Big Week: October 9 - 16

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Cemetery bus tour 

Join the Forest Park Historical Society on a bus tour of the town's oldest cemetery. Local historian and author Ken Knack will delight and educate participants about Concordia Cemetery. Sunday, October 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. Meet at the cemetery office at 7900 Madison St. in Forest Park. Tickets are available online at 


Comedy for a cause 

Enjoy a night of comedy, featuring national and local stand-up performers Sohrab Forouzesh, Whitney Chitwood, Carly Kane, Tim Brennan and Jack Backer at the 3rd Faux Pas Comedy event. Sponsored by the Forest Park Arts Alliance, this hilarious night will raise funds for the planned mural near the Roos Recreation Center. Friday, Oct. 11 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at Doc Ryan's Bar & Grill, 7432 Madison St.
Tickets are $15 and available online at


Rock out to Dig Engine 

Forest Park Arts Alliance hosts its fifth Stoop Session featuring the band Dig Engine on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at 905 Elgin Ave. Dig Engine writes original songs that capture and reveal their collective influcences: hardcore, jazz and straight out radio rockers. Bring a chair or picnic blanket.

Halloween Hoot n' Howl

Join the River Forest Park District, Trailside Museum and the River Forest Public Library for an evening of fall family fun. Children ten and under and their parents are invited to this FREE fun event! Activities will include live music, pumpkin painting, spooky stories, a bonfire, a night safari flashlight hike, taxidermy and activities with Nature Cat from PBS Kids. Friday, Oct. 11 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Trailside Museum, 738 Thatcher Ave. in River Forest.


The healing powers of CBD and yoga

Join the Forest Park Public Library for an offsite exploration of CBD Care By Design at 7451 Madison St. on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Meet the owners, get educated about the healing powers of CBD and enjoy a restorative yoga class. Dress in loose clothes for stretching. Reserve a spot at

Proviso Math and Science Academy Open House 

Parents and potential students of the class of 2024 are invited to an open house at PMSA on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 8601 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Forest Park. Call the school at 708-338-4100 with questions.

Library programs continue offsite

Despite much of the Forest Park Library being closed while renovations are completed, programming continues offsite. For kids, there's Babybugs Lapsit Storytime at 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday; Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays; Hello Amigos! Storytime on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Merry Math Makers Storytime on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.; and Exploration Station Storytime on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. All storytime programs will be at the Howard Mohr Community Center, 7640 Jackson Blvd.

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