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    The Unseen Critters of Illinois @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    The Un-Seen Critters of Illinois
    F: 2/27 • 7 pm
    Some animals live their lives “behind the scenes” where humans just don’t usually see them. Learn about some little known or rarely seen animals that inhabit our state.

    Charles Drew Blood Drive @ Proctor Center
    Feb 28 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

    Call 1-800-GIVE LIFE (448-3543) to schedule an appointment.

    Sponsored by JEMS Girls Basketball Team

    Did You Know? 

    • While African-Americans comprise nearly 13% of the U.S. population, they represent less than 1% of blood donors.

    • All blood types are needed.

    • Some African-Americans have rare blood types that are unique to the African-American community. Your blood type may be someone’s only hope for survival.

    NEW! Bluebird Workshop @ Camp Wokanda
    Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

    Sa: 2/28 • 9:30 am • $3/person
    Build a Birdhouse and learn about how to maintain and attract Bluebirds to your yard. $10 additional fee to build your house to take home.

    To register, please call (309) 579-2157 or e-mail msauder@peoriaparks.org.

    Mother Nature’s Story Corner @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

    Sa: 3/7 • 10 am • Age: 3-7
    There is nothing like a good story to brighten your weekend. Drop by to enjoy a rhyme or two and create a nature-related craft. The kids are sure to be delighted!

    Garden Walks with an Exuberant Gardener @ Luthy Botanical Garden
    Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    Su: 1/11, 2/8, 3/8, 4/5, 5/3 • 1-2 pm
    Fee: Regular Garden Admission
    Walking through the garden as the seasons unfold, we will explore the often overlooked beauty of the Garden. Trees, shrubs, grasses and perennials that exhibit an attractive presence will be spotlighted. Lastly, we will discuss the garden structure and its importance in creating a garden for all four seasons. Please dress for weather. No need to register, just come to the Garden Shop