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    Animal Encounters 1:30 pm
    Animal Encounters @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Feb 1 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
    1:30-2 pm • Su: 11/2 and 12/14 – Snakes Su: 1/11 and 2/1 - Insects and Spiders Su: 1/25 and 2/8 - Snakes and Turtles Feel the smooth scales of a snake slide through your hand, hear the hiss of a giant cockroach, and see a tarantula up … Continued
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    Owl Prowl at Forest Park 6:00 pm
    Owl Prowl at Forest Park @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Tu: 1/6 and 2/3 Ages: 5+ • 6-7 pm Hike into the realm of nocturnal critters. Learn the natural history of our native owls. We will practice our owl calls and everyone will have a chance to “give a hoot.” … Continued
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    Open Ice Fishing 9:00 am
    Open Ice Fishing @ Camp Wokanda
    Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    Sa: 2/7 • 9-11 am • Free Davis Lake will be open to the public! Holes will be pre-drilled, so bring your gear for this public event. Pole rental $1, donations are accepted.  
    Wine and Roses 6:30 pm
    Wine and Roses @ Luthy Botanical Garden
    Feb 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    Saturday, February 7 •  6:30-9 pm  • $25/Garden members, $30/non-members Celebrate Valentine’s Day in a special way with friends or someone special. This premier event will be held in the tropical Conservatory, and it will feature music by the Joe … Continued
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    Garden Walks with an Exuberant Gardener 1:00 pm
    Garden Walks with an Exuberant G... @ Luthy Botanical Garden
    Feb 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 … Continued
    Animal Encounters 1:30 pm
    Animal Encounters @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Feb 8 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
    1:30-2 pm • Su: 11/2 and 12/14 – Snakes Su: 1/11 and 2/1 - Insects and Spiders Su: 1/25 and 2/8 - Snakes and Turtles Feel the smooth scales of a snake slide through your hand, hear the hiss of a giant cockroach, and see a tarantula up … Continued
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    “Garish but Green…and Pink” Garden Show 10:00 am
    “Garish but Green…and Pink” Gard... @ Luthy Botanical Garden
    Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    February 13-March 1 • Regular Garden Hours and Admission Can gnomes wear Pink? Come check it out. Join some very hard-working garden gnomes and flocks of pink flamingos for a wonderful floral show that spotlights sustainable practices for your home … Continued
    NEW! Art and Wine with Your Valentine 6:00 pm
    NEW! Art and Wine with Your Vale... @ Camp Wokanda
    Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    F: 2/13 • 6-8 pm • $25/person or $45/couple Enjoy a romantic evening in the rustic setting of Camp Wokanda. We will make art and sip wine by the fire. The perfect evening to relax with friends, or bring that … Continued
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    Leafless Tree ID 1:30 pm
    Leafless Tree ID @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Feb 14 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Sa: 2/14 and 2/21 • 1:30 pm • Age: 12+ Winter tree identification should not “leaf” you “stumped!” Learn how to easily identify native trees in the winter. Winter tree finders and several field guides are available in the store.
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    Leafless Tree ID 1:30 pm
    Leafless Tree ID @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Feb 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Sa: 2/14 and 2/21 • 1:30 pm • Age: 12+ Winter tree identification should not “leaf” you “stumped!” Learn how to easily identify native trees in the winter. Winter tree finders and several field guides are available in the store.
    Guess You Had to Be There 6:00 pm
    Guess You Had to Be There @ Gateway Building
    Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Guess You Had to Be There @ Gateway Building
    Join us for an art adventure like you’ve never experienced before on the Peoria Riverfront. 15 collaborating artists deconstruct the Gateway Building, reconstructing it into a magnificent installation of public art. ‘Guess You Had To Be There’ is: “Recontextualized garments. … Continued
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    John H. Gwynn Jr. Annual Black History Program 6:30 pm
    John H. Gwynn Jr. Annual Black H... @ Proctor Center
    Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    “Celebrating African Americans in Athletics” Thursday, 2/26 • 6:30-8:00 pm Join us as we listen to the experiences of Peoria sports trailblazers: Manual Boys Basketball Head Coach Derrick Booth Former Bradley Braves Mens Basketball Coach Joe Stowell Former Manual & … Continued
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    The Unseen Critters of Illinois 7:00 pm
    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.
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    Charles Drew Blood Drive 8:30 am
    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. … Continued
    NEW! Bluebird Workshop 9:00 am
    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 … Continued