MakerLab Mondays at Forest Park Library

Kids ages 10-13 can stop in to the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd., on Oct. 4 and every Monday for MakerLab Mondays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Youth Services Program Room.

The 3D printer is open and ready for business. Kids can choose from one of the Tinkerlab or Thingiverse projects. Due to distancing and COVID safety practices, limited slots are available. Masks are required inside the program room.

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Author event at Centuries & Sleuths

Centuries & Sleuths bookstore, 7419 Madison St., hosts author Kathleen Anne Fleming on Sunday, Oct. 3 at 2 p.m.

Kathleen Anne Fleming

Fleming’s will discuss her historical mystery, “Murder Most Opulent,” which examines the gray line in the middle of social stratification, the proverbial quest for acquisition and power in search of fulfillment, at the expense of the soul.

After the talk, she’ll sign copies of her book.

Fall Fungi Identification Hike

The Trailside Museum of Natural History, 738 Thatcher Ave. in River Forest, invites you to get acquainted with the fungi of the forest during their Fall Fungi Identification Hike on Thursday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m.

A naturalist will lead the hike and point out examples of various fungi found in the Forest Preserves, with a special emphasis on key field characteristics. For ages 18 & up. 

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

Bingo at the Eagles

Fraternal Order of Eagles Post #1344, 446 Hannah Ave., invites you to compete for cash prizes at their weekly Bingo night, every Wednesday at 7 p.m.

You must be at least 18 years old. Four cards/10 games for $11. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Snacks available. No alcohol.

Haymarket monument/Radical Row tour

Join the Historical Society of Forest Park for their final hour-long tour of Haymarket Martyrs Monument & Radical Row Tour of the year at Forest Home Cemetery, 863 Desplaines Ave. on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 11 a.m.

Learn the story of the Haymarket affair, the monument and those who choose to be buried near this monument to the 8-hour day and those who died for it.

A $10 donation is requested. Park at the office near the Desplaines Avenue entrance. To register, visit