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As you travel through the I&M Canal Heritage Corridor, one thing becomes clear, there is always something going on somewhere! Consider this is your personal invitation to hometown celebrations, wine and corn festivals, one-of-a-kind music and theater festivals, historic reenactments, world-class sporting events, concerts and outdoor exploration weekends. Don't miss signature events like Ottawa's Two Rivers Wine Festival, Starved Rock's Flock to the Rock and NASCAR. Whether you are searching for low-key entertainment or high octane adventure, search the Calendar of Events to find exactly your speed.

     
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Reels at the Rialto - "The Blues Brothers"
Jan. 17, 2019 , 7:00 PM
The new movie series, Reels at the Rialto, is a nod to our Vaudeville movie palace past, and will feature past and recently past movies for the entire family, shown on the retro movie screen by the new projector, generously donated by the Rialto Square Volunteers, inside the beautiful Rialto Square Theatre. Doors will...More Info
Cost: $5.00 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Emerging Playwrights Festival - Plays by Teens
Jan. 18, 2019 , 7:00 pm
So many talented emerging playwrights, we now have 2 nights! Admission is FREE. Come vote for your favorite plays ($1/ vote). Congratulations to the TEENS (Friday, 1/18/19, 7pm): Sarah Bailey - "Constellations" & "No Medal for Meddling" Zane Carmine - "Curtsy" & "Waiting for the Plot" Callan Whitley - "Eat or Dr...More Info
Cost: FREE! Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3761
Emerging Playwrights Festival
Jan. 18, 2019 - Jan. 19, 2019 , 7:00PM
Emerging Playwrights Festival January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm FREE! So many talented emerging playwrights, we now have 2 nights Admission is FREE both nights 7:00 pm. Come vote for your favorite plays! ($1/ vote – unlimited). Congratulations to the teens (Friday, 1/18/19): Sarah Bailey – "Constellati...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3761
Busy Beavers Craft Club
Jan. 19, 2019 , 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Join us on the third Saturday of the month for "Busy Beavers Craft Club." Each day we will have a different craft set up in the museum for you to make and take home. In January, create an owl-themed craft. This program is offered indoors in an accessible facility. Ages 12 or younger (accompanied by an adult). No regi...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Drama Classes
Jan. 19, 2019 , 9:00 am -10:15 am / 10:30 am -12:00 pm
Creative drama classes begin January 19 and meet for 6 Saturdays. They conclude on February 23 with a fun skit for the final class. Grades 1-12 meet on indoor stage. Wear comfortable clothes and bring your imagination! Grades 1-5: 9:00 am-10:15 am ($65). Grades 6-12: 10:30 am-12:00 noon ($75). Cash or check...More Info
Cost: $65 / $75 Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3761
Four Rivers' Wedding Open House
Jan. 19, 2019 , 9:00AM-1:00PM
Learn all about the beautiful Four Rivers Environmental Education Center wedding venue in Channahon and pick up tips on how to have a "green" wedding during the Forest Preserve District of Will County's free "Four Rivers' Wedding Open House. Green caterers will be on hand to answer questions and supply information abo...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Shopping
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, IL 60410
815-722-9470
Four Rivers' Wedding Open House
Jan. 19, 2019 , 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Interested in planning a wedding or event at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center in 2019 or beyond? Attend our open house to view the facility, collect information, ask questions of staff and get ideas for planning an eco-friendly celebration. View photos of previous weddings and events held at Four Rivers, see ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Isle a la Cache Museum presents "Busy Beaver's Craft Club"
Jan. 19, 2019 , 10:00AM-4:00PM
For ages 12 or younger, join us for a FREE "Busy Beavers Craft Club." In January, create an owl-themed craft. No registration required....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Isla a la Cache Museum
501 E. Romeo Rd.
Romeoville, IL
Listen for Owls Hike for Adults!
Jan. 19, 2019 , 5-7 p.m.
