Artists invited to participate in clearance sale and more From the Village

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Village of Oak Park

The Oak Park Area Arts Council is seeking local artists interested in doing some spring cleaning and moving out their older works, seconds, prototypes or any work items they would be willing to discount at a special clearance sale. The sale is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., April 18 in the AGLS Building, 222 Lake St. The event entitled B-sides, an art studio clearance sale!, is modeled on similar events in Columbus, Ohio and Kalamazoo, Michigan that have attracted thousands. The deadline for artists to apply for space is Mon., April 6. Click here for details.


Seasonal yard waste collection program to begin next week

Collection of yard waste will begin Mon., April 6. Bundled brush no larger than two feet in diameter and four feet in length and yard waste such as grass clippings, leaves, shrubs and vines will be picked up on regular refuse collection days. A green yard waste sticker must be attached to each brush bundle, 32-gallon paper bag and rigid container. Residents are urged to look for alternatives to bagging yard waste such as mulching mowers, leaf shredders or backyard compost piles.  Click here for more information on refuse and recycling collection or email

Tuesday lectures tackle environmental issues

The annual Green Tuesdays public lecture series returns to the Oak Park Public Library in April to take on a range of important environmental challenges and issues relevant to the community. All lectures will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St. The program, now in its 10th year, is sponsored by the Village’sEnvironment & Energy Commission. Call 708.358.5700 or email for more information.


Deadline nears to volunteer for youth, senior programs

Time is running out for residents to apply to serve on the Oak Park Township Youth Services and the Senior Services advisory committees. The deadline to apply is Fri., April 10. The Youth Services Committee, which meets the first Wednesday of each month, advises the township board on funding for local agencies that sponsor programs for youth, especially those at risk of involvement in harmful or illegal activities. The Senior Services Committee, which meets quarterly, monitors and makes recommendations about services and programs for senior citizens. Interested residents should have a special interest in, and experience with, youth or senior needs in the community. Volunteers serve three-year terms. Applications are available at, from the Township office, 105 S. Oak Park Ave., or by calling 708.383.8005.


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