Calendar of Events

Chalk the Walk

The community is invited to spread joy and inspiration through sidewalk chalk messages and artwork celebrating Nurses Week, May 6 to 12, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Advocate Christ Medical Center and Advocate Children’s Hospital, 4440 W. 95th St., in Oak Lawn.

Community members can bring their own chalk to use, or they can borrow supplies located in the lobbies of Advocate Christ Medical Center and Advocate Children’s Hospital.

GSU Theatre

Governors State University Academic Theatre returns with “Bobrauschenberg America” live streaming May 6 to 8, at 7:30 p.m., on the Center for Performing Arts YouTube channel.

The show is a road trip through the American landscape as one of the country’s greatest artists, Robert Rauschenberg, might have conceived it if he had been a playwright instead of a visual artist. Rauschenberg’s work defied categorization, and he often utilized found objects and collage.

Admission price is $6, $17 or $29.

Ticket holders will be emailed a link to the live stream on the day of the production.

For more information, visit

Theater Camp

Registration is now open for the Creative Root Summer Theatre Camp, for students ages 6 to 14, at the Theatre School at DePaul University.

A socially distanced in-person option or a virtual option, with classes presented via Zoom, are available. Class sizes will be limited to 12 students for in-person classes and 16 students for virtual classes.

All in-person classes will be held at the Theatre School in both indoor and outdoor locations. DePaul University COVID-19 guidelines will be followed, including the required use of facemasks and appropriate social distancing measures.

Session one, “Oz,” will be held virtually July 5 to 16; in-person will be held July 6 to 16.

Summer session two, “Neverland,” will be held July 19 to 30, both virtually and in person.

The in-person summer theater camp runs Monday to Friday from 9:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Students are divided into two age groups for the experience, and the total cost is $650. Virtual sessions take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and they cost $325.

Participants who register before June 1 receive an early-bird discount.

For more information or to register, visit the website at

Summer Registration

The Oak Lawn Park District 2021 digital-only Summer Program Guide is available at its website. 

Resident registration is now open. Non-resident registration will begin Monday, May 10.

The guide not only contains all of the park district’s seasonal programs, events and services, but it also includes a wide range of camps and pool information.

Choose from day, sports and specialty camps including swim, tennis, golf, dance, soccer, art, drama, basketball, nature and more.

Dates, times, locations and fees vary with each camp.

Registration is available at a park district facility or online.

For more information or to register, call (708) 857-2225 or visit the website at