This outdoor program will have us searching for this magical bird – the owl! We will be quietly listening for the owl serenade. Maybe we will have the chance to hear other creatures of the night as well! Please park at the upper lot. This outdoor activity will take place on natural surfaces across uneven terrain....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
McKinley Woods - Frederick's Grove
27110 S. McKinley Woods Rd.
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Sarah Shook and the Disarmers
Jan. 19, 2019 , 7:30 PM ...More Info
Cost: $25 Event Type: Performing Arts
Uptown Grill
601 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-224-4545
Saturday Night Trivia at the Reddick Mansion
Jan. 19, 2019 , 7:00PM
The Reddick Mansion Association announces "Saturday Night Trivia" on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The contest starts at 7:00PM with doors opening at 6:30PM. Sponsored by the Reddick Mansion Association and hosted by RMA board member and trivia expert, Steve Novario, the game will be composed of 10 rounds of questions wi...More Info
Cost: $10 Event Type: Other
Reddick Mansion
100 W. Lafayette Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-6100
Snow Day Festival
Jan. 19, 2019 , Noon - 4 p.m.
Cure your winter blues at Goodenow Grove's annual winter festival. This year's theme is "Frozen" and Elsa and Anna will be our special guests. Join themin the nature center where they'll be singing the hits "Let it Snow" and "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?". Take a photo with them or stay and watch a screening of the ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Festivals
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
Cemetary Cleanup 2019
Jan. 21, 2019 , 9:00AM - 2:00PM
On this day of service MLK Day any and all are welcome to join in with helping clean up Abraham Lincoln national Cemetery. Help remove all holiday decorations, wreaths and grave blankets from all sections of the cemetery. Dress for weather, no check in required. Just start making piles of wreaths close to roads. Any...More Info
Event Type: Other
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetary
20953 W. Hoff Rd
Elwood, IL 60421
(815)693-3215
The Buzz on the Prairie: The Status of Bumblebees at Midewin
Jan. 24, 2019 , 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30
Derek Rosenberger, Professor of Zoology; Anne Hughes-Wagner, Undergraduate Researcher; McKenna Conforti, Undergraduate Researcher – Olivet Nazarene University Several species of bumblebees are declining in the Midwest, with one species, the rusty-patched bumblebee, now listed as a federally endangered species....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-423-6370
Hoot Hike
Jan. 25, 2019 , 6-7 p.m.
Isle a la Cache after dark is not a scary place to be. Discover wHOO is a regular nighttime visitor here. We'll give you some wisdom about owls, share what to look and listen for, and then go out to hike in search of our feathered friends. A naturalist will help the group explore owl habitat and to keep all ears attune...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Improv Uncorked - FREE!
Jan. 26, 2019 , 7:00-9:00 pm
Expect the unexpected during Improv Uncorked - FREE admission! Join the "We've Said Worse" improv troupe at 7:00 pm.  They'll ask the audience for a word, which inspires their characters and scenes (10-15 minutes) – all from the one word! Then the troupe is back to the audience for another one-word inspir...More Info
Cost: FREE! Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3761
Improv Uncorked featuring "We've Said Worse"
Jan. 26, 2019 , 7:00PM
Theatre Improv, snacks and cash bar....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3761
Eagle Watch Weekend at Starved Rock
Jan. 26, 2019 - Jan. 27, 2019 , 9:30am, 11:am, 1:00pm both days
Spotting scopes will be set up at the top of Starved Rock for public viewing of eagles on Plum and Leopold Islands in the river. Saturday, January 26th and Sunday, January 27th. Hikes leave the Visitor Center at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m., both days. Hike to choose from: Starved Rock and French Canyon (3/4 mile...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 North State Route 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
Yogasanas
Jan. 26, 2019 - Jan. 27, 2019 , 8:30am-8:30 pm
Yogasanas are physical postures through which one can transform the body and the mind into a possibility for ultimate wellbeing. Offered as a set of 21 powerful postures, this is a way of aligning the inner system and adjusting it to the celestial geometry. Yogasanas are not exercises, but rather very subtle processes ...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Plymouth, MN
2705 Annapolis Lane North
Plymouth, MN 55441
6514000238
Online Dating for Adults
Jan. 29, 2019 , 6:30PM-8:30PM
What's online dating all about? Is it for me? What's the difference between the different sites? How do you set up a profile? What's a good profile photo? Who uses online dating? How do they use it? Sign up for one, two, or three repeat sessions. Each time, you may pick up a few extra tips or have more questions. To re...More Info
Event Type: Other
White Oak Library
201 N. Normantown Road
Romeoville, IL
Online Dating for Ages 50+
Jan. 30, 2019 , 6:30PM-8:30PM
What's online dating all about? Is it for me? What's the difference between the different sites? How do you set up a profile? What's a good profile photo? Who uses online dating? How do they use it? Sign up for one, two, or three repeat sessions. Each time, you may pick up a few extra tips or have more questions. To re...More Info
Event Type: Other
White Oak Library
201 W. Normantown Road
Romeoville, IL
Romeoville Art Society Monthly Community Poetry & Image Competition
Now - Jan. 31, 2019
Each month's entrants' and voter's names are entered for a chance to win a monthly prize from local businesses and sponsors. Voting box is located at the Romeoville Branch White Oak Library District. For more information please call 224-216-2447. How to enter: -One poem and/or image entry per person, per month...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
White Oak Library
201 W. Normantown Road
Romeoville, IL 60446
224-216-2447
PTHS AP January Showcase
Now - Jan. 31, 2019 , M-F, 10:00AM-5:00PM, Saturday 10:00AM-4:00PM, Sunday 12:00PM-4:00PM
The January 2019 Gallery Show at the Pontiac Community Art Center has opened in the Joe Bailey Gallery and will run through the month of January. 'PTHS AP Showcase' will feature AP (Advanced Placement) students from Pontiac Township High School. The show will include two dimensional art pieces in a variety of media inc...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Pontiac Community Art Center
209 West Madison Street
Pontiac, IL 61764
815-419-2472
Owl Prowl
Feb. 1, 2019 , 7-9 p.m.
