Check out some of the great upcoming events in the Cook County Forest Preserves:
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
|Tampier Lake Evening Paddle at Tampier Lake Boat Launch, Orland Park
Pack a picnic and enjoy a spring evening canoeing with us – beginners are welcome! Bring your own canoe or use one of ours! We have a limited number of boats available, so call (708) 386-4042 x25 to reserve a spot.
|Third Thursdays – Creative Reuse 101:Printmaking at Cummings Square, River Forest
Learn basic printmaking techniques using found materials. Adults & families with children ages 5 & up. Registration encouraged. Call (708) 386-4042 x25 for more information and to register.
|May 23 – Sept 7
Daily (weather permitting)
10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
|Butterflies & Blooms at Chicago Botanic Garden
Hundreds of colorful butterflies from around the world – including South America, Asia and Africa, as well as butterflies native to Illinois – flutter around visitors in the lepidopteran habitat of Butterflies & Blooms, which relocates this year to a new site near McDonald Woods. Fee applies.
|Spring Prairie Tour at Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont (1 p.m.)
Enjoy a guided walk to learn how our restored tall grass prairie took root in the 1960s.Dip In the Pond at Trailside Museum of Natural History, River Forest (1:00 – 2:30 p.m.)
Drop in and dip Trailside’s nets into our pond to discover what interesting creatures lurk in the depths. Rubber boots available or bring your own.
|Free Shakespeare presented by Waldorf Theatre Company in Cummings Square, River Forest (noon & 6 p.m.)
Don’t miss an abbreviated version of one of William Shakespeare’s best plays! Enjoy outdoor theater on our historic stone stage. Each performance is under an hour.On Stage and Behind the Scenes at Cummings Square, River Forestare (5 p.m. – 7 p.m.)
Celebrate nature and Shakespeare with improv, creative reuse and poetry. Make props and costume pieces, learn iambic pentameter and join in a performance workshop from Waldorf Theatre Company before a 6 p.m. performance.