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World Robot Olympiad-USA 2016 National Competition
WRO-USA is a rapidly growing competition, with plans to expand to 150 teams across at least 15 states in 2016, culminating in the National Championship at Northern Illinois University. Now in its third year in the United States, WRO-USA is expanding its program to reach even more young people throughout the country. They not only encourages young people to develop the necessary technical skills, but teaches significant life skills as well. Visit the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center on September 4, 2016 to watch the World Robot Olympiad-USA 2016 National Competition. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to come and watch our future STEM leaders compete in exciting robotic competitions!
Just Add Water Bait, Tackle & More LLC
Just before you get to the Lake of Egypt stop in to Just Add Water and get yourself some bait. Break a rod? No problem. We have bait, tackle, and rods as well. Check out our large selection of multi-color baits. No matter if your fishing with minnows or spinners, we have it all.
At the Lake
Attractive, two story updated home with a fenced backyard. Minutes from Lake Shelbyville and just blocks to downtown. House has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a queen sleeper sofa for up to 8 guests. Fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, towels & linens provided. Streaming TV, Wi-Fi, A/C. Deck with seating, charcoal grill, Two night minimum Open Year round. Please call for pet policy.
The HUB Recreation Center
The HUB Recreation Center is a 64,000 sq. ft. building where activities such as swimming, exercising, and playing sports radiate throughout the facility. The first floor includes the following: Lounge area, snack bar, gymnasium, first aid, competition pool, therapy pool, recreation pool featuring a water slide, lazy river, wading pool, party rooms, conference room, youth center, men’s locker room, women’s locker room, and family locker room, pool viewing area and on-site child watch for members. The second floor includes the following: Three lane running/walking track, cycling room, two group exercise rooms, free weights, elliptical, machine training, treadmills and more. We encourage members and guests to explore the state-of-the-art amenities we offer Southern Illinois and beyond.
An Evening With Jillian Michaels at the Genesee Theatre
Each show is a truly unique, interactive evening of wit, humor, inspiration, information, and audience Q&A that will help you shatter any and all obstacles holding you back. In her trademark, authentic no-nonsense style, Jillian answers your questions, shares her personal stories, and offers up the critical tools for taking control of your health, your emotions, your relationships, your career, and ultimately your life.
Prairie Street Brewing Co.
A group of Rockford natives made the decision to share their passion for fine beer and food with others in the form of a brewpub. Their home is the historic Prairie Street Brewhouse, an important part of Rockford’s history and currently coming back to life as a mixed-use development. Home to the original Rockford Brewing Company, this building was one of the first breweries in the nation, pumping out over 75,000 barrels a year and its peak. Their shiny new 15-barrel brewery is the backdrop to Rockford’s newest destination for handcrafted beer and food. They are proud and excited to bring this wonderful piece of Rockford history back to life and look forward to exceeding expectations.
Cary Ale House & Brewing Company
The Cary Ale House is a gastro pub focusing on high quality food made from scratch daily in our kitchen. All of our signature sauces accompanying the menu items are artfully designed and homemade bringing a unique and wonderful flavor profile for our guests to enjoy. Besides the excellent food, we boast a selection of over 85 beers as well as a fully stocked bar with craft spirits, wine and hand-crafted specialty cocktails.
Ram Restaurant & Brewery - Wheeling
The RAM offers a casual dining atmosphere, including a brew house with adjoining bar/lounge and restaurant areas. Lively environment accompanied by great house-brewed beers and daily food specials.
Pecatonica Beer Company - Tap House
Every reward has a journey. We welcome you to visit our Tap House on the historic Stagecoach Trail in Warren, IL. Come taste our selection of amazing beers and experience the regional flavor the Pecatonica Valley has to offer.
Vermilion County's first LEGAL moonshine distillery and bar!! All products are made by us, right here! Now doing tastings, cocktails, and retail sales!!
4204 Main Street Brewing Company - Belleville
At 4204 Main Street Brewing Company we believe simple and amazing food and beer pairing is a staple in life and we wanted to share that. Our neighborhood restaurant and brewery is a place to meet, experience amazing food, carefully brewed local beer and to enjoy life. Whether you love food or you love beer you’ve come to the right place. We are here for the food and beer lovers just like us.
