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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
Johnny Mathis Tribute
New to Starved Rock is David Robbins, the foremost Johnny Mathis Tribute Artist in the Midwest. David's vocal ability, range and his impression of the legendary Johnny Mathis with astound you. Close your eyes and you will think you are listening to the real Johnny Mathis. David has performed from Las Vegas to Florida performing Johnny Mathis songs, such as Chances Are and You Belong to Me. Shows include: August 24 at 5:00pm and August 25 & 26 at 11:30am. $32/matinee includes lunch buffet and show; $37/evening includes wine tasting, dinner buffet & show.
Afternoon Music At Cattails - Brian Benkse
Join us for an afternoon of music at Cattails located at the Starved Rock Marketplace at the intersection of US Route 6 and Illinois Route 178. Enjoy a wine tasting along with the music or purchase a glass of wine or beer as you enjoy local musicians in the lovely setting of the patio at Cattails. This event is free and will take place rain or shine, 3:00pm - 6:00pm.
Have you ever wanted to hike all the canyons in the park? Well now you can do it in one day. Board a trolley with a pair of guides and to begin your trek at the east end of the park. Hikes leave the Lodge at 8:30a.m. & 9:00a.m. and return at approximately 4:30 & 5:00p.m. Included is trolley transportation, guides, boxed lunch (1/2 way) and a specially designed T-shirt. Reservations are required. $35.00 per person.
Chicago's Perfect 10 Mile & 10K at Navy Pier
Chicago’s Perfect 10 allows runners a unique experience to run along the pier for the first and last segments of the race before turning south along the lakefront path to tour the city skyline like they’ve never seen before! Brace yourself for some beautiful sights as you run past some of Chicago’s most famous landmarks!"
The Old House New House Home Show/Fall 2014
The 60th season of The Old House Home Show. The Mega Center and Ballroom will be brimming with engaging exhibits from 300 outstanding participants.
CITY: St. Charles
Summer Sunset Concert Series: Bagshot Row Concert
Hegeler Carus Mansion 2014 Events Friday, July 18, 2014 at 7:00pm. Summer Sunset Concert Series: Bagshot Row Concert. For prices, information or to register for events (all registration is done online), please visit www.hegelercarus.org.
Summer Sunset Concert Series: Meerkat Mobsters Concert
Hegeler Carus Mansion 2014 Events Friday, July 25, 2014 at 7:00pm. Summer Sunset Concert Series: Meerkat Mobsters Concert. For prices, information or to register for events (all registration is done online), please visit www.hegelercarus.org.
Airsoft Steampunk Battle
Participate in the steampunk Airsoft Open Play Event! Enjoy drinks and snacks at Legacy Paintball Park. The event runs from 9:00am to 4:00pm. $30 per person with camping available for Saturday night at $25.
New Year's Eve Overnight at Starved Rock Lodge
Join the party and stay the night on New Year's Eve-Dec. 31, 2014. Stay a night at the historic Starved Rock Lodge where the New Year's Eve party takes place in the Great Hall and Starved Rock Room. The two-sided fireplace is aglow and the ambiance is warm and inviting. The cocktail hour begins with an open bar and hors d'oeuvres, followed by a New Year's Eve Dinner Buffet, a champagne toast at midnight, 1:00 am pastries and brunch on New Year`s Day. Two live bands performing during the evening to keep you entertained!
13th Annual Addison By the Slice Pizza Bakeoff
Judges select the best pizza in several categories in a blind taste taste (Best Cheese, Best Sausage, Best Deep Dish, etc.). But you cast the ballot for "People's Choice Award" for best pizza in Addison! This delicious event also features entertainment by Blooze Brothers from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.
Windy City Pet Expo
Come out to Windy City Pet Expo at the Odeum Expo Center, and meet Shorty Rossi of Animal Planet’s Pit Boss while you visit the vendors to see all the exciting items and services for your pets. There will be fabulous prize giveaways and fun for both the 2-legged and 4-legged. Visit with dozens of rescue groups at a mega-adoption event. You can even purchase discounted vaccinations, microchipping, heartworm & flea preventatives. Witness agility and obedience demonstrations as well as live entertainment, costume contests, author readings/book signings and so much more.
CITY: Villa Park
The Biggest Loser RunWalk 5K, 10K & Kid's 1 Mile Fun Run
Register individually or as a team for either the 5K or 10k RunWalk or sign the kids up for a mile fun run. All fitness levels are welcome. Each registered participant and finisher will receive a Biggest Loser RunWalk Finisher's Medal, commemorative technical t-shirt, drawstring backpack and a truly inspirational and unforgettable experience. Please visit the website for more information.
