The area will be busy this week. Here's but a sample of what lies ahead.
State Your Views
Today is the deadline to take High School District 200's Strategic Planning survey. If you can't find your survey access code or want to take a paper survey, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 708-434-3511. Results will be shared at a steering committee meeting on Dec. 3.
Sing and Play
Lifelong River Forester Jim Dooley, of the Dooley Brothers Band, will join the River Forest Public Library for Local Celebrity Story Time, at 4 p.m., Nov. 13, at the library, 735 Lathrop Ave. Jim will read some of his favorite stories and bring his guitar along for songs and merriment. Stories are best suited for elementary school students, ages 5 and up (If you look at the photos of the three guys, Jim's the one with the patterned shirt).
The event is free. For more information, call the library at 708-366-5205.
Check Your Health and More
Need to be screened for cholesterol? How is your eyesight? Is your license up for renewal? The Howard Mohr Community Center, 7640 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park, will be a one-stop shop for all of that and more from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. The services are free and open to the public.
Come on In
The Proviso Math and Science Academy will hold an open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at the high school, 8601 Roosevelt Rd. in Forest Park. Parents and students will be able to talk with faculty and staff and students and learn about the programs there. The school is one of three run by Proviso Township High School District 209. For more information, call 708-338-4100.
Ease on Down the Road
Trinity High School will bring the urban musical "The Wiz" to its auditorium for three performances this weekend at 7574 W. Division St. in River Forest.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, children 10 and under and seniors.
For advance ticket purchase, call the high school at 708-771-8383.
Watch the Vines
The celebration of Tarzan's 100th birthday continues when Scott Tracy Griffin presents the ultimate review of a century of the Lord of the Jungle from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Oak Park Public Library, 848 W. Lake St.
Griffin is a renown expert on American author Edgar Rice Burroughs, a long-time resident of Oak Park who penned all of the works featuring Tarzan, Jane and more. Griffin's book is the official Centennial book, filled with illustrations and insight into every element of Burroughs' exraordinary legacy -- from his first writings to the latest stage musical. See a treasure trove of classic comic strips, cover art, movie stills, and more.
For more information, call 708-452-3440.
Make that Appeal
Forest Parkers - if you want to file your property tax appeal, now's the time to do so with the Cook County Board of Review.
The deadline for filing is 5 p.m. Nov. 20. If you have questions, click here.
Call the Proviso Township assessor's office at 708-449-4304 for more information or stop by at 4565 W. Harrison St. in Hillside.
Tell Your Story
Do you have a short story about Oak Park? It doesn't matter if it happened last week or 50 years ago - if you have it the Oak Park Public Library would love to hear about it.
This month the library's compiling true stories, 500 words or less, that relate to a specific address in the village.
To enter your stories, with the approximate address where the story happened, click here. Every time a submission comes in, the library mark the spot on the big map in the Idea Box.
After November, staff will compile the results and create a virtual document to share with everyone. The goal is to get 50,000 words.
For more information, call the library at 708-383-8200.