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June 2018


Summer Kick Off Concert

June 8 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

$5 – $10

Grab your friends, family, lawn chairs and blankets and head out to Allerton for the sixth season of the Concert Series, presented by the U of I Community Credit Union! Experience nature, culture, music, and community as they come together in this unique venue to create lasting memories. The Summer Kick Off Concert will feature Rebecca Rego & The Trainmen and Lupe Carroll. $5/person or $10/family, suggested donation (at the gate) Food + drinks will be available for purchase: Dragon…

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Community Yoga in the Meadow

June 13 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Donation Based Class

Allerton provides the perfect setting to relax and unwind, while strengthening your mind, body, and spirit. All levels are welcome for this donation-based class, focusing on waking up the body. Instructor Josie Heck from Yoga Off the Square will lead students through strength poses that can be done at their own level, and end with cooling postures for the nervous system. 9-10am in the Allerton Meadow (Suggested arrival time – 8:45am.) Please print and sign the liability form and bring…

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State of Allerton Address

June 13 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for an evening of discussion on all things Allerton! You may have noticed some changes over the past few years. We would like to take this opportunity to reflect on what has been done, and look forward to all the good things to come! Director Derek Peterson will give an overview of past, current, and upcoming improvement projects, followed by a Q&A. Anyone with thoughts, interests, or ideas about Allerton’s future is encouraged to attend. 5:30-7pm Allerton Mansion…

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Third Saturday Garden Tour

June 16 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Allerton Park has 14 formal gardens, created by Robert Allerton between 1899 and 1946. Join one of our Third Saturday Garden Tours (April - October) and experience the beauty of each garden while listening to the history behind its creation. Garden tours start at 10am in the Visitor Center. Tours typically last 45-60 minutes, and all ages are welcome. No registration is required. Donations are appreciated! For more information, contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu or by calling 217-333-3287.

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Stretch & Sip at the Sun Singer

June 16 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

$10 – $15

Kick off your weekend with Stretch and Sip at the Sun Singer! Start with a rejuvenating 60-minute yoga class suitable for all levels. Learn the fundamentals while you relax your body and renew your mind. Afterwards enjoy a glass of wine and conversation. Yoga will begin at 10:00am, please arrive 15 mins early to set-up. Wear comfortable clothing and bring your yoga mat. No mat? No problem! Mats will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Event is open to…

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Father’s Day Hike

June 17 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

$5

Bring your dad out for a hike through the Allerton forest! Hike through the Fu-Dog garden, make a brief stop at the Goldfish pond, and continue our hike through the bottomland of the Sangamon River. All family members are welcome! Location: Mansion Parking Lot $5/person, preregistration required, all sales are final. REGISTER

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Discovery Camp

June 18 @ 9:00 AM - June 22 @ 12:00 PM

$82

Monday - Friday | 9am-12pm | Ages 3-4 | $82 Discovery Camp is now full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu Littlest ones ready for their first camp experience? Discovery Camp will introduce our smallest visitors to Allerton and let them explore at their own pace. We will head outside every morning to discover the joys of art and nature with a group of new friends! (Campers must be fully…

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Community Yoga in the Meadow

June 20 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Donation Based Class

Allerton provides the perfect setting to relax and unwind, while strengthening your mind, body, and spirit. All levels are welcome for this donation-based class, focusing on waking up the body. Instructor Josie Heck from Yoga Off the Square will lead students through strength poses that can be done at their own level, and end with cooling postures for the nervous system. 9-10am in the Allerton Meadow (Suggested arrival time – 8:45am.) Please print and sign the liability form and bring…

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Espalier Pruning Workshop

June 23 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

$5

Learn how to do one of Robert Allerton’s favorite gardening techniques: espalier! Participants will hear a brief history of the use of espalier pruning and gain a basic understanding of how to prune fruit trees in the art of espalier. Get hands-on experience working outside in the Brick Wall Garden with Allerton’s Park Supervisor. Please bring your own hand pruners if you have them (bypass pruners only). Location: Park in the Visitor Center lot and meet in the Brick Wall…

