Owl Be Seeing You
Owls are sometimes referred to as wise old owls or birds of mystery and folklore, but what's the real story behind these birds of prey? In this fall themed class, participants will learn about owls of Illinois through hands-on material followed by a nature inspired owl craft using natural and up-cycled materials.
Coles County Cop Chase - GLOW Run
Lifetime Eye Care Ribbon Cutting
Please join us to celebrate Lifetime Eye Care's new location in Mattoon! The ribbon cutting for their Mattoon location will take place at the office at 1821 Charleston Ave (19th & Charleston, adjacent to KC Summers GM)
at 12:15. We invite you all to come celebrate!
Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 5:30 PM
Mattoon Eagles Club (1917 Oak Ave.)
Admission and 10 Binga games - $10
Doors open at 4:30 pm, food and beverages available; featuring prize packages from area boutiques, consultants and businesses
Raffle – Four tickets to a St. Louis Blues game during 2019-20 season; $5 each or 3 for $10
Tickets & information available at www.sarahbush.org, or by calling 217 258-2511
Business After Hours: Douglas Hart Nature Center at Whiteside Garden
Invisibly Present: Aging & Advocacy
Subconsciously, do we all view older people in a certain way? Why are people treated as if they're invisible as they age? In this session, participants will learn key terms and concepts related to the erasure of older people's lives as well as strategies for serving as allies to and advocates for individuals as they age.
Grand Prairie Friends and Warbler Ridge Hike
9/18/19: Enjoy a photographic journey on Wednesday (followed by an on-site guided walk on Thursday), of Coles County’s newest natural area. Join photographer and GPF Board Member, Fred Delcomyn, as he uses his photography to highlight the unique land forms, plants and animals of Warbler Ridge. Warbler Ridge Conservation area, located between Lake Charleston and Fox Ridge State Park, began when a private non-profit conservation organization, Grand Prairie Friends (GPF), purchased a 141-acre site in 2012. Seven years later, the site has grown to 1,000 acres and now includes nine acres of restored wetland, thousands of new trees and ten miles of trails for the public to enjoy along the meandering Embarras River.
9/19/19: Sarah Livesay, will lead a guided walk at the Warbler Ridge site. Fred Delcomyn will join the group on the walk ready to give photographic tips to those who want them. Participants should wear appropriate outdoor shoes and clothing and be prepared for one hour of moderate walking.
Arts in the Cemetery
Kevin and Paul Baumann, brothers, are very knowledgeable about local cemeteries and have visited cemeteries in their travels internationally. They will start the day with a PowerPoint presentation on Tombstone Art. In the afternoon, Roselawn-Mound Cemetery and Old City Cemetery will be toured, with Paul and Kevin as guides. One just might hear bagpipes in the background and see re-enactments of moments in the life of pioneers who lived long ago. In case of rain, we will meet back in the library (after lunch on your own) for afternoon stories of art in the lives of those who lived here in Coles County long ago.