Oak Park and River Forest Community Calendar
Updated: September 17, 2012 11:41AM
Oak Leaves and Forest Leaves welcome items for the Community Calendar, as well as items for Business Briefs, Campus News, Community Briefs, School Digest and Trend. Items must be received minimum of 10 days prior to publication. Fax (708) 383-3678; e-mail email@example.com; or mail to Pioneer Press, 1010 W. Lake St., Suite 104, Oak Park, IL 60301.
Oak-Leyden Community Support Day: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 28 at The Whole Foods Market, 7245 Lake St. in River Forest. Whole Foods will donate 5 percent of its net sales to Oak-Leyden Developmental Services. Customers will enjoy listening to the Oak-Leyden Choir as they perform throughout the day. Call Valerie Plomin at (708) 524-1050, Ext. 102.
St. Vincent Ferrer’s Golf Outing: 11 a.m. shotgun start Aug. 20 at St. Andrews Golf in West Chicago. The event will include golf, dinner and drinks. Cost is $150 per golfer. Dinner only, is $75. Sponsoring a hole is an opportunity to help the school — $200 includes a sign at the tee box and a ticket for dinner; $100 will put your name or your company’s name at the tee box. Call the school at (708) 771-5906 or e-mail Gia Jankovich at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by the Parents’ Club in association with Chicago West Suburban Unico.
Rules of the Road Review Course: 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 20 at the Howard Mohr Community Center, 7640 W. Jackson Boulevard, Forest Park (Jackson and Des Plaines). Free to anyone who wishes to attend. Purpose of course is to help participants pass the Illinois drivers license renewal exam. Prepares you for the general written and road exam and provides info on the vision screening. Visit www.cyberdriveillinois.com.
The following groups meet in Oak Park Village Hall, Madison Street and Lombard. Visit www.oak-park.us, mouse over to News, then click on Meeting Calendar. An interpreter is available. Human Resources Dept. (708) 383-6400, Ext. 2326 or (708) 848-1911 (TTY/TDD). Need 48 hours notice. CC is Council Chambers.
Today: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Building Codes Advisory Commission; 7-10 p.m. Plan Commission.
Aug. 20: 7-9 p.m. Finance Committee Village Board.
Aug. 21: 7:30-9 p.m. Citizen Police Oversight Committee.
Aug. 22: 8-9:30 a.m. Business Association Council; 7-9:30 p.m. Disability Access Commission; 7-10 p.m. Community Development Citizens Advisory Commission at 615 Garfield; 7:30-9:30 p.m. Architectural Review Committee/Historic Preservation Commission.
Aug. 23: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Emergency Telephone System Board.
River Forest Public Library: Board meetings, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21 the Board of Trustees holds its regular meeting at the library, 735 Lathrop Ave., River Forest. The public is always invited to attend these meetings. Visit www.riverforestlibrary.org and “Check out the world from here!”
Free Cholesterol, Glucose: and Blood Pressure screenings, 7-9 a.m. Aug. 20 at Vanguard MacNeal Hospital, Cardiac Rehab, 3249 S. Oak Park Ave., Berwyn. Know your numbers. Fasting required. For more information, call (708) 783-2005.
Compassionate Friends: East Suburban Chapter, 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Cornerstone Community Church of Brookfield, 9008 Fairview Ave. A free grief support meeting for parents who have lost a child to any cause of death. Visit www.compassionatefriends.org or call Gary Parmenter (630) 935-1228 or e-mail email@example.com. (Serves people within the borders of Northlake, Countryside, Cicero and Oak Park.)
Epilepsy Support Group: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at Rush Oak Park Hospital, 520 S. Maple St., Oak Park. The group brings together equality, skill, knowledge and support; always looking to move forward the lives of those who come together. Whether you feel like you’ve lost your courage, your heart, your brain or your way, the quickest way back is working together. Call Patty Martin at (708) 302-7153.
Grief Support Group: 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 21 at Loyola Hospital. Adults who have recently lost a loved one are invited to a special gathering “Grief 101.” No fee but donations accepted. Advance registration. Call Nancy Kiel (708) 216-1646.
Adult Education Classes: 9:45-10:45 a.m. Aug. 19 at Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 Division, River Forest. “Arts in August: Perspectives on the Death of Christ,” presented by Benjamin Stewart, Gordon A. Braatz assistant professor of worship and dean of the Chapel at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Call (708) 366-6900 or visit graceriverforest.org. Free and open to all.
West Suburban Temple Har Zion: a Conservative synagogue in River Forest, will be holding a Kabbalat Shabbat service for members and guests beginning at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at a private home in Naperville. A dairy dinner will follow the service. Call Carol Serber by Aug. 27 at (708) 366-9000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to RSVP.
Trailside Museum of Natural History is at 738 Thatcher Ave., River Forest (Chicago and Thatcher avenues) and is run by Cook County Forest Preserve District. Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise stated. Call (708) 366-6530. Most programs are free.
Morning Fitness Hike: 9 a.m. Aug. 18. Enjoy a brisk naturalist-led hike in the scenic Forest Preserves surrounding Trailside Museum. Dress for rough trails. For adults.
Insects – Winged Wonders: 1 p.m. Aug. 19. Explore the world of flying insects as they change from crawlers to flyers. How do caterpillars become butterflies? Do young dragonflies have wings? We’ll search for answers under the water and in the sky. For families.
Bats – Night Stalkers: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24. Discover the hidden world of bats. Families will enjoy learning about these mysterious flying mammals, then finding them outside using special equipment. Sign up for one session only.