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June 2016

$92


Allerton Artists

June 27 - June 30

Meets Monday-Thursday, 9am-3pm Ages 7-11 years 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. Don’t miss the last day Art Exhibit where campers will display their art for parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles… anyone who loves art! Click HERE to download the registration form. Click here to…

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July 2016

$5 - $10


Reds, Whites, & the Blues

July 1 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

presented by the U of I Community Credit Union Enjoy a selection of Von Jakob Vineyard'saward-winning reds and whites (plus wine slushies!), while listening to the blues! 6–7pm Tara Terra | 7-9pm The Laurie Morvan Band | Gate House Lawn $5/person or $10 per family, at the gate Additional drinks will also be available for purchase, along with: The Caribbean Grill Food Truck, pulled pork BBQ sandwiches, and veggie burgers. About the bands: Made up of a diverse group of…

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$5


Insects in the Dark 1

July 6 @ 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Allerton Visitor Center

Join Entomology graduate student Xander Hazel on a night hike focused on insects that only come out at night. The group will use special lights to attract insects from all over Allerton. Meet at the Allerton Visitor Center at 8:30pm. $5/person. Will be limited to 25 hikers, and pre-registration is required. Click here to register! Kids are welcome! Ages 15 and under should be accompanied by an adult. Cant make it on July 6th? Check out Insects in the Dark…

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$5


Mansion Public Tours

July 10 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to see the inside of the historic Allerton Mansion? Or hear more about the unique history of Robert Allerton and how he created his estate? Here's your chance! The Allerton Mansion will be open for tours on Sunday, July 10. Tours include the first and second floors, and will be held at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Each tour is 45-60 minutes. $5/person. Children 2 and under are free. Tours are limited to 20 people, so…

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Volunteer Orientation

July 16 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

This informational volunteer orientation is open to the public and great for anyone interested in volunteering at Allerton. You can get your questions answered, find out about volunteer opportunities, and take the first step to becoming an Allerton volunteer! Meet in the Visitor Center at 9am. No registration required. Contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu for more information.

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Third Saturday Garden Tour

July 16 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Allerton Park has 14 formal gardens, created by Robert Allerton between 1899 and 1946. Join one of our Third Saturday Garden Tours (April - October) and experience the beauty of each garden while listening to the history behind its creation. Garden tours start at 10am in the Visitor Center. Tours typically last 45-60 minutes, and all ages are welcome. No registration is required. Donations are appreciated! For more information, contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu or by calling 217-333-3287.

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Community Yoga

July 23 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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, listening to the sounds of the Park, and staying present. 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. 9-10am at the Sun Singer (Suggested arrival time -…

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August 2016

$5


Insects in the Dark 2

August 2 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Lost Garden Parking Lot

Join Entomology graduate student Xander Hazel on a night hike focused on insects that only come out at night. The group will use special lights to attract insects from all over Allerton. Meet at the Lost Garden Parking Lot at 8:00pm. $5/person. Will be limited to 25 hikers, and pre-registration is required. Click here to register! Kids are welcome! Ages 15 and under should be accompanied by an adult.

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$5 - $10


Bluegrass on the Prairie

August 5 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

presented by the U of I Community Credit Union Music in the Meadow! Pack a picnic, grab a chair or blanket, and enjoy live bluegrass music with your friends and family at Central Illinois’ best kept secret… 6–7:30pm Henhouse Prowlers | 7:30-9pm Ben Miller Band| Allerton Meadow $5/person or $10 per family, at the gate Food + drinks for purchase About the bands: Back for their third year performing at Allerton, Chicago’s Henhouse Prowlers feature music inspired by the roots…

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$5


Espalier Workshop

August 6 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come and learn how to do one of Robert Allerton's favorite gardening techniques: espalier! Participants will hear a brief history of the use of espalier pruning and gain a basic understanding of how to prune fruit trees in the art of espalier. Get hands-on experience working outside in the Brick Wall Garden with Allerton's Park Supervisor. Please bring your own hand pruners if you have them (bypass pruners only). Park in the Visitor Center Parking Lot. Meet in the Brick…

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$5


Full Moon River Walk

August 18 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Sunsinger Statue,

515 Old Timber Rd

Monticello,

IL

61856

United States


Heron and Beaver Take a summer night hike under the full moon with Allerton's Natural Areas Manager. We will walk along the Sangamon River and listen for calling insects, owls, coyotes, working beavers, fishing herons, and more. Meet at the Sun Singer Statue at 8pm. $5/person. Will be limited to 25 hikers, and pre-registration is required. Click here to register! Kids are welcome! Ages 15 and under should be accompanied by an adult.

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Volunteer Orientation

August 20 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

This informational volunteer orientation is open to the public and great for anyone interested in volunteering at Allerton. You can get your questions answered, find out about volunteer opportunities, and take the first step to becoming an Allerton volunteer! Meet in the Visitor Center at 9am. No registration required. Contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu for more information.

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Third Saturday Garden Tour

August 20 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Allerton Park has 14 formal gardens, created by Robert Allerton between 1899 and 1946. Join one of our Third Saturday Garden Tours (April - October) and experience the beauty of each garden while listening to the history behind its creation. Garden tours start at 10am in the Visitor Center. Tours typically last 45-60 minutes, and all ages are welcome. No registration is required. Donations are appreciated! For more information, contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu or by calling 217-333-3287.

