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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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    Animal Encounters 1:30 pm
    Animal Encounters @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Nov 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
    1:30-2 pm • Su: 11/2 and 12/14 – Snakes Su: 11/16 and 12/28 – Turtles Su: 12/7 and 1/11 – Insects and Spiders Feel the smooth scales of a snake slide through your hand, hear the hiss of a giant … Continued
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    Ecological Restoration Workdays at Tawny Oaks 9:00 am
    Ecological Restoration Workdays ... @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Please join us at the Park District’s newest prairie planting to aid in the restoration efforts! There will be a short briefing about the work taking place at Tawny Oaks, the importance of restoration work, and how to complete the … Continued
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    Native Seed Exchange 6:30 pm
    Native Seed Exchange @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    F: 11/7 • 6:30-8:30 pm • Ages 18+ Join us as plant enthusiasts get together to trade NATIVE plant seeds from their gardens. There will be a short presentation about seed saving followed by the swap. Participants are encouraged to … Continued
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    Habitat Restoration Workdays 10:00 am
    Habitat Restoration Workdays @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Sa: 10/25 • Seed Collection Sa: 11/8 • Honeysuckle Removal 10 am-12 pm • Ages 16+ Help us to maintain Forest Park’s ecological integrity at these habitat restoration workdays. There will be a short talk before work begins explaining what … Continued
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    Nature Art Show and Sale 9:00 am
    Nature Art Show and Sale @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Artwork displayed 11/15-12/27 • Mon-Sat: 9 am-5 pm • Sundays: 1-5 pm The Nature Art Show and Sale features a diversity of media and unique artwork all created by talented local artists. It is a great way to support local … Continued
    Nature Art Show Open House 2:00 pm
    Nature Art Show Open House @ Forest Park Nature Center\
    Nov 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Meet the artists, enjoy a seasonal beverage, and tour the wonderful artwork of these creative and talented folks! A fine way to kick off the season. A free event for all ages.
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    Animal Encounters 1:30 pm
    Animal Encounters @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Nov 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
    1:30-2 pm • Su: 11/2 and 12/14 – Snakes Su: 11/16 and 12/28 – Turtles Su: 12/7 and 1/11 – Insects and Spiders Feel the smooth scales of a snake slide through your hand, hear the hiss of a giant … Continued
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    “Little Twig” Book Signing with local author Sandy Miller and local illustrator Lisa Garber 10:00 am
    “Little Twig” Book Signing with ... @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
    10 am – Tree Talk: A Mini Lesson! 10:15 am – Book Reading 10:30 am – Book Signing* * Crafts will be ongoing during this portion of the program. Hope shines brightly within the pages of “Little Twig.” Though lacking … Continued
    River Spirit Flute Circle 1:00 pm
    River Spirit Flute Circle @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Nov 22 @ 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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