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April 2015
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Volunteer orientation

April 25 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Allerton Visitor Center,
515 Old Timber Rd., Monticello, IL 61856 United States

This informational volunteer orientation is open to the public and great for anyone interested in volunteering at Allerton. This meeting is a chance to get your questions answered, find out about volunteer opportunities, and take the first step to becoming an Allerton volunteer! Meet in the Visitor Center Auditorium. Contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu for more information.

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Forest-to-Mansion Dinner

April 26 @ 1:45 PM - 9:00 PM

Sunday, April 26th, 1:45pm at Allerton Park & Retreat Center Join Allerton’s Natural Areas Manager Nate Beccue on a memorable and educational hike through the Allerton woods as you forage for morel mushrooms and learn to identify other spring edibles. Return to the Mansion for a delectable meal prepared with your findings by Chef Ann Swanson. (Click HERE for Chef Swanson’s Bio) Connect with Allerton in a new way as you experience the unique food and community that nature can…

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May 2015

Children’s Concert at Allerton Park – 1st show

May 3 @ 10:00 AM

The Allerton Park Concert Series presented by U of I Employees Credit Union – Featuring The Dreamtree Shakers! Location – Allerton Barn – click for map This will be an outdoor event. In case of inclement weather, we will move inside the barn. The event kicks off at 10:00am with a Children’s Fair featuring an inflatable bounce house, raffles, and a local community expo (with B.Lime, Glitter Tattoos, Kirby Medical Center, Monticello Dance Academy, and more!). Concert starts at 11:00am…

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Children’s Concert at Allerton Park – 2nd show

May 3 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Allerton Park Concert Series presented by U of I Employees Credit Union – Featuring The Dreamtree Shakers! Location – Allerton Barn – click for map This will be an outdoor event. In case of inclement weather, we will move inside the barn. The event kicks off at 1:00pm with a Children’s Fair featuring an inflatable bounce house, raffles, and a local community expo (with B.Lime, Glitter Tattoos, Kirby Medical Center, Monticello Dance Academy, and more!). Concert starts at 2pm…

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2nd Annual Plant Sale

May 9 @ 8:00 AM - May 10 @ 5:00 PM

Join us on Mother’s Day weekend for our 2nd annual plant sale. We will have annuals, herbs and perennials on sale including arranged hanging baskets – perfect for gifts. All proceeds from the sale will benefit of the Allerton Volunteers student organization. Plants will be located next to the Visitor Center. We will also have a container planting workshop from 1-3pm on Saturday facilitated by the U of I Extension Master Gardeners.

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$20

Container Plant Workshop

May 9 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Allerton Visitor Center

Another Great Mother’s Day activity! During our annual plant sale the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners will be facilitating a Container Plant Workshop. The workshop includes a clay pot, planting media and your choice from a selection of our plant sale plants. Master gardeners will be on site to give advice on style, arrangement and care of plants. Workshop will take place at the plant sale next to the visitor center. Cost is $20 per person. Please RSVP @…

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Volunteer orientation

May 16 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Allerton Visitor Center,
515 Old Timber Rd., Monticello, IL 61856 United States

This informational volunteer orientation is open to the public and great for anyone interested in volunteering at Allerton. This meeting is a chance to get your questions answered, find out about volunteer opportunities, and take the first step to becoming an Allerton volunteer! Meet in the Visitor Center Auditorium. Contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu for more information.

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A Garden Party – Fundrasier

May 29 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Come out for A Garden Party and spend a Spring evening in the Allerton gardens! On Friday, May 29th, enjoy live music and the sights and smells of the blooming Peony Garden, followed by a silent auction and dinner in the meadow. Festive garden party attire encouraged. The event will be held rain or shine! Tickets are $100 and must be purchased by May 21. Tickets are available online or by calling 217.333.3287. Includes dinner and non-alcoholic drinks. Cash bar…

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June 2015

Allerton Irish Fest

June 5 @ 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The Allerton Park Concert Series presented by U of I Employees Credit Union, featuring: The Shanties 6-7:30pm FiddleFire 8-9:30pm Location – Gate House Lawn Suggested Entry Donation: $5/person $10/Family Food and drink available for purchase 5:30pm-9:00pm Bring the whole family and stop by the Celtic Kids Playground from 6-7:30pm! The SHANTIES 6-7:30pm The Shanties “New Irish” music is filled with rocked-up Irish favorites, old, new and originals. Though there is nothing sweeter than an Irish ballad, the focus is the…

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