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.
Oak Park Police have stepped up traffic enforcement through the weekend following Thanksgiving, with efforts focused on reducing accidents by arresting drunk drivers and ticketing anyone in a vehicle who is not wearing a seat belt.
A team of four Percy Julian seventh grade middle school students from the Oak Park Education Foundation's VEX Robotics program will be presenting to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) at the FABTECH Expo at McCormick Place on November 19.
Renown CNN and ESPN columnist LZ Granderson will present "Boxes are for Shoes: Understanding our Multiple Identities" at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 21, in the Lund Auditorium of Dominican University, 7600 W. Division, River Forest.
Seventeen new checkout stations now empower Oak Park Public Library patrons with more choices, and enable staff members to deliver better customer service, bringing all library visitors multiple benefits.