Come celebrate Fall at the Manteno Oktoberfest. Attractions include a carnival, craft show, car & motorcycle show, food, beer tent with live entertainment and much, much, more!!
Yorktown Farmers Market
Yorktown is continuing our early evening Farmers Market outside at The Shops on Butterfield. A wide variety of vendors will be on hand featuring fresh fruits and vegetables, breads, muffins, olive oil, farm fresh cheese and milk, chocolates, fresh flowers and more! Attendees can also partake in weekly activities hosted by local organizations and live music on select dates.
The Whistle Pigs
Check out the 9th Street Pub for live bluegrass on Sundays through November. Bluegrass bands along with occasional Blues and awesome smokehouse items. 5 pm Sundays - no cover.
CITY: La Salle
Jerseyville Harvest Inn
Whether you are in Jerseyville for business or pleasure, be sure to check out the Jerseyville Harvest Inn. This motel is conveniently located in the middle of the business district and is located on U.S. 67 and near Illinois Route 16. Amenities include in-room microwave, refrigerator, free Wi-fi, and free Continental breakfast.
Pumpkin Fest 2014
Pumpkin Fest features over 20 attractions included in general admission! Siegel's Cottonwood Farm is "The Place" to Harvest your Family Memories on 40 Acres of "Affordable Family Fun®." Siegel's corn maze, Zach's Petting Zoo and Farmer Frank's Haunted Barn are just several activities Siegel's Cottonwood Farm has to offer. Admission Weekday $10 with coupon; Weekends and Columbus Day $12 with online coupon. Children 2 and under enter FREE! Open Daily 10am - 6pm.
Dog Days at Cantigny Park
For one day only, dog lovers can enjoy a fun day at the park with their "best friends." Bring your dog out and enjoy a special dog play area, vendors from the dog world and some specially trained pooches to entertain. All dogs must have current vaccination tags and be social with others. There will be agility demonstrations, Windy City K9 Disc Club featuring their World Champion High Flying Disc Dogs, 70+ vendor booths, dog rescue organizations, The Bark Park (pet play area), and more.
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.
World's Largest Knitting Needles and Crochet Hook
The World's Largest Knitting Needles and Crochet Hook are located inside The Yarn Studio in downtown Casey, Illinois. In order to make it in to the Guinness Book of World Records shop owner, Jeanette Huisinga, had to knit and crochet a 10X10 square with the largest tools. Knitting Needles are 13ft .75in and 25 pounds each. Crochet Hook measures at 6ft. 1.5in and weight is 9lbs.
2014 Buddy Challenge & 5K Run/Walk
The race will start in front of Bent Fork Bakery at Sheridan Road and Walker Avenue in downtown Highwood. Participants will pair up and be put to the test doing push ups, calisthenics, the fireman carry, buddy drag, piggyback carry and the consisting of 100 upper body and 100 core exercises, and plenty of running in between! This race is not about the fastest time, it’s about putting yourself to the test, having fun, and taking pride in your efforts while working as a team!
Ranalli's - Lincoln Park
For more than 40 years Ranalli’s has been providing a family-owned tradition of legendary pizza. The Four Corners Tavern Group plans to keep the authenticity of the name, and the pizza a tradition for many years to come. Ranalli's added a feature called the “King’s Table”. The king’s table offers table taps allowing customers to pour their own beer. The table can seat up to twelve and will be available for reservations and private parties. Upon reservation, customers determine which two beers they want on tap. Just steps away from the park, the expansive patio includes new updated furniture perfect for friends and summer league teams. Customers will see the classic thin crust pizza with several specialty pizzas added as well. The Four Corners Tavern Group is excited to provide a place for the neighborhood, friends and family to gather and enjoy a tradition of legendary pizza and memories to come!
Annie - The Musical
A full-blown summer musical based on the popular Harold Gray comic strip. Annie has been wowing audiences since 1977. Who can resist the little red-headed optimist who wants to find her real parents and in the process finds a new home and even gets to meet FDR? Winner of seven Tony awards, this musical treat features such songs as "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow" and "It's a Hard Knock Life" Cast with local talent. Directed by Bob Kinsella. Stage 212 in LaSalle.
Naperville Ale Fest
The second annual Naperville Ale Fest will showcase over 200 unique beers from craft breweries around the country. The fest will also feature live music and food from some of Naperville’s favorite restaurants. Situated on the grounds of the Naper Settlement, with downtown Naperville as a backdrop, it is the ideal setting to experience craft beer.
