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Curative Properties of Tea, October 11, 2023 – Marcy Lautenan-Raleigh

12:00 PM at the Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois.

All are welcome to this free event.

Social time and a brief business report will precede the one hour presentation. The presentation will begin at 1:00 PM. Free parking is allowed on the street for this event.

October 11, 2023 Curative Properties of Tea

Much has been touted recently about the benefits of a good cup of herbal or green tea. This lecture discusses the difference between black tea and herb tea as well as what herbs make a good tea, how to formulate your own teas and the various medicinal properties discovered throughout time of various native plants with pictures to help with identification. We will sample our own blend at the end of the program.

Park District of Oak Park Covid guidance will be followed.
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December 14, 2022, Happy Holiday Designs

Julie Dolezal, A Senior Designer for Jewel/Osco will wow us with her floral creations for the winter holidays. Pick up an idea that you can use to decorate your space. We will raffle holiday floral creations for you to take home.
The Holiday Bazaar craft sale and raffle begins at 11:30am. The proceeds support the scholarship program for graduating OPRF students.
The Cheney Mansion (220 N. Euclid, Oak Park, Illinois) will be open for the Holiday Bazaar, socializing and light refreshments at 11:30am. The club will have a short business meeting, followed by the one hour presentation at 1pm. Membership is not required. Everyone is welcome. GCOPRF.ORG
The Village of Oak Park allows parking on the street near Cheney Mansion during club meetings. The Park District Covid guidelines will be followed. https://pdop.org/covid/

April 13, 2022 GMO’s-You Need to Decide for Yourself, Richard Hentschel

April 13, 2022

GMO’s-You Need to Decide for Yourself

Richard Hentschel

GMOs, now called Biologically Engineered, are plants bred for improved characteristics and abilities as plant breeders have done since Mendel crossed those peas for the very first time. What is different is how that is being done. Breeding techniques have shortened the start to finish times by years. Ultimately consumers will decide if these plants are acceptable for themselves and family.

Mr. Hentschel is an educator with the University of Illinois Extension.

12:00 PM at the Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois. Social time and a brief business report will precede the one hour presentation. The presentation will begin at 1:00 PM. Free parking is allowed on the street.

Park District of Oak Park Covid guidance will be followed.

March 9, 2022, Illinois’ Wild and Wonderful Early Bloomers presented by Cindy Crosby

March  9, 2022 

Illinois’ Wild and Wonderful Early Bloomers presented by Cindy Crosby

Hear stories about our earliest spring wildflowers, their folklore and their uses throughout history by Native Americans and early settlers as you enjoy beautiful color photography of these gorgeous and fascinating blooms. Be inspired to add some Illinois wildflowers to your own garden! The one hour presentation begins at 1:00 PM. www.cindycrosby.com 

12:00 PM at the Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois. Free parking is available on the street.

Local Covid guidance will be followed.