July 8 - Garfield Farm Settlers’ Contra Dance -7pm. Celebrate the 1835 arrival of the Culbertsons and the 1841 arrival of the Garfields to the farm with traditional 1840's reels and squares dances in the restored 1842 threshing barn. Live dulcimer and fiddle music with a dance caller and instructor. Reservations are required. Call the museum at (630) 584-8485, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. $10.
July 8 - Kane County is once again hosting an annual recycling extravaganza event that includes free document shredding from 8am – 12 noon, at 540 S Randall Road in St. Charles. Please go to: www.countyofkane.org/recycling for more information, or contact Jennifer Jarland, Kane County’s Recycling Program Coordinator at email@example.com or 630-208-3841 with any questions.
July 11-13 & 18-20 - Garfield Farm Camps 9am-Noon. Children ages 8-15 will learn about 1840's farm and prairie life. Activities include feeding animals and museum tours. Reservations are required. Call the museum at (630) 584-8485, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
July 11 - Wasco Nursery & Garden Center will hold a seminar on planting in the shade from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Learn how to choose the right plants that will thrive in your shady situation. Find out which trees, shrubs and perennials will tough it out with a lack of sun. Learn watering techniques and soil amendments that will add to your success. Click here to register.
July 15 - Wasco Nursery & Garden Center will hold a seminar on Native Plants from 10:00 - 11:00 am. Join Jan Sorensen, Native Plant Specialist at Wasco Nursery, to learn how to incorporate native trees, shrubs, flowers, grasses and vines into your landscape with ease and enjoy plants that thrive beautifully. The best thing about natives is that you can plant them for a single purpose and reap multiple benefits. Click here to register.