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Wednesday October 22nd

OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST DAY NURSERY PRESENTS A WINE EXPERIENCE - 6:00 to 8:00 PM - Join the OPRF Day Nursery for an evening of good wine, good food for a good cause at House Red Vinoteca, 7403 Madison St, Forest Park. For costs and more information call Cari Cristoff at 708-383-8211 or visit www.oprfdaynursery.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.

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.

Thursday October 23rd

ECONOMY SHOP FALL EVENING SALE - 3:00 to 7:00 PM - The Economy Shop, 103 S. Grove Ave., Oak Park. Bargains and treasures waiting to be discovered! We accept Visa & Master Cards. The Economy Shop requests gently used and new items which they can sell to raise $$ for local charities. For more information go to www.economyshop.org or call 708-383-2449.

Friday October 24th

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.

SCIENCE AT WONDER WORKS: BUILD IT SOME MORE - 10:00 AM to Noon - An extension of the Build-It experience, including extra building materials and an extra large train layout at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Ave. Oak Park, For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum, call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Saturday October 25th

HEMINGWAY DISTRICT ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARADE - 10:00 AM - The Hemingway District Annual Halloween Parade kicks off at 10am at Pleasant and Oak Park Avenue, and proceeds northbound on Oak park Avenue ending at Lake Street. Trick or Treating starts right after the parade and goes until about Noon. Be sure to stop in at Scoville Square 137 N. Oak Park Avenue for a little-kid-friendly Spooky Haunted Hall.

For more information visit www.hemingwaydistrict.com.

5TH ANNUAL ZOMBIE WALK & PUB CRAWL - 6:30 to 10:00 PM (Make-up and staging from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm) - The dead will rise (again) to feed their instincts for a cult-classic zombie parade at the 5th Annual Roosevelt Road Zombie Walk & Pub Crawl on Saturday, October 25. The event will feature zombie make-up, a pub crawl and an after-party at FitzGerald's designed to rival even your fondest memories of Thriller. Participation in the event is $20 pre-pay or $25 at the door. Tickets include admission, exclusive drink specials for the zombified, make-up (if needed) and free eats provided at the after-party. The first 100 to purchase tickets will receive a FREE special edition commemorative t-shirt.

Berwyn’s Roosevelt Road:

  • Culver’s (6943 W Roosevelt Rd)
  • Lucky’s (7123 W Roosevelt Rd)
  • 12th Street Rag (7023 W Roosevelt Rd)
  • Commodore Barry American Legion Post (6919-23 W Roosevelt Rd)
  • Paparazzi (6907 W Roosevelt Rd)
  • Wire (6815 W Roosevelt Rd)
  •  Friendly Tap (6733 W Roosevelt Rd)
  •  Fitzgerald’s Sidebar (6615 W Roosevelt Rd)

Horrorbles, Berwyn’s renowned horror and sci-fi collectibles store, will sponsor make-up and costume staging from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Culver's. Once properly attired, the reanimated horde will be led by the Grim Reaper on a pub-crawl that will overtake local bars along the road. In the true spirit of the un-dead, zombies will proceed between venues in silence. FitzGerald’s will host the catered after party. Once the crawl is over, zombies can resume their search for brains at their favorite Berwyn haunts until the late hours of the evening.

A portion of the event proceeds will support the Berwyn Arts Council. Food at the after-party will be donated by Big Guys Sausage Stand, Autre Monde Café & Spirits, Buona Restaurant, Capri Ristorante, Culver’s, Di Nico’s Pizza & Gelato, Nonna D’s Osteria & Pizzeria, Turano's Mamma Susi Bakeshop and Wing Boss.

For more information or to register, visit www.whyberwyn.com or https://www.facebook.com/events/1508936769321775/. Registration can also take place in-person at Horrorbles (6729 W Stanley Ave, Berwyn).

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.

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DROP-OFF EVENT - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM - The Village of Oak Park will hold an Electronics Recycling Drop-Off Event at the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. This event is sponsored by the Illinois EPA and the West Cook County Solid Waste Agency. Recycle your old electronic items. Acceptable items include computers, laptops, monitors, television sets, cell phones, rechargeable batteries, printers, fax machines, MP3 players, portable digital assistants, video game consoles, video cassette recorders/players, digital video disk players, zip drives, scanners & microwaves. For more information call 708.358.5700 or email publicworks@oak-park.us.

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 October 26th

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 12:30 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.

JOIN RCCG VICTORY HOUSE FOR OUR CHURCH LAUNCH - 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM - RCCG Victory House is a new church in Oak Park. We love meeting people. Child care and lunch will be provided. We'd love to see you at Barrie Park, 1011 South Lombard Avenue, Oak Park. For more information call Temi Adewale at 630-386-6317 or visit www.victoryalltheway.org.

Monday October 27th

MEET TEDDY ROOSEVELT - 1:00 to 2:30 PM - Living history presenter Derek Evans introduces us to the 26th President of the United States at the 19th Century Club, 178 Forest Avenue, Oak Park. Learn historical facts and insight into Teddy Roosevelt, who stood for energy, exuberance, expansion, protection of the environment, honesty, decency, and who personified the emerging vitality of our young nation.

$10 suggested donation. For reservations or more information call 708-386-2729 or visit www.19thcenturycharity.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.

Tuesday October 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.

HOME ENERGY SAVINGS WORKSHOP - 6:30 to 7:30 PM - Two local nonprofits, Elevate Energy and the Citizens Utility Board (CUB), can help you find ways to save energy and money this Fall and Winter at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd, Forest Park. Local Advisors, Skyler Larrimore and Laura Goldberg, will highlight resources to keep gas and electric bills in check, and increase home value and comfort. The Advisors will also discuss how to avoid electricity scams, and how to use your new Smart Meter to cut costs. For more information click here

Wednesday October 29th

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.

Thursday October 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.

Friday October 31st - Halloween

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.

SCIENCE AT WONDER WORKS: BONES AND SKELETONS
- 10:00 AM to Noon - Get ready for Halloween by discovering bones and skeletons! Touch and play with real bones and pretend versions of animals with bones at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Ave. Oak Park, For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum, call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.