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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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    Forest Park Garlic Mustard Melee 10:00 am
    Forest Park Garlic Mustard Melee @ Forest Park Nature Center
    May 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Garlic Mustard, an exotic invasive plant species, is threatening to drive out the native understory plants and is gaining ground rapidly. Please spend what time you can helping us control this plant that is spreading rapidly! A short presentation on … Continued
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    Signs of Spring 1:30 pm
    Signs of Spring @ Forest Park Nature Center
    May 3 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Explore the woods with a naturalist and experience the awakening of the plants and animals of the Illinois River Bluffs. Discover spring wildflowers, insects and colorful birds.
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    River Spirit Flute Circle 1:00 pm
    River Spirit Flute Circle @ Forest Park Nature Center
    May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Sa: 3/21, 4/11, 5/9, 6/6, 7/18, 8/1 and 9/5, 1-2 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 … Continued
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    Mother’s Day Hike 1:30 pm
    Mother’s Day Hike @ Forest Park Nature Center
    May 10 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Enjoy the beauty of Forest Park together as a family as we stroll through the woods to see what Mother Nature has to offer. Each mother in attendance will receive a small Mother’s Day gift.
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    Wildflower Walk 10:00 am
    Wildflower Walk
    May 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    4/29, 5/12, 5/26 • 10 am Nothing is better than starting the day with a warm cup of coffee or tea and breathing some fresh spring air! Participants will love seeing the beauty of spring revealed and the chance to … Continued
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    Tawny Oaks Garlic Mustard Workday 9:00 am
    Tawny Oaks Garlic Mustard Workday @ Tawny Oaks
    May 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Friday: 5/15, 9 am-12 pm Help us control garlic mustard, an invasive plant. A short presentation about the preserve will precede the workday.
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    Signs of Spring 1:30 pm
    Signs of Spring @ Forest Park Nature Center
    May 17 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Explore the woods with a naturalist and experience the awakening of the plants and animals of the Illinois River Bluffs. Discover spring wildflowers, insects and colorful birds.
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    Constellation Hikes at Tawny Oaks 9:00 pm
    Constellation Hikes at Tawny Oaks @ Tawny Oaks
    May 22 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    F: 5/22, 6/12, 8/21, 9-10 pm Join us and learn about constellations and how to identify them. There will be a short presentation followed by an easy hike, where a naturalist will point out constellations. We will meet at Tawny … Continued
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    Wildflower Walk 10:00 am
    Wildflower Walk
    May 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    4/29, 5/12, 5/26 • 10 am Nothing is better than starting the day with a warm cup of coffee or tea and breathing some fresh spring air! Participants will love seeing the beauty of spring revealed and the chance to … Continued
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