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Country Corner - Grandparents Day Weekend/Customer Appreciation
Kids, visit Country Corner in Alpha with your Grandparents. Grandparents will be admitted free with a paying grandchild. Activities available include a Hayrack Ride, U-Pick Pumpkins, and Corn Maze. Special Discounts and Concessions in Timber Park. Hours: 9 am to 6 pm. Fall Fun Park Hours:10:30 am to 6 pm.
The Hopper House in Nauvoo is just four blocks from the Nauvoo Temple! This cute cottage is the perfect “Grandma’s House” and has central heat and air conditioning. The living room has a queen size sofa sleeper, recliner and entertainment center with cable TV/DVD & VCR, and LDS videos and books. The two bedrooms each have queen size beds, there is a full size sofa sleeper in the dining room, and there are two cots and sleeping bags available for kids, if needed, sleeping 8-10 people, depending on age. The bathrooms have been recently remodeled with a vanity and shower/tub combination upstairs and a vanity and shower downstairs. Includes a large dining room with a table for six, and in 2006 a full kitchen remodel with gas range and oven, microwave, dishwasher, toaster and all utensils and dishware for twelve. LDS art and historical Nauvoo pictures throughout the house. All the linens and towels are provided, plus on the back porch is a washer and dryer for the convenience of guests. Great location, with a front porch and nice yard, close to groceries, shopping, restaurants and the temple!
Cerno's Bar and Grill
Gather your friends for fabulous food in a warm atmosphere featuring a spectacular 19th century historical bar. The menu selection offers great sandwiches, fantastic pizza, and dinner entrees. Enjoy over twenty different beers on tap at the mahogany back bar imported from Belgium by the Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewing Company.
Fall Corn Festival
Come and enjoy a full day of fun at the park that includes an antique tractor and engine exhibit, parade of power, kiddie pedal tractor pull, corn cook-off, the cow train, food, craft vendors, music, corn cook-off and corn-on-the-cob eating contest. Plus, see if you can make it through this year's Great Godfrey Maze.
"We owe recovery of the Nauvoo bell to the Lamoreaux family" (http://www.lds.org/ensign/1981/02/i-have-a-question). Come and find out more about the controversial (and conflicting) stories surrounding the rescue and transportation of the Nauvoo Bell—stories posted throughout the house. Just down the street from the Nauvoo Temple, experience Nauvoo with this historic 1840s home as a base for all your adventures. Owned by the Lamoreaux family of Historic 1840s Nauvoo, sleeps ten comfortably, is within walking distance of the Nauvoo Temple, and has a modern addition with all the amenities. Although situated near Old Nauvoo and the wonderful historic sites down on the "flats," the home sits on quiet end of Knight Street and backs to a large communal back yard with a well-equipped pavilion that is also available for day-rental. Perfect for large groups or small families. The home sleeps ten comfortably with five bedrooms--four of them in the historic part of the house, and one in the loft. Two have king beds, and three queens. The large living room downstairs has lots of lounge and sitting room and a gas fireplace. The kitchen and separate dining area provide all the appliances and kitchen needs for a large family. A large, double-wide driveway for plenty of parking. The house addition includes a istoric stairway that was moved from a 150-year-old bank and a full service bathroom with Jacuzzi (and shower) on the main floor. There is also a full bath in the basement (with shower), and a half bath in the loft. There is a washer and dryer for guest use downstairs, and the home is centrally heated and cooled for year-round comfort. High speed Internet access, cable TV, and DVD player all for guest use. The deck out back is a perfect place for a BBQ or for relaxing on those warm summer evenings while enjoying the gentle summer breeze.
Whiskey Barrel Saloon
Enjoy our friendly and inviting atmosphere offering 16 beers on tap with 15 TV's easily viewed from any seating area, including the patio. The bar boasts vaulted ceilings, stonework on the walls, two billiards tables, video gambling, an outdoor covered patio, and a stage where bands play every Friday and Saturday night. We also offer burgers, wings, tacos and more.
CITY: Rock Falls
Sunset Storytelling: Tricia Kelly
Hegeler Carus Mansion 2014 Events Saturday, September 06, 2014 at 7:00pm Sunset Storytelling: Tricia Kelly. For prices, information or to register for events (all registration is done online), please visit www.hegelercarus.org.
Chew on this Dog Barkery
Toys, Treats, Accessories, Natural Foods, Holistic Supplements. They carry everything you need for a healthy happy dog and/or cat.
RM Champagne Salon
The nationally-revered nightlife visionaries of Element Collective created this opulent, accessibly elegant wine and Champagne salon. The lavish 1,500-square-foot space off Green St. is discreetly tucked-away at the foot of a secluded cobblestone alley. Sit among flowers, topiaries and tea lights in the 150-seat courtyard in this popular city hideaway.
The Benchmark menu includes some new and creative items as well as updated twists on familiar menu favorites. With 46 TV’s Benchmark is the perfect place to catch a game with old friends or make some new ones. The highlight of the venue is the first of its kind, fully retractable roof covering most of the 2nd floor. It’s Chicago’s first convertible beer garden.
