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



Special Events

 



Stargazing
Saturday, March 24, 6:30pm, free program for all ages!
Free family astronomy nights featuring guest astronomer, Joseph Mayer, of the Chicago Astronomical Society. Outdoor viewing with telescopes will take place in our Anniversary Garden area. Join Joe to see various planets and the first phase of the moon.

Spring Fishing Classic

Saturday, April 14, 7am to noon, $100 donation per competitor
Fish the entire shore at this one day catch and release fundraiser. Prizes for the biggest catches.  Includes lunch at noon.

Stargazing
Saturday, April 21, 6:30pm, free program for all ages!
Free family astronomy nights featuring guest astronomer, Joseph Mayer, of the Chicago Astronomical Society. Outdoor viewing with telescopes will take place in our Anniversary Garden area. Join Joe to see various planets and the first phase of the moon.

Nature & Arts Festival
Saturday, April 28, 11am to 3pm
Lake Katherine & Palos Heights Public Library presents a festival celebrating nature and arts. Includes guest speakers and hands-on creative activities.

Chicago River Day

Saturday, May 12, 9am to noon
Join the Friends of the Chicago River in a clean-up day at Lake Katherine. Volunteers will help remove invasive species and pick up trash around the park.

Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 12, 8am to 11am
Join us for a Native Plant Sale fundraiser. We will have a variety of native wildflowers and grasses for sale.

Break for the Lake
Sunday, May 20, 8am to 11am, $25, age 14 and under $15
Get the endorphins pumping with our annual 5K trail race
around Lake Katherine.

Family Fishing Day
Saturday, June 2, 8am to 3pm, $25 full day, $15 half day
A day of fishing and fun for the whole family at Lake Katherine.
Prizes for the biggest catches.

Bugs & Brews with Open Outcry

Tuesday, June 13, 6pm - 9pm. Cost: $5
Lake Katherine and Open Outcry Brewing Company have teamed up for an evening of fresh brews on the Clubhouse lawn. Pub games and nature walks are included in the entrance. Drinks are an additional charge.

Wine and Nature with Cooper’s Hawk Winery
Thursday, July 26, 6pm - 9pm. Cost: $30
Join us for our summer wine and nature event!  Cooper's Hawk Winery will be onsite for an evening of wine tasting and music. A Lake Katherine naturalist will also host a brief presentation on the different natural sounds you may here around the lake at this time of year.

Sunset Sonata with the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra
Tuesday, August 15, 6.30pm - 8pm. (Music starts at 7pm) Cost: $40.
Enjoy a night of beautiful music on the Clubhouse lawn from a string quartet courtesy of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra. Every ticket comes with two complimentary cocktails garnished with herbs from our very own herb garden.



To see all of the 2018 events visit our Calendar of Events.



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