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Wednesday April 16th

PAINT COVERED WEDNESDAYS - Paint Covered Wednesdays, at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park, provides children the artistic opportunity of a lifetime. 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 call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

SIGNS OF SPRING - 10:00 AM to Noon - Celebrate the arrival of spring with playful explorations of how the animals and plants change as warmer weather finally arrives at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. We will search for awakening bugs and worms in the soil, dissect opening buds and sprouting bulbs, and make animal footprints in pretend mud. You may also play with a springtime mix of plush and plastic birds, mammals, and reptiles in the Great Outdoors. On warm sunny days, we may move some activities to the sidewalk and organic garden by the main door. For more information about Wonder Works 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 call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Thursday April 17th

ECONOMY SHOP - 9:00 AM to 3:00 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.

"PINKOLANDIA" - 7:30 to 9:00 PM - The 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street, in Berwyn, presents "Pinkolandia" by Andrea Thome, directed by Ann Filmer. Exiled from Chile to the strange land of Reagan-era Wisconsin, two young sisters must create imaginary worlds to uncover the story of their family’s past. Traveling through fantasies of glaciers, talking bears and Nazi-fighting revolutionaries, Pinkolandia is a play about growing up – because sometimes, when you lose your country, you have to invent your own. Presented in English with a sprinkling of Spanish. Tickets are $18.00 each. For more information about the 126th Street Theater or to purchase tickets call 708-795-6704 or visit www.16thstreettheater.org.

MUSIC CLUB: "APRIL LOVE" - 7:00 to 8:00 PM - Everyone is invited to enjoy the music of Pat Boone as part of a salute to the fourth month and in celebration of Easter, Passover and the beginning of another baseball season in Chicago at the Oak Park Arms Retirement Community, 408 S. Oak Park Avenue in Oak Park. For more information about the Oak Park Arms Retirement Community call 708-386-4040 or visit www.oakparkarms.com.

SWING DANCE AT THE NINETEENTH CENTURY CLUB - 7:00 to 10:00 PM - The first annual Swing Dance! Featuring the OPRF Jazz Ensemble at the Nineteenth Century Charitable Association, 178 Forest Avenue in Oak Park. Dance, tap your feet to the classic tunes of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Cole Porter, Frank Sinatra and many more. Proceeds will go toward the new OPRFHS Jazz Camp Scholarships and the Nineteenth Century Scholarship Fund. $10 adults, students 18 and under, $5. Light refreshments and snacks will be available for purchase. For tickets or more information call Ellen Winter at 708-386-2729 or visit www.19thcenturycharity.org.

Friday April 18th

"PINKOLANDIA" - 7:30 to 9:00 PM - The 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street, in Berwyn, presents "Pinkolandia" by Andrea Thome, directed by Ann Filmer. Exiled from Chile to the strange land of Reagan-era Wisconsin, two young sisters must create imaginary worlds to uncover the story of their family’s past. Traveling through fantasies of glaciers, talking bears and Nazi-fighting revolutionaries, Pinkolandia is a play about growing up – because sometimes, when you lose your country, you have to invent your own. Presented in English with a sprinkling of Spanish. Tickets are $18.00 each. For more information about the 126th Street Theater or to purchase tickets call 708-795-6704 or visit www.16thstreettheater.org.

SIGNS OF SPRING - 10:00 AM to Noon - Celebrate the arrival of spring with playful explorations of how the animals and plants change as warmer weather finally arrives at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. We will search for awakening bugs and worms in the soil, dissect opening buds and sprouting bulbs, and make animal footprints in pretend mud. You may also play with a springtime mix of plush and plastic birds, mammals, and reptiles in the Great Outdoors. On warm sunny days, we may move some activities to the sidewalk and organic garden by the main door. For more information about Wonder Works 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 call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Saturday April 19th

"PINKOLANDIA" - 8:30 to 10:00 PM - The 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street, in Berwyn, presents "Pinkolandia" by Andrea Thome, directed by Ann Filmer. Exiled from Chile to the strange land of Reagan-era Wisconsin, two young sisters must create imaginary worlds to uncover the story of their family’s past. Traveling through fantasies of glaciers, talking bears and Nazi-fighting revolutionaries, Pinkolandia is a play about growing up – because sometimes, when you lose your country, you have to invent your own. Presented in English with a sprinkling of Spanish. Tickets are $18.00 each. For more information about the 126th Street Theater or to purchase tickets call 708-795-6704 or visit www.16thstreettheater.org.

