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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 25, 2018
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9:00 AM - 11:00 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.
 

September 25, 2018 (9:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 25, 2018
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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.
 

September 25, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 26, 2018
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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.
 

September 26, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Senior Series: Fall Wildflowers
Event details:
September 26, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Join us as we explore the preserve to discover the diversity of wildflowers and the wildlife that depend on them. We will walk up to 1.5 miles.
 

September 26, 2018 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Tinkering Through Time: Awesome Adaptations
Event details:
September 26, 2018
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Test your engineering and science skills as you explore how the Potawatomi and others utilized a vast array of natural resources in our area, then investigate a variety of local wildlife adaptations.
 

September 26, 2018 (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Forest Fitness: Hastings Lake
Event details:
September 29, 2018
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

September 29, 2018 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Heron Creek
Event details:
September 29, 2018
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.
 

September 29, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Meet the Author: David Powell
Event details:
September 29, 2018
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Author David Powell speaks about the experience of Lake County soldiers in the 96th Illinois Infantry at Horseshoe Ridge, Chickamauga, during the American Civil War. Mr. Powell is the author of The Maps of Chickamauga, among many other titles.The presentation will be followed by a book signing.
 

September 29, 2018 (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Fall Features: Fungus, Fruits and Flowers
Event details:
September 30, 2018
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Identify unique features of the season, and explore the life cycles and important roles fungus, fruits and prairie flowers have in nature.
 

September 30, 2018 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Tinkering Through Time - Bonner Farm
Event details:
September 30, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Come learn about life on the farm from early settlement to today, with hands-on activities and a visit to the garden!
 

September 30, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
Event details:
September 30, 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.
 

September 30, 2018 (12:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 30, 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.
 

September 30, 2018 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Your Oak Woodland Neighborhood at Edward L. Ryerson Woods
Event details:
September 30, 2018
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Join staff from the Lake County Forest Preserves and Morton Arboretum for a guided tour through recently restored oak woodlands at Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area (Riverwoods). Discover the natural treasures that have returned to this ecological gem. A separate, children's program will run concurrent with the adult presentation.
 

September 30, 2018 (1:30 PM - 3:30 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
September 30, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Join us for a guided walk on this year’s Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 

September 30, 2018 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
October 02, 2018
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 11:00 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.
 

October 02, 2018 (9:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
October 02, 2018
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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.
 

October 02, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
October 03, 2018
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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.
 

October 03, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Dinosaurs vs. Reptiles
Event details:
October 04, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Although dinosaurs have been extinct for millions of years, there is still confusion between reptiles and dinosaurs. Put on your dino shirt and come learn about what made dinosaurs so special, meet a live reptile and make a dinosaur craft to take home.
 

October 04, 2018 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Forest Fitness: Millennium Trail
Event details:
October 06, 2018
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

October 06, 2018 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Walk with a Naturalist: Wright Woods
Event details:
October 06, 2018
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Enjoy the first flush of fall color at Wright Woods. Join us each month to experience and learn about seasonal changes within the preserves.
 

October 06, 2018 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
Event details:
October 06, 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.
 

October 06, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Colossal Cup Two-Player Golf Scramble
Event details:
October 07, 2018
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10:00 AM
Countryside Golf Club
20800 W Hawley St,
Mundelein ,IL
60060

847-968-3466

Two-player teams compete for fun and prizes. The colossal cup size is double the standard cup so putts will sink with ease and your score will drop with it.
 

October 07, 2018 10:00 AM
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
October 07, 2018
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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.
 

October 07, 2018 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
October 07, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Join us for a guided walk on this year’s Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 

October 07, 2018 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Playdate with Nature
Event details:
October 08, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial for children of all ages.
 

October 08, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
October 09, 2018
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 11:00 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.
 

October 09, 2018 (9:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
Hikin' Tykes: Spiders
Event details:
October 09, 2018
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Nature-based story, hands-on activities, craft, and outdoor exploration (weather permitting) with your preschooler.
 

October 09, 2018 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
CANCELLED
October 09, 2018
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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.
 

October 09, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
CANCELLED 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
October 10, 2018
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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.
 

October 10, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Tinkering Through Time: Silly Sounds
Event details:
October 10, 2018
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
What types of sounds do instruments make? Learn about instruments and sound vibrations by creating your own instrument.
 

October 10, 2018 (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Connecting Kids with Nature
Event details:
October 11, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Connect your kids with nature through outdoor exploration. Along the way, learn about the benefits of nature play.
 

October 11, 2018 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
Dunn Museum Teacher Open House
Event details:
October 11, 2018
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Learn about exciting programs and resources for your class, tour the exhibitions and take part in guided teacher training sessions with our education staff. Professional development credits available.
 

