Byron Forest Preserve- Barn Party

Saturday, April 20, 2013 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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We are going to explore the Heritage Farm and make some candles. Date is April 20. Meet at the Farm, 8059 N. River Rd. Fee is $5/child. For ages 6 and up. 12-3pm. Call to pre-register by April 17. The Byron Forest Preserve is located at 7993 River Rd, Byron. 

Byron Forest Preserve- 3D Archery

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Join us for this fun outdoor activity. Use our equipment or bring your own. Meet at Byron/Oregon Sportsman's Club on Townline Rd. Date is April 24. Times are 5-7pm. $5/archer. Call 234-8535 x200 to pre-register by April 23.

Ogle County Bird Count

Saturday, May 04, 2013 7:00 am - 11:00 am
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Join the Byron Forest Preserve District for the annual Ogle Bird Count on Saturday, May 4. Some species expected are blue jays, blue birds, meadow larks, and turkey vultures. Bring binoculars and field guides. Count will be on forest preserve properties and other Ogle County natural areas. Meet at the Jarrett Center at 7 a.m. Please register by Friday, May 3, by noon at 815-234-8535

Oregon Park District Plant & Flower Sale

Saturday, May 04, 2013 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Spring Is In The Air! Are you anxious to be outdoors and digging in the dirt? Garden art, perennials, annuals, herbs, and wildflower plants and seeds will be available for purchase at the Nash Recreation Center in Oregon during their Annual Plant & Flower Sale, Saturday, May 4 from 8:00a-1:00p

Fancy Nancy Day at Polo Library

Saturday, May 11, 2013 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Fancy Nancy Day! will be Saturday, May 11th from 1:00 – 2:30 pm at Polo Public Library,302 West Mason Street, Polo. This event is for Fancy Nancy fans ages 5-12. We'll makedazzling headbands to match our outstanding outfits and model our creations in a fabulousfashion show. For more information call 815-946-2713. Registration is required.

Heart Healthy Cooking Class

Thursday, May 16, 2013 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Ideas to help you have a heart healthy Memorial Day will be presented byMarilyn Csernus, Nutrition & Wellness Educator from University of Illinois Extension,at Polo Public Library, 302 West Mason Street, Polo on Thursday, May 16th from6:00 – 7:00 pm. The class will include a cooking demonstration as well as recipesand ideas for healthier eating. For more information call 815-946-2713.Seating is limited; registration is required.

Book Club With a Difference

Monday, May 20, 2013 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Discussion of The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Cotterill at Polo Public Library, 302 WestMason Street, Polo will be held on Monday, May 20th from 1:30-2:30 pm. Copies ofthe book will be available one month prior to book club meeting date. For moreinformation call 815-946-2713.

Leaf River Summer Daze Festival

Sunday, June 02, 2013 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Join us for Leaf River Summer Daze Festival, June 1 & 2, 2013. Lots of great events. We have the best fireworks! Be sure to come view them on Main Street near the water tower. The fireworks don't go real high, but they are breathtaking - like a constant finale! We also have the drum & bugle corps, Rockford Phantom Regiment in our parade. After us, they go on the road, so come see them. For a great night of family entertainment, come see Leaf Rivers' own River Demons Roller Girls in a bout with the Delavan Dolls of Derby on Saturday night at 7pm in the RVC building 605 Main St. See you all in Leaf River - the only Leaf River in the US!  Go to our website for all details & times of events.  

Art in the Garden

Saturday, June 22, 2013 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Experience Art In The Garden in Grand Detour. Artist Beverly Garcia is presenting a benefit art sale for the Sinnissippi Foundation on Saturday, June 22nd at her home and studio in Grand Detour, IL. Spend the day (10 am to 5 pm) at Beverly's beautiful sculpture garden and, perhaps, purchase from a selection of over 200 original painting by Beverly. For more information, call 815-284-9380.

Byron Forest Preserve- Summer Concert

Sunday, July 07, 2013 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Come down to the Heritage Farm Stage to see and hear the horns.  Date is July 7.  Meet at Heritage Farm.  Time is 7-8pm.  For all ages.  Bring your lawn chair.  Fee is free.  Rain location is inside the Jarrett Center.

Byron Museum Quilt Show

Friday, July 12, 2013 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Byron Museum's 26th Annual Quilt Show will be held July 12th through 14th during ByronFest at the Byron Museum located at 110 N. Union Street. Enjoy dozens of quilts hung throughout the museum in addition to our regular exhibits. The main categories are: Quilts, Special (Clothes & Wearable Art, Wall Hangings), and Just For Show. Quilt Show hours are Friday, July 12 5-8pm, Saturday, July 13 10am-7pm, Sunday, July 14 11am-2pm. For more information call the Byron Museum at 815.234.5031, send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to our website www.byronmuseum.org.

Byronfest

Saturday, July 13, 2013 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Byronfest is a family friendly event designed to showcase the Byron community to the many visitors who travel to Byron for the three-day event.Go to website for a full listing of all events & locations. 

Byron Museum Quilt Show

Saturday, July 13, 2013 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Byron Museum's 26th Annual Quilt Show will be held July 12th through 14th during ByronFest at the Byron Museum located at 110 N. Union Street. Enjoy dozens of quilts hung throughout the museum in addition to our regular exhibits. The main categories are: Quilts, Special (Clothes & Wearable Art, Wall Hangings), and Just For Show. Quilt Show hours are Friday, July 12 5-8pm, Saturday, July 13 10am-7pm, Sunday, July 14 11am-2pm. For more information call the Byron Museum at 815.234.5031, send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to our website www.byronmuseum.org.

The Great Lakes program at Polo Library

Saturday, July 13, 2013 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Sat., July 13th at 10:30 am the Polo Public Library will host Norman Moline, a Road Scholar with the Illinois Humanities Council, for his presentation Greatness Explained: The Great Lakes. Mr. Moline will identify the many links within the Great Lakes watershed and with adjoining watersheds, elaborate on their historical significance for the nation and for our region, and focus on some of the current environmental and political issues which impact Illinois and other states bordering these lakes. This event is free and open to the public, though donations will be accepted at the door. It is being produced in part by the Illinois Humanities Council's Road Scholars Speakers Bureau, a program that provides organizations statewide with affordable, entertaining, and thought-provoking humanities events for their communities.
Phone Number: 815-946-2713
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Byronfest

Sunday, July 14, 2013 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Byronfest is a family friendly event designed to showcase the Byron community to the many visitors who travel to Byron for the three-day event.Go to website for a full listing of all events & locations. 

Byron Museum Quilt Show

Sunday, July 14, 2013 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Byron Museum's 26th Annual Quilt Show will be held July 12th through 14th during ByronFest at the Byron Museum located at 110 N. Union Street. Enjoy dozens of quilts hung throughout the museum in addition to our regular exhibits. The main categories are: Quilts, Special (Clothes & Wearable Art, Wall Hangings), and Just For Show. Quilt Show hours are Friday, July 12 5-8pm, Saturday, July 13 10am-7pm, Sunday, July 14 11am-2pm. For more information call the Byron Museum at 815.234.5031, send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to our website www.byronmuseum.org.

Oregon Trail Days

Saturday, July 20, 2013 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Oregon Trail Days July 20-21 at Lowden State Park, River Rd, OregonHrs: Sat-9a-4p/Sun-10a-4pCelebration of our American Indian and Western heritage with a variety of live entertainment including cowboys on horses, Annie Oakley, The Whip Guy and authentic American Indian dancing and drumming. Pioneer gathering with log cabin, art show, vendors and food court. Lots of children's activities and tours of the Black Hawk Statue. Live country music entertainment including a Johnny Cash Tribute.Saturday evening Outdoor Saloon and Eatery in downtown Oregon - Fee $5 per personEvent Fee - $6 per person includes parkingChildren 5 and under free

Byron Dragway Meltdown Drags

Saturday, July 20, 2013 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Every Day until July 21, 2013

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Oregon Trail Days 5K Rugged River Run

Sunday, July 21, 2013 7:00 am - 9:00 am
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The Oregon Trail Days 5K Rugged River Run will be held Sunday July 21 at 8am (sign-in at 7am) starting at Lowden State Park. $35 sign in fee includes run, breakfast, t-shirt and festival entrance. Run through Lowden State Park along the Blackhawk River Path, up hills and stairs, ending at the Lorado Taft Field Campus where a full breakfast will be served.

