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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 beginning class will combine gentle postures, breathing practices and relaxation with an emphasis on self-acceptance and discovery. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a mat or large towel, and refrain from eating a large meal prior to class. Some mats are available for use at the Nature Center. For more information contact Jean at 678-8099. Age: 8+  Fee: $10 drop-in fee; packages also available.

    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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    Holiday Shop and Stroll 6:00 pm
    Holiday Shop and Stroll @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Holiday Shop and Stroll @ Forest Park Nature Center | Peoria Heights | Illinois | United States
    Fridays, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 and Saturday, 12/13 • 6-8:30 pm This one-of-a-kind event has become a holiday tradition in central Illinois. Experience a nighttime stroll on a forest path lit with luminaries; enjoy live holiday music (see schedule below), storytelling … Continued
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    Animal Encounters 1:30 pm
    Animal Encounters
    Dec 7 @ 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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    Holiday Shop and Stroll 6:00 pm
    Holiday Shop and Stroll @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Fridays, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 and Saturday, 12/13 • 6-8:30 pm This one-of-a-kind event has become a holiday tradition in central Illinois. Experience a nighttime stroll on a forest path lit with luminaries; enjoy live holiday music (see schedule below), storytelling … Continued
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    Holiday Shop and Stroll 6:00 pm
    Holiday Shop and Stroll @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Fridays, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 and Saturday, 12/13 • 6-8:30 pm This one-of-a-kind event has become a holiday tradition in central Illinois. Experience a nighttime stroll on a forest path lit with luminaries; enjoy live holiday music (see schedule below), storytelling … Continued
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    Animal Encounters 1:30 pm
    Animal Encounters
    Dec 14 @ 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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    Holiday Shop and Stroll 6:00 pm
    Holiday Shop and Stroll @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
    Fridays, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 and Saturday, 12/13 • 6-8:30 pm This one-of-a-kind event has become a holiday tradition in central Illinois. Experience a nighttime stroll on a forest path lit with luminaries; enjoy live holiday music (see schedule below), storytelling … Continued
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    River Spirit Flute Circle 1:00 pm
    River Spirit Flute Circle @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Dec 20 @ 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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    River Spirit Flute Circle 1:00 pm
    River Spirit Flute Circle @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Dec 21 @ 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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    Animal Encounters 1:30 pm
    Animal Encounters @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Dec 28 @ 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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