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Civil War Encampment
Visit an actual Civil War Encampment right at James Knights Park. See the soldier’s tents and weapons, learn how their meals were cooked and what items were carried in a knapsack as the 10th Illinois Regiment portrays a soldier from this area that enlisted during the Civil War time period. School groups by appointment only on Friday, April 17th. Please call the office at 815-786-8044.
Sweet Revival Antiques
Located in Kings, Illinois this coffee/antique shop, located in a historic church, is open every week Wednesday through Saturday and hours are Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday 8-2 and Friday 8-6. We have packaged gourmet coffees, sweets, and antiques all in a beautiful, historic building.
Chicago's premier A capella quartet, singing classic rock favorites from the 50's and on in stunning vocal harmony, without instrumental accompaniment.
Sandwich Early Day Engine Club 44th Annual Show
Sandwich Early Day Engine Club 44th Annual Show June 27 & 28, 2015 Sandwich Fairgrounds 1401 Suydam Road Sandwich, IL Featuring: Ford Tractors and Independent Harvester Gas Engines (made in Plano, IL) Events: Kid's pedal pull, flea market, arts and crafts displays, toy show/sale, consignment auction, antique tractors and trucks, hit and miss engine, and truck displays, equipment demonstrations, corn shelling, 50/50 Raffle, tractor parade, tractor ride (Sunday), food vendors. SCHEDULE & EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE Saturday 7:00 AM - Gate Opens 9:00 AM - Toy Show Opens 9:00 AM - Consignment Auction 2:00 PM - Tractor Parade 3:00 PM - Kid's Pedal Pull 5:00 PM - Toy Show Closes 5:00 PM - Tractor Parade - Through the Town of Sandwich 7:00 PM - Exhibitor Dinner - Pre Register in Registration Bldg Sunday 7:00 AM - Gate Opens TBD - Tractor Ride 8:30 AM - Church Service (Pavilion west side of Flea Market) 9:00 AM - Toy Show Opens 2:00 PM - Tractor Parade 3:00 PM - Kid's Pedal Pull 3:00 PM - Toy Show Closes 4:00 PM - Raffle / Exhibitor Drawings Breakfast Served by Somonauk Boy Scouts http://oldengine.org/MEMBERS/SANDWICH/ email@example.com Tractors: Ray Forrer 815-498-2013 Gas Engines: Bob Ronning 815-498-2433, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Antique Trucks: Jerry Shaw 815-498-2859 Farm Toy Show: Steve Barr 630-881-7049, Email: email@example.com Tractor Ride: Roger Tuttle 815-498-2515 Flea Market: Scott Larsen 815-357-6282 Arts & Crafts: Nancy Quantock 815-695-1472 Consignments: Scott Larsen 815-357-6282
Starved Rock State Park Canyons Kayak Tour
If you have been to this wonderful state park you know how beautiful it is - consistently rated #1 in Illinois. This trip involves kayaking for approx. 3 hours -back into LaSalle canyon and Hennepin canyon. The views from the water are amazing! 11:00am - 2:00pm.
This festival is to celebrate the spirit of everyone's favorite SuperHero and what he stands for. "Man of Steel" which was released in 2013, was filmed in Plano, IL and appears as "Smallville" in the film.
"Nothing's Sweeter than a Child"
LaSalle County CASA (court appointed special advocate) is sponsoring it's 8th annual "Nothing's Sweeter than a Child" chocolate sampling and auction event. We have 20+ vendors who allow unlimited sampling of their chocolate delights. Music is provided and a silent and live auction are part of the event. There is cookie decorating and face painting for the children. Proceeds enable our volunteers to continue their one-on-one work with abused and neglected children. Attendance is 600+, location is at Celebrations 150, 740 E. U.S. 6 in Utica from 1-4pm. A program listing all auction items is also provided.
Spring Fling Flea Market
Clarks Run Antiques, 215 North Division Street in Utica, presents a one day open air flea-market. Featuring garden/yard items, but lots of other great treasures too. Event held April 25th from 10am-3pm.
