Children’s Halloween Costume Swap

Through Thursday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 4-6 p.m., Oak Park Public Library, Main Library

Halloween is around the corner, and here’s the perfect place to find costumes for chidren from 0-11. This is also a great chance to donate or swap children’s costumes as well. Drop off gently used and newly washed costumes and accessories for children ages 0-11 in the Main Library Children’s Services Area during the library’s open hours. Learn more at 834 Lake Street, Oak Park.

2023 Schubert+ Festival Unity Temple

Saturday, Oct. 14, 4:30  p.m., Unity Temple

Two concerts in one extrodinary day. Simone Dinnerstein is the headliner at this year’s Schubert+ Fest; she will perform a piano recital.  We also welcome Meigui Zhang who will begin the Festival with a song recital. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with acoustics known for clarity and balance. Tickets at 875 Lake Street, Oak Park.

Magic & Adventure Club: Building a Fantasy World

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Oak Park Public Library, Main Library

For those among you who are major Dungeons & Dragons or Wings Of Fire fans. If your mission is magic and adventure, then you’ve found the right place. Recommended for aspiring D&D players and Game Masters. Register now at 834 Lake Street, Oak Park.

Everything Dope About America Comes From Chicago With Shermann “Dilla” Thomas

Thursday, Oct. 12, 6-7 p.m., Oak Park Public Library, Main Library

Chicago historian Dilla puts a unique spin on local history. Known for his walking tours of Chicago history, for his event he’ll be contained in one space, but covering a wide territory. Register now at 834 Lake Street, Oak Park.

First Baptist Church: Free Tour

Saturday, Oct. 14; Sunday, Oct. 15, First Baptist Church

This is a partial tour of the First Baptist Church, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary. This includes the famed Sanctuary, designed by architect and church member E.E. Roberts. Tours of the church on Saturday morning are from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A special worship celebration will begin at 10 a.m., Sunday. 820 Ontario Street, Oak Park.

Beth Hyland: Seagulls

Previews Oct. 12-15, Performances Oct. 16-Nov. 19, Pleasant Home

Oak Park Festival Theatre’s first-ever indie-rock musical. Seagulls explores how friendship, art, and love can bind you together or tear you apart. Join us for this one-of-a-kind production. Tickets: 217 Home Ave., Oak Park.

Proposal For Social Ministry Center 

Sunday, Oct. 15, 12 p.m., St. Edmund Church, Murphy Hall

This is a public forum to discuss a proposal to utilize the rectory at St. Catherine-St. Lucy as a base for social ministries focusing on the needs of Austin school families. 188 S. Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park.

McAdam Pumpkin-Palooza

Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., McAdam Nursery & Garden Center

Special fall celebration. The folks at McAdam have gone all-out to create that special October atmosphere; there will be hay rides, a pumpkin patch, ghost stories, sweet treats, pumpkin painting and much more. Every child will receive a free pumpkin, and everyone (including adults) are encouraged to show up in full costume. 2001 Desplaines Avenue, Forest Park.

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