Cook County Calendar of Events June 13 – June 19

Andreas Kapsalis a Greek-American guitarist and composer born in the suburbs of Chicago, will perform at 3 p.m. June 17 at the Skokie Pubic Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie.

June 14

Eating with the Seasons
2 p.m.
The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park

A chef who also is a registered dietician will demonstrate how to prepare fruits and vegetables that are in season as a healthy way to eat. Bridge programs are for students in seventh-12th grade and there are no residency restrictions. For more information, visit or call 708-532-0500. 

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

Law at the Library: Divorce is part of Evanston Public Library and the Chicago Bar Association’s presentations about legal issues. Each Law at the Library program features a presentation by an experienced attorney, followed by a brief question and answer session. 

June 15

“The Greatest Showman”
8:30 p.m.
Ehlert Park, Congress Park and Elm avenues, Brookfield

The movie celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Hugh Jackman stars as P.T. Barnum.

June 16

Farmers Market
7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Zabrocki Plaza, 17375 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park

Zabrocki Plaza is the place every Saturday to find large selections of fruits, vegetables and fresh flowers. 

Celebrate Illinois Outdoors
11 a.m.
Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, Tinley Park

Representatives from the Forest Preserves of Cook County will share the wide variety of free activities, locations and services available this summer. Register in person at the library, online at or by phone at 708-532-0160, ext. 3.

Uncork Illinois Wine Festival
1-9 p.m.
Marion Street between Lake Street and North Boulevard, Oak Park
$25 (cash only)

Wine aficionados will have a unique opportunity to sample more than 150 wines from more than 15 local wineries. Live jazz will be performed. For more information, go to

June 17

Guitarist Andreas Kapsalis
3 p.m.
Skokie Pubic Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie

Andreas Kapsalis is a Greek-American guitarist and composer born in the suburbs of Chicago. He is touring extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe to promote his solo release, titled “Andreas Kapsalis Live at The Old Town School of Folk Music,” recorded live in Chicago. He will perform selections from the album.

June 18

Giant Team Yahtzee
11 a.m.
Acorn Public Library, 15624 Central Ave., Oak Forest

The event is open to youngsters ages 9 to 17. Yahtzee will be played in teams with giant blow up dice. To register, call 708-687-3700 or stop by the library’s Youth Services desk. 

June 19

Music for Kids and Families
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Mount Prospect Public Library-South Branch, 1711 W Algonquin, Mount Prospect

Laura Crotte will perfom a program designed for children and their families. She is from Mexico where she developed a career as a theater artist and educator touring national and internationally with puppets, dramatized readings and her own productions, has worked in Chicago since 1999 as an actor, teaching artist and art-culture-education promoter. 

Cooking Around the World
7-8:30 p.m.
Homewood Public Library, 1719 Dixie Highway, Homewood

The history, culture and cuisine of Mexico will be taught in this cooking session. A chef will focus on the country’s history and culture and how it influenced the cuisine. There will be a food sampling. 

Starlight Concert
7 p.m.
Twiggs Park, Dodge Avenue at Simpson Street, Evanston

Tasha, a fast-rising poet, singer-songwriter and activist, will perform. Before the concert, there will be a Juneteenth celebration with food trucks beginning at 6 p.m.


–Cook County Calendar of Events June 13 – June 19–