Big Week March 4-10

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25th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

Don't miss it! On Saturday, March 7, come on out for a fun filled day on Madison Street. Join us at the 25th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. With over sixty entries including bagpipers, marching bands, Irish dancers, local businesses, Medinah Shriner parade units, and local police & fire departments our parade is the best in the western suburbs. The parade kicks off at 1 p.m. from Madison and Van Buren and travels east on Madison Street to Elgin Avenue.

Documentaries & Discussion
for Teens 

Thursday, March 5 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd., in the young adult lounge. Join us as we watch interesting true-life documentaries, then stick around for snacks and discussion. 

After Hours at the Roos

Join us for a special night just for tweens and teens from 5th through 8th grade! On March 7 from 8 to 10 p.m., pre-register or drop in for a night dedicated for tweens and teens. A PG or PG-13 movies will be shown, the gym will be open, pizza, popcorn and a beverage will be served. Come hang out with friends (or make new friends) as you watch a movie, play gaga ball or basketball or try something new. $7 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Pre-register at

Friday Funk Sessions 

Come out to Lantern Haus, 7414 Madison St., on March 2 from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.  to see the Veltway Allstars and special guests. Set the night on fire with soulful grooves, improvised jams and tunes to make you move! No cover, but tips are appreciated! 

Future Lounge Leaders
Pizza Meet & Greet 

If you're between the ages of 11-13 this is your chance to be seen and get your say as you take your place as the upperclassmen and women of the lower level. We will be talking about plans for the spring and beyond and choosing our officers. Tuesday, March 10 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.

Friday Films at the Library

Friday Films is starting up again! Movies are shown in the Austin Room at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd., from 1 to 4 p.m. 

March lineup:

March 6 – "Operation Petticoat" with Cary Grant and Tony Curtis

March 13 – "Young Frankenstein" with Gene Wilder and Madeline Kahn

March 20 – "The Man with the Golden Arm" with Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak

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