@ Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
Feb 7 all-day

Calling all explorers! Spend an Evening Underneath the Stars. Don’t miss your chance to spend a night at the museum. Can’t spend the night? No worries, there is an evening only option available. Overnights are designed for children ages 6-10. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Civil War Weekend @ Anna Arts Center
Feb 7 @ 6:30 pm – Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm

The 7th Annual Lincoln Legacy Dinner if Friday at 6:30 p.m. and will feature Bryon Andreason, Research Historian from the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum. 618-833-8745 for dinner reservations. Saturday and Sunday includes speakers on local area during the Civil War, historic storytelling, authentic period music, art, food and reenactment.

@ Fort Massac State Park
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Massiac Marines, French and Indian War period re-enactors present a living history program.

Masters of the Sky @ National Great Rivers Museum
Feb 15 – Feb 17 all-day

Witness a birds of prey demonstration by the World Bird Sanctuary. See eagles, falcons, owls and other birds of prey at this educational and informative program. Show times: 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.

Galesburg Historical Society Annual Chocolate Festival @ Galesburg Antique Mall
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – Feb 16 @ 4:00 pm

It’s a chocolate lover’s dream! Annual festival featuring homemade and commercially-made chocolate treats. It’s an endless buffet of tortes, cakes, pies, cookies, candies, beverages and more.

Kites Over Sycamore @ South End of Airport Road
Feb 17 all-day

Come join us for some high flying fun. Create and decorate your own kites, plant a pumpkin, blow bubbles, enjoy cotton candy and popcorn, and of course fly a kite! This event is free to attend and fun for all ages. or 815-895-3456.

Illinois Beef Expo @ Illinois State Fairgrounds
Feb 20 @ 8:00 am – Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm
Field & Stream 2014 Illinois Deer & Turkey Expo @ Prairie Capital Convention Center
Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm – Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm

The annual expo will feature trophy deer contests, photo contests, turkey calling championships, new products expo and trade show. Seminars will be held daily.

The Boat Show @ Illinois State Fairgrounds
Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm – Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm

See a wide variety of pleasure and fishing boats from several local dealers including aluminum and fiberglass fishing boats, ski boats, pontoons, runabout, cruisers and personal watercraft. Bring the whole family to see what new models and options are available. Parking is free.

Celebration of Stephen Mack’s Birthday @ Macktown Living History Center
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a birthday celebration of Stephen Mack, Winnebago County’s first white settler. Traditional foods, winter skills and games will be showcased. Re-enactors of Native Americans, settler and French fur traders will demonstrate early nineteenth century skills for survival in the harsh winter climate.