Lake Katherine Monarch Festival

Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens, 7402 W. Lake Katherine Dr., in Palos Heights, will host its Monarch Butterfly Festival on Sunday, Sept.15, at 11 a.m. As they walk through a butterfly tent, families will experience monarchs close up. Other attractions will include an art and crafts fair, hayrides, face painting, scarecrow making, book readings, canoe and kayak rentals, live animals, children’s games and food vendors. Tickets are $7 per person with free entry for children 2 and under. Participants who bring a reusable water bottle to fill at water stations around the grounds will be entered into a raffle to win an eco kit. For more information, call (708) 361-1873 or visit the website at