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: wild-ones-west-cook.myshopify.com/. 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: westcook.wildones.org/events/native-plant-gardening-q-a/.
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 centuriesandsleuths.com 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 fppl.org/events 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 fppl.org/events or you can contact Amilcar at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 forestpark.net or call 708-366-2323 for more information.