Old Settlers’ Day and Colony School Reunion
Celebrate the 166th anniversary of the Bishop Hill Colony and the 116th year of the Old Settler’s Association. Enjoy a traditional chicken dinner, the High Society Band Concert and program featuring Bishop Hill Colony descendants’ speakers. Sunday a reunion of students and teachers from the Bishop Hill Colony School takes place and memories are shared. Hours: 11:30 am to 3 pm.
CITY: Bishop Hill
31st Annual Port Clinton Art Festival & Taste of Highland Park
The Taste will kick off this festive weekend with Highland Park's restaurants offering an array of culinary delights, ice-cold beer, wine and specialty drinks. Heralded by many as one of the best art festivals in the United States, this show is a must-see for art fair lovers. Throughout this free two-day festival, over 275,000 visitors will fill plazas, sidewalks, parking lots, and streets to purchase work from 260 world-class juried artists.
CITY: Highland Park
American Street Rod Association presents Vintage Weekend 5
This year's Vintage Weekend will include a Swap Meet, Women’s World, vendors both days, tours on Friday, games, seminars, valve cover races, prizes, and a Fab Five on Saturday.
Annual Settlers' Day
Learn about our heritage! Visit with costumed living history demonstrators representing American history from French fur trading days, pioneer times, and the Revolutionary and Civil War periods. Activities include an imaginary wagon trail, guided history hikes, crafts and more!
CITY: South Holland
Quality Inn & Suites - Harvey
Newly renovated property, featuring luxury suites, indoor pool, fitness center and a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast. Suites are furnished with microwaves, refrigerators, hair dryers, coffee makers, data-ports and desk area. Internet access.
This old European-style home is the first “story book” home built in this new development. The complete home is three stories, but there is a lock off available on the first floor (Troubadour's Quarters), allowing that unit to be rented separately, or with the main home on the second and third floors (Crown Court Suite). The Troubadour's Quarters contains a great room with full kitchen, dishwasher, stove/oven, microwave and table for six. The great room has a queen-size sofa sleeper, gas burning fireplace, and flat screen TV. A bedroom has three built-in bunk beds, and there is a full bath with tub/shower combination! This level sleeps up to 8 and can be rented separately, or with the rest of the home. Since the home is built on a hillside overlooking the Mississippi River, the massive front door is located on the second level, opening up into a large living room with fireplace and flat screen TV, and beautiful view of the river. This living room contains two queen size sofa sleepers. The full kitchen has Amish built cabinets, granite counter-tops seating four at the bar and with a table for six in the round turret. The full bath on this floor has a corner shower. The third level is the master suite which is perfect for a honeymoon or anniversary occasion! The view of the Mississippi from this room is spectacular! It also has a desk, gas log fireplace, flat screen TV, King size bed, queen size sofa sleeper, and another bedroom with queen size bed. The bathroom in the round turret has two sinks and a beautiful four legged tub! * Internet & TV service are not available at this location.
Glenwood Oaks Rib & Chop House
Recently being chosen for the best ribs by Chicago Magazine adds to our long list of recognition's and awards for outstanding service and food. Celebrating for over 36 years.
Fresh Starts Restaurant, Catering & Wine Shop
Our small, intimate restaurant seats up to 60 people for gourmet lunch, or an exquisite dinner. We have a full-service, off-premise catering service featuring enticing, unusual foods and skilled, professional staff. Fresh Starts has garnered award after award for its fabulous recipes prepared with skill and creativity. We have received rave reviews in Chicago Tribune, Star Newspaper, Daily Southtown, Chicago Magazine and Sun Times. Savor a meal at Fresh Starts and you’ll understand why we draw diners from the entire Chicagoland area.
Spooky Lectures: A Customary Funeral by Mick Henneberry
Hegeler Carus Mansion 2014 Events Friday, October 10, 2014 at 7:00pm Spooky Lectures: A Customary Funeral by Mick Henneberry. For prices, information or to register for events (all registration is done online), please visit www.hegelercarus.org.
Sleep Inn & Suites
Enjoy a wealth of amenities at an affordable price when choosing the smoke-free Sleep Inn & Suites® hotel in Danville. The pet-friendly hotel is conveniently located just off of Interstate 74 and in close proximity to Kickapoo State Park, Kennekuk County Park, Danville Area Community College, the David S. Palmer Arena, and VA Illiana Health Care System.
The Discerning Eye
This exhibition features the work of photography masters Dawoud Bey, Terry Evans and Joseph Jachna.
CITY: Chicago Heights
South Suburban Art Scene Progressive Art Brunch
This tour will feature four wonderful exhibitions at each of the four listed venues, a consortium of exhibition spaces in the Southland area. Each venue will serve yummy refreshments on the brunch tour.
CITY: Chicago Heights
Lynfred Winery's Oktoberfest
When the grapes begin to arrive at Lynfred and the crush begins we all know what's right around the corner Lynfred 's annual Oktoberfest! The celebration of Oktoberfest at Lynfred began over two decades ago continues to be a festival that is remembered by all. Two days of German sing-a-longs, grape splitting, grape stomping, cork tossing and barrel races! Bring your friends, bring your family and bring your appetite!
