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As you travel through the I&M Canal Heritage Corridor, one thing becomes clear, there is always something going on somewhere! Consider this is your personal invitation to hometown celebrations, wine and corn festivals, one-of-a-kind music and theater festivals, historic reenactments, world-class sporting events, concerts and outdoor exploration weekends. Don't miss signature events like Ottawa's Two Rivers Wine Festival, Starved Rock's Flock to the Rock and NASCAR. Whether you are searching for low-key entertainment or high octane adventure, search the Calendar of Events to find exactly your speed.

     
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Hoot Hike
Jan. 24, 2018 , 5-6 p.m.
Discover wHOO is on the island! Put on your listening ears and investigate Isle a la Cache after dark while searching for owls. Hike along the path with a naturalist while exploring owl habitat and listening for their calls. Learn about owl biology, mating behavior and owl mythology. Participants will hike 0.3 miles on...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
5th Grade TNT
Jan. 26, 2018 , 7:00pm - 9:00pm
TNT (Totally Naperville Tweens) is a program that offers various activities for 5th Grade students. TNT is a fun, safe, supervised program filled with music, dancing, open gym time and snacks for sale. Pre-register for each date you would like to attend and pay $8 per event at the time of registration. Those who don't ...More Info
Cost: $8 Naperville Residents/$11 Nonresidents Event Type: Education/History
Madison Jr. High Multipurpose Room
1000 River Oak Dr
Naperville, IL 60540
630-848-5000
Live Music at the Tasting Room
Now - Jan. 27, 2018 , See below
Matt Pittman - January 6, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm Aaron Kelly - January 13, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm Ben Beford - January 26, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm Ben Bedford - January 27, 4:30 pm-7:30pm ...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
August Hill Winery
106 Mill Street
Utica, IL 61373
+18156675211
Table Tennis Tournament
Jan. 27, 2018 , 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Entrance to River Woods School is from the back of the school through the gym doors. Pull out your paddle and show off your skills at the annual City Table Tennis Championships, co-hosted by the Naperville Table Tennis Club and the Naperville Park District. The Table Tennis Tournament is a single elimination tourn...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
River Woods School Gym
2607 River Woods Drive
Naperville, IL 60540
630-848-5000
Winter Nature Photography Hike with Don Sala
Jan. 27, 2018
Get inspired by award-winning photographer Don Sala as he presents his art exhibit temporarily displayed at Plum Creek Nature Center. With almost 50 years of experience as a professional photographer, he is sure to give you new ideas for your next photo shoot. Then enjoy a hike with a naturalist in Goodenow Grove Natur...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Rd.
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
January Ultimate Tasting
Now - Jan. 28, 2018 , See below
Discover the joys of wine through an incredible tasting experience for your senses; see, smell and taste how a glass affects wine and uncover the secrets of food & wine pairings. Call us at 815-667-5211 to reserve your spot. January 5 - 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm, and 5:00 pm January 7 - 12 noon, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm, and 4:30...More Info
Event Type: Wine Tasting
August Hill Winery
106 Mill Street
Utica, IL 61373
+18156675211
Eagle Watch Weekend
Jan. 27, 2018 - Jan. 28, 2018 , 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Bird of Prey shows and family activities at the Starved Rock Visitor Center, Starved Rock Lodge, and Illinois Waterway Visitor Center. Take a short hike to the top of Starved Rock for live eagle viewing or join the park naturalist for a guided eagle viewing tour. Call for more information. 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. ea...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park
2668 East 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
+18156674726
Eagle Watch Weekend
Jan. 27, 2018 - Jan. 28, 2018
Come to Utica to see the bald eagles! In past years, as many as 300 eagles have been spotted in the area, nesting and fishing along the Illinois River. Stop by the Tasting Room after your visit to warm up your toes and enjoy a glass of August Hill Spice or your favorite wine. We'd love to see you! ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
August Hill Winery
106 Mill Street
Utica, IL 61373
+18156675211
Eagle Watch Weekend
Jan. 27, 2018 - Jan. 28, 2018
Bird of Prey shows and family activities at the Starved Rock Visitor Center, Starved Rock Lodge and Illinois Waterway Visitor Center. Take a short hike to the top of Starved Rock for live eagle viewing or join the park naturalist for a guided eagle viewing tour. Call for more information, 9:00am-4:00pm each day. Fo...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Lecture - "Healthy Soil, Healthy Food, Healthy People"