Jo Dee Messina Live at the Egyptian Theatre
Jo Dee Messina fans have gotten what they've been clamoring for from the multiplatinum, award winning country singer/songwriter who released her most recent album in 2014. With its title "ME" chosen by fans, the album marks Jo Dee's most personal album to date as she wrote or co-wrote many of the songs and released it on her own newly established label, Dreambound Records. Although this album is a fresh start for Jo Dee, she is no stranger to the entertainment world. Debuting in 1996 with the hit single "Heads Carolina, Tales California", she has charted 9 number one singles, 16 Top 40 singles, and sold more than 5 million records worldwide. Winner of the 1998 Academy of Country Music Awards Top New Female Vocalist Award. Reserved Ticket Prices: $29.50 - $39.50 - $65.00
Boat Captain's Luncheon
The Boat Captain's Luncheon is on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at the Union League Club in Chicago from 11:00 am - 1:30 pm. It is an annual gathering of Canal Corridor Association supporters, in 2015 celebrating 30 partnerships over the last 30 years making the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor a better place to live, work, and visit.
Author Dinner at Hank's
Book Mouse Presents...Poet Night at Hank's Restaurant, featuring Marydale Stewart (of Spring Valley). She will be reading selections from, and discussing, her latest book of poetry, "Let the Thunder In". Marydale will be joined by award-winning author/poet Janet Ruth Heller and local published poet, Paul Wheeler. The event begins at 5:30 pm at Hank's, and the posted price include author discussions, salad bar, dinner, and a non-alcoholic beverage. These events fill up quick, so call Book Mouse to reserve your spot!
WillyWorld Community Productions presents One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Dale Waserman
WilleyWorld Community Productions Spring play "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest" by Dale Wasserman featuring Walt Willey from All my Children fame, along with Chance Willey (Walt's Son) Christopher Harkins, Kelly Johnson and many more talented actors and actresses. Venue: 807 Building. Times: 7:30pm except for Sunday's performance is at 2:00pm.
Uptown Grill's Playlist Theater presents: Eilen Jewell
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. On April 30th, enjoy the musical stylings of Eilen Jewell. Check out her website: http://www.eilenjewell.com.
Spring Migratory Bird Hike
Guided hike to seek out resident birds and greet our spring migrators. Bring your binoculars and your favorite bird guide. Meet at the Visitor Center at 7:30 am. Hike is free! Starved Rock Lodge Visitor Center.
Town & Country Adult Art Show
The Town & Country Adult Amateur Art Show is an annual show held at Jeremiah Joe Coffee, 807 LaSalle Street, Ottawa IL. It gives amateur artists a chance to compete for ribbons and entry into the state show held in the fall in Champaign, Illinois. Time: 10: 00 AM to 4:00 PM. Presented by Ottawa Art League.
JC Whitney Car Show
JC Whitney's annual Car Show. Come and celebrate JC Whitney's 100th year in business. 31 participant judged car classes including Original/Restored, Street Machines, Street Rods, Motorcycle, Jeep, Special Interest, Corvettes, and many more to choose from. Trophies to the top three in each class. A six foot trophy and cash prize for the Best of Show. This is a free event for participants and spectators. 3D Sound will be providing the music for this event. Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm.
Starved Rock Country presents Alex Boye
Paul Simon did it with his multiple Grammy winning trip to Graceland in the 80's. Elton John drew us all into his “Circle of Life” with The Lion King in the 90's. Now, with over 110 million total YouTube views and counting, entertaining sensation Alex Boye is “Africanizing” the pop landscape once again, infusing the explosive rhythms and various languages of his ancestral continent (he was raised by his Nigerian mother) into a highly anticipated upcoming debut pop album—a dynamic collection that perfectly embodies the singer’s belief that “music has no passport.” 7pm show time at LaSalle Peru High School.
The New Chalet Restaurant
Ottawa's South-side restaurant. Popular breakfast & lunch site. Daily Specials, After Hour Parties, Catering, Pick-Up Window, Fri & Sat All You Can Eat Specials. Business Hours: Sun 7am - 2pm, M-Thurs 6am-2pm, Fri & Sat 6am - 7pm.
Spring Fashion Show at Reddick Mansion
Featuring clothing and accessories from local boutique clothier, Iconic. Refreshments will be served. William Reddick left his house as a gift to the City of Ottawa for use as a public library and reading room. Reddick's home became known as “Reddick's Library” and opened to the public on September 19, 1888. It served as the public library until 1975 when a combination of endowment and revenue sharing funds enabled construction of a larger facility that could accommodate the library's growing collections. Please contact the Mansion for more information.
Banquet hall and event center specializing in corporate meetings, weddings, family reunions and fundraisers. In-house catering. Handicap accessible.