Entrance to festival and breakfast $13

Oregon Trail Days

Sunday, July 21, 2013 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Oregon Trail Days July 20-21 at Lowden State Park, River Rd, OregonHrs: Sat-9a-4p/Sun-10a-4pCelebration of our American Indian and Western heritage with a variety of live entertainment including cowboys on horses, Annie Oakley, The Whip Guy and authentic American Indian dancing and drumming. Pioneer gathering with log cabin, art show, vendors and food court. Lots of children's activities and tours of the Black Hawk Statue. Live country music entertainment including a Johnny Cash Tribute.Saturday evening Outdoor Saloon and Eatery in downtown Oregon - Fee $5 per personEvent Fee - $6 per person includes parkingChildren 5 and under free

Byron Dragway Meltdown Drags

Sunday, July 21, 2013 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Every Day until July 21, 2013

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Cello Concert in Grand Detour

Friday, July 26, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Michael Andrews of Miami Beach, Florida, will present a cello concert on Friday, July 26, 2013, at 7 PM at St. Peter's Church, 8225 So. Main St., Grand Detour. Andrews is a performer and cello teacher. He has had three-year' experience in El Sistema, the Venezuelan Youth Orchestra brought to international attention by Gustavo Dudamel. Andrews currently plays in the Miami Symphony and is founder and artistic director of the South Beach Chamber Ensemble in Florida. In 2006 he established South Beach Up North, a summer chamber music festival in Wausau WI, where he spends summers.

The concert will be open to the public. No tickets are being sold, but freewill donations will be welcome. The sponsor is St. Peter's Church Preservation Committee, a not-for-profit organization in Grand Detour. St. Peter's Church is air-conditioned and seats ninety.

In addition, Andrews will offer a master class for string players and ensemble groups of all ages on Saturday, July 27, beginning at 10 AM, also to take place at St. Peter's Church in Grand Detour. The master class is free to observers and visitors of all ages. The participant fee for those who bring and play their instrument is $20. Scholarships are available. For more information and registration contact David Nelson of Grand Detour, telephone 815 652 3031.

HAIRSPRAY at the Byron Civic Theatre

Friday, July 26, 2013 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Every Week until July 27, 2013

Don't miss Byron Civic Theatre's opening production of their Nineteenth Season. HAIRSPRAY tells the story of the lovable, plus-sized teen, Tracy Turnblad as she navigates through the trials and tribulations that all teens face in high school. When she lands a role on The Corny Collins Show, she suddenly goes from social outcast to rising star.

HAIRSPRAY is chock full of wonderful music and a great story. The BCT production features great sets, costumes and choreography inspired by the Tony Winning Broadway production.

Get ticket information at our website at www.bctmagic.com or call the box office at 815 312-3000.

HAIRSPRAY RUNS JULY 26 - 28 AND AUGUST 2 - 4.

TICKETS PRICES ARE $12 FOR ADULTS, $10 FOR SENIORS, AND $6 FOR STUDENTS AND CHILDREN.

SHOW TIMES ARE 7:30 FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SHOWS AND 2:00 FOR SUNDAY SHOWS

Butterfly Festival

Saturday, July 27, 2013 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Elkhorn Creek Butterfly Festival To Be Held On July 27
Northwest Illinois Audubon Society will be hosting a Butterfly Festival on Saturday, July 27 from 1-5 p.m. Join us for a fun, informative family-friendly afternoon as we explore the Elkhorn Creek Biodiversity Preserve for the many butterflies that are found there. Participants may join butterfly tours or look on their own for those winged beauties. Tours will begin at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. Free "Butterflies and Moths" pocket guides will be distributed at no charge while supplies last. We'll have a shady rest area with chairs, as well as a restroom, cold beverages and snacks. If the weather is questionable, call Blackmores at 815-938-3204 before 10 a.m. on July 2.
Explorers at previous Butterfly Festivals have found 28 species of butterflies and skippers, among them Tiger Swallowtail, Meadow Fritillary, Buckeye, Comma, Pearl Crescent, Peck's Skipper, Milbert's Tortoiseshell, and Silver Spotted Skipper.
The Preserve is located about 3 miles southwest of Forreston in the southeast corner of West Grove and Freeport Roads. The parking lot is off of West Grove Road. We hope to see you there!

HAIRSPRAY at the Byron Civic Theatre

Saturday, July 27, 2013 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Every Week until July 27, 2013

Don't miss Byron Civic Theatre's opening production of their Nineteenth Season. HAIRSPRAY tells the story of the lovable, plus-sized teen, Tracy Turnblad as she navigates through the trials and tribulations that all teens face in high school. When she lands a role on The Corny Collins Show, she suddenly goes from social outcast to rising star.

HAIRSPRAY is chock full of wonderful music and a great story. The BCT production features great sets, costumes and choreography inspired by the Tony Winning Broadway production.

Get ticket information at our website at www.bctmagic.com or call the box office at 815 312-3000.

HAIRSPRAY RUNS JULY 26 - 28 AND AUGUST 2 - 4.

TICKETS PRICES ARE $12 FOR ADULTS, $10 FOR SENIORS, AND $6 FOR STUDENTS AND CHILDREN.

SHOW TIMES ARE 7:30 FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SHOWS AND 2:00 FOR SUNDAY SHOWS

HAIRSPRAY at the Byron Civic Theatre

Sunday, July 28, 2013 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Every Week until August 04, 2013

Don't miss Byron Civic Theatre's opening production of their Nineteenth Season. HAIRSPRAY tells the story of the lovable, plus-sized teen, Tracy Turnblad as she navigates through the trials and tribulations that all teens face in high school. When she lands a role on The Corny Collins Show, she suddenly goes from social outcast to rising star.

HAIRSPRAY is chock full of wonderful music and a great story. The BCT production features great sets, costumes and choreography inspired by the Tony Winning Broadway production.

Get ticket information at our website at www.bctmagic.com or call the box office at 815 312-3000.

HAIRSPRAY RUNS JULY 26 - 28 AND AUGUST 2 - 4.

TICKETS PRICES ARE $12 FOR ADULTS, $10 FOR SENIORS, AND $6 FOR STUDENTS AND CHILDREN.

SHOW TIMES ARE 7:30 FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SHOWS AND 2:00 FOR SUNDAY SHOWS

HAIRSPRAY at the Byron Civic Theatre

Friday, August 02, 2013 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Every Day until August 03, 2013

Don't miss Byron Civic Theatre's opening production of their Nineteenth Season. HAIRSPRAY tells the story of the lovable, plus-sized teen, Tracy Turnblad as she navigates through the trials and tribulations that all teens face in high school. When she lands a role on The Corny Collins Show, she suddenly goes from social outcast to rising star.

HAIRSPRAY is chock full of wonderful music and a great story. The BCT production features great sets, costumes and choreography inspired by the Tony Winning Broadway production.

Get ticket information at our website at www.bctmagic.com or call the box office at 815 312-3000.

HAIRSPRAY RUNS JULY 26 - 28 AND AUGUST 2 - 4.

TICKETS PRICES ARE $12 FOR ADULTS, $10 FOR SENIORS, AND $6 FOR STUDENTS AND CHILDREN.

SHOW TIMES ARE 7:30 FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SHOWS AND 2:00 FOR SUNDAY SHOWS

Stronghold Castle Celebrates 50 Years

Saturday, August 03, 2013 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Stronghold Camp and Retreat Center, located two miles north of Oregon, IL and owned and operated by the Presbytery of Blackhawk, PC (USA), is celebrating 50 years of outdoor ministry on Saturday, August 3rd. The day will include Castle Tours and fun for the entire family with Summer Camp counselors and staff leading archery, swimming, high ropes course with zip line, games and arts and crafts for all ages. No fees will be charged.

The English manor-style house, known as The Castle, was constructed in 1930 by Walter and Josephine Strong as a summer home for their family of five children. Members of the Strong family will give presentations at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Great Hall. The Strong family owned the property until December of 1962 and various Presbyterian camping organizations set about developing a camping program for children and youth which began operation in June of 1963. Over the years, more retreat buildings have been constructed and improvements made. The facility is open year round and can accommodate 192 guests in winter quarters and 200 in the circular Dining Room.

