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January 2017

Free


2017 Allerton Birding Big Year

January 1 - December 31

A Birding Big Year is an informal competition among birders to see who can tally the most species within a specific geographical area and within a calendar year. Big years are conducted at all levels from global tallies to backyard tallies, and this year the hottest competition will be the first ever Allerton Birding Big Year! Although the real prize is observing the diversity of birds in their natural habitat, we will be offering some material and experiential prizes! Each…

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February 2017

$90


Retreat + Relax: Overnights at Allerton

February 3 - March 19

"This place has a little magic for everyone who visits." -review of Allerton Park and Retreat Center As uplifting as a day visit to Allerton can be, nothing compares to an overnight stay. Spend a weekend enjoying the Park - or hibernating inside! No formal events are planned, and that's the best part. Explore the gardens or go for a hike in the woods. Sit by the fire and read in the Mansion. Gather a group of friends to play…

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March 2017


Community Yoga

March 3 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Allerton provides the perfect setting to relax and unwind, while strengthening your mind, body, and spirit. All levels are welcome for this donation-based class, focusing on waking up the body. Instructor Josie Heck from Yoga Off the Square will lead students through strength poses that can be done at their own level, and end with cooling postures for the nervous system. 5:10-6:10pm in the Allerton Mansion Library This is a donation-based class. Space is limited. Email Jbrat__@Hotmail.com to reserve your…

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$95 - $210


Vine to Wine

March 4 @ 1:00 PM - March 5 @ 12:00 PM

"Great food and wine, interesting seminars, beautiful location." -attendee from Vine to Wine 2016 An elegant weekend away with your significant other, fellow wine-lovers, or on your own! This fun and educational event will feature good food, great wine, and the tranquil setting of Allerton Park. Spend the afternoon learning about grape production, pairing wine with food, and Winemaking 101. (For speaker information, click here.) Then, enjoy hors d’Oeuvres as you chat with fellow attendees and guest speakers. A specially…

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$5 - $160


Art & Soul: Community Art Exhibition

March 10 - March 11

Allerton's Community Art Exhibition will showcase the work of specially selected area artists at the historic Allerton Mansion. Enjoy local jazz combo West of Staley, appetizers, and a cash bar as you peruse the work of professional artists and fine crafts persons at Friday's Opening Reception (7-9pm). As the Reception comes to a close, linger over a drink and conversation, gather with friends in the basement rec room, or retire to your guestroom. A mouth-watering brunch buffet will be waiting…

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$5


Full Moon Hike

March 12 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Lost Garden Parking Lot,

Bundle-up, grab a thermos of hot beverage and hike the McDonald Family Trails under a full moon! Discover the magic of nature at night and listen for our numerous and vocal barred owls and coyotes! Meet at the Allerton Lost Garden Parking Lot at 7pm, dress for the weather! Register here. Feel like staying at the Allerton Mansion after the hike - you can! Guest rooms are available, please call (217)333-3287 to reserve your room. Directions: From Monticello: Take Allerton…

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Community Yoga

March 17 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Allerton provides the perfect setting to relax and unwind, while strengthening your mind, body, and spirit. All levels are welcome for this donation-based class, focusing on waking up the body. Instructor Josie Heck from Yoga Off the Square will lead students through strength poses that can be done at their own level, and end with cooling postures for the nervous system. 5:10-6:10pm in the Allerton Mansion Library This is a donation-based class. Space is limited. Email Jbrat__@Hotmail.com to reserve your…

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Allerton Spring Break

March 19 - March 24

Join your fellow students for an unforgettable Spring Break experience! Allerton Spring Break (ASB) participants get to stay at Allerton for the entire week, volunteering their time while experiencing all that this unique setting has to offer. Students will work together on volunteer projects daily, then take time to experience and explore Allerton. Allerton Park offers opportunities to relax, hike, and make lasting memories with new friends. Space is limited for this unique Spring Break experience. For application information and…

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$25 - $57


Allerton Trails Half-Marathon,10K, and 5K

March 31 @ 8:30 PM - April 1 @ 1:00 PM

The 5th Annual Allerton Races weekend will be March 31-April 1, 2017. Try something a little different Friday night with the one-of-a-kind Trail-Glo 5K, and/or spend Saturday morning on the trails with the Half-Marathon or 10K. You are sure to have a blast with this always-lively group - probably getting a little muddy, and conquering Allerton's trails! Click here to register. For questions or more information visit the Race website, or contact the Race Director at athmdirector@gmail.com.

