Events

Events

Apr
29
Sat
RHPlayers – Out of Sight, Out of Murder @ Barn Theatre, Richmond Hill Park
Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Author Peter Knight is grinding out a murder story in an old mansion where another author was murdered years before. A weird electrical storm effects a cosmic snafu, bringing his fictional characters to life – including a lovely ingenue, the faithful butler, a dauntless hero, a hapless serving girl, the wily lawyer and others – all waiting for midnight to read a will. Peter loses control of his characters and learns a murder is in the works, and he is the intended victim!  Can Peter find the killer before the killer gets his author?

Cozy local entertainment performed like a million bucks!

Production includes new and old favorites. The ambiance is down to earth, and the seating in the round allows you to feel like you are part of the play.

Community theater entertainment in an iconic round construction with original rustic timbers. The theater seats 162 spectators in the round. Performances are scheduled Thursday through Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday performance begins at 3 p.m. Groups are welcomed, with ample room for bus parking.

Apr
30
Sun
Augustana Founders Day at Jenny Lind Chapel @ Jenny Lind Chapel
Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Augustana Founders Day at Jenny Lind Chapel @ Jenny Lind Chapel   | Lynn Center | Illinois | United States

Honoring Andover’s Founders for a Day!

Andover celebrates the 167th anniversary of Augustana Lutheran Church and the 157th anniversary of Augustana Lutheran Church in America. Pastor Lars Paul Esbjörn was the founder of the Lutheran Church in Andover in 1850, the Augustana Synod and Augustana College and Theological Seminary in 1860.

RHPlayers – Out of Sight, Out of Murder @ Barn Theatre, Richmond Hill Park
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Author Peter Knight is grinding out a murder story in an old mansion where another author was murdered years before. A weird electrical storm effects a cosmic snafu, bringing his fictional characters to life – including a lovely ingenue, the faithful butler, a dauntless hero, a hapless serving girl, the wily lawyer and others – all waiting for midnight to read a will. Peter loses control of his characters and learns a murder is in the works, and he is the intended victim!  Can Peter find the killer before the killer gets his author?

Cozy local entertainment performed like a million bucks!

Production includes new and old favorites. The ambiance is down to earth, and the seating in the round allows you to feel like you are part of the play.

Community theater entertainment in an iconic round construction with original rustic timbers. The theater seats 162 spectators in the round. Performances are scheduled Thursday through Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday performance begins at 3 p.m. Groups are welcomed, with ample room for bus parking.

May
1
Mon
Opening of Group Tour Season – Country Corner
May 1 all-day
  • Spring, Summer & Fall Tours, Birthday Party Packages and Programs Begin
  • Special Group Packages and Pricing available – May through October
  • Rentable Pavilion with Private Fire Bowl areas available
  • Great for groups, birthday parties, family reunions and more! Available all season.
Maple City Fine Arts Exhibition @ Geneseo Historic Art and Shopping District
May 1 @ 8:00 am – May 26 @ 9:00 am
Maple City Fine Arts Exhibition @ Geneseo Historic Art and Shopping District  | Geneseo | Illinois | United States

Maple City Art Exhibition May 2017

Area artists comprising of students (6th grade and up) to adults of all ages exhibit over 100 pieces of art display their artwork at the Geneseo Art League and the Cellar Restaurant downtown Geneseo, IL.  It is a relaxed and welcoming event where exhibitors compete for top honors.

May
6
Sat
A Weaving Retreat ~ Bishop Hill @ Bishop Hill Colony School
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Spring Weave in May!

Weaving Retreat Bishop Hill IL

Learn or expand the art of beautiful weaves in the historic Bishop Hill, IL Colony School. Participants will learn how to read weaving patterns and experience creating one of their own! Looms will be set up and ready to weave up to ten different samples.  Twills, lace weave to double weaves, create your own sample notebook while gaining confidence in choosing patterns for future weaving projects.  Yarn, loom, and the sample notebook along with lunch each day are included in the class fee.

Weaving Retreat Bishop Hill ILJust a short walk from the schoolhouse, the town’s two neighboring bed & breakfasts, The Twinflower Inn and Gallery Inn, team up to provide cozy accommodations and delicious meals for out-of-town students. All rooms include en-suite bathrooms, free wi-fi.  Guests at both inns will meet at the Twinflower Inn each morning to share a tasty breakfast made with locally grown, farm-fresh ingredients. Lunch break includes a delicious, locally made lunch. Overnight guests gather around a table at a local Bishop Hill restaurant share a meal and become acquainted with each other.

