Online history galleries
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has added a new resource to its educational offerings, a channel on the website Historypin that shares photos and stories of days gone by in the forest preserves. History buffs can explore images of numerous forest preserves at historypin.com or through free applications for smartphones.
The fall horse-drawn hayride season at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton runs Saturdays and Sundays noon to 3 p.m. through Nov. 3 except Oct. 12 and 13. Passengers load on a first-come first-served basis at the main stable every 45 minutes. Rides are 30 minutes long. Tickets are $5 a person for ages 13 and older, $2 for ages 5 to 12; and free for children younger than 5. Parking and admission to center, which is at 3s507 Naperville Road, are free. To make arrangements for a private group, call Danada Equestrian Center at 630-668-6102.
Archery Fun Shoot
Sign up for the free Archery Fun Shoot for young novices from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 18 at the range at Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville. Bring your own equipment; no crossbows. Some equipment may be available for loan. Ages 7 to 16 can compete with an adult. Register by calling 630-933-7248.
Covered Wagon Tours
Enjoy a 30-minute guided covered wagon ride, and learn about the natural and cultural history of St. James Farm from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at St. James Farm Forest Preserve in Warrenville. Cost is $5 a person ages 13 and older; $2 ages 5 to 12; younger than 5 free. Registration not required. Call 630-933-7248.
Learn about volunteer opportunities in the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the headquarters building at Danada Forest Preserve, 3s580 Naperville Road in Wheaton. All ages welcome; younger than 14 with an adult. Registration not required. Call 630-933-7681.
Fishing With Slip Bobbers
Learn one of the most effective techniques for fishing with live bait from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at St. James Farm Forest Preserve in Warrenville. Ages 10 and older; younger than 18 with an adult. Cost is $5 a person. Register by calling 630-933-7248.
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