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Administration

  1. Board of Trustees – Saturday Morning Rules Meeting

    August 7, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Village Hall 350 Victory Drive

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  2. Board of Trustees – Rules Meeting

    August 9, 2021, 7:00 PM

    All Board meetings take place at Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive. Residents are encouraged to attend meetings of the Board. Residents wishing to speak before the Board should be aware of the following: • Residents must begin their comments by identifying themselves by name and address • Comments are limited to five minutes • Comments made during Rules meetings may only relate to items covered on the agenda • Comments made during Regular meetings may be on any Village-related topic • Village Board meetings are taped and broadcast live online and on Park Forest’s local cable channel

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  3. Board of Trustees – Regular Meeting

    August 16, 2021, 7:00 PM

    All Board meetings take place at Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive. Residents are encouraged to attend meetings of the Board. Residents wishing to speak before the Board should be aware of the following: • Residents must begin their comments by identifying themselves by name and address • Comments are limited to five minutes • Comments made during Rules meetings may only relate to items covered on the agenda • Comments made during Regular meetings may be on any Village-related topic • Village Board meetings are taped and broadcast live online and on Park Forest’s local cable channel

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Community Relations

  1. 1950S PARK FOREST HOUSE MUSEUM

    April 15, 2021 - September 7, 2021

    The museum is decorated in summer colors. Aqua Center history display up. Call to verify exhibit. Watch for possible regular hours resuming. The 1950s Park Forest House Museum represents an original Park Forest home, furnished as it might have been from 1948-1953, the first five years of Park Forest occupancy. When visiting, please park in the small lot by the flagpole and knock on the door next to the museum sign. This is the only way volunteers will know you are there. Adults: $5; children 12 & under free, with paying adult. Questions? Call Jane Nicoll, Museum Director, 708.481.4252 or email through the website. www.parkforesthistory.org.

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  2. FARMERS’ MARKET

    May 2, 2021, 7:00 AM - October 31, 2021

    Celebrating 47 years, every Saturday morning from May through October, the Main Street Market has something for everyone. Rain or shine, fresh garden and produce is available as well as bakery goods. In addition, your favorite local businesses set up shop under their awnings with baubles, artwork, garden ornaments, candles, and more! Come to the Market to meet friends, chat, browse, have breakfast or lunch, and shop. Local civic groups can give demonstrations, hold fundraisers and other events at no charge but must be registered in advance. A sample of vendors this year includes: Flammin’ Hotties, selling chili; Miss Mary’s, famous butter cookies; dairy products by Oberweis; Maureen’s, herb basket, and many more. For more information, call Margaret Lewis, 708.748.2005 or visit the Park Forest Farmers' Market Facebook page.

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  3. NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

    August 3, 2021, All Day

    This annual community-building campaign promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer. It also provides a great opportunity to bring Police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. At the heart of National Night Out is community-led block parties and get-togethers with Police support. Create and lead a block club party on your block today. Stop by the Police Department today to sign up your block club celebration today, 200 Lakewood Boulevard or call 708.748.4700.

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  4. 2021 MAIN STREET NIGHTS PRESENTS Fredi Taylor & Nu Source

    August 4, 2021, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Village Green

    Chicago-Born vocalist Fredi Taylor started her music career as a child singing in Church and grew to become a local and national performing vocalist and spoken word artist. Fredi has brought together and performed with talented, internationally renowned musicians and always keeps the crowd on their feet, dancing and singing along. This year's Music Project features Nu Source Band and celebrates 25 years in the music industry. Get ready for classic and contemporary R&B hits that span the generations, topped with Fredi's special passionate, high-energy style, that all are sure to enjoy. For weather related changes or cancellations, please call 708.283.5647 or for general inquiries, 708.748.2005.

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  5. Home Suite Home, Featuring Midwest Premiere of Anthony Barfield’s Gravity

    August 4, 2021, 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM

    Join us for IPO’s socially distanced summer concerts. Home Suite Home spotlights two living American composers, James M. Stephenson and Anthony Barfield. Stephenson’s works open and close the program; Fanfare for an Angel, dedicated to a colleague, who taught in Haiti during a horrific earthquake and stayed three extra months to help in the recovery and his Fantasia on Semper Paratus, a rousing piece based on the theme song of the United States Coast Guard. Anthony Barfield’s Gravity will be the Midwest Premiere of his work based on a poem by Langston Hughes. Additional works will feature American composers Lebow, Schmidt, Still, Porter, Sanchez, Brubeck that all tell an American story through music; of spirituals, blues and jazz. This concert features IPO’s brass quintet musicians x R. Matthew Lee and Greg Fudala (trumpets), Brian Goodwin (horn), Tom Stark (trombone) and Sean Whitaker (tuba). For more information, call 708.481.7774. www.ipomusic.org.

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  6. ART EXHIBIT: “JURIED ARTIST ANNUAL SHOW”

    August 7, 2021 - September 19, 2021

    Come check out the variety of artist exhibits. Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 11am-4pm; Sunday and Monday: Closed. For more information, call 708.748.3377 or visit www.tallgrassarts.org.

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  7. RECEPTION & ART EXHIBIT: “CITY/COUNTY”

    August 7, 2021, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Join us for this FREE reception with food & music, while you meet the artists. Artists Rose Lyons and Bev Szaton will exhibit their work. Come see the varying techniques and scenes presented by the two artists. Reception depends on COVID restrictions. Artists will showcase their visions of Mothers’ Day. For more information, contact Patricia Moore, 708.833.5108 or Bev Szaton, 708.703.7806 or visit www.salonartistsgallery.com.

