• Hike through Morton Forest

    Morton Forest County Park

    Shout-out to Ben for suggesting this one! Moving it to end of September as it sounds like it's better in the fall

  • Apple Picking!

    Apple Barn Orchard and Winery

    Apple Barn Orchard And Winery has pick your own apples daily until 6 pm starting in mid-to-late September. Pick-your-own is $10 per 4 qt bucket. I don't know if they take cards so I'd bring cash just to be safe!

  • Pheasant Branch Conservancy - Restoration Work Day

    Pheasant Branch Conservancy

    The Friends of Pheasant Branch host volunteer work days on various Saturdays throughout the year, where you can sign up to help with restoration efforts for a few hours. Work varies - activities may be pulling invasives, gathering seeds, etc. I figured I'd post this up for anyone interested in restoration and/or volunteer opportunities. I've been to some of these before and they can be quite fun and educational! IMPORTANT: if you decide to go, make sure to email [masked] to make sure they know you're coming; that way, they can let you know of any important updates or if there is a weather-related cancellation. More info can be found at https://pheasantbranch.org/event/restoration-work-day/2019-10-05/. Info regarding other opportunities to volunteer can be found at https://pheasantbranch.org/events/category/restoration-event/.

  • Wondrous Wetlands Watercolor Workshop at Olbrich Gardens

    Olbrich Botanical Gardens

    Join artist Janet Flynn and the International Crane Foundation staff for a morning of watercolor creation and Whooping Crane discovery. You will leave with your own watercolor and a new appreciation for the importance of wetlands for cranes and humans. No experience needed to enjoy this workshop - beginners are encouraged to join. All supplies provided. Instructors: Janet Flynn, Artist with International Crane Foundation Saturday, October 12, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Registration Deadline: October 4 Cost: $38/$30 member | Course Number: 21-28 You can register for the event here: http://www.olbrich.org/education/register.cfm

  • Pumpkin Carving and Potluck 🎃

    Mendota County Park

    A great way to usher in Halloween season imo would be to have a potluck and pumpkin carving in Mendota County Park. You don't have to carve pumpkins but I'd ask that you bring something for the potluck.

  • Spooktacular Vendor and Crafts Fair for OccuPaws Guide Dogs

    Alliant Energy Center

    We are excited to announce the HUGE Spooktacular Vendor & Craft Fair to Benefit OccuPaws Guide Dogs! Each day the show will feature 110+ booths of handmade crafts, artists, vendors and other fun booths! Get a jump start on Holiday shopping, or just spend a great day browsing for yourself! As a BONUS…there will be free parking and free admission! Support OccuPaws Guide Dogs in their giant raffle as well or shop for your furry friend at their booth as well! This event is family and kid friendly and costumes are encouraged as many vendors will have candy available for trick or treating!

  • Pumpkin picking

    The Appleberry Farm

    Let’s go go pumpkin picking

  • Dreadwood Haunted Forest

    Dreadwood Haunted Forest

    https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/wisconsin/dreadwood-haunted-forest-wi/?fbclid=IwAR2I8HBeTXMlrpOrzHbt_kE5EI6ZvNUdVLxstQ9gdPp_xkdWN3_4jrYrMvg Dreadwood Haunted Forest is open Fridays and Saturdays in October. Visit between 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 and can be purchased on-site only. Cash and credit cards are accepted. And remember, it’s for a good cause – Dreadwood proudly donates proceeds to charity. For more information, call (651)[masked]. You can also visit the Dreadwood Haunted Forest website or Facebook page.