Sugar Beet Winter Farmers' Market
Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

Sugar Beet Winter Farmers' Market

Get your Farmers’ Market fix during the off-season. Visit with favorite farmers and producers, and maybe meet a new favorite. These take place monthly from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16, and April 20. Markets are held in the Sugar Beet Food Co-op entrance on Grove, just north of the store entrance.

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Repair Cafe
Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

Repair Cafe

  • Oak Park Senior Citizen's Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Repair Cafes are free meeting places, and they’re all about fixing things, rather than throwing them away. At the Repair Cafe, you’ll find the tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need. You’ll also find repair specialists to help you, such as electricians, seamstresses, jewelry experts, carpenters, and general fix-it folks. We usually meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Oak Park Senior Citizen's Center, 414 S. Oak Park Ave., in Oak Park.

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Sugar Beet Winter Farmers' Market
Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

Sugar Beet Winter Farmers' Market

Get your Farmers’ Market fix during the off-season. Visit with favorite farmers and producers, and maybe meet a new favorite. These take place monthly from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16, and April 20. Markets are held in the Sugar Beet Food Co-op entrance on Grove, just north of the store entrance.

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Sugar Beet Winter Farmers' Market
Feb
16
10:00 AM10:00

Sugar Beet Winter Farmers' Market

Get your Farmers’ Market fix during the off-season. Visit with favorite farmers and producers, and maybe meet a new favorite. These take place monthly from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16, and April 20. Markets are held in the Sugar Beet Food Co-op entrance on Grove, just north of the store entrance.

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Sugar Beet Winter Farmers' Market
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Sugar Beet Winter Farmers' Market

Get your Farmers’ Market fix during the off-season. Visit with favorite farmers and producers, and maybe meet a new favorite. These take place monthly from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16, and April 20. Markets are held in the Sugar Beet Food Co-op entrance on Grove, just north of the store entrance.

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Sugar Beet Winter Farmers' Market
Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Sugar Beet Winter Farmers' Market

Get your Farmers’ Market fix during the off-season. Visit with favorite farmers and producers, and maybe meet a new favorite. These take place monthly from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16, and April 20. Markets are held in the Sugar Beet Food Co-op entrance on Grove, just north of the store entrance.

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Young Filmmakers Workshop for Grades 3 to 5
Dec
9
1:00 PM13:00

Young Filmmakers Workshop for Grades 3 to 5

Topics covered will be story, framing, audio, lighting, editing, and production, taught by professional filmmaker and teacher, Jonathan Moeller of Jonathan Moeller Media. Bring an iPad or tablet, if possible. Brought to you in collaboration with The River Forest Park District. Cost is $30 for residents and $35 for non-residents.

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Green Gifting Workshop
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Green Gifting Workshop

Do you always struggle to decide what to give as gifts around the Holidays? Instead of spending hours at the store, spend a night making your own gifts with help from the Park District of Oak Park. Sip on some cider or cocoa, as you make truly unique one of a kind gifts that will surely be loved by all. Each participant will make 4 gifts to take home. Registration includes one drink.

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Young Filmmakers Workshop for Grades 6 to 8
Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

Young Filmmakers Workshop for Grades 6 to 8

Topics covered will be story, framing, audio, lighting, editing, and production, taught by professional filmmaker and teacher, Jonathan Moeller of Jonathan Moeller Media. Bring an iPad or tablet, if possible. Brought to you in collaboration with The River Forest Park District. Cost is $30 for residents and $35 for non-residents.

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One Earth Experiential and Sustainable Silent Auction Kickoff Party
Nov
27
5:30 PM17:30

One Earth Experiential and Sustainable Silent Auction Kickoff Party

Get your tickets to the auction event today. Join us for the live auction event, where your ticket includes two drink tickets (24 beers on tap), food from Big Delicious Planet, music, games and more. Great Central is located 2 blocks from the Ashland Pink / Green Line stop. Free street parking is available in the neighborhood (public transportation / carpooling is always encouraged).

