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Legacy Girls - 50's, 60's Review
Take a trip back to the ‘50s & 60s and get ready to rock the songs that shaped the decades! From the Supremes to the Chordettes and the Beatles to Elvis Presley, The Legacy Girls will bring their own sassy style to all of your favorites. Matinee shows include lunch and show at $32.00 a person. For more information or to book, call 815-220-7386.
SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody at the Genesee Theatre
This show is the whip-smart comedy that takes on the naughty fun of the best selling book and highly anticipated movie, and brings it to outrageous life! Featuring musical numbers, steamy performances highlighting the famous hunk and his grey tie, and lots of hilarious surprises.
Ryans Round Barn Tours
Tour this centennial barn, one of the largest in the country and one of forty-two left in the State of Illinois. It stands 80 feet high and 85 feet in diameter and features a 16-foot diameter floor to ceiling silo. A farm implement museum in on the main floor. Tours are provided by Friends of Johnson’s Park Foundation and groups of ten or more asked to call ahead. Open 1 to 4 pm. Multiple tour dates available. Please call or check the website for more information.
Hog Day Stampede
Join us and compete in the four-mile Stampede, a one-mile run and a quarter-mile "fun run" for younger children. T-shirt awards, children under 7 receive a free t-shirt. Begins at 8 am.
PaleoFest 2015 - Burpee Museum of Natural History
In association with the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, PaleoFest 2015 focuses on the Triassic and Jurassic time periods--"The Beginning of Dinosaurs and the Origin of the Modern World." This year's event is a symposium, presenting over 20 renowned speakers, exclusive programs and activities, and a special dinner and lecture with Dr. Hans-Dieter Sues. The annual PaleoFest is internationally recognized.
Astoria Company Store
Beautiful store with unique vintage clothing, handmade jewelry and home decor.
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railway
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railway - February 4, 2015, with 2 shows 10:00a.m. and 12:30p.m. Commemorate Black History Month at The Rialto with this inspiring production. This classic is a tribute to the great American who freed herself and hundreds of her people from the bonds of slavery. As Harriet and her friend Sarah Bradford narrate her adventurous life, we share in the joys, sorrows, and challenges faced by this brave woman, who changed the world through her courage.
Dinner and a Little History: The 10 Worst Civil War Generals
The generals of the armies of our Civil War were a mixed lot, quite often amateur soldiers, quite often politicians masquerading as soldiers, usually (but not always) devoted, usually (but not always) courageous. In this talk, Bruce Allardice will examine the Braggs, the Burnsides, the Pembertons, how they became generals, and why they failed to justify their promotion to high rank. You've heard about the best--now hear about the rest! Held at Public Landing Restaurant, 6:00pm Cocktails, 6:30pm Dinner.
Of all the fish in the deep blue sea, the Rainbow Fish is the most beautiful. She is the only one with lovely shiny scales, and she certainly knows it; she spends most of her time looking at herself in the mirror. But when she will not share her scales with the Green Fish and the Blue Fish, they do not want to be friends with her anymore. Visit www.artspower.org/shows/rainbow-fish.
Get the Led Out (Tribute to Led Zeppelin)
Dubbed by the media as "The American Led Zeppelin," Get The Led Out brings what the audience wants…a high energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity. From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage.
Craig Ferguson Hot & Grumpy Tour: Walking the Earth at the Genesee Theatre
Craig Ferguson entered the world of late night comedy following a diverse and eclectic career that encompasses film, television and the stage. Come out and enjoy him and his stand-up routine. Tickets are $35-$55.
Broadway at the Coronado - Beauty and the Beast
Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Rockford! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including "Be Our Guest" and the beloved title song.