Join the celebration! Activities will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude with a campfire and s'mores at 4:30 p.m. Stronghold is located at 1922 N. IL Rte. 2, Oregon, and IL.

 

HAIRSPRAY at the Byron Civic Theatre

Saturday, August 03, 2013 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Every Day until August 03, 2013

Don't miss Byron Civic Theatre's opening production of their Nineteenth Season. HAIRSPRAY tells the story of the lovable, plus-sized teen, Tracy Turnblad as she navigates through the trials and tribulations that all teens face in high school. When she lands a role on The Corny Collins Show, she suddenly goes from social outcast to rising star.

HAIRSPRAY is chock full of wonderful music and a great story. The BCT production features great sets, costumes and choreography inspired by the Tony Winning Broadway production.

Get ticket information at our website at www.bctmagic.com or call the box office at 815 312-3000.

HAIRSPRAY RUNS JULY 26 - 28 AND AUGUST 2 - 4.

TICKETS PRICES ARE $12 FOR ADULTS, $10 FOR SENIORS, AND $6 FOR STUDENTS AND CHILDREN.

SHOW TIMES ARE 7:30 FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SHOWS AND 2:00 FOR SUNDAY SHOWS

HAIRSPRAY at the Byron Civic Theatre

Sunday, August 04, 2013 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Every Week until August 04, 2013

Don't miss Byron Civic Theatre's opening production of their Nineteenth Season. HAIRSPRAY tells the story of the lovable, plus-sized teen, Tracy Turnblad as she navigates through the trials and tribulations that all teens face in high school. When she lands a role on The Corny Collins Show, she suddenly goes from social outcast to rising star.

HAIRSPRAY is chock full of wonderful music and a great story. The BCT production features great sets, costumes and choreography inspired by the Tony Winning Broadway production.

Get ticket information at our website at www.bctmagic.com or call the box office at 815 312-3000.

HAIRSPRAY RUNS JULY 26 - 28 AND AUGUST 2 - 4.

TICKETS PRICES ARE $12 FOR ADULTS, $10 FOR SENIORS, AND $6 FOR STUDENTS AND CHILDREN.

SHOW TIMES ARE 7:30 FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SHOWS AND 2:00 FOR SUNDAY SHOWS

Women's Suffrage exhibit at Byron Museum

Saturday, August 10, 2013 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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The Byron Museum of History presents Women's Suffrage an Exhibit.  Join us on Saturday August 10, 1:00-3:00 pm at the Byron Museum of History for a new look at Women's Suffrage.  Byron Alumni, Lauren Getzelman has put together this temporary exhibition and will be on hand Saturday to answer questions. Lauren spent her summer away from the University of Illinois at Springfield, interning for the Byron Museum and hopes to continue on to a graduate degree in Museum Studies.
Women's right to vote was led on a national level by two key figures, Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt. This exhibit focuses on their leadership styles, strategies and differences in seeking the same result.
This exhibit will be on display in the Byron Museum's annex until November 23, 2013

Hosted at the Byron Museum of History at 106 N. Union Street, Byron, Illinois

Free parking is available on the street and in a city lot 1 block away.

For more information, please call the Byron Museum at 815.234.5031 or visit us online at www.byronmuseum.org.

ARTSPLOSION

Saturday, September 07, 2013 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Performing Arts Guild's upcoming show, ARTSPLOSION is sure to entertain you with a unique experience. Much like a show under the Big Top, your Master of Ceremonies, John Chase, will lead you from one style of entertainment to the next on the stage and in the building of Pinecrest Grove Theater in Mt. Morris. Show dates are Saturday, September 7 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, September 8 at 2:00 PM.

A magician, dancers, professional pianist, and live combo with a vocalist performing swing favorites, past and present, will keep the stage constantly alive with creative talent. In addition, you will enjoy the showcase of area artists and savor fresh culinary creations as you wander through the hallway galleries.

The show will open with Apollo Magic -coming with rave reviews from the Chicagoland area. Local dancers will give you a sampling of the emotion and inspiration that can be conveyed with the creative movement of the human body. PAG is pleased to be bringing two excellent pianists to the stage, Randy Lee on Saturday and Joel Ross on Sunday. They are co-owners of Randee's Music in Rockford and Mr. Ross is the Music Director of Kantorei, The Singing Boys of Rockford. Finally, the Cirque de Swing group will have you up and dancing – or just moving your feet at your seat!

Come experience ARTSPLOSION and kick off the fall season of fine, area entertainment. Purchase your tickets by calling 815-734-2103 or online at performingartsguild.com

ARTSPLOSION

Sunday, September 08, 2013 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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ARTSPLOSION
Sept 7-8
The Performing Arts Guild's upcoming show, ARTSPLOSION is sure to entertain you with a unique experience. Much like a show under the Big Top, your Master of Ceremonies, John Chase, will lead you from one style of entertainment to the next on the stage and in the building of Pinecrest Grove Theater in Mt. Morris. Show dates are Saturday, September 7 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, September 8 at 2:00 PM.

A magician, dancers, professional pianist, and live combo with a vocalist performing swing favorites, past and present, will keep the stage constantly alive with creative talent. In addition, you will enjoy the showcase of area artists and savor fresh culinary creations as you wander through the hallway galleries.

The show will open with Apollo Magic -coming with rave reviews from the Chicagoland area. Local dancers will give you a sampling of the emotion and inspiration that can be conveyed with the creative movement of the human body. PAG is pleased to be bringing two excellent pianists to the stage, Randy Lee on Saturday and Joel Ross on Sunday. They are co-owners of Randee's Music in Rockford and Mr. Ross is the Music Director of Kantorei, The Singing Boys of Rockford. Finally, the Cirque de Swing group will have you up and dancing – or just moving your feet at your seat!

Come experience ARTSPLOSION and kick off the fall season of fine, area entertainment. Purchase your tickets by calling 815-734-2103 or online at www.performingartsguild.com

Float the Rock River

Saturday, September 28, 2013 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Start your day with a Float down the Rock River. Join in with your canoe or kayak for a fun day of paddling. Trip starts at 8 am at the canoe launch in Grand Detour and will finish at the boat launch on Assembly in Dixon. Children 17 and under will need to be accompanied by a guardian. Waivers must be signed at the either the YMCA or the Park District Offices. Cost is $10 and lunch is included. Register in advance at the YMCA or Dixon Park District. Call the YMCA at 815-288-9622 or Dixon Park District at 815-284-3306 with questions.

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Alpaca Open Farm Day in Byron

Saturday, September 28, 2013 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Alpaca baby picWe invite you to join us at Dreamswept Alpacas for our Open Farm Day on Saturday, Sept 28, 2013. We are located at 3097 N Marrill Rd. (at the Corner of Marrill & Holcomb Rd) in rural Byron. During this FREE event you can learn about alpacas, their luxurious fiber and how it is processed. We have many adorable alpaca babies, called crias. We also have a llama, chickens, an English angora bunny and Great Pyrenees guard dogs. There will be alpacas, yarn, raw fiber, and alpaca products for sale along with handmade soap, lotion and hand stamped jewelry. Enjoy free drinks and snacks while you visit these beautiful animals and learn about the wonderful lifestyle of raising them. Bring your family and friends! We will be open from 11am – 5pm on Saturday.

 

Country Living - Past & Present

Sunday, September 29, 2013 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Mount Morris Tourism Committee presents Country Living – Past and Present, a four-stop rural history tour, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29.  It begins with an antique tractor and farm implement display at Mount Morris Square, on Wesley and Front Street, 2 blocks north of state Route 64. Attendees must start there by buying tickets, maps and information on each of the four stops.

The tour also includes a heritage farm, a lunchtime stop at a country pasture with a hayride, a rural church more than a century old, and a modern farm and farm museum with a silo, a soda fountain (and ice cream!), a rotating tractor in its cupola and another hayride.  Box lunches will be sold or participants can bring their own picnic.

Tickets will be sold from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and are $20 a carload, or $10 per person for those 13 and older, $7 for those 6 to 12, and $2 for 5 and younger. They include a guided bus tour or maps and information for those who prefer to drive themselves.  The bus, which seats only 40, leaves at noon.

The tour venues will be open until 4 p.m., barring steady rain or thunder and lightning. Bring your camera! 

