Soup & Bread Forest Park

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6-8:30 p.m., Exit Strategy Brewing

An evening of tasty soups, salads and bread, prepared by local community chefs and restaurants, Soup & Bread nights are donations-based evenings where community members are welcome to come, eat soup, eat bread and give back. All donations are given directly to a food outreach organization. This month, we’ll be giving to @gobeyondhunger, a pillar of good in our neighborhoods. The Szurko Trio will serenade the throng with, as they put it, “classics and oldies you love and miss.” 7700 Madison St., Forest Park.

Author Discussion & Signing With Patrick Reardon & Floyd Sullivan

Sunday, Sept. 17, 2 p.m., Centuries & Sleuths

These two authors will discuss their works. 7419 Madison Street, Forest Park.

Zach Porlier

Saturday, Sept. 16, 6-10 p.m., Scratch Public House

Live music, featuring both covers and originals. 7505 Madison St.,
Forest Park.

Mindful Kids: Soundscape Play With Jo Sacco

Thursday, Sept. 14, 4 p.m., Forest Park Public Library

Environmental educator Jo Sacco invites kids to listen to the sounds that surround them in daily life, indoors and out. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

George Porter

Friday, Sept. 15, 9 p.m., FitzGerald’s

Bassist George Porter was a very integral part of the Meters, an influential band from New Orleans that put their stamp on the funk movement in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. His current music continues that tradition. $30-40, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

New Parent Resource Fair

Sunday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Let’s Play Work

It can be overwhelming finding all the professionals you will need to see once you are expecting or after baby arrives. Sometimes you have no idea what features our community offers until you are past the stage it is useful and that’s always a bummer. Come join us for a meet and greet to all the people you may need along your parenting journey. Free for adults and children under 10 months old. Day pass is just $10 for this event. Register: 7228 Circle Ave. Forest Park.