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EVENTS: Places to go. Things to do.


DJ ADRIAN, Friday, Sept.14, 9th Street Pub, 235 Ninth St., La Salle.

BUDDY BLOMQUIST, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, tasting room, August Hill Winery, 106 Mill St., Utica.

MICHAEL CHARLES, blues, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, The Lone Buffalo, Tap Room, 808-812 La Salle St., Ottawa.

CROSSROADS, blues, 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, Back Door Lounge or Veranda (weather permitting), Starved Rock Lodge, Utica.

BRAD JACKSON AND SHADES OF COUNTRY, Friday, Sept. 14, Shakers Lounge, 121 W. Stevenson Road, Ottawa.

ABBYNORMAL, Saturday, Sept. 15, Shaker’s Lounge, 121 W. Stevenson Road, Ottawa.

DAVID’S BAZAAR, variety accoustic covers, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, The Lone Buffalo, Tap Room, 808-812 La Salle St., Ottawa.

DJ HALF SHELL HEROS, Saturday, Sept. 15, 9th Street Pub, 235 Ninth St., La Salle.

MATHIEN, 8 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Sept.15, Dockside Bar and Grill, Ottawa.

SUGAR CREEK, country and old time rock, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept.15, at Pinheadz, Ottawa, 815-435-0378.

DOUBLE DAVE TRIO, Sunday, Sept. 16, 9th Street Pub, 235 Ninth St., La Salle.

KYLE YAP, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, Dockside Bar and Grill, Ottawa.


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

OTTAWA’S OLD TOWN FARMERS MARKET, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through October, Ottawa. Freshly picked, home-grown vegetables and fruits. Also featured are home baked goods, jams and jellies, dog treats, handmade soaps and fresh roasted coffee.

STREATOR FARMERS MARKET, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through October. Vendors welcome. City Park. Facebook page: Streator Farmers Market.


LAKE HOLIDAY LADIES CLUB ANNUAL TOUR OF HOMES, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15. Begins at Lake Holiday Lodge, 283 Easy St., Somonauk. Call 815-498-9609 for tickets.

AMAZING RACE, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, Starved Rock Lodge. Utica. Check in for race will be at 11:15 a.m. in the Lodge lobby. Call 815-220-7386 for more information.

SUNSET DRUM CIRCLE, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at Fox Ridge.


ARTISAN MARKET, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Hornbaker Gardens, 22937 1140 North Ave., Princeton. 30 artists selling original work and live music.


CAMP TUCKABATCHEE PRESENTS COMEDY NIGHT AND SILENT AUCTION, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, show starts at 8 to 9:30 p.m. at Ottawa VFW, 1501 La Salle St., Ottawa. Starring Chicago’s Comedy Scene Comedians with host Peter Danials, Chris Browder, Maggie Miller, and headliner Mike Maxwell. Tickets $20 each or 2 for $30. Recommended for mature audiences, will contain adult content.

THE KRAMERS, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, Starved Rock Lodge, Utica. Gospel music family group from Peoria. Vocals, guitar, keyboards, ukulele and mandolin. Classic Gospel and timeless hymms. Call 815-220-7386.


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.

NORSK MUSEUM, Route 71 behind Norway Store, tour hours 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through September,

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.

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


AUTUMN MIGRATORY BIRD HIKE, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, pre-registration only via email Starved Rock State Park.

FALCONRY, with Rich Escutia, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, and Sunday, Sept. 23, Starved Rock State Park. Call 815-667-4726.

FIRST COURSE TOUR, Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. 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.

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, Starved Rock Lodge. Reservations recommended, call 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 VISITORS CENTER, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Dee Bennett Road, Utica, 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.

MULES, MANSION, AND MIMOSA BOAT TOUR, Thursdays through Sundays, May through October. One-hour, mule-pulled boat ride on the I&M Canal Boat and a one-hour tour of 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.

TAKE A HIKE AND LUNCH, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, and Sunday, Sept 16. Starved Rock Lodge, Utica. Ticket includes guided hike, lunch, backpack, and interesting facts along the way. Reservations required. Call 815-220-7386 to book.

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.

WALKERS CLUB, 9 a.m. Thursdays, meet in the lobby at Starved Rock Lodge, Utica.

WATERFALL AND CANYON TOUR,  Mondays at 11 a.m. and Saturdays at 9 and 11 a.m. 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.


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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