Excel Bottling Brewery
Excel Bottling Company produces flavored soda using cane sugar, returnable bottles, and vintage bottling equipment. The county’s favorite soft drink, Ski, was added in 1961 and accounts for the majority of soda produced. We are one of a few remaining “mom & pop” bottlers left in the nation. As a huge fan of craft beer, we established Excel Brewing Company in 2012. The company has brought hoppy, West Coast style beers to the Midwest, as well traditional German style lagers that celebrate the heritage of the Southern Illinois.
Makraft Brewing Company
This craft brewery will satisfy the thrist of beer drinkers looking for locally brewed IPA and other house specialties.
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery - Orland Park
Rock Bottom is all about the beer. Every tank tapped here represents hours of planning, experimentation, ingenuity and precision by a local Rock Bottom Brewmaster. The folks here pride themselves on the remarkably consistent quality of their handcrafted beers as well as their tasty menu of made-from-scratch food
Rhodell Brewery is a small microbrewery located in Central Illinois. We opened in 1998 with three beers on tap and have expanded to 13 beers along with one traditional English hand pump. We are known for producing a wide variety of quality hand crafted beers whether it be British, American, or Belgian Style beers, ales, lagers.
Three Angels Brewing
Great beers should be distributed on the backs of their followers, not on the trucks of distributors. Three Angels Brewing is a nano scale operation, focusing on the production and development of brews utilizing predominantly locally grown inputs. Economics is an after thought, Quality is a requirement, and Excellence is determined and awarded by consumers, not judges. Tours by appointment.
Roscoe's is a fun and entertaining gay nightclub for the most adventuresome customer. Whether you come to drink, dance, sing, watch videos, dine at our sidewalk patio or hang out by the fireplace or in the garden, there's something for everyone.
Amtrak Train Day
All aboard at Alton's Amtrak Train Day! Meet fellow train enthusiasts and learn about train safety, and the excitement of train travel! Scale models of trains will be displayed. All children will receive a free conductor's hat and train-related coloring books. Refreshments will be available. There will also be a drawing for 2-roundtrip Amtrak tickets to Chicago. Winner will be drawn at the end of the event. You must attend the event to register for the drawing. For more information, call (800) 258-6645.
Blue Island Beer Company
Blue Island's first brewery since prohibition. A craft brewery and taproom with artisan ethics serving the South Side of the Chicago area.True to the craft.
Rolling Meadows Brewery
Rolling Meadows Brewery began as an appreciation of good beer and a desire to create a fine product utilizing the abundance of natural resources on our family farm. At this time, we have limited growler hours - for new beer releases and other seasonal events. Look for announcements on our Facebook page and our website for when we will have this service available to you.
Motor Row Brewing
Motor Row Brewing takes it’s name from the historic Motor/Record Row area located in a landmark building at 2337 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago’s near south side. Our taproom is currently open Tuesday through Sunday. We sell beer on site, and to-go in howlers, growlers and cans.
Emmett's Ale House
Brewery & Restaurant located Downtown Weaton near the Metra Train Station. Upscale Casual Fare & Award Winning Handcrafted Beer.
Emmett's Ale House - Palatine
Emmett's uses only traditional ingredients - water, malt, hops and yeast. When you try a German Pilsener or an English Pale Ale at Emmett's, your pint will be as close to the original as you can get (without actually getting on a plane and flying across the pond).
Peoria Brewing Company
Peoria Brewing Company doesn’t just brew beer. We brew “liquid awesome.” From wicked light ale to the uber-hoppy, we brew all of our beers with the precision and passion needed to produce outstanding craft beer. Using malt grains, a wide variety of hops, and some surprising adjuncts, Peoria Brewing Company proves over and over our ability to brew amazing beers.
Dive Bar is a seafood restaurant and specialty rum bar in the heart of Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. At Dive Bar we feature a variety of nautical delights including widely popular “seafood boils” with three sauces to choose from, a selection of delicious Po’Boys served with Curly Sea Salt Fries, and more traditional dishes including Steak n’ Lobster and premium fish platters.
