Thirteen members of the Fenwick senior class have been recognized as Semi-Finalists in this year's National Merit Scholarship Program, scoring in the top one-half of one percent on last year's PSAT examination.
Oak Park and River Forest High School is proud to announce that 21 of its students have placed as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists in the 2011-12 program. In addition, one student has earned the distinction of being named a National Achievement Scholarship semifinalist, and three students earned National Hispanic Recognition Program honors – two as scholars, and one honorable mention.
This past Saturday, September 24th, the CRAN Project (Communities Rally for Artist Nourishment) hosted an art exhibition titled "Art from the Heart and other Parts" at Rockstar Ink. 25 local artists were showcased in the event, along with live graffiti artists and tattoo demos. The art show was dedicated to raise money for the Children's Heart Foundation in hopes of advancing current research.
Austin neighborhood community leaders and residents walked the walk during the Building a Healthier Chicago Austin Initiative - 5k Walk for Health Across Austin on Sept. 24. It was a rainy day, but many walkers came out to support building a healthier Austin.
Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest is pleased to announce that Campaign for a Drug Free Westside Inc. (CFDFW) is the recipient of Community Bank's Champion Grant. The purpose of the Champion Grant is to assist organizations in providing community outreach programs for low or moderate income individuals.
IMP.A.C.T.'s Teen Substance Abuse Awareness through Art Contest offers a great opportunity for aspiring young artists to express their views about the dangers of substance use and addiction. The contest asks that students currently enrolled in 6th, 7th or 8th grade in any Oak Park or River Forest school, create an original advertisement or piece of art that celebrates healthy choices and substance-free living or depicts the risks and/or dangers of smoking, drug use and/or alcohol use.
For one week only, the historic Lake Theatre, located at 1022 Lake Street in downtown Oak Park, will be presenting the inspiring Chicago-based documentary The Interrupters beginning Friday, Sept. 16 and ending Thursday, Sept. 22. Showtimes are at 3:50 p.m., 6:50 p.m., and 9:50 p.m.
The CarefulPeach Boutique, a French-inspired home goods, jewelry, and gift boutique in Downtown Oak Park, is bringing a bit of Parisian flair to the streets of Oak Park with their annual Bastille Day Fete on Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.