Feb. 1, 2018 , 7:00 pm
Free lecture presented by Spence Farm Foundation Executive Director Erin Meyer. The Spence Farm Foundation's purpose is to connect cultural influencers to the sources of food through a multi-sensory approach. In this lecture, learn how sustainable farming methods and farm work should be a part of our prescription for g...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-423-6370
Little Black Dress Soiree
Feb. 1, 2018 , 6-10 PM
The night will feature shopping from local vendors, raffle prizes, silent auction centerpieces, dancing and a cash bar. Each ticket admits one into the event, appetizers and desserts for the evening and an automatic entry into the door prize raffle from David Nelson Exquisite Jewelry....More Info
Cost: 45 Event Type: Other
The Renaissance Center, Joliet
54 n ottawa st, suite 300
Joliet, IL 60432-4394
8157232500
Owl Prowl
Feb. 2, 2018 , 7-9 p.m.
Registration required by Wednesday, January 31: 708.946.2216. Explore the secrets that our forest preserves hold at night. Join naturalists as they search for the elusive winged predator, the owl. Discover the natural history of Will County owls and why they call at this time of year. After the woodland walk, enjoy ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
Owl Prowl
Feb. 2, 2018 , 7-9 p.m.
Registration required by Wednesday, January 31: 708.946.2216. Explore the secrets that our forest preserves hold at night. Join naturalists as they search for the elusive winged predator, the owl. Discover the natural history of Will County owls and why they call at this time of year. After the woodland walk, enjoy ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Hickory Creek Preserve - LaPorte Road Access
10501 W LaPorte Rd
Mokena, IL 60448
(708) 946-2216
Wine & Chocolate Lover's Day
Feb. 2, 2018 , 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Join us at the Tasting Room for wine & chocolate flights featuring August Hill Winery and Illinois Sparkling Co. wines paired with Cocoa Blue Chocolates. Each flight includes 3 wines and 3 chocolates - you choose your flight: Dry, sweet, infusions, or sparkling wines. ...More Info
Event Type: Wine Tasting
August Hill Winery
106 Mill Street
Utica, IL 61373
+18156675211
Eagle Watch on the River
Feb. 1, 2018 - Feb. 3, 2018 , 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Come take a walk on the paved paths along the Des Plaines River while watching for American bald eagles and other birds wintering around the preserve. Then stop in at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center for a complimentary hot beverage to warm up. Take time to view informative displays about eagles and check out...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W Walnut Ln
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722.9470
Eagle Watch on the River
Feb. 1, 2018 - Feb. 3, 2018 , 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Walk the paved paths along the Des Plaines River while watching for American bald eagles and other birds wintering around the preserve. Stop in Four Rivers Environmental Education Center for a complimentary hot beverage to warm up. Take time to view informative displays about eagles and check out the interactive exhibi...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W Walnut Ln
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Bird Talk and Viewing
Feb. 3, 2018 , 9-10:30 a.m.
Birds are amazing and well adapted animals. Learn about bird migration and the birds that visit the Des Plaines River in the winter. After an indoor presentation, venture outside to view some of the birds with spotting scopes and binoculars. Bring your own binoculars, cameras and scopes. Birds can be seen from inside a...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W Walnut Ln
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Daddy/Daughter Winter Luau
Feb. 3, 2018 , 6:30 p.m-8:30 p.m
Dads and daughters are invited to a Winter Luau featuring treats and a disc jockey playing all your favorite tunes. Each couple receives a commemorative photo of this extraordinary night. Couples are encouraged to dress in tropical attire. Please register both dad and daughter. ...More Info
Cost: $15 for Naperville residents/$22 for nonresidents Event Type: Other
Ranch View School Gym
1651 Ranchview Drive
Naperville, IL 60540
630-848-5000
FREE Nature Discovery Days - Winter Birds
Feb. 3, 2018 , 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m
Offered Saturdays or Sundays and some holidays through March 2018. Designed for children and adults to explore nature topics together. Enjoy fun hands-on activities, games, crafts, experiments, nature books and more....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Knoch Knolls Nature Center River Room
320 Knoch Knolls Road
Naperville, IL 60540
+16308485000
Owl Prowl
Feb. 3, 2018 , 7-6 and 7-9 p.m.
