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Adult Education Classes

Lake Katherine is proud to offer a number programs on various topics and designed specially for adults - brought to you by the Natural Resources Committee.

Watercolor and Sketching
Wednesday, October 9, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, $30 per person.
Make simple landscape watercolor sketches of Lake Katherine while relaxing with a glass of wine.  No artistic skill is required. We won't critique artwork, so have no fear.  This is an informal class with the focus on putting paint to paper, led by artist Christine Camp from Let’s Paint Nature.

Nature by the Book
Wednesday, October 10, 6:30pm to 8:45pm, FREE
Lake Katherine and the Palos Heights Library team up to bring a nature-based panel book discussion to be held at the library. Book to be discussed: "Monsters of the Sea" by Richard Ellis. To borrow a copy of the book and to register, please contact the Palos Heights Public Library at  708-448-1473.

Halloween Bike Ride
Saturday, October 12, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, FREE
Lake Katherine and Palos Heights Recreation Department partner to bring you an evening bike ride. Halloween gear is encouraged and bike lights are essential. Meet at the City Hall parking lot at 6pm and embark on a guided cycle ride out to Sag Quarries and back along the Cal-Sag Bike Trail. Sign up at

Fall Night Hike
Wednesday, October 23, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, FREE.
Discover nature’s fall nightlife on a one-mile hike around Lake Katherine followed by a campfire and hot cider. Lake Katherine’s Director & Chief Naturalist, Gareth Blakesley will point out the critters lurking in the twilight. Please dress for hiking in and fall weather conditions and meet at the Nature Center. This is a collaborative event with the Palos Heights Library. Register at 708-448-1473.

Stories by the Lake
Thursday, November 7, 7:00pm - 8:30pm, $5 per person
Lake Katherine and the Palos Heights Library will present an evening of poetry and prose with performers and writers sharing original stories about nature, the nature of a place, and the nature of people at Lake Katherine’s Clubhouse. Drinks will be provided by Harvest Room at an additional cost. Sign up the Nature Center.

A Night of Nature, Art & Wine

Wednesday, November 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm, $30 per person.
Sip wine and indulge your creative side as we wood burn a natural ornament for the upcoming winter festivities. Register at the Nature Center.

Each class is $6 per person unless otherwise stated.  Pre-registration is required at the Lake Katherine front desk.  Designed for those 18 years and older.  








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