Events

Welcome to Illinois' historic I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor. Situated between Lake Michigan and the Illinois River, the region is an outdoor recreational dream, beginning with miles of trails and waterways stretching from suburban Chicago all the way to Starved Rock State Park. Stay at four star hotels to cozy bed and breakfasts, explore Route 66, shop big-names and boutiques, dine on hearty home cooking or haute cuisine, and play at the area's exciting attractions and gaming venues.

The I&M Canal Heritage Corridor has everything you are looking for in a weekend getaway or your next tour or meeting.

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Tribute To The Stars

Now - Dec. 15, 2021
Take a walk down memory lane with our Tribute to the Stars musical performances "Tribute to the Stars" shows are back on select dates. Most shows are Matinees and include a hot lunch buffet. Take a walk ...

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Trivia Night

Dec. 1, 2021
Are you tired of sitting at home answering every question correct on Jeopardy with nothing to show for it? Come out for our General Knowledge trivia night and join your host as they quiz your teams through ...

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Family Game Night: Forest Preserve Edition (Zoom program)

Dec. 1, 2021
Please note this program is being offered virtually via Zoom. Using this Facebook Event page to indicate you are going does not mean you are registered for the event. You must register by using the link ...

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Dec. 2, 2021
Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 20 Aug 2021 at 10:00 AM Presale Offer : Wed, 18 Aug 2021 at 10:00 AM

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Thirsty Thursday - Ugly Mug Night

Dec. 2, 2021
Come in with your ugly mug or favorite mug for up to 32oz fills for $6 on any beer on tap under 7% ABV.

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Presentation: Jugtown Pottery--Facts and Fiction

Dec. 2, 2021
Tom Turner and Michele Micetich will be presenting Jugtown Pottery: Facts and Fiction. We are limiting attendance to 35 people. If you wish to attend please call the Museum at 815.942.4880 or send ...

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Halestorm

Dec. 2, 2021 - Dec. 8, 2021
JUST ANNOUNCED: Halestorm, originally scheduled for July 13, 2020 and July 14, 2021 has been rescheduled to December 8, 2021. Tickets for the original dates will be honored at the December 8, 2021 show. ...

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Midnight in Morris

Dec. 3, 2021
Gather your friends and head to downtown Morris for a festive holiday evening. Morris Retail Association (MRA) member stores will be open until midnight! For additional information, visit the Morris ...

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Candlelight Tours of the Reddick Mansion

Dec. 3, 2021
Visit the Reddick Mansion in all of her Victorian Christmas splendor. Guests will be able to chat with costumed docents as they leisurely wander throughout the decorated rooms. People will also be able ...

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Christkindlmarket La Salle 2021

Dec. 3, 2021
This now THREE-DAY event will make you feel like you're strolling through an authentic German holiday market. Hand-picked vendors selling unique and hard to find items, authentic German trinkets, local ...

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Active Animals in Winter: Family Night Hike

Dec. 3, 2021
Please note that using this Facebook Event page to indicate you are going does not mean you are registered for the event. You must register by using the link or calling the number below.*** Please note: ...

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Midnight Shopping Event

Dec. 3, 2021
At 7pm True North will turn off the overhead lights and allow you to shop by flashlight. Receive an adult scavenger hunt when you enter, and you can win prizes just by playing along. This is one of the ...

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Ottawa's Chris Kringle Market 2021

Dec. 3, 2021 - Dec. 5, 2021
Join us and celebrate the season! The Ottawa Chris Kringle market features local artisans, boutiques and restaurants in an open air, Euro-styled event under the twinkling lights of the Jordan Block Park ...

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Holiday Lights Festival & Tree Lighting

Dec. 3, 2021
More info to be announced.

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Chris Kringle Market

Dec. 3, 2021 - Dec. 5, 2021
The Ottawa Chris Kringle market features artisans, boutiques and restaurants in an open air, Euro-styled holiday market beneath the twinkling lights of historic downtown Ottawa, Illinois.

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Friday Fish Fry

Dec. 3, 2021
Smirnoff Martinis $5 PBR Pints $3............Pitchers $8 All You Can Eat... Beer Battered Cod, Coleslaw, Choice of Side and Dipping Sauce 12.95 Beer Battered Cod and Crispy Shrimp,Coleslaw, Choice ...