Explore the secrets that our forest preserves hold at night. Join naturalists as they search for the elusive winged predator, the owl. Discover the natural history of the various Will County owls and why they call at this time of year. Enjoy a fire, hot cocoa and marshmallows. Bring your favorite mug and camping chair ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Hickory Creek Preserve - LaPorte Access
10501 W. LaPorte Rd
Mokena, IL 60448
(708) 946-2216
Winter Hike
Feb. 2, 2019 , 9-10 a.m.
Bundle up and take in a scenic winter hike on the trails at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center. Enjoy the chilly air and the majestic beauty of a still and quiet winter morning. Then come indoors, warm up and be among the first to view the "Frida Kahlo's Garden" exhibit. This 0.75-mile hike will Registration re...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Ln
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Saturday Drama Classes
Jan. 19, 2019 - Feb. 3, 2019 , Grades 1-5, 9:00AM-10:15AM & Grades 6-12 (10:30AM-12:00PM)
Students meet on the indoor theatre stage to learn creative dramatic stage terminology and group dynamics while working on a fun skit for the finale. The course provides a wonderful introduction to theatre, as well as an expansion of theatre knowledge. To Pre-Register (helpful, but not required): 1. Contact the ...More Info
Cost: $65-$75 Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3761
Living History Demonstration
Feb. 3, 2019 , Noon - 3 p.m.
Experience local history up close and personal. You may find cooks, seamstresses, voyageurs, soldiers or craftsmen sharing their talents. The Isle a la Cache Brigade is a volunteer group of re-enactors presenting a sample of the 18th-century fur trading life. In February, a special theme focuses on winter transportatio...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Meet a Beekeeper
Feb. 3, 2019 , 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Meet local beekeeper Mike Rusnak to discuss the art of beekeeping. Feel free to ask questions and chat with Rusnak and other beekeeping enthusiasts. Rusnak has more than 15 years of beekeeping experience to share. Pick up specific beekeeping tips or simply learn more about the world of beekeeping. This program will tak...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
Musica Viva: International Faculty Artist Concert featuring pianist Yukiko Fujimura
Feb. 3, 2019 , 3:00 PM ...More Info
Cost: $5 General Public; $4 Seniors, Faculty, and Staff; $2 Students Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
8152802223
Musica Viva: International Faculty Artist Concert featuring pianist Yukiko Fujimura
Feb. 3, 2019 , 3:00 PM ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
8152802200
Super Bowling Fun
Feb. 3, 2019 , 5 pm - Close
Join us for the Big Game!...More Info
Cost: $.53 per game of bowling Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Channahon Lanes
25306 W Eames St
Channahon, IL 60410
815-467-2026
Super Bowling Fun
Feb. 3, 2019 , 5 pm - close
Join us for the Big Game!...More Info
Cost: $.53 per game of bowling Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Riverfront Lanes
402 Water Street
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-476-2600
Investigations on Prairie Mammals of Northeastern Illinois
Feb. 5, 2019 , 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30
Lynda Randa, Associate Professor of Biology – College of DuPage Over the last two decades Lynda, co-author Dr. John Yunger (Professor of Biology, Governors State University), and their students have explored questions related to foraging behavior and urbanization with small mammals of the prairie ecosystem and...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-423-6370
Turtle Time
Feb. 6, 2019 , 6-7 p.m.
