Join officials from the Howard Mohr Community Center in celebrating Oktoberfest from 9:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 3 at The Jacob Henry Estate in Joliet. Enjoy an authentic German lunch; listen to traditional Bavarian, Austrian and Slovenian Polka Music; and spend an hour at Hollywood Casino. $85 residents; $89 non-residents. Reservations required. Call the Howard Mohr Community Center at 708-771-7737 to sign up.
Author Discussion & Signing
Meet and listen to author John Copenhaver read from his latest book "Dodging and Burning: A Mystery" from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 Madison St.
Explore Forest Park: Carver Innovation Center
Explore the Carver Innovation Center with officials from the Forest Park Public Library, and learn how inventors, small businesses and hobbyists can create with a 3D printer, Laser designer and cutter and a signage vinyl cutter. Fun runs from 7 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 27 at the Carver Innovation Center, 7600 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Dodgeball Tournament and Chili & Beer Fest
The Park District of Forest Park will hold its Dodgeball Tournament and Chili & Beer Fest from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 29 at 7501 Harrison. Email Athletic Supervisor Andrew Doss firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 708-366-7500 for more information.
Booktoberfest Author Fair and Family Lit Fest
Meet some eight local authors and discover new reads for those of all ages. Families can join officials from the Forest Park Public Library for a Booktoberfest storytime, followed by a musical performance by performer Nick Davio. Fest runs from 1 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 6 at 7555 Jackson Blvd.
The History Discussion Group
Discuss "Isabella: The Warrior Queen" with history buffs from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 30 at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 Madison St.
The traveling seniors of Forest Park will head to Theater at the Center from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 for a production of Ghost, a musical adaptation to the 1990 Academy Award-winning love story. Lunch included. $70 residents; $74 non-residents. Reservations required. Call the Howard Mohr Community Center at 708-771-7737 to sign up.
Family Day of Play
Join officials from the Forest Park Public Library for a LEGO open build, recyclable construction challenge, indoor obstacle course and more, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 30 at 7555 Jackson Blvd. Ages 10 and under. Show staff your library card for a chance to win a free door prize.
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