Learn About Kids’ Executive Functioning 

The Betsy-Field South PTO is hosting a virtual presentation on executive functioning in children on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Katherine Wilkie, M.S., a speech language pathologist with special interest in executive function will be talking about issues including:

  • Sensory learning style (visual, auditory, kinesthetic, etc.)
  • Expectations and strategies to support attention
  • Problem solving
  • Expectations and developmental independence

Find more information on the PTO’s Facebook page at facebook.com/betsyfieldsouthpto.

Forest Park Fire Department Blood Drive

Come out on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to donate blood at 517 Desplaines Ave.

The need for blood is constant as the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in numerous drives being canceled. All successful blood donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies, so donors can learn if they’ve had a past COVID infection. All participants will receive a Vitilant lunch bag.

To schedule an appointment, visit vitilang.org or call 877-25VITAL. Use group code 545E. Social distancing guidelines will be followed, and Vitilant staff will wipe down all areas between donors. Temperatures will be taken at the entrance, and all donors and staff must wear masks.

Virtual Aru Shah Chat

Middle schoolers will enjoy a virtual Aru Shah chat, hosted by the Forest Park Public Library on Oct. 9 from 4 to 5 p.m. Share your favorite characters, quotes and jokes while chatting about the series.

You’ll need to register with an email address. Visit fppl.org/events for more information.

Grownup Game Night Online!

The Forest Park Public Library is hosting an online game night for adults on Oct. 14 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Join the library staff on Discord to play board and party games. You’ll need a Discord account; visit discord.com/register to sign up. Registration for the library’s event can be done at fppl.org/events.

Online Breast Cancer Support Group

Visit wellnesshouse.org to learn more about the Oct. 12 breast cancer support group that meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This group provides an opportunity for breast cancer survivors to come together to exchange information and strategies for making decisions and navigating the breast cancer experience. Please note, this group is for individuals diagnosed with breast cancer only. This group normally meets out of the Rush-Oak Park Hospital Medical Building but is meeting online now due to COVID restrictions. There is no cost. Call Tasha Chasson at 630-654-7215 for more information.