Morning migrating bird watch

Join John Elliott of the Chicago Audubon Society for a casual walk on the paths at the Trailside Museum of Natural History, 738 Thatcher Ave. in River Forest, on Saturday, Aug. 28 at 7:30 a.m. Breeding and nesting seasons are over, birds are molting and putting on weight for the upcoming migration.

Walk with John and learn about the early migrators and what to look for in the upcoming months. All levels of birding interest are welcome, and a limited supply of binoculars are available to borrow at the event.

Author event at Centuries & Sleuths

Centuries & Sleuths bookstore, 7419 Madison St., invites you to an afternoon with Paul Teodo and Tom Myers, authors of “Call Me Z: A Novel of Murder, Corruption & Greed” on Sunday, Aug. 22 at 2 p.m.

A provocative murder thriller set in a faith-based South Side hospital in Chicago, “Call Me Z,” pays tribute to a real-life group of stubborn Eastern European nuns, who refused to abandon the disenfranchised the hospital serves.

With colorful characters, distinctively Chicago style and plot twists and turns, the book follows a former senior executive of a boutique suburban medical center, known as “Z,” to face multiple challenges when he leads a struggling hospital.

Registration is required by calling Trailside at 708-366-6530.

Community park input wanted

The Park District of Forest Park is planning to renovate Rieger Park, also known as 16th Street Park, at 1526 Circle Ave, and officials want to hear from you.

Make sure your voice is heard at a community meeting planned for Thursday, Aug. 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. and enjoy some tasty ice cream and balloon animals by Gary Kantor. 

Mockups and potential ideas for future use will be shared, and your feedback is welcome.

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Family Campout at The Park

Grab your tents, sleeping bags, and family members for a night under the stars on the softball fields on the grounds of the Park District of Forest Park at 7511 Harrison St. at Camp PDoFP.

Registration is now open to join the overnight fun that starts the night of Saturday, Sept 18 at 5 p.m. and ends on the morning of Sept. 19.  

To learn more or to register at visit online at