Kelly Miller Circus HD May 1 2011 Guy in the air  Osgood Fairgrounds

This weekend provides so much fun for you and yours with a wonderful variety of things to do. Your choices include The kelly Miller Circus held at Janura Park, 28th St. and East Avenue in Berwyn.  This troupe began in 1938 and comes from Oklahoma.  Come and see their 2011 Wild West Show with rope spinners, Bollywood Dancers, arial ballet, elephants, and a salute to the USA. First performance at 4:30pm and the second at 7:30pm on Saturday, Sepember 10. Tickets are 0 in advance 2 at the door for adults and children under 14 will pay in advance and at the door.  Go to for more info and check the attached video clip for a preview.

Berwyn is also hosting the 21st Annual Route 66 Car Show on Saturday, September 10 from 10 am – 4pm with gates opening at 7am.  It’s held at Ogden, which is part of historic Route 66, and Oak Park Avenues, and it attracts approximately 10,000 residents and visitors each year. You’ll see classic cars, hear live entertainment, there’ll be great food, and lots of fun. Chicago Magazine calls this event “one of the five best things to do in September”.  This is a Free event.  

If you want to get a little more serious over the weekend, you can view two different films, join the discussions, and do both for Free.  First, come to the Oak Park Library at Scoville and Lake at 2pm on Saturday, September 10 to see the documentary “Prom Night in Mississsippi”.  This doc tells the story of the actor Morgans Freeman’s offer to finance the first inter-racial prom in his hometown of Charleston, Ms in 1997.  In took some time but in 2008, the prom finally happened.   

When most of us think of Paris, we think Eiffel Tower, Mona Lisa, wonderful wine and food, and so on but here’s another side of Paris for you to see.  It’s the award-winning film, The Class, shown at the River Forest Library, 735 Lathrop on Sunday, September 11 at 2pm.  This film is part of their Foreign Film Forum and tells the story of a high school teacher on the poorer side of Paris trying to connect with his economically challenged students.  Get more info at 708-366-5205.   

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Maria Murzyn

Maria is no stranger when it comes to finding frugal ways to spend the weekend. She's a cofounder of, a website dedicated to sniffing out local and inexpensive ways to improve...