 

White Pines presents,Legacy Girls

Wednesday, October 02, 2013 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An Andrew Sisters Tribute Tribute Show
Legacy Girls perform the toe-tapping hits of the famous Andrews Sisters with tight 3-part harmonies, costumes, and synchronized choreography-- not to mention that comedic flair! Boogie Woogie back to the 30's and 40's with all your favorites.
     White Pines Dinner Theatre afternoon matinees are for those who enjoy nostalgic musicals, charming entertainers, lots of laughter and delicious food served in a log cabin lodge. Best of all, it's reasonably priced and you can be home before dark! Matinee seating begins at 11:45. Call for reservations and ask about our motor coach & group discounts.

White Pines presents,Legacy Girls

Thursday, October 03, 2013 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An Andrew Sisters Tribute Tribute Show
Legacy Girls perform the toe-tapping hits of the famous Andrews Sisters with tight 3-part harmonies, costumes, and synchronized choreography-- not to mention that comedic flair! Boogie Woogie back to the 30's and 40's with all your favorites.
     White Pines Dinner Theatre afternoon matinees are for those who enjoy nostalgic musicals, charming entertainers, lots of laughter and delicious food served in a log cabin lodge. Best of all, it's reasonably priced and you can be home before dark! Matinee seating begins at 11:45. Call for reservations and ask about our motor coach & group discounts.

Autumn on the Vine

Saturday, October 05, 2013 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Autumn on the Vine will be held Saturday October 5th from 5-8 pm. This event is being sponsored by the Oregon Chamber of Commerce and Oregon School Foundation to raise awareness of classroom/student needs. This casual social gathering will be held at the Oregon Depot, located at 100 Collins Street,  and will provide an opportunity to see the progress of the restoration of the Oregon Depot. Wine, beer, mini martini tastings, and food will be served. Tickets are $20 and go on sale September 5th. Contact the Chamber Office 815-732-2100 to purchase your advance tickets. The 1st 200 tickets sold receive a complimentary wine glass

White Pines presents-Fabulous Frank Impressionist

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Fabulous Frank ImpressionistA brilliant array of timeless Sinatra hits performed by acclaimed singer Peter Oprisko. Finally, a fresh and unique, ultra-modern salute to Ol' Blue Eyes!http://www.whitepinesinn.com/theater-schedule.html
     White Pines Dinner Theatre afternoon matinees are for those who enjoy nostalgic musicals, charming entertainers, lots of laughter and delicious food served in a log cabin lodge. Best of all, it’s reasonably priced and you can be home before dark! Matinee seating begins at 11:45. Call for reservations and ask about our motor coach & group discounts.

White Pines presents-Fabulous Frank Impressionist

Thursday, October 10, 2013 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Fabulous Frank ImpressionistA brilliant array of timeless Sinatra hits performed by acclaimed singer Peter Oprisko. Finally, a fresh and unique, ultra-modern salute to Ol' Blue Eyes!http://www.whitepinesinn.com/theater-schedule.html
     White Pines Dinner Theatre afternoon matinees are for those who enjoy nostalgic musicals, charming entertainers, lots of laughter and delicious food served in a log cabin lodge. Best of all, it’s reasonably priced and you can be home before dark! Matinee seating begins at 11:45. Call for reservations and ask about our motor coach & group discounts.

Polo Firemans Hog Roast

Saturday, October 12, 2013 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Annual Hog Roast & Open House-Raffle for Ice Hogs Tickets

White Pines presents, Afternoon at the Theatre

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An Afternoon at the Theatre Comedy
Margaret and Stanley Locker and their friends, Donna and Walter Pace, are at the theatre for their weekly dose of culture. After they seat themselves, with some confusion, the play consists of their incessant and hilarious chatter about themselves, their children, a dead friend, and even occasionally the play. Secrets emerge and friendships unravel.

White Pines presents, Afternoon at the Theatre

Thursday, October 17, 2013 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An Afternoon at the Theatre Comedy
Margaret and Stanley Locker and their friends, Donna and Walter Pace, are at the theatre for their weekly dose of culture. After they seat themselves, with some confusion, the play consists of their incessant and hilarious chatter about themselves, their children, a dead friend, and even occasionally the play. Secrets emerge and friendships unravel.

White Pines presents, Afternoon at the Theatre

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An Afternoon at the Theatre Comedy
Margaret and Stanley Locker and their friends, Donna and Walter Pace, are at the theatre for their weekly dose of culture. After they seat themselves, with some confusion, the play consists of their incessant and hilarious chatter about themselves, their children, a dead friend, and even occasionally the play. Secrets emerge and friendships unravel.

White Pines presents, Afternoon at the Theatre

Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This event does not repeat

An Afternoon at the Theatre Comedy
Margaret and Stanley Locker and their friends, Donna and Walter Pace, are at the theatre for their weekly dose of culture. After they seat themselves, with some confusion, the play consists of their incessant and hilarious chatter about themselves, their children, a dead friend, and even occasionally the play. Secrets emerge and friendships unravel.

Halloween on the Prairie

Sunday, October 27, 2013 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Halloween on the Prairie will take place Sunday, October 27th, from noon – 4pm at the Jarrett Center located at 7993 N River Rd, Byron. The Byron Forest Preserve District and Byron Park District invite all ghosts and goblins to join in on some Halloween fun! There will be games, hayrides, a maze, egg hunt, crafts, facepainting, a costume contest, goodie bags, food, and much more. Most activities are Free. Game tickets are $0.25 each or 5 for $1.00.

(Note: Games are intended for children ages 10 and under)

White Pines presents, Midwest Dueling Pianos'

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Dueling Pianos - Musical
Two witty & very talented musicians will play your requests without ever looking at a sheet of music. You'll be singing, cheering, and laughing so hard your cheeks will hurt, guaranteed. Usually only found in Chicago, Vegas & New Orleans! In order to get this awesome show, White Pines has to add on a $6 per ticket upcharge.http://www.whitepinesinn.com/theater-schedule.html

 
 
 

White Pines presents, Midwest Dueling Pianos'

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Dueling Pianos - Musical
Two witty & very talented musicians will play your requests without ever looking at a sheet of music. You'll be singing, cheering, and laughing so hard your cheeks will hurt, guaranteed. Usually only found in Chicago, Vegas & New Orleans! In order to get this awesome show, White Pines has to add on a $6 per ticket upcharge.http://www.whitepinesinn.com/theater-schedule.html

 
 
 

White Pines presents, Midwest Dueling Pianos'

Thursday, October 31, 2013 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Dueling Pianos - Musical
Two witty & very talented musicians will play your requests without ever looking at a sheet of music. You'll be singing, cheering, and laughing so hard your cheeks will hurt, guaranteed. Usually only found in Chicago, Vegas & New Orleans! In order to get this awesome show, White Pines has to add on a $6 per ticket upcharge.http://www.whitepinesinn.com/theater-schedule.html

 
 
 

Shannon Hometown Christmas

Saturday, November 23, 2013 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Detached from recurrence

Shannon's local businesses, crafters and bakers welcome you to their open houses. You will find hand crafted treasures, gourmet foods and more. Maps of participants are available at 1st State Bank and Casey's. Kids can visit Santa and pet his live reindeer. Lighting of the Christmas tree in the park and the annual Light Parade.

Go to website for all details.

Shattered Glass String Ensemble

Saturday, November 23, 2013 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Founded in January of 2012, Shattered Glass (SG) is a conductor-less string ensemble dedicated to re-imagining the concert experience. SG is a dynamic collection of global talent, with members representing Russia, Venezuela, Korea, China, Taiwan, and cities across the United States—all top young talent who came together for a common purpose: to present world-class performances. At the core of SG is a commitment to create a special relationship between audience and ensemble. Barriers typical of the classical music experience are shattered.
Members of Shattered Glass Ensemble hail from prestigious conservatories across the U.S. including New England Conservatory, The Juilliard School, and The Curtis Institute of Music, but all met while attending the Manhattan School of Music. Members have performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Merkin Concert Hall, and have performed as soloists with the Korean KBS Symphony Orchestra, Sofia Symphony Orchestra and the New Jersey Philharmonic. SG members also hold positions with prestigious orchestras such as the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic.
Virtuosic and versatile, Shattered Glass balances vibrant excitement with a meticulous respect for piece, composer and tradition. With a repertoire that ranges from Bach to Britten, Bartók, Schoenberg and Stravinsky, SG also offers innovative programming and collaborations with Grammy®-Award-winning pop artists.
SG's 2012-13 Season culminated in a Carnegie Hall premiere for the ensemble at Zankel Hall. As put by Jeffrey Williams of The New York Concert Review, "With a core of such talented and enthusiastic young players, the future should be bright."

