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Join us as we host a new event: Plant the Seeds of Learning! Purchase Tickets today! Sip on selected wines that are paired with appetizers and bid farewell to Daylight Savings time.  Come find out about some of the educational programs we provide to children in our community. Do you know about the Exploration Kit we lend out......
Discover How to Put Your Garden to Bed is our lecture on Sunday, October 21 from 2 – 3 pm. Big or small, all gardens need tending in the Fall.  We are happy to have Ellen Kuner as our lecturer.  Ellen is a Master Gardener, long-time member friend of FOPCON and was president for four years. ......
Topic: Leaf Study — Please Drop-In, It’s FREE! on Saturdays, from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm on each Sundays, from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Columbus Day!  Exploration Station is open on Monday, October 8!  School is out – Visit Us! The Friends’ docents help children and others learn through interactive displays and games in the showrooms. October:......
Rain or Shine!!  Join us tonight.  The ‘Plus’ for this Uncorked is a Drawing with 5 Great Packages to help support the Friends.  This is the final Uncorked of the season so please join us.   Music:  Szurko Trio – plays Classics and Oldies and more! Artisan: Little Buddha Wine and Craft Beer:  Two Brothers Social Tap......
Fall for the Friends Membership Drive is happening now! Help us reach our goal of 50 new members! Click today and Join FOPCON !    Become a member during the drive and receive a FREE succulent plant.  Pick up your plant any Saturday from 12:30 – 2:30 pm in the Conservatory lobby before October 31! Give or......
Topic: Hide and Seek This free  program runs September through May •  Saturdays 10:30 am – 12:30 pm •  Sundays 1:30 – 3:30 pm The Friends docents help children and others learn through interactive displays and games in the showrooms. We have a new Topic each month. Please Drop-In, It’s FREE! September: Hide and Seek Some animals are so good......
Saturday, September 8 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Join other gardeners and share your favorite perennials, houseplants and extra garden tools at the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory sponsored annual Fall Exchange. Drop off materials from 9:30 -11:30 a.m. at the Conservatory. Come back to pick up items from noon – 12:30 p.m....
Enjoy the Conservatory this Summer with wine and craft beer, music, appetizers and an artisan sharing their wares. Music: Andreas Kapsalis, guitarist Artisan: Serenitea Wine and Craft Beer:  Two Brothers Social Tap Appetizers:  Scratch on Lake Andreas Kapsalis is an innovative guitarist and a composer.  He has been called a steel string ten finger tapping guitar......
Join us for our Member Lecture on How to Create Butterfly Habitats.  We are excited to have Stephanie Walquist, co-founder of the West Cook chapter of Wild Ones, talk about how to create habitat gardens for our area butterflies.  Learn about local butterfly species and behaviors which add beauty to your garden.  Butterflies need year-round homes......
The Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory is seeking a resourceful individual interested in joining our dynamic organization as a part-time Volunteer and Program Coordinator.  Responsibilities include recruitment, orientation, and placement of all volunteers at the Oak Park Conservatory; including, but not limited to, those interested in horticultural projects, education programs, and special events. He/she......
For this July Event, participate in our Take a Stroll Down Madison Street Drawing by purchasing a ticket for a chance to win a local Gift Certificate or featured One-of-a-Kind Handbag!  Help support FOPCON. As always, enjoy the Conservatory with wine and craft beer, music, appetizers and an artisan sharing their wares. Music: Cardinal Harbor, Midwest’s Prog Rock......
Max Frueh began volunteering with the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory in September 2012.  For the past six years, Max has dedicated his time to our pot washing station where he ensures that all of our newly potted plants have a clean environment in which to grow. Washing pots, which is a lot like......