Rev. Norval Brown of Grace United Protestant Church speaks at the annual Park Forest Community Thanksgiving Service Sunday at Congregation Am Echad. (Photo: ENEWSPF)
Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—November 14, 2011. Unless you live on Mars, you know that the holiday shopping season officially kicks off on Friday. As you begin to make your list of things to do, don’t forget about those in our community that are less fortunate. Please consider stopping by the Christmas tree in the lobby of Park Forest Village Hall and picking out a name tag and purchasing a gift for a child in our community. And when doing your holiday shopping this season, don’t forget to shop locally.
Wishing all of our eNews Park Forest readers a very happy Thanksgiving.
If your club, organization or local business will be holding activities or events in our community during the upcoming week, please send an e-mail to [email protected] with the details. Submission deadline is noon on Friday of each week.
Village of Park Forest
Village Board Meeting
The Village Board is scheduled to meet on Monday, November 21 at 7 p.m. at Village Hall. Residents are encouraged to attend. Village Board meetings air live on cable access channels (Channel 4 for Comcast subscribers and Channel 99 for AT&T subscribers) as well as on the Village web site at villageofparkforest.com.
To view previously held Board Meetings, visit the Village’s web site at: villageofparkforest.com and click on the date of the meeting you wish to watch.
Village of Park Forest Advisory Board & Commission Meetings
The following Park Forest Commission will meet the week of November 21:
- Wednesday, November 23 at 7 p.m. – Cable Communications Commission
The meeting will take place at Park Forest Village Hall, 350 Victory Dr. Residents are encouraged to attend.
Village Hall Closure
Park Forest Village Hall will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Park Forest Mayor’s Citizen Advisory Council (MCAC)
Thanksgiving Coat-Drive to Benefit Respond Now Christmas Store – Coat Donations Accepted Through Wednesday, November 23
The Park Forest Mayor’s Citizens Advisory Committee is conducting a winter coat drive. All items collected will be given to the Respond Now Christmas Store. Coats for both adults and children should be clean and in good, wearable condition. Coats can be dropped off until Wednesday, November 23 at Tower Cleaners, 230 Forest Boulevard or the Mike Jordan State Farm Agency, 308 Forest Boulevard during regular business hours. For additional information, call 708-679-4599 or e-mail [email protected].
Village of Park Forest
Make a Difference for a Child This Christmas
The Rich Township Pantry has provided the Village of Park Forest with name tags and gift requests for 30 children. The tags and requests are available at Village Hall, 350, Victory Drive. Pick up a tag, buy a new gift, and return the tag with the unwrapped gift to the Economic Development and Planning Department on the 2nd Floor of Village Hall. Additional name tags and requests will be available on the Village’s Holiday Tree in the Lobby of Village Hall. Please bring all unwrapped gifts to the 2nd Floor of Village Hall no later than December 8.
Cedarwood Cooperative, 63 Cedar Street, Park Forest
1st Annual Cedarwood Craft Show – December 1, 2 and 3
The 1st Annual Cedarwood Craft Show will be held on December 1st, 2nd and 3rd from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Cedarwood Center 2220 Western Ave., park Forest (corner of Western Ave. and North St.). Local crafters showcasing wreaths, woodwork, jewelry, art, florals, tree skirts, candles, wall hangings, small Christmas trees, afghans, dishtowels, pot holders, scarves and other sewn creations will be available to purchase. There will also be baked goods and raffles.
Freedom Hall – Nathan Manilow Theatre, 410 Lakewood Blvd., Park Forest
Peter Mayer ‘Stars and Promises’ – Tickets Now on Sale
‘Stars and Promises’ marks the 11th year of touring for Peter Mayer’s annual celebration of Christmas that will be held on Friday, December 2 at 8 p.m. This will be a celebration of the Christmas season in story and song, featuring a tight knit group of superb musicians that include: R. Scott Bryan, Marc Torlina, Mark Holland, Cris Walters and Maggie Estes, plus state of the art production. Truly a night of inspiring music that will lift your spirits for the Holiday Season. Tickets are $28. For additional information or to purchase tickets, call 708-747-0580 or visit www.freedomhall.org.