Victorian Christmas at the Reddick Mansion
The Reddick Mansion will be decked out in it's Victorian Christmas Decor and open for tours! Activities for this weekend include: gingerbread house making, holiday music, photos with Santa, and a walk-through a life size gingerbread house! Check the Reddick Mansion Website for more information. Includes Holiday Open House, Christmas Music, and Refreshments.
Country Corner Fall Flea Market
Enjoy a large Flea Market with over 20 vendors each day displaying their wares for sale from 10am to 5pm. Hayrack Rides, U-Pick Pumpkins, Corn Maze. Fall Fun Park Hours: 10:30am to 6pm.
Turkey Testicle Festival
It’s a great night as you don’t have to bring a dish to pass or talk to relatives. If you have never tried a turkey testicle, this is your chance! No need to worry about the weather the festival is held under one huge heated tent, with plenty of portable potties available. The bar is open but the number of people allowed inside at any one time is limited, as it can become pretty packed. There will also be hats, t-shirts and sweatshirts for sale to remember the night. “So grab a friend that's never been, enjoy a cold brew, great music, and hot nuts!" This is a 21 and older event only so bring your ID. Hope to see you there.
Paradise in Nauvoo
Paradise-In-Nauvoo is a new addition to the string of popular Nauvoo vacation homes. The home is located just a block from the town’s main Hotel and a few blocks from the Temple (walking distance). This solidly built charmer has a general store directly across the street (Casey’s General Store). If you’re passionate about Nauvoo you’ll love this centrally located cozy, cuddly, adorable, cheerful and vibrant home! The owners of this property are from Hawaii and simply could not resist the opportunity to greet all guest with a warm Aloha as demonstrated in the Hawaiian theme of the house. Currently there are 2 queen size hand crafted beds, 2 queen size sleeper sofas, and a twin bed. 1 40" Television and one TV with built-in DVD player. Washer/dryer, Three bedrooms and three bathrooms on the main floor. The living room is connected to a cozy little study area, which has been turned into the TV room and additional sleeping area if needed. Home is situated on approximately 1/3 of an acre.
Dinner & A Little History in LaSalle
Topic: "The TR! Show". Derek Evans presents "The TR! Show" at our November session. Mr. Evans brings to life the dynamic character of Theodore Roosevelt. Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, the youngest President of the United States, was one of the most interesting men who ever lived. Throughout his life he was a cattle rancher, deputy sheriff, historian, naturalist, explorer, author of 35 books, police commissioner, assistant secretary of the Navy, governor of New York, war hero, lawyer, and the first American to win a Nobel Prize. Speaker, Mr. Evans was trained for the theatre at Northwestern University, New York University, and the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. As manager and director of the Monarch Theatre Company, he brought Shakespeare, Opera, and literary adaptations to schools throughout the American Midwest. Reservations required. 5:30pm - 8:00pm, Canal Corridor Association. $24 CCA Members, $29 Non-Members.
Home for the Holidays
Start the season of good cheer off right with an old-fashioned holiday feeling in downtown Morris. The nostalgic street lights downtown take on a festive glow with wreaths and lights adorning the lampposts. The celebration features a house walk, a night time lighted parade, carriage rides, trolley rides, a children's winter carnival, the festival of trees, live reindeer and of course, Santa!.
Fabulously Sweet Creations, LLC
Family owned business providing handmade chocolates and sweet treats.
A Carpenters Christmas
Based on the music of The Carpenters’ two holiday albums and Christmas variety shows, singer and playwright Lisa Rock and her six-piece band bring their unforgettable songs to the stage. Enjoy tunes such as Merry Christmas Darling and the jazzy Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town. A holiday concert that spreads joy and cheer to all!
Little Goat Diner
Chicago's favorite "Top Chef" Stephanie Izard has again teamed up with Boka Restaurant Group for her spin on an East Coast diner. Experience old-school diner traditions like a stool-lined counter and breakfast served all day. Stop in before closing to grab a late night bite like tiramisu and milkshakes. The attached bread shop serves up coffee drinks and sandwiches all day, and visitors can purchase merchandise or attend a private event or cooking class there.
Fort Obie Rendezvous and Living Hitory Encampment
Visit the old world featuring a tipi encampment, black powder shoots, pre-1840 demonstrations, bow-shoots, tomahawk and knife throwing, primitive fire-starting, and 1840 trade goods. Open: 10am to 5pm on Saturday, and 10am to 3pm on Sunday. Admission $2.00 per person.
Come celebrate 95 years of Smiles Day! Schuyler County’s annual festival, Smiles Day, was first held in September 1919. The celebration began as a way to welcome home the soldiers of World War I. In 1969, Smiles Day on the 19th, is combined with the Rushville High School Homecoming activities on the 20th. Smiles Day has always kept the proud tradition of honoring veterans. The event will feature a grand parade which includes over 100 entries as well as a marching band competition. Food booths and entertainment will be held in the vicinity of downtown Central Park.
Johnny Appleseed Festival
Crystal Lake's largest one-day event brings families and the community together to celebrate Fall. Activities for the day will include live music, entertainment, pony rides, petting zoo, pumpkin train, pumpkin bowling, clowns, face painting, story telling, temporary tattoos, wagon rides, craft fair, Farmers Market, and so much more! Meet and greet Johnny Appleseed himself, as he strolls the streets of downtown, telling his story.
