Will County Forest Preserve Programs

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With Valentine’s Day approaching, the Forest Preserve District of Will County has scheduled several programs that celebrate the sweeties we have or the ones we hope to find. Online program registration is available on the Event Calendar at ReconnectWithNature.org. Here is the lineup:

Say It With Flowers: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, Plum Creek Nature Center, Crete Township. Learn the languages of flowers, also called floriography, and the origins of those meanings. Explore how to put together different flower combinations to express a whole ranges of feelings. Free, ages 18 or older. Register by Feb. 8.

Galentine’s Day Mocktails at the Museum: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, Isle a la Cache Museum, Romeoville. Grab your sisters, girlfriends or best gal pals and make some botanical-inspired mocktails. Light snacks will be served. Ages 18 or older; $5 per person. Register by Feb. 5.

Single and Ready to Mingle Night Hike: 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, Messenger Woods Nature Preserve, Homer Glen. Step out of your comfort zone and join a naturalist for a singles Valentine’s night hike along a lantern-lit trail. Bring your own adult beverage (beer and wine only, please). Enjoy a fire while making s’mores and you never know – love may be in the air! Free, ages 21 or older. Register by Feb. 9.

Lantern-Lit Hike for Lovers: 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, Channahon. Take time for just the two of you to stroll along a lantern-lit trail. After the stroll, head indoors for a hot chocolate bar, a gourmet s’mores station and games. Drop in anytime between 6 and 9 p.m. This BYOB (beer or wine only, please) program is for adults only. Free, ages 21 or older. Register by Feb. 9.

Galentine’s Day Campfire: 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, Hammel Woods – DuPage River Access, Shorewood. Ladies, enjoy an evening under the stars cozying up to a campfire while sipping your favorite beverage. Hot cocoa and s’mores will be provided. Feel free to bring your favorite seasonal wine or beer to keep you warm. Play group games, make a keepsake craft or just relax around the fire. This program will be held at the Hammel Woods campground, Campsite No. 1. Ages 21 or older; $5 per person. Register by Feb. 8.

Romantic Night Hike: 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, Messenger Woods Nature Preserve, Homer Glen. Take your valentine out for a romantic night hike under the stars along a lantern-lit trail. You may bring your own adult beverage (beer or wine only, please). After your hike, cozy up to a fire and make s’mores. Free, ages 21 or older. Register by Feb. 8.

For more information on the Forest Preserve District of Will County, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.

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