Big Week July 10-17

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Ice Cream Social

Create your own ice cream sundae, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on July 12 at the Howard Mohr Community Center, 7640 Jackson Blvd. Registration required. Call 708-771-7737 to reserve your place. Cost is $5 per child.

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.

Life-Sized Games

Enjoy inflatable bowling and other life-sized games part of the Forest Park Public Library's collection, from 3 to 5 p.m. on July 13 at the Cook County Health building parking lot, 7556 Jackson Blvd.

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. 

Progress Center Open House

Learn what services the Progress Center for Independent Living offers youth and families experiencing disabilities from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on July 10 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.

Movies in the Park

Enjoy a free screening of "The Muppet Movie" at dusk, between 7:45 and 8:30 p.m., on July 12 at the Park District of Forest Park, 7501 Harrison St. Stop by early for a free ice cream social, courtesy of Currie Motors. The ice cream social will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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.

Employment Club

People with disabilities can get the resources they need to pursue employment, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 15 at the Progress Center for Independent Living, 7521 Madison St.

Music in the Park

Enjoy a free performance by band Summer Drive, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on July 11 at the Roos Recreation Center pavilion, 7329 Harrison St.

Groov'n in The Grove

Enjoy a free outdoor concert from 7 to 10 p.m. on July 16 at The Grove, 7824 Madison St.

House and Garden Walk

The Historical Society of Forest Park will host its second annual House and Garden Walk from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 14. Visit seven Forest Park houses and gardens for one day only. Start your tour at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 Madison St., to pick up your guidebook. Visit all seven locations at your own pace. Once you've seen all seven houses you'll be able to vote for Best in Show. Purchase advance tickets for $15 online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-historical-society-of-forest-parks-house-and-garden-walk-tickets-62400852630 or by cash or check at Centuries & Sleuths. Purchase tickets the day of for $20. The Historical Society is also looking for volunteers to work three-hour shifts—from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Volunteers will receive two free tickets. Email info@forestparkhistory.org to sign up. Learn which home's won Forest Park's awards at the House and Garden Walk After Party at 6 p.m. on July 16 at Creativita, 7512 Madison St. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hwg-after-party-tickets-64180052264.

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.

Activist Knitting: An American Tradition

Learn about prominent knitters from our country's the past from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on July 10 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.

G.K. Chesterton Meeting

Join fellow lovers of author G.K. Chesterton, from 2 to 4 p.m. on July 13 at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 Madison St.

Author Discussion and Signing

Listen to popular mystery authors Susanna Calkins and Nancy Herriman discuss their work, from 7 to 9 p.m. on July 12 at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 Madison St.

Peer Support and Art

Create art and share stories related to disability from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on July 11 at the Progress Center for Independent Living, 7521 Madison St.

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.

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 11 at the Park District of Forest Park, 7501 Harrison St. Students will be seen on a first come, first serve basis. 

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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