TechGirlz Workshop: How to Stay Safe Online

Saturday, Feb. 12, 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library

 This special workshop teaches students in grades 5-8 how to use the Internet safely. (Students will need access to a computer and internet.) Register now at

13 Tikis/Erin Edmister & Three Tons

Friday, Feb. 11, 8 p.m., Outta Space

Erin Edmisgter & Three Tons

It might be a cold weekend in the middle of February, but good surf music knows no seasonal bounds. The band 13 Tikis conjures up the summertime feeling even when the wind chill factor is in full effect. Also along for the ride: Erin Edmister & Three Tons, a country quartet who will honky-tonk your blues away. 6840 32nd St., Berwyn.

The Three Baritones: A Valentine’s Day Gift For You

Monday, Feb. 14, 1:15 p.m., Ballroom, Nineteenth Century Club

Vocalists Jess Koehn, Evan Bravos, and Antonio Quaranta, accompanied by pianist Jonathan Gmeinder, will sing songs from different genres that appropriately express love on this long-established holiday. Free for members, a $15 donation is requested from non-members. 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park

Chair Yoga

Tuesday, Feb. 15, 12:30-1 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library

 This event is a great way to keep your mind focused, while relaxing your body and improving your flexibility and strength. Register now at

Memory Cafe

Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2-3:30 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library

This event is designed for individuals who live with memory loss (along with their care partners). The Memory Cafe provides a way to connect through conversation and activities. The Memory Cafe is a partnership of Oak Park Township Senior Services, River Forest Public Library, and Oak Park Public Library. Register now at

Nineteenth Century Book Club

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 5 p.m., via Zoom

On the third Wednesday of every month, Linda Bonner hosts a discussion of books from the nineteenth century. Copies of all books discussed are obtainable through the Oak Park Dole Branch Library. This is an open group that meets via Zoom and all are welcome. Click here to join.

Words on Wednesday: Hidden Valley

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 1-2 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library

 This special event discusses Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker, a book about a midcentury American family with 12 children, six of whom are diagnosed with schizophrenia, eventually becoming an important stepping stone in understanding the disease. Register now at

Joel Paterson

Joel Paterson Trio

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m., FitzGerald’s

If you can’t get enough of Joel Paterson’s fine guitar licks with the Western Elstons, he also has his own trio that demolishes the gap between jazz, rockabilly and Western Swing. 6615 Roosevelt Road., Berwyn.

Western Elstons

Western Elstons

Saturday, Feb. 12, 9 p.m., FitzGerald’s

The Chicago area isn’t exactly hurting for country music these days. The Western Elstons are one of the most traditional local acts in that field, with plenty of roadhouse stomp to go around. Featuring Casey McDonough (bass), Scott Ligon (rhythm guitar), Joel Paterson (lead guitar) and Alex Hall (drums), all incredible musicians in their own right. 6615 Roosevelt Road., Berwyn.

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