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September 2016 Events

Current Events:

  • Sep
    19
    • Fungus Among Us
      Sep 19, 2016 - (06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)
      Anita Purves Nature Center
      1505 N. Broadway
      Urbana, IL
      61801

      217-384-4062

      Join local mycologist Dr. Andrew Miller of the Illinois Natural History Survey to explore the amazing world of mushrooms.
  • Sep
    21
    • Bear
      Sep 21, 2016 - (04:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
      Unreliable Bestiary Rangers will lead each group on silent walks through Meadowbrook Park. Humorous, informative and haunting, the walking tours feature bear facts and folklore, dance, music and a story told in a close, dark den. Tickets at https://krannertcenter.com/events/unreliable-bestiary-bear
  • Sep
    23
    • Hiking Tykes
      Sep 23, 2016 - (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
      Anita Purves Nature Center
      1505 N. Broadway
      Urbana, IL
      61801

      Trek with your tyke and experience hands-on nature activities.
  • Sep
    24
    • National Public Lands Day 2016
      Sep 24, 2016 - (09:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
      Meadowbrook Park
      Vine Street and Windsor Road
      Urbana, IL
      61801

      Get involved in a park restoration project.

Looking Forward:

  • Oct
    8
    • The Nature of the Trail - Art Show
      Oct 08, 2016 - (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
      Anita Purves Nature Center
      1505 N. Broadway
      Urbana, IL
      61801

      217-384-4062

      Come to the Anita Purves Nature Center to view works of art by artist Lori Fuller. The opening reception is Saturday, October 8, from 1-3pm. The Nature of the Trail will be available for viewing during nature center hours from October 8-December 2.
  • Oct
    12
    • Educator Resources Open House
      Oct 12, 2016 - (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
      Anita Purves Nature Center
      1505 N. Broadway
      Urbana, IL
      61801

      217-384-4062

      Here is your chance to sample what your students can experience at school programs provided by the Urbana Park District. For more information or to RSVP please call 217-384-4062. Refreshments will be provided. Kids are welcome with their educator parent.
  • Oct
    24
    • Halloween FunFest 2016
      Oct 24, 2016 - (05:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
      Marketplace Mall
      2000 N Neil St
      Champaign, IL
      61820

      Celebrate in costume with fun carnival games, trick-or-treating and a haunted house
  • Nov
    19
    • America Recycles Day
      Nov 19, 2016 - (11:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
      Anita Purves Nature Center
      1505 N. Broadway
      Urbana, IL
      61801

      217-384-4062

      Join our recycling celebration. Explore repurposed creations made by local artists and try your hand at making your own. Play games, meet community recycling representatives, and take home free goodies.

Past Events:

  • Sep
    9
    • Jazz Walk 2016 - RESCHEDULED FOR 9/10
      Sep 09, 2016 - (05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)
      Meadowbrook Park
      2808 S Race St.
      Urbana, IL
      61801

      JAZZ WALK 2016 HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SEP 10 DUE TO RAIN IN THE FORECAST.

      Walk the paths in Meadowbrook and enjoy both live jazz and great sculpture.
  • Sep
    10
    • Stewardship Saturday 9-10 at Busey Woods
      Sep 10, 2016 - (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
      Anita Purves Nature Center
      1505 N. Broadway
      Urbana, IL
      61801

      217-384-4062

      Dress for the weather and lend a hand while learning about local
      natural areas. During Stewardship Saturdays, volunteers assist with
      • Invasive plant removal;
      • Trail improvements and clean-up;
      • Native plant seed harvest and/or planting
  • Sep
    10
    • Stewardship Saturday 9-10 at Weaver Park
      Sep 10, 2016 - (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
      Weaver Park
      2205 E. Main St
      Urbana, IL
      61801

      Dress for the weather and lend a hand while learning about local
      natural areas. During Stewardship Saturdays, volunteers assist with
      • Invasive plant removal;
      • Trail improvements and clean-up;
      • Native plant seed harvest and/or planting
  • Sep
    16
    • Line Dance Fitness
      Sep 16, 2016 - (06:30 PM - 07:20 PM)
      Phillips Recreation Center
      505 W. Stoughton
      Urbana, IL
      61801

      217-367-1544

      Workout with line dance steps from the past to new music from today!
  • Sep
    17
    • The Nature Play Challenge: A Nature Playscape Fundraiser
      Sep 17, 2016 - (02:45 PM - 05:00 PM)
      Anita Purves Nature Center
      1505 N. Broadway
      Urbana, IL
      61801

      217-384-4062

      Help us bring all the features of the Friendship Grove Nature Playscape to life at this fundraiser and take home some nature play swag.
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