This Weekend Around Oak Park

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4/26/19 – 4/28/19

As an allergy sufferer, spring is typically filled with dread, crumpled up tissues (my husband can attest to this) and runs to the chemist for Claritin. I’m determined to embrace the season this year and dose myself just enough to inhale all the damp smells of the Earth waking up from a long winter slumber. Spring is a cliche literary symbol of awakening and romance for a reason –  maybe it’s time for me to slow down and soak in all the wonder. Here is to embracing the pollen and reveling in the beauty and possibilities of sprint time.

“Then it was spring; and in spring anything may happen. Absolutely anything.” ~ E. E. Cummings

And with that, I hope your weekend is filled with endless possibility and beauty. Here is what’s happening around town:

Pajama Pizza Party

Friday April 26, 2019


Wonder Works Children Museum will be hosting its first ever Friday Night Pajama Pizza Party! This special event will see games, activities, art and finish up with a relaxing story time to wind down. Pizza snacks will be served throughout the evening.

Spring Wine Walk and Shop

Saturday April 27, 2019


Forest Park’s Madison Street Wine Walk and Shop has become a signature event! Visit over 14 shops while tasting wine and locally prepared small bites. Tickets are $45 each and are available for purchase at here on their website. Same day tickets can be purchased at Forest Park Bank.

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Earth Fest / Public Work’s Open House
Saturday, April 27 10A-2P Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd.

Leslie Knope herself couldn’t dream of a more festive Earth Day. More than 70 businesses and organizations are scheduled to participate in the event, which will include Public Works tours, activities for kids, live entertainment and several recycling opportunities. Since its inception in 2010, Earth Fest has served as a way for environmentally-conscious Oak Parkers to engage with a wide range of vendors providing hands-on activities, environmental services, free samples and goods for sale. Oak Park residents will also have a chance to meet members of the Village Board and the Village’s Environment and Energy Commission, which advises the Village Board on issues related to environmental conservation. For more information about Earth Fest, call 708.358.5778, email or visit

Spring for the Animals Lunch

Sunday April 28, 2019


Join Animal Care League for our 22nd annual luncheon to benefit homeless animals. Guests will enjoy a buffet lunch overlooking the beautiful grounds of the Oak Park Country Club while mingling with animal lovers and ACL adoptables! Bid on fantastic live and silent auction items including concert tickets, sports tickets and a Florida getaway! Tickets are $75.00 each. Tables for groups of 6 or 8 will be available at discounted rates! Thanks to the Lynne Cooper Harvey Foundation’s underwriting of this event, All proceeds directly benefit animals in need. Event will be held at Oak Park Country Club 2001 Thatcher Ave River Grove, IL 60171. Call 708-848-8155 for more information


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