McAdam Pumpkin-Palooza

Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., McAdam Nursery & Garden Center

Huge Halloween bonanza that includes hay rides, a pumpkin patch, ghost stories, sweet treats, pumpkin painting and much more. Every child will receive a free pumpkin, and everyone (including adults) are encouraged to show up in full costume. 2001 Desplaines Avenue, Forest Park.

Conversation With Your New Commissioner Michelle Melin-Rogovin

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., Forest Park Public Library

Village Commissioner Michelle Melin-Rogovin will begin her commitment to actively engage in community meetings with residents on a regular basis. This is a community conversation with the commissioner and a chance for her to listen to residents.

Pumpkin Carving Techniques

Sunday, Oct. 15, 2 – 3 p.m., Forest Park Public Library Austin Room

Join us at the library as Kristen Lovett goes over techniques, tips, and tricks of pumpkin carving as she gives a demonstration of what has worked for her. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

Luigi’s Mansion 3 gameplay

Saturday, Oct. 14, 3 – 4 p.m., Forest Park Public  Library

In honor of the spooky season, help Luigi catch some ghosts and save his friends by playing the game Luigi’s Mansion 3 together. Ages 8 to 10. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

Beth Hyland: ‘Seagulls’

Previews Oct. 12-15, Performances Oct. 16-Nov. 19, Pleasant Home

Oak Park Festival Theatre’s first-ever indie-rock musical. Seagulls explores how friendship, art, and love can bind you together or tear you apart. Join us for this one-of-a-kind production. Tickets: 217 Home Ave., Oak Park.

Discussion & Signing For Four Authors

Sunday, Oct. 15, 2 p.m., Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore

Lori Rader, Erica Ruth Neubauer, Jess Lourey and Tony Wirt will be on hand to discuss their newest novels. 7419 W. Madison Street, Forest Park.

Soup & Bread Forest Park

Tuesday, Oct, 17, 6-8 p.m., Exit Strategy

Soups, salads and breads from local chefs and restaurants, plus live music from the Szurko Trio. All proceeds benefit local food outreach programs. Visitors are urged to pay what they want at the door. 7700 W. Madison, Forest Park.