Thursday, January 17, 2013
A girls' afternoon out will feature nail treatment, snacks and a movie. on Jan. 19.
Even the littlest girls deserve an afternoon out with their gal pals. Join the Park District of Forest Park for a afternoon of fun and relaxation from 3-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. Girls from ages 4 to 8 can chat with pals, get their nails painted, make accessories to wear, enjoy treats and kick back to watch Tangled, complete with popcorn. The program will be held in Building 4—the day camp building behind the tennis courts at 7501 W. Harrison St. in Forest Park. The cost is $10 for residents; $15 for non-residents. To learn more call the park district at 708-366-7500. Get breaking news alerts and follow us on Facebook for more news:
Monday, December 3, 2012
What's up around Forest Park, Oak Park and River Forest.
Tweet, Tweet Friends, fans and social media enthusiasts in Oak Park can gather at the Avenue Ale House Monday evening for an after-work tweetup. The event, sponsored by the Village of Oak Park will be from 7 to 10 p.m., at 825 S. Oak Park Ave. Fine Arts Movie Series Continues If it's the first Tuesday in December, that means it's time for a fine arts, foreign art, foreign, documentary, specialty or classic movie at the Lake. This month's film, to be shown on Dec. 4, is The Women on the 6th Floor. This French movie focuses on the lives of a conservative couple in 1960s Paris and how the presence of two Spanish maids turns their world upside down. Showings will be at noon and 7 p.m. Admission is $6 for the matinee; $8.50 for the evening. Get…
Friday, October 19, 2012
Stories, s'mores -creepiness - and more.
Who doesn't like Halloween? Well, witness by the number of events in the area, everyone seems to. There's a bunch o'things that are going on in the Forest Park, Oak Park and River Forest area. Tuesday, Oct. 23 Even the littlest hands can get ready for Halloween. How? Come to the Toddler Halloween Craft program from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Dole Branch Library, 255 Augusta St. No registration required. Get dressed up in your best Halloween costume for the Kids Spooktacular Halloween Party at 5:15 p.m. at the Park District of Forest Park's east-side facility, Sansone Drive and Hannah Avenue. Treats and pumpkin decorating also will highlight the festivities, and of course, prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Cost is $10 for …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Haunted house, a dance, bonfire - and s'mores- get season rolling.
It may be a little early to load up a Trick-or-Treat bag but it's never too early to get ready to be scared out of your wits. Here's a good way to start. Fables Studios, an interactive haunted house in River Grove, is sponsoring a special night for students and families of Oak Park and River Forest High School on Sunday, Oct. 14. This haunted house features oddities, a slide show, fortune tellers and not to be outdone - live marionettes. Tickets are $10 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the high school. There's a catch: you must present a special flyer to receive the benefit. To do so, go to the Community page on the OPRF website, scroll down to the Community Interest section get it and look for the link to the flyer and download …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Event, coinciding with the organization's 100th anniversary, will be Oct. 26.
There's still plenty of time to sign up for the Forest Park Chamber of Commerce and Development's inaugural masquerade ball. The 100th anniversary celebration will start at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Park District headquarters, 7501 W. Harrison St. An open bar and appetizers, music and dancing will be featured during the event. If you've been scarfing up raffle tickets, this is the night winners of the large-screen television, $1,500 and $250 will be announced. You can still buy them at $10 a pop at the Chamber office, 7331 W. Roosevelt Rd., or during the night of the event. The cost for the event is $60 per person, $100 per couple. It's black tie optional and you have to wear a mask, the more elaborate the better. Registration deadline is …
Park board to consider whether to hold picnic and all the trimmings - except fireworks.
The Fourth of July is one event that has drawn crowds to Forest Park every year for 43 years. Held on the grounds of the Park District, 7501 Harrison St., the Fourth is awash in activities from 11 a.m. on: bingo, picnics, music, and a dance recital; people can swim for a discount. The Kiwanis sells beer; there’s plenty of camaraderie. Then there’s a big firework display that kicks off at dusk. To even get the best spot to watch them, people stake out their territory the night before, said John Doss, president of the park board of commissioners. Call it one big community party with something for everyone. But safety concerns – and funding – have led the park board to take a step back and reassess the entire day’s events. The decision to …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Program to provide ways for people working with youth to keep them safe.
Getting knocked around is almost a right of passage for any boy or girl engaged in football, soccer or hockey. But in recent months, organizations connected with sports - from Pop Warner Football and the American Youth Soccer Organization to the Illinois High School Assn. and others have begun to more closely examine the long range effects that a sudden blow to the head can have, especially on the young. A program sponsored by the Park District of Forest Park will present information on concussions and other brain injuries from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Sept. 5, at the headquarters, 7501 W. Harrison St. The program is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Chicago Concussion Coalition, the session will focus on the research, education, …