The Forest Park Chamber Of Commerce Spring Wine Walk
Saturday, April 22, 1 – 5 p.m., Madison Street
Explore the unique shops and restaurants, taste three wines at 16 locations and enjoy locally prepared small bites at taste locations and restaurants. Cost is $50 per person and includes all tastings plus a free bottle of wine of your choice (to be picked up from Famous Liquors within 30 days). Sign up for one of two check-in times: 12:30 or 1:30. https://exploreforestpark.com/events/spring-wine-walk-shop-2
Sunday, April 23, 12-2 p.m., Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore
Author Ann Cleeves will be interviewed by fellow wordsmith Lori Rader-Day. Cleeves has just released her newest book, The Rising Tide. 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.
Laura Kina: Over The Rainbow, One More Time
Saturday, April 22, 2 p.m., Riverside Arts Center
The works of Laura Kina are currently on exhibit at the Riverside Arts Center. On April 22 she will discuss her works in person. 32 E. Quincy, Riverside.
Spring Fling! Indoor Block Party
Friday, April 21, 6:30 p.m., Grant White Elementary School
Join the PTO for the return of an annual event, The Spring Fling! Games and activities for all ages, food from local vendors, raffle items, and a live DJ. More details to come, so save the date. 147 Circle Ave., Forest Park.
Mini Creature/Fairy Homes
Monday, April 24, 4 – 5 p.m., Forest Park Public Library
Make mini creature/fairy homes using natural materials. Ages 8 to 10.
Dia Family Celebration and Bilingual Book Fair
El día de los niños/El día de los libros
Saturday, April 22, 2 – 4 p.m., Forest Park Public Library
This is a celebration of Day of the Book and Day of the Children with multi-age family fun featuring crafts, a showcase of books in Spanish and English, and more. Designed for kids of all ages and their families.
I Lift My Lamp – Illuminations From Immigrant America: Jacqueline Schwab
Wednesday, April 26, 7:30-9 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church
You’ve probably heard Jacqueline Schwab’s piano stylings on several PBS specials, including Ken Burns’ documentaries on the Civil War and Frank Lloyd Wright. This concert celebrates American immigrants’ sense of community through song, via vintage tunes from Ireland, Scotland, Poland, Scandinavia, and other countries. A reception will follow the concert. Proceeds to benefit the Social Justice & Mission Ministry of Grace Episcopal Church. $15 (suggested donation), 924 Lake St., Oak Park.