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BENEFITS

BICYCLE RIDE OF SILENCE, 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 16. Starved Rock Cycling invites the public who bicycle to take to the streets in Ottawa, leaving from the Thornton Park parking lot off Lafayette St. and Boyce in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. 

CONTESTS

2018 STARVED ROCK COUNTRY MARATHON, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 12. Marathon, half-marathon and 5K races are part of the event.

NIGHTLIFE

CODY CALKINS BAND, Friday, May 11, Shakers Lounge, 121 W. Stevenson Road, Ottawa.

UFC 224, Amanda Nunes versus Raquel Penn, Saturday, May 12, Shakers Lounge, 121 W. Stevenson Road, Ottawa.

JAKE MACK, upbeat acoustic covers, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, The Lone Buffalo, Tap Room, 808-812 La Salle St., Ottawa.

MATT, ZACH, AND TOM, acoustic covers, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, The Lone Buffalo, Tap Room, 808-812 La Salle St., Ottawa.

PUNCH FATTY, 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, May 11, Back Door Lounge, Starved Rock Lodge, Utica.

TRIVIA NIGHT, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Shakers Lounge, 121 W. Stevenson Road, Ottawa.

CONCERTS

ADAGIO presents SDF ‘18, 6 p.m. Friday, May 11, Saturday, May 12, and 1 p.m. Sunday, May 13, doors open one hour prior, Friday, May 11, Ottawa High School auditorium.

EXHIBITS

TOWN AND COUNTRY AMATEUR ART SHOW, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 12. 807 La Salle St., Ottawa.

CANAL MARKET, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, May through September. Quality antiques, collectibles, vintage items, and handmade or homegrown products. Downtown Utica.

EARLVILLE 16TH ANNUAL CRUISE NIGHT, downtown to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, May 19, Earlville, open to all special interest vehicles, car, truck, and motorcycles.

MISCELLANEOUS

SPORTSMEN'S NIGHT, La Salle County Chapter, 7 p.m. Monday, May 14. Featuring a fishing instructional. Hosted by Cross Trail Outfitters. This event is open to youths 7 to 20. Bethel Lutheran Church, 651 Madison St., Ottawa.

BARRY CLOYD, "Our Land Between The River, Illinois In Story & Song," 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, Somonauk Public Library.

BUBBLY DAY FRIDAY, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 11, live music 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tasting Room, August Hill Winery, 106 Mill St., Utica.

INSIDER'S WINE CLUB WILL CALL EVENT, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 11, 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 12. Live music by Sean Walsh Friday and Chris Corkery Saturday. The Lounge, August Hill Winery, 106 Mill St., Utica.

MOMS & MIMOSAS, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 13. Tasting Room, August Hill Winery, 106 Mill St., Utica.

USPA UPT TANDEM COURSE, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, May 11, through Monday, May 14, 3215 E. 1969th Road, Skydive Chicago, Ottawa

MUSEUMS

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

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.

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

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.

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. Friday to Sunday.

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

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

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

OTTAWA HISTORICAL AND SCOUTING HERITAGE MUSEUM, 1100 Canal St., 10 a.m. 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.

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

SHERIDAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM, 185 N. Robinson St., Sheridan, 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays, or by appointment. 815-712-0279

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

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

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

TOURISM

WATERFALL AND CANYON TOUR,  Mondays at 11 a.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Starved Rock Lodge, Utica. Experience outdoor adventure with a guided walk to three spectacular waterfalls and canyons: French, Ottawa and St. Louis. Tour includes lunch from a special menu in our rustic Main Dining Room and a relaxing trolley ride. This is a walking tour and is not recommended for individuals with limited mobility. Reservations are recommended. Call 815-220-7386.

FIRST COURSE TOUR, Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. Starved Rock Lodge, Utica. Your tour begins in the Back Door Lounge with check-in and a beverage of your choice. Conclude the tour in the Back Door Lounge with your own appetizer sampler plate. This new tour is offered every Wednesday at 6 p.m. and is available through the month of November. Call 815-220-7386 to book your tour.

TAKE A HIKE AND LUNCH, Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m., Starved Rock Lodge, Utica.

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.

HISTORIC TROLLEY TOURS, May: Saturdays at 3 p.m. and Sundays at noon 1:30 and 3 p.m. Starved Rock Lodge, Utica. Reservations are recommended. Call 815-220-7386 to book.

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 5:30 p.m. daily, 754 First St., La Salle. Cafe, (kitchen closes at 3 p.m.), gift shop. 815-223-1851.

MULES, MANSION, AND MIMOSA BOAT TOUR, Thursdays through Sundays, May through October. Enjoy a historic one hour mule pulled boat ride on the I&M Canal Boat, and a one hour tour of the historic Hegeler Carus Mansion, along with brunch and a mimosa at the Lock 16 Café. 754 First St., La Salle. Reservations recommended. 815-220-1848.

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.

RESEARCH
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 newsroom@mywebtimes.com, 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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