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Welcome Spring Shopping Event
Entire month of April
Lanark and Mt Carroll area shops invite shoppers and browsers to our Spring Open Houses for the month of April as we bring out everything fresh, new and spring for you to enjoy.
Kids Easter Fun Paint Day!
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017
CDG Ceramics 1904 IL RTE 84, Thomson, Illinois
Come join us for another fun Kids Paint Day! Bring in your child anytime between 9am and 1pm Saturday April 1st. Cost is $5.00 per child, they will paint an easter egg chick and I will glue feathers on for tails for them. This is always a fun event for them so bring them in! Just pay that day when you come in. Need anymore info please call Gina 815 631 4296 or message us on facebook! Hope to see all the kiddos in creating chicks!
Bird Walk at Ingersoll Wetlands
April 8th & 2nd Saturday of each month
The walks take place the 2nd Saturday of each month April – October. Participants will meet at 8:45 a.m. at the Ingersoll Wetland Learning Center located on Riverview Rd between Thomson & Savanna. Registration is required so call the Refuge office at 815-273-2732 to make your reservation and for more information them on Facebook.
Tuesday, April 11
6:00pm at the Lake Carroll Clubhouse. $8.00/person.
Introductory session regarding the wonderful things that can be done with grapes. Learn the basics of wine, the difference between red and white, and offer information that will make you very comfortable ordering or purchasing your next bottle of wine.
Friday & Saturday, April 28th & 29th 2017.
Come to historic Mount Carroll! Experience our brick streets and country charm. Check out trash to treasures and everything in between at our annual Rummage Through Mount Carroll city-wide garage sale event. Local merchants will have maps of all the participants and times may vary.
More Coming Soon
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
STAY in one of our comfortable rooms.
PLAY at our beautiful 18 hole miniature golf course.
See a wonderful PLAY at Timber Lake Playhouse.
Receive one overnight stay, two rounds of mini golf, and two Timber Lake Theatre tickets!
All for only $119.00
Terms: Available Sun,Tues, Weds & Thurs only
Performances are June 4, 2015 – Aug 23, 2015
Subject to availability.
Savanna’s Festival of Trees
December 6, 2014 – December 14, 2014
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
It’s a Wonderful Life as sponsors from Savanna and surroundings communities show their Holiday spirit. Fifty lighted Christmas trees are delightfully decorated by local businesses, organizations and individuals in a competition for the Best Tree. Beneath each tree are gift items worth $25 to $400 as Raffle prizes to benefit the Savanna Museum & Cultural project. Visitors submit their votes for the Best Tree. Special Festival Events will entertain children and families. Stay and watch nostalgic Christmas movie classics that run throughout the Festival. Donations are appreciated and help the Savanna Historical Society NFP open the Savanna Museum & Cultural Center on a permanent basis.
Hours are Sat & Sun noon to 6pm and weekdays 4-7 pm. The Savanna Historical Museum is located at 406 Main Street in downtown Savanna.