The boys' youth mile race starts during 2008's Frank Lloyd Wright Races.

34th Annual Frank Lloyd Wright Races

The Annual Frank Lloyd Wright Races take place on Sunday, Oct. 24. The event includes a 5K Run, 5K Walk, 10K Run and Youth Mile. Races start just east of Oak Park River Forest High School at Scoville and Ontario Streets, and finish on Scoville in front of the school. Click here to read “Fun, Free and Inexpensive Events” blogger, Maria Murzyn’s blog about the race and watch a video from last year’s race. Come out and cheer for your fellow villagers!

Oak Park Festival Theatre presents Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal”

Oak Park Festival Theater is performing Nobel prize-winner Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal” at the Oak Park River Forest Performing Arts Center, 1010 W. Madison St. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m with a final performance Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. Click here to read Doug Deuchler’s review of “Betrayal”. Visit for the complete show schedule and to purchase tickets.

Cougars, Coyotes and Wolves

Trailside Museum of Natural History, 738 Thatcher, is hosting a discussion on the increased sightings of large predators in our region. The discussion takes place on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 1 to 2 p.m. Learn about the life history of these animals and their interactions with humans. Click here for more information about this event. Click here to see photos of a young red-tailed hawk recently spotted in Oak Park.

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Evan O'Brien

Evan O'Brien is the content manager of Soon after Evan was born in Chicago, his family moved to Oak Park for the same reason that attracts people to the "World's Largest Village" today: the...