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Beautification Committee
Boy Scouts - Cub Scouts
The Center

Friends of the Calumet-Sag Trail
Garden Guild

Girl Scouts
McCord House
Palos Education Foundation
Palos Fine Arts Association
Palos Historical Society
Palos Park Senior Club
Palos Park Service League
Palos Park Woman's Club
Palos Village Players
PLOWS
Rotary Club
Tree Body

 

Palos Park Woman's Club
Palos Park Woman's Club was founded in 1902 and has been a driving force in the many developments in the Village of Palos Park. With a current membership of about 85, the club's purpose is to promote cultural, educational and civic interest as a charitable organization. The  Woman's Club has been in charge of the annual Farmer's Market, House Walk, Taste of Palos, Scholarships and many more. Palos Park Woman's Club meets the second Thursday of the month, September through May at the Palos Park Presbyterian Church. The meeting starts at 11am with a business meeting, a luncheon and entertainment. For membership information
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Palos Park Service League
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The Palos Park Service League is a non-profit charitable organization that has been helping worthwhile causes in the Palos area for sixty years. With a roster of about 20 members, the women of the league have raised tens of thousands of dollars over the past half-century with proceeds supporting the following philanthropies: The Center in Palos Park , Moraine Valley Community College Returning Women's Programs, Sandburg Scholarship, Stagg Scholarship, Sandburg Senior Nite, Stag Senior Nite, Metropolitan Family Services SW, Recording for the blind, Palos Park Library, Palos Fire Protection District, Palos Park Village Hall Rec. Fund, Palos School District 118.

The League meets once a month to plan two annual fundraising events. Our backgrounds and ages are quite varied, but we have joined together to provide a mechanism to give something back to the community. We work as a group and enjoy each other's company while pursuing projects that benefit our community. If you live within the geographic boundary of School District 118 and are interested in joining our organization, please drop us a note at P.O. Box 221, Palos Park, Illinois 60464.

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Garden Guild
Palos Park Garden Guild I was organized in 1950 with a membership of 20. We are now a member of the National Council of State Garden Clubs and The Garden Clubs of Illinois. Our meetings convene at 9:30am on the fourth Tuesday of each month except July & August. We have landscaped the flowering triangle raised garden at SW highway and Rt. 83. We support The Nature Conservancy, Lincoln Memorial Fund, Conservation Scholarship for a local high school student, Audubon Adventures Program at Palos East School, Sponsor a Woodsy Owl Poster contest, Bake sale at Farmer's Market, Hostess The Chicago Flower and Garden Show at Navy Pier, Co-sponsor Arbor Day in Palos Park and the Garden Walk in town. At Christmas we help a needy family, war veteran's administration & the food pantry. Contact at (708)448-8037 for more information.


   
Beautification Committee
The Palos Park Beautification Committee was established to beautify the appearance of public ways, waysides and Village places through the planting of flowers, shrubs, trees, etc. The committees main focus of improvement is 123rd street and the Village welcome signs. The committee meets once a month at various members homes (usually the first Monday of each month) and is always looking for eager volunteers. If you are interested in making new friends and beautifying Palos Park, please contact the Village Hall at 708-671-3700
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Find out about the Beautification Committee's Mailbox Replacement Program.

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Tree Body
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The Palos Park Tree Body was established in 1993 to promote the preservation and reforestation of the Village and to encourage public awareness and participation in the Forestry Management Plan. The members work with the Director of the Department of Public Works making recommendations regarding the planting, care and removal of trees. Maintaining Tree City USA status is another Tree Body Function. Recognizing the need for increased funding and the difficulty of obtaining state and federal grants, the Tree Body with the help of the Village Council, started the establishment of the Palos Park Tree Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation. By the end of 1998 we should be ready to start soliciting funds from individuals and corporations. Community support is a major factor in preserving the beauty of the Village and any aspect of fundraising. All residents are invited to join the Tree Body. Our usual meeting night is the first Tuesday of the month at the Village Hall at 8pm. Dates and time may vary, so call the Administration Office for information (708)448-2700.

