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THEATER

“MURDER IN THE DOUBLE WIDE,” murder mystery dinner fundraiser, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, Pitstick Pavilion, Route 23 North, Ottawa. Full buffet meal and show. Sponsored by La Salle County Friends of Extension and 4-H. Reservations required. 815-433-0707 or 815-257-6266.

“NIGHTCLUB IN THE AFTERNOON,” Las Vegas-style music and comedy, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, and Tuesday, Nov. 7, Starved Rock Lodge, Utica. Lunch buffet and show. 800-868-7625, ext. 386.

BENEFITS

“JAMMIN’ AT THE CLOCK” FUNDRAISER, Friday, Nov. 3, The Silver Fox, 122 N. Park St., Streator. Hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, 5:30 p.m., entertainment by cabaret performer Dave Majestic. Proceeds benefit 2018 Jammin’ at the Clock music series. 815-510-0658.

NIGHTLIFE

STEVE CERQUA, blues, 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, Starved Rock Lodge, Utica. 815-220-7386.

CODY CALKINS, acoustic country, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, The Lone Buffalo, 821 La Salle St., Ottawa. 815-324-9549.

LIBIDO FUNK CIRCUS, rock ’n’ roll, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, Shakers Lounge, 121 W. Stevenson Road, Ottawa. 815-433-2110.

MARK ESSICK, acoustic blues, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, The Lone Buffalo, 821 La Salle St., Ottawa. 815-324-9549.

CONCERTS

"WOMEN IN MUSIC," Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, Dr. Mary Margaret Weeg Cultural Centre, Illinois Valley Community College, Oglesby. Soloist and Streator native Kate Tombaugh will perform.

THINK FLOYD, Pink Floyd tribute, 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. 815-758-1225.

JUSTIN MOORE WITH DYLAN SCOTT, country, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, TaxSlayer Center, Moline. 309-764-2000.

HARDING JAM, 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, Harding Community Center. Free jam session featuring bluegrass and gospel music. 815-792-8406.

LIVERPOOL LEGENDS, Beatles tribute, 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. 815-758-1225.

DREAM THEATER, progressive metal, 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, Peoria Civic Center theater. 309-676-8700.

KRISTIN CHENOWETH, pop and Broadway, 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, Paramount Theatre, Aurora. 312-559-1212.

“FALLING IN LOVE,” Nat King Cole tribute by Evan Tyrone Martin, 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, Paramount Theatre, Aurora. 312-559-1212.

FOO FIGHTERS WITH THE STRUTS, rock ’n’ roll, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Nov. 8, State Farm Center, University of Illinois, Champaign. 312-559-1212.

CONTESTS

TRIVIA NIGHT, followed by bonus music trivia, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, Streator Knights of Columbus Hall, 806 Oakley Ave., Streator. Hosted by Streator Lions Club. 815-673-2900.

TRIVIA NIGHT, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, Shakers Lounge, 121 W. Stevenson Road, Ottawa. 815-433-2110.

SHOPPING

CHRISTMAS RUMMAGE SALE, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church parish center, 130 W. La Salle St., Somonauk. 815-498-2010.

CRAFT AND VENDOR SHOW, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, Woodland School, South Streator. 815-672-2900 and 815-672-2909.

NORWAY CRAFT SHOW, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, Norway Improvement League Building. Crafts, vendor booths, lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 815-695-1472.

“GIRLS’ DAY OUT,” vendor and crafter show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, Newark American Legion, 606 Fennel Road. Food, door prizes. 815-585-2774.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, Paw Paw High School gymnasium, 511 Chapman St. Christmas tree raffle. 630-669-9667.

WINE AND ART WALK, 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, Ottawa businesses. Art displays, wine tastings, music by Crash, 4 to 8 p.m. outside Jeremiah Joe Coffee, 807 Columbus Street. 825-557-6491.

SOUP SUPPER and auction, Saturday, Nov. 4, St. John’s United Methodist Church, 202 N. Walnut St., Wenona. Supper 5 to 7 p.m. Auction 7:15 p.m. Proceeds benefit church missions. 815-863-5133.

DANCE

SWING DANCE, with swing, jazz, Latin and popular big band music by Talk of the Town Swing Band, 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, Sandwich Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road. 815-786-3075.

MISCELLANEOUS

AUTUMN AT WEBER HOUSE AND GARDEN, 1503 N. Baker St., Streator. Tours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 815-672-8327.

“WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?,” improvisational comedy, 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet. 312-559-1212.

MONSTER JAM, monster truck show, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, and Saturday, Nov. 4, BMO Harris Bank Centre, Rockford. 815-968-5222.

PARKRUN, 5-kilometer run/jog/walk, 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, Heritage Harbor, 1970 N. 2753rd Road, Ottawa.

“WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?,” improvisational comedy, 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, Braden Auditorium, Bone Student Center, Illinois State University, Normal. 309-438-5444.

VETERANS DAY PARADE AND AIR SHOW, 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, downtown Utica. 815-667-4111.

CHONDRA PIERCE WITH KARYN WILLIAMS, standup comedy, 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, Peoria Civic Center theater. 309-676-8700.

MUSEUMS

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; canal warehouse, noon to 4 p.m Friday through Sunday. 815-667-4861 or 815-343-5780.

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 appointment. 815-358-2973.

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.

TOURISM

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 5:30 p.m. daily, 754 First St., La Salle. Cafe, 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, Reddick Mansion caretaker's cottage, 106 W. Lafayette 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 mikem@mywebtimes.com, by fax at 815-433-1639 or in writing to Events Calendar, c/o Mike Murphy, The Times, Box 618, 110 W. Jefferson St., Ottawa, IL 61350.

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