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These meetings are a great place to meet extremely friendly, knowledgeable and experienced gardeners in our community, as well as help with gardens plots at the community garden area to help feed our community. Meetings are free and open to the public, but membership ($20) (http://www.napervillecommunitygardeners.org/joinus.html) and donations will help support our community outreach including scholarships, community gardens, and educational events such as these, can be done at the meetings and are greatly appreciated! Come and join us for these interesting garden presentations: First Monday of the month typically. April 2: "Native Plants" May 7: "Latin Names" May 12: Plant Sale June 4: "All About GMO's" July - Picnic, no meeting August 6: "Raising Monarch Butterflies" August: 38th Annual Flower & Garden Show September 10: (Second Monday). Canning October 1: "Inccredible Bats" November: Fall Banquet, no meeting December: No meeting Please see calendar here: http://www.napervillecommunitygardeners.org (http://www.napervillecommunitygardeners.org/)
Are you interested in learning more about birds in Will county and surrounding areas? Do you like to bird watch but need help from experienced birders? Please join us at a monthly meeting of the Will County Audubon. Whether you are new to birding or a seasoned pro, you'll find great people and interesting programs at our meetings. Meetings are held every second Thursday of the month from September to May. However, no meeting is held in December. Meetings begin at 7 PM. [masked] Season Field Trips (non-members welcome)We carpool when possible & share cost of gas with $5.00 donation to driver. Maps of meeting location are on WCAS’s website. Contact Ruth Meyer for more info. RRM4649 (at) sbcglobal.net or www.willcountyaudubon.org (http://www.willcountyaudubon.org/) Please note: Last minute field trip changes are possible. Any such changes will be mentioned at the WCAS Thursday monthly meeting prior. Return times from field trip are approximate. Also be sure and check out birding activities statewide (http://www.illinoisaudubon.org/IASCalendar.html) courtesy the Illinois Audubon Society. Suggested individual annual membership of $25 can be made here: http://www.illinoisaudubon.org/JOIN/Join.html (http://www.illinoisaudubon.org/JOIN/Join.html) Thursday January 14, 2016 January WCAS Meeting " District Land Management" Floyd Catchpole Saturday, January 16, 2016 Starved Rock SP & Illinois Visitor Center - Lock & Dam, Utica, IL. We should see lots of eagles and gulls, along with woodland birds. We will do lunch at Duffy’s in Utica. Depart- 7:00 AM- return about 3:00PM from Cracker Barrel Restaurant parking lot, 1511 River Boat Center, I-80, Joliet, IL. January 30 & 31, 2016 Illinois Audubon Society presents Bald Eagle Watch Weekend, Starved Rock Lodge, Illinois Waterway Visitor Center and Starved Rock Visitor Center. Thursday February 11, 2016 February WCAS Meeting Members Slide Night Potluck Saturday, February, 2016 Gull Frolic - Winthrop Harbor Yacht Club. Lots of great gulls and duck watching. A fee includes lunch & program. Dress warmly, but lots of room for inside viewing. Depart 7 AM- return about 4:00 PM from Macy’s parking lot eastside, 3340 Mall Loop Dr. Joliet, IL I-55 & Rte. 30. Tickets must be preordered. Date will be posted on website or call. Thursday, March 10, 2016 March WCAS Meeting TBA Saturday, March 12, 2016 Fullersburg Woods-Salt Creek runs through the 221 acres, ducks use the creek & 5 miles of trails to look for birds. Depart 7:00 AM- return about 2:00 PM from Macy’s parking lot eastside, 3340 Mall Loop Dr. Joliet, IL, I-55 & Rte. 30. Thursday, April 14, 2016 April WCAS Meeting " Goose Lake Prairie Bird Study" James Herkert Saturday, April 16, 2016 Lake Renwick, Turtle Lake Side and back trails, we should see the first of warblers coming here. Depart 7:00 AM- return about 2:00 PM from Macy’s parking lot eastside, 3340 Mall Loop Dr. Joliet, IL, I-55 & Rte. 30. Thursday May 12, 2016 May WCAS Meeting TBA
Just Views programs start at 7:20 pm, are sponsored by the DuPage Peace through Justice Coalition and are held in Naperville IL at the DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church at 1828 Old Naperville Road (formerly 4 S 535 Old Naperville Road – new address, same location). Directions: If coming from east or west on route I-88, exit at Naperville Road onto Freedom Drive. Turn left (East) onto Diehl Road and continue across Naperville Road/Naper Blvd , and then turn left/north at the first street ( Old Naperville Road ). The Unitarian Church is down one block on your right. Note: For other route options and a map, see church website: www.dupageuuchurch.org. The church phone is 630/[masked]. Our timely issues programs are nonpartisan, open to the public, and free -- no reservations required. Parking is free, too. Just Views shows great films about matters vital to social and economic justice on the second Friday of each month throughout the year. View and then share views from different vantages with citizens attending and invited resource persons. Each night is a stimulating, informal, stand-alone program. Join the multilogue! To receive Just Views meeting notices via e-mail, join our new DuPage Peace Through Justice Group on www.meetup.com. You can also find meeting notices and sign up for our Yahoo group on our website at www.DuPagePeaceThroughJustice.org. Please mark your calendars ahead for the second Friday of every month, share these notices, and bring friends! Just Views Director is sociologist Stephanie Hughes 630/[masked]. Just Views Associate Director is Carol Tritschler 630/[masked]
http://www.willbees.org/graphics/design/masthead.jpg WillBees is a non-profit organization that raises awareness of the products and services of the honey bee hive, encourages cooperation among local beekeepers, contributes to the advancement of education about beekeeping and its related activities, and offers support to our members and neighboring communities. 7:00 PM: Association Business 7:15 PM: Presentation 7:35 PM: Discussion Panel - 7:55 PM: Show & Tell - Bring anything you would like to demonstrate for 2 minutes 8:00 PM: Open Discussion - Members helping members 9:00 PM: Meeting Adjourns $20 annual membership due at the door for non-members. (Or you can join ahead of time HERE (http://www.willbees.org/forms/membership/)) 2016 MEETING AGENDA The tentative calendar for 2016 meetings at the Will County Farm Bureau is as follows: http://www.willbees.org/events/ Becoming a member of the Will County Beekeepers Association has a growing list of benefits. As a fairly new organization, we are still establishing many of our goals and activities. Your voice in our planning meetings and your time volunteering to further our reach is greatly appreciated. Here is what we can currently offer members: Membership into the Illinois State Beekeepers Association (a $10 value) Vote on organizational issues and in our election process Ability to serve as an officer or on the board of directors Attendance to our regular meetings, outings and activities Education, mentoring and discussion with other local beekeepers Access to a members-only area of our website Access to our honey extractor We are working on other benefits such as: Assistance working with villages regarding beekeeping ordinances Group discounts on bees and supplies Participation in educational and competitive events.