Growing Up “X”

Illinois State Museum - Lockport Gallery 201 W. 10th St., Lockport, IL, United States

The Growing Up X exhibition explores the toys, technologies and cultural touchstones surrounding Gen Xers in their childhood. Museum visitors will see items familiar to anyone who grew up in the 1970s and 1980s, from telephones with cords, record and cassette players, and an Apple IIe computer

Event Series Heritage Harbor Park Run

Heritage Harbor Park Run

Heritage Harbor Park Run 2 Great Loop West, Ottawa, IL, United States

What is Heritage Harbor parkrun, Ottawa? A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! When is it? Every Saturday at 9:00am. Where is it? The event takes place at Heritage Harbor, 2 Great Loop West,

Event Series Timber & Talent

Timber & Talent

Hume Carnegie Museum 901 Washington St., Mendota, IL, United States

Be sure to check out the new display at Hume Carnegie "Timber and Talent." The museum building was constructed in 1904, one of 2509 libraries built in the U.S in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries with money donated by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. In 1996, after a

The Union Depot Railroad Museum

Union Depot & Railroad Museum 783 Main St., Mendota, United States

The Union Depot Railroad Museum building is what remains of the original grand 1888 Mendota Railroad Station. However, when the society acquired the site it was virtually an empty shell. Many volunteers spent countless hours restoring the building to its original state with ticket office and waiting

Event Series Flute Lessons for Vets

Flute Lessons for Vets

Coal City Public Library 85 N. Garfield St., Coal City, IL, United States

All Veterans are welcome to join us for learning to play the Native American woodwind flute. The flute is music therapy for veterans dealing with PTSD or other mental health issues. Age, knowing how to play an instrument or being able to read music is not a

Dragonflies and Damselflies: The Prairie’s Frequent Fliers

Midewin NTP Conference Room 30239 S. State Route 53, Wilmington, United States

Cindy Crosby, author of "Chasing Dragonflies: A Natural, Cultural, and Personal History" and "The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction", both from Northwestern University Press Discover the fascinating and bizarre lives of these prairie fliers—with plenty of group fun and lively interaction during the presentation. From their unusual life

Springtide Craft Show

Romeoville Recreation Center 900 W. Romeo Rd., Romeoville, IL, United States

Make it a shopping Saturday at Romeoville’s annual Springtide Craft Show! In its 20th year the craft show will showcase many different crafters with products including; candles, jewelry, embroidery, floral arrangements, pet accessories, and more. Free admission and parking will be provided at the event. Concessions will

Lemont Bands Dinner Dance

Ruffled Feathers Golf Club 1 Pete Dye Dr., Lemont, United States

34th Annual Lemont Bands Dinner Dance On Saturday, March 9, 2024, the award-winning Lemont High School Band program will host its 34th Annual Lemont Bands Dinner Dance at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club. Event is open to friends, family, Lemont and beyond! Dinner, dancing, raffles, cash bar. The Sounds of

Stories of Lemont Zine Release Party

The Table Church 102 Stephen St., Lemont, IL, United States

We are excited to spread the news about our upcoming collaboration project release party! Join the Village of Lemont, the Lemont Artists Guild, Lemont Writers Guild, and the Art and Culture Commission for the Stories of Lemont Zine Release party! The 150th Anniversary Zine is dedicated to

History of the I&M Canal in LaSalle County

Bruce & Ollies 166 Mill St., North Utica, IL, United States

Join the LaSalle County Historical Society at Bruce & Ollies for a special history presentation on the Illinois & Michigan Canal in LaSalle County! On hand will also be local artifacts from the museum's archives on the I & M Canal. $10 donation, includes small coffee or scoop of ice

Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner

Grand Hall at Starved Rock Lodge One Lodge Lane, Oglesby, IL, United States

Join us for our series of Trolley Trio Progressive Dinners!   August Hill Winery, Camp Aramoni and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up to create a new unforgettable event filled with wine, spirits, beer and food tastings. Meet at Starved Rock Lodge at 4:45pm, where the Starved Rock Trolley

Voices Out of the Past: Midewin Oral Histories

Midewin NTP Conference Room 30239 S. State Route 53, Wilmington, United States

Dr. Pam Hunte Anthropologist, Vice President Midewin Heritage Association Midewin lands were once farms, and later, an arsenal. The Midewin Heritage Association has conducted interviews with people who lived and worked here. Come hear the memories of local farm families, arsenal workers, and military staff as they

Bunny Bash

Romeoville Recreation Center 900 W. Romeo Rd., Romeoville, IL, United States

Romeoville Recreation Center Annual Bunny Bash The Romeoville Recreation Center is already planning its annual Bunny Bash to help welcome the spring season. The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 22 at the rec center, 900 W. Romeo Road. The Bunny Bash

STEM Fest

Romeoville Branch of White Oak Library District 201 W. Normantown Rd., Romeoville, United States

Science is Awesome! We welcome families, scout troops, teachers, and students of all ages for a fantastic day of science. You will experience outstanding hands-on activities and engaging demonstrations from Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) leaders and innovators. You can get an up-close and personal look

Midwest Morel Fest

Jordan Block Arts & Garden 101 Main St., Ottawa, United States

LEARN, HUNT, BUY...MOREL MUSHROOMS during Ottawa's Midwest Morel Fest. We're excited to welcome back this beloved annual, one-day event in Ottawa, IL. This unique festival offers everything mushrooms from the morel enthusiast to the curious observer! Join us at the Jordan Block (100 Main Street) where you

Event Series Kites in Flight

Kites in Flight

Riverfront Park - Ottawa 400 Clinton St., Ottawa, IL, United States

Kites in Flight This 2-day event will feature professional kite flying demonstrations from the Chicago Kite Company, a designated area for kids/family kite flying, live entertainment the whole family will enjoy, a candy drop, balloon artists, face painting, bounce houses & obstacle course, and much more! Kites