Maureen Christine’s Holiday Harmonies – A Caroling Trio – Tickets Now on Sale
Tickets are now on sale for the Senior Series concert featuring Maureen Christine’s Holiday Harmonies that will be held on Tuesday, December 13 at 11 a.m. Beautiful three-part harmony, traditional Victorian attire, well-known carols and holiday favorites are the perfect combination to ring in the holiday with musical cheer. Led by award-winning vocalist Maureen Christine, Cecilia Adams and Cathy Robel blend their angelic voices and bring you musical fun and holiday charm. Enjoy traditional carols, holiday favorites and even a few Hanukah selections. Accompanied by full band, this warmhearted and exciting program is sure to put everyone in a very merry spirit. Tickets are $11. For additional information or to purchase tickets, call 708-747-0580 or visit www.freedomhall.org.
Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO), 377 Artists Walk, Park Forest
Harris Bank Holiday Concerts – Tickets Now on Sale
Carmon DeLeone, Music Director Laureate, will conduct the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra’s Harris Bank Holiday Concerts that will be held on Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18. Both concerts will begin at 3 p.m. and held at the Lincoln-Way East Performing Arts Center, 201 East Colorado Ave., Frankfort. Bring family and friends to the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra’s annual holiday event for all ages! The orchestra, choruses, and soloists celebrate the season: classic holiday tunes, sing-alongs, and magical surprises will get you into the spirit of the season. Don’t miss this special Southland holiday tradition – Hubert the Lion will greet you before the concert! Tickets are priced at $30 and $40. To purchase tickets, visit: https://secure.ticketsage.net/EventsPage.aspx?ws=1.
Park Forest Library, 400 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest
Friends of the Park Forest Library Holiday Fundraiser – Pecans are Back!
The Friends of the Park Forest Library are holding their annual holiday fundraiser to benefit the Park Forest Library. This is the only fundraiser held during the year for the Library. Items available include:
- Fresh Mammoth Pecan Halves for $10 per 1 pound package
- Candy Pecans for $9 per package (choices include milk chocolate covered pecans, dark chocolate covered pecans, pecan clusters, cinnamon glazed pecans and glazed pecans)
- Friends of the Library Mug – $6
- Book Lovers’ Calendar – $6
- Pecans and Calendar – $16
- Pecans and Mug – $16
- Mug and Calendar – $11
Rotary Club of Park Forest
30th Annual Poinsettia Sale
The Rotary Club of Park Forest is embarking on its 30th Annual Poinsettia Sale. All profits go directly to fund the club’s local service projects that will benefit the youth and elderly and to Rotary international’s efforts to eradicate polio worldwide. Red and white poinsettias can be purchased for $10 each. Orders must be placed no later than 3 p.m. on December 3. For additional information or to download an order form, visit: http://www.rotaryofparkforest.org/.
Salon Artists Gallery, 294 Main Street, Park Forest
Holiday Sale – Through December 22
Salon Artists Gallery’s Holiday Sale will run through December 22 and will feature original one-of-a-kind artwork and unique gifts at affordable prices. 10% off items over $30. Gallery Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday from noon to 4 p.m., Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, call 708-833-5108 or 708-748-3946.
Tall Grass Arts Association, 367 Artist Walk, Park Forest
Annual Holiday Sale – Through January 8
Tall Grass Arts Association’s Annual Holiday Sale will continue through January 8. Get creative for the holidays and consider giving the gift of art. At Tall Grass you will find jewelry, mirrors, casseroles, wooden bowls, prints, photographs, paintings and holiday decorations that are unique. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information, call 708-748-3377 or visit www.tallgrassarts.org.
Holiday Show – Gallery Artists – Through January 7
The Holiday Show exhibit will feature the artwork of Tall Grass Gallery Artists and invited artists, many of whom have shown their work nationally or internationally. The exhibit will run through January 7. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information, call 708-748-3377 or visit www.tallgrassarts.org.
