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Monday, April 04, 2016

Event for April Healthy Living Month in Park Ridge, IL

08:00 AM - 08:05 AM

Various locations in Park Ridge -- see the poster
Park Ridge, IL , 60068



April is Healthy Living Month in Park Ridge, IL –-- Click on calendar date to see list of individual events and TIME of event. ------- We are teaming up to promote healthy living: School District 64, City of Park Ridge, Park Ridge Park District, Park Ridge Public Library, GoGreen! Park Ridge, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, and the Healthier Park Ridge Commission.

Healthy Living Month – We are teaming up to promote healthy living! – School District 64, City of Park Ridge, Park Ridge Park District, Park Ridge Public Library, GoGreen! Park Ridge, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, and the Healthier Park Ridge Commission.

 

April 1 Low Vision Fair

1:00pm-4:00pm Glenview Senior Center, East Wing, 2400 Chestnut Street, Glenview. Multiple area libraries join together to present this special event offering practical information about new developments in eye care, products, services and a free Diabetic Retinopathy screening. Screening sponsored by the Park Ridge Lions Club. Contact Cathy Thompson at the Park Ridge Public Library with questions 847-720-3280

 

April 1-15 Advocate Children's Hospital Library – Children's Health Resource Center, 1675 Dempster Street, 2nd floor. A complimentary age-appropriate book will be given to 50 District 64 families when they register online as new patrons of the Children's Health Resource Center Library. — Book drawing will be held on April 15. — Winners pick up their book on Friday, April 22 at the Children's Health Resource Center. Register online at http://www.advocatechildrenshospital.com/ach-chrc-contact-form

 

April 4 Healthy Living Month Proclamation!

7:30pm, Park Ridge City Hall, 505 Butler Place. Representatives of School District 64 will be on hand to accept the City's Official Proclamation.

 

April 4-8 Health & Nutrition Week

Students eat more fruits and vegetables and complete pledge cards for the Healthy Living Month school raffle.

 

April 5 Five Keys to Organic Gardening Success

6:30pm-7:30pm Wildwood Nature Center, 529 Forestview Avenue.  Hands-on advice for gardeners of all abilities. $8 Pre-Register through Park District.

 

April 7 Bike Helmet Sale and Personal Fitting

4:00pm-6:30pm, Carpenter School, 300 N. Hamlin Avenue.
Co-sponsored by Park Ridge Police Department, School District 64, and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Toddler, youth and adult sizes are $11 per helmet; first come-first served.

 

April 11-15 Neat to Use Your Feet Week

Students walk to and from school and complete pledge cards for the Healthy Living Month school raffle. Also this week, you can be "Caught Being Healthy". Students with a lunch of protein, fruit or veggie, and no junk food will also earn a raffle ticket.

 

April 13 VA Cards for Hospitalized Kids

3:00pm-5:30pm, Park Ridge Public Library Young Adult Loft,
20 S. Prospect Avenue. Spread hope and joy by making handmade cards that will bring a smile to the face of a hospitalized child. Service hours available. Drop-in. Grades 6-12.

 

April 14 Natural Lawn Care for Homeowners

6:30pm-7:30pm, Wildwood Nature Center, 529 Forestview Avenue. A holistic approach to lawn care with thoughtful choices. $8 Pre-Register through Park District.


April 16  Park Ridge Community Showcase

1:00pm-4:00pm, Park Ridge Public Library, 20 S. Prospect Avenue. Take advantage of this biannual, one-stop source for information. Connect with people from dozens of Park Ridge civic, cultural, social service, & volunteer organizations. Benefit from their wealth of information and resources. Learn about services available to you and yours, as well as ways to give back to your community.

 

April 18-22 Go Green! Week

Students engage in activities to protect the environment and complete pledge cards for the Healthy Living Month school raffle.

 

April 22 Earth Day Work Day

4:30pm-5:30pm, Wildwood Nature Center, 529 Forestview Avenue. Help clean up the Maine Park woodland, pond, and prairie. Free event. Children must be accompanied by adult.

 

April 24

3rd Annual Park Ridge Ministerial Association Day of Service
12:30pm-5:00pm, Mary Seat of Wisdom, 920 Granville Avenue. Information fair followed by outdoor and indoor service projects.

Recycled Crafts Children All Ages 1:00pm-3:00pm, Park Ridge Library First Floor Meeting Room, 20 S. Prospect Avenue. Create cool crafts from recycled materials! Materials provided. Children of all ages.

 

April 25-29 Screen-Free Week

Students refrain from screens, enjoy other activities, and complete pledge cards for the Healthy Living Month school raffle.

 

April 26

—- How to Stop A Running Nose

7:00pm-8:00pm, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, 1775 Dempster, Park Ridge, Johnson Auditorium. Nadia Caballero, MD, Ears, Nose & Throat Specialist.

Wildwood Nature Center Animal Hour

5:30-6:30pm, Enjoy an up close encounter with Wildwood Animals. 529 Forestview Avenue. A free event for all ages.

 

April 27 Take a Hike Around Wildwood Prairie & Pond

5:30pm-6:30pm, Wildwood Nature Center, 529 Forestview Avenue
A naturalist will lead you down the woodland trail, around the prairie, and to the pond to discover nature.

 

April 30

—- Earth Day Event

11:00a.m.-3:00pm, Maine Park, 2701 W. Sibley. Crafts, eco-friendly vendors, Scales & Tales Animal Show & more!

Pedals for the Parks Bike and Trike Exchange

11:00am-3:00pm, Maine Park, 2701 W. Sibley. Donate your old bike or pick up a new-to-you one!

 

Looking Ahead:

The Park Ridge Farmers Market is Celebrating 25 Years!

7:00am-1:00pm, Saturdays, May 28 through October 29.
For more information, visit:
www.parkridgefarmersmarket.com

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