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“A Walk Up Flagstaff” – Jeff Slamp

The Framing

Our Freeport

Parks Photo

Contest is now

a bi-ennial

event. We invite

all ages to

participant in

this photo contest to celebrate the beauty,

unique character and life that takes place within

our Freeport parks. Photos must have been taken

during the 2011 or 2012 calendar year. Photo

entries will be due late 2012.

“Magic On Yellow Creek” – Jan Wescott

“Can I Drive” – Jeremy Longamore

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Art in the Park

Join the Freeport Park District and the Freeport Art Museum as

we welcome back the fourth annual, award winning, Art in the

Park. Come out to Krape Park and enjoy the sights and sounds

at this FREE community event. Cruise the walks and view the

fine art on display by local and regional artists. Listen as

performing artists take the stage throughout the day. Partake in

creative hands-on activities with the kids. Don’t miss out on this

unique event!

For information on presenting as an artist or performing at the

event, please call the Freeport Park District.

Visit artintheparkfreeport.com OR

facebook.com/artintheparkfreeport

for more information.

Krape Park

Sunday, September 4

10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

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Celebrate the harvest season at Oakdale! Start the morning off with a delicious

pancake breakfast with locally made sausage, hot apple toppings and pure

maple syrup. Enjoy the trails in fall color, shop the craft and farmer’s market

booths, and take a wagon ride through the prairie. Kids can make a scarecrow

and participate in nature crafts, hikes and old-time craft demonstrations.

Admission to the event is free. Some activities may have a fee.

Breakfast tickets are: $6 for adults, $5 ages 5-11.

Oakdale Nature Preserve

Saturday, October 15

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Breakfast will be served 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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Halloween at Krape Park

Trick-or-Treat Trail

A great alternative to neighborhood trick-or-treating, children can get all their

treats in Krape Park. Not only will there be plenty of treats, there will also be

fun entertainment. A limited number of bags are available to trick-or-treaters.

The Trick-or-Treat Trail will begin at the carousel.

Free to attend. Entertainment at the Koenig Amphitheatre.

Hayrides $2/person

Krape Park

Saturday, October 29

3:00 – 5:00 PM

Get into the Halloween spirit

by going on an adventure through

the Haunted Bandshell

(don’t worry, it won’t be too scary).

The Haunted Bandshell is intended for

children ages 10 and under.

$1/person.

Krape Park

Saturday, October 29

3:00 – 5:00 PM

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Breakfast with the Grinch

Start the Holiday Season off with a BANG! Bring your friends and

family to Breakfast with the Grinch. You will be feasting on green

eggs and ham, a donut and milk. Have your picture taken with the

Grinch and bring home a goodie bag. Kids will also get to enjoy the

story of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Everyone in attendance

must register.

Location: 4-Seasons Banquet Facility

Age Day Time Date Register By

3-9 Sa 9:00-10:15A 12/3 11/18

R/NR Fee Code #

$11/12 306011-01

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Luminary Walk

Krape Park

We hope you have made Luminary Walk

a part of your family’s winter tradition!

Enjoy the crispness of a winter-evening stroll

as you meet live storytellers along the path,

lit with hundreds of luminaries.

Come inside for treats.

Please note: Luminary Walk will take place at

a new location this year, Krape Park.

Mark your calendars for this enchanting evening.

Krape Park

Saturday, December 10

6:00 – 9:00 PM

$5 per person

Ages 7 and under FREE

Fee includes treats, hot drinks and the guided walk

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Dads (or significant adult), come dance the night away with your favorite girl(s) at the Masonic Temple. Here's

the perfect chance to dress up and feel like royalty for the night! Don't miss out on this Freeport tradition for

Dads and daughters 10 years of age and younger.

Location: Masonic Temple MIN/MAX: 150/520

Age Day Time Date Register By R/NR Fee Code #

10 & Under F 6:00-8:30P 2/10 2/3 $11/12 106011-01

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Bunny Trail

Here comes Peter Cotton Tail, hopping down the bunny trail. Join the Bunny in Krape Park for an

Eggstravagant event! Be sure to bring your Spring Basket as there will be many great opportunities

to fill it up with goodies and eggs. This Eggciting event puts a fun spin on the typical egg hunt.

Plus, there is a chance that the Easter Bunny may be stopping by to visit with all the kids in the

park.

Saturday, April 7

Krape Park

(Trail begins at the carousel)

11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Bunny Basket Delivery

The Easter Bunny will be making a visit to Freeport and is willing to make a special

visit to your house to deliver a basket filled with goodies. To signup for this

unique program, call or stop by the Freeport Park District Office and put your

name on the list. Registration is limited, so signup early. The Bunny will

only make deliveries between 1:00 and 4:00 PM, and residences must

be within Freeport Park District boundaries.

Age Day Time Date

All Sa 1:00-4:00P 4/7

Register By Fee Code #

3/30 $16 106031-01

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