Big Week Dec. 12 - 19

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Grinch Days for Teens

Teens can celebrate the classic, rhyming tale of the Grinch from 4 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 17 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. 

Breakfast with Santa

Enjoy breakfast with Santa from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 15 at the Park District of Forest Park's Roos Recreation Center, 7329 W. Harrison St. Registration required. Cost $9 residents, $15 non-residents. Bring your own camera. Visit the Park District's main building, Roos Recreation Center or pdofp.org to register. Call 708-366-7500 for more information. 

Explore Forest Park: Kagan & Gaines Music Company

Join Forest Park Public Library staff in learning the history of and touring Kagan & Gaines Music Company from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 20 at 7655 W. Roosevelt Rd. Meet at the music store. 

Winter Wonderland Festival 

Families can decorate a candy house, hold an indoor snowball fight, enjoy a live show by the Animal Farm Band from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 16 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. 

Mayor Anthony Calderone's Community Toy Drive

Bring a new, unwrapped gift or giftcard at the drive from 6 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 12 at R Place, 1527 Harlem Ave. Enjoy free appetizers and soft drinks. A cash bar will be available. Call the Howard Mohr Community Center at 708-771-7737 with questions.

Fiddler on the Roof 

Join the Howard Mohr Community for a rendition of Fiddler on the Roof, from 2 to 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 19 at The Cadillac Palace in Chicago. Tickets $85 resident; $89 non-resident. Includes dinner at Reza's Restaurant. Reservations required. Please call the Howard Mohr Community Center at 708-771-7737 to sign up. 

New Year's Eve Gala Extravaganza

Join the Howard Mohr Community Center in ringing in the new year, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 31 at 7640 Jackson Blvd. Enjoy an elegant meal, music, raffles, champagne toast and more. Tickets $46 resident; $50 non-resident. Reservations required. Please call the Howard Mohr Community Center at 708-771-7737 to sign up.

Reading Awake Book Group

Discuss author Rebecca Traister's "Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 19 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. Copies of the book are available at the library's patron services desk. 

Re-thinking the Electoral College

Join the League of Women Voters for a brief history of the Electoral College and its impact on democracy, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. 

Library Renovation Community Information Session

Learn about the exciting plan for redesigning the Forest Park Public Library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 17 at 7555 Jackson Blvd. 

Mystery Discussion Group

Join fellow mystery lovers for a reading of "What She Knew" by author Julie Jezuit, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 15 at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 W. Madison St. 

Grown Up Game Night

Enjoy an evening of Scrabble, Exploding Kittens and Flash Point from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 17 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. 

Teen Karaoke

Teens can pick a song and perform like no one's watching from 4 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 14 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. 

 

Calendar Events

As you've likely noticed, our Calendar has changed to Big Week. Fewer items, higher profile. If you would like your event to be featured here, please send a photo and details by noon of the Wednesday before it needs to be published. We can't publish everything, but we'll do our best to feature the week's highlights.
Email calendar@wjinc.com.

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