Big Week: March 11 - 17

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Red Pop Fury 

No cover to see Red Pop Fury, featuring Forest Parker Mark Grzelak! Friday, March 13 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Lantern Haus, 7414 Madison St.


Composting Forum

Join the village of Forest Park on Sunday, March 15 at 1 p.m. to learn about composting. Did you know that half the materials Americans discard, including food scraps, yard trimmings, and soiled paper, are compostable? Find out about how we can keep our food scraps out of landfills and how composting reduces our waste and saves money. Activities will be provided for kids. Meet community groups and hear a presentation with a Q&A from composting and sustainability experts. This event will be held at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. 


Boneheads and Brainiacs 

Meet Dr. Moira Dolan, M.D., author of a book all about winners of Novel Prize winners in medicine between 1901 to 1950, who were a surprisingly diverse group of racists, cranks and opportunists… as well as heroes, geniuses and selfless benefactors of humanity. Dolan will discuss her book "Boneheads and Brainiacs" and sign copies at Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 Madison St., on March 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Looking for a Sci-fi and Fantasy Discussion Group? 

The Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd., has got you covered! March 12's book is "Wild Country" by Anne Bishop, to be discussed from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the community room. Upcoming books are "Kill the Queen" by Jennifer Estep on April 9 and "Borne" by Jeff VanderMeer on May 14.


Vaping Explained 

Join the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd., to learn about vaping and why it's being called an epidemic for young people. This interactive presentation will be delivered by a Forest Park resident and health educator Mishawn Purnell-O'Neal. O'Neal holds a master's in public health from Benedictine University and has taught at the college level. She has branched out in order to work with parents, young people and community members through conducting workshops at schools, libraries and more. Thursday, March 12, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.


Rediscover your taste-buds! 

Come see Forest Park chef Ashley Simone prepare plant-based soups perfect for spring. She'll share laughs, recipes and cooking tips while preparing pots of creative soups for tasting and sharing.  Wednesday, March 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd., in the Austin Room.


Senior Movie and Exercise 

The Howard Mohr Community Center is hosting a movie for seniors on March 12 at 1 p.m. Come out again on March 13 from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. for senior exercise at 7640 Jackson Blvd.

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