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February 2014


Allerton Valentine’s Weekend

February 14, 2014 - February 16, 2014

Allerton Park & Reteat Center,

515 Old Timber Rd.

Monticello,

IL

61856

United States

$256 - $417

Tired of the same old Valentine's day routine? This year make reservations to spend a romantic weekend at Allerton Park & Retreat Center. Couples will enjoy a chef-inspired candle-lit dinner, drinks in the Solarium, a Sunday breakfast buffet and overnight accommodations within the Allerton Mansion or one of the other guest houses on the estate. Package rates range from $256 to $417 per couple for this romantic event. To reserve your spot contact us at 217-333-3287. This event sold out…

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An English Weekend at Allerton

February 22, 2014 - February 23, 2014

Allerton Park & Retreat Center,

515 Old Timber Rd.

Monticello,

IL

61856

United States

$269 - $357

Join us the weekend of February 22nd and 23rd for An English Weekend at Allerton. If you are a fan of the PBS program Downton Abbey or the BBC classic Upstairs Downstairs, you won't want to miss this winter weekend event to be held in the Allerton Mansion. Where better than historic Allerton to take an in-depth look at the attire, cuisine, architecture and the relationship between servant and master in a post-Edwardian era? Guests will experience an overnight stay…

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March 2014


Volunteer orientation

March 10, 2014 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Allerton Visitor Center and Meadow,

515 Old Timber Rd.

Monticello,

IL

61856

United States

Free

This informational volunteer orientation is open to the public and great for anyone interested in volunteering at Allerton. It will be held Monday, March 10 from 6-7pm in the Visitor Center Auditorium. This is a chance to ask about volunteer opportunities and get your questions answered! Contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu for more information.

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Gardener’s Day 2014

March 29, 2014 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Allerton Park & Retreat Center,

515 Old Timber Road

Monticello,

IL

61856

United States

$10

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April 2014


Prescribed Fire Training Field Day

April 2, 2014 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Allerton Park & Retreat Center,

515 Old Timber Road

Monticello,

IL

61856

United States

Free

This field day will complete online course work to becoming certified by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group, allowing you to help use prescribed burning as a management tool for natural area restoration. The prerequisite online courses are available at training.nwcg.gov/courses.html. You must bring a certificate indicating completion of the online training to the field day. The instructor is Tom Wilson of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Forest Protection Program Manager. Registration is limited. You can RSVP by emailing the…

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TRAIL-GLO 5K

April 4, 2014 @ 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Allerton Park & Retreat Center,

515 Old Timber Road

Monticello,

IL

61856

United States

Come experience Allerton After Dark and see the park in a whole new light! 2014 will see the inaugural TRAIL-GLO 5K race, starting and finishing near the Visitor Center. This unique and brand new event is being hosted by the Allerton Trails Half Marathon & 10K Race. You'll follow illuminated trail markings under a waxing crescent moon (we checked), accumulating extra glow as you go. You'll also pass right through the nighttime magic of the Sunken Garden, Chinese Musicians, Rodin's…

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Allerton Trails Half Marathon & 10K Race

April 5, 2014

Allerton Park & Retreat Center,

515 Old Timber Road

Monticello,

IL

61856

United States

Check out the Allerton Trails Half Marathon & 10K Race website for everything you need to know about this event! http://www.allertontrailshalfmarathon.com/races.html

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Mom’s Day Overnights Available April 5th

April 5, 2014 @ 5:00 PM - April 6, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

Is your Mom or a Mom you know coming to Campus for Moms Weekend April 5th-6th? Allerton Park and Retreat Center has limited space available for overnight accommodations on April 5th. In addition, on April 6th Allerton Volunteers will be hosting Mansion tours. Please call 217-333-3287 for additional information on either of these events.

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Mansion Tour Day

April 6, 2014 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Allerton Park & Retreat Center,

515 Old Timber Road

Monticello ,

IL

61856

United States

$7

Don't miss the chance to not only see inside the mansion, but follow a knowledgeable tour guide to all the most interesting parts of the house! Come hear all the history and culture surrounding the Allerton estate. Reservations are recommended. Date: Sunday, April 6th Tour times: 11AM, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM Cost: $7/person. Children under 2 years are free. Tours run 45-60 minutes. To reserve a tour time, call the front desk at 333-3287.

