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Monday May 1st - May Day

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Tuesday May 2nd

Wednesday May 3rd

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children’s Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

PAINT COVERED WEDNESDAYS - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Paint Covered Wednesdays provide children the artistic opportunity of a lifetime at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Children use a large variety of paints, styles and canvases as they learn to tell their stories, to create new things and expand their understanding of the world around them. Painting helps children by enhancing problem solving skills, improving fine motor skills, boosting self-esteem and gives a positive outlet for expression. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

LITER-ARTLY: WEDNESDAYS - 3:30 to 4:30 PM - Discover the world of make believe by immersing yourself in new worlds and exciting adventures at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Ave, Oak Park. Story telling is an art form older than writing and still engages children and adults in a way only stories can. Join us in North Avenue Art Works following story time for a unique opportunity to explore the artistic styling of an illustrator related to each day's stories. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit http://www.wonder-works.org.

Thursday May 4th

ECONOMY SHOP - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM - The Economy Shop, 103 S. Grove Ave., Oak Park. Bargains and treasures waiting to be discovered! We accept Visa & Master Cards. The Economy Shop requests gently used and new items which they can sell to raise $$ for local charities. For more information go to www.economyshop.org or call 708-383-2449.
 

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Friday May 5th

NATURE AND SCIENCE AT WONDER WORKS: ANIMALS IN SPRING - 10:00 AM to Noon - Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Ave, Oak Park presents "Nature and Science at Wonder Works: Animals in Spring." By early May the outdoors is alive with blooming flowers, migrating birds, singing frogs, and bugs that woke up from their winter sleep. Some birds are building nests and laying eggs, and animals that live in ponds are active in the warming water. We'll have live bugs and worms on hand, plus both preserved and pretend insects and real mammal fur and bird feathers. Search for plastic and plush bugs, birds, mammals and reptiles that spent the winter in the Great Outdoors exhibit,then make footprints in our pretend mud at the play dough table. You can also find nests for pretend eggs in the Great Outdoors and orchard exhibits and look at pond water using our video microscope. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

SHADOW PUPPET STORY TIMES - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Join Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Ave, Oak Park, for this exciting adventure into story and legend with Bill our amazing story time expert and his trusty sidekick who puts on an amazingly shadow performance. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit http://www.wonder-works.org.

Saturday May 6th

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Sunday May 7th

The Gasse School of MusicTHE GASSE SCHOOL OF MUSIC STUDENT RECITALS - 3:00, 4:00 & 5:00 PM - The Gasse School of Music will hold Student Recitals at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 611 Randolph St, Forest Park. Free admission! All are welcome. For more information about Gasse Music, call Beth at 708-488-8117 or visit http://www.gasseschoolofmusic.org/.
 

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 12:30 to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Monday May 8th

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Tuesday May 9th

Wednesday May10th

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children’s Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

PAINT COVERED WEDNESDAYS - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Paint Covered Wednesdays provide children the artistic opportunity of a lifetime at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Children use a large variety of paints, styles and canvases as they learn to tell their stories, to create new things and expand their understanding of the world around them. Painting helps children by enhancing problem solving skills, improving fine motor skills, boosting self-esteem and gives a positive outlet for expression. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

LITER-ARTLY: WEDNESDAYS - 3:30 to 4:30 PM - Discover the world of make believe by immersing yourself in new worlds and exciting adventures at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Ave, Oak Park. Story telling is an art form older than writing and still engages children and adults in a way only stories can. Join us in North Avenue Art Works following story time for a unique opportunity to explore the artistic styling of an illustrator related to each day's stories. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit http://www.wonder-works.org.

