Winter Animal Olympics

Friday, Feb. 18 through Sunday Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Trailside Museum 

Follow the Olympic trail and “compete” in a variety of activities in this casual, all-outdoor self-guided test of your human abilities versus animal abilities. Pick up your Winter Animal Olympics Activity sheet and medal inside the museum. For all ages, especially kids. Free. All visitors over 2 years must wear a mask indoors at all times. Unvaccinated visitors should also wear a mask outdoors when physical distancing is not possible. 738 Thatcher Ave., River Forest. 708-366-6530,

Terry Sullivan returns to Riverside

Enjoy a concert of live jazz on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m. with the Terry Sullivan Trio at Sts. Peter and Paul Lutheran Church, 250 Woodside Road in Riverside.

Vocalist Terry Sullivan will be joined by pianist Tom Muellner, bassist Larry Kohut and special guest Jon Deitemyer on drums.

Minimum suggested donation of $20, cash only, will be collected at the door. Masks required.

Illinois Libraries Presents: An Evening With Jasmine Guillory

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 7-8 p.m., virtually through Illinois Libraries

Jasmine Guillory is one of the most promising voices in the field of romance novels. She will discuss her newest novel, While We Were Dating, and the modern rom-com. Author Morgan Rogers (Honey Girl) will join her in conversation. Register at

Memory and Storytelling through Textile Arts

Sunday, Feb. 20 from 2 to 3:30 p.m., virtually through Forest Park Public Library

Join us for an afternoon of art and storytelling, led by artist and researcher Dr. Sharbreon Plummer. “To the Women Who Shaped Us” will highlight the intersections of Black life quilting and textile arts across history. Participants will be asked to reflect on figures, quotes or imagery that honors the women who shape us and continue to make history. Kits can be picked up at the library. This event is part of the Black History Month event series sponsored by the Historical Society of Forest Park, the Illinois Juneteenth Committee, Forest Park Against Racism, and the Forest Park Public Library. Learn more about the series and other resources at

Mystery Discussion Group

Saturday, Feb. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m., Centuries & Sleuths

The group will discuss Feed by author Mira Grant. 7419 Madison St. in Forest Park.

Kent Rose & the Remedies

Sunday, Feb. 20, 1:30 p.m., FitzGerald’s

There is no greater way to kick off a Sunday afternoon than hearing the melancholy voice of Rose against a traditional country music background. With a voice recalling that of Roy Orbison, he gives you the right kind of chill. 6615 Roosevelt Road., Berwyn.

Kindness Week Service Project

Friday, Feb. 18 from 4 to 5 p.m., Forest Park Public Library 

This is an in-person program (YS Program Room). Call 708-689-6126 or email if you have accessibility needs you would like to share with us. In honor of Kindness Week, make hand warmers and kindness notes for the library’s little free pantry. Ages 8 to 10. A kit will be available upon request for those who are unable to attend in person. In-person participants over the age of 2 should mask and distance inside the program room for safety since not all participants may be vaccinated.