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Central Cook County Events

July 2021

Sat, Jul 31 • 2 pm

Family Game Day

Thatcher Woods • River Forest, IL 60305

August 2021

Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sun, Aug 1 - Tue, Aug 3 • 9 am

Animal Olympics Drop-In

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Wed, Aug 4 • 10 am

Story Trail

Bemis Woods-South • Cook County, IL 60558 (near Western Springs)
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Fri, Aug 6 - Sun, Aug 8 • 9 am

Animal Olympics Drop-In

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Wed, Aug 11 • 1 pm

Wellness Walk

Thatcher Woods • River Forest, IL 60305
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Fri, Aug 13 - Sun, Aug 15 • 9 am

Animal Olympics Drop-In

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Fri, Aug 13 • 3 pm

Nature Obstacle Course

Twenty-Sixth Street Woods-West • Cook County, IL 60526 (near La Grange Park)
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Fri, Aug 13 • 7:30 pm

Bats!

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Bridge and trail at Sagawau Environmental Learning Center. Photo by Christine Karge Dewey.
Sat, Aug 14 • 11:30 am

Day Hiking Leadership Training (In Person & Virtual)

Bemis Woods-North • Cook County, IL 60523 (near Oak Brook)
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sun, Aug 15 • 10 am

High Summer Prairie Walk

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sun, Aug 15 • 1 pm

Family Pond Paddle

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Wed, Aug 18 • 4 pm

Kayak the Des Plaines

Maywood Grove • Maywood, IL 60153
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sat, Aug 21 • 10 am

Insect Pollinator Sketching Workshop

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Sun, Aug 22 • 1 pm

Wellness Walk

Thatcher Woods • River Forest, IL 60305
Tue, Aug 24 • 6:30 pm

Printmaking 101

Possum Hollow Woods • Cook County, IL 60526 (near La Grange Park)
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sat, Aug 28 • 7:30 am

Early Migration Bird Walk

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Sat, Aug 28 • 11 am

All About Beavers

Evans Field • River Grove, IL 60171
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sat, Aug 28 • 1 pm

Raising Monarch Butterflies

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Tue, Aug 31 • 5:30 pm

Family Pond Paddle

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305

September 2021

Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Fri, Sep 3 - Sun, Sep 5 • 9 am

Nature Story Trail: “Senorita Mariposa”

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Fri, Sep 3 • 10 am

Story Trail

Bemis Woods-South • Cook County, IL 60558 (near Western Springs)
Sun, Sep 5 • 1 pm

Wellness Walk

Thatcher Woods • River Forest, IL 60305
Wed, Sep 8 • 10 am

Seed Collecting

Theodore Stone Forest • Hodgkins, IL 60525
Wed, Sep 8 • 1 pm

Wellness Walk

Thatcher Woods • River Forest, IL 60305
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Fri, Sep 10 - Sun, Sep 12 • 9 am

Nature Story Trail: “Senorita Mariposa”

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
public art at Cummings Square
Fri, Sep 10 • 4 pm

Faire at the Square

Cummings Square • River Forest, IL 60305
Sat, Sep 11 • 2 pm

Adventure Challenge Race & unGALA

Thatcher Woods • River Forest, IL 60305
people watching a monarch butterfly
Special Event Sun, Sep 12 • 12 pm

Migrating Monarchs Celebration

Thatcher Woods Pavilion • River Forest, IL 60305
Thatcher Woods Pavilion building
Sat, Sep 18 • 9 am

Outdoor Yoga

Thatcher Woods Pavilion • River Forest, IL 60305
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sun, Sep 19 • 8 am

Guided Bird Walk

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
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