Explore the secrets that our forest preserves hold at night. Join naturalists as they search for the elusive winged predator, the owl. Discover the natural history of Will County owls and why they call at this time of year. After the woodland walk, enjoy a fire, hot cocoa and marshmallows. Bring your favorite mug and c...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Hickory Creek Preserve - LaPorte Road Access
10501 W LaPorte Rd
Mokena, IL 60449
(708) 946-2216
Owl Prowl
Feb. 3, 2018 , 4-6 or 7-9 p.m.
Explore the secrets that our forest preserves hold at night. Join naturalists as they search for the elusive winged predator, the owl. Discover the natural history of Will County owls and why they call at this time of year. After the woodland walk, enjoy a fire, hot cocoa and marshmallows. Bring your favorite mug and c...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
Living History Demonstration
Feb. 4, 2018 , Noon - 4 p.m.
Experience history up close and personal! On the first Sunday of each month, you may find cooks, seamstresses, voyageurs, soldiers or craftsmen sharing their talents. The Isle a la Cache Brigade is a volunteer group of re-enactors presenting a sample of the 18th-century fur trading life. The theme is winter transportat...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Dueling Pianos
Feb. 5, 2018 - Feb. 6, 2018 , 11:30 am - 2:45 pm
February 5 & 6 Matinee Shows 11:30am Check-in Begins An experience like no other! Don't miss this wildly entertaining music and comedy dueling piano show. Our interactive musical comedy experience will have you singing, shouting, dancing and laughing so hard you'll be doubled over. When booking your overnight package, ...More Info
Cost: $40 Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 East 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
+18156674726
Dueling Pianos
Feb. 5, 2018 - Feb. 6, 2018
An Experience like no other! Don't miss this wildly entertaining music and comedy dueling piano show. Our interactive musical comedy experience will have you singing, shouting, dancing and laughing so hard you'll be doubled over. Matinee $40.?...More Info
Cost: $40.00 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Flight Night Progressive Dinner
Feb. 7, 2018 , 5:00pm-10:30pm
August Hill Winery, The Lone Buffalo and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up to create an unforgettable event filled with wine, beer and food tastings. Check in for the dinner at 4:45pm in the Great Hall of Starved Rock Lodge and depart on the trolley at 5pm and go to August Hill Winery for wine tastings and appetizers....More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
815-220-7386
Valentines Tea
Feb. 8, 2018 - Feb. 9, 2018
Afternoon teas have been enjoyed for centuries and tea has been touted as a miracle cure and most potent health drink ever. Spend a relaxing afternoon with friends, or meet new friends, in the Lock 16 Vintage Room, sipping a variety of tasty teas and sampling delectable tea, sandwiches, scones, sweet treats, all made i...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Lock 16 Cafe & Visitor Center
754 First St.
LaSalle, IL 61301
8152201848
5th Grade TNT
Feb. 9, 2018 , 7:00pm - 9:00pm
TNT (Totally Naperville Tweens) is a program that offers various activities for 5th Grade students. TNT is a fun, safe, supervised program filled with music, dancing, open gym time and snacks for sale. Pre-register for each date you would like to attend and pay $8 per event at the time of registration. Those who don't ...More Info
Cost: $8 Naperville Residents/$11 Nonresidents Event Type: Education/History
Madison Jr. High Multipurpose Room
1000 River Oak Dr
Naperville, IL 60540
630-848-5000
Culinary: Girls' Night Out, Mardi Gras
Feb. 9, 2018 , 6:30 p.m.
