Big Week Feb. 6 - 13

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Black Girls Shine Storytime

Enjoy a visit from guest authors Natasha Tarpley, who wrote "I Love My Hair," and Shavondra Walker, writer of "Black Girls Shine," from 2 to 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. Families are welcome to join a read-in afterwards of books by black authors and illustrators. Appropriate for children age 8 and under.

I Speak for Myself: The African-American Read-In

Join staff at the Forest Park Public Library as they pay tribute to their favorite Young Adult African-American authors from 2 to 5 p.m. on Feb. 9 at 7555 Jackson Blvd.

True Love Portraits

Local artist Dana Bloede will teach you how to paint someone you love--whether it's a date, friend or pet--from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Feb. 10 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. Come with a printed photo of your love for easy reference while you paint. Seating is limited, so make sure you register at fppl.org.

Emancipation to Inauguration: The Black Experience in Chicago

Historian Clarence Goodman will talk about the deep, rich and proud African-American presence in Chicago, from the city's first settler to the nation's chief executive. Fun runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.

Photograph 51

Join the Howard Mohr Community Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 13 to Court Theater to see Photograph 51, a play about an ambitious woman scientist working in a field of men. Enjoy lunch and coffee before the show at Bonjour Café, after the group will visit the Smart Museum at the University of Chicago, and then enjoy a late lunch at CHANT. Residents $91, and non-residents $95. Registration required. Call the Howard Mohr Community Center at 708-771-7737 to sign up.

Tweens, Teens Movie Night

Young adults in grades fifth through eighth are invited to the Park District of Forest Park for a movie night, where staff will screen a PG or PG-13 film and serve either hotdog or pizza. Popcorn will be provided, and candy will be available for sale. Residents $7 and non-residents $10. Fun runs from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. on Feb. 15 at building 4 at 7501 Harrison St.

Friday Fun Night Movie Night

Children from kindergarten to fourth-grade are invited to the Park District of Forest Park's movie night, where staff will screen a G or PG-rated film and serve dinner of hotdog or pizza and, of course, popcorn. Residents $5 and non-residents $7. Fun runs from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. on Feb. 8 at building 4 at 7501 Harrison St.

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.

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.

G.K. Chesterton Meeting

Meet with the G.K. Chesterton group for a discussion of "Orthodoxy" from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 9 at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 Madison St.

MS Word Intermediate

Let staff at the Forest Park Public Library teach you the essentials of Microsoft Word 2013 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 7 at 7555 Jackson Blvd.

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.

Art and Peer Support Group 

The Progress Center for Independent Living will host an art and peer support group from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 14 at the Progress Center, 7521 Madison St. The group is open to people of all ages and with any type of disability. 

OPRF League of Women Voters Mayor, Commissioner Forums

The OPRF League of Women Voters will host a forum for Forest Park mayor and commissioner candidates from 6:30 to 8:40 p.m. on Feb. 19 at Forest Park Middle School, 925 Beloit Ave.

Local Public Transportation Options 

Kristen Salkas, a board member for the Progress Center for Independent Living, will give a presentation on accessible transportation for those with disabilities at 11 a.m. on Feb. 7 at the Progress Center, 7521 Madison St. 

Genealogy Meetup

Learn the basics of genealogy research from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Feb. 9 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.

Chamber of Commerce Breakfast

Join the chamber for its monthly networking event from 8 to 9 a.m. on Feb. 12 at Madison Park Kitchen, 7525 Madison St. Tickets $12. Register by Feb. 8.

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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