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Hiking—The 10 Best New Pieces of Gear for Spring Treks

Hiking—The 10 Best New Pieces of Gear for Spring Treks
Spring is finally here, which means sunshine and warmer temperatures aren’t far behind. But before you hit the trail for your first hike,…
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How To Hike Safely In Spring—5 Easy Tips
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Winter Hiking—5 Time-Tested Tips For Staying Warm

Winter Hiking—5 Time-Tested Tips For Staying Warm
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5 Amazing Winter Hikes to Take Right Now!
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What is hypothermia? What are the signs?

What is hypothermia? What are the signs?
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Layering 101: How to Stay Warm and Comfortable in Cold Conditions

Layering 101: How to Stay Warm and Comfortable in Cold Conditions
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Snowshoeing: Get Your Family Started The Easy Way

Snowshoeing: Get Your Family Started The Easy Way
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SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Fox Ridge State Park

SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Fox Ridge State Park
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5 Stunning Foliage Hikes in Illinois
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5 Energizing Hikes in Illinois
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Start Your Trek: 10 Best Hiking Retailers in Illinois

Start Your Trek: 10 Best Hiking Retailers in Illinois
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The Ultimate Guide to Beginner Hiking in Illinois

The Ultimate Guide to Beginner Hiking in Illinois
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A Guide to Fall Foraging in the U.S.

A Guide to Fall Foraging in the U.S.
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5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in Illinois

5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in Illinois
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5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Illinois

5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Illinois
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Events Near Energy IL

Carbondale Community Farmers Market

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 at 9:00am
Carbondale Community High School
Carbondale, IL
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Springout Duo Dash: Chase The Unicorn

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 at 9:00am
Herrin City Park
Herrin, IL
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Jackson Co. Wild Turkeys

Jackson Co. Wild Turkeys
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 at 5:30pm
Murphysboro, IL
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R.K. Cape Girardeau Gun Show

Friday, Apr 5, 2019 at 3:00pm
Cape Drury Hotel & Conference Center
Cape Girardeau, MO
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Discover Nature - Fishing Lecture Series Discover Nature Fishing: Lesson 1

Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 at 9:00am
Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Cape Girardeau, MO
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Discover Nature Fishing: Lesson 2

Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 at 10:00am
Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Cape Girardeau, MO
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Riverboat Series Day 6

Friday, Apr 12, 2019 at 6:30am
Osage Park
Cape Girardeau, MO
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Riverboat Series Day 7

Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 at 6:30am
Tunnell Hill State Trail
Vienna, IL
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Ducks Unlimited - Sesser Dinner - Coello

Ducks Unlimited - Sesser Dinner - Coello
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019
Coello Community Center: 9124 Main St
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Steeleville Farmers Market

Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 at 9:00am
Steeleville, IL
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Great Egg Race

Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 at 9:00am
Spero Main Campus
Mount Vernon, IL
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Feed Your Neighbor 5K

Friday, Apr 26, 2019
Lenus Turley Park
Carbondale, IL
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Relay For Life of Perry County

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 5:00pm
Perryville, MO
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Fishing Skills - Youth Cane Pole Fishing

Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 at 10:00am
Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Cape Girardeau, MO
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