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April 2015

Early Wildflower Hike

April 4 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Hike the Sangamon River bluffs to see the first wildflowers of spring! We will see snow trillium, sharp-lobed hepatica and others. Our hike will also take us within earshot of the great blue herons as they rebuild their nests. The hike will be off trail and will include a stream crossing. Meet at the Buck Schroth Paking Lot at 11am. Dogs are prohibited on this hike.

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Allerton Hootenanny

April 17 @ 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

The Allerton Park Concert Series presented by U of I Employees Credit Union, featuring: Bow-Dacious String Band 6-7pm Sam Payne and Friends 7-8pm Bones, Jugs N Harmony 8:30-10pm Location – Allerton Barn Suggested Entry Donation: $5/person $10/Family Food and Drink for purchase 5:30pm-9:30pm Limited seating available, doors open at 5:30pm Bow-Dacious String Band 6pm-7pm The Bow-Dacious String Band consists of about 50 kids, aged 6 through high school, who get together weekly to play popular music styles on violin, viola,…

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$29/person

Tour Allerton Park and Downtown Monticello with Parkland College

April 22 @ 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

HELLO MONTICELLO! Spend a day in Monticello. In the morning, the Allerton Mansion staff will greet us, guide us, and provide a tour of the historic home, gardens, and grounds. Lunch will be served in the mansion’s unique Carriage House dining hall, then we’ll make the short drive into downtown for shopping, dessert options, and a stroll on the square. Whether your most recent visit was last year or last week, join us on your next visit to the genuine…

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Free

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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May 2015
Free

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

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

Save the date for the second annual Garden Party! Spend a spring evening at Allerton on Friday, May 29 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Enjoy the sights and smells of the blooming Peony Garden, followed by a silent auction and dinner in the meadow. Tickets and more information will be available as the date gets closer. Contact Bridget Frerichs at 217.333.3287 or bridgetf@illinois.edu with any questions.

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June 2015

Allerton Day Camp – Allerton Acorns

June 8 @ 9:00 AM - June 12 @ 12:00 PM
Allerton Park & Retreat Center,
515 Old Timber Road, Monticello , IL 61856 United States

No one sees nature quite like our youngest visitors! This week of fun and adventure will take them over the river and through the woods, as we explore Allerton and get our hands dirty! No topic is out of bounds this week, as long as it’s outdoors. Activities will include creating Allerton–inspired artwork, learning camping skills, working together to build outdoor forts, and much more! This camp meets Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm. VIEW CAMP DETAILS DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM

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Allerton Day Camp – Allerton Artists

June 15 @ 9:00 AM - June 18 @ 3:00 PM
Allerton Park & Retreat Center,
515 Old Timber Road, Monticello , IL 61856 United States

Art is the heart of Allerton Park. Robert Allerton used his artistic flare to create the formal gardens we enjoy today. Allerton Artists will take this inspiration to create their own great works of art. Some whimsical, some off-beat, some classical… all unique. We will have a last day Art Exhibit where campers can display their art for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles… anyone who loves art! This camp meets Monday-Thursday, 9am-3pm. VIEW CAMP DETAILS DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM

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Allerton Day Camp – A Day in the Life…

June 22 @ 9:00 AM - June 26 @ 12:00 PM
Allerton Park & Retreat Center,
515 Old Timber Road, Monticello , IL 61856 United States

The Allerton mansion was completed in 1900, a time we now only know from books and photographs. Campers will have the chance to imagine themselves at the turn of the 20th century by taking part in activities of that time. We will make history fun by taking part in games, activities, and crafts that let us imagine a day in the life… of Robert Allerton. This camp meets Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm. VIEW CAMP DETAILS DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM

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