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Most preserves are open 6:30 am—sunset, daily. Today’s sunset time is 4:49 PM

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Jan

Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods

January 19, 2020 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
19
Jan

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

January 19, 2020 (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
20
Jan

BGI Volunteer Workday: Spring Creek

January 20, 2020 (09:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: 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.
 
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Jan

Museum Curiosity Stations

January 20, 2020 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County, Libertyville, IL -60048


Rotate through the Museum's galleries to experience a variety of hands-on activities.
 
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Jan

Animals in Winter

January 20, 2020 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Discover the winter survival strategies of local animals through hands-on discovery and a guided walk in the winter woods.
 
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Jan

Playdate with Nature - School Day Off

January 20, 2020 (01:00 PM - 02:30 PM)
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Time:01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial.
 
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Jan

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

January 21, 2020 (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
21
Jan

Hikin' Tykes: Snow

January 21, 2020 (09:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
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Time:09:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Learn about snow and how winter impacts animals and plants. Nature-based story, craft and outdoor exploration round out this hands-on experience.
 
22
Jan
 
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Time:12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Location: Bess Bower Dunn Museum, Libertyville, IL -60048


Spend time learning about the first people of Lake County in our gallery and wigwam exhibit.
 
23
Jan

Restoration Workday: Old School

January 23, 2020 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
23
Jan

Votes For Women Celebration

January 23, 2020 (06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)
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Time:06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Mundelein's Kirk Players present an evening of performances honoring the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote. There will be a professional storyteller, historical speeches and a presentation of a one-act play, "A Woman's Influence" by Gertrude Jennings.
 
24
Jan

Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake

January 24, 2020 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
24
Jan
 
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Time:05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Join us for the opening of the exhibit: Reima V. Ratti: Life and Art in the Great Depression. Hear about the artist’s life, learn about Lake County in the Great Depression, and explore Ratti's works of art with gallery talks.
 
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Jan

Restoration Workday: Rollins Savanna

January 25, 2020 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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