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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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Monticello Movie Night presents… The Goonies

August 22, 2014 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Allerton Park & Retreat Center,

515 Old TImber Rd.

Monticello,

IL

61856

United States

Free

This FREE movie begins at sunset in the Allerton Brick Walled Garden. Bring lawn chairs, blankets,(bug spray), and get comfortable in front of our 18' inflatable movie screen! In the event of rain or windy weather, movie will be rescheduled. Visit the City of Monticello's official website or Facebook page or event status updates. Concessions available!

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September 2014


U of I Credit Union at Allerton Park presents Classical Allerton

September 5, 2014 @ 5:30 AM - 8:30 PM

Classical Allerton The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Baroque Players September 5, 7:30-8:30pm Featuring Golden Mean Quartet 6-7pm Location - Allerton Barn - click for map Cross the Piatt county line and head to Allerton this September for the perfect date night. Fall in love again under the stars at Allerton listening to local classical music played especially for you. Food and Drink for purchase: 5:30pm-8:30pm Suggested Entry Donation: $5/person $10/Family - Kids Welcome! Golden Mean Quartet 6:00-7:00pm Members Jenna Lee and Tamara…

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Farm-to-Mansion Dinner Fundraiser

September 28, 2014 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Allerton Park & Retreat Center,

515 Old Timber Road

Monticello,

IL

61856

United States

$100

Join us for a fun evening of farm-to-table food and conversation! Guest Chef Thad Morrow of Champaign’s Bacaro will highlight the flavors of the season with produce from the University of Illinois’ Sustainable Student Farm and meat from Triple S Farm (Stewardson, IL). Come out to support Allerton Park and these local farms as you enjoy delicious tasting-portion samples, complemented with beer from JT Walker’s Brewery (Mahomet, IL) and wine from Sleepy Creek Vineyards (Fairmont, IL). 5:00 pm - Live…

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October 2014


U of I Credit Union Concert Series at Allerton Park – OKTOBERFEST

October 4, 2014 @ 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Allerton OKTOBERFEST October 4th from 3:00-8:00pm Location - Allerton Barn - click for map Food and Drink for purchase: 3:00pm-7:30pm Suggested Entry Donation: $5/person $10/Family - Kids Welcome and encouraged to attend! Maria & Company 3:00-4:15pm - A traditional take of Polka geared toward children. 4:30-6:00pm High Cotton 4:30-6pm A local favorite that reminds us of years gone by. Big Red Skillet Band 6:00pm-8:00pm - Celebrate the harvest in the American tradition with Country Music. Get into the Fall frame…

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Autumn Artists at Allerton

October 9, 2014 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Allerton Mansion

$25

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. Pumpkins grown from Allerton’s sustainable farm will be transformed, without carving, and be displayed throughout the Allerton Mansion from October 13-31.Come enjoy this fall evening of art & autumn refreshments which include: Salted caramel Apple Martinis & spiced cider. Adults only please.

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An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe

October 31, 2014 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Evening with Poe,

515 Old Timber Rd.

Monticello,

$20

Listen to the haunting stories and poems of 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. Reservations are encouraged, please call 217-333-3287 to purchase tickets and make reservations.

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November 2014


Autumn Yoga Retreat

November 14, 2014 - November 16, 2014

$685 – $715

2nd Annual Autumn Yoga Retreat November 14 -16, 2014 Presented by Kelsey Bourgeois and Amara Yoga & Arts Join us for a beautiful autumn weekend of yoga, rest and rejuvenation. Yoga and meditation sessions will be offered throughout the weekend by Kelsey Bourgeois and special guests. Sessions will be available for both the beginner yogi as well as the seasoned practitioner.

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December 2014


“All Is Bright” – Lighting of the Allerton Courtyard Tree

December 4, 2014 @ 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

4:00pm-5:45pm- "Nature's Ornaments Workshop" in the carriage house at the mansion- Come and bring your family to a workshop where you will be guided by art teachers on how to create natural ornaments for the Allerton Tree. We'll provide nature's bounty of supplies for these handmade ornaments and you'll provide your imagination and creativity to help create ornaments fit for the mansion's Christmas tree! Light snacks and beverages provided to "hold you over" if you come from work or school!…

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Allerton Park and Retreat Center Master Plan Public Meeting

December 11, 2014 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Allerton Park and Retreat Center

Allerton Park and Retreat Center Master Plan public meeting A public meeting for input and comment to assist the development of the Allerton Park and Retreat Center Master Plan will be held on Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. in the Dining Hall of the Main House at the Park. The Planning Consultant, Ratio Architects, will present the draft of the final master plan illustrating proposals for park programs and facilities.

