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Color and Composition Workshop

Saturday, February 6, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Don’t miss this great opportunity to study with renowned artist Kathleen Newman! Explore effective design and a painterly approach while working with photographic reference in pastel at McCord Cultural Center. Learn how to simplify and organize value patterns, develop form through light and shadow, use soft and hard edges to create atmosphere and begin to develop interesting ways of using color harmonies. Morning demonstration and lecture followed by individual help at your easel. All skill levels welcome. Cost is $85 for members of McCord/$95 for non-members. Call 708-671-0648 to register.

Senior Club for February

February 8 – In February the day begins with lunch.  Our speaker for the day is Lois Lauer from the Center here in Palos Park.  She will bring a woodcarver and basket maker to join her.  After the demonstration, we will get to try our hand at basket making and wood carving.  This should be a fun day, with many untapped talents being discovered.

It’s Chili in the Park!

Saturday, February 20. Doors open at 12:30 pm – Tasting begins at 1:15 pm. $5 to taste over 30 chilies. Join us at the Recreation Center as CASI (Chili Appreciation Society International) and our local cooks come together to compete for prizes and points that will take them to their National Competitions. Enjoy live band music from “Take Two”, concessions stand by Palos Park Pedalers ! Register through the Palos Park Recreation Department.  

Mommy & Me High Noon Tea – Sunday, February 28

Bring your Mom, Auntie, big Sister & Grandma too! Put on your party clothes and come to a delicious afternoon of “high tea” at the Palos Park Metra Depot from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. We’ll serve real tea, mini sandwiches and goodies for all to enjoy. We will have special hats to wear for the occasion or bring your own. Little ones will make a treat for that someone special. Bring your cameras! Register by February 16. Call to register if you have more than two participants for this event (708) 671-3760. Ages 2 & up. Fee: $15/couple, each…

“Vincent van Gogh in Arles” Program

April 5th, 6:30 pm at the Palos Heights Library Palos Fine Arts presents Jeff and Michelle Mishur, art historians and lecturers discussing the program “Vincent van Gogh in Arles”. This is in conjunction with the exhibit featuring all three versions of the painting “Bedroom at Arles” this spring at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Kohler, WI Golf & Village Tour

Monday, June 13 – Tuesday, June 14 The Straits – at Whistling Straits Open, rugged and windswept terrain defines the walking-only, links-style Straits course sculpted along two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. A masterpiece in the world of golf created by Pete Dye, The Straits at Whistling Straits® was ranked #4 in GolfWeek’s 2015 Best Resort Courses and #22 in Golf Digest’s 2015/2016 America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses. Travel Services. Inc. along with the Palos Park Recreation & Parks Dept. will plan this relaxing trip to the quaint German community of Kohler, WI. Overnight accommodations will be at the Inn…

Love The Park Fine Arts Fair

Join us for the first ‘Love The Park’ Fine Arts Fair  Saturday, May 21     10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sunday, May 22      11:00 am – 6:00 pm   Palos Park Metra Depot ~ 123rd Street and 82nd Avenue   Each day will consist of Fine Arts, wine sampling by Coopers Hawk and Micro-Brew tasting by Granite City Brewery with live music and food.   The Art of the Auto will be on display (Saturday) amidst the artists. The event is FREE to the public with ample parking onsite. Click HERE to download Artist Application. Click HERE to download…

‘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)…