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Forest Preserve Program Feature Art, Aldo Leopold and Maple Syrup Magic

CHANNAHON – “Weekends in the Garden,” noon to 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10, at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center. Downers Grove painter Maggie Capettini will set up and paint a still life in her expressive colorist style in homage to artist Frida Kahlo. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions as Capettini works. The finished painting can be seen on her website, maggiecapettini.com, after Friday, Feb. 15. This program is being held in connection with the “Frida Kahlo’s Garden” exhibition, which runs through Saturday, March 16, at Four Rivers. Registration is not required for this free, all-ages program.

ROMEOVILLE – “Green Fire, White Snow,” 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, March 2, at Isle a la Cache Museum. Take a short hike through Isle a la Cache preserve and share some seasonal passages from “A Sand County Almanac,” Aldo Leopold’s classic book on a “year-in-the-life” of a land parcel. After the hike, the movie “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time” will be shown and a discussion will follow. The free program is for ages 16 and older. Registration is not required.

CRETE TOWNSHIP – “Maple Syrup Magic,” 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Plum Creek Nature Center. Learn how Native Americans and pioneers made maple syrup from the sweet sap of sugar maple trees, search for sugar maple trees on site, and try some real maple syrup during this free, all-ages program. Register by Thursday, Feb. 28, at ReconnectWithNature.org or call 708-946-2216.

For more information on these and other Forest Preserve District of Will County programs and events, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.

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