This 7,000 lb, 15 ft, 8-sided section of a communnications tower that supported a television broadcasting antenna and a 5lb, 1 ft piece of the antenna were located on World Trade Center Tower One when it was attacked on September 11, 2001. The antenna was designed and manufactured by Harris Corporation at its Quincy plant.
Fall Juried Exhibit
Fiber based works from all over the nation will be exhibited.
CITY: Chicago Heights
Oh My Pies
Let 'em eat cake, we're gonna have Pie! Delicious fresh baked pies are our specialty. Orders welcome.
Art dans la Rue ANEW!
Art dans la Rue ANEW! (Art in the streets) Immerse yourself in French culture for a day full of art, food, wine, music, demonstrations, and more in Downtown Oak Park! Lake Theatre's First Tuesday Film Club will present a French film.
CITY: Oak Park
WinterFest in Downtown Oak Park
Join Oak Park for a cookie walk inside over 50 participating shops and restaurants! Catch a glimpse of Saint Nicholas, enjoy a variety of family friendly acts and warm up inside the hospitality tent with free hot chocolate and coffee.
CITY: Oak Park
Homewood Suites by Hilton Hotel/Elements Conference Center
The Homewood Suites by Hilton is nestled in the heart of the Village of Orland Park. It is perfectly situated within a premiere upscale lifestyle center featuring restaurants, shopping, state of the art Marcus Cinema and the 118,000 sq. ft. Life Time Fitness. It is conveniently located on South LaGrange Road, only 1.5 miles from I-80 and with easy access to local businesses.
CITY: Orland Park
Crowne Plaza Springfield
The Crowne Plaza Springfield hotel is the perfect place to stay to enjoy the area's history, culture and quirks. Whether you’re traveling for business or leisure, their goal is to make your experience a memorable one.
A stone and timber cottage in Dixon's historic Lowell Park, constructed with native limestone quarried on site, Woodcote ‚ the cottage in the woods ‚ was built 1909. Today, Woodcote is available for your enjoyment with privacy for any occasion: corporate retreats, weddings and receptions, showers, art or antique shows, etc.
Drum Corps "Tour of Champions"
Northern Illinois University and Huskie Stadium will once again play host to the Drum Corps "Tour of Champions”. This show will feature 7 of the World's Top 12 Drum & Bugle Corps. This year's show will welcome many Midwest Drum Corps Alumni, including: Phantom Regiment, The Cavaliers, Guardsmen, Knights, Royal Airs, Vanguards, Madison Scouts & more. Last year this show attract over 6,000 visitors to the DeKalb area from over 24 states. According to Jeff Dobie of Fatty's Pub, " ... the Drum Corps weekend was the busiest days of summer". Drum corp shows has been in DeKalb for over 30 years and was started by local business owner Michael Embrey (former Band Director at NIU). This year's show will open with the Northern Illinois University Marching Band performing the Star Spangled Banner. Each Drum corps in attendance will have a souvenir booth for spectators to purchase tee-shirts and recordings. NIU and Fatty's Pub will have a special Food Tent with theme Drum Corps meals prior to the show. Prior to the show Drum Corps Alumni and FANS are invited to tailgate at Fatty's in DeKalb. 'Fatty's Pub' on West Lincoln Highway near the NIU Stadium. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the show will start at 7:30 PM. Ticket range from $20.00 to $75.00 FunME Events and tickets are available in DeKalb at (815-756-1263) or on line at www.ticketmaster.com. The show is hosted by Phantom Regiment Drum Corps (Rockford), and sponsored in part by DCI, FunME Events, and Kishwaukee Fest Organization of DeKalb County.
Ursa Creek Lodge
Perfect place to meet for a company retreat, family gathering or to celebrate a bride or mother to be. Relax in front of the hand crafted fireplace or sit outside and let the sounds of nature take you away. Enjoy the beautiful lodge, scenery and activities Ursa and the surrounding area has to offer.
Black light space-themed laser tag, bumper cars, roller skating, mini-lane bowling, plus Winner's Grill. Scotties was awarded the "Best Roller Skating Anchored Center" for 2012 at the Excellence in Family Entertainment Center Awards.
Light the Veltway
Roosevelt Road will light the way to the holiday season with merriment including live music, food and libations. Berwyn's entertainment row will offer festivities for the whole family.
Home for the Holidays in Downtown Oak Park
Catch the old fashioned holiday spirit in Downtown Oak Park! Celebrate the season with free horse-drawn sleigh rides and a visit from Santa!
