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Palos Park Police Cadet Food Drive 2014

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November 1 to January 1, 2015 Once again this holiday season, the Palos Park Police Cadet program will be holding their 15th Annual Holiday Food Drive. We are looking for donation of non-perishable foods such as canned or boxed goods. The Cadets will accept donations at the Palos Park Police Department located at 8999 W. 123rd Street. We will be sharing donations from November 1 until January 1, 2015. This is a wonderful way to give back to the community and help local families that are in need. All donations will go to the Palos Township Food Panty in Palos…

Food for Fines

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Dec. 1st- 31st Bring one nonperishable food item for every dollar owed in overdue fines and the library will donate these items to the Palos Park Police Cadet Food Drive to be distributed during this holiday season. Food donations should be unopened, nonperishable boxed or canned, and within stated expiration dates. Call the library for more information at 708-448-1530.

These Shining Lives Performance

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Palos Park Rec Center, 8901 W 123rd St. Palos Park, IL November 14, 15, 16, 21 and 22. Director: Kevin Haines. These Shining Lives is a play written by Melanie Marnich, performed by the Palos Village Players..[1] Based on the true story of four women who worked in a watch factory in Ottawa, Illinois, the play dramatizes the danger women faced in the workforce in the 1920s, and the lack of concern by companies for protecting the health of its employees. Narrated by one of the workers, Catherine Donohue, These Shining Lives shows women getting a chance for a well-paying job in…

Holiday Shoppe at McCord Gallery Opens

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Nov. 28 to Dec. 22 McCord House will be transformed into a warm and welcoming place for your holiday shopping. Silk scarves, jewelry, glass art, picture frames and many more fine crafts. www.mccordgallery.org

Santa is Coming to Best Bites

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Saturday, Nov. 29th, 11 am to 2 pm Bring your dog or cat for pictures with Santa Claus, Photos by Eddie’s Photography, all photos must include a pet and all pets must be leashed. Christmas greeting cards available as well.

Holiday Home Decorating Contest

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November 29 – December 5 Are you the Clark Grizwald of the neighborhood? Do you enjoy the thrill of seeing your home all lit up for the holidays? Do you seek unique ways to display the family favorite plastic penguin in the front yard year after year. Enter the Palos Park Holiday Home Decorating Contest. Homes must be registered and decorated from November 29-December 5th. Top winner will be announced at the December 8th Council Meeting and presented with a prized trophy to place on your fireplace mantel! Challenge

Time Capsule Ceremony

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Friday, December 5th, 4:30PM On December 5th just prior to the tree lighting ceremony, the Village of Palos Park will bury a number of historical artifacts that accurately define this wonderful Village and its history over the past 100 years.

Centennial Village Tree Lighting & Holiday Market

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Friday, Dec. 5, 5:00 – 9:00 pm What better way to welcome in the Holiday Season than with neighbors, family and friends at this Centennial Village event. As the Holiday Market opens, the grounds fill with the anticipation of Santaʼs arrival as he and Mayor John Mahoney illuminate the Village tree. This event has something for everyone.   Holiday Market & Events Open featuring: 5 pm 100th Anniversary Celebration Time Capsule Dedication 5-9 pm Holiday Merchants, Food Vendors & Holiday Drinks 5-7 pm Community Tree Decorating Contest – Judging and People Choice Award 6-8:30 pm Bon Fire, Holiday Music and Performance by Palos Park Presbyterian…

Breakfast with Santa

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Saturday, December 13 Palos Park Recreation Department Visit with Santa, create holiday crafts and enjoy a tasty Breakfast with the Elves! Listen along with our storyteller and bring your camera! Must be Pre-Registered to attend.

Book & Film Series at Library

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January 14, 2 p.m. Join us for a brief discussion then watch the film based on the book. Come and judge a book by its movie! January’s Book and Film January 14th – “A Long Way Down” by Nick Hornby runtime 96 minutes

Academy Award Contest at the Library

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Jan. 19th – Feb. 22nd Predict the winners of the 87th Academy Awards and win a DVD of the “Best Film”. Palos Park Library cardholders may pick up an entry form at the Front Desk. Winner will be announced by March 2nd. Call the library with any questions at 708-448-1530.

Chansonettes Sing

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Saturday, Jan. 24th, 11 a.m. The choral group, Chansonettes, will delight audiences with their entertaining program of show tunes and pop standards in three part harmony. Call the library to register at (708) 448-1530 or visit the library online at www.palosparklibrary.org .

Turning 65: Understanding Medicare Program

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Turning 65: Understanding Medicare Parts A & B,and Medicare Supplements Tuesday, Jan. 27th, 7 p.m. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Community Relations Specialist Diane Adduci will present an educational program covering eligibility, the benefits of Medicare Parts A and B, and the standardized Medicare Supplemental Plans available in Illinois. Call the library to register at (708) 448-1530 or visit the library online at www.palosparklibrary.org .

Book Party at the Library

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January 28, 11:00 am Book Party- Each member will discuss their favorite book and all members will leave with a list of recommend reads for the new year!

Annual Magazine Sale at Library

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Jan. 29th – Feb. 2nd The magazine sale is back! Choose from a selection of past issues of popular magazines for all ages. 3 magazines for $1.00 or $.50 per magazine. Call the library for more information at 708-448-1530.

Slow Cooker Secrets Program

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Tuesday, Feb. 3rd, 7 p.m. Winter is the perfect time to get out the slow cooker and create satisfying and healthy meals that virtually prepare themselves. Learn some secrets and tips that will ensure success with a slow cooker. Tasting and recipes will be provided. Call the library to register at (708) 448-1530 or visit the library online at www.palosparklibrary.org .

Chili in the Park

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Saturday, February 7 Doors Open at 12:30 pm Public Tasting 1:15 pm – $5.00 to taste over 30 chilies. Join us at the Recreation Center as the CASI and ICS associations come together to compete for prizes and points that will take them to their National Competitions. Cook-off competition includes red chili, green chili, and salsa. The cooks start at 8:00 am preparing batches of homemade chilies for judging and for YOU. Your entry fee will help support the Palos Pedalers and their efforts for safe bike routes throughout Palos Park

Spring Run in the Park

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Saturday, April 18 Join us for our annual spring fun run which winds through the scenic residential neighborhoods of Palos Park. The USATF certified course (# IL-03074-JW) features gently rolling hills and is an excellent course to challenge all runners. There will be a Kid’s 1-Mile run prior to the 5K main event. Walkers and runners of all skills are encouraged to participate. Awards will be presented to the overall Kid’s 1-Mile boy and girl finishers and medals for the top finishers in each age category. All finishers in the Kid’s 1-Mile run will receive a race ribbon. Trophies will…

‘Images of America’ Palos Park

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by Jeannine Kacmar, the Palos Park Library, and the Village of Palos Park To celebrate the centennial anniversary of Palos Park in 2014, the Village of Palos Park and the Palos Park Public Library have partnered together to publish a book with Arcadia Publishing highlighting the fascinating history of Palos Park. The book, written by Palos Park librarian Jeannine Kacmar, features photographs and stories donated from private collections of local residents, businesses, and organizations.  The book is available for purchase for $21.99 at the Village Hall and  the Palos Park Library. Call the library (708-448-1530) or the Village Hall (708-671-3700)…