Boxing Day Celebration
Dec
26
12:00 PM12:00

Boxing Day Celebration

Celebrate the English custom of Boxing Day as the Hemingway family celebrated it over 100 years ago in Oak Park. Enjoy traditional Boxing Day festivities including holiday music and song, a special Hemingway Readers Theatre production, along with English tea and refreshments.  This year’s celebration is on Wednesday, Dec. 26, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Hemingway Birthplace Museum, 339 N. Oak Park Ave., in Oak Park. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for youth and children. Ernest Hemingway Foundation members, docents and volunteers are admitted at no charge.

Enjoy this gorgeous Victorian house decorated beautifully for the occasion as you partake in traditional holiday music as well as The Ernest Hemingway Readers Theatre, which will present “The Spirit of Boxing Day.”

Boxing Day originated during medieval times, on the day after Christmas when lords of the manor presented the leftovers from their own celebrations to their servants and to local peasants. Their gifts were presented in boxes, hence the name of the day. In continuing this tradition, we honor Virginia Cassin, who reinstituted this foundation celebration in 1993.

Entertainment:

12:00-1:00 pm Laura Fako Utley-Harpist

1:00 - 2:00 pm  Susan Krout-Pianist

2:00 - 3:00 pm John & Kathyrn Atwood-History Singers 

3:00 pm  Hemingway Readers Theatre Players

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Film Screening - Young Hemingway & His Enduring Eden
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Film Screening - Young Hemingway & His Enduring Eden

A special screening of the documentary, Young Hemingway & His Enduring Eden -- focusing on Ernest Hemingway’s youthful summers in northern Michigan will be held on Thursday, November 29th at the River Forest Public Library. (75 mins)

The documentary features the commentary of some of the country’s top Hemingway scholars and writers, many of whom were interviewed in Petoskey, Bay View, Horton Bay, and at Windemere, the Hemingway family cottage on Walloon Lake. 

The film's writer/producer, George Colburn will introduce the program with questions and answers to follow.

Co-Sponsored by the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park and the River Forest Public Library, admission is free but its recommend you register to reserve your space.

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Friday@Hemingway's
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Friday@Hemingway's

Friday@Hemingway's is an ongoing social community engagement event that takes place the third Friday of each month (April-November) with an emphasis on the arts including literature (poetry, prose, reading), performance (music, dance, theatre) and the visual (drawing, painting, photography) and along with cocktails and light snacks. These F@H events are free to Foundation members and open to the public by $20 admission at the door. 

Tonights Guest Entertainment: Jeanette Andrews

F@H's welcomes tonight’s guest, Jeanette Andrews, a contemporary magician and artist who specializes in creating interactive sensory illusions, possessing a contemplative take on the art of the impossible. Andrews uses sensory anomalies and scientific oddities to bridge everyday life to a special, heightened world. Illusion is Ms. Andrews’ life’s work and her performances have been praised by PBS, The Daily Mail, and the Chicago Tribune. 

You can learn more about Ms. Andrews HERE

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Friday@Hemingway's
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Friday@Hemingway's

Friday@Hemingway's is an ongoing social community engagement event that takes place the third Friday of each month (April-November) with an emphasis on the arts including literature (poetry, prose, reading), performance (music, dance, theatre) and the visual (drawing, painting, photography) and along with cocktails and light snacks. These F@H events are free to Foundation members and open to the public by $20 admission at the door. 

Tonights Guest Entertainment: Cara Schlecker & Myron Silberstein

Music Recital

Violinist, Cara Schlecker and pianist, Myron Silberstein will perform a thrilling and sentimental program of famous works for violin and piano. Most notably, Ms. Schlecker will perform selections from Igor Frolov’s Concert Fantasy on Themes from Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess. The remainder of the program will feature classical and Jazz inspired works. 

Keyboard generously donated by Kagan and Gaines Music Co. Inc

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Friday@Hemingway's
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Friday@Hemingway's

Friday@Hemingway's is an ongoing social community engagement event that takes place the third Friday of each month (April-November) with an emphasis on the arts including literature (poetry, prose, reading), performance (music, dance, theatre) and the visual (drawing, painting, photography) and along with cocktails. These F@H events are free to Foundation members and open to the public by $20 admission at the door. 

