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EVENTS IN DU PAGE FOREST PRESERVES: NOV. 26 – DEC. 2

DuPage Forest Preserves Calendar of Events

Wednesday, Nov. 28
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. 29
Owl Moon Over Mayslake — Learn about the nocturnal hunting skills of great horned and screech owls, and join a naturalist-led hike to try to see and hear them. 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St. in Oak Brook. Ages 6 and up; under 18 with an adult. $3 per person. To register, call 630-850-8110.


Saturday, Dec. 1
Acappellago Concert — Enjoy the a cappella sounds of Acappellago as they perform “Escape to … A Midnight Clear.” 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St. in Oak Brook. All ages. $17 per adult; $14 per student or senior. For tickets, call 708-484-3797, ext. 2.

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.

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.

Talons and Claus — Have your picture taken with Santa and his wildlife friends during a holiday open house. Activities ongoing. Noon – 3:30 p.m. at Willowbrook Wildlife Center, 525 S. Park Blvd. in Glen Ellyn. All ages. Free admission. $10 per photo. Registration not required. Call 630-942-6200.

Volunteer Restoration Workday — Help restore a natural area by removing nonnative vegetation or collecting seed. 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.

Volunteer Restoration Workday — Help restore a natural area by removing nonnative vegetation or collecting 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.


Sunday, Dec. 2
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.

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.

 

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