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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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Kenny and Dolly Christmas
Dec. 10, 2018 - Dec. 12, 2018 , December 10th, 11th & 12th
For this first time show we have paired Dave Karl (Kenny Rogers) & Wendy Engler (Dolly Parton) for all of the top songs , mannerisms and humor of the real Kenny and Dolly. This tribute has it all, the best of Kenny, Dolly and of course many of their famous duets. There will be the perfect mix of Christmas music sprin...More Info
Cost: $40 Matinee Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Kenny and Dolly Christmas
Dec. 10, 2018 - Dec. 12, 2018 , 11:00 am - 2:45 pm
December 10, 11 & 12 Matinee Shows 11:30am Check-in Begins For this first time show we have paired Dave Karl (Kenny Rogers) & Wendy Engler (Dolly Parton) for all of the top songs, mannerisms and humor of the real Kenny and Dolly. This tribute has it all, the best of Kenny, Dolly and of course many of their famous d...More Info
Cost: $40 Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 East 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
+18156674726
Classical Blast Presents: Dark Side of the Yule
Dec. 14, 2018 , 7:00 pm
Back for it's third year, Classical Blast plays mashes and medleys of your favorite Rock and Holiday tunes with a Classical twist. Show starts at 7:00 pm. Members: $12.00 , Non-Members: $14 ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
THE TENORS: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Dec. 14, 2018 , 8:00PM
Multi-platinum, JUNO Award-winning vocal supergroup, The Tenors, comprised of Clifton Murray, Fraser Walters and Victor Micallef, blend classical music and contemporary pop to deliver powerful performances and outstanding harmonies for audiences around the world. Since 2008, The Tenors have sold over 1 million albums w...More Info
Cost: TICKETS: $200 (VIP) | $175 (VIP) | $73.50 | $53.50 | $43.50 Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY'S WILD & SWINGIN' HOLIDAY PARTY!
Dec. 15, 2018 , 8:00PM
BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY'S WILD & SWINGIN' HOLIDAY PARTY! is a jumpin' and jivin' extravaganza featuring one-of-a-kind originals and reworked Yuletide classics in true BBVD style, with an energetic performance to be enjoyed by all ages. In addition to seasonal favorites, the show will include fan favorites from the band's ...More Info
Cost: TICKETS: $48.50 | $33.50 | $28.50 Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 15, 2018 , 8:30AM
Join the jolliest man himself for a breakfast buffet at Starved Rock Lodge. Following breakfast, you'll be treated to "Magic by Cory." Also attending will be "Grace" a white tailed deer from the Furry Friends. Children may take turns sitting on Santa's lap to tell him their Christmas wishes and receive a chocolate trea...More Info
Cost: $18.50/adults $14.95/children Event Type: Dining Holiday - Fall/Winter
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2668 E. 8763rd Rd
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4211
Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 15, 2018 , 8:30a.m.-11:30a.m.
Join the jolliest man, himself, as well as the Mrs. for a breakfast buffet right here at Starved Rock Lodge. Following breakfast, you'll be treated to "Magic by Cory". Also attending will be "Grace" a white tailed deer from the Furry Friends. Children may take turns sitting on Santa's lap to tell him their Christmas...More Info
Cost: Adults $15.50 Children 10 & under $11.95 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Santa in Morris
Dec. 15, 2018 , 10AM-1PM
Come visit Santa in his house on Illinois Avenue between Franklin and Wauponsee!...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Santa's House on Illinois Avenue
105 E. Main Street., Ste. 201
Morris, IL 60450
815-941-0245
Breakfast with Santa
Now - Dec. 16, 2018 ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort & Waterpark
2643 N. IL Rt. 178
Utica, IL 61373
(866) 399-3866
Santa in Morris
Dec. 16, 2018 , 1PM-3PM
Come visit Santa in his house on Illinois Avenue between Franklin and Wauponsee!...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Santa's House on Illinois Avenue
105 E. Main Street., Ste. 201
Morris, IL 60450
815-941-0245
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Dec. 16, 2018 , 3:00 PM
The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Other Muppets — Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and Sam the Eagle — weave in and out of the story, while Scrooge receives visits from spirits of thre...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Flutes by the Fireplace
Dec. 17, 2018 , 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Get ready for the holidays and join them in the Great Hall of the Lodge for holiday music by the Flute Choir from Music Studio 408. Following this Holiday Concert there will be a Native American flute circle led by Dave Peterson from 7-8pm. Both events will be free and open to the public....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Performing Arts Holiday - Fall/Winter
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4211
98° AT CHRISTMAS
Dec. 20, 2018 , 7:30 PM
98°, the Billboard chart-topping boy band, who have sold more than 10 million records worldwide, will bring their holiday album, Let It Snow, to the Rialto Square Theatre on Thursday, December 20th 2018. In five short years — from 1997 to 2002 — they'd sold a staggering 10 million records, scored a ch...More Info
Cost: $69.50 | $54.50 | $44.50 Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Maestro & Mi Holiday Glee
Dec. 20, 2018 , 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Maestro & Mi Music Academy will be rockin and singing and story telling again this year in the Great Hall at Starved Rock Lodge! This free concert will be performed by the instructors and musicians of "Maestro & Mi" Music Academy. It's their gift to friends, families, students and the community!...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Performing Arts Holiday - Fall/Winter
Great Hall at Starved Rock Lodge
2688 E 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4211
Throwback Pulled Pork Sandwich
Dec. 20, 2018 , 11am
It's our 20th Anniversary so we want to go back to the beginning where it all got started from Chuck and roll back the clock on the sandwich that started it all! Pulled Pork So on the 20th of each and every month we are doing special pricing! ...More Info
