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Activities and Events
  

2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

January

April

July October

February
 
May August November

March
 
June September December

 

January

3 (Wed)


 
First day to reserve shelters/buildings for 2018 year; Call 217-442-1691 for Kennekuk and Lake Vermilion reservations, 217-662-2142 for Forest Glen reservations;   General Information.  
17 (Wed)
 
 
VCCD Board Meeting at Environmental Education Center, Kennekuk County Park; 4:30 pm; Public invited

February

9 (Fri)

VCCF Board Meeting, Kennekuk, 9:00 am

28 (Wed)

 
VCCD Board Meeting at Environmental Education Center, Kennekuk County Park; 4:30 pm; Public invited

 March

18(Sun)







 

Maple Syrup Open House and Pancake/Sausage Dinner; Sugar Bush and Gannett Outdoor Education 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 (11:00 am - 4:00 pm); Dinner prices are $5.00 for adults and $2.50 for children 12 and under; call 217-662-2142 for information.
21 (Wed)
 
VCCD Board Meeting at Gannett Outdoor Education Center, Forest Glen; 4:30 pm; Public Invited
tba (Sat)



 
Turkey Hunting Draw, 9:00 am, Environmental Education Center, Kennekuk County Park, Lottery drawing for 2018 Spring Turkey Season at Kennekuk County Park.  Call 217-442-1691 for more information.
April
13 (Fri) VCCF Board Meeting, Kennekuk, 9:00 am
18 (Wed)

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

 
VCCD Volunteer Opportunity Fair/Earth Day Event; 1:00 - 4:00 pm; Environmental Education Center, Kennekuk

May

5-6 (Sat&Sun)
 
World War II Remembrance Days at Kennekuk County Park; Bunker Hill Historic Area; FREE
11(Fri)



 
Conservation Olympics; Forest Glen Preserve; 9:00 am - 3:00 pm; 6th graders from area schools compete in athletic events while testing their environmental knowledge; free; call 217-662-2142 for additional information.
16 (Wed)

 
VCCD Board Meeting at Environmental Education Center, Kennekuk County Park, 4:30 pm; public invited
tba
(Sat & Sun)

 
Anglo-Scandinavian Living History Program at Forest Glen, Pioneer Cabin Area; Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm; FREE
27 (Sun)

 
Historic Buildings at Kennekuk County Park & Cabin and Nature Center at Forest Glen open Sundays through Labor Day; 1:00 - 4:00 pm
tba
 
Lake Vermilion boat ramp concessions open for season; call 217-442-1691 for hours

June

2 (Sat)
 
Public Hayride at Forest Glen Preserve; 7:00 pm; Meet at Staff Office Parking Lot; $1.00/person
tba (Sat)
 
Illini Bass Club and D.A.R.E. Kid's Fishing Derby; Horseshoe Pond, Kennekuk; 9:00 am; FREE
4 (Mon)

 
VCCD Wildlife Programs begin for 9 weeks at Vermilion County Libraries.  Call you local library for information; FREE
8 (Fri)
 
VCCF Board Meeting; 9:00 am; Kennekuk County Park
20 (Wed)

 
Toddling Into Nature; "Wonderful Wetlands"  3-5 years; 10:00 am or 2:00 pm;  Pre-registration and fee required
20 (Wed)

 
VCCD Board Meeting at Gannett Outdoor Education Center,  Forest Glen; 4:30 pm; public invited
21 (Thu)

 
Toddling Into Nature; "Wonderful Wetlands" 3-5 years; 10:00 am or 2:00 pm;  Pre-registration and fee required
26 (Tue)

 
Science in Nature Camp, Kennekuk; 3rd-5th grade; 9:00 am - 11:30 am; Pre-registration and fee required *
27 (Wed)

 
Pioneer Camp for Kids, Forest Glen Homestead Cabin; 1st-3rd grade; 9:30 am - 11:30 am; Pre-registration and fee required *
28 (Thu)
 
Wonder Bugs Camp, Kennekuk; K-2nd grade; 9:00 am - 11:30 am; 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
(Sat)
 
Public Hayride at Forest Glen; 7:00 pm; Meet at Staff Office Parking Lot; $1.00/person
tba (Sat)
 
Spinners & Weavers Day; Gannett Outdoor Education Center at Forest Glen; 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; FREE
10 (Tue)

 
Photography Camp for Kids, Kennekuk; 5th-10th grade; 9:00 am - 2:00 pm; Pre-registration and fee required
11 (Wed)