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U of I Credit Union Concert Series at Allerton Park – – Barn Dance

April 18, 2014 @ 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Allerton Barn Dance April 18th 5:30pm-9pm Location - Allerton Barn - click for map Food and Drink for purchase 5:30pm-8:30pm Suggested Entry Donation: $5/person $10/Family Limited seating available, doors open at 5:30pm Three concerts for the price of one - each with their own unique country/blue-grass feel, and a stompin' country beat! Opening with the youthful Bow-Dacious String Band, centering on Sam Payne and his intellectual beat, and ending with The Curses gritty melodies. Bow-Dacious String Band 6pm-7pm The Bow-Dacious…

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Land of Plenty: Robert Allerton and His Gift to Illinois

April 24, 2014 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Allerton Park & Retreat Center Library,

515 Old Timber Road

Monticello,

IL

61856

United States

$10

Join us for an evening at Allerton, as Yeoman Filmer Productions presents "Land of Plenty: Robert Allerton and His Gift to Illinois" 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00pm) Allerton Park & Retreat Center Library General Admission: $10 at the door Reserved Seating: $25 in advance (call 333-3287) The rich history of Allerton Park and Retreat Center is explored in this short documentary. From the rise of Samuel Allerton, the founder of the family wealth, to the unprecedented gift to the University…

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May 2014


Chambanamoms.com Children’s Concert at Allerton Park

May 4, 2014 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Chambanamoms.com Children’s Concert at Allerton Park May 4, 2014 11am-12pm & 2-3pm Location - Allerton Barn - click for map 220 tickets available for each concert Children- $5, Adults- $10 Tickets available by calling 217-333-3287 (M-F, 8am-4pm) You can also find them on eventbrite by clicking the following links 10AM-12PM EVENTSOLD OUT!!! 1PM-3PM EVENT No refunds. The Allerton Ambassadors will be hosting a fundraiser with food and drinks available for purchase. Limited seating available, doors open an hour before each…

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Plant Sale

May 9, 2014 @ 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Allerton Park & Retreat Center,

515 Old Timber Road

Monticello,

IL

61856

United States

Swing out to Allerton and add some colorful plants to your collection! We will be selling annuals, herbs, and native plants. Sale will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday just outside the greenhouse, next to the Visitor Center porch.

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U of I Credit Union Concert Series at Allerton Park – – Allerton’s Jazz

May 9, 2014 @ 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Allerton Jazz Concert May 9th 5:30pm-9pm Location - Allerton Gate House Lawn - click for map Food and Drink for purchase 5:30pm-8:30pm Suggested Entry Donation: $5/person $10/Family - Kids Welcome! Two concerts for the price of one - each with a groovy melody to help you end your work week on a high note! Opening with the youthful Mahomet Seymour High School Jazz Band, leading into the experienced tones of the Chip McNeill Quartet. Mahomet Seymour High School Jazz Band…

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Plant Sale

May 10, 2014 @ 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Allerton Park & Retreat Center,

515 Old Timber Road

Monticello,

IL

61856

United States

Swing out to Allerton and add some colorful plants to your collection! We will be selling annuals, herbs, and native plants. Sale will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday just outside the greenhouse, next to the Visitor Center porch.

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Plant Sale

May 11, 2014 @ 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Allerton Park & Retreat Center,

515 Old Timber Road

Monticello,

IL

61856

United States

Swing out to Allerton and add some colorful plants to your collection! We will be selling annuals, herbs, and native plants. Sale will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday outside the greenhouse, next to the Visitor Center porch.

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A Garden Party

May 30, 2014 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Come out for "A Garden Party" and spend a spring evening at Allerton on Friday, May 30, 5:30pm - 8:30pm. Enjoy live music and the sights and smells of the blooming Peony Garden, followed by a silent auction and dinner in the meadow. Tickets are $50 and must be purchased in advance. Call 217.333.3287 or purchase online. Tickets must be purchased by May 21. Includes dinner and non-alcoholic drinks. Cash bar available. Festive garden party attire encouraged. The event will…

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June 2014


U of I Credit Union Concert Series at Allerton Park – – Allerton’s Irish Fest

June 6, 2014 @ 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Allerton's Irish Fest June 6th 5:30pm-9pm Location - Allerton Gate House Lawn - click for map Food and Drink for purchase: 5:30pm-8:30pm Suggested Entry Donation: $5/person $10/Family - Kids Welcome! Two concerts for the price of one, each with enough Celtic Energy to make your friends that didn't come Green with envy! Spudhunters!!! 6pm-7:30pm Leandra Baker, fiddle Leandra learned much of her music from Fred Rice RIP, a generous, helpful Irish man from Co. Offaly who was as mad for…