Thorn Creek Audubon Society (TCAS), Park Forest
Nature Holiday Cards & Gifts
A nesting box for use by bluebirds, house wrens or chickadees is the perfect gift for your bird-loving friends. TCAS offers a well-constructed pine box with a predator guard at the entrance hole for $15. Packets of six notecards and envelopes with original pictures of bluebirds, spring birds, wildflowers of Raccoon Grove, the common loon or a group of Illinois birds sell for $4. You can also send Holiday cards with a nature message, such as winter cardinals, a wreath with six birds, a wood duck or a bluebird with a wreath. Packets of 12 cards and envelopes cost only $7. Send ‘Audubon Adventures’ to a local classroom as a gift in honor of a friend or relative. In that way you will be giving a gift to an entire group of youngsters. A special card will announce the donation. Contact Aura Duke at 708-748-6407 to purchase your cards and gifts.
Center for Performing Arts, 1 University Parkway, University Park
‘Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!’ – Tickets Now on Sale
Celebrate the holidays with ‘Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!’ on Saturday, December 3 at 11 a.m. and Sunday, December 4 at 1 p.m. in Emerald City Theatre’s adaption of the best-selling children’s book series by Barbara Park. This show is ideal family entertainment and is part of the BGSU Center’s “Especially for Kids” series. The show runs approximately 60 minutes and is appropriate for children 3 and older. Tickets range in price from $10.50 to $15.50. Tickets can be purchased by calling 708-235-2222 or online at www.centertickets.net.
Salt Creek Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ – Tickets Now on Sale
The weather outside may be frightful, but this timeless holiday ballet sure is delightful. Employing a cast of over 75 talented local dancers, this seasonal gem will delight audiences young and old. Before the show, get your picture taken with Santa Claus, sing along with holiday carolers and enjoy holiday treats. The ballet will be presented on Saturday, December 10 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tickets range in price from $15 to $40 with special ticket prices for students. Tickets can be purchased by calling 708-235-2222 or online at www.centertickets.net.
Arts & Entertainment
Park Forest Library, 400 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest
The following events will be held this week at the Park Forest Library:
- Monday, November 21 at 10:30 a.m. – Preschool Storytime
- Monday, November 21 at 1:30 pm. – Basic Mouse *
- Tuesday, November 15 at 10:30 a.m. – Preschool Storytime
- Tuesday, November 22 at 7 p.m. – PJ Storytime for all ages
- Wednesday, November 23 at 10:30 a.m. – Mouse Practice — The first ten people to come may attend these practice sessions. There is no registration for the practice sessions.
*Register in Adult Services Department.
For more information or to register for these events, call the Park Forest Library’s Youth Services Department at 708-748-3731.
The Park Forest Library will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Park Forest Recreation & Parks
December Senior Trip – Sound of Music Show & Lunch at Drury Lane Theatre (Oakbrook Terrace, IL) – Registration Deadline November 22
On Wednesday, December 14th come see the final collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein, one of the world’s most cherished musicals. Based on an inspiring true story, “The Sound of Music” is one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved musicals. Set in Austria on the brink of WWII, Maria a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life and is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain. This beloved story features many memorable tunes, including “Climb Every Mountain”, “My Favorite Things”, “Do Re Mi”, and “Edelweiss”.
Lunch is included before the show and will consist of an entrée (your choice of Baked Tilapia or Sirloin of Beef), vegetables, potato or rice, fresh baked bread, dessert and choice of beverage. Vegetarian option available upon request. Please mention your entrée choice when registering. Cost of the trip is $65 per person which includes lunch, the play and round trip bus transportation that will depart from Freedom Hall, 410 Lakewood Blvd., at 10 a.m. and return at approximately 5 p.m. Registration Deadline: November 22, 2011. Register in person or over the phone with a credit card. Register at the Recreation and Parks Department, Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive, or by phone with a credit card at 708-748-2005.