Alpine Hills Adventure Park & Golf Center
The 52-acre adventure park and golf center will feature year-round activities for all ages. Zip Rockford - Now open - If you are looking for a daring zipline escape for you, your friends or family, Zip Rockford provides an experience you will not forget. Fun for all ages within the weight range of 50-275 lbs. Brought to you by Rockford-based EBL Zipline Tours in partnership with the Rockford Park District. Gateway Parks snow park is divided into tubing, skiing and snowboarding sections designed to accommodate riders of all abilities – from beginners to expert. Even the smallest visitors will be transported safely up the hillside on the Magic Carpet lift. Plus, snow making equipment will cover the park in fresh powder daily. The First Tee of Greater Rockford provides educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
Fabulous February in Bishop Hill Hands on workshops to motivate, inspire, and cure the winter blahs! Experience and enjoy a morning of learning about the ancient practice of Mantra Based Meditation. Regain the memory of who you REALLY are! Treat yourself to a wonderful lunch at P.L. Johnson’s, Bishop Hill Bakery & Eatery or The Filling Station. After lunch, design, create and color a textured and personalized porcelain heart shaped plate for your favorite Valentine. Plate will be available following week. Massages (½ hour and 1 hour) available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Twinflower Inn. Hantverk Galleri workshops will inspire you to discover your inner artist! Registration (required) and fees apply.
CITY: Bishop Hill
Fabulous Spring Flowers
Enjoy a morning shopping historic Bishop Hill. Treat yourself to a wonderful lunch at P.L. Johnson’s, Bishop Hill Bakery & Eatery or The Filling Station. After lunch, decorate a handmade porcelain bulb vase with your own design. After the bulb blooms you can use the vase for your summer flowers. Vase will be available for pick-up the following Friday. Free your mind and have a tarot card reading by Deborah Freuh at Twinflower Inn from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hantverk Galleri workshops will inspire you to discover your inner artist! Registration (required) and fees apply.
CITY: Bishop Hill
Mother's Day Celebration
Nestled in a beautiful country setting just outside the Quad Cities, Lavender Crest Winery in Colona, Illinois features award-winning wines, wine production, a wine tasting room, a banquet center, entertainment, gift shop, espresso bar that serves lunch, wine tours and more. Spend some time with your mother while enjoying a variety of foods. Reservations are required. Open 11 am to 2 pm
Valborg Spring Bonfire
Bring the family and “burn away the old to welcome the new” experience a traditional Swedish bonfire. In Sweden the bonfire, speech and song signal hope in the future. Make this old tradition your own. The Bonfire is held at the Vasa Archives museum. Begins at 6 pm.
CITY: Bishop Hill
Orion Community Garage Sale Day
A day to find your treasure searching over 100 sales within the community. Central Park features a pancake breakfast and afternoon pork chops. Open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hampton Inn & Suites - DeKalb
Located just moments from Northern Illinois University, with easy access to I-88 and the Historic Lincoln Highway (Route 38), the Hampton Inn hotel in DeKalb, IL, offers a comfortable base for guests traveling on business or vacationing in DeKalb, Illinois. The hotel is near golf courses and shops, restaurant and pubs in quaint downtown DeKalb and Sycamore. Stay connected with free WiFi, work in comfort at the ergonomic desk or watch movies on the HDTV. Sleep soundly on the clean and fresh Hampton bed® before waking to Hampton’s free hot breakfast buffet, offering a variety of hot and cold favorites. Exercise at this hotel in DeKalb, IL, in the free fitness center or relax in the indoor swimming pool. Buy snacks from the 24-hour Suite Shop, and enjoy free tea and coffee, and information about what to see and do in DeKalb, in the welcoming lobby any time of the day or night. Stay connected with useful services and amenities in the free 24-hour business center or hold a successful event for up to 30 people in the 627 sq. ft. meeting room. Amenities include: Suite Shop, Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, Complimentary Continental “On the House” Breakfast, Handicapped Accessible, Meeting Room up to 32, Wi-Fi Access, Business Center, Guest Laundry, Refrigerators and microwaves in every room
Buca di Beppo
A neighborhood restaurant with authentic Italian food dishes meant to be shared and served family-style. Catering, Private Party Rooms, Carry-out and Delivery.
CITY: Orland Park
Family owned and operated since 1982, Nel's Catering is known locally for it's excellent food at fair prices. Nel's Catering is known for their potato salad and Italian Beef Sandwiches, but they carry a large variety of salads and meat choices in the deli. They will cater to your needs and ideas. No job is too big or too small. They can create menus to match your tastes and themes.