Thursday May 11th

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Friday May 12th

NATURE AND SCIENCE AT WONDER WORKS: TRANSPORTATION WORKS - 10:00 AM to Noon - Moving air can power airplanes, helicopters, boats, and many other kinds of vehicles. At this week's program you can launch a paper helicopter, drop a parachute, release a balloon powered vehicle, help the wind blow sailboats across the water, and fly aircraft powered by your imagination. You can also make your own burst of wind using an empty plastic jug or our more powerful air cannon. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

SHADOW PUPPET STORY TIMES - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Join Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Ave, Oak Park, for this exciting adventure into story and legend with Bill our amazing story time expert and his trusty sidekick who puts on an amazingly shadow performance. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit http://www.wonder-works.org.

Saturday May 13th

ECONOMY SHOP - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM - The Economy Shop, 103 S. Grove Ave., Oak Park. Bargains and treasures waiting to be discovered! We accept Visa & Master Cards. The Economy Shop requests gently used and new items which they can sell to raise $$ for local charities. For more information go to www.economyshop.org or call 708-383-2449.
 

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Sunday May 14th - Mother's Day

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 12:30 to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Monday May 15th

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Tuesday May 16th

Wednesday May 17th

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children’s Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

PAINT COVERED WEDNESDAYS - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Paint Covered Wednesdays provide children the artistic opportunity of a lifetime at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Children use a large variety of paints, styles and canvases as they learn to tell their stories, to create new things and expand their understanding of the world around them. Painting helps children by enhancing problem solving skills, improving fine motor skills, boosting self-esteem and gives a positive outlet for expression. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

LITER-ARTLY: WEDNESDAYS - 3:30 to 4:30 PM - Discover the world of make believe by immersing yourself in new worlds and exciting adventures at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Ave, Oak Park. Story telling is an art form older than writing and still engages children and adults in a way only stories can. Join us in North Avenue Art Works following story time for a unique opportunity to explore the artistic styling of an illustrator related to each day's stories. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit http://www.wonder-works.org.

Thursday May 18th

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Friday May 19th

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

SHADOW PUPPET STORY TIMES - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Join Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Ave, Oak Park, for this exciting adventure into story and legend with Bill our amazing story time expert and his trusty sidekick who puts on an amazingly shadow performance. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit http://www.wonder-works.org.

Saturday May 20th

FARMER'S MARKET - 7 AM - 1 PM - Elmwood and Lake Streets in Oak Park (in the Pilgrim Church parking lot, 460 Lake Street, one block west of Ridgeland and Lake). Oak Park's Farmer's Market offers fresh, locally grown produce along with some of the best donuts to be found anywhere!  Come early and stay late for a family friendly atmosphere.  For more information visit www.oak-park.us/our-community/oak-park-farmers-market.

ECONOMY SHOP - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM - The Economy Shop, 103 S. Grove Ave., Oak Park. Bargains and treasures waiting to be discovered! We accept Visa & Master Cards. The Economy Shop requests gently used and new items which they can sell to raise $$ for local charities. For more information go to www.economyshop.org or call 708-383-2449.
 

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Sunday May 21st

Free Readers Ensemble"VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE" - 3:00 PM - The Free Readers Ensemble presents "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" by Christopher Durang, directed by Barbara Eulenberg at The 19th Century Charitable Association, 178 Forest Avenue, Oak Park. Chekhov is alive and well in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where adult siblings Vanya and Sonia reside in their old family home, mourning their lost dreams and missed opportunities. When their oftenwrong, fortune-telling maid warns of impending dangers, and their movie star sister, Masha, arrives unexpectedly with young, sexy, boy toy, Spike, the family is launched into a rollicking weekend of oneupmanship, exposed nerves, and a lot of broken mugs. A laugh-out-loud comedy that will tickle your funny bone and stimulate your mind. Admission is always free. For more information about the Free Readers Ensemble visit http://www.freereaders.com/.
 

