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Special Note: If you’re planning to attend any of the following events, please register as soon as you can with the hosting organization using the contact information provided below — even if you’re not absolutely sure you can make it. While walk-in attendees are usually permitted, hosts really need attendance numbers in advance to plan properly.
27 October 2018 (Saturday): Architectural Geology of Downtown Chicago. A walking tour for the Elgin Rock Club. A membership-only event.
Spring 2019: Architectural Geology of Downtown Chicago. A walking tour meeting at 9:00 a.m. at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL. Sponsored by the Geographic Society of Chicago (GSC) and the Illinois Geographical Society (IGS). The exact date for this tour will be selected by the GSC soon. Also see the lecture listing for 16 April 2019, below.
PUBLIC LECTURES (not including those for private groups)
17 November 2018 (Saturday): Geology at the Local Level. 10:00 a.m. at a meeting of the Kettle Moraine Chapter of the Wild Ones, held at the Mukwonago Community Library, 511 Division Street, Mukwonago, WI. For more information or to sign up, contact chapter president Mariette Nowak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 December 2018 (Saturday): Illinois 2218: A Future Natural History. 1:00 p.m. at the Park Forest Public Library, 400 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest, IL. For more information or to sign up, visit the library’s website, or call the library at (708) 748-3731.
2 December 2018 (Sunday): Amazing Change in a Living Landscape: The 200-Year Transformation of Illinois. 2:00 p.m. at the Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, Frankfort, IL. For more information or to sign up, visit the library’s website, or call the library at (815) 469-2423.
NOTE: The 3 December lecture at the La Grange Public Library has been rescheduled; the library will be temporarily closed for renovation. See the 21 December listing, directly below.
21 December 2018 (Friday): Illinois 2218: A Future Natural History. 7:00 p.m. at the La Grange Public Library, 10 W. Cossitt Avenue, La Grange, IL. For more information or to sign up, visit the library’s events webpage, or call the library at (708) 215-3200.
10 January 2019 (Thursday): Geology at the Local Level. 1:00 p.m. at a meeting of the Des Plaines Garden Club, held at in the Frisbie Center, 52 E. Northwest Highway, Des Plaines, IL. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, wisit the club’s website.
28 February 2019 (Thursday): Discovering Cultivated Orchids. 2:00 p.m. for the residents and staff of GreenFields Geneva retirement community, Geneva, IL.
10 April 2019 (Wednesday) Illinois 2218: A Future Natural History. 9:30 a.m. for members of the Kenilworth Garden Club, Kenilworth, IL.
16 April 2019 (Tuesday): Architectural Geology of the Chicago Region. 1:00 p.m. at a meeting of the Geographic Society of Chicago (GSC), in the Renaissance Court of the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL. For more information, visit the GSC website. Also see the TOURS listing, above.
9 May 2019 (Thursday): Wisconsin’s Living Landscapes. 6:00 p.m. for members of the University of Wisconsin Extension Master Gardeners Program, Kenosha County Center, Bristol, WI. For more information, call (262) 767-2929.