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

NIGHTLIFE

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.

THEATER

'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, stage212.org/nunsensations.

'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, festival56.com or boxoffice@festival56.com.

ART SHOWS

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.

MISCELLANEOUS

'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.

MUSEUMS

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 lscgg@sbcglobal.net.

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, senecahistory@gmail.com.

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.

TOURISM

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 starvedrockconnections.com 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, streator.org.

• TO INCLUDE an entertainment or activity item in the Events Calendar, submit information by 2 p.m. Tuesday online to newsroom@mywebtimes.com, 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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