Graveyard Blues Tour
Ride along with Friends of the Cal-Sag Trail as we explore the deep heritage of Chicago Blues interred along the Cal-Sag. Stand among the ghosts of Muddy Waters, Hound Dog Taylor, Willie Dixon, Jimmy Reed and many others while you learn how Blues set the table for Rock & Roll. Pre-register $20; Day of—if available!—$24. For those who don’t bicycle, we can accommodate automobiles at $70 per car. For more info, email: email@example.com. 9:30AM-3PM
Progress Bar Chicago
This Boystown neighborhood bar located at the corner of Roscoe and Halsted Streets features DJ music, streaming music videos, a full bar and 16 beers on tap to choose from. Bar goers can enjoy DJ music on Friday and Saturday and daily drink specials.
Tutto Fresco is a cornerstone in the Chicago community and has been recognized for its outstanding Italian cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff. Our Italian restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients.
South Holland Fall Fest
South Holland Fall Fest features a car show, live music, line dancing, fun inflatable jump, face painting, engaging crafts for kids and more.
Little Egypt Beer
We use fresh, naturally pure ingredients, including spring fed lake water, barley, wheat, American and European Hops and the happiest beer yeast on Earth. We are open now on Friday from 4-7 pm & Sunday from 1 - 7 pm selling pints and discount growler fills ($2 discount on all growler fills on Friday) and Saturday 12-7 for tastings, tours, pints and growlers.
Horse Thief Hollow
We make great beer and food every day. From pint to plate, everything is made from scratch using the finest ingredients and local suppliers. We invite you to come in, and taste that difference yourself.
Imperial Oak Brewing
Imperial Oak Brewing is a small brewery that puts the beer first. Our focus is on imperial strength and barrel aged brews but we offer an ever changing variety of styles to satisfy a wide range of tastes.
Urban Legend Brewing Company
Find Urban Legend Brewing Company nestled in an industrial park just off of 63rd street in Westmont. Featuring a lively tap room, taste our legendary craft beers where they are brewed. Join us and enjoy beer by the half pint or sample flight. Want beer to go: take home a howler, growler, bottles, or even a keg!
Located in Boystown, Cell Block is long known as one of Chicago's premiere gay clubs. The front bar has a dance floor, DJ and live entertainment.
Drew's on Halsted
Drew's On Halsted a great place to have dinner drinks and late night food. The quality is always the freshest and of the highest standard, bringing the food and service to a higher level creating a modern American bistro.
D.S. Tequila Company
D.S. Tequila Company is a casual tex-mex style bar and restaurant on North Halsted for small or large groups looking for a fun destination in Lakeview, Chicago. Awesome burgers, great tacos, & premium tequila - setting the standard for good times & unforgettable memories.
HB Home Bistro
HB is a cozy storefront bistro nestled amidst the bustling nightlife of Boystown. Executive Chef, Victor Morenz, and Sous Chef, Corey Bowers are dishing up inventive New American fare; familiar flavors executed in unfamiliar ways. At HB you’ll feel like you are having your own private dinner party; you bring the champagne, we’ll bring the food!
Las Mananitas offers some of the best Mexican cuisine in the city and don't forget the Margaritas.
Revolución Mexican Steakhouse
Come and experience refinement and individuality at Chicago's first Mexican steakhouse. Featuring steaks, chops and seafood with a Mexican flare.
St. Benedict Fest
St. Benedict Fest capitalizes on our rich diversity and features ethnic music, food, games, raffles and live entertainment. Friends, alumni, parishioners are all welcome. 2-10PM.
Touchstone Energy Balloon Fest
Come and enjoy hot air balloons as they fly over the area Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday mornings as well as the Balloon Glow at the Shelby County Airport on Saturday night. The glow will have food, DJ, and much more.
Finch's Beer Company
Finch's Beer Co. is in the business of brewing great, craft beers locally in Chicago, Illinois. We use the best ingredients and take special care to make sure every batch is the best we can brew.
Vice District Brewing Company
Vice District Brewing has joined Chicago’s craft beer revolution with our south loop taproom right on Michigan Avenue. Stop on in and sample our ever rotating taps of our on-site-brewed craft beer. We’d love to meet you and show you the brews we’ve come up with.