Event Type: Dining
Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe & Banquets
8025 S. Cass Ave.
Darien, IL 60561
331-431-4000
Santa in Morris
Dec. 22, 2018 , 10AM-1PM
Come visit Santa in his house on Illinois Avenue between Franklin and Wauponsee!...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Santa's House on Illinois Avenue
105 E. Main Street., Ste. 201
Morris, IL 60450
815-941-0245
Christmas Lights Trolley Tours
Dec. 14, 2018 - Dec. 23, 2018 , 6-8PM
Relax before the holidays on this illuminated tour of the LaSalle, Peru, Oglesby and Utica area, just days before Christmas. We do the driving so you can enjoy the light displays in our fully enclosed trolley! Trolleys are heated but we suggest bringing along an extra blanket. Christmas carols are played to help get yo...More Info
Cost: $15/adults $10/kids Event Type: Ongoing Holiday - Fall/Winter
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4211
Lunch With the Grinch
Dec. 19, 2018 - Dec. 23, 2018
Join us for our annual Lunch with the Grinch! The Grinch will be walking around to take pictures with the kids, play games, and get into some mischief! We will even have the cartoon Grinch playing! Our dates and time vary!...More Info
Event Type: Dining
Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe & Banquets
8025 S. Cass Ave.
Darien, IL 60561
331-431-4000
Santa in Morris
Dec. 23, 2018 , 1PM-3PM
Come visit Santa in his house on Illinois Avenue between Franklin and Wauponsee!...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Santa's House on Illinois Avenue
105 E. Main Street., Ste. 201
Morris, IL 60450
815-941-0245
Sam Llanas
Dec. 29, 2018 , 7:30 ...More Info
Cost: $30 Event Type: Performing Arts
Uptown Grill
601 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-224-4545
Holiday Tournament
Dec. 28, 2018 - Dec. 30, 2018 , 8:30 AM - 10PM
The Pontiac Holiday basketball tournament, founded in 1926 by Don "Cash" Seaton, physical education teacher and head basketball coach, has the distinction of being the original and oldest high school Christmas tournament in the nation. Seaton envisioned an event that would bring teams from different parts of the state...More Info
Cost: $9 - $39 Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Pontiac Tourism
115 W. Howard St.
Pontiac, IL 61764
815-844-5847
Holiday Storytelling with Bill Myers
Dec. 30, 2018 , 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Bill Myers, local Illinois Valley storyteller, will be spinning his holiday tales at the Starved Rock Visitor Center. Storytelling is great for all ages. Storytelling will begin at 1:30 p.m. and last one hour....More Info
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Starved Rock Visitors Center
2668 East 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
+18156674726
Guided Winter Hike
Now - Dec. 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
Starved Rock Walkers Club
Now - Dec. 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
Starved Rock Walkers Club
Now - Dec. 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
Starved Rock Walkers Club
Now - Dec. 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 and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
The First Course Tour
Now - Dec. 31, 2018 , Wednesdays at 6:00p.m.
