Native Plant Sale

Order through May 18; pick up June 3 through 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Maywood or Lemont. Native plants add beauty and benefit the environment. They provide habitat and food for wildlife, are drought-resistant, absorb storm water and carbon, and are easy to grow. This year, most plants will be plugs; dense roots help them grow quickly and lower prices help extend plant budgets. Butterfly and Bee Kits available. Brought by West Cook Wild Ones. Order: Pick up at Forest Preserves of Cook County Central Warehouse, 2199 S. 1st Ave., Maywood or Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, 12545 W. 111th St., Lemont.

Native Plant Garden Q&A

Sunday, April 18, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Zoom with West Cook Wild Ones

Whether curious about native plants, a veteran gardener wanting to explore this world or looking for an earth-friendly family activity, get your questions answered at this Midwest Native Gardening Basics presentation. Questions from simple to complex are welcome. Free. More/register:

Mystery Book Discussion Group

Join leader Marsha Boblitz for a discussion of the book “Lethal Pursuit” by Will Thomas on April 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Centuries and Sleuths, 7419 Madison St. Visit for more information.

Kids Recyclable Fashion Show

Kids are welcome to participate in a virtual recyclable fashion show hosted by the Forest Park Public Library on April 21 from 4 to 5 p.m. In honor of Earth Day, the library is celebrating upcycling! Bring your towel rolls, your bubble wrap, your spare cardboard boxes and assemble the best “trash-ion” you can. Build together and then model your finished products at the end to music. Registration is required. Visit for more information.

Meet with an Employment Specialist

Meet one-on-one virtually with a career search professional, Diana Munoz from Goodwill, who will help you formulate a plan and determine the best course of action to secure the best possible position for you. More information is available at or you can contact Amilcar at with questions.

Dog Park Key Required Beginning May 1

Beginning May 1, Forest Park’s dog park at 632 Circle Ave. will be locked, and a key will be required to enter. The lock installation at the entrance will provide additional security for those using the facility. Get or renew your permit, which comes with a key, at village hall. Visit or call 708-366-2323 for more information.