Family Fun Weekend: Events Jan. 12-Jan. 13

Get out this weekend and enjoy some fun family-friendly activities.

Every Friday we'll feature some family-friendly weekend events that are happening in the Lincoln-Way communities. It could be activities put on by the local park districts, libraries, community-hosted festivities, volunteer projects, church picnics and more.

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New Lenox


Hickory Creek Volunteer Work Day

Hickory Creek Volunteer Work Day, 8 a.m. till noon at Hickory Creek Barrens Nature Center and Preserve, 141 s. Schoolhouse Rd., New Lenox.

Come and enjoy the cool crisp air and the hum of the chainsaw. Learn about native species and more, while helping to clean-up the preserve. To make sure there is enough equipment, register by calling 815-722-7364 or email rgauchat@fpdwc.org. FREE

Duct Tape Artistry

Duct Tape Artistry, 2-3:30 p.m. at the New Lenox Library, 120 Veterans Parkway, for 6th grade to adult.

We will be making duct tape wallets. If you would like to bring your own duct tape and scissors, please feel free. You may also use our supply. Registration is preferred for this event. FREE.



Women of Country Music

Women of Country Music, 1-2 p.m. at Mokena Public Library, 11327 195th St., Mokena.

Take a trip down memory lane as Kathleen and Paddy Gilhooly present a salute to the Great Women of Country Music. Kathleen will sing the hits of Patsy Cline, Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn and more. These are the women who opened the door for the female artists of today. FREE.

Mokena Area Historical Society Seeking Photos

Mokena Area Historical Society is seeking photos at their meeting, 8:30 a.m. at Mokena Village Hall, 110044 Carpenter St. 

The Historical Society is looking for old photographs that show how Mokena looked long ago. All photos would be copied and returned. Come and learn about your community's history. FREE.


Winter on the Green Ice Festival

Winter on the Green Ice Festival, 1:30 p.m. at Breidert Green, Kansas Street and S. White Street in downtown Frankfort.

Experience the magic when an ice sculpture unfolds before your eyes during a demonstration by professional ice sculptors. Ride the free heated trolley through downtown Frankfort and view ice sculptures on display. The Illinois Alaskan Malamute Rescue Association will be on hand with their beautiful dogs for your enjoyment. Bring our camera for great photo ops! What a "cool" way to spend your Sunday afternoon!

Want to add to the list? Tell us in the comments.

jamiev January 11, 2013 at 10:16 PM
There's no nature center at The Barrens, it's just a preserve.


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