CITY: Oak Park
National Public Lands Day
National Public Lands Day is an annual nation-wide event to raise awareness of the value of our public lands, e.g. nature preserves, parks, forests, etc. as an environmental refuge, an economic resources and recreational paradise. Getting people out into their public lands helps them understand their importance in their community and the environment as a whole.
Ninth Street Pub Pet Project Bike Ride
These are a Blast, we ride our bikes from Bar Sponsors, 6 in all, and return to Ninth Street Pub for Poker Run Prises and Food followed by Entertainment at 5:00. 11:00 sign up, 12 noon start. $15.00 donation.
John Deere Pavilion - Learn & Play Day
Kids of all ages are invited to come play and learn about a day in the life of John Deere customers. At this free event, children will learn about life on a farm, see what it’s like to work on a construction site, explore the world of forestry and more. For hands-on fun, kids can test their driving skills in a battery-powered Gator™ obstacle course or put their muscles to work in a pedal-powered tractor pull. Other special exhibits include a hands-on Little Johnny’s Farm with cows that can be milked (not real ones), a petting zoo, and a construction zone to test toy equipment in the sand. Blacksmith demonstrations will also be conducted on site throughout the day. Open from 10 am to 4 pm.
Gem City Pizzeria
Come to Gem City Pizzeria, the oldest Pizzaria in Quincy and have our famous Jeff's Special pizza or some nachos. Specializing in pizza and Mexican selections, Gem City is open 4 pm to Midnight every day!
Nauvoo Vacation Villas & Condos
Among the many choices for Nauvoo accommodations, the condos at Nauvoo Villas offer a peaceful retreat for the busy tourist, families and other groups. The condos offer spacious rooms, full kitchens, high speed Internet, and satellite TV. We look forward to your visit to Nauvoo!
Kibbe Hancock Heritage Museum
This impressive collection includes Civil War and Indian artifacts, fashion items circ 1840-1920, fossils, rocks, geodes and other historic Hancock County aritfacts. New to the museum are the Funeral Customs display and the "Lincoln: Making of the Man" display. The majority of the collection was generously donate by Dr. Alice Kibbe.
Roberts' Roost Country Guest House
Located in the scenic rolling hills of Northwest Illinois just minutes from the Mississippi River, Palisades State Park & Great River Bike Trail. Two bedrooms, one bath, living room and kitchen.
Mr. Tequila Bar & Grill
Mr. Tequila Bar & Grill offers the best in Mexican food. Our menu includes chimichangas, enchiladas, burritos, quesadillas, fajitas and several other Mexican dishes.
The 2014 Berwyn Oktoberfest will boast an international food court, carnival and amusement rides, family entertainment pavilion, and crafters and vendors. Live musical performances will be headlined by 1980s sensations Sixteen Candles on Friday night and rock/pop/indie band 7th Heaven on Saturday Night. And let's not forget the Beer Garden, which will feature special Oktoberfest seasonal selections. On Saturday, the family pavilion welcomes a variety of interactive activities including on-site video gaming, face-painting, a bounce house and obstacle course, bozo buckets, trivia and other games. Live entertainment includes music from The Boogers and Ashneco as well as dance and zumba performances.
Oak Park Shopping District's Outdoor Sale
Shop the Outdoor Sale in Downtown Oak Park, Pleasant District, and the Hemingway District! Enjoy fun activities and family entertainment while you shop for the best deals of the season. Tables and racks will be on the sidewalks for easy outdoor shopping.
CITY: Oak Park
Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo
Saturdays and Sundays, December 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, Friday to Wednesday, December 26-31 (4-9pm) See the Lights. Feel the Magic. Continue the tradition. Chilcagoland's largest lights festival surrounds you in the cheer of over 1,000,000 twinkling lights, caroling to the animals, ice carving, light shows, Santa and Mrs. Claus. You're sure to feel the magic of the holidays! Many of our indoor exhibits will be open for viewing favorite animals, plus there will be Singing to the Animals and special Zoo Chats. In addition, the zoo restaurants and food stands will be open with full menus and holiday treats, and gift shops will have hundreds of unique items for those hard-to-shop-for loved ones. Enjoy a full schedule of nightly music and live entertainment inside the Pavilions. Also on the schedule, an amazing magic show, costumed characters, a model railroad display, and the 38 foot Talking Tree.
Odyssey Fun World
Visit our website for discounts and packages. Games, Laser Tag, Batting Cages, Soft Playland, Miniature Golf, Go-Karts, Bumper Boats, Inflatable Park & more!