CITY: Crystal Lake
This Olde Housewalk
Tour 6 vintage homes in Joliet's historic Cathedral Area. The homes include those of David and Nan Clinton of 355 North Raynor Avenue, Michael and Amy Gahan of 1201 Campbell Street, Carrol Spencer of 509 Western Avenue, Robert and Elizabeth Dow of 1003 Western Avenue, Bob Richards and Nicole Mikuzis of 505 North Raynor Avenue, and Dawn McKenna of 606 Buell Avenue. Porch lunches are available before the walk for $12.50 each. The housewalk begins at 11AM and ends at 5PM.
Dinner & A Little History in LaSalle
Cowboy Randy Erwin presents "Singing, Yodelin', and Trick Ropin'" at our September session. Hear and participate in music that has made the cowboy such a special part of American history during a show featuring music, folklore, and history - with rope tricks as well! Learn about the origins of cowboy culture, how they lived, worked, and spun tall tales; and about the animals cowboys worked in their daily lives. Pick up some trick-roping tips! Mr. Erwin has performed all over the United States, created four nationally distributed CDs, contributed music for several film scores, including Walt Disney's "Home on the Range". 5:30pm - 8:00pm. Reservations required. $24 CCA Members, $29 Non-Members. Canal Corridor Association.
Spooky Lectures: The Terrifying Truth of Victorian Medicine by Tricia Kelly
Hegeler Carus Mansion 2014 Events Friday, October 17, 2014 at 7:00pm. Spooky Lectures: The Terrifying Truth of Victorian Medicine by Tricia Kelly. For prices, information or to register for events (all registration is done online), please visit www.hegelercarus.org.
Directed by Ellen Marincic, this warm comedy set in a drought-ridden rural town during the Depression features spinster, Lizzy Curry's family, who are beginning to despair of her ever finding a husband. Then into town rides a con man who promises to bring rain in exchange for $100. Can he also change the forecast for Lizzy? Shows are Friday & Saturday at 7:30PM and Sunday at 2:00PM. Tickets are $15.00 each.
Dinner and Christmas Concert
Lovely Christmas music by the Prairie Singers and a delicious holiday meal by the Cheese Shop of Ottawa. Reservations required. Reddick Mansion Association.
The Terrace at Trump
A sophisticated outdoor oasis showcasing superb al fresco dining amidst the iconic views of Chicago's dramatic landscape is The Terrace at Trump. This Chicago rooftop restaurant and bar offers a specially crafted menu served alongside a variety of boutique wines and hand-crafted cocktails. With a serene ambiance highlighted by vivid, green landscaping guests can relish in the summer sun while taking in vistas that are quintessentially Chicago including the Wrigley Clock Tower, Lake Michigan and Chicago River. Sit and enjoy a cocktail while watching the fireworks from The Terrace at Trump on Wednesdays and Saturdays after Memorial Day.
SPAA THEATER is focused on providing quality stage plays and much need programs, such as their; CSI & Film Camps, Adult Acting, Writing & Speaking Classes, SPAA Master's Certification Classes, SPAA Children's Theater, SPAA Radio, SPAA TV and Much more! They are dedicated to providing, developing and enhancing "Edutainment" (Education & Entertainment) through programs, live productions and commitment to the surrounding communities.
CITY: Park Forest
Shades of Autumn
"Shades of Autumn" is the annual fall festival at Stade's Farm & Market. Located in McHenry County in northern Illinois, Shades of Autumn is a great place to bring the whole family to enjoy nature's bounty, plus great entertainment, during the most beautiful time of the year. During Shades of Autumn, you can experience a day on the farm filled with family fun. Runs weekends Sept. 8, 2012 through October 28, 2012.
Motel 6 - Harvey
This 22-room property is conveniently located near the I-94 exit, offering clean & comfortable rooms. Free parking is offered during your stay.
River View Retreat
Enjoy your visit to Nauvoo in this nearly 1700 square foot retreat with a large deck and fantastic view of the Mississippi River! Only two miles from the LDS Visitor’s Center, this home is close to the restored homes and businesses of Old Nauvoo, including the temple, yet secluded as a retreat from the hustle bustle of touring. This 4 bedroom home sleeps up to sixteen including the cabin located on the property. The home has two bedrooms on the main floor, each with a queen bed, and a master suite upstairs with a queen bed and full size sofa sleeper. In addition, there is a full size bed in the loft bedroom, plus a queen size sofa sleeper in the living room. The large kitchen will provide the appliances and kitchen needs for a large family, and the kids will love the spiral stairway to the upstairs, in addition to the regular stair access. Two bathrooms on the main floor (one with shower only, the other with a bath/shower combination) and a washer and dryer are also available for guest’s use, and the home is air conditioned for comfort. This home also includes high speed internet access and Dish TV. The deck is a great place for a bar-b-q and entertaining as guests enjoy the view of the nearby Mississippi River. The optional cabin, with skylight, air conditioning and electric heat, contains two bunk beds.
