Wright Home for the Holidays
Saturday, Nov. 27, from 9 to 11 a.m., Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio
Family and friends are welcome to take a free tour of Wright’s Oak Park home, decked for the holidays with a holiday tree, decorated with traditional German glass ornaments, poinsettias, fresh flowers, evergreens, and wreaths, in keeping with the Wright family tradition. Registration required. 951 Chicago Ave., Oak Park.
Holiday Concert at Pleasant Home
Friday, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m., 217 Home Ave., Oak Park
Pleasant Home for the Holidays, sponsored by the Pleasant Home Foundation, is a two-day celebration of the sights and sounds of the holiday season in the beautiful surroundings of Pleasant Home. On Friday, Nov. 26, a holiday concert features Fr. Connor Danstrom. On Saturday, Nov. 27, take a Holiday Candlelight Tour of Pleasant Home. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres available for purchase both nights. Learn more and buy tickets at PleasantHome.org.
Law at the Library
Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 6 to 7 p.m., virtually through the Oak Park Public Library
“Law at the Library: Changes in Tax Law” is part of a series of Law at the Library programs featuring a presentation on Zoom by an experienced attorney, followed by a brief question-and-answer session. This program is presented in partnership with the Chicago Bar Association, the Chicago Public Library, and Evanston Public Library. Register now at oppl.org/calendar.
Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 6:30 to 7 p.m., virtually through the Oak Park Public Library
A special cozy storytime via Zoom. Wear your favorite pajamas and bring your favorite cuddly stuffie for some cozy stories and fun songs. Best for kids up through age 6. Register now at oppl.org/calendar.
Tuesdays, Nov. 30 and Dec. 28, from 7 to 8:15 p.m., virtually through the Oak Park Public Library
Looking to let your inner comedian run free? Want to improve your quick-thinking skills? Attend a night of spontaneous comedy. All skill levels welcome. Warning: hilarity will ensue. Register at oppl.org/calendar.
Forensic Drug Testing
Monday, Nov. 29 at 1:15 p.m., 19th Century Club
The 19th Century Charitable Association hosts the Monday Enrichment Series, presenting “Forensic Drug Testing: How Science Gives a Voice to the Voiceless.” Drug use is a major medical, legal, and socioeconomic problem worldwide. Donna Coy, PhD, gives an overview of applications for forensic drug testing, such as child endangerment, child custody, professional licensure, and driving under the influence (DUI). Presented in the second-floor ballroom. Proof of vaccination and masks required. Seating will be socially distanced. Free for members. A $15 donation at the door is requested for non-members. 178 Forest Ave. Visit https://www.nineteenthcentury.org/our-public-programsor call the office at 708-386-2729.
Stove Toucher Premiere
Friday, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m., Playhouse Theatre, McAninch Arts Center, 425 FawellBlvd., Glen Ellyn
Stove Toucher, written and performed by Kurt Naebig, based on his real life story, is a comic coming-of-age story set in Cicero and Oak Park. It follows Naebig during the 1970s skateboard boom when he began competing in skateboard events around the Midwest, winning several of them. He and a friend opened their own skateboard shop, Wheels of Progress, in Oak Park, when Naebig was 13 years old. Produced by Buffalo Theatre Ensemble. Directed by Connie Canaday Howard.
District 97 Family University
Wednesday, Dec. 1 from 6 to 7 p.m., virtually via Zoom
District 97 will host a virtual Family University session on Dec. 1 focusing on elementary literacy instruction. Families will receive a link once they register. Learn more about D97’s approach to literacy instruction in kindergarten through fifth grade. Staff from the Teaching and Learning Department will discuss the district’s resources and the student experience, and will answer the most common questions submitted by families.
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Last of the of BackStory Project series features an interview with Growing Community Media’s Michael Romain, equity editor and editor of the Austin Weekly News and Maywood’s Village Free Press. His weekly column in Wednesday Journal has earned a growing following. The interview will be available Tuesday, Nov. 16 online at www.opendoortheater.net/backstory-project.