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  • Growing Up In Lake County

    Through stories of children, the exhibition looks at the real lives of the children who called the county...
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  • Experience Civil War Days at Lakewood, July 11 & 12

    Northern Illinois’ largest reenactment features battles, period characters, kids’ activities and more....
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Most preserves are open 6:30 am—sunset, daily. Today’s sunset time is 8:30 PM

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8
Jul

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

July 08, 2015 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
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Jul
 
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Time:11:30 AM - 02:00 PM

The Beach at Independence Grove gets even better Friday afternoons! Join our weekly beach events with games, contests and prizes. A new theme each Friday. Prizes awarded in age categories for kids 13 and under.
 
11
Jul

Civil War Days: Weekend Pass

July 11, 2015-July 12, 2015
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History comes to life at this reenactment, featuring battles, period demonstrations, kids' activities and Civil War-era shopping.
 
11
Jul

Forest Fitness: Lakewood

July 11, 2015 (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
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Time:08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Join us as we briskly walk the trails of your forest preserves!
 

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