“Fairway for the Arts” Golf Event

“Fairway for the Arts” Golf Event

Monday, September 15   
Crystal Tree Golf & Country Club

Join us at the McCord Gallery & Cultural Center’s Capital Campaign’s First Annual Golf Event for the benefit of the new Anderson Annex for the Arts at McCord. The Annex will provide classrooms, art & dance studios, rehearsal, performance and gallery exhibit spaces, as well as state-of-the-art technical and support spaces for music, dance, theater, visual arts pursuits, & special events.

Crystal Tree Golf & Country Club is known as “an elegant escape”  from the ordinary and one of Chicago’s finest private country clubs. Not a golfer? Dinner only is available for $60.

For more details download the brochure: Golf Event Brochure

Please help us publicize the event: Poster 

Please join us: Golf Registration Form 

Let us know who will be in your foursome: Form for Participants

‘Images of America’ Palos Park

To celebrate the centennial anniversary of Palos Park in 2014, the Village of Palos Park and the Palos Park Public Library have partnered to publish a book with Arcadia Publishing highlighting the fascinating history of Palos Park. The book, written by Palos Park librarian Jeannine Kacmar, features photographs and stories donated from private collections of local residents, businesses, and organizations.

The book is available for purchase for $21.99 at McCord, the Village Hall, and the Palos Park Library. For more information call the library (708-448-1530) or the Village Hall (708-671-3700).

“So I Bought an Air Force”

What sort of man comes to mind when you think of an adventurer? Chances are it is not your suburban neighbor.  But Will Martin of Palos Park breaks the stereotype in his recently published book “So I Bought An Air Force “, the wild but true story of the amazing business deal he made with General Somoza, dictator of Nicaragua, in which Martin purchased all of their piston planes, primarily P-51 Mustangs.  At the same time, in a separate deal, he located and delivered aircraft that the Nicaraguans wanted.  The adventure takes place between 1962 and 1965 during which Martin survives attempted murder by a CIA operative, crash lands three Mustangs after mysterious engine failure, makes Nicaraguan headlines as a “famous Chicago gangster” and is arrested in Mexico with his wife as a suspect in JFK’s assassination.  The book is filled with history, danger, and humor too.

Autographed copies of the book are available at McCord.