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Village of Palos Park
8999 West 123rd Street, Palos Park, Illinois 60464
Main: 708-671-3700 
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Events in Palos Park
View the latest events here. Concerts, book discussions, fairs, parades, meetings and more. Email kmay@palospark.org to have your event added.

 
 

APRIL

BRANCH CHIPPING BEGINS
April 14

Chipping Service for public owned residential streets begins at the east end of the village and continues west until all streets have been serviced. Residents of private streets must submit a request for service no later than the Wednesday before the chipping week. MORE ►

EASTER EGG ROUNDUP AT THE FARM:
Saturday, April 19
Children's Farm, 12700 Southwest Hwy

Advance Tickets Required Tickets available for 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30 a.m., 12:00 Noon,12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, and 2:30 p.m.
$22 per child (no charge for adults or older siblings) Children, age 9 and younger, accompanied by parents, are invited for a special day of decorating an egg from the chicken coop, visiting the bunnies, riding a horse, seeing the farm animals wearing their best Easter bonnets, meeting the Easter Bunny, and finding a colored egg in the Easter Bunny's Magic Forest! Be sure to dress to be outside! Advance tickets for the Easter Egg Roundup are required because we have to have
enough eggs and treats for all the children who visit. Tickets are available at the lodge office. You usually need to get them early, as they are limited in number.

KIWANIS BREAKFAST! 8 AM – 12 NOON
If you come in the morning, please take the time to enjoy breakfast in the Anderson Center at the farm. All you can eat pancakes and sausage, orange juice and hot coffee cost $6 per adult and $3 per child. The Palos Heights Kiwanis Club generously donates their time and their talents as pancake makers to provide this delicious additional opportunity to support The Center. You can stop for pancakes before, during, or after your Easter Egg Roundup experience. If you have no children to bring to the Roundup, you are welcome to come just for the breakfast! Advance tickets to the pancake breakfast are available in
the office, plus at the door as long as the pancakes last!

PLUS HOT DOGS FOR SALE! 11AM - 3PM
Farm volunteers and staff will be grilling and selling hot dogs, plus soda, coffee, and bake sale goodies for afternoon visitors who want to picnic under the pavilion before, during, or after their Easter Egg Roundup experience. PLEASE PLAN TO COME FOR BREAKFAST OR STAY FOR LUNCH...OR BOTH!

The Early History of Chicago Baseball
Tuesday, April 22nd, 7 p.m.

Chicago hosts two of the most historic franchises in major league baseball and Palos Park resident and author John Freyer will prepare Chicago baseball fans for a new season of the “National Pastime” with an unique visual historical tour of the city’s rich baseball heritage. Register at www.palosparklibrary.org.

Book Discussion at the Library
Wednesday, April 23rd at 11:00 a.m. in the library.

Join us for a discussion about authors and their work.  Book to be discussed this month is "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel J. Brown.

The Palos Fine Arts Foreign Film Series
Friday, April 25

Join us for two FREE showings: 1pm and 6:30pm. of "Amour" at Palos Heights Library Meeting Room, 12501 S 71st Ave, Palos Heights, IL 60463. 127 minutes, Rated PG 13

Rid Litter Day
Saturday, April 26th, 9 am
Meet at Palos Park Recreation Center

Litter Fact: In the U.S. an estimated $11.5 billion each year is spent on litter cleanup, according to Keep America Beautiful. Litter is poising our planet. Every litter bit hurts. Every little bit helps. Pitch in! Together, we can eliminate litter in Palos Park. Please join in the annual village-wide “Rid Litter” Day on Saturday, April 26th. We will meet at 9:00 a.m. in front of the Village Recreation Center, at which time gloves and bags will be distributed. It is estimated that over 2 tons of garbage has been collected over the past 12 Rid Litter Days in Palos Park. Thank you in advance for your participation.

