Beginner Baton Twirling

Saturdays, Sept. 16 – Oct. 21, 1 – 1:45 p.m., Roos Recreation Center, Gym B

Our baton twirling class not only focuses on teaching children how to twirl a baton, it encourges teamwork, poise, hand-eye coordination, spatial awarenes, dance, flexiblity, timing, coordination as well as helping children build their self-esteem.
No experience necessary, for children ages 5-13. Class is taught by Carol Lites who
has 40+ years twirling instruction experience. Register: 7329 Harrison Street, Forest Park.

Peruvian Dance Showcase

Saturday, Sept. 23, 3 – 4 p.m., Forest Park Public Library, Austin Room

Enjoy this cultural showcase of four dances presented in traditional attire by the Center of Peruvian Arts. Designed for kids of all ages and their families. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

Move and Groove with Little Parade

Friday, Sept. 22, 1 – 1:45 p.m., Forest Park Public Library, Austin Room

Celebrate Latin and Hispanic Heritage Month with storytime favorite Little Parade. Karla and Gabe are back with songs in Spanish and English for the preschool crowd. Designed for ages 6 and younger. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park. 

That’s In Illinois? Visiting State Parks

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 6 p.m., Forest Park Public Library

Celeste Brown has a lifelong quest to visit each and every state park in Illinois. So far, she’s made it to 89 out of 150, and she’ll tell you all about it during this presentation. Besides talking about her favorites, she will also discuss encounters with wildlife and other interesting diversions. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

Bicycle Tour of Forest Home Cemetery 2023

Sunday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Forest Home Cemetery

Amy Binns-Calvey, normally known for hosting tours through the Haymarket monument and Radical Row, will show many famous historical tombstones, plots, mounds and other curiosities. Cyclists will meet at the parking lot behind the cemetery office on Desplaines Ave., and will need to sign a waiver to ride on cemetery property. 863 Desplaines Ave., Forest Park.

Author Discussion & Signing With William Kent Kruger

Saturday, Sept. 23, 5-7 p.m., Centuries & Sleuths

Mr. Kruger will discuss his book The River We Remember. 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

Salsa Dance Party for the Preserves 

Saturday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Thatcher Woods Pavilion

Come celebrate National Public Lands Day with the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Everyone is invited to this Party for the Preserves. Public Lands Day may be national, but you can celebrate this special day at Thatcher Woods Pavilion in River Forest. Expect a day full of salsa music, dance lessons, bilingual hikes, family activities, and food. Music and lessons are provided by Latin Street Entertainment. 8030 Chicago Ave., River Forest