Residents of Northern Illinois have the opportunity to hear this amazing group of talented young musicians on Saturday, November 23, 7:30 pm at the United Church of Byron, 701 West Second Street, Byron, IL 61010. No charge, however, a freewill contribution for the artists will be appreciated. General seating; doors open at 7 pm. For information about Shattered Glass, learn about the performers and hear video clips of performances, check their website at shattered-glass.org. For more information, contact Rockford Area Arts Council at 815-963-6765.

Byron Civic Theatre presents, A CLASSIC CHRISTMAS

Friday, November 29, 2013 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Every Week until December 07, 2013

BCT xmas

Join BCT for a Jukebox Musical.  It will be a night of nostalgia as you listen to all the #1 hits of the 50's & 60's. You'll hear the music of The Beach Boys, Motown, Classic Girl Groups, The Beatles and enough Christmas songs to put you in the mood.  Kick off your Holiday season with BCT's CLASSIC CHRISTMAS!  

Performances on Nov 29, 30 and Dec 1, 6, 7, 8

Our theatre is located at 850 North Colfax in Byron, Illinois in the new Middle School Theatre. Tickets are reserved by phone or online during box office hours. Ticket prices are $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors, and $6.00 for students and children.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. for all evening performances. Sunday performances are matinees and they begin at 2:00 p.m.

Call (815) 312-3000 for details.

 

Byron Civic Theatre presents, A CLASSIC CHRISTMAS

Saturday, November 30, 2013 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Every Week until December 07, 2013

BCT xmas

Join BCT for a Jukebox Musical.  It will be a night of nostalgia as you listen to all the #1 hits of the 50's & 60's. You'll hear the music of The Beach Boys, Motown, Classic Girl Groups, The Beatles and enough Christmas songs to put you in the mood.  Kick off your Holiday season with BCT's CLASSIC CHRISTMAS!  

Performances on Nov 29, 30 and Dec 1, 6, 7, 8

Our theatre is located at 850 North Colfax in Byron, Illinois in the new Middle School Theatre. Tickets are reserved by phone or online during box office hours. Ticket prices are $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors, and $6.00 for students and children.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. for all evening performances. Sunday performances are matinees and they begin at 2:00 p.m.

Call (815) 312-3000 for details.

 

Byron Civic Theatre presents, A CLASSIC CHRISTMAS

Sunday, December 01, 2013 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Every Week until December 06, 2013

BCT xmasJoin BCT for a Jukebox Musical. It will be a night of nostalgia as you listen to all the #1 hits of the 50's & 60's. You'll hear the music of The Beach Boys, Motown, Classic Girl Groups, The Beatles and enough Christmas songs to put you in the mood. Kick off your Holiday season with BCT's A CLASSIC CHRISTMAS!

Performances on Nov 29, 30 and Dec 1, 6, 7, 8

Our theatre is located at 850 North Colfax in Byron, Illinois in the new Middle School Theatre. Tickets are reserved by phone or online during box office hours. Ticket prices are $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors, and $6.00 for students and children.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. for all evening performances. Sunday performances are matinees and they begin at 2:00 p.m.

Call (815) 312-3000 for details.

 

Our House Antiques Holiday Open House

Thursday, December 05, 2013 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Every Day until December 06, 2013

Begin your holiday shopping at Our House Antiques, we will be featuring holiday items from local artists. Door prizes and refreshments will be served. The shop will be closed until Dec. 5th. See website for times.

Byron Civic Theatre presents, A CLASSIC CHRISTMAS

Friday, December 06, 2013 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Every Week until December 06, 2013

BCT xmasJoin BCT for a Jukebox Musical. It will be a night of nostalgia as you listen to all the #1 hits of the 50's & 60's. You'll hear the music of The Beach Boys, Motown, Classic Girl Groups, The Beatles and enough Christmas songs to put you in the mood. Kick off your Holiday season with BCT's A CLASSIC CHRISTMAS!

Performances on Nov 29, 30 and Dec 1, 6, 7, 8

Our theatre is located at 850 North Colfax in Byron, Illinois in the new Middle School Theatre. Tickets are reserved by phone or online during box office hours. Ticket prices are $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors, and $6.00 for students and children.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. for all evening performances. Sunday performances are matinees and they begin at 2:00 p.m.

Call (815) 312-3000 for details.

 

Our House Antiques Holiday Open House

Friday, December 06, 2013 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Every Day until December 06, 2013

Begin your holiday shopping at Our House Antiques, we will be featuring holiday items from local artists. Door prizes and refreshments will be served. The shop will be closed until Dec. 5th. See website for times.

P.A.C.T. presents, Miracle on 34th Street

Friday, December 06, 2013 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Every Day until December 07, 2013

Polo theatre show

Polo Area Community Theatre is proud to present "Miracle on 34th Street" at the Polo Town Hall, located at 117 N Franklin Street, Polo. Performances Dec 6th & 7th at 7pm and Dec 8th at 2pm. Tickets are available in advance at the Polo Library, Polo State Bank and the Sub Stop. Also they are available through the website. Prices are $6 for adults in advance and $8 at the door. Kids are $4 both in advance and at the door. Seniors are $6 in advance and at the door

Byron Civic Theatre presents, A CLASSIC CHRISTMAS

Friday, December 06, 2013 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Every Week until December 07, 2013

BCT xmas

Join BCT for a Jukebox Musical.  It will be a night of nostalgia as you listen to all the #1 hits of the 50's & 60's. You'll hear the music of The Beach Boys, Motown, Classic Girl Groups, The Beatles and enough Christmas songs to put you in the mood.  Kick off your Holiday season with BCT's CLASSIC CHRISTMAS!  

Performances on Nov 29, 30 and Dec 1, 6, 7, 8

Our theatre is located at 850 North Colfax in Byron, Illinois in the new Middle School Theatre. Tickets are reserved by phone or online during box office hours. Ticket prices are $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors, and $6.00 for students and children.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. for all evening performances. Sunday performances are matinees and they begin at 2:00 p.m.

Call (815) 312-3000 for details.

 

Leaf River Roller Demons

Saturday, December 07, 2013 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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On December 7th at 6pm at the River Valley Complex located at 605 Main, Leaf River, the Leaf River Roller Demons (woman's flat track roller derby) are hosting 4 micro-bouts. There will be 56 skaters. All skaters will be mixed up so, LR Demons will skate against LR Demons. 2 teams will participate in a 30 minute bout; then it becomes elimination rounds. The events should run till about 8:30pm. There will be the traditional bake sale. This will be a chance to see lots of skaters. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Contact: Coach Dave Zellers 815-766-2671

P.A.C.T. presents, Miracle on 34th Street

Saturday, December 07, 2013 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Every Day until December 07, 2013

Polo theatre show

Polo Area Community Theatre is proud to present "Miracle on 34th Street" at the Polo Town Hall, located at 117 N Franklin Street, Polo. Performances Dec 6th & 7th at 7pm and Dec 8th at 2pm. Tickets are available in advance at the Polo Library, Polo State Bank and the Sub Stop. Also they are available through the website. Prices are $6 for adults in advance and $8 at the door. Kids are $4 both in advance and at the door. Seniors are $6 in advance and at the door

Byron Civic Theatre presents, A CLASSIC CHRISTMAS

Saturday, December 07, 2013 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Every Week until December 07, 2013

BCT xmas

Join BCT for a Jukebox Musical.  It will be a night of nostalgia as you listen to all the #1 hits of the 50's & 60's. You'll hear the music of The Beach Boys, Motown, Classic Girl Groups, The Beatles and enough Christmas songs to put you in the mood.  Kick off your Holiday season with BCT's CLASSIC CHRISTMAS!  

Performances on Nov 29, 30 and Dec 1, 6, 7, 8

Our theatre is located at 850 North Colfax in Byron, Illinois in the new Middle School Theatre. Tickets are reserved by phone or online during box office hours. Ticket prices are $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors, and $6.00 for students and children.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. for all evening performances. Sunday performances are matinees and they begin at 2:00 p.m.

