AUGUST

Sounds of Summer
1 pm Sunday, August 3

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 W. 111th Street
Lemont, IL 630-257-2045
http://fpdcc.com/nature-centers/sagawau-environment-learning-center/
Listen to the orchestra of insects and birds and learn how they use sound to communicate.

Summer Movie in the Park - "Lego Movie"
Thursday, Aug. 14

Free outdoor movie on the Village Green, 8901 W. 123rd Street. Sponsored by Comcast. Grounds open at 8pm, movie at dusk

Hummingbird Festival
8:30 am – 3 pm Saturday, August 16

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 W. 111th Street
Lemont, IL 630-257-2045
http://fpdcc.com/nature-centers/sagawau-environment-learning-center/
Celebrate the beauty of hummingbirds and join us for hummingbird games, viewing and a demonstration of how the birds are banded for tracking and research purposes.

Back to School Family Picnic
Wed. Aug. 20. 5 pm to 7:30 pm
Palos South School

Bring your picnic blanket to join the students, teachers and families in our school district. Complementary slushies and popcorn, games, contests, entertainment, inflatable fun slides and balloon artists. yleschkies@palos118.org for information.

Dragonflies: Migration
1 pm Friday, August 22

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 W. 111th Street
Lemont, IL 630-257-2045
http://fpdcc.com/nature-centers/sagawau-environment-learning-center/
Hike to the CCC Quarry and learn the difference between resident and migrant dragonflies.

Bike Hike
Saturday, August 23, 9 am to 12 pm
Meet at Palos Park Metra Station

Grab your bike, the family and friends for a leisurely ride on dedicated paths. We will begin and end at the Palos Park Metra Station. When you return a grilled lunch with refreshments will be provided.
Please register by August 18.

Electronic Recycling
Aug. 23 & Aug. 30, 9am to 2pm
Kaptur Administrative Center

Sponsored by Palos Orland Conservation Committee and Village of Palos Park.

BIG Rummage Sale
Friday and Saturday, August 29th and 30th 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
The Center, 12700 Southwest Hwy
http://www.thecenterpalos.org/
JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING The arena is filled with a huge assortment of house wares, hardware, sporting goods, kids toys, craft items, clothes, books, audio and video, and furniture!! We will begin accepting donations on August 12th! If you have items you would like to donate please call (708)361-3650 for drop off times. You can also purchase hot dogs and refreshments provided by our Palos Heights Kiwanis Club. Due to volume and size, we can no longer accept entertainment centers. Due to new electronic recycling landfill law, we can no longer accept TVs.

SEPTEMBER

BARN DANCE: A Family Night of Music and Fun at the Farm!
Saturday, September 6th, 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Rain or shine at the Children’s Farm, 12700 Southwest Hwy
http://www.thecenterpalos.org/
A wonderful evening planned you won’t want to miss our annual Barn Dance! We build a wooden floor over the indoor arena, and have live music from the band Pop Element who will keep the dance floor hopping and the fun happening! You can come and dance, sing, or just listen and socialize. Hotdogs and root beer will be sold from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. The barns will be open to visit the animals until dusk, and hayrack rides around the farm and the marshmallow bonfire will continue all evening long. Tickets are $8 per person. Proceeds from the evening benefit the camp scholarship fund.

Autumn In The Park Festival
Friday, September 19th 5-10:00 PM Saturday, September 20th 11:00AM
parade along 123rd Street
12:00-10:00PM - Festival grounds open Village Green.
See all the details at www.autumnintheparkfestival.org

"Sell it Again Palos"
Sept. 27
Metra Train Station

Palos Park Women's Club is sponsoring this event. Purchase space for $20, provide your own table. This event will be heavily advertised and open to the public. This is a great way to clean out the house, basement and garage by selling items. 708-480-4103 or 708-923-0651 for information. Rain date: Sat. Oct 4.

72nd annual FALL FESTIVAL AT THE FARM!
Saturday, September 27, 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Center, 12700 Southwest Hwy
http://www.thecenterpalos.org/
This will be a day of country fair fun for "kids of all ages.  Besides games, kid’s crafts, prizes, farm tours, live music, hayrack rides, and horse rides, there will be craft and flea market booths, a farmers market with freshly picked pumpkins, and refreshments from the grill. Vendors should register as soon as possible for a booth space and everyone else should plan ahead to spend a day of delightful fun at the farm!
 

OCTOBER

Family Camp Out in The Park
Saturday, October 4th
4:00PM Village Green

Palos Reads
October 8
Palos Country Club
SAVE THE DATE for Chicago author Marcus Sakey’s visit sponsored by the Palos Fine Arts in partnership with the Palos Park Public Library, Green Hills Public Library, and the Palos Heights Public Library. 

The Making of the Centennial Book
Thursday, October 9th at 7:00PM

Recreation Building, 8901 W. 123rd Street

Time Capsule  & Public Art Dedication
Thursday, October 30th
More information to come

Official Village Incorporation Anniversary
October 31, 1914

NOVEMBER

General Election
Tues. November 4

Veteran’s Day Remembrance
Tuesday, November 11th 11:00AM

DECEMBER

Village Tree Lighting and Holiday Market
Friday, December 5th
4:30-8:30PM Village Green