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Kane County Forest Preserve District — The Kane County Forest Preserve will host an event all day at Creek Bend Nature Center at Leroy Oakes Forest Preserve, 37W700 Dean St., St. Charles. The district will have special solar viewers on hand to loan to visitors, so they can watch the sky and not hurt their eyes, according to nature programs manager Valerie Blaine.
St. Charles Public Library — The St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles, will have protective glasses available from Aug. 18 up to the day of the eclipse; a limited amount will be given out each day. Themed snacks, including Pop Rocks, Sun Chips, Moon Pies, sun tea and more, will be available, according to St. Charles Public Library communications and marketing manager Pam Salomone. The library will also be streaming NASA’s Total Solar Eclipse MegaCast in the Huntley Meeting Room for patrons to view. In addition to streaming the event, the library will host a program called “The Great American Eclipse” with Michelle Nichols of the Adler Planetarium.
Pheasant Run Resort – Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, will host a poolside solar eclipse experience from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 21, complete with poolside lunch for attendees. Complimentary viewing glasses will be available for the first 50 guests. NASA Edge coverage of the eclipse will be displayed on a large screen. There will also be raffle prizes and giveaways.