Valley Green Executive Golf Course
Valley Green hosts a laid-back, unobtrusive environment perfect for those who are new to golfing, kids, leagues, or those experienced golfers who want to concentrate on their short game. Try their famous Night-light golf! Valley Green is a public, 18 hole, Par 60, 3841 yard executive course. Open all winter...weather permitting.
A neighborhood karaoke bar! Bobby Loves is the hot spot in Boystown to show off your singing skills.
Style Room 326
Style Room 326 is Chicago's 1st members only wholesale/retail showroom & creative space offering discounted exclusive shopping workshops private events and more. Offers beauty, fashion and entrepreneurial workshops as well as hosting facilities for style and product launch parties.
Begyle Brewery is a community supported brewing company on Chicago's north side. The taproom is filled with unique as tasty beers and tours of the facilities are available.
Southport Grocery and Cafe
We're a fine food grocery with a focus on locally made goods and a keen eye on quality. Dine in, stop by, walk the shelves and discover your next food tradition.
Heritage Haul Race
Annual Heritage Haul rack features the 15-mile bike ride, half marathon, 10K and 5K courses. Cash prizes and medals presented. Fun kids activities too! Run or bike in beautiful Village of South Holland. Choose from 5k, 10k, Half Marathon or 15 mile bike distance. Guaranteed a long-sleeve race shirt if registered by August 1st. Cash Prizes presented immediately after race! 7AM.
El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill
Established in 1996, a father and his 2 sons opened a small 10-table restaurant in the East Lakeview community and gradually grew over the years by following a strict policy of only serving top quality, authentic dishes and some of the best margaritas in town.
Little Jim's Tavern
This bar started it all when it was the first gay bar to open in the North Halsted area (Boystown). Little Jim's is big with the late night crowd and features daily drink specials.
The Twisted Vine Chicago
Although we specialize in great wines and fantastic whiskey and scotch, we do have a full bar to serve all your needs. We do have a few little plates to munch on during your visit. Please stop in and say hello, have a glass of wine or try a whiskey flight or sip on your favorite cocktail.
Track Laps and Car Wash at Chicagoland Speedway
Fans can take their own vehicles onto The Magnificent Mile And A Half for two parade laps around the 1.5-mile oval that the stars of NASCAR will race on during the Sprint Cup Series weekend September 15-18 at Chicagoland Speedway. This opportunity is available for only $10!
Alice Cooper at the Genesee Theatre
Alice Cooper pioneered a grandly theatrical brand of hard rock that was designed to shock. Spend the night with his rock-psyscho drama, featuring his greatest hits like School's Out, I'm Eighteen, Poison, No More Mr. Nice Guy and many more. Tickets go on sale starting July 22nd.
Vince Gill at the Genesee Theatre
One of the most popular singers in modern country music, famous for top-notch songwriting, world-class guitar playing and warm tenor. Vince Gill visits the Genesee Theatre for a night of his greatest hits including When I Call Your Name, Look at Us, Go Rest High on That Mountain and The Heart Won't Lie. Tickets go on sale starting July 22.
Craft cocktail lounge located on the upstairs of 3208 N Halsted St. Great vibes, even better drinks. A 1920s style bar with prohibition era craft cocktails.
Haymarket Pub & Brewery
Bar and dining space is broken into 2 separate rooms, joined by a corridor that takes guests past the brew house and fermentation room, providing wonderful views of our showcase brewing system. Exposed brick and vintage mosaic tiled floors offer a taste of the rich history that our 100 year old building enjoys. The rear bar and dining room can be closed to accommodate banquets, parties and special events. It is also the new home of Chicago's very own Drinking and Writing Theater. Occupancy of approximately 300 further lends to the dynamic uses of the dining and bar areas.
President Abraham Lincoln Springfield - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
All of the beautiful guest rooms and suites at this hotel in Springfield, IL, feature modern amenities and thoughtful touches including a flat-screen TV, premium bedding, and complimentary WiFi access. Work out on the latest equipment in the 24-hour fitness center or swim in the indoor pool. Start your day with a hearty Midwestern breakfast buffet at Lindsay’s Restaurant and visit The Globe Tavern to enjoy hand-crafted specialty drinks, premium draft beers and live sports on seven flat-screen TVs. Host a conference at this Springfield, IL hotel with a 24-hour business center and 13,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, ideal for a variety of events for up to 600 guests.