Ever wonder how Starved Rock got its name, or who built the Lodge? You can learn the answers to these questions and many more while strolling around the Lodge with our knowledgeable guide. Your tour begins in the Back Door Lounge with check in and your own appetizer sampler plate with a beverage of your choice (specia...More Info
Cost: $20 per person? Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Starved Rock Walkers Club
Now - Dec. 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 and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Starved Rock Walkers Club
Now - Dec. 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 and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
History Trolley Tours
Now - Dec. 31, 2018 , November & December?Saturday & Sundays: 12pm & 1:30pm
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 and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Starved Rock Walkers Club
Now - Dec. 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 and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Christmas Trolley Lights Tours
Now - Dec. 31, 2018 , 6:00pm-8:00pm
Relax before the holidays on this illuminated tour of the LaSalle, Peru, Oglesby and Utica area, just days before Christmas.  Let our staff plan the route and do the driving so you can enjoy light displays in our fully enclosed trolley.  Our trolleys are heated but you may want to bring along an extra blanket...More Info
Cost: Adults: $15 Children 10 & under: $10 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Guided Winter Hike
Now - Dec. 31, 2018 , 11:00am-2:00 pm
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 and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
History Trolley Tours
Now - Dec. 31, 2018 , November & December?Saturday & Sunday: 12pm & 130pm
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 and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Starved Rock Walkers Club
Now - Dec. 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 v...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
New Year's Eve Family Parties
Dec. 31, 2018 , 3 pm - 5 pm & 6 pm - 8 pm
Roll in the New Year at Channahon Lanes! Enjoy 2 hours of Rock It' Bowl, shoe rental, pizza, soda & party favors. Call for more information. Reservations required....More Info
Cost: Varies based on party time Event Type: Sports/Recreation Holiday - Fall/Winter
Channahon Lanes
25306 W Eames St
Channahon, IL 60410
815-467-2026
New Year's Eve Family Party
Dec. 31, 2018 , 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Roll in the New Year at Riverfront Lanes. Enjoy 2 hours of Rock It' Bowl, shoe rental, pizza, soda and party favors. Call for more information. Reservations required....More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation Holiday - Fall/Winter
Riverfront Lanes
402 Water Street
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-476-2600
New Year's Eve Family Party at Haunted Trails Joliet
Dec. 31, 2018 , 8 PM - Midnight
Ring in the New Year at our New Year's Eve Family Party on Monday, December 31st - from 8 pm to Midnight! Guests will enjoy our famous New Year's Buffet including soft drinks and dessert plus each paid guest receives $10 in Game Play, UNLIMITED Indoor Rides & Laser Tag, Hats & Noisemakers, Karaoke Entertainment, Games ...More Info
Cost: $29.95/guest Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Haunted Trails Entertainment Park & Picnic Groves
1423 N. Broadway Street, (Rt. 53)
Joliet, IL 60435
815-722-7800
New Year's Eve Open Bowling
Dec. 31, 2018 , 8:30 pm - ???
Ring in 2019 with us! Reservations recommended....More Info
Cost: $20.19 a lane per hour Event Type: Sports/Recreation Holiday - Fall/Winter
Channahon Lanes
25306 W Eames St
Channahon, IL 60410
815-467-2026
New Year's Eve Open Bowling
Dec. 31, 2018 , 8:30 pm - ???
Ring in 2019 with us! Reservations recommended....More Info
Cost: $20.19 a lane per hour Event Type: Sports/Recreation Holiday - Fall/Winter
Riverfront Lanes
402 Water Street
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-476-2600
New Year's Eve Party
Dec. 31, 2018 , 6:00PM - 1:30AM
New Year's Eve Overnight Party Package: $495 (for two) Includes: Overnight accommodations for two guests, open bar, party favors, photos by the fireplace (additional cost), hors d'oeuvres, buffet dinner, live entertainment (Last Call and Steve Sharp) in the Great Hall, champagne toast at midnight, late check-out, New...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Starved
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New Year's Eve Party
Dec. 31, 2018 , 6:00PM - 1:30AM
New Year's Eve Overnight Party Package: $495 (for two) Includes: Overnight accommodations for two guests, open bar, party favors, photos by the fireplace (additional cost), hors d'oeuvres, buffet dinner, live entertainment (Last Call and Steve Sharp) in the Great Hall, champagne toast at midnight, late check-out, New...More Info
Cost: See below Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2668 E. 873rd Rd
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4211
Holiday Tree Traditions
Now - Jan. 1, 2019 , 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Help the museum "deck the halls" and receive bragging rights and visibility for your business or organization: Our third annual "Holiday Tree Traditions" tree trimming contest returns, and like last year, is free to participate. All museum visitors will be given a ticket to vote for their favorite tree. The winning tre...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Holiday - Fall/Winter
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
New Year's Eve Party
Dec. 31, 2018 - Jan. 1, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Dining
Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe & Banquets
8025 S. Cass Ave.
Darien, IL 60561
331-431-4000
New Year's Day
Jan. 1, 2019 , 1 pm - 10 pm
Make the new year striking! Bowl with family and friends on New Year's Day!...More Info
Cost: $25 per lance for 2 hours Event Type: Sports/Recreation Holiday - Fall/Winter
Channahon Lanes
25306 W Eames St
Channahon, IL 60410
815-467-2026
New Year's Day
Jan. 1, 2019 , 1 pm - 10 pm
Make the year 2019 striking! Bowl with family and friends on New Year's Day....More Info
Cost: $25 per lane for 2 hours Event Type: Sports/Recreation Holiday - Fall/Winter
Riverfront Lanes
402 Water Street
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-476-2600
Eagle Watch on the River
Jan. 4, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2019 , 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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 the ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W Walnut Lane
Channahon, IL 60410
815.722.9470
Winter Games and Stories
Jan. 5, 2019 , Noon - 3 p.m.
