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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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Class Act Drama Class
Now - Feb. 25, 2017 , Saturdays Grades 1-5; 9am-10:15am; Grades 6-12; 10:30am-12pm
6 Saturdays All Levels of Interest Welcome! Students meet on the indoor theatre stage to learn creative dramatics, stage terminology and group dynamics while working on a fun skit for the finale. The course provides a wonderful introduction to theatre, as well as an expansion of theatre knowledge....More Info
Cost: Grades 1-5 $60.00; Grades 6-12 $65.00 Event Type: Performing Arts
Will-Joliet Bicentennial Park
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3760
Morning Bird Hike
Feb. 25, 2017 - Feb. 25, 2017 , 8-10 a.m.
Join a naturalist for a crisp winter morning walk in a Forest Preserve District of Will County preserve to find out how many birds are staying put for winter. Winter is a great time for bird-watching because the birds are easier to spot without the leaves on the trees. Dress for the weather and bring your binoculars an...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation Nature
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Ave.
Monee, IL 60449
708-946-2216
Track Car Expo
Feb. 25, 2017 - Feb. 25, 2017 , 9:30am - 2:00pm
Autobahn has selected a group of regionally and nationally recognized vendors representing a wide variety of track car solutions suitable for lapping or competing at Autobahn. After a presentation from Autobahn and an introduction to each vendor, you can meet one-on-one to discuss your specific needs and questions. Man...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation Other
Autobahn Country Club
3795 CenterPoint Way
Joliet, IL 60436
815-722-2223
Good People Directed by Kevin Trudeau
Now - Feb. 26, 2017 , Thursday, Fridays, Saturday Feb 25 at 4:00pm and 8pm; Sundays 2:30pm matinees
Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, this month's paycheck only covers last month's bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction, Margie thinks an old fling, who's made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fres...More Info
Cost: Adults $10; Seniors/Students $9; Lewis Students $2 Event Type: Performing Arts
Lewis University
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446-2200
815-836-5250
A Night at the Movies
Feb. 26, 2017 - Feb. 26, 2017 , 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Celebrate the best movies of the year with a live broadcast on the big screen. Walk the red carpet, and get your picture taken from the local paparazzi. Glam it up and dress up! Enjoy hardy appetizers, special cocktails, and fun games like blockbuster bingo. Get your own Hollywood star to take home. Fun for all ages! ...More Info
Cost: $15.00 includes appetizers & more! Event Type: Performing Arts Other Dining
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3760
Gyotaku: The Art of Fish Painting
Feb. 26, 2017 - Feb. 26, 2017 , 1-3 p.m.
Discover this historical Japanese art form and make your own Gyotaku print using fish replicas. This free Forest Preserve District of Will County program is for ages 12 and older. Registration is required; call 815-722-9470....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Arts/Crafts Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane, McKinley Woods
Channahon, IL 60410
815-722-9470
Cartooning with Ed Smith
Feb. 28, 2017 - Feb. 28, 2017 , 6:30pm - 7:20pm
Registration is now open, make plans to attend now! This is a beginner cartooning class.....More Info
Cost: $5.00 to cover art Supply Costs Event Type: Education/History Arts/Crafts
White Oak Library/Lockport Branch
121 E. 8th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
(815) 838-0755
Fat Tuesday's "All That Jazz" Mardi Gras Party - Matinee Theater
Feb. 28, 2017 - Feb. 28, 2017 , Matinee Event - please call/email Margee for Details
Begin your day with a self-guided tour of The Jacob Henry Mansion. Treat yourself to homemade Jambalaya for lunch, and enjoy the toe-tapping music of the New Orleans style "Four Star Brass Band", as they bring the "Louisiana sizzle" to Joliet! Price includes tour, lunch and show....More Info
Cost: $48.00 (inclusive) Event Type: Other
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
(815) 722-1420
Mardi Gras
Feb. 28, 2017 - Feb. 28, 2017 , 02/28/2017
Big Fish Grille will be celebrating Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday February 28th. Live Music, great food, hurricanes and of course beads...More Info
Event Type: Festivals Dining
Big Fish Grille
27425 S. Will Road
Wilmington, IL 60481
(815) 476-9331
Nature Play Day
Mar. 1, 2017 - Mar. 1, 2017 , 10-11:30 a.m.
