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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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June 30, 2019
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09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Restoration Workday: McDonald Woods
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June 30, 2019
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Pop Up Paddle: Kayak
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July 01, 2019
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Explore from a solo kayak. Watch for wildlife and learn about aquatic plants. Brief paddle instruction provided.
 
Family Fishing
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July 02, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Drop in a line and see if the fish are biting. We’ll supply the poles, bait and tips on getting started.
 
Concerts in the Plaza: The Chicago Skyliners Big Band
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July 02, 2019
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
These live outdoor musical performances begin at 7:30 pm every Tuesday evening, from June 18–August 6, at Independence Grove in Libertyville.
 
Bees and Other Pollinators
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July 03, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Visit a touch table to discover the important role bees and other pollinators play in our environment, make a craft, and complete a pollinator scavenger hunt.
 
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Family Fishing
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July 05, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Drop in a line and see if the fish are biting. We'll supply the poles, bait and tips on getting started.
 
Family Fun Friday: Independence Grove
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July 05, 2019
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11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
The beach at Independence Grove gets better Friday afternoons with games, contests and prizes around a different theme each week.
 
Walk with a Naturalist: Greenbelt
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July 06, 2019
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Take a walk around Greenbelt Forest Preserve and enjoy the wetland and woodlands in their summer beauty.
 
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Summer Camp: Fishing Camp - FULL
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July 08, 2019-July 12, 2019
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09:00 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.
 
Summer Camp: Canoeing in Nature
Event's details
July 09, 2019-July 11, 2019
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers will develop paddling skills and explore nature through on-water science activities. Conditions permitting, the final day is spent paddling the Des Plaines River.
Alternate paddle location for the final day may be Hastings Lake (Lake Villa).
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp - FULL
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July 08, 2019-July 12, 2019
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09:00 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.
 
Summer Singing Insects
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July 09, 2019
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn about the insects that make up our summer chorus, then head into the field to observe them in action.
 
Earth and family-friendly vegetable gardening
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July 09, 2019
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Whether you are new to gardening or a seasoned grower, learn research-based methods to improve your outcomes.
 
Concerts in the Plaza: Adam Ezra Group
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July 09, 2019
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07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
These live outdoor musical performances begin at 7:30 pm every Tuesday evening, from June 18–August 6, at Independence Grove in Libertyville.
 
Summer Camp: Canoeing in Nature
Event's details
July 09, 2019-July 11, 2019
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers will develop paddling skills and explore nature through on-water science activities. Conditions permitting, the final day is spent paddling the Des Plaines River.
Alternate paddle location for the final day may be Hastings Lake (Lake Villa).
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp - FULL
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July 08, 2019-July 12, 2019
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09:00 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.
 
Bonner Heritage Farm Tour
Event's details
July 10, 2019
01:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Learn about the people, the land and the events of this historic 1850s farmstead on this guided tour.
 
Summer Camp: Canoeing in Nature
Event's details
July 09, 2019-July 11, 2019
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers will develop paddling skills and explore nature through on-water science activities. Conditions permitting, the final day is spent paddling the Des Plaines River.
Alternate paddle location for the final day may be Hastings Lake (Lake Villa).
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp - FULL
Event's details
July 08, 2019-July 12, 2019
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09:00 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.
 
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
Event's details
July 11, 2019
12:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Drop in to learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations. Tour his home, a National Historic Landmark, at your own pace.
 
Pen to Page: Comic Book Drawing Class
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July 11, 2019
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
In this class led by artist Tim Seeley, you’ll learn tools and techniques to create and draw your own comic books.
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp - FULL
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July 08, 2019-July 12, 2019
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09:00 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.
 
Family Fun Friday: Independence Grove
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July 12, 2019
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11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
The beach at Independence Grove gets better Friday afternoons with games, contests and prizes around a different theme each week.
 
Astronomy Program
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July 12, 2019
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08:00 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.
 
Civil War Days: Weekend Pass
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July 13, 2019-July 14, 2019
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History comes to life at this reenactment, featuring battles, period demonstrations, kids' activities and Civil War-era shopping.
 
