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March 2013


Spring Break at Allerton

March 18, 2013 @ 8:00 AM - March 22, 2013 @ 5:00 PM

515 Old Timber Rd

Monticello,

61856

Come join us for a fun-filled Spring Break at Allerton Park! Lunches and snacks provided by University of Illinois Employees Credit Union. Test out the new Spring Weather and get a insider peak at the inner workings of Allerton Park!

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April 2013


First Friday Concert in the Park – Allerton Barn Dance

April 5, 2013 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Allerton Barn and Allerton Gardens

First Annual Allerton Barn Dance! The first of a series of Concerts in the Park, April 5th 6:00 - 8:00 pm featuring Country Western Music Performed by Big Red Skillet! First Annual Allerton Barn Dance

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Master Gardener Gardener’s Day

April 13, 2013 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

$10.00

Join us for a Master Gardener Gardener's Day at Allerton Park Visitor's Center April 13th from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Learn from the Master Gardeners! For more information please call 217-762-2191.

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May 2013


May Day at Allerton

May 3, 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 May 3rd from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Brick Wall Garden for Traditional Celtic Music performed by The Spudhunters. 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. May Day at Allerton

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Allerton Peony Garden at it’s Peak!

May 19, 2013 @ 8:00 AM - June 7, 2013 @ 5:00 PM

Right now it is looking like the peak bloom for the peony garden will be the week of May 19th. Please visit our Facebook page for more up to date blooming information!

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June 2013


Jazz in June

June 7, 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 June 7th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Brick Wall Garden for Jazz Music performed by The Chip McNeil Quartet. 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’s Nature Camps

June 24, 2013 @ 9:00 AM - June 28, 2013 @ 12:00 PM

Allerton Park Visitor Center Auditorium,

515 Old Timber Rd

Monticello,

61856

$50

Parents and Families: Like many of you, Allerton Staff fondly remember the days before video games; when playing for hours in the great outdoors was the norm. We want to provide your children with a bit of time-travel this summer: a chance to spend quality time outside, explore in nature, and create those same great memories from your childhood. Research tells us that play in nature is crucial to child development, so for 3 hours a day for one whole…

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Allerton Bed and Brunch

June 29, 2013 @ 3:00 PM - June 30, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

Allerton Park and Reteat Center,

515 Old Timber Rd

Monticello,

61856

$209.00 - $249.00

Don't miss this semi annual event, on June 29th come experience all Allerton Park & Retreat Center has to offer at our Bed and Brunch Weekend. Guests will enjoy an overnight stay in either the Allerton Mansion, Gate House, House in the Woods or the Evergreen Lodge. During your stay you will be treated gourmet picnic dinner, evening entertainment and the best scenery in central Illinois. Do not delay, this event will sell out. For more information check back to…

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July 2013


Blues at Allerton

July 5, 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 July 5th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm for Blues performed by Killbourne Alley. Come enjoy the show before your local fireworks show. 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 House Tours

July 7, 2013 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

We're opening up the Allerton mansion for tours on Sunday, July 7th! Tours will start on the hour from 12-5pm. Admission is $5/person. Come view the mansion and hear all the history behind Allerton Park!

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Volunteer Orientation

July 20, 2013 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Allerton Park Visitor Center,

515 Old Timber Rd

Monticello ,

IL

61856

United States

FREE!!!

Interested in volunteering at Allerton Park? We are hosting an informational volunteer orientation on Saturday, July 20 from 10-11AM in the Visitor Center Auditorium. We will talk about volunteer opportunities and answer your questions. Contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu for more information.

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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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