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Meet Me For Tea

June 24 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Greenhouse Café

Join Univ. of Illinois and Allerton alum, author Nandita Godbole for afternoon tea and book reading from her latest historical fiction, ‘Not For You: Family Narratives of Denial & Comfort Foods’ (Turmeric Press, 2017, 2018) About: Family life and special people inspire simple and enduring comfort foods, and is reflected in this multigenerational novel, ‘Not For You: Family Narratives of Denial & Comfort Foods, Book One & Book Two.’ Nandita’s two-part novel is set in two countries, India, and the…

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Community Yoga in the Meadow

June 27 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Donation Based Class

Allerton provides the perfect setting to relax and unwind, while strengthening your mind, body, and spirit. All levels are welcome for this donation-based class, focusing on waking up the body. Instructor Josie Heck from Yoga Off the Square will lead students through strength poses that can be done at their own level, and end with cooling postures for the nervous system. 9-10am in the Allerton Meadow (Suggested arrival time – 8:45am.) Please print and sign the liability form and bring…

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Full Moon Hike *SOLD OUT*

June 27 @ 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

$5

SOLD OUT - Check back later for more Full Moon Hikes! Discover what happens at Allerton Park at night! Hike the south side of the park with the moon shining through the trees. Experience the magic of nature at night and listen for our numerous and vocal barred owls and coyotes! Location: Buck Schroth Parking Lot $5/person, preregistration required, all sales are final. REGISTER

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Reds, Whites, and the Blues

June 29 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

$5 – $10

Grab your friends, family, lawn chairs and blankets and head out to Allerton for the sixth season of the Concert Series, presented by the U of I Community Credit Union! Experience nature, culture, music, and community as they come together in this unique venue to create lasting memories. NOTE: Due to construction this concert will take place in the Meadow not the Gatehouse Lawn. The Reds, Whites, and the Blues Concert will feature Billy Galt and the Blues Deacons and…

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July 2018


Community Yoga in the Meadow

July 4 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Allerton provides the perfect setting to relax and unwind, while strengthening your mind, body, and spirit. All levels are welcome for this donation-based class, focusing on waking up the body. Instructor Josie Heck from Yoga Off the Square will lead students through strength poses that can be done at their own level, and end with cooling postures for the nervous system. 9-10am in the Allerton Meadow (Suggested arrival time – 8:45am.) (In case of inclement weather, location will be moved…

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Sold Out – Murder Mystery at the Mansion

July 7 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

$48

Sorry, this event has sold out. Be the first to know about future events, sign up for our newsletter. Immerse yourself in a world of suspense and intrigue! This interactive murder mystery event will have you questioning everyone, looking for clues, eavesdroping on conversations, and trying to discover who did the dastardly deed. With a star spangled theme, there will be plenty of sparks flying! Presented by the Champaign-Urbana Theatre Company GET TICKETS $48/person. Tickets are limited and will go…

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Community Yoga in the Meadow

July 12 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Donation Based Class

Allerton provides the perfect setting to relax and unwind, while strengthening your mind, body, and spirit. All levels are welcome for this donation-based class, focusing on waking up the body. Instructor Josie Heck from Yoga Off the Square will lead students through strength poses that can be done at their own level, and end with cooling postures for the nervous system. 9-10am in the Allerton Meadow (Suggested arrival time – 8:45am.) Please print and sign the liability form and bring…

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Allerton Blend: ‘Mini’ State of Allerton Address

July 12 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy your morning pick-me-up while getting up-to-speed on all things Allerton! Grab a coffee and join Allerton staff in the Greenhouse Café at 9am on the second Thursday of each month to hear about a blend of topics on the past, present, and future of the Park. All sessions will include an opportunity for Q&A; some will end with an optional walk/hike. This month, we will have a 'Mini' State of Allerton Address. Come to hear an update of the…

