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Sunday July 1st

"INHERIT THE WIND" - 7 PM - Oak Park Festival Theatre presents "Inherit the Wind" at Austin Gardens 120 N. Forest Avenue in Oak Park (1/2 block North of the corner of Lake Street and Forest Avenue). Inspired by the Scopes “Monkey” Trial of 1925, Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee is a classic courtroom drama between two great lawyers who argue the case of a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution. The ethics and issues at the heart of this work-particularly intellectual freedom-are just as relevant today as they were when the play premiered in 1955. Veteran Chicago actor and director, and former Next Theatre artistic director, Steve Pickering directs this towering 20th century classic. The production features OPFT Artistic Director Jack Hickey. Tickets:$25 adults, $20 students & seniors. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.oakparkfestival.com.

Monday July 2nd

Tuesday July 3rd

Wednesday July 4th - Independence Day

INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE - 10:00 AM - Join in the fun at Oak Park's Independence Day Parade, organized by the Community Relations Commission.  The parade will march north on Ridgeland to Augusta Street, turning east to disperse near Whittier Elementary School at Harvey Avenue. For more information on the parade or a registration form call 708-524-9785 or e-mail.

OAK PARK GALA JULY 4 FIREWORKS CELEBRATION - DUSK - The tradition continues... the Community Bank of Oak Park & River Forest presents The Great American Light Show Association's Fireworks Celebration at the Oak Park - River Forest High School Stadium.  Grand Finale underwritten by the Wednesday Journal. Admission is free.

Thursday July 5th

"INHERIT THE WIND" - 8 PM - Oak Park Festival Theatre presents "Inherit the Wind" at Austin Gardens 120 N. Forest Avenue in Oak Park (1/2 block North of the corner of Lake Street and Forest Avenue). Inspired by the Scopes “Monkey” Trial of 1925, Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee is a classic courtroom drama between two great lawyers who argue the case of a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution. The ethics and issues at the heart of this work-particularly intellectual freedom-are just as relevant today as they were when the play premiered in 1955. Veteran Chicago actor and director, and former Next Theatre artistic director, Steve Pickering directs this towering 20th century classic. The production features OPFT Artistic Director Jack Hickey. Tickets:$25 adults, $20 students & seniors. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.oakparkfestival.com.

Friday July 6th

OAK PARK MID-WEEK MARKET - 5:00 to 9:00 PM - Every Wednesday night in Downtown Oak Park, local restaurant, food purveyors, florists, soap makers, and fabric artisans showcase their best stuff in the Village Parking Lot located on Lake St between Marion and Harlem (the former Colt site). Come and enjoy entertainment, beer and wine and a hospitality tent with public seating .

"INHERIT THE WIND" - 8 PM - Oak Park Festival Theatre presents "Inherit the Wind" at Austin Gardens 120 N. Forest Avenue in Oak Park (1/2 block North of the corner of Lake Street and Forest Avenue). Inspired by the Scopes “Monkey” Trial of 1925, Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee is a classic courtroom drama between two great lawyers who argue the case of a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution. The ethics and issues at the heart of this work-particularly intellectual freedom-are just as relevant today as they were when the play premiered in 1955. Veteran Chicago actor and director, and former Next Theatre artistic director, Steve Pickering directs this towering 20th century classic. The production features OPFT Artistic Director Jack Hickey. Tickets:$25 adults, $20 students & seniors. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.oakparkfestival.com.

Saturday July 7th

FARMER'S MARKET - 7 AM - 1 PM - Elmwood and Lake Streets in Oak Park (in the Pilgrim Church parking lot, 460 Lake Street, one block west of Ridgeland and Lake). For more information visit www.oak-park.us/farmersmarket.

