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2014 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Last Modified 10/22/14
 
Major Events 2014

 

January

2 (Thur)



 
First day to reserve shelters/buildings for 2014 year; Call 217-442-1691 for Kennekuk and Lake Vermilion reservations, 217-662-2142 for Forest Glen reservations;   General Information.  
22 (Wed)
 
 
VCCD. Board Meeting at Zack Hickman Room, Kennekuk Visitor Center; 5:00 pm; Public invited - CANCELLED

February

14 (Fri) VCCDF. Board Meeting, Kennekuk, 9 am
19 (Wed)

 
VCCD. Board Meeting at Zack Hickman Room, Kennekuk Visitor Center; 4:30 pm; Public invited

 March

1 (Sat)

Kennekuk Environmental Education Center open every weekend through October 26; 1-4 pm; Volunteers needed - call 442-1691
16 (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.
19 (Wed)
 
VCCD. Board Meeting at Gannett Center, Forest Glen, 4:30 p.m., public invited
22 (Sat)



 
Turkey Hunting Draw, 9 am, White Oak Nature Center, Kennekuk County Park, Lottery drawing for 2014 Spring Turkey Season at Kennekuk County Park.  Call 217-442-1691 for more information.
April
6 (Sun)
VCCD. Volunteer Opportunity Fair, Bunker Hill Historic Area, Kennekuk: 1-4 pm
11 (Fri) VCCDF Board Meeting, Kennekuk, 9 am
12-13 (Sat-Sun) Civil War Drills; Forest Glen Homestead Area; 10 am - 4 pm
16 (Wed)
 
VCCD. Board Meeting at Zack Hickman Room, Kennekuk County Park, 4:30 p.m., public invited

May

3-4
(Sat-Sun)
World War II Remembrance Days at Kennekuk County Park; Bunker Hill Historic Area
9 (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.
9-10
(Fri-Sat)
Hob Nob Market, Laury Barn @ Bunker Hill Historic Area, Kennekuk County Park
21 (Wed)

 
VCCD. Board Meeting at Zack Hickman Room, Kennekuk Visitor Center, 4:30 p.m.; public invited
25 (Sun)

 
Historic Buildings at Kennekuk County Park & Cabin and Nature Center at Forest Glen open Sundays through Labor Day; 1-4 p.m.

June

3 (Tue)

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

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

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

 
Kennekuk Camp for Preschool;  3-5 years; 10 am or 2 pm;  Pre-registration and fee required; Call 217-442-1691 to register.
13 (Fri)
 
VCCDF Board Meeting; 9 am; Kennekuk County Park
 14 (Sat)
Illini Bass Club & D.A.R.E. Kid's Fishing Derby, Horseshoe Pond, Kennekuk, 9 am, Free
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.
18 (Wed)
 
VCCD. Board Meeting and Trustee Picnic at Gannett Center, Forest Glen, 6 p.m.
18 (Wed) Camp Kennekuk; K-5th grade; 9 am - 3 pm; Fee & Pre-registration required *
19 (Thu)

 
Kennekuk Camp for Preschool; 3-5 years; 10 am or 2 pm;  Pre-registration and fee required; Call 217-442-1691 to register.
23-26(Mon-Th) Conservation Youth Summit, Kennekuk & Forest Glen; Pre-registration and fee required *

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

July
5 (Sat)
 
Public Hayride at Forest Glen; 7 p.m.; Meet at Staff Office Parking Lot; $1.00/person
8 (Tue)
 
Wonder Bugs Camp at Kennekuk; K-2nd grade; 9 am - 11:30 am; Fee & registration required *
10 (Thu)
Wonder Bugs Camp at Kennekuk; K-2nd grage; 9-11:30 am; Fee & pre-registration *
12 (Sat)

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

Camp Glenwood; K-5th grade; 9 am - 3 pm, Pre-registration and fee required *
1(Wed)
 
V.C.C.D. Board Meeting at Environmental Ed Center, 4:30 p.m.; Public invited
19 (Sat)


Forest Glen Preserve Whitetail Archery Deer Hunt Lottery Draw; for more information contact Gary Wilford 217-260-4637
19-20 (Sat-Sun) French and Indian War Re-enactment, Forest Glen Homestead Cabin, Free
23 (Wed)

Canoe Camp; 4th-8th grade; 9 am - 2 pm; Pre-registration and fee required *
* Summer programs for kids require fees & pre-registration on forms available at V.C.C.D. offices or through your local library. 

August

1 (Fri) VCCDF Board Meeting, 9 am, Kennekuk
2 (Sat)
 
Public Hayride at Forest Glen; 7 p.m.; Meet at Staff Office Parking Lot; $1.00/person
9 (Sat)


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

September

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

 
Leaf Collecting Hike at Forest Glen Preserve;10 a.m.; Meet at Edgewood Center Parking Lot; Free
11-14 (Thu-Sun) Phases of the Moon, Kennekuk County Park
13 (Sat)

 Dye Day & Timeline Event, Forest Glen Homestead Cabin; 10 am - 3 pm; Free
14 (Sun) Timeline Event, Forest Glen Homestead Cabin
17 (Wed)

 
VCCD. Board Meeting at Zack Hickman Room at Kennekuk Visitor Center, 4:30 p.m.; public invited
21(Sun)

Pioneer Craft Day in the Homestead  Cabin Area at Forest Glen Preserve; 1 pm - 4 pm; Free
27 (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 25; $15.00 each on day of event
27-28
(Sat-Sun)
Civil War Days-Civil War Battle Re-enactments; Kennekuk.  Call 217-442-1691 for more information.

October

3 (Fri) VCCDF Board Meeting, 9 am, Kennekuk
4 (Sat)
 
Public Hayride at Forest Glen Preserve; 6 p.m.; Meet at Staff Office Parking Lot; $1.00/person
15 (Wed)
 
VCCD. Board Meeting at Gannett Center; Forest Glen; 4:30 pm - Public invited
18 (Sat) Forest Glen Trail Run
25 (Sat)

 
Haunted Happenings at Kennekuk; gates open at 6:00 pm; advance tickets required; Tickets $10.00 each before October 25, $15.00 each on day of event

November

19 (Wed)

 
VCCD. Board Meeting at Zack Hickman Room at Kennekuk Visitor Center, 4:30 p.m.; public invited

 December

5 (Fri)
 
VCCDF Board of Directors Meeting; 9 am; Kennekuk County Park
14 (Sun)
 
Holiday Open House at Bunker Hill Historic Area; Kennekuk County Park; 2 pm-6 pm; Free
14-31
(Fri,Sat, Sun)
Holiday Lights, Bunker Hill Historic Area, Kennekuk; 5 -8 p.m. weekends only; Free

10 (Wed)
 
VCCD. Board Meeting at Zack Hickman Room; Kennekuk, 4:30 p.m.; public invited

        * 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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