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Jeff Long

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Blackberry Farm is a mix of historical and hip

Apr 27 2016 | 1:25 pm - Blackberry Farm in Aurora will display its unique charm again beginning May 1, when the barn gates swing open.

Volunteers wanted for park spring spruce-up

Mar 21 2016 | 12:44 pm - Community groups, residents and families are invited to help beautify their local parks when the Fox Valley Park District hosts its eighth annual Spring Spruce-up from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 2.

Maple Fest offers sweet taste of spring

Mar 18 2016 | 7:24 am - Visitors to Red Oak Nature Center can sample the sweet taste of spring during Maple Fest.

Fair makes fitness fun for kids

Feb 15 2016 | 9:39 am - Children an parents can see just how fun exercise can be on Saturday, Feb. 20, during Fox Valley Park District’s annual Fitness Fun Fair for Kids.

Sports Saturdays give children a chance to play

Jan 07 2016 | 2:33 pm - At Sports Saturday programs, kids in elementary school can drop in for a few hours of sports, crafts and fitness activities led by Fox Valley Park District staff at any of six schools in Aurora and North Aurora.

Winter Stage to present ‘Mary Poppins’

Jan 05 2016 | 9:16 am - The whimsical adventures of “Mary Poppins” will be presented by Fox Valley Park District’s Winter Stage in January.

Family celebration rings in New Year early

Dec 23 2015 | 9:45 am - Families and children can start their New Year’s Eve activities early with a celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, at Fox Valley Park District’s Vaughan Athletic Center, 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora.

Blackberry Farm Holiday Express: All aboard for Yuletide cheer

Dec 02 2015 | 4:04 pm - It’s full speed ahead with Yuletide cheer when the Holiday Express train makes its rounds during the first three December weekends at Blackberry Farm.

Holiday Express ready to roll at Blackberry Farm

Nov 25 2015 | 12:42 pm - The Holiday Express train will welcome all aboard during the first three weekends in December at Blackberry Farm in Aurora for its Yuletide celebration.

Fall glory: Pumpkin Weekends, Paws in the Park

Sep 30 2015 | 4:14 pm - October gets off to a festive start in the Fox Valley Park District, with Pumpkin Weekends beginning Saturday at Blackberry Farm and Paws in the Park on Sunday at Lincoln Park Dog Park.

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