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EVENTS IN DU PAGE FOREST PRESERVES: NOV. 12 – 18

DuPage Forest Preserves Calendar of Events

For more information on the many programs and places of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, call 630-933-7200, or visit dupageforest.org.

Monday, Nov. 12
Forest Fitness Walk — Join a naturalist for a brisk weekly walk, and enjoy some healthy exercise as you take in the wonders of the woods. 8:30 – 10 a.m. at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve in Wheaton on Butterfield Road two miles west of Naperville Road. Adults only. Free. To register, call 630-850-8110.


Wednesday, Nov. 14
Covered Wagon Tours — Enjoy a 30-minute guided covered wagon ride, and learn about the natural and cultural history of St. James Farm along the way. 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at St. James Farm Forest Preserve in Warrenville at Madison Street and Hoy Avenue. $5 per person ages 13 – 54; $4 ages 55 and up; $2 ages 5 – 12; under 5 free. Registration not required. Call 630-933-7248.


Thursday, Nov. 15
Home-Schoolers Nature Hike — Learn about natural and cultural history while exploring a forest preserve. 1 – 3:30 p.m. at Wayne Grove Forest Preserve in Bartlett on Stearns Road one-half mile east of Route 59. Ages 5 and up; under 18 with an adult. $5 per family. To register, call 630-942-6200.

WDCB Jazz Salon at Mayslake — Enjoy an evening of high-quality jazz featuring the Willie Pickens Trio brought to you by Mayslake Peabody Estate, WDCB Public Radio and the PianoForte Foundation. 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St. in Oak Brook. Adults only. $25 cabaret seating; $20 general admission; $18 seniors over 65, students and groups of six or more. For tickets, call 630-206-9566.


Saturday, Nov. 17
Beekeeping Around the World — Visit Kline Creek Farm’s honey house for an afternoon with Katie Klett, the American Beekeeping Federation’s 2007 Honey Princess. Learn about the importance of bees in our world, and hear about her beekeeping experiences in locations across the globe including India, New Zealand, Viet Nam and China. 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.

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.

Covered Wagon Tours — Enjoy a 30-minute guided covered wagon ride, and learn about the natural and cultural history of St. James Farm along the way. 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at St. James Farm Forest Preserve in Warrenville at Madison Street and Hoy Avenue. $5 per person ages 13 – 54; $4 ages 55 and up; $2 ages 5 – 12; under 5 free. Registration not required. Call 630-933-7248.

Farrier Demonstrations — See the farrier tend to Danada’s herd of  horses and exhibit the tools and techniques of the trade. Demonstrations ongoing. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Danada Equestrian Center,
3S507 Naperville Road in Wheaton. Dates and times subject to change. All ages. Free. Registration not required. Call 630-668-6012.

St. James Farm Walking Tours — Learn about the natural and cultural history of St. James Farm during a leisurely one-mile guided walk. 1:30 – 3 p.m. at St. James Farm Forest Preserve in Warrenville at Madison Street and Hoy Avenue. All ages; under 13 with an adult. Free. Registration not required. Call 630-933-7248.

Volunteer Restoration Workday — Help restore a natural area by removing nonnative vegetation or collecting seed. Two sessions: 8 – 10:30 a.m. at Lyman Woods Forest Preserve, 901 31st St. in Downers Grove. 9 a.m. – noon at Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve in Naperville on Plainfield-Naperville Road one-half mile south of 75th Street. All ages; under 14 with an adult. Free. To register, call 630-933-7681 at least five business days in advance; groups of five or more must call 10 business days in advance.

Sunday, Nov. 18
Covered Wagon Tours — Enjoy a 30-minute guided covered wagon ride, and learn about the natural and cultural history of St. James Farm along the way. 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at St. James Farm Forest Preserve in Warrenville at Madison Street and Hoy Avenue. $5 per person ages 13 – 54; $4 ages 55 and up; $2 ages 5 – 12; under 5 free. Registration not required. Call 630-933-7248.

Meet the Beekeepers — Learn about beekeeping equipment and the important role that bees play in our food supply. Ask the beekeepers 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.

Volunteer Restoration Workday — Help restore a natural area by removing nonnative vegetation or collecting seed. 1 – 4 p.m. at Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve in Naperville on Plainfield-Naperville Road one-half mile south of 75th Street. All ages; under 14 with an adult. Free. To register, call
630-933-7681 at least five business days in advance; groups of five or more must call 10 business days in advance.

 

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