Ten Acre Lodge
This beautiful Nauvoo home is situated on ten wooded acres in the country, about 8 miles from the temple. It is a split level and perfect for larger groups or families! There is plenty of room for parking, including RVs. The home features three bedrooms, all with queen beds, on the upper level, sharing a full-bath. The large living room has plenty of seating with a large spacious sectional that is also a sleeper sofa. Pianist will enjoy the Yamaha grand piano! And Also enjoy the Overhead Projection system with BluRay player and DISH network available for movie night with the family. High speed wireless internet is available throughout the home. The spacious kitchen will accommodate large families and has everything you need for your home away from home! Downstairs is a large family room with a couch and futon, and a beautiful fireplace as a center for family visiting. This room has been recently remodeled and also features a flat screen TV with DISH and BluRay player. There is a full bath with shower and tub on this level. The home has central air-conditioning for comfort during the summer months. The home comfortably sleeps 8 adults, and there is room for children and toddlers in sleeping bags on the floor. Large families will appreciate the seclusion of this home, where there is plenty of room on the back deck for bar-b-que, and the newly added fire pit area is great for a campfire for family games and fun, yet just a few minutes from historic old Nauvoo!
Tales of Terror by Tricia Kelly
Hegeler Carus Mansion 2014 Events Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 7:00pm Tales of Terror by Tricia Kelly. For prices, information or to register for events (all registration is done online), please visit www.hegelercarus.org.
Reddick Mansion Holiday Decor Preview
Be the first to see the Mansion in its holiday splendor! All of the holiday decorations are sure to put you in the holiday mood. Be the first to purchase lovely and unique ornaments off the Mansion's Christmas trees.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
A play based on the book written by Barbara Robinson in 1971. It tells the story of Imogene, Claude, Ralph, Leroy, Ollie, and Gladys, six delinquent children surnamed Herdman. They go to church for the first time after being told that the church offers snacks. Despite protests from other church members, they are given roles in the Sunday school's Christmas play, in which they tell the Christmas story in a non-conventional fashion.
Michael Londra’s Celtic Yuletide
Described as one of the greatest Irish singers of the time, Michael Londra creates an Irish Christmas with world class dancers and classic stories from his homeland. He sings traditional heartwarming carols like Winter, Fire and Snow, The Maiden's Lullaby and Gaelic pieces like Oiche Ciuin (Silent Night), plus many sing-along carols the audience will know and love!
Frank Lloyd Wright Races
Now in our 38th year! Bring your racing and running season to a close in historic Oak Park with the flat, fast, and scenic route of the 2014 Frank Lloyd Wright Races. The races feature a 5k Run/Walk, 10k Run, and a Youth Mile for ages 7-14. All events are on Sunday, October 19th and start just east of the Oak Park River Forest High School at Scoville and Ontario Streets, and finish on Scoville in front of the school.
CITY: Oak Park
Comedian Nick Swardson
Every so often, a comedian comes along who emerges as a triple threat: comedian, actor and writer/producer. Nick Swardson is one of the most exciting artists to have taken on this role. He is best known for his recurring role as Terry Bernadino in the comedy series Reno 911!, Tickets going on sale July 18, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Nick's 40+ date tour will commence in Austin, Texas where he'll be filming his special! Nick Swardson will be at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Downtown DeKalb, IL on Wednesday, September 17 at 8:00 PM. The Egyptian Theatre box office will be open for walk-up and phone sales on Friday, July 18 at 10:00 AM when tickets go on sale to the general public. All tickets are $39.50 and are reserved. Tickets can be purchased at www.egyptiantheatre.org or www.livenation.com
For more than 50 years Italian Village Pizza & Pasta has been a social gathering place for great food and fun in Carbondale. Thousands of locals, Salukis and area visitors have provided their autographs and notable memories on the walls of their main dining rooms. Enjoy delicious pizza, complimentary ice cream, and a full salad bar, all in the presence of good company!
The Neighborhood Co-op
If there's one thing the Neighborhood Co-op is known for, it's good food. Between the grocery store and the deli area, this one-stop-shop has everything you need for the perfect meal. Enjoy the fresh taste of locally grown produce, shop the work of Carbondale's thriving art scene, and feast on a hearty sandwich, made with all-organic products.
Come out to Hickory Hills Park District's annual Pumpkin Fest & enjoy rides, games, balloon sculptures, face painting & music. Don't forget to bring your camera!
CITY: Hickory Hills
Village of Itasca's Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest will feature music, German food and drinks, and other entertainment for people of all ages.
Family fun! Music, kids, entertainment, crafts, inflatables, fun fair games, crafts & a pumpkin patch. Family fun entertainment, come and enjoy with friends and family!
Meadows Monster - "Dual at Dawn"
Meadows Monster - "Dual At Dawn" race offers the runner/cyclist the opportunity to enjoy the cool fall temperatures and beauty of the season.
Charles Hales Home
The Charles Hales Home is a historic Mormon pioneer home with modern amenities in the Hyrum Kimball Village, perfect for your family vacation to Nauvoo. On the first floor there is a master bedroom with a king bed, and a large king bedroom across the hall. Also on the first floor is a full kitchen, dining room, great room/family room and a full bathroom. This floor has a vaulted ceiling above the great room and dining room area with a grand staircase to the second floor loft (with queen size sofa sleeper). The back of the home is open and airy with two story windows that bathe the home with light. The second floor has two king bedrooms and one queen bedroom. In the hall are two full bathrooms with sinks in a vanity. The basement has a full laundry room with washer and dryer.