Spend some much needed time with your girlfriends and learn new culinary skills! Feel free to bring a bottle of wine to share with your girls. Menu includes Crawfish Etoufee, Jambalaya and Beignets. Recipes provided. Program runs 2-3 hours. Registration deadline is 48 hours in advance. Don't forget to bring containers ...More Info
Cost: $42 for Naperville residents/$63 nonresident Event Type: Arts/Crafts
95th Street Culinary Arts Room 303
2244 W. 95th St.
Naperville, IL 60540
630-848-5000
Kris Lager
Feb. 9, 2018 , 7:30 PM ...More Info
Cost: $20 Event Type: Dining
Uptown Grill
601 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-224-4545
Eagle Watch on the River
Feb. 8, 2018 - Feb. 10, 2018 , 1 a.m.-4 p.m.
Come take a walk on the paved paths along the Des Plaines River while watching for American bald eagles and other birds wintering around the preserve. Then stop in at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center for a complimentary hot beverage to warm up. Take time to view informative displays about eagles and check out...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W Walnut Ln
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Eagle Watch on the River
Feb. 8, 2018 - Feb. 10, 2018 , 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Walk the paved paths along the Des Plaines River while watching for American bald eagles and other birds wintering around the preserve. Stop in Four Rivers Environmental Education Center for a complimentary hot beverage to warm up. Take time to view informative displays about eagles and check out the interactive exhibi...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W Walnut Ln
Channahon, IL 60410
(815)722-9470
3 DOORS DOWN ANNOUNCES "BACK PORCH JAM" TOUR
Feb. 10, 2018 , 8:00 pm
3 Doors Down has announced plans to stage the "Back Porch Jam" Tour, an acoustic interpretation of the band's hits, fan favorites and deep album cuts. Formed in 1995, Grammy Award®-nominated multiplatinum Mississippi rock band 3 Doors Down consistently captivates audiences worldwide. The quintet's many accolades i...More Info
Cost: $58.50, $43.50, $33.50 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Animal Olympics
Feb. 10, 2018 , 1-2 p.m.
The official 2018 Winter Olympics are happening in South Korea. However, you don't have to travel that far to be an Olympian. Join us for the "Animal Olympics" being held at Isle a la Cache Museum. Learn about Illinois animals that are excellent at moving fast, balancing, hopping and more. Come test your own skills and...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E Romeo Rd
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Culinary: Valentine's Date Night
Feb. 10, 2018 , 7:00 p.m.
If you love to cook with your special someone or would like to surprise them with new culinary skills, spend the evening learning to prepare a gourmet meal. Bring a bottle of wine to share with your partner as you enjoy your culinary creations! Menu includes Pan Roasted Breast of Chicken with Herbs and Goat Cheese, Cau...More Info
