Big Week July 17-24

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51st Annual No Glove Nationals

Everyone's favorite No Glove 16" Softball Tournament will be held from July 25 to 28 at the Park District of Forest Park, 7501 Harrison St. 

Trough Eating Contest 

Teams of three will compete in the annual Trough Eating Contest from 7 to 8 p.m. on July 21 at the Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor, 7347 Madison St. Troughs contain 21 scoops of ice cream. The contest is open to anyone 14 and older. Enter the contest by 11 p.m. on July 19 at https://forms.gle/bxABLv7VHUcM9N4X6

Garage Galleries Call for Artists

Don't forget to submit your application to feature your artistic work in this year's Garage Galleries. Submit your application by August 1 at tinyurl.com/garagegalleries. The event will be held on August 24.

Ronald McDonald Mobile Clinic 

The Ronald McDonald Mobile clinic will offer students free vaccinations and physical examinations from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 18 at the Park District of Forest Park, 7501 Harrison St. Students will be seen on a first come, first serve basis. 

Family Library Mini Golf Tournament 

Explore the library by playing a mini golf tournament through its sections, from 3 to 5 p.m. on July 20 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. Appropriate for families and children ages 5 and up.

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.

Jazz Supper Club Night

Listen to Forest Park resident Terry Sullivan and her band perform at 6:30 p.m. on July 20 at Eastgate Café, 102 Harrison St. in Oak Park. Prix fixe menu for $45. Call 312-213-0485 or 708-660-9091 to reserve your space.

Author Visit with Chris Walker

Chris Walker, author of the digital comic series "Big B's Cookie Adventures," will offer advice on being a digital artist and promoting your work, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on July 18 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. 

Outdoor Yoga at The Grove 

Join library officials for outdoor yoga, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on July 20 at The Grove, 7824 Madison St. All levels welcome. Bring your own yoga mat or towel. Class will be taught by Marissa Grott, of Marissa Jayne Yoga. All participants must be 18 and older. Register online at fppl.org. 

Forest Home Cemetery Bicycle Tour

Enjoy a bicycle tour of Forest Home Cemetery from 9 to 11 a.m. on July 28. Meet guide Anne Alt in front of Buzz Café, 905 S. Lombard Ave. in Oak Park. Purchase tickets online for $20 at forestparkhistory.org.

Personal Assistant Recruitment and Training 

The Progress Center for Independent Living will hold a personal assistant recruitment and training session from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on July 23 at the Progress Center, 7521 Madison St. 

Faux Pas Comedy Show

The Forest Park Arts Alliance is holding a comedy fundraiser to construct a new mural along Circle Avenue bridge, on the side that faces the Roos Recreation Center. Four local comedians with serious credentials will perform from 8 to 9:30 p.m. on July 18 at Doc Ryan's, 7432 Madison St. Tickets cost $15. Purchase online at https://bit.ly/31KQ7eC

Riveredge Hospital Open House

Learn about registered nurse and registry mental health associate job opportunities from 3 to 6 p.m. on July 17 at Riveredge Hospital, 8311 W. Roosevelt Rd. 

Book Buzz with Abby Geni 

Abby Geni, whose newest novel is "The Wildlands," will talk about how she became a writer, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on July 18 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. Staff from Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore in Forest Park will be present to sell Geni's novels. Attendees will leave with free tote bags. 

Property Tax Appeal Seminar 

The Proviso Township Assessors Office will discuss how to appeal your property taxes at 6:30 p.m. on July 24 at the Howard Mohr Community Center, 7640 Jackson Blvd. Attendees are encouraged to bring their property tax bill, property identification number and assessment notice. The seminar is sponsored by the village and Proviso Township 

Tye Dye

Children ages 6 and old can try their hand at tye dying old shirts, hats, shorts and more, at 1 p.m. on July 17 at the Howard Mohr Community Center, 7640 Jackson Blvd. Cost is $8 per child. Bring your own item to tye dye. Reservations required. Call 708-771-7737 to reserve your place.

Housing Forward Trivia Night 

Housing Forward will host its ninth annual trivia night at 7 p.m. on August 22 at Healy's Westside, 7321 Madison St. The nonprofit's goal is to raise at least $20,000 to support programs and services designed to end homelessness. Visit housingforward.org/events/trivia-night

Book Swap and Ice Cream Social 

Join library officials for the 5th annual Book Swap and Ice Cream Social, from 6 to 8 p.m. on July 23 at the Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor, 7347 Madison St. Bring a book in good condition that you would like to share, choose another neighbor's book and receive a free scoop of ice cream while supplies last. Register online at fppl.org. 

Cats

Travel to Chicago's Nederland Theater to see a production of "Cats," the musical, on July 24. Enjoy lunch at The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant before. Tickets $88 for residents, and $92 for non-residents. 

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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