Countryside residents will have plenty to do in December

December 8, 2011 by  

It would seem that worthy causes and education are both on the menu for Countryside residents this month.

Starting with the McDonald’s Fundraiser Night that was held on December 6th, the community were given a chance to support its students. The event was advertised as follows:

“McDonald’s is donating 20% of all purchases made between 5 and 7 p.m. on December 6, 2011 to our students. No flyer is needed for this event. Please come out to help support all of the children that attend Ideal School. Again, all purchases, even by individuals that don’t have children at Ideal School, will go toward this fundraiser. So please let your friends and family know about the fundraiser.”

All individuals had to do to participate was simply stop by South LaGrange Road and buy some food.

Those who love history and are interested in making the short drive over will also be able to enjoy the Oak Park Conservatory on the 10th.

Originally formed in 1914, the Conservatory started out as a collective effort. It was built with the intention of allowing the community to:

“…provide a place to house exotic plants that residents collected during their travels abroad”.

Courtesy of local brochure printers, there’s sure to be guides and information books available for visitors who want to learn more about the Conservatory’s history.

Officially open from 10:00 a.m. till noon on Saturdays, the Conservatory’s Exploration Station is worth checking out. According to the site:

“…Docents help children and others learn through interactive displays and games in the showrooms. New topic every month. Drop in anytime. ”

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