State competition for Special Olympics Illinois in alpine skiing, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Kick off the event with opening ceremonies and parade in downtown Galena, Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Approximately 400 athletes will compete in this 3-day event and the public is invited and encouraged to attend.
It’s not often you get to feel like you’re flying. This flat, fast course winds throughout the stunning Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, including areas typically reserved for eagles alone. The course features pavement sections and trips down back roads, always accompanied by plenty of water stations.
This 25th anual expo will feature more than 200 exhibit booths of hunting gear and accessories, new products, trophy deer and shed antler contests, new demos on home defense, wild game cooking and more. Seminars all day, every day. Advance ticket and regular ticket info, along with all expo details available on the website.
A free educational family-fun event to learn the history and process of making maple syrup formthe woods to the kitchen. Includes maple syrup demos, tree identification hikes and a home-cooked pancake breakfast. Also features blacksmith, hide tanning, silk embroidery, furniture making and more from local artisans and vendors.
Birds can be identified in a variety of ways. Some people can hear bird songs and know which bird is singing. Other birds can be identified by shape, size or the appearance of their beak. For some birds, though, their feathers tell it all. Because birds have feathers, they can fly, stay dry when it rains, stay warm when it’s cold, and cool when it’s hot. During this brief program, we will take a look at those miraculous things that make birds, birds – feathers!