National library leader Cynthia Landrum joined the Oak Park Public Library as Assistant Director for Public Services this fall, bringing extensive library leadership experience and a professional passion for learning and empowering communities.
Enter the Wednesday Journal and oakpark.com Holiday Window Display Contest. If you would like to participate, let us know you're in by Friday, Nov. 22. Email Ashley Lisenby, digital editor, at email@example.com.
The Oak Park Concert Chorale (OPCC), conducted by director Paul Lindblad, will present "Glad Tidings! Great Joy" on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 at 4:00pm, at St. John Lutheran Church, 305 Circle Avenue, Forest Park, IL.
An Oak Park and River Forest Food Pantry poster asks 'Are you ready to kick-off the holiday season in style and shop 'til you drop for a cause?!' If you are nodding your head, then consider attending the Food Pantry's first annual Holiday Bazaar on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 3 to 7 p.m.
Oak-Leyden Developmental Services' 26th Annual Benefit, "We've Got Great Taste," offered a delectable dinner by Diamond Sponsor Cucina Paradiso, an open bar, a lively band, "Lost in Thought," a roving musician, tables of raffle and auction gifts to make every guest eager to get started that night on his holiday list.
After Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the central Philippines last week many churches, non-profit organizations and restaurants held benefit events to donate food, clothing and money to help in relief efforts. On Tuesday, Nov. 26 Cucina Paradiso, 814 North Boulevard, will donate 15% of the evening's dine-in and carry-out sales to the Philippine Red Cross. Call 708.848.3434 to make reservations.