If you can't join us for the auction, please consider joining One Earth as a member this season or making a donation to take advantage of our #GivingTuesday match.

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Favorite Native Plants Through the Seasons
Nov
18
2:30 PM14:30

Favorite Native Plants Through the Seasons

Discover the inner and outer beauty of some of Denise Sandoval’s favorite native plants after 18 years of native plant gardening in her own yard and 13 years designing native landscapes for others. She’ll discuss those she uses most often in her designs because they are beautiful, versatile and easy to grow, do well in clay soils, easy to find, take a range of moisture conditions as well as sun conditions. Learn about their physical attributes, their behavior, how to use them in the garden, plus some of the wildlife they support.

Denise Sandoval is the landscape designer, horticulturalist, naturalist and owner of Good-Natured Landscapes, LLC, whose mission is to create beautiful, functional and kind to the Earth landscapes. Her focus is blending local ecology with great design, with an emphasis on wildlife habitat and water conservation. Mother Nature is her greatest teacher and inspiration. Website: GoodNaturedLandscapes.com

This event is presented by West Cook Wild Ones.

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Sugar Beet Winter Farmers' Market
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Sugar Beet Winter Farmers' Market

Get your Farmers’ Market fix during the off-season. Visit with favorite farmers and producers, and maybe meet a new favorite. These take place monthly from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16, and April 20. Markets are held in the Sugar Beet Food Co-op entrance on Grove, just north of the store entrance.

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Repair Cafe
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Repair Cafe

  • Oak Park Senior Citizen's Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Repair Cafes are free meeting places, and they’re all about fixing things, rather than throwing them away. At the Repair Cafe, you’ll find the tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need. You’ll also find repair specialists to help you, such as electricians, seamstresses, jewelry experts, carpenters, and general fix-it folks. We usually meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Oak Park Senior Citizen's Center, 414 S. Oak Park Ave., in Oak Park.

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Sacred Wandering
Nov
17
8:30 AM08:30

Sacred Wandering

Join us as we explore meditation-in-nature with Sacred Wandering. Simplicity and reverence will be our guides. Join Terry Kinsey and Krista Mikos as they explore a new way of experiencing nature – the Sacred Wandering Way.

Krista teaches Environmental Justice and Advocacy at DePaul University and is a 25 year practitioner of Qi Gong. Terry has led numerous outdoor retreats and has been a practicing Unitarian Universalist-Buddhist for 2 decades as well.

We will meet at Thatcher Woods Pavilion, 8030 Chicago Ave., in River Forest, on the 3rd Saturday of the month rain or shine from 8:30 to 10 a.m. We are starting a modern-day movement. Join us!

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Wine and Botany
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Wine and Botany

Spend a relaxing evening learning about wine via the Park District of Oak Park. Dig into the botany of grape plants, learn how wine is made from plant to glass and sip your way through a tasting of several varieties.

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BOOST: Building Opportunities for Original & Sustainable Thinking
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

BOOST: Building Opportunities for Original & Sustainable Thinking

BOOST is an exciting, crowd-funded pitch competition where social entrepreneurs pitch their projects in the areas of waste, energy & ecosystems, and attendees get to vote their ticket dollars to determine the winning project, which receives grant money.
GET TICKETS HERE
A project of Delta Emerging Leaders, associate board of Delta Institute.

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One Earth Online Auction Begins
Nov
13
9:00 AM09:00

One Earth Online Auction Begins

Fun "green" gifts for everyone on your list!

Giving the gift of an experience is one of the best ways to make your holiday gift-giving unique and sustainable. Join us by shopping the auction online and at our Silent Auction Event to get your holiday shopping done the fun way.

We've got experiential and eco-friendly items you can feel good about gifting to yourself or someone else this season. And, through your auction purchases, you'll help launch the 2019 One Earth season.

Online bidding opens November 13 at 9 a.m. and bidding ends at the Silent Auction event on November 27 at Great Central Brewing, near Ashland and Lake St. in Chicago.