Call (815) 312-3000 for details.

 

P.A.C.T. presents, Miracle on 34th Street

Sunday, December 08, 2013 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Polo theatre show

Polo Area Community Theatre is proud to present “Miracle on 34th Street” at the Polo Town Hall, located at 117 N Franklin Street, Polo.    Performances Dec 6th & 7th at 7pm and Dec 8th at 2pm.  Tickets are available in advance at the Polo Library, Polo State Bank and the Sub Stop. Also they are available through the website. Prices are $6 for adults in advance and $8 at the door. Kids are $4 both in advance and at the door. Seniors are $6 in advance and at the door.

Byron Civic Theatre presents, ESCANABA IN LOVE

Friday, January 24, 2014 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Every Week until February 01, 2014

ESCANABA IN LOVE is the hilarious prequel to ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT and is set in the Soady deer camp during WWII and outfitted with a whole new cast of Wacky Yoopers.

Performances on Jan 24, 25, 26, 31 and Feb 1 & 2. Show times are 7:30 p.m. for all evening performances. Sunday performances are matinees and they begin at 2:00 p.m.

Our theatre is located at 850 North Colfax in Byron, Illinois in the new Middle School Theatre. Tickets are reserved by phone or online during box office hours. Ticket prices are $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors, and $6.00 for students and children. Call (815) 312-3000 for details.

Byron Civic Theatre presents, ESCANABA IN LOVE

Saturday, January 25, 2014 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Every Week until February 01, 2014

ESCANABA IN LOVE is the hilarious prequel to ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT and is set in the Soady deer camp during WWII and outfitted with a whole new cast of Wacky Yoopers.

Performances on Jan 24, 25, 26, 31 and Feb 1 & 2. Show times are 7:30 p.m. for all evening performances. Sunday performances are matinees and they begin at 2:00 p.m.

Our theatre is located at 850 North Colfax in Byron, Illinois in the new Middle School Theatre. Tickets are reserved by phone or online during box office hours. Ticket prices are $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors, and $6.00 for students and children. Call (815) 312-3000 for details.

Byron Civic Theatre presents, ESCANABA IN LOVE

Sunday, January 26, 2014 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Every Week until February 02, 2014

ESCANABA IN LOVE is the hilarious prequel to ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT and is set in the Soady deer camp during WWII and outfitted with a whole new cast of Wacky Yoopers.


Performances on Jan 24, 25, 26, 31 and Feb 1 & 2. Show times are 7:30 p.m. for all evening performances. Sunday performances are matinees and they begin at 2:00 p.m.


Our theatre is located at 850 North Colfax in Byron, Illinois in the new Middle School Theatre. Tickets are reserved by phone or online during box office hours. Ticket prices are $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors, and $6.00 for students and children. Call (815) 312-3000 for details.

Byron Civic Theatre presents, ESCANABA IN LOVE

Friday, January 31, 2014 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Every Week until February 01, 2014

ESCANABA IN LOVE is the hilarious prequel to ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT and is set in the Soady deer camp during WWII and outfitted with a whole new cast of Wacky Yoopers.

Performances on Jan 24, 25, 26, 31 and Feb 1 & 2. Show times are 7:30 p.m. for all evening performances. Sunday performances are matinees and they begin at 2:00 p.m.

Our theatre is located at 850 North Colfax in Byron, Illinois in the new Middle School Theatre. Tickets are reserved by phone or online during box office hours. Ticket prices are $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors, and $6.00 for students and children. Call (815) 312-3000 for details.

Byron Civic Theatre presents, ESCANABA IN LOVE

Saturday, February 01, 2014 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Every Week until February 01, 2014

ESCANABA IN LOVE is the hilarious prequel to ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT and is set in the Soady deer camp during WWII and outfitted with a whole new cast of Wacky Yoopers.

Performances on Jan 24, 25, 26, 31 and Feb 1 & 2. Show times are 7:30 p.m. for all evening performances. Sunday performances are matinees and they begin at 2:00 p.m.

Our theatre is located at 850 North Colfax in Byron, Illinois in the new Middle School Theatre. Tickets are reserved by phone or online during box office hours. Ticket prices are $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors, and $6.00 for students and children. Call (815) 312-3000 for details.

Midwest Dueling Pianos

Saturday, February 01, 2014 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Midwest Dueling Pianos
 PrairieView Golf Club
 7993 N River Rd, Byron

Please join us on Saturday, February 1st at the PrairieView Golf Club for a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience, Midwest Dueling Pianos. We guarantee a evening full of singing, cheering, dancing, and laughing so hard you'll be doubled over gasping for breath. It's an experience unlike any other!
Tickets are only $35.00 per person. Doors Open and Cocktails @ 8pm - show starts @ 8:30 pm

Byron Civic Theatre presents, ESCANABA IN LOVE

Sunday, February 02, 2014 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Every Week until February 02, 2014

ESCANABA IN LOVE is the hilarious prequel to ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT and is set in the Soady deer camp during WWII and outfitted with a whole new cast of Wacky Yoopers.


Performances on Jan 24, 25, 26, 31 and Feb 1 & 2. Show times are 7:30 p.m. for all evening performances. Sunday performances are matinees and they begin at 2:00 p.m.


Our theatre is located at 850 North Colfax in Byron, Illinois in the new Middle School Theatre. Tickets are reserved by phone or online during box office hours. Ticket prices are $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors, and $6.00 for students and children. Call (815) 312-3000 for details.

First Friday Open Mic Night in Oregon

Friday, February 07, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Every Month until November 07, 2014

First Friday Open Mic Night is held the first Friday of each month at the VFW located on IL Route 64 on the west edge of Oregon. Each musician or band performs for 15 minutes. Instruments are all acoustic and a professional sound system is provided. The music is varied and includes country, bluegrass, blues, gospel, folk, soft rock, and eclectic mixes of all of the above. Admission is a donation. All musicians and spectators are welcome. Call 815-973-0942 for more information.

First Friday Open Mic Night in Oregon

Friday, March 07, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Every Month until November 07, 2014

First Friday Open Mic Night is held the first Friday of each month at the VFW located on IL Route 64 on the west edge of Oregon. Each musician or band performs for 15 minutes. Instruments are all acoustic and a professional sound system is provided. The music is varied and includes country, bluegrass, blues, gospel, folk, soft rock, and eclectic mixes of all of the above. Admission is a donation. All musicians and spectators are welcome. Call 815-973-0942 for more information.

Maxson's reopening

Sunday, March 23, 2014 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Maxson's Manor will be reopening their doors today.

Oregon Antique Show

Saturday, March 29, 2014 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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64th OREGON, IL ANTIQUE SHOW
MARCH 29th & 30th, 2014

COME, LOOK, ENJOY & BUY THOSE SPECIAL ITEMS

The Oregon Woman's Club is proud to announce their 64rd annual antique show. Many changes have taken place during the past sixty+ years developing one of the premier antique shows in Northern Illinois. This year is no exception, with the addition of new dealers to this area, it is shaping up to be another great event.

The Oregon Woman's Club, a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, sponsors this show as a major fund raising event and uses the proceeds to help fund various community projects and charities.

As in past years, the show will be held at the Blackhawk Center Sports Arena, located on the Oregon public school campus. The facility offers ample parking, handicap accessibility and a huge area for our 52 Midwest antique dealers to display their merchandise for sale. Quality antiques from the early 1800's through the retro era of the 1950's includes all areas of collecting - furniture, glass, china, pottery, toys, primitives, textiles, jewelry, dolls, silver, decorator items and more. You will be amazed at the selection available. There will be items for all collecting tastes and budgets.

The food concession will be provided by the Chana United Methodist Ladies. Mary Lou's Crystal Repair from Joliet, IL, will be on hand both days to repair your damaged heirlooms "while you wait". On Sunday, Munda & Associates, Auctioneers & Appraisers, Freeport, IL, will offer verbal appraisals of your small treasures for $5 per item. Please supply photos of large items. If a writtten appraisal is needed, discuss details with Munda & Associates.

Show times are Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Entry to the show is $6 per person, which is good for both days. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day, both days of the show.

Location is the Blackhawk Center, 1101 West Jefferson Street, one block south of Rt 64 (Washington Street), Oregon, IL. Watch for directional signage.

