Pay by Phone Parking, What You'll Wish You Did at Your Wedding

Also in this week's blogs and conversations: Sarah's Inn recognizes volunteers; Salon employs two local teens, Dominican U. partners with local libraries.

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10 Things You'll Wish You Did at Your Wedding
Wedding planning requires attention to a lot of details. It’s nearly impossible to remember every little thing. So here are ten things brides often wish they had done at their weddings, so you won’t forget them at yours!

Pay by phone parking set to launch Oct. 7Paying for parking in any of more than 4,000 public spaces throughout the Village will get a lot more convenient come Oct. 7, as Oak Park launches a new program that accepts payment via a smartphone app or toll-free telephone call.

Price drop on this inviting 3-story home on gorgeously manicured corner lot in River ForestThis gracious 3-story home sits on an oversized corner lot and has been impeccably maintained. Features include formal living & dining rooms, huge front room, bright kitchen w/ table space that opens to large deck & screened porch overlooking spacious fenced yard. 

Dominican University to honor Radio Flyer familyDominican University’s Brennan School of Business will present the James W. Haugh Award for Entrepreneurship and Ethics in Business to the Pasin family, founders and third-generation operators of iconic company Radio Flyer, at the annual Entrepreneurship Breakfast on Friday, October 18. 

Arts & Crafts Center for Veterans Opens in BerwynThe Patient Home Rehabilitation (PHR) program sends arts & craft kits directly to veterans, and the Community Based Arts and Craft Centers (CBC) program offers veterans a place to go and work on their arts & crafts in a group setting.

Sarah's Inn recognizes volunteers for outstanding community serviceThis week Sarah's Inn recognized three volunteers for their outstanding community service on behalf of survivors of domestic violence and their families, as well as Sarah's Inn community education and violence prevention programs.

Dominican University partners with local libraries to present series on Islamic cultureOak Park Public Library, River Forest Public Library and Dominican University’s Rebecca Crown Library are partnering this fall to present a series of programs designed to provide area residents with a comprehensive introduction to Islamic art, culture and history. 

Outfit Guide: Summer/Fall TransitionIt’s easy to incorporate your favorite summer items into early fall outfits – especially since some days still feel like summer. Check out our favorite Summer-Fall transition outfits that won’t break the bank (and their pricier comparisons!).

Society Girls Shop's ExtravaGLAMza and more!: Society Girls Shop - chic resale - is hosting an ExtravaGLAMza - Fashion and Beauty weekend on Friday and Saturday, October 25th and 26th.  Meet fashion and beauty professionals as they demonstrate their products and techniques.  

Learning in Style with Community SupportAJ Styles Barber and Beauty Salon in Oak Park promises good service “where the style is all about you.” Two teenagers who worked at the salon through Youth Outreach Services (YOS) Summer Youth Employment Program discovered style isn’t just about how you look, it also about how you live your life.

Dominican University continues popular community dinner programDominican University’s nutrition and dietetics program is continuing this fall its popular Recipe Box Café community dinner program. A 50-year tradition, the three-course dinner program will be held Thursday evenings, October 3 through November 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the university’s beautiful Shaffer-Silveri Atrium in Parmer Hall, 7900 W. Division Street, River Forest.

Community Bank Awards Champion Grant to The Learning CenterCommunity Bank of Oak Park River Forest is pleased to announce that The Learning Center is the recipient of Community Bank’s Champion Grant. The purpose of the Champion Grant is to assist organizations in providing community outreach programs for low or moderate income individuals. 

Dominican University presents Rev. Ed Bacon of Oprah's Soul SeriesDominican University will present a lecture titled “8 Habits of Love” by renowned reverend and peace advocate Ed Bacon on Thursday, October 3. The lecture will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Martin Recital Hall, 7900 W. Division Street, River Forest.

Roosevelt Middle School Exterior Renovation Plan Public Forum: District 90 is hosting a Public Forum for discussion about the updated Roosevelt Middle School Exterior Renovation Plan at 7 p.m., October 28, in the Roosevelt Auditorium at 7560 Oak Avenue in River Forest. 

Celebrating Seniors Holds Volunteer Information Event on Oct. 17: Celebrating Seniors, an organization that honors and supports those who are 60 years and older, is hosting an informational session on Thursday, October 17th for those interested in volunteering with the group. The half-hour meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the River Forest Public Library, 735 Lathrop Ave. 


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