Prairie Companion

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

Prairie Companion features artwork and specimens from the Illinois State Museum collection that highlight aspects of prairie ecology and how our actions have consequence for prairie survival. Presented in conjunction with Philip Juras’ exhibit celebrating the wide views of prairie preserves, this exhibition considers individual species and details

Lemont Township Scarecrow Trail

Lemont Heritage & Woodland Sanctuary 16300 Alba St., Lemont, IL, United States

Take a walk through the Lemont Heritage & Woodland Sanctuary to see all the Scarecrow Contestants!!


Gallery Seven 200 W. 8th St., Lockport, IL, United States

  A juried exhibition of 2D and 3D art for visual artists of Illinois.  Theme: TIME Special thanks to Angel Ambrose Fine Art Studio for inspiring this year's theme.  

Event Series Hayride of Horror

Hayride of Horror

Dellwood Park Woods Drive, Lockport, United States

Are you one of the brave souls to seek out the underground of Dellwood Park? We dare you to attempt the Curse of the Bayou. This top rated haunted attraction has been hidden in the Canyons below the Hayride of Horror. The veil between the living and

I&M Canal History Tour

Will County Heritage Village 249 West 2nd Street,, Lockport, IL, United States

The expert historian will take you to 5 unique stops along the I&M Canal National Heritage Area from Lockport to Ottawa. Experience the rich history of the canal towns, hear extraordinary stories, discover fun facts and enjoy the fall colors! $50 per person Register by 9/29/23 by

Mazon Creek Fossil Day

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

The Mazon Creek fossil beds are a conservation lagerstätte found near Morris, in Grundy County, Illinois. The fossils are preserved in ironstone concretions, formed approximately 309 million years ago in the mid-Pennsylvanian epoch of the Carboniferous period. Displays of Mazon Creek Fossils. Books on Mazon Creek Fossils

Run with the Nuns

Mt. Assisi Field 13900 Main St, Lemont, IL, United States

Run with the Nuns is a race through natural hills and picturesque scenery and Mount Assisi and the Mount Assisi Convent. This challenging all terrain course features a variety of surfaces from asphalt to grass. All participants will receive a race medal and a dry fit shirt.

The Life of Mother Theresa Dudzik

St. James at Sag Bridge 10600 Archer Avenue, Lemont, IL, United States

  Author Patricia Camalliere and Sister Jeanne Marie of The Franciscan Convent in Lemont will be speaking about the life of Mother Theresa Dudzik. In 1881, Chicago welcomed a young woman, Josephine Dudzik, and her family who had emigrated from Poland. They settled in the vicinity of

Eerie Evening at the Chicago Bridgehouse Museum

McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum 99 Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago, IL, United States

Chicago is rich in spooky tales and electrifyingly eerie hauntings. Immerse yourself in the eerie experiences, sinister stories, delicious drinks, and something certain to be sweet at the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum. Celebrate the haunted season in an elegant fashion at the historic museum on

Freedom Seekers & the Underground Railroad in Chicago & Northeast Illinois

Chicago Maritime Museum 1200 W. 35th St., Chicago, IL, United States

The Chicago Maritime Museum Third Friday lecture series on October 20th, presents a discussion on the development of the Underground Railroad. In the decades before the Civil War, several thousand freedom seekers travelled through Northeastern Illinois. This program outlines their stories and the range of encounters with

Event Series Old Joliet Haunted Prison

Old Joliet Haunted Prison

Old Joliet Prison 1125 Collins St., Joliet, IL, United States

  Located inside the infamous Joliet Correctional Center that closed in 2002, this immersive one-of-a-kind haunted house takes brave souls through the dark, abandoned halls of one of Chicagoland's most haunted buildings. With a rich history of disturbing stories, Chicagoans are invited inside The Old Joliet Haunted

Event Series Scary Stories on “The Volunteer”

Scary Stories on “The Volunteer”

Lock 14 Access Canal Rd &, IL-351, LaSalle, IL, United States

Sunday, October 22nd: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Come and take a spine-tingling journey aboard "The Volunteer" and listen to ghostly legends of our haunted canal towns. Are you brave enough to venture into the unknown? This exclusive tour welcomes guest storytellers, Gary & Susan Roy, as

