Big Week: April 29 - May 6

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Virtual Crop Hunger Walk to Benefit Cluster Tutoring

Donate now; virtual walk Sunday, May 3

Cluster Tutoring pairs volunteer tutors with students in grades K through 12 from the Austin neighborhood for ono-on-one sessions throughout the school year. The money raised at the annual Crop Walk pays for nutritious snacks for the 100+ students during tutoring. Funds raised also go to others around the world experiencing food deprivation and starvation. Donate: crophungerwalk.org/oakparkil/Team/View/129909/Cluster-Tutoring. Questions or to donate by check, email: clustertutoring@ clustertutoring.org.

FitzGerald's Stay-at-Home Concerts

Saturdays, 4 p.m.

The nightclub continues to take the show on the road through May. Sign up for a visit or watch the livestream of the FitzGerald's Nightclub Facebook page. 

May 2Al Scorch (Bloodshot Records)

May 9 Lil' Ed (Alligator Records)

May 16 Prom Theme Dance Party 

May 23 Toronzo Cannon (Alligator Records)

May 30 Ryan Joseph Anderson  

While concerts have been in Berwyn and south Oak Park, plans to extend into neighboring communities are a closely guarded secret. For updates, check FitzGerald's social pages or fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.

 

Help for Hephzibah Home

There are 25 young children, victims of trauma, sheltering in place at Hephzibah Home, and others served by the organization who need support. How you can help: Send emails, videos or cards of encouragement to our staff: mgrott@hephzibahhome.org, or c/o Marissa Grott, 1144 Lake St., Ste. 500, Oak Park, IL 60301. Donate to the Emergency Fund: hephzibahhome.org/covid-emergency-relief-support/. Purchase wish-list items and have them delivered directly to Hephzibah Home: hephzibahhome.org/donate/wishlist. Provide a dinner for children and staff at Hephzibah Home: email hweigel@hephzibahhome.org

NAMI Parent and Family Support

Tuesdays, 7 p.m., WebEx

Join a virtual support group that offers hope and shared experiences for family members supporting a loved one with a mental health condition. To join, create a free login at webex.com, then enter meeting number 291 478 541, password: Connect. Also, join the private National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Family Support Facebook group by sending a Facebook message to NAMIBockus requesting an invitation to join. Private Phone Support is available for those family members who need it: 708-524-2582 x108, or email bockus@namimetsub.org. 

 

Wonder Works Story Time

Weekdays, 2 p.m., Facebook Live

Join Oak Park's children museum for virtual story time. Hear and see stories read from children's books and learn about a daily activity Mondays through Fridays from the staff at Wonder Works. Go to: facebook.com/wonderworkschildrensmuseum

 

Stay Fit Oak Park/River Forest

Park District of Oak Park offers classes for the young and young at heart. Find Creative Movement for young children with Miss Deanna or Strength and Flexibility for Circus, Dance, Cheer, and Acro with Nadea (and her cats) here: pdop.org/programs/dance. Do an active adult session with Mara and more: pdop.org/programs/health-fitness. 

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