Children ages 3-5 and their parents are invited to this free nature-themed program offered by the Forest Preserve District of Will County. Enjoy hikes, stories, games, dancing, art and more while socializing with other parents and children. Be prepared for indoor and outdoor activities and dress for the weather. Regist...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Arts/Crafts Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, IL 60410
815-722-9470
Mussels, Moonshine, Music: Mississippi Valley Migrants in the 20th Century
Mar. 2, 2017 - Mar. 2, 2017 , 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Learn about the Americans who worked along or on rivers in the Midwest or upper South as sharecroppers, fishermen, mussel shellers, button cutters, traveling minstrels and even moonshiners. This Forest Preserve District of Will County program is for ages 10 and older. Registration is required; call 815-722-9470. This p...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Arrowhead Community Center
24856 W Eames St.
Channahon, IL 60410
815-722-9470
Improv Uncorked
Mar. 3, 2017 - Mar. 3, 2017 , 6:30pm - 9:00pm
New to improv? This is a great time to give it a try. Fun, on-stage games that get the audience involved. Improv wiz? Bring your creative self and hone your humor skills. Laughs abound whether you're on-stage or in the audience! Doors open at 6:30 pm. Wet your whistle and grab a snack. Improv games begin at 7:00 pm....More Info
Cost: $5.00 Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3760
Meet an 18th Century Fur Trader
Mar. 3, 2017 - Mar. 3, 2017 , 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Visit with Andre, a French voyageur, during this Forest Preserve District of Will County program. Andre will share information about life on the rivers and what it's like to be a fur trader in the 1700s. The free program is for all ages. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane, McKinley Woods
Channahon, IL 60410
815-722-9470
Boating Safety Q&A
Mar. 4, 2017 - Mar. 4, 2017 , Noon-2 p.m.
The Forest Preserve District of Will County has partnered with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary to present a program on boating safety. Pick up some tips on how to stay safe and find out about the auxiliary's upcoming certification class. Registration is not required. Drop in anytime between noon and 2 p.m. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, IL 60410
815-722-9470
Maple Syrup Magic
Mar. 4, 2017 - Mar. 4, 2017 , 1-3 p.m.
This all-ages Forest Preserve District of Will County program explores the history and techniques involved with syrup making. Learn how it's made, then find sugar maple trees on site and try some real maple syrup. Registration is required by March 2. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S. Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60401
708-946-2216
Prairie Tides: Discover Illinois & Michigan Canal History
Mar. 5, 2017 - Mar. 5, 2017 , 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
The Forest Preserve District of Will County will air a Canal Corridor Association film on the history and rich culture of the I&M Canal. Runtime is one hour, and the movie will start on the half hour. This all-ages program is being held in connection with the Smithsonian Institution's traveling "Water|Ways" exhibit, wh...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane, McKinley Woods
Channahon, IL 60410
815-722-9470
11th Annual Streator Taste of the Town
Mar. 8, 2017 - Mar. 8, 2017 , 5:30 to 9 p.m.
The Eleventh Annual Taste of the Town is being held on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Knights of Columbus in Streator. The event will benefit Blessings in a Backpack, Operation Snowball, Streator Walldogs, and Voluntary Action Center/Meals on Wheels. Enjoy delicious signature dishes from area restaurants and a sil...More Info
Cost: 25 to 75 Event Type: Dining
Knights of Columbus
806 Oakley Ave
Streator, IL 61364
Astrono Monee
Mar. 8, 2017 - Mar. 8, 2017 , 7:30-9 p.m.
Winter is a great time to view celestial objects because darkness comes early and the skies are cold and clear. This Forest Preserve District of Will County Program will start indoors at the visitor center where participants will learn how to read and use a star chart. If skies are clear, the program will move outdoors...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Nature
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Ave.
Monee, IL 60449
708-534-8499
Nature Play Day
Mar. 8, 2017 - Mar. 8, 2017 , 10-11:30 a.m.
