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Pets

Local pet events: Aug. 27 to Sept. 3

Get your bee buzz on at the “Bee-lieve it or Not! Secret Lives of Bees” exhibit, which opens Sept. 1 at the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Plum Creek Nature Center in Crete Township near Beecher.
Get your bee buzz on at the “Bee-lieve it or Not! Secret Lives of Bees” exhibit, which opens Sept. 1 at the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Plum Creek Nature Center in Crete Township near Beecher.

Aug. 27

• Volunteer orientation – 5:30 to 7 p.m., Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, 2303 Oak Leaf St., Joliet. Come dressed to volunteer (for a short training). Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. RSVP at 779-206-2132. For information, visit www.hopefultailsanimalrescue.org.

• “Nocturnal Chorus Hike for Families” registration deadline – Event is 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 29, Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, Channahon. Study insects inside the visitor center and head out on an insect-seeking hike. The hike may be up to 1 mile. Free. All ages. Register at reconnectwithnature.org or by calling
815-722-9470.

Aug. 28

• Affordable Pet Vaccines – 5 to 8 p.m., Karen’s Grooming and Boarding, 309 Republic Ave., Joliet. For information, call 630-961-8000 or visit www.spayillinois.org.

• “Fishing Will County Preserves”
registration deadline – Event is 7 to
8:30 p.m. Aug. 30, Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Isle a la Cache Museum, Romeoville. Join a naturalist for this program to find fishing hot spots. Free. 10 and older. Register at reconnectwithnature.org or by calling 815-886-1467.

• “Nocturnal Hike for Adults” registration deadline – Event is 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 30, Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, Channahon. Study insects inside the visitor center and go on an insect-seeking hike.The hike may be up to 1 mile. Free. 18 and older. Register at reconnectwithnature.org or by calling 815-722-9470.

Aug. 29

• Cat adoption – 5 to 7 p.m.; also Sept. 2, Bolingbrook PetSmart, 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.

Aug. 30

• “I Spy Wildlife” – 1 to 2 p.m., Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Monee Reservoir. Get outside and explore the trail in search of wildlife on a naturalist-led hike. Each week will feature a new search to see if you can spy turtles sunning, frogs croaking, herons wading and more. Free. All ages. Registration not required. For information, visit reconnectwithnature.org.

Sept. 1

• “Secret Lives of Bees” exhibit –
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 30, Plum Creek Nature Center is located at 27064 S. Dutton Road, Crete Township near Beecher. For information. visit reconnectwithnature.org.

• Pet Expo and Adoption Event –
11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pet Supplies Plus, 13501 S. Route 59, Plainfield. Hosted by Paws Up 4 Rescue. For information, call 708-990-1441 or visit www.pawsup4rescue.org.

• Discounts and spay/neuter for dogs and cats of Will County Residents – Through Sept. 30, Spay Illinois’ Pet Well Clinic, 2765 Maple Ave., Lisle. For appointments and information, call 630-961-8000. Spay Illinois is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Visit www.spayillinois.org.

Sept. 2

• “It’s Bee Friends Day” – 12:30 to
2:30 p.m., Plum Creek Nature Center, 27064 S. Dutton Road , Crete Township, near Beecher. A local beekeeper will be stationed at the nature center’s beehive, and a naturalist will be conducting fun outdoor pollinator activities. Free. All ages. Registration is required for groups of 10 or more; call 708-946-2216.For information. visit reconnectwithnature.org.

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