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Saturday September 1st

FARMER'S MARKET - 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Elmwood and Lake Streets in Oak Park (in the Pilgrim Church parking lot, 460 Lake Street, one block west of Ridgeland and Lake). For more information visit www.oak-park.us/farmersmarket.

 

Sunday September 2nd

Monday September 3rd - Labor Day

SPECIAL HOURS FOR OAK PARK CONSERVATORY - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM - The Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield Street in Oak Park, will be open on Labor Day. The Exploration Station will be open between 10:00 am and noon. September topic: “Traveling Seeds” Learn how wind, water and animals help seeds move. Find out what seeds float. Discover why some plants seem to move without any help Presented by Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory. For more information visit www.fopcon.org.

Tuesday September 4th

Wednesday September 5th

Thursday September 6th

LEGAL STEPS TO CREATE A 501(C)(3) CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION - 6:00 to 7:30 PM - The Law Project of the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law presents "Legal Steps to Create a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization" at 100 N. LaSalle Street, in Chicago. Attendees will gain in-depth knowledge about the legal requirements and various filings for creating a 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt organization. Fee $35. Register at: www.eventbrite.com/event/3892703180/eorg. For more information visit www.thelawproject.org/services/workshops.

Friday September 7th

Saturday September 8th

FARMER'S MARKET - 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Elmwood and Lake Streets in Oak Park (in the Pilgrim Church parking lot, 460 Lake Street, one block west of Ridgeland and Lake). For more information visit www.oak-park.us/farmersmarket.

22nd ANNUAL HISTORIC ROUTE 66 CAR SHOW SPONSORED BY WEATHERTECH - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Every year, in early September, the Berwyn Preservation of Historic Route 66 Committee of the BDC hosts the Historic Route 66 Car Show, which is held on Ogden Avenue in Berwyn. Berwyn has always been a great Route 66 town with a thriving, dynamic and fast-growing community at its heart. The Route 66 Car Show proves very successful with an estimated crowd of approximately 10,000 residents and visitors each year. All classic car fans are welcome to the show and can rediscover the great automotive heritage of Berwyn’s Historic Route 66. For more information visit www.berwyn.net/bdc-community-events/historic-route-66-car-show.

OAK PARK CONSERVATORY FALL PERENNIAL EXCHANGE - 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Now is the time to divide and share your perennials and in the process, acquire something new for your garden at the Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield Street in Oak Park. Drop off potted and labeled perennial plants at the alley gate south of the conservatory from 9:30 until 11:30. You will receive a coupon for each perennial donation. Return between 12 to 12:30 pm with your coupon to pick from the perennials donated by others. For more information visit www.oakparkconservatory.com.

OAK PARK CONSERVATORY HOUSEPLANT EXCHANGE - NOON to 3:00 PM - Bring your houseplant divisions or whole plants to exchange for something new at the Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield Street in Oak Park. The conservatory staff has a variety of 4-inch potted plants that were started from cuttings taken from the tropical and desert plants in our collection. Exchange something in your collection for something in ours. For more information visit www.oakparkconservatory.com.

Sunday September 9th

LATE SUMMER WALK - 1:00 to 2:30 PM - The Trailside Museum of Natural History, 738 Thatcher Ave. in River Forest invites you to join a naturalist for a stroll by the pond and into the woods to view late-summer wildflowers, dragonflies, and other delights. Family program; registration required. To register or for more information call 708-366-6530 or visit www.fpdcc.com.

Monday September 10th

Tuesday September 11th

Wednesday September 12th

Thursday September 13th

"FRONT LINE HEROES" BOOK SIGNING PARTY - 7:00 to 9:00 PM - Join CMI at the Buzz Cafe for our book signing party.

Sip your favorite hot beverage while listening to Bruce read excerpts from his first publication, Front Line Heroes: Battling the Business Tsunami While Developing Performance Oriented Cultures.

Bring your copy of the book and Bruce will sign it! Don’t have a copy and want one?

Order your autographed copy at CMI's Website: www.cmiteamwork.com/Hodes-Front-Line-Heroes.htm. Books will also be available for purchase at the book signing.

