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President's Day Weekend at the Farm

Susanna Farms | Lake Villa, Ill.

Kids can play in the straw maze, take a 30-minute hayride through the snowy fields, visit with the horses and check out the new Scottish Highland bull calves who were born in early January.

When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: $2; $5 hayride

Kid's Cooking Class: Learn to Make a French Log Cake

The Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Kids create a decadent chocolate log cake, made of yellow sponge cake filled with chocolate cream and topped with chocolate butter cream. Meringue mushrooms and edible decorations will complete the delicious creation. Participants earn a Chocoholic Certificate and take home a chef hat and recipe.

When: 11 a.m., 12:45 and 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $30, $22 member

Owl Family Adventure

The Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Experts from SOAR (Save Our American Raptors) talk about their owls. After the presentation, dissect owl pellets and make a craft to take home.

When: 1-2:30 p.m.
Cost: $17, $10 members

Nature Fun at Trailside Museum

Trailside Museum of Natural History | River Forest, Ill.


Families drop in for nature-related crafts and educational activities.

When: 1-2:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Hal Tyrell Trailside Museum presents a Raptor Program

River Forest Public Library | River Forest, Ill.


Learn about local hawks, falcons, eagles, and owls. The program includes bird artifacts that visitors can see and touch.

When: 11 a.m.
Cost: Free

Black Bear Exhibit

Lake View Nature Center | Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.


Feature the black bear and its adaptations for survival in the forest. Crawl into the bear's den, compare your senses to that of the black bear, feel his fur, come face to face with a black bear mount and more.

Cost: Free

Start With A Sketch Exhibition

Geneva History Center | Geneva, Ill.

Exhibition highlighting the culture of illustration through the talented cartoonists, illustrators and voice actors connected to the Geneva community. Features well-known artists such as Daws Butler, the voice of Yogi Bear and many Hanna Barbera characters, along with Chester Gould, creator of the Dick Tracy comic strip.

Cost: Donations accepted
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