What we’re about
Oak Park and surrounding area locals unite around the following mission:
- Create meaningful connections
- Supporting Oak Park and surrounding area businesses
- Giving back to the community via local non-profit support
Note: this is not a hook up group. Please act accordingly keeping interactions respectful and appropriate. Persons who fail to act accordingly will be removed from the group at our sole discretion.
We do not charge for membership in the group but will occasionally ask members to support local non-profit organizations in lieu of paying any type of membership fee.
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- OPSC Field Trip - APPLE PICKING and Corn Maze!County Line Orchard, Hobart, IN
Who's in the mood for some FALL fun? Let's take a short 1-hour road trip to Hobart, IN for apple picking at County Line Orchard.
In addition to apples, they have a giant corn maze, pumpkins, a restaurant, a petting zoo - lots of fall fun to be had.
We'll plan to car pool - leaving from Southwest Oak Park (a couple of blocks from the Blue Line Station on Oak Park Avenue.) My car can only fit 3 others so we will need other people to volunteer to drive as well.
Please indicate in the comments whether you can drive and how many passengers you have room for.
$3 entry fee per person - corn maze is extra. Everyone to pay for their own admission, the apples they pick and any pumpkins, food and drink. Find out more here: Family Fun At County Line Orchard!
Plan is to arrive around 11:45, eat lunch there, spend a couple of hours apple picking and enjoying and then drive back to Illinois - arriving home in Oak Park no later than 4 pm.
- Oak Park Social Club Live Music: Friendly TapFriendly Tap, Berwyn, IL
Courtesy Patrol is playing at 8pm Friendly Tap in Berwyn. They are a groovy band that plays from Beatles music to Steely Dan to the Who!
Food options are limited but there is Bueno Beef and Autre Monde walking distance if you want to grab a bite beforehand.
- 11th Annual Forest Park Casket Races!Beloit Avenue & Madison Street, Forest Park, IL
Kick-off your Halloween Season in style and join us for the 11th Annual Forest Park Casket Races!
If you haven't been before, this is a wacky pre-Halloween event where groups of neighbors, friends, and co-workers form teams and sponsor an elaborately decorated Halloween "casket" that must have a rider and be on wheels! The teams then race against each other push-cart style down a closed section of Beloit Avenue in Forest Park for bragging rights and a trophy.
There is a DJ/Master of Ceremonies, vendors selling coffee, hot chocolate, baked treats and plenty of people in costume for some great people watching!
Erin is hosting and aims be there by 9:30 to stake out a good vantage point to watch from along the race route on Beloit. Look for Erin and check the MeetUp app for live location updates and join us for a fun morning! The casket parade starts at 10:30 am with casket races immediately thereafter.
After the races, those who wish to can walk over for lunch/a drink on Madison street.
This is a kid-friendly event. Madison Street vendors are offering trick-or-treating after the races all along the street to children in costume, so feel free to bring your littles along if you like!
There is no fee for this event, open to the public, everyone responsible for their own food and drink. Hope to see many of you there!