Big Week: October 30 - November 6

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Fall Wine Walk & Shop

Visit 16 locations while tasting wine and locally prepared food and explore Madison Street during the Forest Park Chamber's Fall Wine Walk.  Tickets include a bottle of wine of your choice, a wine glass and goody bag. Register at Famous Liquors, by phone at 708-366-2543 or online at Nov. 2 from 1 to 5 p.m. Check in at Forest Park Bank, 7348 Madison St., between 12:15 and 3 p.m. 


Health and social service resource fair

Over 50 behavioral healthcare and social services providers will be available during the 13th annual Resource Fair at Riveredge Hospital. Nov. 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riveredge Hospital, 8311 Roosevelt Rd. Call Mike Rudolph at 708-243-6648 with questions or go to for more information.


Free healthcare screenings

The CVS store at 7216 Circle Ave. will host a health screening on Nov. 7 from 2 to 6 p.m. The free screenings will help identify chronic conditions before they become life-threatening and include Body Mass Index, blood pressure and glucose. More information about CVS's Project Health can be found at


129th Harlem Männer und Damenchor concert and dance

On Saturday, Nov. 2, enjoy song and dance with guest chorus Austrian Mixed Choir and dance music performed by The Apliner Trio. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Cash bar and food available before and after the concert, which is at the Forest Park Community Center, 7640 Jackson Blvd. For reservations or more information call Peter and Isabelle Herdeg at 630-319-5481 or 630-220-1299. Requested donation is $12.


Veteran's Day dinner and special program

Join the Historical Society of Forest Park on Nov. 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. as they host their annual Veteran's Day dinner and presentation at the American Legion, 500 Circle Ave. Veterans are invited to enjoy a complimentary dinner. Additional guests and family can purchase dinner for $15 for adults and $5 for children, and a cash bar will be available. Presentations include Historical Society board member Nancy Cavaretta's oral history presentation "Our Neighbors, Our Heroes," featuring interviews with Forest Park veterans. Tickets and more information available here:



Story Time with the Forest Park Library

Monday, Nov. 4 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Twisted Cookie Story Time. 7401 Madison St. Join us for stories, songs and a small craft. 

Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Hello Amigos Story Time. Families of all languages and ages will enjoy this fun and interactive storytime with a splash of Spanish.

Thursday, Nov. 7 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Merry Math Makers Storytime. Playfully explore math concepts like sorting and counting through hands-on art activities and play. Ages 2 to 5. 

Friday, Nov. 8 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Exploration Storytime. Join us for stories, songs and hands-on exploring of art, science, tinkering and everything in between. Fun for ages 5 and under. 

Due to renovation at the library, all events except Twisted Cookie Story Time will be be held at the Howard Mohr Community Center, 7640 Jackson Blvd.

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