Fabulous Vegas Guys
Sit back and enjoy all that Las Vegas has (and had) to offer with The Fabulous Vegas Guys! From the Rat Pack and Elvis to Neil Diamond and everything in between! Mixing comedy, great music and dead-on impressions, this is truly a must see show! Matinee shows include lunch and show at $32.00 a person. Evening shows include wine tasting, dinner and show at $37.00 per person. For more information or to book, call 815-220-7386.
Pig Minds Brewing Co.
Pig Minds Brewing Company specializes in handcrafted ales in a variety of styles, using the finest barley, wheat, malts and hops to produce their tasty beers. Try as many as seven of their beers including American Irish Red, Blue Collar American Wheat, Hopcore American Pale Ale or anything else they may be brewing at the time. The food menu has everything from appetizers to desserts.
CITY: Machesney Park
Wander at the Wetland - Nygren Wetland Preserve
Wander at the Wetland is a free, family friendly outdoor event. All ages, families and individuals will enjoy the natural setting of the prairies and wetlands as they hike, snowshoe or ski the trail set with hundreds of luminaries under the full moon. There are plenty of places to warm up including the winter-themed greenhouse lodge and by two bonfires. Complimentary refreshments will be in the greenhouse lodge with cookies, snacks, hot cocoa, coffee and tea. Throughout the event there will be guided trail tours or self-guided hikes available. Rocktown Adventures will be on site with snowshoes to rent. Free admission. Registration is requested by February 2.
Egg Haven Pancakes & Cafe
At Egg Haven We're Committed To Quality and Value Our recipes are prepared fresh daily using only the finest ingredients. Our eggs and produce are sourced direct from local premium farms and growers. Our menu offers a variety of breakfast, brunch and lunch choices. We're proud to offer delicious gluten free options, cholesterol free options, and other dietary-friendly selections. Freshly squeezed juices are available all day! Restaurant hours: 6am to 3pm daily
Hy-Vee operates more than 230 retail stores in eight Midwestern states, including Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Dave Mason's Traffic Jam
Take a journey back to the greatest days of rock with Dave Mason’s sight and sound experience, Traffic Jam. Join Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the legendary band Traffic, Dave Mason for an evening of music history as he retraces the earliest days of his career with Traffic and the works that launched his successful solo career. Feb 6th at 8pm.
Manhattan Irish Fest
This annual event includes a parade, 5k run, Irish Breakfast, Irish Mass, craft fair and evening entertainment. Lots of kids activities and of course, kilts! Downtown Manhattan comes alive!
Under the Streetlamp at the Genesee Theatre
The dreamy voices of these four lead singers are poised to bring the repertoire of The American Radio Songbook of the ‘50’s, ‘60’s and 70’s to a whole new audience! Individually, all four have been featured on Broadway, in film, and on television showcased on The Tonight Show, Emmy Awards and the Oprah Winfrey Show. Their repertoire features doo-wop, old time rock ‘n’ roll, Motown-era soul classics and exquisite harmonies, including all of your favorite songs from The Drifters, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Four Seasons and many more.
The menu is presided over by a silhouette of the peckish pig himself, armed with fork and knife like a cannibal, and divided into sections: The Plank, The Bowl, Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Vegetarian, On Bread, Sides and Desserts. That makes it easy to troll through the menu and hit something from every food group; much of this food is made for sharing, and prices are reasonable, so don’t worry too much about over ordering. Unique menu items include: Duck Confit Mac & Cheese, served with a Sunny-Side Up Egg, Flatbread with Arugula, Serrano Ham, Goat Cheese and Red Onion with a Fig Jam Glaze, Kimchi Potato Cakes with Plum Sauce, Lamb Burger with Cumin Fries, and Beer Big Mussels cooked in beer with onions and bacon just to name a few. Desserts are all made in house by Debbie and they are definitely calorie-worthy. "
3rd Annual Run to Zero 5K
The 3rd annual Run to Zero 5K takes place on a scenic, point-to-point course in early spring to kick off the running season. Run includes a single loop, bringing you right back to the North Bay Pavilion where the Finish Line Celebration will be in full swing! With no hills and a few curves as the course follows the outline of the preserve, it is walkable in 45 minutes, so people can walk, run or both! The event also includes refreshments, entertainment, and post-race festivities complete with live music, games and activities
The Chicago Rat Pack "One Swingin' Night"
Egyptian Theatre - DeKalb, IL. For over 18 years, the unforgettable trio (Frank, Sammy and Dean) excited audiences nightly at the Copa Room and the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. These wonderful performances have been recreated with remarkable accuracy. Critics all proclaim “One Swinging Night” as being as close as any person could come to experiencing the original Rat Pack. With so much talent on stage together, these wild wonderful performers would set the standard tone for all those who came to Vegas throughout the Swinging 60's. How could these performances be anything less than historical? The Chicago Rat Pack’s show, “One Swinging Night” is perhaps one of the few special productions that shall become as timeless as the actual counterparts (Sammy, Frank and Dean). This fantastic show transports its audiences to a time when life was a lot less complicated. “One Swinging Night” is a brilliant reenactment of the “Summit.” This was the period at which all three of the magnificent super-stars were at the prime of their wonderful careers. At times, these three actors seem to transcend reality by totally becoming the characters they portray. Along with this and the fact that each member of this cast is very talented in his own right makes “One Swinging Night” a show that must be seen!
