Suburban Pearl Harbor Day events
• Historian Jim Gibbons presents the story of Pearl Harbor and how the United States was attacked by Japanese naval and air forces and thrust into World War II, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Lake Bluff Public Library, 123 E. Scranton Ave. Info: lakeblufflibrary.org, or (847) 234-2540; and 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Bloomingdale Public Library, 101 Fairfield Way. Register: (630) 924-2730 or mybpl.org.
• Gail Borden Public Library presents "Pearl Harbor -- A Day of Infamy" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the library's Elgin Room, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin. Register at gailborden.info. Using the stories of the men who responded to the attack, battlefield expert Robert Mueller reviews what happened and why.
• Capt. James D. Hawkins, commanding officer of Naval Station Great Lakes, will address Pearl Harbor survivors, World War II veterans, their descendants and officials, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Prairie Lakes Theater, 515 E. Thacker St., Des Plaines. A Pearl Harbor display area with graphics and museum-quality models open 2:45 to 4 p.m.
• The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park screens the 2016 documentary, "Heroes on Deck," at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the Visitors Center at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Narrated by Bill Kurtis, the film tells the true story of forgotten World War II fighter planes at the bottom of Lake Michigan. Free. Info: firstdivisionmuseum.org.
• Highland Park Historical Society and Highland Park American Legion Post 145 host the second annual veterans forum at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the Highland Park Library Auditorium, 494 Laurel Ave. Free. Info: (847) 432-7090, or www.highlandparkhistory.com.