TechGirlz: Calavera Skull: Slicing & Design Using CAD

Nov. 10, 4 – 6:30 p.m., Oak Park Public Library

Are you a middle school girl interested in technology? Customize a 3D Calavera Skull and watch your creation print out in plastic! Students will learn about 3D printing principles, download designs onto 3D printing software, and print chosen objects in an Open Source 3D printing program for future printing. Materials and a snack will be provided. Please create a free Tinkercad account prior to the event. Register at

Film Screening: ‘Dune’

Friday, Nov. 11, 1-3 p.m., Oak Park Public Library 

Dune is a 2021 American epic science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve from a screenplay by Villeneuve, Jon Spaihts, and Eric Roth. It is the first part of a two-part adaptation of the 1965 novel by Frank Herbert. Set in the distant future, the film follows Paul Atreides as his family, the noble House Atreides, is thrust into a war for the deadly and inhospitable desert planet Arrakis. Register now at 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

Jamiah Rogers

Friday, Nov. 11, 9 p.m., Harlem Avenue Lounge

This blues guitarist has been nicknamed “Jamiah On Fire,” and with his Dirty Church Band, he explodes on stage with Hendrix-inspired blues-rock. 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn.

‘Growing Up Chicago’ Authors Visit: Jessie Ann Foley & Daiva Markelis, David Schaafsma & Roxanne Pilat

Saturday, Nov. 12, 12-1:30 p.m., Oak Park Public Library

Growing Up Chicago is a collection of coming-of-age stories that reflects the diversity of the city and its metropolitan area. Authors Jessie Ann Foley and Daiva Markelis will be joined by editors David Schaafsma and Roxanne Pilat. Register now at 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

The Monday Enrichment Series Presents: Writing The Past

Monday, Nov. 14, 1:15 p.m., Nineteenth Century Charitable Organization

Five authors of historical fiction novels set in Eastern Europe present a panel discussion of their novels, their craft, and the little-known histories that inspired them. Erin Litteken, Gabriella Saab, Amanda McCrina, Marina Scott and Olesya Salnikova Gilmore will be joined by moderator Debb W. Hammond. Voluntary suggested donation of $15. 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park.

Rayo De Luz

Thursday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m., FitzGerald’s

Traditional Mexican music band led by Erendira Izguerra. 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

Veterans Day Ceremony 

Nov. 11 at 11 a.m., Nineteenth Century Club ballroom, Oak Park

All veterans, their families and friends, and all area residents are invited to attend the annual Veterans Day ceremony on Friday, Nov. 11 in the ballroom of the Nineteenth Century building (178 Forest Ave., Oak Park). The ceremony begins at 11 a.m.

Illinois Senate President Don Harmon and Village President Vicki Scaman will give welcoming remarks. Officers from the Oak Park Police Department will post the colors.  The History Singers will lead patriotic singing. A bugler will play “Taps” as wreaths are laid. The remarks this year will examine the origins and meaning of Veterans Day and will discuss the WWI and WWII origins of Irving Berlin’s iconic patriotic hymn, “God Bless America.” More broadly, the ceremony will recognize and honor all of our veterans who have served our country in wartime and in peace, especially those who have lost their lives in service to this country.

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