Free True Unity Classical Concert

Meet Up & Eat Up

Mondays through Fridays, June 18 to Aug. 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., St Catherine of Siena Hall: 

Drop in weekdays for free meals, activities and games for youth ages 18 and younger. Closed on July 4 and 5. Sponsored by the OP-RF Food Pantry. Menu/activity schedule: Questions or to volunteer:, 34 N. Austin Blvd., Oak Park.

Uncork Illinois Wine Fest  

Saturday, June 15, %u200B1 to%u200B 9 p.m., Downtown Oak Park:

Sample from a choice of more than 150 wines produced by 15 Illinois wineries. Admission includes glass and eight tasting tickets. $25 cash, day of event. Additional tastings, full glasses and bottle purchases extra. A portion of proceeds benefits Animal Care League. 21+ to participate; street open to all. Marion St. between Lake St. and North Blvd., Oak Park.

Repair Cafe

Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Oak Park Arms:

Why throw something away when it can be repaired? Receive free advice and help from electricians, seamstresses, jewelry experts, carpenters and general fix-it folks. There are also the tools and materials needed to make repairs. More: 408 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park.  

“Ex Libris: The New York Public Library”

Tuesday, June 18, 2 to 4 p.m., Veterans Room, Main Library: 

Watch Frederick Wiseman’s film, which goes behind the scenes “of one of the greatest knowledge institutions in the world and reveals it as a place of welcome, cultural exchange and learning.” See Part II on June 25. More: 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

Tee It Up for Kids Golf Classic

Monday, June 17, 11:30 a.m., Riverside Golf Club:

Support the Infant Welfare Society’s Children’s Clinic, while enjoying 18 holes of championship golf, grill lunch, awards reception and raffle. Or attend the reception and raffle only (approximately 5:30 p.m.). $200, individual golfer plus reception; $50, reception only.  Register/more: 2520 Des Plaines Ave., Riverside.

Bowling for Oak-Leyden 

Friday, June 14, 7 to 10 p.m., Circle Lanes:

Support services for area children with developmental disabilities while enjoying a night out. Includes two games of bowling, shoe rental, food, raffle and cash bar. $35. Tickets: 7244 Circle Ave., Forest Park.

Free True Unity Classical Concert 

Saturday, June 15, 6 p.m., Unity Lutheran Church:

Soprano Michelle Areyzaga and pianist Dana Brown will perform works by Walker, Pearson Thomas, Hoiby, Rogers, Duke, Lippé, and Bernstein. Donations accepted to start a Music Academy. More: 6720 31st St., Berwyn.

Nesting Bird Hike

Saturday, June 15, 7:30 a.m., Trailside Museum:

Take a guided hike to listen and watch behavior of nesting birds with John Elliott of Chicago Audubon. Binoculars available. Free. 738 Thatcher Ave., River Forest.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

Saturday, June 15, 10 to 11:30 a.m., River Forest Public Library:

Learn about research in diet, nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Presented by the Alzheimer’s
Association. Brought in partnership with River Forest Township. Register: 735 Lathrop Ave.

Alina Celeste Concert

Thursday, June 13, 10 to 11 a.m., River Forest Public Library: 

See a musical show featuring sing-alongs, dance-alongs, family jams and stories. For children of all ages with parent/caregiver. Held outside, weather permitting. 735 Lathrop Ave.

1969 Film Series

Monday, June 17, 1:30 p.m., Veterans Room, Main Library: 

While 1969 was a year filled with historic moments in the news, in movies, restrictive censorship became a thing of the past. Join film buff Doug Deuchler to view and discuss groundbreaking films of that year including this week’s Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid. Up next:

  • June 24 – They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
  • July 1 – Midnight Cowboy
  • July 8 – Women in Love
  • July 15 – Easy Rider
  • July 22 – Cactus Flower

More: 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

Empathy Builds Community

Wednesday, June 19, 4 to 5 p.m., Storytime Room, Main Library:

As part of One Book, One Oak Park, learn how to best take care of your community and yourselves all summer long in this new series aimed at 5- to 10-year-olds. Learn about Making Connections this week, 834 Lake St., Oak Park. Up next: 

  • June 26 – Yoga, Maze Library 
  • July 2 – Reading Rainbow, Main Library
  • July 10 – Gardening at Whittier Elementary School

Art After Dark – Canvas Painting

Wednesday, June 19, 7 to 9 p.m., Cheney Mansion:

Start an evening of creativity with some art history followed by the chance to make your own artwork. Glass of wine and light snacks included. All levels welcome. Up next, July 10, Yarn Art, and Aug. 21, Doodling & Patterns. 21 . $44; $35, OP residents. Register: 220 N. Euclid Ave., Oak Park.

Calendar Events

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