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Previous Datebook Months: September 2010October 2010

November 2010

5-7, Fall Antique Spectacular in Rock Island. 309-788-5912 or

6, Chocolate, Champagne & Candlelight in Galena. 815-777-9129, or

7, Wine Festival in Grafton. 618-786-2331, or

11, Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Anna. 618-833-5182 or

11, Veterans Remembrance Soup Lunch in Bement. 217-678-7121 or

13, The 17th Annual Holiday Craft Show in Frankfort. 815-469-9400 or

13-14, Greater Downstate Indoor Bluegrass Music Festival in Springfield. 217-243-3159 or

13-14, John A Logan College Autumn Fest in Carterville. 618-985-2828.

17, Olney Christmas Parade in Olney. (618) 395-7302. The parade will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Immanuel United Methodist Church located at 700 N. East and travel south on East Street to Main Street, east on Main Street to Whittle Avenue and south on Whittle Avenue to North Avenue.

18-20, Pope County Deer Festival in Golconda. 618-683-6723 or

19, Community Christmas Tree Lighting on the Lincoln-Douglas Square in Alton. 618-465-6676.

19-20, The 26th Annual Nouveau Wine Festival in various downtown locations in Galena. 815-777-3330, or

19-21, Festival of Trees at Lincoln Land Community College in Litchfield. 217-324-8147, or

19-21, Kenney Festival of Trees at the Community Center in Kenney. 217-944-2433 or

19-21, Barbara Buck Studio Santa Fest in Freeport. 815-443-2785.

20-21, Branson on the Road in Grafton. 618-786-3330 or

20-21, Northwest Illinois Model Railroad Club Fall Open House in Chadwick. 815-684-5216.

20-28, Memorial’s Festival of Trees at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. 217-788-4301 or

26-28, Holiday House at Magnolia Manor in Cairo. 618-734-0201.

26-12/26, Christmas Wonderland at Rock Springs Park in Alton. 618-465-6676.

26-12/31, Candlelight Tours in Clinton. 217-935-6066.

27-12/4, The Polar Express in Monticello. 217-762-9011.

27, Parade of Lights in East Peoria. 309-698-4715.

27, The 36th Annual Les Artisans Arts & Crafts Fair in Kankakee. 815-432-2639.

27, An Old-Fashioned Christmas in Galva. 309-932-2555 or

27, Live at Jacoby: Last Saturday Nights in Alton. 618-462-5222 or

To be considered for inclusion, please submit events in the format used above. Preference is given to events sponsored by non-profit entities. Submitting an event is not a guarantee of publication. Photos are welcome, but will not be returned unless a self-addressed and stamped envelope is provided. Events are subject to change, so please contact the event sponsor for confirmation.

Deadline: October 15 for January Events.

Mail to: Illinois Datebook, PO Box 3787, Springfield, IL 62708.

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