Trunk or Treat! 

Saturday, Oct. 28, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Roos Recreation Center

This totally free, safe trick-or-treat event takes place in the back parking lot of the Roos Recreation Center and requires no registration. If you’d like to decorate your trunk and hand out candy, it’s also free, but you do need to reserve a parking spot. Learn more at 7329 Harrison St., Forest Park.

Morning Mixer: Forest Park

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 7-8:30 a.m., Madison Park Kitchen

Special event for TMA manufacturers to network over coffee and pancakes. Anyone in the industry who isn’t (yet) a TMA (Technology and Manufacturing Association) member is invited to attend. 7525 Madison St., Forest Park.

Senior & Veteran Resource Fair

Saturday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Proviso Mathematics & Science Academy

Emanuel “Chris” Welch, 7th District State Representative, hosts this visit with health providers for special screenings and resources for seniors and veterans. From noon to 2 p.m., there will be lunch, bingo and prizes. COVID vaccinations and flu shots will be available. 8601 W. Roosevelt Road, Forest Park.

Author Discussion & Signing 

Saturday, Oct. 28, 2 – 4 p.m., Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore

Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore is entering its last few months of being open, because Augie Alesky is retiring on Dec. 31. However, there are countless events for everyone to enjoy until the bookstore closes. Kathleen Anne Fleming will be at the bookstore for a book discussion and signing of A Menacing Luster: Chicago 1927, the end of the Jazz Age and the beginning of the Art of Luminous Watch-Face Painting. 7419 W. Madison St., Forest Park.

Dia de Muertos Market and Sugar Skull Workshop

Sunday, Oct. 29, 12 – 6 p.m., Let’s Play Work

For the second year in a row, I’ll be hosting one of our favorite workshops, Sugar Skull Decorating, for children ages 3-14 years. Spaces are limited, so we encourage you to sign-up as soon as possible. We will also have our artists doing Catrina & Catrines face painting. Market is open to everyone, but if you want to participate in the workshop, face painting and arts and crafts corner, we encourage you to pre-register at 7228 Circle Ave., Forest Park.