Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Bald Eagles, Winter Fun and More}

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Hope everyone has been enjoying the snow! My dogs can't get enough of it. Looking for some fun this weekend? Here are my picks:
  • January 13-February 19 Enchanted Railroad at The Morton Arboretum:The Morton Arboretum in Lisle will be hosting its annual Enchanted Railroad event. The display is quite intricate and families will enjoy picking out a variety of miniatures. Free with regular Arboretum admission.
Wednesday, January 17:
Saturday, January 20:
  • January 20 Bald Eagle Day, McHenry Dam, 8AM, free
  • January 20-21 American Heritage Living History Show, Kane County Fairgrounds, St. Charles. 9AM-5PM Sat, 9AM-4PM Sun, history demos, hands-on history, $7 per adult ($5 if in period dress), $10 weekend pass, kids 12 and under are free
  • January 20 Bald Eagle Appreciation Day, Willowbrook, Glen Ellyn, 10AM-2PM, free, meet live birds, guided hikes, activities and more
  • January 20-21 Wizard of Oz, Prairie Lakes, Des Plaines, 10AM Sat & Sun, also 12PM Sat, tickets $15 pp
  • January 20 Rock & Mineral Identification, Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, Elmhurst, 10:30AM, $5 per person, $3 per member, ages 8 and up, reservation necessary (630) 833-1616, admission $5 pp, $2 per child & $3 per teen
  • January 20 Snow Day Festival, Plum Creek Nature Center, Crete, 12PM-4PM, ice sculptor, dog sleds, hot cocoa and more, free
  • January 20 Winter Exploration Day at Thatcher Woods in River Forest 12PM-4PM. Snowshoeing and other snow activities. Learn to track animals in the snow, navigate and make snowshoes from natural materials. Weather permitting. Free
  • January 20 Winter Sleepers, Trailside Museum of Natural History, River Forest, 1PM, learn about animals that sleep through the winter, free
  • January 20 Rockin' Jewelry for Kids, Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, Elmhurst, 1:30AM, $10 per person, ages 8 - 16, reservation necessary (630) 833-1616, admission $5 pp, $2 per child & $3 per teen
  • January 20  XOXO: An Exhibit About Love & Forgiveness exhibit at Arlington Heights Memorial Library Opening Party, 6PM-8PM, must register
Sunday, January 21:
  • January 21 Snowshoe Nature Hike, Trailside, River Forest, 1PM, guided hike on snowshoes if 4 or more inches of snow or on foot, free but must register: 708-366-6530
  • January 21 Wonderful Winter Wildlife, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 1:30PM, learn how local wildlife adapts for Chicago winters, free
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