Harvest Celebration Crush at Vigneto del Bino
Make plans to come out to Vigneto del Bino Winery's annual Harvest Celebration Crush. Enjoy discounts on wines, wine tastings, gift basket raffle, music from 4pm-7pm, food, stomping the grapes and make a T-shirt.
D'Arcy Buick GMC Route 66 Classic
A tribute to all things vintage, the D’Arcy Buick GMC Route 66 Classic is the ultimate good ole days event, paying homage to the early drag racing and hot rod culture. From Nostalgia Funny Car racing down the dragstrip, to the classic cars in the Show ‘N Shine – the Route 66 Classic is a quarter-mile blast down memory lane. Featuring: - Nostalgia Match-Racing, Nostalgia Funny Cars, Pro Stocks, Super Stocks and more! Tickets only $20, $5 for kids - New for 2016 – Rooftop Seating! - Bigger and Better Classic Car Show in 2016 - Live Entertainment and Beer Garden - FREE Kids Club Area with activities - Food and Beverage specials, fan contests and fun! You can participate! - Vintage Test and Tune only for 1979 & older cars - $25 Run Card - Roadsters, Altereds and Dragsters welcome - Preffered Parking Cruise-In Show ‘N Shine Car Corral Display for ’79 and older – included with your admission ticket In celebration of the 90th Anniversary of Historic Route 66, all attendees who were born in 1926, the inaugural year of the Mother Road, will be given free admission with valid photo ID.
The JDraper Glass LLC
The mission of J Draper Glass is to offer a complete understanding of hot glass as a studio movement in America by engaging the community through hands on opportunities, classes, tours, team building workshops and open houses to encourage an exploration of this medium. Through these efforts, JDraper Glass will cultivate a deeper understanding and appreciation of the art of hand blown glass.
Annual Mokena Chamber Food, Wine & Brew Festival
Join us for our 13th Annual Festival of Food, Wine & Brew on the grounds of historic McGovney-Yunker Farm. Taste a variety of wines specially paired with dishes from local restaurants. Enjoy the festival atmosphere, browse the artisan booths and listen to live performances.12-8PM.
Alton Hauntings Kid Ghost Tour
Take a not-so-scary tour of Alton, considered one of the most haunted towns in America, with an expert guide from Alton Hauntings. This ghost and history tour is geared towards children of all ages and their parents and is based on the book "Haunted Alton" by Troy Taylor. Tour starts at 3 p.m. on July 30, 2016.
KR Gathering & Fly-In
A KR is a 2-seat composite home built aircraft, and is named KR after the names of the first builders. Each year enthusiasts, builders, and pilots travel to the KR Gathering to exchange ideas, to learn more about the KR, talk to pilots and other builders, take pictures to assist in the building process and to see friends from past gatherings.
The Monkees - 50th Anniversary Tour at the Genesee Theatre
Here they come again hey, hey, it's The Monkees! 50 years after their groundbreaking show and hit singles first took televisions and record players by storm, original Monkees members Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork of the Monkees reunite to perform a full evening of magic music and multi-media splendor! Don’t miss this incredible evening of history-making hits like Daydream Believer, Last Train to Clarksville, I’m a Believer, A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You. Tickets $40.00 to $95.00 with VIP Packages available.
The Magic of Bill Blagg at the James Lumber Center
Bill Blagg is one of the nation's top touring illusionists, thrilling thousands and leaving people in complete disbelief as he creates the impossible. Prepare to be amazed as he passes through the blades of an industrial fan, shrinks his body to just 6" tall and instantly teleports across the theatre.