Geneseo Historic District Spring Open House
Shake off the winter blues and shop historic State Street shops for spring items, dine at the local restaurants, enjoy a cup of coffee and fresh baked goods and have a day filled with Geneseo. Open 4:30 pm to 8 pm
NIU School of Theatre and Dance
The School of Theatre & Dance is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre and the National Association of Schools of Dance. They perform at various times and locations throughout the academic year. The Players, Corner and O’Connell Theatres are in Stevens Building. Box Office: 815-753-1600 For a complete listing of dates and times visit our Calendar of Events page.
The Hinckley Cafe
We provide a cozy cafe feeling with daily specials and homemade soups. Friendly staff in a family atmosphere. A must have in our place is the best cup of coffee you will get in Hinckley.
Located inside the Jane Fargo Hotel in Downtown Sycamore.
Benchwarmers Sports Bar & Grill
Enjoy appetizers, all you can eat salad bar, great sandwiches, steaks and seafood. Grill your own Thursday thru Sundays from 5 pm to 10 pm. Full bar, carryouts, catering, delivery, children’s menu, entertainment, outdoor dining. Banquet facilities for 130. Enjoy appetizers, all you can eat salad bar, great sandwiches, and steaks and seafood. Grill your own Thursday thru Sundays from 5 pm to 10 pm. Full bar, carryout, catering, delivery, children’s menu, entertainment, outdoor dining. Banquet facilities for 130. 2143 West Galena Avenue Freeport, IL Open: Sunday: 11 am to 11 pm; Monday thru Saturday: 11 am to 1 am Lunch: Under $10 Dinner: Under $15 Credit Cards Accepted
The Priests are a classical musical trio made up of three Roman Catholic priests from Northern Ireland. Frs. Martin O'Hagan, Eugene O'Hagan and David Delargy are amongst the most recognized and successful acts in both the religious and secular worlds. Their debut album, sold at such a pace, it secured them a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest-selling classical debut ever.
Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra- Let The Music Move You!
Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra- Let The Music Move You! A Collaboration with Chicago Mulit-Cultural Dance Center. John Adams- The Chairman Dances, Lee Actor- Dance Rhapsody Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center, Shostakovich- Symphony No. 12. Featuring high-energy dances choreographed for live orchestra.
Gabriel Iglesias at the Genesee Theatre
Iglesias is one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians and he performs in sold-out concerts across the United States and Internationally. His stand-up comedy is a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring his personal experiences to life. His unique and animated comedy style has made him popular among fans of all ages. Meet and Greet Packages available.
Come in for one of the best dining experiences you will have, in a great environment, surrounded by happy people, awesome drinks and fun food. We're incredibly grateful for having had such amazing friends, family, teachers and mentors along the way. We hope everyone will share in our imagination and desire for creative cooking. Let's eat!
Gonzo's has been open since December of 2007 in Sandwich, IL. Offering the 50 year old recipe of Gary "Gario" Schaefer the ONE and ONLY Gario!! Offering Carry out, dine in and Delivery service to surrounding areas.
Geneseo Music Fest
A Geneseo tradition reinvented. City Park becomes filled on Friday with the annual queen contest and supper to follow. On Saturday family fun begins with music, children and family activities, food and beverage. Activities begin at 5 pm on Friday and 8 am on Saturday.
