Be a part of history at the unveiling of Scoville Park’s World War I memorial
After a restoration of epic proportions, the World War I memorial in Scoville Park is back to its original, polished-bronze magnificence. But the saga, including an unexpected reconstruction of the memorial’s concrete foundation, isn’t quite over.
Join your fellow villagers for a triumphant unveiling in Scoville Park on Sunday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m. The rededication ceremony includes a history of the monument by speaker Redd Griffin, a rifle salute by the Oak Park Police Department Honor Guard Unit and a summary of the restoration by park board President Mark Gartland.
A reception after the event will be held across the street at the main branch of the Oak Park Public Library’s main branch%uFEFF, 834 Lake St., with light refreshments and a performance by the Hemingway Readers Theatre and music by the History Singers.
Spice up your weekend with an incredible dance performance
If you haven’t seen a performance by MOMENTA, Oak Park’s remarkable dance company, this weekend is the chance to redeem yourself.
The Doris Humphrey Memorial Theatre, 605 Lake St., hosts MOMENTA’s upcoming dance concert series on Nov. 6, 7, 13 and 14. The performance features original music composed by Oak Park composer James Falzone, who will also conduct and perform with the Allos Musica Ensemble.
Looking for something tonight? Why not see a movie by an Oak Park filmmaker at the Lake?
Oak Park is lucky to have a theater that frequently screens art films and documentaries. Tonight at 7 p.m. is no exception as the Lake Theater, 1020 Lake Street, presents Tony & Janina’s American Wedding, produced and directed by Oak Park documentarian Ruth Leitman.
Tony & Janina’s American Wedding is a feature length documentary that dissects the U.S. immigration system. After 18 years living in America, Tony and Janina Wasilewski’s family is torn apart when Janina is deported back to Poland, taking their son with her.