Movie in the park

The Park District of Forest Park, 7501 Harrison St., invites you to grab your blankets and snacks and join them for a free Movie in the Park on Friday, Aug. 13 at dusk.

The film is the 1989 science fiction comedy, “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,” starring Rick Moranis as Professor Wayne Szalinski, who has invented and built an experimental shrink ray machine, which he dumps in the trash believing it’s a failure – only to find out his kids accidentally got miniaturized.

Virtual candy factory tour

Join the Forest Park Library on a virtual factory tour for kids ages 8 and up of the Mars Inc. manufacturing facility where you can see them making of M&Ms on Friday, Aug. 13 at 3 p.m.

Learn some trivia about one of the world’s most loved candies — which melt in your mouth, not in your hand.

Register to the link by visiting

Get your casket ready!

Forest Park Chamber is planning a frightfully good time at the 9th Annual Forest Park Casket Race on Oct. 23 at 9 a.m. Registration is open for teams featuring four runners and a “ghost” riding in the casket.

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People interested in learning more or to register to compete for first, second or third place awards; the most frightfully funny or creepiest “casket” award or the treasured “dead last” award can visit the Chamber of Commerce’s website at

Invasion of the scarecrows

Join the Forest Park Arts Alliance and Historical Society of Forest Park in creating a community-wide display of scarecrows by building your own for display outside your home or business this fall. Order a scarecrow kit through

Maps of the scarecrows will be available for admiration and voting.

D91 back-to-school event

Forest Park Elementary School District 91 invites families to its annual back-to-school event on Tuesday, Aug. 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the parking lot of Forest Park Middle School, 925 Beloit Ave.

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Meet teachers and staff and register your student(s) for the 2021-22 school year while they have fun participating in fun activities. Food trucks, ice cream, giveaways, activity tables, bounce houses and music by Park District Superintendent and DJ Ryan Russ.

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