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  8. FOOD, WINE & SANGRIA CRAWL

    August 7, 2021, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    How would you like to try new foods, wine, sangria, enjoy great music and meet new people all at the same time? Several venues/businesses in the DownTown will host a different taste bud with a twist, all in one day. This event is free, but space is limited. Call and reserve your spot today. Locations will be revealed upon registration. For more information, call 708.283.5621 or email, erandle@vopf.com. www.villageofparkforest.com

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  9. 2021 MAIN STREET NIGHTS PRESENTS Shayna Steele

    August 11, 2021, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Village Green

    Shayna Steele has released three albums ranging from Soul via Blues and Gospel and easily crossing over to retro R&B and Jazz, showcasing her supremely soulful energy, as well as her mind-blowing vocal artistry and songwriting skills. Shayna has performed with the likes of Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, Bette Midler, and Steely Dan as a sought after background vocalist. Shayna has toured regularly as a featured vocalist with Grammy Award winning trumpeter, Chris Botti, and was a featured vocalist on Snarky Puppy’s “Family Dinner” and reached #1 on the Dance Billboard charts as a featured vocalist on Moby’s “Disco Lies.” For weather related changes or cancellations, please call 708.283.5647 or for general inquiries, 708.748.2005

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  10. HOUSING FAIR & HOUSE TOUR

    August 14, 2021, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Are you looking to buy a home? Rent? Re-finance? Improve your credit to purchase a home? We will have Realtors, Bankers, and Mortgage Lenders, all in one place. Come find out what you need to qualify-all in one place. We will also have available homes in the area for you to view. You will need to pre-register on-line. Call today to start the process. For more information, call 708.283.5621 or email, erandle@vopf.com. www.villageofparkforest.com

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  11. SMALL BUSINESS, MUSIC AND ARTISTRY FAIR

    August 21, 2021, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    We will be on the side street near Dori by Dulce located at 67 Lester Road. It’s time to showcase our small local businesses, whether its apparel, jewelry, make-up or art; sky is the limit. We will have a special guest DJ, LIVE music and/or special event going on each month. We will have a different twist each month. You have a choice to walk around look, shop or enjoy some music. So stop by one of the vendors, enjoy food or other tasty treats. Get out the house to move those legs, dance and shop. To become a vendor or for more, call or email, Evelyn Randle, 708.28.5621; evelynrandle@yahoo.com.

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  12. SEASONS AT THORN CREEK WOODS

    August 21, 2021, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Thorn Creek Nature Center

    Discover the woods in a new way. Join naturalists to explore the woods and track seasonal changes throughout the year. Observe birds and insects, identify trees and flowers, follow tracks and much more. Meet in front of Nature Center. Please bring your own hand sanitizer, face mask, binoculars, and water bottle and be prepared to follow the social distancing of 6 feet. Participants should be able to walk 2 miles outdoors on natural surface trails across uneven terrain. Trails can be wet, muddy and slippery. Registration required by August 16: 708.747.6320. Ages 13 – adult; 9 participant’s maximum.

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  13. PAINT N’ SIP ON THE LAWN

    August 21, 2021, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Village Green

    Presented by Artistic Flow. Let’s get together and share an evening of wine, appetizers and art in a relaxed setting. Guided by a professional artist, you will work to create a masterpiece that is suitable for framing. The goal is to open up and enjoy an evening of creative expression, no previous experience necessary. All pieces will be pre-drawn and in need of your color splash. We encourage conversation and laughter, while you Paint n’ Sip. A night filled with fun! Reserve your spot today, spots fill up fast. 1st 20 spots free, remaining 20 per person, call 708.283.5621 or email erandle@vopf.com. www.villageofparkforest.com

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  14. FIELDCREST SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS: STAGE PLAY: “MAYHEM IN MANHATTAN”

    August 21, 2021, 1:00 PM - August 22, 2021

    Join us for an original Stage Play written by children in the community. Curriculum includes: Video Production, Acting, Dance, Creative Writing and Artist Development. For prices or more information, call Donna Davenport, Director, 708.679.7960 or visit www.fieldcrestperarts.com

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  15. GETTING BACK TO NORMALCY: ICE CREAM SOCIAL

    August 21, 2021, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Village Green

    We are ready for some normalcy around town: laughing with our neighbors, friends and family under the hot sun. Grab your mask and come on out for some FREE ice cream and a few activities. For questions, call Evelyn Randle, 708.283.5621 or email, erandle@vopf.com.

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  16. HOUSE NIGHT

    August 28, 2021, 6:00 PM @ Village Green

    Calling all “House Heads.” This year we will have our regular house DJs (DJ Mike Love and Lil’ John from 106.3), DJ Debonair, along with a few new faces. They will all bring their styles on the turn table. Get ready for a night of dancing, food trucks, vendors, and lots of fun. Wear your dancing shoes and get ready to have a-blast! FREE! For more information, call 708.283.5621 or email, erandle@vopf.com. www.villageofparkforest.com

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  17. SOUNDS OF INSECTS HIKE

    August 29, 2021, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Thorn Creek Nature Center

    Join us as we venture out on the trail at dusk listening for musical and mechanical insect sounds. Many insects become more active as the sun goes down. We’ll listen and learn the distinct sounds of common local species and why they make these sounds. Meet in front of Nature Center. Please bring your own hand sanitizer, face mask, binoculars, and water bottle and be prepared to follow the social distancing of 6 feet. Participants should be able to walk 2 miles outdoors on natural surface trails across uneven wet/ muddy terrain. Registration required by August 23: 708.747.6320. Free! Ages 13-adult; maximum of 9 participants.

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