Monday, January 1, 2018

Sat, Jan 20, 2018

Mellody Farm Nature Preserve  
Saturday, January 20th, 2018
1:00 - 3:00 p.m
BYOS (Skis, snowshoes and sleds)​
*In case of no snow, we will have alternate activities

After commemorating 50 years of establishing our beautiful preserves, we look forward to a New Year in Nature as the beginning of our next 50 years. We start the year with a celebration of winter, snow or no snow! Join us for winter fun: a snowman building contest, snowshoe relays, cross country ski trails, a special story time for little ones and s’mores and hot chocolate around a warm fire. It will be a wonderful afternoon for the whole family.

FREE winter event for families!
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Registration FULL

Refund Policy

Fri, Jan 26, 2018

Friday, January 26th | 7:00 p.m.
Feature length documentary with filmmaker in attendance

Saturday, January 27th | 7:00 p.m.
Best of the Fest, a collection of shorts. Wine & cheese reception at 6:30 p.m. 

Sunday, January 28th | 2:00 p.m.
Family-oriented short films and Expo

Back for its 2nd annual visit to the John & Nancy Hughes Theater is Telluride Mountainfilm! One of the longest running film festivals in America, this adventurous, conservation-driven festival brings leading documentary films from around the world to its audiences. Enriched by an interactive discussion-based format, this will engage and excite environmental enthusiasts!

In parntership with 
Gorton Community Center
400 East Illinois Road
Lake Forest



Click here for a complete playlist and film descriptions for the evening.

Festival Pass (good for all 3 days): $32/per person
January 26-27: $15/adult, $10/student (in advance) | $18 at the door

January 28: $8 per person | $20 per family of 4