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Pets

Local pet events: April 15 through April 22

Help your canine companion hunt for Easter eggs during the 11th annual “HUGS for Hounds” Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 20, at Hammel Woods Dog Park in Shorewood. All proceeds from this Shorewood HUGS-sponsored event are donated to the care and training of the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s police K-9, Jullo.
Help your canine companion hunt for Easter eggs during the 11th annual “HUGS for Hounds” Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 20, at Hammel Woods Dog Park in Shorewood. All proceeds from this Shorewood HUGS-sponsored event are donated to the care and training of the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s police K-9, Jullo.

ONGOING

• NAWS Kitten Shower – Bring to NAWS Campus, 9981 W. 190th Street, Unit A, Mokena; or Resale for Rescues, 11134 Front St., Mokena. For information, call 708-478-5102 or visit nawsus.org.

April 15

• Affordable pet vaccines – 5 to 8 p.m., 2 Paws 4 U Pet Bakery, 1736 Essington Road, Suite C, Joliet. No appointment necessary. For information, visit www.spayillinois.org.

• Backyard Beekeeping – 7 to 8 p.m., Plainfield Public Library District, 15025 S. Illinois St., Plainfield. Presenter: Marge Trocki from the Will County Beekeepers Association.Call 815-436-6639 or visit plainfieldpubliclibrary.org.

April 16

Stuffed Animal Sleepover & Snacktime – 3 to 4 p.m; and 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., April 17, Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Hobby Horses and Derby Hats – 6 to 7 p.m. Plainfield Public Library District, 15025 S. Illinois St., Plainfield. Make own hobby horse and design own hat. Ages 9 to 12. Call 815-436-6639 or visit plainfieldpubliclibrary.org.

April 17

• Cat adoption – 5 to 7 p.m.; also 1 to 3 p.m., Bolingbrook PetSmart on Weber Road. Call Humane Haven Animal Shelter at 630-378-4208 for information or an appointment. All Humane Haven cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, FeLV/FIV tested and have their distemper and rabies shots.

• Unicorn Party – 6 to 7 p.m., Coal Cikty Public Library, 85 N. Garfield St., Coal City. Stories, craft, activities, snack. Families. Contact Rene Norris at 815-634-4552 ext. 110 or Rene@ccpld.org or visit ccpld.org.

April 18

• "Incredible Eggs" registration deadline - Event is 2 to 3 p.m., April 20, Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E. Romeo Road, Romeoville. Learn to identify different reptile and bird species by their eggs and nests. Free. 10 and up. Register at 815-886-1467.

• “Migratory Bird Hike" registration deadline – Event is 8 to10 a.m., April 20, Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve in Plainfield. 1.5-mile guided hike. Age 7 and up. Free. Register at ReconnectWithNature.org or call 815-886-1467.

April 20

• “Hugs for Hounds” Easter Egg Hunt – Registration is 10 a.m. Hunt begins 11 a.m., Hammel Woods Dog Park in Shorewood. Benefits Shorewood HUGS. Preregistration recommended. Register at eventcombo.com.

• Bath Fundraiser – 1 to 4 p.m., Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, 2303 Oak Leaf St., Joliet. For prices and information, visit the rescue on Facebook or visit www.hopefultailsanimalrescue.org.

• Life-sized Hungry, Hungry, Hippos – 2 to 3 p.m., White Oak Library District, 121 E. 8th St., Lockport. Play giant-sized version of game. Wear comfortable clothes. Tweens and teens. Contact Jaci & Maisie at 815-552-4260 or miven@whiteoaklibrary.org or visit whiteoaklibrary.org.

April 22

• Nova Quarter Horse One Day Spring Camp – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nova Quarter Horses in Mokena. Hands-on experience and riding lesson. Bring bag lunch. Ages 7 to 18. Register at 708-390-2401 or visit mokenapark.com.

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