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Local pet events: Jan. 27 through Feb. 3

Jan. 27

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

• Critter Class registration deadline – Event is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Feb. 4 to Feb. 25, Program Center, 10925 La Porte Road, Mokena. Taught by Crosstown Exotics. Ages 6 to 12. Register at 708-390-2401

Jan. 29

• 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.

Jan. 31

• Hopeful Tails Bingo Fundraiser – 7 p.m., Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, 2303 Oak Leaf St., Joliet. $25 entry fee includes food and one card per game for five games. Cash prizes, raffle baskets. Email

Feb. 1

• “Meet Thomas Day – 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue
23907 W Industrial Dr N, Plainfield. Meet a rescue dog from Houston, Texas. Visit

Feb. 2

• “Meet a Beekeeper” – 12:30 to2:30 p.m., Plum Creek Nature Center, Beecher. Q&A. 18 and older. Free. Registration is not required. Visit


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