• Ring in the Noon Year – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Prairie Activity & Recreation Center, 24550 W. Renwick Road, Plainfield. DJ, games, craft, photo station, inflatables, professional balloon artist, countdown and balloon drop. Ages 2 to 12 with an adult. $15 per resident child and $20 per non-resident child. $20 at door. Visit plfdparks.org.
• Magically New Year’s Eve – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Prairie Bluff Golf Club, Lockport. Party buffet, party favors and magician Bill Cook. Cash bar, door prizes, $30 resident. $35 non-resident. Register at 815-838-1183.
• “Family Fun Hike at Isle a la Cache” – 1 to 2 p.m. Jan. 3, at Isle a la Cache Museum, Romeoville. Hike through the woods along the Des Plaines River with a naturalist. Pause at designated stops for fun wintertime activities. Activities are geared toward 6 to 12 year olds, but the entire family is welcome. Free; all ages. Register at ReconnectWithNature.org or call 815-886-1467.
•“Living History Encounter" – Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, Isle a la Cache Museum, Romeoville. Meet Pierre, a French Voyageur from the 1700s, who shares his stories about the fur trade. Our 18th-century Trader’s Cabin will be open with Pierre as your guide. A special focus will be on wool blankets. Free; all ages.