Sunday April 20th

Monday April 21st

MONDAY NIGHT CONCERT: RAY COYLE AT THE OAK PARK ARMS - 7:00 to 8:00 PM - In celebration of Earth Day Ray Coyle will present a free concert of original jazz compositions at the Oak Park Arms Retirement Community, 408 S. Oak Park Avenue in Oak Park. For more information about the Oak Park Arms Retirement Community, call 708-386-4040 or visit www.oakparkarms.com.

Tuesday April 22nd - Earth Day

EARTH DAY REJUVENATION WORKSHOP - 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM - The Oak Park Arms Retirement Community, 408 S. Oak Park Avenue in Oak Park, presents a free workshop, limited to 30 participants, will focus on breathing, yoga and Tai Chi for Earth Day. For more information about The Oak Park Arms Retirement Community, call 708-386-4040 or visit www.oakparkarms.com.

Wednesday April 23rd

PAINT COVERED WEDNESDAYS - Paint Covered Wednesdays, at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park, provides children the artistic opportunity of a lifetime. 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 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 call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Thursday April 24th

"PINKOLANDIA" - 7:30 to 9:00 PM - The 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street, in Berwyn, presents "Pinkolandia" by Andrea Thome, directed by Ann Filmer. Exiled from Chile to the strange land of Reagan-era Wisconsin, two young sisters must create imaginary worlds to uncover the story of their family’s past. Traveling through fantasies of glaciers, talking bears and Nazi-fighting revolutionaries, Pinkolandia is a play about growing up – because sometimes, when you lose your country, you have to invent your own. Presented in English with a sprinkling of Spanish. Tickets are $18.00 each. For more information about the 126th Street Theater or to purchase tickets call 708-795-6704 or visit www.16thstreettheater.org.

Friday April 25th - Arbor Day

"PINKOLANDIA" - 7:30 to 9:00 PM - The 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street, in Berwyn, presents "Pinkolandia" by Andrea Thome, directed by Ann Filmer. Exiled from Chile to the strange land of Reagan-era Wisconsin, two young sisters must create imaginary worlds to uncover the story of their family’s past. Traveling through fantasies of glaciers, talking bears and Nazi-fighting revolutionaries, Pinkolandia is a play about growing up – because sometimes, when you lose your country, you have to invent your own. Presented in English with a sprinkling of Spanish. Tickets are $18.00 each. For more information about the 126th Street Theater or to purchase tickets call 708-795-6704 or visit www.16thstreettheater.org.

POLISH FILM FESTIVAL: "KNIFE IN THE WATER" - 4:00 to 6:00 PM - The free Polish Film Festival features the adventure of a married couple and a young hitchhiker on a sailing trip at the Oak Park Arms Retirement Community, 408 S. Oak Park Avenue in Oak Park. For more information about the Oak Park Arms Retirement Community call 708-386-4040 or visit www.oakparkarms.com.

SIGNS OF SPRING - 10:00 AM to Noon - Celebrate the arrival of spring with playful explorations of how the animals and plants change as warmer weather finally arrives at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. We will search for awakening bugs and worms in the soil, dissect opening buds and sprouting bulbs, and make animal footprints in pretend mud. You may also play with a springtime mix of plush and plastic birds, mammals, and reptiles in the Great Outdoors. On warm sunny days, we may move some activities to the sidewalk and organic garden by the main door. For more information about Wonder Works 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 call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Saturday April 26th

