Park Woman's Club
Palos Park Woman's Club was founded in 1902 and has been a driving force
in the many developments in the Village of Palos Park. With a current membership of about
85, the club's purpose is to promote cultural, educational and civic interest as a
charitable organization. The Woman's Club has been in charge of the annual Farmer's Market, House Walk, Taste of Palos, Scholarships
and many more. Palos Park Woman's Club meets the second Thursday of the month, September
through May at the Palos Park Presbyterian Church. The meeting starts at 11am with a business meeting, a luncheon and
entertainment. Contact (708) 448-5219 for membership information.
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The Palos Park Service League is a non-profit charitable organization that
has been helping worthwhile causes in the Palos area for sixty years. With a roster of
about 20 members, the women of the league have raised tens of thousands of dollars over
the past half-century with proceeds supporting the following philanthropies: The Center in Palos Park , Moraine Valley Community College
Returning Women's Programs, Sandburg Scholarship, Stagg Scholarship, Sandburg Senior Nite,
Stag Senior Nite, Metropolitan Family Services SW, Recording for the blind, Palos Park Library, Palos
Fire Protection District, Palos Park Village Hall Rec. Fund, Palos School District
The League meets once a month to plan two annual fundraising events. Our backgrounds and
ages are quite varied, but we have joined together to provide a mechanism to give
something back to the community. We work as a group and enjoy each other's company while pursuing projects that benefit our
community. If you live within the geographic boundary of School District 118 and are
interested in joining our organization, please drop us a note at P.O. Box 221,
Palos Park, Illinois 60464.
Palos Park Garden Guild I was organized in 1950 with a membership of 20.
We are now a member of the National Council of State Garden Clubs and The Garden Clubs of
Illinois. Our meetings convene at 9:30am on the fourth Tuesday of each month except July
& August. We have landscaped the flowering triangle raised garden at SW highway and
Rt. 83. We support The Nature Conservancy, Lincoln Memorial Fund, Conservation Scholarship
for a local high school student, Audubon Adventures Program at Palos East School, Sponsor
a Woodsy Owl Poster contest, Bake sale at Farmer's Market, Hostess The Chicago Flower and
Garden Show at Navy Pier, Co-sponsor Arbor Day in Palos Park and the Garden Walk in town.
At Christmas we help a needy family, war veteran's administration & the food pantry.
Contact at (708)448-8037 for more information.
The Palos Park Beautification Committee was
established to beautify the appearance of public ways, waysides
and Village places through the planting of flowers, shrubs, trees,
etc. The committees main focus of improvement is 123rd street and
the Village welcome signs. The committee meets once a month at
various members homes (usually the first Monday of each month) and
is always looking for eager volunteers. If you are interested in
making new friends and beautifying Palos Park, please contact the
Village Hall at
Find out about
the Beautification Committee's Mailbox Replacement Program.
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The Palos Park Tree Body was established in 1993 to promote the
preservation and reforestation of the Village and to encourage public awareness and
participation in the Forestry Management Plan. The members work with the Director of the
Department of Public Works making recommendations
regarding the planting, care and removal of trees. Maintaining Tree City USA status is another Tree Body
Function. Recognizing the need for increased funding and the difficulty of obtaining state
and federal grants, the Tree Body with the help of the Village Council, started the
establishment of the Palos Park Tree Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation. By the end
of 1998 we should be ready to start soliciting funds from individuals and corporations.
Community support is a major factor in preserving the beauty of the Village and any aspect
of fundraising. All residents are invited to join the Tree Body. Our usual meeting night
is the first Tuesday of the month at the Village Hall at 8pm. Dates and time may vary, so
call the Administration Office for information (708)448-2700.
Palos Fine Arts Association
Founded in 1984, the Palos Fine Arts
Association is organized to integrate the arts into community life by providing
culturally-based programs and supporting artistic goals and achievements. Offerings
include art exhibitions, concerts, dance and other artistic endeavors. Also sponsored is
the article "Arts and About" appearing monthly in The Regional
newspaper. Each spring, scholarships are awarded to students pursuing higher education in
art-related fields. Teaming with Moraine Valley Community College Fine and Performing Arts
Center and the Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery has enabled the Association to expand its
vistas and audiences. Support for its programming comes from pledges and memberships by
individuals, families and businesses from the Palos, Orland and surrounding areas.
Benefits to members include invitations to events and receptions, discounts on tickets and
a newsletter. Membership Drive is now in Progress. Palos Park Fine Arts
Association, 8901 West 123rd Street, Palos Park, IL 60464
Park Senior Club
Residents and non-residents over the age of 60 are invited to join
the Palos Park Senior Club.
are held the second
Monday of each month from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the lower
level of the Recreation Center. 8901 W. 123rd Street, to share
information and ideas. Lunch will be served for a small fee
meeting. If you would like to join the club or have some
suggestions, please call at 708-480-4103.
Friends of the Calumet-Sag Trail
The Calumet-Sag Trail
will be a multi-use path built almost
entirely along the banks of the
Calumet-Sag Channel and Calumet River.
Along 30 miles of waterway from Burnham
to Lemont. Friends of the Calumet-Sag
Trail are a volunteer group that's
working hard and having fun sharing a
Keeping People and Pets Together
Blessed Bonds offers
temporary assistance to persons who want to keep their animal
companions but are having difficulties that interfere with their
ability to meet their pets' daily needs.