Geneseo Christmas Tour of Homes
Some of Geneseo’s most beautiful and unique homes will be featured on the tour, each with a touch of the Christmas season. The Tour of Homes is sponsored by the Geneseo Alliance of Ladies (GALS). The money goes to help women from our community continue their education or get training to re-enter the workforce.
Consignment and antique store with new items arriving daily. Sullivan is located in beautiful Amish Country.
Enjoy bar and pub style food including burgers, sandwiches, homemade soups, salads, and pizza. Full bar. Lunch and Dinner: under $10.00 Credit Cards Accepted
Rockford Airfest 2015
Rockford AirFest 2015 at Chicago Rockford International Airport will include a performance by the United States Navy Blue Angels. Preformers will be added as they are confirmed.
Midsommar Music Festival
Music and fun for the entire family, participate in musical workshops, jamming sessions and a barn dance with instructions provided. Main stage concerts are held in Village Park. Main Stage Events begin at 11 am, Maypole procession at 4 pm, and Barn Dance at 7 pm.
CITY: Bishop Hill
Torment at Twelve Hundred
This theatrical haunted attraction will engulf all the senses with a magnitude of fears. The trail through the woods leading to Dr. E. Vilstien’s secret laboratory and Hidden View Sanatorium will make you scream and run for your life. Not recommended for 12 year olds and younger. Open toed shoes and high heels are prohibited! Torment at Twelve Hundred bids you to see what new horrors await. Open: 3-5 10-12 17-19, and 24-26 and October 31. Hours: 7pm to 10pm. Admission is $13.00 per person.
Willow's Hometown Cafe
Willow’s Hometown Café is located in the Frederick Townsend Garage and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Sycamore Historic District. The distinctive stone structure was constructed in 1906 for use as a garage for the estate of Frederick B. Townsend, his former home is the Queen Anne mansion that overlooks the garage property. The structure is made of granite rocks gathered from Townsend’s farmland, right here in Sycamore.
Helping you dodge life's curveballs since 1969. Founded in 1969, legend has it because Curt wasn't allowed into a tavern within 30 miles of Genoa, Hill's Tap remains nearly the same as the day it opened. It's hard to imagine why, 45 years ago, he thought he could provide for a growing family with a shot and a beer saloon, but I think many of us are a bit better off because of it.
Chelsea McGhee Studios
A variety of classes for children and adults, including private event painting sessions for birthday parties, girls night out, corporate events, team building, bachelorette parties and baby showers.
World's Largest Horseshoe
Weighing in at 1,144 lbs and measuring 5'8" by 4' 5/8", this horseshoe is sure to bring good luck to all that visit. The Martinsville Horseshoe gained its Guinness Book of World Record status in 2013. The horseshoe stands at the entrance to the Martinsville fairgrounds.
Moscato's Pizza is a family-owned, family-operated Italian restaurant offering pizza, pasta, and sandwiches for carry-out, delivery, or catering!
Mill Creek Mayhem
Toughest trail race in the Midwest. Extreme 12K trail run and 1 mile mini mayhem. The footing (What footing?) is hilly, muddy (several water crossings), and loose in places. The trail is not maintained (non-existent) in some places. Expect to be scratched and bruised. Located in the beautiful Mill Creek Park in Marshall Illinois.
27th Annual Depot Stove Gang Model Railroad Show
Model railroad show and swap meet with over 25,000 square feet of operating model railroads and railroad memorabilia and numerous vendors with items for both sale and swap. The show is for all railroad enthusiasts. Lunch stand provided.
Sweet Annie's Open House and Home Tour
Explore this original Colony structure that once served as a communal residence for families of Bishop Hill. See how it has been transformed into a wonderful backdrop for primitive antiques and handcrafted wares displayed throughout this stately home. You will find Primitive Cupboards, Folk Art, Early Country in old paint & original surface, Garden Accents, Textiles, Pottery, Quilts, Yellowware, Treenware, Baskets. Open 10 am to 4 pm.
