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Restoration Workday: Fox River and Wagner Fen
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December 15, 2018
09:00 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.
 
Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove
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December 15, 2018
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09:00 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.
 
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
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December 15, 2018
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09:00 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.
 
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
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December 15, 2018
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09:00 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.
 
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Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
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December 16, 2018
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12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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December 16, 2018
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01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Symbols of Illinois
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December 16, 2018
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial (1818–2018) by learning about our state symbols. This is the final program in the 10-part series about the origin and natural history of the symbols. May include a brief walk.
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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December 18, 2018
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09:00 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.
 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
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December 18, 2018
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12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
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December 19, 2018
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12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Tinkering Through Time
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December 19, 2018
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
From beadwork to pottery, learn about different Potawatomi art forms, then create your own work of art.
 
Restoration Workday: Old School
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December 20, 2018
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09:00 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.
 
Celebrating the Illinois Bicentennial
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December 20, 2018
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
As the Illinois Bicentennial celebration comes to a close, hear Raupp Museum curator, Debbie Fandrei, discuss artifacts from the book 200 Objects That Made History in Lake and McHenry Counties. Then view a number of these artifacts on display in the Special Exhibition Gallery.
 
Winter Solstice
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December 21, 2018
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Join us for a guided walk as we explore Ryerson Woods on the longest night of the year. End the evening around a cozy campfire roasting marshmallows.
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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December 23, 2018
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01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
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Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
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December 26, 2018
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12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Restoration Workday: Old School
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December 27, 2018
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09:00 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.
 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
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December 27, 2018
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12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Museum Family Crafts
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December 28, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Spend your winter break creating free winter-themed crafts.
 
Lunchtime Tours
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December 28, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Intrigued by how Lake County came to be? Tour the exhibition galleries to hear stories of our county’s early history and those who settled here.
 
Restoration Workday: Heron Creek
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December 29, 2018
09:00 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.
 
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Restoration Workday: McDonald Woods
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December 30, 2018
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09:00 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.
 
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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December 30, 2018
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01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
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Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
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January 02, 2019
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12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
Playdate with Nature
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January 03, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial for all ages.
 
New Year's Celebration
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January 03, 2019
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Through crafts and activities, learn how people around the world celebrate the start of the new year.
 
Museum Curisosity Stations
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January 04, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899. W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Rotate through the exhibition galleries to experience a variety of hands-on activities. There will be fossils to touch, crafts to make and games to play.
 
Walk with a Naturalist
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January 05, 2019
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Enjoy a quiet winter morning on this guided walk. Discover whether the lake is frozen or if we have enough snow to track winter-active animals.
 
 
 

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