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Earth Fest 2014 set for April 26

The Village’s fifth annual celebration of green living — Earth Fest — is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sat., April 26, in the LEED® Gold-certified Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. This year’s event will highlight green block party planning, eco-friendly businesses, local chefs and restaurants, games and activities for children, items for sale and entertainment. In addition, Recycle Alley is back by popular demand, with drop-off boxes for prescription glasses, hearing aids, rechargeable batteries, cell phones and old blue jeans. Visit for more information.

Vendors sought…Vendors are now being sought to display their ecofriendly goods and services at Earth Fest 2014. Special sponsorship opportunities also are available. For more information, call 708.358.5778 or email Applications also are available online at

Earth Hour is March 29…Oak Parkers are invited to turn off their lights for one hour beginning at 8:30 p.m., Sat., March 29, to stand up, take responsibility for and get involved in working toward a sustainable future. Since Earth Hour was launched in 2007, it has become the world’s largest voluntary action with people, businesses and governments in 135 countries across every continent coming together to celebrate a commitment to the one thing that unites us all — the planet. For more information, visit