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The Monday Night Concert Series continues with Steve Million at 7 p.m. Monday, July 29, at the Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave. | Provided
The Monday Night Concert Series continues with Steve Million at 7 p.m. Monday, July 29, at the Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave. | Provided

Share ‘Storytellingon the Lawn’ July 28

Unity Church of Oak Park will hold “Storytelling on the Lawn,” at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at the church, 405 N. Euclid Ave. Bring the family, family stories, cultural stories, fairytales, myths, a picnic basket, lawn chairs and beready for an afternoon of professional and novice storytelling. Beverages provided.

For more information call Christine Randle at (708) 848-0960 or visit unityoakpark.org.

Summer JazzFestival July 29

The Monday Night Concert Series continues with Steve Million at 7 p.m. Monday, July 29, at the Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave.

Million is a professional jazz pianist and composer. Million has recorded three CDs featuring his writing, arranging and playing on Palmetto records: “Million to One,” “Thanks a Million” and “Truth Is.”

Before settling in Chicago, Million lived in Kansas City and New York City.

Today, in addition to performing, Million teaches jazz piano both privately and at the Merit School of Music in Chicago.

Free and open to the public. Call Jill Wagner at (708) 386-4040 or visit oakparkarms.com.

Tilly’s and Ultacoming to RiverForest Town Center

Irvine, Calif.-based Tilly’s, and Bolingbrook-based Ulta, have signed leases at River Forest Town Center, at Lake Street and Harlem Avenue in River Forest. According to Richard Spinell, principal of Mid-America Asset Management Inc., the Oakbrook Terrace-based firm representing the center, Tilly’s will open in September, and Ulta is set to open in August.

Tilly’s is a publicly held specialty retailer of West Coast-inspired apparel, footwear and accessories. It operates 175 stores.

Ulta is a publicly held beauty retailer of prestige, mass and salon products, and salon services. Ulta operates 576 retail stores across 46 states, with 34 stores within a 50-mile radius of Chicago.

In other leasing news at the center, LOFT recently renewed its lease for 5,065 square feet.

The 142,071-square-foot River Forest Town Center is at the southwest corner of Lake Street and Harlem Avenue in River Forest, approximately one mile north of the Eisenhower/Harlem Avenue interchange, with anchors including Whole Foods, LOFT, DSW and Petco.

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