Big week: November 20-27

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Family ornament painting

Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies while you paint holiday ornaments at Creativita, 7512 Madison St. on Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tickets available online at 

Fused glass owl night light

Create your own fused glass own night light for yourself or a gift. This class is for all ages. Sunday, Nov. 24 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tickets available online at

Creativita hosts regular open studio nights and BYOB events.
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Mom date and story time 

Come on out to Lantern Loft, 7414 Madison St., on Nov. 21 at 10:30 a.m. for a 30-minute story time followed by a time for moms to stay and chat. Sponsored by Fit4Mom Oak Park River Forest. This event is free, but registration is requested:


Drinks and Dialogue

"Migrant protection protocols" is the topic of Drinks and Dialogue, hosted by the League of Women Voters of Oak Park and River Forest. Nov. 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Shanahan's, 7353 Madison St. Hear first hand accounts of refugees who are unlawfully denied entry into the United States along the U.S. and Mexican border. Featured presenter is Betty Alzamora. This event is free and open to the public. 

Get sweaty in Forest Park

Join the Forest Park Public Library at John Haley's Unbreakable Fitness, 7511 Madison St., as part of the Explore Forest Park series. Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Learn about the history of this Forest Park fitness center. Bring your family and be ready to sweat! Don't forget to wear comfortable clothes! This event is free but registration is required:

Engage Café with D91 Board of Education

Join the D91 board for casual conversation about what's happing at Forest Park schools. Free pizza and refreshments will be served, and childcare will be provided by National Junior Honor Society students. This event is free and open to the entire Forest Park community. Nov. 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Park District of Forest Park, 7501 Harrison St.

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