Big Week | August 12-19

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Tee It Up for Healthy Kids Golf Classic

Monday, Aug. 17, North Riverside Golf Club

Come out for 18 holes of championship golf with all proceeds helping to fund comprehensive healthcare for 3,400 underserved children at the Infant Welfare Society Children's Clinic. Choose your schedule: Morning Shotgun Start with 8:30 a.m. registration and 9 a.m. tee-off, includes grill lunch and awards. Afternoon Shotgun Start has a noon registration and grill lunch with a 1 p.m. tee-off and 5:30 p.m. awards/raffle drawing. $210, individuals; sponsorships available. 2520 Des Plaines Ave, Riverside. More/register: childrenscliniciws.org/golf

 

First Girls: Trail Blazing Girl Scouts in 1920s Oak Park and River Forest

Wednesdays through Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m.,

Oak Park River Forest Museum 

See the newest museum exhibit, celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouts in Oak Park and more, along with other exhibits and an opportunity to research local history. Safety protocols apply – wear a mask and sanitize upon entering. $3 - $7; free, members. 129 Lake St., Oak Park. More: oprfmuseum.org

 

Dragonflies and Damselflies:
 Frequent Fliers of the Wild Garden

Sunday, Aug. 16, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.,

 Webinar with West Cook Wild Ones

Learn about Illinois' dragonflies and damselflies, from their unusual life cycle, bizarre sex life, mystifying migratory habits and struggle for survival. Speaker Cindy Crosby is the author of Chasing Dragonflies and she coordinates the dragonfly monitoring programs at Nachusa Grasslands and Morton Arboretum. Free. Register/more: westcook.wildones.org/events/6389/

 

Thursday Night Take-Out 

Thursdays, 5 to 9 p.m., order takeout or delivery from Downtown Oak Park Restaurants

Enjoy a choice of food while supporting local businesses and helping to end homelessness. Dine outside at the public outdoor seating on Marion Street or enjoy food delivered to your home. Either way, 5 percent will be donated to the Oak Park Homelessness Coalition. More: downtownoakpark.net/tnto/

 

2020 Census

Respond Now 

Take 10 minutes to fill out census data and help your community get funds for important social services and projects, such as health clinics, fire departments, schools, roads and highways. Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year. Oak Park still needs 30 percent of households to respond. Those who do not respond will be visited in-person by a census taker. Go to: 2020census.gov, or call: 844-330-2020.

Dancing at a Distance

View on Facebook, Instagram, 

Vimeo and MOMENTA's webpage

MOMENTA of Oak Park has created digital dance videos as part of a new series for these times, which takes dancers to different parts of town. Check back for new releases. View on social pages or here: momentadances.org/dancing-at-a-distance

 

Rare Bird Preserves Mini-Market 

Thursdays, 8 to 10 a.m., alley behind Rare Bird Preserves

Pick up pastries and provisions from Rare Bird, produce from Mick Klug Farm, Publican Quality bread, Popify's new seasonal flavors of their ice pops, Catulpa Grove Farm meat and more. 211 W. Harrison. Inquire: theshop@rarebirdpreserves.com

 

Memory Cafe

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2 to 3 p.m., 

Zoom with the Oak Park Public Library

Join for conversation and enjoyable activities at this welcoming virtual event for individuals living with memory changes along with their families and friends. Register: oppl.org/calendar

 

 Rhythmic Meditation

Saturday, Aug. 15, 2 to 3 p.m., 

Zoom with the Oak Park Public Library 

Try a "jambalaya blend of spoken word, deep love breaths and soulful vibrations with a vinyasa flow." Led by Daryl Satcher. Register: oppl.org/calendar

 

 

Community Child Care Registration Open

Virtual school days and other in-person restrictions make child care a challenge. Both Hephzibah and the Park District of Oak Park have options for families. Hephzibah will be providing full day care/e-learning support at three D97 schools (Holmes, Irving and Longfellow) for the first trimester of the school year. Register/more: hephzibahhome.org/2020-day-care-program. 

The Park District of Oak Park will have two school sites (Whittier and Lincoln) for child care and to engage in D97 online learning while in the program. Register/more:  pdop.org/programs/clubhouse-afterschool-program. Scholarship info: pdop.org/registration/scholarships/

 

Oak Park Micro Brew 

Ticket sales thorugh Wed., Aug. 12.
Virtual Event Saturday, Aug. 15, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Enjoy a beer festival safely at home while raising funds for Seven Generations Ahead, which works to promote healthy and sustainable communities. Each ticket includes two festival tasting glasses, 14-15 local craft brews and access to event with brewer interviews, music and other musings. 21+. $45. Only 200 tickets available. Tickets/more: 

sevengenerationsahead.org/oak-park-micro-brew-review/

 

Succulent and Cacti Sale

Shop online or in person with
the Oak Park Conservatory

Choose from a variety of succulents and cacti grown at the conservatory. Available plants are in 4 ½-inch containers. $5 each. This sale continues while supplies last. Open Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 615 Garfield St. Order/more: pdop.org/parks-facilities/oak-park-conservatory/succulentsandcactisale/

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