit fppl.org/events for more information.

Advice from Youth Services Librarians

The Forest Park Public Library is here to support our families during this unusual back-to-school time with weekly virtual appointment slots where you can ask us questions and discuss issues including what services the library offers, how the library can be used, how to select and place items on hold, resources for remote learning and enrichment, and referrals to other helpful organizations.

Virtual appointments can be booked between 7 and 9 p.m. on Wednesday nights. Each appointment is for fifteen minutes but can be extended if needed and if time is available. Visit fppl.org/events to register or call the youth services desk at 708-689-6126.

Free Mammograms in October 

Residents of Oak Park, River Forest and Proviso Township (which includes Forest Park) can receive a free mammogram in the month of October through Rush Oak Park Hospital. Proof of residence will be requested at the time of your visit, and an appointment must be made. To register call 708-660-2355.