CITY: Tinley Park
Hamilton's "110 N. East"
Elegant Banquet Facility for both large and small events
Green Halloween in Downtown Oak Park
Have a boo-rific time at this EEK-o-friendly, healthy, green event! Stop in participating local businesses on the Green Pumpkin Trail to participate in free kids' activities including a pumpkin patch and kids' costume swap, and collect healthy treats.
CITY: Oak Park
Martina McBride-The Everlasting Tour
Martina first made the country charts in 1992. Her hit records since then have included such enduring classics as Wild Angels, Safe in the Arms of Love, Wrong Again, Blessed and many more. Martina McBride has been awarded 14 Gold Records, nine Platinum honors, three Double Platinum Records and two Triple Platinum awards and been recognized for selling over 18 million units. Tickets go on sale June 19th and are $37.50, $55.00, $75.00 and $97.50.
Super Car Saturday
Supercar Saturdays started when a group of Chicago Car enthusiasts, jealous of California morning car meets, decided to create an event of our own. Super Car Saturday brings car enthusiasts of all types together in one place to meet, share stories, and make new friends. Supercar Saturdays is a diverse event open to everything from classics and muscle cars to exotics and modified contemporary cars. Super Car Saturdays are July 5th, and September 6, 2014.
DeKalb Farmers Market
The DeKalb Farmers Market features locally-grown produce, wine, baked goods, flowers and artisan crafts. Every Thursday (June 5th - Sept 25) 10am - 2pm Van Buer Plaza on the corner of North Second & Locust St. in DeKalb. For more information call 815-756-6306 or visit http://www.dekalb.org
Spirit of Peoria - Sights & Sounds of the River
Board the Spirit of Peoria for a rare experience on a genuine paddle wheeler! Go through the locks twice, enjoy lunch and be entertained with music and river lore. You will meet at the Starved Rock State Park boat ramp for boarding. Reservations are required. 11:30am - 2:45pm. $35.00 per person.
Monster Dash Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
The Monster Dash Half Marathon, 10K and 5K races are filled with great scenery, not just the Halloween costumes people wear, but the run along Lake Michigan is beautiful as is the view of Downtown Chicago.
Quincy's Must Have Pizza features an everyday lunch buffet and Monday and Thursday Evening Buffets including pizza, pasta, breadsticks, cinnamon sticks, & full salad bar! Don't miss Taco Tuesday!
The Grove Inn is a family bar and grill. They have sand volleyball and live bands in the summer. Come out and relax on the patio!
Illinois Veterans' Home All Wars Museum and Deer Park
Dedicated in 1886, the Illinois Veterans' Home is one of our nation's largest and oldest veterans home. It has often been labeled "the city witin the city" because of its size and unique set up. It is equipped with its own post office, bank, chapel, cemetery, television station and utility system. Also on the grounds is the All Wars Museum, which has 10,000 artifacts and exhibits spanning from the American Revolution to the War on Terrorism.
CPX Sports - Hampton Inn I-55
Put some adventure into your getaway with our CPX package! This package includes two tickets to Challenge Park Extreme Sports, which has a paintball city, skate park, and mountain bike park! Also included is overnight accommodations at our hotel, complimentary hot buffet breakfast, and unlimited use of our heated indoor pool and whirlpool. You must be 10 years of age to participate in any activities at CPX Sports.
Tour Quincy Bikes
See Quincy via bikes! Rent an automatic Trek Lime or a 7-speed Cruiser Tandem. Available on an hourly or daily basis at the Villa Kathrine (Quincy's Tourist Info Center). Reservations recommended. Complimentary architectural driving route with rental. Helmets & locks available.
29th Annual St. Charles Scarecrow Festival
Fri-Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 9am-6pm. More than 100 hand-crafted Scarecrows on display. View and vote for your favorites. Huge juried craft show, carnival, great food, continuous free live entertainment, many free children's activities.
CITY: St. Charles
Zoo Run Run
Join us September 21st for the return of ZOO RUN RUN with courses entirely within the park! Begin in a forest under a canopy of 100-year-old oaks. Be inspired by rescued white pelicans from the Gulf. Dip past the Living Coast, Soar by the condors and bald eagles. Thunder by bison in Great Bear Wilderness, Gallop past giraffes, zebras and camels. Encounter endangered black rhino and pygmy hippos. Marvel at the big cats - lions, tigers, and snow leopards. Events begin at 8:30am and registration is up online.
