Updated: October 19, 2012 6:05AM
Family day/open house: Sept. 22 at Big Run Wolf Ranch, 14857 Farrell Road in Lockport. Features include presentations by Dave’s Birds of Prey at noon and 2 p.m., Darren Curt’s comedy magic and “Spunky” the Monkey at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $4 per person. Food, drinks, clothing and jewelry will be for sale. There will also be raffles and music. Seasonal passes and adoptions available. Parking is available at Wal-Mart, 16241 Farrell Road, with free non-stop shuttle bus service. Handicapped parking is available at the ranch. Tickets will be sold or an animal care raffle Oct. 27. Winner need not be present. Raffle tickets cost $1 each or six for $5. For tickets, call Lori at 708-769-2749. For more information, call 815-588-0044 or visit www.bigrunwolfranch.org.
Meet and greet: From 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 22, As Good as Gold Golden Retriever Rescue of Northern Illinois will have a meet and greet at Plainfield Library, 15023 S. Illinois St. Meet As Good as Gold volunteers and their rescued golden retrievers and learn about volunteer opportunities and adoption procedures. The group educates golden retriever guardians and the general public about responsible pet ownership, including spaying/neutering, positive training methods, diet and exercise, medical needs and humane care. Visit www.asgoodasgold.org.