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Kansas

Dec. 4, 2021
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the massive hit album Point of Know Return, Kanas will be performing the album in its entirety live at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, IL on Saturday, December ...

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Christkindlmarket La Salle 2021

Dec. 4, 2021
This now THREE-DAY event will make you feel like you're strolling through an authentic German holiday market. Hand-picked vendors selling unique and hard to find items, authentic German trinkets, local ...

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Holiday Lights Festival

Dec. 4, 2021
More info to be announced

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45th Festival of the Gnomes

Dec. 4, 2021
We warmly welcome you to the 45th "Festival of the Gnomes" - a tradition with each generation! Festival held indoors. SHOWS Saturday, December, 4, 2021 at 2:00 pm Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 2:00 ...

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Cirque Musica

Dec. 5, 2021
Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 27 Aug 2021 at 10:00 AM Presale Offer : Wed, 25 Aug 2021 at 10:00 AM

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Christkindlmarket La Salle 2021

Dec. 5, 2021
This now THREE-DAY event will make you feel like you're strolling through an authentic German holiday market. Hand-picked vendors selling unique and hard to find items, authentic German trinkets, local ...

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Mandala Painting Workshop

Dec. 7, 2021
Mandalas, meaning "circles" in Sanskrit, are sacred symbols that are used for meditation, prayer, healing, and art therapy for both adults and children. Mandalas, have been shown in clinical studies to ...

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Trivia Night

Dec. 7, 2021
Are you tired of sitting at home answering every question correct on Jeopardy with nothing to show for it? Come out for our General Knowledge trivia night and join your host as they quiz your teams through ...

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Halestorm

Dec. 8, 2021
Event has been rescheduled to December 8th, 2021 at 7:30pm. Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 21 Feb 2020 at 10:00 AM Presale Offer : Wed, 19 Feb 2020 at 10:00 AM Official Platinum Presale ...

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Trivia Night

Dec. 8, 2021
Are you tired of sitting at home answering every question correct on Jeopardy with nothing to show for it? Come out for our General Knowledge trivia night and join your host as they quiz your teams through ...

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Flight Night

Dec. 8, 2021
Come by any and all Wednesdays & Thursdays from 4-8PM to refresh your taste buds with our hand-crafted brews.

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My Name is NOT Mom Meet & Greet Experience

Dec. 9, 2021
This event is an 18+ event. No one under 18 will be permitted to enter the event. **Admission to the performance is not included in the Meet & Greet Experience ticket. This is a separate ticket, an event ...

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Thirsty Thursday - Ugly Mug Night

Dec. 9, 2021
Come in with your ugly mug or favorite mug for up to 32oz fills for $6 on any beer on tap under 7% ABV.

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Wine Bingo

Dec. 9, 2021
Join us for some Wine & Bingo. Have fun playing Bingo while, Sable Creek Winery serves up delicious wines and slushies by the glass. Cheese Plates, Charcuterie Trays, Smores Charcuterie Trays, Chicken ...

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My Name is Not Mom Tour

Dec. 9, 2021

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Music Bingo

Dec. 9, 2021
Join us every other Thursday for two full hours of Music Bingo at Two Pints Lounge! Enjoy some delicious food and drinks with great music --- all while you have a chance to win some awesome prizes at ...

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Christmas Trolley Tour of Lights

Dec. 10, 2021 - Dec. 19, 2021
Christmas Trolley Tour of Lights December 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, & 19 6-8 pm Adults: $20 Children 10 & under: $15 Relax before the holidays on this illuminated tour just days before Christmas. Let our ...

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Candlelight Tours of the Reddick Mansion

Dec. 10, 2021
Visit the Reddick Mansion in all of her Victorian Christmas splendor. Guests will be able to chat with costumed docents as they leisurely wander throughout the decorated rooms. People will also be able ...

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Million Dollar Quartet

Dec. 10, 2021
Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley come together again to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. Sun Records, now donned with a Christmas tree, garland, and mistletoe, ...

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Ottawa's Chris Kringle Market 2021

Dec. 10, 2021 - Dec. 12, 2021
Join us and celebrate the season! The Ottawa Chris Kringle market features local artisans, boutiques and restaurants in an open air, Euro-styled event under the twinkling lights of the Jordan Block Park ...