WWI Gold Star Veterans of Grundy County

Wesley Center 111 W. North St., Morris, IL, United States

  Carter Corsello and Jeff Poundstone of the Grundy County Veterans Legacy Center and Museum have researched and summarized in a book the 38 WWI Gold Star Veterans of Grundy County. They will briefly tell their stories from what their research has uncovered. DUE TO FIRE AT

All Hands on Deck

Chicago Maritime Museum 1200 W. 35th St., Chicago, IL, United States

Mark your calendars for the annual CMMFestival Fundraiser on Thursday, October 26 starting at 6:00 p.m! Enjoy an evening of lively maritime presentations, shanty songs and generous giving, hosted by renowned maritime folk singer Tom Kastle and photographer Barry Butler. This year's theme, "All Hands on Deck,"

Cemetery Walk All Hallows Eve

St. James at Sag Bridge 10600 Archer Avenue, Lemont, IL, United States

Join St. James at Sag Cemetery for their second annual candlelit procession. Hear from saints and martyrs who "come to life." Full evening planned with games, food, ceili, and folk dancing! $2 hot dogs, saint costumes, bring a themed dessert or candy!

Louis Jolliet: A Solid Path through Water

Joliet Area Historical Museum 204 N Ottawa St, Joliet

Louis Jolliet: A Solid Path Through Water, is a one act, one person play written and performed by Jim Healy, in honor of the 350th anniversary of the voyage of Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet down the Mississippi River. Their four month voyage began  May 17th,

15th Annual Utica Veterans Parade/Air Show

Utica Downtown Community Center 200 Mill Street, Utica, IL, United States

The Utica American Legion Pierce Davis Post #731 Invites you to the 15th Annual Utica Veterans Parade/Air Show Noon Commencement & Introductions 1:00 p.m. Parade Complimentary Brunch for All Veterans at the Downtown Community Hall from 8:00 am to noon. TBM WWII Torpedo Bomber T-6 Marine Trainers

2023 Canal Alliance Congress

Four Rivers Environmental Education Center 25055 S Walnut Ln., Channahon, IL, United States

Wednesday,  November 8th, 2023 Canal Alliance Congress is back at the Four Rivers Environmental Education Center in Channahon, but with a different schedule – half-day planning for the second half of the 175th Anniversary of the Canal, and then time to celebrate all the great events, activities,

“Braiding Sweetness” Book Discussion

Sagawau Learning Center 12545 W. 111th St., Lemont, IL, United States

Join the folks at Sagawau Learning Center for a book discussion about “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer. REGISTRATION REQUIRED:Call Sagawau at 630-257-2045.

Folktale Under the New Moon

Little Red Schoolhouse

Join the folks at the Little Red School for a “scary” folktale recited by a LaGrange Park Library librarian during a walk under the darkest day of the month. Then enjoy a bonfire. Ages 9 & up. REGISTRATION REQUIRED:Call Little Red Schoolhouse at 708-839-6897.

28th Annual Grundy County Festival of Trees

Grundy County Historical Society Museum 510 W. Illinois Ave., Morris, United States

The 28th Annual Festival of Trees officially kicks off Thursday, November 16th. Please stop by the Museum to see all of the auction items and to purchase your raffle tickets. The auction is now live--go to Bid Lucky Auction to start bidding! This is the Museum's primary fund raiser

Event Series Could it Be Magic

Could it Be Magic

White Fence Farm 1376 Joliet Road, Romeoville, IL, United States

A fascinating performance looking back at the music of Barry Manilow. One of Brooklyn's most popular singer-songwriters whose songs took the charts by storm in the 1970's. The show includes a few hits that you probably never knew he wrote. Tickets can be purchased by check for

a Neil Diamond Story – White Fence Farm

White Fence Farm 1376 Joliet Road, Romeoville, IL, United States

An engaging performance featuring the music of Neil Diamond and the stories that inspired the songs. This is a must for fans , an education to the uninitiated, this is a tribute show made with true respect for the music - and audience Tickets can be purchased