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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
August 04, 2015
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9:00 AM - 12:00 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.
 

August 04, 2015 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
August 04, 2015
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12:00 PM - 3:00 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.
 

August 04, 2015 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Events in the Plaza: R-Gang
Event details:
August 04, 2015
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7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Our Events in the Plaza outdoor concerts are held Tuesdays at 7:30 pm, June 16–August 4 at Independence Grove Forest Preserve. There are no rain dates.

A special thank you to our sponsors for their generosity and continuing support of Events in the Plaza: North Shore Gas–Natural Gas Delivery; Libertyville Bank and Trust––a Wintrust Community Bank; and Lake County Journal.
 

August 04, 2015 (7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Habitat Walk for Seniors
Event details:
August 05, 2015
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Explore some of the many habitats found in Lake County, learning as you walk.
 

August 05, 2015 (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Little Sprouts: Eggcellent Adventures
Event details:
August 05, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
We'll take a closer look at the inside of an egg and the cute creatures that hatch out.
 

August 05, 2015 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
August 05, 2015
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12:00 PM - 3:00 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.
 

August 05, 2015 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Independence Grove Family Fun Friday–Winter Fest
Event details:
August 07, 2015
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11:30 AM - 2:00 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.
 

August 07, 2015 (11:30 AM - 2:00 PM)
Community Campfire Friday Night
Event details:
August 07, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join friends and family, share stories, roast marshmallows, play an instrument or just relax. Activities vary monthly.
 

August 07, 2015 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Half Day
Event details:
August 08, 2015
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us as we briskly walk the trails of your forest preserves!
 

August 08, 2015 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Rx for Health-Walking in Nature
Event details:
August 08, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join a health professional and an educator on this walk to explore the preserve as we improve our health.
 

August 08, 2015 (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Flatwater Canoe Rescue Skills
Event details:
August 09, 2015
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Expect to get wet in this program. Learn safety and rescue techniques from a certified canoe instructor.
 

August 09, 2015 (9:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
August 09, 2015
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1:00 PM - 4:00 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.
 

August 09, 2015 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Pint-sized Farmers
Event details:
August 10, 2015 - August 14, 2015
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Throw on overalls and step into the boots of a modern-day farmer. Discover how food makes its way from farm field to your kitchen table through hands-on exploration, activities and games. We'll look at some magnificent machinery, plant crops and even meet a farm animal or two along the way.
 

August 10, 2015 - August 14, 2015 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
August 11, 2015
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9:00 AM - 12:00 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.
 

August 11, 2015 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Hikin' Tykes-Pond Life
Event details:
August 11, 2015
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Nature-based story, craft and outdoor exploration for you and your preschool child.
 

August 11, 2015 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
August 11, 2015
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12:00 PM - 3:00 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.
 

August 11, 2015 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
August 12, 2015
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12:00 PM - 3:00 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.
 

August 12, 2015 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Independence Grove Family Fun Friday–Dino Dig
Event details:
August 14, 2015
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11:30 AM - 2:00 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.
 

August 14, 2015 (11:30 AM - 2:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Van Patten Woods
Event details:
August 15, 2015
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us as we briskly walk the trails of your forest preserves!
 

August 15, 2015 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Bilingual (Spanish/English) Nature Hike
Event details:
August 15, 2015
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
One-hour guided nature hike. Explore a new preserve each month.
 

August 15, 2015 (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Quickstart Kayak
Event details:
August 15, 2015
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Intro to paddling in an open-cockpit recreational kayak. We'll cover the basics: attire, safety and paddling skills.
 

August 15, 2015 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Fred Fest
Event details:
August 15, 2015
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fred Fest is an all-day music festival featuring local bands and activities for the whole family.
 

August 15, 2015 (1:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Woodpecker Walk
Event details:
August 16, 2015
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Join us for a look at the different species of woodpeckers that call Lake County home, then head along the trail and see how many you can find.
 

August 16, 2015 (8:30 AM - 10:00 AM)
Regeneration: The Nature of Transformation, Curated by WM FitzPatrick and Franck Mercurio
Event details:
August 16, 2015 - November 01, 2015
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
21850 N. Riverwoods Road
Riverwoods,IL
60015

847-968-3326

Special Exhibitions
 

August 16, 2015 - November 01, 2015 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
August 16, 2015
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1:00 PM - 4:00 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.
 

August 16, 2015 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Life in a Pond
Event details:
August 17, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tadpoles, fish and dragonflies call the pond home. Take a turn scooping the pond to learn about these animals and more.
 

August 17, 2015 (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
August 18, 2015
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9:00 AM - 12:00 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.
 

August 18, 2015 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Trail Tales Trek
Event details:
August 18, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hike and read with your family along our new Trail Tales storybook panels, making stops on the way for interactive nature activities and explorations.
 

August 18, 2015 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
August 18, 2015
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12:00 PM - 3:00 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.
 

August 18, 2015 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Playing in the Past
Event details:
August 18, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Play with toys and learn games that have entertained children for centuries while exploring the Museum's newest exhibit, Growing Up in Lake County.
 

August 18, 2015 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Little Sprouts: Mooing and Milking
Event details:
August 19, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn to milk using our model cow, find out how milk is turned into delicious dairy products and churn your own butter.
 

August 19, 2015 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
August 19, 2015
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12:00 PM - 3:00 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.
 

August 19, 2015 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Fishing
Event details:
August 20, 2015
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Drop a line and see if the fish are biting. We'll supply the poles, bait and tips on getting started.
 

August 20, 2015 (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Twilight Hike
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August 21, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Explore Rollins Savanna just as dusk is falling and enjoy the natural sights and sounds as day fades to night.
 

August 21, 2015 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Forest Fitness: Independence Grove
Event details:
August 22, 2015
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us as we briskly walk the trails of your forest preserves!
 

August 22, 2015 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
August 23, 2015
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1:00 PM - 4:00 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.
 

August 23, 2015 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
Event details:
August 23, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations as you tour his home, a National Historic Landmark.
 

August 23, 2015 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
Event details:
August 23, 2015
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations as you tour his home, a National Historic Landmark.
 

August 23, 2015 (2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
August 25, 2015
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9:00 AM - 12:00 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.
 

August 25, 2015 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
August 25, 2015
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12:00 PM - 3:00 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.
 

August 25, 2015 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
August 26, 2015
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12:00 PM - 3:00 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.
 

August 26, 2015 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Heron Creek
Event details:
August 29, 2015
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us as we briskly walk the trails of your forest preserves!
 

August 29, 2015 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Walk on the Wildflower Side
Event details:
August 29, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Uncover the secrets of wildflowers. Learn the folklore and healing powers they hold.
 

August 29, 2015 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Rx for Health-Walking in Nature
Event details:
August 29, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join a health professional and an educator on this walk to explore the preserve as we improve our health.
 

August 29, 2015 (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
August 30, 2015
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1:00 PM - 4:00 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.
 

August 30, 2015 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Community Campfire Friday Nights
Event details:
September 25, 2015
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bring your friends and family to roast marshmallows, share stories and enjoy nature at night. Activities vary monthly.
 

September 25, 2015 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
 
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