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Restoration Workday: McDonald Woods
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October 28, 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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October 28, 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.
 
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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October 28, 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.
 
Guided Hike Lake County
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October 28, 2018
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.
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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October 30, 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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October 30, 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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October 31, 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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November 01, 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.
 
Mini Historian
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November 01, 2018
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Help your little ones become mini historians as they explore our Museum galleries and learn about historical objects.
 
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Forest Fitness: Grassy Lake
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November 03, 2018
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08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
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November 03, 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: Greenbelt
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November 03, 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.
 
Walk with a Naturalist
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November 03, 2018
09:00 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.
 
Restoration Workday: Wadsworth Savanna
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November 03, 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.
 
Rx for Health
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November 03, 2018
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.
 
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Chili Scramble
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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.
 
Playdate with Nature
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November 04, 2018
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial for children of all ages.
 
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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November 04, 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.
 
Guided Hike Lake County
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November 04, 2018
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.
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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CANCELLED
November 06, 2018
CUMA03
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.
 

CANCELLED  Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event's details
November 06, 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
Event's details
November 07, 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.
 
Lunchtime Tours
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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.
 
Connecting Kids with Nature
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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.
 
Restoration Workday: Old School
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November 09, 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.
 
Astronomy Program
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November 09, 2018
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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.
 
Forest Fitness: Rollins Savanna
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November 10, 2018
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08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
Restoration Workday: Prairie Wolf Slough
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November 10, 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: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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November 11, 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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November 11, 2018
01:30 PM - 02:30 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.
 
Guided Hike Lake County
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November 11, 2018
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.
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event's details
November 13, 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.
 
Hikin' Tykes
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November 13, 2018
09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Nature-based story, hands-on activities, craft and outdoor exploration, weather permitting, with your pre-schooler.
 
Playdate with Nature
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November 13, 2018
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial for children of all ages.
 
History Hacked
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November 13, 2018
03:00 PM - 03:45 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.
 
Small Discoveries
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November 14, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn about your five senses through activities and play.
 
But it's cold outside!
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November 15, 2018
05:30 PM - 07:00 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.
 
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Forest Fitness: Ryerson
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November 17, 2018
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08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove
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November 17, 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: Almond Marsh
Event's details
November 17, 2018
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09:00 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.
 
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
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November 17, 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.
 
Fall Family Fest
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November 17, 2018
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Celebrate the season at the Dunn Museum! Create fall-inspired crafts, experiment to see if a pumpkin sinks or floats, and learn how the Potawatomi lived hundreds of years ago.
 
Hunting Camp
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CANCELLED
November 17, 2018
10:00 AM - 05:00 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.
 

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Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
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November 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.
 
Thanksgiving for Nature Scavenger Hunt
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November 18, 2018
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Discover what we should be thankful for in nature. Find clues along the trail in this self-paced activity.
 
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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November 18, 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.
 
Guided Hike Lake County
Event's details
November 18, 2018
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.
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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November 20, 2018
CUMA03
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.
 
Tinkering Through Time
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November 20, 2018
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Hear about Lake County’s inventors and then work to create your own invention.
 
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Forest Fitness: Old School
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November 24, 2018
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08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
Restoration Workday: Heron Creek
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November 24, 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: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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November 25, 2018
CUMA03
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: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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November 27, 2018
CUMA03
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.
 
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Lunchtime Tours
Event's details
November 30, 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.
 
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