Community Activities & Events Bulletin

The Willard PTO is happy to share news and information about community programs, activities and events coordinated by external groups and organizations relevant for Willard Elementary students and families. If you have information you’d like to have included on the bulletin, please complete this form to add your activity.

Program Information


Relevant Links and Info

Boy Scout Fishing Derby

Join us to try your hand at “Backyard Bass” fishing & learn about the Cub Scouts.

Pack 66 is a family pack, welcoming boys and girls, grades K-5.

Thursday, May 9
6:30 pm

Grace Lutheran School (7300 Division, River Forest)

OPRF Community Block Party

Join Oak Park and River Forest High School for an exciting day featuring the legendary alumni band The Jade 50’s, a variety of food trucks, face painting, bounce houses, and numerous other family-friendly activities. Admission is FREE. It’s all happening on the Mall on the west side of OPRF, where you’ll also have the chance to take a lap on the new track! Don’t miss out on the fun!

Sunday, May 19
1:00-4:00 pm

Swim Access Program at West Cook YMCA

The West Cook YMCA offers a COMPLIMENTARY session in our swim access program which will include a swim assessment of all children and placed in an appropriate class based on swim level and the skills of the children. This program is designed to increase the opportunity for swimmers to have access to water safety and swim lessons to communities and families that typically do not have access to swim lesson programming.

Year-round. See page for exact session dates. (Feb/Mar; Apr/May; Jun/July; Sept/Oct/Nov)

Ping! Providing Instruments to the Next Generation

PING! brings equitable access to the instrumental music programs in Oak Park and River Forest School Districts 90, 97, and 200 by loaning instruments and providing music enrichment opportunities to students in need, opening the door to music education and all its related benefits to those students who would otherwise be unable to participate.

See website

River Forest Park District

Year-round. See latest Fun Guide for programs and activities.

River Forest Library

Year-round. See website for programs and activities.

River Forest Community Center

Year-round. See current Fun Guide for classes, teams, events and activities.

River Forest Community Calendar

Calendars from the school districts (90, 200), the Village, the Township, the Park District, and the Library all in one place.

Year-round. See website for calendars.

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