Big Week May 15 - 22

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Playground with PAWSitive Therapy's Deke

Chat with parents and caregivers at an open playtime from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on May 17 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. Different sensory and playstations will be featured for children ages 5 and under. Deke from PAWSitive Therapy Troupe will visit. 

Author Discussion and Signing 

Join author Patricia Skalka for a discussion and signing of her book "Death by the Bay," from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 19 at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 Madison St. 

Kiwanis Pasta Dinner 

Join the Kiwanis Club of Forest Park for its annual pasta dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. on May 18 at the Howard Mohr Community Center, 7640 Jackson Blvd. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $7 for children and those age 65 and older. Call the Howard Mohr Community Center at 708-771-7737 for information, or email KiwanisClubFP@gmail.com.

Interactive Movie

Kids of all ages and their families are invited to attend an interactive screening of "Lilo and Stitch," from 3 to 5 p.m. on May 18 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. 

Mystery Discussion Group

Join mystery lovers for a discussion of author Elsa Hart's "Jade Dragon Mountain: A Mystery" from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 18 at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 Madison St. 

Rock Around the Clock 

Join officials from the Howard Mohr Community Center for a trip to Starved Rock for a trolley tour, river cruise and performance of such toe tappers as "Rock Around the Clock, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on May 22. Tickets are $76 for residents, and $80 for non-residents. Meal included. 

Dynamic People with Disabilities 

Attend the monthly support group for people with disabilities and learn about federal legislation outlining rights, from 1 to 3 p.m. on May 15 at the Progress Center for Independent Living, 7521 Madison St. 

Library Plalking Meetup 

Plalk—or Pick Up Litter While Walking—with library representatives from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on May 18 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. 

Books on the Chopping Block 

Enjoy a performance by City Lit Theater of dramatic readings of short excerpts of books from the 10 most frequently challenged book s of 2017, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on May 15 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. A brief discussion and question-and-answer session will follow the performance.

Reading Awake Book Group

Join fellow book lovers for a discussion of author Barbara Kingsolver's "Unsheltered," from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on May 22 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.
Email calendar@wjinc.com.

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