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Learn how parenting can prevent violence

On Saturday, June 10, Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st) will co-host a Parenting to Prevent Violence Town Hall at 9 S. Kenzie, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more info, contact (312) 604-4566 or

Enjoy a community potluck

The community organization Root2Fruit will host an Austin community potluck on Thursday, June 8, 6 p.m., at Frederick Douglas High School, 543 N. Waller Ave. Bring a dish, try a dish! Join our open discussion and peace circle.

Get empowered during a business reception

Join local business owners from across Austin and the western suburbs — including Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park, Bellwood, Broadview and Maywood — for a small business resource reception on Wednesday, June 14, 6 p.m., at Community Bank of Oak Park and River Forest, 7751 W. Lake St. in River Forest.

Network, receive financial tools, pose for a free professional headshot, enjoy food and drinks, and get empowered. Special guests will include Amara Enyia, policy expert and head of the Austin Chamber of Commerce.

This event is hosted by the Village Free Press. Please RSVP by emailing Kamil Brady at

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