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EVENTS CALENDAR: Places to Go, Things to Do

NIGHTLIFE

ALEKS AND FRANK, 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, March 8, live performance of current and classic hits at the Back Door Lounge, Starved Rock Lodge, Utica.

ELECTOR RETRO, with special guest 5184 Van Halen Tribute, 9 p.m. Friday, March 8, Shakers Lounge, 121 W. Stevenson Road, Ottawa, 815-433-2110.

ABBY NORMAL, 9 p.m. Saturday, March 9, Shakers Lounge, 121 W. Stevenson Road, Ottawa, 815-433-2110.

TROPHIES FOR TRYIN', 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday, March 9, Clayton's Tap, 122 W. Washington St., Morris.

THEATER

'DON'T HUG ME - COUNTY FAIR,' 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, and Saturday, March 9; 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10, Indian Valley Theatre, Historic Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. For tickets, visit indianvalleytheatre.com or buy at the Sandwich Opera House Box Office up to 30 minutes before showtime, if seats are still available. For information, email info@indianvalleytheatre.com or call 888-365-8889.

SHAKE RATTLE & ROLL — QUENTIN FLAGG, matinees Monday, March 11, Tuesday, March 12, and Wednesday, March 13, Starved Rock Lodge, Utica. Rock 'n' roll show including favorites from Bobby Darin, John Mellencamp, Neil Diamond, Dean Martin and classics from the 1950s and '60s. Fee involved. For reservations, starvedrocklodge.com/events/event/shake-rattle-roll or 815-220-7386.

MISCELLANEOUS

CHIEF WALKS WITH THE WIND, 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10, Great Hall of Starved Rock Lodge, Utica. Honor Chief Walks with the Wind and Native American history from Starved Rock Lodge's days gone by. Stories, songs and ceremonies shared by Jerry Savage, grandson of Sam Sine, who was known by many as Chief Walks with the Wind. Free, open to the public, 815-220-7386.

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, 136 S. Ottawa St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m Saturdays and Sundays or by appointment, 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, 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. Heritage Center, noon to 4 p.m. Friday to Sunday. Closed Thursday, Jan. 17. Reopens from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18.

MAGNOLIA TOWNSHIP PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION MUSEUM, 110 N. Peoria St., 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, corner of Main and Railroad streets, winters hours January and February by appointment only. Call 815-357-8478 or 815-357-1125 or email senecahistory@gmail.com.

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

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

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

TOURISM

FIRST COURSE TOUR, 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Starved Rock Lodge, Utica. Tour begins in the Back Door Lounge with check-in and a beverage and concludes in the lounge with individual appetizer sampler plates. Call 815-220-7386.

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.

GUIDED WINTER HIKE, 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9, and Sunday, March 10, Starved Rock Lodge, Utica. Guided hike, granola bar, bottle of water, backpack, voucher for a hot chocolate or coffee upon return and interesting facts along the way. Reservations required. Fee involved. Call 815-220-7386 to book.

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, noon and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in March, Starved Rock Lodge, Utica. Fee involved. Learn history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge. Travel to the Lock and Dam and the Starved Rock Visitors Center. Reservations recommended. 815-220-7386.  

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 VISITOR CENTER, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday, 950 N. Dee Bennett Road, Ottawa, 815-667-4054.

LAND AND WATER CRUISE, 11 a.m. Monday and Friday, Starved Rock State Park, Utica.

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.

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.

TROLLEY TOUR AND BOAT RIDE, 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, dinner and evening cruise, 5 p.m. Monday and Thursday.

VISIT A CANYON WITH A BOAT RIDE, 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Starved Rock State Park, Utica.

WATERFALL AND CANYON TOUR,  11 a.m. Mondays and 9 and 11 a.m. Saturdays at Starved Rock Lodge, Utica. Guided walk to three waterfalls and canyons: French, Ottawa and St. Louis. Tour includes lunch. Walking tour, not recommended for individuals with limited mobility. Reservations recommended, 815-220-7386.

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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