"INHERIT THE WIND" - 8 PM - Oak Park Festival Theatre presents "Inherit the Wind" at Austin Gardens 120 N. Forest Avenue in Oak Park (1/2 block North of the corner of Lake Street and Forest Avenue). Inspired by the Scopes “Monkey” Trial of 1925, Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee is a classic courtroom drama between two great lawyers who argue the case of a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution. The ethics and issues at the heart of this work-particularly intellectual freedom-are just as relevant today as they were when the play premiered in 1955. Veteran Chicago actor and director, and former Next Theatre artistic director, Steve Pickering directs this towering 20th century classic. The production features OPFT Artistic Director Jack Hickey. Tickets:$25 adults, $20 students & seniors. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.oakparkfestival.com.

Sunday July 8th

"INHERIT THE WIND" - 7 PM - Oak Park Festival Theatre presents "Inherit the Wind" at Austin Gardens 120 N. Forest Avenue in Oak Park (1/2 block North of the corner of Lake Street and Forest Avenue). Inspired by the Scopes “Monkey” Trial of 1925, Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee is a classic courtroom drama between two great lawyers who argue the case of a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution. The ethics and issues at the heart of this work-particularly intellectual freedom-are just as relevant today as they were when the play premiered in 1955. Veteran Chicago actor and director, and former Next Theatre artistic director, Steve Pickering directs this towering 20th century classic. The production features OPFT Artistic Director Jack Hickey. Tickets:$25 adults, $20 students & seniors. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.oakparkfestival.com.

Monday July 9th

Tuesday July 10th

"FILMS IN THE FOREST: WE BOUGHT A ZOO" - 6:30 to 10:30 PM - The Forest Preserve District of Cook County presents: "Films in the Forest: We Bought a Zoo" at 536 N. Harlem Ave. in River Forest. 6:30 p.m.: Animal Fun, Brookfield Zoo giveaways, Create animal homes & Play animal games. Dusk (~8:30 pm) Movie begins – bring a blanket, chair, a picnic and enjoy "We Bought a Zoo", starring Matt Damon. He plays a widowed father who buys a dilapidated zoo in hopes of making a fresh start. While facing enormous odds to keep the zoo open, he must find the courage to recommit to his children and to their new life together. Based on a true story. For more information visit www.fpdcc.com.

Wednesday July 11th

 

"INHERIT THE WIND" - 8 PM - Oak Park Festival Theatre presents "Inherit the Wind" at Austin Gardens 120 N. Forest Avenue in Oak Park (1/2 block North of the corner of Lake Street and Forest Avenue). Inspired by the Scopes “Monkey” Trial of 1925, Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee is a classic courtroom drama between two great lawyers who argue the case of a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution. The ethics and issues at the heart of this work-particularly intellectual freedom-are just as relevant today as they were when the play premiered in 1955. Veteran Chicago actor and director, and former Next Theatre artistic director, Steve Pickering directs this towering 20th century classic. The production features OPFT Artistic Director Jack Hickey. Tickets:$25 adults, $20 students & seniors. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.oakparkfestival.com.

Thursday July 12th

"INHERIT THE WIND" - 8 PM - Oak Park Festival Theatre presents "Inherit the Wind" at Austin Gardens 120 N. Forest Avenue in Oak Park (1/2 block North of the corner of Lake Street and Forest Avenue). Inspired by the Scopes “Monkey” Trial of 1925, Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee is a classic courtroom drama between two great lawyers who argue the case of a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution. The ethics and issues at the heart of this work-particularly intellectual freedom-are just as relevant today as they were when the play premiered in 1955. Veteran Chicago actor and director, and former Next Theatre artistic director, Steve Pickering directs this towering 20th century classic. The production features OPFT Artistic Director Jack Hickey. Tickets:$25 adults, $20 students & seniors. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.oakparkfestival.com.

Friday July 13th

"INHERIT THE WIND" - 8 PM - Oak Park Festival Theatre presents "Inherit the Wind" at Austin Gardens 120 N. Forest Avenue in Oak Park (1/2 block North of the corner of Lake Street and Forest Avenue). Inspired by the Scopes “Monkey” Trial of 1925, Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee is a classic courtroom drama between two great lawyers who argue the case of a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution. The ethics and issues at the heart of this work-particularly intellectual freedom-are just as relevant today as they were when the play premiered in 1955. Veteran Chicago actor and director, and former Next Theatre artistic director, Steve Pickering directs this towering 20th century classic. The production features OPFT Artistic Director Jack Hickey. Tickets:$25 adults, $20 students & seniors. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.oakparkfestival.com.

