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August 2013


Allerton Bluegrass

August 2, 2013 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Allerton Gatehouse Lawn,

515 Old Timber Rd.

Monticello,

IL

61856

United States


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Please join us August 2nd from 6:00 - 9:00 pm for Bluegrass performed by Henhouse Prowlers with special guests Frank F. Sidney's Western Bandit Volunteers. Suggested Donation: $5 per person/$10 per family. Thank you to the University of Illinois Employees Credit Union for presenting Concerts in the Park, the first Friday of every month April through October 2013.

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Allerton Herb Crew

August 22, 2013 @ 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

FREE!!!

The Allerton Herb Crew is led by Kay Carnes and Sandy Meager, local experts in everything Herb! The "Crew" meets in the Herb Garden the 2nd and 4th Thursday of March, April, May, June, July, August, September, and October. They meet from 8-10am. If you are interested in joining, please come out, or email Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu for more details

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September 2013


Allerton’s Concert in the Park – September Swing

September 6, 2013 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Allerton Gatehouse Lawn,

515 Old Timber Rd.

Monticello,

IL

61856

United States


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Please join us September 6th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm for Swing Music performed by University of Illinois Concert Jazz Band directed by Chip McNeill. Suggested Donation: $5 per person/$10 per family. The concert will be in the Gatehouse Lawn. Thank you to the Illini Swing Society who will be here to teach swing dancing. Thank you to the University of Illinois Employees Credit Union for presenting Concerts in the Park, the first Friday of every month April through October…

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Allerton Herb Garden Tour

September 7, 2013 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join Kay Carnes on a walking tour of the Allerton herb garden Saturday, September 7 at 10 a.m. You will learn about the past and future plans for the garden as well as how to grow and use the herbs that are growing there now. See, taste and smell some of the more common herbs that grow in our central Illinois climate. Kay is an Allerton Park volunteer, the current president of the Illinois Herb Association, a Master Gardener and…

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Allerton Herb Crew

September 12, 2013 @ 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

FREE!!!

The Allerton Herb Crew is led by Kay Carnes and Sandy Meager, local experts in everything Herb! The "Crew" meets in the Herb Garden the 2nd and 4th Thursday of March, April, May, June, July, August, September, and October. They meet from 8-10am. If you are interested in joining, please come out, or email Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu for more details

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Allerton Music Barn Festival

September 19, 2013 @ 7:30 PM - September 22, 2013 @ 9:00 PM

Allerton Music Barn,

588 Allerton Road

Monticello,

61856

$20 - $27

Music in Nature: A creative vision for historic preservation and excellence in music education and performance. ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED PRIOR TO THE EVENT- TO PURCHASE TICKETS PLEASE CALL 217-333-6280, OR VISIT WWW.ALLERTONMUSICBARN.COM FOR MORE DETAILS. It's hard to determine which has a greater effect on the soul—music or nature. Now, through a collaborative effort between the University of Illinois School of Music and the University's Allerton Park & Retreat Center, music and nature will become one with the…

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Allerton Herb Crew

September 26, 2013 @ 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

FREE!!!

The Allerton Herb Crew is led by Kay Carnes and Sandy Meager, local experts in everything Herb! The "Crew" meets in the Herb Garden the 2nd and 4th Thursday of March, April, May, June, July, August, September, and October. They meet from 8-10am. If you are interested in joining, please come out, or email Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu for more details

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Early Autumn Yoga Retreat

September 27, 2013 - September 29, 2013

Allerton Park & Reteat Center,

515 Old Timber Rd.

Monticello,

IL

61856

United States


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Join us for a beautiful early autumn weekend of yoga, rest and rejuvenation! Yoga and meditation sessions will be offered throughout the weekend by Amara Teachers Kelsey Bourgeois, Don Briskin, Rebekah Deter, Grace Giorgio, Linda Lehovec and Corrie Proksa. Sessions will be available for both the beginner yogi as well as the seasoned practitioner. Choose from a variety of classes: high-energy yoga classes, alignment-based classes, and classes to soothe your nervous system. There will also be lecture/discussion about the history…

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Nature Tour with Bruce Hannon

September 28, 2013 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

FREE!!!

Join Bruce Hannon on Saturday, September 28th for a nature tour on the south side of Allerton. This tour will focus on an important, but little known aspect of the history of Allerton Park - how a small group of concerned citizens successfully fought to stop construction of a dam that would have flooded the park's lowlands, and how, in the process, Allerton was named a National Natural Landmark. Lost Garden Parking lot is represented by the Red Star!

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October 2013


Allerton’s Concert in the Park Series – Oktoberfest

October 4, 2013 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Allerton Gatehouse Lawn,

515 Old Timber Rd.

Monticello,

IL

61856

United States

Please join us on the Gatehouse Lawn on October 4th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm for Polka Music performed by Drei Dicke Deutscher. Suggested Donation: $5 per person/$10 per family. Thank you to the University of Illinois Employees Credit Union for presenting Concerts in the Park, the first Friday of every month April through October 2013.

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Allerton Herb Crew

October 10, 2013 @ 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

FREE!!!

The Allerton Herb Crew is led by Kay Carnes and Sandy Meager, local experts in everything Herb! The "Crew" meets in the Herb Garden the 2nd and 4th Thursday of March, April, May, June, July, August, September, and October. They meet from 8-10am. If you are interested in joining, please come out, or email Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu for more details

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Bark at the Park

October 12, 2013 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Contact Mindy Brand, brand@illinois.edu, with any questions.

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December 2013


Allerton Mansion Tours

December 22, 2013 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Allerton Mansion,

515 Old Timber Rd.

Monticello,

IL

United States

$5

On Sunday December 22nd we invite you for guided tours of the Allerton Mansion. Tours will begin at Noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm with the last tour starting at 4pm, each tour will last approximately 45 minutes. Tours will include all the of the first floor rooms, the basement and many of the bedrooms on the second and third floors. The Mansion will be decorated for the holidays so don't miss out on the special experience. Each tour is $5 per…

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January 2014


Radio Ballroom: Live and Local at Allerton Mansion

January 10, 2014 @ 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Allerton Mansion,

515 Old Timber Rd.

Monticello,

IL

61856

United States

$5 - $149

Radio Ballroom: Live and Local at Allerton Mansion, featuring the Turino-Payne Trio with host Kevin Kelly of WILL FM. On January 10, 2014 the Allerton Mansion will host the Turino-Payne Trio, playing a mix of Cajun, old-time bluegrass and country blues music. The main performance will be held in the Allerton Grand Gallery from 7pm - 9pm, doors open at 6:30pm. There is a $5 cover charge and a cash bar will be open from 6:30pm - 10pm. For those…

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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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