Meet and greet Taco, our resident Blanding's turtle of Isle a la Cache. We will get Taco out of our 300- gallon aquarium for a closer look. Plus, learn about Illinois turtles during this hands-on family friendly program. Indoor facilities are accessible. Registration required by Sunday, February 3: 815.886.1467. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Turtle Time
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Frida's Garden Paint Night
Feb. 7, 2019 , 6-8 p.m.
Plants from Frida Kahlo's native Mexico will be the inspiration for this paint night. Warm up inside and create a work of art with the help of an instructor. Professional artist Crystal Simpelo, founder of Crystal's Canvas, will guide you in making a painting to take home and enjoy. Instructions will be an easy step-by...More Info
Cost: $10/person Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W Walnut Lane
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Owl Prowl
Feb. 8, 2019 , 7-9 p.m.
Explore the secrets that our forest preserves hold at night. Join naturalists as they search for the elusive winged predator, the owl. Discover the natural history of the various Will County owls and why they call at this time of year. Enjoy a fire, hot cocoa and marshmallows. Bring your favorite mug and camping chair ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60401
(708)946-2216
Painting Party with Lori McCarter
Feb. 8, 2019 , 6:30PM-9:30PM
Adult Painting Party with Lori McCarter. Information on the website....More Info
Event Type: Other
Reddick Mansion
100 West Lafayette Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-6100
Bird Talk and Viewing for Adults
Feb. 9, 2019 , 9-11 a.m.
Birds are amazing and well adapted animals. Learn about bird migration and the birds that visit the Des Plaines River in the winter. After an indoor presentation, venture outside to view birds with spotting scopes and binoculars. Bring your own binoculars, cameras and scopes. Birds can be seen from inside and outside. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W Walnut Ln
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Digging into the Past: Wolf Scouts Badge
Feb. 9, 2019 , 9-10:30 a.m.
How do fossils form and what do we learn from them? Uncover the importance of fossils and extinct species through creative activities that allow you to unearth your inner paleontologist. Participants will design a dinosaur, create fossil casts and go on a dinosaur dig adventure. This program will fulfill the requiremen...More Info
Cost: $10/person Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Morning Bird Hike at Hickory Creek Preserve
Feb. 9, 2019 , 8-10 a.m.
Join other birders as we learn, explore and search for birds. This hike will highlight birds that live in the woodlands and fields of the preserve. Winter is a great time for bird-watching. With the leaves gone from the trees, it's easier to spot the birds. And even in the cold, the birds are still active. Bring your b...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Hickory Creek Preserve - LaPorte Road Access
10501 W. LaPorte Rd.
Mokena, IL 60448
(708) 946-2216
Saturday Drama Classes
Feb. 9, 2019 , 7:00PM
The Reddick Mansion Association announces "Saturday Night Trivia" on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The contest starts at 7:00PM with doors opening at 6:30PM. Sponsored by the Reddick Mansion Association and hosted by RMA board member and trivia expert, Steve Novario, the game will be composed of 10 rounds of questions wi...More Info
Cost: $10 Event Type: Other
Reddick Mansion
100 W. Lafayette Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-6100
Winter Wine Walk
Feb. 9, 2019 , 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Each person receives 10 tasting tickets for wine and food and a souveniur glass. Additional tasting tickets available for $1 at various locations. Enjoy a free trolley ride to locations throughout the quaint village of Utica. Wineries from Illinois are featured....More Info
Cost: $20 Event Type: Wine Tasting
Utica Business Association
P.O. Box 413
Utica, IL 61373
815-228-3205
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
Feb. 8, 2019 - Feb. 10, 2019 , Friday-Saturday 6:00PM, Sunday 12:30PM
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change – February 8-10 and 15-17, 2019. Individual tickets will go on sale December 26 with Season Subscriber reservations opening December 17. Join five talented vocalists as they explore the trials and tribulations of dating, falling in love, marriage, and starting a life togeth...More Info
Cost: $37 Event Type: Performing Arts
Eagle Theater
319 N. Plum Street
Pontiac, IL 61764
815-844-1187
Sandstone Tales: Geology of Starved Rock's Past
Feb. 10, 2019 , 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Have you ever wondered how the awesome canyons that produce those beautiful waterfalls were formed? Answers to Illinois geological past as they apply to Starved Rock State Park will be revealed-join us! By Geology Instructor Michael Phillips from Illinois Valley Community College. ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 North State Route 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
Little Explorers
Feb. 13, 2019 , 10-11:30 a.m.
