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EVENTS IN DU PAGE FOREST PRESERVES: DEC. 31 – JAN. 6

DuPage Forest Preserves Calendar of Events

Monday, Dec. 31
Christmas Memories House Tours — Discover Victorian Christmas traditions. Enjoy the house decked in greens, savor the aroma of holiday treats, and see the table set for company. Tours begin on the hour 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago. All ages. Free. Registration not required. Call 630-876-5900.


Wednesday, Jan. 2
Archery for All Ages — Learn basic archery techniques and try your hand at the sport in an indoor setting. Equipment provided. 1 – 2:30 p.m. at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St. in Oak Brook. Ages 7 and up; under 18 with an adult. Free. To register, call 630-933-7248.


Thursday, Jan. 3
Archery for All Ages — Learn basic archery techniques and try your hand at the sport in an indoor setting. Equipment provided. 10 – 11:30 a.m. at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St. in Oak Brook. Ages 7 and up; under 18 with an adult. Free. To register, call 630-933-7248.

Christmas Memories House Tours — Discover Victorian Christmas traditions. Enjoy the house decked in greens, savor the aroma of holiday treats, and see the table set for company. Tours begin on the hour 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago. All ages. Free. Registration not required. Call 630-876-5900.


Friday, Jan. 4
Archery for All Ages — Learn basic archery techniques and try your hand at the sport in an indoor setting. Equipment provided. 10 – 11:30 a.m. at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St. in Oak Brook. Ages 7 and up; under 18 with an adult. Free. Registration begins Dec. 21. Call 630-933-7248.

Christmas Memories House Tours — Discover Victorian Christmas traditions. Enjoy the house decked in greens, savor the aroma of holiday treats, and see the table set for company. Tours begin on the hour 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago. All ages. Free. Registration not required. Call 630-876-5900.

Sit and Stitch — Gather in the farmhouse kitchen for tea and cookies as you work on your own crocheting, quilting or knitting. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago. Ages 10 and up; under 15 with an adult. Free. Registration not required. Call
630-876-5900.


Saturday, Jan. 5
Archery for All Ages — Learn basic archery techniques and try your hand at the sport in an indoor setting. Equipment provided. 10 – 11:30 a.m. at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St. in Oak Brook. Ages 7 and up; under 18 with an adult. Free. Registration begins Dec. 26. Call 630-933-7248.

Blacksmithing Demonstrations — Stop by the wagon shed to see the blacksmith repair equipment and demonstrate the tools and techniques of the trade. Demonstrations ongoing. 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago. All ages. Free. Registration not required. Call 630-876-5900.

Christmas Memories House Tours — Discover Victorian Christmas traditions. Enjoy the house decked in greens, savor the aroma of holiday treats, and see the table set for company. Tours begin on the hour 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago. All ages. Free. Registration not required. Call 630-876-5900.

Hard-Water Classic — Take part in a competitive ice-fishing tournament on Blackwell’s Silver Lake followed by an awards ceremony and raffle. Anglers must bring their own bait and gear. Tournament takes place noon – 3:30 p.m. at Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville on Butterfield Road one mile east of Route 59. Check-in begins at 11 a.m. All ages. $15 per person online registration; $20 per person at the event. If ice conditions are unsafe on Jan. 5, the tournament will take place on Feb. 9.Visit signmeup.com/86766, or call 630-876-5931.

Volunteer Restoration Workday — Help restore a natural area by removing nonnative vegetation or planting seed. 9 a.m. – noon at West Chicago Prairie Forest Preserve in West Chicago on Industrial Drive one-half mile south of Hawthorne Lane. Ages 8 and up; under 14 with an adult. Free. Groups of 10 or more must register. Call 630-293-1627.

Christmas Memories House Tours — Discover Victorian Christmas traditions. Enjoy the house decked in greens, savor the aroma of holiday treats, and see the table set for company. Tours begin on the hour 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago. All ages. Free. Registration not required. Call 630-876-5900.

Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides — Enjoy a 15-minute ride through the prairies and woodlands of Danada Forest Preserve as you learn about its history. Wagons are used if there is less than 4 inches of packed snow on the trail. Noon – 3 p.m. at Danada Equestrian Center, 3S507 Naperville Road in Wheaton. $5 per person ages 13 and up; $2 ages 5 – 12; under 5 free. Rides are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups of 15 or more are encouraged to reserve private rides. Call 630-668-6012.

Meet the Beekeepers — Learn about beekeeping equipment and the important role that bees play in our food supply. Then, ask the beekeepers your questions about honey and bees. Demonstrations ongoing. 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago. All ages. Free. Registration not required. Call 630-876-5900.

The Peregrine Falcon — Meet Willowbrook’s peregrine falcon, and learn about these speedy predators. 2 – 3:30 p.m. at Willowbrook Wildlife Center, 525 S. Park Blvd. in Glen Ellyn. Ages 10 and up; under 16 with an adult. $1 per person. To register, call 630-942-6200.

Winter Basics — Spend an afternoon with a ranger, and learn how to prepare for outdoor winter activities. 1 – 3 p.m. at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve in Wheaton on Butterfield Road two miles west of Naperville Road. Ages 7 and up; under 18 with an adult. Free. Registration begins Dec. 26. Call
630-933-7248.

 

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