September 2016

Shannon Homecoming Celebration  Shannon, Illinois

Labor Day Weekend Saturday, September 3rd, Sunday September 4th, and Monday, September 5th 2016

“Carroll County’s Largest Parade”, Craft and Food Vendors

SEPT 8-9-10
Point Rock Park, Mount Carroll, IL

Sept 8 through the 10th Civil War Reenactors from Battery G 2nd Illinois Light Artillery will set up camp at Point Rock Park in Mount Carroll as part of the yearlong celebration of Mount Carroll’s Sesquicentennial. The soldiers and their families will live there in a manner that Civil War soldiers would have done in the 1860’s and portray what it was like in a Civil War encampment. Along with demonstrating day to day life, other events will include food preparation demonstrations, cannon and small arms firing, live Civil War music and historic Cricket matches will be played.

The public is invited to observe, learn and ask the soldiers and their families’ questions on Friday from 5:00 -10:00 pm; Saturday from 8:00 am – 10:00 pm and Sunday from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. Live cannon fire demonstrations will take place on Saturday at 10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm, 2:30 pm, and 4:00 pm and on Sunday @ 11 am, 12:30 pm, and 2 pm. On Friday night at 7pm musician Dan Haughey of Moline will be performing live on the stage at Point Rock Park and present Civil War melodies followed by a Q & A session.  On Sunday from 11am – 4pm historic cricket matches will be played at the Point Rock Park baseball diamond. Tom Melville, historic cricket expert, will be facilitating the matches with by-standers and the audience will be encouraged to join in the game.

This Civil War Encampment will offer educational fun for the entire family and is sponsored by the City of Mount Carroll, Triumph Community Bank and the Savanna Thomson State Bank.  For more information go to the Mount Carroll Sesquicentennial Facebook page.

Chadwick’s Fall Festival

September 10th 2016
Chadwick, IL
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.

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.

Mount Carroll Cruise Night
PO Box 94
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053

September 17th, 2016

Now in our tenth year! Come to historic downtown Mount Carroll for a blast from the past. No classes or judging, just food, music, and lots of classic cars.