Cost: $46 for Naperville Residents/$69 for Nonresident Event Type: Arts/Crafts
95th Street Culinary Arts Room 303
2244 W. 95th St.
Naperville, IL 60540
630-848-5000
FREE Nature Discovery Days - Winter Birds
Feb. 10, 2018 , 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m
Offered Saturdays or Sundays and some holidays through March 2018. Designed for children and adults to explore nature topics together. Enjoy fun hands-on activities, games, crafts, experiments, nature books and more....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Knoch Knolls Nature Center River Room
320 Knoch Knolls Road
Naperville, IL 60540
+16308485000
Teddy Bear Tea
Feb. 10, 2018 , 2:00-3:15pm
Grandmothers, mothers and children! Grab your favorite teddy bear and join us for cookies and tea at the Lodge! Plus enjoy "bear stories" by Pam Rowe and Activities. Take home a complimentary specialty tea cup! Reservation required. $17.00 per person. For more information or to make reservations, please call 815-220-7...More Info
Cost: $17.00 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Winter Wine Walk
Feb. 10, 2018
Wine, food, shopping and fun! Join us for the 2018 Winter Wine Walk sponsored by the Utica Business Association. Walk to all 11 locations who are offering wine and/or food or ride the free trolley between stops. $20/person if purchased in advance....More Info
Cost: $20/person if purchased in advance Event Type: Winter/Holiday
August Hill Winery
106 Mill Street
Utica, IL 61373
+18156675211
Winter Wine Walk
Feb. 10, 2018 , 11:00am-5:00pm
Enjoy wine from 13 Illinois wineries, plus food, shopping and fun at 10 locations throughout Utica at the 2018 Winter Wine Walk. Advance online tickets are $20 and include a souvenir glass, passport, and 10 tasting tickets (additional tasting tickets available for $1 each). Space is limited so order your ticket today a...More Info
Cost: $20 and include a souvenir glass, passport, and 10 tasting tickets Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Utica
Utica, IL
Winter Drum Circle
Feb. 11, 2018 , 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Move to the beat with local musician Kevin Kramer, as he leads an interactive drum circle featuring African Percussion & Native American flutes. It's an experience for all ages and ability levels. An energetic and fun way to create "in the moment" music with percussion instruments. Drums provided! Program starts at 1:...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock State Park
2668 East 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
+18156674726
Fat Tuesday's "All that Jazz" Mardi Gras Party
Feb. 13, 2018 , 10:30am-2:30pm
We welcome you to begin your day with a self-guided tour. The Jacob Henry Mansion is a Historical City, State and National Landmark, boasting over 40 rooms with a delightful blend of past and present. This Award Winning Mansion, built in 1873, is known for its original beauty and old Victorian charm. Join us for our ...More Info
Cost: $48 Event Type: Ongoing
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
Little Explorers
Feb. 14, 2018 , 10-11:30 a.m.
Children and their parents or guardians are invited to come out and play! A new nature theme is chosen every program date with hands-on activities that may include a story, games, dancing, art, a hike, other outdoor activities and more! Themes planned for this season are February: Eagles, and March: Signs of Spring. A ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental and Education Center
25055 W Walnut LN
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Nature Play Day
Feb. 14, 2018 , 10-11:30 p.m.
Children and their parents or guardians are invited to come out and play! A new nature theme is chosen every month with hands-on activities that may include a story, games, dancing, art, a hike, other outdoor activities and more! A variety of group and free play activities will be available. We encourage experiencing a...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
(708)946-2216
Lecture - "Your Hotshots - Who We Are, What We Do, and Why"
Feb. 15, 2018 , 7:00 pm
Free lecture presented by Midewin IHC Squad Leader Mike Bittner. The primary duty of the Midewin Hotshots is the suppression of wildfires. As a national resource the crew travels throughout the U.S. to assist on wildfires and other incidents such as hurricanes, flooding, and other natural disasters. Midewin Hotshots al...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-423-6370
Kids' Night Out: Sweet Hearts
Feb. 16, 2018 , 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Enjoy the night out while your children enjoy a night filled with Valentine fun. They'll make hearts, write Valentine letters to their parents, play Heart and Seek, Heart Beat and more. Dinner and juice are provided. Fort Hill Activity Center Fitness members must register in person or over the phone to receive their di...More Info
Cost: $25 for Naperville Residents/$38 for Nonresidents Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Fort Hill Childcare
