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                             special events
                                   Barber & Oberwortmann
                                   Horticultural Center
                                   227 N. Gougar Rd.                                                     Paul E. Briese Park
                                   Breakfast with Santa                                                 Ingalls & Cedarwood
                                   Join us for a family friendly breakfast, a visit with Santa,     Saturday, April 24 • 11am-1pm
                                   games and crafts. A true family tradition! Reservations
                                   are required.                                                   Join us as we participate in “Flying 4
                                   Age: All                 Deadline: 12/5                         Kids” a statewide kite fly to create
                                   Barber & Oberwortmann Horticultural Center                      awareness of parks, recreation and
                                   4-3710-10 Sat            12/12         9-10:30am                the Park District Youth License Plate.
                                   $10 per person; 2 and under free
                                                                                                   Bring out your own kite or make a
                                   Brunch with Santa                                               kite on site, the first 40 people will
                                   Come and enjoy a family treat for all with a visit from         receive a free kite making kit.
                                   Santa, good food, crafts and holiday fun. What more             All ages are invited. FREE
                                   could your family want? Reservations are required.
                                   Age: All                Deadline: 12/5
                                   Barber & Oberwortmann Horticultural Center
                                   4-3712-10 Sat           12/12         11:15am-12:45pm
                                   $10 per person; 2 and under free

                                   Dinner with Santa
                                   Come and enjoy an enchanted winter evening with Santa
             Mark your             and experience the Greenhouse in all its winter
            calendar for           splendor. Great food, friends and a celebration of the
                                   season with Santa. Crafts, caroling and fun! Reservations
           Sunset at               are required.
                                   Age: All                Deadline: 12/4
          Bird Haven!              Barber & Oberwortmann Horticultural Center
           See page 59.            4-3713-10 Fri           12/11         6-7:30pm
                                   $15 per person; 2 and under free

           Bird Haven Greenhouse
                                               225 N. Gougar Rd.
 Holiday Poinsettia Show               Poinsettia Sale                                            Breakfast/Brunch with the
  Nov. 27, 2009 – Jan. 10, 2010        Santa says for the widest variety and colors of            Easter Bunny
      Daily • 8am-4:30 pm              poinsettias around, you should come out to the             Enjoy great food, crafts, games, a kids’ Easter egg roll
Closed 12/24, 12/25, 12/31 & 1/1       Greenhouse. That’s where Santa sends the “Mrs.” to         and that very important visit with the Bunny! Each child
                                       shop! All flowers are grown on-site.                       will receive a gift. Reservations are required. Please
                                       Age: All                                                   call the Greenhouse for tickets at 815-741-7278, ext. 5.
                                       Bird Haven Greenhouse                                      Age: All                               Deadline: 3/20
                                       Sat            12/5-12/6               8am-4pm             Bird Haven Greenhouse
                                       FREE admission                                             Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
                                                                                                  6-3706-10 Sat               3/27       9-10:30am
                                       Santa at the Greenhouse                                    Brunch with the Easter Bunny
                                       Bring your camera and capture the beauty of the            6-3705-10 Sat               3/27       11:15am-12:45pm
                                       Poinsettia Show and our special visitor from the North     $10 per person; Children 2 and under free
                                       Age: All                                                   Easter Bunny at the Greenhouse
                                       Bird Haven Greenhouse                                      Don’t forget to bring your camera for that special photo!
                                       Sat           12/5    12-3pm                               Age: All
                                       Sat           12/12 1-3pm                                  Bird Haven Greenhouse
                                       Sat           12/19 12-3pm                                 Sat            3/27        12-3pm
                                       FREE                                                       Sun            3/28        12-3pm
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 Multi-Purpose Center                                   Touch-A-Truck

 3000 W. Jefferson St.                                  Is your child fascinated with trucks and large
                                                        equipment? Come climb, sit and play on a variety
 Candy Cane Holiday Brunch                              of trucks. The Joliet Police Department will
 Enjoy a special brunch prepared by “Traditions”.
 Afterwards we will hunt for candy canes and
                                                        provide free child seat safety checks.
                                                        Age: All                                                    in the Park
 other wonderful peppermint treats. There will          Multi-Purpose Center (South Parking Lot)
 also be a very special visitor from the North Pole     Tues           5/11      10am-2pm
 so don’t forget your camera. Pre-registration is       Free                                               Brought to you by the Joliet Park Foundation
 Age: 3 yrs/Adult                   Deadline: 12/1      Nowell Park                                        Grab your blanket and snacks and come out to
 Multi-Purpose Center (Rm 6)                                                                               this family-friendly FREE event. Movies will be
                                                        5 Mills Rd.
 4-2152-10 Sun            12/6      12-1:30pm                                                              shown on a giant inflatable movie screen.
 $15                                                    Nowell Park Easter Egg Hunt                        Mark your calendars for Summer 2010
                                                        Grab your Easter baskets and head out to Nowell
 Children’s New Year’s Eve                              Park for the Great Egg Hunt. The park will be      movie dates:
 Party                                                  split up by ages for the kids to participate.      June 11      Marquette Park
 Come and ring in the new year at the Joliet Park       Age: 5 yrs and under; 6-9 yrs, 9-11 yrs            June 18 Pilcher Park
 District at noon. We will play games, tumble,          Nowell Park
 make a special treat, sing and dance. The              Sat            3/27      10am                      July 9       Tezak Park
 building is all ours to enjoy the festivities.         Free                                               July 23      Theodore Crossing
 Age: 4-12 yrs                       Deadline: 12/28                                                       July 30      Splash Station
 Multi-Purpose Center (Gym)                                                                                August 20 Briese Park
 4-0410-10 Thurs 12/31 10am-12:30pm
 $10                                                                                                       *Movies TBD
                                                                                                           In the event of inclement weather, the movie will be
                             to Touch
                              a Truck!

