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  • Nature Play Pre-K: Is Anybody Home?
    5/4/2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Nature Play Pre-K: Is Anybody Home?

    Friday, May 4                

    NATURE PLAY PRE-K: IS ANYBODY HOME?

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

    This program is for preschoolers ages 2-6 to learn as we play in nature! In this program, we will learn about different kinds of animal homes - from animals in the trees to animals underground, and we will use our imagination to create animal homes out of natural materials. 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. Space is limited. FREE. Register by May 3 at ccfpd.org. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or jwick@ccfpd.org.

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  • Community Used Bike Sale
    5/5/2018 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Community Used Bike Sale

    Saturday, May 5

    COMMUNITY USED BIKE SALE at Champaign Cycle
    405 Country Fair Dr., Champaign, 10 a.m. – 4p.m.

    10th annual used bike sale to benefit the Kickapoo Rail Trail. Donate or consign a bike to help build the trail.

     

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  • Letterboxing for Beginners: Road to Homerdoodle
    5/5/2018 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Letterboxing for Beginners: Road to Homerdoodle

    Saturday, May 5

    LETTERBOXING FOR BEGINNERS: ROAD TO HOMERDOODLE

    Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 1-2:30 p.m.

    Ever wanted to go on a real-life treasure hunt? Attend this free training session to learn all about the art of Letterboxing, a unique treasure hunt that involves art, puzzle-solving, and using clues to find hidden objects. We will have resident experts on site sharing their knowledge and helping new or beginner Letterboxers get started with this popular hobby. This training will give you the skills you need to attend our Homerdoodle event in June! All ages. FREE. All ages. Register by May 4 at ccfpd.org. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or jwick@ccfpd.org.

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  • Special Exhibit Opening: 1968: A Time for Every Purpose
    5/6/2018 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Special Exhibit Opening: 1968: A Time for Every Purpose

    Sunday, May 6

    SPECIAL EXHIBIT OPENING EXTRAVAGANZA: 1968: A TIME FOR EVERY PURPOSE

    Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 1–5 p.m.

    The Museum of the Grand Prairie, then the Early American Museum, was opened by the Champaign County Forest Preserve in the historic and turbulent year of 1968. Civil rights, assassinations, space missions, environmental awareness, and war permanently shaped the character and culture of Champaign County and the entire United States. Today we open our special exhibit for 2018, 1968: A Time for Every Purpose. This opening extravaganza will feature tours of the new exhibit, live music from the era, a mini car show in the parking lot, and other family-friendly activities! FREE. All ages. For more info: (217) 586-2612 pcain@ccfpd.org.

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  • Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit
    5/9/2018 - 5/30/2018

    Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit

    Wednesday, May 9 – Wednesday, May 30

    AUDUBON PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS TRAVELING EXHIBIT

    Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

    Today’s best bird photography is a portal into the natural world, and these images from the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards will inspire and inform you. The 12 images on display were chosen from nearly 5,500 images submitted to the National Audubon Society in the Amateur, Professional, and Youth categories. FREE. All ages. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or pleiter@ccfpd.org.

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  • Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit
    5/9/2018 - 5/30/2018

    Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit

    Wednesday, May 9 – Wednesday, May 30

    AUDUBON PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS TRAVELING EXHIBIT

    Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

    Today’s best bird photography is a portal into the natural world, and these images from the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards will inspire and inform you. The 12 images on display were chosen from nearly 5,500 images submitted to the National Audubon Society in the Amateur, Professional, and Youth categories. FREE. All ages. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or pleiter@ccfpd.org.

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  • Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit
    5/9/2018 - 5/30/2018

    Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit

    Wednesday, May 9 – Wednesday, May 30

    AUDUBON PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS TRAVELING EXHIBIT

    Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

    Today’s best bird photography is a portal into the natural world, and these images from the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards will inspire and inform you. The 12 images on display were chosen from nearly 5,500 images submitted to the National Audubon Society in the Amateur, Professional, and Youth categories. FREE. All ages. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or pleiter@ccfpd.org.

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  • Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit
    5/9/2018 - 5/30/2018

    Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit

    Wednesday, May 9 – Wednesday, May 30

    AUDUBON PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS TRAVELING EXHIBIT

    Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

    Today’s best bird photography is a portal into the natural world, and these images from the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards will inspire and inform you. The 12 images on display were chosen from nearly 5,500 images submitted to the National Audubon Society in the Amateur, Professional, and Youth categories. FREE. All ages. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or pleiter@ccfpd.org.

