The Village of Evergreen Park will host a variety of festive community events in September.
Evergreen Park native Perry Danos, now a Nashville celebrity, will return to Evergreen Park for his fifth annual free concert at 50-Acre Park, 91st Street and Rockwell Avenue. Danos and his Sundance Band will appear in concert on Sunday, Sept. 8, at 5 p.m.
The Smiley Tillmon Band will bring blues and jazz to 50-Acre Park with a free concert on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 5 p.m.
Both concerts are done Ravinia-style, and attendees should bring chairs, blankets and a picnic.
The Evergreen Park Hot Rod and Classic Car Show will be Friday, Sept. 27, at Yukich Field, 91st Street and Kedzie Avenue. Featuring over 200 cars, food from local vendors and the music of “Rocks Off,” the car show will begin at 3 p.m., with judging to begin at 6 p.m. The event goes until 10 p.m.
Proceeds from the car show are dedicated to “Almost Home,” a local charity providing assistance to single parents, victims of domestic abuse and the homeless.
Sept. 27 also marks the opening weekend of the drama “Ordinary People,” presented by the Evergreen Park Recreation Department Candlelight Theatre.
Based on Judith Guest’s novel, which became an Academy Award-winning film in 1980, the play follows the struggles of a small family after the loss of the eldest son in a boating accident.
Performances will be held in the auditorium of the Evergreen Park Senior Center, 9547 S. Homan Ave., on Friday, Sept. 27, Saturday, Sept. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m., with matinee performances at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Oct. 6. Tickets are available at the Evergreen Park Community Center, 3450 W. 97th St.
Registration for the recreation department’s fall/winter fall programs is ongoing. The printed schedule will be available at the village hall and community center after Labor Day. It is currently available online at evergreenpark-ill.com.