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Wednesday August 1st

NEXT GENERATION RECYCLING - 7:00 to 9:00 PM - The Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield Street in Oak Park presents "Next Generation Recycling". Karen Rozmus, Environmental Services Manager for the Village of Oak Park, will provide a bit of history on environmental programs, an update on the state of recycling in Oak Park, an overview of new and ongoing programs, and how residents are making a difference. Come and find out about the latest recycling programs in Oak Park. Sponsored by the Park District’s Greening Advisory Committee. Admission is FREE. For more information call Jane McDonald at 708-386-4700 or visit www.oakparkparks.com.

Thursday August 2nd

NATURE STORY TIME - 10:30 to 11:30 AM - The Trailside Museum of Natural History, 738 Thatcher Ave. in River Forest invites you to enjoy nature-inspired stories, crafts and activities for ages 3 - 5 with an adult. $1.00 per child. To register or for more information call 708-366-6530 or visit www.fpdcc.com.

"RICHARD III" - 8 PM - Oak Park Festival Theatre presents "Richard III" by William Shakespeare at Austin Gardens 120 N. Forest Avenue in Oak Park (1/2 block North of the corner of Lake Street and Forest Avenue). One of the consummate showmen in the Shakespearean canon, Richard III uses his intelligence and skills of deception and political manipulation to overthrow his older brother Edward for the throne of England. Richard III deftly navigates between humor, terror, eroticism, and courtly nobility in Shakespeare’s timeless tale of political ambition. Belinda Bremner directs after her highly praised production of Faith Healer last year. Kevin Theis stars as the title character and David Skvarla returns to the OPFT stage. Theis and Skvarla played the leads under Bremner’s direction in OPFT’s richly praised Of Mice and Men in summer 2010. Tickets:$25 adults, $20 students & seniors. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.oakparkfestival.com.

Friday August 3rd

"RICHARD III" - 8 PM - Oak Park Festival Theatre presents "Richard III" by William Shakespeare at Austin Gardens 120 N. Forest Avenue in Oak Park (1/2 block North of the corner of Lake Street and Forest Avenue). One of the consummate showmen in the Shakespearean canon, Richard III uses his intelligence and skills of deception and political manipulation to overthrow his older brother Edward for the throne of England. Richard III deftly navigates between humor, terror, eroticism, and courtly nobility in Shakespeare’s timeless tale of political ambition. Belinda Bremner directs after her highly praised production of Faith Healer last year. Kevin Theis stars as the title character and David Skvarla returns to the OPFT stage. Theis and Skvarla played the leads under Bremner’s direction in OPFT’s richly praised Of Mice and Men in summer 2010. Tickets:$25 adults, $20 students & seniors. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.oakparkfestival.com.

Saturday August 4th

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.

SUMMER STROLL - 1:00 to 2:30 PM - The Trailside Museum of Natural History, 738 Thatcher Ave. in River Forest invites you to enjoy a guided walk in our gardens and into the woods as we view busy bees and butterflies, summer wildflowers, and other delights of the season. For families, free. Call to register. To register or for more information call 708-366-6530 or visit www.fpdcc.com.

"RICHARD III" - 8 PM - Oak Park Festival Theatre presents "Richard III" by William Shakespeare at Austin Gardens 120 N. Forest Avenue in Oak Park (1/2 block North of the corner of Lake Street and Forest Avenue). One of the consummate showmen in the Shakespearean canon, Richard III uses his intelligence and skills of deception and political manipulation to overthrow his older brother Edward for the throne of England. Richard III deftly navigates between humor, terror, eroticism, and courtly nobility in Shakespeare’s timeless tale of political ambition. Belinda Bremner directs after her highly praised production of Faith Healer last year. Kevin Theis stars as the title character and David Skvarla returns to the OPFT stage. Theis and Skvarla played the leads under Bremner’s direction in OPFT’s richly praised Of Mice and Men in summer 2010. Tickets:$25 adults, $20 students & seniors. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.oakparkfestival.com.

Sunday August 5th

"RICHARD III" - 7 PM - Oak Park Festival Theatre presents "Richard III" by William Shakespeare at Austin Gardens 120 N. Forest Avenue in Oak Park (1/2 block North of the corner of Lake Street and Forest Avenue). One of the consummate showmen in the Shakespearean canon, Richard III uses his intelligence and skills of deception and political manipulation to overthrow his older brother Edward for the throne of England. Richard III deftly navigates between humor, terror, eroticism, and courtly nobility in Shakespeare’s timeless tale of political ambition. Belinda Bremner directs after her highly praised production of Faith Healer last year. Kevin Theis stars as the title character and David Skvarla returns to the OPFT stage. Theis and Skvarla played the leads under Bremner’s direction in OPFT’s richly praised Of Mice and Men in summer 2010. Tickets:$25 adults, $20 students & seniors. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.oakparkfestival.com.

Monday August 6th

Tuesday August 7th

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 August 8th

Thursday August 9th

"RICHARD III" - 8 PM - Oak Park Festival Theatre presents "Richard III" by William Shakespeare at Austin Gardens 120 N. Forest Avenue in Oak Park (1/2 block North of the corner of Lake Street and Forest Avenue). One of the consummate showmen in the Shakespearean canon, Richard III uses his intelligence and skills of deception and political manipulation to overthrow his older brother Edward for the throne of England. Richard III deftly navigates between humor, terror, eroticism, and courtly nobility in Shakespeare’s timeless tale of political ambition. Belinda Bremner directs after her highly praised production of Faith Healer last year. Kevin Theis stars as the title character and David Skvarla returns to the OPFT stage. Theis and Skvarla played the leads under Bremner’s direction in OPFT’s richly praised Of Mice and Men in summer 2010. Tickets:$25 adults, $20 students & seniors. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.oakparkfestival.com.

Friday August 10th

"RICHARD III" - 8 PM - Oak Park Festival Theatre presents "Richard III" by William Shakespeare at Austin Gardens 120 N. Forest Avenue in Oak Park (1/2 block North of the corner of Lake Street and Forest Avenue). One of the consummate showmen in the Shakespearean canon, Richard III uses his intelligence and skills of deception and political manipulation to overthrow his older brother Edward for the throne of England. Richard III deftly navigates between humor, terror, eroticism, and courtly nobility in Shakespeare’s timeless tale of political ambition. Belinda Bremner directs after her highly praised production of Faith Healer last year. Kevin Theis stars as the title character and David Skvarla returns to the OPFT stage. Theis and Skvarla played the leads under Bremner’s direction in OPFT’s richly praised Of Mice and Men in summer 2010. Tickets:$25 adults, $20 students & seniors. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.oakparkfestival.com.

Saturday August 11th

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.

"RICHARD III" - 8 PM - Oak Park Festival Theatre presents "Richard III" by William Shakespeare at Austin Gardens 120 N. Forest Avenue in Oak Park (1/2 block North of the corner of Lake Street and Forest Avenue). One of the consummate showmen in the Shakespearean canon, Richard III uses his intelligence and skills of deception and political manipulation to overthrow his older brother Edward for the throne of England. Richard III deftly navigates between humor, terror, eroticism, and courtly nobility in Shakespeare’s timeless tale of political ambition. Belinda Bremner directs after her highly praised production of Faith Healer last year. Kevin Theis stars as the title character and David Skvarla returns to the OPFT stage. Theis and Skvarla played the leads under Bremner’s direction in OPFT’s richly praised Of Mice and Men in summer 2010. Tickets:$25 adults, $20 students & seniors. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.oakparkfestival.com.

Sunday August 12th

"RICHARD III" - 7 PM - Oak Park Festival Theatre presents "Richard III" by William Shakespeare at Austin Gardens 120 N. Forest Avenue in Oak Park (1/2 block North of the corner of Lake Street and Forest Avenue). One of the consummate showmen in the Shakespearean canon, Richard III uses his intelligence and skills of deception and political manipulation to overthrow his older brother Edward for the throne of England. Richard III deftly navigates between humor, terror, eroticism, and courtly nobility in Shakespeare’s timeless tale of political ambition. Belinda Bremner directs after her highly praised production of Faith Healer last year. Kevin Theis stars as the title character and David Skvarla returns to the OPFT stage. Theis and Skvarla played the leads under Bremner’s direction in OPFT’s richly praised Of Mice and Men in summer 2010. Tickets:$25 adults, $20 students & seniors. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.oakparkfestival.com.

Monday August 13th

Tuesday August 14th

Wednesday August 15th

Thursday August 16th

"RICHARD III" - 8 PM - Oak Park Festival Theatre presents "Richard III" by William Shakespeare at Austin Gardens 120 N. Forest Avenue in Oak Park (1/2 block North of the corner of Lake Street and Forest Avenue). One of the consummate showmen in the Shakespearean canon, Richard III uses his intelligence and skills of deception and political manipulation to overthrow his older brother Edward for the throne of England. Richard III deftly navigates between humor, terror, eroticism, and courtly nobility in Shakespeare’s timeless tale of political ambition. Belinda Bremner directs after her highly praised production of Faith Healer last year. Kevin Theis stars as the title character and David Skvarla returns to the OPFT stage. Theis and Skvarla played the leads under Bremner’s direction in OPFT’s richly praised Of Mice and Men in summer 2010. Tickets:$25 adults, $20 students & seniors. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.oakparkfestival.com.

Friday August 17th

38th ANNUAL OAK PARK AVE-LAKE ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW - 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM - Artists and craftsartists from far and near will fill Scoville Park, Oak Park Avenue & Lake Street in Oak Park, for the 38th Annual Oak Park Ave-Lake Arts & Crafts Show with work they themselves created during this popular juried event. Art In Action is included with some exhibitors working/demonstrating at various times during the show. Programs will be available free of charge at the show listing the exhibitors their medium, and their location in the show Free Admission. For more information visit www.americansocietyofartists.org.

"RICHARD III" - 8 PM - Oak Park Festival Theatre presents "Richard III" by William Shakespeare at Austin Gardens 120 N. Forest Avenue in Oak Park (1/2 block North of the corner of Lake Street and Forest Avenue). One of the consummate showmen in the Shakespearean canon, Richard III uses his intelligence and skills of deception and political manipulation to overthrow his older brother Edward for the throne of England. Richard III deftly navigates between humor, terror, eroticism, and courtly nobility in Shakespeare’s timeless tale of political ambition. Belinda Bremner directs after her highly praised production of Faith Healer last year. Kevin Theis stars as the title character and David Skvarla returns to the OPFT stage. Theis and Skvarla played the leads under Bremner’s direction in OPFT’s richly praised Of Mice and Men in summer 2010. Tickets:$25 adults, $20 students & seniors. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.oakparkfestival.com.

Saturday August 18th

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.

MORNING FITNESS HIKE - 9:00 to 11:00 AM - The Trailside Museum of Natural History, 738 Thatcher Ave. in River Forest invites you to enjoy a brisk naturalist-led hike on the scenic Forest Preserve trails surrounding Trailside Museum. Expect rough trails. For adults; free. For more information call 708-366-6530 or visit www.fpdcc.com.
38th ANNUAL OAK PARK AVE-LAKE ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Artists and craftsartists from far and near will fill Scoville Park, Oak Park Avenue & Lake Street in Oak Park, for the 38th Annual Oak Park Ave-Lake Arts & Crafts Show with work they themselves created during this popular juried event. Art In Action is included with some exhibitors working/demonstrating at various times during the show. Programs will be available free of charge at the show listing the exhibitors their medium, and their location in the show Free Admission. For more information visit www.americansocietyofartists.org.

"RICHARD III" - 8 PM - Oak Park Festival Theatre presents "Richard III" by William Shakespeare at Austin Gardens 120 N. Forest Avenue in Oak Park (1/2 block North of the corner of Lake Street and Forest Avenue). One of the consummate showmen in the Shakespearean canon, Richard III uses his intelligence and skills of deception and political manipulation to overthrow his older brother Edward for the throne of England. Richard III deftly navigates between humor, terror, eroticism, and courtly nobility in Shakespeare’s timeless tale of political ambition. Belinda Bremner directs after her highly praised production of Faith Healer last year. Kevin Theis stars as the title character and David Skvarla returns to the OPFT stage. Theis and Skvarla played the leads under Bremner’s direction in OPFT’s richly praised Of Mice and Men in summer 2010. Tickets:$25 adults, $20 students & seniors. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.oakparkfestival.com.

Sunday August 19th

“INSECTS: WINGED WONDERS” - 1:00 to 2:00 PM - The Trailside Museum of Natural History, 738 Thatcher Ave. in River Forest invites you to explore the world of flying insects as they change from crawlers to flyers, concentrating on butterflies and dragonflies. For families, free. For more information call 708-366-6530 or visit www.fpdcc.com.

"RICHARD III" - 7 PM - Oak Park Festival Theatre presents "Richard III" by William Shakespeare at Austin Gardens 120 N. Forest Avenue in Oak Park (1/2 block North of the corner of Lake Street and Forest Avenue). One of the consummate showmen in the Shakespearean canon, Richard III uses his intelligence and skills of deception and political manipulation to overthrow his older brother Edward for the throne of England. Richard III deftly navigates between humor, terror, eroticism, and courtly nobility in Shakespeare’s timeless tale of political ambition. Belinda Bremner directs after her highly praised production of Faith Healer last year. Kevin Theis stars as the title character and David Skvarla returns to the OPFT stage. Theis and Skvarla played the leads under Bremner’s direction in OPFT’s richly praised Of Mice and Men in summer 2010. Tickets:$25 adults, $20 students & seniors. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.oakparkfestival.com.

Monday August 20th

Tuesday August 21st

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 August 22nd

"RICHARD III" - 8 PM - Oak Park Festival Theatre presents "Richard III" by William Shakespeare at Austin Gardens 120 N. Forest Avenue in Oak Park (1/2 block North of the corner of Lake Street and Forest Avenue). One of the consummate showmen in the Shakespearean canon, Richard III uses his intelligence and skills of deception and political manipulation to overthrow his older brother Edward for the throne of England. Richard III deftly navigates between humor, terror, eroticism, and courtly nobility in Shakespeare’s timeless tale of political ambition. Belinda Bremner directs after her highly praised production of Faith Healer last year. Kevin Theis stars as the title character and David Skvarla returns to the OPFT stage. Theis and Skvarla played the leads under Bremner’s direction in OPFT’s richly praised Of Mice and Men in summer 2010. Tickets:$25 adults, $20 students & seniors. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.oakparkfestival.com.

Thursday August 23rd

"RICHARD III" - 8 PM - Oak Park Festival Theatre presents "Richard III" by William Shakespeare at Austin Gardens 120 N. Forest Avenue in Oak Park (1/2 block North of the corner of Lake Street and Forest Avenue). One of the consummate showmen in the Shakespearean canon, Richard III uses his intelligence and skills of deception and political manipulation to overthrow his older brother Edward for the throne of England. Richard III deftly navigates between humor, terror, eroticism, and courtly nobility in Shakespeare’s timeless tale of political ambition. Belinda Bremner directs after her highly praised production of Faith Healer last year. Kevin Theis stars as the title character and David Skvarla returns to the OPFT stage. Theis and Skvarla played the leads under Bremner’s direction in OPFT’s richly praised Of Mice and Men in summer 2010. Tickets:$25 adults, $20 students & seniors. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.oakparkfestival.com.

Friday August 24th

“BATS: NIGHT STALKERS” - 7:30 to 8:30 PM - The Trailside Museum of Natural History, 738 Thatcher Ave. in River Forest invites you to discover the hidden world of bats. Families will enjoy learning about these mysterious flying mammals, then finding live ones outside using special equipment. Free. Registration required, limited space! To register or for more information call 708-366-6530 or visit www.fpdcc.com.

"RICHARD III" - 8 PM - Oak Park Festival Theatre presents "Richard III" by William Shakespeare at Austin Gardens 120 N. Forest Avenue in Oak Park (1/2 block North of the corner of Lake Street and Forest Avenue). One of the consummate showmen in the Shakespearean canon, Richard III uses his intelligence and skills of deception and political manipulation to overthrow his older brother Edward for the throne of England. Richard III deftly navigates between humor, terror, eroticism, and courtly nobility in Shakespeare’s timeless tale of political ambition. Belinda Bremner directs after her highly praised production of Faith Healer last year. Kevin Theis stars as the title character and David Skvarla returns to the OPFT stage. Theis and Skvarla played the leads under Bremner’s direction in OPFT’s richly praised Of Mice and Men in summer 2010. Tickets:$25 adults, $20 students & seniors. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.oakparkfestival.com.

Saturday August 25th

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.

"RICHARD III" - 8 PM - Oak Park Festival Theatre presents "Richard III" by William Shakespeare at Austin Gardens 120 N. Forest Avenue in Oak Park (1/2 block North of the corner of Lake Street and Forest Avenue). One of the consummate showmen in the Shakespearean canon, Richard III uses his intelligence and skills of deception and political manipulation to overthrow his older brother Edward for the throne of England. Richard III deftly navigates between humor, terror, eroticism, and courtly nobility in Shakespeare’s timeless tale of political ambition. Belinda Bremner directs after her highly praised production of Faith Healer last year. Kevin Theis stars as the title character and David Skvarla returns to the OPFT stage. Theis and Skvarla played the leads under Bremner’s direction in OPFT’s richly praised Of Mice and Men in summer 2010. Tickets:$25 adults, $20 students & seniors. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.oakparkfestival.com.

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Friday August 31st