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Places To Go. Things To Do.: Event calendar for Jan 11-18

PLACES TO GO, THINGS TO DO, THURSDAY, JAN. 11, THROUGH THURSDAY, JAN. 18

NIGHTLIFE

“MARTINIS AND MUSIC,” open mic hosted by Chris Farrell, 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, Dockside Bar and Grill, 1001 E. Main St., Ottawa. 815-324-5191

CODY CALKINS, country, 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, Starved Rock Lodge, Utica. 815-220-7386.

EASY RIDERS, country, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, The Lone Buffalo, 821 La Salle St., Ottawa. 815-324-9549.

HILLBILLY ROCKSTARS, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, Shakers Lounge, 121 W. Stevenson Road, Ottawa. 815-433-2110.

BLUEGRASS AND GOSPEL JAM, 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, Ophir Community Building, Triumph. Jam session featuring bluegrass and gospel. 815-488-9154.

KEVIN PRESBREY, acoustic, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, The Lone Buffalo, 821 La Salle St., Ottawa. 815-324-9549.

“MARTINIS AND MUSIC,” open mic hosted by Chris Farrell, 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, Dockside Bar and Grill, 1001 E. Main St., Ottawa. 815-324-5191

CONCERTS

ELVIS PRESLEY TRIBUTE CONCERT, 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, Paramount Theatre, Aurora. 312-559-1212.

ELVIS PRESLEY TRIBUTE CONCERT, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, Coronado Performing Arts Center, Rockford. 815-968-0595.

BLUEGRASS AND GOSPEL JAM, 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, Ophir Community Building, Triumph. Jam session featuring bluegrass and gospel. 815-488-9154.

REO SPEEDWAGON, rock ’n’ roll, 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet. 312-559-1212.

CONTESTS

TRIVIA NIGHT, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, Streator Knights of Columbus Hall, 806 Oakley Ave., Streator. Sponsored by St. Vincent de Paul Society. 815-673-2900.

TRIVIA NIGHT, 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, Back Door Lounge, Starved Rock Lodge, Utica. 815-220-7386.

TRIVIA NIGHT, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, Shakers Lounge, 121 W. Stevenson Road, Ottawa. 815-433-2110.

SHOPPING

QUARTER AUCTION, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, Streator Moose Family Center, 2007 Skelgas Road. 815-672-6301.

MISCELLANEOUS

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

DENNIS MILLER, standup comedy, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet. 312-559-1212.

PARKRUN, 5-kilometer run/jog/walk, 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, Heritage Harbor, 1970 N. 2753rd Road, Ottawa.

JEFF DUNHAM, comic ventriloquist, 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, Peoria Civic Center arena. 309-676-8700.

SLED DOG DEMONSTRATIONS AND AWARENESS, Sunday, Jan. 14 (weather permitting), Starved Rock State Park, Utica. Demonstrations 9:30, noon and 3 p.m. at seawall adjacent to Fort St. Louis de Illinois Visitor Center parking lot, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. seminars in Starved Rock Lodge. 815-220-7386.

X-TREME INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE ICE RACING, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, Peoria Civic Center arena. 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 by 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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