The Forest Park Cub Scouts and Firefighters will hold their annual pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on May 11 at the Fire Department, 517 Desplaines Ave. Tickets $5 each.
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.
G.K. Chesterton Society
Join book lovers for a meeting of the G.K. Chesterton Society, where attendees will discuss the author's "What's Wrong With This World" from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 11 at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 Madison St.
Get answers to questions about mobile applications, web browsers, search engines and more, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on May 9 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.
Fifth Annual German Fest
Enjoy live music and entertainment, authentic German food and beer, games for the kids and shop wares from local vendors. The fest will run from 4 to 11 p.m. on June 7, and 12 to 11 p.m. on June 8, at the Altenheim Picnic Grove, 7824 Madison St. Learn more at GermanfestForestPark.com.
Historic Progressive Dinner
Enjoy dinner, drinks, dessert and more at the Historical Society of Forest Park's Progressive Dinner, which will run from 6 to 9 p.m. on May 11 and start at The Beacon Pub, 101 Circle Ave. Tickets are $55 per person, available at ForestParkHistory.org.
Can You Afford to Retire?
A representative with Bentron Financial Group will explain the nuances of Social Security, as well as help attendees identify their needs before embarking on a successful retirement, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on May 8 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.
Health Care Town Hall Meeting
The Progress Center for Independent Living will host a meeting on managed care and healthcare issues impacting people with disabilities, from 1 to 3 p.m. on May 9 at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 W. Lake St. The meeting will include presentations about how to navigate managed care, issues impacting the community and self-advocacy tools.
Enjoy the sounds of a flute choir from 2 to 3 p.m. on May 12 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.
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.
A Chorus Line
Join the Howard Mohr Community Center from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 16 to the Porchlight Theater in Chicago, for a performance of the award-winning A Chorus Line show. Enjoy lunch at Harvest 365 before the show. Cost is $75 for residents, and $79 for non-residents. Reservations required. Call the Howard Mohr Community Center at 708-771-7737 to sign-up.
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