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Administration

  1. Board of Trustees – Saturday Morning Rules Meeting

    June 5, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Village Hall 350 Victory Drive

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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. ART EXHIBIT: “JOY: COLOR, LIGHT ESSENCE, ENERGY”

    May 1, 2021 - June 5, 2021

    Come check out the variety of exhibits. Curators: Claudia Craemer and Debbie Craemer. Pastel paintings by: Ted Fuka, Mike Barret Kolasinski, Kathleen Newman, Mary Ann Trzyna and Marikay Witlock. 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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  3. 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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  4. Virtual Concert: “Fanfare for the Common Man and Uncommon Woman”

    May 28, 2021 - June 13, 2021

    The final stream of IPO’s reimagined season streaming free from May 28 – June 13, Fanfare for the Common Man and Uncommon Woman, is conducted by Kirov and streamed from IPO’s beautiful venue Ozinga Chapel at Trinity Christian College. The hour-long concert includes Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man performed by two trumpet players, Eric Ewazen’s Symphony in Brass featuring several woodwinds and percussion musicians, Valerie Coleman’s Portrait of Josephine featuring five woodwind performers, and Joan Tower’s Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 1, which is often viewed as a feminist counterpoint to the Copland work of similar name. For more information, call Mary Kate Luzzo, 708.481.7774. www.ipomusic.org.

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  5. Virtual Concert: “Fanfare for the Common Man and Uncommon Woman”

    May 28, 2021 - June 13, 2021

    The final stream of IPO’s reimagined season streaming free from May 28 – June 13, Fanfare for the Common Man and Uncommon Woman, is conducted by Kirov and streamed from IPO’s beautiful venue Ozinga Chapel at Trinity Christian College. The hour-long concert includes Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man performed by two trumpet players, Eric Ewazen’s Symphony in Brass featuring several woodwinds and percussion musicians, Valerie Coleman’s Portrait of Josephine featuring five woodwind performers, and Joan Tower’s Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 1, which is often viewed as a feminist counterpoint to the Copland work of similar name. For more information, call Mary Kate Luzzo, 708.481.7774. www.ipomusic.org

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  6. RECEPTION & ART EXHIBIT: “MPRESSIVE EXPRESSIVES

    June 5, 2021, 12:00 PM - June 29, 2021, 4:00 PM

    Join us for this FREE reception with food & music, while you meet the artist and view her beautiful work. Reception depends on COVID restrictions. Artist Marrionna Pierce will exhibit her artwork. For more information, contact Patricia Moore, 708.833.5108 or Bev Szaton, 708.703.7806 or visit www.salonartistsgallery.com.

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Sustainability

  1. World Environment Day

    June 5, 2021, All Day

    Saturday, June 5th, is World Environment Day, the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. This year's theme is Ecosystem Restoration, which calls for urgent action to revive damaged ecosystems across the globe. Ecosystem restoration can take many forms: growing trees, greening cities, rewilding gardens, changing diets, or cleaning up rivers and coasts. Learn more by joining a virtual global broadcast on ecosystem restoration (please see link).

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  2. Household Hazardous Waste & Computer Electronics Collection

    June 5, 2021, 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    Household Hazardous Waste & Computer Electronics Collection at Unitarian Universalist Community Church. Responsibly dispose paints, gasoline, lawn chemicals, and so much more! Also accepting computer electronics and cell phones.

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