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Restoration Workday: McDonald Woods
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October 27, 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!
 
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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October 27, 2019
CUMA03
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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October 29, 2019
CUMA03
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: Native Seed Nursery
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October 29, 2019
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12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Bilingual Storytime: The Dead Family Diaz
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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.
 
Restoration Workday: Old School
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October 31, 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!
 
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
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November 01, 2019
GRLA01
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Lunchtime Tours: A Celebration of Souls
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November 01, 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.
 
Restoration Workday: Greenbelt
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November 02, 2019
CUMA03
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Walk with a Naturalist: Pine Dunes
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November 02, 2019
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Come enjoy the fall spender with a walk in Pine Dunes through the oak-hickory woodlands.
 
Lake County History Symposium
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November 02, 2019
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10:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Open to the public, this annual symposium focuses on Lake County history. Join us for a fascinating series of presentations on this year’s theme, "Prohibition in Lake County."
 
Rx for Health: Walking in Nature
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November 02, 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.
 
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Chili Scramble Golf Tournament
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November 03, 2019
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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.
 
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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November 03, 2019
CUMA03
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Guided Hike Lake County
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November 03, 2019
04:30 PM - 06:00 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 05, 2019
CUMA03
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: Native Seed Nursery
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November 05, 2019
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12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Lunchtime Tours: Foodways
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November 06, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Discover the many ways people have produced, prepared and consumed food in Lake County.
 
Restoration Workday: Old School
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November 07, 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!
 
Green your Home
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November 07, 2019
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Clean your house and help the planet. Come make safe and effective eco-friendly cleaning products. Learn the best alternatives to commercial cleaning products and what ingredients are environmentally safe.
 
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
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November 08, 2019
GRLA01
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Small Discoveries: Funny Bones
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November 08, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Discover the story of how calaveras, humorous skeleton drawings associated with Day of the Dead, came to be through crafts, activities, and more.
 
Astronomy Program
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November 08, 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.
 
Restoration Workday: Prairie Wolf
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November 09, 2019
PRWO03
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
BGI Volunteer Workday: CFC
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November 09, 2019
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Spring Creek

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.
 
Community Conservation: Removing Buckthorn
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November 09, 2019
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Join Forest Preserve staff to learn about the impacts of European buckthorn on our local ecosystems and how to manage the invasive weed in your home landscape. Buckthorn identification, removal best practices and herbicide use will be covered.
 
Phenology and Photography
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November 09, 2019
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01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Outdoor workshop combines a staff naturalist’s insight with technical tips from a professional photographer.
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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November 10, 2019
CUMA03
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Guided Hike Lake County
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November 10, 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.
 
Playdate with Nature - School Day Off
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November 11, 2019
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial.
 
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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November 12, 2019
CUMA03
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Hikin' Tykes: Seeds
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November 12, 2019
09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Preschoolers and their adult caregivers will see and touch a variety of seeds and learn how they travel through a nature-based story and craft. Outdoor exploration, weather permitting.
 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
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November 12, 2019
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12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Senior Series: What's in a Name
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November 13, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lake County’s rich tapestry of history is woven into the very fibers of its place names. With over 500 place names associated with the county’s communities, this presentation delves into the origins of names in terms of the individuals and events that influenced them.
 
Restoration Workday: Old School
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November 14, 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!
 
Connecting Kids with Nature
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November 14, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Unite kids with nature through outdoor exploration. Along the way, learn the benefits of nature play.
 
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
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November 15, 2019
GRLA01
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh
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November 16, 2019
ALMA05
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: Fox River
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November 16, 2019
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
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November 16, 2019
GRWO02
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
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Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
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November 17, 2019
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12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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November 17, 2019
CUMA03
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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November 19, 2019
CUMA03
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: Native Seed Nursery
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November 19, 2019
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12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Senior Series: Owls of Lake County
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November 20, 2019
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Throughout the year, eight different species of owl live in, or migrate to Lake County. Learn about the natural history of each species and their unique adaptations.
 
Restoration Workday: Old School
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November 21, 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!
 
Cuentos from the Americas
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November 21, 2019
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Hear a combination of ancient legends, myths, folktales, and personal tales from North, Central and South America in this engaging musical and movement performance from storyteller Jasmin Cardenas.
 
Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake
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November 22, 2019
GRLA01
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Lunchtime Tours: Foodways
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November 22, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Discover the many ways people have produced, prepared and consumed food in Lake County.
 
Restoration Workday: Rollins Savanna
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November 23, 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!
 
Restoration Workday: Ryerson
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November 23, 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!
 
How Corn Changed Itself and then Changed Everything Else
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November 23, 2019
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Hear Cynthia Clampitt tell the story of how corn has developed over its 10,000 history. Starting off as a weedy grass in Mexico, it was nurtured by Native Americans, then spanned the globe and drove westward expansion. Find out about its historical impact and why it is so vital today. This program is supported by Illinois Humanities.
 
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Restoration Workday: McDonald Woods
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November 24, 2019
MCWO01
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
Thanksgiving for Nature Scavenger Hunt
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November 24, 2019
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Find clues along the trail to discover what we should be thankful for in nature. Activity is self-paced, about a mile, and is mostly on gravel and grass pathways.
 
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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November 24, 2019
CUMA03
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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November 26, 2019
CUMA03
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: Native Seed Nursery
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November 26, 2019
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12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
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