To volunteer or become a temporary pet foster care home email at
P.O. Box 129, Palos Park, IL 60464. Donations Appreciated!
Gallery and Cultural Center
The McCord House is a
well preserved 1834 farm house in Palos Park, Illinois. Constructed by
John D. McCord after he obtained obtained the land in 1834, the home
stayed in the original family for well over 100 years.
Today, the home is
used as a focal point for the artists in the general Palos community.
Palos Park had developed as an artist's community in the early 20th
century, and it is fitting that the home now serves as a focal point
to the McCord Gallery and Cultural Center.
Boy Scouts & Cub Scouts
Boy Scouts are active in our town in many
ways. Cub Scout Pack 3729
(http://www.pack3729.org/), Boy Scout Troop
Scout Pack 3123 is active in this area you can get
current Pack information at the Chicago Area Council/Boy Scouts of America at 1218 West
Adam, Chicago IL 60607 at (312)421-8800
Get information about the
Girl Scouts of
South Cook County at: 1005 West
175th, Homewood, IL 60430 (708)957-8100
Volunteers provide community Theater to the area. There are monthly meetings
for 3 productions a year. Occasionally there is a special production. We are
open for members who are interested in any aspect of theater. Meeting are on
3nd Wednesdays at 8pm. Location of meetings vary. 877-PVPTIXS. Please visit
our web site for latest schedule:
Palos Ladies Social Club
The Palos Newcomers Club has changed the club name to the Palos Ladies
Social Club. Members meet from September thru
May on the last Thursday at a local restaurant or country club for lunch and
program. They do not meet in November, but in December they usually go to
the Drury Lane Theater in Oakbrook on the first Thursday. Other activities
are a book club, bridge or canasta group, needlepoint and some bus tours.
For information, call Membership Chairman at 708-448-6598.
Swallow Cliff Dance
Swallow Cliff Dance Company is a newly formed
Illinois not-for-profit regional dance company based in Palos Park. We provide performance
opportunities and educational experiences for the professional young adult, our talented
amateurs and the community at large. Swallow Cliff dance company is made up of 10
accomplished dancers and 3 apprentices, all from the southwest suburban area. Call (708)448-2561
for more information.
Support for Palos/Orland/Frankfort and neighboring communities
PACES provides a peer group for families of young children committed to
parental growth, family growth and personal growth; to support educated
parenting by providing the latest information on child-rearing. PACES
meets the third Tuesday of the month, September through June, 9:30 to
11:30am. or occasionally at 7 p.m. Meetings are at the
Palos Health & Fitness Center, in
conference room C or D in Orland Park. Babysitting is available for a
reasonable fee. For more information,
708-479-2877 or email:
Palos Park Historical Society
12332 Forest Glen Blvd, (708)361-3118
Open every Tuesday 9am-1pm, or by appointment by calling (708)448-1410. Palos Park
Historical Society was founded in 1957 to institute and encourage historical inquiry, to
collect and preserve materials of history and spread historical information. Activities
include meetings, lectures, social events, field trips, memorial day services as well as
research and preservation of historical facts. View the current displays and museum.
Artifact and Monetary Donations Accepted through the above number. Membership is open to
Republican Women's Organization
Meets at a Luncheon twice a year.
Call (708)448-3247 for more information.
The League of Women Voters
Palos-Orland, founded in
1959, has members from 14 southwest suburbs. The League is a multifaceted,
non-partisan organization dedicated to keeping our democracy strong
by giving every citizen a voice in government. The League works through the
political process to bring about constructive change. The League promotes
political responsibility through informed and active participation of
citizens in government and acts on selected governmental issues after
in-depth study and consensus.
Palos-Orland League of Women Voters website is:
Illinois League of Women Voters website:
The national League of Women Voters website is:
League of Women Voters
PO Box 86
Palos Heights, IL 60463
The Community Center
Foundation and Children's Farm
12700 Southwest Highway
Palos Park, IL 60464
Click here for more information
The PLOWS Council on Aging is a non-profit organization dedicated to
assisting older persons over the age of 60 who are physically or psychologically impaired.
PLOWS stands for the area served-the four townships of Palos, Lemont, Orland, and Worth.
An estimated 55,000 older persons reside in the PLOWS area. The PLOWS
Council on Aging is located at 7808 College Drive,
Suite 5 East, Palos Heights, Illinois 60463, and is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. You
can reach PLOWS by calling (708)361-0219. The work of PLOWS is performed
by a staff of professionals, in-home workers and volunteers. If you are interested please
call. Our fax is 708-361-9853. Email at email@example.com.
Our website is: www.plows.org
Rotary is an organization of business & professional
leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high
ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the
There are approximately 1.2 million Rotarians, members of more than 29,000
Rotary Clubs in 161 Countries! Visit the web site for more
information on Rotary at http://www.orlandparkrotary.org.
Palos Park is in district #6450. For more information of clubs in our
Palos 118 Educational
Palos 118 Educational Foundation serves School District 118 and the students
of Palos East, Palos West and Palos South Schools. We are always in an
outreach to our communities for volunteers, donations and support.
The Foundation works to FUND
UNFUNDED NEEDS (FUN). Working through fundraisers, corporate and private
contributions and state and local governmental support. We raise funds for
books for the school media centers, technology and equipment for the science
labs, and other educational needs not funded by the local, state, or federal
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