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Fall Workshop

OAKtober Celebration

Discover fun facts about lichen, fungi, and acorns as you stroll through Douglas-Hart Nature Center.
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Autumn Health Picks: Community Seminar Series

Gain forward-thinking, holistic solutions for addressing today's health challenges.
Get Savvy Grow Your Green Stuff

Get Savvy

Get an early start on managing your money.
The importance of hearing

Arthur Illinois October 20

Many causes of hearing loss can be prevented. Sign up for a free, 10-minute hearing screening between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. following the educational session.
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Maintaining a strong relationship with your spouse or romantic partner can be a challenge.

This free online program will get you there.
Lessons for Living

Free webinar series from the University of Illinois

No matter your age, learn valuable life lessons and gain relevant, easy-to-understand tips for living an inspiring, healthful, and rich life.
The importance of hearing

Toledo Illinois November 3

Many causes of hearing loss can be prevented. Sign up for a free, 10-minute hearing screening between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. following the educational session.
News Releases
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Learn essential tips for a better aging life experience
URBANA, Ill. — As people age, they face many changes and challenges, from losing loved ones to declining health and independence. That's why it's essential to give them the meaning they need to live this stage of life with dignity. University of Illinois...
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Consider pollinators during fall garden cleanup
URBANA, Ill. — Pollinators are important to the global food supply and local ecosystems. About 35% of food crops rely on pollinators for production, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Meaning without pollinators, there would be no food. If you have enjoyed an apple this fall or a...
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Competition builds camaraderie, sense of friendly competition
BUNKER HILL, Ill. — The best teenage 4-H shotgun shooters from Illinois gathered to shoot a full 100 rounds of trap shooting at Brittany Shooting Park near Bunker Hill on Sept. 23. A crowd of nearly 250 gathered for this event. Seventy shooters were on hand for this year’s competition....
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Youth put archery skill mastery to the test
PEKIN, Ill. — Illinois youth gathered at a statewide competition on Sept. 16 to put their skill mastery in archery to the test. In addition to skill levels, the competitions focus on building teamwork abilities, camaraderie, and of course fun. “I know at first it appears odd to have...
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McLean County youth named national award winner
WASHINGTON, DC  — National 4-H Council today announced the winners of the 2024 Youth In Action Awards, a national program sponsored by Bayer that recognizes four diverse young leaders who have made a positive impact in their communities. McLean County 4-H youth, Avani Rai, 17, was named a 2024...

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