Tonights Guest Entertainment: Jon Novi, Pianist and Clarinetist

More info can be found here

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EHFOP Tennis Outing
Sep
15
4:00 PM16:00

EHFOP Tennis Outing

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Some days the racket can be mightier than the pen. This is one of those days. Plans for this event include a two-hour king of the court drill with tennis professionals ,a Wilson rep on premises to demo rackets, as well as Lively Athletics with apparel samples, followed by a taco bar dinner with a cash margarita bar and raffle. Join us for a fun event and help support our non-profit foundation programming as you sharpen your tennis skills. Even if you don't play tennis, please join us for dinner and margaritas! (Rain date is Sept 22nd) 

(please note this is a limited space event, so don't wait to sign up)

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College Essay Workshop: COLLEGE JUMPSTART MINI-SEMINAR WITH CAMERON GEAREN
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

College Essay Workshop: COLLEGE JUMPSTART MINI-SEMINAR WITH CAMERON GEAREN

Rising seniors, want to get a jump on the college application process before your senior year? In this short seminar, Cameron Gearen, Founder of Savvy College Consulting and current writer-in-residence at the Hemingway Foundation, offers pro-tips and gets you writing, sending you off with concrete tools and feedback.

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Hemingway's Ernest Book Club (postponed)
Aug
16
7:00 PM19:00

Hemingway's Ernest Book Club (postponed)

This quarterly foundation book club is open to the public and all foundation members and is led by a foundation board member. This quarter will be led by board member, David Seleb.  Please join us for beer, wine, and thoughtful discussion on Love and Ruin by Paula McLain. The bestselling author of The Paris Wife returns to the subject of Ernest Hemingway in a novel about his passionate, stormy marriage to Martha Gellhorn—a fiercely independent, ambitious young woman who would become one of the greatest war correspondents of the 20th century. Please register to assist us with these arrangements.

To become a foundation member, click here .

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Friday@Hemingway's (on Saturday in honor of Hemingway's birthday)
Jul
21
6:00 PM18:00

Friday@Hemingway's (on Saturday in honor of Hemingway's birthday)

Friday@Hemingway's is an ongoing social community engagement event that takes place the third Friday of each month (April-November) with an emphasis on the arts including literature (poetry, prose, reading), performance (music, dance, theatre) and the visual (drawing, painting, photography) and along with cocktails. These F@H events are free to Foundation members and open to the public by $20 admission at the door.  Our July F@H event will take place on Saturday in recognition of Ernest Hemingway's birthday!

Tonights Guest Entertainment: Art Harrison's Bluegrass All-Stars. 

These players are a subset of the Oak Park Farmers' Market Band, who play a mix of bluegrass, traditional Irish and fiddle tunes. So join us for a casual celebration as we honor Hemingway's birthday with good times and good music.  

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The 4th Annual Hemingway 8K Running of the Bulls Race
Jul
21
7:45 AM07:45

The 4th Annual Hemingway 8K Running of the Bulls Race

The 4th Annual Hemingway 8K Running of the Bulls (4.97 miles) race event will commence at 7:45 a.m. adjacent to Scoville Park. This family-friendly community event brings out hundreds to participate in the Running of the Bulls 8K race. The race is a flat, fast 8K-race course featuring the Hemingway District area, historical homes and Scoville Park. The foundation sponsors a post race kids event as well. The race supports both the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry and the EHFOP.  To learn more, or take part as a participant or volunteer, go to:

http://www.hemingway8k.com

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Wine Reception: Honoring Virginia "Ginie" Cassin & Family
Jul
14
6:00 PM18:00

Wine Reception: Honoring Virginia "Ginie" Cassin & Family

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Virginia “Ginie” Cassin is no doubt an institution in Oak Park. Born and raised here, Oak Park High class of 1942, Ginie went on to marry and raise eight children with her late husband Bill. Throughout, she remained committed to community, and was the long time village clerk (1973-1993).  During that time, she was instrumental in implementing Oak Park’s first liquor licensing, cable ordinances as well as a staunch fair housing activist.
Ginie joined the Hemingway Foundation in 1989 and with the support of her family, was pivotal in the restoration of the Hemingway birthplace. She served as its longtime board chair and continued in recent years as Director Emerita.
She has been active in over a dozen local organizations, and served as a secret weapon to many of them, for as most of us know, no one could say no to her.
Soon, Ginie will leave Oak Park for Minnesota to be closer to family. Before she departs, please join us to thank her for countless contributions to the Hemingway Foundation and our community. 

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College Essay Workshop: COLLEGE JUMPSTART MINI-SEMINAR WITH CAMERON GEAREN
Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

College Essay Workshop: COLLEGE JUMPSTART MINI-SEMINAR WITH CAMERON GEAREN

Rising seniors, want to get a jump on the college application process before your senior year? In this short seminar, Cameron Gearen, Founder of Savvy College Consulting and current writer-in-residence at the Hemingway Foundation, offers pro-tips and gets you writing, sending you off with concrete tools and feedback.

