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From Seed to Sprout - And Field to Fork
Event details:
August 15, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
How does food get from the farm to our tables today? Learn about farming equipment and about food beneficial to our health and our planet, as we work in our garden and check on our plants.
 

August 15, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
August 15, 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.
 

August 15, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
Event details:
August 16, 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.
 

August 16, 2018 (12:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Blanding's Turtle Conservation in Lake County
Event details:
August 16, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Join our Wildlife Biologist, Gary Glowacki as he discusses the use of innovative conservation strategies to bolster our local populations of this globally imperiled species.
 

August 16, 2018 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: People and Nature
Event details:
August 17, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Tour the exhibition galleries and discuss ways people have utilized the land in Lake County and been inspired by its natural beauty.
 

August 17, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Forest Fitness: Millennium Trail
Event details:
August 18, 2018
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

August 18, 2018 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
Event details:
August 18, 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.
 

August 18, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh
Event details:
CANCELLED
August 18, 2018
ALMA05
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.
 

August 18, 2018 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
CANCELLED 
Fred Fest: A fundraiser for the Forest Preserves
Event details:
August 18, 2018
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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Check out this family-friendly event featuring a diverse line-up of live music and kids activities. All net proceeds benefit the Preservation Foundation.
 

August 18, 2018 (12:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: McDonald Woods
Event details:
August 19, 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.
 

August 19, 2018 (9:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
Kids Nature Funfest
Event details:
August 19, 2018
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Enjoy an afternoon of outdoor nature activities. Engage in fort building, insect netting, creative nature art, exploration, crafts and live animals. Fun for the whole family.
 

August 19, 2018 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
August 19, 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.
 

August 19, 2018 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
August 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.
 

August 21, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Small Discoveries: Back to School
Event details:
August 22, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
It is time to start school! Come explore our one-room schoolhouse and look at objects, play games and make crafts.
 

August 22, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
August 22, 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.
 

August 22, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Senior Series: Reptiles and Amphibians
Event details:
August 22, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Discover the diversity of reptiles and amphibians living in Lake County during this indoor presentation. You will also have the opportunity to meet some our live education animals!
 

August 22, 2018 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Bess Bower Dunn Day
Event details:
August 23, 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Celebrate Bess Bower Dunn’s birthday with free museum admission and special activities throughout the day.
 

August 23, 2018 (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Community Campfire Friday Nights
Event details:
August 24, 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.
 

August 24, 2018 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: McDonald Woods
Event details:
August 25, 2018
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

August 25, 2018 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Rx for Health: Walking in Nature
Event details:
August 25, 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.
 

August 25, 2018 (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
August 26, 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.
 

August 26, 2018 (9:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
August 26, 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.
 

August 26, 2018 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
August 28, 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.
 

August 28, 2018 (9:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
August 28, 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.
 

August 28, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
From Seed to Sprout - Food Preservation Then and Now
Event details:
August 29, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
How do the seasons of the year impact our food? Learn more about farm life in the 1800s and food preservation for the Bonner Family and for us today.
 

August 29, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
August 29, 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.
 

August 29, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
Event details:
August 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.
 

August 30, 2018 (12:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Forest Fitness: Wright Woods
Event details:
September 01, 2018
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

September 01, 2018 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 02, 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 02, 2018 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 04, 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.
 

September 04, 2018 (9:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 04, 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 04, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours
Event details:
September 05, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Enjoy 30-minute guided and themed tours of the exhibition galleries.
 

September 05, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 05, 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 05, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Monarchs and Milkweeds
Event details:
September 06, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Drop in and learn about this magical migrator and its reliance on milkweed through hands-on activities and crafts.
 

September 06, 2018 (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)
Carp-O-Rama
Event details:
September 08, 2018
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6:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Compete to catch the largest and the most carp. Help reduce carp overpopulation. Catch and keep, or turn in your carp to us. No limit. Cash prizes awarded.
 

September 08, 2018 (6:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Greenbelt
Event details:
September 08, 2018
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

September 08, 2018 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Prairie Wolf Slough
Event details:
September 08, 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.
 