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Holiday Lights Festival

Dec. 10, 2021
More info to be announced

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Chris Kringle Market

Dec. 10, 2021 - Dec. 12, 2021
The Ottawa Chris Kringle market features artisans, boutiques and restaurants in an open air, Euro-styled holiday market beneath the twinkling lights of historic downtown Ottawa, Illinois.

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Christmas Trolley Tour of Lights

Dec. 10, 2021 - Dec. 19, 2021
Relax before the holidays on this illuminated tour just days before Christmas. Let our staff do the driving so you can enjoy some of the area’s most stunning holiday displays. While aboard the trolley, ...

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Friday Fish Fry

Dec. 10, 2021
Smirnoff Martinis $5 PBR Pints $3............Pitchers $8 All You Can Eat... Beer Battered Cod, Coleslaw, Choice of Side and Dipping Sauce 12.95 Beer Battered Cod and Crispy Shrimp,Coleslaw, Choice ...

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The Drunk'n Gnome

Dec. 10, 2021
et the REAL story behind the gnomes! These wee creatures tend to be a wee-bit tipsy, so they're ready to spill the beans in this live stage production. AGE LIMIT! Rated R. Must be 18 or older due to ...

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December in the Woods: Off-trail Adventure-Nature's Gifts

Dec. 11, 2021
Explore the woods off trail with a naturalist to discover nature’s gifts. It’s the season for giving, and we will take a look at what nature gives us on a winter day. Registration required by Friday, ...

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Holiday Lights Festival

Dec. 11, 2021
More info to be announced

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Living History Encounter: Holiday Traditions

Dec. 12, 2021
Learn how people in the 18th century would celebrate the Christmas season and about the different traditions the French brought to Illinois Country to celebrate the season. We’ll honor their traditions ...

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A Motown Christmas

Dec. 14, 2021
A Motown Christmas features a world-class vocal group, assembled from past and present members of Motown's most legendary groups...Ali Woodson'sTemptations, The Miracles and The Contours. A Motown Christmas ...

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Trivia Night

Dec. 14, 2021
Are you tired of sitting at home answering every question correct on Jeopardy with nothing to show for it? Come out for our General Knowledge trivia night and join your host as they quiz your teams through ...

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Trivia Night

Dec. 15, 2021
Are you tired of sitting at home answering every question correct on Jeopardy with nothing to show for it? Come out for our General Knowledge trivia night and join your host as they quiz your teams through ...

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Thirsty Thursday - Ugly Mug Night

Dec. 16, 2021
Come in with your ugly mug or favorite mug for up to 32oz fills for $6 on any beer on tap under 7% ABV.

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Classical Blast's "Dark Side of the Yule" at the Museum

Dec. 16, 2021
Classical Blast presents their "Dark Side of the Yule" Christmas meets Classic Rock concert on Thursday, Dec. 16th at 7pm in the Joliet Museum's Indoor Auditorium Theater.

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Smoked Corned Beef Dinner Day

Dec. 17, 2021
Join us on the 17th of every month for our famous: Smoked Corned Beef Dinner! This great dinner features: smoked corned beef, boiled red potatoes, carrots, braised cabbage, rye bread, choice of yellow ...

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Trophies for Tryin'

Dec. 17, 2021
Trophies For Tryin

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Ottawa's Chris Kringle Market 2021

Dec. 17, 2021 - Dec. 19, 2021
Join us and celebrate the season! The Ottawa Chris Kringle market features local artisans, boutiques and restaurants in an open air, Euro-styled event under the twinkling lights of the Jordan Block Park ...

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Ottawa's Chris Kringle Market 2021

Dec. 17, 2021 - Dec. 19, 2021
Join us and celebrate the season! The Ottawa Chris Kringle market features local artisans, boutiques and restaurants in an open air, Euro-styled event under the twinkling lights of the Jordan Block Park ...

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Friday Fish Fry

Dec. 17, 2021
Smirnoff Martinis $5 PBR Pints $3............Pitchers $8 All You Can Eat... Beer Battered Cod, Coleslaw, Choice of Side and Dipping Sauce 12.95 Beer Battered Cod and Crispy Shrimp,Coleslaw, Choice ...

