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In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.
- JOHN MUIR



Special Events

Check out the following events throughout the year! We also have a variety of adult education classes -for more information click here.

Winter Holiday Hayride
Friday, December 9 from 6:30-8pm FULL
                                 and 7:30-9pm FULL
Our annual holiday hayrides will feature the food, fun and traditions from the pioneers of North America. We'll ride on our decorated hay wagon through the streets of Palos Heights singing Christmas carols then return to the Nature Center to enjoy food, crafts and other activities. Registration and payment to be made in person or by mail no later than the Monday before hayride. $10 per person

Winterfest
February 4, 2017 from 12pm-4pm
They'll be fun aplenty at our annual winter festival with tractor rides, candle-making, crafts, petting animals, snow shoe rentals and ice rescue demonstrations. $6 entry tickets sold on the day. No fee for children two and under.

Spring Fishing
April 8, 2017 from 7am-Noon
Fish the entire shore for muskie, catfish, walleye and bass during our catch and release fundraiser. $100 a ticket for fishing, food and refreshments.

Nature & Literature Festival
April 29, 2017
NEW FOR 2017! Join Lake Katherine for a festival celebrating all things nature and literature. More information coming soon!

Native Plant Sale
May 13, 2017 from 10am-2pm
Join us for a Native Plant Sale fundraiser. We will have a variety of native wildflowers and grasses for sale.

Break for the Lake 5K Trail Race
May 21, 2017 from 8a-11am
Get the blood pumpin' - join us for our annual trail race around Lake Katherine!

Family Fishing Day
June 3, 2017 from 8am-3pm
Enjoy family fun fishing the south shore during our catch and release fundraiser. All day [$25] and half day [$15] available. Fishing sessions will run from 8am to 11am and noon to 3pm. First and second place trophies will be awarded for the largest bass, catfish, muskie, and walleye.

July 3rd Bash
July 3, 2017 from 7pm-10pm
Join us for the official Palos Heights’ Independence Day celebrations. The firework display begins at dusk and there is free entry for all. Optional tickets available for a gathering in the clubhouse starting at 7pm [includes drinks and light snacks].

 

To see all of the 2017 events visit our Calendar of Events.



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