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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 14, 2021, 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Join us for IPO’s socially distanced summer concerts. HerStory begins with Valerie Coleman’s Afro-Cuban Concerto, a work that focuses on Afro-Cuban rhythms and the virtuosity of wind instruments. The concert also includes Hedwige Chrétien’s Quintet and Barbara Harbach’s Freeing the Caged Bird, a four-movement tribute inspired by the literary works of four native St. Louis women who struggled to give voice to their creativity. All works are performed by IPO Principal Players Cynthia Fudala (flute), Naomi Bensdorf Frisch (oboe), Trevor O’Riordan (clarinet), Erin Kozakis (bassoon) and Lee Shirer (horn). For more information, call 708.481.7774. www.ipomusic.org.
July 14, 2021, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Village Green
Mucca Pazza combines marching band traditions and street theater spectacle with rock and roll sensibilities, high level of musicianship, and unparalleled eccentric, frenetic visual presence and genre-bending original compositions! They have earned critical praise and a loyal local following while playing at major festivals including Lollapalooza and collaborating with a range of artists. In case of rain, performances will be moved to Dining on the Green, 349 Main Street. For weather related changes or cancellations, please call 708.283.5647. For general inquiries, call 708.748.2005.