20 Fort Hill Dr.
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 848-5000
Busy Beavers Craft Club
Feb. 17, 2018 , 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Join us on the third Saturday of the month for "Busy Beavers Craft Club." Each day we will have a different craft set up in the museum for you to make and take home. In February, build a paper bag owl puppet. In March, create a circle rainbow mobile. This program is offered indoors in an accessible facility. For age...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Decades Rewind - Joliet
Feb. 17, 2018 , 7:30 PM
Decades Rewind is a National theatrical music production, all wrapped up into one blockbuster show! Come celebrate the hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s, the most prominent decades in music history. Disco, Funk, Rock and Motown all take center stage in this brand new theatrical concert featuring over 60s songs, 100 costume ...More Info
Cost: $40.50-$50.50 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
FREE Nature Discovery Days - Winter Birds
Feb. 17, 2018 , 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m
Offered Saturdays or Sundays and some holidays through March 2018. Designed for children and adults to explore nature topics together. Enjoy fun hands-on activities, games, crafts, experiments, nature books and more....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Knoch Knolls Nature Center River Room
320 Knoch Knolls Road
Naperville, IL 60540
+16308485000
Sled Dog Demos 2018
Now - Feb. 18, 2018 , See below
Free Spirit Siberian Rescue will return for two sled dog demos on January 14 and February 18, 2018. Seminars take place in the LaSalle Room at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Outdoor sled dog demos will take place in the northwest corner of the Visitor Center Parking Lot at 9:30am, 12pm and 3pm. This is a free event!...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 East 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
+18156674726
Our Outdoor Heritage, Our Region's First Outdoorsmen
Feb. 18, 2018
Stop by the Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center on Sunday, February 18th when park historian and researcher Mark Walczynski will present a program that examines the lives of prehistoric and later historic period Native Americans, people whose very existence was tied to the region's natural resources. ...More Info
Event Type: Education/History
Starved Rock Visitor Center
2668 East 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
+18156674726
Sled Dog Demos 2018
Feb. 18, 2018
Free Spirit Siberian Rescue will return for two sled dog demos in 2017. The first is on January 15 (with seminars in the LaSalle Room) and the second one is on February 19 (with seminars in the LaSalle Room at Starved Rock Lodge). Outdoor sled dog demos will take place in the Overflow Parking Lot, South of the Lodge. o...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Chicago Blackhawks
Feb. 19, 2018 , Trip departs at 5:30 p.m. and returns at 11:30 p.m.
Join us as we watch the Chicago Blackhawks play the L.A. Kings! Our seats are located in the 300 Level. The game is at 7:30 p.m. Our group receives scoreboard recognition. This is a heavy activity level as there is a long walk from the entrance to the seats at the 300 Level that includes stairs. Seats are located in se...More Info
Cost: $149 for Naperville Residents/$156 for Nonresidents Event Type: Sports/Recreation
United Center, Trip departs from and returns to Warming House Parking Lot
736 Sindt Court
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 848-5000
Rock Star 2017
Feb. 15, 2018 - Feb. 22, 2018
Who will be Starved Rock's ROCK STAR in 2017? Join us on February 16, February 23, March 2 and March 9 and see who wins this annual singing contest! Enter if you want a chance at the title of 2017 Rock Star. Show starts on Thursday, February 16 at 7pm in the Main Dining Room at Starved Rock Lod...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
815-220-7386
Dinner & A Little History: Lost in the Town of Sag Bridge
Feb. 22, 2018 , 6:00pm Cocktails, 6:30pm Dinner, 7:30 Lecture
Although it no longer exists today, Sag Bridge was once a thriving 19th century canal town, its land now a part of present-day Lemont, Illinois. Author and amateur historian Pat Camalliere will describe the town as it once was, from its formation by glaciers and unique geography, to its vital importance in the developm...More Info
Cost: $33 for non-members, $28 for members, $8 for lecture only Event Type: Education/History
The Gaylord Building
200 W 8th St
Lockport, IL 60441
815-220-1848
Winter Wonder Hike
Feb. 22, 2018 , 5-6 p.m.
Experience the calm surroundings of Four Rivers during this naturalist-led hike. Practice using your senses and explore the habitat of many nocturnal creatures. Indoor facilities are accessible. The hike will take place on paved and natural surface trails across uneven terrain. Be prepared to walk up to 1.5 miles, and ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W Walnut Ln
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
5th Grade TNT
Feb. 23, 2018 , 7:00pm - 9:00pm
TNT (Totally Naperville Tweens) is a program that offers various activities for 5th Grade students. TNT is a fun, safe, supervised program filled with music, dancing, open gym time and snacks for sale. Pre-register for each date you would like to attend and pay $8 per event at the time of registration. Those who don't ...More Info
Cost: $8 Naperville Residents/$11 Nonresidents Event Type: Education/History
Madison Jr. High Multipurpose Room
1000 River Oak Dr
Naperville, IL 60540
630-848-5000
Nature Journaling
Feb. 23, 2018 , 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Make room on your wall for your very own masterpiece! Enjoy this adults-only program using nature as our muse. We will begin the program by learning about Plum Creek's nature feature to gain an appreciation of our subject before painting. This program provides step-by-step instructions and is perfect for beginners. Giv...More Info
Cost: $10/person Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Ave
Beecher , IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
Winter Bird Walk
Feb. 23, 2018 , 10-11 a.m.
