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  • Sign up now to assist the Lords Park zookeeper in feeding the bison, deer and elk at Elgin's Lords Park Zoo on Saturday, June 30.

      Sign up now to assist the Lords Park zookeeper in feeding the bison, deer and elk at Elgin's Lords Park Zoo on Saturday, June 30.
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Sign up for an up close and personal look at the bison, deer and elk at the Lords Park Zoo on Saturday, June 30. Meet at the Elgin Public Museum for a short introduction after which they will head to the zoo to assist the Lords Park zookeeper in feeding these animals.

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The Bison Feeding will begin at 7 a.m. at the museum building, located in Elgin's Lords Park at 225 Grand Blvd. Cost is $2 for adults, $1 for children, and free for museum members.

To register, call (847) 741-6655 or email epm@cityofelgin.org. Space is limited to 12 people, so register early. The bison feeding will be offered again on July 28.

PAWS: The Elgin Public Museum, 225 Grand Blvd., offers its "PAWS" preschool program. Help stimulate a child's natural curiosity of the diverse world around them through stories, games, crafts, songs and museum objects.

Children 3-5 years old and their caregivers are invited to these education programs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month. The fee is $10 per children or $8 for museum members.

The reservation and payment are due Monday prior to program. For information, contact (847) 741-6655 or russell_epm@cityofelgin.org.

This year's theme, "In Our Own Backyard," continues on July 21 with "Racing Raccoons," on Aug. 18 with "Outrageous Owls," on Sept. 15 with "Awesome Apples," on Oct. 20 with "Terrific Trees," on Nov. 17 on "Fashionable Fish," and on Dec. 15 with "Cool Cultures."

To register, call (847) 741-6655 or email epm@cityofelgin.org. Space is limited, so register early.

"Ramadan's Lanterns": On Saturday, July 28, the Elgin Public Museum, 225 Grand Blvd., offers "Ramadan's Lanterns" from noon to 1 p.m. Ramadan begins on July 20 in 2012 and is a month of fasting and celebration for Muslim people around the world. In Egypt the cultural tradition is light up the night with beautiful lanterns during the month of Ramadan. Learn a little about the tradition and try your hand at creating your own paper lantern at this free program. For information, contact (847) 741-6655 or russell_epm@cityofelgin.org.

For information on Elgin Public Museum programs, visit elginpublicmuseum.org.

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