Park Forest Environment Commission Announces Earth Week Celebration April 15 through April 22

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—April 9, 2017. The Park Forest Environment Commission invites you to celebrate Earth Week with several events scheduled April 15 to April 22.

April 15

Arbor Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Park Forest Public Library, 400 Lakewood Blvd. Receive a free tree from the Park Forest Gardening Club. Crafts for all ages also planned.

April 16

Easter Service with Tom Neilson at Unitarian Universalist Church, 70 Sycamore Drive, beginning at 10 a.m. Tom Neilson is an award-winning satirical and social commentary singer who will perform “Love and the Environment.” Following Tom Neilson, a pot luck lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Music at 1 p.m. Suggested donation is $15.

April 17

Earth Day Resolution to be read at the Park Forest Board of Trustees meeting at 7 p.m. Attend the meeting or watch it live on TV.

April 18

Build a Bird House workshop at the Wetlands Discovery Center, 30 Orchard Drive (Park Forest Aqua Center building), beginning at 7 p.m. Learn what birds will nest in your birdhouse and why you need to have birds as your backyard neighbors. This event is free but limited to the first 20 families.

April 19

Upcycle craft for teens at the Park Forest Public Library beginning at 4 p.m. Free to attend. Prayer for Living Peace with our Environment at St. Irenaeus Church, 78 Cherry Street, beginning at 7 p.m.

April 20

  • Potpourri Lecture: Food as Medicine by Dr. Benjamin Strumpf at 10:30 a.m.
  • Earth Wise: Trees and Climate Change presented by the Park Forest Library Staff at 3 p.m.
  • How to Install a Rain Barrel at 6:30 p.m.
  • Earth Wise Dedication at 6:30 p.m.

All April 20 events takes place at the Park Forest Public Library and are free to attend.

April 21

Butterflies, Bees, and Bugs at the Wetlands Discovery Center beginning at 7 p.m. Discuss colony collapse disorder, disappearing monarchs, and what we can do to help them. Learn how your backyard can become a certified monarch way station.

April 22

  • Observation Deck Dedication to John Joyce at 9:30 a.m. at the Central Park Wetlands.
  • Gardening Series at 10:30 a.m. on plant identification. Wetlands Discovery Center, 30 N. Orchard Drive.
  • Earth Day at Thorn Creek from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Thorn Creek Nature Center, 247 Monee Road.
  • Planting Natives to Attract Migrating and Resident Birds at 1 p.m. at the Park Forest Public Library.
  • Earth Day Project for kids at 2 p.m. at the Park Forest Public Library.
  • Earth Week “Recycled Art” Display from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Salon Artists Gallery, 294 Main Street.
  • Earth Week Closing Ceremony at 4 p.m. at Salon Artists Gallery.

Source: www.villageofparkforest.com