Storytelling at Fox Ridge
Many different storytelling events are held under the serenity of the pines at Fox Ridge, our outdoor education & entertainment venue, across from the main doors of the Lodge. Campfire Stories are every Saturday night from July through October. Join us and some of the Illinois Valley’s most engaging storytellers as they share stories, legends, facts and fiction around the fire. Audience participation is welcome so be ready for some fun! Storytime starts at 7:00 pm. Come and sit around the campfire and share your own stories as well as listen to stories told by professionals. Don't worry about the snacks. Popcorn and supplies for s'mores will be sold at the Fox's Den.
The Coach House has been a Quincy, Illinois landmark at 24th & Broadway for over 44 years. Throughout those years, many changes have been made but what remains the same is hot, fresh, home-made entrees created the way Grandma would fix them. They are proud to be one of the only restaurants in town to serve breakfast all day everyday - and always prepared with only the freshest ingredients. They grind their own hamburger and hand cut each steak to ensure quality. Their salad bar has been expanded to offer more options to the health conscious, and includes hot pasta and soups. When you visit the Coach House, you will be greeted with a smile and we hope you'll leave as friends. They invite you to experience the Coach House - a great place for families and friends at prices you can afford.
Riverside Smoke House and Grill
We pride ourselves on great KC Barbeque! Stop into our Quincy location to try some of our mouth watering ribs, smoked pork, barbque chicken, brisket, and more!
Tower Pizza and Mexican
Can't decide between delicious pizza and tantalizing Mexican food. Head to Tower Pizza and Mexican for an amazing selection of both!
11 room motel in Nauvoo, IL. Close to all Nauvoo attractions.
The Mix House
Experience Nauvoo in an original pioneer brick home. Built in 1846, the Mix house is located on historic Parley Street. With many period furnishings, this accurately restored home retains the feel of the period while providing modern comforts. The Mix House is 1.3 miles from the Temple, 1 mile from the Old Nauvoo Burial Grounds, Nauvoo State Park and the Rheinberger Museum. With farm ground on all four sides, enjoy country living within the city limits, complete with cattle and horses! In addition, Illinois’ oldest operating winery is located an easy 5 minute walk along Parley Street.
Centennial Autumn in the Park Festival
Friday, beverages, live entertainment. Saturday, Village parade, chili cook-off, amateur BBQ contest, kids area, sports cave, Arts Colony, live entertainment, food, beverages. F 5PM-10PM; Sa 1PM-10PM
CITY: Palos Park
Saukie Golf Course
This golf course is a stunning example of a golf course designed from the early part of the 20th century. Saukie was built in 1927 (opened in 1928) and designed by Thomas Bendelow. This public course is considered to be an “executive length" course and is a classic example of a short course that will challenge every golfer. Tee times available 6 a.m to 6 p.m.
CITY: Rock Island
International Bog Day
The day will feature live storytelling and activities both indoors and out. Enjoy the Bogs in Art Art Show, kid's crafts, Bog tours, listening to Bog stories, and bog cookies. Also visit with Norwegian Elkhounds, AKA Bog Dogs - if it is not too hot.
Basket Weaving - Weaving with Natural Elements
A relaxing beginner class with Leesa Tipton, that will teach you the art of basket weaving. Anyone can sign up regardless of skill level. This will be a beginner level basket where everyone will take home their finished basket. Project will be a small basket with a wooden base that will hold a Yankee Candle (not included) and woven with materials from common plants from local gardens. There will also be plenty of time for visiting and sipping wine. Included is all the weaving materials needed and a glass of wine and snacks. Class can accommodate 20 people and reservations are required. 6:30-8:30pm 7/10 & 9/18 at The Studio - Cattails.
Art in Motion - Art Show & Sale
Enjoy an afternoon of art, live music and wine tasting at Starved Rock Lodge's annual art show & sale. Artists representing the Illinois Valley and beyond will share their work as you stroll the beautiful setting of Fox Ridge, just steps away from the Lodge. Many artists will be creating work during the show and items will be available for purchase. The wide array of Starved Rock Wines will be available for tasting and purchase as you enjoy the music of local musician, Kevin Kramer. To participate in the show: Booth space is $20.00 for an 8'x8' area.
Breakfast with Santa
Join the jolliest man, as well as the Mrs., for a breakfast buffet at Starved Rock Lodge. Following breakfast, you'll be treated to "Magic by Cory". Also attending will be "Grace" a white-tailed deer from the Furry Friends. Children may take turns sitting on Santa's lap to tell him their Christmas wishes and receive a chocolate treat. Enjoy brunch and meet Santa between 8:30am and 11:30am. $15.50 adults & $11.95 children under 10.