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An Evening with Santa

Dec. 18, 2021
Liberty Street, between Washington and Jefferson. Begins at 4:00pm For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/santaclausiscomingtomorris/

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Winter Hike and Craft

Dec. 18, 2021
Bundle up the family to explore the winter landscape. After a chilly hike, warm up indoors with a cup of hot cocoa while making a special ornament or card to remember your family’s adventure. Registration ...

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Trivia Night

Dec. 21, 2021
Are you tired of sitting at home answering every question correct on Jeopardy with nothing to show for it? Come out for our General Knowledge trivia night and join your host as they quiz your teams through ...

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Trivia Night

Dec. 22, 2021
Are you tired of sitting at home answering every question correct on Jeopardy with nothing to show for it? Come out for our General Knowledge trivia night and join your host as they quiz your teams through ...

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Flight Night

Dec. 22, 2021
Come by any and all Wednesdays & Thursdays from 4-8PM to refresh your taste buds with our hand-crafted brews.

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Thirsty Thursday - Ugly Mug Night

Dec. 23, 2021
Come in with your ugly mug or favorite mug for up to 32oz fills for $6 on any beer on tap under 7% ABV.

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Music Bingo

Dec. 23, 2021
Join us every other Thursday for two full hours of Music Bingo at Two Pints Lounge! Enjoy some delicious food and drinks with great music --- all while you have a chance to win some awesome prizes at ...

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Trivia Night

Dec. 28, 2021
Are you tired of sitting at home answering every question correct on Jeopardy with nothing to show for it? Come out for our General Knowledge trivia night and join your host as they quiz your teams through ...

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Thirsty Thursday - Ugly Mug Night

Dec. 30, 2021
Come in with your ugly mug or favorite mug for up to 32oz fills for $6 on any beer on tap under 7% ABV.

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New Year's Eve Party

Dec. 31, 2021 - Jan. 1, 2022
December 31-January 1 Join the party and stay the night on New Year's Eve 2021! This year's theme is Throwback Prom! This wonderful package includes a one-night stay at historic Starved Rock Lodge. Two ...

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New Year's Eve Family Party

Dec. 31, 2021
Ring in the New Year at Chicagoland's Greatest Family New Year’s Eve Bash – Friday, December 31st from 8 PM to Midnight! Enjoy great food and UNLIMITED indoor fun plus ring in 2022 with a special balloon ...

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New Year's Eve: Throwback Prom

Dec. 31, 2021 - Jan. 1, 2022
Join the party and stay the night on New Year’s Eve 2021! This wonderful package includes a one-night stay at historic Starved Rock Lodge. Our New Year’s Eve party takes place in the Great Hall and Starved ...

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Flight Night

Jan. 5, 2022
Come by any and all Wednesdays & Thursdays from 4-8PM to refresh your taste buds with our hand-crafted brews.

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Lunch & Learn Winter Recreation (Zoom webinar)

Jan. 5, 2022
Learn all about wintertime recreation activities the Forest Preserve District of Will County has to offer in this informational Zoom program. Whether you are a year-round outdoor enthusiast or just looking ...

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BONNE ANNÉE — A NEW YEAR CELEBRATION!

Jan. 5, 2022
Celebrate like it’s 1759! Ring in the New Year French-Canadian fur trader style with stories and games from Illinois Country. Enjoy a warm drink around a toasty fire. Make a vintage French craft to take ...

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Birding the Preserves (Zoom webinar)

Jan. 6, 2022
During this virtual hike, we’ll highlight a select preserve and what trail to take to find birds. Get tips and tricks on where to look and how to identify common birds found in our preserves; you may ...

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Pliking: Mini Hike at Lockport Prairie Nature Preserve

Jan. 8, 2022
Let’s go on a pliking adventure where we pick up litter while taking a short hike. Pliking is a great way to improve the environment while enjoying the outdoors and also building strength, balance and ...

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Eagle Chat and Hike

Jan. 13, 2022
Don’t let the cold scare you; it’s perfect weather for bald eagles. Warm up with a hot beverage and a fun presentation on bald eagles, then take a short hike with a naturalist. We’ll point out some common ...

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Friluftsliv: The Outdoor Life (Zoom webinar)

Jan. 13, 2022
The Norwegian philosophy of friluftsliv (pronounced free-loofts-liv) means open air or outdoor living. Learn how to embrace time outdoors despite the weather! This webinar will introduce you to the philosophy ...

