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Skate Under the Stars at Winter Chilly Fest

Residents can go ice skating under the stars at Emily Oaks Nature Center during their Winter Chilly Fest this February. The evening will be followed with a serving of some hot chili overlooking the pond.

Enjoy an evening of outdoor winter fun under the stars or a cozy chili dinner overlooking the pond at Emily Oaks Nature Center on Feb. 9 and Feb. 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. 

The Nature Center will be decorated with glittering lights and wildlife treat trees prepared by area students. If you enjoy skating, you can lace up your skates and glide across the pond, weather permitting, or join a hayride through the Emily Oaks woodland.

Snow ice games and activities can be enjoyed, as well as snowshoeing. There's even a figure skating exhibition. Participants can then warm up around a blazing campfire with hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows. A chili dinner in the rustic Program Room overlooking the pond.

The menu for this Nature Center fundraiser includes vegetarian or turkey chili with toppings, cornbread, apple juice, coffee and dessert. Turkey hot dogs are available for children.

Ticket pricing - 

Chili Dinner (Admissions included):
Reserve by Feb. 8
$9/person
$7/child under 10 years

Reserve after Feb. 8
$11/person
$9/child under 10 years

Event also held on Sunday, Feb. 10 from  4 to 8 p.m.

Call Emily Oaks at 847/674-1500, ext. 2500 for dinner reservations and skate rental information.

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