                        Joliet Airport Festival
June 13, 2010 • 7am-4pm • Joliet Regional Airport • Houbolt & Jefferson St.
                                                       • Pancake Breakfast                • Kids’ Activities • Possible appearance
                                                       • Helicopter and                   • Planes on Display by the U.S. Coast Guard
                                                         Airplane Rides
                                        special events
Joliet Nordic 12K & 4K                                                                       Pilcher Park Nature Center
                                                                                             2501 Highland Park Dr.
Cross Country Ski Race                                                                       Follow the Drinking Gourd
                                                                                             Passengers on the Underground Railroad struggled with hunger, cold, and
Woodruff Golf Course • 621 N. Gougar Rd.                                                     unfamiliar surroundings, never knowing who to trust, and the
                                                                                             overwhelming fear of getting caught. This program offers
 Sunday, January 9, 2010 • 9:30am (12K & 4K)                                                 a glimpse into what fugitive slaves endured on their
                                                                                             trip to freedom with hands on activities. You will
                                                                                             become a passenger on the Underground
Schedule of Events                                                                           Railroad. You will cross the Mason-Dixon
9:30am        12K Adult Race, 4K Junior Race (Freestyle)                                     Line looking for signs that would alert you
11am          Awards                                                                         to danger. You’ll learn the importance of
                                                                                             quilts, why spirituals were sung, and
Course Description                                                                           other secret codes. By the time you cross
                                                                                             into Canada you will have a better
The course will be groomed for both diagonal and skating if snow                             understanding of how those first
conditions allow. The race will be over rolling terrain. We will have a                      Underground Railroad passengers felt.
mass start. The 12K race will be three laps. The 4K race will be one lap.                    Age: All                Deadline: 1/23
                                                                                             Pilcher Park Nature Center
$20 Adults 12K and 4K
                                                                                             5-3309-10 Sat
                                                                                                                     1/30 2pm & 6pm                     Pioneer
$10 Junior Race (14 and under)                                                               Pioneer Festival and                                       Festival
Race day registration: Check in between 8-9am                                                Pancake Breakfast
Make checks payable to Joliet Nordic Ski Club                                                Enjoy pancakes, sausage, and 100% pure maple syrup!
If registering by mail, postmark before February 4, 2008 and mail to:                        Come for maple syrup-making demonstrations and try your
Joliet Nordic Race, PO Box 858, Joliet, IL 60434                                             hand at pioneer chores while stepping back into time with our pioneer
Awards                                                                                       Age: All
Awards will be given to the top three individuals in each class. Skiiers can earn            Pilcher Park Nature Center
points which will be used towards the Illinois Nordic Series for overall age                 6-3320-10            Sat/Sun             3/13-3/14           8am-12pm
division champions. Top 10 in each age division earns points. You do not have to             $8 Adults/$5 child
be an Illinois resident to enter. Male and female classifications are as follows:
14 & Under     20-29       40-44      50-54      60-64      70 & Over                        Spring Into Ceramics
15-19          30-39       45-49      55-59      65-69                                       Come join us for a spring extravaganza of pottery painting. You choose the
                                                                                             item(s) you wish to paint and we glaze and fire them to a high gloss. Create
Safety                                                                                       your own artistic vision on a mug, plate, or tile. Immortalize your child’s hand
                                                                                             or footprint. These and many figurines and knickknacks make terrific gifts for
The National Ski Patrol will be on hand in the case of emergency.
                                                                                             Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Great fun for young, old, or that scout troop!
Remember to dress appropriately.
                                                                                             Age: All
For more information: Contact Bill Kozol at (815) 722-6076.                                  Pilcher Park Nature Center
Race day call the clubhouse at (815) 741-7272.                                               6-3412-10               Sat                 4/3                  10:30am-2pm
Club Website: www.jolietnordicski.org.                                                       $3/person plus cost of ceramic item(s)
This is race 1 of the Illinois Nordic Series.

   Fairy Festival at Pilcher Park
       Breakfast with the Fairies                                   Fairy Festival
       Enjoy pancakes, sausage, and a beverage with                 Join us for Fairy Fest Nature Center style! Enjoy fairy
       special fairies visiting the tables. The price includes      flower walks, discover fairy food, make enchanted
       the Fairy Festival, which immediately follows the            crafts, and be entertained by winged hostesses!
       breakfast.                                                   Come dressed in wings, make a wand, learn a few
       Age: All                                                     magic words, and indulge your inner child.
       Pilcher Park Nature Center                                   Age: All
       6-3321-10 Sun              5/1           9-11am              Pilcher Park Nature Center
       $10 (price includes Fairy Festival)                          6-3322-10 Sat            5/1           9am-2:30pm

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