Mark your calendar for March 29th & 30th and make plans to come enjoy the day or week-end. For additional information on area lodging and attractions visit www.discoveroregonillinois.com. For additonal information about the show or becoming an exhibitor call 815-732-2219 or 815-652-2047.

 

Oregon Antique Show

Sunday, March 30, 2014 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
This event does not repeat

64th OREGON, IL ANTIQUE SHOW
MARCH 29th & 30th, 2014

COME, LOOK, ENJOY & BUY THOSE SPECIAL ITEMS

The Oregon Woman's Club is proud to announce their 64rd annual antique show. Many changes have taken place during the past sixty+ years developing one of the premier antique shows in Northern Illinois. This year is no exception, with the addition of new dealers to this area, it is shaping up to be another great event.

The Oregon Woman's Club, a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, sponsors this show as a major fund raising event and uses the proceeds to help fund various community projects and charities.

As in past years, the show will be held at the Blackhawk Center Sports Arena, located on the Oregon public school campus. The facility offers ample parking, handicap accessibility and a huge area for our 52 Midwest antique dealers to display their merchandise for sale. Quality antiques from the early 1800's through the retro era of the 1950's includes all areas of collecting - furniture, glass, china, pottery, toys, primitives, textiles, jewelry, dolls, silver, decorator items and more. You will be amazed at the selection available. There will be items for all collecting tastes and budgets.

The food concession will be provided by the Chana United Methodist Ladies. Mary Lou's Crystal Repair from Joliet, IL, will be on hand both days to repair your damaged heirlooms "while you wait". On Sunday, Munda & Associates, Auctioneers & Appraisers, Freeport, IL, will offer verbal appraisals of your small treasures for $5 per item. Please supply photos of large items. If a writtten appraisal is needed, discuss details with Munda & Associates.

Show times are Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Entry to the show is $6 per person, which is good for both days. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day, both days of the show.

Location is the Blackhawk Center, 1101 West Jefferson Street, one block south of Rt 64 (Washington Street), Oregon, IL. Watch for directional signage.

Mark your calendar for March 29th & 30th and make plans to come enjoy the day or week-end. For additional information on area lodging and attractions visit www.discoveroregonillinois.com. For additional information about the show or becoming an exhibitor call 815-732-2219 or 815-652-2047.

 

First Friday Open Mic Night in Oregon

Friday, April 04, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Every Month until November 07, 2014

First Friday Open Mic Night is held the first Friday of each month at the VFW located on IL Route 64 on the west edge of Oregon. Each musician or band performs for 15 minutes. Instruments are all acoustic and a professional sound system is provided. The music is varied and includes country, bluegrass, blues, gospel, folk, soft rock, and eclectic mixes of all of the above. Admission is a donation. All musicians and spectators are welcome. Call 815-973-0942 for more information.

Byron Civic Theatre presents, SPAMALOT

Friday, April 25, 2014 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Every Week until May 03, 2014

BCT spamalot

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, their quest for the Holy Grail and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls?
Performances on April 25, 26, 27, and May 2, 3, 4. Show times are 7:30 p.m. for all evening performances. Sunday performances are matinees and they begin at 2:00 p.m.

Our theatre is located at 850 North Colfax in Byron, Illinois in the new Middle School Theatre. Tickets are reserved by phone or online during box office hours. Ticket prices are $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors, and $6.00 for students and children. Call (815) 312-3000 for details.

 

Byron Civic Theatre presents, SPAMALOT

Saturday, April 26, 2014 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Every Week until May 03, 2014

BCT spamalot

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, their quest for the Holy Grail and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls?
Performances on April 25, 26, 27, and May 2, 3, 4. Show times are 7:30 p.m. for all evening performances. Sunday performances are matinees and they begin at 2:00 p.m.

Our theatre is located at 850 North Colfax in Byron, Illinois in the new Middle School Theatre. Tickets are reserved by phone or online during box office hours. Ticket prices are $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors, and $6.00 for students and children. Call (815) 312-3000 for details.

 

Byron Civic Theatre presents, SPAMALOT

Sunday, April 27, 2014 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Every Week until May 04, 2014

BCT spamalot

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, their quest for the Holy Grail and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls?

Performances on April 25, 26, 27, and May 2, 3, 4. Show times are 7:30 p.m. for all evening performances. Sunday performances are matinees and they begin at 2:00 p.m.

Our theatre is located at 850 North Colfax in Byron, Illinois in the new Middle School Theatre. Tickets are reserved by phone or online during box office hours. Ticket prices are $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors, and $6.00 for students and children. Call (815) 312-3000 for details.

 

Forreston Citywide Garage Sales

Thursday, May 01, 2014 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Every Day until May 03, 2014

Forreston Citywide Garage Sales

Friday, May 02, 2014 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Every Day until May 03, 2014

First Friday Open Mic Night in Oregon

Friday, May 02, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Every Month until November 07, 2014

First Friday Open Mic Night is held the first Friday of each month at the VFW located on IL Route 64 on the west edge of Oregon. Each musician or band performs for 15 minutes. Instruments are all acoustic and a professional sound system is provided. The music is varied and includes country, bluegrass, blues, gospel, folk, soft rock, and eclectic mixes of all of the above. Admission is a donation. All musicians and spectators are welcome. Call 815-973-0942 for more information.

Byron Civic Theatre presents, SPAMALOT

Friday, May 02, 2014 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Every Week until May 03, 2014

BCT spamalot

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, their quest for the Holy Grail and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls?
Performances on April 25, 26, 27, and May 2, 3, 4. Show times are 7:30 p.m. for all evening performances. Sunday performances are matinees and they begin at 2:00 p.m.

Our theatre is located at 850 North Colfax in Byron, Illinois in the new Middle School Theatre. Tickets are reserved by phone or online during box office hours. Ticket prices are $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors, and $6.00 for students and children. Call (815) 312-3000 for details.

 

Forreston Citywide Garage Sales

Saturday, May 03, 2014 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Every Day until May 03, 2014

Hidden Timber Gardens Spring Open House

Saturday, May 03, 2014 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Every Day until May 04, 2014

hidden timber event

Byron Civic Theatre presents, SPAMALOT

Saturday, May 03, 2014 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Every Week until May 03, 2014

BCT spamalot

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, their quest for the Holy Grail and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls?
Performances on April 25, 26, 27, and May 2, 3, 4. Show times are 7:30 p.m. for all evening performances. Sunday performances are matinees and they begin at 2:00 p.m.

Our theatre is located at 850 North Colfax in Byron, Illinois in the new Middle School Theatre. Tickets are reserved by phone or online during box office hours. Ticket prices are $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors, and $6.00 for students and children. Call (815) 312-3000 for details.

 

Hidden Timber Gardens Spring Open House

Sunday, May 04, 2014 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Every Day until May 04, 2014

hidden timber event

Byron Civic Theatre presents, SPAMALOT

Sunday, May 04, 2014 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Every Week until May 04, 2014

BCT spamalot

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, their quest for the Holy Grail and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls?

Performances on April 25, 26, 27, and May 2, 3, 4. Show times are 7:30 p.m. for all evening performances. Sunday performances are matinees and they begin at 2:00 p.m.

Our theatre is located at 850 North Colfax in Byron, Illinois in the new Middle School Theatre. Tickets are reserved by phone or online during box office hours. Ticket prices are $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors, and $6.00 for students and children. Call (815) 312-3000 for details.

 

Byron Museum Quilt Show

Monday, May 12, 2014 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
This event does not repeat

5byron museum quilt show

 

Area quilters are invited to participate in the Byron Museum’s 27th Annual Quilt Show. The event is held July 11 through 13 during ByronFest. Quilt Show Committee Co-Chairs Wanda Cacciatore and Jan Emmons invite you to volunteer as greeters and handlers.

The museum is seeking area quilters and collectors to display their fabric works of art and be part of this event. This year the American Legion building can be used to display quilts in addition to the museum. Expanding capacity will allow many more quilts to be exhibited. Please consider entering your antique quilt or family heirloom in the “Just for Show” category.

Open registration is also new this year, for two weeks leading up to the event, quilt entries will be accepted at the museum. Registration begins Wednesday, June 25 during normal museum hours and concludes Wednesday, July 9 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. Entry in the Quilt Show costs $5.00 per article, but Just for Show entries are free. Quilt Show hours: Friday, July 11 5-8pm, Saturday, July 12 10am-7pm, Sunday, July 13 11am-2pm.

