A Shark-ing development

Forest Park Public Library invites middle schoolers to learn more about those hunters of the deep – sharks – during their next “Where in the Wild?” virtual program in honor of Shark Week on Monday, Aug. 9 at 2 p.m.

The library will have video footage and shark facts for you. How much do you know? The episode will air on the library’s Facebook page, and you can also try their Shark Week Kahoot Challenge.

Register to get the link by visiting fppl.evanced.info/signup/Calendar.

Sustainability in Forest Park

Join Commissioner of Public Property Jessica Voogd and Environmental Control Commissioner Karen Rozmus as they discuss some of the past and upcoming green initiatives in Forest Park, their impact and how you can participate.

This virtual meeting will take place via Zoom on Thursday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. and is organized by the Forest Park Public Library.

Registration is required and participants will receive a link before the program. For more information, contact Amilcar Perez at aperez@fppl.org or register by visiting fppl.org.

Haymarket martyrs tour at Forest Home

Join the Historical Society of Forest Park for an hour-long tour in and around the Haymarket Monument located in Forest Home Cemetery, 863 Desplaines Ave. on Aug. 7 at 10 a.m.

Learn the story of the Haymarket affair, the monument, the eight-hour workday and those who choose to be buried near this monument. Please use the parking lot near the Desplaines Avenue entrance, behind the office.

For more information or watch a virtual tour, visit forestparkhistory.org.

Art Stroll on Madison Street

The Forest Park Chamber of Commerce and the Forest Park Arts Alliance invite you to enjoy their latest art stroll on Aug. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. along Madison Street.

Held the first Thursday of the month, the art strolls are a joint effort of the Forest Park Chamber and the Arts Alliance that showcase local “makers” — both pop-up artists and district staples, even those who create own food or beverages.

Visitors are encouraged to stroll and experience the creative energy in town.

Get batty at Trailside

Trailside Museum of Natural History, 738 N. Thatcher Ave. in River Forest, invites you to get to know more about everyone’s favorite night time flying mammals during “Bats!” on Friday, Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Guests will get to hear and see real bats with the help of special equipment. This event is free for people 12 and up.

Registration is required. Call 708-366-5630 or visit online.