Hyrum Smith Farm
The Hyrum Smith Farm is perfect for extended family get-togethers! This historic farm is just one mile from the temple and sleeps up to twenty comfortably. A complete remodel was finished in May 2008 and the home was made ready for families to enjoy beginning June 2008. The original pioneer brick home is 16 x 24 and is used as a dormitory with four bunk beds. The two story brick addition added in 1850 contains two master bedrooms upstairs with king beds, and two bedrooms downstairs with queen beds, plus a parlor with a queen size sofa sleeper. A later addition to the home has a family room with another sofa sleeper, TV/DVD and full bath and laundry. Adjacent to the family room is a full kitchen with all the appliances and kitchenware needed for all the guests in the home. Another addition to the north side has another bedroom with queen size bed, and a large game room and full bathroom. Remodeling included new paint, carpeting and furnishings throughout this home plus the addition of two more bathrooms for convenience and central heat and air for comfort! All utensils, dishware, linens, and towels are provided. A washer & dryer are also provided for guest use. High speed internet is available as well.
Uptown Grill's Playlist Theater presents: The Brothers Comatose
Playlist Theater, a cozy concert nook inside LaSalle's famed Uptown Grill, has been entertaining the Starved Rock area since 2006. This venue has hosted dozens of national acts, many of whom are quick to add the Playlist Theater as a favorite stop on their next tour. Enjoy music from The Brothers Comatose at 8pm. $25 general admission.
Dinner & A Little History in Lockport
Topic: "Searching for Marquette: A Pilgrimage in Art". Through monuments and artwork, Ruth D. Nelson retells the story of the 17th-century French Jesuit missionary-explorer, Father Jacques Marquette, the celebrated surveyor of the Mississippi River. But his expedition down the Great River was only part of the Marquette legacy, which began on the southern shore of Lake Superior and ended on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. Searching for Marquette follows his journey through today's cities and towns in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Arkansas to uncover French relics, Native-American royalty, and hearty settlers in a drama of faith, the fur trade and the future of America's heartland. Speaker: Ruth Nelson lives in Downers Grove, Illinois and writes on art in the Midwestern United States. Reservations required. 6:00pm - 8:30pm, Public Landing Restaurant, $24 CCA Members, $29 Non-Members.
Downtown Trick or Treat Night
Located on the historic I & M Canal, nostalgic downtown Morris offers a rich history and continues to be the gathering place year after year for community festivals. Morris Downtown Development Partnership, Inc. For more information visit www.shopmorrisil.com.
The Second City Hits Home
Come out for a night of laughter as The Second City takes on all the news that’s fit to twist. The biggest headlines! The hot-button issues! All served up with a side of that famous Chicago-style improv. Don’t miss this chance to see the superstars of tomorrow live on stage now!
I’ve Got A Little Twist
The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players perform a comedic mash-up cabaret of musical hits. The Mikado meets The Music Man and HMS Pinafore sets sail for Brigadoon. A fresh and most heartfelt performance, not to be missed.
Quad Cities Marathon
This marathon offers beautiful views of the Mississippi River, entertainment and more. 5 Races to choose from including: Marathon, Half Marathon, 5-Person Relay, 1 Mile Walk, 5K Run/Walk, and kids runs. The marathon runs through 4 Cities - Moline, Rock Island, Davenport, and Bettendorf. It also crosses 3 Bridges I-74, Centennial, and Government bridges. Get the chance to run through 2 States - Illinois and Iowa and across the Rock Island Arsenal Island.
Get Lit New Year's Eve Fun Run
Now in it's 13th year, Get Lit is a fun way to "run" in the new year! Open to men, women and children, this event is a non-competitive run/walk on a two-mile paved course through the Folepi's Winter Wonderland drive-through display.
CITY: East Peoria
The Gallery House, built in the early 1900’s, is now a fabulous family retreat, nestled in the heart of Nauvoo, allowing you to leisurely walk the historic and quaint shops down Mulholland Street, on your way to the temple. Enjoy your evenings on the enclosed front porch after you walk across the street to indulge in an ice cream cone from the Mayfly Shop. Grab a frisbee or football from the closet and enjoy an evening outdoors on the beautiful lawn and under the welcoming shade trees around the home. The Gallery House is one of only a handful of vacation homes available right on Mulholland Street, the main street of Nauvoo, and just four blocks from the Nauvoo Temple! This delightful cottage was once considered for a local art gallery and is now tastefully decorated with giclee’s and prints of the LDS Nauvoo Era. There are scenes done locally by artists you won’t see anywhere else. With LDS videos and books, games and toys, your family will enjoy a relaxing and memorable Nauvoo experience.
James Myler Manor
Ground floor accommodations include a master bedroom/bath suite featuring a king size bed and a double queen room across the hall. A basic equipped kitchen, dining room, bath and a two story great room with a large screen TV complete the first floor. The back of the home is open and airy with two story windows that give you a beautiful view of the common area. Upstairs, there is a loft with seating and a secretary's desk, two more baths and three bedrooms, including a duplicate of the master suite on the first floor, a single queen bedroom and a large queen bedroom with four singles in two bunk beds. Each bedroom has a large closet and is furnished with a large dresser. In the basement there are laundry facilities, another bathroom and four twin beds. Constructed in 2006, the floor plan is 2,690 square feet and sleeps sixteen to twenty guests. The home has five bedrooms and six full bathrooms between the three levels. The two story great room with living area, dining area and large windows provide an excellent view of the Hyrum Kimball Village Pavilion and recreation area. The home is fully furnished and tastefully decorated.