Items will be selected for awards by a judge, and viewers will also have an opportunity to vote on their favorite quilt or wall hanging to win a “People’s Choice” award. The main categories are: Quilts, Antique, Wearable Art, Wall Hangings, and Just For Show. Cash Prizes and blue ribbons will be awarded for first place in each of 10 categories and ribbons awarded to second and third place winners.

The Byron Museum of History is also working on a number of new programs for the rest of the year, and invites the public to stop in and see what's new. We are now open from 10am to 3pm Wednesday through Saturday.

The Byron Museum of History is dedicated to preserving Byron’s rich history through exhibits, programs, and artifact preservation. Built in 1843 for the Read family by Pardon Kimball, the house was a focal point in early Byron. The Museum also features local history exhibits and the historic Read House, including Albert G. Spalding, Underground Railroad, Byron Schools, Agriculture, Outhouse Archeology, Local Railroad, Clamming on the Rock River, and much more!

Questions will be answered by calling the Byron Museum at 815.234.5031, or sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Byron Museum of History is located at 110 N. Union Street in Byron, Illinois, 61010. Our website address is www.byronmuseum.org.

 

First Friday Open Mic Night in Oregon

Friday, June 06, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Every Month until November 07, 2014

First Friday Open Mic Night is held the first Friday of each month at the VFW located on IL Route 64 on the west edge of Oregon. Each musician or band performs for 15 minutes. Instruments are all acoustic and a professional sound system is provided. The music is varied and includes country, bluegrass, blues, gospel, folk, soft rock, and eclectic mixes of all of the above. Admission is a donation. All musicians and spectators are welcome. Call 815-973-0942 for more information.

Byron Museum Antique Road Show

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This event does not repeat

 

byron museum antique roadshow

The Byron Museum of History presents Byron’s version of the “Antique Road Show” on Wednesday, June 11th from 5:30 - 7:30.   This annual museum event is free and open to the public. Visitors are welcome to tour the exhibits and watch the show as area residents bring out family heirlooms and attic finds for inspection.

Please call the museum 815-234-5031 to reserve a time slot between 5:45 and 7:15. You will have your antique items viewed, discussed and valued. Swan Hachmeister of Hack’s Auction and Realty Services will serve as the evening’s expert.

Limit of 3 items per person, $5 donation per item. Antiques and collectables must be small and portable, no large furniture pieces, please. For sets of items, bring one representative piece and a list of other items in the set. Antique firearms are permitted but must be presented unloaded. Participants are solely responsible for the care and handling of their property.

Museum Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00am-3:00pm; Admission is FREE, Donations are accepted.

The mission of the Byron Museum of History is to create an awareness of and appreciation for the historical, cultural and commercial development of the Byron area through a commitment to preservation, resource management and display of historical artifacts for public benefit.

For more information about the Byron Museum, or volunteering, please call the Museum: 815.234.5031 or visit the museum’s website.

 

Music on the Lawn at Polo Public Library

Friday, June 20, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Kathy Cescetti 

Friday, June 20, from 12 to 1 PM, pack a lunch or pick one up at a local eatery, grab your lawn chair or picnic blanket, and head over to Polo Public Library, 302 W. Mason St., to enjoy a free Music on the Library Lawn concert!  The featured performer will be Kathy Cecchetti.  Kathy performed at Music on the Library Lawn concert last year and her sunny personality brightened up the whole neighborhood.  She is known to many people around the area as a talented singer and guitar player.  She is also the lead vocalist in the Acoustic Circus and Cirque de Swing bands.  Be sure to mark the date on your calendar.  You do not want to miss hearing her sing “America”; it’ll give you Goosebumps!

In the event of extreme heat, cold or rain, the concert will be in the Children’s Library on the lower level (lift available). 

 

Burgers & Classics Cruise Night

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This event does not repeat

 

Jays Drive Inn car cruise pic

Burgers & Classics Cruise Night is set for Tuesday, July 1st from 5-8 pm at Jay’s Drive-In in downtown Oregon.   Come for Great Burgers, Groovy Tunes, and a Jivin' Time! No Entry Fee!

Jay's Drive-In is located at 107 W Washington St. in Oregon.

 

Byron Dragway Firecracker Weekend

Friday, July 04, 2014 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Every Day until July 06, 2014

 

Byron logo

15th Annual Firecracker Fourth of July Weekend

July 4th, 5th, & 6th

Click the link below for more details!!

http://www.byrondragway.com/Home.html

 

Byron 4th of July celebration

Friday, July 04, 2014 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
This event does not repeat

 

Byron Area Community Fireworks Show takes place at the Byron Dragway on River Road.

FREE ADMISSION - Gates open at 5:30pm                                                       

 Schedule of Events:  Music from 7-9 pm;
Children's Activities 7-8:30 pm;                                         
 Spectator Drag Races 6:30 till 8:30 pm. 
Concessions & Restrooms available.                                                 

FIREWORKS at DUSK

 

First Friday Open Mic Night in Oregon

Friday, July 04, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Every Month until November 07, 2014

First Friday Open Mic Night is held the first Friday of each month at the VFW located on IL Route 64 on the west edge of Oregon. Each musician or band performs for 15 minutes. Instruments are all acoustic and a professional sound system is provided. The music is varied and includes country, bluegrass, blues, gospel, folk, soft rock, and eclectic mixes of all of the above. Admission is a donation. All musicians and spectators are welcome. Call 815-973-0942 for more information.

Byron Dragway Firecracker Weekend

Saturday, July 05, 2014 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Every Day until July 06, 2014

 

Byron logo

15th Annual Firecracker Fourth of July Weekend

July 4th, 5th, & 6th

Click the link below for more details!!

http://www.byrondragway.com/Home.html

 

Byron Dragway Firecracker Weekend

Sunday, July 06, 2014 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Every Day until July 06, 2014

 

Byron logo

15th Annual Firecracker Fourth of July Weekend

July 4th, 5th, & 6th

Click the link below for more details!!

http://www.byrondragway.com/Home.html

 

Byron Museum Quilt Show

Friday, July 11, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This event does not repeat

 

byron museum quilt show

Area quilters are invited to participate in the Byron Museum’s 27th Annual Quilt Show. The event is held July 11 through 13 during ByronFest. Quilt Show Committee Co-Chairs Wanda Cacciatore and Jan Emmons invite you to volunteer as greeters and handlers.

The museum is seeking area quilters and collectors to display their fabric works of art and be part of this event. This year the American Legion building can be used to display quilts in addition to the museum. Expanding capacity will allow many more quilts to be exhibited. Please consider entering your antique quilt or family heirloom in the “Just for Show” category.

Open registration is also new this year, for two weeks leading up to the event, quilt entries will be accepted at the museum. Registration begins Wednesday, June 25 during normal museum hours and concludes Wednesday, July 9 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. Entry in the Quilt Show costs $5.00 per article, but Just for Show entries are free. Quilt Show hours: Friday, July 11 5-8pm, Saturday, July 12 10am-7pm, Sunday, July 13 11am-2pm.

Items will be selected for awards by a judge, and viewers will also have an opportunity to vote on their favorite quilt or wall hanging to win a “People’s Choice” award. The main categories are: Quilts, Antique, Wearable Art, Wall Hangings, and Just For Show. Cash Prizes and blue ribbons will be awarded for first place in each of 10 categories and ribbons awarded to second and third place winners.

The Byron Museum of History is also working on a number of new programs for the rest of the year, and invites the public to stop in and see what's new. We are now open from 10am to 3pm Wednesday through Saturday.

The Byron Museum of History is dedicated to preserving Byron’s rich history through exhibits, programs, and artifact preservation. Built in 1843 for the Read family by Pardon Kimball, the house was a focal point in early Byron. The Museum also features local history exhibits and the historic Read House, including Albert G. Spalding, Underground Railroad, Byron Schools, Agriculture, Outhouse Archeology, Local Railroad, Clamming on the Rock River, and much more!

Questions will be answered by calling the Byron Museum at 815.234.5031, or sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Byron Museum of History is located at 110 N. Union Street in Byron, Illinois, 61010. Our website address is www.byronmuseum.org.

 

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