River Forest, Illinois is another fine suburb just west of Chicago. I found some interesting events happening in River Forest and thought I would share with you some of the cultural best in River Forest.
FYI - Since the inception of the Forest Park Historic Preservation Commission in 2007, the group has helped hundreds of homeowners research their properties origins. The HPC has joined forces with the School of Art Institute in Chicago to form a program on historic preservation. If you are a home owner in the Village you may see a student or two snapping photos in the neighborhood for his or her assignment this month. If you are in need of some assistance or need more information about YOUR home's historic value, you can call 708.366.8500.
Performances - The Dominican University in Forest Park will have a performance by Petry Dance Company of a collection of theatrical dance works called "Raw Bones & Other Stories" April 25th and 26th. Contact www.dom.edu for tickets and times.
Also as the Dominican University, Chicago Sinfonietta, Paul Freeman, music director and conductor, performs in the Lund Auditorium at Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. Single tickets are $26-$40, with special pricing for students. Call (312) 236-3681. May 11, 2:30 p.m.: An exploration of the blues with special guests John Primer, guitar, and Leon Bates, piano. The program includes David N. Baker's "Shades of Blue," a selection of blues works arranged for guitar and orchestra, and Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue."
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore in Forest Park. (708) 771-7243. April 17, 8 p.m.: "Menu Most British: A Tasting of Foods From the Classic Mysteries of the 1920s and 1930s," presented by Eleanor Hanson and Lynda Fitzgerald.
Wine and Cheese Tasting - At River Forest's own House Red this month is hosting the American Wine and Cheese Tasting to include some of America's finest with an option to purchase. Contact for reservations.
Belly dance? - River Forest Community Center has classes for you! Why not learn something new while gyratting those last few pounds away before summer? For details visit Miss Taj. Miss Taj is a world class choreographer and teaches 8 different types of belly dance.
Concord University Gym in Forest Park will be host to Arts and Crafts Chicago Show. This year the focus is on mission furniture and accents of the American Arts.