Friday September 14th

OPTIONS FOR NONPROFITS FACING FINANCIAL PRESSURE - 9:30 to 11:00 AM - The Law Project of the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law presents "Options for Nonprofits Facing Financial Pressure" at McDermott Will & Emery, 227 W. Monroe Street, in Chicago. When a nonprofit is in financial trouble, there are usually a variety of alternatives to consider. The board of directors and management should work together to determine the best approach. Back by popular demand, Jeff Ellis will discuss primary alternatives for a nonprofit when it may find itself in serious financial distress, strategies to consider, how to plan carefully, restructuring, winding down operations, and last resorts. Hosted by McDermott, Will & Emery. Fee: $30. Space is limited. Register at: www.eventbrite.com/event/4029095132.  For more information visit www.thelawproject.org/services/workshops.

Saturday September 15th

FARMER'S MARKET - 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Elmwood and Lake Streets in Oak Park (in the Pilgrim Church parking lot, 460 Lake Street, one block west of Ridgeland and Lake). For more information visit www.oak-park.us/farmersmarket.

MORNING FITNESS HIKE - 9:00 to 10:00 AM - The Trailside Museum of Natural History, 738 Thatcher Ave. in River Forest invites you to enjoy a brisk hike with a naturalist, while viewing nature along scenic trails near Trailside Museum. For more information call 708-366-6530 or visit www.fpdcc.com.

Sunday September 16th

RUN FOR THE TROPIC LIGHTNING 5K RUN - 8 AM - The 25th Infantry Division Memorial Fund holds their Run for the Tropic Lightning 5k Run at Oak Brook Hills Resort by Marriott – the golf course, 3500 Midwest Road, Oak Brook, IL. The 25th Infantry Division Memorial Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing support to the soldiers and veterans of the 25th Infantry Division. Contributions to participate in the race/walk are tax deductible – consult your tax advisor. Cost: $35 for 5K Race; $20 for 1 mile fun run/walk. For more information contact Gary Dittmer or visit www.25thmemorialfund.org/5k.html.

Monday September 17th

Tuesday September 18th

Wednesday September 19th

“CREATING NATIVE ECO-GARDENS” - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Oak Park Conservatory presents "Creating Native Eco-Gardens" at the Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield Street in Oak Park. Dennis Paige is the 2011 recipient of the Conservation and Native Landscaping Award given by the United States EPA and Chicago Wilderness. He is an adjunct faculty member at both the Morton Arboretum and the Chicago Botanic Garden and his passion is native landscaping. Join us for this inspirational program and learn how to create native, earth-friendly landscapes around your property which will enhance biodiversity and environmental health. Admission is free. For more information visit www.oakparkconservatory.com.

Thursday September 20th

Friday September 21st

Saturday September 22nd

FARMER'S MARKET - 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Elmwood and Lake Streets in Oak Park (in the Pilgrim Church parking lot, 460 Lake Street, one block west of Ridgeland and Lake). For more information visit www.oak-park.us/farmersmarket.

ANIMAL OLYMPICS DROP-IN PROGRAM - 1:00 to 3:00 PM - The Trailside Museum of Natural History, 738 Thatcher Ave. in River Forest presents "Animal Olympics Drop-In Program". Can you leap as far as a frog, or spear fish like a heron? Test your human abilities against many amazing animal adaptations at a fun family drop-in program. For more information call 708-366-6530 or visit www.fpdcc.com.

Sunday September 23rd

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Tuesday September 25th

Wednesday September 26th

Thursday September 27th

Friday September 28th

Saturday September 29th

TRAILSIDE HISTORY HIKE - 1:00 to 3:00 PM - The Trailside Museum of Natural History, 738 Thatcher Ave. in River Forest invites you to explore Thatcher Woods on a long 3-mile guided hike. Learn about the human history of Thatcher Woods, from Native American sites to the present day. For adults; registration is required. To register or for more information call 708-366-6530 or visit www.fpdcc.com.

Sunday September 30th

TREES AND LEAVES - 1:00 to 2:00 PM - The Trailside Museum of Natural History, 738 Thatcher Ave. in River Forest welcomes children ages 7 - 14 with an adult to enjoy a short nature walk, and learn easy ways to identify some trees by leaf, bud, bark and fruit. Registration is required. To register or for more information call 708-366-6530 or visit www.fpdcc.com.