The Maine Course
Here at The Maine Course we do not offer a “fixed” menu for that we are constantly seeking for the best produce, fish and meats available on the market. Whether it’s locally grown or from Tasmania, there is no place we won’t seek to find the best ingredients. While dining here we focus on fresh, unique and tantalizing flavor combinations. To achieve this we use old world and modern techniques to hopefully give you a true dining experience. Our commitment to fresh food and flavors are transcended into the dining room with limited art and décor to create a minimalist space. With this we hope our patron focus on the maximalist of the entire experience with well crafted and designed dishes. Not to be limited just by the food we offer many hand crafted cocktails, a great selection of spirits and a wine list that should accommodate most pallets. We strive to provide a great value to our customers throughout their visit each and every time they chose us for their dining location. Focusing on fresh ingredients and attention to detail is something that others cannot match.
Lock & Dam 21: Bald Eagles
Bald Eagles have been wintering in Quincy at Lock & Dam 21 since it began in 1938. The lock & dam is listed on the National Register of Historic Places covering 1,075 acres. For the best view of the eagles just drive to the boat ramp. Mark your calendar for the last weekend each January when Quincy hosts FAB Getaway Weekend...Food, Architecture & Bald Eagles! Visit seequincy.com for details.
David Adler 34th Festival of the Arts
The David Adler Music and Arts Center is proud to present its 34th Annual Festival of the Arts in beautiful Cook Park located in historic downtown Libertyville, Illinois. Over the last several years, Festival of the Arts has hosted some of the finest work of artists exhibiting in the country. To supplement this fine artistry the festival also presents a variety of children’s activities.
Deck the Depot
Saunter over to Berwyn's Depot District for Deck the Depot, a brisk holiday walk through Berwyn's downtown Winter Wonderland complete with lights, live reindeer and a petting zoo at the Municipal Parking Facility. Let Santa know what's on your wish list and then get a complimentary photo with the Big Man in Red at Bounce Sports. Snuggle up on a horse-drawn sleigh ride or a hayride (Windsor & Grove Ave.). Relax to the sounds of Carolers. For those who prefer a traditional chauffeur, a heated trolley will also make stops at all of the Open Houses. Best of all, even the "naughty" will be treated like the "nice" as all of the event's aforementioned features are family-friendly and free. Opening Ceremony will take place at 5:15pm at the "Berwyn" Train Depot at Windsor & Grove. Pick up an event punch card and enter our event raffle by visiting Bounce Sports. Depot District merchants will stay open late to offer complimentary goodies, holiday specials and cheer to all who visit. Don't forget that holiday shopping list! As an extra incentive, the event will feature a special drawing for adults 21+ who spend $10 in the Depot District and have the event passport "punched" by all of the participating open houses for a chance to win a basket worth over $200!
Museum Campus is a 57-acre museum park that sits near Lake Michigan and surrounds three of the city's most notable museums, all dedicated to the natural sciences: the Adler Planetarium; the Shedd Aquarium; and the Field Museum of Natural History. It is also known for holding the Soldier Field football stadium and the Lakeside Center of the McCormick Place.
Steel Heart Ltd.
Practical and stylish home and garden products for today's changing lifestyles!
A great place in the downtown historic distric to enjoy a nice glass of wine or your favorite cocktail.
Bailey's Coffee & Fudge
At Bailey's we offer more than just coffee and treats, because we are more than your typical coffee shop. Our family-owned business means we do more than pour your coffee - we treat you like one of us. So, come on in and stay a while. Connect on our free WiFi or kick back and relax with friends.
Bittersweet Confections is a chocolate truffle company that also supplies upscale catering to the Quincy, Illinois region. Chef Michael Mitchell got the idea for his chocolates when a cigar and a bar of chocolate shared the same space in a sock drawer. Strangely, the half smoked cigar infused the chocolate with its aroma and gave it an amazing flavor. Michael had made his truffles for various restaurants and employers before deciding to create his own line of confections. His desire for comfort foods comes in contact with his love for the culinary arts. The chef claims to be a hardworking family man first and foremost, but makes time from the daily grind to experiment with new flavors and infusions for his line of “less talk, more action” chocolate truffles.
The Dock is a great place to meet friends and relax with outside seating along the Mississippi River and live entertainment on outdoor bandstand.
