"America to Me" Viewing and Discussion

44th Annual Arts & Crafts Show

Saturday, Aug. 25, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Scoville Park:

The American Society of Artists presents a juried show with works on canvas and paper, in glass and fiber, from wood and metals, and much more. Artists present to discuss their works and some will be demonstrating their crafts. Free admission. Inquire: 312-751-2500. Oak Park Ave. and Lake St., Oak Park. 

Pedal Oak Park

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through Sept. 30, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio:

Explore the village’s historic neighborhoods on a guided bicycle tour of 21 Wright-designed structures, including the Home and Studio, Frank Thomas House, Heurtley House, Cheney House, Furbeck House and more. Bring your own bike or one can be provided (included). Rain or shine. $45; $40, FLW Trust members. Tickets/more: cal.flwright.org/tours/pedaloakpark. 951 Chicago Ave.

Fish Tales Revisited Exhibit

Through Aug. 25, Expressions Graphics:

View examples of Japanese’s fish printing on paper and fabric by artists Ruth J. Patzloff and Janet Schill. Gallery hours: Fridays 1 to 3 p.m. and Saturdays, 1 to 4 p.m.  Questions: 708-386-3552. 29 Harrison St. Oak Park.

Online Job Application Tips 

Thursday, Aug. 23, 2 to 4 p.m., Veterans Room, Main Library:

Online job applications are run through a tracking system used as a screening tool by employers. Learn what to watch out for and how to answer questions, as well as tips and techniques for optimizing your resume for an Applicant Tracking System. Presented by David Preciado, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Workforce and Community Initiative. Register:  oppl.evanced.info/signup/Calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

Tuesday, Aug. 28, 4:15 to 8:30 p.m., First United Church:

All students who love to sing are invited to an open rehearsal. Singers and parents can observe a rehearsal or join in and learn about the independent children’s chorus that puts on 10 to 15 performances each season (Sept. through May) and serves Oak Park and the surrounding suburbs. Grades 1 to 4, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.; grades 5 to 8, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. and high school, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. More/questions: ProMusicaYouthChorus.org, pmyouthchorus@gmail.com, 708-406-9597. 848 Lake St., Oak Park.

Stress Less: Life Hacks for School Success

Sunday, Aug. 26, 1:30 p.m., Small Meeting Room, Main Library:

For adults and their middle- and high-school students, learn about causes of stress, stress management techniques, and how to practice mindfulness and self-compassion. Brought by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Metro Suburban. Questions: 708-524-2582. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

Late Summer Bird Walk

Saturday, Aug. 25, 7:30 a.m., Trailside Museum:

Look for resident and migratory birds with John Elliott from the Chicago Audubon Society. Binoculars available. Free. Questions: 708-366-6530. 738 Thatcher Ave., River Forest.

Lady T Jazz Performance

Friday, Aug. 24, 7 to 9 p.m., Eastgate Café, 60304:

Hear Toscanellie Marcelain feature “the songs of the hottest years of vocal jazz” along with her band. 102 Harrison, Oak Park.

Route 66 Car Show

Saturday, Aug. 25, 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Berwyn’s Strip of Route 66:

Soak up the classic car culture on the Mother Road as you view 550 vintage and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles. Live music and local food available. Free admission. Along Ogden Ave. between Oak Park Ave. and Ridgeland Ave.

“America to Me” Viewing and Discussion

Sunday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m., Auditorium, Oak Park & River Forest High School:

Three years ago, Academy Award-nominated director Steve James filmed a year in the life of a dozen OPRF students. The 10-part series about race and equity debuts on STARZ on Sunday. Join members of the community to view the Sundance featured documentary. Free. Other showings: Tuesday, Sept. 4, Mondays, Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and Sunday, Oct. 28. (Replaces showings at the Oak Park Library.) More: oppl.org/news-events/announcements/america-to-me-weekly-episode-viewing-discussion. 201 N. Scoville Ave., Oak Park.

Pond Discovery Drop-In

Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25 and 26, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Trailside Museum:

Families are invited to drop in and dip Trailside’s nets into the pond to discover small creatures that live in the water. Boots available. Free. Inquire: 708-366-6530. 738 Thatcher Ave., River Forest.

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