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Savanna Museum and Cultural Center Indoor Cemetery Tour

Savanna Museum and Cultural Center Indoor Cemetery Tour

Savanna Museum and Cultural Center Indoor Cemetery Tour

“Legacies of Savanna,” an indoor seated cemetery tour, will be given on Saturday, October 22nd at the Savanna Museum and Cultural Center, 406 Main Street at 2:00 pm.

First person presenters will portray eight of Savanna’s former citizens.

The honored citizens for the tour will include: Aaron Pierce, founder of Savanna, Captain Stoughton Cooley, steamboat captain, Bothwell Pulford, pharmacist, Simon Greenleaf, editor, Hazel Law, storeowner, Esther Reagan, educator, Mel Jones, businessman, and Robert Kelly, former POW.

Jean Ferris, creator of the event, said, “ I want to honor past citizens from different eras and walks of life. Their stories are important to our history and help us define who and what we are today. The figures will be portrayed with dignity and respect. We will learn about their lives and what legacies they have left us. The event is suitable for all ages.”

Held in the Community Room of the museum, a donation of $8.00 is appreciated.

Mount Carroll Pumpkin Fest

Mount Carroll Pumpkin Fest

Mount Carroll Pumpkin Fest

Mt Carroll Pumpkin Fest
October 22nd 2016

Mt Carroll’s downtown will once again turn into the pumpkin capitol of NW Illinois on October 22nd during the Mt Carroll Pumpkin Fest.  Organized by the Chamber of Commerce, it will offer a variety of family friendly activities to help get you in the spirit of Halloween.  New this year is the Pumpkin Cousin Mini Squash Races and the 5K Zombie Run where runners in ghoulish garb will test their endurance on the hills of Mt Carroll. Mt Carroll eateries will be offering a variety of lunch time specials & the downtown lamp posts will be decorated for the Halloween season.

Spend a fall day in this historic community and stroll the brick streets while checking out the selection of eateries and shopping in unique stores & antique shops.   Go to the Pumpkin Fest FB page for all the details.

EVENTS
8:00 am Farmer’s Market
7:30 am 5K Zombie Run registration opens – race begins at 9am – Ghoulish Garb encouraged!
10 am Decorated Pumpkin Contest opens (judging at 12:30)
10 am Paint A Pumpkin Activity for ages 4-8
10:30 am  Kids Costume Parade kicks off on east side of court house and ends at the Library.  Ages Preschool – 4th grade.
10:30 am Pumpkin Cousin Mini Gourd races for ages 5-10
11 am  Halloween Story & Craft Hour at Library (for ages 4-8)
11 am – 1:30 pm  Pumpkin Sling Shot
11:30 am – 2 pm  Pumpkin Street Bowling in front of Bowling Center
Noon  Spooky Tails Pet Costume Contest
Noon  Pumpkin Jam Youth Music performances
2:00 pm  Kunes Country Great Pumpkin Street Drag Races (registration starts at 12:30 pm)

Mt Carroll Great Pumpkin Street Drags
Oct 22 – 2 pm

Come to Mt Carroll Pumpkin Fest and spend the day enjoying all the activities but make sure you’re downtown at 2:00 PM because the 5th annual GREAT PUMPKIN STREET DRAGS will feature REAL pumpkin race cars battling in a unique side-by-side single elimination races featuring handcrafted, decorated Pumpkin Race Cars in a funky and hilarious display of American ingenuity. Entries in each age bracket will battle head-to-head for cash prizes! All races take place in downtown Mt Carroll.  Registration begins at 12:30 and races begin at 2 pm.

Mount Carroll Pumpkin Fest

Mount Carroll Pumpkin Fest

Mount Carroll Pumpkin Fest

Mount Carroll Pumpkin Fest

Carroll County Country Christmas Coming to Northwest Illinois!

Carroll County Country Christmas

Carroll County Country Christmas

Welcome to the Carroll County Country Christmas! (Formerly Called Great Route 64/84 Shop Hop). 

Join us here in Carroll County for the first two weekends in November. Get a head start on your Christmas shopping needs! For complete details and a printable brochure of the shops, restaurants, and events CLICK HERE!

Two Carroll County Events Happening Soon!!!

Saturday, August 27th 2016 in Mount Carroll, Illinois
Brick Street Saturday Mount Carroll Illinois

Brick Street Saturday Mount Carroll Illinois

 

Saturday, September 10th 2016 Chadwick Illinois

Chadwick’s Fall Festival

A fun day filled with family-orientated activities.
The day will start at 9:00 am with a tractor drive (pre-registration required, (Call 815-499-2218). Craft/Vendor booths (10:00am – ??)

Lion’s Club Pork Chop Barbecue & Bake Sale (11:00am – 2:00 pm at the fire station)

Various food booths, kids games, bouncy houses, kid’s water fights sponsored by the Chadwick Fire Dept.

Dunk tank, kids pedal tractor pull at 3:00 pm sponsored by the Young Farmers.