September 08, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Walk with a Naturalist: McDonald Woods
Event details:
September 08, 2018
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Enjoy the late summer beauty of the fields and ponds on this naturalist-guided walk. Join us each month to experience and learn about seasonal changes within the preserves.
 

September 08, 2018 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Scout Saturday: Reptile and Amphibian Merit Badge
Event details:
September 08, 2018
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Discover the reptiles and amphibians that live in Lake County as you earn your Merit Badge.
 

September 08, 2018 (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 09, 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 09, 2018 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
September 09, 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 09, 2018 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 11, 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.
 

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

September 11, 2018 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 11, 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 11, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Playdate with Nature
Event details:
September 11, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial for children of all ages.
 

September 11, 2018 (5:00 PM - 6:30 PM)
Small Discoveries: Mammoths and Mastodons
Event details:
September 12, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
What is the difference between a mammoth and a mastodon? Discover the differences through fossils, stories, crafts, and more!
 

September 12, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 12, 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 12, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Connecting Kids with Nature
Event details:
September 13, 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.
 

September 13, 2018 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
Event details:
September 13, 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 13, 2018 (12:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
History Hacked: Civil War Drum
Event details:
September 13, 2018
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Who were the drummers behind the drums? Hear the story behind the Civil War drum in our An American Frontier exhibition and learn more about other Civil War drummers.
 

September 13, 2018 (3:00 PM - 3:45 PM)
Astronomy Program
Event details:
September 14, 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.
 

September 14, 2018 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Fort Sheridan
Event details:
September 15, 2018
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

September 15, 2018 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh
Event details:
September 15, 2018
ALMA05
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.
 

September 15, 2018 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
Event details:
September 15, 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.
 

September 15, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove
Event details:
September 15, 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.
 

September 15, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Rx for Health: Walking in Nature
Event details:
September 15, 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.
 

September 15, 2018 (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Playdate with Nature
Event details:
September 16, 2018
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial.
 

September 16, 2018 (11:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 16, 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 16, 2018 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Symbols of Illinois: Monarch
Event details:
September 16, 2018
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial (1818–2018) by learning about state symbols. During each program in this 10-part series learn about the origin and natural history of the state symbols. May also include a brief walk.
 

September 16, 2018 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
September 16, 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 16, 2018 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 18, 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.
 

September 18, 2018 (9:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 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.
 

September 18, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Homeschool Companion: Fall on the Farm
Event details:
September 19, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Learn about the work done on early Lake County farms as you try out a variety of related hands-on activities and tour Bonner Farm.
 

September 19, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 19, 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 19, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Artist Talk: Lake County Jewlery
Event details:
September 20, 2018
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hear jewelry artist Deb Brown Bryant explain her process and inspiration for her jewelry designs. Then, connect with local history at the Dunn Museum as you hear about a piece of jewelry in museum's collection.
 

September 20, 2018 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Lunchtime Tours
Event details:
September 21, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Enjoy 30-minute guided and themed tours of the exhibition galleries.
 

September 21, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Community Campfire Friday Nights
Event details:
September 21, 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.
 

September 21, 2018 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Heron Creek
Event details:
September 22, 2018
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

September 22, 2018 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Heron Creek
Event details:
CANCELLED
September 22, 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 22, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
CANCELLED 
Night Voyageur
Event details:
September 22, 2018
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Paddle our 34-foot canoe while learning about the fur trade in 18th-century Lake County and the lives of the Voyageurs.
 

September 22, 2018 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
Event details:
September 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.
 

September 23, 2018 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 23, 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.
 

September 23, 2018 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Par 3 Challenge
Event details:
September 23, 2018
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2:00 PM
Countryside Golf Club
20800 W Hawley St,
Mundelein ,IL
60060

847-968-3466

Two-player teams compete for fun and prizes.
 

September 23, 2018 2:00 PM
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
September 23, 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 23, 2018 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
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
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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)
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)
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
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 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
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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.
 

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:
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)
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
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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 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
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)
 
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