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EVENTS IN DU PAGE FOREST PRESERVES: FEB. 11 – 17

DuPage Forest Preserves Calendar of Events


Monday, Feb. 11
First Folio Theatre Presents “Cory Goodrich in Concert” — From her own original music to the best of Broadway, Cory weaves a musical tapestry about life, love and being a mom. 8 – 10 p.m. at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St. in Oak Brook. Ages 14 and up. $25 per person. For tickets, call
630-986-8067, or visit firstfolio.org.


Tuesday, Feb. 12
First Folio Theatre Presents “Cory Goodrich in Concert” — From her own original music to the best of Broadway, Cory weaves a musical tapestry about life, love and being a mom. 8 – 10 p.m. at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St. in Oak Brook. Ages 14 and up. $25 per person. For tickets, call
630-986-8067, or visit firstfolio.org.


Wednesday, Feb. 13
Restoration-in-Progress Tours — Take a docent-guided tour through Mayslake Peabody Estate to learn about the past — and future — of this historic 1920s Tudor Revival-style mansion. Tours begin at
11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St. in Oak Brook. All ages. $5 per person. Registration required for group tours. Call 630-206-9566.


Saturday, Feb. 16
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.

Ice Fishing for Beginners — Learn the basics of ice fishing, including safety, equipment, techniques and tips for forest preserve lakes. Fishing will follow if conditions permit. Equipment and bait provided.
12:30 – 2:30 p.m. at Hidden Lake Forest Preserve in Downers Grove on Route 53 one-quarter mile south of Butterfield Road. Ages 6 and up; under 18 with an adult. Free. Registration begins Feb. 4. Call 630-933-7248.

Restoration-in-Progress Tours — Take a docent-guided tour through Mayslake Peabody Estate to learn about the past — and future — of this historic 1920s Tudor Revival-style mansion. Tours begin at
9:30, 10, 11 and 11:30 a.m. at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St. in Oak Brook. All ages.
$5 per person. Registration required for group tours. Call 630-206-9566.

Taffy-Pulling Party — Tour an 1890s farmhouse, and learn how kids lived more than a century ago. Then, make taffy from molasses to take home during this one-hour program. Sessions at 9:30 and
10:45 a.m. and 1:15 and 2:30 p.m. at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago. Ages 6 and up; under 18 with an adult. $6 per person. To register, call 630-876-5900.


Sunday, Feb. 17
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.

 

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