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Birding club takes to Prairie Path

Updated: November 16, 2012 6:07AM

Wayne: Birding event
at Pratt’s Wayne Woods

A free Illinois Prairie Path and DuPage Birding Club event will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Pratt’s Wayne Woods, Wayne. Binoculars will be available, but bring your own if you have them. Be prepared to be outside for about two hours (but participants can leave earlier if they wish). The club will look for late-fall migrants and other birds. Meet at the farthest parking lot on the west side of Powis Road, north of Army Trail Road in Wayne. For more information, contact DuPage Birding Club leaders Susan Kaley at or 630-355-7215; or Jeff Smith at, 331-481-3362 (or birding day cell: 630-347-3170 or 331-481-3362).

West Dundee: Intro to
writing children’s books

Is there a great children’s book inside of you just waiting to be written? An overview of the process from first words to art to publisher’s considerations — followed by an extended Q&A period — will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Barnes & Noble store in Spring Hill Mall. The session will be led by local author and educator Laura Crawford. Crawford has written nine books, is a literacy specialist at Sleepy Hollow Elementary School in Sleepy Hollow, and leader of a local chapter of the Illinois Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators. This free event will take about two hours, and reservations are strongly encouraged. Educators will be given 2 CPDU credits for attending. Call 847-426-5614 or email for a reservation. Barnes & Noble is located at 1468 Spring Hill Mall Blvd., West Dundee.

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