Children ages 3-5 and their parents are invited to this free nature-themed program offered monthly by the Forest Preserve District of Will County. Enjoy hikes, stories, games, dancing, art and more while socializing with other parents and children. Be prepared for indoor and outdoor activities and dress for the weather...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Arts/Crafts Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S. Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60401
708-946-2216
Pre-history on the Prairie: Archaeological Explorations at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
Mar. 9, 2017 - Mar. 9, 2017 , 6:30pm
In August 2016, archaeologists and Midewin volunteers conducted archaeological investigations at the Middle Grant Creek site located within Midewin. The dig uncovered an interesting array of late prehistoric artifacts along with preserved plant and animal remains. Discover what was uncovered and learn about plans ...More Info
Event Type: Education/History
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-423-6370
Wonders of Water Photo Contest
Now - Mar. 11, 2017
Wonders of Water, a Forest Preserve District of Will County photo contest highlighting the beauty and importance of Will County's waterways, will run through Saturday, March 11. Participants should photograph their favorite creeks, lakes, ponds and rivers and submit the pictures to the Forest Preserve District. Con...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts Nature
Forest Preserves of Will County
17540 W. Laraway Road
Joliet, IL 60433
815-727-8700
Water|Ways
Now - Mar. 11, 2017 , Varies
"Water|Ways" is a traveling exhibit that examines the significance of water in the human experience from a wide variety of perspectives: historic, environmental, economic, political, artistic and more. For six weeks, the exhibit will be on display at the Forest Preserve District of Will County's Four Rivers Environment...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Nature Ongoing
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, IL 60410
815-722-9470
Celebrating All Things irish
Mar. 11, 2017 - Mar. 11, 2017 , 7pm
Hear Irish stories and tall tales! Enjoy Irish snacks and food....More Info
Cost: yes Event Type: Performing Arts
Reddick Mansion Association
100 W. Lafayette Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-6100
Extinction Eras of Illinois
Mar. 11, 2017 - Mar. 11, 2017 , 2-3 p.m.
Travel through time to learn about the geology of Illinois and the extinct animals that once lived here. This Forest Preserve District of Will County program will also feature a closer look at Isle a la Cache Museum's growing fossil collection. The program is for ages 13 and older. Registration is required by March 9. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. Romeo Road
Romeoville, IL 60446
815-886-1467
Maple Sugaring Spring Fever
Mar. 11, 2017 - Mar. 11, 2017 , 10am - 4pm
$12/adult, $10/senior (62+), $8/youth (4–12), Naperville residents* and members are free $13/Scout, $11/adult with Scout group Welcome warmer weather and shake off cabin fever during Naper Settlement's annual tribute to the changing of the seasons. Learn the time-honored method of collecting sap the old-fas...More Info
Cost: $12/adult, $10/senior (62+), $8/youth (4–12), Naperville residents* and members are free Event Type: Education/History
Naper Settlement
523 S. Webster Street
Naperville, IL 60540
630-420-6010
Water St Market Kick-Off Event
Mar. 11, 2017 - Mar. 11, 2017 , 9:00am - 2:00pm
A monthly market is expected to be held on the first Saturday of the month in the downtown antique district of Wilmington, IL on Water Street. To kick-off the season Two Hounds Antiques is holding an indoor market at the Wilmington Island Park District. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Shopping
Wilmington Downtown Merchants Association
202 N. Water Street
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-926-2741
Freedom: A History of US
Now - Mar. 12, 2017
This traveling exhibition from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History documents and illustrates critical figures and events while tracing the evolving concept of freedom from founding until 1968. Among the highlights are a rare 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence, a printed draft and the official...More Info
Cost: Included with daily admission Event Type: Education/History
Naper Settlement
523 S. Webster Street
Naperville, IL 60540
630-420-6010
History Speaks Lecture Series: Helen Keller – A Life Nearly Lost
Mar. 12, 2017 - Mar. 12, 2017 , 4pm - 5pm
Advance tickets save $2 each Helen Keller overcame adversity through the help of Anne Sullivan, a determined young teacher would find the key to unlock Helen's prison. Through Anne's diligence and perseverance, Helen would become a world renowned speaker and advocate for the disabled. This program, originally commi...More Info
Cost: Day of Event: $10/adult, $9/youth (4–12), student and Settlement-6 members and above Event Type: Education/History
Naper Settlement
523 S. Webster Street
Naperville, IL 60540
630-420-6010
Leprechaun Zero K "Run"
Mar. 12, 2017 - Mar. 12, 2017 , 12:00pm Registration Opens, 1:00pm
Walking is encouraged. Some running... tolerated. Walking is good for you... so you don't spill your drink! *Travel ALL the way from Jefferson Street to Western Avenue (alright...it's a wee shy of 2 blocks) *Are you registered? FREE lucky t-shirt & PRIZES for best wearin'o the green. Dress to impress *Plenty'o ...More Info
Cost: $25.00 before March 8, $30.00 after March 8 Event Type: Sports/Recreation Other Wine Tasting
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3760
Leprechaun Zero K "Run"
Mar. 12, 2017 - Mar. 12, 2017 , 12:00pm Registration Opens, 1:00pm
Walking is encouraged. Some running... tolerated. Walking is good for you... so you don't spill your drink! *Travel ALL the way from Jefferson Street to Western Avenue (alright...it's a wee shy of 2 blocks) *Are you registered? FREE lucky t-shirt & PRIZES for best wearin'o the green. Dress to impress *Plenty'o ...More Info
Cost: $25.00 before March 8, $30.00 after March 8 Event Type: Sports/Recreation Other Wine Tasting
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3760
Living History Demonstration
Mar. 12, 2017 - Mar. 12, 2017 , Noon-3 p.m.
