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Tinkering Through Time: Volcanoes and Rocks
Event details:
May 23, 2018
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Become a geologist during this Tinkering Through Time and learn how fossils are formed, types of rocks, and how volcanoes shaped the earth.
 

May 23, 2018 (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Historymakers
Event details:
May 25, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Learn about historymakers from Lake County. A historymaker is an individual or group who has helped make a difference and made a lasting impact in the community.
 

May 25, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Rookery Watch
Event details:
May 26, 2018
ALMA05
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for viewing of nesting herons, cormorants and other waterfowl. Supported by Lake County Audubon volunteers.
 

May 26, 2018 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Rollins Savanna
Event details:
May 26, 2018
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

May 26, 2018 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
May 26, 2018
ERCA08
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.
 

May 26, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 27, 2018
CUMA03
1:00 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.
 

May 27, 2018 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
May 29, 2018
CUMA03
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.
 

May 29, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Rookery Watch
Event details:
June 02, 2018
ALMA05
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for viewing of nesting herons, cormorants and other waterfowl. Supported by Lake County Audubon volunteers.
 

June 02, 2018 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Raven Glen
Event details:
June 02, 2018
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

June 02, 2018 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Greenbelt
Event details:
June 02, 2018
CUMA03
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.
 

June 02, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Walk with a Naturalist: Cuba Marsh
Event details:
June 02, 2018
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Discover the diversity of plant and animal life on this naturalist-guided walk. Join us each month to experience and learn about seasonal changes within the preserves.
 

June 02, 2018 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
Event details:
June 02, 2018
Volunteer-11
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.
 

June 02, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
History Cafe: Susie Smith Minto
Event details:
June 02, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Discuss life on the home front during the American Civil War by learning about Susie Smith Minto. Minto wrote letters to many of the men from Lake County fighting in the war. Her letters and diaries are now on display as part of our Minto Collection.
 

June 02, 2018 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Small Discoveries: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Event details:
June 06, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Look at all the different transportation options in Lake County. Help your little one make a boat float and a train move!
 

June 06, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Museum Family Crafts: Civil War
Event details:
June 07, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Discover what life was like for families and children during the American Civil War by making crafts and playing games.
 

June 07, 2018 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Skokie Valley Astronomers
Event details:
June 08, 2018
astronomy
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Join the Skokie Valley Astronomers on the second Friday of each month. Learn about outer space, the sky and the universe. Stargazing after the meeting, weather permitting.
 

June 08, 2018 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Rookery Watch
Event details:
June 09, 2018
ALMA05
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for viewing of nesting herons, cormorants and other waterfowl. Supported by Lake County Audubon volunteers.
 

June 09, 2018 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Ray Lake
Event details:
June 09, 2018
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

June 09, 2018 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Barrington Greenway Initiative Explore & Restore Workday: Cuba Marsh
Event details:
June 09, 2018
Cuba_Marsh
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Dive deep into the wilds of southwest Lake County to restore globally rare habitats of the Barrington Greenway.
 

June 09, 2018 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Prairie Wolf Slough
Event details:
June 09, 2018
PRWO03
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.
 

June 09, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Spring Bluff
Event details:
June 09, 2018
ERCA08
9:00 AM
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.
 

June 09, 2018 9:00 AM
Scout Saturday: Insect Study Merit Badge
Event details:
June 09, 2018
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Spend the afternoon collecting, observing and learning about Lake County insects as you work toward your Insect study merit badge.
 

June 09, 2018 (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Phenology and Photography
Event details:
June 09, 2018
night-hike02
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Outdoor workshop for serious amateur photographers. Take advantage of the setting sun and explore light painting after dark with photographer Jeff Goldberg.
 

June 09, 2018 (7:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp
Event details:
June 11, 2018 - June 15, 2018
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Explore the watery world fish inhabit and learn the basic skills, techniques and lures needed to catch them. Each day includes a fishing session. All equipment is supplied.
 