This program starts inside with a quick introduction to winter birds. Then, we head outside to explore the winter birds of Isle a la Cache preserve and the Des Plaines River. Binoculars are recommended. No previous birding experience is necessary. Please dress for the weather. Indoor facilities are accessible and outdo...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Winter Drama Classes
Now - Feb. 24, 2018 , See below
WINTER 2018 January 20-February 24 Open to all levels of interest! Grades 1-12 meet for 6 weeks on the indoor stage. Learn creative dramatics with a fun skit at the end. Grades 1-5: 9:00 am - 10:15 am $60 Grades 6-12: 10:30 am - 12:00 noon $65 Pre-register (helpful, but not required): Contact the Park w...More Info
Cost: See Below Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
+18157243760
FREE Nature Discovery Days - Winter Birds
Feb. 24, 2018 , 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m
Offered Saturdays or Sundays and some holidays through March 2018. Designed for children and adults to explore nature topics together. Enjoy fun hands-on activities, games, crafts, experiments, nature books and more....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Knoch Knolls Nature Center River Room
320 Knoch Knolls Road
Naperville, IL 60540
+16308485000
Morning Bird Hikes
Feb. 24, 2018 , 8-10 a.m.
Join fellow birders as we learn, explore and search for birds. These preserve locations provide a variety of habitats for birds. Plum Creek Nature Center hikes will highlight birds that live in woodlands. This is a great way to learn what to look for when birding in the preserves. Bring your binoculars and favorite bir...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946.2216
Winter Games and Stories
Feb. 24, 2018 , 1-2:30 p.m.
Winter weather and cabin fever will be distant memories after you join us for this program! We'll be sharing traditional French and woodland Indian games outdoors (and indoors to warm up). Then our group will participate in some storytelling, as well as creating our own legends (if you aren't a legend already). Indoor ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Story Telling
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Clybourne Park by Lat 41
Feb. 16, 2018 - Feb. 25, 2018 , See below
Clybourne Park explodes in two outrageous acts set 50 years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as nervous white community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family (borrowing a plotline from Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun). Act Two is set in the same house in 2009, as now the predomi...More Info
Cost: $15 Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
+18157243760
Bald Eagle Trolley Tours
Now - Feb. 28, 2018 , January & February Mon, Wed, Sat & Sunday
Monday & Wednesday: Tour begins with lunch at 11am?Saturday: 1st tour begins at 9am, ending with lunch?2nd tour begins with lunch at 11am?(Please note: There are NO Tours on January 28th & 29th)?Sunday: Tour begins with brunch at 1030am?(Please note: There are NO Tours on January 29th) Be mesmerized by the beautiful b...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Don Sala Art Exhibition
Now - Feb. 28, 2018 , See below
Don Sala has been a professional photographer for almost 50 years. View an exhibit of his photography on display at the Plum Creek Nature Center Tuesday, January 2-Wednesday, February 28. This award-winning photographer's work captures images of nature and local barns in eastern Will County. Photographs will be avai...More Info
Event Type: Education/History Arts/Crafts Ongoing
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
(815) 727-8700
Don Sala Art Exhibition
Now - Feb. 28, 2018 , Noon - 4 p.m.