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Hemingway's Ernest Book Club
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Hemingway's Ernest Book Club

This quarterly foundation book club is open to the public and all foundation members and is led by a foundation board member. This quarter we are led by board member and author, Nancy Sindelar. Please join us for beer, wine, and thoughtful discussion on The Old Man And The SeaOne of his most famous works, this short novel tells the story of Santiago, an aging Cuban fisherman who struggles with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Cuba. Please register to assist us with these arrangements.

To become a foundation member, click here . 

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Friday@Hemingway's
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Friday@Hemingway's

Friday@Hemingway's is an ongoing social community engagement event that takes place the third Friday of each month (April-November) with an emphasis on the arts including literature (poetry, prose, reading), performance (music, dance, theatre) and the visual (drawing, painting, photography) and along with cocktails. These F@H events are free to Foundation members and open to the public by $20 admission at the door. 

Tonights Guest Entertainment: Veronica Kott, a pianist and vocalist, her music combines technical aptitude with creative freedom.  With both classical and contemporary training, Veronica has been a music educator for fourteen years and balances her music career while pursuing her masters in community counseling.  You can learn more about Veronica HERE

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Day in Our Village
Jun
3
10:00 AM10:00

Day in Our Village

A Day in Our Village provides an opportunity for current and prospective residents to discover the diversity and variety of civic, cultural, social service, business, educational and religious organizations and groups in the Village.

Visit us for Oak Park's A Day in the Village in Scoville Park. More details will be shared when provided by the Village of Oak Park.

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2018 Hemingway Foundation Gala
May
19
7:00 PM19:00

2018 Hemingway Foundation Gala

The centennial anniversary of the end of World War I and the Roaring Twenties provides the backdrop for this year's Hemingway Foundation Gala. So step back in time and join us with special guest, author Paula McLain, for this exclusive, private event at the Oak Park Main Library. Please note that the event's net proceeds benefit the Foundation’s programs, including our Hemingway Foundation Scholarship Fund.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND PURCHASE TICKETS

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Friday@Hemingway's
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Friday@Hemingway's

Friday@Hemingway's is an ongoing social community engagement event that takes place the third Friday of each month (April-November) with an emphasis on the arts including literature (poetry, prose, reading), performance (music, dance, theatre) and the visual (drawing, painting, photography) and along with cocktails. These F@H events are free to Foundation members and open to the public by $20 admission at the door. 

Tonights Guest Entertainment: Featuring Spoken Word (Reading, Writing And Performing Poetry)

Spoken Word is a program supported by the Oak Park Education Foundation, more information on this program can by found HERE

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Hemingway's Ernest Book Club
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Hemingway's Ernest Book Club

This quarterly foundation book club is open to all foundation members and is led by a foundation board member or author. This quarter will be led by board member, Andrew Fullerton.  Please join us for beer, wine, and thoughtful discussion on A Moveable Feast. This Hemingway memoir was published in 1964, has an all-star cast of characters, and chronicles the writer's life as an expatriate journalist and struggling writer in 1920s' Paris. To become a foundation member, click here.

TO BE RESCHEDULED

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Friday@Hemingways
Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

Friday@Hemingways

Friday@Hemingways is an ongoing social community engagement event that takes place the third Friday of each month (April-November) with an emphasis on the arts including literature (poetry, prose, reading), performance (music, dance, theatre) and the visual (drawing, painting, photography) and along with cocktails. These F@H events are free to Foundation members and open to the public by $20 admission at the door. 

Tonights Guest Entertainment: Cara Schlecker, Violinist

Cara is an acclaimed violinist who grew up in Oak Park, find out more about her HERE

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Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen Private Screening
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen Private Screening

The New York Times Critic's Pick feature documentary Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen directed by John Mulholland will be shown at the historical Palmer House in Chicago to benefit the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park.

The evening will include a screening of the documentary, a guest panel & Q and A with documentary writer/director John Mulholland, documentary editor/producer Richard Zampella, Hidden Hemingway Author Robert K. Elder, and John Berry, Chairman of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park. The guest panel will be followed by a meet and greet reception. For tickets, click the button below.

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Book Lecture Series: The Hemingway Files by H.K. Bush
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Book Lecture Series: The Hemingway Files by H.K. Bush

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In his first novel, “The Hemingway Files,” H.K. Bush, tells the story of three English literature professors whose imaginations are captured by literary letters and rare first editions, leading to tragedy in the wake of the Great Kobe Earthquake of 1995.

H.K. Bush, is a professor of English at St. Louis University, a former Fulbright Senior Scholar in Freiburg, Germany, and a Senior Fellow at Waseda Institute in Tokyo. Prof. Bush is most noted for his work as a scholar of Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. You can find more information about him at http://www.halbush.com/

Admission is free to this lecture series but we request that you register below. 

This book lecture series is brought to you in partnership with:  

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