Thursday, Feb. 26: If you’re looking for work and are worried you might not be clicking into all the opportunities the Web has to offer, mark your calendar for the Job Searching Online class at the Oak Park Public Library. It’s at 7 p.m. this Thursday and it’s free. You’ll need to show an Oak Park library card and to have a valid e-mail account. Call 452-3480 to register. At the main branch, 834 Lake.
Friday, Feb. 27: Start the weekend with dinner plans at the South Cafeteria of Oak Park and River Forest High School. From 6 to 8 p.m. Friday night, during the annual Empty Bowls Community Dinner, you’ll have the chance to help people near and far while sampling a variety of locally donated soups and breads. Your entry fee of $15 will benefit the Oak Park and River Forest Food Pantry, West Suburban PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) and Global Alliance for Africa. And that fee will allow you to walk around all the tables of locally made and painted bowls and choose the one you want to take home. Students 18 and younger with an ID can dine and bowl-shop for $10. The dinner’s organizer, OPRF art teacher Pennie Ebsen, could use your help before and during the event, too. To lend a hand in setting up, serving or cleaning up – or to donate soup or bread – call her at 434-3324. OPRF High School is at 201 N. Scoville Ave. in Oak Park.
Saturday, Feb. 28: Next in Unity Temple’s concert series is a performance by one of Chicago’s leading chamber music groups, the Orion Ensemble. This award-winning quintet of women – a clarinetist, a violinist, a pianist, a violist and a cellist – has performed with the Chicago Symphony and with orchestras around the world. They are the ensemble in residence at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts. For tickets, which are $15 to $30, go to www.utconcerts.com or call 800-838-3006. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple is at 875 Lake in Oak Park.