SOUTH- Special Events & Nature Programs

Apple Picking

Age: 13 and older

The fall season is here and the apples are ready to be picked. NSRS is heading to Hobart, IN for an exciting apple picking experience at the County Line Orchard. We will navigate through a straw maze, visiting the petting zoo and so much more! Please bring $20+ for lunch and apples. Apples cost $1.79 per pound. NSRS will buy a delicious apple treat. Pick up and drop off at NSRS Office.

Date: Saturday, September 21
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: County Line Orchard, Hobart, IN
Fee: $25
Min/Max: 6/15

Chicago Fire Soccer

Age: 16 and older

Come join the fun as we cheer on the Chicago Fire in their last home game of the season! Bring money for purchasing food and drink. Pick up and drop off at NSRS Office.

Date: Sunday, September 29
Time: 3:00 - 6:15 pm
Location: SeatGeek Stadium, Bridgeview
Fee: $40
Min/Max: 3/4

Pumpkin Decorating

Age: 13 and older

Getting into the spirit of Halloween? Come and turn your pumpkin into a pirate, princess or a silly clown. Pumpkin Pie will be served for you to enjoy while you are decorating your pumpkin.

Date: Thursday, October 17
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: Sandridge Fitness Center
Fee: $15
Min/Max: 6/15

Illinois Railway Museum

Age: 13 and older

Do you like old trains well, we do too, which is why we are visiting the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illinois. Join us as we explore trains of old close-up. Some renovated, and some that are not yet
completed. Be sure to bring $20+ for lunch at the cafe and any other purchases. Pick up and drop off at NSRS office.

Date: Saturday, October 19
Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL
Fee: $30
Min/Max: 6/10

The Fabulus Equinox

Age: 16 and older

The Fabulous Equinox Band will be preforming its’ southern big band music at the MVCC Dorothy Menker Theater. Join us for a good time and great music! Pick up and drop off at NSRS Office.

Date: Sunday, October 6
Time: 2:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: Moraine Valley Community College
Fee: $35
Min/Max: 6/12


Science Superstars

Age: 13 and older

We may not be using test tubes and Bunsen burners, but we will do experiments, have lots of fun and even learn something too! Each date you will take home what you created. A small snack will be served.


Date: Thursday, October 24 & November 7
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Location: Sandridge Fitness Center
Fee: $20
Min/Max: 6/15

Thursday Night Blackhawks Game

Age: 16 and older

Who’s ready for hockey? Watch the Chicago Blackhawks take on the San Jose Sharks on multiple screens at Buffalo Wild Wings. We can play along with the trivia games and watch the big hits on the ice. Bring $20+ to cover drink, meal and tip. Pick up and drop off at Buffalo Wild Wings.

Date: Thursday, October 10

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Location: Buffalo Wild Wings, Calumet City
Fee: $10

Min/Max: 6/15


Wheaton Train Show

Age: 16 and older

Whoo Whoo! If you love trains, then ”All Aboard” as we head to Wheaton for the Midwest Train Show. There are all types of exhibits and vendors dealing in everything train related. You can watch different scales of trains run and even control one. Be sure to bring $20+ for lunch and any other purchases. Pick up and drop off at NSRS Office.

Date: Sunday, November 10
Time: 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Wheaton
Fee: $25
Min/Max: 6/12

Kregels' Pumpkin Patch

Age: 13 and older

Petting zoo, corn mazes, and hayrides, oh my! We are heading to Lowell, IN to enjoy an exciting fall morning at the pumpkin patch. We will check out the various attractions the farm has to offer such
as the baby chick hatchery and pumpkin sling shot. NSRS will pay for admission, bring $20+ for lunch and a pumpkin. Pick up and drop off at NSRS Office.

Date: Saturday, October 12
Time: 9:15 am - 2:30 pm
Location: Kregel’s’ Pumpkin Patch, Lowell, IN
Fee: $25
Min/Max: 6/10


Day Trippers

Age: 16 and older

Have the day off from school, Yay! Come join NSRS for a fun filled day with fun crafts, gym games, and much more! Please bring a water bottle and a disposable lunch. A small snack will be served. If
you are having so much fun, stay longer and sign up for After Hours.

Date: Monday, October 14
Location: Sandridge Fitness Center
Day Tripper- Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Fee: $35
After Hours- Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm Fee: $15
Min/Max: 6/10


Age: 13 and older

Blueberry Field is our favorite joint that’s flipping pancakes,  scrambling eggs or whipping up your favorite breakfast meal. NSRS will pay for your meal. Stay with us for the Matinee Movie, transportation will be provided. Times may be adjusted due to
movie offerings.

Date: Saturday, November 16
Time: 9:15 - 10:45 am
Location: Blueberry Field, South Holland
Fee: $18
Min/Max: 6/15


Sign up for both programs!

Age: 13 and older

Come watch an afternoon flick with all of your friends. NSRS will purchase your ticket, please bring money for snacks. Don’t forget to sign up for Breakfast Buddies, and spend the entire morning with us.

Date: Saturday, November 16
Time: TBA
Location: New Vision Cinema 8 Lansing
Fee: $12
Min/Max: 6/15

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