To Grandmother's House We Go!
Saturday, December 1
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. Register at ccfpd.org. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
1968 Exhibit Speaker Series: Fighting with No Front Lines: A Roundtable Discussion
Sunday, December 2
1968 EXHIBIT Speaker Series
Fighting with No Front Lines: A Roundtable discussion
Rantoul Public Library, Rantoul, IL, 2 p.m.
1968 was a turning point in the Vietnam War. Whether in the jungles of South East Asia or the streets of America, the conflict appeared to have no front lines, and for many people, the Vietnam War was the defining experience of their lives. Join us for an engaging roundtable discussion with local Vietnam veterans Stephen Douglas of the Rantoul Historical Society and others as they share personal experiences from this turbulent time. The Museum of the Grand Prairie's newest exhibit 1968: A Time for Every Purpose features a section dedicated to the Vietnam War. Be sure to visit it soon. FREE. All ages. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or email@example.com.
Homer for the Holidays
Saturday, December 8
HOMER FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Salt Fork Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2-4 p.m.
There’s no place like Homer for the holidays! 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. Come and go at your convenience during program hours. All ages. FREE. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Party Like It's 1900! New Year's Noon Day Celebration!
Monday, 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 make snacks, design crafts to celebrate the New Year, while learning about the history of this holiday. The highlight of the event will be a count down at Noon - complete with balloon drop! All ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. FREE. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or email@example.com.
Meet the Critters
Friday, January 4
MEET THE CRITTERS
Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2-3 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.