The University of Illinois Extension will host its annual Winterfest this coming Saturday, January 18th, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Natural Resource Education Center in Russell Woods Forest Preserve. Bring the whole family out for the horse-drawn wagon rides for a freewill donation from 1 to 4 p.m.
The event also will include an interpretive morning hike at 10 a.m. and again at 3:30 p.m., a bird viewing window where extension educator Peggy Doty will discuss bird behavior, the annual reading of “The Mitten” by Jan Brett, make-and-take crafts throughout the day and snacks from The Prairie Gems 4-H Club, according to a University of Illinois Extension news release.
The Natural Resource Education Center is located in Russell Woods Forest Preserve, 11750 Route 72, Genoa. All activities are free, but donations are accepted. More info. here.