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Country Christmas Shop Hop

Carroll Country Contry Christmas Shop Hop

It may be hard for many of us to believe that Christmas is less than two months away. If you haven’t started your holiday shopping yet, then November 3, 4 & 5 is a great time to start at the Carroll County Country Christmas Shop Hop.

Whether you’re

  • looking for decoration to make your house look festive inside or out for Fall, Thanksgiving, or Christmas
  • shopping for gifts for friends and family
  • or you just want to go on a unique shopping experience, you need to do it in Carroll County.


Three communities, Lanark, Mount Carroll, and Lake Carroll, have a nice variety of shops and restaurants to give you an enjoyable day (or full weekend) out.
These small, locally owned businesses feature the works of area artists and artisans and include antiques, a craft mall, a winery, a bookstore, gourmet coffee shop, a quilt shop, a Christmas tree farm, unique gift and home furnishings stores, restaurants and much more.

CLICK HERE for details of the list of shops and stores, as well as, descriptions of what each have to offer, are available at . Maps and descriptions are available here for download and printing and they will also be available at select shops the weekend of the event.

Gather your friends and come meet our friendly shop owners, enjoy some good food and drink, and find some exceptional decorations and gifts at the Country Christmas Shop Hop.

Mount Carroll Sesquicentennial Art Tour

The Mount Carroll Sesquicentennial Art Tour Will Feature Some of Mt. Carroll’s Many Artistic Talents

The Tour

Sunday, April 23 between 1 and 4 p.m.

Spanning six different Mount Carroll locations, the Sesquicentennial Art Tour will highlight the variety of artists who have lived in the area throughout the years and today,

The West Carroll School District business office at 642 S. East St. will feature art from the city’s past. The exhibit will feature a large mural and artwork by Armella Kneale as well as artwork from Andy Armstrong and former Shimer College art instructors Grace Bawden and Ben Kneale.

An exhibit at the Mount Carroll District Public Library, 208 N. Main St., will feature Michael Johnson's photography and Thomas Locker's oil paintings and studies for illustrations of his children books.

The Mount Carroll artist community will be represented with displays in the library's glass case with work by Charlotte Arvelle Glass, New Morning Glass and Hand and Spirit jewelry.

The lobby of the Mount Carroll Post Office, 211 N. Clay St., will feature a Work Progress Administration (WPA) mural.
Another stop along the tour is Heather Houzenga’s gallery, Now & Zen Gallery, 208 W. Market St.

The Carroll County Historical Society’s Owen Phillip Miles Museum, 107 W. Broadway St., will showcase Dr. C.G. Piper's watercolors.

The last stop on the tour will be the Good Samaritan Society-Mount Carroll, 1006 N. Lowden Rd., which will feature a mural by West Carroll students. Refreshments will be served.

Silent Auction For Oil Painting by a Mount Carroll Artist

Edward B. Kirwan oil painting

Edward B. Kirwan and his sister, Karen Bazilewich, both of Mount Carroll, display an oil painting Kirwan painted of Market Street Commons. Kirwan has donated the painting, which will be sold via silent auction on April 23, as part of the Mount Carroll Sesquicentennial Art Tour.

Area art lovers will have a month to bid on an oil painting by a Mount Carroll artist.

An oil painting depicting Market Street Commons (the iconic downtown cornerstone Kraft building) will be displayed in Mount Carroll City Hall.

The painting will be sold via silent auction, ending during the Sesquicentennial Art Tour scheduled for Sunday, April 23.
The painting was done by local artist Edward B. Kirwan, who has lived in Mount Carroll for approximately 15 years. He has been an artist for many years, making a living as an illustrator for some time. He is now retired, but restores paintings for private collections.

Kirwan said he was inspired by the Kraft building several years ago, when community volunteers were working to rebuild the century-old structure after a devastating fire. He volunteered briefly at the site and took several photos of the building after the project was complete.

Last year, he finished the oil painting which depicts wintertime activity at the Market Street Commons. Kirwan said he added the snow to give the scene a “cozy” feel and decided to add people rushing to the building.