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$5


Cooking with Herbs Workshop

August 27 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Kay Carnes, Master Gardener and Mid-American Gardener panelist, for a morning in Allerton's Herb Garden. Workshop participants will receive a tour of the Garden, which is certified by the Illinois Herb Association. Learn how to grow herbs in our Central Illinois climate, and witness cooking demonstrations using herbs and spices in various recipes. The workshop will mostly be outdoors with a small portion inside. Park in the main Retreat Center Parking Lot. Meet in the Herb Garden (just north…

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September 2016

Free


Allerton Park Freshwater Mussel Survey

September 3 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Centaur Statue Parking,

Allerton Park

Monticello,

IL

61856

United States


Freshwater mussels are considered one of the most imperiled groups of animals on Earth! The Sangamon River running through Allerton Park has a high diversity of mussel species; 17 species have been documented alive in the park since 2007. Bring an old pair of tennis shoes and a change of clothes and help Allerton staff and local biologists survey the Sangamon for mussel diversity. Surveys are conducted by hand in the river, but if you don’t want to get wet…

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$15


Allerton Festival featuring Rusted Root

September 16 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

presented by the U of I Community Credit Union 6–7:30pm Lupe Carroll | 7:30-9pm Rusted Root | Allerton Meadow $15/person in advance (Available here Friday, June 24 at noon); $18 at the gate, if available (cash or check) Ages 12 and under free Food + drinks for purchase Please note: Concerts can be canceled if weather is severe, unsafe, or deemed to be disruptive by the musicians. The decision to cancel the concert can be made at any time. Please…

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Volunteer Orientation

September 17 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

This informational volunteer orientation is open to the public and great for anyone interested in volunteering at Allerton. You can get your questions answered, find out about volunteer opportunities, and take the first step to becoming an Allerton volunteer! Meet in the Visitor Center at 9am. No registration required. Contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu for more information.

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Third Saturday Garden Tour

September 17 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Allerton Park has 14 formal gardens, created by Robert Allerton between 1899 and 1946. Join one of our Third Saturday Garden Tours (April - October) and experience the beauty of each garden while listening to the history behind its creation. Garden tours start at 10am in the Visitor Center. Tours typically last 45-60 minutes, and all ages are welcome. No registration is required. Donations are appreciated! For more information, contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu or by calling 217-333-3287.

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Music Barn Festival

September 22 - September 23

presented by the U of I Community Credit Union September 22-23 | Allerton Music Barn | Advance ticket purchased required. Thursday, September 22 7-9pm Jupiter String Quartet, featuring Jonathan Keeble $20/person (Sept 22+23 package: $35/person) Friday, September 23 7-9pm Erin Bode, featuring Viktor Krauss and Matt Munisteri $20/person (Sept 22+23 package: $35/person) Drinks available for purchase For more information on the 2016 Concert Series, click here.

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Family Campout & Exploration

September 24 - September 25

Presented by Champaign Surplus Save the date for Allerton's Second Annual Family Campout and Exploration! Bring your family and spend the weekend enjoying the great outdoors at Allerton. Details and registration information will be posted as the date gets closer.

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October 2016


Volunteer Orientation

October 15 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

This informational volunteer orientation is open to the public and great for anyone interested in volunteering at Allerton. You can get your questions answered, find out about volunteer opportunities, and take the first step to becoming an Allerton volunteer! Meet in the Visitor Center at 9am. No registration required. Contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu for more information.

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Third Saturday Garden Tour

October 15 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Allerton Park has 14 formal gardens, created by Robert Allerton between 1899 and 1946. Join one of our Third Saturday Garden Tours (April - October) and experience the beauty of each garden while listening to the history behind its creation. Garden tours start at 10am in the Visitor Center. Tours typically last 45-60 minutes, and all ages are welcome. No registration is required. Donations are appreciated! For more information, contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu or by calling 217-333-3287.

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$5


Fall Color Tree Hike

October 22 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Lost Garden Parking Lot

Enjoy the fall colors of Allerton Park's Lost Garden Area. Learn how to identify our native trees by their fall color and newly formed winter buds. Meet at the Lost Garden Parking Lot at 9am. $5/person. Will be limited to 25 hikers, and pre-registration is required. Click here to register! Kids are welcome! Ages 15 and under should be accompanied by an adult.

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November 2016

$5


Fall Full Moon Night Hike

November 14 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lost Garden Parking Lot

Raccoon Take a fall night hike under the full moon with Allerton's Natural Areas Manager. We will walk along the Sangamon River Bluffs and listen for owls, coyotes, and see who else is out and about. Meet at the Lost Garden Parking Lot at 7pm. $5/person. Will be limited to 25 hikers, and pre-registration is required. Click here to register! Kids are welcome! Ages 15 and under should be accompanied by an adult.

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December 2016

$5


Full Moon Night Hike

December 13 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Allerton Coyote Bundle-up, grab a thermos of hot beverage and hike the Buck Schroth Trail under a full moon! Discover the magic of nature at night and listen for our numerous and vocal barred owls and coyotes! Dress for the weather! Meet at the Allerton Music Barn Parking Lot at 7pm. $5/person. Will be limited to 25 hikers, and pre-registration is required. Click here to register! Kids are welcome! Ages 15 and under should be accompanied…

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