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April 2018


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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Champaign County Audubon Bird Hike

April 21 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Enjoy the first waves of migrant songbirds with members of the Champaign County Audubon. Meet at the Allerton Visitors at 9am and then carpool to a birding hot spot within the park. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars (some will be available for rent on a first-come basis). This event is free, but space is limited and preregistration is required. Register

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Seed Starting Workshop

April 21 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$12

Learn the best way to start seeds to grow your own veggies and flowers! Seed starting techniques and tips will be discussed and include: equipment needed, tips for germinating specific seeds, how to avoid the dreaded “damping off” and how to get your seedling ready for transplant. We’ll also learn about saving seeds at the end of the gardening season so you can save money and select for the best seeds. Each participant will take home a six-pack of veggies…

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SOLD OUT – Forest-to-Mansion Foraging Hike

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

Spend the evening hiking with through the early spring forest learning what you can and can't eat and enjoying the spring wildflowers. Items collected on the hike will be used in the April 29 Forest-to-Mansion Dinner. REGISTER Cost: $5, all sales are final. Please note, collecting wild materials (including mushrooms) is normally prohibited, and will only be allowed for this special event.

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Arbor Day Tree Planting & Hike

April 28 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn best practices when planting a tree in celebration of Arbor Day! Glean tips and tricks from one of Allerton’s full time Gardeners and Certified Arborist Peter Lichtenberger. Class will take place in conjunction with a tree identification hike with Allerton’s Natural Areas Manager Nate Beccue. Please park at the Visitor Center Parking Lot and meet in Allerton’s Meadow. FREE! Space is limited and pre-registration required. REGISTER

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Forest-to-Mansion Dinner

April 29 @ 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

$95

Photo Credit: Jessica Hammie Five local chefs will prepare a delicious and unique 5-course dinner made with foraged ingredients from the Allerton Park forest. Among the expected wild ingredients are morel mushrooms, wild ginger, American ginseng, stinging nettle and wild wood mint. GET TICKETS $95/person Space is limited; this event typically sells out. Chefs and Menu: 1st Course - Ann Swanson, Farm Manager for Hendrick House, Urbana Smoked Trout over Allerton Mustard Green Kimchee, Grilled and Pickled Allerton Ramps and…

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May 2018


Spring into Summer Plant Sale

May 4 - May 6

Come out to celebrate spring, get your outdoor spaces ready for summer, and support Allerton Park! (A portion of the proceeds support Allerton’s Community Programming and maintaining the 14 Formal Gardens.) We will have annuals, herbs, perennials, arranged hanging baskets, and ALLERTON BLUEBELLS (!!!) for sale. Friday 5-8pm - Plant Sale & Kids' Potting Corner 6-7pm - Creative Containers: A Flower Gardening Workshop 6:15-7:45 Live Music from The Bashful Youngens Saturday 9-5pm - Plant Sale & Kids' Potting Corner 10-11am…

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Creative Containers: A Flower Gardening Workshop

May 4 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Donation Based Workshop

Join University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator, Candice Hart, as she demonstrates how to take your summer garden containers to the next level with unique plant combinations and fun props. Come with your container gardening questions in hand and be set up for garden success this season. Afterwards stick around and enjoy the live music from The Bashful Youngens, food + drink, and a Kids’ Potting Corner during the Spring into Summer Plant Sale Fundraiser. Space is limited and pre-registration…

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Fresh Cut Flowers: A Gardening Workshop

May 5 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Donation Based Workshop

How many times have you admired a flower in your garden but didn’t cut it to bring inside because you didn’t want to spoil the look of your garden outside? That’s why the best possible solution is to create a designated cutting flower bed. Learn with flower farmer Becky Newton, from Wren's Gate Garden and Studio in Decatur, IL how to choose a site, assemble a plant list, and watch as she designs with locally grown flowers fresh from the…

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Community Yoga

May 6 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Donation Based Class

Find your inner zen and grab some beautiful plants to brighten your spirit! Josie from Yoga Off the Square will be offering a donation based yoga class in the meadow during the Spring into Summer Plant Sale Fundraiser. 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. Move through strength poses and end with cooling postures for the nervous…

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Bird & Wildflower Hike

May 9 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

$5

Hike the McDonald Family Trails in during one of the most beautiful times of the year! Please bring binoculars if you have them, a few pairs will be available to loan out on a first come basis. Location: McDonald Family Trails Parking Lot (Lost Garden) $5/person, preregistration required, all sales are final. REGISTER

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Mother’s Day Tea

May 13 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

$8

Treat your mom to a lovely tea in the Allerton Gardens! Sip tea and lemonade in the Brick Wall Garden while you enjoy fresh baked goods from our new Greenhouse Café. Afterwards, enjoy a complimentary family photo and tour of the Formal Gardens (including the visitor-favorite Peony Garden!). Seatings are 45 minutes each, and reservations are limited. Choose the time that works best for you: 10am, 11am, 12pm, and 1pm. (Tables accommodate up to 5 guests, but accommodations for larger…

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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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Third Saturday Garden Tour

May 19 @ 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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Spring Soirèe & Garden Party

May 19 @ 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Step back in time at Allerton’s Annual Fundraiser! Inspired by the life and times of Robert Allerton, this unique experience will immerse you in the culture, fashion, and entertainment of the 1920s. The ambiance of Allerton sets the tone for an afternoon of extravagance - stroll through the formal gardens, sway to jazz music, and watch (or play!) yard games on the Bowling Lawn. Sip a drink (beer & wine open bar, 4-8pm) and peruse the Mansion as you enjoy…

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Full Moon Hike

May 29 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

$5

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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June 2018


Community Yoga in the Meadow

June 6 @ 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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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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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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