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Palos Fine Arts Association
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Founded in 1984, the Palos Fine Arts Association is organized to integrate the arts into community life by providing culturally-based programs and supporting artistic goals and achievements. Offerings include art exhibitions, concerts, dance and other artistic endeavors. Also sponsored is the article "Arts and About" appearing monthly in The Regional newspaper. Each spring, scholarships are awarded to students pursuing higher education in art-related fields. Teaming with Moraine Valley Community College Fine and Performing Arts Center and the Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery has enabled the Association to expand its vistas and audiences. Support for its programming comes from pledges and memberships by individuals, families and businesses from the Palos, Orland and surrounding areas. Benefits to members include invitations to events and receptions, discounts on tickets and a newsletter. Membership Drive is now in Progress. Palos Park Fine Arts Association, 8901 West 123rd Street, Palos Park, IL 60464

Go To www.palosfinearts.com

 

 
Palos Park Senior Club
Residents and non-residents over the age of 60 are invited to join the Palos Park Senior Club. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month from 12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. in the lower level of the Recreation Center. 8901 W. 123rd Street, to share information and ideas. Lunch will be served for a small fee meeting. If you would like to join the club or have some suggestions, please call at 708-480-4103.
 
 

Friends of the Calumet-Sag Trail
The Calumet-Sag Trail will be a multi-use path built almost entirely along the banks of the Calumet-Sag Channel and Calumet River. Along 30 miles of waterway from Burnham to Lemont. Friends of the Calumet-Sag Trail are a volunteer group that's working hard and having fun sharing a vision.

 

   
McCord House
Gallery and Cultural Center

The McCord House is a well preserved 1834 farm house in Palos Park, Illinois. Constructed by John D. McCord after he obtained obtained the land in 1834, the home stayed in the original family for well over 100 years.

Today, the home is used as a focal point for the artists in the general Palos community. Palos Park had developed as an artist's community in the early 20th century, and it is fitting that the home now serves as a focal point to the McCord Gallery and Cultural Center. 

www.mccordgallery.org/

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Boy Scouts & Cub Scouts
Boy Scouts are active in our town in many ways.  Cub Scout Pack 3729 (http://www.pack3729.org/), Boy Scout Troop 123 and
Cub Scout Pack 3123 is active in this area you can get current Pack information at the Chicago Area Council/Boy Scouts of America at 1218 West Adam, Chicago IL 60607 at (312)421-8800
http://www.scouting.org/.


Girl Scouts
Get information about the
Girl Scouts of South Cook County at: 1005 West 175th, Homewood, IL 60430 (708)957-8100  http://www.girlscouts-scc.org/


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Palos Village Players
Volunteers provide community Theater to the area. There are monthly meetings for 3 productions a year. Occasionally there is a special production. We are open for members who are interested in any aspect of theater. Meeting are on 3nd Wednesdays at 8pm. Location of meetings vary. 877-PVPTIXS. Please visit our web site for latest schedule: www.PalosVillagePlayers.com

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Visit Palos Historical SocietyPalos Historical Society
12332 Forest Glen Blvd. (708)361-3118
Open every Tuesday 9am to 1pm or by appointment by calling (708)448-1410. The Historical Society was founded in 1957 to institute and encourage historical inquiry, to collect and preserve materials of history and spread historical information. Activities include meetings, lectures, social events, field trips, Memorial Day services as well as research and preservation of historical facts. View the current archives and display cases in the community room. Historical materials and artifacts accepted. Membership is open to Palos Township residents. Please call for more information.



The Community Center Foundation and Children's Farm
12700 Southwest Highway
Palos Park, IL 60464
708-361-3650

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The Center's Website
Pathway's Website


PLOWS
The PLOWS Council on Aging is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting older persons over the age of 60 who are physically or psychologically impaired. PLOWS stands for the area served-the four townships of Palos, Lemont, Orland, and Worth. An estimated 55,000 older persons reside in the PLOWS area. The PLOWS Council on Aging is located at 7808 College Drive, Suite 5 East, Palos Heights, Illinois 60463, and is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. You can reach PLOWS by calling
(708)361-0219. The work of PLOWS is performed by a staff of professionals, in-home workers and volunteers. If you are interested please call. Our fax is 708-361-9853. Email at info@plows.org. Our website is: www.plows.org 

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Rotary International

 
   
Rotary #6450
Rotary is an organization of business & professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world. 
There are approximately 1.2 million Rotarians, members of more than 29,000 Rotary Clubs in 161 Countries!   Visit the web site for more information on Rotary at http://www.orlandparkrotary.org. Palos Park is in district #6450. For more information of clubs in our area email wm_binder@yahoo.com
 

 

Palos 118 Educational Foundation
Palos 118 Educational Foundation serves School District 118 and the students of Palos East, Palos West and Palos South Schools. We are always in an outreach to our communities for volunteers, donations and support.

The Foundation works to FUND UNFUNDED NEEDS (FUN). Working through fundraisers, corporate and private contributions and state and local governmental support. We raise funds for books for the school media centers, technology and equipment for the science labs, and other educational needs not funded by the local, state, or federal governments.

LEARN MORE at http://www.palos118.org/fun/index.asp


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