Eating the Rainbow: The Plant-Based Way

Saturday, Jan. 15 from 1-2 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library

This is an exploration of a whole-food, plant-based eating style to prevent and reverse heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and obesity. This session will include recipes, resources, and practical tips so you can immediately add colorful foods from the plant “farmacy” found at the grocery store. Register now at oppl.org/calendar.

Women Hold Up Half the Sky

Sunday, Jan. 16 at 3 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Oak Park

Christine Steyer

First concert of the 2022 season, Church of Beethoven, Oak Park brings back soprano Christine Steyer in “Women Hold Up Half the Sky,” a recital featuring music by women composers and lyricists. Steyer will be accompanied by collaborative pianist Peter Storms. Maureen Kwiat Meshenberg will share her poetry. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 611 Randolph St. in Oak Park. Ample free parking on the street. Vaccination card to be shown upon entry. $15 general, $10 students/kids. For information on Christine Steyer, visit her website, www.christinesteyer.com.

Leading Edge Teen Advisory Board

Sunday, Jan. 16 from 4-5 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library

Looking to gain strong leadership skills, self-advocacy skills, and have a community voice? The Leading Edge Teen Advisory Board (LETAB) is for you! Learn more about joining LETAB at oppl.org/teens and register to attend the meeting as a guest at oppl.org/calendar.

Miss Barbara Clifford & the Shakin’ Tailfeathers

Sunday, Jan. 16 at 2:30 p.m., FitzGerald’s, Berwyn

Clifford came straight from Chicago’s rockabilly scene with a sound that plays up that genre’s rockabilly roots. If you want an excuse to rock-and-roll away a weekend afternoon, Clifford and band give you the reason. 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

Writers’ Word Feast

Sunday, Jan. 16 from 1:30-4:30 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library

Bring your words and words yet to be written to this group for writers of all types and genre. Each writer will get a chance to read their story, poem, or novel chapter and receive feedback from the group. Then we will spend some time writing! Register now at oppl.org/calendar.

Peace Quilt Squares

Monday, Jan. 17 from 2-4 p.m., Oak Park Public Library

Visit the Main Library Children’s Services Area to decorate a fabric square and sew it to our ongoing peace quilt project. All supplies provided, no sewing experience needed. Register now at oppl.org/calendar.

Memory Cafe

Tuesday, Jan. 18 from 2-3:30 p.m., virtually through the Oak Park Public Library

Designed for individuals living with memory loss and their care partners to have a safe space in the community to connect through conversation and enjoyable activities, Memory Cafe is a partnership of Oak Park Township Senior Services, River Forest Public Library, and Oak Park Public Library. Register now at oppl.org/calendar.

Chicago Católico: Making Catholic Parishes Mexican

Wednesday, Jan. 19 from 6-7 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library

Today, 100 Chicago-area Catholic churches offer Spanish-language Mass to congregants. How did the city’s Mexican population, contained in just two parishes prior to 1960, come to reshape dozens of parishes and neighborhoods? Deborah Kanter, prize-winning historian, Oak Park native, and author of Chicago Católico, tells the story of neighborhood change and rebirth in Chicago’s Mexican-American communities. Register now at oppl.org/calendar.

Tarot Card Meetup

Wednesday, Jan. 19 from 6-7 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library

Once a month, gather to discuss cards, explore spreads, and learn from one another. Best for ages 12+. This is a group for sharing thoughts and ideas, not a professional tarot reading or a class taught by experts. We welcome people with all experience levels, even if you’ve never tried tarot before. If you don’t have a physical deck, a digital deck works too. Register now at oppl.org/calendar.

Low Grav Comedy

Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. Outta Space, Berwyn

Monthly comedy revue hosted by Patrick Bolduc every third Wednesday. $10, 6840 W. 32nd St., Berwyn.

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