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EVENTS CALENDAR: Places to Go, Things to Do in Starved Rock Country


DARRELL DATA, 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, Back Door Lounge at Starved Rock Lodge, 2688 E. 873rd Road, Oglesby.

CHRIS FARRELL, 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, Partridge's Pit Stop, 522 W. Main St., Ottawa.


'NUNSENSATIONS: THE NUNSENSE VEGAS REVIEW,' 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, and Saturday, Feb. 8; 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, and Sunday, Feb. 9, Stage 212, 700 First St., La Salle. For more information or tickets,

'ELVIS THROUGH THE YEARS,' 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, Grace Performing Arts Center, 316 S. Main St., Princeton. Elvis tribute by father and son duo, John and Jonathan Lyons; Jonathan performs music of young Elvis, while John performs as “Vegas Elvis” during the concert years. For tickets, 815-879-5656, or


SHANE-JAHI JACKSON, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, west wing of Westclox building, 400 Fifth St., Peru. Gallery showing of abstract and portrait oil paintings by Shane-Jahi Jackson, of Morris. Light refreshments served. Free-will offerings accepted.


'CINEMA PARADISO' SCREENING, 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, Westclox ARTworks Center in the west wing of the Westclox building, 400 Fifth St., Peru. Award-winning comedy-drama about a boy’s lifelong love of the movies and the art of filmmaking, beginning in 1945 war-torn Sicily. Free. Donations accepted.

'DECADE IN REVIEW' TRIVIA NIGHT, 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, Reddick Mansion, 100 W. Lafayette St., Ottawa. Ten rounds of 10 questions about the decade spanning 2010 to 2019. Fee involved. For reservations, 815-433-6100. Walk-ins welcome. Contest rescheduled from January due to weather cancellation.

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.


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 GENEALOGY GUILD, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Saturdays, 115 W. Glover St., Ottawa. Open to the public to conduct genealogy research. 815-433-5261 or

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 through Jan. 23.

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, Seneca. Closed December through mid-March for reorganization. For information,

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.


BALD EAGLE TROLLEY TOURS, 11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturdays; 10:30 a.m. Sundays, Starved Rock State Park. Short trolley ride travels to Illinois Waterway Visitor Center for eagle viewing from the observation deck and an educational presentation about eagles. Tour includes lunch from a special menu. Fee involved.

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. Saturdays and Sundays, Starved Rock Lodge, Utica. Fee involved; includes snack, bottled water, backpack, voucher for hot chocolate or coffee upon return. Reservations required, 815-220-7386.

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 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,

• 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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