5 Things to do in Grundy County: live music, shopping, outdoor hike

True North will be hosting its annual 33- hour shopping event this Saturday. The event originally began when True North was able to open after lockdown.

1. The Godley Park District is hosting an indoor Winter Carnival from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the gymnasium of the main community building in the park. “Join us for some carnival fun. There will be inflatables, carnival games, prizes, hot dogs, popcorn, and so much more,” the park district said. Ages 6-12 must be accompanied by an adult. The fee is $8 at the door. For more information please visit https://www.godleypark.com/events/winter-carnival/ or call 815-458-6129.

2.The Forest Preserve District of Will County will host a Winter Waterfowl Hike from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at McKinley Woods – Kerry Sheridan Grove in Channahon. “Discover winter bird visitors that are staying “toasty” in the Des Plaines River,” the forest preserve said. Dress for the weather. Free, all ages. Register by Friday by visiting reconnectwithnature.org or calling 815-722-9470.

3. Head to True North for their 33-hour shopping event. The store will open at 10 a.m. on Saturday and close Sunday at 7 p.m. Home to over 125 midwest vendors and 10,000-square- feet, there is truly something for everyone. There is a small movie theatre that will be playing movies all weekend as well. For more information please visit https://shoptruenorth.com

4. The 252 is hosting its first ever Rock by the River from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in Seneca. The 252 is located at mile marker 252 right on the Illinois River at Spring Brook Marina. “Stop out the last weekend of every month for live music, beautiful views, drink specials, and a delicious meal,” the 252 said. For additional information please visit https://www.the252seneca.com

5. Aly Annes Bar and Grill will host live music from 9 to 12 a.m. this Saturday. “Andru Jamison is back to Aly Annes, so come on in and enjoy some amazing music and drinks,” said Aly Annes. Aly Annes is located at 122 E. Main St. In Dwight. For additional information please visit https://www.alyannes.com/menu or call 815-584-1425.

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