BGI Volunteer Workday: Grassy Lake-Hurd property
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July 13, 2019
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09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grassy Lake - Hurd property
23998 N. Kelsay rd
Barrington, IL , 60010

Join our Barrington Greenway Initiative partners at a volunteer workday!

Work side-by-side with experienced volunteer stewards and staff from Citizens for Conservation, Audubon Great Lakes, Friends of the Forest Preserves, Forest Preserves of Cook County, and Lake County Forest Preserves.
 
Civil War Days (Saturday)
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July 13, 2019
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10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
History comes to life at this reenactment, featuring battles, period demonstrations, kids' activities and Civil War-era shopping.
 
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Civil War Days: Weekend Pass
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July 13, 2019-July 14, 2019
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History comes to life at this reenactment, featuring battles, period demonstrations, kids' activities and Civil War-era shopping.
 
Civil War Days (Sunday)
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July 14, 2019
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09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
History comes to life at this reenactment, featuring battles, period demonstrations, kids' activities and Civil War-era shopping.
 
Summer Camp: Pondering Plants - FULL
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July 15, 2019-July 19, 2019
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will take an in-depth look at the wonders of the plant world through interactive exploration of trees, flowers, grasses, aquatic plants, and invaders (non-native plants). Activities include netting for field and aquatic insects and removal of invasive plants.
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp 2 - FULL
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July 15, 2019-July 19, 2019
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09:00 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.
 
Summer Camp: Spiders, Slugs and Really Cool Bugs
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July 15, 2019-July 19, 2019
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will search prairies, forests and wetlands in search of invertebrates (animals without backbones). They will gain a better understanding of the invertebrates of Lake County and what makes them so special.
 
Insects at Night
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July 15, 2019
08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Discover the diversity of insect life during this unique opportunity to explore the preserve after hours.
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp 2 - FULL
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July 15, 2019-July 19, 2019
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09:00 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.
 
Summer Camp: Pondering Plants - FULL
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July 15, 2019-July 19, 2019
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will take an in-depth look at the wonders of the plant world through interactive exploration of trees, flowers, grasses, aquatic plants, and invaders (non-native plants). Activities include netting for field and aquatic insects and removal of invasive plants.
 
Summer Camp: Spiders, Slugs and Really Cool Bugs
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July 15, 2019-July 19, 2019
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will search prairies, forests and wetlands in search of invertebrates (animals without backbones). They will gain a better understanding of the invertebrates of Lake County and what makes them so special.
 
Summer Camp: Little Explorers
Event's details
July 16, 2019-July 18, 2019
09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Seek adventure in woodlands, wetlands and prairies with your little one. Use your senses to observe and discover the plants, animals and features that make these natural areas special. Free exploration and play will inspire a sense of wonder and awe.
 
Concerts in the Plaza: Mississippi Heat
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July 16, 2019
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07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
These live outdoor musical performances begin at 7:30 pm every Tuesday evening, from June 18–August 6, at Independence Grove in Libertyville.
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp 2 - FULL
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July 15, 2019-July 19, 2019
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09:00 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.
 
Summer Camp: Pondering Plants - FULL
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July 15, 2019-July 19, 2019
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will take an in-depth look at the wonders of the plant world through interactive exploration of trees, flowers, grasses, aquatic plants, and invaders (non-native plants). Activities include netting for field and aquatic insects and removal of invasive plants.
 
Summer Camp: Spiders, Slugs and Really Cool Bugs
Event's details
July 15, 2019-July 19, 2019
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will search prairies, forests and wetlands in search of invertebrates (animals without backbones). They will gain a better understanding of the invertebrates of Lake County and what makes them so special.
 
Senior Series: Insects of Lake County
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July 17, 2019
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn about the insects found in your backyard, their life cycles, and the differences between beneficial and detrimental insects.
 
Summer Camp: Little Explorers
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July 16, 2019-July 18, 2019
09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Seek adventure in woodlands, wetlands and prairies with your little one. Use your senses to observe and discover the plants, animals and features that make these natural areas special. Free exploration and play will inspire a sense of wonder and awe.
 
From Seed to Sprout: How Does a Garden Grow?
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July 17, 2019
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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.
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp 2 - FULL
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July 15, 2019-July 19, 2019
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09:00 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.
 
