Paint & Pizza-Dot Painting

Friday, Sept. 16, 5 p.m., Forest Park Public Library

Self-explanatory…learn a new way of painting, and enjoy a few slices of pizza. For 8th-graders through high school. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

Petty Union: The Hits Of Tom Petty

Saturday, Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m., Dominican University

Petty Union was formed with the sole purpose of playing the greatest hits, misses, B-sides and album tracks of the iconic rock star Tom Petty. Comprised of musicians who have individually played with Eric Clapton, Bo Diddley, Deep Purple and others, collectively they have the experience to give the Petty songs the right treatment. $28,
7900 W. Division St., River Forest.

Need-To-Know Changes To The College Planning Process with Heidi King

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 7-8 p.m., Forest Park Public Library

Recently, schools have made the ACT/SAT an option rather than a necessity (except for scholarships). There have also been changes in recruitment and financial aid. Heidi King will discuss how these changes will affect students and family, with new strategies to consider. Register via Forest Park Public Library.

Storytime with Guest Author Evelyn Sanchez-Toledo

Friday, Sept. 16, 10 – 10:30 a.m., Veterans Park

Latin and Hispanic Heritage Month will be celebrated with Evelyn Sanchez-Toledo. The first ten people to sign up will receive a copy of one of Evelyn’s books, as well as a bee-themed gift to take home. Circle Ave. & Lehmer St., Forest Park.

Disguise A Bad Guy’s Character

Friday, Sept. 16, 4 – 5 p.m., Forest Park Public Library

Kids from 8 to 10 can invent their own “bad guy” using a multitude of disguises. Register via Forest Park Public Library.

Meet Children’s Book Author Sherri Duskey Rinker

Thursday, Sept. 15, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Concordia University

Ms. Rinker will be discussing her new book Construction Site: Farming Strong, All Year Long. This will be followed by a meet-and-greet book signing. 7400 Augusta St., River Forest.