CITY: Bishop Hill
Grassroots Juicery & Café, LTD
Locally owned and operated Grassroots Juicery & Café in Sycamore, IL is committed to promoting the overall health and fitness of our community. To advance this wholesome lifestyle based on health and local community, they offer a range of made-to-order fruit and vegetable juices and smoothies, as well as fresh wraps, soups, salads, oatmeal, baked goods, and other nutritional offerings. To the greatest extent possible, they use organic, environmentally-friendly and sustainably-grown ingredients, and source from local growers. Whatever your needs, whether they be plant-based, gluten-free, diabetic, weight-loss, detoxification, athletic and fitness training, or you’ve just decided it is finally time to maintain a healthy diet as part of a fit lifestyle, Grassroots Juicery & Cafe has something for you.
The Flower Pot
Beautiful gift shop with fresh and silk flowers, gifts and accessories.
5 West Coffee & Wine Lounge
Take a break and enjoy a full-service espresso bar, premium wines, and craft beers. Treat yourself to a selection of pastries and appetizers after a busy day shopping in Amish Country.
Beith House Museum
1850 limestone Greek Revival home restored, developed as preservation study house. June-August, Tues. 1-4pm. Other hours, groups by appointment.
CITY: St. Charles
Lena Brewing Company
Lena Brewing Company is nestled among the rolling farm fields near Lena, Illinois just off US Highway 20. Our craft brewery features a wide mix of artisanal, traditional and innovative beers, all brewed right here on site! Our brewery and taproom are located inside a renovated old mill building. Stop by to taste our beer, take a brewery tour and watch our beer being made! Out facility is also available for private parties and rentals. Imagine hosting your next gathering right inside our beautiful, state-of-the-art brewing facility! We hope to see you soon; Cheers! Open Thursdays 4pm to 9pm; Saturdays and Sundays 11am to 9pm and Sundays 11am to 4pm. . Also open on holiday Mondays 11am to 4pm.
This great pizza place has been voted Best in the Region with its homemade sauce and dough, pasta and sandwiches. Dine-in specials, carry-out and delivery service. Dinner under $10 Credit Cards Accepted
Jekyll & Hyde - The Musical
Glamorous, sexy and deliciously wicked, Jekyll & Hyde is the enthralling musical based on Robert Louis Stevenson classic story about a brilliant but obsessive scientist whose alter ego wreaks havoc across Victorian London. An evocative tale of two men – one a doctor, passionate and romantic – the other, a terrifying madman; and two women - one, beautiful and trusting –the other, beautiful and trusting only herself. Both in love with the same man and both unaware of his dark secret. Featuring a thrilling pop rock score including the unforgettable hit, “This Is The Moment” from multi Grammy and Tony nominated Frank Wildhorn & double Oscar and Grammy winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerized audiences the world over.
Cotton Patch Gospel
Phil Kaufman brings to life the Book of Matthew in this one-man show which was originally written by Tom Key and adapted by singer/songwriter Harry Chapin. Kaufman plays more than two instruments at one time and over 20 characters! 100% of show proceeds donated to world hunger organizations worldwide. Matinee shows include lunch and show at $32.00 a person. For more information or to book, call 815-220-7386.
Straight No Chaser at the Genesee Theatre
Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of ten unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense… and with a sense of humor. On the road, Straight No Chaser has built a reputation as an unforgettable live act.
Wasmuth String Quartet
The Danville Symphony Orchestra is pleased to welcome the Wasmuth Quartet back to Danville for its second season of free performances and educational events. This year's public concerts offer some of the best meat and potatoes of the classical string quartet literature and the repertoire they've chosen will not disappoint classical enthusiasts.
Coronado PAC - John Mellencamp "Plain Spoken Tour"
"The Voice of the Heartland" will play 80 shows including multiple dates in the artist's hometown of Bloomington, Indiana; Nashville, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, and more. The special guest is Carlene Carter. On September 23rd, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp will release one of the most distinguished records of his career, Plain Spoken on Republic Records, which includes ten stunningly elegant and soul-searching Americana gems. Plain Spoken is set to be hailed as an unparalleled new chapter in Mellencamp's distinctive songbook. Concert goers will receive a digital download of the Plain Spoken record with purchase of tickets to the tour (One download code per ticket for online and phone purchases only; does not apply to box office or outlet ticket purchases.)
