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2015 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Last Modified 01/21/15
 
Major Events 2015

 

January

5 (Mon)



 
First day to reserve shelters/buildings for 2015 year; Call 217-442-1691 for Kennekuk and Lake Vermilion reservations, 217-662-2142 for Forest Glen reservations;   General Information.  
17 (Sat)

All About Birds! Program for families of all ages: Kennekuk Environmental Education Center, 1-4:30 pm; FREE
21 (Wed)
 
 
VCCD. Board Meeting at Environmental Education Center, Kennekuk County Park; 4:30 pm; Public invited

February

13 (Fri) VCCF Board Meeting, Kennekuk, 9 am
18 (Wed)

 
VCCD. Board Meeting at Environmental Education Center, Kennekuk County Park; 4:30 pm; Public invited
22 (Sun)

Winter Hike on Deer Meadow Trail-Winter Wildlife & Pioneer Life at Forest Glen; 2 pm; FREE

 March



Kennekuk Environmental Education Center open every weekend through October 26; 1-4 pm; Volunteers needed - call 442-1691
15 (Sun)








 
Maple Syrup Open House and Pancake/Sausage Dinner; Sugar Bush and Gannett Center, Forest Glen Preserve; Maple Syrup making demonstration; pioneer cabin; maple syrup sales and a pancake & sausage dinner with Forest Glen Maple Syrup is served in Gannett Outdoor Education Center (11-4 p.m.); Dinner prices are $5.00 for adults and $2.50 for children 12 and under; call 217-662-2142 for information.
18 (Wed)
 
VCCD. Board Meeting at Gannett Center, Forest Glen, 4:30 p.m., public invited
21 (Sat)



 
Turkey Hunting Draw, 9 am, Environmental Education Center, Kennekuk County Park, Lottery drawing for 2015 Spring Turkey Season at Kennekuk County Park.  Call 217-442-1691 for more information.
April
10 (Fri) VCCF Board Meeting, Kennekuk, 9 am
  Civil War Drills; Forest Glen Homestead Area; 10 am - 4 pm
15 (Wed)

 
VCCD Board Meeting at Environmental Education Center, Kennekuk County Park, 4:30 p.m., public invited
18 (Sat)
VCCD Volunteer Opportunity Fair, 1-4 pm; Environmental Education Center, Kennekuk

May

2-3
(Sat-Sun)
World War II Remembrance Days at Kennekuk County Park; Bunker Hill Historic Area
8 (Fri)




 
Conservation Olympics; Edgewood Center, Forest Glen Preserve; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 6th graders from area schools compete in athletic events while testing their environmental knowledge; free; call 217-662-2142 for additional information.
8-9
(Fri-Sat)
Hob Nob Market, Laury Barn @ Bunker Hill Historic Area, Kennekuk County Park
17 (Sun)
Spring Hike on Old Barn Trail-Birds & Wildflowers; 2 pm; FREE
20 (Wed)

 
VCCD. Board Meeting at Environmental Education Center, Kennekuk Visitor Center, 4:30 p.m.; public invited
24 (Sun)

 
Historic Buildings at Kennekuk County Park & Cabin and Nature Center at Forest Glen open Sundays through Labor Day; 1-4 p.m.
30-30 (Sat-Sun)
Spring Anglo-Viking Gathering at Forest Glen, Pioneer Cabin Area; Sat 10 am-4 pm, Sun 10 am-3 pm; FREE

June

2 (Tue)

 
Kennekuk Camp for Preschool;  3-5 years; 10 am or 2 pm;  Pre-registration and fee required; Call 217-442-1691 to register.
4 (Thu)

 
Kennekuk Camp for Preschool; 3-5 years; 10 am or 2 pm;  Pre-registration and fee required; Call 217-442-1691 to register.
6 (Sat)
 
Public Hayride at Forest Glen Preserve; 7 p.m.; Meet at Staff Office Parking Lot; $1.00/person
9 (Tue)


Wild About Wildlife Program for families of all ages; 'Birds" 9-11 am; Gannett Center at Forest Glen; Call 217-662-2142 for more information; FREE
9 (Tue)

 
Kennekuk Camp for Preschool:  3-5 years; 10 am or 2 pm;  Pre-registration and fee required; Call 217-442-1691 to register.
11 (Thu)

 
Kennekuk Camp for Preschool;  3-5 years; 10 am or 2 pm;  Pre-registration and fee required; Call 217-442-1691 to register.
12 (Fri)
 
VCCF Board Meeting; 9 am; Kennekuk County Park
 13 (Sat)

Illini Bass Club & D.A.R.E. Kid's Fishing Derby, Horseshoe Pond, Kennekuk, 9 am, Free
16 (Tue) Wonder Bugs Camp at Kennekuk; K-2nd grade; 9-11:30 am; Fee & registration required *
17 (Tue)

 
Kennekuk Camp for Preschool; 3-5 years; 10 am or 2 pm;  Pre-registration and fee required; Call 217-442-1691 to register.
17 (Wed)
 
VCCD. Board Meeting and Trustee Picnic at Gannett Center, Forest Glen, 6 p.m.
18 (Thu)
Wonder Bugs Camp at Kennekuk; K-2nd grade; 9-11:30 am; Fee & Pre-registration required *
23 (Tue)


 
Wild About Wildlife Program for families of all ages; "Amphibians" 9-11 am; Gannett Center at Forest Glen; No registration or fee required; Call 217-662-2142 for more information
24 (Wed)
Camp Glenwood, K-5th grade; 9 am-3 pm; Fee & Pre-registration required
30 (Tue)


Wild about Wildlife Program for families of all ages; "Mammals" 9-11 am; Gannett Center at Forest Glen; No registration or fee required; Call 217-662-2142 for information

* Summer programs for kids require fees & pre-registration on forms available at V.C.C.D. offices or through your local library. 

