Pride Friendship Bracelet Make and Take Kits

Starting June 7, friendship bracelet kits will be available through the library on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. Put a kit on hold by calling 708-366-7171 or stop by the library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.

Raptor Ramble

Join Trailside Museum of Natural History, 738 Thatcher Ave. in River Forest, on Saturday, June 5 at 10 a.m. to learn about and take an up-close look at an owl or hawk. All participants are required to wear masks and practice physical distancing. Registration is required. Call 708-366-6530  or email to sign up for this free event.

Growing Food at Home

Join the Forest Park Public Library on June 3 from 7 to 8 p.m. for a virtual workshop with master urban farmer Natasha Nicholes. The workshop will provide a chance to make a window sill garden and all the tools you need to grow your own food in containers in your backyard. Make-and-take kits will be available for registered participants to pick up before the session, which requires registration and is limited to 15 registrations. Learn more at

Free Mental Health Support at NAMI

NAMI Metro Suburban offers a variety of free mental health services for individuals and families in the western suburbs. Call 708-524-2582 or visit for more information.

Breast Cancer Support

Drop-ins are welcome at Rush Oak Park’s breast cancer support group run by Wellness House. Meetings are on Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m at Rush Oak Park, 610 S. Maple Avenue, Suite 2000 in Oak Park. 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.

Visit or contact Tasha Chasson at

Forest Park Art Stroll

On Thursday, June 3 from 6 to 9 p.m., join the Forest Park Chamber and Forest Park Arts Alliance to celebrate the first “First Thursday” art walk, featuring local independent artists and Madison Street’s artists and makers. Local artists will be displaying and selling their art at the following locations:

Urban Pioneer Group – 7503 Madison

Jayne Boutique – 7500 Madison

Grand Appliance – 7440 Madison

Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore – 7419 Madison