Soup, Bread & Salad Community Event

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 6-8:30 p.m., Exit Strategy Brewing Company

Local professional and home chefs will unveil their delicious homemade soups, salads, breads and bagels to the tune of live music from the Szurko Trio. Pay what you can — all funds will benefit the Food Aid Festival. 7700 Madison St., Forest Park.

District 91’s Back To School Event

Saturday, Aug. 12, 8 a.m., Forest Park School District 

Special 5K run/walk followed by a fair behind the Forest Park Middle School. 925 Beloit Ave., Forest Park.

Stoop Session

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 7-8 p.m., Forest Park Arts Alliance

Special live music show featuring Yng Romance, a rapper who, true to their name, raps exclusively about love and romance. Feel free to bring a chair to sit in, or a blanket to snuggle up under. In case of rain, there will be a show the following Thursday. Sponsored by the Mark Hanson State Farm Agency. 926 Marengo Ave., Forest Park.

Luke Winslow-King 

Friday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m., FitzGerald’s

This bluesy singer-guitarist will be picking and singing on the outdoor patio. 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

Women’s History Storytime Presented by Trinity High School

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Forest Park Public Library Austin Room

Join Trinity High School at the library for a storytime celebrating brilliant women from history who made a difference in science. Designed for ages 4-8. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

Measure For Measure

Friday, Aug. 11; Saturday, Aug. 12; Sunday, Aug. 13, 5 p.m., The Grove at Altenheim

This special live play is part of a series called Free Shakespeare In The Park, presented by Forest Park Theatre and the village Of Forest Park. 7824 Madison St., Forest Park.

Pins and Needles

Thursday, Aug. 10, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Forest Park Public Library Community Room

Beginning or experienced knitters, crochet enthusiasts, macrame or embroidery makers, or quilters: come join us in this sociable creative circle led by Karen Wiebe. Tea will be served. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.