June 11, 2018 - June 15, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Wetland Explorers
Event details:
June 11, 2018 - June 15, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will learn the importance of water to our world's survival by becoming a wetland explorer for the week. We will wade through wetlands, finding plants and animals that call these habitats home.
 

June 11, 2018 - June 15, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Animal Attire
Event details:
June 11, 2018 - June 15, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fur, feathers, fins, scales and skin: they all help animals survive. Campers will discover how well adapted these animals' coverings are for survival in the field, forest and wetlands through hands-on exploration, nature activities and crafts.
 

June 11, 2018 - June 15, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Events in the Plaza–Rockin' Fenderskirts
Event details:
June 12, 2018
Rockin_Fenderskirts
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Events in the Plaza is Independence Grove's outdoor summer concert series featuring live music. Performances are held Tuesday evenings from June 12- August 7 (excluding July 3).
 

June 12, 2018 (7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
From Seed to Sprout - Dig If You Will
Event details:
June 13, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn about the history of Bonner Farm and early settlers to Lake County through a tour of the site and hands-on activities. Find out more about seeds as we dig and plant in our garden.
 

June 13, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Lunchtime Tours: Bicentennial of Illinois
Event details:
June 13, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Lake County and the Dunn Museum celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial (1818-2018) with a temporary special exhibition that showcases objects that have made local history.
 

June 13, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
Event details:
June 14, 2018
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Drop in to learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations as you tour his home, a National Historic Landmark, at your own pace.
 

June 14, 2018 (12:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Independence Grove Family Fun Friday: Sand Creations
Event details:
June 15, 2018
IG-20160722-JK-2843
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
The beach at Independence Grove gets better Friday afternoons with games, contests and prizes around a different theme each week.
 

June 15, 2018 (11:30 AM - 2:00 PM)
Rookery Watch
Event details:
June 16, 2018
ALMA05
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for viewing of nesting herons, cormorants and other waterfowl. Supported by Lake County Audubon volunteers.
 

June 16, 2018 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Grassy Lake
Event details:
June 16, 2018
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

June 16, 2018 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
Event details:
June 16, 2018
GRWO02
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.
 

June 16, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Rx for Health: Walking in Nature
Event details:
June 16, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Join a health professional and an educator on this walk to explore the preserve as we improve our health.
 

June 16, 2018 (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp 2
Event details:
June 18, 2018 - June 22, 2018
CAMP_FISH_20140702-001
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Want to practice and improve your fishing skills? Join us as we learn more about fish, bait, lures and techniques. Each day features a one-to-two hour fishing session. One day of boat fishing is included.
 

June 18, 2018 - June 22, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Outdoor Adventures
Event details:
June 18, 2018 - June 22, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Campers will bike, hike, kayak, swim, and do team building activities while learning about the amazing habitats of Lake County.
 

June 18, 2018 - June 22, 2018 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Preserve Explorers
Event details:
June 18, 2018 - June 22, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Campers are introduced to a range of opportunities in the Forest Preserves and will develop life skills through daily team-building activities. They'll assist with land stewardship, try paddle boarding, explore waterways and observe wildlife, meet Ranger Police, golf, kayak, bike, find geocaches, swim and fish.
 

June 18, 2018 - June 22, 2018 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Native Peoples
Event details:
June 19, 2018 - June 21, 2018
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Dig into the past and discover what daily life was like for the first inhabitants in Lake County. Throughout the week campers will play games, create crafts, write their own lore, and learn about the everyday lives of local Native peoples.
 

June 19, 2018 - June 21, 2018 (9:00 AM - 2:30 PM)
Events in the Plaza–Rico
Event details:
June 19, 2018
Rico_edits
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Events in the Plaza is Independence Grove's outdoor summer concert series featuring live music. Performances are held Tuesday evenings from June 12- August 7 (excluding July 3).
 

June 19, 2018 (7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Battling Buckthorn
Event details:
June 21, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Learn about our efforts to eliminate buckthorn, one of the area’s most invasive plants. Experts will share identification and removal tips. Let us inspire you to join the effort and make Lake County a buckthorn-free zone.
 