“To give it a feeling that it was a community place where people can meet,” Kirwan explained.

People can look at the painting and place bids during regular business hours at City Hall, which are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The painting will be relocated to the Mount Carroll District Public Library on April 23 for the Sesquicentennial Art Tour.

Article courtacy of mycarrollcountynews.com

Timber Lake Playhouse – 2017 Season

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8215 Black Oak Road
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-244-2035

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MARY POPPINS

June 1-11, 2017
Everyone’s favorite nanny takes the stage in this practically perfect, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances.
The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. You
ng Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic, common sense and some memorable adventures, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft.

ALL AUDIENCES; approx 2.5 hours with intermission



AH, WILDERNESS!

June 15-24, 2017
Eugene O’Neill’s romantic coming-of-age comedy introduces us to the charming Miller family of seaside Connecticut. Among the generations is seventeen-year-old-son Richard, a young man feeling the rushes of desire and rebellion and dreaming of his life ahead. Relive the moments of youth when everything seems possible as the Millers celebrate the Fourth of July holiday in this valentine to the soul of the American family–a family of another time, with all the shenanigans, smiles and poignant memories that go with it. Chuck Smith (Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years) returns to direct this American masterpiece.
“A breath of fresh air…A miracle of sense and sensibility….Vividly alive.”- New York Post

Mild Adult themes; Approx 2.5 hours plus intermission



EVITA
June 29-July 9, 2017
Told through Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice’s beloved score that fuses haunting chorales with exuberant Latin, pop and jazz influences, EVITA creates an arresting theatrical portrait as complex as Argentina’s mEVITA_Logoost famous First Lady, herself. Eva Peron’s legendary rise to power is the is the subject of this dynamic musical masterpiece. Driven by ambition and blessed with charisma, she was a starlet at twenty-two, the president’s mistress at twenty-four, First Lady at twenty-seven, and dead at thirty-three. Evita, “saint to the working-class, reviled by the aristocracy and mistrusted by the military,” has compelled audiences in this musical that’s become a classic since its premier.

Some Adult Themes; Approx 2:15


SCAPINO!

July 13-22, 2017
The play takes place around a dockside cafe in 1970s Naples, Italy, where the leading character, Scapino, devises a complex plot to help two pairs of lovers fight against parental

opposition that, it turns out, may not actually exist. Scapino is a rapscallion, a fast-talking, quick-thinking scamp who cleverly manipulates and cajoles everyone into doing what Scapino intends them to do. Frank Dunlop and Jim Dale have created a non-stop comedy with slapstick, acrobatics and burlesque, and although ”Scapino” is not a musical, it is punctuated with songs that give the evening a zany and magical feel.

Some bawdy comedy; Approx 2 hours


Rodgers & Hammerstein’s
CAROUSEL

July 27-August 6, 2017
Time magazine called Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel the best musical of the 20th century. Carousel LogoExperience the show that has captivated audiences around the world with its powerful story of Julie, an innocent, young millworker, and Billy, the swaggering carousel barker she falls in love with.  Losing his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant, Billy, desperate to provide a decent life for his family, is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. 15 years later, Billy is given one final chance for redemption by delivering hope to the lonely, teenage daughter he never knew. Featuring songs like “If I Loved You,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” “June is Busting Out All Over,” and some of the greatest dances ever created for the stage, it’s easy to see why, of all the shows they created, Carousel was Rodgers & Hammerstein’s personal favorite.

Some adult themes; Approx 2:30


LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

August 10-20, 2017
Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, andLittle Shop Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular musical comedies in the world. From its first performance in Manhattan’s East Village 35 years ago, Little Shop … continued to grow, taking over LA, London, Japan, Peoria, Hollywood, Sweden, Bulgaria, Broadway and theatres across the nation.
Based on Roger Corman’s super fast, super creepy, super cult hit film, Little Shop of Horrors is the story of Seymour Krelborn, a lovesick clerk in Mushnik’s Skid Row Florist. He stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his beloved, ditzy coworker. Over time, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and appetite, and he must choose between love, fame and saving the world.

