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Community Relations

  1. Holiday Sale

    December 3, 2019, 10:00 AM - December 23, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Salon Artists Gallery

    Stop by to see what we have in-house for the Holidays. Gallery hours: Tuesday, 10am-4pm, Wednesday and Saturday, noon-4pm and Friday 1:30-4pm. For more information, call Patricia Moore, 708-833-5108 or Bev Szaton 708-703-7806.

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  2. Holy Family Cookie Sale

    December 14, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Church of the Holy Family

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  3. Wild Animal Tracks

    December 14, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Thorn Creek Nature Center

    Tracks can be clues to wild animals' identities and behaviors. Discover how animals survive through the different seasons. We will walk the trails searching for tracks and other animal clues. Bring home your own track replica. Sponsored by: Thorn Creek Audubon Society. Registration required by Thursday, December 12. For more information, call 708-747-6320. Free. Ages:4-10. Children younger than 6 must be accompanied by an adult.

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  4. Edgars's Place Coffeehouse Proudly Presents..."Todd Donnelly"

    December 14, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Unitarian Universalist Community Church

    A tropical evening: Todd Donnelly, Steel Drummer, Percussionist, and Singer/Songwriter performs, "Caribbean Rock" - a mixture of Reggae, Calypso, Jimmy Buffet/Beach music, and his own originals. He is proud to be joined onstage by his sons Dylan (17) and Tyler (14). Admission $15. For more information, call Virginia Jackson, 708-481-5339 or email,

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  5. Voices Of Faith Christmas Concert

    December 15, 2019, 3:00 PM @ Faith United Protestant Church

    Take a break from the holiday crazies to renew and revitalize your spirit as we make a "Joyful Noise" unto the Lord. With all of today's commercialism, we welcome you to catch your breath and join us for this free concert. For more information, call Heather Moore, 708-747-1330.

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  6. Christmas Carol Sing-Along

    December 20, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Faith United Protestant Church

    Gather around the piano for an old fashioned sing-along. Our talented, organist/pianist, Martha, will play impromptu carols for us to sing as we enjoy a few sweets. Let's bring back or start some new memories. For more information, call Heather Moore, 708-747-1330.

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  7. Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra Presents... "Home For The Holidays"

    December 21, 2019, 3:00 PM @ Ozinga Chapel at Trinity Christian College

    Stiliian Kirov is conducting and other highlights include Tchalkovsky and much more. For more information, call IPO Office, 708-481-7774.

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  8. Vintrendi Wine Company 1st Annual Holiday Party

    December 21, 2019, 8:00 PM - December 22, 2019, 1:00 AM @ Vintrendi Wine Company

    Winter themed event celebrating fellowship and goodwill in the community. Specialty wines and dishes available for the evening. Live music followed by resident DJ. Adults only. 21 & Up. For more information, call Rick Nesbitt, 708-433-9463.

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  9. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

    December 24, 2019, 8:00 PM @ Faith United Protestant Church

    On Christmas Eve, a most spiritual time of the year, you are invited to gather in celebration of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Service closes by passing the light of your candle to your neighbor, sharing the light of Christ with all. For more information, call Heather Moore 708-747-1330.

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  10. Christmas Eve Mass and Carol Sing

    December 24, 2019, 8:00 PM @ Church of the Holy Family

    Traditional Christmas Eve mass and carol sing with a reception. For more information, call Rev. Johnnette Shane, 708-748-1100.

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  11. Vintrendi Wine New Year's Eve Extravaganza

    December 31, 2019, 8:00 PM - January 1, 2020, 2:00 AM @ Vintrendi Wine Company

    Live band and DJ to bring in the New Year with a dance party. Champagne toast at midnight. Adults only, 21 & Up. For more information, call Rick Nesbitt, 708-433-9463.

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Economic Development & Planning Department

  1. Legislative Breakfast at Freedom Hall

    December 12, 2019, 7:45 AM - 9:30 AM @ Freedom Hall

    SAVE THE DATE...there will be a legislative breakfast held on Thursday, December 12 at Freedom Hall located at 410 Lakewood Boulevard in Park Forest. The event will start at 7:45 a.m. with continental breakfast & networking. A panel discussion will start at 8:20 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. The Small Business Advocacy Council will moderate several legislators concerning the Changing Face of Retail and How It Is Affecting the Southland. Confirmed legislators include: Representative Kelly M. Burke, Representative Debbie Meyers-Martin, and newly appointed Senator Patrick Joyce. Check the website for an updated list of attending legislators. Questions, contact Monica at (708) 283-5617 or Heather at (708) 503-8153.

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Garbage Collection Schedule

  1. Garbage Collection (for single family homes only)

    December 17, 2019, All Day

    Garbage (brown carts) will be picked up every week on Tuesday.

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  2. Garbage Collection (for single family homes only)

    December 24, 2019, All Day

    Garbage (brown carts) will be picked up every week on Tuesday.

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  3. Garbage Collection (for single family homes only)

    December 31, 2019, All Day

    Garbage (brown carts) will be picked up every week on Tuesday.

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Recreation, Parks & Community Health Department

  1. SuperWomen - The Beauty in Me Day of Wellness

    December 15, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Dining on the Green

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  1. Gardening Series: Easy House Plants

    December 14, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Wetlands Discovery Center

    Which house plants are the best for low light, low humidity, and forgetfulness? Find out at this month's Gardening Series talk! The Park Forest Gardening Series, sponsored by the Village of Park Forest and the Park Forest Environment Commission, provides area residents with free instruction in a host of gardening areas. The series is catered to both beginners and avid gardeners. Residents may attend as few or as many classes as they'd like.

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  2. Village Hall Closed

    December 24, 2019, 9:00 AM - December 25, 2019, 5:00 PM

    Merry Christmas!

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  3. Christmas Tree Recycling Starts, Holiday Light Recycling Continues

    December 26, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM @ Aqua Center Parking Lot, Village Hall, and the Library

    This holiday season, don't let your broken string lights and dead trees go to waste. Drop off holiday lights in the marked bins at Village Hall and the Library from November 26th to January 10th. Christmas trees can be dropped off in the Aqua Center parking lot from December 26th to January 10th. Residents are asked to remove any tree decorations prior to drop-off.

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