22nd Annual Arbor Day Celebration
Sunday, April 27, 1 pm
Kaptur Center, 8999 W. 123rd Street

'Who Are Our Trees in Palos Park' presentation by the Village of Palos Park and Garden Guild 1. Presentation of Colors by Boy Scout Troop 3699, followed by Mayor Mahoney.

KIDS ARBOR DAY POSTER CONTEST!
Deliver posters to Kaptur Center by Thursday, April 24th at 1:00 PM. Theme: "Who are our trees in Palos Park?" Colored pencils, crayons or markers on 11" x 17" poster paper. Ages: 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12, $25 1st place for each category. Prizes awarded after the 1:00 PM Arbor Day Program on Sunday, April 27. Info: 708-671-3700

Sheep to Shawl
Sunday, April 27, noon to 4 pm
The Children's Farm, 12700 Southwest Hwy
Through the wool they grow, the meat they produce, and the endless products they provide, sheep have become an asset to our society. Sheep shearing is an antique practice that has evolved greatly over the years and this year’s Sheep to Shawl event will focus on demonstrating different forms of shearing.  The program will be an entertaining demonstration of sheep shearing practices. The highlight of the event is the 1:30 P.M. presentation of the sheep which will be accompanied by the pipes and drums of the Emerald Society and then the actual shearing of our own sheep. We will have electric and hand shearing demonstrations for guests to enjoy.  In addition to the shearing, guests can visit all of our animals in the barns. Children will be able to make a “sheep to shawl” craft and have lunch straight from the farm’s grill.  Admission is $6.00 per person and gates open at 12 noon.

Identity Theft Seminar at the Library
Tuesday, April 29th at 7:00 p.m.

Standard Bank Security Director Mike Tardi will show you how to protect yourself from fraud schemes, identity theft, and how to secure personal information. This seminar is presented in preparation for the Shred Event held at Standard Bank on May 3rd from 10:00 a.m. – noon. Call the library or visit online to register.

 

MAY

Spring at Last Exhibit at McCord
Friday, May 2 - Saturday, June 7
Reception: Friday, May 2, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Can you say Spring with oils? Can you say Spring with pastels? With watercolors? How about with photography and collage? These are the questions that our gallery committee posed to Kathleen Newman, Marikay Peter Witlock, Lenox Wallace, Ellen Hodges, and Jim Pavlatos. You won't want to miss their responses!
www.mccordgallery.org

Free Shred Event
Standard Bank  9700 W. 131st Street
May 3rd from 10:00 a.m. – noon

Protect yourself and your personal information. Identity theft and scams cost Americans $1.52 billion in 2011 and that number rises every year. Bring your sensitive documents and papers (up to 4 bankers boxes) to our Shred Day event.
 

Rejuvenating Your Garden
Tuesday, May 6th, 7 p.m.

Lifelong gardeners are an informed bunch of folks but sometimes even the most seasoned gardener becomes uninspired or puzzled. Prairie Godmothers presents their ideas on downsizing the garden from house to townhouse, inviting desired birds to the backyard, low maintenance gardens, and new ideas for bored gardeners. Join in a lively discussion on how to rescue your garden whether you are a novice or a pro. Register at www.palosparklibrary.org or by phone at 708-448-1530.

Palos Park Senior Club
May 12, Doors open at 11:15 am. Lunch is served at noon.

2014 marks the centennial of Palos Park. In observance of the year, the Village has put together a wonderful book containing stories and photos showing what Palos Park was like from 1914 until today. The history of Palos Park is fascinating and interesting. All residents will enjoy hearing the story of this wonderful Village. All Palos Park residents over the age 60 are invited to join this club. Call 708-480-4103 for further information about the Senior Club. 

Bread: the Staff of Life
Tuesday, May 13th, 7 p.m.

Bread has a long and varied history spanning centuries in all corners of the world. Great Harvest Bread owner Marty Linderborg will present a program on bread in its many forms and the different ways bread is made. Samples will be provided. Register at www.palosparklibrary.org or by phone at 708-448-1530.