Back in the old days, people played outdoors in every season! We'll be sharing traditional French and Native American games outdoors and indoors, weather permitting. Then our group will participate in some storytelling, as well as in creating our own legends. Isle a la Cache Museum is an accessible facility; outdoor ac...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Story Telling
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Living History Demonstration
Jan. 6, 2019 , Noon - 3 p.m.
Experience local history up close and personal. On these Sundays, 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. Depending on the weather, this program is ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Little Explorers
Jan. 9, 2019 , 10-11:30 p.m.
Children and their parent or guardian are invited to come out and play! A new nature theme is chosen every program 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 are planned. We encourage experiencing all typ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W Walnut Lane
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Asian Carp Monitoring in the Illinois River
Jan. 10, 2019 , 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30
RSVPs are required. Midewin_RSVP@fs.fed.us Rebecca Neeley, Fish Biologist – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Have you ever wanted to know more about Asian carp, the "jumping" fish? Rebecca will discuss the history of the Asian carp invasion as well as current monitoring efforts conducted by her staff in the ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-423-6370
Winter Wonder Walk
Jan. 12, 2019 , 1:30-3 p.m.
Explore the wonders of winter on this guided nature hike. We will bundle up and head out on an adventure exploring the island and shores of the Des Plaines River. Then we'll warm back up fireside in the Traders Cabin with some hot cocoa. Please dress for the weather. The program includes hiking less than 1 mile on pres...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Busy Beavers Craft Club
Jan. 19, 2019 , 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 January, create an owl-themed craft. This program is offered indoors in an accessible facility. Ages 12 or younger (accompanied by an adult). No regi...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Four Rivers' Wedding Open House
Jan. 19, 2019 , 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Interested in planning a wedding or event at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center in 2019 or beyond? Attend our open house to view the facility, collect information, ask questions of staff and get ideas for planning an eco-friendly celebration. View photos of previous weddings and events held at Four Rivers, see ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Listen for Owls Hike for Adults!
Jan. 19, 2019 , 5-7 p.m.
This outdoor program will have us searching for this magical bird – the owl! We will be quietly listening for the owl serenade. Maybe we will have the chance to hear other creatures of the night as well! Please park at the upper lot. This outdoor activity will take place on natural surfaces across uneven terrain....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
McKinley Woods - Frederick's Grove
27110 S. McKinley Woods Rd.
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Sarah Shook and the Disarmers
Jan. 19, 2019 , 7:30 PM ...More Info
Cost: $25 Event Type: Performing Arts
Uptown Grill
601 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-224-4545
Snow Day Festival
Jan. 19, 2019 , Noon - 4 p.m.
Cure your winter blues at Goodenow Grove's annual winter festival. This year's theme is "Frozen" and Elsa and Anna will be our special guests. Join themin the nature center where they'll be singing the hits "Let it Snow" and "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?". Take a photo with them or stay and watch a screening of the ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Festivals
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
The Buzz on the Prairie: The Status of Bumblebees at Midewin
Jan. 24, 2019 , 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30
Derek Rosenberger, Professor of Zoology; Anne Hughes-Wagner, Undergraduate Researcher; McKenna Conforti, Undergraduate Researcher – Olivet Nazarene University Several species of bumblebees are declining in the Midwest, with one species, the rusty-patched bumblebee, now listed as a federally endangered species....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-423-6370
Hoot Hike
Jan. 25, 2019 , 6-7 p.m.
Isle a la Cache after dark is not a scary place to be. Discover wHOO is a regular nighttime visitor here. We'll give you some wisdom about owls, share what to look and listen for, and then go out to hike in search of our feathered friends. A naturalist will help the group explore owl habitat and to keep all ears attune...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Frida Kahlo's Garden
Jan. 29, 2019 - Mar. 16, 2019 , Noon - 4 p.m.
Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is considered one of the most significant artists of the twentieth century. Her body of work, consisting of some 250 paintings and drawings, is at once intensely personal and universal in scope, and relies heavily on the natural world. The exhibition "Frida Kahlo's Garden" transports visitors to...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Four Rivers Environmental Eduation Center
25055 W Walnut Lane
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470

 


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