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Events in DuPage Forest Preserves: July 2 – 8

For more information on the many programs and places of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, call 630-933-7200, or visit dupageforest.org.

Monday, July 2
Children’s Farm Chores — Kids, learn firsthand how 1890s children helped around the house and farm. On Mondays, help with mom’s chores; on Thursdays, dad’s. 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago. Free. Registration not required. Call 630-876-5900.

Children’s Story Hour — Spread a blanket on the ground, and enjoy an hour of popular children’s stories from the 1890s. 10 – 11 a.m. at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago. Free. Registration not required. Call 630-876-5900.

Tuesday, July 3
Fishing Clinic for Kids — Kids, learn about different kinds of fish, the best ways to catch them and rules you need to remember. 6 – 8 p.m. at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St. in Oak Brook. Ages 6 – 17 with an adult. Free. Registration begins June 19. Call 630-933-7248.

Thursday, July 5
Children’s Farm Chores — Kids, learn firsthand how 1890s children helped around the house and farm. On Mondays, help with mom’s chores; on Thursdays, dad’s. 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago. Free. Registration not required. Call 630-876-5900.

Saturday, July 7
Archery for All Ages — Learn basic archery techniques at a hands-on clinic. Equipment provided. 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the scenic overlook at Greene Valley Forest Preserve in Naperville on Greene Road one-quarter mile south of 79th Street. Ages 7 and up; under 18 with an adult. Free. Registration begins June 25. Call 630-933-7248.

Blacksmithing Demonstrations — Stop by the wagon shed to see the blacksmith repair equipment and demonstrate the tools and techniques of the trade. Demonstrations ongoing. 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago. All ages. Free. Registration not required. Call 630-876-5900.

Fireflies — Learn how to identify and replicate the signals of three species of fireflies, and hear traditional American Indian tales during an interpretive hike. Flashlights and insect repellant recommended. 7:30 – 9 p.m. at the McKee Marsh area of Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville on the north side of Mack Road one-quarter mile east of Route 59. Ages 6 and up; under 18 with an adult. Free. Registration not required. Call 630-206-9581.

Quail-Wagon Tours — Enjoy a 30-minute guided quail-wagon ride, and learn about the natural and cultural history of St. James Farm along the way. 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at St. James Farm Forest Preserve in Warrenville at Madison Street and Hoy Avenue. All ages. $5 per person ages 13 – 54; $4 ages 55 and up; $2 ages 5 – 12; under 5 free. Registration not required. Call 630-933-7248.

Sunday, July 8
Meet the Beekeepers — Learn about beekeeping equipment and the important role that bees serve in our food supply. Ask the beekeepers your questions about honey and bees. Demonstrations ongoing. 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago. All ages. Free. Registration not required. Call 630-876-5900.

Quail-Wagon Tours — Enjoy a 30-minute guided quail-wagon ride, and learn about the natural and cultural history of St. James Farm along the way. 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at St. James Farm Forest Preserve in Warrenville at Madison Street and Hoy Avenue. All ages. $5 per person ages 13 – 54; $4 ages 55 and up; $2 ages 5 – 12; under 5 free. Registration not required. Call 630-933-7248.

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