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Local pets events: Nov. 18 through Nov. 25

Nov. 18

• Lake Renwick Heron Rookery – Open daily from 8 a.m. to sunset through Feb. 28. Hiking, running, bird viewing programs.

• Dinosaur Dig – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Plainfield Public Library District, 15025 S. Illinois St., Plainfield. Dig for dinosaur bones, feed the dinosaur. make dinosaur crafts. Ages 3 to 5. Registration closes 10:30 a.m. Call 815-436-6639 or visit

• Affordable pet vaccines – 5 to 8 p.m., 2 Paws 4 U Pet Bakery, 1736 Essington Road, Suite C, Joliet. No appointment necessary. For information, visit

• Learn n' Play: Stuffed Animal Storytime – 5 to 6 p.m., White Oak Library District, 20670 Len Kubinski Drive, Crest Hill. Share a story, paint and tea party with your favorite stuffed animal. Ages 3 to 6. To register, contact Terri Purcell at 815-552-4290 or or visit

Nov. 20

• Cat adoption – 5 to 7 p.m.; also 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Bolingbrook PetSmart on Weber Road. Call Humane Haven Animal Shelter at 630-378-4208 for information or an appointment. All Humane Haven cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, FeLV/FIV tested and have their distemper and rabies shots.

• Critter Class registration deadline – Event is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Nov. 26 to Dec. 17, Program Center, 10925 La Porte Road, Mokena. Taught by Crosstown Exotics. Ages 6 to 12. Register at 708-390-2401

Nov. 21

• “Walk the Run Bird Hike registration deadline – Event is 8 to 10 a.m., Nov. 23, Rock Run Preserve – Black Road Access, Joliet. 1-2 mile bird hike with naturalist. Meet at the Black Road Access shelter. Free; ages 18 or older. Register at or call 815-722-9470.

Nov. 22

• Holiday Bingo Fundraiser – 7 p.m., Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, 2303 Oak Leaf St., Joliet. $25 entry fee includes food and one card per game for five games. Cash prizes, raffle baskets. Email

Nov. 23

• Eat a Bug – Noon to 12:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 5, Plum Creek Nature Center, Crete Township. Try a seasoned cricket or mealworm. Free. All ages. Drop-in. Visit

• Pet Photoshoot With Santa fundraising event – Noon to 4 p.m., Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet. $15. Includes multiple professionally taken digital copies. Raffles baskets. Benefits JJC vet tech program.

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