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Local pet events: Sept. 16 through Sept. 23

Sept. 16

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

Sept. 18

• 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. 19

“Pond Bugs" registration deadline – Event is 1 to 3 p.m., Sept. 21, Plum Creek Nature Center, Crete Township. Join a hike to Snapper Pond to find out what type of insects live there and learn about insect lifecycles. This program is being held in conjunction with the “What’s Bugging Belva?” exhibit. Free; all ages. Register at or call 708-946-2216.

• “Woodland and River Bird Hike" registration deadline – Event is 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, McKinley Woods – Frederick’s Grove, Channahon. Learn from a naturalist and other like-minded birders as you take a 1-2 mile bird hike through an oak-hickory forest near the Des Plaines River. Meet at Frederick’s Grove Shelter. Free; ages 18 or older. Register at or call 815-722-9470.

Sept. 20

• Bingo Fundraiser for Nadia – 7 to 10 p.m., Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue 2303 Oak Leaf St., Joliet. Benefit's Nadia's heartworm treatment. Register at this event on Facebook.

Sept. 21

• Garage Sale – Kohl's parking lot near Boughton and Weber Road, Bolingbrook. Drop off donations from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Garage sale is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May donate household items, clothing, toys, books, small electronics, pet supplies, sports equipment. No
major appliances, paint, cribs, ping pong tables, car seats, makeup, furniture, exercise equipment, Christmas trees. Benefits Humane Haven Animal Shelter. Visit

• “Morning Bird Hike" – 8 to 10 a.m., Plum Creek Nature Center, Crete Township. Find out which birds are coming through the preserves by attending this naturalist-led hike of up to 2 miles. Bring binoculars; a limited supply will be available for loan. Free; ages 18 or older. Visit

• Volunteer Orientation – 10 to 11 a.m., Joliet Township Animal Control, 2807 McDonough St., Joliet. For new volunteers. Paperwork, tour of facility, policies and safety procedures, Q&A. For information, call 815-725-0333 or email

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