Children and their parent or guardian are invited to come out and play! A new nature theme is chosen every program with hands-on activities that may include a story, games, dancing, art, a hike, other outdoor activities and more! A variety of group and free play activities are planned. We encourage experiencing all typ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W Walnut Lane
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Nature Play Day
Feb. 13, 2019 , 10-11:30 a.m.
Join us monthly for nature-themed programs geared toward 3-5 year olds (accompanied by an adult). Hands-on activities may include a hike, story, games, music, art and more. Be prepared for indoor and outdoor activities. We encourage experiencing the outdoors, rain or shine, so please dress accordingly. Plum Creek Natur...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946.2216
Valentine's Day Special
Feb. 14, 2019 , 3 pm - 10 pm
Enjoy a treat for two: 4 games of bowling, 2 shoe rentals, 2 medium sodas and nachos to share!...More Info
Cost: $10 Event Type: Sports/Recreation Holiday - Fall/Winter
Channahon Lanes
25306 W Eames St
Channahon, IL 60410
815-467-2026
Valentine's Day Special
Feb. 14, 2019 , 3 pm - 10 pm
Special package includes: 4 games of bowling, 2 shoe rentals, 2 medium sodas and nachos to share. ...More Info
Cost: $10 Event Type: Sports/Recreation Holiday - Fall/Winter
Riverfront Lanes
402 Water Street
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-476-2600
Valentine's Tea
Feb. 15, 2019 , 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Join the Canal Corridor Association for a Valentine's themed Afternoon Tea in the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center Vintage Room. Afternoon teas have been enjoyed for centuries and have been touted as a miracle cure and most potent health drink ever. Spend the afternoon with friends in the Vintage Room at the Lock...More Info
Cost: $24.95 Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Lock 16 Cafe & Visitor Center
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
The Scoop on Succulents
Feb. 16, 2019 , 11- a.m. - noon
Join Kevin Eberhard, chief horticulturalist from the Bird Haven Greenhouse and Conservatory, to get the scoop on succulent plants! Eberhard will discuss a variety of succulents and general care. Live plants will be present and a demonstration will be given on how to propagate them. This program will be held indoors in ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W Walnut Lane
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Valentine's Tea
Feb. 16, 2019 , 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Join the Canal Corridor Association for a Valentine's themed Afternoon Tea in the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center Vintage Room. Afternoon teas have been enjoyed for centuries and have been touted as a miracle cure and most potent health drink ever. Spend the afternoon with friends in the Vintage Room at the Lock...More Info
Cost: $24.95 Event Type: Dining
Lock 16 Cafe & Visitor Center
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
Feb. 15, 2019 - Feb. 17, 2019 , Friday-Saturday 6:00PM, Sunday 12:30PM
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change – February 8-10 and 15-17, 2019. Individual tickets will go on sale December 26 with Season Subscriber reservations opening December 17. Join five talented vocalists as they explore the trials and tribulations of dating, falling in love, marriage, and starting a life togeth...More Info
Cost: $37 Event Type: Performing Arts
Eagle Theater
319 N. Plum Street
Pontiac, IL 61764
8158449179
Winter Nature Photography with Paul Dacko
Feb. 17, 2019 , 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Get inspired with nature photographer Paul Dacko as he presents his experiences capturing beautiful images of birds, dragonflies, butterflies and more. Dacko first started taking photos of birds visiting his backyard feeder. Since then, he has been exploring the forest preserves, experimenting with camera settings, and...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
267064 S. Dutton Rd.
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946.2216
When the Wind Comes Sweeping Down the Plain
Feb. 20, 2019 , 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30
RSVPs are required. Paul Sirvatka, Professor of Meteorology – College of DuPage The only thing we know for certain about the weather today is that we have never experienced it before! Paul will talk about weather that affects Illinois with a special emphasis on severe weather. He will also discus...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-423-6370
Btany & Art in Conservation
Feb. 21, 2019 , 6-7:30 p.m.
