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Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) November 18, 2011 Events that involve pets, animals and plants, such as pet washes, adoption days, nature walks, microchipping, nature photography exhibits, nature tours, bird walks, calls for volunteers for nature-related work days, etc. Deadline is two weeks before event date. website astronomy for kids
Rain Barrels: As part of its Stormwater management program, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is offering rain barrels at cost, $51 each, to all municipalities within Cook County. The program was initiated to encourage resident to capture and reuse stormwater. Rain barrels are an inexpensive way to promote the use of green technology. Added benefit is providing relief to sewer systems during storms. Place an order at the MWRD website, www.wrd.org/irj/portal/anonymous/rainbarrel.
Winter Container Garden Workshop: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18; 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20; 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21; 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25; 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26; 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28; or 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, Knupper Nursery, 1801 N. Rand Road, Palatine. Create your own outdoor winter container garden. All materials will be provided, including the plastic pot, soil, fresh evergreen boughs, berries and branches. Bring a pair of gloves and pruners. Fee is $49. Registration is required. For more details, call (847) 359-1080.
Pet pictures with Santa: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, Knupper Nursery, 1801 N. Rand Road, Palatine. Pet pictures with Santa. All pets are welcome, on a leash please. Donation to Save-A-Pet will be accepted. Bring your camera. For information, (847) 359-1080.
South Barrington Garden Club: 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, Seville Banquet Center, 700 S. Barrington Road, Streamwood. Holiday luncheon and program includes door prizes, silent auction, raffle and a floral demonstration featuring Christine Plier of Flowers by Christine, in Bartlett. $38, registration closes Friday, Nov. 25. Proceeds benefit educational scholarships, community plantings and beautification projects. Visit sbgardenclub.org. go to web site astronomy for kids
Astronomy for Kids: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, Harper College’s Karl G. Henize Observatory, 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine. Students in third-sixth grade learn to identify planets, stars and constellations in Palatine’ night sky and observe deep-sky objects through telescopes. Free, open to the public. Visit, harperastronomy.org.
Fresh Swag Workshop: 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, Knupper Nursery, 1801 N. Rand Road, Palatine. With fresh designer greens, branches and berries, the designers will show you how to create your own holiday swag. Bring a pair of gloves and pruners. Fee is $30 at time of registration. Call (847) 359-1080.
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