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  • 10th Annual Bird Migration Festival
    5/12/2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    10th Annual Bird Migration Festival

    Saturday, May 12

    10th ANNUAL BIRD MIGRATION FESTIVAL

    Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

    ·      Main Event: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

    ·      Mist Netting Demonstration: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

    ·      Storyteller: 2-3 p.m.

    Bring your family and friends to Homer Lake to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day and experience the sensations of spring! During the mist netting demonstration, see live birds up close. Local storyteller Kathleen Brinkmann will bring stories to life with a special performance. Throughout the day, learn all about the birds that live in and visit our preserves through games, crafts, stories and more. FREE. All ages. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or jwick@ccfpd.org.

     

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  • Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit
    5/9/2018 - 5/30/2018

    Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit

    Wednesday, May 9 – Wednesday, May 30

    AUDUBON PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS TRAVELING EXHIBIT

    Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

    Today’s best bird photography is a portal into the natural world, and these images from the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards will inspire and inform you. The 12 images on display were chosen from nearly 5,500 images submitted to the National Audubon Society in the Amateur, Professional, and Youth categories. FREE. All ages. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or pleiter@ccfpd.org.

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  • History Along the Rail Trail
    5/13/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    History Along the Rail Trail

    Sunday, May 13

    HISTORY ALONG THE RAIL TRAIL

    Kickapoo Rail Trail, Urbana Walmart Access Point, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Want to learn about the rich cultural history that surrounds the Kickapoo Rail Trail area? Join us for an engaging 6.7 mile bicycle tour of the trail as we stop along the way to discuss local history. The tour will begin at the access point near the northern end of the Urbana Walmart’s parking lot and end near The Wheelhouse in St. Joseph. Dress for the weather; bring your own bike. Participants should make arrangements for return from  St. Joseph. FREE. Ages 13 and up. Space is limited. Registration required at ccfpd.org; For more info: (217) 586-2612 or pcain@ccfpd.org.

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  • Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit
    5/9/2018 - 5/30/2018

    Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit

    Wednesday, May 9 – Wednesday, May 30

    AUDUBON PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS TRAVELING EXHIBIT

    Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

    Today’s best bird photography is a portal into the natural world, and these images from the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards will inspire and inform you. The 12 images on display were chosen from nearly 5,500 images submitted to the National Audubon Society in the Amateur, Professional, and Youth categories. FREE. All ages. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or pleiter@ccfpd.org.

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  • Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit
    5/9/2018 - 5/30/2018

    Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit

    Wednesday, May 9 – Wednesday, May 30

    AUDUBON PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS TRAVELING EXHIBIT

    Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

    Today’s best bird photography is a portal into the natural world, and these images from the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards will inspire and inform you. The 12 images on display were chosen from nearly 5,500 images submitted to the National Audubon Society in the Amateur, Professional, and Youth categories. FREE. All ages. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or pleiter@ccfpd.org.

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  • Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit
    5/9/2018 - 5/30/2018

    Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit

    Wednesday, May 9 – Wednesday, May 30

    AUDUBON PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS TRAVELING EXHIBIT

    Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

    Today’s best bird photography is a portal into the natural world, and these images from the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards will inspire and inform you. The 12 images on display were chosen from nearly 5,500 images submitted to the National Audubon Society in the Amateur, Professional, and Youth categories. FREE. All ages. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or pleiter@ccfpd.org.

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  • Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit
    5/9/2018 - 5/30/2018

    Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit

    Wednesday, May 9 – Wednesday, May 30

    AUDUBON PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS TRAVELING EXHIBIT

    Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

    Today’s best bird photography is a portal into the natural world, and these images from the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards will inspire and inform you. The 12 images on display were chosen from nearly 5,500 images submitted to the National Audubon Society in the Amateur, Professional, and Youth categories. FREE. All ages. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or pleiter@ccfpd.org.

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  • Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit
    5/9/2018 - 5/30/2018

    Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit

    Wednesday, May 9 – Wednesday, May 30

    AUDUBON PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS TRAVELING EXHIBIT

    Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

    Today’s best bird photography is a portal into the natural world, and these images from the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards will inspire and inform you. The 12 images on display were chosen from nearly 5,500 images submitted to the National Audubon Society in the Amateur, Professional, and Youth categories. FREE. All ages. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or pleiter@ccfpd.org.