June 21, 2018 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Independence Grove Family Fun Friday: Lifeguard Olympics
Event details:
June 22, 2018
IG-20160722-JK-2843
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
The beach at Independence Grove gets better Friday afternoons with games, contests and prizes around a different theme each week.
 

June 22, 2018 (11:30 AM - 2:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Bicentennial of Illinois
Event details:
June 22, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Lake County and the Dunn Museum celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial (1818-2018) with a temporary special exhibition that showcases objects that have made local history.
 

June 22, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Forest Fitness: Grant Woods
Event details:
June 23, 2018
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

June 23, 2018 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Rookery Watch
Event details:
June 23, 2018
ALMA05
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for viewing of nesting herons, cormorants and other waterfowl. Supported by Lake County Audubon volunteers.
 

June 23, 2018 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
June 23, 2018
ERCA08
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.
 

June 23, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Pint-Sized Farmers
Event details:
June 25, 2018 - June 29, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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 will plant, harvest, and taste homegrown food from Bonner's organic garden.
 

June 25, 2018 - June 29, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 AM)
Summer Camp: Wildlife in Motion
Event details:
June 25, 2018 - June 29, 2018
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This camp guides adults in a unique outdoor experience with their young ones. Each day highlights a different way animals move. Fly, crawl, hop, swim and slither together through hands-on nature activities, exploration, stories, crafts and interaction with live animals.
 

June 25, 2018 - June 29, 2018 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp
Event details:
June 25, 2018 - June 29, 2018
CAMP-FISH-20100812-029
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Explore the watery world fish inhabit and learn the basic skills, techniques and lures needed to catch them. Each day includes a fishing session. All equipment is supplied.
 

June 25, 2018 - June 29, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Wetland Explorers
Event details:
June 25, 2018 - June 29, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will learn the importance of water to our world's survival by becoming a wetland explorer for the week. We will wade through wetlands, finding plants and animals that call these habitats home.
 

June 25, 2018 - June 29, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Animal Attire
Event details:
June 25, 2018 - June 29, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fur, feathers, fins, scales and skin: they all help animals survive. Campers will discover how well adapted these animals' coverings are for survival in the field, forest and wetlands through hands-on exploration, nature activities and crafts.
 

June 25, 2018 - June 29, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Events in the Plaza–The Giving Tree Band
Event details:
June 26, 2018
The_Giving_Tree_Band
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Events in the Plaza is Independence Grove's outdoor summer concert series featuring live music. Performances are held Tuesday evenings from June 12- August 7 (excluding July 3).
 

June 26, 2018 (7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Senior Series: Gardening with Native Plants
Event details:
June 27, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Discover the benefits of using native plants to create habitat for local birds and butterflies. Plant selection and identification, habitat requirements and maintenance will be discussed.
 

June 27, 2018 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
Event details:
June 28, 2018
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Drop in to learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations as you tour his home, a National Historic Landmark, at your own pace.
 

June 28, 2018 (12:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Independence Grove Family Fun Friday: Celebrate USA
Event details:
June 29, 2018
IG-20160722-JK-2843
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
The beach at Independence Grove gets better Friday afternoons with games, contests and prizes around a different theme each week.
 

June 29, 2018 (11:30 AM - 2:00 PM)
Community Campfire Friday Nights
Event details:
June 29, 2018
community-campfire-friday-nights
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bring your friends and family to roast marshmallows, share stories and enjoy nature at night.
 

June 29, 2018 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Civil War Days: Weekend Pass
Event details:
June 30, 2018 - July 01, 2018
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History comes to life at this reenactment, featuring battles, period demonstrations, kids' activities and Civil War-era shopping.
 

June 30, 2018 - July 01, 2018
Rookery Watch
Event details:
June 30, 2018
ALMA05
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for viewing of nesting herons, cormorants and other waterfowl. Supported by Lake County Audubon volunteers.
 

June 30, 2018 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Lakewood
Event details:
June 30, 2018
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

June 30, 2018 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Spring Bluff
Event details:
June 30, 2018
ERCA08
9:00 AM
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.
 

