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Hemingway Foundation Graduation Party

The Hemingway 100-Year Graduation Party

Please join The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park for their second annual Hemingway Benefit, “The 100-Year Graduation Party,” on Saturday, June 17, from 7 – 10 p.m. at the Hemingway Museum.  This celebratory event will commemorate Hemingway’s graduation from Oak Park River Forest High School in 1917. What’s more, the benefit is a testament to our mission statement because it supports the development and mentoring of young writers through the EHFOP Scholarship Fund and essay contest.

The evening will feature performances by the OPRFHS Jazz Ensemble and the Julian Spoken Word Club, delicious food from Winberie’s, cocktails by Papa’s Pilar, wine, Lagunitas beer, and a fabulous silent auction. Guests will have the opportunity to take a picture alongside Ernest’s yearbook photo and write a Hemingway inspired six-word short story on a vintage typewriter. We will also introduce our second annual publication of “Hemingway Shorts” — a collection of short stories submitted by emerging writers, as well as the publication of the top three student essays.

In addition to proceeds benefiting the Foundation’s current programming and birth home maintenance, we will introduce the winner of the second annual EHFOP Scholarship Fund. It will be awarded to an incoming senior at Oak Park River Forest High School and will include a mentorship with our 2017-2019 Writer-in-Residence. Ten percent of the benefit’s proceeds are allocated to this fund.

Tickets purchased for the event include a one year membership to the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park. This event is also the Foundation’s annual meeting.  Cocktail attire is suggested.

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Sunday Concerts in Scoville Park 2017

Bring your family, friends and neighbors to Scoville Park at Lake Street and Oak Park Avenue for eleven entertaining evenings of music! Our Summer Concert Series at Scoville Park features a variety of local and well known bands performing everything from rock and roll to blues, country to reggae, and even today’s latest hits. There’s something for everyone! Admission is free!

  • June 11, 2017 – The Replays, Classic and Oldies Rock Sponsored by: Kids Unlimited Therapy Services
  • June 18, 2017 – Blue Water Kings, 80’s & 90’s Sponsored by: Scoville Square
  • June 25, 2017 – Chaquis Maliq, R&B, Soul, Blues Co-Sponsored by Lively Running & Farmers Insurance
  • July 2, 2017 – Scott Marek, Country Co-Sponsored by: Medical Arts Building & Gloor Realty
  • July 9, 2017 – Bopology, Swing Sponsored by Wednesday Journal
  • July 16, 2017 – Velvet Jimis, Rockin’ and a little bit of rollin’ Sponsored by: Alcuin Montessori
  • July 23, 2017 – Motor City Music Machine, Motown R&B Sponsored by: DR Travis Tax Service
  • July 30, 2017 – Liz Berg, Rock Acoustic Sponsored by: Oak Park Brewing Company
  • August 6, 2017 – Hyperplane, Rock/Blues Alternative Sponsored by: Heritage Tile
  • August 13, 2017 – Compass Rose, World Folk and Jazz o-Sponsored by Kelly Inc Spa Services & West Suburban Midwife Associates
  • August 20, 2017 – Dave Rudolph, Kids and Family show Sponsored by: Adam Doe – State Farm