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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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    Signs of Spring 1:30 pm
    Signs of Spring @ Forest Park Nature Center
    May 1 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Su: 5/1 and 5/15 • 1:30 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 on these hikes
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    Morning Bird Hikes 7:30 am
    Morning Bird Hikes @ Forest Park Nature Center
    May 4 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
    W: 5/4 and 5/18 Sa: 5/14, 7/9, 8/6, and 9/3 7:30-8:30 am The early bird may get the worm, but the early rising birdwatcher gets to see the best assortment of our feathered friends! Please bring your own binoculars (we … Continued
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    Champions of Survival! 3:30 pm
    Champions of Survival! @ Forest Park Nature Center
    May 6 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    F: 5/6 • 3:30 pm • Best for ages 5-10 Do you think you’re well prepared to survive in the wilderness? Find out if you have what it takes to win at the game of survival. We will also learn … Continued
    NEW! Champions of Survival! 3:30 pm
    NEW! Champions of Survival! @ Forest Park Nature Center
    May 6 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    F: 5/6 • 3:30 pm • Ages 5-10 Do you think you’re well-prepared to survive in the wilderness? Find out if you have what it takes to win at the game of survival. We will also learn how native animals … Continued
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    Mother’s Day Hike 1:30 pm
    Mother’s Day Hike @ Forest Park Nature Center
    May 8 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Su: 5/8 • 1:30 pm Enjoy the beauty of Forest Park 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 @ Forest Park Nature Center
    May 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    Weds.: 5/11 and 5/25 • 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 … Continued
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    Morning Bird Hikes 7:30 am
    Morning Bird Hikes @ Forest Park Nature Center
    May 14 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
    W: 5/4 and 5/18 Sa: 5/14, 7/9, 8/6, and 9/3 7:30-8:30 am The early bird may get the worm, but the early rising birdwatcher gets to see the best assortment of our feathered friends! Please bring your own binoculars (we … Continued
    Forest Park Garlic Mustard Melee 10:00 am
    Forest Park Garlic Mustard Melee @ Forest Park Nature Center
    May 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Sa: 4/30, 10 am-1 pm • Sa: 5/14, 1-4 pm Ages 14+ 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 … Continued
    Songs from the Woods Concert Series: Patchouli 7:00 pm
    Songs from the Woods Concert Series: Patchouli @ Forest Park Nature Center
    May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    The woods will ring with music at our monthly concert series featuring some of the best singer-songwriters and folk musicians anywhere! Fee: $10/adult, $9/ages 12 and under, $8/CORE members. Concerts begin at 7 pm. Saturday, May 14 • Patchouli Nationally … Continued
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    Signs of Spring 1:30 pm
    Signs of Spring @ Forest Park Nature Center
    May 15 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Su: 5/1 and 5/15 • 1:30 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 on these hikes
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    Morning Bird Hikes 7:30 am
    Morning Bird Hikes @ Forest Park Nature Center
    May 18 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
    W: 5/4 and 5/18 Sa: 5/14, 7/9, 8/6, and 9/3 7:30-8:30 am The early bird may get the worm, but the early rising birdwatcher gets to see the best assortment of our feathered friends! Please bring your own binoculars (we … Continued
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    River Spirit Flute Circle 1:00 pm
    River Spirit Flute Circle @ Forest Park Nature Center
    May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Sa: 5/21, 6/18, 7/16, 8/20, 9/17 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 the public. No … Continued
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    Trailhead Nature Store Sidewalk Sale 9:00 am
    Trailhead Nature Store Sidewalk Sale
    May 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturday, May 28, 9 am-5 pm Sunday, May 29, 1-5 pm Take advantage of some excellent discounts and check out what’s new! The sidewalk will be lined with some of your favorite nature-inspired items.
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    Trailhead Nature Store Sidewalk Sale 9:00 am
    Trailhead Nature Store Sidewalk Sale
    May 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturday, May 28, 9 am-5 pm Sunday, May 29, 1-5 pm Take advantage of some excellent discounts and check out what’s new! The sidewalk will be lined with some of your favorite nature-inspired items.
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