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Mardi Gras Weekend Celebration

Galena Country Fri. March 1: Mardi Gras Pub Crawl 2 p.m.: Registration  6 p.m.: Start Mardi Gras weekend off right with a pub crawl! Bring your Cajun spirits and Sugar Skull passions for lots of fun, great friends, drinks and plenty of beads! Participants will head down the Helluva Half Mile to participating local establishments. Sat. March 2: Galena Mardi Gras Parade (in the late afternoon) Rain, snow or shine! Don't miss the Mardi Gras Parade! Fun and beads, beads, beads! Beginning at dusk. Sat. March. 2 - Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball at Galena Brewing Company 8 p.m. Free live music by The Blue Dog Band. Exclusive "Big Easy" drinks and shot specials as well as Glitter Beer (while supplies last). Food and drink specials will also be available. Masks will be for sale. Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Web site address: http://www.visitgalena.org. Admission: Fri. March 1: Mardi Gras Pub Crawl: $15 per person Sat. March 2: Mardi Gras Parade: Free  Sat. March 2: Mardi Gras Maquerade Ball: Free entry, masks for sale. Friday, March 1, 2019, 5:00 PM – Saturday, March 2, 2019, 11:00 PM. Main Street Galena, IL.

Andreas Transo

Galena Country Andreas Transo is a storyteller, writer and musician who performs mostly traditional and contemporary Irish, English, Scottish and American folk music. Andreas enjoys keeping traditional folk culture and history alive through humor, stories and song. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, March 1, 2019, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Tony Walker

Galena Country Tony is a one-man-band. Guitar, drums, and vocals come bellowing out of his soul. He sings music from the 60s-today with his own twist. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Friday, March 1, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

“Intelligent Trees” movie event

Galena Country Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation is sponsoring a showing of the 40-minute documentary “Intelligent Trees,” based on the best-selling book “The Hidden Life of Trees.” Presentation and Q&A by botanist, ecologist and natural areas survey Randy Nyboer follows the film. Free popcorn and beer.  Doors open at 6 p.m. movie at 7 p.m. Ample parking. Telephone number: 815.858.9100. Web site address: http://www.jdcf.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The Galena Territory Association 2000 Territory Dr. Galena, IL 61036.

Andreas Transo

Galena Country Andreas Transo is a storyteller, writer and musician who performs mostly traditional and contemporary Irish, English, Scottish and American folk music. Andreas enjoys keeping traditional folk culture and history alive through humor, stories and song. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Goes 50s

Galena Country Fri. Mar. 8 at 7 p.m.: Kick off a weekend of live music and dancing at the Galena Brewing Company  Sat. Mar. 9 from 9 a.m.: Attend dance workshops given by professional dance instructors during the day and dance the evening away at the Sock Hop at the Historic Turner Hall from 6-10 p.m. Telephone number: 815.275.5231. Web site address: www.galenaswingdance.com. Admission: $10. Friday, March 8, 2019, 6:00 PM – Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10:00 PM. Turner Hall 115 S Bench St Galena, IL 61036.

Garrett Hillary

Galena Country This singer/guitarist plays a wide variety of music including classic country, rock ‘n roll, modern tunes and a few Irish favorites. In addition to singing, he is a versatile, skilled musician playing guitar, harmonica, stand-up bass, autoharp and mandolin. His professional music career began at a very young age when he performed daily on a riverboat in the summer between his 7th and 8th grade years of junior high school. Since then his performance calendar has grown to an impressive 150 performances a year. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, March 8, 2019, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Winter Farmers Market

Galena Country Galena winter farmers market has moved in to Prairie Ridge for the winter.  You will find them there once a month on every second Saturday starting the new year. Support local produce providers, bakers, crafters and more. Additional dates: April 13: 9 a.m. - noon. Telephone number: 563.542.0996. Web site address: Cldcons@yousq.net. Admission: Free. Saturday, March 9, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 1 Prairie Ridge Drive Galena, IL 61036.

11th Annual Big Nut Open

Galena Country Competitions: Rail Jam – Sat. March 9 (11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) Big Air – Sun. March 10 (11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) Slopestyle – Sun. March 10 (1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.) Age Divisions: 12 and under, 13-17, 18 and over/Open Prizes: Cash for open class Product from our sponsors for non-open divisions. Telephone number: 800.397.1320. Web site address: https://www.chestnutmtn.com. Admission: $10 for each event.  *All competitors must have a valid lift ticket and helmet. Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10:30 AM – Sunday, March 10, 2019, 1:30 PM. Chestnut Mountain Resort 8700 W Chestnut Mountain Road Galena, IL 61036.

