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Village of Park Forest - Sustainability News

Posted on: March 29, 2018

Park Forest Environment Commission presents Earth Week 2018, April 14-22

Park Forest Earth Week 2018

April 14

Gardening Series: Basic Beginning Gardening 2: What’s the difference between annual/perennial, or raised bed vs.digging in the ground? Also basic tools. 10:30 a.m.
Wetland Discovery Center | 30 N. Orchard Drive

Opening of the Earth Week Recycle Exhibit Artwork to be displayed from the public accepted starting April 10th.
Salon Artists Gallery | 294 Main Street

Tom Nielson, award-winning satirical and social commentary singer, performs at 7:30 p.m.
$15 donation requested.
Edgar's Place Coffee House inside Trinity Lutheran Church | 2901 Western Avenue

April 15

Tom Nielson performs at 10 a.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church | 2901 Western Avenue

April 16

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

April 17

Gardening Series: Know-Maintenance Gardening: the newest way to garden sustainably at 7 p.m.
Wetlands Discovery Center | 30 N. Orchard Drive

April 18

Tom Nielson performs at 2 p.m.
Prairie State College Heritage Room
202 S. Halsted, Chicago Heights, IL

At Peace with the Earth: A Blessing Ceremony. A guided tour of the new Village Green will be at
6:30 p.m. and community ceremony will begin at 7 pm.
Village Green | DownTown Park Forest

April 19

Gardening Series: Rain Gardens: Keep water out of the sewer and in your plants at 7 p.m.
Wetland Discovery Center | 30 N. Orchard Drive

Tom Nielsen, Peace as an Environmental Issue at 6:30 p.m.
Park Forest Public Library | 400 Lakewood Blvd.

April 20

Tree Planting Ceremony in the memory of Katherine Armstrong, former Village Trustee and Environment Commission member at 2 p.m.
Park Forest Dog Park | 218th Street and Wildwood

April 21

Earth Day at Thorn Creek Nature Center | 247 Monee Road:  Wild Water 1-4 pm

Gardening Series: Build a Bird House: Learn how to attract birds to your yard, decorate a birdhouse to keep at 12 p.m. | Wetland Discovery Center | 30 N. Orchard Drive

April 22

Earth Day Closing Ceremony from 1 to 4 p.m.
Refreshments to be provided.
Salon Artists Gallery | 294 Main Street

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