 
Toddling Into Nature; "The Need for Seeds"; 3-5 Years; 10:00 am or 2:00 pm; Pre-registration and fee required
12 (Thu)

 
Toddling Into Nature; "The Need for Seeds"; 3-5 Years; 10:00 am or 2:00 pm; Pre-registration and fee required
14-15
(Sat-Sun)
French & Indian War Re-enactment; Forest Glen Homestead Cabin; FREE
18 (Wed)
 
VCCD Board Meeting at Environmental Ed Center, 4:30 pm; Public invited
19 (Thu)

 
Creek Stomping & Ecology Camp; Ganett Outdoor Education Center at Forest Glen; 5th - 8th Grade; Pre-registration and fee required; Call 217-662-2142 for more information
21 (Sat)

 
Creek Stomping & Ecology Camp; Ganett Outdoor Education Center at Forest Glen; 5th - 8th Grade; Pre-registration and fee required; Call 217-662-2142 for more information
22 (Sun)
 
Forest Glen Preserve Whitetail Archery Deer Hunt Lottery Draw; for more information contact Gary Wilford 217-260-4637
27 (Fri)

 
Vermilion County Conservation Foundation Board Meeting; 9:00 am; Environmental Education Center, Kennekuk
* Summer programs for kids require fees & pre-registration on forms available at V.C.C.D. offices or through your local library. 

August

4 (Sat)
 
Public Hayride at Forest Glen; 7:00 pm; Meet at Staff Office Parking Lot; $1.00/person
5-10
​(Sun-Fri)
VCCD Wildlife Display at Georgetown Fair - Come Visit Us!
11(Sat)

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


 

September

1 (Sat)
 
Public Hayride at Forest Glen Preserve; 6:00 pm; Meet at Staff Office Parking Lot; $1.00/person

 
15 (Sat)
 
Wool Dyeing Demonstration; Forest Glen Homestead Cabin; 10:00 am - 3:00 pm; Free
19 (Wed)
 
VCCD Board Meeting at Gannett Outdoor Education Center at Forest Glen; 4:30 pm; public invited
22 - 23    
(Sat-Sun)
Revolutionary War Re-enactment, Homestead Cabin area at Forest Glen Preserve; Free
22 (Sat)




 
Haunted Happenings Advance Ticket Sales begin, 12:00 p.m.; Visitor Center, Kennekuk;  Sales continue while tickets last!  Limited number of tickets available for Haunted Happenings.  Tickets $10.00 each before October 20; $15.00 each on day of event
23 (Sun)
 
Pioneer Craft Day; 10:00 am - 3:30 pm; Homestead Cabin Area, Forest Glen; Free!
tba (Wed)
 
Waterfowl Hunting Draw for 1st two weekends of Waterfowl Season; Kennekuk Ed Center; 7:00 pm

October

(Sat)
 
Public Hayride at Forest Glen Preserve; 6:00 pm; Meet at Staff Office Parking Lot; $1.00/person
6 (Sat)


 
Vermilion County Conservation Foundation Sportsman's Banquet; 5:00 pm; Sleepy Creek Vineyard, Oakwood; call 217-442-1691 for ticket information
12 (Fri)
 
VCCF Board Meeting; Environmental Education Center, Kennekuk; 9:00 am
17 (Wed)
 
VCCD Board Meeting at Environmental Education Center; Kennekuk; 4:30 pm; Public invited
20 (Sat)

 
Haunted Happenings at Kennekuk; gates open at 6:00 pm; advance tickets required; Tickets $10.00 each until October 19, $15.00 each on day of event

November

4 (Sun)

 
Thanksgiving at the Cabin at Forest Glen; 1:00 - 4:00 pm; Free; Call 217-662-2142 for more information
14 (Wed)
 
VCCD Board Meeting at Environmental Education Center at Kennekuk, 4:30 pm; public invited

 December

2 (Sun)
 
Holiday Open House at Bunker Hill Historic Area; Kennekuk County Park; 2:00 pm-8:00 pm; Free
2-31
 
Holiday Lights, Bunker Hill Historic Area, Kennekuk; 5:00 - 8:00 pm Weekends; Free
(Wed)
 
VCCD Board Meeting at Environmental Education Center; Kennekuk, 4:30 pm; public invited
7 (Fri)

 
VCCF Board of Directors Meeting; 9:00 am; Environmental Education Center; Kennekuk County Park

 

 

        * 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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