June 30, 2018 9:00 AM
Civil War Days (Saturday)
Event details:
June 30, 2018
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
History comes to life at this reenactment, featuring battles, period demonstrations, kids' activities and Civil War-era shopping.
 

June 30, 2018 (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Civil War Days (Sunday)
Event details:
July 01, 2018
civil-war09
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
History comes to life at this reenactment, featuring battles, period demonstrations, kids' activities and Civil War-era shopping.
 

July 01, 2018 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Family Fishing
Event details:
July 05, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Drop a line and see if the fish are biting. We'll supply the poles, bait and tips on getting started.
 

July 05, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Nature's Fireworks
Event details:
July 05, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Learn fun facts about species who use bioluminescence, make a firefly craft and help us put an end to the firefly vs. lightning bug debate with a vote. Drop in program, stop by anytime 5 - 7:30 PM.
 

July 05, 2018 (5:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Independence Grove Family Fun Friday: Bugs and Butterflies
Event details:
July 06, 2018
IG-20160722-JK-2843
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
The beach at Independence Grove gets better Friday afternoons with games, contests and prizes around a different theme each week.
 

July 06, 2018 (11:30 AM - 2:00 PM)
Summer Night Camp
Event details:
July 06, 2018
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Like our summer day camp for kids but at night and for adults. Name game, team-building, kayaking, night hike and campfire.
 

July 06, 2018 (6:30 PM - 10:00 PM)
Rookery Watch
Event details:
July 07, 2018
ALMA05
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for viewing of nesting herons, cormorants and other waterfowl. Supported by Lake County Audubon volunteers.
 

July 07, 2018 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Buffalo Creek
Event details:
July 07, 2018
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

July 07, 2018 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Walk with a Naturalist: Grant Woods
Event details:
July 07, 2018
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Discover the diversity of plant and animal life on this naturalist-guided walk. Join us each month to experience and learn about seasonal changes within the preserves.
 

July 07, 2018 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp 2
Event details:
July 09, 2018 - July 13, 2018
CAMP_FISH_20140702-001
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Want to practice and improve your fishing skills? Join us as we learn more about fish, bait, lures and techniques. Each day features a one-to-two hour fishing session. One day of boat fishing is included.
 

July 09, 2018 - July 13, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Outdoor Adventures
Event details:
July 09, 2018 - July 13, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Campers will bike, hike, kayak, swim, and do team building activities while learning about the amazing habitats of Lake County.
 

July 09, 2018 - July 13, 2018 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Preserve Explorers
Event details:
July 09, 2018 - July 13, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Campers are introduced to a range of opportunities in the Forest Preserves and will develop life skills through daily team-building activities. They'll assist with land stewardship, try paddle boarding, explore waterways and observe wildlife, meet Ranger Police, golf, kayak, bike, find geocaches, swim and fish.
 

July 09, 2018 - July 13, 2018 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Events in the Plaza–Gizzae
Event details:
July 10, 2018
Gizzae
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Events in the Plaza is Independence Grove's outdoor summer concert series featuring live music. Performances are held Tuesday evenings from June 12- August 7 (excluding July 3).
 

July 10, 2018 (7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
From Seed to Sprout - How Does a Garden Grow?
Event details:
July 11, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Find out what plants need to grow. We'll test soil, check the Farmers' Almanac, and learn about pollination and insects.
 

July 11, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Lunchtime Tours: Civil War Stories
Event details:
July 11, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Tour the exhibition galleries and hear stories of how men and women from Lake County were involved in the American Civil War.
 

July 11, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
Event details:
July 12, 2018
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Drop in to learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations as you tour his home, a National Historic Landmark, at your own pace.
 

July 12, 2018 (12:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Independence Grove Family Fun Friday: Miniature Golf
Event details:
July 13, 2018
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11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
The beach at Independence Grove gets better Friday afternoons with games, contests and prizes around a different theme each week.
 

