Forest Park Summer Kick-off Drive-thru Event
To kick off the summer, the Forest Park Public Library is hosting a drive-thru event on May 28 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Registration is required at fppl.org/events. Please make sure to list how many people will be in the vehicle.
Join Forest Park organizations at an interactive (and safe) drive thru experience at the Park District of Forest Park. You will stay in your cars and stop at various stations in the parking lot to retrieve summer event info, treats, crafts, and more! Think of it as a reverse trunk or treat. Enjoy music, say hello to Shelly the Library Turtle and the Park District Shark, and don’t miss the special car photo booth. Social distancing and masking will be practiced.
Participating organizations include the Park District of Forest Park, the Forest Park Public Library, the Historical Society of Forest Park, the Forest Park Arts Alliance, Forest Park Against Racism and the Forest Park Chamber of Commerce.
Pool passes on sale
Stop by the park district administration building, 7501 Harrison St., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to purchase a seasonal pool pass. You can also purchase passes at the Roos Recreation Center, 7329 Harrison St., which is open until 8 p.m. on weekdays, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Call the park district at 708-366-7500 for more information or visit pdofp.org.
Birdwatching for Beginners
On Tuesday, June 1, from 6 to 7 p.m., join the Forest Park Public Library, in partnership with the Forest Preserves of Cook County, for a virtual birdwatching event. Learn about birdwatching and how to spot the different species of birds that are native to Cook County. Register at fppl.org/events. The Zoom link for the program will be sent to your email address one day before the event.
Dog Days Dog Walk
On Saturday, May 29 at 10 a.m., bring your leashed and calm dog for a walk on the trails at the Trailside Museum of Natural History, 738 Thatcher Ave. in River Forest. The event is a casual guided nature walk. All human participants are required to wear masks and practice physical distancing. Registration is required. Call 708-366-6530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this free event.
Children’s Story Trail and Craft – Kite Flying
The Trailside Museum of Natural History, 738 Thatcher Ave. in River Forest, is hosting a story trail and craft on various dates in May, including Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30. The story trail features a tale about how one family makes their own kite in the book “Kite Flying” by Grace Lin. Find out how kites were invented in China and how they have special meanings. Walk a short trail near the museum while you enjoy reading the story on signs posted along the way. Afterwards, stop by the museum to pick up a kite craft and activities bag to continue the adventure. All participants are required to wear masks and practice physical distancing. Contact 708-366-6530 for more information.
Summer Experience Info Session for Parents
On May 26 from 6 to 6:30 p.m., join the library for a virtual presentation on all the summer fun the library has planned. Sign up at fppl.org/events to get the Zoom link.