Summer Camp: Pondering Plants - FULL
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July 15, 2019-July 19, 2019
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will take an in-depth look at the wonders of the plant world through interactive exploration of trees, flowers, grasses, aquatic plants, and invaders (non-native plants). Activities include netting for field and aquatic insects and removal of invasive plants.
 
Summer Camp: Spiders, Slugs and Really Cool Bugs
Event's details
July 15, 2019-July 19, 2019
istock-garden-spider
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will search prairies, forests and wetlands in search of invertebrates (animals without backbones). They will gain a better understanding of the invertebrates of Lake County and what makes them so special.
 
Summer Camp: Little Explorers
Event's details
July 16, 2019-July 18, 2019
09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Seek adventure in woodlands, wetlands and prairies with your little one. Use your senses to observe and discover the plants, animals and features that make these natural areas special. Free exploration and play will inspire a sense of wonder and awe.
 
Birding Lake County
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July 18, 2019
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Start planning your fall birding excursions by joining Nan Buckardt as she discusses birding habitats and shares her favorite places to view birds each season.
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp 2 - FULL
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July 15, 2019-July 19, 2019
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09:00 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.
 
Summer Camp: Pondering Plants - FULL
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July 15, 2019-July 19, 2019
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will take an in-depth look at the wonders of the plant world through interactive exploration of trees, flowers, grasses, aquatic plants, and invaders (non-native plants). Activities include netting for field and aquatic insects and removal of invasive plants.
 
Summer Camp: Spiders, Slugs and Really Cool Bugs
Event's details
July 15, 2019-July 19, 2019
istock-garden-spider
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will search prairies, forests and wetlands in search of invertebrates (animals without backbones). They will gain a better understanding of the invertebrates of Lake County and what makes them so special.
 
Family Fun Friday: Independence Grove
Event's details
July 19, 2019
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11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
The beach at Independence Grove gets better Friday afternoons with games, contests and prizes around a different theme each week.
 
Wine and Nine
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July 19, 2019
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04:30 PM
Enjoy a 30-minute golf clinic and a round of 9 holes, followed by hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting.
 
Pop Up Paddle: Kayak
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July 20, 2019
03:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Explore from a solo kayak. Watch for wildlife and learn about aquatic plants. Brief paddle instruction provided.
 
Rx for Health: Walking in Nature
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July 20, 2019
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Join a health professional and an educator on this walk to explore the preserve as we improve our health.
 
Summer Night Hike
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July 20, 2019
08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Observe wildlife after the sun sets on this 1-mile guided hike that focuses on nocturnal animal adaptations and sounds.
 
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Grasslands of Lake County
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July 21, 2019
08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Explore this unique ecosystem rich in biodiversity and discover the variety of plants and animals that call it home.
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp 2 - FULL
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July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019
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09:00 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.
 
Summer Camp: Adaptation Adventures - FULL
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July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers will learn about adaptations of animals and plants in various ecosystems while engaging in team-building, hiking, canoeing, fishing, swimming and biking.
 
Summer Camp: Lake County Time Travelers
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July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Travel back in time by exploring the exhibit galleries at the Dunn Museum and journey through over 10,000 years of Lake County history. Campers will travel from prehistoric times to the 1930s through a variety of activities, games, crafts, and museum explorations.
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp 2 - FULL
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July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019
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09:00 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.
 
Summer Camp: Adaptation Adventures - FULL
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July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers will learn about adaptations of animals and plants in various ecosystems while engaging in team-building, hiking, canoeing, fishing, swimming and biking.
 
Summer Camp: Lake County Time Travelers
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July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Travel back in time by exploring the exhibit galleries at the Dunn Museum and journey through over 10,000 years of Lake County history. Campers will travel from prehistoric times to the 1930s through a variety of activities, games, crafts, and museum explorations.
 
Frogs
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July 23, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Join us for a morning filled with leaping frogs and wiggling tadpoles. We’ll discover the unique life cycle of frogs and other amphibians during this hands-on program.
 
Concerts in the Plaza: Kaleidoscope Eyes
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July 23, 2019
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
These live outdoor musical performances begin at 7:30 pm every Tuesday evening, from June 18–August 6, at Independence Grove in Libertyville.
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp 2 - FULL
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July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019
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09:00 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.
 
Summer Camp: Adaptation Adventures - FULL
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July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers will learn about adaptations of animals and plants in various ecosystems while engaging in team-building, hiking, canoeing, fishing, swimming and biking.
 
Summer Camp: Lake County Time Travelers
Event's details
July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Travel back in time by exploring the exhibit galleries at the Dunn Museum and journey through over 10,000 years of Lake County history. Campers will travel from prehistoric times to the 1930s through a variety of activities, games, crafts, and museum explorations.
 
Bonner Heritage Farm Tour
Event's details
July 24, 2019
01:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Learn about the people, the land and the events of this historic 1850s farmstead on this guided tour.
 
Turtle Meet and Greet
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July 24, 2019
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Discover the fascinating life history of some of our local turtles. Learn what you can do to help our turtle neighbors through hands-on activities and a guided walk.
 
Summer Camp: Adaptation Adventures - FULL
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July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers will learn about adaptations of animals and plants in various ecosystems while engaging in team-building, hiking, canoeing, fishing, swimming and biking.
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp 2 - FULL
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July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019
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09:00 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.
 
Summer Camp: Lake County Time Travelers
Event's details
July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Travel back in time by exploring the exhibit galleries at the Dunn Museum and journey through over 10,000 years of Lake County history. Campers will travel from prehistoric times to the 1930s through a variety of activities, games, crafts, and museum explorations.
 
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
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July 25, 2019
12:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Drop in to learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations. Tour his home, a National Historic Landmark, at your own pace.
 
Nature Open House
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July 25, 2019
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Live animals, crafts and guided activities will introduce you to some of the creatures that call this preserve home.
 
Summer Camp: Adaptation Adventures - FULL
Event's details
July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Campers will learn about adaptations of animals and plants in various ecosystems while engaging in team-building, hiking, canoeing, fishing, swimming and biking.
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp 2 - FULL
Event's details
July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019
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09:00 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.
 
Summer Camp: Lake County Time Travelers
Event's details
July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Travel back in time by exploring the exhibit galleries at the Dunn Museum and journey through over 10,000 years of Lake County history. Campers will travel from prehistoric times to the 1930s through a variety of activities, games, crafts, and museum explorations.
 
Family Fun Friday: Independence Grove
Event's details
July 26, 2019
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11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
The beach at Independence Grove gets better Friday afternoons with games, contests and prizes around a different theme each week.
 
Community Campfire Friday Nights
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July 26, 2019
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07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Join friends and family to roast marshmallows, share stories and enjoy nature at night.
 
Aquatic Plants and Animals
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July 27, 2019
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Get close to aquatic plants and animals while paddling. Brief paddle instruction provided.
 
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Gospelfest
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July 28, 2019
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03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Be inspired by Lake County's best gospel voices. This annual favorite features choirs, solo performances and praise dancers that will bring you to your feet.
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp - FULL
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July 29, 2019-August 02, 2019
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09:00 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.
 
Summer Camp: Spiders, Slugs and Really Cool Bugs - FULL
Event's details
July 29, 2019-August 02, 2019
istock-garden-spider
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will search prairies, forests and wetlands in search of invertebrates (animals without backbones). They will gain a better understanding of the invertebrates of Lake County and what makes them so special.
 
Summer Camp: Pondering Plants - FULL
Event's details
July 29, 2019-August 02, 2019
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will take an in-depth look at the wonders of the plant world through interactive exploration of trees, flowers, grasses, aquatic plants, and invaders (non-native plants). Activities include netting for field and aquatic insects and removal of invasive plants.
 
Twilight HIke
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July 29, 2019
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Stroll through a beautiful marsh as day fades to night.
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp - FULL
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July 29, 2019-August 02, 2019
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09:00 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.
 
Summer Camp: Spiders, Slugs and Really Cool Bugs - FULL
Event's details
July 29, 2019-August 02, 2019
istock-garden-spider
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will search prairies, forests and wetlands in search of invertebrates (animals without backbones). They will gain a better understanding of the invertebrates of Lake County and what makes them so special.
 
Summer Camp: Pondering Plants - FULL
Event's details
July 29, 2019-August 02, 2019
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will take an in-depth look at the wonders of the plant world through interactive exploration of trees, flowers, grasses, aquatic plants, and invaders (non-native plants). Activities include netting for field and aquatic insects and removal of invasive plants.
 
Object Talks: Magniscope
Event's details
July 30, 2019
02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Is Lake County the birth place of the motion picture projector? Yes! Discover the role of the magniscope in early motion pictures and how its inventor Edward Amet used his machine to show movies he created in his backyard.
 
Concerts in the Plaza: The North 41
Event's details
July 30, 2019
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
These live outdoor musical performances begin at 7:30 pm every Tuesday evening, from June 18–August 6, at Independence Grove in Libertyville.
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp - FULL
Event's details
July 29, 2019-August 02, 2019
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09:00 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.
 
Summer Camp: Spiders, Slugs and Really Cool Bugs - FULL
Event's details
July 29, 2019-August 02, 2019
istock-garden-spider
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will search prairies, forests and wetlands in search of invertebrates (animals without backbones). They will gain a better understanding of the invertebrates of Lake County and what makes them so special.
 
Summer Camp: Pondering Plants - FULL
Event's details
July 29, 2019-August 02, 2019
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will take an in-depth look at the wonders of the plant world through interactive exploration of trees, flowers, grasses, aquatic plants, and invaders (non-native plants). Activities include netting for field and aquatic insects and removal of invasive plants.
 
I Spy Hike
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July 31, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
How many hidden animals can you spy on this guided camouflage walk? Join us and test your observation skills.
 
From Seed to Sprout: Watching it Grow
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July 31, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn about the parts of a plant and which parts we eat as we work in our garden and test our skills with games.
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp - FULL
Event's details
July 29, 2019-August 02, 2019
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09:00 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.
 
Summer Camp: Spiders, Slugs and Really Cool Bugs - FULL
Event's details
July 29, 2019-August 02, 2019
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will search prairies, forests and wetlands in search of invertebrates (animals without backbones). They will gain a better understanding of the invertebrates of Lake County and what makes them so special.
 
Summer Camp: Pondering Plants - FULL
Event's details
July 29, 2019-August 02, 2019
CAMP-ECAD-20060816-CHW-001
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will take an in-depth look at the wonders of the plant world through interactive exploration of trees, flowers, grasses, aquatic plants, and invaders (non-native plants). Activities include netting for field and aquatic insects and removal of invasive plants.
 
Summer Camp: Spiders, Slugs and Really Cool Bugs - FULL
Event's details
July 29, 2019-August 02, 2019
istock-garden-spider
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will search prairies, forests and wetlands in search of invertebrates (animals without backbones). They will gain a better understanding of the invertebrates of Lake County and what makes them so special.
 
Summer Camp: Fishing Camp - FULL
Event's details
July 29, 2019-August 02, 2019
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09:00 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.
 
Summer Camp: Pondering Plants - FULL
Event's details
July 29, 2019-August 02, 2019
CAMP-ECAD-20060816-CHW-001
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campers will take an in-depth look at the wonders of the plant world through interactive exploration of trees, flowers, grasses, aquatic plants, and invaders (non-native plants). Activities include netting for field and aquatic insects and removal of invasive plants.
 
Family Fun Friday: Independence Grove
Event's details
August 02, 2019
IG-20160722-JK-2843
11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
The beach at Independence Grove gets better Friday afternoons with games, contests and prizes around a different theme each week.
 
Walk with a Naturalist: Marl Flat
Event's details
August 03, 2019
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Join us for a walk on the Millennium trail as we pass through the wetlands and woodlands of Marl Flat.
 
On-Water Scavenger Hunt
Event's details
August 03, 2019
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Fuel your sense of adventure and learn about lake ecology while you search for clues about life around the lake.
 
On-Water Scavenger Hunt
Event's details
August 03, 2019
02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Fuel your sense of adventure and learn about lake ecology while you search for clues about life around the lake.
 
 
 

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