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Weekend Family Fun Guide May 10-12

The Weekend Family Fun Guide is sponsored by Island Travel Group and Events.

May 10
SJO FFA Greenhouse Plant Sale
3-7 p.m.
SJO

The SJO FFA is selling plants out of their greenhouse.

3 Friends Plant Sale
4-7 p.m.
408 Main Street St. Joseph

Don’t miss this annual event! Quality perennials for both shade and sun. We are crazy gardeners who divide things from our yard and sell it so we can buy more new things! We have: Hosta, ginger, pulmonaria, epimeduim, Japanese painted and ostrich ferns, liriope, Joe Pye weed, sedum, coral bells, daylilies, Ice Dance carex, lily-of-the-valley, white and husker red penstemon, Siberian, Louisiana, and bearded iris, blackberry lily, columbine, bleeding hearts, circle flower, solomon’s seal, spiderwort, and more! Also a few shrubs: Annabelle Hydrangea, Blue Billows Hydrangea, lilac, and sweetshrub. These are good plants, most priced in $5 – $12 range. Cash, check, credit card.

May 11
Annual Bird Migration Festival
Homer Lake Interpretive Center

10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Mist Netting Demonstration: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Storyteller: 1-2 p.m.
Snowy Owl Presentation: 3-4 p.m.
Bring your family and friends to Homer Lake to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day and experience the sensations of spring! During the mist netting demonstration, see live birds up close. Local storyteller Kathleen Brinkmann will bring stories to life with a special performance. This year, we will have special guests from the Illinois Raptor Center doing a presentation with a live Snowy Owl! Throughout the day, learn all about the birds that live in and visit our preserves through activities, crafts, stories and more. Come and go as you please during program hours. FREE. All ages. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or jwick@ccfpd.org.

SJO Drama presents “A Night with Walt Disney—A student directed showcase”
7 p.m.
SJO

Sammi Schmidt and Juniors Joshua Sexton and Faith Dahman filled the role of director in this student showcase. Donations will be accepted.

3 Friends Plant Sale
8 a.m. to noon
408 Main Street St. Joseph

Don’t miss this annual event! Quality perennials for both shade and sun. We are crazy gardeners who divide things from our yard and sell it so we can buy more new things! We have: Hosta, ginger, pulmonaria, epimeduim, Japanese painted and ostrich ferns, liriope, Joe Pye weed, sedum, coral bells, daylilies, Ice Dance carex, lily-of-the-valley, white and husker red penstemon, Siberian, Louisiana, and bearded iris, blackberry lily, columbine, bleeding hearts, circle flower, solomon’s seal, spiderwort, and more! Also a few shrubs: Annabelle Hydrangea, Blue Billows Hydrangea, lilac, and sweetshrub. These are good plants, most priced in $5 – $12 range. Cash, check, credit card.

Mother’s Day Weekend at the Monticello Railway Museum
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
992 Iron Horse Pl, Monticello, IL 61856

Make this Mother’s Day special — treat Mom to a relaxing ride with her family on a vintage train.
Mothers ride FREE with a paid fare!

For more information visit http://www.mrym.org/mothers.html


May 12
Mother’s Day Weekend at the Monticello Railway Museum
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
992 Iron Horse Pl, Monticello, IL 61856

Make this Mother’s Day special — treat Mom to a relaxing ride with her family on a vintage train.
Mothers ride FREE with a paid fare!

For more information visit http://www.mrym.org/mothers.html

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