Clear the Shelters

Saturday Aug. 27 at 11 a.m., Animal Care League

All animals over 6 months old will be FREE to adopt. No appointment necessary – come by the shelter and bring home your new best friend! Come to the shelter between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. to meet your forever best friend. Start browsing adoptable pets now at Please be prepared to wait in line.
1011 Garfield St., Oak Park.

Eat the Neighborhood Foraging Tour: Carnivore Oak Park 

Sunday, Aug. 28, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Carnivore

Forage with Chicago’s renowned professional forager Dave Odd. Learn over 50 species of edible plants and mushrooms followed by a wonderful picnic basket meal made from the the foraged things seen, marvelously prepared by chef Brad Knaub and Erik Williams. Mushrooms should be popping nearby so prepare to travel to a second location (rides will be available). $40 per person. $25 per person for the meal. Includes one beverage. Tickets: Meet right next to Carnivore, 1042 Pleasant St., Oak Park.

Food Truck Rally

Kids pick up their ice cream from an ice cream truck on Saturday, Aug. 28, during the Rotary Club of Oak Park and River Forest’s annual food truck rally at Keystone Park West in River Forest, Ill. | ALEX ROGALS/Staff Photographer

Aug., 27, 4 – 9 p.m., Keystone Park West

River Forest Park District, Rotary Club of Oak Park – River Forest, and the village of River Forest present Food Truck Rally, Keystone Park West for a variety of food trucks, family activities, inflatables, a beer tent, stage entertainment and more. This family-friendly event is a great finale to summer. Keystone Park West, Central Ave., River Forest.

Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound

Saturday, Aug. 27, 7 p.m., FitzGerald’s

Paul’s brew of soul, New Orleans funk and world music, straight from Milwaukee, has always been a welcome sight in the Chicago area. As a performer, he never disappoints. 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

Surviving, Healing & Evolving With Dr. Rhonda Sherrod

Saturday, Aug. 27, 1-2:30 p.m., Oak Park Main Library 

This Harvard-trained clinical and community psychologist, educator, lawyer, and Maywood native will present a talk about her first book, Surviving, Healing, and Evolving: Essays of Love, Compassion, Healing, and Affirmation for Black People. The book addresses Dr. Sherrod’s personal trauma background and traumas experienced by many Black women and girls, as well as the trauma Black people endure as a collective community. The book also focuses on the need for self-care and the significance of mental health awareness. Register now at 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

The Prince Project: A Prince & The Revolution Tribute Band

Saturday, Aug. 27, 8:30 p.m., FitzGerald’s

The iconic status of Prince has only risen in the years since his death, so you just know a tribute band had to happen. Party like its 1999 to the immortal songs of this incredibly prolific singer, songwriter and musician. $25, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

Art Exhibit & Reception: “One Woman’s Journey Into Abstraction & the Subconscious”

Thursday, Aug. 25, 4:30-8 p.m., Oak Park Library

This exhibit in the main library gallery features the works of Nancy K. Jensen through Sept. 25. From an early age, she has been able to express herself through multiple art disciplines and mediums. Every element and principle of design is of importance when she approaches a piece of paper, canvas, or corrugated cardboard. Learn more at 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

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