October 11, 2018 (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Astronomy Program
Event details:
October 12, 2018
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Learn about outer space, the sky and the universe. Stargazing after the meeting, weather permitting. In partnership with Skokie Valley Astronomers.
 

October 12, 2018 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Half Day
Event details:
October 13, 2018
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

October 13, 2018 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Prairie Wolf Slough
Event details:
October 13, 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.
 

October 13, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
History Cafe: The Blodgett Family
Event details:
October 13, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Families in Lake County often have fascinating histories with many connections throughout the area. In this program, you will hear more about one of those families, the Blodgetts, and their involvement in anti-slavery societies, the Civil War, and more.
 

October 13, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Winter is Coming
Event details:
October 13, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Learn about leaf color changes and how these changes coincide with signals for animal migration and hibernation. Hands-on activities while hiking on the trail.
 

October 13, 2018 (3:00 PM - 4:30 PM)
Rx for Health: Walking in Nature
Event details:
October 13, 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.
 

October 13, 2018 (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
October 14, 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.
 

October 14, 2018 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Symbols of Illinois: Big Bluestem
Event details:
October 14, 2018
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial (1818–2018) by learning about state symbols. Each program in this 10-part series teaches about the origin and natural history of the state symbols, and may also include a walk.
 

October 14, 2018 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
2018 Ethel Untermyer Conservation Forum: Preserving Lake County
Event details:
October 14, 2018
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Lake County has a rich history of preservation. Join Dunn Museum curator, Diana Dretske, as we step back in time to meet the individuals whose efforts preserved the county’s historical and natural heritage, such as Robert Vogel, pictured here in 1957 with the Museum’s 420 million-year-old fossil.
 

October 14, 2018 (1:30 PM - 3:00 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
October 14, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Join us for a guided walk on this year’s Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 

October 14, 2018 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
October 16, 2018
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 11:00 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.
 

October 16, 2018 (9:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
October 16, 2018
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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.
 

October 16, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Inventions
Event details:
October 17, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour on innovations and inventions.
 

October 17, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
CANCELLED
October 17, 2018
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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.
 

October 17, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
CANCELLED 
Spooky Lake County
Event details:
October 18, 2018
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Ever wonder about the haunted locations in Lake County? At this spooktacular program, you will hear about all the spooky events in Lake County history.
 

October 18, 2018 (7:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Halloween Hikes
Event details:
October 19, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 

October 19, 2018 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Halloween Hikes
Event details:
October 19, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 

October 19, 2018 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Halloween Hikes
Event details:
October 19, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 

October 19, 2018 (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Halloween Hikes
Event details:
October 19, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 

October 19, 2018 (7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Halloween Hikes
Event details:
October 19, 2018
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 

October 19, 2018 (8:00 PM - 9:30 PM)
Forest Fitness: Grant Woods
Event details:
October 20, 2018
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

October 20, 2018 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh
Event details:
October 20, 2018
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9:00 AM - 11:00 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.
 

October 20, 2018 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
Event details:
October 20, 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.
 

October 20, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove
Event details:
October 20, 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.
 

October 20, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Halloween Hikes
Event details:
October 20, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 

October 20, 2018 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Halloween Hikes
Event details:
October 20, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 

October 20, 2018 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Halloween Hikes
Event details:
October 20, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 

October 20, 2018 (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Halloween Hikes
Event details:
October 20, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 

October 20, 2018 (7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Halloween Hikes
Event details:
October 20, 2018
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 

October 20, 2018 (8:00 PM - 9:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
Event details:
October 21, 2018
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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.
 

October 21, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
October 21, 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.
 

October 21, 2018 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
October 23, 2018
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 11:00 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.
 

October 23, 2018 (9:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
CANCELLED
October 23, 2018
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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.
 

October 23, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
CANCELLED 
Small Discoveries: Fall Colors
Event details:
October 24, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Explore the variety of fall colors through color mixing, nature crafts, and storytime.
 

October 24, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
October 24, 2018
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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.
 

October 24, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
Event details:
October 24, 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.
 

October 24, 2018 (12:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Senior Series: Sandhill Cranes
Event details:
October 24, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Each autumn, our skies are filled with the bugling call of sandhill cranes migrating south. Join us to learn more about the life history of these remarkable birds.
 

October 24, 2018 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Inventions
Event details:
October 26, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour on innovations and inventions.
 

October 26, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Community Campfire Friday Nights
Event details:
October 26, 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.
 

October 26, 2018 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Nippersink
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October 27, 2018
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

October 27, 2018 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Heron Creek
Event details:
October 27, 2018
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.
 

October 27, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Playdate with Nature
Event details:
October 27, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial for children of all ages.
 

October 27, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
October 28, 2018
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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.
 

October 28, 2018 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
October 28, 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.
 

October 28, 2018 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
October 28, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Join us for a guided walk on this year’s Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 

October 28, 2018 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
October 30, 2018
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 11:00 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.
 

