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January 2018


2018 Allerton Birding Big Year

January 1 - December 31

Free

A Birding Big Year is an informal competition among birders to see who can tally the most species within a specific geographical area and within a calendar year. Big years are conducted at all levels from global tallies to backyard tallies, and this year the hottest competition will be the first ever Allerton Birding Big Year! Although the real prize is observing the diversity of birds in their natural habitat, we will be offering some material and experiential prizes! Each…

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February 2018


Hawaiian Adventure, featuring a visit to the Allerton Garden in Kauai

February 22 - March 3

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to visit Lawai-Kai, the estate that Robert Allerton and John Gregg called “home” after moving from Monticello. Your guided tour of this popular Hollywood film location will lead you through expertly crafted garden rooms that feature exotic plants, sculptures, and water features. Then, enjoy dinner in the house where Robert Allerton and John Gregg lived and view their personal collection of pictures and memorabilia. Join Collette Travel and the Kirby Auxiliary on a ten day…

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Experience the Hops

February 24 @ 1:00 PM - February 25 @ 12:00 PM

Education, kinship -- and beer! This unique weekend experience will include beer sampling, educational seminars, dinner, an overnight at the Allerton estate, breakfast, and a hike on Sunday. New this year – several registration options are available! Come out Saturday afternoon ($5) to enjoy tastings (drink tickets will be available for purchase) and mingle with brewers. Educational seminars are included in your ticket, or just enjoy a leisurely afternoon (1-5pm) with good company! Stick around for a delicious six-course meal…

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March 2018


Full Moon Night Hike

March 1 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Save the date! Details and registration information will be posted here when available.

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BEAR and The Unreliable Bestiary

March 8 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

“Unlikely stories from our precarious moment in natural history.” This one-man show is part storytelling, part cinematic documentation, part TEDtalk. BEAR is the fourth performance in Deke Weaver’s life-long project, The Unreliable Bestiary. His audaciously ambitious goal of creating 26 full-length pieces – one for every letter of the alphabet, each letter represented by an endangered animal or habitat – represents a tiny sliver of our current catastrophic loss of biodiversity. Staged “in the wild,” in sites that reflect the…

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Vine to Wine

March 10 - March 11

Learn something new and enjoy a variety of wines! Educational seminars will explore the 'Queen' of red grapes, Pinor Noir, as well as the history and production style of a selection of Italian wines. Afterwards indulge in a delicious meal with wine pairings. Spend the night and enjoy a light complimentary breakfast and guided Mansion tour or leisurely hike on Sunday. Schedule of Events View Guestrooms Get Tickets Registration Options Event + Dinner - $110/person Event + Dinner and Lodging…

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Volunteer Orientation

March 17 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

This informational volunteer orientation is open to the public and great for anyone interested in volunteering at Allerton. Get your questions answered, find out about volunteer opportunities, and take the first step to becoming an Allerton volunteer! Meet in the Visitor Center at 9am. No registration required. Contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu for more information.

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Allerton Spring Break

March 18 - March 23

Join your fellow students for an unforgettable Spring Break experience! Allerton Spring Break (ASB) participants get to stay at Allerton for the entire week, volunteering their time while experiencing all that this unique setting has to offer. Students will work together on volunteer projects daily, then take time to experience and explore Allerton. Allerton Park offers opportunities to relax, hike, and make lasting memories with new friends. Space is limited for this unique Spring Break experience, so apply early. For…

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Once In An Almost Blue Moon Hike

March 29

Save the date! Details and registration information will be posted here when available.

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April 2018


Early Wildflower Hike

April 4 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Save the date! Details and registration information will be posted here when available.

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Allerton Trails Half-Marathon,10K, and 5K

April 6 - April 7

The 6th Annual Allerton Races weekend will be April 6-7, 2018. Try something a little different Friday night with the one-of-a-kind Trail-Glo 5K, and/or spend Saturday morning on the trails with the Half-Marathon or 10K. You are sure to have a blast with this always-lively group - probably getting a little muddy, and conquering Allerton's trails! Register Here

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Public Mansion Tours

April 8 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to see the inside of the historic Allerton Mansion? Or hear more about the unique history of Robert Allerton and how he created his estate? Here’s your chance! The Allerton Mansion will be open for tours on Sunday, April 8. Tours include the first and second floors, and will be held at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm. Each tour is 45-60 minutes and is limited to 20 people. Tours typically sell-out in advance. Walk-ins will…

