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August 2015


3rd Saturday Garden Tour

August 15, 2015 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Free

Allerton Park has 14 formal gardens, created by Robert Allerton between 1899 and 1946. Come follow a garden tour and experience the beauty of each garden while listening to the history behind its creation. Garden tours typically last 45-60 minutes. All ages welcome. Tours will start in the Visitor Center. No registration required. For more information, contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu or by calling 333-3287.

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Allerton Bluegrass

August 21, 2015 @ 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Allerton Park Concert Series presented by U of I Employees Credit Union, featuring: Big Bluestem String Band 6:00-7:00pm The Special Consensus 7:30-9:00pm Location - Gate House Lawn Suggested Entry Donation: $5/person $10/Family Food and drinks available for purchase 5:30pm-8:30pm Big Bluestem String Band 6-9pm BBSB performs an eclectic mix of fiddle tunes, old-time string band music, bluegrass and historic tunes, with an occasional sprinkling of swing and the blues. Special Consensus 7:30-9pm Formed in the Chicago area in 1975,…

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September 2015


Volunteer orientation

September 5, 2015 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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. This meeting is a chance to get your questions answered, find out about volunteer opportunities, and take the first step to becoming an Allerton volunteer! Meet in the Visitor Center Auditorium. Contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu for more information.

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Hiking, Hunting, Ticks, Deer and Your Health

September 9, 2015 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Livingston Center,

200 E Livingston

Monticello,

61856

United States


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A free, open to the public information meeting sponsored by Allerton Park, City of Monticello, DeWitt-Piatt Public Health, Illinois Department of Public Health and the Land Conservation Foundation. Linn Haramis from the Illinois Department of Public Health will speak on tick borne diseases such as Lyme’s disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Ehrlichiosis and tularemia. Nohra Mateus-Pinilla, University of Illinois. Illinois Natural History Survey and Agricultural Animal Care and Use Program will speak about the current perspectives on Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease…

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Country Allerton

September 11, 2015 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Allerton Park Concert Series presented by U of I Employees Credit Union, featuring: Matt Poss Band Location - Gate House Lawn Suggested Entry Donation: $5/person $10/Family Drinks available for purchase 6:30pm-8:30pm Matt Poss Band 7-9pm <a Mixing elements of country, bluegrass, rock and blues, MPB has earned a passionate and diverse fan base that continues to grow, and it's about as organic as it can get. Cowboys, rednecks, truckers, hippies, bikers and yuppies can be found arm-in-arm singing along…

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Third Saturday Garden Tour

September 19, 2015 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Free

Allerton Park has 14 formal gardens, created by Robert Allerton between 1899 and 1946. Come follow a garden tour and experience the beauty of each garden while listening to the history behind its creation. Garden tours typically last 45-60 minutes. All ages welcome. Tours will start in the Visitor Center. No registration required. For more information, contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu or by calling 333-3287.

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Allerton Family Campout & Exploration

September 26, 2015 @ 12:00 PM - September 27, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

Allerton Visitor Center and Meadow,

515 Old Timber Rd.

Monticello,

IL

61856

United States


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$5 – $15

PLEASE NOTE: This is for the 2015 event that has passed. To view the 2016 Family Campout and Exploration, click here. Presented by Champaign Surplus Bring your family and spend the weekend camping and exploring in the Allerton Natural Areas with wildlife biologists from the Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Help biologists catch, identify and release fish, birds, butterflies, mussels, dragonflies and more! See and try the newest camping gear and…

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AllertonNatural Areas Exploration – North Side River Hike

September 27, 2015 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Allerton Park,

Visitor's Center

Monticello,

IL

61856

United States

$5

Join Allerton Natural Areas Manager, Nate Beccue on a hike along the Sangamon River. Highlights of this hike include seeing the largest trees at Allerton, the largest swamp white oak tree in IL and tasting a paw paw (if we can beat the opossums to them)! Registration is required and the event will be limited to 25 participants. Meet at the Allerton Park and Retreat Center Visitors Center at 9am. $5

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Meet & Greet with Viktor Krauss

September 27, 2015 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Allerton Barn

$35

Don't miss the pre-concert Meet & Greet with Viktor Krauss before the Allerton Homecoming Concert! Includes a one-hour open bar (beer and wine), light hors d'oeuvres, and your ticket for the concert. Did we forget to mention - it also includes time talking with Viktor! General Admission Ticket + Meet & Greet - $35/person Limited tickets are available SOLD OUT! For more information on the Allerton Homecoming Concert with Viktor Krauss, click here.

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Allerton Homecoming Presented by UIECU

September 27, 2015 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Allerton Barn

The Allerton Park Concert Series presented by U of I Employees Credit Union, featuring: VIKTOR KRAUSS Sunday, September 27, 5:30-7:30pm at the Allerton Barn Help us welcome Viktor "home" to Central Illinois with this special evening at Allerton! General Admission Ticket - $15/person (The event is expected to sell-out and tickets will not be available at the door.) Limited tickets are available HERE! No refunds or exchanges. Soft drinks will be available for purchase 5:15-7pm. Don't miss the Meet &…

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October 2015


Discover Allerton calendar

October 1, 2015

Questions? Contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu

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Pumpkin Painting Workshop

October 15, 2015 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Allerton Barn

$25

COME BE INSPIRED...Instructors from the Monticello Area Arts Council will lead this pumpkin decorating workshop, as well as provide a variety of materials & techniques to showcase your personal style. Individuals of all ages and families are welcome to attend! Come enjoy a fall evening at the Allerton Barn and enjoy yummy fall refreshments! To sign-up click here. $25 includes 1 pumpkin, paints, materials & refreshments. Additional pumpkins may be purchased for $5 each.

