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Events in DuPage Forest Preserves: June 11 – 17

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, June 11
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.

Forest Fitness Walk — Join a naturalist for a brisk walk, and enjoy some healthy exercise as you take in the wonders of the woods. 8:30 – 10 a.m. at Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center, 3609 Spring Road in Oak Brook. Adults only. Free. To register, call 630-850-8110.

Milk Money — Learn how farm wives in the 1890s processed milk into butter and cheese and used the income to help support their families. Tours begin on the hour 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago. All ages. Free. Registration not required. Call 630-876-5900.

Tuesday, June 12
Digital Photography — Bring your camera and creativity to a five-part digital photography workshop at the intermediate level held in partnership with the Mayslake Nature Study and Photography Club. Class meets 6 – 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays June 12 – July 17 (except July 3) at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St. in Oak Brook. Adults only. $125 per person. To register, call 630-206-9566.

Wednesday, June 13
Paddle With a Ranger — Bring your own kayak or canoe, and join a ranger for a paddle. 10 a.m. – noon at the Graue Mill area at Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve, 3800 York Road in Oak Brook. Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult. Free. To register, call 630-933-7248.

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. 11:30 a.m. – 1 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.

Thursday, June 14
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.

Home-Schoolers Nature Hike — Learn about natural and cultural history while exploring a forest preserve. 9 – 11:30 a.m. at Hawk Hollow Forest Preserve in Hanover Park. Ages 5 and up; under 18 with an adult. $5 per family. Registration begins May 31. Call 630-942-6200.

Milk Money — Learn how farm wives in the 1890s processed milk into butter and cheese and used the income to help support their families. Tours begin on the hour 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago. All ages. Free. Registration not required. Call 630-876-5900.

WDCB Jazz Salon at Mayslake — Enjoy an evening of high-quality jazz featuring the Elmhurst College Jazz Band brought to you by Mayslake Peabody Estate, WDCB Public Radio and the PianoForte Foundation. 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St. in Oak Brook. Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult. $25 per person for cabaret seating; $20 for general admission; $18 for seniors over 65, students and groups of six or more. For tickets, call 630-206-9566.

Friday, June 15
Fishing Clinic for Beginners — Learn fish ecology and identification as well as techniques and regulations. 6 – 8 p.m. at St. James Farm Forest Preserve in Warrenville at Madison Street and Hoy Avenue. Ages 6 and up; under 18 with an adult. Free. Registration begins June 1. Call 630-933-7248.

Fishing for Bass — Check out some of the most effective bass lures on the market, and try them on one of the county’s best bass lakes. 6 – 8 p.m. at East Branch Forest Preserve in Glendale Heights on Glen Ellyn Road one-half mile south of Army Trail Road. Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult. Free. Registration begins June 1. Call 630-933-7248.

FullersBird Fridays — Join this naturalist-led hike, and see how the diversity of birds in a forest preserve changes throughout spring. 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. at Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center, 3609 Spring Road in Oak Brook. Adults only. $6 per person per hike; $40 for a 10-program pass. To register, call 630-850-8110.

Milk Money — Learn how farm wives in the 1890s processed milk into butter and cheese and used the income to help support their families. Tours begin on the hour 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago. All ages. Free. Registration not required. Call 630-876-5900.

Saturday, June 16
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.

Horse-Drawn Hayrides — Take a 30-minute ride through the prairies and woodlands of Danada Forest Preserve, and learn about the features of this historic preserve. Noon – 3:45 p.m. at Danada Equestrian Center, 3S507 Naperville Road in Wheaton. $5 per person ages 13 and up; $2 ages 5 – 12; under 5 free. Groups of 15 or more are encouraged to reserve private hayrides. Call 630-668-6012.

Milk Money — Learn how farm wives in the 1890s processed milk into butter and cheese and used the income to help support their families. Tours begin on the hour 10 a.m. – 4 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.

St. James Farm Walking Tour — Learn about the natural and cultural history of St. James Farm during a leisurely 1-mile guided walk. 1:30 – 3 p.m. at St. James Farm Forest Preserve in Warrenville at Madison Street and Hoy Avenue. All ages; under 13 with an adult. Free. Registration not required. Call 630-933-7248.

Volunteer Restoration Workday — Help restore a natural area by removing nonnative vegetation or planting seed. Two sessions: 8 – 10:30 a.m. at Lyman Woods Forest Preserve, 901 31st St. in Downers Grove. 9 a.m. – noon at the Glacial Ridge area of Churchill Woods Forest Preserve in Glen Ellyn on Walnut Street west of Whittier Avenue. Ages 8 and up, under 14 with an adult. Free. To register, call 630-933-7681 at least five business days in advance. Groups or five or more must call 10 business days in advance.

Sunday, June 17
Horse-Drawn Hayrides — Take a 30-minute ride through the prairies and woodlands of Danada Forest Preserve, and learn about the features of this historic preserve. Noon – 3:45 p.m. at Danada Equestrian Center, 3S507 Naperville Road in Wheaton. $5 per person ages 13 and up; $2 ages 5 – 12; under 5 free. Groups of 15 or more are encouraged to reserve private hayrides. Call 630-668-6012.

Summer Sunrise Celebration — Welcome the summer sun, celebrate the coming solstice and view a beautiful sunrise at this special early opening of the scenic overlook at Greene Valley, one of the highest points in DuPage County. The overlook opens at 6 a.m. for the 6:16 a.m. sunrise at the scenic overlook at Greene Valley Forest Preserve in Naperville on Greene Road one-quarter mile south of 79th Street. All ages. Free. Registration not required. Call 630-792-2100.

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