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Southwest 1/2 Marathon

Sunday, May 1, 2016 Experience the beauty of the Southwest suburbs with this fast, flat, scenic and green course through the forest preserves. A popular event for newbies and veteran runners alike, the Southwest Half Marathon & 10K is your chance to enjoy the Midwest like never before!   Register at http://southwesthalfmarathon.com/

Mobile Driver Services Facility

May 10, 10 am to 2 pm. The Secretary of State Mobile Driver Services Facility will be at Palos Park Village Hall. Services provided include driver’s license renewals, State ID cards issued, corrected licenses, vision screening with driver’s license renewals, and vehicle sticker sales. Any Illinois resident can attend. License and State ID cards can be renewed up to one year in advance. Residents over the age of 75 must take a road test when renewing their driver’s license. That cannot be provided at Palos Park. The Bridgeview Facility or Midlothian Facility is the closest for those needing to take…

Senior Club April 11

Dennis DeBondt will entertain us. He will perform a stand-up comedy magic show involving all in some “VERY FUNNY MAGIC.” The Palos Park Senior Club meets the second Monday each month. No meetings are held during the summer months. Doors open at 11:00 am. Lunch, by reservation, is served at noon. A program is presented at each meeting. All area seniors are welcome. Call Marie at 708-480-4103 to make your reservation or for additional information.

Arbor Day Celebration

Sunday, May 1 at 1:30 pm at the Kaptur Administrative Center “Arbor Day is not like other holidays. Each of those reposes on the past, while Arbor Day proposes for the future”, J. Sterling Morton, Founder of Arbor Day, made this quote after noting that Arbor Day is celebrated in every state and has even been adoptedin foreign lands. It is believed that over one million trees were planted on the fi rst Arbor Day Celebration in 1872. The Village of Palos Park is proud to present the 24th Annual Arbor Celebration, come and join the historic celebration. Mark your calendar…

Fine Arts Architectural Tour

May 5, Meet at Palos Park Recreation Center 9:30 am Join Palos Fine Arts on May 5 for the Annual Architectural & Arts Tour. We will visit the Richard H. Driehaus Museum in Chicago to view the special exhibit of Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times featuring more than 35 costumes from the popular British television series Downton Abbey. The costumes are presented in an immersive context, surrounded by the lavish interiors of the Driehaus Museum, once the drawing rooms, living rooms, libraries and bedrooms of the affluent Nickerson and Fisher families of Chicago. Your tour includes an audio…

Senior Club May 9

Kym Frankovelgia will join us. Well known throughout the southwest suburbs and Chicagoland area, Ms. Frankovelgia will provide us with an afternoon we are sure to enjoy. The Palos Park Senior Club meets the second Monday each month. No meetings are held during the summer months. Doors open at 11:00 am. Lunch, by reservation, is served at noon. A program is presented at each meeting. All area seniors are welcome. Call Marie at 708-480-4103 to make your reservation or for additional information.

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 Cooper’s Hawk and micro-brew tasting by Granite City Brewery with live music and food.   The Art and the Automobile 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 the…

‘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)…