Overnight Stay Packages:Bishop Hilll Gallery Inn

Package 1: The Overnight Retreat – $325

Package 2: The Ultimate Retreat – $475

Package 3: The Roommate Retreat 1-night – $525 (Saves $125)

Package 4: The Roommate Retreat 2-nights – $775 (Saves $175)

Workshop Only – $175

Consider Amtrak for transportation from Quincy, Macomb, or Chicago area.  See event website for transportation details to and from the Kewanee Amtrak Station. Click on the event website for details.

Ryan’s Round Barn Tour @ Johnson Sauk Trail State Recreation Area
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ryan's Round Barn Tour @ Johnson Sauk Trail State Recreation Area | Kewanee | Illinois | United States

Round the barn!

See history through an unmatched and rewarding experience. The barn is a recognizable symbol of Henry County’s rich agricultural heritage. Nestled on a knoll near the entrance of the 1,361-acre Johnson Sauk Trail State Park, The round barn was the brainstorm and pet project of a turn-of-the-century Chicago brain surgeon named Lawrence P. Ryan. The industrious doctor deviated from the standard square barn design that dotted the countryside and built a round barn. Ryan’s barn is a three-level, domed-ceiling structure built on a slope so that the first and second floors are easily accessible from the outside at ground level. Built by carpenters who specialized in round barn construction, it measures 80 feet tall and 85 feet in diameter. The barn features a 16-foot diameter floor-to-ceiling silo.

One of only 42 Illinois round barns in existence. Thanks to a dedicated group of concerned people, a unique piece of America’s agrarian past has been preserved for posterity. Ryan’s Round Barn is operated and maintained by The Friends of Johnson’s Park Foundation. Groups of ten or more, please call ahead to reserve your time.

May
7
Sun
A Weaving Retreat ~ Bishop Hill @ Bishop Hill Colony School
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Spring Weave in May!

Weaving Retreat Bishop Hill IL

Learn or expand the art of beautiful weaves in the historic Bishop Hill, IL Colony School. Participants will learn how to read weaving patterns and experience creating one of their own! Looms will be set up and ready to weave up to ten different samples.  Twills, lace weave to double weaves, create your own sample notebook while gaining confidence in choosing patterns for future weaving projects.  Yarn, loom, and the sample notebook along with lunch each day are included in the class fee.

Weaving Retreat Bishop Hill ILJust a short walk from the schoolhouse, the town’s two neighboring bed & breakfasts, The Twinflower Inn and Gallery Inn, team up to provide cozy accommodations and delicious meals for out-of-town students. All rooms include en-suite bathrooms, free wi-fi.  Guests at both inns will meet at the Twinflower Inn each morning to share a tasty breakfast made with locally grown, farm-fresh ingredients. Lunch break includes a delicious, locally made lunch. Overnight guests gather around a table at a local Bishop Hill restaurant share a meal and become acquainted with each other.

Overnight Stay Packages:Bishop Hilll Gallery Inn

Package 1: The Overnight Retreat – $325

Package 2: The Ultimate Retreat – $475

Package 3: The Roommate Retreat 1-night – $525 (Saves $125)

Package 4: The Roommate Retreat 2-nights – $775 (Saves $175)

Workshop Only – $175

Consider Amtrak for transportation from Quincy, Macomb, or Chicago area.  See event website for transportation details to and from the Kewanee Amtrak Station. Click on the event website for details.

May
13
Sat
May 13 all-day

Mothers Day Specials                                                                              

  • Flea Market Thrifty on 150 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday Only
  •     Large Flea Market with the parking lot full of vendors
  •    Homegrown Asparagus
  • Timber Park Playground and Picnic area open
  • Mining for Gems and more Fun Park activities

Marketers Welcome – contact “Leanna” “309 – 737 – 9359” or drop us a note at info@countrycornerfarm.com for more information

Reserve your site early. 10 x 20 & 20 x 20 spaces available

 

U-Pick Strawberry Hours – Please call ahead 309 – 629 – 2359

U-pick Strawberries are normally ready for picking late May to early June

Open – Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday – 9:00 – 2:00 pm

Closed: Sunday, Monday & Thursday

 

Additional Strawberry picking hours can be made available by appointment. Call the farm for availability. Follow our Facebook page www.facebook.com/country/corner/pumpkins for details, start date and updates.

 

May
19
Fri
Bishop Hill Quilt Show @ Bishop Hill Colony School
May 19 @ 10:00 am – May 21 @ 5:00 pm
Bishop Hill Quilt Show @ Bishop Hill Colony School | Bishop Hill | Illinois | United States

Head to Bishop Hill, IL for the Prairie Queen Quilt show, Cats, Calico & Cross Stitch. The annual quilt show is like a needle and thread as it joins family members and friends to create something memorable.

This event continues to grow, and over 100 quilts and quilted pieces are entered and judged. The show at the Colony School. Be sure to visit the Village Smithy and the Steeple Building to see additional quilts on display.10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m-4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5.