Plant Swap & Flower Bouquets

Friday, Aug. 19, 3 – 5 p.m., Forest Park Public Library

Stop by the library for an outdoor event. Bring a houseplant and take a houseplant. (Please bring no more than one. Must be small to medium sized and in a pot.) Create a small flower bouquet to put out in the community to take part in For the One Who Finds Me. Questions? Email Alicia at
7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

Forest Park Together Walking Group

Friday, Aug. 19, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Forest Park Public Library

Neighbors in Forest Park get together to explore the neighborhood on foot. Weather permitting, everyone will meet in the vestibule. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

Creative Open Gym (a/k/a Art Club For Adults)

Tuesday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m. – 12 a.m., Outta Space

Are you an artist, dabbler, creator, crafter or just someone who wants to chill, chat and explore art? The Creative Open Gym is for you. Bring your own arts & crafts supplies, projects or just walk in and fool around with our supplies provided. Bar is open– delicious cocktails, local tap beers and spirits will be flowing. Featuring guest DJs and live music as well on Tuesdays. $5 suggested donation, 6840 32nd St., Berwyn.

Encanto Sidewalk Obstacle Course

Sunday, Aug. 21, 1 – 5 p.m., Forest Park Public Library

This obstacle course is based on the Disney movie. All the prompts will be wheelchair-friendly. If you need audio instructions, please contact the Forest Park library before the event. In case of rain, it will be rescheduled for Sunday, September 18. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

Joel Paterson & Friends

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 7 p.m., FitzGerald’s

This fleet-fingered guitar picker erases the boundaries between blues, jazz, country and 1950s rock & roll. His music is the perfect live soundtrack for sipping sodas (and other libations) on the outdoor patio, especially on a summer evening. 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

Meditation Circle

Saturday, Aug. 20, 10 – 11 a.m., Forest Park Public Library

The Meditation Circle is an opportunity to learn the basics of mindfulness meditation within the support of a monthly drop-in group. A meditation instructor will provide simple steps to get started, answer questions, and facilitate a guided meditation session. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.