Held the 3rd Friday of every month, September through May (except December). Bring your toddler/preschooler to this exciting program. Session I: 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.-For 18 to 30 month olds. Session II: 12:15 to 1:00 p.m.-For 3 to 5 year olds. Topic this month: "What Shape Is Your Leaf?". You and your child will learn about plants and how they can be used to provide entertainment and fun. The session will include a story, a hands-on learning experience, and a short walk in the conservatory to see some plants. First 15 children with caregivers accepted.
Provide your input as the preliminary Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan is presented to the community. Tentative plans for future programming, facilities and acquisition of open space will be discussed. The meetings will be held at: 7 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield Street; 7 p.m. Sept. 30 at Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid Ave.; 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Gymnastics and Recreation Center, 41 Lake St.
Tickets, sold at the door, are $15 per person and include two drink tickets, a food token, showcase tours, music, art by Karen Johnson, and more. Must be 21 or over to participate. www.fopcon.org. firstname.lastname@example.org. 725-2400.
Today, the Oak Park Conservatory is flourishing. With the aid of an army of over 1,000 volunteers, the nearly 75-year-old facility has a new addition, is brimming with school children and tourists and has become a beloved destination for many in Oak Park and surrounding communities.