Comedic violence, mild language; 2:00 plus intermission



Winter Wildlife Abounds in Carroll County

I am not a photographer. I do not have the equipment, skill, or patience. Yet I admire and appreciate the nature photographs of Carroll County professional photographer Rick Brant. Rick’s interest in photography started at a young age when his great aunt gave him a box camera, which he used as a child to take pictures of family and vacations. After he married, Rick borrowed his father-in-law’s 35 mm film camera to further advance his interest and abilities in photography. Rick honed his skill studying photography at a community college.

 

Snowy Owl

Putting oneself in Rick’s shoes, you are a professional photographer with a keen interest in nature photography, but it is wintertime in northwest Illinois. And a rather bleak winter, as we have had little snow. Where do you find nature shots? Lots of places, it turns out. Like on a roadside utility pole where Rick, and his wife Cheryl, spotted the great snowy owl, one of two that return to our county each winter. I can relate my own experience with this beautiful bird. While driving one of our county highways, I was suddenly startled by a mass of white hurling past my windshield. Avoiding collision by mere seconds, I was awe struck by the immense wingspan of this gorgeous creature.

 

Piebald Deer

Another favorite of Rick’s recent photos is the piebald deer. This lovely animal has a rare inherited trait that causes it to be a speckled white and brown. And yes, the piebald live right here in the county, at Lake Carroll, the incorporated lake community that is Rick’s home. Each time Rick posts pictures of these beauties on his Facebook page, neighbors comment about their own sightings, while others ask for location so they too can sneak a peek.

 

Bald Eagle

I would be remiss without mention of our great bald eagles. Rick captures shots of these majestic birds with some regularity and even got a shot recently of one catching his lunch in the lake. As Rick relates, Carroll County provides abundant photographic settings in all seasons with birds and animals both large and small, as well as landscapes, farmscapes, historical architecture and the Mississippi River. Rick’s work is available for purchase at Bald Guyz, a quaint coffee shop in historic downtown Mt. Carroll and be certain to view Rick’s Facebook Page.

Rick shares that in relocating to Carroll County, he and his wife enjoy a relaxing escape to the outdoors in all seasons. If you like the outdoors, nature, photography, changing seasons or just plain old relaxation in quiet countryside, make Carroll County your vacation destination. See lodging listings and descriptions right here on our website.

Winter Activities in & About Carroll County

Activity #1: Cross-County Skiing, Sledding, and Ice Fishing

Fifteen miles Northwest of Mount Carroll, the county seat, lies Mississippi Palisades State Park. Mississippi Palisades offers cross-country skiing, sledding, and ice fishing.

The latter is allowed at the boat launch when the ice is thick enough. Catfish and carp are the most commonly caught fish, but bluegill, crappie and bass are out there, too. Those long on experience might even land walleye and/or northern pike.

Call or visit the park office ahead of time, at 815-273-2731 or 16327A Illinois Route 84, Savanna, Illinois, 61074.

 

Activity #2: Skiing and Snowboarding at Chestnut Mountain Resort in Galena

Chestnut Mountain Resort

Chestnut Mountain Resort, thirty-four miles Northwest of Mount Carroll, welcomes all ski and snowboard levels, with runs ranging from novice to black diamond.

The resort has a clothing store and rental, equipment rental, repair and tuning, as well as ski and snowboard classes. When you’re ready to eat, relax, or watch a game, there’s a grill, sports bar, and a café. There’s even a daycare, Powder Playcare, where you can drop your toddler(s) off for ten dollars per hour, per child.

Hours and rates can be found at here.  Night skiing/snowboarding is happening through January 7th.

 

 

 

Bald Eagle & Clock Tower, photo courtesy of the Daily Herald

 

Activity #3: Bald Eagle Viewing & Clock Tower Touring on Rock Island Arsenal

Sixty-six miles Southwest of Mount Carroll is the Rock Island Arsenal, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969. It is an active US Army facility located on a 946-acre island on the Mississippi River. On February 4th and 11th, the Mississippi River Visitors Center, located on the island at Lock & Dam 15, will host eagle watching and historical clock tower tours.

The clock tower tours are free but reservations are required as group size is limited.  Call 309-794-5338 to reserve your spot!