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The Galloping Ghost: Red Grange Visits Allerton

April 15 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

$15

"I will never have another Grange, but neither will anyone else." -Robert Zuppke, University of Illinois Head Football Coach 1913-1941 Learn about the life and times of famous Illini Football legend Harold “Red” Grange (aka “The Galloping Ghost"). Presenter Charles Finn will give a summary of who Grange was as a person and athlete, covering the early college years, his rise to All-American level, and his NFL career. Enjoy footage from the Champaign Park District’s 2013 performance of “The Galloping…

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Volunteer Orientation

April 21 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

This informational volunteer orientation is open to the public and great for anyone interested in volunteering at Allerton. Get your questions answered, find out about volunteer opportunities, and take the first step to becoming an Allerton volunteer! Meet in the Visitor Center at 9am. No registration required. For more information, contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu or by calling 217-333-3287.

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Forest-to-Mansion Foraging Hike

April 25 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Hike through the early spring forest - learn what you can and can't eat and enjoy the spring wildflowers. Registration information will be posted here when available. Learn more about the Forest-to-Mansion Dinner here.

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Forest-to-Mansion Dinner

April 29

Click here to sign-up for our enewsletter to stay in touch and find out details as they become available. Join us for the 4th Annual Forest-to-Mansion Dinner! This unique dinner experience highlights wild ingredients collected from the forest and fields of Allerton. More details and ticket information will be posted here. Please note, collecting wild materials (including mushrooms) is normally prohibited, and will only be allowed for this special event.

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May 2018


Fifth Annual Plant Sale

May 5 - May 6

Save the Date for Allerton's Fifth Annual Plant Sale! More details will be posted here when available.

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Volunteer Orientation

May 19 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

This informational volunteer orientation is open to the public and great for anyone interested in volunteering at Allerton. Get your questions answered, find out about volunteer opportunities, and take the first step to becoming an Allerton volunteer! Meet in the Visitor Center at 9am. No registration required. For more information, contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu or by calling 217-333-3287.

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Spring Soiree & Garden Party

May 19 @ 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Step back in time at Allerton’s Annual Fundraiser: the Spring Soiree & Garden Party! Inspired by the life and times of Robert Allerton, this unique experience will immerse guests in the culture, fashion, and entertainment of the 1920s. Enjoy an afternoon of extravagance as you stroll through the formal gardens, sway to live music by the Koi Pond, sip a cocktail in the Solarium, and watch a game of croquet on the Bowling Lawn. As the outdoor fun winds down,…

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June 2018


Summer Day Camp: Acorns & Adventurers

June 4 - August 17

We've expanded our Day Camps to give kids even more opportunities to enjoy everything Allerton has to offer! Camps are centered on outdoor exploration and adventure, but we make time for rest, relaxation, and free play as well. Campers will run and hike through the Park...observe and learn about nature...and have good old-fashioned fun with friends! Adventurers (ages 8-12) will also visit the Monticello Family Aquatic Center for two afternoons each week. We'll keep things interesting with a different nature,…

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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 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 potty-trained.) *Registration for 2018 will open Wednesday, February 14!* You can register in-person, over the phone, or by mail. Download the…

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August 2018


Volunteer Orientation

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

This informational volunteer orientation is open to the public and great for anyone interested in volunteering at Allerton. Get your questions answered, find out about volunteer opportunities, and take the first step to becoming an Allerton volunteer! Meet in the Visitor Center at 9am. No registration required. For more information, contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu or by calling 217-333-3287.

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September 2018


Volunteer Orientation

September 15 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

This informational volunteer orientation is open to the public and great for anyone interested in volunteering at Allerton. Get your questions answered, find out about volunteer opportunities, and take the first step to becoming an Allerton volunteer! Meet in the Visitor Center at 9am. No registration required. For more information, contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu or by calling 217-333-3287.

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October 2018


Volunteer Orientation

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

This informational volunteer orientation is open to the public and great for anyone interested in volunteering at Allerton. You can get your questions answered, find out about volunteer opportunities, and take the first step to becoming an Allerton volunteer! Meet in the Visitor Center at 9am. No registration required. Contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu for more information.

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November 2018


Volunteer Orientation

November 17 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

This informational volunteer orientation is open to the public and great for anyone interested in volunteering at Allerton. Get your questions answered, find out about volunteer opportunities, and take the first step to becoming an Allerton volunteer! Meet in the Visitor Center at 9am. No registration required. For more information, contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu or by calling 217-333-3287.

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