New Year’s Eve Party
Saturday, Dec. 31 from noon to 5 p.m., Wonder Works Children’s Museum:
Wonder Works is ringing in the New Year with the largest kid’s party in Oak Park. Families can party all day with kid’s games, crafts, a family parade, singing, food and general merriment. All of this for just $2 a person plus general admission to the museum ($8). All ages welcome, registration not required. 6445 W. North Ave. Call 708-383-4815 for more or visit www.wonder-works.org.
New Year’s Eve Eve
Friday, Dec. 30 from 5 to 6 p.m., Oak Park Public Library:
Dance and sing in the new year with Old Town School of Folk Music artists Maryanne Johnson and Diana Laffey. All ages. No registration required. Free admission. Call 708-383-8200 for more. 834 Lake St.
Singing in 2017
Saturday, Dec. 31 at 8 p.m., FitzGerald’s Nightclub:
FitzGerald’s rings in the New Year in style with party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Brickstone Beverage sponsors the evening. In the Club, rock in the New Year with Expo ’76 & the Total Pro Horns and their list of hits and obscure cover tunes. Kelly Hogan joins the band for the evening. Doors open at 8 p.m.; music starts at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. Free champagne toast at midnight. No cover. SideBar opens at 5 p.m. FitzGerald’s is at 6615 W. Roosevelt, Berwyn. Tickets are available at the club (in person) and TicketWeb http://www.ticketweb.com/snl/VenueListings.action?venueId=32814&pl=. For more information on FitzGerald’s, go to http://www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.
Winter Break Public Skate
Sunday, Jan. 1 from 1 to 3 p.m., Ridgeland Common Ice Rink:
All ages, registration not required. $7 per time slot or free with season pass. Skate rental available for $3 or by rental pass. 415 Lake St. Call 708-848-9661.
Adult Improv Workshop
Tuesday, Jan. 3 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.Maze Branch Library:
All skill levels welcome. 845 Gunderson Ave. in Oak Park.
Call 708-386-4751 for more.
Bee Gees Night
Friday, Dec. 30 at 9 p.m., Wire in Berwyn:
Wire at 6815 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Berwyn, presents live music by Tributosaurus as they become the Bee Gees. Call 708-669-9473 or visit www.wireismusic.com.
Wednesday, Jan. 4 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Oak Park Public Library:
The main library presents a screening of Unchained Memories: Readings From the Slave Narratives as part of the More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival.
Noon Year’s Eve
Saturday, Dec. 31 from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m., River Forest Public Library:
The library presents a Noon Year’s Eve Party for kids of all ages with a caregiver from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Call 708-366-5205 for more. 735 Lathrop Ave.
Thank-You Note Workshop
Thursday and Friday, Dec. 29 and 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., River Forest Public Library:
For kids, no registration required. Drop by the Children’s Room to write your own personalized holiday thank-you cards. Supplies will be provided. Grades K-4. For more information, call 708-366-5205. 735 Lathrop Ave.
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