Explore 'Wizards, Wands & Wildlife' at Mayslake Jan. 7

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Spend an Enchanted Evening with 'Wizards, Wands and Wildlife' at Mayslake Jan. 7

Learn About Owls and Other Fantastic Creatures at Fun Program

(Dec. 12, 2017) — Spend an enchanted evening meeting live owls, snakes and other fantastic creatures at “Wizards, Wands and Wildlife” on Sunday, Jan. 7 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St. in Oak Brook.

Witch and wizard families will be sorted into houses and outfitted with a wand before attending magical courses where they will learn about owls and other fantastic creatures, the powers of plants, and the defensive strategies of wildlife. Participants are invited to transform for the evening by dressing in their favorite magical attire. The program costs $15 per person and is for ages 7 and up; under 18 must be accompanied by adults. Register online or at 630-942-6200.

Participants will be welcomed in the great hall where they will make their wands, and then families will be sorted into one of four houses to attend their classes.

“This program will be a fun way for families that enjoy the genre to learn about nature’s magic,” said Forest Preserve District of DuPage County President Joe Cantore.

“This event provides an opportunity for families to discover the magical wonders of nature right in your own backyard,” said Forest Preserve District Commissioner Jeff Redick, District 2.
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 4 million people visit its 60 forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, five education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit dupageforest.org, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.


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