Saturday, July 18th:
Morning Run with the Bulls: The Hemingway 8K "run with the bulls" kicks off at 8 a.m. This family-friendly run takes participants all over Oak Park, ending at Scoville Park where kids can repeat last year's popular "kids run with the bulls" event by decorating a cardboard bull and participating in a fun run.
For registration and information see Hemingway8K.com.
A Victorian Evening: The pleasure of your company is cordially requested for a Victorian house party at the Hemingway Birthplace Home, 339 N. Oak Park Avenue, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Historical cocktails by Papa's Pilar Rum, elegant bites, and thoroughly modern jazz music will entertain you as you stroll the grounds and explore the rooms where young Hemingway learned to love music, art, and storytelling. Toast to Papa in truly proper Victorian style: Bustle dresses and white suits encouraged!
Tickets are $25 each. All proceeds benefit the restoration of the Hemingway Birthplace Home. Purchase includes admission to the Birthplace and Museum July 18-19th and a complimentary cocktail.
Tuesday, July 21:
Hemingway Birthday Lecture: MOZOS Author Bill Hillmann has been running with the bulls of Spain for ten years. Hear about this Chicago journalist and novelist's journey of self-discovery, from a Golden Gloves championship to a nationally broadcast goring by a bull named Bravito, and learn how Hemingway inspired him.
Free; registration required.
Events generously sponsored by:
Forest Park National Bank
Visit Oak Park
The Oak Park Public Library