Garrett Hillary

Galena Country This singer/guitarist plays a wide variety of music including classic country, rock ‘n roll, modern tunes and a few Irish favorites. In addition to singing, he is a versatile, skilled musician playing guitar, harmonica, stand-up bass, autoharp and mandolin. His professional music career began at a very young age when he performed daily on a riverboat in the summer between his 7th and 8th grade years of junior high school. Since then his performance calendar has grown to an impressive 150 performances a year. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, March 9, 2019, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Murder & Mayhem in a Mining Town

Galena Country Join us at the haunted DeSoto House Hotel, for an evening of dark Galena history, eerie folklore and true ghost stories. Hear the stories of infamous murders, suicides, and other tragedies and hauntings that have lingered throughout our darkest history. This intimate and eerie Salon style show is presented by Master Storytellers, Ted Williams and Robyn Davis, creators of The Haunted Galena Tour Company. Watch and listen as Ted and Robyn use words and music to weave pictures in your mind of Galena’s haunted history. Special guest Addyson Taylor rounds out the performance. Appetizers Included. Telephone number: 815.990.7203. Web site address: www.Hauntedgalena.com. Admission: $25. Saturday, March 9, 2019, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Desoto House Hotel 230 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Paint and Pour Workshop

Galena Country Create a painting on canvas or paint a pair of actual useable wine glasses. Many designs to choose from. Step by Step direction by artist, Sandra Principe. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer included with the class. Class is held at Galena Brewing Company, on Main Street in Downtown Galena. The Brewing Company offers many food and beverage options which you can enjoy during or after class. Advanced Reservations are required. Call Sandra at 815.541.0068 to make your reservation. Additional dates: Apr.14: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 19: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Jun. 23: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. July 14: 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Aug.11: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept.15:11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 20:11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov.10:11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec.15:11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Telephone number: 815.541.0068. Web site address: www.sandraprincipe.com. Admission: $45 Adult  $35 Child Including all supplies and a glass of beer or wine. Other food and drink available for purchase. Sunday, March 10, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Galena Country Fri. Mar. 15 - St. Patrick Pub Crawl  Sign up opens at 2 p.m. at The Grape Escape. , 6 p.m Start St. Patrick's weekend off right with a pub crawl! , The crawl heads down Main St. in Galena starting at the Green Street Tavern at the DeSoto House Hotel. , $15/person includes drink specials and give-aways! Sat. Mar. 16 - Shamrock Shimmy 5K Race, Mini Shimmy kid's race starts at 8 a.m. , Adult Shimmy for adults starts at 8:15 a.m. , Starting behind the Elks club in front of the Old Market House. , $30 entry fee with t-shirt, drink token, water, raffle ticket and goody bag. , Awards will be given to the Best Dressed, 1st Place Male, 1st Place Female, and Most Fun Group. , Elks will donate a portion of the profits to the Galena ARC. Sat. Mar. 16 - St. Patrick's Day Parade, Starts at 4 p.m. on Main Street, Galena.  , A "fun for the whole family" parade including marching bands, costumed clans and floats. Admission: Free , After the parade, head to the Elks lodge for music!  Times are subject… Telephone number: 815.777.0011. Web site address: http://www.visitgalena.org. Admission: Fri. Mar. 15 - St. Patrick's Pub Crawl $15 p.p. including drink specials and give-aways. Sat. March 16 - Shamrock Shimmy Race $30 including t-shirt, drink token, water, raffle ticket & goody bag. Sat. March 16 - St. Patrick's Day Parade Free. Friday, March 15, 2019, 6:00 PM – Saturday, March 16, 2019, 5:00 PM. Galena Elks Lodge 123 N Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Andreas Transo

Galena Country Andreas Transo is a storyteller, writer and musician who performs mostly traditional and contemporary Irish, English, Scottish and American folk music. Andreas enjoys keeping traditional folk culture and history alive through humor, stories and song. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, March 15, 2019, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Katie Sullivan

Galena Country Soulful energetic folk/rock tunes, bluesy guitar riffs and groovin' versions of Irish pub tunes dominate Katie Sullivan's performances. Her lively renditions of favorite Irish, blues and American folk-rock music get audiences on stage singing and dancing along. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, March 16, 2019, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