Enjoy history up close and personal during the Forest Preserve District of Will County's "Living History Demonstration." Volunteer Isle a la Cache Brigade re-enactors portray cooks, seamstresses, voyageurs, soldiers and craftsmen from the 18th century fur trade era. Registration is not required for this all-ages progra...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. Romeo Road
Romeoville, IL 60446
815-886-1467
Maple Sugaring Spring Fever
Mar. 12, 2017 - Mar. 12, 2017 , 1pm - 4pm
$12/adult, $10/senior (62+), $8/youth (4–12), Naperville residents* and members are free $13/Scout, $11/adult with Scout group Welcome warmer weather and shake off cabin fever during Naper Settlement's annual tribute to the changing of the seasons. Learn the time-honored method of collecting sap the old-fashi...More Info
Cost: Day of Event: $10/adult, $9/youth (4–12), student and Settlement-6 members and above Event Type: Education/History
Naper Settlement
523 S. Webster Street
Naperville, IL 60540
630-420-6010
"St. Patrick's Celebration" - Matinee Theater
Mar. 15, 2017 - Mar. 15, 2017 , Matinee Show - please call/email Margee for details
Begin your day with a self-guided tour of The Jacob Henry Mansion. Experience Aunt Annie's famous Award-winning Corned Beef and Cabbage and enjoy the tradition of Celtic music, as we sing along to traditional Irish songs from "Mulligan Stew". Close your eyes and enjoy as we take you back to the "Emerald Isle"! Price...More Info
Cost: $48.00 (inclusive) Event Type: Other
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
(815 722-1420
Dinner & A Little History: Charlie MeHarry, Gene Staley, and the Changing Illinois Landscape
Mar. 16, 2017 - Mar. 16, 2017 , 5:30pm Cocktails, 6:00pm Dinner
A major transformation of the agricultural landscape occurred between 1922 and 1940 as soybeans replaced wheat and oats on many Illinois farms, especially in the state's central prairie region. Decatur businessman A. E. (Gene) Staley is well known for his role in promoting soybeans and finding uses for this new crop. ...More Info
Cost: $24 (CCA members) or $29 (non-members) or just the lecture for is free. Event Type: Education/History Dining
Lock 16 Cafe
754 First Street
La Salle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Busy Beavers Craft Club
Mar. 18, 2017 - Mar. 18, 2017 , 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
This Forest Preserve District of Will County program features nature-themed crafts for participants to make and take home. The March 18 session involves making a clay fossil. The program is for ages 15 and younger. Registration is not required. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Arts/Crafts Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. Romeo Road
Romeoville, IL 60446
815-886-1467
Woodcock Walk
Mar. 18, 2017 - Mar. 18, 2017 , 6:30-8 p.m.
This Forest Preserve District of Will County program features the male woodcock and its extraordinary courtship performance. Normally timid and elusive, the woodcock is readily observed during the early spring breeding season when he leaves the safety of the forest to attract a mate. The evening will begin with a woodc...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Hickory Creek Preserve – LaPorte Road Access, Hickory Hollow Shelter
LaPorte Road, east of Wolf Road
Mokena, IL 60448
708-946-2216
Living with Wildlife
Mar. 23, 2017 - Mar. 23, 2017 , 7-8:30 p.m.
