Not Petty – An acoustic Tom Petty tribute

Friday, Aug. 26, 6 – 9 p.m., Lathrop Cafe

Come rock out to the music of Tom Petty in our beautiful outdoor venue.
Lots of space and covered seating. Large TVs, full bar and food available for sale. Full music stage. All ages event, bring the kids. Ticket info: 26 Lathrop, Forest Park.

Garage Galleries

Saturday, Aug. 27, 2 – 7 p.m., Forest Park

Our 8th Annual Garage Galleries Forest Park is a free, family-friendly event in which neighborhood garages become galleries for local artists. Drive, walk or even ride your bike through Forest Park for this fun, casual event. Visit our website for more detailed artist information and locations: 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

Invasion of the Scarecrows

Pick up your kit(s) at Garage Galleries on Aug. 27th

Join the Forest Park Historical Society and Arts Alliance for a joint community fundraiser, Invasion of the Scarecrows. Community members can order scarecrow kits for building and display their creations the entire month of October.  Kits can be ordered at  All are encouraged to participate, to create a community-wide scarecrow event. A limited number of sponsored kits are available for those who would like to participate but are unable to cover the cost of the kit this year.

Reading Awake Book Group

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 7 – 8 p.m., Forest Park Public Library

This group discusses interesting literature, including fiction and nonfiction. This month, the featured book will be Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore. If you are interested in participating in this book discussion group, please contact Skye at or register to participate in this event. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

Senior Movie

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 1 – 3 p.m., Forest Park Public Library

This month, the featured flick will be Too Late For Tears (1949). These movie screenings are hosted by Marie in the Austin Room.  Space is limited.  Please register for admission to this socially distanced screening. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.


Thursday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m., FitzGerald’s

There is a longstanding Latin musical tradition called Son Jarocho. This quintet is a direct response to the uprooting of the communities, and their continuation of this heritage makes sure the circle remains unbroken. 6615 Roosevelt Rd., Berwyn.

Middle Grade Advisory Club

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 4 – 5 p.m., Forest Park Public Library

Have ideas on how the Youth Services Department could be better? Need service hours for school? Join the Middle Grade Advisory Club to share your ideas, work on projects, and earn service hours at the same time. We meet once a month to discuss what programs, projects, etc. you’d like to see at the library. Any participants over the age of 2 are asked to mask and distance inside the program room for safety, since all participants may not be vaccinated. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.