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Parks & Recreation Events

  1. Winter Fireside Storytime: Groundhog Day!

    February 2, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Independence Lake County Park

    Gather around the Beach Center fireplace with your kids for winter stories, crafts, popcorn, and a mug of warm tea. Guest reader and literacy advocate Natalie d’Aubermont Thompson selects her favorite picture books about groundhogs and more! This program will be indoors. If the mid-winter thaw brings mild weather, an optional outdoor nature hike will follow to search for signs of our favorite weather-forecasting mammal & friends. Recommended for ages 3-8, and siblings are welcome. Program is FREE with vehicle admission but please register to let us know you are coming. Register online at (Registration #IL431311)

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  2. Kids Ice Fishing Clinic

    February 2, 2019, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Independence Lake County Park

    New to Ice Fishing? Join us for an informational and hands on clinic to learn about the exciting winter activity of ice fishing. Kids will have a chance to learn about winter fishing, safety practices, and types of fish. Clinic includes making a fish identification and log book, practice skills learned on the ice with staff and then warm up inside by the fire and have hot cocoa and cookies. Recommended for ages 5-12, and siblings are welcome. Bait and fishing equipment will be provided for use during event. Fee: Event is $2.00per child, register online at

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