There's a load of stuff happening around the area this week. Here's but a sample.
Do Your Duty
Vote early (but only once) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday at Oak Park Village Hall, 123 Madison St.
Colbert Film Tribute Concludes
The Oak Park Public Library's tribute to film legend Claudette Colbert concludes Monday with a showing of "So Proudly We Hail" at 1:30 p.m. at the main library, 834 Lake St.
Colbert leads a group of untested Army nurses, caught behind enemy lines, fighting to survive during the Japanese invasion of Bataan and Corregidor in World War II.The 1943 film also stars Paulette Godard and Veronica Lake.
Film Historian Doug Deuchler will lead the discussion.
The movie is free and open to the public.
The War Returns
A whole load of folks were scared out of their socks back on Oct. 30, 1938 when they heard news broadcasts proclaiming that a mass invasion of Martians was under way across the United States.
Those Thrilling Days of Yesteryear, an all volunteer radio reenactment group, will present “The War of the Worlds,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at the Oak Park Arms retirement community, 408 S. Oak Park Ave.
The performance is free and open to the public. It's unlikely a land invasion will actually take place that night - but you never know!
Hard to believe that Michael Myers first hit the screen 35 years ago, and the Lake Theatre, 1022 Lake St. in Oak Park will present John Carpenter's "Halloween" in all its gore at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30. A short feature will explore the movie's impact on the horror genre. Admission is $8.50.
Humphrey Bogart as Captain Queeg? That's Creepy!
What became one of Humphrey Bogart's final movie roles was perhaps one of his most disturbing. The Maze branch of the Oak Park Public Library, 845 Gunderson Ave., will show the "Caine Mutiny," at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31.
Bogart plays a U.S. Navy captain who shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, and his first officer relieves him of command, resulting in a court martial. Jose Ferrer and Van Johnson also star.
A book group focusing on graphic books and memoirs will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. The discussion is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library, 708-366-7171.
Get Those Goodies
In case you didn't get the memo, Wednesday is Halloween. Trick or treating hours are as follows:
- 3 to 7 p.m. in Oak Park and River Forest
- 3 to 7:30 p.m. in Forest Park.
Be safe kids - and save a Baby Ruth for me!
Don't Get Derailed - See HO Models
See Oak Park’s HO model railroad club in action during its open house from 12:01 to 5 p.m. at the Dole Learning Center, 255 Augusta St., in Oak Park. The Oak Park Society of Model Engineers models the 1950s and 1960s and invites rail fans of all ages to come out.