Illinois Theatre Center, 371 Artists Walkway, Park Forest
‘Greetings!’ by Tom Dudzick – Tickets Now on Sale
Tickets are now on sale for Tom Dudzick’s ‘Greetings!’ which will open on December 2 and run through December 18. This heartwarming holiday comedy from the author of the smash hit ‘Over the Tavern’ tells the story of a young man who brings his New York Atheist-Jewish girlfriend home to meet his Pittsburgh Polish-Catholic family on Christmas Eve. Before the night is out, miracles will happen and everybody will question what they actually believe. The L.A. Times called it “a wonderful, wacky look at how cleverly a mixture of Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Age philosophy can flick on the electricity.” Tickets are priced at $22 and $20. There is a $1 discount for students and seniors. For additional information, show times, or to purchase tickets, call 708- 481-3510 or visit www.ilthctr.org.
Park Forest Historical Society, 400 Forest Blvd., Park Forest
Park Forest House Museum
Fall Hours – Open on Wednesdays & Saturdays Through November
The 1950s Park Forest House Museum, 141 Forest Blvd. Park Forest, is increasing its hours through November. The Museum will be open on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday from Noon to 3 p.m. Group tours can be arranged for other times by appointment. It is an original rental townhome decorated as it might have looked from 1946 – 1953 during the first five years of Park Forest. Donation is $5 for adults; children 12 and under are free with a paying adult. For additional information, visit www.parkforesthistory.org or call Jane Nicoll, Museum Director, at 708-481-4252 or email at [email protected].
Bricks from Former Marshall Field’s Store for Sale
Bricks from the former Marshall Field’s Store in DownTown Park Forest are on sale at the Park Forest House Museum, 141 Forest Boulevard. Bricks are $15 each or two for $25. Each brick comes with a certificate of authenticity and a brief history of the store. Bricks can be purchased at the Museum during Museum hours which are Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For additional information, visit: www.parkforesthistory.org.
Governors State University (GSU), 1 University Parkway, University Park
‘Additive/Subtractive; Sensory Interactions Developed by a Geometric Algorithm’ – Through Wednesday, November 23
GSU graduate Tim Vitek of Chicago collection of new artwork will be exhibited at the University’s Visual Arts Gallery through Wednesday, November 23. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For Gallery hours or additional information, call 708-534-4021 or visit www.govst.edu/gallery.
Prairie State College (PSC), 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights
‘In The Eye of the Beholder’ Exhibit – Through Thursday, December 8
The Christopher Art Gallery at PSC is hosting the exhibit ‘In the Eye of the Beholder’ through Thursday, December 8. Featured artists are members of the Area Artists Association of the Lubeznik Center for the Arts. The group exhibit will highlight the diversity and professionalism of the Area Artists Association, which was established in 1980 to increase the appreciation and recognition of local and regional member artists through the exhibition and promotion of their work. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For additional information or Gallery hours, call 708-709-3636.
Educational Lectures & Opportunities
Governors State University (GSU), 1 University Parkway, University Park
2011 Health Professions Career and Internship Fair – Monday, November 28
GSU’s Office of Career Services is sponsoring the 2011 Health and human Services Career and Internship Fair on Monday, November 28 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Center for performing Arts lobby on the GSU campus. Prospective employers in the fields of physical and occupational therapy, nursing, social work, and non-profit social services will meet with job and internship candidates. The career fair is open to current students, GSU alumni, and members of the community seeking employment in these fields. Participants are advised to dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes. Representatives from both public and private institutions, organizations, and businesses interested in meeting job candidates are also welcome. For additional information or to register, call 708-235-3974 or e-mail [email protected].
Job Search Assistance Every Tuesday At GSU
The Mobile Workforce Center’s mobile unit will be at GSU every Tuesday, from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., parked near the university’s front entrance. Center services include resume development, access to online job boards and websites, instruction in how to conduct an online job search and improve keyboarding skills, and assistance of staff. The center is equipped with 11 computer stations with Internet access, printer, and copy machines, and is wheelchair accessible. Services are free and available to residents in all counties. For additional information, contact the Workforce Services Division of Will County at 815-727-4980.
