Big Week June 12-19

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Groov'n in The Grove

Enjoy a free concert by R-Gang, from 7 to 10 p.m. on June 18 at The Grove, 7824 Madison St. Refreshments will be available for purchase. 

Ice Cream Social

Enjoy free ice cream at the St. John Lutheran Church Ice Cream Social, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on June 22 at St. John Lutheran Church, 305 Circle Ave.

Learn to Make a Kite

Learn to make and fly a kite, from 10 to 11 a.m. on June 15 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.

Forest Park Fire Department Blood Drive 

Donate blood and receive a free T-shirt and coupon for a Culver's custard, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 15 at Forest Park Village Hall, 517 Desplaines Ave.

Outdoor Yoga

Join the Forest Park Public Library for an outdoor yoga class taught by Marissa Grott, of Marissa Jayne Yoga, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on June 15 at The Grove, 7820 Madison St. Bring your own yoga mat and towel. All levels are welcome but are required to register through Eventbrite. Participants must be 18 or older.

Movies in the Park

Enjoy a free screening of "Jaws" at 7:45 p.m. on June 15 at the Park District of Forest Park, 7501 Harrison St.

The Blue Gate Theater

Join the Howard Mohr Community Center for a trip through the back roads of Shipshewana and Elkhart County in Indiana. Enjoy a culinary journey through Amish country, a musical at The Blue Gate Theater and a buffet dinner at the theater. Residents $140; non-residents $144. Reservations required. Call the Howard Mohr Community Center at 708-771-7737 to sign up.

Bowling for Oak-Leyden

Friday, June 14, 7 to 10 p.m., Circle Lanes:

Support services for area children with developmental disabilities while enjoying a night out. Includes two games of bowling, shoe rental, food, raffle and cash bar. $35. Tickets: oak-leyden.org/events/bowling-oak-leyden/. 7244 Circle Ave., Forest Park.

Under the Story Tree

Still Waters Preschool Co-Op will read stories about trees and people from 3:30 to 5 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the community gardens, St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 305 Circle Ave. All ages invited.

Juneteenth

Don't miss the 11th annual Juneteenth party from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on June 15 at the Park District of Forest Park, 7501 Harrison St. 

Peer Support and Art Group

Share personal stories of disability and produce artwork, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on June 13 at the Progress Center for Independent Living, 7521 Madison St. For accommodation requests, and to RSVP, call Gary Arnold at 708-209-1500 extension 14 or email garnold@progresscil.org. 

Poolside Pancake Breakfast

Enjoy a pancake breakfast, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on June 15 at the Park District of Forest Park, 7501 Harrison St. Cost is $5 for residents and pool pass holders; $7 for non-residents.

Master Builders Block Challenge

Show off your Lego, GoldieBlox and marble tracks building skills, from 2 to 3 p.m. on June 17 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.

Plan Your Vacation Online

Learn how to find cheap airfare, travel planners and useful mobile apps for planning your dream vacation, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on June 12 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.

Playlot Storytime Series

Join the Forest Park Public Library for stories and songs outside, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on June 13 at Remembrance Park, 7341 Randolph St. Appropriate for children ages 5 and under.

Mystery Discussion Group

Join fellow mystery lovers for a discussion of author Massimo Carlotto's "Gang of Lovers," from 2 to 4 p.m. on June at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 Madison St.

How to Start and Grow Your Business

Learn how to use the ReferenceUSA database to conduct market research, develop a business plan and locate sales leads, from 9 to 9:45 a.m. on June 18 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. Experienced and new users are welcome.

Gaming After Hours

Adults can play console games, board games, Tetris and talk gaming news, from 6 to 8 p.m. on June 14 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. Bring your old games to swap with others.

Game Design Lab

Learn coding and game design during this three-part workshop, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on June 13 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. Appropriate for children ages 8 and up.

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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