Cook County Calendar of Event March 7 – March 14

“The Adoption Process from A to Z” will be presented by Attorney Sally Wildman from 7-9:15 p.m. March 30 at Lyons Township High School (North Campus), 100 S. Brainard Ave., LaGrange. Cost is $30 per family.

March 8

Law at the Library
7 p.m.
Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston

The Evanston Public Library and Chicago Bar Association presents a free legal information series focusing on current hot legal issues. Each Law at the Library program features a presentation by an experienced attorney, followed by a brief question-and-answer session. The topic for March will be “Buying and Selling a Home.” 

March 9

Film Lovers’ Friday
1:30-4 p.m.
Elmwood Park Public Library, 1 Conti Pkwy., Elmwood Park

“Lost in Translation” is this week’s movie choice. It is about a faded movie star (Bill Murray) and a neglected young woman (Scarlett Johansson) who form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo. This drama was written and directed by Sofia Coppola, who won the 2003 Oscar for best original screenplay.

March 10

One Earth Film Fest
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thatcher Pavilion, 8030 Chicago Ave., River Forest

The public is invited to a free showing of children’s films at 9 a.m., teen films at 11 a.m., and the film “Jane,” about Jane Goodall, a British ethologist known for her detailed and long-term research on the chimpanzees, at 1 p.m. Discussions and other activities are included. For festival details, visit

Brian Stokes Mitchell and Megan Hilty
5 p.m.
Dominican University’s Lund Auditorium, 7900 W. Division St., River Forest

Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell and fellow Broadway star Megan Hilty will perform a night of Broadway hits and melodies that have become timeless standards — including music from Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin at Dominican University’s 38th annual Trustee Benefit Concert and Gala. The event raises support for scholarships, celebrates world-class artists, and honors those who champion the performing arts in the Chicago metropolitan area. Buy tickets at

Monthly Skywatch
7-8:30 p.m.
Cernan Earth and Space Center at Triton College, 2000 N. 5th Ave., River Grove
$8 adults, $4 senior citizens and children age 2-12

The Cernan Earth and Space Center’s Monthly Skywatch showcases the excitement of the current nighttime sky. Recent discoveries in astronomy, space science and geoscience are presented in the Planetarium theater. This program features advanced scientific content and is recommended for people 13 years or older, but younger visitors are welcome. Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up outside so everyone can observe the moon, planets and other celestial sights.

March 10-March 17

St. Patrick Day Week Celebration
Various times
Irish Times, 8869 Burlington Ave., Brookfield

St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated for a week at The Irish Times in Brookfield. Check the venue’s website,, for the schedule that will include Irish dancing by the Trinity Irish Dancers, bag pipers, corned beef and cabbage, Guinness, Irish music and green beer.

March 11

Frances Willard House Reopening
1-4 p.m.
Frances Willard House Museum, 1730 Chicago Ave., Evanston

The Frances Willard House Museum is reopening for tours in March, and will offer special tours in honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. On March 11, visitors can visit the Frances Willard House and learn about the Women’s Christian Temperance Union’s (WCTU) historic work against sex trafficking worldwide. Tours will take place at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. For more information, go to

Play and a Pint: “The Weir”
2 p.m.
Hamburger Mary’s Show Lounge, 155 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park

In “The Weir,” an enigmatic young woman from Dublin finds herself the center of attention at a local pub. Pints in hand, the local barflies recount ghostly yarns of the supernatural to impress and entertain her, but it is the visitor herself who relates the most unsettling story of all. Seating is first come, first seated. Doors open at 12 p.m. For tickets and more information, go to

March 14

“The Adoption Process from A to Z”
7-9:15 p.m.
Lyons Township High School (North Campus), 100 S. Brainard Ave., LaGrange
$30 per family

Attorney Sally Wildman will help those who are considering adopting a child by presenting the fundamentals of an adoption and the legal steps involved, with focus on preparing to adopt. She will share resources about choosing adoption agencies, community support and related professionals. Discussion focuses on the types of adoption now available and how to initiate a search for an available child.


–Cook County Calendar of Event March 7 – March 14–