We do our best to provide the most relevant and timely information to our readers, but please confirm dates, times, and availability before attending an event.

Events are posted on Little Lake County from information found on, but not limited to, attraction sites, government city sites; as well as submissions from individual attractions, press releases, and PR firms. All events are subject to change without notice and Little Lake County cannot be held responsible.

Little Lake County loves hearing about events!!  Events must be low cost or free and for kids, families or parents. Events must not require pre-registration to attend, and must welcome walk-ins. To submit your event for the calendar please click the green +Post Your Event button on the calendar below.

Questions about the calendar? Please contact Melissa.

{TR} = Ticket Required – this are free events that require a ticket, generally they are handed out just prior to the event.

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Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
What’s on the Menu? 3:00 pm
What’s on the Menu? @ River Trail Nature Center
Jan 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join River Trail Nature Center at feeding time to learn about our display animals and their unique habits.
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Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
Wonderful Winter Wildlife 1:30 pm
Wonderful Winter Wildlife @ River Trail Nature Center
Jan 5 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Learn how local wildlife must sleep, move or adapt in order to survive Chicago winters.
What’s on the Menu? 3:00 pm
What’s on the Menu? @ River Trail Nature Center
Jan 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join River Trail Nature Center at feeding time to learn about our display animals and their unique habits.
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Small Serendipity 10:00 am
Small Serendipity @ River Trails Nature Center
Jan 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Join River Trail Nature Center for a nature story and craft or other activity. Ages 3-6 w/adult. COST: FREE  
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays 10:00 am
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays @ Crabtree Nature Center
Jan 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for a special program for little naturalists. For children ages 2-6 with a caregiver. Experience nature through storytelling, music, play, and art! We’ll spend some time outdoors if weather permits, so dress accordingly. [...]
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Connecting Kids with Nature 10:30 am
Connecting Kids with Nature @ Greenbelt Cultural Center
Jan 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Unite kids with nature through outdoor exploration. Along the way, learn the benefits of nature play.As kids explore and play in nature they gain confidence, build skills, and use their imagination. Children who connect with [...]
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Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
What’s on the Menu? 3:00 pm
What’s on the Menu? @ River Trail Nature Center
Jan 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join River Trail Nature Center at feeding time to learn about our display animals and their unique habits.
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Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
WinterFest at Volo Bog State Natural Area 12:00 pm
WinterFest at Volo Bog State Natural Area @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 12 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Indoor and outdoor fun provides a wonderful cure to cabin fever! Miles Over Mountains brings us live music, plus… photo contest awards, winter-themed crafts and hot cocoa indoors, and bog tours, hiking and snow-permitting, cross-country [...]
What’s on the Menu? 3:00 pm
What’s on the Menu? @ River Trail Nature Center
Jan 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join River Trail Nature Center at feeding time to learn about our display animals and their unique habits.
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Astronomy Nights at Volo Bog State Natural Area 7:30 pm
Astronomy Nights at Volo Bog State Natural Area @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Third Fridays 7:30 pm                  Open to the Public NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME   7:30 pm Business Meeting 8:30 pm Classroom Topic 9:45 pm Star Party: Join LCAS astronomers to view planets, stars, constellations and [...]
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Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
Winter Survival Skills 12:00 pm
Winter Survival Skills @ River Trail Nature Center
Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Learn about edible plants and orienteering, and create cordage, winter shelters, potable water and primitive fires. Suitable for ages 7 & up.
What’s on the Menu? 3:00 pm
What’s on the Menu? @ River Trail Nature Center
Jan 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join River Trail Nature Center at feeding time to learn about our display animals and their unique habits.
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Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
Branching Out 1:00 pm
Branching Out @ Crabtree Nature Center
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Learn how to use dichotomous key to identify winter trees and become a twig detective during this hands-on, indoor program.
Animal Encounter 1:30 pm
Animal Encounter @ River Trail Nature Center
Jan 19 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Learn about some local animals and their amazing adaptations.
What’s on the Menu? 3:00 pm
What’s on the Menu? @ River Trail Nature Center
Jan 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join River Trail Nature Center at feeding time to learn about our display animals and their unique habits.
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Creature Feature: Coyotes 1:00 pm
Creature Feature: Coyotes @ Crabtree Nature Center
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Learn about this mysterious and misunderstood predator that many of us call neighbors.
Playdate with Nature 1:00 pm
Playdate with Nature @ Greenbelt Cultural Center
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial for children of all ages. Celebrate seasonal fun outdoors. Create snow forts, sculptures and paintings. Nature provides infinite possibilities to express creativity. See how [...]
Animal Encounter 1:30 pm
Animal Encounter @ River Trail Nature Center
Jan 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Learn about some local animals and their amazing adaptations.
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Small Serendipity 10:00 am
Small Serendipity @ River Trails Nature Center
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Join River Trail Nature Center for a nature story and craft or other activity. Ages 3-6 w/adult. COST: FREE  
Story Time in the Lenhardt Library 10:00 am
Story Time in the Lenhardt Library @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Bring your child for nature-themed stories and activities Monday mornings in the Lenhardt Library! Afterward, pick up a Bingo Activity Card at the Information Desk and take a walk through the Garden and in the [...]
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays 10:00 am
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays @ Crabtree Nature Center
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for a special program for little naturalists. For children ages 2-6 with a caregiver. Experience nature through storytelling, music, play, and art! We’ll spend some time outdoors if weather permits, so dress accordingly. [...]
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Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
What’s on the Menu? 3:00 pm
What’s on the Menu? @ River Trail Nature Center
Jan 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join River Trail Nature Center at feeding time to learn about our display animals and their unique habits.
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Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jan 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Truncated version – Marsh tour only – BUT we will talk about Volo Bog and bogs in general. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.    Saturday & Sunday Our one-hour public tours of Volo Bog are “Truncated.” We’ll [...]
Owl Investigations 1:00 pm
Owl Investigations @ Crabtree Nature Center
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Learn about owls and their amazing adaptations while dissecting an owl pellet and making an owl craft.
Two Owls & a Naturalist 1:30 pm
Two Owls & a Naturalist @ River Trail Nature Center
Jan 26 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Learn about owls’ unique adaptations and get up close and personal with two of River Trail’s resident owls.
What’s on the Menu? 3:00 pm
What’s on the Menu? @ River Trail Nature Center
Jan 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join River Trail Nature Center at feeding time to learn about our display animals and their unique habits.
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Story Time in the Lenhardt Library 10:00 am
Story Time in the Lenhardt Library @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Bring your child for nature-themed stories and activities Monday mornings in the Lenhardt Library! Afterward, pick up a Bingo Activity Card at the Information Desk and take a walk through the Garden and in the [...]
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14 Comments

  1. The events seem to revolve in most part around children and families and although that is nice, there is not a lot for single adults. is there a separate web site for those events?

  2. Is there a way to print out the calendar of just the month of June in one page? A printer friendly version?
    When I try to print it, it is wanting to print 25 pages in strange columns.
    Thanks.

  3. Rockin Jump no longer has rockin tots on Saturdays in the summer if you want to make that change. They said it would return in the fall.

  4. There is a new gym opening in lindenhurst called Play Tyme Gym. They are opening at the end of January I believe and have added some classes and prices to their FB page. Just something new to add to the calendar. Thanks for all you do! ❤️

  5. Busy brains POP UP museum will be in Grayslake at the Heritage Center (in the basement) starting January 14 9-8pm and most other days 9-2. $5 for an all day pass. I didn’t see it on the calendar so thought I’d mention it.

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