Eagles Bingo Returns!
Bingo returns to the Eagles Hall, 446 Hannah Ave., on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Open to the public, cash prizes are part of the fun! There will be limited capacity, and CDC guidelines will be followed. Please wear a mask.
Cub Scout Food Drive
Forest Park Cub Scout Troop 109 is hosting a food drive, called Scouting for Food, which will support local families through the Howard Mohr Community Center’s food pantry. The drive began on Saturday, April 17, when scouts distributed informational door hangers to houses in the area. The hangers instructed residents to leave food donations on their doorsteps after 9 a.m. on April 24. At that time, scouts will pick up the food and deliver it to the Howard Mohr Community Center. All non-perishable, non-expired food donations are welcome. Suggested donations include peanut butter, canned/dry beans, boxed pasta/rice/potatoes, or canned soups. To make a monetary donation to the drive, please text Scout4Food to 41444. For more information, please contact Paul Murray at 773-919-6680.
Bad Guys Trivia for Kids
Join the Forest Park Public Library from 3 to 4 p.m. on April 23 for virtual trivia on Aaron Blabey’s “The Bad Guys.” Discuss the Bad Guys books and test your knowledge of the series through Kahoot. Feel free to play as a team, if desired. Ages 8 and up. Visit fppl.org/events for more information.
Recycle Right & Reducing Your Waste
On April 22 from 2 to 3 p.m., the Forest Park Library is hosting the Cook County Department of Environment & Sustainability’s Community Outreach Coordinator, Kate Carney, in a virtual talk about how we can create less waste and the proper paths to recycling various materials. Learn where your trash and recyclables go when they leave your home and guidelines to follow when making decisions on how to dispose of items. Q&A to follow. Register at fppl.org/events. Contact Skye at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (708) 366-7171 with questions.
Utility Board Clinic
On April 27 from 6 to 8 p.m., the Forest Park Public Library is hosting an online Citizen’s Utility Board (CUB) clinic, presenting information on spotting unnecessary charges on natural gas, electric, and phone bills; energy efficiency programs and rebates; options when it comes to phone, TV, and Internet; and utility rates, and making the right choices in the electric and gas markets. To register for your personal consultation, visit: https://tinyurl.com/vaxwmgqt.
Meet the Artist: Jonathan Ross
Meet Forest Park musician Jonathan Ross on April 25 at 3 p.m. as this month’s featured artist in the Forest Park Arts Alliance Meet the Artist series. Jonathan will be debuting his new instrumental concept album “Octavia,” which combines elements of classical music, improvised solos, rock and folk styles for a truly unique listening experience. The Zoom meeting address is https://tinyurl.com/n7xxchs, Meeting ID: 821 0708 8445, Passcode: 722129.