Events

Events

Jul
22
Sat
Kewanee Farmer’s Market @ Berrien Park
Jul 22 @ 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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Geneseo Farmers Market @ Geneseo City Park
Jul 22 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Geneseo Farmers Market @ Geneseo City Park  | Geneseo | Illinois | United States

The Saturday morning farmers market becomes a social event. Vendors offer locally homegrown produce and handmade baked items and crafts. Bring your coffee, buy a pastry and talk with vendors on how they grow their produce or bake their heavenly delights.

Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Jul 22 @ 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 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.