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Administration

  1. Board of Trustees – Rules and Regular Meeting

    June 28, 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. 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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  4. SUMMER READING: “READING COLORS YOUR WORLD”

    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.

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  5. VIRTUAL SUMMER READING: “PAGE TURNER ADVENTURES”

    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.

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  6. ART EXHIBIT: “OTHER THAN”

    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.

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  7. VIRTUAL: THE LONG SHADOW” A SPECIAL SCEENING EVENT

    June 21, 2021 - June 28, 2021

    Follow former, CNN Senior Producer and Emmy-Award winner, Director Frances Causey, as she traces her family’s legacy of white privilege, placing it in the context of the history of anti-black racism that began with slavery and how it continues to impact our society today. A link will be provided on the PFPL website. For more information, call Nikki Coleman or Kaithlyn Keller, 708.748.3731, Extension 31. Visit our website: www.pfpl.org/events/long-shadow-screening.

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  8. PRAIRIE SAMPLER AND TRAIL WORKDAY

    June 26, 2021, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Thorn Creek Nature Center

    Get down and dirty at our Thorn Creek Workday. Help repair boardwalks, maintain trails, or weed and nurture our Prairie Sampler and butterfly gardens. Bring gloves, favorite tools and dress for the weather. Please bring your own hand sanitizer, face mask, binoculars, and water bottle and be prepared to follow the social distancing of 6 feet. Trail work is on natural surface trails across uneven terrain. Trails can be wet, muddy and slippery. Registration required by June 21: 708.747.6320. Free! Ages 13 - adult, children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult; 9 participant’s maximum

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  9. CHR PRESENTS….DISCUSSION ON “FATHERHOOD & RIGHTS”

    June 26, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Zoom: http://bit.ly/PFFatherRights

    Virtual Workshop Join us for this virtual open dialogue with Attorney Robert “Bobby’ Buchanan on Fatherhood and their rights. Fathers Count Too! During this workshop you will learn all the legal avenues of obtaining and enforcing your Fathers Rights. Fathers are a huge part of a child’s life. This will be an open platform for you to ask any questions you may have. Register today at: http://bit.ly/PFFatherRights. For questions, call Evelyn Randle, 708.283.5621 or email, erandle@vopf.com.

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  10. Resident Appreciation BBQ

    June 30, 2021, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Village Green

    For over a quarter of a century, the Blooze Brothers Band has been one of Chicagoland’s most in-demand show bands and 2020 marked the 40th Anniversary of the original Blues Brothers Movie release. They not only honor the music made by the original Blues Brothers in movies & TV, but also embrace Soul, R & B, Motown, and John Belushi’s love of classic rock. Like Aykroyd and Belushi, they fuse those great musical traditions into a stage show that energizes and delights hundreds of thousands of music fans across the greater Chicago area and beyond every year. With a combination of two high-energy front-men, a dynamic female lead singer, some of Chicago's top musicians, and their 1974 Dodge Monaco Bloozemobile replica, The Blooze Brothers provide a musical experience that can't be beat! For weather related changes or cancellations, please call 708.283.5647 or for general inquiries, 708.748.2005.

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Sustainability

  1. Community Composting Event

    June 26, 2021, 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Parking lot at Forest Blvd and Liberty Dr, Park Forest, IL 60466 (across from the farmers market)

    University of Illinois Extension in Cook County and Village of Park Forest have teamed up to keep compostables out of the landfill. Drop off your yard/garden/kitchen waste to be composted and stay for free giveaways. Help us reach our goal of collecting 5 tons of compostable material at this one-day-only event. Details Please bring us your grass clippings, leaves, landscape waste, and kitchen scraps: eggshells, vegetable skins, and stems are welcome Please do not bring products containing oil, dressings, dairy, meat, or bones! No branches over 2” in diameter!

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