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Pets

Local pet events: Sept. 9 through Sept. 16

Take a “Spider Hike” to learn about the region’s many local spider species. The Forest Preserve District of Will County program is scheduled for Sept. 12 at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center in Channahon.
Take a “Spider Hike” to learn about the region’s many local spider species. The Forest Preserve District of Will County program is scheduled for Sept. 12 at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center in Channahon.

Sept. 9

• Lake Renwick Heron Rookery – Open daily from 8 a.m. to sunet through Feb. 28. Hiking, running, bird viewing programs. Visit bit.ly/renwickreopens.

• Eat wings raise funds! – 11 a.m., Buffalo Wild Wings,11820 Illinois Route 59, Plainfield. 15% of receipt donated to Will County Humane Society,

• Children's Butterfly Pom Pom Craft – 4:40 to 5:40 p.m., Morris Area Public Library, 604 Liberty St., Morris. Call 815-942-6880 or visitmorrislibrary.com.

• 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.

Sept. 11

• Cat adoption – 5 to 7 p.m.; also 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, 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.

Sept. 12

• Raptors in your Neighborhood – 7 p.m., Pilcher Park Nature Center, 2501 Highland Park Drive, Joliet. Presenter: Wings and Talons. Social hour at 6:30 p.m. Hosted by Will County Audubon Society. Free and open to the public. Visit willcountyaudubon.org.

• "Paint a Bug!”registration deadline – Event is 1-3 p.m., Sept. 14, Plum Creek Nature Center, Crete Township. Discover insects on a hike and then get crafty with some finger paints. This program is being held in conjunction with the “What’s Bugging Belva?” exhibit on display at the nature center from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30. Free; ages 5 or older. Register at ReconnectWithNature.org or call 708-946-2216.

Sept. 14

• 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.

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