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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 Pack a picnic, grab a chair or blanket, and enjoy live bluegrass music with your friends and family in Allerton's 14-acre Meadow! 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 Overnight accommodations are available on Friday, August 5. Call 217-333-3287 for reservations. About the bands: Back for their third year performing at Allerton, Chicago’s Henhouse Prowlers…

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$5


Fruit Tree Espalier Pruning 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 6–7pm Lupe Carroll | 7-7:30pm I-Pan | 7:30-9pm Rusted Root | Allerton Meadow $15/person in advance (Available here); $18/person at the gate, if available (cash or check) Ages 12 and under FREE Food + drinks for purchase Limited overnight accommodations are available! Call 217-333-3287 for reservations. 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…

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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. Click here to purchase tickets. Friday, September 23 7-9pm Erin Bode, featuring Viktor Krauss and Matt Munisteri $20/person. Click here to purchase tickets. SPECIAL package price for September 22+23: $35 Click here to purchase tickets for both Sept 22+23 Drinks (no food) available for purchase For more information on…

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$5 - $15


Family Campout & Exploration

September 24 @ 12:00 PM - September 25 @ 12:00 PM

Presented by Champaign Surplus Spend the weekend exploring Allerton's Natural Areas with the whole family! Champaign Surplus presents this hassle-free camping experience, providing families the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and learn about nature. Help biologists (from the Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources) catch, identify, and release various wildlife; try out the newest camping gear and gadgets from Champaign Surplus and Kelty; and enjoy a live wildlife show by Natural History…

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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

$10 - $28


Holiday Showcase

December 10 @ 10:00 AM - December 12 @ 4:00 PM

Celebrate the season at Allerton! Come out anytime from 10am-4pm to shop for gifts, enjoy tours of the decorated Mansion, and relax with friends over lunch. New this year, the Showcase will feature an application process for our 20+ artisans and businesses, selling their unique products, handcrafted wares, and baked goods. Tours of the historic Mansion will be held on the hour from 10am-3pm (no registration necessary) and a warm lunch buffet will be available at 11:30am or 1:30pm (advance…

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$75


A Holiday Affair

December 10 @ 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Get in the holiday spirit with an elegant evening at the Allerton Mansion! Enjoy a "welcome" glass of champagne, a cocktail hour with cash bar, dinner with complimentary wine, and live entertainment. Make a night of it and stay overnight in the Mansion! Cocktail attire is requested. $75/person. Includes wine with dinner, a cash bar will be available. Ticket link will be posted here when available. Limited overnight accommodations on the estate are also available. Call 217-333-3287 for details and…

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$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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$8


Sweets with Santa

December 18 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Experience the magic of the Allerton Mansion - and Santa! Children will have the chance to chat with Santa, read a story with Mrs. Claus, create their own crafts, and nibble on festive treats. With an "open house" format, come anytime between 2-5pm to enjoy an afternoon of holiday cheer! $8/child | Adults (with a paying child) and Ages 1 & under are FREE) Ticket link will be posted here when available. (Please note: Walk-ins will only be available at…

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May 2017


Fourth Annual Plant Sale

May 6, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - May 7, 2017 @ 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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