Big Week | July 15-22

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Print

By Staff

In Person Tours at Hemingway Birthplace Home

Saturday July 18 and 25, top of each hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Learn about the home, the author's family, his early years and more. Printed translations are available for most foreign languages. $15; $13, seniors/students with valid ID; free, children under 10. 339 N. Oak Park Ave. Or for those in quarantine or living long-distance, Live Virtual Tours of Hemingway's Birthplace are Wednesdays through Sundays, 1 and 3 p.m., on Google Meet. Join a knowledgeable docent on a live tour at Ernest Hemingway's Birthplace Home in Oak Park while interacting with visitor questions along the way. Up to 15 may join each live tour. $15; $5 each additional viewer. Tickets/more: hemingwaybirthplace.com/admissions

Libraries are scheduled to open

Wednesday, July 22, Oak Park Public Library, Main Branch

The Main Library (not Maze or Dole branches) is scheduled to move to Phase 2, "open with specific capacity limits and some onsite staff for materials, technology support. Public computer use by appointment only." 834 Lake St. More: oppl.org/news-events/announcements/oak-park-public-library-closure-faqs-current-updates

Monday, July 27, River Forest Public Library

More: riverforestlibrary.org/2020/07/06/library-reopening-on-july-27. 735 Lathrop Ave.

 

Get the Dirt

Sing up now for Thursday, July 23, 7 to 8 p.m., Zoom with the Friend of the Oak Park Conservatory

Get your garden questions answered virtually in this live Q&A session filled with advice and tips from the Conservatory's master gardeners and Director of Horticulture. Plus, learn what to be doing in your garden right now. Come with your questions or submit in advance by emailing operations@fopcon.org. Free. Register: pdop.org

 

Pleasant Home Open for Tours

Fridays, 2 to 4 p.m.

Take a self-guided tour of the main floor of the historic home. Free. The home is also open for self-guided tours on Saturdays and Sundays, 2 to 4 p.m. $5.  

Saturdays and Sundays, Noon and 1 p.m. 

Learn from a docent-led tour that covers the first and second floors of the home. $10; $8, seniors/students 18+ with I.D.; $7, ages 6 through 18; free, 5 and under and Illinois teachers. Tour sizes are limited to 8. More: pleasanthome.org/tours. 217 Home Ave., Oak Park.

 

Mutt Strut  

July 17 through 19, virtually with the Animal Care League (ACL)

Join in raising funds to provide medical care, food, enrichment and more for the homeless animals of ACL by taking part in the 5K (3.1 mile) walk or run anywhere you choose with or without your fur friend. Prizes will be awarded to top fundraisers. $23.25 to participate. Register: muttstrut5k.itsyourrace.com/register

 

Hotel to Home Project

Housing Forward is moving 110 individuals and families from hotels to permanent homes. Community support is needed to put together necessary household items to make an empty apartment into a home, such as linens and towels, dishes, cleaning supplies, etc. Either shop from the Target registry, find items yourself and arrange for a drop off, or create your own campaign and involve others you know. More: housingforward.org/House-to-Home

Queerios Summer Meetups

Saturdays, 2 to 4 p.m., Zoom through the Oak Park Public Library

Queerios is an LGBTQ positive group for those in in grades 6-12. It is a way to get together, discuss different issues, share favorite books, support activism and more. In partnership with OPRF High School's A Place for All and the Rainbow Tribes of Julian and Brooks Middle Schools. 

July 18 Mask of Shadows and other teen LTBTQ books discussion

August 8 D&D and Honey Heist virtual tabletop gaming

Register: oppl.org/calendar

 

Memory Café

Tuesday, July 24, 2 to 4 p.m., Zoom

Join for conversation and enjoyable activities at this welcoming place for individuals living with memory changes along with their families and friends. Sponsored by Senior Services of Oak Park and River Forest Townships, with support from the River Forest Library. More: riverforestlibrary.librarymarket.com/events/memory-cafe-zoom-1

 

Love the Journal?

Become our partner in independent community journalism

Thanks for turning to Wednesday Journal and OakPark.com. We love our thousands of digital-only readers. Now though we're asking you to partner up in paying for our reporters and photographers who report this news. It had to happen, right?

On the plus side, we're giving you a simple way, and a better reason, to join in. We're now a non-profit -- Growing Community Media -- so your donation is tax deductible. And signing up for a monthly donation, or making a one-time donation, is fast and easy.

No threats from us. The news will be here. No paywalls or article countdowns. We're counting on an exquisite mix of civic enlightenment and mild shaming. Sort of like public radio.

Claim your bragging rights. Become a digital member.

Donate Now

Reader Comments

No Comments - Add Your Comment

Note: This page requires you to login with Facebook to comment.

Comment Policy

Facebook Connect

Answer Book 2019

To view the full print edition of the Wednesday Journal 2019 Answer Book, please click here.

Quick Links

Sign-up to get the latest news updates for Oak Park and River Forest.


            
SubscribeClassified
MultimediaContact us
Submit Letter To The Editor
Place a Classified Ad

Classified Ad

Latest Comments