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Village of Park Forest - Sustainability News

Posted on: March 15, 2019

Park Forest Environment Commission presents Earth Week 2019, April 13 - April 22

The Park Forest Environment Commission celebrates Earth Week with the following events: 

April 9 - 30

Recycled Art Exhibition
Tuesdays from 10 - 3, Wednesdays from 12 - 4, Fridays from 1:30 - 4, and Saturdays from 1 - 4
Being held in conjunction with Park Forest Environment Commission
Salon Artists Gallery | 294 Main St. 

Saturday, April 13

Arbor Day Celebration, 10 a.m. - noon
Receive a free tree from the Garden Club of Park Forest
Crafts for all ages
Park Forest Public Library | 400 Lakewood Blvd.

Tom Neilson Concert, 1 p.m.
Love and the Environment
Park Forest Public Library | 400 Lakewood Blvd.

Sunday, April 14

Tom Neilson Sunday Service, 10 a.m.
Unitarian Universalist Community Church | 70 Sycamore Dr.

Monday, April 15

AARP Meeting, 1 p.m.
What Park Forest is doing to advance sustainability presented by Park Forest Recreation and Parks Director Rob Gunther
Shirley Green Senior Center | 297 Liberty Dr.

Peace Service at the Peace Pole, 6 p.m.
Park Forest Police Department | 200 Lakewood Blvd.

Tuesday, April 16

What Does Our Energy Future Look Like, 7 p.m. presented by Jeff Green
Unitarian Universalist Community Church | 70 Sycamore Dr.

Tuesday, April 17

Prayers for Living at Peace with our Environment, 7 p.m.
St. Irenaeus Community Garden | 78 Cherry St. 
(in case of rain event to move indoors)

Tuesday, April 18

Nutrition & Exercise = Fitness After 50, 10:30 a.m.
presented by Mario Koonce of Vanguard Fitness
Park Forest Public Library | 400 Lakewood Blvd.

Urban Homesteading & Self Sustainable Living, 7 p.m.
Park Forest Public Library | 400 Lakewood Blvd.

Friday, April 19   view the flyer for this event

Tom Neilson Concert, 12 - 1 p.m.
Peace Is An Environmental Issue
Governors State University, Room F1622
1 University Pkwy, University Park, IL 60484

Saturday, April 20

Free gardening class, 10:30 a.m.
Class covers basic beginning gardening
Wetlands Discovery Center | 30 N. Orchard Dr.

Earth Day Sculpture Walk12 p.m.
Governors State University | 1 University Parkway, U.P. Meet at main entrance

Earth Day at Thorn Creek, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Thorn Creek Nature Center | 247 Monee Rd.

Monday, April 22

Earth Day Closing Ceremony, 7 - 8 p.m.
Refreshments provided. Peace Dove Raffle Drawing
Salon Artists Gallery | 294 Main St.


Raffle tickets sold at each event to win a Pat Moore original art piece. All proceeds benefit the Thorn Creek Nature Center.


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