In Person Tours Resume at Hemingway Birthplace Home

Saturdays, top of each hour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Learn about the home, the author’s family, his early years and more. Printed translations are available for most foreign languages or attend Spanish language tours on select Saturdays at 1:30. $15; $13, seniors/students with valid ID; free, children under 10. 339 N. Oak Park Ave. Or for those in quarantine or living long-distance, Live Virtual Tours of Hemingway’s Birthplace continue Thursdays through Sundays, 1 and 3 p.m., on Google Meet. Join a knowledgeable docent on a live tour at Ernest Hemingway’s Birthplace Home in Oak Park while interacting with visitor questions along the way. Up to 15 may join each live tour. $15; $5 each additional viewer. Tickets/more:

Conversations on Hemingway 

Thursday, March 4, 7 p.m., and Tuesday, March 9, 6 p.m., virtually with PBS

In conjunction with the upcoming PBS documentary, Hemingway, A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, multiple talks have been scheduled, which include the filmmakers and special guests exploring Hemingway’s art and legacy, and feature clips from the three-part documentary. On March 4, the topic is Hemingway and Celebrity. Next up, on March 9, is Hemingway, the Sea and Cuba. Free. Register/more:

Heart of Gold Ball

Saturday, March 6, 7 p.m., Virtually with Hephzibah Children’s Association

Celebrate with the whole family with a theme of At Home Together with games, laughter, community interaction and a live auction, all to support the nonprofit that has met the needs of families and children more than ever during the pandemic. Free; sponsorships and more accepted. Register/more:

Mighty Oak Gala 

Thursday, March 11, 6 to 7 p.m., Virtually with Oak-Leyden

Support essential services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities while enjoying an at-home gala. Try for a Golden Ticket live auction item and more. Free; $1,000, Supporter package includes wine, lite bites and more for two guests (register by March 5). Register/more:

Winter Warmth Concerts

Wednesdays, March 3 and 10, 4 to 5 p.m. and after, virtually with the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest

Each week, a new mini concert is released, performed by members of the Symphony. March 3 brings solo music for flute and tuba along with a Vivaldi Concerto for Two Cellos. The concluding concert on March 10 is Ireland’s Downland Suite. Individual performances: $9, Oak Park residents; $12, non-residents. Series (includes 6 concerts): $54, Oak Park residents; $67, non-residents. Register by 3 p.m. each Wednesday to see the new concert or sign up for the whole series:, 708-725-2000.   

Illinois Storytelling presents Traditions and Truth

Saturday, March 6, 7 p.m., Virtually with Dominican University Chicago

Join this monthly open mic for “Folktales, Fairy Tales and Personal Stories” featuring Megan Wells in March. Wells is a story and theater artist known for infusing her characters with living souls and delivering her tales with delicious theatrical timing. Those wishing to tell their own stories (7-10 minutes) contact Free; donations encouraged. RSVP/more:

“Press on, regardless”

Friday, March 5, 6 to 6:25 p.m., Facebook live with Winifred Haun & Dancers 

See the premier of a dance film created at Links Hall that blends solos, duets and several groups sequences that explore circular, inverted movement that create a disorienting but

calming visual journey. Choreographed and directed by Winifred Haun of Oak Park. Free. More:

International Women’s Day Symposium – Chicago Women in Midcentury Design

Sunday, March 7, 2 p.m., Virtually with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and  Landmarks Illinois

Hear from women design historians Susan Benjamin, Kim Soss, Julia Bachrach, Victoria Matranga (of Oak Park) and Lynn Martin Windsor, who will focus on pioneering Chicago women in the fields of architecture, interiors, landscape, industrial products and graphic design in the mid-twentieth century. They will highlight the career accomplishments and challenges faced by designing women who made significant contributions to their professions and Chicago’s cultural history. Hosted by Farnsworth House, Plano, Illinois. $20. Register:

Candidate Forums – River Forest Candidates

Zoom with the River Forest Public Library

The municipal elections are on April 6. This forum starts with opening statements, followed by questions for the candidates and ends with closing statements. Submit questions in advance to or during the forum by chat in Zoom. 

Thursday, March 4, 7 p.m. – School District 90 (5 running for 4 seats)

Saturday, March 6, 2 p.m. – Village President (2 running for 1 seat)  

Saturday, March 6, 3:30 p.m. – Village Trustees (4 running for 3 seats)

Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Oak Park & River Forest, in partnership with the River Forest Public Library. Register:

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