The Forest Preserves of Cook County is pleased to announce the 2015 spring inland trout fishing season at Axehead Lake (Park Ridge), Belleau Lake (Park Ridge), Sag Quarry East (Lemont) and Green Lake (Calumet City).

Spring Events in the Forest Preserves of Cook County

With 69,000 acres of prairies, woods and wetlands; miles of hiking trails, bike paths, lakes and streams; and six nature centers, the Forest Preserves of Cook County is one the best places to stretch your legs, shake off the rust of winter and get back in touch with nature.

Once again this season, we are offering FREE transportation on the Nature Express to some of our most popular events. To learn more and register, visit Nature Express events are noted below.

Launch 2015 Driving Fashion Forward Spring Fashion Preview

In honor of the long standing relationship between Mercedes Benz and fashion, the Autohaus on Edens showroom will be transformed into a dynamic catwalk and fashion hub in conjunction with their yearly, can’t miss, North Shore fashion event Launch 2015: Driving Fashion Forward. This 4th annual event will be held on Sunday, April 12th and attracts philanthropists, fashion and luxury car enthusiasts. Launch 2015: Driving Fashion Forward is an exciting spring fashion preview featuring designs from some of the

Word Sport Chicagos 2nd Annual Spin To Break The Cycle Charity Spinathon

World Sport Chicago will return to the House of Blues on Saturday, April 18 for the second annual Spin to Break the Cycle charity spinathon. The benefit is a high-energy, indoor cycling event that challenges participants to get active to support programs that have proven to have an impact on building stronger safer communities across Chicago.

Art A Musical Mash-up Free Performance

Acclaimed theatre director David Galligan and renowned Broadway soprano Lisa Vroman will preside over two art themed musical performances on Saturday, April 4th, 2015 at 6pm and 8pmAdmission is free and refreshments will be provided. Due to limited seating, reservations are required.

The Arts of Life Spaghetti Western Dinner

The Arts of Life, a Chicagoland non-profit arts studio for adults with and without disabilities, will be hosting the 1st Annual Spaghetti Western Dinner & Fundraiser on Saturday, May 2, 2015 starting at 5PM. It will take place at The Arts of Life’s North Shore Studio, located at 1963 Johns Drive in Glenview.

ReedPOP Announces Adult Swim Panel Block At C2E2

ReedPOP, the leading producer of pop culture events, today announced that Adult Swim will hold an “Adult Swim Panel Block” at next month’s

3rd Annual Freedom Seder and Gary Shteyngart - Public Programs at NMAJH
Spring is just around the corner and the National Museum of American Jewish History continues its fun and vibrant assortment of programs, and events, including its 3rd Annual Freedom Seder Revisited on Wednesday, March 25,2015. Inspired by the original 1969 Freedom Seder, where hundreds of people of all backgrounds gathered to explore and celebrate freedom in the context of the Civil Rights Movement, the Museum invites the community to an evening of commemoration and an exploration of freedom in America today.
Catholic Charities Charity Brunch Hosted By Interior Design Monica Pederson

On Sunday, April 26th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.mCatholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago will host the 24th Annual Blossoms of Hope Brunch to support the Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide (LOSS) Program. Interior designing starlet Monica Pedersen returns to host this popular brunch benefit again this year, which will feature Drury Lane’s famous brunch, a silent auction, a spirited wine grab and go fundraiser as a day of celebrating hope.


The Arts of Life, a Chicago non-profit committed to providing high quality, innovative services for artists with developmental disabilities, is pleased to announce the opening of its latest exhibition How We Make It 2015 at The Arts of Life Chicago Studio and Gallery located at 2010 W. Carroll Ave. The opening event, taking place on Friday, April 24th from 6 pm- 9 pm, will also serve as a heartwarming celebration of the studio’s founding artist Veronica “Granny” Cuculich. 


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