Nauvoo Fudge Factory
Based on traditions of candy makers on Mackinac Island in northern Michigan, R. Spencer Pratt’s Fudge Factory brings the same quality and delicious taste to the shores of the Mississippi River. Conveniently located in uptown Nauvoo, the Fudge Factory offers everyone a unique look at the old fashioned methods used to produce fine candies in days gone by. Because we are a small family business, our “factory” consists of making our fudge one batch at a time, using only the freshest and best ingredients available. No artificial flavors or preservatives are used in the process. Each batch is made the ‘old-fashioned’ way by cooking it in a copper kettle (we have no machines or automatic equipment. The cooked fudge is poured onto a cold marble table, then at just the right time it is stirred and worked around the table to make it extra creamy as it cools. Durell & Kathy Nelson have been residents of Nauvoo for more than 30 years. They have owned the Fudge Factory since 1999. “We are happy to be part of the Nauvoo Community. We love the spirit of Nauvoo and appreciate the friends we have in this wonderful city. Owning the Fudge Factory has made it possible for us to be more involved in the Community, as well as meeting many new friends who visit Nauvoo each year.”
Taste of Pierogi
Come spend some time at Toyota Park for our Taste of Pierogi! Lots of carnival rides, food, live music, and beer! Hope to see you there! Th-F 4-11PM; Sa 1-11PM; Su 12-11PM
Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., is a $130 million, 1.5-mile, D-shaped, tri-oval speedway that annually hosts the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. Chicagoland Speedway sits on 930 acres of land, which is large enough to accommodate 42 United Centers (home of the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks). Chicagoland Speedway provides 500 acres of free parking for more than 30,000 vehicles. Standing at 15 stories tall, Chicagoland Speedway's grandstands are approximately the same height as the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel in downtown Chicago!
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - American Ethanol E15 225
The American Ethanol e15 225 at Chicagoland Speedway is the Last Chance Race for the ever-unpredictable Camping World Truck Series as NASCAR's newest stars battle for a final spot in the series' new playoff. The trucks return under the lights as part of the Four-Race Weekend on Friday, September 16! NASCAR's newest stars will try their luck at tackling the tri-oval during an all-out battle. There will surely be fireworks during the race ... and we'll have some afterward, too! Green flag is set for 7:30 p.m. CT!
ARCA Racing Series - Scott 150
The ARCA Racing Series returns to Chicagoland Speedway to kick off four days and nights of racing action on Thursday, Sept. 15! The up-and-comers and wily veterans never disappoint, with a night full of unpredictable action! Green flag is set for 7 p.m. CT!
Harrison Sport Shop
Local dealer and financier of Landau, Skeeter and G3 boats. Also has a service department so that you can keep your current boat running because we understand there is nothing like dad's old boat. Find your next adventure at Harrison's where you can also purchase a tube, skis and much more.
Maddie and Tae at Bllomington Center for the Performing Arts
Nominated for two 2016 AMC awards and quickly becoming country music’s favorite “Fun Show” on the road, the duo’s debut album, “Start Here”, features the #1 Platinum-selling son, “Girl in a Country Song”, “Fly” and their current hit, “Shut Up and Fish”. Don’t miss your chance to see these superstars in an intimate performance at the BCPA.
Fridays Food and Art
This weekly market is all about showcasing locally grown and produced products to help build an entrepreneurial community. Friday’s will run from May - September each Friday from 3 – 8 p.m. at the Broadway Market. Enjoy local beers & wines, prepared foods, locally raised beef & pork, produce, plants, baked goods, live artist demonstrations, handmade goods, community activities each week, and a kids area.
NASCAR XFINITY Series - Chicagoland 300
Chicagoland is the Last Chance Race for the NASCAR XFINITY Series stars to punch their ticket to the series' new playoff format, which will determine a champion! The drivers of the XFINITY Series will race against some of NASCAR's biggest stars on Saturday, September 17 as part of our four-race race weekend! This is where history begins as the drivers look to not only capture a Championship, but also make their way into the ranks of NASCAR's best! Green flag is set for 2:30 p.m. CT!
An Afternoon with Rita Moreno at the James Lumber Center
For pairing an afternoon of story with song, Rita Moreno is both master chef and sommelier. The table is set with a full course that includes some of Rita's favorites from the American songbook -- Broadway classics, including selections from West Side Story, Sunset Boulevard, Master Class, Swing, Jazz, selections from her new Spanish album, Una Vez Más and even Rap. Enjoy a confection of her experiences, anecdotes and encounters collected over her storied lifetime.
Fame! The Musical at the James Lumber Center
Derived from the award-winning film and television series, Fame - The Musical follows the incredible journey of a group of vibrant, multi-cultural young artists at New York's High School of Performing Arts. Featuring music for the ages, this riveting theatrical odyssey inspires audiences to embrace their talents and follow their dreams.
