Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—November 14, 2013. Start your holiday season off right by giving to others during “Woodland Carols” on Saturday, December 14 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: folksinger Anna Stange, cellist Ingrid Krizan with contrabass player Julian Pat Romane, and keyboardist Helen Silvia.
Ingrid and Julian Pat are sure to delight all with seasonal selections and a fun arrangement of tunes from holiday favorites “The Polar Express” and “The Snowman”.
Folksinger Anna Stange, a Thorn Creek favorite, sings for the whole family with a focus on fun. Playing guitar and banjo, mountain dulcimer and simple folk instruments, Anna’s welcoming style draws all into her performances.
Helen Silvia is well-known among her fellow musicians as an organist and pianist. She has taught music and music therapy and is a long time member of Friends of Thorn Creek Woods. Helen will lead our holiday sing-along.
The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra has donated two concert tickets for a door prize at the event.
The Pantry, located off of Governors Highway, regularly feeds over 750 low-income families from the ten surrounding communities in Rich Township. All donations from Woodland Carols will help to feed these local families during the holiday season. Last year’s event provided bags of groceries and $380 in donations to the Food Pantry.
Register now for the “Woodland Carols” program. Cost for program is $10 per person, or one bag of groceries per person. The event is for those ages 12 and older.
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 through 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].
Source: Thorn Creek Nature Center