Face painting, pick up a duck tank, rope making, corn shelling and making mini hay bale demonstrations, musical entertainment and much more.

Come one, come all to Chadwick’s main street for all the festivities.

 

New Lodging in Carroll County “Grandpa’s Cabin”!

Grandpa's Cabin Savanna Illinois

Grandpa’s Cabin Savanna Illinois

Carroll County Illinois Tourism is very proud to present our newest lodging facility! “Grandpa’s Cabin” as it has been named by owner Bill Delp is the ultimate lodging for those who want to step back in time to the 1800’s.

Come and spend the night in peaceful seclusion at “Grandpa’s Cabin”. It is located at 10423 Zion Road, north of Savanna, Illinois.

Tranquil & Unique Lodging in a Restored 1837 Log Cabin!

Situated in the rolling hills north of Savanna “Grandpa’s Cabin is just minutes from the Mississippi River.

Enter and you will step back in time to the 1830’s. Grandpa’s Cabin was built in 1837 and was the home to many families and many generations! it was originally located a few miles from Bill’s property and he moved it to it’s current location at Bill Delp Photography Studio.

Experience the ambiance of this historic & humble structure – a true work of art. Enjoy the secluded location among rolling wooded hills, hay fields, wild flowers and grasses. Savor the quiet…the wildlife…the song birds. Stroll the trails and enjoy the sunsets in total calm away from your busy hectic lives!

 

* Free WiFi

* Coffee

* Tea

* Mini Fridge

* Microwave

* Fireplace

* Music

* Accomodates up to 4 Adults

* 40 Minutes from Historic Galena, IL and Dubuque area

* No TV

For reservations and more information phone: 815-273-2803

10423 Zion Road Savanna, IL 61074

Grandpa's Cabin Savanna Illinois

Grandpa’s Cabin Savanna Illinois

Located just minutes away from beautiful Mississippi Palisades State Park.

Grandpa's Cabin Savanna Illinois

 

Seven Eagles Resort and Campground

Seven Eagles Resort and Campground

Seven Eagles Resort and Campground

Seven Eagles Resort & Campground is located just one mile south of beautiful Savanna, Illinois, adjacent to the Spring Lake Unit of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge and The Great River Trail bike path. Seven Eagles offers a motel and log cabins and 85 seasonal and weekend RV spaces. Other features include a nice in-ground pool, a 6 in 1 court, a playground and fishing pond and the 67 mile bike path. They also have a nice club house for events and activities. If you’re looking to get away or a family gathering, Seven Eagles Resort and Campground is just the place for you.

Email us at: fun@goseveneagles.com

Phone: 815-273-7301

www.goseveneagles.com

Seven Eagles Resort and Campground

Seven Eagles Resort and Campground

Seven Eagles Resort and Campground

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Seven Eagles Resort and Campground

Owners Mick and Ruth Morfey

Blackhawk Motel

Blackhawk Motel Savanna Illinois

Blackhawk Motel Savanna Illinois

Blackhawk Motel is located in “Gods Country” in Savanna Illinois on Route 84, by Old Savanna Army Depot. All rooms are $60.00 per night. Rates may change so please ask for pricing.

Hotel has 6 rooms. Each room contains: a bathroom, toilet, vanity, shower, front and back windows, a/c, heat, direct TV, two beds – one queen, one twin, table and night light, ceiling lights, chair, carpeting, curtains, microwave, coat rack,  and WIFI.

Area is outstanding for hunting, canoeing, boat rides, fishing, camping, skiing, hiking, rock climbing, and shopping.

Need a rest? Stay with the best!

Blackhawk Motel
19856 Route 84
Savanna, Illinois 61074
815-273-0138

Fmokry43@yahoo.com

Blackhawk Motel

Blackhawk Motel

Blackhawk Motel

Blackhawk Motel

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Fred Mokry Owner

Fred Mokry Owner

 

The Inn at Molly’s

Streetside

Streetside

The Inn at Molly’s
110 West Market Street
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-906-0052

www.mollysmountcarroll.com

Relax in small-town comfort in charming downtown Mount Carroll.  Our historic, restored 1865 building features two 600 square-foot suites, combining rural charm with contemporary amenities and style. Guests will find fresh fruit, yogurt, home-made granola, coffee and tea, as well as fruit juice in the kitchen. Spend the day exploring the historic buildings and architecture of Mount Carroll, antiques, and the beautiful pastoral landscape of the driftless area. Then, come home to cocktails and a delicious meal downstairs at Molly’s.

Please note: our suites in this historic building are located on the second floor, accessible by stairs only.

Streetside Suite
Get away from the everyday and relax in this spacious sun-flooded suite overlooking Mount Carrol’s historic, brick Market Street. Featuring a queen-sized bed with locally-sourced hardwood slab headboard. Enjoy the large main room with kitchen and lounge area including pull-out sofa for additional guests, heavy oak kitchen table and antique chairs, natural-edged furniture made by Ryan Bess of Singular Woodworks, and restored industrial lighting by Blubulb Vintage Lighting throughout. Full bathroom with tub and shower. Our walls are adorned with paintings by local artists Dan Brinkmeier and Kate Wood, as well as large-scale black and white photographs by Michael Johnson. Free WiFi, in-room phones, and TV with DVD.

