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Galentine’s Day Campfire

Event information

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2024

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Fee: $5 per person.

Age: Ages 21 and older.

Contact: 815-727-8700

Location: Messenger Woods Nature Preserve

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A campfire burning at night. Photo via Shutterstock

Event details

Ladies, enjoy an evening under the stars cozying up to a campfire while sipping your favorite beverage. Hot cocoa and s’mores will be provided, and feel free to bring your favorite seasonal wine, beer or snacks! Participants will go head to head with an interpretive naturalist on pop culture and wildlife trivia to learn what makes females so powerful and iconic. Close out the night with your choice of group games or just relax around the fire. Whichever you prefer, you won’t regret getting out of the house for a night in the crisp air while reconnecting with friends or making new ones.

Event requirements

Registration required by Wednesday, Feb. 7: 815-727-8700.


The group will gather at Campsite No. 4, which is accessible from the last parking lot at Hawthorn Grove Shelter. Please bring a bag chair and dress for the weather as the program will be held entirely outdoors. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.