July 13, 2018 (11:30 AM - 2:00 PM)
Skokie Valley Astronomers
Event details:
July 13, 2018
astronomy
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Join the Skokie Valley Astronomers on the second Friday of each month. Learn about outer space, the sky and the universe. Stargazing after the meeting, weather permitting.
 

July 13, 2018 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Sedge Meadow Canoe Launch
Event details:
July 14, 2018
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

July 14, 2018 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Rookery Watch
Event details:
July 14, 2018
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8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for viewing of nesting herons, cormorants and other waterfowl. Supported by Lake County Audubon volunteers.
 

July 14, 2018 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Barrington Greenway Initiative Explore & Restore Workday: Grassy Lake
Event details:
July 14, 2018
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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Dive deep into the wilds of southwest Lake County to restore globally rare habitats of the Barrington Greenway.
 

July 14, 2018 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
July 14, 2018
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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.
 

July 14, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Prairie Wolf Slough
Event details:
July 14, 2018
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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.
 

July 14, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Spring Bluff
Event details:
July 14, 2018
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9:00 AM
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.
 

July 14, 2018 9:00 AM
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp 2
Event details:
July 16, 2018 - July 20, 2018
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Want to practice and improve your fishing skills? Join us as we learn more about fish, bait, lures and techniques. Each day features a one-to-two hour fishing session. One day of boat fishing is included.
 

July 16, 2018 - July 20, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Animal Attire
Event details:
July 16, 2018 - July 20, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fur, feathers, fins, scales and skin: they all help animals survive. Campers will discover how well adapted these animals' coverings are for survival in the field, forest and wetlands through hands-on exploration, nature activities and crafts.
 

July 16, 2018 - July 20, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Wetland Explorers
Event details:
July 16, 2018 - July 20, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will learn the importance of water to our world's survival by becoming a wetland explorer for the week. We will wade through wetlands, finding plants and animals that call these habitats home.
 

July 16, 2018 - July 20, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Events in the Plaza–Adam Ezra Group
Event details:
July 17, 2018
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7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Events in the Plaza is Independence Grove's outdoor summer concert series featuring live music. Performances are held Tuesday evenings from June 12- August 7 (excluding July 3).
 

July 17, 2018 (7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Tinkering Through Time: Civil War Technology
Event details:
July 18, 2018
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
What type of technology existed during the American Civil War? Discover the importance of technological advances of that era, ranging from submarines and hot air balloons to photography.
 

July 18, 2018 (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Native Drum Circle and Storytelling
Event details:
July 19, 2018
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Join us for a presentation of traditional Native Woodland singing and storytelling by the Seven Springs All Nations Drum from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
 

July 19, 2018 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Independence Grove Family Fun Friday: Beach Bingo
Event details:
July 20, 2018
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11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
The beach at Independence Grove gets better Friday afternoons with games, contests and prizes around a different theme each week.
 

July 20, 2018 (11:30 AM - 2:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Civil War Stories
Event details:
July 20, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Tour the exhibition galleries and hear stories of how men and women from Lake County were involved in the American Civil War.
 

July 20, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Wine and Nine
Event details:
July 20, 2018
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4:00 PM
Enjoy a 30-minute golf clinic and a round of 9 holes, followed by hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting.
 

July 20, 2018 4:00 PM
Community Campfire Friday Nights
Event details:
July 20, 2018
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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.
 

July 20, 2018 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Oak Spring Canoe Launch
Event details:
July 21, 2018
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

July 21, 2018 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
Event details:
July 21, 2018
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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.
 

July 21, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Rx for Health: Walking in Nature
Event details:
July 21, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Join a health professional and an educator on this walk to explore the preserve as we improve our health.
 

July 21, 2018 (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Promise of an Acorn; Oak Ecosystem Art Opening
Event details:
July 22, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Brushwood Center, in partnership with the Lake County Forest Preserve District, presents The Promise of an Acorn, a group exhibition focused on the unique oak ecosystem. Join us for the opening reception and learn about oak ecosystem restoration in Lake County with a featured forest preserve guest speaker at 2 PM. Optional guided hike through Ryerson Woods at 3 PM.
 

July 22, 2018 (1:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
 
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