Disco Night With Joe Nardi

Friday, April 15, 8-11 p.m., Donny G’s

Joe Nardi is a dance music DJ who calls himself the “Naw-T-Boy.” Since he was a teenager in 1993, he has been lighting up dancefloors with his hot dance mixes. His adaptability has made him a favorite at weddings and private parties, but tonight he brings his dancefloor magic back to the club! 7308 W. North Ave.,
Elmwood Park.

The Bama Lamas

Friday, April 15, 8 p.m., Outta Space

These Chicago-based horn-honking frat rockers return to action. Led by the tag-team vocals of Chris Holtane and Gabrielle Sutton, this band was last seen in Uptown at the Green Mill, during the Paper Machete variety show in February. That was a mere sampler of what this septet could do; you can get the full experience at this Outta Space show. $10, 6840 32nd St., Berwyn. 

Competing in his third Winter Olympics, Oak Park native Emery Lehman earned his first medal on Feb. 15 as part of the U.S. speedskating team pursuit unit, which finished third. | Photo by John Kleba courtesy of David Lehman

An Evening With Emery Lehman

Wednesday, April 20, 6:45-8 p.m., Cheney Mansion

Olympic medal winner, speed skater and Oak Park resident Emery Lehman will be present for a special Q&A. There will also be a brief presentation about the park district’s new Community Recreation Center, opening in spring 2023. RSVP to parksfoundationofoakpark@gmail.com. 220 N. Euclid, Oak Park. 

Chess Champs

Saturday, April 16, 11 am-1 p.m., Main Library Veterans Room

Join us for a chess workshop and open play chess club, led by instructor Luis Tubens. Best for ages 5-13. Register now at oppl.org/calendar.

Jim Lauderdale

Thursday, April 14,  8:30 p.m., FitzGerald’s

Besides being a respected singer-songwriter in Nashville, Jim Lauderdale is equally compelling as a performer, with his seamless blend of country and bluegrass. $15 – $120, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

Aging in Place Series: AgeOptions Senior Benefits

Tuesday, April 19, 1-2 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library 

Could your budget use a boost? Join Breda Moran of AgeOptions to learn all about public benefits available to you—including SNAP, Benefits Access Application (Bus Pass and License Plate Discount), Medicare Savings, and more. Learn the many benefits you may be eligible for and hear about volunteer opportunities to help others receive resources that will help them thrive. Register now at oppl.org/calendar.

Homes for America

Wednesday, April 13, 1-2:15 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library

From the famous to the obscure, classical to modern, American homes reflect the influential individuals who commissioned them. Take a first-hand look at America’s greatest historic house museums. Register now at oppl.org/calendar.

The Soulbillys

Sunday, April 17, 11:30 a.m., FitzGerald’s

The name “Soulbillys” connotes a down-home mix of soul and country, but in reality, this duo is far more urbane, with jazzy  rhythms that give their Americana an unexpected sense of swing. 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

TechGirlz Workshop

Wednesday, April 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library

In this workshop for grades 5-8, students will learn how satellite images, collected by various agencies around the world, can be used to help global humanity. Platforms like OpenStreetMap and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Tasking Manager offer an opportunity for volunteers, who are not necessarily experts in coding or interpreting this information, to contribute to critical missions. Register now at oppl.org/calendar.

Leading Edge Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Saturday, April 16, 5-6 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.

The Community Blood Center: Blood Drive

Monday, April 18, 12-4:30 p.m., Main Library Veterans Room

Help provide lifesaving opportunities for patients in need. Visit communityblood.org/donor and click “Donate Now” to search for sponsor code CW03, or call 800.280.4102.

Chair Yoga

Tuesdays, April 19 & 26, 12:30-1 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library

Calm and center your mind while moving your body through intentional poses and sequences. Chair yoga can improve your flexibility, concentration, and strength, while boosting your mood, and reducing stress and joint strain. Register now at oppl.org/calendar.

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