Don Sala has been a professional photographer for almost 50 years. View an exhibit of his photography on display for a limited time at Plum Creek Nature Center. This award-winning photographer's work captures images of nature and local barns in eastern Will County. Photographs will be available for sale. Sala's inspira...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
Bald Eagle Trolley Tours
Feb. 1, 2018 - Feb. 28, 2018
Monday & Wednesday: Tour begins with lunch at 11am?Saturday: 1st tour begins at 9am, ending with lunch?2nd tour begins with lunch at 11am?(Please note: There are NO Tours on January 28th & 29th)?Sunday: Tour begins with brunch at 1030am?(Please note: There are NO Tours on January 29th) Be mesmerized by the beautiful b...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Guided Winter Hike
Feb. 1, 2018 - Feb. 28, 2018 , 11:00am-2:00pm
Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. The tour concludes at the Lodge about 2:00 pm. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear proper footwear. In the event of ice and ...More Info
Cost: $12.00 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
La Grange Gives
Feb. 15, 2018 - Feb. 28, 2018
Take a bite out of La Grange in February, and you'll be giving back when you dine out. When you dine at many of your favorite La Grange restaurants from Feb 15-28 and show the flyer for La Grange Gives, 15% of your food purchase will be donated to the local non-profit organizations that are helping your neighbors. It's...More Info
Event Type: Other Dining
LaGrange Business Association
La Grange, IL 60525
Sewing Rocks! Overnight Sewing Retreat
Feb. 26, 2018 - Feb. 28, 2018
Bring your own sewing projects and supplies for this 3 day retreat. You can check in to start your projects at 9:00a.m, with overnight room check in at 3:00p.m. Dinner (included) will be at 5:00p.m, followed by an informal instructional (Optional TBD) Stay up all night sewing, relax in the Great Hall, or turn in ear...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Lecture - "Deep Sky Wonders of the Universe"
Mar. 1, 2018 , 7:00 pm
Free lecture presented by amateur astronomer and Midewin volunteer Keith Graham. This program will not only show you some of the hidden wonders of the night sky, but will also explain the parts they play in the overall structure of our universe....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-423-6370
Rock Star 2017
Mar. 1, 2018 - Mar. 8, 2018
Who will be Starved Rock's ROCK STAR in 2017? Join us on February 16, February 23, March 2 and March 9 and see who wins this annual singing contest! Enter if you want a chance at the title of 2017 Rock Star. Show starts on Thursday, February 16 at 7pm in the Main Dining Room at Starved Rock Lod...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Chief Walk with the Wind- A Tribute
Mar. 1, 2018 - Mar. 31, 2018
Join us as we honor Chief Walks with the Wind and the Native American history from Starved Rock Lodge's days gone by. Enjoy stories, songs and ceremonies shared by Jerry Savage (the grandson of Sam Sine, who was known by many as "Chief Walks with the Wind"). This is a free event, open to the public. ...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Guided Winter Hike
Mar. 1, 2018 - Mar. 31, 2018 , 11:00am-2:00pm
Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. The tour concludes at the Lodge about 2:00 pm. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear proper footwear. In the event of ice and ...More Info
Cost: $12.00 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
815-220-7386
History Trolley Tours
Mar. 1, 2018 - Mar. 31, 2018 , March-Saturday and Sunday
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall area of the Lodge. Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge. Travel to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and the Starved Rock Visitor Center. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to book, call 815-220-7386....More Info
Cost: Adults: $12, Seniors: $10 (60 and over), Children 10 and under: $8 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Starved Rock Walkers Club
Mar. 1, 2018 - Mar. 31, 2018 , Every Thursday (year round)
Weekly guided hike through Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park, I & M Canal and the occasional walk into a nearby Nature Preserve. Every Thursday morning, year round. The group meets in the lobby of the Lodge and departs at 9:00am. Hikes last between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the destination. The hikes va...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
A Salamander Tale
Mar. 1, 2018 - May. 31, 2018 , See below
An interactive exhibition, "A Salamander Tale" provides a fun approach to learning about salamanders and ways to protect their habitats. The exhibition includes salamander-shaped furniture displaying text and graphics, a video game guiding a virtual salamander through a river environment, and lifelike dioramas of diffe...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Education/History Nature Ongoing
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
+18157278700
A Salamander Tale
Mar. 1, 2018 - May. 31, 2018 , Noon - 4 p.m.
An interactive exhibition, "A Salamander Tale" provides a fun approach to learning about salamanders and ways to protect their habitats. The exhibition includes salamander-shaped furniture displaying text and graphics, a video game guiding a virtual salamander through a river environment, and lifelike dioramas of diffe...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216

 


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