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  • Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit
    5/9/2018 - 5/30/2018

    Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit

    Wednesday, May 9 – Wednesday, May 30

    AUDUBON PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS TRAVELING EXHIBIT

    Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

    Today’s best bird photography is a portal into the natural world, and these images from the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards will inspire and inform you. The 12 images on display were chosen from nearly 5,500 images submitted to the National Audubon Society in the Amateur, Professional, and Youth categories. FREE. All ages. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or pleiter@ccfpd.org.

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  • Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit
    5/9/2018 - 5/30/2018

    Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit

    Wednesday, May 9 – Wednesday, May 30

    AUDUBON PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS TRAVELING EXHIBIT

    Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

    Today’s best bird photography is a portal into the natural world, and these images from the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards will inspire and inform you. The 12 images on display were chosen from nearly 5,500 images submitted to the National Audubon Society in the Amateur, Professional, and Youth categories. FREE. All ages. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or pleiter@ccfpd.org.

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  • Fighting With No Front Lines Roundtable Discussion
    5/20/2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Fighting With No Front Lines Roundtable Discussion

    Sunday, May 20

    Fighting with No Front LineS

    Rantoul Public Library, Rantoul, IL, 2-4 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 and Jim Cheek of the Rantoul Historical Society 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 pcain@ccfpd.org

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  • Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit
    5/9/2018 - 5/30/2018

    Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit

    Wednesday, May 9 – Wednesday, May 30

    AUDUBON PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS TRAVELING EXHIBIT

    Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

    Today’s best bird photography is a portal into the natural world, and these images from the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards will inspire and inform you. The 12 images on display were chosen from nearly 5,500 images submitted to the National Audubon Society in the Amateur, Professional, and Youth categories. FREE. All ages. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or pleiter@ccfpd.org.

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  • Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit
    5/9/2018 - 5/30/2018

    Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit

    Wednesday, May 9 – Wednesday, May 30

    AUDUBON PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS TRAVELING EXHIBIT

    Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

    Today’s best bird photography is a portal into the natural world, and these images from the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards will inspire and inform you. The 12 images on display were chosen from nearly 5,500 images submitted to the National Audubon Society in the Amateur, Professional, and Youth categories. FREE. All ages. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or pleiter@ccfpd.org.

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  • Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit
    5/9/2018 - 5/30/2018

    Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit

    Wednesday, May 9 – Wednesday, May 30

    AUDUBON PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS TRAVELING EXHIBIT

    Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

    Today’s best bird photography is a portal into the natural world, and these images from the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards will inspire and inform you. The 12 images on display were chosen from nearly 5,500 images submitted to the National Audubon Society in the Amateur, Professional, and Youth categories. FREE. All ages. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or pleiter@ccfpd.org.

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  • Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit
    5/9/2018 - 5/30/2018

    Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit

    Wednesday, May 9 – Wednesday, May 30

    AUDUBON PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS TRAVELING EXHIBIT

    Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

    Today’s best bird photography is a portal into the natural world, and these images from the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards will inspire and inform you. The 12 images on display were chosen from nearly 5,500 images submitted to the National Audubon Society in the Amateur, Professional, and Youth categories. FREE. All ages. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or pleiter@ccfpd.org.

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  • Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit
    5/9/2018 - 5/30/2018

    Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit

    Wednesday, May 9 – Wednesday, May 30

    AUDUBON PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS TRAVELING EXHIBIT

    Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

    Today’s best bird photography is a portal into the natural world, and these images from the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards will inspire and inform you. The 12 images on display were chosen from nearly 5,500 images submitted to the National Audubon Society in the Amateur, Professional, and Youth categories. FREE. All ages. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or pleiter@ccfpd.org.

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  • Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit
    5/9/2018 - 5/30/2018

    Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit

    Wednesday, May 9 – Wednesday, May 30

    AUDUBON PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS TRAVELING EXHIBIT

    Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

    Today’s best bird photography is a portal into the natural world, and these images from the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards will inspire and inform you. The 12 images on display were chosen from nearly 5,500 images submitted to the National Audubon Society in the Amateur, Professional, and Youth categories. FREE. All ages. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or pleiter@ccfpd.org.

