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  • Will County Calendar

    Updated Sep 19, 2022

    Saturday, Oct. 1-Sunday, Oct. 30, Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, Channahon. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Supernatural Scavenger Hunt: Wear your favorite costume and search for spooktacular items in the forest with your friends and family or Scout group. Some items may be natural while others items may be SUPER-natural. Stop by the visitor center to get a map of the route and a list of the items. Free, all ages....

  • Will County Calendar

    Updated Sep 19, 2022

    Saturday, Oct. 1, Riverview Farmstead Preserve, Naperville. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Farmyard Frolic: Visit the farm for some old-fashioned fun and learn about the significance of agriculture in Will county – both past and present. Tour the limestone house and barns, meet some animals from the farmyard and beyond in the petting zoo, try your hand as some farmstead chores and more. Free, all ages....

  • Will County Calendar

    Updated Sep 19, 2022

    Thursday, Sept. 29, Riverview Farmstead Preserve Kropp Prairie, Naperville. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Volunteer Morning: Get some fresh air and exercise while helping to make a difference in your community. Activities will include seed collection. Individuals who have not yet volunteered must first complete a waiver online. Those with a waiver on file should contact Emily Kenny, volunteer services supervisor, at 815-722-7364 or [email protected] to reserve your spot. Participants should dress for outdoor work, including sturdy...

  • Will County Calendar

    Updated Sep 19, 2022
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    Tuesday, Sept. 27 - Plum Creek Nature Center, Crete Township. Seed Saving and Sips: 6-7:30 p.m. Learn about seed saving and easy-to-grow flowers and then spend some time harvesting and sorting seeds to plant in your garden next spring. While sorting, chat about gardening and sip a BYOB beverage; beer and wine only, please, for alcoholic beverages. Participants will leave with seeds from each flower variety, storage envelopes and growing information. Ages 21 or older; $5 per person....

  • Will County Calendar

    Updated Sep 19, 2022
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    Sunday, October 23rd from 8 AM to 11 AM The Lockport American Legion Auxiliary Unit 18 is hosting a PANCAKE BREAKFAST at the post on 151st and Archer Ave in Lockport. Stop by and enjoy a great breakfast of all-you-can-eat pancakes, bacon, sausage, potatoes, scrambled eggs and our homemade biscuits and gravy. Tickets are just $8 for adults, children 5 and under are free. The profits from our event will be used to help local area veterans....

  • Will County Calendar

    Updated Sep 18, 2022
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    Thursday, October 20, 2002 9:00AM- 10:00AM The community is invited to drop by for coffee and donuts with Dr. Paul Schrik, superintendent of Troy Community School District 30-C. The district’s fall "Coffee with the Superintendent" is a time parents, residents, business owners and other interested parties can meet the superintendent in an informal setting to ask questions or to just chat. There is no structured agenda, and those interested can drop in any time during the hour. The event will also be attended by Troy A...

  • Cook County Calendar

    Updated Sep 18, 2022

    Seventh Annual Butterfly Run Walk & Flutter to Support Grieving Families Following Child Loss Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 9 a.m. Busse Woods, Ned Brown Grove #26 in Elk Grove Village, 60008 Missing Pieces, Greater Illinois Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition, and The HAP Foundation will be hosting the annual Butterfly 5K to run, walk, and flutter in support of families and communities impacted by a child’s death. The death of a child is unimaginable and yet, for more than 2,500 families in Illinois each year it is a r...

  • Will County Calendar

    Updated Sep 11, 2022

    September 24, 2022 Oswego’s Little White School Museum Hosts Four Historic Oswego Area Farms The Oswegoland Heritage Association has sponsored popular tours of Oswego’s collection of in-town urban barns for a few years. Now they believe it’s time to head out into the countryside to visit some of the area’s classic—and historic—rural farmsteads. On Saturday, Sept. 24, the heritage association will host, “Oswego History Tour – Legacy Farms,” bus tours, one at 11 a.m. and the second at 1 p.m., of three area farms. Both tours...

  • Cook County Calendar

    Updated Sep 4, 2022

    Friday, September 30 Adult Fall Nature Walk: Foraging 1PM-2:30PM Join one of our naturalists as we stroll the grounds of Lake Katherine looking for wild edible food. Learn how to identify and safely consume our natural foodstuffs. $10 per person. Pre-registration required....

  • Cook County Calendar

    Updated Sep 4, 2022

    Saturdaym September 17 Family Fishing Day 8:00 am to 10:00 am $15 per person Fishing and fun for the whole family at Lake Katherine. Catch and Release...

  • Cook County Calendar

    Updated Sep 4, 2022

    Wednesday, September 7 6:15-7:30pm & 6:30-7:45pm Evening Kayak & Canoe Tours Enjoy a guided kayak or canoe tour of Lake Katherine with our naturalists at dusk. There will be two groups of 10. $15 per person....

  • Cook County Calendar

    Updated Sep 4, 2022

    September 10, 2022 2nd Annual Morton Grove Sustainability Expo Saturday 10:00am – 1:00pm Morton Grove Civic Center 6140 Dempster Street Morton Grove, IL 60053 Free Admission! Exploring various exhibits from over 25 eco-friendly retailers, suppliers and organizations. Check out all the energy-saving products, giveaways, and information on greener alternatives to everyday things. This year’s event features: Bicycle recycling from The Recyclery Prescription drug disposal through the Cook County Sheriff’s Office Electric car s...

