Posted Online: Oct. 02, 2012, 10:18 am

Meet the Unhuggables of the Forest Oct. 19 at Black Hawk

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Press release submitted by Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency "Where history matters."

Event features student actors from Augustana College

ROCK ISLAND – Woodland critters will come to life during "Meet the Unhuggables of the Forest" on Friday, October 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Black Hawk State Historic Site's Singing Bird Center, 15th Street and 45th Avenue in Rock Island. The program is free and open to the public.

This environmentally friendly Halloween activity for all ages will feature a short walk in the moonlight to meet some of the site's special "critters" such as chipmunks, foxes, spiders, snakes, bats and more. Participants will hear the "animals," portrayed by student actors from Augustana College, tell their stories about living in the Black Hawk Forest. Inside, the Singing Bird Nature Center will feature a story teller, a "show and tell" by site naturalist Chuck Wester, and refreshments. For more information, call (309) 788-9536 or visit www.blackhawkpark.org/events

The program is sponsored by Citizens to Preserve Black Hawk Park Foundation, providing official educational support since 1972. Visit www.blackhawkpark.org for more information.

Black Hawk State Historic Site, which includes a large natural area, the Watch Tower Lodge and the Hauberg Indian Museum, is administered by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. It is open for free public tours.