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Places To Go. Things To Do.: April 19-25


SIP 'N' SNIP WINE TASTING, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, August Hill Winery, 106 Mill St., Utica, pet photo contest winners announced, games, raffles, music, dogs welcome. Benefits No Animal Left Behind.

OPEN MIC NIGHT, 8 to 11 p.m. Thursday, April 19, Dockside Bar & Grill, 1001 E. Main St., Ottawa.

FOX & BONES, with opening act Christina Marie and Matthew Michael, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, The Lone Buffalo, 808-812 La Salle St., Ottawa.

FINDING REGGIE, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, April 20, Shakers Lounge, 121 W. Stevenson Road, Ottawa. 815-433-2110.

AARON KELLY, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, August Hill tasting room, 106 Mill St., Utica.

KATIE BELLE and the BELLE RINGERS, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, The Lone Buffalo, 808-812 La Salle St., Ottawa.

HIGGINS BROS. BAND, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Shakers Lounge, 121 W. Stevenson Road, Ottawa. 815-433-2110.

TROPHIES FOR TRYIN', formerly Snap Holiday, with Crash, 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Muffy's Tap South, 820 N. Shabbona St., Streator. 


SHAKERS STAR SEARCH singing, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, Shakers Lounge, 121 W. Stevenson Road, Ottawa. 815-433-2110.

TRIVIA NIGHT, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, The Lone Buffalo, 808-812 La Salle St., Ottawa.


HEALTHY KIDS DAY, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Heritage Harbor, 1970 N. 2753rd Road, Ottawa. Health fair, children's activities, refreshments. Sponsored by Ottawa YMCA. 815-433-2395.

parkrun, 9 a.m. Saturday, Heritage Harbor Ottawa, 5K run/jog/walk.

EARTH DAY HIKE, 11 a.m. Sunday, Starved Rock State Park hike to top of Starved Rock and into French Canyon. Learn about history and geology of park. Meet at Starved Rock Visitors Center.

'AMAZING ANIMALS', 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Starved Rock State Park, live animals. 815-667-4906.


HERITAGE CHRISTIAN CENTER RUMMAGE SALE, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 900 Hitt St., Ottawa. More than 100 family rummage sale, benefits Carpenter’s Kidz Camp.


OTTAWA HISTORICAL AND SCOUTING HERITAGE MUSEUM, 1100 Canal St., noon to 4 p.m. Friday through Monday. 815-431-9353.

REDDICK MANSION, 100 W. Lafayette St., Ottawa, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays through Mondays, with hourly tours. 815-433-6100.

ILLINOIS & MICHIGAN CANAL TOLL COLLECTOR'S BUILDING, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays through October and by appointment, canal towpath between Columbus and La Salle streets, Ottawa. 815-434-2737.

STREATORLAND MUSEUM, 306 S. Vermillion St., 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays and weekends by appointment. 815-672-2443.

MIDDLE EAST CONFLICTS MEMORIAL WALL MUSEUM, Illinois Valley Cellular building, 200 Riverfront Drive, Marseilles. 815-795-3200.

LA SALLE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM, 101 E. Canal St., Utica. Museum in an 1848 canal warehouse, 1865 one-room school, 1875 barn, 1892 blacksmith shop. Hours: Heritage Center, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and by appointment. 815-667-4861.

HEGELER CARUS MANSION, 1307 Seventh St., La Salle, tours noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. 815-224-5892.

SENECA AREA HERITAGE MUSEUM, noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and by appointment. 815-769-5077.

EARLVILLE HISTORICAL MUSEUM, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m Saturdays and Sundays or by appointment, 136 S. Ottawa St. 815-246-9598 or 815-866-9323.

FERN DELL MUSEUM, 9 E. Front St., Newark, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays or by appointment. 815-695-5240.

OLMSTEAD MUSEUM, Somonauk, 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays, except for some holiday weekends. 815-498-3154.

CORNELL AMITY TOWNSHIP MUSEUM, 510 Main St., 1 to 3 p.m. first Sunday of each month or by appointment. 815-358-2973.

MAGNOLIA TOWNSHIP PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION MUSEUM, 110 N. Peoria St. Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays. 815-257-0707.

UNION DEPOT RAILROAD MUSEUM, 683 Main St., Mendota, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday or by appointment. 815-539-3373.

THE OLD BARN MUSEUM, 7127B Oakbrook Road, Newark. Group events can be scheduled weekdays and Saturdays. 630-553-5997.


FORT ST. LOUIS DE ILLINOIS Visitor Center and Le Rocher Bookstore, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, Starved Rock State Park, Utica. 815-667-5357.

HERITAGE CORRIDOR VISITORS BUREAU, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, U.S. 6 and Route 178, Utica. 815-667-4356 or 800-746-0550.

ILLINOIS RIVER AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, 135 Washington St., Marseilles. 815-795-2323.

ILLINOIS WATERWAY VISITORS CENTER, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Dee Bennett Road, Utica. 815-667-4054.

LOCK 16 VISITOR CENTER, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 754 First St., La Salle. Cafe (kitchen closes at 3 p.m.), gift shop. 815-223-1851.

OTTAWA VISITORS CENTER, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, 1028 La Salle St. 815-434-2737 or 888-688-2924.

STREATOR TOURISM OFFICE, 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Friday, 118 Oak St. 815-672-2055.


LA SALLE COUNTY GENEALOGY GUILD, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Saturdays, 115 W. Glover St., Ottawa. 815-433-5261.

TO INCLUDE an entertainment or activity item in the Events Calendar, submit information by 2 p.m. Tuesday online to, by fax at 815-433-1639 or in writing to Events Calendar, The Times, Box 618, 110 W. Jefferson St., Ottawa, IL 61350.

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