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LHG Test Kitchen Week

Jan. 14, 2022 - Jan. 20, 2022
Restaurant Week has been reimagined. LHG Test Kitchen Week will showcase the creativity of locations in Lemont, Homer Glen, and the surroudning locations.

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Hoot Hoot Hooray: Family Owl Hike

Jan. 14, 2022
Meet inside Four Rivers Environmental Education Center for a brief introduction then head outside to explore McKinley Woods as we quietly listen for magical and elusive owls. While we listen for our resident ...

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National Hat Day

Jan. 15, 2022
We love hats at Isle a la Cache! Wear your favorite headpiece to the museum and get a prize for showing your hat pride. (Prizes available while supplies last.) Complete a hat-based scavenger hunt inside ...

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Flight Night

Jan. 19, 2022
Come by any and all Wednesdays & Thursdays from 4-8PM to refresh your taste buds with our hand-crafted brews.

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Reels at the Rialto - The Greatest Showman

Jan. 20, 2022
Growing up in the early 1800s, P.T. Barnum displays a natural talent for publicity and promotion, selling lottery tickets by age 12. After trying his hands at various jobs, P.T. turns to show business ...

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History at Home: Tea (Zoom webinar)

Jan. 20, 2022
Encounter history from the comfort of your own home. Do some virtual time travel via Zoom and explore interesting topics from earlier times. January is National Hot Tea Month, and to celebrate we are ...

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Beautiful Bark Abounds

Jan. 22, 2022
Unlike other features of trees, bark is always present. But how much do we really know about this protective covering? Enjoy a winter hike and learn how bark grows, why the same species looks different ...

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Excursion Hike: Haley Valley Preserve

Jan. 22, 2022
Join us for an active day outdoors on this excursion hike while embracing the Norwegian philosophy of friluftsliv (pronounced free-loofts-liv), meaning open air or outdoor living. We will embrace a day ...

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January in the Woods: Off-trail Adventure--Eagles!

Jan. 23, 2022
Calling all families, kids and kids at heart! Explore the woods off trail with a naturalist as we look for signs of bald eagles and other active animals in winter. Who knows what we will find? Maybe we’ll ...

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Piano Man - Charlie from Windy City

Jan. 28, 2022
Audience interactive piano show. Bring your list of songs to have him sing or you sing with him. Great time with friends or date night. Last Friday of every month (except Dec) 930pm to 1am.

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Track & Scat Hike

Jan. 29, 2022
Lace up your winter boots and let’s puzzle together what animals have been hanging around Isle a la Cache! Start inside the museum learning about what animal leaves behind those tracks and how to ID animal ...

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Winter Waterfowl Hike

Jan. 29, 2022
Did you know some birds consider Will County their warm, winter home? That means our rivers are plenty busy with birds of all sizes! Discover our winter visitors who are staying “toasty” in the Des Plaines ...

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Happy Morning Yoga and Hike

Jan. 30, 2022
Start the day off right with some self-care, beautiful nature and quiet reflection. This program includes a 35- to 45-minute, all-levels yoga session followed by a 35- to 45-minute hike along our scenic ...

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Flight Night

Feb. 2, 2022
Come by any and all Wednesdays & Thursdays from 4-8PM to refresh your taste buds with our hand-crafted brews.

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Drinking Habits

Feb. 11, 2022 - Feb. 20, 2022
Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent's doors ...

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2022 Utica Winter Wine Walk

Feb. 12, 2022
How does the Winter Wine Walk work? Visit all the locations listed on your passport and enjoy wine and food tastings. Walk between the tasting stops or ride the free trolley bus between stops. This is ...

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Flight Night

Feb. 16, 2022
Come by any and all Wednesdays & Thursdays from 4-8PM to refresh your taste buds with our hand-crafted brews.

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Reels at the Rialto - A Star Is Born

Feb. 17, 2022
Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers -- and falls in love with -- struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. ...

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Utica's Mardi Gras Parade

Feb. 26, 2022
Join us for the Annual Mardi Gras Parade!! BEADS * FUN * FLOATS * LIVE MUSIC FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS EXTENDED SHOPPING HOURS

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Scenes from Around the Corridor