The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County invites the whole family to Kline Creek Farm, its 1890s living-history farm at 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago, for “Evening in the Country” on Thursday, Aug. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m., the last in a special series of evening gatherings to celebrate the farm’s 25th anniversary.

The evening will feature a visit from celebrated author, lecturer and humorist Mark Twain in a performance not to be missed. Guests can bring picnic dinners to enjoy on the lawn and stroll the grounds to see the farm’s horses, sheep, cows and chickens. The visitor center will be selling cold sarsaparilla, games, toys, and items made at the farm, and volunteers from the DuPage County Historical Museum will help visitors enjoy old-fashioned outdoor games such as hoops and graces.

“Evening in the Country” is open to all ages, but adults should accompany all children. Registration is not required. For more information on this and other events at Kline Creek Farm, call 630-876-5900.

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County owns and manages 25,000 acres of prairies, woodlands and wetlands. Each year its 60 forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, five education centers and scores of programs welcome over 4 million visitors. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube pages.