The Starner-Stuff nine room homestead located on Hillcrest Farm boasts original woodwork, parlor doors, dining room pass-through, and period furniture and rests on 100 acres of farmland, woods, and rolling pasture with flowing creek. It is the perfect setting for a Victorian country wedding, a relaxing get-a-way, family reunion, romantic weekend, business meetings or seminars and any kind of special event. We want your stay to be comfortable and relaxing for you; and so, we offer 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a formal living room, a formal dining room, a study with parlor doors for privacy and a buttermilk warm kitchen to gather for morning coffee plus all the extras.
Odyssey Fun Farm
Features a corn maize, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, pig races, corn cannons, hay rides, zip line and much more! Nighttime attractions include a zombie safari ride and nighttime flashlight corn maize.
CITY: Tinley Park
Siegel's Cottonwood Farm - Military Appreciation Weekend
As a Thank You from the Siegel Family, Siegel's Cottonwood Farm invites all active and veteran military members and their families to come spend a day "Down on the Farm." Enjoy plenty of "Affordable Fun on the Farm"® with free admission! All Military personnel, veterans and their families will enjoy over 20 fun activities like a petting zoo, hayrides, train rides, obstacle courses, a cornfield maze and more! Come celebrate the military servicemen and women in your lives at the farm from 10am to 6pm.
It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life. Located on the historic I & M Canal, Nostalgic Downtown Morris offers a rich history and continues to be the gathering place year after year for community festivals. For more information visit www.shopmorrisil.com.
All Seasons Apple Orchard
Take a wagon ride to the orchard where you will be surrounded by thousands of apples trees and 12 varieties of apples and pears. Enjoy seasonal activities like pumpkin picking and the corn maze. There is also a cow train, goat bridge, corn crib, giant swings, a spider web, jumping pillow and a petting zoo. The weekends even have pig races and a magic show for the kids. Take your whole family down for some apple picking and make sure to stick around for the many other activities.
Early Tin Dusters Fall Color Run
Behold the bright bursts of color all around Quincy as nearly 900 sweet pre-1949 vehicles roll into town for the 39th Annual Color Run.
The Behind Closed Doors Tour
The Behind Closed Doors Tour takes place on the third Saturday in October from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Several homes and buildings are selected to be on this tour representing the different architectural styles found in Quincy.
World Music Festival Chicago
Hear traditional and contemporary music from diverse cultures by acclaimed musicians from around the world during the 16th Annual World Music Festival Chicago. Performances and events, many of which are family-friendly, will be at a variety of locations throughout the city. Lineup to be announced.
Rockford Greek Fest - Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church
Greek Fest offers authentic Grecian food, pastries and a marketplace with jewelry, clothes, books and a variety of gifts. Friday night is "American Night" featuring entertainment by "Men of our Times." The taverna will be open Friday night through Sunday night. Church tours will be offered and kids' entertainment provided. There will be a live Greek band on Saturday and Sunday.
Barbakoa is a fun, eclectic restaurant serving delicious Latin cuisine infused with passion, love and an unrivaled quality of service. This modern Latin bistro brings casual fine dining with an urban vibe to the Western suburbs. The restaurant is a lively and upbeat, featuring modern interpretations of Latin cuisine with roots in Central and South America, the Spanish Caribbean, and enriched by European influences.
CITY: Downers Grove
Marcus Addison Cinema
The Marcus Addison Cinema is your premiere entertainment destination with 21 state-of-the-art auditoriums. The facility can accommodate rentals for group outings, corporate events, birthday parties & various other occasions.
Windy City Thunderbolts
The Windy City ThunderBolts baseball brings affordable family entertainment all summer long at Standard Bank Stadium. 2007 & 2008 Frontier League Champions! Call to reserve groups or parties today!
32nd Annual Doc Spackman Triathlon
Come to southern Illinois and compete in one of the most long-standing triathlons in the world - the 32nd Doc Spackman Triathlon Festival. New this year are two triathlon distances to choose from- the ever popular Doc Spackman “Classic” Triathlon (350m. swim, 5 mile bike, 2 mile run) and the new Spackman Sprint Triathlon (700m. swim, 10 mile bike, and 4 mile run). The event also offers a Kids/Family .5 mi run/walk, followed by a Standup Paddle board timed race — perfect for kids of all ages.
Festival of Lights
Smile, laugh, be de-lighted at the East Peoria Festival of Lights! The festival features the fantastic Folepi's Winter Wonderland lighted drive-through display, open from Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve, and many other events during December including a competitive run, gift show, theatrical productions and more. The Festival of Lights annual Parade of Lights covers three miles of Washington Street starting on one side of the city and ending just past downtown. The parade features floats shaped entirely from lights, including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the chopper motorcycle float illuminated with LED lights, a 70-foot long float of the famous Clydesdale horse team pulling a delivery wagon, Frosty the Snowman, the starship Enterprise illuminated with 48,000 LED light bulbs, and the 95-foot-long smoke-spewing China dragon.
