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Oak Park-River Forest Area Weekend Events: Check Out What's Happening

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OAK PARK-RIVER FOREST, IL — Happy weekend, Oak Park-River Forest! Below, we’ve included some of this week’s top events from Oak Park-River Forest. See what’s happening and what might interest you before you make plans.

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Here are a few events happening this weekend in and near Oak Park-River Forest:

Beginners Birdwatching Journal - River Forest Public Library

  • When: Thursday, July 29th at 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: River Forest Public Library
  • What: Event listing from River Forest Public LibraryDo you love watching birds? Record all the birds you see in this DIY bird watching journal. It's simple to make and a fun place to write about birds. Advanced registration required to receive the Zoom link. Learn More

Airplanes and Flyers - River Forest Public Library

  • When: Thursday, July 29th at 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: River Forest Public Library
  • What: Event listing from River Forest Public LibraryLearn how to make different types of paper flying machines. Supply kits will be available for pick up at the Library 1 week before the program. Advanced registration required to receive Zoom link and password. Grades K-4. Learn More

DePaul Community Talks: Understanding anxiety in youth and strategies for treatment and support

  • When: Thursday, July 29th at 6:00 p.m.
  • Where: Oak Park Township
  • What: Event listing from Oak Park TownshipDePaul University, in partnership with the Oak Park Township Community Mental Health Board and D97, and offer a series of community talks to the community as part of the Mindful Middle Schoolers & Mindfulness Matters Program.  Below is a lis... Learn More

Environment and Energy Commission - Village of Oak Park

  • When: Thursday, July 29th at 6:00 p.m.
  • Where: Village of Oak Park
  • What: Event listing from Village of Oak Park Learn More

VIRTUAL: The No Shush Salon Presents: Laura Lee Bahr

  • When: Thursday, July 29th at 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Oak Park Public Library
  • What: Event listing from Oak Park Public Library We are thrilled to present Laura Lee Bahr! She is a multi-award winning author and independent filmmaker. Her novels Haunt is the winner of the Wonderland Book Award for Best Novel of 2011. Her short story collection, Angel Meat, was ... Learn More

Book Buzz - River Forest Public Library

  • When: Thursday, July 29th at 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: River Forest Public Library
  • What: Event listing from River Forest Public LibraryCalling all book lovers! No time to read an assigned book each month? Come hear our librarians tell you about new and upcoming books you might enjoy and share what you have loved reading recently, too.  Learn More

Bird Feeders - River Forest Public Library

  • When: Friday, July 30th at 10:00 a.m.
  • Where: River Forest Public Library
  • What: Event listing from River Forest Public LibraryMake a bird feeder to hang out outside. Supply kits will be available for pick up at the Library 1 week before the program. Advanced registration required to receive Zoom link and password. All Ages. Learn More

VIRTUAL: Writers' Word Feast - Oak Park Public Library

  • When: Sunday, August 1st at 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Oak Park Public Library
  • What: Event listing from Oak Park Public Library Bring your words and words yet to be written to this writers' group for writers of all types and genre. Each writer will get a chance to read their story, poem, or novel chapter and receive feedback from the group. Then we will spend ... Learn More

Coffee Monday - River Forest Public Library

  • When: Monday, August 2nd at 10:00 a.m.
  • Where: River Forest Public Library
  • What: Event listing from River Forest Public LibraryJoin us on the first Monday morning of every month for coffee, breakfast snacks, and conversation. Itâ��s a great way to get to know your neighbors and learn about things going on in the community. This program will be socially dis... Learn More

VIRTUAL: Musical Painting - Oak Park Public Library

  • When: Monday, August 2nd at 11:00 a.m.
  • Where: Oak Park Public Library
  • What: Event listing from Oak Park Public Library Listen to music, feel the rhythm, and tap craft sticks to the beat as you paint away! Join Ms. Eileen and Ms. Beronica in this fun, creative, sensory experience combining music and color! For ages 3-7. REGISTER IN ZOOM NOW: After ... Learn More

Treetop Trivia - River Forest Public Library

  • When: Monday, August 2nd at 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: River Forest Public Library
  • What: Event listing from River Forest Public LibraryTest out your animal knowledge during an interactive trivia game. Advanced registration required to receive Zoom link and password. Grades K-4. Learn More

Featured Event: Mainstreet Virtual Senior Expo & Education

  • When: Tuesday, August 3rd at 9:30 a.m.
  • Where: Zoom & Facebook Livestream
  • What: No matter your generation, this online event will connect you with education and resources you need to age well and to help your loved ones do the same. This is a free, virtual event! Attend one or more webinars from the safety and comforts of your home or on the go through yo... Learn More
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VIRTUAL: Midday Meditation - Oak Park Public Library

  • When: Tuesday, August 3rd at 12:00 p.m.
  • Where: Oak Park Public Library
  • What: Event listing from Oak Park Public LibraryYou've likely heard people talk about the benefits of meditation for managing stress, boosting the immune system, and increasing energy. Now is a great time to start a practice or revisit one. This is a welcoming group of meditators, o... Learn More

VIRTUAL: Making the Leap to Entrepreneurship

  • When: Tuesday, August 3rd at 12:00 p.m.
  • Where: Oak Park Public Library
  • What: Event listing from Oak Park Public LibraryYou don’t have to build something huge or take a crazy risk to be a successful quit-to-starter. Today, it is more accessible than ever to be an entrepreneur or solopreneur. But should you make the leap – and when? Can really anyone do... Learn More

Paint Your Pet #3: Realism - River Forest Public Library

  • When: Tuesday, August 3rd at 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: River Forest Public Library
  • What: Event listing from River Forest Public LibraryJoin fellow art and pet lovers to put a personal touch on a picture of your pet. A different artistic style will be explored each month. Registration is required.This month: Realism Learn More

Storytimes in the Park: Taylor - Oak Park Public Library

  • When: Wednesday, August 4th at 10:00 a.m.
  • Where: Oak Park Public Library
  • What: Event listing from Oak Park Public Library We’re partnering with the Park District to bring the library to your neighborhood this summer! Share books, songs, and play with a fun storytime in our parks. Best for families with kids 0-5. Based on Covid safety measures, capacity i... Learn More

VIRTUAL MEETING: Detection By Daylight Mystery Book Discussion: Woman in the Window

  • When: Wednesday, August 4th at 12:00 p.m.
  • Where: Oak Park Public Library
  • What: Event listing from Oak Park Public Library In August, we will read Woman in the Window by AJ Finn, published in 2018.  This is a current day mystery that takes place in a New York City brownstone condo.  The story is a twisty Hitchcockian thriller about an agoraphobic woman wh... Learn More

Check out more local events posted by your neighbors, or add your own, on the Oak Park-River Forest Patch community calendar.

Editor's note: This article was automatically generated based on event information mainly provided by community members. Patch has not independently verified most of this information, always check with organizers to confirm posted events are proceeding as planned. Click on any event in the list for more details. You can also reach out to content@patch.com with any questions or other feedback about this article.

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