Events

Upcoming Events

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  • To Grandmother's House We Go!
    12/3/2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    To Grandmother's House We Go!

    Where: Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve

    Join us for a favorite annual program and see the museum decorated for the holidays! Visitors can make, wrap, and take home presents and ornaments for their families and friends, including popcorn garland, chromolithograph ornaments, and more! We will also feature period-authentic carolers performing songs from the 19th century! FREE! Registration encouraged: (217) 586-2612 or kriopelle@ccfpd.org.

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  • Walking in a Winter Wonderland
    12/3/2016 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Walking in a Winter Wonderland

    Where: River Bend Forest Preserve, Mahomet

    Winter is a wonderful time to enjoy and appreciate nature. The still air makes it easy to hear hooting owls or howling coyotes, and tracks are easy to find in the snow. Join us on a winter hike to enjoy breathtaking views of snowy trees and frozen ponds. Please dress for the weather. $3 per person. Registration required; (217) 896-2455 or cwalsh@ccfpd.org

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  • By the Book
    12/9/2016 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    By the Book

    Where: Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve.

    Home School Families—Read a Winter Themed book at home (Christmas in the Big Woods, Kristen’s Surprise, A Prairie Boy’s Winter and/or The Long Winter) and then come join us as we explore Vintage Christmas/Winter themed activities based on the books!

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  • Homer for the Holidays
    12/10/2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Homer for the Holidays

    Where: Salt Fork Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

    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 ornaments for their families and friends. You can build a snowman and perform a candy cane experiment! 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. FREE!. For info: (217) 896-2455 or cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

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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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