The Cat's Pajamas Dinner Show

Galena Country At the Galena Brewing Company, the stage is set, and dinner is ready! Prepare to be entertained at a unique dinner show, and also enjoy a great evening with your family or group. The Cat's Pajamas Vocal Band has wowed audiences since 2005, creating all the sounds of a band using only their voices. Their rousing performance will charm music lovers of any age.  Menu for the dinner:  Thyme roasted pork loin with stout demi-glace, cauliflower puree, roasted lemon asparagus, sourdough bread with apple cinnamon butter,  dessert - petit raspberry chocolate mousse cup (Alternative Entree - Vegetarian Turnover) Balsamic marinated portabella mushroom - seared shallot - sherry wine with roasted fresh thyme turnover - arugula greens - beef vinaigrette (Alternative Entree - (Gluten Free Calzone) Secure the best seating by having dinner prior to the show. Call 815-275-5231 for your reservation or register online: http://bit.ly/2TPvdXq  Seats are filling up fast! Telephone number: 815.776.9469. Web site address: http://bit.ly/2TPvdXq. Admission: $25 - Advanced purchase - http://bit.ly/2TPvdXq $30 - At the door   $10 - Show only  *Tax and gratuity excluded . Saturday, March 16, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Regional Baseball History

Galena Country Cory Ritterbusch, a recognized local baseball scholar (among many talents), will discuss the colorful history of the early days of regional baseball history. His talk sets the stage for a new museum exhibit scheduled to open in April. This is the third program in the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society's 2019 History Matters Winter Program Series. Special thanks to Illinois Bank & Trust for being the series Premier Sponsor. Telephone number: 815.777.9131. Web site address: www.galenahistory.org. Admission: Free. Sunday, March 17, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Galena Middle School 1230 Franklin St. Galena, IL 61036.

Wine Lovers Weekend - SOLD OUT

Galena Country Take part in one of Illinois largest indoor wine tastings. Sip and savor your way through this 12th annual Grand Tasting event, while choosing from over 250 wines. This is a citywide celebration of good wine, good food and good friends. Wine lovers of all sorts enjoy fine wine, culinary delights, celebrity chefs, pampering packages and all of the stops Galena Country can possibly pull out. Be spirited away to warm the winter and add romance, whether it be for vino, gourmet cuisine or the love of a town with history and charm all its own. Wine-inspired dinners, spirit tastings, spa experiences, history tours, cooking demonstrations and shopping enchant visitors. The opening Grand Tasting & Auction is one of the largest indoor wine tasting events in Illinois. Sample from over 250 varieties of hand-picked wines and spirits. Advanced Grand Tasting ticket purchase required. Telephone number: 815.747.6335. Web site address: https://www.wineloversweekend.com/. Admission: SOLD OUT. Friday, March 22, 2019 – Saturday, March 23, 2019. Turner Hall 115 S Bench St Galena, IL 61036.

The Spoon Carver Cottage - Pop up Shop

Galena Country Located at the top of The Green Street Stairs, The Spoon Carver Cottage features authentic hand carved wooden spoons by Fox River Spoon Company, high-quality kitchen boards by Block & Board Co. and early American inspired home decor items by The 1850 Cottage Collection. Several other local artists will have items on display and for sale. Sit on the patio, enjoy a non-alcoholic beverage, enjoy breathtaking views overlooking historic downtown Galena, and check-out the spoon carving demonstration. Go ahead, climb the stairs, or drive up to Prospect Street (plenty of street parking available). Fox River Spoon Company is a proud member of All River Road Talent, Scenic Art Drive (ARRT). Telephone number: 224.209.6409. Web site address: www.thespooncarvercottage.com. Admission: Free. Friday, March 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 306 S. Prospect St. Galena, IL 61036.

Beer Pairing Dinner at Galena Brewing Company

Galena Country Enjoy a four course meal made just for you! Each course will be paired with one of the deliciously crafted brews. Talk beer, talk history, or anything else that comes to the table. This dinner provides a private atmosphere to engage with other guests and the brewery staff. Share questions and interests related to anything 'beer' and so much more. Menu:  Seared duck breast, honey goat cheese, charred split pea. , Bone marrow, caper brown butter, roasted garlic crostini, dandelion greens.  , Braised lamb shank, stout demi-glace, potato latke, peppered brussel sprout. , Dark chocolate crème brulee, chocolate curls. Chantilly cream. Seating is limited - call 815.275.5231 for reservations a.s.a.p. Telephone number: 815.275.5231. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: $60  *Excluding tax and gratuity *Coupons and/or discounts not valid. Friday, March 22, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Hearthfire Duo

