Environmental Group Launches to Public, Wild Animals Flock to Library This Week in McKinley Park

Published July 23, 2018

The new environmental group based out of the McKinley Park neighborhood takes the wraps off their projects and agenda at the Neighbors for Environmental Justice Community Meeting, Thursday evening, July 26, at Crosspoint Community Church. In addition to sharing details of their research into the MAT Asphalt plant project, the group will provide updates on their meetings with elected officials and the rollout of their live air quality sensor network.

On Tuesday afternoon, July 24, at the McKinley Park library, meet a sloth, walk an anteater by the tail, fly an owl, wear a chinchilla or maybe even shake hands with a tarantula at Scales and Tales with Beth Wagner, a nature education session for kids and families. Eight different types of wild animals will visit the library and meet kids in this interactive and educational show with the traveling animals of Scales and Tales.

Sit back and enjoy well-crafted harmonies at the Farmers Market Concert: Cowboy Choir at noon on Sunday, July 29. The cowboys will sing adjacent to the McKinley Park Farmers Market, which runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the William McKinley memorial in McKinley Park. Grab some tamales and coffee and enjoy the concert thanks to the market's expanded vendor lineup, which also includes stands for fresh produce, natural goods and sundries from local producers.

Thanks to the past rainy weekend, Omega Delta Youth Baseball and Softball League had to move their Movie Night at Hoyne Park: The Sandlot to Saturday, July 28, starting at dusk. Join the players, coaches, families and friends of Omega Delta for a family-friendly film. Concessions will be on-site.

These are just some of the great neighborhood events happening in McKinley Park this week. Check the full calendar, featured events, showcase events and events dashboard for more.

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