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Midewin equestrian tour set for Saturday

Published: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 8:35 p.m. CDT

WILMINGTON – On Saturday join volunteers from Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie for an interpretive ride through portions of Midewin which are not yet open to the public.

Learn about the history of the land and how it is being managed today. Please note: horse and rider will have to cross bridges and share the trail system with cattle. Participants must bring their own horses, according to a news release.

The tour will begin at 10 a.m. and meets at South Arsenal and Chicago roads. Plan to spend about two hours on this escorted tour.

Reservations are required and should be made by Friday, either by calling 815-423-6370 or via email at Midewin_RSVP@fs.fed.us. Please include contact information in the event of any cancellations or changes to the program.

For a complete listing of programs and events for the 2014 season, visit www.fs.usda.gov/midewin.

Park Pointe Senior Living State FairAug. 23

MORRIS – Park Pointe Senior Living is holding an old fashioned state fair Aug. 23 at its Morris location,1221 Edgewater Drive.

The event will go from noon to 3 p.m. with The Funny Little People will perform at 3 p.m. There also will be a magician, pie eating contest, games, flea market, fair food and more.

For information, call 815-416-6200.

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