Clubs & Organizations
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 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 $20 or $50 for an organization; life membership is $200. For more information: 708-747-6320; email@example.com; tcwoods.org; P.O. Box 32, Richton Park, IL 60471.
Garden Club of Park Forest
The Kiwanis Club of Park Forest, celebrating the vitality of our community for 69 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 an amazing 69th Annual Pancake Day on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. 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 has special service project meetings on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Park Forest Village Hall. Call Elmer Washington at
708-816-8089 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
League of Women Voters of The Park Forest Area
Anyone interested in the LWV should write to Diane Hodges at P.O. Box 782, Park Forest, IL 60466. Visit our website at lwvpfa.org.
|Park Forest Historical Society|
The 1950s Park Forest House Museum, 227 Monee Road (St. Mary’s) is open Wednesday and Saturday 1 - 3:30 p.m., “Park Forest 70th Anniversary” exhibit into summer; village history available. Adults $5; 12 & under free. Park Forest Archive, 227 Monee Road, is open Friday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., or by appointment, Jane Nicoll,
708-481-4252. Seeking volunteers for the museum or to work on the archive collection. Five local history programs each year are free and open to the public. Visit parkforesthistory.org for information, to donate and for volunteer opportunities.
Park Forest Photography Club
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 email email@example.com.
The Park Forest Toastmasters Club