Deckside Suite
This beautiful suite includes a large private deck off the modular kitchen and dining area, with spaces that flow into each other but feel more like separate rooms. Featuring a queen-sized bed with locally sourced hardwood slab headboard. Enjoy the lounge area with full-sized pull out couch for additional guests, burr oak kitchen table and antique chairs, natural-edged furniture made by Ryan Bess of Singular Woodworks, and restored industrial lighting by Blubulb Vintage Lighting throughout. Full bathroom with tub and shower. Our walls are adorned with paintings by local artists Dan Brinkmeier and Kate Wood, as well as large-scale black and white photographs by Michael Johnson. Free WiFi, in-room phones, and TV with DVD.

Streetside

Streetside

Streetside

Streetside

Deckside

Deckside

Deckside

Deckside

Upcoming Timber Lake Playhouse Special Events 2016

map-buttonTimber Lake Playhouse
8215 Black Oak Road
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-244-2035

http://www.timberlakeplayhouse.org
https://www.facebook.com/TimberLakePlayhouse
info@timberlakeplayhouse.org

 

TLP presents, Almost Heaven – The Songs of John Denver
May 6-7-8 & 13-14-15

Twenty-nine of Denver’s songs are rediscovered and reinvented, performed against a backdrop of stunning visual images of America in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. This show will feature all your favorites including “Rocky Mountain High,” “Sunshine on My Shoulders,” “Annie’s Song,” “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” “Calypso” and more.
Show times are Friday & Sat @ 7:30pm and Sat & Sun matinee @ 2pm.
Go to the website for ticket information.

TLP concert series – Farewell Angelina
May 21 – 7pm

Farewell Angelina is an all-female country quartet featuring four women who are each award-winning songwriters, dynamic singers and multi-instrumentalists. The Nashville-based group has sold out rooms across the Southeast and Midwest, and has opened shows for Loretta Lynn (and received standing ovations for those opening sets).  Their sound may remind you of the Dixie Chicks and Little Big Town, with a hefty dose of The Eagles’ vocal chemistry.

School of Rock the Musical – Youth Production
July 5,7,8,9 – 2pm

School of Rock
 is a brand new musical based on the film starring Jack Black. The TLP version will be performed by area middle & high school students and will feature all of the original songs from the movie plus 14 new songs created for the Broadway production by Andrew Lloyd Webber.   The musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. Completely disinterested in academic work, Dewey decides to create his own curriculum, turning his class into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. SCHOOL OF ROCK, with its sensational live kids’ rock band, is a loving testimony to the transforming power of music.

TLP presents Always…Patsy Cline
Sept 9-10-11 & Sept 16-17-18

Always…Patsy Cline is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically in a plane crash in 1963.  The show is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a lonely fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961, and continued a close personal correspondence with Cline until her death.  The musical play, complete with down home country humor and honest emotion, includes 27 of her beloved songs – including many of Patsy’s unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight.  The show’s title was inspired by Cline’s letters to Seger, which she signed “Love ALWAYS… Patsy Cline.”
Show times are Friday & Sat @ 7:30pm and Sat & Sun matinee @ 2pm
Go to the website for ticket information.

TLP presents, Felix & Fingers Dueling Piano’s
Sept 24 – 7pm

TLP will present a one night only performance of the nationally renowned Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos Show on Saturday, September 24th starting at 7:00 p.m., with cash bar opening at 6:30.  Felix and Fingers began in 2010 when Dave Radford and Mike Potts came together to create their own unique take on dueling pianos. Dave has recently been a top ten male finalist on American Idol, and Mike had spent several years touring the world as a musician on cruise ships. Since 2010, they have grown from playing the Chicagoland area to playing venues throughout the entire country.

 

 

Native American Speaker at Savanna Museum and Cultural Center

Saturday, March 19th, 2016 2:00 PM

Kim McIver, Native American of the Ojibwa tribe will be a guest speaker at the Savanna Museum and Cultural Center, 406 Main Street, on Saturday, March 19th at 2:00pm.

Kim, is a talented speaker, performer, as well as publisher and self publisher of award winning books. She will bring to life, music and stories of her Indian Culture.

The Ojibwa (said to mean “Puckered Moccasin People”) have a number of spiritual beliefs passed down by oral traditions. These include a creation story and a recounting of the origins of ceremonies and rituals. Spiritual beliefs and rituals were very important to the Ojibwa because spirits guided them through life.

The Ojibwa crafted the dreamcatcher. They believe that if one is hung above the head of a sleeper, it will catch and trap bad dreams, preventing them from reaching the dreamer. Traditional Ojibwa use dreamcatchers only for children, as they believe that adults should be able to interpret their dreams, good or bad, and use them in their lives.

United States, they have the fourth-largest population among Native American tribes,

A $5.00 donation will be appreciated.