As we get into the heart of August, thoughts of school being back in session spur end of summer activities. The last of the summer block parties filled with squealing kids in bounce houses and cooling off with water balloon fights are great celebrations of the end of a season that was filled with sports camps, pool fun and marathon Fortnite sessions.
Even those in town whose schedule doesn’t change with school being in session, the need to eek out the last of the Summer weather is real with doubles tennis or flying through town with your bike club, enjoying all the al fresco dining around town, as well as attending the last of the Thursday Night Out! Downtown event or the Oak Park Micro Brew Review. Making the most of the dog days of Summer is top of mind as we’ll soon hit Fall and weekends will be hostage to Football. It’s already happening at my house!
As another summer draws to a close in Oak Park and River Forest we think about how spoiled for choice we are with activities in the area. We have such vibrant Park Districts offering a myriad of sports and social activities for young and not so young. Besides the park district in our community there are many organizations and clubs offering art and cooking or crafting classes, or even running and biking clubs. My favorite club is book club...ahem, I mean wine club!
Wow, there’s lots to do in Oak Park and River Forest!
This week, as schools get back to the business of educating the younger minds in our community, parents can breathe a sigh of relief and look forward to all of the pursuits of happiness the Fall will bring.