July
4 (Sat)
 
Public Hayride at Forest Glen; 7 p.m.; Meet at Staff Office Parking Lot; $1.00/person
7 (Tue)


 
Wild About Wildlife Program for families of all ages; "Reptiles" 9-11 am; Gannett Center at Forest Glen; No registration or fee required; Call 217-662-2142 for more information
11 (Sat)

Spinners & Weavers Day, Forest Glen, Gannett Center; 10 am - 4 pm; Free
14 (Tue)



Wild About Wildlife Program for families of all ages; "Insects" 9-11 am; Gannett Center at Forest Glen; No registration or fee required; Call 217-662-2142 for more information
1(Wed)
 
V.C.C.D. Board Meeting at Environmental Ed Center, 4:30 p.m.; Public invited
15 (Wed) Camp Kennekuk; k-5th grade; 9 am-3 pm; Fee & Pre-registration required *
19 (Sun)


Forest Glen Preserve Whitetail Archery Deer Hunt Lottery Draw; for more information contact Gary Wilford 217-260-4637
18-19 (Sat-Sun) French and Indian War Re-enactment, Forest Glen Homestead Cabin, Free
21 (Tue)



Wild About Wildlife Program for families of all ages; "Insects" 9-11 am; Gannett Center at Forest Glen; No registration or fee required; Call 217-662-2142 for more information
31 (Fri) VCCF Board Meeting; 9 am; Kennekuk
* Summer programs for kids require fees & pre-registration on forms available at V.C.C.D. offices or through your local library. 

August

21(Sat)
 
Public Hayride at Forest Glen; 7 p.m.; Meet at Staff Office Parking Lot; $1.00/person
8 (Sat)


 
VCCD Foundation "Cheeseburgers & Fun" at Bunker Hill Historic Area; Music, antique car show & entertainment; Call 217-442-1691 for details
19 (Wed)
 
VCCD. Board Meeting at Environmental Ed Center, Kennekuk, 4:30 p.m.; public invited

September

5 (Sat)
 
Public Hayride at Forest Glen Preserve; 6 p.m.; Meet at Staff Office Parking Lot; $1.00/person
5 (Sat)

 
Leaf Collecting Hike at Forest Glen Preserve;10 a.m.; Meet at Edgewood Center Parking Lot; Free
10 (Thu)

Teacher Workshop, Kennekuk Environmental Education Center; Call 217-442-1691 for more information
12 (Sat)

 Dye Day & Timeline Event, Forest Glen Homestead Cabin; 10 am - 3 pm; Free
16 (Wed)
 
VCCD. Board Meeting at Gannett Center at Forest Glen; 4:30p.m.; public invited
17-20 (Thu-Sun) Phases of the Moon, Kennekuk County Park
26-27(Sat-Sun)
Revolutionary War Re-enactment, Homestead Cabin area at Forest Glen Preserve; Free
26 (Sat)




Haunted Happenings Advance Ticket Sales begin, 12 p.m.; Visitor Center, Kennekuk;  Sales continue while tickets last!  Limited number of tickets available for Haunted Happenings.  Tickets $10.00 each before October 23; $15.00 each on day of event

October

2 (Fri) VCCF Board Meeting, 9 am, Kennekuk
3 (Sat)
 
Public Hayride at Forest Glen Preserve; 6 p.m.; Meet at Staff Office Parking Lot; $1.00/person
3-4
(Sat-Sun)
Civil War Days-Civil War Battle Reenactments, Kennekuk; Call 217-442-1691 for information
21 (Wed)

 
VCCD. Board Meeting at Environmental Education Center; Kennekuk; 4:30 pm - Public invited
24 (Sat)


 
Haunted Happenings at Kennekuk; gates open at 6:00 pm; advance tickets required; Tickets $10.00 each before October 23, $15.00 each on day of event

November

18 (Wed)

 
VCCD. Board Meeting at Environmental Education Center at Kennekuk, 4:30 p.m.; public invited

 December

4 (Fri)
 
VCCF Board of Directors Meeting; 9 am; Kennekuk County Park
9 (Wed)

 
VCCD. Board Meeting at Environmental Education Center; Kennekuk, 4:30 p.m.; public invited
11 (Sun)
 
Holiday Open House at Bunker Hill Historic Area; Kennekuk County Park; 2 pm-6 pm; Free
11-13; 18-20; 24-27 & 31 Holiday Lights, Bunker Hill Historic Area, Kennekuk; 5 -8 p.m. Weekends; Free

        * Summer Programs for kids require fees & pre-registration on forms provided by V.C.C.D.
 through your child's school, local library or either park office. 

Please phone ahead (217-442-1691 {Kennekuk} or
217-662-2142 {Forest Glen} for
updates and schedule changes or more information on any of our
events and programs!
 
 

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