The Barnett Bungalow, is a quaint, early 1900's home just over two blocks from the temple! With central heat and air conditioning it features a living room with queen-size sofa sleeper, love seat, TV with VCR and DVD, book shelf with early LDS and Nauvoo history, including LDS videos, and Nauvoo framed art. The completely remodeled kitchen has all new cabinets, counter-top and appliances, including full size refrigerator, range and oven, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, toaster, and all the utensils and dishware for twelve. There is comfortable wall-to-wall carpeting in the living room and two bedrooms on the main floor, each with queen size beds. The dining room has a hardwood floor, with oak dining table and chairs for six, in addition to the drop-leaf kitchen table which seats four. The large main floor bathroom has a shower/tub combination, and vanity, in addition to the laundry behind bi-fold doors. Up the carpeted stairs to the children’s quarters, an attic great room with cable TV, full-size futon and four twin beds, plus a new bathroom with a shower/tub combination. Two cots and sleeping bags available for kids, plus a port-a-crib, if needed. Sleeps 12-14 people depending on age. All linens and towels are provided, plus a washer and dryer are available for guests use. Close to everything in town...walk to groceries, restaurants, shopping and the temple.
Empowerment Through Self-Care Women's Conference
Keynote speaker Dr. Donna Gierach Ficaro discusses the value of self-care and ways to improve your overall well-being. Three amazing sessions follow on Healing Touch, Silva method and laughter yoga techniques to foster confidence.
CITY: Palos Hills
Dr. Richard Eells House
The oldest standing two-story brick house in Quincy, Dr. Eells home was a station on the Underground Railroad in the 1840's. Quincy was the first stop for fugitives this side of the Mississippi from the slave state of Missouri. Dr. Eells is credited with helping several hundred slaves make their way North to freedom.
Village Vineyard & Winery
Friendly and relaxing, Village Vineyard is just off the beaten path and offers a tasting room with 16 varieties of wine. Relax on the outdoor terrace overlooking 3 acres of vineyards.
CITY: Camp Point
Celebrate the coming of fall at Downtown Oak Park's 23rd annual music festival. This free two-day event will offer seasonal food, microbrews, wine and live music. Kids can enjoy zucchini races and a root beer garden Saturday on Marion Street.
CITY: Oak Park
The Pickwick Society Tea Room, Gifs & Antiques
Loosely based on Louisa May Alcott's novel, Little Women, with menu items named for characters. Specialties include homemade bakery items, adult tea parties and showers. Check website for special events.
Fireworks Show at Grizzly Jack's
Grizzly Jack's is proud to host our annual Free Fireworks Show every Saturday in July 2014. Show begins at dusk at the Enchanted Forest Amusement Park! Come early and join Jack's Place Bar & Grill for dinner and drinks - parking is free but limited. Public always welcome!
Taste of BBrook
Taste of Bolingbrook is an annual community festival from 2-9pm that will feature delicious food, farmers' market, live music featuring Hey Jimmy from 7-9pm, and a dedicated kids' zone. This event is free to attend. Location: Entire Center. Please contact the Chamber office at 630.226.8420 or at email@example.com if you are interested in being a part of the Taste of Bolingbrook.
Venus de Miles All Women Road Ride
Venus de Miles is a lot of things, this is Illinois' first all-women's road ride, a celebration of sisterhood and crazy fun, but one thing it's not is a race. So, don't be afraid to walk your bike up that hill, stop to listen to a band, and most importantly, enjoy. Put the pedal to the mettle. Venus is for all skill levels and features four courses to accommodate any rider - novice or seasoned. Stay for the post race festival. Register early to receive a discount on registration fees.
CITY: Lake Forest
Location, location, location! You can't stay closer to the Nauvoo Temple than at the Hart House, across the street from the temple! This location has an unobstructed view of the temple, in addition to a panoramic view of the Mississippi River.
The historic Hotel Nauvoo inn and restaurant, operated for four generations by the Kraus family, houses artfully appointed guest rooms in the style of the approximately 170 year-old building without sparing any modern convenience. This famous building dates back to the Mormon period of Nauvoo history, built in part by J. J. Brendt, a Latter Day Saint, and completed by Adam Swartz, a German immigrant. Historic Hotel Nauvoo is located in the heart of Nauvoo's attractions. We are only one block from Nauvoo's Temple Square in an ideal location amidst the quaint Nauvoo shops that will allow you to spend time enjoying the simpler things in life. Overnight room guests receive a 25% breakfast discount at their Grandpa John's Cafe. Tour the more than forty recreated historic sites and wander down to the Nauvoo Historical Society Weld House Museum for an overview of area history.