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  • Take Me Fishing
    5/26/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Take Me Fishing

    Saturday, May 26

    TAKE ME FISHING

    Activity Center, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, 9-11 a.m.

    Bring your family and friends out to the forest preserves for some free fishing fun! Kids will have the chance to win awards for the Most Fish, the Biggest Fish, and the Good Sport Award! Basic fishing instruction will be available to beginners. Cane poles and bait are available to use, but you are welcome to bring your own. The Illinois fishing license requirement has been waived for this event; all fishing is catch-and-release. Adult supervision of children 15 and under is required. FREE. All ages. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or jwick@ccfpd.org.

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  • Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit
    5/9/2018 - 5/30/2018

    Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit

    Wednesday, May 9 – Wednesday, May 30

    AUDUBON PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS TRAVELING EXHIBIT

    Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

    Today’s best bird photography is a portal into the natural world, and these images from the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards will inspire and inform you. The 12 images on display were chosen from nearly 5,500 images submitted to the National Audubon Society in the Amateur, Professional, and Youth categories. FREE. All ages. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or pleiter@ccfpd.org.

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  • Memorial Day Parade at the Campground
    5/27/2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Memorial Day Parade at the Campground

    Sunday, May 27

    CAMPGROUND MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
    Campground, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, 5-6 p.m.

    Sit and watch this home-grown parade go by or come along for a trip around the campground. Want to participate? Get ready for the parade by stopping by to decorate your bike (or wagon) and your face at 4pm. Meet in the grassy area near Willow Pond beach. Program may be cancelled if there is inclement weather. FREE. All ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more info: (217) 586-1268 or campnaturalist@ccfpd.org

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  • Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit
    5/9/2018 - 5/30/2018

    Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit

    Wednesday, May 9 – Wednesday, May 30

    AUDUBON PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS TRAVELING EXHIBIT

    Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

    Today’s best bird photography is a portal into the natural world, and these images from the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards will inspire and inform you. The 12 images on display were chosen from nearly 5,500 images submitted to the National Audubon Society in the Amateur, Professional, and Youth categories. FREE. All ages. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or pleiter@ccfpd.org.

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  • Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit
    5/9/2018 - 5/30/2018

    Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit

    Wednesday, May 9 – Wednesday, May 30

    AUDUBON PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS TRAVELING EXHIBIT

    Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

    Today’s best bird photography is a portal into the natural world, and these images from the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards will inspire and inform you. The 12 images on display were chosen from nearly 5,500 images submitted to the National Audubon Society in the Amateur, Professional, and Youth categories. FREE. All ages. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or pleiter@ccfpd.org.

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  • Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit
    5/9/2018 - 5/30/2018

    Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit

    Wednesday, May 9 – Wednesday, May 30

    AUDUBON PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS TRAVELING EXHIBIT

    Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

    Today’s best bird photography is a portal into the natural world, and these images from the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards will inspire and inform you. The 12 images on display were chosen from nearly 5,500 images submitted to the National Audubon Society in the Amateur, Professional, and Youth categories. FREE. All ages. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or pleiter@ccfpd.org.

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  • Nature Play Pre-K: What's in a Tree?
    6/1/2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Nature Play Pre-K: What's in a Tree?

    Friday , June 1

    NATURE PLAY PRE-K: WHAT’S IN A TREE?

    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! Today, we will learn all about trees, what living critters call them home, and why they are so important to us! 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. Space is limited. FREE. Register by May 31 at ccfpd.org. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or jwick@ccfpd.org.

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  • 5th Annual River to Rail Ride
    6/2/2018 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    5th Annual River to Rail Ride

    Saturday, June 2

    RIVER TO RAIL RIDE
    Kickapoo State Park, Vermilion County, 7 a.m.

    The ride will begin and end at Kickapoo State Park, near Oakwood, IL. There will be a 62 mile (metric century) and a 32 mile loop. Early registration will be $35 until May 12th and those registrants will receive a free KRT tee shirt. Cost for those who register after May 12th and on the day of event will also be $35 but they will not receive a complimentary tee shirt. There will be KRT tee shirts and other merchandise available for sale on the day of event. Register online at https://www.signmeup.com/123774

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  • Navigating Using the Stars
    6/2/2018 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Navigating Using the Stars

    Saturday, June 2

    NAVIGATING USING THE STARS

    Activity Center, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, 8-9:30 p.m.