If you need a place to stay, the Nest at Palisades is offering an Eagle Watch Special.  Their cabins are on the east side of the Mississippi Palisades State Park.  Click here for more information.

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.

Barn Quilt Workshop

Mt. Carroll 17051 Blue Mountain Road Gary and Carla Whitebread

The Carroll County Hotel Motel Tax Board and the Carroll County Farm Bureau will sponsor a presentation and barn quilt painting class on Tuesday, June 21 and Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Suzi Parron, author of “Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement”, will be at the Naaman Diehl Auditorium on Tuesday at 7:00 pm. In order for the barn quilt painting class to be held on Wednesday, a minimum of 15 committed participants is required. Interested persons must sign up in advance by contacting the Carroll County Farm Bureau at 811 Clay Street in Mount Carroll Illinois or by telephone at 815-224-3001.

Barn Quilts of Carroll County Illinois

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WHAT IS YOUR BARN QUILT STORY

“The American Quilt Trail Movement” is credited to Donna Sue Groves. Much of the information gathered here is from excerpts of the book entitled “Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement” written by Suzi Parron with Donna Sue Groves.

Carroll County, Illinois is very pleased to announce our participation in this movement. Our “Trail” is being organized by the Carroll County Hotel / Motel Tax Board. Our “Barn Quilt Trail” will eventually evolve into a printed map, a brochure, Facebook page, and this page on the www.visitcarrollcoutyil.com website.

The first official quilt trail began in 2001 in Adams County, Ohio. Donna Sue Groves wanted to honor her mother, Maxine, a noted quilter, with a painted quilt square on the family’s tobacco barn in Manchester, Ohio. Although many believe that the Groves farm is home to the first barn quilt, it is not the case. The first barn quilt was an “Ohio Star” which was unveiled as part of a community celebration at a nearby herb farm. The Groves farm later became part of a trail of 20 “Barn Quilts” that formed a driving trail through Adams County. Although an emerging concept, a U.S. National Quilt Trail has rapidly spread across Ohio to Iowa, Kentucky, Kansas, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Texas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Colorado, South Dakota, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Oregon. Carroll County, Illinois is very proud to participate in this trail. British Columbia, Canada has developed a trail, and barn quilts also exist in Ontario, Canada.

There are many places on-line that you can order pre-made “Barn Quilts” or you can find complete directions on-line for making your own. On our Facebook page “Barn Quilts of Carroll County Illinois” you can also find a list of people in Carroll County who will make them for other people.

Barn quilts enhance the beauty of the countryside and are enjoyed by those who pass by. Carroll County is very fortunate to have many “Barn Quilts” already in existence throughout its countryside. Mt. Carroll resident Vivian Curley, over the last couple years has compiled information on many of the existing “Barn Quilts” in our area and we are working to compile our trail from the start of this list. We certainly would like to see “Barn Quilt Fever” continue to grow in Carroll County. Our end goal, is to promote agri-tourism and attract visitors to our rural community.

Please visit our Facebook page to see our listings of photos and information on the Carroll County Barn Quilt Trail. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/barnquiltsofcarrollcountyillinois Albums have started for each town in Carroll County and also albums for barn quilts in surrounding areas in close proximity of Carroll County.

A preliminary list has been compiled and has been published on our website and can be viewed on this page http://www.visitcarrollcountyil.com/barn-quilt-trail It is our sincere desire to verify the information we have, gather more information, and compile a more complete list. Once this task has been completed, we intend to utilize the collected information in our promotional, advertising, and marketing materials for Carroll County

Here are some things that you can do to help us complete the Carroll County Barn Quilt Trail.

  • If your barn quilt is currently listed but you prefer not to participate or wish that your information not be published, simply contact us and your information will be promptly removed from our list.
  • If you currently have a barn quilt and your information is listed correctly, please contact us and let us know all is okay.
  • If you currently have a barn quilt but your information is not listed, please contact us with all of your information and we will come and take a photo of your barn quilt and it will be added to the list. Be certain to include the address and any other information that may assist visitors in finding the specific location.
  • If you do not currently have a barn quilt but would like to participate in the “Carroll County Barn Quilt Trail”, please send us all your information and let us know when we can come and take a photo of it.

