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  • On the road: Celebration honors U.S. Grant Apr 14, 2013 5:00 AM
    he birthday of U.S. Grant, symbol of Union victory during the Civil War and our 18th president, in Galena, Ill. General and Mrs. Grant will welcome guests into their home, now known as the Ulysses S. Grant Home State Historic Site, during the Grant Birthday Weekend commemoration. Also, if you’re one of those people who enjoy bacon with everything, you’ll want to get a taste of Baconfest Chicago.

     
  • On the road: Tastebuds on tour Apr 7, 2013 6:00 AM
    Combine eating, walking and history on a Tastebud Food Tour Chicago. You'll visit a half-dozen food tasting locations from specialty food shops and landmark hotels to one-of-a-kind ethnic eateries during a three-hour narrated peek into the city's food, history and architecture. Also train buffs can enjoy free admission on Saturdays in April to the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Ill.

     
  • On the road: Contemporary dance steps it up Mar 31, 2013 6:23 AM
    Four leading Chicago contemporary dance companies, The Dance COLEctive, Hedwig Dances, Same Planet Different World Dance Theatre and Zephyr Dance, have formed a new partnership called FlySpace, which will perform a FlySpace Dance Series starting next weekend. Also, Starved Rock State Park will be hosting a special waterfall and canyon tour.

     
  • On the road: ‘Dinosaurs Alive!’ returns to Brookfield Zoo Mar 24, 2013 6:00 AM
    The "Dinosaurs Alive!" exhibit returns to Brookfield Zoo featuring 24 life-size, animatronic prehistoric creatures. Also, the Children's Museum of Indianapolis offers the ultimate superpower showdown this spring with "Super Heroes — A Super POWered Spring Break."

     
  • On the road: Free egg hunt at Soldier Field Mar 17, 2013 6:00 AM
    Thousands of adults and children are expected at the 10th Annual Spring Egg-Stravaganza at Soldier Field nexxt Saturday. Also, more than 100 guitars owned by greats including Roy Rogers, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Woody Guthrie, Buddy Holly, Les Paul and others are on display for the first time at "Guitars! Roundups to Rockers" at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis.

     
  • On the road: Seeing stars at the Adler Mar 10, 2013 5:00 AM
    The Adler Planetarium offers extended hours for spring breakers to experience the state-of-the-art Grainger Sky Theater. There's also the upcoming St. Patrick's Day Parade in the Quad Cities that travels from Rock Island to Davenport.

     
  • On the road: Stroll along Pilsen’s walking art tour Mar 3, 2013 6:00 AM
    The newest art district in Chicago offers a self-guided walking tour of more than 30 Pilsen lofts, studios and retail spaces during Chicago Arts District 2nd Fridays. Also, check out Canoecopia, the world’s largest consumer paddlesports expo in Madison, Wis. Through workshops, demonstrations and speaker presentations, you can learn everything you need to know to select the perfect gear for your style of paddling.

     
  • On the road: Sweet on syrup Feb 24, 2013 6:00 AM
    Learn all about how maple syrup is made and processed during the Festival of the Sugar Maples hosted by the McHenry County Conservation District. There's also the 23rd annual Trig's Klondike Days festival in Eagle River, Wis.

     
  • On the road: Who needs a laugh? Feb 17, 2013 5:00 AM
    It's winter in Chicago and who couldn't use a laugh? Born in Spain and based in Switzerland, La Ribot is known for her unique performance art involving laughter, action and the onlooker. Her work, “Laughing Hole,” presents three performers shaken by peculiar laughter who continually throw themselves on a floor covered with cardboard. Also, Wabasha, Minn., the oldest city on the upper Mississippi River, is hosting its annual Grumpy Old Men Festival.

     
  • On the road: A winter safari in Cedarburg Feb 12, 2013 9:22 AM
    It's a winter safari on Wisconsin's frozen savanna for the annual WinterFest in Cedarburg, Wis. Hop aboard the Safari Tram to get to the various attractions and activities: the chili contest, ice-carving contest, safari-themed bed racing, Monkey See-Monkey Do Barrel Races on Ice and open family skating. Also, on Fridays in February after 5 p.m., Navy Pier offers special discounts for many of its restaurants, shops and attractions.