Midtown Ethnic Parade & Festival
Rockford Midtown District's second 2nd Annual Day of Celebration of all the diverse cultures in Rockford includes a parade of colors and customs and a festival with international foods, performances, information, genealogy, a children's area, a beer garden, and much more.
Princess Alexe's Ice Cream
Opened in 2014, Sycamore's newest stop for ice cream.
NIU Blackwell History of Education Museum
Hours: Monday-Wednesday: 12:00-4:40pm; Friday: 12:00-4:30pm; or by appointment The NIU Blackwell History of Education Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting interest in the history of American education. The Blackwell has a collection items such as text books, slates, pens, inkwells, student work, and report cards. The museum also has a life-size display of a dame school.
Kauffman Turkey Farm
Kauffman Turkey Farms is one of the last remaining independent family owned and operated turkey farms with its own dressing plant in the country. Providing fresh dressed turkeys to the Northern Illinois area for over 80 years. These big, beautiful tom turkeys are some of the thousands that are range grown here on the Kauffman Turkey Farm. The turkeys are grown from one day of age until they are dressed in the farm's federally inspected plant. They raise their birds with the emphasis on quality. This means that the turkeys grow more slowly and develop a richer flavor and denser texture.
Tour DeWitt is back! Plans are in the works for a 10 mile, 20 mile, 40 mile and 60 mile ride through beautiful DeWitt County. Watch our websites and facebook pages for more information as the event develops, or contact the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Office.
Annawan Canal Ambush Mini Tri-Atholon and 5K
Experience the stunning Hennepin Canal on a beautiful autumn day. Run on the multi-purpose trail, bike along Patriot Way and paddle down the Hennepin canal to victory! Single and duo entries are encouraged. Location is Hennepin Canal Bridge, Rte. 78 ~ North of Annawan, IL
Bishop Hill Honor Flight Benefit
The spirit of giving each year is renewed by the Bishop Hill, The Filling Station Restaurant who organizes the annual fundraiser to send the Quad Cities area veterans to Washington, D.C. part of the Honor Flight Network. A barbeque rib dinner, that’s finger licking good right off the grill starts the festivities. Patriot Guard and Legion Riders ride into town and kick off the festivities with an invocation and presentation of colors. Patriotic music is provided throughout the event as well as unique military exhibits and a military retreat is held promptly at 1800 hours with a 21 gun salute and taps. A live auction of donated items, including, locally made artisan craft to sports memorabilia and more is the highlight of the day, besides the eating that is. Golf cart shuttle service from outlying parking areas will be provided to Village Park by Cambridge Cart Sales. Area veterans are provided with a free trip to visit their memorial with priority given to survivors of World War II, Korean War, and any veteran with a terminal illness. Honor Flight Quad Cities operates on donations from organizations and individuals. Representatives from the Honor Flight organization attend the fundraiser. All proceeds from the day’s events are donated to Honor Flight of the Quad Cities, $60,000 and counting. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
CITY: Bishop Hill
Downtown Kewanee Car Show
Cruise in held on Friday night. Saturday Classic and vintage cars roll into downtown Kewanee and line the street for a top 100 car show.
Geneseo Maxwell Street Day
Retailers and residents fill downtown State Street with a variety of unique items, all priced to sell. Open 9 am to 2 pm.
Bar & Grill located at 48 E. Railroad Street in Sandwich, Illinois.
Route No. 73 Brew & Chew
Casual dining serving local meat, great steaks and burgers in a unique setting. Located in the old Pearl City hardware store with it's original 1900’s flooring, tin ceiling and cabinets. Full bar with great drinks, banquet facilities seating 40. Open Su, T, W, Th: 11 am - 10:30 pm; F, S: 11 am - 1:30 pm
CITY: Pearl City
Country Hearth Inn
58 rooms, restaurants nearby, free continental breakfast, free movie channel, handicapped accessible
Rockford Coronado Concert Association - Emanuel Ax, Piano
Emanuel Ax captured public attention when he won the first Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in 1974. Later, he captured the Michael's Award of Young Concert Artists in 1975 followed by the coveted Avery Fisher Prize in 1979. Recent releases include Mendelssohn Trios with Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman, Strauss' Enoch Arden narrated by Patrick Stewart, and two-piano music by Brahms and Rachmaninoff with Yefim Bronfman.
