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EVENTS CALENDAR: Places to Go, Things to Do


THE CLASSIX, 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, Jamie’s Outpost, 602 S. Clark St., Utica. Classic rock, country and old time rock 'n' roll jam session.

JIM & TOMMY, 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, Back Door Lounge at Starved Rock Lodge, Utica. Acoustic rock.

MOEMENTUM, 1:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Ottawa Moose Lodge, 3051 NE 18th Road, Ottawa.


OES TRIAL PERIOD BAND, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, Central Intermediate School cafetorium, 711 E. McKinley Road, Ottawa. Full concert band and small group ensembles. Free.


'THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER,' 7:30 pm. Friday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 12; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, Morris Theatre Guild, 516 W. Illinois Ave., Morris. For tickets, or 815-942-1966.

'MURDER ON THE RERUN,' 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 19; 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E Railroad St., Sandwich. For tickets, or visit the Opera House box office up to one hour before showtime. For information, or Kathie Hart at 815-786-4878.


SECOND FRIDAY AT WESTCLOX: TIME FOR ART & MUSIC, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, Westclox building, Peru. Paintbox Gallery exhibit by Christine Mateu and NCI ARTworks Center exhibit "Disruption." Free, open to the public, light refreshments.

INSANITY HAUNTED HOUSE, 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 7 to 10 p.m. Sundays in October; 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 2, Peru Mall, 3940 Route 251, Peru. Fee involved.

NEXT GENERATION PRO WRESTLING, Doors open at 6 p.m., event begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Streator High School, 202 W. Lincoln Ave., Streator. "The Super Destroyer" vs. Drew Carmelo; The Evil Empress Rahne Victoria, Valentina Loca and Janai Kai in triple-threat ladies match; High Flyers Gunner Brave vs. Yoya; and "The Dirty South Boricua" Joeasa and tag partner "The Iceberg" Deonn Rusman.

VOICES IN HARMONY, 7 p.m. each Monday, First Presbyterian Church, 114 E. Jefferson St., Ottawa. Group meets to sing a cappella. For information, 828-273-5720.


CUBBY HOLE FLEA MARKET, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, Oct. 13, intersection of U.S. 6 and Route 178, Utica. Free admission.

OTTAWA OLD TOWN FARMERS MARKET, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jackson Street between La Salle and Columbus streets, Ottawa.

STREATOR FARMERS MARKET, 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through October at City Park, downtown Streator.

CROCHET, CRAFT AND RUMMAGE SALE, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 12, Ottawa Place Senior Apartments, Jim Thomas Circle, Ottawa (east of SouthTown Mall). Featuring crochet and craft works of Joyce Piercy and Beverly Simmons.

RUMMAGE SALE, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Millington United Methodist Church, 200 Orleans St., Millington. Hot lunch served both days. For information, 815-695-5384 or 815-695-5724.


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, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, or by appointment. Call 815-357-8478 or 815-357-1125 or email

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.


BOAT RIDES: TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS ON THE RIVER, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Starved Rock State Park. Fee involved. Tour includes trolley ride to Eagle I for cruise on the Illinois River. Check-in begins at 2:45 p.m. Book online at or 815-220-7836.

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.

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, 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 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.

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.

STARVED ROCK AREA TOURS, daily general and themed tours from Starved Rock Connections. Times vary. Schedule changes monthly. Fee involved. Reservations required. Details at under Events Calendar, or call 815-883-0232.

STREATOR TOURISM OFFICE, 8 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday, 204 S. Bloomington St., 815-672-2055,

TAKE A HIKE AND LUNCH, 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Starved Rock State Park. Hike leaves from Starved Rock Lodge, Utica. Fee includes guided hike; choice of a ham, turkey or veggie wrap; bag of chips; piece of fruit; granola bar; a bottle of water and backpack. Reservations required. 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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