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Palos Fine Arts Scholarship 2015

Palos Fine Arts was founded in 1984 to stimulate, promote and present the arts in the Palos area.  By recognizing the importance of the arts in everyone’s life, it was natural to establish a scholarship program. Palos Fine Arts has been awarding scholarships since 1991.  What better way to stimulate the arts than to support young artists or educators as they pursue knowledge in their chosen art form.   

Kansas City BBQ Judges Class

Saturday, March 1, 2015, Registration begins at 9 am, Class begins at 10 am Become a Kansas City Barbeque Society Certified Judge class in Geneva on March 1st . This training will enable people to be BBQ judges at the 2015 Autumn In The Park Festival. For info and registration check this website

Battlefield Balladeers Concert

Tuesday, March 10 at 7:00 pm Come to the Library to celebrate the Lincoln Exhibit at McCord Gallery. This is a concert of Civil War music featuring the “Battlefield Balladeers” whose repertoire consists of the patriotic, sentimental and comic songs of the perios along with minstrel favorites and the melodies of Stemphen Foster. Playing a variety of acoustic instruments the performers in museum quality uniforms will bring to life the sound of the Blue and Gray. Register

Lincoln & the Civil War Exhibit at McCord Gallery

Wednesday, March 11 until Sunday, March 15 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Admission $12, Members $10, Students and Children Free The McCord has been filled their exhibit space with quality artifacts from Lincoln and The Civil War including rare uniforms and relics from the battle of Gettysburg. History will come come alive on the weekend as re-enactors explain the every day life of the soldiers. Special Evening Lecture Friday, March 13, 7:00 pm, $50 per guest The special event will be presented by well known historian, Dr. Ted Karamanski. More information availabe at

Dyed in the Wool Concert

Thursday, March 12th , 7 p.m. at the library Back by popular demand, the four piece American folk group Dyed in the Wool will flash their Celtic edge in an evening of traditional and contemporary song with live music that is sure to get all in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit. Call the library to register at (708) 448-1530

Golf Instructional Seminar

Tuesday, March 31st, 7 p.m. at the library Golf instructor Ken Malmar will present a seminar designed to improve golf skills and knowledge of the game. Learn about proper warm ups, setup positions for different golf clubs the cause and effect of different golf swings, and how to make self-corrections. Call the library to register at (708) 448-1530

McCord’s Annual Tea

“Into the Wilderness with Juliette Kinzie” Sunday, April 12 – Seatings at 1:00pm and 3:30pm – $35 per person More information at McCord Gallery & Cultural Center (708)671-0648 9602 W. Creek Rd. Palos Park, IL 60464

Spring Run in the Park

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…

Rid Litter Day in Palos Park

Saturday, April 25th at 9:00 am Did you know an estimated 51 billion pieces of litter wind up on America’s roads and roadsides every year, according to the non-profit group Keep America Beautiful? Sad but true. Businesses spend about $9 billion to clean that up and governments and non-profit organizations spend another $2 billion on litter pickup. Litter prevention measures are in place in communities across the U.S. and around the world, as are programs to raise awareness of the threats litter pose to the environment, property values and overall quality of life. Please join in the annual village-wide “Rid…

Autumn in the Park Festival 2015

Friday, September 18 and Saturday, September 19 Autumn In The Park Festival 2014 was a tremendous success attracting festival goers from all over the region. We were thrilled at the number of people who attended and the positive response we received to this wonderful fall event. By popular demand we are again expanding this event to include musical entertainment, food and spirits on Friday evening September 18, in addition to a full-day of events on Saturday, September 19. There is something for everyone to enjoy at the 2015 Autumn In The Park Festival. Our event will begin on Friday evening, September 18,…

‘Images of America’ Palos Park

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)…