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May 2015

Art & Soul at Allerton

May 28 @ 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Painting Workshop in the Peony Garden. $40/person Join us in the awe inspiring Peony Garden at beautiful Allerton Park on Thursday, May 28th from 5:30pm until 9:00pm to “paint the peonies.” Local artist, Cata Stoerget will assist those who want to paint in a step by step method or if you’d prefer, choose a spot in the garden and paint away at your own pace! All materials, canvas, paint, brushes, etc., will be supplied. We will also offer some light…

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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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Allerton Day Camp – Allerton Acorns FULL

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

This camp is currently full. To be added to the wait list, please contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu 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,…

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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. CAMP DETAILS DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM

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Allerton Garden Walk Concert

June 19 @ 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Allerton Park Concert Series presented by U of I Employees Credit Union, featuring: West of Staley 6-6:45pm Performer TBD 6:45-7:30pm The Chip McNeill Quartet 7:30-9:00pm Start location – Near Allerton Mansion Suggested Entry Donation: $5/person $10/Family Drinks available for purchase 5:30pm-8:30pm Allerton’s first ever Garden Walk Concert will begin near the mansion, move to the Brick Wall Garden, and end in the Sunken Garden, giving guests a relaxing atmosphere in which to view the Formal Gardens while listening to…

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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. CAMP DETAILS DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM

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Allerton Day Camp – Allerton Adventurers

June 29 @ 9:00 AM - July 2 @ 3:00 PM
Allerton Park & Retreat Center,
515 Old Timber Road, Monticello , IL 61856 United States

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 including camping skills and animal tracking. We will also climb aboard Spaceship Earth to see our planet’s resources in a new light that will give our campers the confidence and knowledge to use them wisely! This camp meets Monday-Thursday, 9am-3pm. CAMP DETAILS DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM

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July 2015

Allerton Blues

July 10 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Allerton Park Concert Series presented by U of I Employees Credit Union, featuring: Candy Foster and Shades of Blue Location – Gate House Lawn Suggested Entry Donation: $5/person $10/Family Drinks available for purchase 6:30pm-8:30pm Candy Foster and Shades of Blue 7-9pm Candy Foster has been performing classic rhythm and blues throughout the midwest for 40 years. Based in Champaign-Urbana, Candy is well-known as one of the hardest working blues singers in the area. His strong vocals and high energy…

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