Big Week August 7-14

August 7th, 2019 10:31 AM

By Staff

Speaker Series

The Rotary Club of Maywood/Proviso is hosting Sumbul Siddiqui, MD-MPH candidate at the Loyola Strich School of Medicine at 12:15 p.m. on August 8 at Meal of the Day Café, 1701 S. 1st Ave. in Maywood. Siddiqui is a DACA recipient. She will aims to achieve access to healthcare for the underserved. 

Stoop Sessions

The Forest Park Arts Alliance will hold its first-ever "Stoop Sessions" concert on the porch of 1529 Elgin Ave. on August 19. Daniel and Sarah Gasse, owners of the Gasse School of Music, will perform for a crowd. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair to the concert.

Back to School Celebration 

Have fun and register for school at Forest Park District 91's annual Back to School Celebration, from 5 to 8 p.m. on August 15 at Forest Park Middle School, 424 Desplaines Ave. Enjoy arts and crafts, food, free health care services, music and more. Don't miss your chance to participate in an equity-focused community art project.  

Movies in the Park 

Enjoy a free screening of "Blue Hawaii" at dusk on August 9 at the Park District of Forest Park, 7501 Harrison St. 

What You Should Know About the Job Search 

A career services expert from Triton College will talk about how to individualize and modernize your job search, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on August 13 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. 

Garage Galleries Call for Artists

Don't miss the chance to see your neighbor's garages transformed into art galleries on August 24.

Peer Support and Art

Share stories of personal disability and produce artwork, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on August 8 at the Progress Center for Independent Living, 7521 Madison St.

Hawaiian Luau Party 

Enjoy a traditional pig roast and jazz music by the Patois band, from 6 to 8 p.m. on August 9 at the Park District of Forest Park, 7501 Harrison St. 

G.K. Chesterton Meeting

Discuss "The Victorian Age in Literature," from 2 to 4 p.m. on August 10 at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 Madison St.

White Pines Resorts

Enjoy lunch and a production at White Pines Resorts, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on August 21. Tickets $78 for residents; $82 for non-residents. Call the Howard Mohr Community Center at 708-771-7737 to reserve your space.  

Housing Forward Trivia Night 

Housing Forward will host its ninth annual trivia night at 7 p.m. on August 22 at Healy's Westside, 7321 Madison St. The nonprofit's goal is to raise at least $20,000 to support programs and services designed to end homelessness. Visit

Make Your Own Pickles

Let the experts from Knockout Pickles teach you how to make your own pickles, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on August 10 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.

D91 Back to School Celebration

District 91 schools will hold its annual Back to School Celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 15 at Forest Park Middle School, 925 Beloit Ave.


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