Arbor Day Celebration
Friday, April 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Park District of Oak Park (various locations)
The celebration will take place in Taylor, Maple, Scoville, and Carroll parks and the Oak Park Conservatory. Scavenger hunts, tree stories, games, arts and crafts, giveaways, and more are planned throughout the day to highlight the importance of trees to the environment and everyday life. View more information at the Park District’s events page: www.pdop.org
Virtually, Friday, April 29, 7:30-10 p.m.
The 11th annual trivia night fundraiser will support Wonder Works Children’s Museum. Start forming your teams of 6 or less and get your tickets today for a fun night of trivia, prizes, and auction. You can gather with your team at a location of your choice, or connect remotely. Purchase tickets at: https://wonder-works.org/2022-wonderivia/
The Art of Alfred Hitchcock
Thursday, April 28, 2-3 p.m., Oak Park Public Library, Main Library Veterans Room
Bob Burton presents the films of Alfred Hitchcock, the master of suspense. Solve a crossword puzzle about the filmmaker at the end of the presentation. Register now at oppl.org/calendar.
Illinois Libraries Present: Nick Offerman & Jeff Tweedy
Wednesday, April 27, 7-8 p.m., virtually through Illinois Libraries Present
Join us for actor/humorist/woodworker Nick Offerman, in conversation with musician/hiking buddy Jeff Tweedy. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries—including Oak Park Public Library—offering high-quality events. Register now at https://bit.ly/April27_NickOfferman.
Crafting Workshop: Learn to Cross-Stitch (Grades 4-8)
Thursday, April 28, 4-5 p.m., Oak Park Public Library, Main Library Storytime Room
Join us for an interactive, crafting workshop for students in grades 4-8. Learn the basics of how to cross-stitch using a pattern of the phases of the moon. You can participate in person for guided instruction or follow our on-demand virtual tutorial at your own pace. The first 30 participants to register will receive a cross-stitch kit. Register now at oppl.org/calendar.
Spring Music Festival 2022
Saturday, April 30, 7-9:30 p.m. at Unity Temple, Oak Park
Annual fundraiser showcases the talent of members and friends of the congregation. Proceeds provide scholarships for area high school students who compete for one of three $1,000 awards applied to voice instruction and to benefit the Unity Temple Music Program. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Adults: $15 presale / $20 at the door and children (13 and under): $5. Online ticket sales as well as in-person ticket sales after service are open. Masking and proof of vaccination will be required for admittance. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Purchase tickets and/or make a donation, please visit unitytemple.org.
Champion Organ Combo
Saturday, April 30, FitzGerald’s
Nothing sounds as perfect on a lazy midday Saturday like bluesy organ jazz. The Champion Organ Combo is here to fill that need. 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.
Sunday, May 1, 1-4 p.m., Circle Lanes
Come join local Kiwanis clubs to bowl a few games and buy raffle tickets. Pizza will be included. The Kiwanis Bowl-A-Thon benefits kids with developmental disabilities via the Kiwanis Neuroscience Research Foundation and YMCA Camp Independence. $20, 7244 Circle Ave., Forest Park.
Screening & Discussion of “This Is Not About Me”
Saturday, April 30, 2-3:30 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library
What is it like to be autistic and non-speaking in a world that has already made up its mind about you? Join us to virtually watch and discuss “This Is Not About Me,” the story of Jordyn Zimmerman. Filmed in an observational style, the film gives a glimpse into Jordyn’s daily life interweaved with visits to Jordyn’s schools and interviews with teachers that worked closely with her. Register now at oppl.org/calendar.
Together We Inspire: Educational Breakfast Forum (with Sheriff Tom Dart and Michelle Weldon)
Wednesday, April 27, 8-10 a.m., Oak Park Country Club
This breakfast honors Lake Street Family Physicians and Institute for Nonviolence Chicago. $55, 2001 Thatcher Ave., River Grove.
Mosaic Art For Charity By Judy Steed
Entire Month of May, Second Floor Art Gallery
100% of all proceeds will be donated to three charities. 735 Lathrop Ave., River Forest.
Li’l Ed & the Blues Imperials
Tuesday, May 3, FitzGerald’s
Slashing West Side-derived blues from a longtime blues veteran who has managed to retain the same band since the 1980s, which is a world record any way you view it! Part of WDCB’s Bluesday Tuesday, hosted by Tom Marker. Free with patio reservation., 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.