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  • Winter Play Day!
    12/29/2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Winter Play Day!

    Where: Interpretive Center, Homer Lake

    Did you know that winter is one of the best times of the year for an outdoor adventure? Today we will hike and explore the wonders of our natural winter world. We will look for winter wildlife, roam the wonderful woods, and do fun nature-themed games and activities! After our outdoor fun, we will warm up inside with a cup of hot chocolate. Please dress for the weather; most of this program is outdoors. For kids in 1st-5th grade. $5 per child. Registration required; (217) 896-2455 or sclementz@ccfpd.org

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  • Winter Play Day!
    12/30/2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Winter Play Day!

    Where: Elks Lake Pavilion, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve

    Did you know that winter is one of the best times of the year for an outdoor adventure? Today we will hike and explore the wonders of our natural winter world. We will look for winter wildlife, roam the wonderful woods, and do fun nature-themed games and activities! After our outdoor fun, we will warm up inside with a cup of hot chocolate. Please dress for the weather; most of this program is outdoors. For kids in 1st-5th grade. $5 per child. Registration required; (217) 896-2455 or sclementz@ccfpd.org.

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  • Party Like It's 1900! New Year's Day Noon Day Celebration!
    12/31/2016 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Party Like It's 1900! New Year's Day Noon Day Celebration!

    Saturday December 31

    PARTY LIKE IT'S 1900! NEW YEAR'S DAY NOON DAY CELEBRATION!

    Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

    ​Have you ever wondered why we celebrate the New Year on Jan 1st? Why do we make resolutions? And just what is the story behind Baby New Year and Father Time? These and other questions will be answered as we play games, eat snacks, and make crafts that were popular in the year 1900. We will have a mix of music from 1900 and now as we celebrate and do our count down at Noon - complete with balloon drop! All ages. FREE! For more info: (217) 586-2612 or ksnyder@ccfpd.org.

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  • School's Out: This History is Yours
    1/16/2017 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

    School's Out: This History is Yours

    Monday, January 16

    SCHOOL’S OUT: THIS HISTORY IS YOURS

    Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. 

    We’ll be exploring the rich cultural heritage of the African American community in Champaign County on this Martin Luther King Day! Collaborating with National History Day’s “Exploration, Encounter, Exchange” theme, we’ll be exploring different ways African American citizens arrived in Champaign County from the 1800’s to the present day. Activities will include a choose your own adventure game, story time for our younger audience, Civil Rights discussion and craft, and analyzing our own primary documents from the Museum’s Hoskins Archive. All ages. FREE! For more info: (217) 586-2612 or ksnyder@ccfpd.org.

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  • Full Moon Hike
    1/20/2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Full Moon Hike

    Friday, January 20

    FULL MOON HIKE

    River Bend Forest Preserve, 6–7:30 p.m.

    The full moon of January was once called the “wolf moon” because Native Americans observed wolves in the moonlight at this time of year. We won’t see wolves, but we will take an interesting hike, and we may hear the howl of coyotes! Please dress for the weather. All ages. $3 per person. Registration required: ccfpd.org, (217) 896-2455 or cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

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  • Seed Saving for Gardeners
    1/22/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Seed Saving for Gardeners

    Sunday, January 22

    Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 2–3 p.m.

    Join Julie Nieset, Wetland Plant Ecologist, from the Illinois Natural History Survey as we learn about the importance and realized benefits from seed saving. During this lecture, a seed swap will be made available for those who wish to exchange seeds. All ages. FREE! For more info: (217) 586-2612 or planted@ccfpd.org.

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  • Board Meeting
    1/26/2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Board Meeting

    The Regular Monthly Meetings for the Board of Commissioners of the Champaign County Forest Preserve District for Fiscal Year 2017 are as scheduled. The Board will meet at 6:00 p.m., with the exceptions of the June meeting which will be at 6:30 p.m.:

    At the Museum of the Grand Prairie Classroom, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 900 N. Lombard, Mahomet, Illinois, at 6:00 P.M.

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