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Summer camp – Fort Week (early session)

June 9, 2014 @ 9:00 AM - June 13, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

Allerton Park & Retreat Center,

515 Old Timber Road

Monticello ,

IL

61856

United States

$65

Back by popular demand, Fort Week is a must-do this summer! We are holding an early session and a late session so there will be twice as many chances to participate. This camp will ignite your child’s creativity, ingenuity, and resourcefulness as they work through the process of designing a fort, then using natural elements to actually build it outdoors! Last summer, our campers could not have been more proud of their creations – and with good reason! Program scholarships…

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Summer Camp – Allerton Acorns FULL

June 23, 2014 @ 9:00 AM - June 27, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

Allerton Park & Retreat Center,

515 Old Timber Road

Monticello,

IL

61856

United States

$65

We want kids to develop their love and appreciation of nature early! That’s why this year, we included our youngest visitors in summer camp. Years from now, Allerton Acorns will reach back in their file and realize with great fondness that their life-long relationship with nature started at Allerton Park. The Acorns will venture out every day to explore the park, searching for answers to their questions about nature. Program scholarships - We realize that some children are unable to…

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U of I Credit Union Concert Series at Allerton Park – Let’s Start the Summer, Bluegrass Concert

June 27, 2014 @ 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Let's start the Summer, Bluegrass Concert Chatham County Line with special guests Frank F Sidney's Western Bandit Volunteers. June 27th 5:30pm-9pm Location - Allerton Gate House Lawn - click for map Food and Drink for purchase: 5:30pm-8:30pm Suggested Entry Donation: $5/person $10/Family - Kids Welcome! Cross that Piatt county line and head to Allerton this June for two amazing bluegrass concerts on one beautiful summer evening. Frank F. Sidney's Western Bandit Volunteers 6-7pm Established December 31st, 2011. The genre is…

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July 2014


Full day summer camp – Allerton Adventurers

July 7, 2014 @ 9:00 AM - July 11, 2014 @ 3:00 PM

Allerton Park & Retreat Center,

515 Old Timber Road

Monticello,

IL

61856

United States

$92

The Allerton Adventurers will delve a little deeper into the complex life of the natural world around us! Instead of learning about exotic plants and animals in far-away places, they will be learning about the plants, trees, and wildlife that exist right here in central Illinois. After this camp, kids will want to go home and rediscover their own backyard! Program scholarships - We realize that some children are unable to attend summer camp due to financial hardships, so Allerton…

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U of I Credit Union Concert Series at Allerton Park – – Allerton’s Blues and Roots

July 18, 2014 @ 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Allerton's Blues and Roots July 18th 5:30pm-9pm Location - Allerton Gate House Lawn - click for map Food and Drink for purchase: 5:30pm-8:30pm Suggested Entry Donation: $5/person $10/Family - Kids Welcome! Two concerts for the price of one, each concert similar but with enough differences that you will walk away feeling like you were educated on the roots and where blues came from. Featuring The Painkillers from 6-7:30pm The Painkillers Blues Band has been part of the Champaign-Urbana music scene…

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Summer camp – Fort Week (late session)

July 21, 2014 @ 9:00 AM - July 25, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

Allerton Park & Retreat Center,

515 Old Timber Road

Monticello ,

IL

61856

United States

$65

Back by popular demand, Fort Week is a must-do this summer! We are holding an early session and a late session so there will be twice as many chances to participate. This camp will ignite your child’s creativity, ingenuity, and resourcefulness as they work through the process of designing a fort, then using natural elements to actually build it outdoors! Last summer, our campers could not have been more proud of their creations – and with good reason! Program scholarships…

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August 2014


U of I Credit Union Concert Series at Allerton Park – August Bluegrass

August 8, 2014 @ 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

August Bluegrass Special Consensus and the Henhouse Prowlers. August 8th 5:30pm-9pm Location - Allerton Gate House Lawn - click for map Food and Drink for purchase: 5:30pm-8:30pm Suggested Entry Donation: $5/person $10/Family - Kids Welcome! Cross that Piatt county line and head to Allerton this June for two amazing bluegrass band featured on one beautiful summer evening. Henhouse Prowlers 6-7pm The second consecutive year of performing at Allerton Park we can wait to welcome them back. Nine years in the…

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