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Clubs & Organizations
Interested in listing your Club or Organization in the Park Forest Recreation & Parks brochure?  The Park Forest Recreation & Parks brochure is mailed to all households in Park Forest. Contact Carolyn Hoff at 708-748-2005 or email  to discuss advertising opportunities and rates.

Winter/Spring 2017 Brochure

Friends of Thorn Creek Woods
Join Friends of Thorn Creek Woods and support the 985 acre Thorn Creek Nature Preserve and its Nature Center. Formed in 1969, Friends efforts ensured permanent protection for this unique open space enhancing Park Forest and the region. Friends of Thorn Creek Woods volunteers build and repair trails, create exhibits, monitor species, staff the nature center, lead programs, and raise funds for programs and improvements. Members enjoy a quarterly newsletter and sponsor Earth Day, plus Spring and Fall meetings. Annual family membership is $10 or $50 for an organization; life membership is $150. For more information call: 708-747-6320 or email: . Website: tcwoods.org.

Garden Club of Park Forest
The Garden Club of Park Forest was founded in 1954 serving 62 years in the community. The club is instrumental in the advancement of gardening, conservation and promotion of civic beautification and related philanthropies. Meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of each month at noon, unless otherwise specified at St. Mary’s Church, 227 Monee Road, Park Forest.

We welcome persons to come, join us, and learn about gardening from Master Gardeners and other well versed gardeners in a friendly environment. Membership is open to men and women from the surrounding suburbs. In January an “Informal Meeting” and “Ala Carte Lunch” will be held at Egg & I in Chicago Heights. In April we will host our “Guest Tea”.
For additional information call 708-747-3847.  

Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club of Park Forest, celebrating the vitality of our community for 65 years, is dedicated to performing community service for young people, the aging, and the needy in local and international settings. The club sponsors Key Clubs at Rich Township high schools and has repeatedly been recognized with Distinguished Club Awards. It will celebrate its 66th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Day on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Rich East High School. Club dinner meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Carlo’s Restaurant in Chicago Heights. The club also plans special service projects on the third Tuesday of each month in the Village Hall. Call Elmer Washington at 708-748-8256 or email: for additional information.

League of Women Voters of The Park Forest Area
The Park Forest Area of the League of Women Voters (LWV) welcomes all persons (female and male alike) who are interested in promoting responsible government at any level. Good government does not happen without active citizen participation. The LWV studies issues, gets to know public officials, observes public meetings, lobbies on issues, registers voters and provides many educational services including candidates’ forums. The LWV does NOT support parties or candidates, but deals only with issues. We continue to support and lobby for increased school funding.
Anyone interested in the LWV should write to Mary Lubertozzi or Barbara Moore at P.O. Box 782, Park Forest, IL 60466. Visit our website at www.lwvpfa.org.

Park Forest Historical Society
We operate the 1950s Park Forest House Museum, 227 Monee Road, open Wednesdays and Saturdays 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm; or for groups by appointment. Closed January, except by appointment. Decorated with Valentines in February. Visit parkforesthistory.org for location, hours, donation and volunteer opportunities. The Park Forest Archive, 227 Monee Road, is open Friday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, or by appointment. We are seeking volunteers to provide tours and to work on the collection. Local history programs are free and open to the public. Hall of Fame April 23. Contact Jane Nicoll at 708-481-4252; or email through our website.

Park Forest Toastmasters Club#1717
The Park Forest Toastmasters Club, charted in 1955, embraces the Toastmasters International mission to empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.

Toastmasters can help you lose the fear of public speaking and learn skills that will help you be more successful in whatever path in life you’ve chosen. Whether you’re a professional, student, stay-at-home parent or retiree, Toastmasters is the best way to improve your communication skills.

The club meets every 1st and 4th Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. at Freedom Hall, 410 Lakewood Blvd., Park Forest, IL.  For more information call 708-283-0138.

Park Forest Photography Club
Have a longing to take better pictures? Have a new camera and don’t know how to use the camera? Why not join the Park Forest Photography Club? We’ve been meeting in Park Forest since 1981 and presently meet at Freedom Hall on the second floor. We meet at 7:30 p.m. the 3rd Wednesday of each month except July and August.

We have a short educational program each night and competition to help improve our skills. Each month a different photo challenge is the competition theme for novice level through advanced level. We compete in B&W, color and Alternative Process (artsy) for each skill level.

Membership is $35 per year. Visitors are invited to attend a meeting free of charge. We’d love to see you. For more information call Allan Fritz at 708-747-0747 or Lee Martin at 708-672-7055.