We would also like to feature the history of any of the barn quilts that are placed on historic old barns or out buildings. By answering the questions below, it will enable us to help visitors learn of the rich heritage Carroll County has to offer.

  1. How long has the property been in the family?
  2. Who purchased the property and when?
  3. When was the barn constructed?
  4. What materials were used in its construction?
  5. Was the architecture determined by the function of the barn?
  6. What was its original function?
  7. What function does it presently serve?
  8. What is the name or origin of the quilt pattern?
  9. What is the significance or symbology of the quilt pattern?

If you or anyone you know would like to share your barn quilt story with us, please contact Connie Zink at 815-565-0024 or message us through our Facebook page.

Carroll County Barn Quilt Trail (Please Click On The First Photo In Each Album To View Full Screen)

Mount Carroll Barn Quilts 

 

Savanna Barn Quilts

Timber Lake Playhouse Schedule 2015

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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

 

The only way to reserve seats: Subscribe Now! See all six shows! Save! Individual tickets on sale in May 2015

CLICK HERE for $119 Silver Series Subscriptions: Save over 20% by subscribing to see all six shows. Adults save over $30! And no ticketing fees for subscriber reservations!

CLICK HERE for $68 Student Passes: Students (over 18 must show student ID) can see all six shows for the price of four!

 

HAIRSPRAY June 4-14

Music by Marc Shaiman; Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman; Book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters

The 1950’s are over and change is in the air! HAIRSPRAY, winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs. It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire — to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her ‘do!

 

THE BIG MEAL June 18-27, 2015

a play by Dan LeFranc

A stunning, big-hearted play that spans nearly eighty years in roughly ninety minutes, THE BIG MEAL tells the extraordinary story of an ordinary family. Somewhere in America, in a typical suburban restaurant on a typical night, Sam and Nicole first meet. Sparks fly. And so begins an expansive tale that traverses five generations of a modern family, from first kiss to final goodbye. Though it premiered in 2011, THE BIG MEAL already feels like a classic; Pulitzer Prize Winner Annie Baker called it “The greatest play ever written.”In the spirit of Thornton Wilder’s plays (Our Town, The Long Christmas Dinner), THE BIG MEAL is humorous, human and ambitious.

 

PETER PAN July 2-12, 2015

Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh; Music by Morris “Moose” Charlap; Additional Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Additional Music by Jule Styne; Original Direction & Choreogrpahy by Jerome Robbins Based on the play by Sir James M. Barrie

For the first time ever at Timber Lake Playhouse, Broadway’s timeless classic musical whisks you away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up! Featuring the iconic songs “I’m Flying,” “I’ve Gotta Crow,” “I Won’t Grow Up,” and “Never Never Land,” and a rousing book full of magic, warmth, and adventure, PETER PAN is the perfect show for the child in all of us who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up. This Tony Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for 60 years since Mary Martin first taught us to fly.

 

GREATER TUNA July 16-25, 2015

a play by Jaston Williams, Ed Howard & Joe Sears

GREATER TUNA is the hilarious comedy about the third smallest town in Texas, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two performers, making this send-up of life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna — men, women, children and animals. The action takes place in the early Eighties, though nothing in Tuna has changed since then, anyway.

 

BIG FISH July 30-August 9, 2015

Book by John August; Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa; Based on the novel BIG FISH by Daniel Wallace
and the Columbia Motion Picture
 written by John August

Based on the celebrated novel and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH is the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman whose incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his adoring wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales, hoping to reveal the real man behind the rollicking fantasy life. Overflowing with heart, humor and spectacular stage magic BIG FISH is an extraordinary new Broadway musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself. “A heartfelt, powerful and movingly scored new American Musical …” – Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune.

