Little Farmer’s is dedicated for younger children to help them learn and experience what life was like in the past for the farmer! All program dates have crafts, stories, and other fun activities. Registration required one day prior at the Deer Grove Leisure Center.
Ages 3-5 3/17 F 10:45-11:30A $3 716002-03
Ages 3-5 4/7 F 10:45-11:30A $3 716002-04
Location: Fischer Farm Instructor: Michelle Hujer
All Around the House Quilt Show
When: Saturday, March 25 & Sunday, March 26
Where: Fischer Farm, 16W680 Grand Ave., Bensenville
Quilts of all sizes, colors, and ages will be on display, many of which are antique. The barn will be full of items for sale including books, patterns, blocks and quilts. Sherry Branson, A.Q.S. Certified Appraiser, will be at Fischer Farm both Saturday and Sunday. Make an appointment with Sherry at 815-713-1963 to find out the value of that special quilt. If you have a quilt you would like displayed in this year’s show, please do not hesitate to contact Jonathan Sebastian at (630) 834-3152 or email@example.com. Admission to the Quilt Show is $4 for ages 18+ and $1 for ages 5-17. Pay at event admission.
When: Saturday, April 22
Where: Fischer Farm, 16W680 Grand Ave, Bensenville
9am-12noon Ecological restoration – volunteer to work on the farm, removing invasive species, plant sunflower seeds, pick up trash or prepare garden beds for spring plantings.
12:30-1:00pm Presentation from a Master Gardener on “Viva La Vines “ Maximize your garden space by growing up. Learn all about vines, the support structures they need and some of the best perennial and annual vines for our growing area.
12:30-2:30pm Fischer Farm will be open for tours and to explore.
1:00-1:30pm Take a nature hike. Learn about the native plants growing at Fischer Farm along the way.
1:30-2:30pm Make pinecone bird feeders, participate in a nature scavenger hunt, make an eco-snack and learn about green steps you can take around your home.
July 10-21 | Ages 6-10
Campers connect with the farm animals and the outdoors every day! Making discoveries to see what the past was like through games and hands-on activities are just part of our fun-filled day. A hike through Fischer Woods and a chance to care for the chicken and sheep at Fischer Farm provide great opportunities to discover even more about the nature that surrounds all of us. Field trip visits to exciting places, including some splash time at the Bensenville Water Park & Splash Pad, are set to round out our camp. Drop off and pick up your camper at Fischer Farm. Campers may be enrolled in the Park District’s Before and/or After Camp Care Program where transportation is provided to and/or from the Deer Grove Leisure Center for supervision and more fun. You must register your child for camp and before/after care by Thursday, July 6th. Check out our Summer Camps here.
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