Wednesday, April 15: On Tax Day, there’s relief and a sense of control at one restaurant in Oak Park. From 5 to 10 p.m. at Maya del Sol, the dinner special is Pay What You Think Is Fair. The deal will apply to all the food items on Maya’s menu. (Drinks will be at their usual price.)

“Economic conditions in the past several months have been unpredictable. We would like to give people a chance to take back some control by extending the offer to pay what they think is fair,” says manager Todd Gunderson.

Maya Del Sol is at 144 S. Oak Park Ave. 358-9800, www.mayadelsol.com

Saturday, April 18: Sandra McCone, author of a new book for 9- to 12-year-olds, will be at The Irish Shop on Saturday afternoon for a reading, book signing and photo ops. McCone’s book is The Secret in Nana’s Garden; it comes with a companion song on CD. McCone, a grandmother who believes in sharing family stories among generations, intends this book to be the first in a series she calls The Three Little Lasses. Her series will follow three girls, their brother and their storytelling grandmother. She will be at the shop from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Her reading will be at 3 p.m. The book is $14.99. The Irish Shop is at 100 N. Oak Park Ave. 445-1149, theirishshop-online.com

Saturday, April 18: Master Gardener Deborah Cullen will be at Ten Thousand Villages in Oak Park for two Earth Day presentations on Saturday afternoon. At 1:30 and 3:30 p.m., Cullen will talk about caring for plants in containers, spicing up your garden, and composting. In each half-hour class, she’ll pot a plant that one student will get to take home. Each class is free. Ten Thousand Villages is at 121 N. Marion in Oak Park. 848-4572, www.oakpark.tenthousandvillages.com

Sunday, April 19: It’s Green Sunday in Oak Park this weekend as the park district hosts a community open house from 1 to 4 p.m.at the Cheney Mansion. There will information from local experts on nature prairie gardens, rain barrels, eco-friendly architecture, seed starting, composting and recycling. Representatives from the Park District’s Greening Advisory Committee, the OPRF High School Environmental Club, the Oak Park Conservatory, and the Garden Club of OPRF will all be on hand. Cheney Mansion is at 220 N. Euclid. 383-2612, www.cheneymansion.com

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