Diana Borst Nawrocki worked at Woolworth's Dime store as a youngster in the thread department where her love of color and textile began. Later she pursued art as her major and continued her use of color. As an artist, Art Therapist, Artist. Wife, Mother and Grandmother she uses fiber to seek spiritual pathways, and find corridors to enhance healing Her textile fabric art paintings will be on display from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31 with a reception on Sunday, November 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. The Oak Park Conservatory is open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
Every Saturday from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. for adults and kids of all ages who are interested in learning about nature and natural habitats. Also open on Mondays when there is no school due to holidays. September: Monarch Butterflies, King of the Insect World. October: Go Batty for Bats November: Habitat-Deserts December: Festival of Colors (Plant colors and pigments) January: Habitat-Ponds and Streams February: Chocolate March: All About Parrots April: Hide & Seek May: Eggs, Eggs, Eggs
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.
Like moonshine, mezcal is produced by many backyard distillers, but unlike moonshine, such private distillation is perfectly legal under the Mexican law. You cannot legally label what you're making "mezcal," but you can make what is essentially mezcal, and you can sell it. This freedom has led to a lot of experimentation.