Prairie State College (PSC), 202 S. Halsted Street, Chicago Heights
Opt In to Technology at PSC
You can bridge the gap between technology and a new you at PSC’s new Opt In program that consists of two computer training centers and free classes to teach basic technological skills. One location is at the Adult Training and outreach Center in Room A145 at PSC’s main campus. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The other location is at the Matteson Area Center’s Computer Training Lab located at 4821 Southwick Dr., Matteson. Hours for this location are Monday through Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. No matter what skill level you have or want to have, Opt In can help. Both computer labs and on-site tutors are free and open to the public. For additional information, call Lisa Zeigler at 708-709-3548 or e-mail [email protected].
Rich Township Free Basic Computer Classes for Adults
Rich Township is offering free basic computer skill classes for adults every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Leonard Robinson Family Services Center, 22013 Governors Highway, Richton Park. Participants will learn Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet skills, résumé building skills, and more. Classes are open only to residents of Rich Township. For additional information, call Mark Mason or Joe Moran at 708-748-6722.
Governors State University (GSU), 1 University Parkway, University Park
Free Counseling Services Available
Today, individuals and families face economic and social pressures as well as communication difficulties that frequently disrupt family unity and the ability to cope. Counseling is one of the most important tools for understanding and coping. Free, individual, family and vocational counseling is available through GSU’s Division of Psychology and Counseling as part of its training program for advanced graduate counseling students. Faculty members, who are also licensed counselors, supervise the sessions. Counseling sessions are conducted on campus in total confidentiality. For more information, call 708-534-4545 or visit www.govst.edu.
Shirley J. Green Senior Center, 297 Liberty Drive, Park Forest
Senior Citizen Weekday Lunch
Senior citizens of all income levels are invited to lunch weekdays at the Community Nutrition Network (CNN) site located inside the Rich Township’s Shirley J. Green Senior Center. The CNN site is open to all south suburban residents, including those living outside of Rich Township. Participants must be 60 years of age or older. The suggested donation for lunch is $2.50. Lunch is served Monday through Friday at noon. Bingo begins at 11 a.m. For additional information or to make a reservation for lunch, call 708-747-2700.
Park Forest Health Department, 350 Victory Drive (lower level)
Walk-In Flu & Pneumonia Clinic
On Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. flu and pneumonia immunizations will be available while supplies last. For fee information or questions, call the Park Forest Health Department at 708-748-1118.
Babies, Teens and Adults Immunization Clinics
Babies, teens and adult immunization and flu and pneumonia clinics will be held on Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For details or to schedule an appointment, call 708-748-1118. The Health Department is a low cost provider for children and adult immunizations.
Blood Pressure Screening
A free Blood Pressure Clinic is held at the Park Forest Health Department Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Elevated blood pressure is a risk factor for stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. Walk in or call ahead at 708-748-1118.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA)
Assistance With Medications & Health Services
If you, or someone you know, are struggling to pay for medications every month, they may be able to get the medicines they need for free or almost free through the Partnership for Prescription Assistance. If you live in Illinois, you can get access to more than 475 public and private programs available to help you pay for your medicines. Simply visit http://www.pparx.org/en/click_illinois to find out if you can apply to any of these great programs and to get connected with 10,000 free clinics and doctors.
This & That
Park Forest Historical Society, 400 Forest Blvd., Park Forest
Seeking Nominations for Park Forest Hall of Fame
Nominations for the Park Forest Hall of Fame are now being accepted from the public through December 30, 2011 by the Park Forest Historical Society. Nominees are selected for consistent, beneficial service to the citizens of Park Forest over a long span of time. The official nomination form must be used and nominations must include the requested information to be accepted. Nomination forms are available at Park Forest Village Hall, the Park Forest Public Library, or the 1950s Park Forest House Museum. The Park Forest Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be held at Freedom Hall on April 15, 2012.
Faith United Protestant Church, 10 Hemlock St., Park Forest
Free Java Tuesdays
All are invited to Faith United Protestant Church for FREE Java Tuesdays. Visitors are asked to go to the Indianwood Boulevard side entrance between 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. for free curbside service or to come and sit a bit. The event will continue each Tuesday as a form of outreach to the community throughout the summer and fall. For more information, call 708-747-1330.