Galena Country Hearthfire Duo plays a mix of traditional, contemporary and original Celtic rock music. With a common ground of Irish heritage between them, Jenn D’Alessio (fiddle and accordion) and Mike Ledwith (guitar), combine their musical passion and talent to share their love of Celtic tunes with audiences. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, March 22, 2019, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Corks and Canvas Workshop

Galena Country Create your painting on canvas or paint a pair of actual useable wine glasses. Many designs to choose from! Step by step instruction by artist, Sandra Principe.  Class is 2 hours long and is held in a lovely room overlooking Lake Galena at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa. No prior experience required. Advanced reservations are required. Call Sandra at 815.541.0068. Additional dates: Apr. 27: 2-4 p.m. May.11: 2-4 p.m. Jun. 29: 2-4 p.m. Jul. 27: 2-4 p.m. Aug.17: 2-4 p.m. Sept. 28: 2-4 p.m. Oct.12: 2-4 p.m. Nov.16: 2-4 p.m. Dec. 7: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Telephone number: 815.541.0068. Web site address: www.sandraprincipe.com. Admission: $45 Adult  $35 Child Including all supplies and a glass of wine. Saturday, March 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 444 Eagle Ridge Drive Eagle Ridge Resort Galena, IL 61036.

Hearthfire Duo

Galena Country Hearthfire Duo plays a mix of traditional, contemporary and original Celtic rock music. With a common ground of Irish heritage between them, Jenn D’Alessio (fiddle and accordion) and Mike Ledwith (guitar), combine their musical passion and talent to share their love of Celtic tunes with audiences. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, March 23, 2019, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Spaless Weekenders

Galena Country By Women. For Women. About Women. What do you call a group of classy, pinky-sipping, proper, ballroom dancing, fashion conscious women? B-O-R-I-N-G! What do you call outrageous, hat-wearing, improper, tutu-wearing women? We call them Sisters, of course! Sisters are part of a very exclusive society called Spaless Weekenders. Descending on Galena, IL once a year for a weekend of eating, drinking, shopping, dancing, singing, visiting. The Galenian's await our arrival each spring, outfitting their store shelves, restocking, and battening down the hatches. Come out and join in on a weekend of fun and memories! We hail from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and even Florida! So you want to become a Sister? Join in! Telephone number: 414.403.3025. Web site address: http://spalessweekend.com/. Admission: Free. Friday, March 29, 2019 – Sunday, March 31, 2019. DeSoto House Hotel 230 S. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Paul McHugh

Galena Country Paul McHugh, a singer and vocalist from Belfast Northern Ireland, performs a mix of ballads, county and folk music. Paul has shared the stage with performers such as Christy Moore, The Clancy Brothers, Bagatelle and Moving Hearts. Don’t miss Paul’s fun and entertaining performance as it is well worth catching! Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, March 29, 2019, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Garrett & Frankie

Galena Country Local acoustic artist, Garrett Hillary, has teamed up with longtime friend, Frankie Bruscato, to form "Just the Tips"! The two have played music together off and on since they formed their first high school band back in 2009. The duo plays a wide variety of music, anything from country classics to rock and roll, and everything in between. Both being versatile musicians makes for a good show; switching instruments mid-show, strong harmonies, and sure to make people dance and sing along! Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Friday, March 29, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Corks and Canvas Workshop

Galena Country Create your painting on canvas or paint a pair of actual useable wine glasses. Many designs to choose from! Step by step instruction by artist, Sandra Principe.  Class is 2 hours long and is held in a lovely room overlooking Lake Galena at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa. No prior experience required. Advanced reservations are required. Call Sandra at 815.541.0068. Additional dates: Apr. 27: 2-4 p.m. May.11: 2-4 p.m. Jun. 29: 2-4 p.m. Jul. 27: 2-4 p.m. Aug.17: 2-4 p.m. Sept. 28: 2-4 p.m. Oct.12: 2-4 p.m. Nov.16: 2-4 p.m. Dec. 7: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Telephone number: 815.541.0068. Web site address: www.sandraprincipe.com. Admission: $45 Adult  $35 Child Including all supplies and a glass of wine. Saturday, March 30, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 444 Eagle Ridge Drive Eagle Ridge Resort Galena, IL 61036.

