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Chase Away the Winter Blues

Chase Away the Winter Blues
January 25, 2018 Admin

While away the winter in Henry County

Yes, it’s cold outside! But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do. The back roads will lead you to some sure cures for cabin fever.

Enjoy or create some art

One of the best ways to take advantage of staying inside is creating something beautiful. Take an art class at the Mosaic Art Market & Studio! There’s a class on winter barn painting Jan. 19. Plus, they do private parties! If you visit Geneseo Art League and Gallery at 125, you’ll see a working studio and gallery showcasing more than 85 artists. The Geneseo Art League is open Wednesdays. Another great option is the Smith Studio and Gallery in Geneseo, where classes are offered for all ages.

Listen to live music

Henry County loves its live music, and there are multiple venues to hear all kinds. Some possibilities are Geneseo Brewing Company, where unusual microbrews test the flavor limits; Cerno’s Bar and Grill, where you can enjoy 19th century elegance at the mahogany back bar imported from Belgium;  the Galva Arts Council Coffeehouse Series, where you can enjoy the casual, relaxed and creative atmosphere; the regional musicians performing at The Boiler Room and the pizza and other delights at the Colony Inn.

Get some exercise

It’s too easy to spend the cold winter months as a couch potato. But if you want to be able to jump right into summer biking, swimming, hiking and sports when better weather comes, you better keep active through the winter. That’s easy to do in Henry County. Some of your options are the YMCA in Kewanee or the Geneseo Community Center. Visit the library in any of our communities, where you’ll find plenty of free classes and activities for the kids.

Take in a show

Wanee Cinemas in Kewanee offers a vintage experience, as does the Central Theatre in Geneseo. For a live theater production, don’t miss the Kewanee High School Theater & Music performance of “The Little Mermaid” Jan. 13.

Attend a special activity

There are always special activities going on in Henry County. Show off your knowledge of everything by playing trivia at Geneseo Brewing Company or win big at Bingo at Visitation. Card Gaming nights at The Gaming Goat in Kewanee is another great way to make the long winter evenings fly by.

Brave the cold

Don’t forget there are plenty of outdoor winter activities in Henry County. Snowmobiling, winter walks, skiing and looking at pretty, snow-covered landscapes are all worth bundling up for.