    Long before atlases and the invention of the GPS, explorers used the dark and beautiful night sky as a compass. Come and learn about the ancient history of celestial navigation. This program will begin indoors with a brief historical discussion centered on the evolution of navigation. Then, we will use a handful of non-digital tools to guide us in a night-time hike. We will go on a journey using the same tools explorers have used for thousands of years and will eventually locate our destination where a surprise awaits us! FREE. All ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more info (217) 586-2612 or pcain@ccfpd.org.

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  • Family Fun at the Playscape
    6/4/2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Family Fun at the Playscape

    Monday, June 4

    FAMILY FUN AT THE PLAYSCAPE

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

    Calling all families! Join naturalists at the Homer Lake Natural Playscape for a hands-on hour of fun! Our naturalist staff will provide exploratory tools and games to get you and your family discovering nature’s many wonders. Remember to dress to get dirty. FREE. All ages. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or sclementz@ccfpd.org.

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  • Museum Mondays: Toy Stories
    6/4/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Museum Mondays: Toy Stories

    Monday, June 4

    MUSEUM MONDAYS: TOY STORIES

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

    Are the toys of yesterday that much different from the toys of today? Find out for yourself and experience many toys and games from our museum’s collection through hands-on activities. You will even be able to make and take a toy home! FREE. All ages. Drop-in program. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or pcain@ccfpd.org.

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  • Homerdoodle 2018: A Letterboxing Extravaganza
    6/9/2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Homerdoodle 2018: A Letterboxing Extravaganza

    Saturday, June 9

    HOMERDOODLE 2018: A LETTERBOXING EXTRAVAGANZA

    Salt Fork Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Join us at Homer Lake for a day of searching for treasure through the woods. Hike the trails and search for special edition Letterboxes, and have the chance to meet letterboxers from around the country! The spring training sessions have led up to this day! Space is limited to those who have pre-registered on atlasquest.com. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or jwick@ccfpd.org.

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  • Star Watch
    6/9/2018 8:00 PM - 6/10/2018 12:00 AM

    Star Watch

    Saturday, June 9

    STAR WATCH

    North Waterfowl Management Area, Middle Fork Forest Preserve, 8 p.m.-12 a.m.

    Join the Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society for an evening with the stars in one of the darkest locations in the county. We’ll meet at the North Waterfowl Management Area at 8 p.m. for a short presentation by Staerkel Planetarium Director David Leake, then view the stars, planets, and more! Weather-permitting, the program will go until midnight, but you may leave when you wish. No cloud date. Call (217) 351-2567 for weather updates. FREE. All ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or jwick@ccfpd.org.

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  • Star Watch
    6/9/2018 8:00 PM - 6/10/2018 12:00 AM

    Star Watch

    Saturday, June 9

    STAR WATCH

    North Waterfowl Management Area, Middle Fork Forest Preserve, 8 p.m.-12 a.m.

    Join the Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society for an evening with the stars in one of the darkest locations in the county. We’ll meet at the North Waterfowl Management Area at 8 p.m. for a short presentation by Staerkel Planetarium Director David Leake, then view the stars, planets, and more! Weather-permitting, the program will go until midnight, but you may leave when you wish. No cloud date. Call (217) 351-2567 for weather updates. FREE. All ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or jwick@ccfpd.org.

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  • Summer Garden Concert Series: Candy Foster and the Shades of Blue
    6/10/2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Summer Garden Concert Series: Candy Foster and the Shades of Blue

    Sunday, June 10

    SUMMER GARDEN CONCERT SERIES: CANDY FOSTER AND THE SHADES OF BLUE
    Mabery Gelvin Botanical Gardens, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 5-7 p.m.

    Help us kickoff our summer concert series as we welcome Candy Foster and The Shades of Blue! These   talented rhythm and blues musicians have been entertaining crowds together for over 20 years. Front man Candy Foster has been singing and performing for over 50 years, appearing with such blues greats as Etta James, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, and many more! Enjoy the view and celebrate the start of summer with a garden concert you won’t want to miss! FREE. Refreshments will be available for purchase. All ages. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or pcain@ccfpd.org.

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