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  • Nature Play Pre-K: Spiders Aren't Scary
    11/3/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Nature Play Pre-K: Spiders Aren't Scary

    Friday, November 3

    NATURE PLAY PRE-K: SPIDERS AREN'T SCARY

    Natural Playscape, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 10-11 a.m.

    This program is for preschoolers age 2-6 to learn as we play in nature! Spiders aren't scary! They eat pesky insects and build intricate webs. Activities will include using natural materials to build a spider and a web-hunt. This is a chance for parents/grandparents to actively engage with children as they experience the natural world. Dress for the weather, as we will be outdoors for the entire program. $5 per child. Register by October 28.

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  • Families in the Forest
    11/4/2017 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Families in the Forest

    Saturday, November 4

    FAMILIES IN THE FOREST

    Homer Lake Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

    ·      Main Event: 12-4 p.m.

    ·      Shelter Building Demonstration: 2-3 p.m.

    Bring your family and friends to Homer Lake for a fall day of fun! This program will be packed with activities to get you outside and moving. Complete a scavenger hunt and learn about natural camouflage. Earn a prize during our hiking challenge as you search for a special edition letterbox. This is a drop in program, so come and go as you please. Perfect for families or even adults without kids. FREE. For more info: (217) 896-2455
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  • Growing Up Wild: Spiders Aren't Scary
    11/7/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Growing Up Wild: Spiders Aren't Scary

    Tuesday, November 7

    GROWING UP WILD: SPIDERS AREN'T SCARY

    Museum Education Center, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 10-11 a.m.

    This program is for preschoolers age 2-6 to learn as we play in nature! Spiders aren't scary! They eat pesky insects and build intricate webs. Activities will include using natural materials to build a spider and a web-hunt. This is a chance for parents/grandparents to actively engage with children as they experience the natural world. Dress for the weather, as we will be outdoors for the entire program. $5 per child. Register by November 3.

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  • Seed Scatter
    11/11/2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Seed Scatter

    Saturday, November 11

    SEED SCATTER

    Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 10-11:30 a.m.

    Seeds can’t walk but they can travel very far. Hitchhiking, exploding, and parachuting are just a few ways that plants spread their seeds. Kids will learn how and why seeds need to move, plus make a craft that will take flight just like their seeds. $4 per child. Register by Nov 9: ccfpd.org, (217) 586-2612 or mwhitacre@ccfpd.org.

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  • To Grandmother's House We Go!
    12/2/2017 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    To Grandmother's House We Go!

    Saturday, December 2

    TO GRANDMOTHER’S HOUSE WE GO!

    Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 2-5 p.m.

    Join us for a favorite annual program and see the museum decorated for the holidays! Visitors can make, wrap, and take home presents and decorations for their families and friends, including popcorn garland, chromolithograph ornaments, and more! We will also feature period-authentic carolers performing songs from the nineteenth century! FREE. All ages. Registration encouraged: ccfpd.org, (217) 586-2612 or bgarvey@ccfpd.org.

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  • Homer for the Holidays
    12/9/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Homer for the Holidays

    Saturday, December 9

    HOMER FOR THE HOLIDAYS

    Salt Fork Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2-4 p.m.

    Join us at Homer Lake for our natural approach to creating unique holiday gifts. Stations will be set up for children to make and take home presents and decorations for their families and friends. We’ll also create treats to decorate the trees outside as our gift to the wildlife that call this preserve home. There’s no place like Homer for the holidays! Come and go at your convenience during program hours. All ages. FREE. For info: (217) 896-2455 or cwalsh@ccfpd.org. 

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