Stairway of the Stars

Musical bouquet

Monday, March 27 at 1:15 p.m., 19th Century Club:

Violinist Kathleen Carter and pianist Louise Cahn perform a colorful bouquet of pieces for violin and piano, jazzy, lilting and lyrical. $10 suggested donation. Nineteenth Century Charitable Association, 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park. 708-386-2729,

Diabetes Alert Day

Tuesday, March 28, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., West Suburban Medical Center Lobby: 

Approximately 29.1 million Americans are living with diabetes. Take the Diabetes Risk Test at The West Suburban Wound Care & Diabetes Center offers free blood glucose screenings & education on diabetic wounds, complications, importance of wound care in diabetes. Call 708-763-1368. West Suburban Medical Center, Suite L600, 3 Erie Street, Oak Park.

Sensory discovery

Friday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to noon, Wonder Works: 

What’s Inside? Use your senses of touch, hearings & sight to discover what’s inside a variety of natural and human-made objects. Info: 708-383-4815, 6445 W. North Ave., Oak Park.

Wonder Works presents its third annual Super Hero Week from Mar. 27-31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Games, superhero training, spectacular science, amazing art and more. Info:

Stairway of the Stars

Saturday, March 25 at 7 p.m., Trinity High School:

Stairway of the Stars ballet dancers perform the ballet Sleeping Beauty in River Forest. Each year Maywood Fine Arts’ Classical Ballet for New Audiences (CBNA) brings one of the great classical ballets to life. This year CBNA is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The production features 75 local grade school students along with professional guest artists from Chicago and New York performing the principal roles. Tickets: Adults $15/Seniors $10/Children $5. For more, call 708-681-2788, or visit

End of the Line Humanists

Sunday, March 26 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Veterans Room, Oak Park Public Library:  

Six panelists from local and national organizations will gather to discuss safeguarding our democracy, rights and environment. “Wide Awake: Progressive Rights Watch for 2017 and Beyond,” includes Brad Bartels of the Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association (OPALGA), Anthony Clark of Suburban Unity Alliance, Terry Grace of Move to Amend, David Holmquist of Citizens Climate Lobby, Ian Wagreich of the American Immigration Council, and William Zingrone of Secular Coalition for Illinois.

Black History Workshop

Tuesday, March 28 from 5 to 6 p.m., Small Meeting Room, Oak Park Public Library:

Learn and discuss different historical aspects of the African diaspora with Chicago community activist Ronnie Hatcher. This program is designed for tweens, teens and adults who wish to gain more knowledge and explore the histories of African people. Learn more about the library’s More Than a Month initiative at 834 Lake St.

Restoring Civility

Sunday, March 26 at 3 p.m., Gleason Building, McDonough Hall, St. Giles Parish:

Cellist Teddy Rankin Parker will perform “Restoring Civility,” a concert of classical music to benefit the Shem Center for Interfaith Spirituality. 1101 Columbian Ave. Call 708-848-1095 for more.

The Buzz

Friday, March 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Buzz Café:

Live music by Eric Peter Schwartz (rock). Info: 708-524-2899, 905 S. Lombard, Oak Park.

Creating a Business Plan

Wednesday, March 22 from 6 to 7 p.m., Veterans Room, Oak Park Public Library: 

This class covers the fundamental content needed to begin writing a business plan and is aimed to help those who have a business idea but need to think through all of the details. Learn more at 834 Lake St.

Illinois Green Party State Meeting

Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Veterans Room, Oak Park Public Library:

Besides electing officers and hearing from Green Party officeholders and candidates, there will be panel discussions. For more information, call or email Rita Maniotis, secretary, Illinois Green Party,, 708-955-6964.

All are welcome to attend. 834 Lake St.

11 a.m. – Beating the Barriers to Success in the Inner City 

2:30 p.m. – Taboo No Longer: Tackling the Opiate Overdose Crisis

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