Events

Events

Jul
22
Sat
RHPlayers – Rounding Third @ Richmond Hill Barn Theatre
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

Two Little League coaches embark on a tumultuous journey through an entire season, from their first tentative meeting to the climactic championship game.  Don is the tough, blue-collar, win-at-all-costs veteran coach whose son is the star pitcher, while Michael is a newcomer, both to the town and to baseball who agrees to be Don’s assistant because he wants a special activity with his son, another baseball neophyte.  Over the course of exhilarating victories, heartbreaking defeats, and interminable rain-outs, the two men battle over how to lead the team.

Richmond Hill Players Geneseo ILCozy 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 Sunday.  Groups are welcomed, with ample room for bus parking.  Performances begin at 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday and Sunday performance begins at 3 p.m.

Jul
23
Sun
Bishop Hill Antique Car Show
Jul 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bishop Hill Antique Car Show

Antique Car Spectacular – Destination Bishop Hill

Antique car and truck connoisseur’s are invited to travel the back roads to historic Bishop Hill and spend a day of automotive fun in the Village.  The park streets are lined with over 100 vintage cars and trucks each year. Thirteen classes and trophies awarded in each class are announced at 3 p.m.

The Volunteer Firemen will on hand serving a grilled pork chop meal. Proceeds from this show go to the restoration and preservation of the Bishop Hill Colony School, completed in 1861. For information about the show call 309-937-2474.

Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

“Pie in the Sky” Joe Hill, an Inspiration to Generations of Musicians

Joe Hill Swedish American

The American Swedish Historical Museum, Philadelphia, PA traveling exhibit features a life exhibit of Joe Hill (born Joel Emmanuel Hagglund), an early 20th-century Swedish-American labor activist, cartoonist, and songwriter and member of Industrial Workers of the World. Hill was born in Gavle, Sweden, the same port city many of the early Bishop Hill Colonists sailed from on their way to America.  Executed in 1915 by the State of Utah for a double murder in Salt Lake City, he quickly became a martyr for the cause of organized labor. His songs and letters, as well as tributes to him, galvanized striking workers throughout the 20th Century. Now, 100 years after his death, Hill’s life, and work still inspire.  The New York Daily News  November 19, 2015, article provides a background of Joe Hill, a man who gave us the phrase “pie in the sky” and left a legacy that has inspired generations of musicians — from Woody Guthrie to Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.

Travel the Henry County back roads to National Historic Bishop Hill, IL and view the “free” public exhibit, through September 30, 2017.

 

RHPlayers – Rounding Third @ Richmond Hill Barn Theatre
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

Two Little League coaches embark on a tumultuous journey through an entire season, from their first tentative meeting to the climactic championship game.  Don is the tough, blue-collar, win-at-all-costs veteran coach whose son is the star pitcher, while Michael is a newcomer, both to the town and to baseball who agrees to be Don’s assistant because he wants a special activity with his son, another baseball neophyte.  Over the course of exhilarating victories, heartbreaking defeats, and interminable rain-outs, the two men battle over how to lead the team.

Richmond Hill Players Geneseo ILCozy 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 Sunday.  Groups are welcomed, with ample room for bus parking.  Performances begin at 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday and Sunday performance begins at 3 p.m.

Jul
24
Mon
Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

“Pie in the Sky” Joe Hill, an Inspiration to Generations of Musicians

Joe Hill Swedish American

The American Swedish Historical Museum, Philadelphia, PA traveling exhibit features a life exhibit of Joe Hill (born Joel Emmanuel Hagglund), an early 20th-century Swedish-American labor activist, cartoonist, and songwriter and member of Industrial Workers of the World. Hill was born in Gavle, Sweden, the same port city many of the early Bishop Hill Colonists sailed from on their way to America.  Executed in 1915 by the State of Utah for a double murder in Salt Lake City, he quickly became a martyr for the cause of organized labor. His songs and letters, as well as tributes to him, galvanized striking workers throughout the 20th Century. Now, 100 years after his death, Hill’s life, and work still inspire.  The New York Daily News  November 19, 2015, article provides a background of Joe Hill, a man who gave us the phrase “pie in the sky” and left a legacy that has inspired generations of musicians — from Woody Guthrie to Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.

Travel the Henry County back roads to National Historic Bishop Hill, IL and view the “free” public exhibit, through September 30, 2017.

 

Jul
25
Tue
Kewanee Farmer’s Market @ Berrien Park
Jul 25 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am

Kewanee Farmers Market Local Produce and MORE!

Kewanee Farmers Market is held every Wednesday, and Saturday at Berrien Park at the corner of Tremont and third street downtown Kewanee. Stop by the market  and shop the freshest and tastiest locally grown produce. The produce is the spice of life and so are the vendors!

