Big Week March 28 - April 4

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Doggie Egg Scramble

 Saturday, March 31, 10 to 10:30 a.m., Maple Park

Friendly dogs and owners: hunt to find the most treat- and prize-filled eggs. A special visitor will stop by for photos. Dogs stay on leash and adults accompany children at this family-friendly event. Rain or shine. Free. Held in partnership with the Animal Care League. Questions: 708-725-2000, 708-848-8155. Obtain tickets at Ridgeland Common, 415 Lake St., the Gymnastics and Recreation Center, 21 Lake St., or the Animal Care League, 1011 Garfield. 

Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 31, 9 to 9:45 a.m., 10 to 10:45 a.m., or 11 to 11:45 a.m., Maple Park:

Children (ages 3 – 10): bring your baskets, don your bonnets and rabbit ears and grab your parents to find what the Easter Bunny hid in the park. Family photos with the Bunny. Themed games before and after each hunt. Rain or shine. Questions: 708-725-2000. Free. Timed tickets required. Pick up at Ridgeland Common, 415 Lake St., the Gymnastics and Recreation Center, 21 Lake St., or Geppetto's Toy Box, 730 Lake St., Oak Park. 

2018 Academy Award Nominated Live Action Shorts

Tuesday, April 3, 10 a.m., noon and 7 p.m., Lake Theatre: 

The First Tuesday Film Club gives audiences a chance to see the four drama and one comedy live action, short-film Oscar nominees. Total running time is 96 minutes. $6, matinee/seniors; $8.50, evening. More: classiccinemas.com. 1022 Lake St., Oak Park.

Burnham, Wright and Mahony Solve a Problem: The Chicago Grid 

Thursday, March 29, 7 p.m., Unity Temple: 

For civic leaders in early 20th Century Chicago, the city's grid was a vexing issue.
Author and Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute, Shiben Banerji, will examine how Daniel Burnham, Frank Lloyd Wright and Marion Mahony Griffin defined the problem of the Chicago grid and will reveal how reflecting on these theories can shape contemporary urban planning. Brought by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. Register: flwright.org/programs/chicagogrid. Free. 875 Lake Street, Oak Park.

"The Letter: A Family's Tale Unplugged"

Saturday, March 31, 2 to 4 p.m., Veterans Room, Main Library:

Meet author Terri Guldan and hear the true story of her family's struggle through loss and back to normalcy after the death of her older brother in the Vietnam War. More: oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

Brooks Jazz Night with NIU Jazz Orchestra

Wed, Apr. 4, 7 p.m., Auditorium, Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School:  

See a top college jazz ensemble - Northern Illinois University's Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Reggie Thomas, along with the Brooks Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band, led by Jayme Barnard. Barbershop, Beautyshop and Shoppettes vocal ensembles also perform. $10; $5, students 16 and under. Tickets: oakpark.revtrak.net/Middle-Schools/BMS. 325 S. Kenilworth Ave., Oak Park. 

Free Breast Cancer Prevention Event

Wednesday, April 4, 5 to 6 p.m., Community Room, West Suburban River Forest Medical Center:

Women are never too young to get breast cancer. At this informative, fun evening, females 21 and older can get a bra fitting from Victoria's Secret and enjoy healthy foods and beverages from Whole Foods, including wine. And, Dr. Rabia Bhatti, medical director of the breast program, will discuss genetics, self-breast exams and key risk factors for breast cancer. Attendees receive $25-value care packages with Whole Foods and Victoria's Secret gift cards, products and more plus chances to win gift baskets. Register: 844-454-9203. 420 William St., River Forest.

Tech Bookmark Making

Tuesday, April 3, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Computer Classroom, Main Library: 

Use digital tools at the Maker Series: Create a Bookmark to laser cut or vinyl cut an original creation. Basic computer/internet skills required. Grades 6 through adult. Free. Register: oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

Every Two Seconds, Someone Needs Blood 

Wednesday, April 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Centennial Room, Rush Oak Park Hospital:

Help make a difference by donating blood. Prepare by eating well, staying hydrated and having your ID. Register: lifesource.org (group code 774B), 877-543-3768 or LifeSource app. 520 S. Maple St., Oak Park.

Be a Frank Lloyd Wright Trust Volunteer

Enroll now for training sessions in April:  

Interpreter training involves online study, class lectures and workshops leading to certification. Interested individuals attend an informational orientation and qualify for enrollment. Unity Temple volunteer guide training takes place Thursday evenings and one Saturday, April 5 to 19 at Unity Temple, 875 Lake St., Oak Park. Training for Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio volunteer guides takes place Tuesday and Thursday evenings and two Saturdays, April 10 to 26, 951 Chicago Ave., Oak Park. Apply: flwright.org/volunteer, lguzman@flwright.org, 312-994-4045.

Calendar Events

As you've likely noticed, our Calendar has changed to Big Week. Fewer items, higher profile. If you would like your event to be featured here, please send a photo and details by noon of the Wednesday before it needs to be published. We can't publish everything, but we'll do our best to feature the week's highlights.
Email calendar@wjinc.com.

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