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 12:30 to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Monday May 22nd

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Tuesday May 23rd

Wednesday May 24th

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children’s Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

PAINT COVERED WEDNESDAYS - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Paint Covered Wednesdays provide children the artistic opportunity of a lifetime at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Children use a large variety of paints, styles and canvases as they learn to tell their stories, to create new things and expand their understanding of the world around them. Painting helps children by enhancing problem solving skills, improving fine motor skills, boosting self-esteem and gives a positive outlet for expression. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

LITER-ARTLY: WEDNESDAYS - 3:30 to 4:30 PM - Discover the world of make believe by immersing yourself in new worlds and exciting adventures at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Ave, Oak Park. Story telling is an art form older than writing and still engages children and adults in a way only stories can. Join us in North Avenue Art Works following story time for a unique opportunity to explore the artistic styling of an illustrator related to each day's stories. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit http://www.wonder-works.org.

Thursday May 25th

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Friday May 26th

NATURE AND SCIENCE AT WONDER WORKS: WHAT'S INSIDE? - 10:00 AM to Noon - Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Ave, Oak Park presents "ature and Science at Wonder Works: What's Inside?" Today's we will use our senses of touch, hearing, and sight to discover what's inside a variety of natural and human made objects. Reach inside a box and let your sense of touch tell you what it holds. Shake a container to see if you can tell what's inside just by listening. We also look at x-rays of skeletons, break open pods and cut into fruits to find the seeds inside, and take apart toys to see if we can figure out how they work. There also will be magic tricks that you can figure out once you look below the surface. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

SHADOW PUPPET STORY TIMES - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Join Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Ave, Oak Park, for this exciting adventure into story and legend with Bill our amazing story time expert and his trusty sidekick who puts on an amazingly shadow performance. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit http://www.wonder-works.org.

Saturday May 27th

FARMER'S MARKET - 7 AM - 1 PM - Elmwood and Lake Streets in Oak Park (in the Pilgrim Church parking lot, 460 Lake Street, one block west of Ridgeland and Lake). Oak Park's Farmer's Market offers fresh, locally grown produce along with some of the best donuts to be found anywhere!  Come early and stay late for a family friendly atmosphere.  For more information visit www.oak-park.us/our-community/oak-park-farmers-market.
 

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Sunday May 28th

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 12:30 to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Monday May 29th - Memorial Day

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE - 10:00 AM - River Forest Memorial Day Parade. The parade steps off at 10:00am from Division Street and Ashland Avenue proceeding south on Ashland Avenue to Lake Street, then west on Lake Street to Keystone Park. The annual Memorial Day Parade is the foremost community-wide celebration in River Forest. Each year more than one hundred businesses, community and civic groups participate in the parade, which draws thousands of viewers from River Forest and surrounding villages. Grand Marshals in past years have included officers from Great Lakes, including admirals, a World War II ace fighter pilot, and other dignitaries. The community gathering in Keystone Park following the parade begins with a special ceremony featuring comments from the Grand Marshal, and the honoring of local veterans. Afterwards, members of the River Forest Service Club serve over 2000 free hotdogs to ceremony attendees. For more information about the parade visit www.riverforestserviceclub.org/parade/parade.html.
 

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

Tuesday May 30th

Wednesday May 31st

BEGINNER'S ART STUDIO (DROP IN) - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Art has never been so much fun. Children and adults explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-minded art experience at Wonder Works Children’s Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process and children create masterpieces. There is simply no better art experience in Oak Park. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

PAINT COVERED WEDNESDAYS - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Paint Covered Wednesdays provide children the artistic opportunity of a lifetime at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park. Children use a large variety of paints, styles and canvases as they learn to tell their stories, to create new things and expand their understanding of the world around them. Painting helps children by enhancing problem solving skills, improving fine motor skills, boosting self-esteem and gives a positive outlet for expression. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children's Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.

LITER-ARTLY: WEDNESDAYS - 3:30 to 4:30 PM - Discover the world of make believe by immersing yourself in new worlds and exciting adventures at Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Ave, Oak Park. Story telling is an art form older than writing and still engages children and adults in a way only stories can. Join us in North Avenue Art Works following story time for a unique opportunity to explore the artistic styling of an illustrator related to each day's stories. General admission is $7 per person, child or adult. For more information about Wonder Works Children’s Museum call 708-383-4815 or visit http://www.wonder-works.org.