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Cacti & Succulent Container Workshop

July 12 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

There is almost no lower maintenance container garden than one filled with succulents. Outdoors for the summer and indoors for the winter, these plants are tough. Learn with Horticulture Educator, Candice Hart how to plant your own water-wise, succulent and cacti container perfect for surviving those hot, dry, summer months. The workshop includes all supplies needed to create your own succulent container garden. Please park in the main/mansion lot and meet in the Mansion Library. REGISTER $35/person Space is limited…

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Farm- to-Mansion: Presented by the Sustainable Student Farm

July 15 @ 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

$65

Join us for a special farm-to-table dinner, presented by the The Sustainable Student Farm at UIUC! The SSF (founded in 2009) is a program of the University of Illinois Crop Science Department, and strives to provide high quality, local produce to the community, while educating students in basic skills and concepts involved in organic food production. This 6-course meal will feature seasonal produce from the farm (located in Urbana, IL). Cash bar will be available. MENU Amuse-bouche Fragrant Onion Tart…

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Community Yoga in the Meadow

July 18 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Allerton provides the perfect setting to relax and unwind, while strengthening your mind, body, and spirit. All levels are welcome for this donation-based class, focusing on waking up the body. Instructor Josie Heck from Yoga Off the Square will lead students through strength poses that can be done at their own level, and end with cooling postures for the nervous system. 9-10am in the Allerton Meadow (Suggested arrival time – 8:45am.) (In case of inclement weather, location will be moved…

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Sold Out – Natural Dye Making Workshop

July 18 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

$20

Gather natural materials and learn how to use them to tie-dye using a unique, natural pattern and take home a naturally dyed silk scarf of your own creation. Master Gardener Kristi Pyatt will take you through the steps for this make-and-take workshop. Park at the Mansion lot, and meet at the Mansion Library. REGISTER $20/person. Space is limited, pre-registration is required, and all sales are final.

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Sold Out – Jewelry Making Workshop

July 19 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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United States

$25

Join published jewelry designer Anne Potter in this fun jewelry-making class! Learn jewelry-making fundamentals like bead stringing and finishing as you make your own piece of jewelry in a relaxed and self-paced studio environment – PLUS, take your finished product home! All beads and supplies are provided. Simply bring yourself and enjoy an evening of DIY therapy. Please park in the Main Mansion Lot and meet in the Mansion Library. $25/person. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. All sales…

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Art & Soul Wildlife Drawing: Red-Tailed Hawk

July 20 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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$20

Artists and naturalists are invited to join us for a rare life drawing class featuring a red-tailed hawk from the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic, and sponsored by the Monticello Area Arts Council. Deepen your connection to nature as you take inspiration from this beautiful bird of prey. Use line, texture, and color to capture the vibrant beauty & structure of one of the most common birds in North America! Nate Beccue, area artist and Allerton Natural Area Manager…

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Third Saturday Garden Tour

July 21 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Allerton Park has 14 formal gardens, created by Robert Allerton between 1899 and 1946. Join one of our Third Saturday Garden Tours (April - October) and experience the beauty of each garden while listening to the history behind its creation. Garden tours start at 10am in the Visitor Center. Tours typically last 45-60 minutes, and all ages are welcome. No registration is required. Donations are appreciated! For more information, contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu or by calling 217-333-3287.

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Community Yoga in the Meadow

July 25 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Allerton provides the perfect setting to relax and unwind, while strengthening your mind, body, and spirit. All levels are welcome for this donation-based class, focusing on waking up the body. Instructor Josie Heck from Yoga Off the Square will lead students through strength poses that can be done at their own level, and end with cooling postures for the nervous system. 9-10am in the Allerton Meadow (Suggested arrival time – 8:45am.) (In case of inclement weather, location will be moved…

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