Winter Wreaths

Sunday, Dec. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m., Park District of Oak Park
This class focuses on the making of wreaths, everybody’s favorite door adornment. They will be customized with everything from berries to ribbons. $20-$25, Dole Center Studio Room 3 (3rd Floor), 255 Augusta Blvd., Oak Park.

Merry Measures: A Celebration of Festive Feasting

Monday, Dec. 20, 1:15 p.m., Nineteenth Century Club
Oak Park Festival Theatre Artistic Associates present a combination of edibles and entertainment, the “menu” crafted by Belinda Bremner. Described as a mix of “poems, stories, remembrances and song,” included will be ruminations from such distinguished company as Ogden Nash, Anne Lamott and Maya Angelou. From grace through to the last crumb of fruitcake, it will be a feast for all. The program is free for members. A $15 donation is requested for non-members. A 3-course lunch is served at noon before the program. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park.

TechGirlz Workshop

Wednesday, Dec. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library
In this workshop, students in grades 5-8 will learn how to build a voice app. This experiment will include learning how to properly use variables, conditional logic, and the flow configuration of program blocks within the VoiceFlow software. These apps are compatible with Alexa or Google devices. Register now at 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

Tarot Card Meetup

Wednesday, Dec. 15, 6-7 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library
Once a month, this group will gather to discuss cards, explore spreads, and learn from one another. People of all experience levels are welcome, from the experienced to the newcomers. This is a group for sharing thoughts and ideas, not a professional tarot reading or a class taught by experts. If you don’t have a physical deck, a digital deck works too. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Register now at

Winter Collage

Friday, Dec. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m., Park District of Oak Park
This arts & crafts class creates art reflecting the winter season, utilizing recycled magazines. Supplies included and all skill levels welcome. Ages 7 and up. $12 – $15, Dole Center Studio Room 3 (3rd Floor), 255 Augusta Blvd., Oak Park.

Free Readers Ensemble Presents: ‘Chapatti‘, by Christian O’Reilly

Sunday, Dec. 19, from 3 to 5 p.m., Nineteenth Century Club
The Free Readers Ensemble is a troupe of actors who bring their considerable skills to a reading format. They will be bringing to life a tale of two pet owners who find romance in Dublin. Nineteenth Century Charitable Association, 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park.

Return of the Unity Temple Choir

Saturday, Dec. 18 & Sunday, Dec. 19, both concerts at 4 p.m., Unity Temple.
Unity Temple presents the Unity Temple Choir in concert. The program includes the music of J.S. Bach, spirituals and holiday classics, plus a special presentation of Dreamweaver by composer Ola Gjeilo, featuring soprano Rosalind Lee with cellist Alex Poltavchenko. Tickets can be found at Proof of vaccination required. 875 Lake, Oak Park.


Friday, Dec. 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Unity Temple
Special holiday concert by a senior-performing cello ensemble, with ages ranging from 10 to 17. The cellists are students of Sally Gross and Alex Revoal, and spawned from the combined programs of the Western Springs School of Talent Education and the Naperville Suzuki School. Tickets range from $10 to $20, based on seating assignment, with UTRF members receiving $5 off (use coupon code: MEMBERS). Students use coupon code STUDENT; parents of performers, use coupon code PARENT. 875 Lake St., Oak Park.

Glowing Silhouette

Saturday, Dec. 18 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Park District of Oak Park
A jar can be modified into a glowing holiday silhouette, and this arts & crafts class will show you how, via paint markers and a tea light. Ages 10 and up. $15-$20, Dole Center Studio Room 3 (3rd Floor), 255 Augusta Blvd., Oak Park.

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