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Virtual Speakeasy

Join the Historical Society of Forest Park and O’Sullivan’s for a virtual speakeasy! Learn how to make historic (and soon to be historic) cocktails, and find out more about Forest Park’s prohibition history during this fun and interactive Zoom party. If you would like, dress the part!

Pick-up your pre-mixed historic cocktails prior to the event. Cocktail kits contain all supplies, and you can choose from the old fashioned, Manhattan, last word, aviation, monkey driver and more.

Orders must be placed by Feb. 15 and can be picked up at O’Sullivan’s, 7244 Madison St. The secret phrase is, “I am here to check in my coat.”

Children’s Animal Valentine Card Craft Pick Up

Kids can create a cute animal Valentine’s Day card to give to an animal at Trailside or to someone else of their choice! Pick up a bag of materials at the Trailside Museum of Natural History from Thursday, Feb. 11 through Saturday, Feb. 14 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The museum is at 738 Thatcher Ave. in River Forest. You must supply your own crayons, glue and scissors.

Panel: How parents can support equity in their community

On Feb. 13 from 4 to 5 p.m., join the Forest Park Public Library youth services manager speaking with representatives from HEROS (Healing Racism in Our Schools) about their evolution from concerned parents, teachers, and community members to advocates who proved that racism didn’t have a home in their schools. Learn more at fppl.org/events.

Bringing Black History to Life: Kucha & Baba Tony Storytellers

On Feb. 14 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., the Forest Park Public Library is hosting a performance by Kucha Brownlee and Baba Tony Brown, traveling artists who have performed for more than 20 years throughout the United States. They will present a general selection of diverse stories that introduces folktales, calls and response, dialect, and poetry. This presentation will be accompanied by African Drumming, shekere playing, and enhanced audience participation, which will include singing and playing instruments. Learn more at fppl.org/blackhistorymonth.

February Events at the Park District

Don’t miss the Park District of Forest Park’s February newsletter, available now online at pdofp.org. It includes hip hop classes, senior yoga, magic lessons and more!