Big Week April 4-11

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Friday Films: How to Make an American Quilt

 Celebrate Forest Park's iconic 1923 Chamber of Commerce Quilt with a screening of the film "How to Make an American Quilt," starring Winona Ryder, Anne Bancroft and more. The Chamber of Commerce Quilt will be on display, and staff will talk about their upcoming quilt project. Fun starts at 1:30 p.m. on April 6 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.

Every Stitch Counts: Quilts, Activism and Making Your Mark

Join textile artist Nora Renick Rinehart for an afternoon of art and action. Renick Rinehart will talk about a few projects—historic and contemporary—that combine activism with quilting. Then learn some basic embroidery stitches and create a collaborative signature to quilt to mark the occasion. Quilting starts at 2 p.m. on April 8 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.

Junction Diner Pop Up Storytime 

Attend the Forest Park Public Library's monthly storytime at the Junction Diner, 7401 Madison St., at 12 p.m. on April 6. Children will listen to a story and make a small take-home craft.

Free Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Screening

 Loyola Medicine University Health System will be offering free screenings from 4 to 7 p.m. on April 10 at Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, 2160 S. First Ave. in Maywood.

Explore Forest Park: Urban Pioneer Group

 Interested in recycling reclaimed materials to make something new? In this month's exploration of town, members of the Forest Park Public Library invite attendees to explore the Urban Pioneer Group, 7503 Madison St., at 7 p.m. on April 5.

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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