CITY: East Peoria
Grand Rivers Distillery
A locally-owned craft distillery in Southern Illinois, Grand River Spirits creates a selection of spirits that showcase the delicious fruits and grains of Southern Illinois. This national award-winning micro-distillery offers brandy, whiskey, bourbon, rum, seasonal spirits (such as grappa and schnapps), and of course Red Eye Moonshine. Don't let their small size fool you, all of the storage, packaging, distilling and tasting is housed under one roof. See the action for yourself — Grant Rivers Distillery offers free 30-minute distillery tours for up to 10 people by appointment only, available Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday.
Greenwich Village Art Fair - Rockford Art Museum
Established in 1948, Rockford Art Museum's Greenwich Village Art Fair is one of the oldest continuous art fairs in the area and combines juried artists with family-friendly children's activities, live music, food and an atmosphere that brings the community together in a vibrant and art-filled setting. More than 100 artists are juried into the show by in categories of 3-D Functional, 3-D Non-functional, 2-D Medium, Jewelry, Photography, and Painting.
Annual Pumpkin Festival
Celebrate the harvest season this fall at Sgt. Means Park for their largest event of the year, the Annual Pumpkin Festival! Enjoy hayrides, face painting, a corn maze, a pumpkin patch, and much more! This event is loaded with great activities and tons of family fun. You won’t want to miss it!
CITY: Olympia Fields
Canal Connection 10K
This year marks the 165th Anniversary of the opening of the Illinois-Michigan Canal. Join runners in the Canal Connection and run along the Canal Tow path and end it the historic village of Utica.
Silver City Treasures
Silver City Treasures offers antiques and collectibles in the grand tradition of all purveyors of objects d'art and objects d'junque, they buy sell and trade just about anything of value although theyhave a personal penchant for the odd and unusual, the grotesque and goofy. The stranger the item, the better they like it! On any given day you might find a silver tea kettle from the 1700s, a brass hook shaped like a mermaid, a hand-carved African fertility god, an ultra-cool set of vinyl and aluminum rock 'n' roll bar stool or a reproduction Andy Warhol poster. A Peter Max maybe-maybe-not reproduction poster and much more! Silver City Treasures is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day of the week except Thursday.
Statesville Haunted Prison®
The Prisoners have rioted, the guards have fled, a darkness has seized control of this Maximum Security Prison and our Warden has opened the gates for visitors. After the prisoners have processed "The Meat/Visitors", you will be forced to find your way through 23 maximum security cells and come eye to eye with over 100 criminals that were too evil to die. Statesville Haunted Prison®. No one escapes.
Afternoon Tea with Mary Todd Lincoln
Please join us for an afternoon of sweets, savories and tea. Mary Todd Lincoln will be in attendance and will tell stories about her life with her husband, the President. $15.00, Reddick Mansion Association.
The Golden Dragon Acrobats Present: Cirque Ziva
Cirque Ziva is a fast-paced, technically innovative and beautifully presented new show, featuring the elite members of the Golden Dragon Acrobats. Enjoy an unique cirque spectacular showcases traditional Chinese acrobats who dazzle with amazing feats of athleticism, daring heart-stopping stunts and the grace of their centuries-old art form.
Capital City Century Cycling
The Capital City Century (CCC) is one of the oldest cycling events in central Illinois, attracting hundreds of riders from multiple states. The CCC is a recreational ride (not a race!) for riders of all ages and ability levels. Riders have distance options of 10 to 100 miles over flat to slightly rolling terrain. A special double metric (125 mile) Challenge option is also offered.
Chicago Fire Soccer Club
Come out and cheer on the Chicago Fire! Experience the fun and excitement of Major League Soccer at Toyota Park today!
Great Carbondale Pumpkin Race
Folks from all over literally take pumpkins and creatively engineer them into race cars. Participants race their pumpkins down the streets of downtown Carbondale, competing with one another, and hope theirs crosses the finish line first! Pumpkins race in a series of categories (largest, fastest, most creative, etc.), and must travel unassisted on wheels inserted onto axles that penetrate completely through the melon (no caster wheels and no support frame or chassis will be allowed). This family-friendly competition is both challenging and fun.
"Gourd"geous Day in the Country
Enjoy a "Gourd"geous day in the country at the 6th Annual Gourd Festival. The Gourd Festival is day of fun for the entire family. For the children there are gourd games, make it and take it crafts, face painting and puppet shows at no charge. For the adults, Gourd Patch member will be selling their gourd art, jewelry, home decor and supplies. There will be demonstrations on gourd carving, collages, and a Q&A all about gourds. Bring your camera and your walking shoes.
Moonshine Brewing Company
Old Wisconsin barn boards cover the walls and two murals of Prohibition-era bootleggers hover above Moonshine's two glowing red bars, where cocktails served in glass jars are the drinks of choice. Thanks to an in-bar brewery added in spring 2008, Moonshine brews are a popular pick, too. During the summer months, locals spend the day and night enjoying cocktails on the dog-friendly patio. An eclectic menu includes everything from pulled pork tacos to burgers to vegan pizza.