Big Week: April 15-22

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Earth Day – 50 Years

The Plastic Crisis

Wednesday, April 22, 11 a.m. to Noon, Zoom

Join four different speakers for a teach-In followed by Q&A. Brought by Go Plastic Free. Dial in to 312-626-6799, or enter Meeting ID: 164 646 195, Password: 016189. Questions: 708-848-9266.

Adding Natives to Edible Gardens

Sunday, April 19, 3 to 6 p.m.

In this webinar, learn how to combine native and edible plants to bring more beauty and health to your yard. Free. Brought by Deep Roots Project. Register:

Virtual Mini Film Fest

View a selection of films brought by One Earth Film Festival and the City of Chicago.  

Monday, April 20 - Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution

Tuesday, April 21 - The Human Element

Thursday, April 23 - Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

Friday, April 24 - Why We Cycle

Saturday, April 25 - Young Filmmakers Contest Honorable Mention Winners

Sunday, April 26 - The Biggest Little Farm

Events include additional programming, such as live Q&As on Zoom with filmmakers. Free; $8, suggested donation per person. Register:

Opportunity Knocks Making the Best of It 

Friday, April 17, noon, through
 Monday, April 20, 9 p.m.

Opportunity Knock's (OK) gala was cancelled. Instead, help out virtually — bid on auction items, buy raffle tickets, or donate directly. Featured items include a catered dinner, signed Blackhawk Jonathan Toews jersey, Caribbean getaway and more. OK supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as they live, work, learn, grow and connect within their community. More: Sign in from there or text: Okgala2020 to 243725.

Oak Park Conservatory Plant Sale

Public online sale April 16 through 26

After 30 years of in-person sales, this annual sale has moved online with curbside pickup. View the catalog and find ordering link: Questions:

Read, Watch, Listen: What's Next

Wednesday, April 15, 3:30 to 4 p.m., Zoom

Have a conversation with Oak Park Public Library librarians about what they are reading watching and listening to at home. Register:

Senior Services Nutrition Program

Oak Park and River Forest seniors ages 60+ who relied on hot lunches at Oak Park Township Senior Services can pick up bulk meals to take home. Use the Senior Services back door.

Friday, April 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., A five-pack of shelf-stable meals. 

Monday, April 20, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., A five-pack of frozen meals. 

Friday, April 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., A ten-pack of shelf-stable meals. 

$1.50 suggested donation per meal. For questions or to arrange delivery: 708-383-8060. Dine out coupons for delivery from local restaurants can also be purchased. 130 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park. More: For food pickups, enter the alley through Pleasant St. by St. Edmund Church; remain in vehicle and wait for a staff person to bring out the food.


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