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Gingerbread Houses Go On Display

December 12, 2014 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

9:00am-5:00pm- No mansion would be complete at the holiday times without a Gingerbread House Display. Visit your favorite grocery or superstore to find all the gingerbread house basics for you, your family, your workplace team, your grandkids, or whoever wants to take on the challenge to display your holiday artwork at the mansion! On Friday, the 12th….bring in your display before 5pm and we will take pictures of your "building team" and we will find just the perfect spot for…

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Allerton Mansion Holiday Open House

December 13, 2014 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday- December 13, 2014 (10am-4pm) The door to the mansion will open and welcome you back to our beautiful home. You may want to make your way to the Solarium first and start with fresh baked scones and hot tea, coffee, or cider. Next you just might want to stop a few minutes to listen to the piano player play some of your favorite holiday songs or you may want to step in on a "station" tour for 15 minutes…

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“A Holiday Affair”- Dinner at the Mansion (SOLD OUT)

December 13, 2014 @ 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Saturday, December 13th (6pm-11pm) 6:00pm cocktail hour begins / 7:00pm served dinner SORRY THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT You will feel like royalty when you attend our "Holiday Affair" four course dinner! Your evening begins with a classic wine and hor'dourves cocktail hour in the gallery. The warm glow of the fireplace, the holiday decorations and the acoustical guitarist will immediately put you in a festive mood for the evening! Your four course dinner will begin at 7pm in the…

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Allerton Mansion Holiday Open House

December 14, 2014 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday- December 14, 2014 (10am-4pm) The door to the mansion will open and welcome you back to our beautiful home. You may want to make your way to the Solarium first and start with fresh baked scones and hot tea, coffee, or cider. Next you just might want to stop a few minutes to listen to the piano player play some of your favorite holiday songs or you may want to step in on a "station" tour for 15 minutes…

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Allerton Mansion Holiday Open House

December 15, 2014 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Monday- December 15, 2014 (10am-4pm) The door to the mansion will open and welcome you back to our beautiful home. You may want to make your way to the Solarium first and start with fresh baked scones and hot tea, coffee, or cider. Next you just might want to stop a few minutes to listen to the piano player play some of your favorite holiday songs or you may want to step in on a "station" tour for 15 minutes…

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Breakfast with Santa in the Carriage House (SOLD OUT)

December 20, 2014 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Saturday- December 20, 2014 (9am-12:30pm) (Two seating times for Breakfast- 9:00am or 10:30am) SORRY THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT This special event will begin with a yummy waffle bar with waffles, sausage links, juice or milk and all of the yummy waffle toppings that will delight kids of any ages! The next stop is a holiday craft station where pre-made cardboard trees or ornaments will be ready for imaginative kids to decorate and take home for display! 10:30am or 12:00noon-…

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January 2015


Winter Tree Identification

January 24, 2015 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Free

Come out and learn the basics of winter tree identification. We will begin in the Visitor Center with a quick lesson in tree and twig vocabulary. Then we will hike (approx. 2 miles) along the Sangamon River and participants will learn to identify a minimum of 15 native trees by their bark and buds alone. A highlight of the hike will be a visit to one of the largest swamp-white oaks in the state of Illinois. Dress for the weather.…

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February 2015


“All of My Friends” Valentine Party!

February 13, 2015 @ 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM

This will be a great opportunity to gather all of your friends and bring them out to Allerton for a "Significant Friends" Valentine Party. This casual but super fun evening will be filled with great food, drinks, and live entertainment! Enjoy a delicious buffet meal of sliders & upscale Mac-n-Cheese in the Mansion's Library, and live music from The Diva and The Dude in the Grand Gallery. $40.00 per person includes all of the food and fun for the evening!…

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