CHICAGO AFRO-LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE - 7:30 to 9:30 PM - The Dominican University Performing Arts Center presents the Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble, performing at Dominican University's Performing Arts Center at 7900 W. Division in River Forest. CALJE (Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble) is a new and innovative force on the Latin Jazz scene. Continuing the legacy of Latin Jazz big band, CALJE explores Afro-Cuban Jazz, as well as music from all of Latin America and delivers captivating performances of original and genre-bending works with their unique fusion of traditional Cuban rhythms and modern Jazz harmony. Founded in 2006 by Nicaraguan pianist/composer, Darwin Noguera & Mexican trumpeter/composer Victor Garcia, these long-time musical collaborators envisioned an endeavor Latin music that would follow in the innovative footsteps of the pioneering Cuban groups Chucho Valdes’ Irakere, Mario Bauza & His Afro-Cubans, & the Dizzy Gillespie United Nations Orchestra. To purchase tickets or for more information call the Box Office at 708-488-5000 or visit http://events.dom.edu/chicago-afro-latin-jazz-ensemble.

"PINKOLANDIA" - 8:30 to 10:00 PM - The 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street, in Berwyn, presents "Pinkolandia" by Andrea Thome, directed by Ann Filmer. Exiled from Chile to the strange land of Reagan-era Wisconsin, two young sisters must create imaginary worlds to uncover the story of their family’s past. Traveling through fantasies of glaciers, talking bears and Nazi-fighting revolutionaries, Pinkolandia is a play about growing up – because sometimes, when you lose your country, you have to invent your own. Presented in English with a sprinkling of Spanish. Tickets are $18.00 each. For more information about the 126th Street Theater or to purchase tickets call 708-795-6704 or visit www.16thstreettheater.org.

FIFTH ANNUAL EARTH FEST - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM - The Village of Oak Park’s fifth annual celebration of green living – Earth Fest will be held in the LEED Gold-certified Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. This year’s event will focus on green block parties – sure to be popular in Oak Park’s neighborhoods after a particularly brutal winter. Visitors can learn more about how to go green during their outdoor summer festivities. Back by popular demand, Earth Fest once again will feature Recycle Alley – an on-site opportunity for residents to bring items that aren’t part of the regular blue bin recycling program. Items to be recycled include glasses, hearing aids, prescription medication, CFL light bulbs, cell phones, rechargeable batteries and wine corks. For more information on Earth Fest 2014, call 708.660.1443 or visit www.oak-park.us/earthfest.

BERWYN DEPOT DISTRICT MINI-GOLF PUB CRAWL - Noon to 6:00 PM - The Depot District Mini-Golf Pub Crawl will commence at Noon at various locations in Berwyn’s Depot District. Register online for $15 per person or $50 per foursome ($40 early bird special through April 18). Sign-in from 11:00 AM to Noon at Connie’s Family Restaurant and “19th Hole” after-party with food begins at 6:00 PM at Perception “P Lounge”. To reserve your foursome or to get more info contact Berwyn Development Corporation at 708-788-8100 or visit http://whyberwyn.com/event/9th-annual-depot-district-mini-golf-pub-crawl/.

Sunday April 27th

"PACK OF LIES" - 2:00 PM - Don’t miss this afternoon of compelling Free Readers Theater production of "Pack of Lies" by Hugh Whitemore, Directed by Mercita DeMuynck at The 19th Century Charitable Association, 178 Forest Avenue in Oak Park. How well do you know your neighbors, your close friends? What if the FBI asked you if they could use your home to spy on them? This is the premise behind Pack of Lies. Based on a true story from the Cold War, a British family is asked by the British Secret Service (MI-5) if their home might be used to conduct a surveillance operation on their friends, the neighbors across the street. And the family across the street is anything, but what they seem. Admission is free. For more information about the Free Readers Ensemble visit www.freereaders.com.

Monday April 28th

Tuesday April 29th

Wednesday April 30th

PAINT COVERED WEDNESDAYS - Paint Covered Wednesdays, at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park, provides children the artistic opportunity of a lifetime. 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 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 call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.