A Virtual Salute to Jonathan Miller
On Saturday, May 15, from 7 to 8:15 p.m., enjoy a virtual tribute to the group’s founding artistic director who stepped down in 2020 after 27 seasons. The evening will feature personal testimonials and video performances from Chicago a cappella’s past concerts that Miller created and led, such as Shakespeare a cappella, The Birds and the Bees, Love Stories and A Cappella en Español. Hosted by current and former members of the ensemble, including Kathryn Kamp of Forest Park. $15. Tickets: chicagoacappella.org
Safe Spaces: How to Talk about Mental Health at Home
On Wednesday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m., join Maywood’s nonprofit The Firehouse Dream, whose goal is to normalize mental health in communities and homes, for Safe Spaces, an online discussion for parents and caregivers on how to begin or deepen safe conversations about mental health in the home. Topics include identifying depression, when to get help, and more. Two experts in the mental health field and two parents will be part of the dialogue. Questions can be submitted in advance. Learn more at https://www.thefirehousedream.org/safespaces.
FRED Parent Support Group
On Tuesday, May 18, join FRED for a virtual parent support group. FRED is a free, independent support group for parents and caregivers of children, teens and young adults with mental illness and resulting behavioral problems. FRED has more than 260 members from throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, many residing in the Forest Park, Oak Park and River Forest area. Meetings are held virtually on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. To learn more, join FRED, get meeting info and more go to fredparentsupportgroup.com.
Dancing at a Distance: “After Hours” at Kribi
Performed and filmed at Kribi Coffee in Forest Park, “After Hours” is a MOMENTA of Oak Park digital dance video in a series for these times. “After Hours” is choreographed and performed by Connor Cornelius. See more here: momentadances.org/dancing-at-a-distance
Forest Park Bulk Items and Electronics Recycling
Bulk Items: From Monday, May 17 to Saturday May 22, public works personnel will be out removing bulk items off the parkways.
Electronics Recycling Program: From Monday, May 17 to Saturday, May 22, residents (ID required) can drop off electronics in person at the public works headquarters, 7343 15th St. in Forest Park.
Visit forestpark.net for details on what items will be accepted. Call 70-366-2323 for more information.
Forest Park Community Cleanup
The village, led by the public works department, is sponsoring a community-wide clean up event on Saturday, May 22. Check-in is at 8 a.m. behind the Roos, 7329 Harrison St. Clean-up begins at 9 a.m. Volunteers 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult, and masks are mandatory. Volunteers must register in advance. Visit forestpark.net for details or call 708-366-2323 for more information.