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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.
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.
June 7, 2021 - July 26, 2021
Summer Reading is back at PFPL – with a twist! Stay tuned and get excited for what’s in store! For more information, call Nikki Coleman or Kaithlyn Keller, 708.748.3731, Extension 31. Visit our website: www.pfpl.org.
June 7, 2021 - July 16, 2021
Let your imagination run wild this summer with Page Turner Adventures! In this 6-week series enjoy virtual fun 5-days a week. You don’t want to miss this! For more information, call Nikki Coleman or Kaithlyn Keller, 708.748.3731, Extension 31. Visit our website: www.pfpl.org.
June 19, 2021 - July 24, 2021
Come check out the variety of artist work in collages, mixed media, ceiling hung installation, encaustic, digital paintings, paper pulp paintings, hand-made books, and free-standing sculptures. Curators: Claudia Craemer and Debbie Craemer. Other Media and processes by Nikkole Huss, Laura Lein-Svencner, Jennifer Meyer, Colin Walsh and Don Widmer. Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 11am-4pm; Sunday and Monday: Closed. For more information, call 708.748.3377 or visit www.tallgrassarts.org.
July 6, 2021, 12:00 PM - July 31, 2021, 4:00 PM
Join us for this FREE reception with food & music, while you meet the artist and her inspiring exhibit. MaryAnn Grajek, Multi-Media Artist, will exhibit her artwork. Reception depends on COVID restrictions. For more information, contact Patricia Moore, 708.833.5108 or Bev Szaton, 708.703.7806 or visit www.salonartistsgallery.com
July 10, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Village Hall
350 Victory Drive
July 10, 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 July 5: 708.747.6320. Ages 13-adult; maximum of 9 participants.
July 10, 2021, 2:00 PM - 5:00 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. www.villageofparkforest.com