Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—November 27, 2017
By: Judy Dolan Mendelson
Start your holiday season off right by giving to others during “Woodland Carols” on Saturday, December 9 from noon to 2 p.m. at Thorn Creek Nature Center. Savor homemade soups while listening to holiday music by popular area performers. The event is an annual holiday food drive for the Rich Township Food Pantry. You won’t want to miss this!
Woodland Carols will feature performers Northside Band and Ingrid Krizan. Register now for the Woodland Carols program. Cost for program is $10 per person, or one bag of groceries per person.
Northside is a four-piece band that plays easy listening covers and original songs. They play oldies, country, the Beatles and encourage everyone to dance along, sing along and enjoy. They are an act not be missed.
Ingrid Krizan, Thorn Creek naturalist by day and concert cellist by night, weaves nature narratives into musical renditions fitting to the season. She offers beautiful eclectic and improvisational music.
Northside will close out the concert by leading our seasonal sing-along.
The Pantry, located on Governors Highway, regularly feeds over 750 low-income families from the ten surrounding communities in Rich Township. All donations – items and money – from Woodland Carols will help to feed these local families during the holiday season
Donation items can be dropped off at the nature center during open hours, Friday and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Acceptable items are: non-perishable food items (including boxed, canned and dry foods) especially cereals and peanut butter; personal care items for men and women, especially toothpaste, deodorants and razors; ziplock quart and gallon size bags; baby formula; and disposable diapers (adult and infant). Items will be accepted through Saturday, December 9.
The perfect winter gift giving present for art lovers and for nature lovers is now available. Inspired by the Thorn Creek Nature Center, “Prairie Chapel”, is an original graphite drawing by local artist Marikay Peter Witlock. Through a generous donation by the artist, the Prairie Chapel print is available with a donation to Friends of Thorn Creek Woods of $75 or more. 100% of donated dollars will benefit Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve.
The “Prairie Chapel” print is a limited edition of 300 signed and numbered prints, with image size of 13” x 17” and finished size of 18” x 21”. It is printed on acid free 80 lb. paper. Friends of Thorn Creek Woods is a tax-exempt 501(c) (3) organization. Donations to Friends, over the value of the Prairie Chapel print (valued at $75) are tax-deductible.
To view a framed Prairie Chapel print, visit Thorn Creek Nature Center Friday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. For more information about Prairie Chapel or to register for Woodland Carols, please contact Thorn Creek Nature Center, 247 Monee Road, Park Forest, 708-747-6320 or [email protected].