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Previous Datebook Months: November 2011December 2011

January 2012

1-30, Skating in the Sky at John Hancock Observatory, 875 N. Michigan, Chicago, 888-875-VIEW.

1-31, Eagle Days in Madison. 314-416-9930.

5-16, Team of Rivals Exhibit, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, Springfield, Lincoln’s Cabinet at the Crossroads of War - A Civil War Sesquicentennial Exhibition,

6-8, Let’s Go Fishing, Gateway Convention Center, Collinsville, Steve Lengyel,

6-8, Bald Eagle Days Environmental Fair and Wildlife Art Show in Rock Island. 309-788-5912 or

7, Alton Eagle Festival in Alton. 618-465-6676 or

7-8, Gotcha Outdoor Adventure Sports Show in Kankakee. 815-935-7390 or

8, Chicago Blackhawks vs. Red Wings, United Center, 1901 W. Madison, Chicago, |312-455-7000

8, Bald Eagle Festival at Pere Marquette Lodge in Grafton. 628-786-2331, ext. 0.

10-23, Come Fly Away Broadway Musical in Chicago. 312-977-1702 or

11-12, Northern Illinois Farm Show, Northern Illinois University, Convocation Center, Dekalb,

11-13, Illinois Speciality Crops, Agritourism and Organic Conference Crowne Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 3000 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield. Contact Diane Handley 309-557-3662.

12-16, Chicago Boat Show, McCormick Place, North Chicago,

13, Friday the 13th Night at the Museum Tour, 7:30 p.m., Mineral Springs Haunted Tours, 301 E. Broadway St., Alton. or call 1-866-465-3205.

13-15, The Lake County Home Building and Remodeling Expo, Grayslake,

14, Handmade Market, Chicago, Noon – 4 p.m., Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave Chicago,

14-15, Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway,
Chicago, 312-922-2110

14, 21, 28, Eagle Meet and Greet at the Alton Visitors Center in Alton. 618-465-6676 or

22, 29, Eagle Meet and Greet at the National Great Rivers Museum in East Alton. 877-462-6979 or

15, Sled Dog Demos in Utica. 800-868-7625 or

18, 50 States in 60 Minutes in University Park. 708-235-2222 or

20, The 29th Annual Rod and Custom Bike Show, QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave, Rock Island, Illinois, 309-799-7469.

21, The State Ballet Theatre of Russia’s Swan Lake in Waukegan. 847-782-2366 or

22, 29, Eagle Meet and Greet at the National Great Rivers Museum in East Alton. 877-462-6979 or

27, Jeff Foxworthy at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington.

27-29, Illinois Fish & Feather Expo, Interstate Center, 2301 W. Market St., Bloomington, Larry Andris, 309-452-9646,

27-31, Alton Little Theater: The Last Mass at St. Casmir’s, Evening Shows Tues. - Sat. at 7:30 p.m. Sun. Matinee at 2 p.m., 2450 N. Henry St., Alton. For tickets, call 618-462-6562. For more information, go to

28, Mike Super Magic and Illusion in Grayslake. 847-543-2300 or

29, Quincy Eagle Days, Lock and Dam No. 21, W. Lock and Dam Road, Quincy. For information call 217-228-0890.


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Deadline: December 15 for March events.

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