Science Fun at the Grove

Saturday, May 20, 2 – 4 p.m., Forest Park Picnic Grove

Explore different interactive stations outdoors, including an astonishing array of bubble stations from Absolute Science featuring bubble wands from around the world and supersized bubbles! The Museum of Science and Industry will also be hosting stations on optical illusions. Please be sure to register to get notifications on a change of venue. Designed for ages 10 and under and their families. In the case of rain, we will meet at the library. Register: Across from the Altenheim at 7824 Madison St., Forest Park.

Pretty Period Fashion Show featuring The Curve Queens

Saturday, May 20, 7:30 – 9 p.m., Howard Mohr Community Center

Dress in your glamorous black threads, come out, and watch these fabulous plus size women rock the runway! Get ready for a night of fashion and fun. (You must wear all black to attend.) Tickets: $40, 7640 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

Author Visit with Reese Eschmann ‘Etta Invincible’

Friday, May 19, 4 – 5 p.m., Forest Park Public Library Austin Room

We are honored to present Chicago author Reese Eschmann, author of the popular middle grade fantasy-adventure Etta Invincible, as well as Home for Meow. Early registrants will have the chance to win copies of Etta Invincible. Kids of all ages and their families are welcome. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

Reading Awake Book Group

Wednesday, May 24,  7 – 8:15 p.m., Forest Park Public Library Community Room

We are excited to host Marcelo Hernandez Castillo  at our book group meeting. His sensitive, eye-opening memoir, Children of the Land, is about about growing up undocumented in the United States. It was an NPR Book of the Year. Pick up your copy at the library today or access the audiobook through Hoopla. For more information, please contact Skye at or register to participate in this program. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

Mystery Discussion Group Meeting

Saturday, May 20, 2 – 4 p.m., Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore

Tonight’s book under discussion: Spencer Quinn’s The Sound & The Furry. 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

Symphony Spring Concert

Sunday, May 21, 4 p.m., Concordia University

Violinist Bea Sjostrom, a sophomore at Oak Park and River Forest High School, will play the works of Wagner, Saint-Saens and Schumann with the Symphony of Oak Park & River Forest. Music director: Jay Friedman. $27, 7400 Augusta St., River Forest.

Space Weekend

Friday, May 19; Saturday, May 20; Sunday, May 21, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wonder Works Children’s Museum

This weekend, you can blast off into the lunar stratosphere with this special event devoted to outer space. The museum will be open as usual, with the space exhibit included in the regular price of admission. $13, 6445 W. North Ave., Oak Park.