Botanical illustrations are still relevant even in today's digital age. In this program, participants will learn a brief history of botanical art and compare and contrast photographs, pressed specimens, and illustrations. Discover why illustrations are best for representing specific details and how they help students o...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W Walnut Lane
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Reels at the Rialto - "Sleepless in Seattle"
Feb. 21, 2019 , 7:00 PM
The new movie series, Reels at the Rialto, is a nod to our Vaudeville movie palace past, and will feature past and recently past movies for the entire family, shown on the retro movie screen by the new projector, generously donated by the Rialto Square Volunteers, inside the beautiful Rialto Square Theatre. Doors will...More Info
Cost: $5.00 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Angela Rose Wilson Art Exhibition
Jan. 21, 2019 - Feb. 22, 2019 ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College - Laura A. Sprague Art Gallery
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
(815) 280-2223
Jesus Christ Superstar
Feb. 21, 2019 - Feb. 23, 2019 , 7:30 PM ...More Info
Cost: $8 General Public; $5 Seniors, Faculty, and Staff; $3 Students Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
8152802223
Mardi Gras parade
Feb. 23, 2019 , 5:00 pm
Annual Mardi Gras parade...More Info
Cost: free Event Type: Holiday - Spring/Summer
Utica Business Association
P.O.Box 391
Utica, IL 61373
8152283205
"Born Yesterday"
Feb. 15, 2019 - Feb. 24, 2019 , Friday/Saturday 7:30PM, Sunday 2:00PM
This play is being directed by Suzanne Kaspar. Performance dates and times are February 15th through 24th, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 PM, inside the Bicentennial Park Theatre. About the play* - World War II has just ended, and crude, shady scrap metal king Harry Brock heads to Washing...More Info
Cost: $12-$15 Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3761
Lincoln & the Canal Exhibit
Feb. 17, 2019 - Feb. 24, 2019 , 7:00am - 5:00pm
Come see the Abraham Lincoln & the I&M Canal Exhibit at the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center Abraham Lincoln believed that the Illinois & Michigan Canal promoted the settlement and growth of northern Illinois. Ultimately the canal made a once small settlement, Chicago, thrive and become a major transportation an...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Education/History
Lock 16 Cafe & Visitor Center
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Jesus Christ Superstar
Feb. 23, 2019 - Feb. 24, 2019 , 2:00 PM ...More Info
Cost: $8 General Public; $5 Seniors, Faculty, and Staff; $3 Students Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
8152802223
Student Recital
Feb. 27, 2019 , 12:00 PM ...More Info
Cost: $8 General Public; $5 Seniors, Faculty, and Staff; $3 Students Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
8152802223
Frida Kahlo's Garden
Jan. 29, 2019 - Mar. 16, 2019 , Noon - 4 p.m.
Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is considered one of the most significant artists of the twentieth century. Her body of work, consisting of some 250 paintings and drawings, is at once intensely personal and universal in scope, and relies heavily on the natural world. The exhibition "Frida Kahlo's Garden" transports visitors to...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Four Rivers Environmental Eduation Center
25055 W Walnut Lane
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Frida Kahlo's Garden Exhibition
Jan. 29, 2019 - Mar. 16, 2019 , T, W, F, Sat 10:00AM-4:00PM, Th 10:00AM-7:00PM, Sunday 12:00PM-4:00PM
Learn how nature and Mexican culture nurtured one of the most significant artists of the 20th century when "Frida Kahlo's Garden" opens Tuesday, January 29, at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center in Channahon. The free, all-ages exhibition will run through Saturday, March 16. Exhibit hours will be Tuesdays, Wed...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Forest Preserve District of Will County
Access: .10 mile east of Route 53 (Scott Street) on Columbia Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-727-8700
Bee a Bee Keeper! Introduction to Successful Beekeeping
Feb. 19, 2019 - Mar. 26, 2019 , Tuesdays 6:00PM-8:00PM
If you've always wanted to learn more about beekeeping, but didn't know where to turn, check out the Forest Preserve District of Will's six-week "Bee a Beekeeper!: Introduction to Successful Beekeeping" program at Plum Creek Nature Center in Crete Township, which runs Tuesdays from Feb.19-March 26. Participants will le...More Info
Cost: $50 Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S. Dutton Road
Crete, IL
(708)946-2216
Bee a Beekeeper!: Introduction to Successful Beekeeping
Feb. 19, 2019 - Mar. 26, 2019 , 6-8 p.m.
This six-week beekeeping course will teach you all you need to know to become a successful beekeeper! Mike Rusnak, a member of the Will County Beekeepers Association, will use his more than 15 years of experience to lead you through the beekeeping process. The workshop fee includes the book "The Backyard Beekeeper" by ...More Info
Cost: $50/person Event Type: Education/History
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S. Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216

 


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