Plant sale this weekend and more From the Village

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Plant sale this weekend

The Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield St., will hold its annual public plant sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., May 2, and from noon to 3 p.m., Sun., May 3. Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory, volunteers who support the facility year round, get the first look from 2 to 6 p.m., Fri,, May 1. A variety of vegetables, herbs and flowers – most grown in the Conservatory – will be offered. For more information call708.725.2400 or visit

Municipal jobs posted online

Residents interested in working for the Village can keep track of job openings, where descriptions, qualifications and application guidelines are posted for specific positions. The Village receives a number of applications and does not reply to each submission. Applicants are contacted only if there is interest in the skills and background for the position applied. Unsolicited resumes not identifying a specific job opening are not accepted. For more information on Village hiring policies and procedures, email

Yard waste collection underway

Collection of bundled brush and yard waste is underway through November. Bundled brush and yard waste such as grass clippings, leaves, shrubs and vines are picked up along with garbage and recycling on regular refuse collection days from the same collection point. Each brush bundle should be no larger than two feet in diameter and four feet in length and have a green yard waste sticker attached. Yard waste should be in 32-gallon paper bags or rigid containers, each with a green yard waste sticker attached. Stickers are available for $2.40 each from Oak Park grocery and hardware stores and the Cashier’s Office at Village Hall, 123 Madison St. Residents are urged to look for alternatives to bagging yard waste such as mulching mowers, leaf shredders or backyard compost piles. For more information, call 708.358.5700or email

Ask for identification

Should an individual come to your home claiming to be a representative of a public utility or the Village, be sure to ask for identification. All Village employees, including property inspectors, as well as employees of all public utilities, carry official identification and display it. If you have doubt about the identity of an individual knocking on your door, call 9 – 1 – 1.

Nature museum activities offered nearby

Cook County’s Trailside Museum of Natural History, 738 Thatcher Ave., in River Forest, offers a range of programs for children and adults alike, including nature stories, fitness hikes and close-up visits with the Thatcher Woods’ many inhabitants. Most activities are free. For more information, visit the Museum or call708.366.6530.


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