Invasion of the Scarecrows Bicycle Ride

Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, 12 p.m., Ed’s Way Food Mart

The scarecrow invaders have arrived! Join us for a fun casual bike ride
 through Forest Park to see this year’s invasion. This event is free but donations are welcome. Find the map and RSVP at 946 Beloit Ave., Forest Park.

Identity Theft Scams & Tips

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 6-7 p.m., Forest Park Public Library

This special Zoom conversation, sponsored by the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, deals with identity theft scams and steps to take if you believe you have been a victim. Register via the Forest Park Public Library website.

Skins and Skulls 

Saturday, Oct. 15, 1:30 p.m., Trailside Museum of Natural History

Just how much larger is a wolf compared to a coyote? Learn about the unique characteristics of our local wildlife. Ages 12 & up. Registration required: 708-366-6530. 738 Thatcher Ave., River Forest.

Back To The Nineties (8th grade/high school)

Monday, Oct. 17, 4-5 p.m., Forest Park Public Library

If you were a kid in the ‘90s – as in, a literal child – this should strike a nostalgic chord. Saturday morning cartoons from that era, such as Batman (the animated series), X-Men, Hey Arnold! and others, will be shown.  7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

Take Home Kit: Mini-Pumpkin Painting

Friday, Oct. 14, all day, Forest Park Public Library

The library will be giving away special pumpkin-painting kits, all featuring a pumpkin and some painting supplies. Supplies are limited so registration is required.  7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

Leaf Painting 

Friday, Oct. 14, 4-5:30 p.m., Forest Park Public Library

This event will focus on the art of painting autumn leaves. Recommended for 8th graders and high schoolers who would like to learn how. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

Ghostbusters vs. Goosebumps

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 4-5 p.m., Twisted Cookie

The great film freak debate continues with these two iconic movies. Ages 8 to 10. Please bring a mask in case masking is required. 7401 Madison St., Forest Park.

Mystery Discussion Group

Susan Lloyd will lead a discussion about The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves. 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2-4 p.m., Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore