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Wednesday July 23rd

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

PAINT COVERED WEDNESDAYS - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Paint Covered Wednesdays provide children the artistic opportunity of a lifetime at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Children use a large variety of paints, styles and canvases as they learn to tell their stories, to create new things and expand their understanding of the world around them. Painting helps children by enhancing problem solving skills, improving fine motor skills, boosting self-esteem and gives a positive outlet for expression. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

STORY TIME - 11:00 to 11:30 AM - Discover the world of make believe by immersing yourself in new worlds and new adventures at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Story telling is an art form older than writing and still engages children and adults in a way only stories can. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

NONPROFIT BOOTCAMP: "EMERGING NONPROFIT CERTIFICATE OF TRAINING" - 4:00 to 7:15 PM - The Law Project presents: Nonprofit Bootcamp: "Emerging Nonprofit Certificate Of Training" at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, 300 North LaSalle Street, Conference Room CH 6E, Chicago. Registration is now open for The Law Project's "Emerging Nonprofit Certificate of Training" program. If you are interested in learning the ins and outs of starting a nonprofit organization, click here.  For more information about The Law Project call 312-939-3638 or visit www.thelawproject.org.

Thursday July 24th

WEST SUBURBAN PADS TRIVIA NIGHT - 7:00 to 10:00 PM - Think you have all the answers? Certain that you have a head full of useless knowledge? Love supporting a great cause while having a blast with friends? Then join us for our 4th Annual PADS Games - Trivia Night at FitzGerald's Night Club, 6615 Roosevelt Road in Berwyn. Trivia. Food. Drink. $35/person. Teams of six. Contact Teri Miller for more information. For more information about West Suburban PADS visit www.westsuburbanpads.org.

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Friday July 25th

OAK PARK CONSERVATORY UNCORKED - 6:00 to 8:00 PM - Join the Oak Park Conservatory for the new summer series “The Oak Park Conservatory Uncorked,” presented by the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory. Stop by on the fourth Friday of June through September from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $15 per person and include two drink tickets, a food token, showcase tours, local music and art, and more. Must be 21 or over to participate. www.fopcon.org, email uncorked@fopcon.org or call 708-725-2400.

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

STORY TIME - Noon to 12:30 PM - Discover the world of make believe by immersing yourself in new worlds and new adventures at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Story telling is an art form older than writing and still engages children and adults in a way only stories can. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: 'RESISTANCE' NOT ALL GERMS ARE CREATED EQUAL - 5:30 to 8:30 PM - Food & Water Watch Illinois presents the premier of "'Resistance' Not All Germs are Created Equal" at the Nineteenth Century Club, 178 Forest Ave, Oak Park. Antibiotics were first mass-produced in the 1940s. Seventy years later these miracle drugs are failing. How did this happen? Join us for a free film event and learn about how Oak Park can be part of the solution! Featuring speakers: Everly Macario, Sc.D., M.S., Ed.M., Mother of Simon Sparrow (11/2/02—4/17/04) Public Health Researcher, and Writer; Paul Schattauer, M.D. - The Green Medical Practice, Oak Park, IL, 2014 Recipient of The Fitzsimmons Award for Excellence in Public Health; Dan Rosenthal, Restaurateur (Cicchetti and Sopraffina Marketcaffé) , Co-Founder Green Chicago Restaurant Co-op, President The Rosenthal Group. For more information call Amber Glass at 773-796-3542 or visit http://tinyurl.com/ResistanceOakPark.

Saturday July 26th

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). Oak Park's Farmer's Market offers fresh, locally grown produce along with some of the best donuts to be found anywhere!  Come early and stay late for a family friendly atmosphere.  For more information visit www.oak-park.us/our-community/oak-park-farmers-market.

OAK PARK FESTIVAL THEATRE "THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST" OPENING NIGHT - 8:00 to 10:00 PM - The Oak Park Festival Theatre presents Oscar Wilde's "The Importance Of Being Earnest" at Austin Gardens, 167 N. Forest Avenue in Oak Park. “The Truth Is Rarely Pure & Never Simple” - Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece is a sly, stylish and sparking satire of public appearance and private identity. Jack and Algernon, two wily and witty bachelors well versed in clever ruses to escape social responsibilities, at last fall in love with the delicious, well-doweried damsels, Gwendolyn and Cecily. Their happiness depends on convincing society (in the person of Gwendolyn’s redoubt- able dowager mother) that once and for all they embrace the importance of being Earnest. Tickets are $27 – Seniors $22 – Students – $15 Children under 12 and dogs free. For tickets call the box office 708-445-4440 or the Oak Park Visitor Center 888-OAK-PARK or visit www.oakparkfestival.com.

"BONE" APPETIT - 1:00 to 1:30 PM - Join Trailside Museum, 738 Thatcher Avenue in River Forest, at feeding time to learn about Trailside's outdoor resident animals. This family program is free! For more information about Trailside Museum, call 708-366-6530 or visit www.fpdcc.com.

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Sunday July 27th

SUMMER CONCERTS IN SCOVILLE PARK: "28 DAYS" - 5:30 to 7:00 PM - Bring your family, friends and neighbors to Scoville Park at Lake Street and Oak Park Avenue for nine entertaining evenings of music! Our Summer Concert Series at Scoville Park features a variety of local and well known bands performing everything from rock and roll to blues, country to reggae, and even today’s latest hits. There’s something for everyone! Admission is free! This week featuring "28 Days" with Classic & Contemporary Rock, sponsored by Eyrie Restaurant. For more information visit www.pdop.org.

OAK PARK FESTIVAL THEATRE "THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST" - 7:00 to 9:00 PM - The Oak Park Festival Theatre presents Oscar Wilde's "The Importance Of Being Earnest" at Austin Gardens, 167 N. Forest Avenue in Oak Park. “The Truth Is Rarely Pure & Never Simple” - Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece is a sly, stylish and sparking satire of public appearance and private identity. Jack and Algernon, two wily and witty bachelors well versed in clever ruses to escape social responsibilities, at last fall in love with the delicious, well-doweried damsels, Gwendolyn and Cecily. Their happiness depends on convincing society (in the person of Gwendolyn’s redoubt- able dowager mother) that once and for all they embrace the importance of being Earnest. Tickets are $27 – Seniors $22 – Students – $15 Children under 12 and dogs free. For tickets call the box office 708-445-4440 or the Oak Park Visitor Center 888-OAK-PARK or visit www.oakparkfestival.com.

REPTILES REVEALED DROP-IN PROGRAM - 1:00 to 2:30 PM - Enjoy an up-close visit with some of our local reptiles at Trailside Museum, 738 Thatcher Avenue in River Forest. This Drop-in family program is Free. For more information about Trailside Museum, call 708-366-6530 or visit www.fpdcc.com.

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 12:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Monday July 28th

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Tuesday July 29th

WEEKDAY NATURE WALK - 1:00 to 2:00 PM - Join us for a relaxed guided nature walk along the trails near Trailside Museum, 738 Thatcher Avenue in River Forest. This program is for Adults & Families and is free. For more information about Trailside Museum, call 708-366-6530 or visit www.fpdcc.com.

Wednesday July 30th

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

PAINT COVERED WEDNESDAYS - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Paint Covered Wednesdays provide children the artistic opportunity of a lifetime at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Children use a large variety of paints, styles and canvases as they learn to tell their stories, to create new things and expand their understanding of the world around them. Painting helps children by enhancing problem solving skills, improving fine motor skills, boosting self-esteem and gives a positive outlet for expression. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

STORY TIME - 11:00 to 11:30 AM - Discover the world of make believe by immersing yourself in new worlds and new adventures at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Story telling is an art form older than writing and still engages children and adults in a way only stories can. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

NONPROFIT BOOTCAMP: "EMERGING NONPROFIT CERTIFICATE OF TRAINING" - 4:00 to 6:30 PM - The Law Project presents: Nonprofit Bootcamp: "Emerging Nonprofit Certificate Of Training" at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, 300 North LaSalle Street, Conference Room CH 6E, Chicago. Registration is now open for The Law Project's "Emerging Nonprofit Certificate of Training" program. If you are interested in learning the ins and outs of starting a nonprofit organization, click here.  For more information about The Law Project call 312-939-3638 or visit www.thelawproject.org.

Thursday July 31st

OAK PARK FESTIVAL THEATRE "THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST" - 8:00 to 10:00 PM - The Oak Park Festival Theatre presents Oscar Wilde's "The Importance Of Being Earnest" at Austin Gardens, 167 N. Forest Avenue in Oak Park. “The Truth Is Rarely Pure & Never Simple” - Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece is a sly, stylish and sparking satire of public appearance and private identity. Jack and Algernon, two wily and witty bachelors well versed in clever ruses to escape social responsibilities, at last fall in love with the delicious, well-doweried damsels, Gwendolyn and Cecily. Their happiness depends on convincing society (in the person of Gwendolyn’s redoubt- able dowager mother) that once and for all they embrace the importance of being Earnest. Tickets are $27 – Seniors $22 – Students – $15 Children under 12 and dogs free. For tickets call the box office 708-445-4440 or the Oak Park Visitor Center 888-OAK-PARK or visit www.oakparkfestival.com.

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.