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Get Out: Fitness Hike, Tennis Fundraiser and More

Another summer weekend, another chance to get out and explore the Oak Park and River Forest area.

Who needs plans? You need plans. And we're here to help.


When/Where: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at the , 738 Thatcher Ave. in River Forest.
Why Go: Leave the kiddos at home for this guided, adults-only hike around the nature museum.
Price: Free


When/Where: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the , 544 N Harlem Ave. in River Forest.
Why Go: John Morlidge, local tennis pro, and a team of superstars will lead drills, games, and a competitive round robin for all levels at the "Play for the Animals" event to benefit the Animal Care League.
Price: $20 for kids 18 and under; $40 for adults


When/Where: 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the , 720 Chicago Ave. in Oak Park
Why Go: The Newcomers & Neighbors of Oak Park & River Forest summer charity event is more like an artsy cocktail party for a good cause, with raffles, art displays and snacks provided by snazzy local restaurants. All proceeds benefit the OPRF Food Pantry and the Animal Care League.
Price: $25 suggested donation per person


When/Where: 10 a.m. Sunday at, 225 Harrison St. in Oak Park.
Why Go: "The Church of Beethoven is a church with no preaching, just uplifting music, poetry and two minutes of silence in an all-too-busy world."
Price: $10 adults / $5 children


When/Where: 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Sunday at , 441 South Blvd. in Oak Park.
Why Go: For all the would-be yoga mamas, this course is "geared towards those trying to conceive. We will practice asanas (poses) and pranayama (breathing techniques) that nourish the reproductive organs" and helps relieve stress.
Price: $14 for class; $2 mat rental

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