Big Week April 11-18

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Echo Theater Collective Season Preview

 Help raise funds for Echo Theater while hearing music from local Christine Melody and composer and musician Cheryl Tomblin, get a scene preview for the upcoming "Blues for Mister Charlie," hear from local Artistic Director Maui Jones and buy a chance for a raffle prize: two tickets to the "Blues" show, drinks, reserved seating and more. $20, includes appetizers. Tickets at the door. Party starts at 7 p.m. on April 14 at FitzGerald's Sidebar, 6615 Roosevelt Rd. in Berwyn.

Book Buzz with Penguin Random House and Author Robert Kurson

Penguin Random House's Amandon Fensch will offer buzz on the season's hottest books, along with author Robert Kurson, who wrote Shadow Divers and Rocket Men. Snacks and drinks will be served, and the first 80 registrants will receive a Book Buzz tote. Register online at Talk starts at 7 p.m. on April 13 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. 

Guests or Family: When Diversity is Inclusive

Sponsored by the Forest Park Diversity Commission, listen to guest speaker Dr. Sheila Radford-Hill talk inclusion at 7 p.m. on April 11 at the Howard Mohr Community Center, 7640 Jackson Blvd. 

Libraries Rock! Concert

Celebrate National Library Week with art stations and a performance by Scribblemonster. Party starts at 2 p.m.,  April 14 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. 

Third Annual Ladies Night

Join Schauer Hardware for a night of food, drink and learning at 6 p.m., April 17 at Schauer Hardware, 7449 Madison St.

Money Matters: Keep Track of Your Money!

Learn how to manage money, prepare a personal spending plan and identify ways to decrease spending and increase income. Talk starts at 11 a.m., April 19 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. 

Free Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Screening

Sign up for an exam at a free oral, head and neck cancer screening event, which will take place April 23 at the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center at Loyola Medicine, 2160 S. First Ave. in Maywood. To register, call 888-584-7888. Free parking. Refreshments served.

Random Acts of Kindness Storytime

Community service and advocacy group Play it Forward Kids will read positive stories to kids 5 and under at 2 p.m., April 14 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. 

Personal Career Consultations

Meet one-on-one with a job search professional from Triton College Career Services who will help you formulate a plan for finding a job. Consultations start at 6:30 p.m. on April 12 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. 

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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