Winter is here with new and varied ways for you to explore around town and online. Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found most interesting this week.
Don’t forget: limited capacities and vaccination requirements apply at many venues. Please check the details and for any updates before finalizing your plans!
Support a Local Artist
Enjoy a glass of wine and peruse the March Gallery Open House sponsored by Creative Coworking for an opportunity to pick up a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Over 40 local artists are on display throughout the venue, with a special feature this month on Daryl Wilkerson and David Bender, both local photographers.
Date: Sat, Mar 5
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Creative Coworking, 922 Davis St, Evanston
More Info: facebook.com
Enjoy a Sweet Treat
If you’re looking for a family-friendly outdoor activity this weekend, head to the Preserve of Highland Park for the Maple Syrup Harvest. Enjoy folklore about the discovery of maple syrup and discover the process of making it yourself!
Date: Sat, Mar 5
Time: Session 1: 10:00 am – 11:00 am | Session 2: 11:30 am – 12:30 am
Location: The Preserve of Highland Park, 1207 Park Ave West, Highland Park
More Info: pdhp.org
Celebrate Female Leadership
The Francis Willard House Museum and Archives is open again for in-person tours this March, just in time for Women’s History Month. Explore this historical site while learning about decades of community advocacy work on one of these fun and educational tours!
Date: Sun, Mar 6
Time: 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm
Location: Francis Willard House Museum, 1730 Chicago Ave, Evanston
More Info: franceswillardhouse.org
Take a Teddy on an Adventure
Kids ages 2-8 are invited to drop off a stuffed animal on Friday for the Stuffed Animal Sleepover! Come back on Sunday for a self-guided hike and photo journal to see what their friend did over the weekend. Kids and stuffies will be reunited at the end of the hike!
Date: Fri, Mar 4 and Sun, Mar 6
Time: Drop off on Mar 4 by 4:00 pm | Sun 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Cost: $7/resident | $9/non-resident
Location: Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St, Skokie
More Info: skokieparks.org
Witness the Beauty of Nature
Looking forward to warm weather and outdoor activities? Get excited for the warmth of summer with a charming documentary, Forest, Field & Sky: Art Out of Nature, which focuses on landscape art and the artists who use the natural world to create masterpieces.
More Info: watchdocumentaries.com