  • DuPage County Calendar

    Updated Sep 4, 2022

    Sunday, Sept. 18 | 1 p.m. Opening of the Grand Garden Included free with timed-entry admission to the Arboretum The Morton Arboretum will be opening its lush, colorful new 2-acre “The Grand Garden” to the public at 1 p.m., Sept. 18, as part of its yearlong centennial celebration. The centrally located gathering space, just steps away from the Visitor Center, spans the length of about two-and-a-half football fields. Volunteer docents will be available throughout the garden until 4 p.m. on the opening day to answer que...

  • DuPage County Calendar

    Updated Sep 4, 2022

    Sunday, Sept. 11 |7 a.m. to dusk Tails on the Trails $5 per dog During the Tails on the Trails dog-friendly event, guests can explore the Arboretum’s 16 miles of trails, visit the Pet Expo with vendors from local businesses and organizations, and learn about dog adoption and volunteering opportunities at local animal shelters. Dog-friendly days are the only times that non-service dogs are allowed in cars or on the grounds of the Arboretum. Dogs are welcome during Tails on the Trails from 7 a.m. to sunset. The vendor expo r...

  • Will County Calendar

    Updated Sep 4, 2022

    Sunday, September 11 Lockport American Legion Auxiliary John Olson Unit 18 is holding its annual FALL MUM SALE at the post on 151 st and Archer Ave in Lockport. Plants will be available from 10 AM until sold out . We invite everyone to stop by and choose a beautiful mum plant to decorate their home or business. Our plants come in a variety of colors and are just $12 each. All profits from our event will be used to help local area veterans....

  • Will County Calendar

    Updated Sep 4, 2022

    Thursday, Sept. 15 Mountain Men (Zoom Webinar): 6:30-7:30 p.m. (online) The year is 1842. Illinois is still a frontier state. Join the Forest Preserve as John is interviewed about his extraordinary life as one of the mountain men who inherited the fur trade from French voyageurs. Free, ages 13 or older. Registration is required by Sept. 15....

  • Will County Calendar

    Updated Sep 4, 2022

    Friday, Sept 16 Twilight Outdoor Nature Painting: 5-7 p.m. Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Bolingbrook. Follow step-by-step instructions to make a twilight tree masterpiece. This program is perfect for beginners and all equipment is included. Participants may bring their own adult beverages to enjoy (beer and wine only, please). Light refreshments will be available. Cost: $20 per person. For ages 21 or older. Register by Sept. 13....

  • Will County Calendar

    Updated Sep 4, 2022

    Saturday, Sept. 17, Morning Bird Hike: 8-10 a.m. Monee Reservoir. Join a guided hike in search of migrating birds. Birders of all experience levels are welcome. Bring binoculars and your favorite bird guide. Free, ages 16 or older. Register by Sept. 16....

  • Will County Calendar

    Updated Sep 4, 2022

    Saturday, Sept 17 Migratory Bird Hike: 8-10 a.m Lake Renwick Preserve – Turtle Lake Access, Plainfield. Join the Forest Preserve for a guided hike in search of amazing waterfowl, soaring eagles and beautiful songbirds. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. Meet in the parking lot at the Plainfield Township offices on Lockport Street. Free, ages 7 or older. Register by Sept. 15....

  • Will County Calendar

    Updated Sep 4, 2022

    Saturday, Sept. 17, History at Home – Trail of Death (Zoom Webinar): 2-2:30 p.m (online) Between September and November 1828, more than 850 Potawatomi made the journey from Indiana through Illinois, eventually ending in Kansas in what became known as the Trail of Death. In this brief virtual overview, learn more about the forced removal and commemorate the lives of the people who lived it. Free, ages 13 or older. Register by Sept. 17....

  • Will County Calendar

    Updated Sep 4, 2022

    Sunday, Sept. 18 Paws on Industry at Joliet Iron Works: 10-11:30 a.m. Joliet Iron Works Historic Site, Joliet. Joliet’s once thriving industrial plant rivaled Pittsburgh’s steel power and was the attraction for many immigrants coming to this area. You and your dog are invited to explore the stone foundations with an interpretive naturalist. All dogs must be on a leash no longer than 10 feet and be socialized for crowds. Owners are responsible for picking up after their pets. Free, ages 16 or older. Register by Sept. 16....

  • DuPage County Calendar

    Updated Sep 4, 2022

    September 17 Maine Stay Youth and Family Services 16th annual 80-family Maine Township Community Garage Sale that will be held from 9 am-3 pm in the Maine Township Town Hall parking lot. Come by and shop, have lunch, or enter to win one of two children's bicycles that will be given away....

  • Cook County Calendar

    Updated Sep 4, 2022

    Saturday, October 29 9am-2pm Morton Grove All Holiday Faire Morton Grove Civic Center, 6140 Dempster Street, Morton Grove IL Vendors will offer the best for you to plan your events! FREE ADMISSION...

  • DuPage County Calendar

    Updated Sep 4, 2022
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    Saturday, September 10, 2022 The District 99 Education Foundation (d99ef.org) will host the first "D99 Block Party" from 2-6:30 p.m. in the parking lot on the west side of North High School in Downers Grove, located at 4436 Main Street in Downers Grove. Admission to the event, which will include games and live music, is free for all ages. Refreshments from variety of food trucks will be on site for purchase. Attendees are asked to park in the main lot on Main Street, which is east of the building, and follow signs to the...

  • Will County Calendar

    Updated Aug 31, 2022

    Friday, Sept. 16 Campfire Cooking: 5-7 p.m. Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve, Crete Township. Make meals and desserts using pie irons, foil packets and Dutch ovens at the Goodenow Grove campground. All ingredients will be provided. After eating your fill, stay awhile and enjoy a relaxing campfire. Or better yet, reserve a campsite and stay the night. Cost: $20 for those 13 and older; children 12 and younger are free. Register by Sept. 14....

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