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OK Farm Monthly Work Day 5:00 pm
OK Farm Monthly Work Day @ The OK Farm
Nov 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
OK Farm Monthly Work Day @ The OK Farm | Maywood | Illinois | United States
Come & Get Your Hands Dirty Down on the Farm! Water will be available, but please be sure to bring a water bottle to fill up. The OK Farm also has sunscreen, gloves, and any farm/garden[...]
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OK Farm Monthly Work Day 5:00 pm
OK Farm Monthly Work Day @ The OK Farm
Nov 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
OK Farm Monthly Work Day @ The OK Farm | Maywood | Illinois | United States
Come & Get Your Hands Dirty Down on the Farm! Water will be available, but please be sure to bring a water bottle to fill up. The OK Farm also has sunscreen, gloves, and any farm/garden[...]
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Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday @ Opportunity Knocks
Nov 27 all-day
 
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ABLE Presentation 6:30 pm
ABLE Presentation @ Oak Park and River Forest High School
Nov 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
TOPIC OVERVIEWJoin us with guest speaker JJ Hanley to learn about ABLE (A Better Life Experience) accounts from the Director of Illinois ABLE State Treasurer’s office.  Illinois ABLE accounts are a way to save for[...]
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AFTER OPPS KNOCKSGIVING FAMILY DAY 5:00 pm
AFTER OPPS KNOCKSGIVING FAMILY DAY @ River Forest Civic Center
Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
EVENT DESCRIPTIONFamily and friends of OK are invited to a “Knocksgiving” Family Day celebration. We will start with our regularly scheduled After Opps program from 4-5pm. Guests are invited to come at 5 pm. Our Pinewood[...]
Comedy for a Cause 7:30 pm
Comedy for a Cause @ Exit Strategy Brewing Company
Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Giving Tuesday @ Opportunity Knocks
Nov 27 all-day
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ABLE Presentation @ Oak Park and River Forest High School
Nov 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

TOPIC OVERVIEW

Join us with guest speaker JJ Hanley to learn about ABLE (A Better Life Experience) accounts from the Director of Illinois ABLE State Treasurer’s office.  Illinois ABLE accounts are a way to save for the present and future needs of individuals with developmental disabilities. Learn how this account can help individuals and families plan for the future without affecting state benefits.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Individuals with disabilities, parents, caregivers, and any interested families are all invited

EVENT CO-SPONSORS

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AFTER OPPS KNOCKSGIVING FAMILY DAY @ River Forest Civic Center
Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Family and friends of OK are invited to a “Knocksgiving” Family Day celebration. We will start with our regularly scheduled After Opps program from 4-5pm. Guests are invited to come at 5 pm. Our Pinewood Derby group from last After Opps session will be showing and racing their cars, the Life Shop day program will show off a music video they made at Dynamic Lynks music therapy, and our cooking group will prepare and serve a Thanksgiving-style dinner.

 

RSVP DEADLINE

Please RSVP to dan@opportunityknocksnow.org by November 23rd if you would like to join us for Knocksgiving.
Comedy for a Cause @ Exit Strategy Brewing Company
Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
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Benefit Concert at The Wire @ Wire
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Special Events

The OK mission was built through connections and funds raised via our special events. Over the years, we have worked to use take the financial pressure off of these events, while also aiming to maximize their potential as a forum to connect with our community. We host 4 marquee annual events, along with many other smaller events throughout the year.

THE OK CHILI COOK OFF

COOKING CONTEST & SUNDAY FUNDAY  |  January

Come join us in January for the NFL’s conference champion-ship Sunday. This annual OK event plays host to an epic chili throw-down, the NFL’s best football and great friends getting together for OK.

A NIGHT FOR OPPORTUNITIES

SEMI-FORMAL GALA BENEFIT  |  APRIL

With the coming of Spring also comes the OK gala. Watch for the gala each year in April. First class food and drinks, great live music, and exciting auctions highlight this semi-formal affair.

The OK
Block PARTY

Neighborhood get-together  |  June

We’ll be dancin’ in the streets, talking loud and drawing a crowd! Come on out for this day-long block party featuring great fun for all ages, full with excellent local food vendors, craft brewers, live music, kid’s entertainment, Warrior entertainment, and great contests. This year, we’re also planning a pre-party fun run!  Don’t miss out!

The OK Classic

Softball tournament & festival  |  September

Each September, OK plays host to a coed 14” softball tournament on the fields in Forest Park. In addition to softball, it is a day full of great food, friends and family fun.

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