The Lake Theatre, which has been doing very well of late landing art and indie films for their demanding Oak Park audience, has booked one of the more noteworthy films of the year thus far. Beginning Friday, Beasts of the Southern Wild, will begin its run.
Over 400 people attended the retirement sendoff for Gloria Nash, who became an institution at West Suburban Montessori School, 1039 S. East Ave. in Oak Park. Mrs. Nash, who retired as supervisor of child care, started at West Suburban in 1979, and rarely missed a day.
Scoville Park, Oak Park's front lawn, site of summer concerts, Ultimate Frisbee games, sunbathing, strolling (with or without strollers), climbing on the WWI memorial, toddlers tumbling down the hill, and shortcuts to and from the train — all gone till next spring.
Yikes! The Oak Park Micro Brew Review was a big hit last Saturday. No less than the president of the Chicago Beer Society pronounced this the second biggest and best craft beer festival in the Midwest.
The Des Plaines Valley Mosquito Abatement District has scheduled spraying in the Village of Oak Park between 8:30 p.m. and midnight, Wednesady as part of its efforts to eliminate mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus.