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Sunday, October 13, 2019
  • Guided Hike Lake County (02:00 PM - 03:30 PM)
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    October 13, 2019
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Join us for a guided walk on this year’s Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
     
Monday, October 14, 2019
  • Columbus Day: Buckthorn Busters (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
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    October 14, 2019
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Learn to identify one of the most invasive plants in the county. See how and why we get rid of it. Then put on some work gloves and join in to remove it, helping to improve habitat health.

     
  • Playdate with Nature - School Day Off (01:00 PM - 02:30 PM)
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    October 14, 2019
    01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial.
     
  • Tinkering Through Time: Exploring Day of the Dead (03:30 PM - 04:30 PM)
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    October 14, 2019
    03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
    Discover the story of how calaveras, humorous skeleton drawings associated with Day of the Dead, came to be and explore other traditions associated with the holiday.
     
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
  • Senior Series: Fall Color Walk (02:00 PM - 03:30 PM)
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    October 16, 2019
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Join us for a walk through beautiful Ryerson Woods and discover the science behind the changing colors.
     
Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • Dryptosaurus at the Dunn: Designing a Dinosaur through Art and Science (06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)
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    October 17, 2019
    06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    Come learn about one of America's first dinosaur discoveries, Dryptosaurus. See the life-sized flesh-reconstruction of the predator and hear all about the process from the artist, Tyler Keillor, who created it.
     
Friday, October 18, 2019
  • Community Campfire Friday Nights (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
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    October 18, 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.
     
Saturday, October 19, 2019
  • Birdwatching Hot Spots (12:00 PM - 02:00 PM)
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    October 19, 2019
    12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
    Join us at this Lake County birding hot spot to look for waterfowl, raptors, and other migratory species. Spotting scopes and binoculars will be available.
     
  • Rx for Health: Walking in Nature (04:00 PM - 05:30 PM)
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    October 19, 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.
     
Sunday, October 20, 2019
  • 2019 Ethel Untermeyer Conservation Forum: Recreating Mill Creek (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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    October 20, 2019
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    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    This decade-long project has transformed the landscape of Ethel’s Woods Forest Preserve in Antioch, recreating a healthy, meandering stream from one of Lake County's lowest quality lakes. Project Manager Leslie Berns will reveal the story of this complex restoration success.
     
  • Guided Hike Lake County (02:00 PM - 03:30 PM)
    Event details
    October 20, 2019
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Join us for a guided walk on this year’s Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
     
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
  • Homeschool Companion: A Celebration of Souls (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
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    October 23, 2019
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Join other homeschoolers to explore the exhibition A Celebration of Souls: Day of the Dead in Southern Mexico. Learn more about the traditions of this holiday through a tour of the exhibit and hands-on activities.
     
  • Lunchtime Tours: A Celebration of Souls (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
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    October 23, 2019
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Bess Bower Dunn Museum
    1899 W Winchester Road
    Libertyville, IL , 60048

    Tour through the exhibit A Celebration of Souls to learn more about the traditions of Dia de Los Muertos in southern Mexico.
     
Friday, October 25, 2019
  • Halloween Hikes-FULL (06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)
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    October 25, 2019
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
     
  • Halloween Hikes-FULL (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)
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    October 25, 2019
    06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
    Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
     
  • Halloween Hikes (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)
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    October 25, 2019
    07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
    Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
     
  • Halloween Hikes-FULL (07:30 PM - 09:00 PM)
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    October 25, 2019
    07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
    Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
     
  • Halloween Hikes (08:00 PM - 09:30 PM)
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    October 25, 2019
    08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
    Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
     
Saturday, October 26, 2019
  • Family Celebration Day (10:00 AM - 01:00 PM)
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    October 26, 2019
    10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Experience the exhibit, A Celebration of Souls, through crafts, activities, and demonstrations and learn more about the traditions of Dia de Los Muertos in Mexico.
     
  • Halloween Hikes (05:30 PM - 07:00 PM)
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    October 26, 2019
    05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
    Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
     
  • Halloween Hikes-FULL (06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)
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    October 26, 2019
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
     
  • Halloween Hikes-FULL (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)
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    October 26, 2019
    06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
    Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
     
  • Halloween Hikes-FULL (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)
    Event details
    October 26, 2019
    07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
    Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
     
  • Halloween Hikes (07:30 PM - 09:00 PM)
    Event details
    October 26, 2019
    07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
    Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
     
  • Halloween Hikes (08:00 PM - 09:30 PM)
    Event details
    October 26, 2019
    08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
    Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
     
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
  • Bilingual Storytime: The Dead Family Diaz (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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    October 30, 2019
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    ¡Conoce las tradiciones mexicanas sobre el Día de Muertos! Nos divertimos con cuentos, canciones y manualidades.

    Learn about the Mexican traditions about the Day of the Dead! We will have fun with stories, songs and crafts.
     
 
 

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