Leprechaun Story Hunt

Through Friday, March 19, around River Forest

Help catch the Leprechaun that has been running around River Forest! On this Story Hunt, solve clues that lead to the next page in the story. Solve all the clues to reach the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Make a trap to catch the Leprechaun and receive a reward. Story Hunt locations include the parks, Trailside Museum, Forest Preserve District of Cook County and the River Forest Public Library. For first clue and map: https://rfparks.com/leprechaun-hunt

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 lwvoprf1924@gmail.com or during the forum by chat in Zoom. 

Thursday, March 18, 7 p.m. – River Forest Library Board (3 running for 2 seats)

Thursday, March 18, 8 p.m. – River Forest Park Board (4 running for 2 seats)  

Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Oak Park & River Forest, in partnership with the River Forest Public Library. Register: riverforestlibrary.librarymarket.com/events/month/2021/03

Women Owned Works (WOW!)

Saturday, March 20, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oak Park Arts District

Come out for the fourth annual WOW! event to support women-owned businesses and artists on Harrison Street, Oak Park. Look for bright yellow decorations inside and outside of participating businesses. See a staff jewelry show at Bead in Hand, do a scavenger Hunt at vals Halla and more. Shop hours varying by business. Also see female artists featured at Dancing Krow Studio during gallery hours each Wednesday in March, 1 to 5 p.m. 43 Harrison, St. More: facebook.com/events/2908655696025791


Through March 28, Saturdays, 1 to 3 p.m., or anytime online, Expressions Graphics

The printmakers’ co-operative hosts an annual show celebrating the passion of the color red. 29 Harrison St., Oak Park. expressionsgraphics.org/red-show-2021

Pleasant Home Open for Tours, BOGO Tour Special

Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Choose a free self-guided tour of the first floor of this Prairie-style home completed in 1898 by Oak Park’s first millionaire, John Farson. Or learn during a docent-led tour on the topic of Family & Architecture or the Behind the Scenes/Servants tour. $10; $8, seniors/students 18+ with I.D.; $7, ages 6 through 18; free, 5 and under and Illinois teachers. And now, for each guided tour purchased, get a voucher for another guided tour for future use. More: pleasanthome.org/tours. To schedule a guided tour on a day other than Thursday, question: rspencer@pleasanthome.org. 217 Home Ave., Oak Park.

Conversations on Hemingway 

Tuesday, March 16, 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 16 the topic is Hemingway the Author. Free. Register/more: hemingwaybirthplace.com/programs-events

Bringing the Stage to the Page

Monday, March 22, 1:30 p.m., Zoom through the Nineteenth Century Charitable Association

Thriller author Layne Fargo will discuss the real-life inspiration behind her debut novel Temper. Set in Chicago’s storefront theater scene, Fargo will share how her background in the performing arts has shaped her writing. $15, suggested donation; free, members. Register: nineteenthcentury.org

ACL Triva Night

Thursday, March 18, 7 to 8 p.m., Virtually with the Animal Care League

Test out knowledge while supporting homeless pets. Trivia covers all topics and categories. Top prizes include Amazon gift cards. Win gift cards, pet items and more in raffle. $15, includes one raffle ticket. $5, each additional raffle ticket. (No need to be present to win raffle prizes.) Register: https://e.givesmart.com/events/kDr/

Girl Scouts Puppets and Pajamas Party

Saturday, March 20, 1 to 2 p.m., Zoom with River Forest Public Library

Join other girls for puppet-making and learning about the Girl Scouts. Listen to a book about Juliette “Daisy” Gordon and make a puppet together from household items. Non-Girl Scouts and current Girl Scouts from Pre-K to grade 4 are welcome. Free. Register: riverforestlibrary.librarymarket.com/events/girl-scouts-puppets-and-pajamas-party

Fleetwood Mac: The Chain…Broken

Wednesday, March 24, 2 to 3 p.m., Zoom with Oak Park Public Library 

Through interview and performance footage, trace the band’s career with a focus on its blockbuster album “Rumours” and the band’s classic lineup of Stevie Nicks, Lindsay Buckingham, Christine McVie, John McVie, and Mick Fleetwood. Register: oppl.org/calendar 

Music & Potlucks Spring Break Celebration

Wednesday, March 24, 7 p.m., Zoom  

This community organization’s 4th anniversary celebration includes songs, stories and spoken word reflecting on the origin and evolution of Music & Potlucks. The evening includes 

Mark Dvorak performing new songs and reading from his upcoming book 31 Winters: Teaching Folk Music by Heart. $20; $10, student, senior, discounted. Sales support Music & Potlucks community arts initiative. Tickets/more: musicandpotlucks.org.

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