Italian Dreams Pizza
Italian Dreams Pizza & Pasta in Sycamore, IL., where they use only the finest and freshest ingredients to prepare your food in a way that is second to none.
Blue Moon Bikes Vintage Sting Ray Museum
Blue Moon Bikes owner Rod Griffis has been an antique bicycle collector for more than a decade. He actively collects antique bikes, and Schwinn Sting-rays are his specialty. Rod's collection is world renowned for its completeness and authenticity. His extensive collection features Schwinn Sting-Rays from 1963 through the 1980's.
DeKalb Area Women's Center
1917 Old Finn Hall houses OnStage Gallery & Great Hall Exhibition Space with monthly art shows or historic collections & various programs. Hours: Fridays 7 - 9 p.m. & by appointment.
Silver Creek & Stephenson Railroad Fathers Day Celebration
All aboard as a 36 ton 1912 Heisler steam locomotive pulls three cabooses, including an antique red caboose reported to be the oldest in the state, and three passenger flatcars for a four mile ride through farmlands and across a bridge 30' above Yellow Creek. Purchase your ticket at the Silver Creek Depot, a turn-of-the-century replica filled with railroad artifacts. Browse for novelties in the Freight House Gift Shop. Visit the Silvercreek Museum filled with early Americana and featuring the 130 ton Cooper Corliss Steam Engine and its over 25' fly wheel. Food will be available at the museum. Train: Adults: $7; Children under 12: $3; Cab Rides: Ask at the Depot; Museum: Adults: $4; Children Under 12: Free.
Old Settlers Swedish Stomp and Skamperoo
Begins at 9 am, Skamperoo starts at 10 am. Over 150 runners each year of all ages enjoy this tradition of family fun running through historic Bishop hill, during the annual 5K run/walk. Runners vie for the coveted hand carved wooden boot trophy, symbolic of the Swedish Stomp. Open to all ages 7 to 107.
CITY: Bishop Hill
Down home service features home baked bread and rolls, home cooked soups and entrees. Specials are served daily. “The Nest” is a specialty; ask about it! Breakfast served all day on Saturday.
South Moon BBQ
Come enjoy a craft beer with your BBQ! Now offering the largest selection of Craft Beers.
Flamingo Restaurant and Ice Cream
Mexican Food, Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt
Ren's Chinese Restaurant
Authentic Chinese cuisine.
The Cedar Inn
Enjoy this small town bar and grill. Full bar, carryout, entertainment. 4747 Illinois Route 26 North Freeport, Illinois (Just south of the Village of Cedarville) Open: Sunday: Noon to 10 pm; Monday and Tuesday: 11 am to 11 pm; Wednesday thru Saturday: 11 am to 1 am Lunch: Under $5.00. Dinner: Under $10.00. Credit Cards Accepted
Coupe's Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill located at 101 S. Viking Vie in Lee, Illinois.
Pipe Dreams Organ Concert
Visitors will be treated to the remarkable sounds of unique pipe organs as they attend concerts daily at Streator churches. Locations to be determined. There is no charge for the concerts, but a free will offering will be taken, with proceeds going to a local charity. For more information call 888-485-9895 or visit www.streator.org.
Newly remodeled with a fresh look. Brian's Pizza offers the best pizza around with fresh ingredients and custom dough and sauce made fresh daily. They have 2 I-pads loaded with games for kids to have fun and play for free while parents sit back, relax and enjoy themselves while watching their favorite sports team on our 65 in. T.V. and sip on their favorite spirits. Brian's Pizza also works with the local schools on a "Book It" program to get kids more involved with reading. Meet your goal and get a free personal pizza and a picture with Tony on our Wall of Fame!!
Art Attack offers a variety of classes, hosts private events, and has an artist gallery for viewing. Art Attack is a place for empowering self-expression and freedom through art.
DAAHA Nehring Gallery
DAAHA is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing with people of all ages the storied history of agriculture and its innovators within northern Illinois. Through their exhibits, educational programs, and website they hope to tell the story of DeKalb County and northern Illinois’ contribution to the world’s most important invention: Agriculture. Their organization is new and constantly evolving, so check back often for new exhibits, programs, and virtual access to our collections.