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May 2017


Fourth Annual Plant Sale

May 6 @ 9:00 AM - May 7 @ 5:00 PM

Save the Date! Allerton's Fourth Annual Plant Sale will be May 6-7, 2017. The sale is open from 9am-5pm, and will be located next to the Visitor Center.

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$100


A Garden Party

May 21 @ 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

SAVE THE DATE! We're revamping and expanding this year's Garden Party Fundraiser! Spend a Sunday afternoon strolling through Allerton's Gardens - with live music, drinks, and food along the way. Bid on unique auction items, and hear about exciting plans for the future of Allerton. Festive garden party attire encouraged. The event will be held rain or shine! Tickets are $100. Link will be posted here when available. $60 of your ticket price is a tax deductible donation. For questions…

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$65


Becoming Sherlock

May 30 - June 2

Tuesday-Friday, 9am-12pm | Ages 5-7 | $65 ‘Come, Watson, come!’ he cried. ‘The game is afoot!' Campers will stretch their powers of observation and deduction all week to find solutions and solve mysteries, including the Mystery of the Lost Garden. Click here to download a Registration Form. Click here to view the Day Camp cancellation & refund policy.

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June 2017

$76


Allerton Acorns Morning Session – FULL

June 5 - June 9

Allerton Acorns Morning Session is now FULL. There are still spots available in Allerton Acorns Afternoon Session and Becoming Sherlock. Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm | Ages 5-7 | $76 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, working together to build outdoor forts, scavenger hunts, and…

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$76


Allerton Acorns Afternoon Session

June 5 - June 9

Monday-Friday, 12:30-3:30pm | Ages 5-7 | $76 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, scavenger hunts, and much more! Click here to download a Registration Form. Click here to view the Day Camp cancellation & refund policy.

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$129


Allerton Acorns Full Day – FULL

June 5 - June 9

Allerton Acorns Full Day Camp is now FULL. There are still spot available in Alleron Acorns Afternoon Session and Becoming Sherlock Monday-Friday, 9am-3:30pm | Ages 5-7 | $129 If your Acorn is ready for a full-day camp, they are in luck! You can combine two half-day camps for an entire day of fun and outdoor adventure. (Morning and afternoon activities will be different, so full-day campers will have all new adventures!) Full-day campers should bring their own lunch - supervised…

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$132


Allerton Artists

June 12 - June 16

Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm | Ages 6-11 | $132 Robert Allerton used the landscape to create his own work of art, which became the 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. Like all Allerton Camps, this one includes plenty of fun outdoors! Don’t miss the last day Art Exhibit on Friday, June 16 - where campers will display their art for parents, grandparents,…

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$76


Discovery Camp

June 19 - June 23

Monday - Friday, 9am-12pm | Ages 3-4 | $76 Littlest ones ready for their first camp experience? Discovery Camp will introduce our smallest visitors to Allerton and let them explore at their own pace. We will head outside every morning to discover the joys of art and nature with a group of new friends! Campers must be fully potty-trained. Click here to download a Registration Form. Click here to view the Day Camp cancellation & refund policy.

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$108


Allerton Adventurers

June 26 - June 30

Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm | Ages 8-11 | $108 Once an Adventurer, always an Adventurer! We leave no stone unturned as we explore all Allerton has to offer. Each day begins a new topic about the natural world around us. Adventurers will hike, play games, and enjoy one week of a summer well-spent – outside! Click here to download a Registration Form. Click here to view the Day Camp cancellation & refund policy.

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