Forest Park Celebrates National Arbor Day

Friday, April 28, 9 a.m., Forest Park Public Library

For the fourth time, Forest Park will be celebrating by planting a tree. Community members are invited to join the village of Forest Park, the Recreation Board and the Forest Park Public Library to watch the Forest Park Public Works Department plant a Cornelian-cherry dogwood tree and enjoy a short ceremony. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

Family Pond Paddle

Wednesday, April 26, 5 – 7 p.m., Trailside Museum of Natural History

Families, enjoy an evening out paddling. Instruction, equipment and kayaks provided. Registration required: 312-533-5751 or 738 Thatcher Ave., River Forest.

The Science Of Pandemics

Monday, May 1, 1:15-2:15 p.m., Nineteenth Century Charitable Association

Dr. Theresa Chapple, head of the Oak Park Health Department, discusses what is necessary to track the cases and direct policies to limit the pandemic. Free, but a suggested donation of $15 is suggested for non-members. 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park.

Sibling Synchronicity 

Saturday, April 29, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., Let’s Play Work

A workshop on how to foster healthy relationships and help create strong bonds between siblings. Learn how to foster healthy relationships between siblings, ways to resolve sibling rivalry/conflict and help encourage strong bonds. Tickets: starting at $10. Registration: 7228 Circle Avenue, Forest Park.

Sara Jean Stevens Band

Saturday, April 29, 6 p.m., FitzGerald’s

This Oak Park resident is both a talented artist as well as musician in the Americana/alt-country genre. 6615 Roosevelt Road., Berwyn.

Sensory-Friendly Family Movie: DC Super Pets

Sunday, April 30, 2 – 4 p.m., Forest Park Public Library, Austin Room

Our sensory-friendly family movies are shown with our usual captioning, plus a slightly lower sound volume, and gentle lighting. Additional sensory supports like noise-muffling headphones will also be available. This month’s feature is DC Super Pets, a film where an unexpected group of animals find themselves in the position of harnessing their individual talents to save Superman (and just possibly the world?)

Churro Truck Visit

Friday, April 28, 3:30 – 5 p.m., Forest Park Public Library

Help us celebrate National Library Week with us. The Xurro Churro Truck will be stopping by on the Jackson Boulevard side of the building. First come, first served. One per person, while supplies last. The truck will be here only as long as we have churros. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

Registration For Men’s And Co-Ed Adult Basketball League

Open until May 23, Park District of Forest Park

$700 per team. Register now to get the early bird discount of $650. Offer expires April 25. 7501 Harrison St., Forest Park. 

May Day Outdoor exhibit

Monday, May 1, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., The Historical Society of Forest Park

In celebration and remembrance of May Day, the Historical Society of Forest Park will have biographies about residents of Radical Row at various graves as well as other information about the Haymarket Affair and monument. We will be honoring our Mark Rogovin Award recipient at noon, please join us in celebrating their contribution to labor history.