Big Week | Sept. 30 to Oct. 6

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Get Started on Holiday Shopping 

Urban Pioneer Group, 7503 Madison St., is hosting a vendor pop-up on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 12 p.m. Get started on your holiday shopping with jewelry and accessories, kids' books, hand rolled cigars, etched glasses and more. Stop by for a homemade pretzel or take home a cookie decorating kit. Come support small businesses!

Inktober Drawing Challenge

Inktober begins Oct. 1 and encourages participants to create a drawing a day for the 31 days of the month. The Forest Park Public Library is participating by challenging residents to draw every day and submit drawings, which will be shared to social media and FPPL TV. Email contributions to More information is available at

Workshop for Writers 

The Writers' Circle with author Elizabeth Wetmore will be held on Oct. 1 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. through the Forest Park Public Library. It's a virtual event, in which the author of "Valentine" will lead an engaging, supportive workshop for writers of all levels. Register at

Voting During the Pandemic 

Join the League of Women Voters on Oct. 6 from 2 to 3 p.m. via Zoom for a non-partisan review of voter registration, new vote-by-mail processes, and expanded early voting. There will be a short presentation followed by a Q&A discussion. This session will be recorded in its entirety for the library's FPPL TV channel. Registration is mandatory and a Zoom link will be sent to you a day before the event. More information is available at

Virtual Senior Yoga 

The Park District of Forest Park has another round of virtual senior yoga coming up. The class is on Thursdays, from Oct. 1 through Nov. 5 via Zoom. Improve flexibility, let go of muscle tension and release stress. Matt yoga begins at 10 a.m. and chair yoga at 11:30 a.m. For more information, visit or

Oaktober Nature Walk 

Join the staff at the Trailside Museum of Natural History, 738 Thatcher Ave. in River Forest, on Sat., Oct. 3, at 10 a.m. for a naturalist-guided trail-walk, exploring the interesting world of oak trees, and discuss the ecosystems, animals and insects that depend on oak trees.  This event is for adults, and all participants are required to wear masks and practice physical distancing. Reservations are required. Call Trailside at 708-366-6530 or email

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