Leaf pickup has begun

The village of Forest Park offers a convenient opportunity for residents to dispose of leaves during the fall season.

The Public Works Department Leaf Removal Program runs through Dec. 1 and there’s no added cost for this service.

Raked your leaves to the curbside into the street gutters, and they’ll be removed by public works employees based on the zoned leaf pickup schedule (available at forestpark.net).

Leaf removal is limited to leaves — no grass clippings, bags or tree limbs allowed.

Invasion of the scarecrows

Throughout the month of October visit the decorative scarecrows placed throughout Forest Park through a partnership between the Forest Park Arts Alliance and the Historical Society of Forest Park.

Visit forestparkhistory.org for a map or pick one up at Ed’s Way, 946 Beloit Ave., or Centuries and Sleuths, 7419 Madison St. Vote for Most Artistic, Most Historical, Most Forest Park Pride and Best in Show before Oct. 31.

Reversing inequity

Forest Park Public Library hosts author and researcher Richard Rothstein as he presents “The Color of Law and Reversing Segregation,” a special Zoom webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.

Richard Rothstein

Rothstein will discuss his book “Color of Law” which examines policies that led to racial segregation in American communities and what can be done to reverse these practices and work towards racial equity. Register for zoom link at tinyurl.com/3m5z7k3y.

Centuries and Sleuths hosts two authors

Michael A. Black (who also writes under pen name of A.W. Hart) will talk about two novels in his Gunslinger series – “Killer’s Gamble” and “Killer’s Requiem” – while George Tackes will talk about the short stories “The Case of No Interest” and “The Accidental Death of Harry Lindfeld,” which comprise Volume 7 in his series “Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective.”

Centuries & Sleuth bookstore, 7419 Madison St. is hosting an author event/book signing on Sunday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. 

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Senior day trip to Amish country

Day trips for senior citizens are returning through the Howard Mohr Community Center, 7640 Jackson Blvd.

Travel to Shipshewana, Indiana, for a one-of-a-kind destination to experience the simplicity of Amish culture. Enjoy the scenic backroads with horse-drawn carriages and tidy farmsteads. The tour includes goodies and four items from Amish stores. Bring a bag lunch, but prepare for an authentic Thresher meal at an Amish home.

The trip is Oct. 13 and the bus departs at 7:30 a.m. with expected return at 7:30 p.m. Cost for residents is $130/$133 (non-residents). 

Call 708-771-7737 for more information and to order a brochure listing all of the trips.