Big Week Feb. 27 - March 6

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St. Patrick's Day Parade 

Forest Park's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade starts at 1 p.m. on March 2 down Madison Street.

Election 2019

Mayor Candidates Forum

The Forest Park Review and the Forest Park Public Library will host a mayor's candidate forum 1:30 to 3 p.m. on March 10 in the Austin Room at the library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. Please submit any questions you would like candidates to answer to Nona Tepper, staff reporter at the Review, at ntepper@wjinc.com before the event.

Board of Education Candidates Forum

The Forest Park Review and the Forest Park Chamber of Commerce and Development will hold a candidate forum for District 91 and District 209 board of education candidates at 6:30 p.m. on March 6 at Forest Park Middle School, 925 Beloit Ave. Please submit any questions you would like candidates to answer to Nona Tepper, staff reporter at the Review, at ntepper@wjinc.com.

Mayor, Commissioner Candidate Forums

The Forest Park Review and the Forest Park Chamber of Commerce and Development will hold a candidate forum for village commissioner and mayor candidates at 6:30 p.m. on March 21 at Forest Park Middle School, 925 Beloit Ave. Please submit any questions you would like candidates to answer to Nona Tepper, staff reporter at the Review, at ntepper@wjinc.com.

VFP D209 Forum 

On Saturday, March 2, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., at Second Baptist Church, 436 S. 13th Ave. in Maywood, Village Free Press will host a forum for candidates running for the Proviso Township High School District 209 school board. We're taking questions ahead of time to ensure the forum goes smoothly. Please submit any appropriate, substantive question for candidates you may have to thevillagefreepress@gmail.com. 

Curious Proviso with Bob Cox

Meet and listen to local historian Bob Cox read from his new book "Curious Proviso" and learn about the history, present and future of Proviso East High School. Talk runs from 7 to 8 p.m. on March 7 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. 

Tell Them We Are Rising Documentary Screening 

Join officials at the Forest Park Public Library for a screening of "Tell Them We Are Rising," a documentary about the history of historically black colleges and universities in the U.S., from 7 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 28 at 7555 Jackson Blvd. Stay after for a discussion of the movie. The Forest Park chapter of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority is helping sponsor the event. 

Reading Awake Book Group 

Join fellow book lovers for a discussion of "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" by author Carson McCullers, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. 

Chicago History Museum 

Join the traveling seniors of Howard Mohr Community Center for a trip to the Chicago History Museum to see the Chicago for Amplified: Chicago Blue exhibit, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on March 6. Meal included. Cost $85 for residents; $89 for non-residents. Reservations required. Call the Howard Mohr Community Center at 708-771-7737 to sign up. 

Friday Movie Night

Kids in grades kindergarten through fourth are invited for a movie night from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. on March 1 at the Park District of Forest Park, 7501 Harrison St. Residents $5; non-residents $7. Movie will be rated G or PG and ticket includes dinner. 

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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