Secretary of State Mobile Driver Services Facility
May 14, 10 am to 2 pm
Palos Park Village Hall

Secretary of State Mobile Driver Services Facility will be at it again for Driver's License Renewals, State ID Cards, Duplicate License, Vision Screening, Corrected License and Vehicle Sticker sales.

"A Walk in the Park" Housewalk
Saturday, May 17, 10:00am - 3:00pm, $30

Begin the day with refreshments at the McCord House where the exhibit featuring five well-known area artists will make you forget that winter ever happened. Then go on to enjoy the architecture and interiors of several lovely homes where you just might find something to spark your own creativity. www.mccordgallery.org

Travel with Palos Fine Arts and discover CHICAGO’S DEUTSCHLAND on our annual
Architectural tour on Thursday, May 22, 8:30 am
Meet at Palos Park Recreation Center

Move beyond breweries and bratwurst and rediscover the cultural contributions made by German immigrants to Chicago. Follow the German migration and hear of the culture, achievements and struggles of the brewers, skilled craftsmen and so called “anarchists.” We will visit St. Michael’s Church, travel pass the site of the Haymarket Riot and the historic Germania Club. We will tour the Dank Haus German Cultural Center, make a quick stop at Dinkel’s Bakery, and then move on to Lincoln Square where we will be served a complete German style lunch including a choice of Wiener Schnitzel or Sauerbraten at the Chicago Brauhaus. While in the neighborhood, there will be time to visit the many European specialty shops including Gene’s Sausage, Merz Apothecary, and more! The motor coach will leave from Palos Park Recreation Center at 8:30 AM, returning at approximately 4:30 PM. Tickets are $85 per Palos Fine Arts member and $95 per non-member. To make a reservation, write a check to Palos Fine Arts and mail it, with your phone number, to: PFA Architectural Tour, 11700 Matterhorn Circle, Palos Park, 60464.

Memorial Day Remembrances
Monday, May 26th–11:00AM at Palos Oak Hills Cemetery
11:30AM at the Veteran’s Memorial Village Green

Garage Sale at McCord
Friday, May 30 & Saturday, May 31, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Spring cleaning? The McCord garage is ready to accept those treasures that no longer have a place in your home.
Please consider donating small-scale household furnishings, antiques, accessories, children's clothing and toys, and garden items from your own garage or basement. Your donations are tax-deductible. www.mccordgallery.org

Three “I” Chili Event
Saturday May 31st and Sunday


JUNE

Flag Day Event
Thursday, June 12th 7:00PM
Village Green


Concert In The Park
Thursday, June 19th
5:00PM grounds open for picnicking
Concert 7:00-9:00PM on the Village Green

JULY

The Artists & Architects of Palos Park
Tuesday, July 15 at 7:00PM
Recreation Center

National Hot Dog Day
Wednesday, July 23rd - 5:00–7:00PM Village Green

AUGUST

Movie In The Park
Thursday, August 14th
8:00PM Grounds open, movie at dusk

SEPTEMBER

Autumn In The Park Festival
Friday, September 19th 5-10:00 PM Saturday, September 20th 11:00AM
parade along 123rd Street
12:00-10:00PM - Festival grounds open Village Green

OCTOBER

Family Camp Out in The Park
Saturday, October 4th
4:00PM Village Green

The Making of the Centennial Book
Thursday, October 9th at 7:00PM

Recreation Building, 8901 W. 123rd Street

Time Capsule  & Public Art Dedication
Thursday, October 30th
More information to come

Official Village Incorporation Anniversary
October 31, 1914

NOVEMBER

100th Anniversary Party
Saturday, November 1st
Recreation Building, 8901 W. 123rd Street
Details to follow

General Election
Tues. November 4

Veteran’s Day Remembrance
Tuesday, November 11th 11:00AM

DECEMBER

Village Tree Lighting and Holiday Market
Friday, December 5th
4:30-8:30PM Village Green

 

 

 
 
 
 

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