Steam Shovel Coffee
Steam Shovel Coffee is a local business that was launched in 2011 and opened doors in 2012 out of Anna, Illinois. "Fresh roasted coffee beans to you." Randy Miller, owner and creator of the local business, was a painter by trade before getting into coffee. He was intrigued by coffee beans and how different regions and types of beans affect the outcome of the coffee. Steam Shovel Coffee uses fair trade Arabica coffee beans that are roasted in a hot air roaster with temperatures reaching 465 degrees. Miller's goal is to become a regional roaster in Southern Illinois. He wants Steam Shovel Coffee to be a good, smooth cup of coffee.
Sass Brewing Company
Illinois' only dedicated gluten-free brewery. Offering gluten-free craft brewed beer, wine and other treats. All beers are made from millet, buckwheat, and rice. Currently offering three beers on tap, serving a milk-chocolate porter, a jasmine honey saison and the Hopped Up road Trip, a blueberry ale and a house-brewed root beer. The brewery offers local wine from Hopewell Winery in Rockport, IL. Gluten-free pizza is available from Gianni's in Pittsfield.
NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl
One month after the swing event on the points tour, both the NMRA and the NMCA roll into Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois, over the weekend of July 28 – 31, 2016. This is the only event where the NMRA and NMCA compete against each other for the ultimate bragging rights! The 11th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing is one of the crown jewels in ProMedia organization’s family of events. By combining all of the classes across both racing sanctions, selecting an outstanding venue like Route 66 Raceway that is centrally located to much of the country, and bringing the baddest door slammers in the country together in one place, the stage is set for ground-breaking, record-setting heads up drag racing plus a giant all American car show and so much more! Over the last several years, the Route 66 surface has been home to many record-setting passes. It’s called the Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing for a reason, and the racing action reflects that title. Over 30 race classes filled with all kinds of awesome Detroit iron, walkin’ and talkin’ down the track – this event is an absolute must!
Antique Auto Event
Beautiful, historic cars in a beautiful, historic setting – that’s the promise of 19th Annual Antique Car Exhibition on Aug. 6 at the David Davis Mansion State Historic Site. More than 75 cars from the 1900s through the 1980s will be displayed on the mansion grounds from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors can stroll through the amazing collection of vintage vehicles on display. They can view the cars up close, talk with the owners and meet fellow automobile enthusiasts.
Alley Art Festival
This free, family-friendly event celebrates the Aurora community and its burgeoning arts and cultural scene. The art festival turns Water Street Mall, the brick alleyway between Downer Place and Galena Boulevard, into a vibrant city center featuring more than sixty local artists, crafters, and artisans. Free music on the lawn, a creative children’s booth, delicious food, and so much more is offered to create a fun and exciting day for everyone.This outdoor, grassroots art festival is from noon to 5 p.m. on the last Saturday in August.
You've Got A Friend 'The Music of Carole King and James Taylor' at the James Lumber Center
This nostalgic concert performance pays homage to the music, lyrics and melodies that comprise the timeless songbook of Carole King and James Taylor. Two long-time friends and collaborators, hit songwriter, Kirsti Mann, and national recording artist, Jonathan Birchfield, share their incredible onstage chemistry and unique artistry, capturing the essence of friendship through music.
In the Mood at the James Lumber Center
n The Mood celebrates the music of the 1930s and 40s, the Big Band era, with a sensational 13-piece String of Pearls Orchestra and fabulous singers and dancers. The great melodies and lyrics that are still with us today are presented in a musical revue that is jazzy, sentimental, rhythmic, nostalgic and patriotic-all happening at the same time. With music arrangements, costumes and choreography, In The Mood is as authentic as it gets.
Piccolo Sogno opened its doors to Chicago in July 2008. The name, which means “little dream,” in Italian, was chosen by partners Tony Priolo and Ciro Longobardo because it had always been their dream to open a restaurant of their own. Piccolo Sogno features a menu of fresh, seasonal rustic Italian cuisine with an impressive all-Italian wine list.
