Parks & Play - Geneva
Free movie at Peck Farm Orientation Barn
Geneva’s Natural Resources Committee (NRC) invites all ages to get inspired with a ree movies at Peck Farm Orientation Barn. At 6:30 p.m. Thursday,.\, April 4 the movie Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time will be shown. These movies were chosen to show families how they can do their part in making Earth a better environment. NRC will also be hosting an Earth Day celebration at from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. at Peck Farm on Saturday, April 20. Items will be availabel for purchase from the Geneva Green Market, rain barrels will be for sale, bicycle tune-ups offered, free paper-shredding, green education, electronic recycling and more.
Screen Free Week gets families to unplug
The Geneva Park District is challenging residents of all ages to go “screen free.” for the week of April 29 through May 5, 2013.
Families are encouraged to turn off their TVs, video games and other gadgets during Screen Free Week. The park district will host a variety of activities to keep f amilies active and enjoying time together.
Events are free,registration is required.
- Ice Cream Social - 6–7:15 p.m., Monday, April 29, at Sunset Community Center, 710 Western Ave., Geneva
- Family Storytime 7–7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 30, at the Geneva Public Library, 127 James St., Geneva
- “Minute to Win It” 6–7:15 p.m., Wednesday, May 1 and 7–9 p.m., Friday, May 3, at Western Avenue School, 1500 S. Western Ave., Geneva.
- Open Gym - 6:15–7:15 p.m., Thursday, May 2 at Harrison Street School, 201 N. Harrison St., Geneva
- Family Campfire - 7–9 p.m., Friday, May 3 at Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Road, Geneva
County offers up nature series for adults
The Forest Preserve District of Kane County is offering a new, monthly progr am series for adults looking to meet others interested in nature topics and activities. These free monthly progr ams will take place at varying forest preserves and will each focus on a different topic or theme. “In Search of Skunk Cabbage.” The progr am is from 9:30 to 11 am Saturday, April 20, at Big Rock Forest Preserve, which is at 46W524 Jericho Road, Big Rock. “Spring amphibians and Reptiles” meets from 6:45 to 9 p.m. May 9 at at Creek Bend Nature Center within LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, 37W370 Dean St., St. Charles. A nature walk and picnic is set from 9:30 to 11:30 am Sunday, June 2, at C ampton Forest Preserve, 4N379 Town Hall Road, St. Charles. All progr ams in “The Nature Network” series are free. Progr ams are for ages 18 and up. Register at 847-741-8350 or by e-mail at progr firstname.lastname@example.org. For information, visit www.kaneforest.com or visit www.facebook.com/forestpreserve.