This Forest Preserve District of Will County program will feature proven methods that can be used to prevent or solve wildlife problems around your home. The program is for ages 16 and older. Registration is required by March 21. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. Romeo Road
Romeoville, IL 60446
815-886-1467
Window on an Ancient World: The Milton Sanderson Dominican Amber Collection
Mar. 23, 2017 - Mar. 23, 2017 , 6:30pm
Amber has been admired by people since antiquity. Today, we know that amber is the fossilized resin of ancient trees, yet its allure is still as strong and it continues to instill a sense of wonder. The plants and animals preserved within the amber provides a unique window into the distant past. The Milton Sanderson co...More Info
Event Type: Education/History
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-423-6370
"The Guys Who Gave Us Rock!" by Skip Griparis
Mar. 24, 2017 - Mar. 24, 2017 ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3760
Egg-Streme Night Hunt
Mar. 24, 2017 - Mar. 24, 2017 , 6:30pm-8pm
Hop on over to Prairie Bluff for a fun-filled night with the Easter Bunny and much more! The night will feature a family entertainer, pizza and drinks, and egg hunt outside. Don't forget your flashlight! In case of inclement weather, the egg hunt will be inside. Pre-registration is required for each person attending. ...More Info
Cost: $8 Resident, $10 Non-Resident Event Type: Holiday
Lockport Township Park District
1911 S. Lawrence Ave.
Lockport, IL 60441
815-838-1183
About Boating Safely Certification Course
Mar. 25, 2017 - Mar. 25, 2017 , 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Forest Preserve District of Will County is partnering with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary to offer an "About Boating Safely" certification class. This eight-hour course is for anyone who boats on local area rivers and lakes. The class is for ages 12 and older. Registration is required by March 18. ...More Info
Cost: $40 per person Event Type: Education/History Sports/Recreation
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, IL 60410
815-722-9470
Guitar Biz 101 with David Tilghman & More
Mar. 25, 2017 - Mar. 25, 2017 ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3760
Guitar Biz 101 with David Tilghman & More
Mar. 25, 2017 - Mar. 25, 2017 ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3760
POCO-A-POCO Auditions
Mar. 25, 2017 - Mar. 25, 2017
Summer Music Camp Auditions, Park Presbyterian Church, led by Streator native Kate Tombaugh and her husband, Steve Weimer. ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Other
Park Presbyterian Church
201 N Vermillion St
Streator, IL 61364
8156722055
So You Think You Can Step - High School Step Competition
Mar. 25, 2017 - Mar. 25, 2017 , 3:00 pm
The women of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated - Eta Chi Zeta Chapter (Joliet, Illinois), will host its annual high school step competition, So You Think You Can Step on Saturday, March 25 at 3:00 p.m., at Naperville North High School located at 899 Mill Street in Naperville, Ill....More Info
Cost: $10.00 Event Type: Performing Arts
899 Mill Street, Joliet IL
Wau-Bun: Stories of the Early Days with Juliette Kinzie
Mar. 25, 2017 - Mar. 25, 2017 , 2-3:30 p.m.
In the early 1800s, a New England girl met and married the famous fur trader John H. Kinzie. Together they shared adventures in the "great wilderness" of Illinois. Chicago actress Betsey Means portrays Mrs. Kinzie in all her passion and curiosity. The program is for ages 12 and older. Registration is required by March ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Story Telling
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. Romeo Road
Romeoville, IL 60446
815-886-1467
Woodcock Walk
Mar. 25, 2017 - Mar. 25, 2017 , 6:30-8 p.m.
