Clubs & Organizations
Interested in listing your Club or Organization in the Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health brochure? The Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health brochure is mailed to all households in Park Forest. Contact Carolyn Hoff at 708-748-2005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss advertising opportunities and rates.
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; http://tcwoods.org; P.O. Box 32, Richton Park, IL 60471. Note new P.O. Box.
Garden Club of Park Forest
Monthly meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month at the Church of St. Marys at 227 Monee Road, Park Forest. Beginning at noon, light refreshments are served. Master Gardeners will present short lectures on gardening. April is our annual Spring Tea event. Our annual tree and seed giveaway during Earth Week in April at the Park Forest Library. Find us on Facebook “The Garden Club of Park Forest”. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kiwanis Club of Park Forest 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, an Aktion Club for adults with disabilities, and has repeatedly been recognized with Distinguished Club Awards. It will celebrate an amazing 69th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Day on Saturday, October 3, 2020 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 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: email@example.com for additional information. You may also contact www.kiwanis.org, P.O. Box 461 in Park Forest, or facebook@parkforestkiwanis.
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 Diane Hodges at P.O. Box 782, Park Forest, IL 60466. Visit our website at www.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. Adults $5; 12 and under free. Park Forest Archive is open Friday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Each can be open by appointment, by calling 708-481-4252, or 708-305-3308. Decorated for 1950s Halloween and Christmas/Hanukkah. Seeking volunteers for the museum and work in the archive. Archive work not Friday-only.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Park Forest Toastmasters Club