Election Night Dinner, Watching at the Buzz: The Week Ahead

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Election Night 2012 Complete with Therapists on Stand-By

The Buzz Cafe will host an Election Night 2012 dinner and watching party from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 905 S. Lombard Ave.

An all-American dinner of meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans and apple pie will be on the menu.

Watch the election results live; licensed therapists will be available for advice and guidance - just in case.

Call 708-660-0894 to make a reservation.

Driving Refresher for Seniors

AARP is sponsoring an eight-hour, two-day driving refresher course for seniors on from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 6 and 7 in Room 2000 at the Rush Medical Office Building, 610 S. Maple Ave., Oak Park.

The cost is $12 for AARP members; $14 for non-members. You must register for both days to participate.

To sign up call 708-660-4636.

Former Chicago Top Cop to Talk in Oak Park

Chicago's former top cop Jody Weis will talk Wednesday about his career in the city and what prompted him to move from the FBI to a major police department. 

The program will be at 7 p.m. at the 19th Century Club, 178 Forest Ave. Suggested donation is $10. Call 708-386-2729 for more information. 

Guess and Win

During this week, the Park District of Forest Park will be offering a "Guess How Many" contest. Candy-filled containers will be at each school and the community center; the preson who guesses the correct number, or comes closest without going over, will receive a gift certificate at Ed's Way Food Mart and a jar of candy. You don't have to be a kid to join in.

Breakfast at Forest Park Public Library

Kids and Coffee, a new book group for stay-at-home parents will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Nov. 5 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. The book this month is Truman Capote's "Breakfast at Tiffany's." Copies can be picked up at the front desk. 

Call the library at 708-366-7171 for more information.

Second Forum on Shared Facilities

A second informational program on shared administrative facilities for the Park District of Oak Park and Elementary District 97 will be conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 10 at Beye School, 230 N. Cuyler Ave.

A brief presentation will be offered on the findings as well as an opportunity for residents to ask questions and provide feedback.

The park district and the elementary district are proposing the construction of a new administrative building in the parking lot south of Oak Park Village Hall, 123 Madison St. The facility will house both districts.

Learn to Talk Like a Pirate

Sport your best pirate digs and set sail on a pirate adventure during a party at 11 a.m. at the River Forest Public Library, 735 Lathrop Ave. Kids ages 4-7 are invited to play pirate games, read stories and sing pirate songs. Registration is required. The doings are free. Call 708-366-5205 to register or for details.

Rake 'em In

Oak Park is continuing its fall leaf collection. Leaves raked into the street will be pushed into piles by public works crews for collection by Waste Management workers. Leaves will be pushed during the night to reduce impact on traffic and parked cars.

Leaves must be raked into the street at least 18 inches from the curb the day before the scheduled pickup dates indicated on the map. Residents who miss a scheduled pickup date should keep their leaves on the parkway until the night before the next scheduled pickup.

Click here to find out more and check the schedule on your block.

Ditto on Leaves in River Forest

River Forest's annual "Rake to the Street" leaf pick-up program will run through Nov. 30. Rake only leaves onto the street, leaving the curb exposed, where village crews will collect them. Leaves only - no grass clippings and branches.

Please coordinate your lawn maintenance according to the following leaf collection schedule. Click here to check on that. For more information, call village hall at 708-366-8500.




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