October 30, 2018 (9:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
October 30, 2018
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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.
 

October 30, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
October 31, 2018
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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.
 

October 31, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Mini Historian
Event details:
November 01, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Help your little ones become mini historians as they explore our Museum galleries and learn about historical objects.
 

November 01, 2018 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Grassy Lake
Event details:
November 03, 2018
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

November 03, 2018 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Walk with a Naturalist: Greenbelt
Event details:
November 03, 2018
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fall is winding down, but there is still plenty to discover on this naturalist-guided walk. Join us each month to experience and learn about seasonal changes within the preserves.
 

November 03, 2018 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
Event details:
November 03, 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.
 

November 03, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Rx for Health: Walking in Nature
Event details:
November 03, 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.
 

November 03, 2018 (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Chili Scramble Golf Tournament
Event details:
November 04, 2018
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10:00 AM
Countryside Golf Club
20800 W Hawley St,
Mundelein ,IL
60060

847-968-3466

Join this low-pressure 18-hole tournament that ends with prizes, chili and beverages.
 

November 04, 2018 10:00 AM
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
November 04, 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.
 

November 04, 2018 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Playdate with Nature
Event details:
November 04, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial for children of all ages.
 

November 04, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
November 04, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Join us for a guided walk on this year’s Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 

November 04, 2018 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
November 06, 2018
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 11:00 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.
 

November 06, 2018 (9:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Highlights
Event details:
November 07, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Enjoy a 30-minute highlights tour of the exhibition galleries.
 

November 07, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Connecting Kids with Nature
Event details:
November 08, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Connect your kids with nature through outdoor exploration. Along the way, learn about the benefits of nature play.
 

November 08, 2018 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
Astronomy Program
Event details:
November 09, 2018
astronomy
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Learn about outer space, the sky and the universe. Stargazing after the meeting, weather permitting. In partnership with Skokie Valley Astronomers.
 

November 09, 2018 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: McDonald Woods
Event details:
November 10, 2018
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

November 10, 2018 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Prairie Wolf Slough
Event details:
November 10, 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.
 

November 10, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
November 11, 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.
 

November 11, 2018 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Symbols of Illinois: White Oak
Event details:
November 11, 2018
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial (1818–2018) by learning about state symbols. Each program in this 10-part series teaches about the origin and natural history of the state symbols, and may also include a walk.
 

November 11, 2018 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
November 11, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Join us for a guided walk on this year’s Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 

November 11, 2018 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
November 13, 2018
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 11:00 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.
 

November 13, 2018 (9:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
Hikin' Tykes: Squirrels
Event details:
November 13, 2018
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Nature-based story, hands-on activities, craft and outdoor exploration, weather permitting, with your pre-schooler.
 

November 13, 2018 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
Playdate with Nature
Event details:
November 13, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial for children of all ages.
 

November 13, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
History Hacked: Abana Spring Water Crate
Event details:
November 13, 2018
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial (1818–2018) with guest speaker Jenny Berry of the Libertyville–Mundelein Historical Society as she shares the history behind the Abana Spring Water Crate on display in our Special Exhibition Gallery.
 

November 13, 2018 (3:00 PM - 3:45 PM)
Small Discoveries: Five Senses
Event details:
November 14, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn about your five senses through activities and play.
 

November 14, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
But it's cold outside!
Event details:
November 15, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

The temperature may be dropping but that doesn’t mean you have to stay inside. Come learn about the many opportunities to get outside and enjoy your forest preserves in winter.
 

November 15, 2018 (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Ryerson
Event details:
November 17, 2018
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

November 17, 2018 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh
Event details:
November 17, 2018
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9:00 AM - 11:00 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.
 

November 17, 2018 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
Event details:
November 17, 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.
 

November 17, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove
Event details:
November 17, 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.
 

November 17, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Potawatomi Hunting Camp
Event details:
November 17, 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Visit a recreation of a Potawatomi hunting camp. Speak with expert costumed interpreters to learn about evolving Native lifeways, cultural values, hunting practices and the fur trade.
 

November 17, 2018 (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
Event details:
November 18, 2018
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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.
 

November 18, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
November 18, 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.
 

November 18, 2018 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Thanksgiving for Nature Scavenger Hunt
Event details:
November 18, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Discover what we should be thankful for in nature. Find clues along the trail in this self-paced activity.
 

November 18, 2018 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
November 18, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Join us for a guided walk on this year’s Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 

November 18, 2018 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
November 20, 2018
CUMA03
9:00 AM - 11:00 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.
 

November 20, 2018 (9:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
Tinkering Through Time: Lake County Inventors
Event details:
November 20, 2018
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Hear about Lake County’s inventors and then work to create your own invention.
 

November 20, 2018 (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
 
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