Masters of Soul at the James Lumber Center
The Temptations, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Diana Ross and the Supremes, The Jackson Five, and Stevie Wonder are just some of the iconic Motown artists who have earned their place in the history of all popular music. In this ultimate stroll down memory lane, Masters of Soul celebrates these artists and many more via incredible harmonies, stylish costumes and endless smooth moves.
Women’s clothing – Comfy USA, Tribal, JAG, French Dressing, Yest & Venesha Angora. Bonn Bons sterling silver, Polish Pottery, custom woodworking.
Don Luna Mexican Restaurant
Locally owned Mexican restaurant. The restaurant offers a family atmosphere, clean environment, friendly staff, and a variety of food items and drinks. Our menu offers various dishes including ground beef, chicken, steak, grilled vegetables, pork, seafood, vegetarian selections, and kids meals.
Tomáseen Foley's A Celtic Christmas at James Lumber Center
From the infinite treasury of Ireland's cultural heritage comes Tomáseen Foley's A Celtic Christmas - a recreation of a night before Christmas in a remote farmhouse in the west of Ireland in the 1940s. Neighbors gather around the fireside for a night of traditional Irish music, song, dance and storytelling from native Irish storyteller, Tomáseen Foley. There is magic in the air when the neighbors knock sparks off the flagstone floors with their dancing and the rafters sing with fiery traditional music. A wholesome Christmas show for all the family to enjoy. Contact the Box Office for complete details on the tickets.
Joyce's Boutique and The Pageant Room
Joyce’s Boutique and The Pageant Room is a premiere formal wear boutique located in Marion, Illinois and has been in business over 40 years. Joyce’s Boutique and The Pageant Room is a full service prom, pageant, and bridal boutique. The selection is hand picked from the latest designers in the ever changing world of fashion. We choose the best gowns to have in stock so the process of choosing your gown is as simple and easy as possible. Not just a place to shop, it’s an experience!
Dandelion Dreams Avon Beauty Center
Dandelion Dreams is a locally owned boutique who also specializes in the sell of Avon beauty products. You will find everything from jewelry to clothing and much more in this quaint downtown boutique.
They named Longshadow Gardens after the long shadows cast by tall Oaks, Hackberries and Sassafras across our hilltop meadows. Twenty years ago, determined to create fine garden ornaments and a great Garden, they purchased a neglected farm with breathtaking views, grottoes, waterfalls and limestone bluffs adjacent to the Shawnee National Forest. After clearing weeds away, they planted Boxwood allees, Yew, Dawn Redwood, Bald Cypress, Roses, Prairie and ornamental grasses, rows of Lavender and billows of Nepeta. Garden ornaments are nestled as focal points in evocative settings. Mown grass paths and shaded walks lead through a carpet of woodland treasures including spring ephemerals, wild Orchids, Spicebush, Witch hazel, and many more. They support our passion for gardening by designing and hand crafting Longshadow dry cast limestone planters and garden ornaments in buildings that blend into our rural surroundings. Their motto is Fabricia in Horto Nostro, Latin for “Factory in a Garden.” In their factory they hand craft the finest garden ornaments and planters in the world. In Longshadow Gardens, they strive to attain fleeting moments of memorable beauty.
Botski's Cafe and Coffee Shop
Locally owned cafe and coffee shop serving breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday. Known for their cupcakes and pastries, this cafe also serves up a variety of sandwiches, soup and salad.
Gander Mountain is the nation's largest retail network of outdoor specialty stores for shooting sports, hunting, fishing, camping, marine, apparel, footwear and outdoor lifestyle Gander offers the best selection of national and specialty brands at competitive prices and great values including The North Face, Under Armour, Columbia, Guide Series, GSX, Carhartt, Merrell, Keen, New Balance, Reebok, Rocky and many more.
Geno's Deli & Coffee
Locally owned restaurant offering gourmet coffee, fresh deli sandwiches, wraps, panini, salads, and more. Get your coffee piping hot or over ice.
Michael's Family Restaurant
This locally owned and operated restaurant offers a variety of prepared and fresh dishes. The lunch buffet offers old fashioned, homestyle cooking. We offer several different daily specials to keep everyone happy. Locally known for it's wings, Michael's also has banquet space available as well as a daily dine-in menu.