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August 2019

Happy Dog Barkery Meet n Greet

August 31, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Happy Dog Barkery, 5118 Main St
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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Labor Day Festival

August 31, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on September 1, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Bass Pro Shops, 709 Janes Avenue
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 United States
Free

Games, prizes, seminars, photos, crafts *While supplies last. Activities and styles may vary by location. See store for details.

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September 2019

Labor Day Festival

September 1, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 1, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Bass Pro Shops, 709 Janes Avenue
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 United States
Free

Games, prizes, seminars, photos, crafts *While supplies last. Activities and styles may vary by location. See store for details.

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Double J Riding Club Open House

September 5, 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Double J Riding Club, 10545 W. 74th Street
Countryside, IL 60525
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Free

Join us for an end of summer Open House event! As summer camps come to an end and we prepare for the fall, we’ve got new pre-school classes, birthday party packages, and exciting clinics and special events we’ll be hosting! When? Thursday September 5th 9:00-11:30 AM & 4:00-7:00 PM We’re offering a morning and afternoon time slot so everyone can make an appearance! Bring the family and visit with the owners, staff, and friendly animals of Double J!

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Tails on the Trails

September 7, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
$5

Tips to help you prepare for your May 4 visit: Timing - Tails on the Trails event is from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., but dogs are allowed on the grounds from 7:00 a.m. to sunset for hiking. Parking - Allow plenty of time. You may have to walk a distance from parking lots. What to wear - Dress for the outdoors. Boots are recommended for the hiking trails. Don't forget to pick up your pet bandana at The Morton Arboretum booth at the…

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Fall Special Needs Night

September 12, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Blackberry Farm, 100 S. Barnes Road
Aurora, IL 60504 United States
$5

Families with individuals who have special needs are invited to enjoy a quiet, relaxing fall evening after regular operating hours. Ride the train, carousel, wagon ride, play on the adventure playground and visit the museums! Everyone ages 2 and up must purchase a ticket. All ticket sales are final. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 2 at 9 a.m.  

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Pop-Up Pup Cafe

September 14, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Orland Square Mall, 288 Orland Square Drive
Orland Park, IL 60462 United States
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$2

Join us for our 2nd annual Pop-Up Pup Cafe adoption event! Enjoy Starbucks coffee with adoptable dogs from P.A.W.S. of Tinley Park inside our indoor pop-up patio! Meet some new furry friends, take photos, register to win prizes, and help a good cause! All dogs are available for adoption and applications will be accepted. $2 per person or $5 per family includes 1 beverage and 1 raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets $1. All donations go directly to P.A.W.S.

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Princess Day VIP

September 15, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Blackberry Farm, 100 S. Barnes Road
Aurora, IL 60504 United States
$15

Visit with Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Rapunzel & Moana! Enjoy photo opportunities as your little prince and princesses enjoy all of Blackberry Farm’s rides. This advanced entry ticket includes admission to the park for the entire day and a souvenir for each child. Princesses will leave to go back to their kingdoms at 11 a.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 2 at 9 a.m. Everyone ages 1 and up must have a ticket. All ages Register online

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