Park program guide coming soon

The Park District of Oak Park’s winter program guide should begin arriving in early December, but it will be in a bag hanging on the front door knob, rather than in the mailbox. As a cost trial cost-saving measure, a private service will deliver the program guide, instead of the U.S. Postal Service. Delivery is scheduled for Dec. 1 – 3. Anyone who does not receive a guide can e-mail

Conservatory to host free open house and craft fair

The Oak Park Conservatory will host a free Winter Holiday Open House & Craft Faire from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sun. Dec. 2. Unique gift items created by local artists will be available for purchase, along with paper white narcissus, poinsettias and door swags. Santa will be there as well to listen to holiday wishes. The Conservatory, 615 Garfield St., will be decorated in its holiday finest, making it a great backdrop for holiday pictures. For more information, call 708.386.4700 or visit

Recycle holiday lights

If new holiday lights are on your shopping list, recycle the old ones. The Village has partnered with Vintage Tech Recyclersto host a holiday light drop-off box at the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd., during December and January. Mini-lights, C7 lights, C9 lights, rope and LED lights, as well as extension cords, are acceptable. Items may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call 708.358.5700 or e-mail

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