Sun and Moon Crafternoon

Monday, Oct. 9, 4 – 5 p.m., Forest Park Public Library YS Program Room

October is a month of eclipses. In honor of this week´s solar eclipse, and Oct. 28´s partial lunar eclipse, we will have craft stations with sun and moon crafts. Designed for kids ages 7 and under. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

Eclipse Kit

Saturday, Oct. 7, 9 – 11 a.m., Forest Park Public Library

On Oct. 14, an annular solar eclipse will cross North, Central and South America. The eclipse will be visible for millions of people in the Western Hemisphere. Get ready to view the eclipse with the FPPL’s Eclipse Kit. The kit includes eclipse glasses, a resource guide and some fun items. One per person, while supplies last. Registration required. All ages. Kit pick up begins Oct. 7. Kits will be placed on hold by last name on the Holds Shelf on the main level. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

Proviso East Instrument Drive

All school days, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Proviso East High School 

Proviso East is collecting flutes, clarinets, alto saxophones, tenor saxophones, trumpets, melophones, trombones, baritones and tubas for the expanding band program. Instruments can be dropped off directly at the school. 807 S. 1st Ave., Maywood.

Oktober-West Beer Festival

Saturday, Oct. 7, 1-7 p.m., Exit Strategy Brewing Company

Outdoor patio fest featuring several varieties of beer. 7700 Madison Street, Forest Park.

The Harvest

Saturday, Oct. 7, 12-3 p.m., Forest Park Public Library

The Harvest, a time of joy and community cultivated through the arts. Artist performances , poetry readings and art activations will take place throughout the celebrations. Light refreshments will be served. 7555 Jackson Boulevard, Forest Park.

Teller’s Night

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m., Exit Strategy Brewing Company

The Forest Park Alliance hosts Teller’s Night. $15, $10 for FPAA members. 7700 Madison Street, Forest Park.

Morry Sochat & the Special 20s

Thursday, Oct. 5, 8 p.m., FitzGerald’s

The Special 20s are one of the better traditional blues bands in Chicago, combining shuffle with swing. For this show, they will be joined by tap dancers Star Dixon and William Wims, as well as classically-trained ballet dancer Jayme Braverman. $15 – $120, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

Oak Park-River Forest Gangster Tour

Sunday, Oct. 8, 2 p.m., FitzGerald’s

Special guided tour focusing on organized crime hangouts. Led by historian John Binder. $40, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

Pins and Needles

Thursday, Oct. 12, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Forest Park Public Library Community Room

Beginning or experienced knitters, crochet enthusiasts, macrame and 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.