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Volunteer orientation

October 17, 2015 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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. This meeting is a chance to get your questions answered, find out about volunteer opportunities, and take the first step to becoming an Allerton volunteer! Meet in the Visitor Center Auditorium. Contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu for more information.

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Third Saturday Garden Tour (April-Oct)

October 17, 2015 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Free

Allerton Park has 14 formal gardens, created by Robert Allerton between 1899 and 1946. Come follow a garden tour and experience the beauty of each garden while listening to the history behind its creation. Garden tours typically last 45-60 minutes. All ages welcome. Tours will start in the Visitor Center. No registration required. For more information, contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu or by calling 333-3287.

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Farm-to-Mansion Dinner

October 25, 2015 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Allerton Mansion,

515 Old Timber Rd.

Monticello,

IL

United States


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$105

Join us as we welcome guest chef Jessica Gorin, Executive Chef at Big Grove Tavern in downtown Champaign, for Allerton’s Fall Farm-to-Mansion Dinner on Sunday, October 25. Jessica’s specially prepared menu will highlight seasonal produce from local and regional farms. Begin with craft beer from J.T. Walker's Brewery and canapes in the Mansion’s Grand Gallery at 6pm, followed by a four-course dinner served in the Carriage House. Reservations are limited for this delicious autumn evening at Allerton! Cost: $105/person (Includes…

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An Evening with Poe

October 30, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Evening with Poe,

515 Old Timber Rd.

Monticello,

$20

Listen to haunting stories and poems from Edgar Allan Poe while surrounded by the grandeur and mystery of the Allerton Mansion. Afterwards take a candlelight tour of the Mansion and learn the history of the house and the man behind it all. A cash bar will be available. New this year – continue the experience by staying overnight in the Mansion! Overnight reservations are limited, and can be made by calling 217-333-3287. Event tickets can be purchased by calling 217-333-3287…

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November 2015


Volunteer orientation

November 7, 2015 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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. This meeting is a chance to get your questions answered, find out about volunteer opportunities, and take the first step to becoming an Allerton volunteer! No registration required. Meet in the Visitor Center Auditorium. Alternative Spring Break. Students paint the visitor's center at Allerton Park. Contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu for more information.

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Art & Soul: Tree Branch Weaving

November 19, 2015 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Celebrate nature and be inspired…Instructors from the Monticello Area Arts Council will lead this off loom weaving project. A tree branch will provide the backdrop and be used as a loom to combine yarn, fiber, grasses, seeds, acorns, shells and a variety of “objects of nature” to create a unique weaving, Explore finger weaving, twining and interlacing techniques to experience this fun and rewarding project. No weaving experience is necessary — this is a great workshop for beginners! If you…

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November 30, 2015

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December 2015


All Is Bright

December 3, 2015 @ 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Allerton Mansion,

515 Old Timber Rd.

Monticello,

IL

United States


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Bring the whole family to kick-off the holidays at this festive event! Join the Monticello Area Arts Council and use natural materials from Allerton's woodlands to create unique ornaments for our courtyard tree. At 6pm, we’ll light the tree and ring in the season with the Monticello High School Madrigals. Light refreshments (popcorn, cookies, cider, and hot chocolate) provided. Free, but pre-registration is appreciated. Click here to register. For more information call Allerton's Front Desk at 217-333-3287.

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Gingerbread House Display

December 5, 2015 @ 8:00 AM - December 11, 2015 @ 5:00 PM

Allerton Mansion,

515 Old Timber Rd.

Monticello,

IL

United States


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Get in the holiday spirit - while helping us decorate the Mansion for the Holiday Open House! Gather your family, your co-workers, your grandkids - whoever wants to take on the challenge to build a gingerbread house! Bring in your completed house December 5-11 from 8am-5pm. Optional pick-up is Saturday, December 19 from 2-5pm.

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Holiday Open House

December 12, 2015 @ 10:00 AM - December 14, 2015 @ 4:00 PM

Allerton Mansion,

515 Old Timber Rd.

Monticello,

IL

United States


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$12 – $28

Come out to see the beautifully decorated Mansion during the Holiday Open House, held December 12-14 from 10am-4pm each day. Shop for gifts from area businesses and artists, enjoy tours of the Mansion, and make reservations for a warm lunch buffet (11:30am or 1:30pm). Limited overnight accommodations on the estate are also available. $12 Open House Only. Tickets may be purchased at the front desk. $28 with lunch. To purchase Open House tickets that include lunch, choose the appropriate option…

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A Holiday Affair

December 12, 2015 @ 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Allerton Mansion,

515 Old Timber Rd.

Monticello,

IL

United States


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$105

Celebrate the season with an elegant holiday party at the Allerton Mansion! Festivities include a cocktail hour with cash bar, five-course meal, and classy holiday tunes from The Katie Flynn. Limited overnight accommodations are also available! Cocktail attire is requested. $105/person. Includes wine with dinner, a cash bar will be available. Registration is available online. For questions, or to make lodging reservations, contact Allerton’s Front Desk at 217-333-3287.

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Breakfast With Santa

December 19, 2015 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Allerton Mansion,

515 Old Timber Rd.

Monticello,

IL

United States


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$15

Start a family tradition with a visit to the magical Allerton Mansion! Kids (and their adults) will enjoy a delicious waffle bar, holiday craft stations, and a visit with Santa. $15 (Children 2 & under are free.) NEW - 12:00pm seating added! To purchase tickets, click here. - SOLD OUT 9:00am Breakfast - SOLD OUT 10:30am Breakfast - SOLD OUT For more information call Allerton's Front Desk at 217-333-3287.

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Discover Allerton calendar

December 31, 2015

Experience Allerton this December! Questions? Contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu

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