Garden Club of Park Forest
"A Gardener’s Cookbook"
To celebrate their 55th anniversary, the Park Forest Garden Club offers this cookbook filled with memories, gardening tips, flowery sayings and of course recipes. Makes a great gift. All proceeds go to the club and are used toward community contributions. Cookbooks are $9 and are available at the Park Forest Recreation and Parks Department, 350 Victory Drive. Call 708-748-2005 for additional information.
Donate Unused Air Miles to Support Families of Wounded Servicemembers
"Operation Hero Miles" collects unused frequent flyer miles to help military families visit service members who were injured in Iraq or Afghanistan and are recovering in military hospitals around the world. Airline partners are: AirTran, Alaska Airlines, American, Frontier, Midwest, Northwest, United, and US Airways. To donate airline miles, visit www.FisherHouse.org.
Donate to Troops Serving Abroad
The Village of Park Forest is currently seeking the names and addresses of local military personnel currently serving overseas so that they may receive packaged donations from Park Forest residents. If you are a Park Forest resident and have a family member from your household currently deployed or if you have recently returned from a tour of duty, please call Judi Lancaster at 708-283-5608 or stop by the Manager’s Office at Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive.
Greening of Park Forest
Sertoma Centre, Inc., 4343 W. 123rd St., Alsip
Recycle Unused Wheelchairs
If you have a used motorized wheelchair that you no longer need and would like to help a person with a disability, the Sertoma Centre will accept your donation. Contact Melanie Jones at 708-730-6206 for additional information.
South Suburban Family Shelter Used Cell Phone Collection Drive
South Suburban Family Shelter (SSFS) is seeking cell phone donations for their ongoing fundraising program. Proceeds from the collection fund the critical programs and services provided to families who experience domestic violence. All victim services are provided free of charge and are available in English and Spanish. Cell phone collection sites currently include:
- SSFS Administrative Office, 18139 Harwood, Homewood, IL
- Bergstein’s NY Deli, 200 Dixie Highway, Chicago Heights, IL
- Doyle Designed Salon, 2630 Flossmoor Rd., Flossmoor, IL
All donations are tax deductible and receipts are available at collection sites. For more information about SSFS or the fundraising drive, please contact Ms. Meilach at 708-794-2140, extension 303.
Local Recycling Resources and Proper Disposal of Unused Medicine
Do you have old televisions, computers, video games or other electronics or household appliances that need to be recycled? Want to know how to properly dispose of old or unused medication? Click on the "Recycling" icon found on the top of eNews Park Forest and you will find useful information on proper recycling/disposal that will not only be good for the environment, but in some cases, earn you a few dollars as well.
Safe Disposal Program – Bio-waste
The Park Forest Health Department and Environment Commission have partnered to provide information on the proper disposal of bio-waste such as used syringes or lancets (medical sharps). Begin by purchasing a Sharps container to dispose of your medical sharps for $10 at the Park Forest Health Department. Return the filled container to the Park Forest Health Department and purchase a new container. Call Brenda Walker at 708-748-1118 for more information.
Recycle Used Cell Phones and Cell Phone Accessories
The Rotary Club of Park Forest is conducting a used cell phone and accessory collection drive to benefit the families and programs of the South Suburban Family Shelter. Donated items can be placed in the collection box located in the lobby of Village Hall. For more information, call Denyse Carreras at 708-283-5603.
Sources: Park Forest 2011 Autumn Recreation Programs & More Brochure, 2011/2012 Park Forest Fall/Winter Calendar, Park Forest ‘Discover’ magazine, Rich Township Report, Park Forest Historical Society, Village of Park Forest, Governors State University, Prairie State College, Center for Performing Arts, South Suburban Family Shelter, Park Forest Historical Society, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Illinois Theatre Center, Sertoma Centre, Inc., Union Street Gallery, Monkey Mind Art Studio, Thorn Creek Audubon Society, and Tall Grass Arts Association websites.