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Datebook

December 2013 – March 2014

Belvidere Holiday Walk @ Boone County Conservation District
December 7, 2013 @ 6:00 pm – December 8, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
Effingham Garden Club Christmas Walk
December 8, 2013 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Effingham Garden Club is sponsoring its annual Christmas Walk with the opportunity to visit five sites all decked out for the holidays. This year [...]
Let’s Go Fishing Show @ Gateway Center
January 3, 2014 @ 11:00 am – January 5, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
This show is dedicated solely to anglers. Visitors not only find a “fishing tackle super-store” but attend seminars and see a wide variety of fishing [...]
Guided Winter Hikes @ Starved Rock Lodge
January 4, 2014 @ 11:00 am – January 26, 2014 @ 2:00 pm
Every Saturday and Sunday from December through March, hikes depart at 11 a.m. and return about 2 p.m. Join a guided hike with the possibility [...]
Alton Audubon Eagle Festival @ Audubon Center at Riverlands
January 5, 2014 all-day
Join us for the kick-off of the eagle watching season. Activities include live eagle meet and greet, preview of events at the Eagle Watching Hot [...]
Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism and Organic Conference @ Crowne Plaza Hotel and Convention Center
January 8, 2014 – January 10, 2014 all-day
Featuring nearly 100 speakers and 60 trade show exhibitors, the conference has a variety of preconference workshops along with general sessions and breakout sessions [...]
Midwest Speed Expo @ Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds
January 11, 2014 @ 9:00 am – January 12, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
What better way to spend a wintery Saturday or Sunday just before the start of the new season. The expo is your opportunity to [...]
The 23rd Quad Cities Farm Show @ QCCA Expo Center
January 19, 2014 @ 9:00 am – January 21, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
More than 200 ag companies will fill the expo center with an emphasis on the upcoming planting season.
Great River Eagle Days @ Oakley Lindsay Center
January 24, 2014 @ 4:15 pm
The public is invited to free activities at the civic center, Black Fox Singers, Native American dancers, vendors, food, live raptors and an eagle [...]
Annual Norge Ski Jump Tournament @ Norge Ski Club
January 25, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – January 26, 2014 @ 1:00 pm
Fun for the whole family, this U.S. Cup & International 5 Hills Ski Jumping Winter Tournament starts at noon both days. Ski jumpers from [...]
Southern Illiois Spinners and Weavers Guild @ Visitor Center at Ft. Massac State Park
February 1, 2014 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Spinners and weavers are welcome to participate.
@ Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
February 7, 2014 all-day
Calling all explorers! Spend an Evening Underneath the Stars. Don’t miss your chance to spend a night at the museum. Can’t spend the night? No [...]
Civil War Weekend @ Anna Arts Center
February 7, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – February 9, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
The 7th Annual Lincoln Legacy Dinner if Friday at 6:30 p.m. and will feature Bryon Andreason, Research Historian from the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum. [...]
@ Fort Massac State Park
February 8, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Massiac Marines, French and Indian War period re-enactors present a living history program.
Masters of the Sky @ National Great Rivers Museum
February 15, 2014 – February 17, 2014 all-day
Witness a birds of prey demonstration by the World Bird Sanctuary. See eagles, falcons, owls and other birds of prey at this educational and informative [...]
Galesburg Historical Society Annual Chocolate Festival @ Galesburg Antique Mall
February 15, 2014 @ 11:00 am – February 16, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
It’s a chocolate lover’s dream! Annual festival featuring homemade and commercially-made chocolate treats. It’s an endless buffet of tortes, cakes, pies, cookies, candies, beverages and [...]
Kites Over Sycamore @ South End of Airport Road
February 17, 2014 all-day
Come join us for some high flying fun. Create and decorate your own kites, plant a pumpkin, blow bubbles, enjoy cotton candy and popcorn, [...]
Illinois Beef Expo @ Illinois State Fairgrounds
February 20, 2014 @ 8:00 am – February 23, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Field & Stream 2014 Illinois Deer & Turkey Expo @ Prairie Capital Convention Center
February 21, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – February 23, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
The annual expo will feature trophy deer contests, photo contests, turkey calling championships, new products expo and trade show. Seminars will be held daily.
The Boat Show @ Illinois State Fairgrounds
February 21, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – February 23, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
See a wide variety of pleasure and fishing boats from several local dealers including aluminum and fiberglass fishing boats, ski boats, pontoons, runabout, cruisers and [...]
Celebration of Stephen Mack’s Birthday @ Macktown Living History Center
February 23, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us for a birthday celebration of Stephen Mack, Winnebago County’s first white settler. Traditional foods, winter skills and games will be showcased. Re-enactors of [...]
Peoria RV Show @ Peoria Civic Center
February 28, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – March 2, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
In its 28th year, this show features RVs, boats, ATVs, motorcycles, campgrounds from three states, RV products and repair dealers.
Springfield Area Home Builders Assn. 2014 Home Expo @ Prairie Capital Convention Center
February 28, 2014 @ 3:00 pm – March 2, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Check out the latest innovations in the Building and Remodeling Industry. Attendees will be able to explore two floors of booths featuring local products and [...]
Illinois Horse Fair @ Illinois State Fairgrounds
March 7, 2014 @ 9:00 am – March 9, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
New for 2014, the Heartland Horseman’s Challenge is a judged competition all three days where four-horsemen/women are given an opportunity to choose and work [...]
Living History at Fort Massac State Park @ Fort Massac State Park
March 8, 2014 @ 10:00 am – March 9, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
L’ecole du Soldat or School of the Soldier will be held for French troops. French and Indian War period living historians from throughout the [...]
Spring Home Expo @ Pavilion of the City of Marion
March 8, 2014 @ 10:00 am – March 9, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
Annual Home Expo includes more than 70 vendors showing off the latest styles in home décor, improvement and landscaping. Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and [...]
St. Peter’s United Church of Christ Sausage Supper @ St. Peter’s United Church of Christ
March 8, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
This supper, started in 1940, is still going strong. Menu includes sausage patties, sauerkraut, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, applesauce, drink and dessert. [...]
The Irish Comedy Tour @ Effingham Performance Center
March 12, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
. For one night, the EPC becomes an Irish pub, its party atmosphere defined by a boisterous, belly-laugh band of hooligans who will have [...]
Poetry Out Loud-Illinois State Contest @ Hoogland Center for the Arts
March 14, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
High school students who won school and regional recitation contests vie for the state championship, thereby earning a spot at the national Poetry Out [...]
Family Fun-Maple Syrup Time @ Rock Springs Nature Center
March 15, 2014 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Experience the process of making maple syrup. See how a tree is tapped and how the sap becomes syrup! 1:30 p.m. Free, but reservations [...]