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Wednesday April 26th

VOLUNTEER MEET AND MATCH - 4:00 to 8:00 PM - Come to the 2017 Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation Volunteer Meet and Match event at the Oak Park Public Library Main Branch on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 4-8 pm. This event connects people seeking opportunities to volunteer with over forty nonprofit community organizations that can benefit from your service. Walk-ins are welcomed but registration will help us match your interests and skills to organizations’ needs: Register at www.oprfcf.org or at https://goo.gl/A2W0cp.
 

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 April 27th

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 April 28th

NATURE AND SCIENCE AT WONDER WORKS: ELECTRIC TOYS AND MAGNETS - 10:00 AM to Noon - Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Ave, Oak Park, presents "Nature and Science at Wonder Works: Electric Toys and Magnets." Today's focus will be on current electricity, as we make electric circuits that light bulbs, run a motor, or play music. You can also play with toys powered by batteries and take a turn as engineer with our O-sale electric railroad. We will peek inside some of the battery powered toys to figure out how they work. Hint: Their motors will have magnets! There will be lots of magnetic construction materials to build with, plus magnets to explore the art room sandbox-see what sticks to magnets, and what does not. 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.

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 April 29th - Arbor Day

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.

GARDEN WORKSHOP: FEELIN' SEEDY - 10:00 AM to Noon - Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Ave., Oak Park, presents "Garden Workshop: Feelin' Seedy." Join Wonder Works in discovering the world of seeds! Kids will explore various aspects of seeds, have the opportunity to touch and hold a variety of different seeds and create art projects with seeds. Take homes include art projects and their own decorated planter. 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.

Sunday April 30th

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/.
 

Animal Care LeagueANIMAL CARE LEAGUE'S 20TH ANNUAL SPRING FOR THE ANIMALS LUNCHEON - 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM - Join Animal Care League for a buffet lunch, pick-your-prize raffle, silent and live auctions - all benefiting animals in need at the Oak Park Country Club, 2001 N Thatcher Ave, River Grove. For tickets or more information call Jen Devine at 708-848-8155 or visit http://www.animalcareleague.org/spring-for-the-animals-luncheon-2017.html
 

Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest"CENTRAL EUROPEAN DELIGHTS" - 4:00 to 6:00 PM - The Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest will present some of the world’s most popular music at its concert at Dominican University, 7900 West Division Street, River Forest, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 30. Music Director Jay Friedman will lead the award-winning orchestra in “Central European Delights” including Weber’s Der Freischütz Overture, Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances 5-8 op. 72, and the Brahms Violin Concerto featuring Chicago Symphony Orchestra Assistant Concertmaster David Taylor as soloist. Maestro Friedman will also be recognized as Illinois Council of Orchestras’ Music Director of the Year at the concert. Tickets are $28, and students through college are admitted free of charge. For more information about the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest visit http://www.SymphonyOPRF.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.