Big Week March 6-13

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Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson

After president Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke in 1919, his wife Edith Wilson began to handle the day-to-day responsibilities of the executive office. Author William Hazelgrove will present a portrait of the first woman to become acting president of the United States from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on March 13 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. 

Cultural Park Forum 

Listen to the leader of the ad hoc Cultural Park committee talk about how to protect the village's green space and address the future of the Altenheim Property at 7 p.m. on March 18 at The Eagles Club, 446
Hannah Ave. 

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. 

Genealogy Meetup

Let genealogy professional Liz Ross guide you through genealogy research from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on March 9 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. 

St. Patrick's Day

Join the traveling seniors of Forest Park and celebrate St. Patrick's Day from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on March 13 with a trip to the Jacob Henry Mansion Estate for corned beef, a bagpiper and drum performance and music from The Chicago Irish Band. Then head to Good Earth Greenhouse for coffee, a sweet treat and more. Residents $88; non-residents $92, with meal included. Reservations required. Call the Howard Mohr Community Center for more information at 708-771-7737. 

Knitting with Friends

Help the Forest Park Public Library stock its Little Free Library with homemade scarves, hats and gloves at its drop-in knitting group from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on March 6 at 7555 Jackson Blvd. 

G.K. Chesterton Society 

Discuss "The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton: Collected Poetry" from 2 to 4 p.m. on March 9 at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 Madison St. 

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.

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