Lake County Forest Preserves

The Lake Country Forest Preserves has a number of events to supplement your homeschool experience. Be sure to check out their calendar of events whether you live in Lake County or not.

They have all kind of events from Historical home tours, to nature hikes, to helping around the farm, to art, to water sports.

Coming up in September is a homeschool farm day, rescheduled from a rained out day in the spring.

When: Wednesday September 16, 2009
10:00AM – 12:00PM
Where: Bonner Heritage Farm (Lindenhurst)
Ages: 5 – 12
$3.00 per child (Lake County Residents)

$5.00 per child (Non-Residents)
Regular Registration Deadline: September 15, 2009
Registration Options: Register online, by telephone at 847-968-3321 or by mail or fax using this form

This often fills up, so be sure to register soon if you are interested.

See their website on the links above or call for more information.

Fall happenings — Chicago Ridge Homeschool opportunities

Many co-ops and support groups have exciting opportunities dotting their fall calendar. Check out individual websites (see tabs above for contact information for many groups across the Chicago area) for more details information about meetings and events open to homeschoolers in your neck of the woods.

The following came from a group in Chicago Ridge:

Here is a brief summary: (all are at 1 p.m.)

Sept. 11–participate in a Readers’ Theatre presentation of The Buffalo Storm

Oct. 9–Bicycle safety program

Nov. 13—Fine Arts Fest

Dec. 11—Stampin’ Up Christmas edition

All Homeschoolers are welcome to join us!  Please call to reserve your spot! 708.423.7753

The more, the merrier!

Constance VanSwol

Head of Youth Services

Chicago Ridge Public Library

10400 S. Oxford Avenue

Chicago Ridge IL 60415