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Repair Cafe
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Repair Cafe

  • Oak Park Senior Citizens' 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. They usually meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Oak Park Senior Citizens’ Center, 414 S. Oak Park Ave., in Oak Park.

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Aurora GreenFest: Celebrating the Power of Ten
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Aurora GreenFest: Celebrating the Power of Ten

  • Prisco Community Center and McCullough Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come to the Aurora GreenFest on Sept. 28 and learn how to take care of the environment and have fun at the same time. Be ready for a day filled with fun activities to live more sustainably and help save our planet. As always, the GreenFest is a free and accessible event, so bring the whole family. 

The GreenFest is 10 years old this year!  This year’s theme: “Celebrating the Power of Ten!”  all about the top 10 ways to help the environment and stop climate change. 

Aurora Greenfest invites lots of wonderful, sustainability-minded exhibitors, including local non-profits and businesses with a green story to tell. They welcome local farmers, who help them find clean, organic food. They invite local artists and crafters with a theme of reusing old or found objects or nature themes. Volunteers, sponsors and exhibitors please sign up on their website, www.auroragreenfest.com.

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The Great Pumpkin Smash
Nov
2
4:00 PM16:00

The Great Pumpkin Smash

Don't know what to do with that old pumpkin? Why not smash it down Barrie Sled Hill and enter your carved work of art in the mushiest and squishiest event of the season? All participants will start at the top of Barrie Hill and smash their pumpkins to smithereens. Free and open to the public - no need to pre-register, just show up ready to SMASH! Pumpkin parts will be composted at the end of the event.

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Repair Cafe
Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

Repair Cafe

  • Oak Park Senior Citizens' 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. They usually meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Oak Park Senior Citizens’ Center, 414 S. Oak Park Ave., in Oak Park.

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Film Screening 'Right to Harm'
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

Film Screening 'Right to Harm'

An exposé on the public health impact of factory farming across the United States, told through the eyes of residents in five rural communities. Filmmakers Matt Wechsler and Annie Speicher skillfully weave together stories of farmers, mothers, scientists and politicians from the American Southwest to the Eastern Shore, each sharing how their lives were forever changed by factory farming. Known formally as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations – or CAFOs – these facilities produce millions of gallons of untreated waste that destroys the quality of life for nearby neighbors.

The film features agricultural economist John Ikerd, who abandoned industry beliefs after a 14-year career as a livestock marketing specialist. After the farm crisis of the 1980s he realized, “The farmers who were in the biggest trouble, were the ones doing the things we so-called experts were telling them to do.”

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Repair Cafe
Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Repair Cafe

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. They usually meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Oak Park Senior Citizens’ Center, 414 S. Oak Park Ave., in Oak Park.

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Screening 'A Plastic Oean'
Jul
1
7:30 PM19:30

Screening 'A Plastic Oean'

Sally Stovall Memorial Plastic-Free Summer Screening of ‘A Plastic Ocean’ will be followed by discussion about how to live a plastic-free life. Make reservations at richard.alton@gmail.com.

FILM DESCRIPTIOIN: In the center of the Pacific Ocean gyre our researchers found more plastic than plankton. A Plastic Ocean documents the newest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood’s fatty tissues, and eventually consumed by us. 

During its four-year production period, A Plastic Ocean was filmed in 20 locations around the world in beautiful and chilling detail to document the global effects of plastic pollution–and introduce workable technology and policy solutions that can, if implemented in time, change things for the better.

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World's Largest Block Party, Day 2
Jun
22
2:00 PM14:00

World's Largest Block Party, Day 2

Get ready to rock the block for a great weekend of fantastic music, food and fun at the World's Largest Block Party! Entry tickets are $10.  Purchase your tickets by June 10 and the first drink is on us! This is a Zero Waste Event.

Musical Acts

  • FRIDAY, JUNE 21

5:15 pm: Stache

8:00 pm: Hello Weekend

  • SATURDAY, JUNE 22

2:00 pm: Motown Nation

4:00 pm: The Walk-ins

6:00 pm: 7th heaven

8:00 pm: sixteencandlesband

Get those dancing shoes ready!!

Tentative and subject to change; please check back the week of the event to verify schedule! See worldslargestblockparty.com for more information!

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World's Largest Block Party, Day 1
Jun
21
5:00 PM17:00

World's Largest Block Party, Day 1

Get ready to rock the block for a great weekend of fantastic music, food and fun at the World's Largest Block Party! Entry tickets are $10.  Purchase your tickets by June 10 and the first drink is on us! This is a Zero Waste Event.

Musical Acts

  • FRIDAY, JUNE 21

5:15 pm: Stache

8:00 pm: Hello Weekend

  • SATURDAY, JUNE 22

2:00 pm: Motown Nation

4:00 pm: The Walk-ins

6:00 pm: 7th heaven

8:00 pm: sixteencandlesband

Get those dancing shoes ready!!

Tentative and subject to change; please check back the week of the event to verify schedule! See worldslargestblockparty.com for more information!

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Repair Cafe
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Repair Cafe

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. They usually meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Oak Park Senior Citizens’ Center, 414 S. Oak Park Ave., in Oak Park.

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