     
  • On the road: A night of tango and song Feb 3, 2013 6:00 AM
    Celebrate Valentine's Day early with music and dance that's all about romance at Chicago's Richard H. Driehaus Museum. It's a night of tango, music and song with Dois no Choro, a duo featuring flutist Julie Koidin and singer-guitarist Paulinho Garcia, who will perform songs from a romantic South American repertoire. There's also the the big Mardi Gras weekend in Galena with a parade, snow sculpting and a masquerade ball.

     
  • On the road: Sky-high skating Jan 27, 2013 6:00 AM
    While it may not be the city's tallest building, the John Hancock Building and Observatory can certainly brag about having the world's highest ice skating rink. Also, the historic town of Woodstock is ready and waiting for its annual Groundhog Days celebration with a Shake Off the Winter Blues Dinner Dance, the Awakening of the Groundhog ceremony and "Groundhog Day" movie trivia.

     
  • On the road: Navy Pier's Snow Days a go Jan 20, 2013 6:00 AM
    Navy Pier's annual winter party returns this year with snow-sculpting competitions among 15 professional teams from the U.S. and around the world. Watch teams carve and mold snow into magical creations. Also, check out Iowa's Amana Colonies during Winterfest. The list of activities ranges from the sublime (beer/wine walk) to the ridiculous (ham-flinging contest and the best beard competition).

     
  • On the road: ‘Moby Dick’ gets puppet treatment Jan 13, 2013 6:00 AM
    Audiences can get a behind-the-scenes look at how theater productions come together when Blair Thomas and Company present excerpts from "Moby Dick" through a family-friendly puppet play. Also, Bald Eagle Watching Days in Sauk Prairie, Wis., celebrates its 26th year with seminars, exhibits and shows.

     
  • On the road: Families can Discover Chicago Jan 6, 2013 6:00 AM
    Discover Chicago by exploring the Great Chicago Fire, city landmarks and blues music through creative activities that engage the whole family at the Chicago History Museum. Also, enjoy outdoor winter recreation at the Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park with the state's longest snowmobile and cross-country ski trail on more than 80 miles of tow path.

     
  • On the road: Swoop in for Bald Eagle Days Dec 30, 2012 5:00 AM
    Each year from mid-December through February, thousands of bald eagles migrate south to spend winter along the Mississippi River and the wooded bluffs that serve as an excellent habitat for roosting. Bald Eagle Days at the Quad Cities Expo Center claims to be the largest event in the Midwest dedicated to the American Eagle.

     
  • On the road: Planetarium hosts Family Week Dec 23, 2012 6:00 AM
    Families can enjoy special hands-on activities, workshops and educational programs during Charter One Family Week Dec. 26-Jan. 1, at the Adler Planetarium. There's also the free Frosty Fishing Fair at the Hollows Conservation Area in Cary for those wanting to try ice fishing.

     
  • On the road: A Grand Avenue Christmas Dec 16, 2012 6:00 AM
    Even Martha Stewart would be envious of the holiday décor at Pabst Mansion in Milwaukee, Wis. The mansion's display, called A Grand Avenue Christmas, is new each year. Enjoy it during a daylight or twilight tour with Victorian holiday history and warm refreshments. You can also dress the kids in their finest holiday attire for what has become a Chicago tradition for 18 years. The concert Welcome Yule! consists of all kinds of holiday music favorites at Orchestra Hall.

     
  • On the road: Trolley tour of Chicago’s holiday lights Dec 9, 2012 7:03 AM
    Enjoy Chicago's holiday lights and sights by trolley. Hop on a trolley and you'll be able to visit the Magnificent Mile, State Street and Macy's holiday windows, lights at Lincoln Park Zoo, Daley Plaza's 40-foot tree and the Christkindlmarket. Also, treat the family to drumming, jazz improvisations and dance as Taiko Legacy 9 takes the stage at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

     
  • On the road: Head Northerly to Polar Adventure Days Dec 2, 2012 6:00 AM
    Northerly Island is the perfectly named place for a day of outdoor winter activities courtesy of the Chicago Park District's eighth annual Polar Adventure Days. The fun, family event features enough action to warm body and brain. Also, see Santa Claus arriving on a tugboat at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum during the Christmas Tree Ship Celebration in Manitowoc, Wis.

     
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