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    Drop-In/Ongoing Programs at Forest Park Nature Center

    Unless otherwise indicated, donations are requested for all walks and programs. CORE members often receive a discount for programs with a fee. Thank you for your support!

    Yoga with Jean Sloan
    Every Monday • 5:30-6:45 pm • Ages 8+
    Fee: 4 classes for $36, 8 classes for $64 or $10 drop in

    Experience the benefits of yoga in the tranquil setting of Forest Park Nature Center. This class will combine gentle postures, breathing practices and relaxation with an emphasis on self-acceptance and exploration. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a mat or large towel, and refrain from eating a large meal prior to class. No prior experience necessary and all levels welcome. Some mats are available for use at the Nature Center.

    Old Time Folk and Country Jam
    2nd and 4th Sunday of each month
    3:30-5:00 pm • All ages

    Dust off that guitar, fiddle, banjo or other acoustic instrument and bring it down to the Nature Center for a jam session. Meet other musicians and learn some new songs. Music lovers of all ages are encouraged to come, listen and enjoy.

     

    NO NEED TO PRE-REGISTER – JUST DROP IN
    Highlight or click on an event in the calendar below for more information.

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    Forest Park After Dark 8:00 pm
    Forest Park After Dark @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Sep 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    F: 9/5 • 8 pm • All ages • Location: Forest Park Nature Center Join us for a night hike out in the woods! The naturalist will point out nocturnal creatures and maybe even a constellation or two!
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    Tree ID Walks 1:30 pm
    Tree ID Walks @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Sep 14 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Tree ID Walks Su: 8/31, 9/14 • 1:30-2:30 pm Need help identifying trees? This walk is for anyone who would like to learn tree identification. Although leaf collecting cannot be done on this walk, good collecting sites in the Peoria … Continued
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    Illinois River Sweep 8:00 am
    Illinois River Sweep @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Sa: 9/20 • Registration: 8-9 am • Sweep Hours: 9 am-12 pm Meet at Forest Park Nature Center for this annual Illinois River clean up day, which has grown since its inception in 1999 to attract hundreds of volunteers all … Continued
    Illinois River Sweep 8:00 am
    Illinois River Sweep @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Sa: 9/20 • Registration: 8-9 am • Sweep Hours: 9 am-12 pm Meet at Forest Park Nature Center for this annual Illinois River clean up day, which has grown since its inception in 1999 to attract hundreds of volunteers all … Continued
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    I Spy Hike 1:30 pm
    I Spy Hike @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Sep 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Su: 9/21 • 1:30-2:30 pm Think you’ve seen it all? Join us for an “I Spy” hike through the park and find out what’s hidden alongside the trails. A great hike for those who want to train their eyes to … Continued
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    River Spirit Flute Circle 1:00 pm
    River Spirit Flute Circle @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Sa: 9/27, 10/25, 11/22, 12/20 1:00-2:00 pm • All ages Listen to Native American flute music or try your hand at playing this beautiful wooden instrument. All levels are welcome and the circle is open to the public. No previous … Continued
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