This Forest Preserve District of Will County program features the male woodcock and its extraordinary courtship performance. Normally timid and elusive, the woodcock is readily observed during the early spring breeding season when he leaves the safety of the forest to attract a mate. The evening will begin with a woodc...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S. Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60401
708-946-2216
Guided Winter Hikes
Now - Mar. 26, 2017 , 11:00am-2:00pm Saturday & Sunday December-March
Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles from the lodge to LaSalle Canyon. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. After leaving LaSalle Canyon the hike continues to Eagles Cliff and Lover's Leap for the best view of the ma...More Info
Cost: $12.00 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Routes 178 & 71
Utica, IL 61373
(815)220-7386
Bee a Beekeeper!:Introduction to Successful Beekeeping
Now - Mar. 28, 2017 , 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays
This Forest Preserve District of Will County offering will meet from 6-8 p.m. every Tuesday during the six-week course. Learn how to become a successful beekeeper from advanced beekeeper Mike Rusnak. For a preview of the workshop, read "The Backyard Beekeeper" by Kim Flottum. Books may be purchased at the nature center...More Info
Cost: $40 per person Event Type: Education/History Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S. Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60401
708-946-2216
Tasty Tuesday
Mar. 28, 2017 - Mar. 28, 2017
Join us for Tasty Tuesday. Tickets are $25.00 per person for mini course meals and drinks. You and your guest or guests come to try and rate a variety of food and beverage tastings. Tasty Tuesday events help us with future menu development and/or weekly specials. The opinion of our customers is the key to Tasty Tuesd...More Info
Cost: $25.00 Event Type: Dining
Pine Hills Bar & Restaurant
1665 N. 2501 Road
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-3985
"Mystery in the Mansion" - Matinee Theater
Mar. 30, 2017 - Mar. 30, 2017 , Matinee Event - please call/email Margee for Details
When you arrive at The Jacob Henry Mansion, the mystery and luncheon begins to unfold together. This personalized mystery is filled with intrigue, suspense and fun...and the killer is actually one of you! Everyone becomes involved to solve the "Mystery in the Mansion". Price includes lunch, mystery and self-guided t...More Info
Cost: $50.00 (inclusive) Event Type: Other
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
(815) 722-1420
D91 Dodgeball Tournament
Mar. 31, 2017 - Mar. 31, 2017 , 6:30pm
Annual Adult Dodgeball Tournament sponsored by the District 91 Education Foundation on March 31st. Proceeds benefit Milne-Kelvin Grove District 91 students & programming. This event is open to the public, with raffles, drawings and concessions available. Mark your calendar for a GREAT TIME! Adult Teams can register onl...More Info
Cost: $100.00/team Event Type: Sports/Recreation Other
Kelvin Grove Jr High School
808 Adams St
Lockport, IL 60441
Prairie Singers' Spring Performance
Mar. 31, 2017 - Apr. 1, 2017 , 7:00pm
Enjoy a wonderful musical performance followed by delicious refreshments. ...More Info
Cost: yes Event Type: Performing Arts
Reddick Mansion Association
100 W. Lafayette Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-6100
Baby Animal SOS
Apr. 1, 2017 - Apr. 1, 2017 , 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Learn about the newborn wildlife living in our forest preserves (and possibly your backyard) and the protocol to follow should your trails cross with theirs. This Forest Preserve District of Will County program is for ages 10 and older. Registration is required by March 30; call 815-886-1467....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th St. (Romeo Road)
Romeoville, IL 60446
815-886-1467
Bunny Brunch & Egg Hunt
Apr. 1, 2017 - Apr. 1, 2017 , 8:30am-10am, 11am-12:30pm
Come out with the family to enjoy a buffet-style breakfast with all of your favorite foods. All registered children will receive a special bunny gift/craft. We will have a special egg hunt following each brunch. Don't forget your basket and camera! All those attending event MUST register!...More Info
Cost: $12 (0-11yrs.), $17 (12+ yrs.) Event Type: Holiday
Lockport Township Park District
1911 S. Lawrence Ave.
Lockport, IL 60441
815-838-1183
Taste of Mardi Gras
Apr. 1, 2017 - Apr. 1, 2017 , 12:30pm
Enjoy seven small courses of specially prepared Cajun foods paired, each paired with some of your favorite August Hill and Illinois Sparkling Co. wines at the "Taste of Mardi Gras." There will be beads for all, games, and fun. The cost is $50 per person (plus tax) for Insider's Wine Club members (up to 2 people per ...More Info
Cost: $50.00-$55.00 per person Event Type: Festivals Dining
Cajun Connection
897 E. US Highway 6
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-9855
Water St. Market
Apr. 1, 2017 - Apr. 1, 2017 , 9:00am - 3:00pm
The Water St. Flea Market is a monthly Pop-Up Market held the First Saturday of every month (April through October) from 9am-3pm along Historic N Water St. in Wilmington IL featuring hand crafted, vintage, and antique goods. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Shopping
Water St., Wilmington, IL
202 N. Water St.
Wilmington, IL 60481
8159262741
All U Can Eat Fish Fry
Mar. 3, 2017 - Apr. 14, 2017
Big Fish Grille will be offering our annual All u can eat Fish Fry every Friday during lent. Friday March 3rd- April 14th. ...More Info
Event Type: Dining
Big Fish Grille
27425 S. Will Road
Wilmington, IL 60481
(815) 476-9331

 





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