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 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 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

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

Grundy County Bake Sale

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

This year The Grundy County Historical Society will be hosting a bake sale the week-end before Thanksgiving--Friday, November 17th and Saturday, November 18th. Stop by to purchase baked goods for your Thanksgiving meal.  

Images of America: Lemont

Lemont Public Library 50 E Wend Street, Lemont, IL, United States

Join authors Kevin Barron, Jason Berry, and Pat Camalliere as the Village of Lemont hosts the release of their book at the library to wrap up Lemont's 150th Anniversary Celebration. The open house will feature a book signing, a reading from the book, and refreshments. Books will

Home for the Holidays: Morris

City of Morris 700 N. Division St., Morris, United States

Friday, November 24th All Day - Window Walk 10 am to 7 pm - Festival of Trees 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm - Lantern Making (Free!) 3 pm to 7 pm - Enchanting Horse Drawn Carriage Rides (Free!) 4 pm Coal City High School Madrigals Caroling throughout

North Pole Christmas Market

Renaissance Center 214 N. Ottawa, Joliet, IL, United States

Start or continue your Christmas shopping with unique gifts for friends and family. Jewelry, wreaths, custom apparel, hats, candles, Elf on the Shelf apparel, and more will be available. There is no entrance fee for this market. There will also be free hot chocolate sponsored by ARKAS restaurant

Utica’s Christmas in the Village

Village of Utica Utica, IL, United States

  Utica invites you to celebrate the start of the holiday season at our annual Christmas in the Village! Saturday, November 25, 11am-5pm SATURDAY HIGHLIGHTS – Horse-drawn carriage rides – Strolling barbershop quartet – Free trolley service – Children's activities at the Heritage Center including cookie decorating,

Christmas in the Square: Lockport

Central Square 222 E. 9th St., Lockport, IL, United States

Kick off the holiday season with Santa and all of his friends! Stroll the Central Square grounds and visit food vendors, reindeer, artificial ice rink, ice sculpture demonstration, giant snow globe, kids crafts & Christmas tree lighting. Kid's Crafts, Food Vendors, Carol Singers, The Grinch, Ice Sculpture