Big Week | August 19-26

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Frank Lloyd Wright Oak Park Tours 

Home & Studio guided interior tour daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Explore Wright's home and the studio where the first uniquely American architecture, the Prairie style, was created. Length: 45 minutes. Admission: $20. Children under 8 not permitted on interior tours. Tickets/more:


Outdoor historic neighborhood audio walking tour daily,
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Famed homes designed in Wright's studio in the surrounding Historic District. Tours may be taken in any order. Available in eight languages. Purchase on site only. Length: 45 minutes. Admission: $15


Home & Studio + Outdoor audio walking tour daily,
9 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Combined tour of the famed homes that were designed in Wright's studio. Excellent value for a more comprehensive experience. 1.5 hours. Admission: $35


Break Free from Anxiety & Fear

Kadampa Meditation Center, Saturday, Aug. 22:

Meditation and wisdom insight offer powerful methods to break free from painful emotions and negative thinking, and retrain the mind to respond constructively to hardship. Workshop will include guided meditation, practical guidance, and time for interactive Q&A via livestream chat. Everyone is welcome, no previous experience necessary. Led by modern Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Zamling. $20. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Check to confirm time. 13 Harrison St., Oak Park, 708-763-0132.


Better Lake Street Reward Program

Now through Sept. 15

Shop and dine in Downtown Oak Park, Hemingway District or Pleasant District and save your receipts. Receipts from online shopping and delivery purchases are accepted. Receive $25 in reward certificates by spending $20 or more at five businesses with a grand total of $200 or more. Reward certificates must be used Sept. 1 through Oct. 15 at participating businesses. Where/When to redeem your receipts and collect your $25 in reward certificates: June 1 through Oct. 15, Downtown Oak Park Office, 1010 Lake St., Suite 114, Friday & Saturday Only, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (except holidays). Can't make it into the office to redeem your receipts? Call 708-383-4145 to find out about mailing in your receipts. Reward books are limited. More:


Storytimes for Kids

Zoom with the Oak Park Public Library

Join your favorite librarians for books, songs, movement and fun. Best for kids 5 and under. Wednesdays, Aug. 19 and 26, 10 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Aug. 22 and 29, 11 to 11:30 a.m. Register:


Compete to Defeat Trivia Night

Thursday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m.

Housing Forward's 10th Annual Compete to Defeat Homelessness trivia contest has moved to a virtual format. But the trophy isn't virtual. Grab your friends and family and form a team of up to 6 players. Don't have a team? No problem! Let us know and we can match you with a team. The first 150 people to sign up will receive an individually packaged bag of Garrett's Chicago Mix Popcorn. Cost is $45. For more, visit

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