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Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

“Pie in the Sky” Joe Hill, an Inspiration to Generations of Musicians

Joe Hill Swedish American

The American Swedish Historical Museum, Philadelphia, PA traveling exhibit features a life exhibit of Joe Hill (born Joel Emmanuel Hagglund), an early 20th-century Swedish-American labor activist, cartoonist, and songwriter and member of Industrial Workers of the World. Hill was born in Gavle, Sweden, the same port city many of the early Bishop Hill Colonists sailed from on their way to America.  Executed in 1915 by the State of Utah for a double murder in Salt Lake City, he quickly became a martyr for the cause of organized labor. His songs and letters, as well as tributes to him, galvanized striking workers throughout the 20th Century. Now, 100 years after his death, Hill’s life, and work still inspire.  The New York Daily News  November 19, 2015, article provides a background of Joe Hill, a man who gave us the phrase “pie in the sky” and left a legacy that has inspired generations of musicians — from Woody Guthrie to Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.

Travel the Henry County back roads to National Historic Bishop Hill, IL and view the “free” public exhibit, through September 30, 2017.

 

OSF Healthcare Saint Luke Medical 5K Run/Walk @ OSF Healthcare Saint Luke Medical Center
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm
OSF Healthcare Saint Luke Medical 5K Run/Walk @ OSF Healthcare Saint Luke Medical Center

OSF HealthCare Saint Luke Medical Center will host a 5K Run/Walk to benefit local children.

The event will take place on Tuesday, July 25 at 6pm, starting at OSF HealthCare Saint Luke Medical Center, 1051 West South Street, Kewanee.

The course features 3.1 miles/5K loop in the south-west corner of the city of Kewanee. It begins at OSF HealthCare Saint Luke, loops from South Street, to Burlington Avenue, to Page Street, to Beach Street, and back to South Street, finishing in the OSF HealthCare Saint Luke parking lot. Split times will be given at each mile and water will be provided on the course. Restrooms are available at OSF HealthCare Saint Luke.

Prizes will be awarded to the first three finishers, male and female. Refreshments will be provided after the race. The entry fee of $25 includes a t-shirt for individuals who are pre-registered by July 10. Registration received after the deadline will receive an event t-shirt after the event. Race packets will be available for pick up on Monday, July 24 and Tuesday, July 25 from 7am to 3pm at OSF HealthCare Saint Luke Rehabilitation Services. Online registration is available at www.getmeregistered.com/OSFHealthCareSaintLuke5K or by calling 309-852-7822.

Proceeds from the OSF HealthCare Saint Luke 5K support the children’s free flu immunization program providing a free flu immunization for students attending Kewanee, Wethersfield, Visitation and Neponset schools.

Jul
26
Wed
Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

“Pie in the Sky” Joe Hill, an Inspiration to Generations of Musicians

Joe Hill Swedish American

The American Swedish Historical Museum, Philadelphia, PA traveling exhibit features a life exhibit of Joe Hill (born Joel Emmanuel Hagglund), an early 20th-century Swedish-American labor activist, cartoonist, and songwriter and member of Industrial Workers of the World. Hill was born in Gavle, Sweden, the same port city many of the early Bishop Hill Colonists sailed from on their way to America.  Executed in 1915 by the State of Utah for a double murder in Salt Lake City, he quickly became a martyr for the cause of organized labor. His songs and letters, as well as tributes to him, galvanized striking workers throughout the 20th Century. Now, 100 years after his death, Hill’s life, and work still inspire.  The New York Daily News  November 19, 2015, article provides a background of Joe Hill, a man who gave us the phrase “pie in the sky” and left a legacy that has inspired generations of musicians — from Woody Guthrie to Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.

Travel the Henry County back roads to National Historic Bishop Hill, IL and view the “free” public exhibit, through September 30, 2017.

 

Jul
27
Thu
Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

“Pie in the Sky” Joe Hill, an Inspiration to Generations of Musicians

Joe Hill Swedish American

The American Swedish Historical Museum, Philadelphia, PA traveling exhibit features a life exhibit of Joe Hill (born Joel Emmanuel Hagglund), an early 20th-century Swedish-American labor activist, cartoonist, and songwriter and member of Industrial Workers of the World. Hill was born in Gavle, Sweden, the same port city many of the early Bishop Hill Colonists sailed from on their way to America.  Executed in 1915 by the State of Utah for a double murder in Salt Lake City, he quickly became a martyr for the cause of organized labor. His songs and letters, as well as tributes to him, galvanized striking workers throughout the 20th Century. Now, 100 years after his death, Hill’s life, and work still inspire.  The New York Daily News  November 19, 2015, article provides a background of Joe Hill, a man who gave us the phrase “pie in the sky” and left a legacy that has inspired generations of musicians — from Woody Guthrie to Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.

Travel the Henry County back roads to National Historic Bishop Hill, IL and view the “free” public exhibit, through September 30, 2017.