Saturday July 14th

FARMER'S MARKET - 7 AM - 1 PM - Elmwood and Lake Streets in Oak Park (in the Pilgrim Church parking lot, 460 Lake Street, one block west of Ridgeland and Lake). For more information visit www.oak-park.us/farmersmarket.

"INHERIT THE WIND" - 8 PM - Oak Park Festival Theatre presents "Inherit the Wind" at Austin Gardens 120 N. Forest Avenue in Oak Park (1/2 block North of the corner of Lake Street and Forest Avenue). Inspired by the Scopes “Monkey” Trial of 1925, Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee is a classic courtroom drama between two great lawyers who argue the case of a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution. The ethics and issues at the heart of this work-particularly intellectual freedom-are just as relevant today as they were when the play premiered in 1955. Veteran Chicago actor and director, and former Next Theatre artistic director, Steve Pickering directs this towering 20th century classic. The production features OPFT Artistic Director Jack Hickey. Tickets:$25 adults, $20 students & seniors. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.oakparkfestival.com.

Sunday July 15th

Monday July 16th

Tuesday July 17th

Berwyn Development Corporation || www.berwyn.netCRUISE NITE - 6:00 to 9:00 PM - Cruise Nites on Windsor Avenue in the Depot District in Berwyn, attracts families, residents and car enthusiasts. They offer all visitors the opportunity to mingle and learn more about Berwyn's proud classic car culture and historical automotive heritage. This combination of car show and nightlife activity makes for great summer evenings that help make the community stronger and more involved in the local Depot District market. Cruise Nites are brought to you with the help of Showcase Classics. Trophies are awarded to the 10 Koolest Vehicles, including motorcycles, chosen by the Depot District Special Events Committee. For more information about Cruise Nites, call the BDC at 708-788-8100 or visit www.berwyn.net.

Wednesday July 18th

Thursday July 19th

Friday July 20th

Saturday July 21st

FARMER'S MARKET - 7 AM - 1 PM - Elmwood and Lake Streets in Oak Park (in the Pilgrim Church parking lot, 460 Lake Street, one block west of Ridgeland and Lake). For more information visit www.oak-park.us/farmersmarket.

Sunday July 22nd

"MUSIC IN THE STREET" - Noon to 7:00 PM - Join Berwyn Development Corporation and the Berwyn's Historic Depot District Special Events Committee for "Music in the Street" on Grove between Stanley & 32nd in Berwyn, for this newest Depot District event featuring live bands and food from local businesses. For more information visit www.berwyn.net/bdc-community-events/music-in-the-streett.

Monday July 23rd

Tuesday July 24th

Wednesday July 25th

Thursday July 26th

Friday July 27th

Saturday July 28th

FARMER'S MARKET - 7 AM - 1 PM - Elmwood and Lake Streets in Oak Park (in the Pilgrim Church parking lot, 460 Lake Street, one block west of Ridgeland and Lake). For more information visit www.oak-park.us/farmersmarket.

Sunday July 29th

Monday July 30th

Tuesday July 31st

Berwyn Development Corporation || www.berwyn.netCRUISE NITE - 6:00 to 9:00 PM - Cruise Nites on Windsor Avenue in the Depot District in Berwyn, attracts families, residents and car enthusiasts. They offer all visitors the opportunity to mingle and learn more about Berwyn's proud classic car culture and historical automotive heritage. This combination of car show and nightlife activity makes for great summer evenings that help make the community stronger and more involved in the local Depot District market. Cruise Nites are brought to you with the help of Showcase Classics. Trophies are awarded to the 10 Koolest Vehicles, including motorcycles, chosen by the Depot District Special Events Committee. For more information about Cruise Nites, call the BDC at 708-788-8100 or visit www.berwyn.net.