Bikes, Yoga, and Geocaching with Champaign County Park District

Bikes, Yoga, and Geocaching with Champaign County Park District

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Community Used Bike Sale - Kickapoo Rail-Trail Edition will benefit the trail and all proceeds go to CCFPD for development of the trail. They have purchased the land but now we need to raise the funds to build the trail from Urbana ~ Danville. You can help the effort by donating your used bike to the sale. Donate a bike, Consign a bike, Buy a bike, it all helps the trail. We will start accepting bikes for the sale Friday, August 8.

Saturday, Sept 20
RIVER TO RAIL RIDE
Activity Center, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, Penfield, IL

Saturdays, August 2 – August 30
YOGA ON THE HILL
Walnut Hill Shelter, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Rd, Homer, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Guest yoga instructors will lead this weekly program for adults. Beginners are welcome. Bring your own yoga mat or towel and a water bottle. Registration is not required. $5 suggested donation. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or cwalsh@ccfpd.org. Please note that programs may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

Sunday, August 10
SUMMER GARDEN CONCERT SERIES
Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N. Lombard, Mahomet, 5 – 7 p.m.
Join us for an evening of music and fun with the Sounds of the Prairie Community Band, playing music ranging from Sousa marches to big band to Broadway! FREE. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or kriopelle@ccfpd.org

Friday, August 15
INTRODUCTION TO GEOCACHING
Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Rd, Homer, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Geocaching uses GPS units to search for hidden treasure in an exciting outdoor quest for the whole family! Join us for an introduction to the spirit and hobby of geocaching, followed by a hike to find a multi-cache hidden in the preserve. A limited number of GPS units will be provided for participants to share; you may bring your own handheld GPS if you have one. $2 per person; children 2 and under FREE. Registration required; (217) 896-2455 or cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

Friday, August 22
BATS AT THE BRIDGE
Museum Education Center, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N. Lombard, Mahomet, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
A single Illinois bat can eat up to 3,000 insects each night! Join us to learn more about these ecologically important mammals and how white-nose syndrome is affecting their populations. After a short presentation indoors, we will head over to the Covered Bridge to look for the bats that roost there. $3 per person; children 2 and under are FREE. Registration required; (217) 896-2455 or cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

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