Splash Pad Ribbon Cutting

Saturday, May 27, 11 a.m., Park District of Forest Park Aquatic Center

You are formally invited to check out all the new features at the Splash Pad Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Let the splashing begin! This event is followed by the opening of the Park District of Forest Park Aquatic Center for the season at noon. You must have an Amilia account to check in. Create the account now to avoid lines at the door. We are not requiring re-entry for our regular opening day aquatic center hours. 7501 Harrison, Forest Park.

Lurrie Bell & the Caught Off Guards

Friday, May 26, 5-7 p.m., Oak Park Arms Senior Living

Lurrie Bell, a longstanding veteran of the Chicago blues scene, will sing and play guitar with the Caught Off Guards, an Oak Park blues/soul/jazz octet. A canned-food donation for Oak Park Community Fridge is encouraged at this outdoor event. 408 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park.

Authors Discussion & Signing By Bill Rapp & Michael Black

Saturday, May 27, 2-4 p.m., Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore

Bill Rapp, author of A Turkish Triangle, will appear in tandem with Michael A. Black, author of Devil’s Reckoning. 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

Rest is Best Workshop

Saturday, May 27, 7:30-8:30 p.m.,  Let’s Play Work

A workshop that tackles sleep at various stages and how to implement/foster good sleep habits in children. Topics include: The benefits of good sleep (for children and their parents); how to form good sleep habits; age-appropriate schedules, and much  more. Register online: https://tinyurl.com/3y3fdnwp 7228 Circle Avenue, Forest Park.

Outtafest 2023 – Seven Year Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, May 27, 4 p.m., Outta Space

All-day commemoration of this local rock club will feature music from the Snake Bite Healers, Dirty Green, Naomi Ashley’s Other Band, Barb Clifford & the Shakin’ Tailfeathers and the New Heartaches. $10, 6840 32nd St., Berwyn.

The Forest Park Community Clean-Up

Saturday, May 27, 9 a.m., Roos Recreation Center

Join our friends at the village of Forest Park, the Rec Board, Public Works, and the Forest Park Public Library as we team up to help clean up trash around the community. A sweet treat will follow the clean-up event. All volunteers must register at: https://tinyurl.com/58cs3ucw  7329 Harrison St, Forest Park.