Get your tickets for the Silent Auction Event and enjoy 24 beers on tap, food from Big Delicious Planet, music, games and more. Your ticket includes all food + two drink tickets. Great Central is located just 2 blocks from the Ashland Pink / Green Line stop. Free street parking is available in the neighborhood (public transportation / carpooling is always encouraged).

**A limited number of discounted tickets to the Silent Auction event are available as 'Buy Now' items in the auction starting November 13**

If you can't decide on anything in the auction, please consider making a donation and save the date for the 8th Annual Fest, March 1-10, 2019.

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Indoor Winter Farmers' Markets Begin
Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

Indoor Winter Farmers' Markets Begin

Come purchase soups, jams, baked goods, salsas, meats, honey, winter-available produce, and more to support your local farmers. Grace Lutheran Church and School in River Forest will host a Winter Farmers Market with Faith in Place in their Fellowship Hall. Link/SNAP Benefits and Link Match are accepted! For more information, contact Laura Merwin at lamerwin86@gmail.com or 760-608-3092.

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Pollinators in Crisis: An Intervention Using Native Landscaping
Nov
10
8:30 AM08:30

Pollinators in Crisis: An Intervention Using Native Landscaping

  • Village of Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Wild Ones 2018 Pollinators In Crisis: An Intervention Using Native Landscaping Conference presented by the Lake to Prairie Chapter.

This year's conference brings together well known speakers who will share their up-to-date information on pollinators, native plants and the best practices for creating ecologically sound habitats.

8:15 AM- 8:45 AM - Registration, Exhibitor Tables, Raffle Signup

8:45 AM - Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM - Keynote Speaker - Heather Holm

The Pollination of Native Plants
This presentation is a fascinating journey showcasing the development of different flower types and the presentation of floral resources to pollinators. Exploring the types of insect pollinators, their foraging behavior and the floral features that attract pollinators, Heather will provide many specific examples of how native plants are pollinated and what pollinator is most effective and why.

10:15 AM - 10:40 - Morning Break, Refreshments, Exhibitor Tables and Raffle Signup

10:40 AM - 11:40 AM -  Fayett Aurelia Nichols

Life Cycle Lore: Timing Is Everything
This presentation looks at a variety of life cycles that occur in our gardens throughout the season, and examines how we can protect our pollinators against such environmental pressures. The better our understanding of pollinator life cycles, the better will be our ability to support these animals.

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM - Break, Refreshments, Exhibitor Tables and Raffle Signup

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Andy Stahr

Habitat Makeover: Adding Wildlife Value to the  Landscape
This presentation reviews the history of plant to wildlife relationships and introduces a tangible landscape wildlife value rating tool that can be used by participants to evaluate a landscape's current wildlife value rating tool that can be used by participants to evaluate a landscape's current wildlife value and plan for increasing said value through adaptive gardening.

1:00 PM - Raffle Winners Announced

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Investment for Good
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

Investment for Good

Investment for Good Panel Discussion:

  • Matthew Blume, Appleseed Capital, an advisor for 350.org on Divestment strategies.

  • Kristin Carlson Vogen, Senior Director of Development and Donor Services at The Chicago Community Trust with a focus on giving for impact and developing collaborative philanthropy strategies.

  • Jake Barnett, Institutional Consultant with the Chicago office of Graystone Consulting of Morgan Stanley. Jake participates on the Catholic Impact Investing Collaborative Committee.

Organizer: Interfaith Green Network

Co-sponsors:

  • Green Community Connections

  • Seven Generations Ahead

  • Green Community Connections

  • Faith in Place

RSVP Link

Questions: Richard Alton, richard.alton@gmail.com or 773.344.7172

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Get the Lead Out and Let the Sunshine In
Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

Get the Lead Out and Let the Sunshine In

"Get the Lead Out and Let the Sunshine In" is a Community Wellness Forum is hosted by Illinois State Representative Camille Lilly, Illinois State Senator Don Harmon and Oak Park Area Climate Action.

Join your neighbors, local legislators, and environmental experts for a community-centered conversation about important issues that affect us all.

