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Activities abound at 15th Active Living Faire

     The 15th annual Active Living Faire at Wolf Lake moves up to Labor Day this year, but still
features a combined bike ride and bike-a-thon in the morning and a nature walk and 5 mile walk-a-thon
in the afternoon.
     The 20-mile bike ride, with frequent stops along the way, will begin with an 8:30 a.m. sign up at
the Environmental Education Center, 2405 Calumet Ave., Hammond. In the afternoon, the nature
walk and walk-a-thon will be held at William W. Powers State Recreation Area, 126th Place and
Avenue O, Chicago.
     Sign up will be at 2 p.m. at the visitors’ center and the walk will follow the traditional five-mile
course.
     Sponsored by the Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative (AWLI), both the bike-a-thon and
walk-a-thon will allow non-profit groups and individuals to raise funds for a special cause.
Participants will learn about all parts of the watershed, while viewing early autumn colors.
     On-line registration is require for all events. Consult AWLI’s Website at
www.wolflakeinitiative.org..
     Registration deadline for the Bike-a-Thon and Walk-a-Thon is July 27. Deadline for Labor
Day Bike Ride and Nature Walk is August 24. Bike riders are required to wear helmets.
     The Active Living Faire is organized to promote health and fitness for visitors to the Wolf
Lake watershed. It is free to the public.
     AWLI is a non-for-profit organization and land trust seeking to protect and enhance the Wolf
Lake watershed.

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Sue Baxter