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

Galentine’s Day Succulent Workshop

Camp Aramoni 809 N. 2199th Rd., Tonica, United States

Celebrate Galentine's Day with Petals by Peyton and Camp Aramoni! Join us on Friday February 2, 2024 for a cozy evening filled with charcuterie, wine, crafts and laughs. Tickets are $45 per person and include charcuterie, a drink ticket, and all of the materials needed for your

Event Series Arsenic & Old Lace

Arsenic & Old Lace

Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre 201 W Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL, United States

Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he's just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad

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,

Lemont Wine Walk

Village of Lemont

Sip and Shop your way through Downtown Lemont during the Lemont Wine Walk! This self-guided tour features different wine samples thoughtfully curated by BTB Wines.   

Nature from Inside

Sugar Creek Administration Center 17540 W. Laraway Rd., Joliet, United States

  Winter weather got you feeling a bit gloomy? Looking to connect with nature and people, but wanting to stay warm and comfortable? Come on out to Sugar Creek for an afternoon of nature connection with indoor recreational activities sure to sweep away the chills. Participants will

Morning Bird Hike

Hickory Creek Preserve 10537 W. LaPorte Rd., Mokena, IL, United States

The trails may be snowy and cold, but the birds will be out. Join other birders as we learn, explore and search for winter residents in the preserve. This hike will highlight birds that spend their winters in Hickory Creek Preserve. Winter is a great time for

History at Home: Soup (via Zoom)

Zoom Meeting 000, (000) 000-0000, IL, United States

Today is National Soup Day! Let's celebrate by learning all about this delicious, slurpy meal. Join us in this short virtual program where we will briefly discuss soup — from its origins to becoming a household staple in everyone's pantry. Open a can of Campbell's and curl

Living History Presentation: Lincoln and the I&M Canal

Starved Rock Visitor Center 2678 E. 873 Rd., Oglesby, IL, United States

February isn't only the month of Abraham Lincoln's birthday but the 4th happens to be a great day to venture to the park and take in a living history performance and presentation of Lincoln and his involvement with the Illinois and Michigan Canal which happens to flow

Dinosaur World Live

Rialto Square Theatre 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet, United States

Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in this roarsome interactive show for all the family. Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across uncharted territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive

2024 Best of the Best

DuPage Art League & Gallery 218 Front St., Wheaton, IL, United States

We are excited to bring back “Best of the Best,” the renowned gallery exhibition, featuring the works of more than 50 award-winning artists from 12 suburban art organizations. The exhibit allows artists and art lovers an opportunity to view the work of artists who have been recognized

The Prairie Glacial Plains Project: 2,000 Acres of Prairie and Wetland Restoration Over Seven Years: Successes, Failures, and Lessons Learned

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

  Gary Sullivan, Ph.D., Senior Ecologist, The Wetlands Initiative Jason Pettit, Prairie Glacial Plains Project Manager, The Wetlands Initiative In 2016, we embarked on a journey in partnership with U.S. Forest Service at Midewin and the National Forest Foundation to restore nearly 2,000 acres of highly altered and degraded

Magnificent Mardi Gras

Jacob Henry Mansion 20 S. Eastern, Joliet, IL, United States

This is the Zonta Club of the Joliet Area's annual event in which we raise funds to support local non-profit organizations and young women via scholarships while also supporting Zonta International's global initiatives. At this year's event, enjoy a lovely evening with Creole cuisine, fun New Orleans

“Special Delivery” – Celebrate Black History Month

Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre 201 W Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL, United States

“SPECIAL DELIVERY” Concert by TAKE NOTICE Band Indoor theatre concert. Free admission. 7:00 pm show (6:00 pm lobby & cash bar opens) Come celebrate February’s Black History Month with “STAMPED INTO HISTORY” – a 3-day celebration featuring music, dance, live theatre a musical praise service! Be moved

Drinkin’ With Lincoln – Historic Pub Crawl in Lemont

Village of Lemont

Discover a bit of history and raise a glass with Honest Abe, the tour guide, as you visit 8 historic Lemont downtown hangouts: Tom’s Place, Corner Stone Tavern, 111 Martini Parlour, Hughie McClafferty’s, Canal St. Pub, Matt’s BBQ, Nick’s Tavern and Main Inn. The $30 donation per

Marvel Movie Trivia

Sable Creek Winery 14912 S. Eastern Ave., Plainfield, IL, United States

Join us for some wine while we test your knowledge of Marvel Movies. Your teams will be quizzed on Marvel Movies, while Sable Creek Winery serves up delicious wines and slushies by the glass. Cheese Plates, Charcuterie Trays, Pretzel Bites, and Smores Charcuterie Trays are available as

Health & Wellness Symposium

Lemont High School 800 Porter St., Lemont, IL, United States

Wellness event for all ages! Free Admission Complimentary Breakfast, Lunch & Childcare Keynote speaker, breakout sessions and exhibitors hall. Breakout Session Topics: Teen-Focused Q&A Panel Yoga Internet & Social Media Safety Healthy Relationships Stress & Anxiety Management CPR Training Comfort Dogs & Equine Therapy Family Communication Art

Event Series Nell’s Woodland Winter Hike

Nell’s Woodland Winter Hike

Nell's Woodland 2000 Alexis Ave., Ottawa, IL, United States

Join us for a guided nature walk by nature enthusiast Joe Jakupcak. We hope to see you at Nell’s Woodland for our guided winter tour. This guided walk will be about one mile in length and will conclude in about 1 hour. Kids and families are welcome!

Frosty Five Mile – 45th Annual

Join us Saturday February 10, 2024 for the 45th Annual Frosty 5 Mile! Runners of all ages are invited to brave the cold. The first 200 runners will receive an official Frosty 5 Mile stocking cap and finishers medal. Runner are invited to stay after the race

“Stamped into History”

Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre 201 W Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL, United States

Live theatrical musical, dance and oratorical look at Black history through United States postage stamps. If you saw last years, you’ll enjoy this new line-up of important figures. There are so many! Free admission 2:00 pm show (lobby opens at 1:00 pm) 7:00 pm show (lobby opens

“Let’s Jazz Up” – French Heritage Society – Chicago Midwest Chapter

651 W. Washington Blvd. 651 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL, United States

The Chicago-Midwest Chapter of French Heritage Society is thrilled to invite you to our upcoming Gala: Let’s Jazz Up, marking our fifth annual celebration! This year, we're extending the winter festivities with our tradition of costumed fun for a lively jazz soirée on February 10, 2024. Immerse