Topics Include:

Access to Clean Water
Access to Lower Cost Clean Energy
Clean Job Training
Saving Money while Saving the Planet
Environmental Justice and Education

Event Schedule:

6:00: Reception - Food and Drink Provided
6:30-8:30: Forum Presentation, Listening & Sharing Opportunities
SWAG bags and raffle prizes to close reception

Free parking in Loretto Hospital parking lot.

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Deep Roots Volunteer Meeting
Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

Deep Roots Volunteer Meeting

Looking to grow food, find a community garden space, connect with other gardeners, build a raised bed or figure out a good design for your yard? Come to our monthly volunteer meetings for the Deep Roots Project where the first hour is all about supporting YOU! We meet on the 4th Friday of every month at the Good Earth Greenhouse from 6 to 8 p.m. No meeting will take place in November and December because of the holidays.

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How to Put Your Garden to Bed
Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

How to Put Your Garden to Bed

Join University of Illinois Master Gardener and Friends of the Conservatory, Ellen Kuener as she teaches us how to get our gardens ready for the winter. You will learn what to cut down in your garden and what to leave alone. Learn about pruning and what to cover up for the cold winter months ahead. Presented by the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory (FOPCON). FREE for FOPCON members; $10 for non-members. Visit www.fopcon.org to become a member.

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Honey Extraction & Bottling Workshop
Oct
20
12:00 PM12:00

Honey Extraction & Bottling Workshop

Are you interested in bees, honey, socializing, and fun? A this workshop, co-sponsored by River Forest Sustainability Commission and Dominican University, participants will taste a variety of honeys, learn about why and how bees make honey, and participate actively in extracting and bottling honey made by River Forest bees.

Meet local beekeepers and learn about why bees are important to the health of our ecosystems. This is a family-friendly workshop at which all participants will learn, contribute, and have fun! RSVP at emcmanus@dom.edu.

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Repair Cafe
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Repair Cafe

  • Oak Park Senior Citizen's Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Repair Cafes are free meeting places, and they’re all about fixing things, rather than throwing them away. At the Repair Cafe, you’ll find the tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need. You’ll also find repair specialists to help you, such as electricians, seamstresses, jewelry experts, carpenters, and general fix-it folks. We usually meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Oak Park Senior Citizen's Center, 414 S. Oak Park Ave., in Oak Park.

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Sacred Wandering
Oct
20
8:30 AM08:30

Sacred Wandering

Join us as we explore meditation-in-nature with Sacred Wandering. Simplicity and reverence will be our guides. Join Terry Kinsey and Krista Mikos as they explore a new way of experiencing nature – the Sacred Wandering Way.

Krista teaches Environmental Justice and Advocacy at DePaul University and is a 25 year practitioner of Qi Gong. Terry has led numerous outdoor retreats and has been a practicing Unitarian Universalist-Buddhist for 2 decades as well.

We will meet at Thatcher Woods Pavilion, 8030 Chicago Ave., in River Forest, on the 3rd Saturday of the month rain or shine from 8:30 to 10 a.m., starting with Saturday, April 21. We are starting a modern-day movement. Join us!

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Guided Forest Therapy Walk
Oct
13
9:30 AM09:30

Guided Forest Therapy Walk

Take an opportunity to enjoy nature through your senses with a Certified Forest Therapy Guide. Kim Ruffin will lead an easy-paced, short-distance walk through Thatcher Woods. Scientific research is showing more and more evidence that Forest Therapy techniques (also called “shinrin yoku” or “forest bathing”) support human health. This event is for people ages 18 and up.

Registrants will be asked to provide an email address that will be used for pre-walk communication. Registration required at 708-366-6530.

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Halloween Hoot & Howl
Oct
12
5:30 PM17:30

Halloween Hoot & Howl

  • Trailside Museum of Natural History (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join River Forest Public Library, River Forest Park District and Trailside Museum for a family-fun evening featuring live music, pumpkin painting, native animals, s’mores, a lantern parade, a night safari to look for animals, and more.

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