 

BIG RIVER: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn August 13-23, 2015

Music by Roger Miller; Lyrics by Roger Miller; Book by William Hauptman; Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain

Propelled by an award winning score from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this journey down the mighty Mississippi provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana. Twain’s timeless classic is played out by actor-musicians to the sound of country and bluegrass as irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing to life our favorite characters from the novel-the Widow Douglas and her stern sister, Miss Watson; the King and Duke, who may or may not be as harmless as they seem; Huck’s partner in crime, Tom Sawyer, and their rowdy gang of pals; Huck’s drunken father, the sinister Pap Finn; and the lovely Mary Jane Wilkes.

MAGIC OWL CHILDREN’S THEATRE

THE COMMEDIA PINOCCHIO adapted by Lane Riosley

May 6, 7, 8 & 9 at 10:00 am & 1:00 pm.

Tickets are ONLY $6.00
Available Now through the Box Office
Stop by or call 815-244-2035 10:30 am-3:00 pm.

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH adapted from the novel by Roald Dahl

August 4, 6, 7 & 8 at 2:00 pm.

Tickets are ONLY $7.00
Available Now through the Box Office
Stop by or call 815-244-2035 10:30 am-3:00 pm.

Music & Magic in Savanna

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The Alan and Adrianne St. George Center for the Artsmap-button
800 Chicago Avenue
Savanna, Illinois 61074
815-273-3900
815-273-7262

http://www.magicinsavanna.com/

May 1 - 3, 2015
 Doors Open 7:00 PM Friday & Saturday (2:00 PM Sunday)
    Curtain 7:30 PM Friday & Saturday (2:30 PM Sunday)

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Magician Joel Ward has been called “Savanna’s Favorite Magician” by former patrons of Music and Magic in Savanna shows. He thinks highly of Savanna and was willing to arrange his schedule so he can perform May 1, 2, and 3rd at the Alan and Adrianne St. George Center for the Arts at 800 Chicago Avenue. His tasteful, fun-filled, high energy show has always delighted audiences. Alan St. George, who is hosting the event, has asked Joel to perform his famous live doves act as part of his presentation. With his gregarious personality, Joel is sure to once again please audiences.

Joel’s original magic has astonished people throughout the world. As he makes things appear and disappear, he presents award-winning magic by combining classical magic with a contemporary touch. Joel’s mind-boggling magical talent ranges from comical audience participation, to interactive close-up magic and flashy Las Vegas styled illusions. As a magician, comedian, actor and TV personality, he has toured extensively in the USA, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.

Joel became interested in magic when he was 6 years old. A magician at a school assembly had chosen Joel from the audience to assist on stage. Since then, Joel has taken his magic very seriously. A California native and raised in Cardiff by the Sea, California, Joel started his own business at age 10 and started to perform at children’s birthday parties. By age 15, Joel became a World Champion Teen Magician after placing 1st at the International Brotherhood of Magicians annual competition, the World’s Largest Magic Organization. That same year Joel was picked out of hundreds of magicians to appear on television with Master Magician, Lance Burton. The show, “Lance Burton-Young Magicians Showcase,” was filmed at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino.

Also joining the cast of Music and Magic in Savanna, will be ‘mind reader’ Mark Toland from Chicago, Illinois. How can he know what you are thinking!!!! Favorites Michael S. Dunavant and Talia Aull, who also have their own followings, will again grace the stage as they showcase their amazing vocal talents. Perhaps “The Magic Tsar” will travel from the ‘hinterlands’ to reprise his famous sword illusion for the audiences.

Proceeds from the charitable event will go to The Savanna Historical Society for the Savanna Museum and Cultural Center.

Doors for the family friendly shows are: Friday and Saturday night shows open at 7:00 with the performances beginning at 7:30. Sunday, doors will open at 2:00 with the show starting at 2:30.

Tickets are $22 for Reserved Seating or $17 for General Seating. With the purchase of a ticket, one free child’s ticket is available. Located at 800 Chicago Avenue, the Alan and Adrianne St. George Center for the Arts is not handicapped accessible. Free popcorn and beverages will be served at intermission. Adults must accompany children.

Tickets may be purchased on line at www.MagicInSavanna.com, from Facemakers at (815)273-3900 8am-3pm Monday-Thursday, or from Jean Ferris at (815)273-7262.