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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lincoln Lecture Series: Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: A Guide to Lincoln's Eighth Judicial Circuit
Sunday, December 3
LINCOLN LECTURE SERIES
LOOKING FOR LINCOLN IN ILLINOIS: A GUIDE TO LINCOLN’S EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT.
Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 2 p.m.
For twenty-three years Abraham Lincoln practiced law on the Eighth Judicial Circuit in east central Illinois. Guy Fraker will speak about his new book Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: A Guide to Lincoln’s Eighth Judicial Circuit. In this first guidebook to the eighth judicial circuit, Fraker directs readers and travelers through the same prairies, over some of the same roads and into the same towns in which Lincoln practiced law. Copies will be available for purchase. FREE. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Party Like it's 1900! New Year's Day Noon Day Celebration
Sunday, 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. All ages. FREE. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or email@example.com.
A Winter Break: Remarkable Reptiles
Tuesday, January 2
A WINTER BREAK: REMARKABLE REPTILES
Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 3-4 p.m.
Come in from the cold before the kids head back to school, and enjoy meeting our resident reptiles up close! We’ll bring out the turtles and the snake and learn about what makes them special creatures. All ages. FREE. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or firstname.lastname@example.org.