Shakespeare in The Park

Forest Park Theatre company presents “As You Like It,” a Shakespeare play full of witty words and a romance that plays out against the disputes of divided brothers.

The performances will take place at the Roos Pavilion, 7329 Harrison St., with four showings July 31, Aug. 1, Aug. 7 and Aug. 8. All performances will start at 5 p.m.  Admission is free.

House plant swap

Forest Park Public Library invites guests to swap indoor houseplants during this special outdoor event on Saturday, July 31 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Bring one small to medium sized house plant to the outdoor tables and exchange it with another houseplant. Registration and face coverings are required, but the event is free to attend.

Contact with questions or to register, visit the library’s website at

Get your casket ready!

File 2014 (Photo by Jennifer Wolfe)

Forest Park Chamber is planning a frightfully good time at the 9th Annual Forest Park Casket Race on Oct. 23.

Registration is now open for teams featuring four runners and a “ghost” riding in the casket. Awards given to first, second and third place finishers; to the most frightfully funny and creepiest caskets; and for the treasured “dead last” competitor.

Learn more or register by visiting the Chamber of Commerce website at

Village scavenger hunt returns

The Historical Society of Forest Park and the Forest Park Library encourage you to explore Forest Park by participating in their Village Scavenger Hunt, which runs from July 30 to Aug. 15.

Pick up booklets full of riddle and clues at the Forest Park Library at 7555 Jackson Blvd. or download one at Solve the riddles to find each historic location and share your answers on a forum at to see how you did.

There’s no cost to participate. More information is available through the library’s website at or the historical society’s website.

Art Stroll on Madison Street

The Forest Park Chamber of Commerce invites to join them for their next Art Stroll on Madison Street and experience local artist displays in windows and stores on Thursday, Aug. 5 from 6 to 9 pm.

The art strolls are a joint effort of the Forest Park Chamber of Commerce and the Forest Park Arts Alliance and showcases local “makers” — both pop up artists and downtown business district staples, even those who create food or beverages. Visitors are encouraged to stroll and experience the creative energy in town.