Paul McHugh

Galena Country Paul McHugh, a singer and vocalist from Belfast Northern Ireland, performs a mix of ballads, county and folk music. Paul has shared the stage with performers such as Christy Moore, The Clancy Brothers, Bagatelle and Moving Hearts. Don’t miss Paul’s fun and entertaining performance as it is well worth catching! Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, March 30, 2019, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Joe McShane

Galena Country This Irish singer/songwriter/musician has written songs for most of the top artists in Ireland. A versatile musician, he plays guitar, accordion and harmonica. His songs—many originals—are sweet and melodious. His velvety voice, coupled with the lyrics of traditional Irish, country or folk music, showcase why many feel he is a musical treasure. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, April 5, 2019, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Joe McShane

Galena Country This Irish singer/songwriter/musician has written songs for most of the top artists in Ireland. A versatile musician, he plays guitar, accordion and harmonica. His songs—many originals—are sweet and melodious. His velvety voice, coupled with the lyrics of traditional Irish, country or folk music, showcase why many feel he is a musical treasure. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, April 6, 2019, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

John Kinzie: The Last Silver Man

Galena Country In his book, "The Last Silver Man," Peter Shrake, curator of the Circus Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin, examines the life and times of John Kinzie the last Indian Agent in Wisconsin. In his live presentation, he'll discuss the relationships Kinzie developed and the stories in which he was a prime player. This is the final program of the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society's 2019 History Matters Winter Program Series, made possible through the financial support of our Premier Sponsor, Illinois Bank & Trust. Additionally, Dennis and Christine Harris co-sponsored this program. Telephone number: 815.777.9131. Web site address: www.galenahistory.org. Admission: Free. Sunday, April 7, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Galena Territory Owners' Club 200 Territory Dr. Galena, IL 61036.

En Plein Air Artist's Workshop

Galena Country Area artists are invited to attend a workshop in Galena, IL. En Plein Air: An Immersive Experience will be taught by nationally recognized plein air painters, Nyle Gordon and Spencer Meagher. Gordon and Meagher are collaborating with Outside the Lines Art Gallery to host this event. Award winning instructors Gordon and Meagher have decades of painting and teaching experience between them. They bring this experience to Galena, IL, during the Ulysses S. Grant’s Birthday Celebration Weekend. The combination of these two events offers a rich experience for painters, desiring to paint historical characters from life. This is an all skill level workshop and all 2D painting mediums are welcome. Instructors will focus on selecting good subject matter, strong design, simplifying your composition and working fast to capture the essence of the scene before the light changes. Over the course of the workshop Gordon and Meagher will do multiple demonstrations in watercolor, oil and acrylic. These demonstrations wi… Additional dates: Sat. April 13 Sun. April 14. Telephone number: 815.776.9166. Web site address: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/en-plein-air-an-immersive-experience-tickets-55844930691. Admission: $120 per day  $300 for the three day workshop. Friday, April 12, 2019, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Outside The Lines Art Gallery 101 S. Main Street Galena IL, 61036.

Ulysses S. Grant’s Birthday Celebration Weekend

Galena Country A weekend celebration of the birthday of our 18th president, Ulysses S. Grant, right here in Galena. U.S. Grant lived in Galena prior to the civil war and ran for president while living in Galena. Learn more about his life here. Schedule still to be confirmed:  Lamplight tour of the home of Ulysses S. Grant's Home  Free admission and refreshments at the Galena & U.S Grant Museum. 211 S. Bench St. Galena.  3rd Iowa Light Artillery Camp at Gateway to History - 403 S. Main St. Galena. Main Street Walking Tour with General Grant, meet in DeSoto House Hotel Lobby - 230 S. Main Street. $10 per person. Home Front Pie Auction at Gateway to History - 403 S. Main Street. Women of Courage & Commitment - Galena & U.S. Grant Museum. 221 S. Bench St. Galena.  President Grant's State Dinner at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa Ball Room - 444 Eagle Ridge Drive, Galena. RSVP required by calling 815.777.9129 And more... Telephone number: 815.777.9129. Web site address: http://www.galenahistory.org/events/u-s-grant-birthday/. Admission: See description below for details. Friday, April 12, 2019, 9:00 AM – Sunday, April 14, 2019, 6:00 PM. Various locations - see description below for details.

Ian Gould

Galena Country Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, this guitarist and singer’s blend of contemporary music and Irish tunes have him singing everything from “Back Home in Derry” to hits made famous by the Beatles and U2. His Celtic-connected music, original songs and modern hits, mixed with a bit of humor and wit, make for an unforgettable show. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, April 12, 2019, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

En Plein Air Artist's Workshop

Galena Country Area artists are invited to attend a workshop in Galena, IL. En Plein Air: An Immersive Experience will be taught by nationally recognized plein air painters, Nyle Gordon and Spencer Meagher. Gordon and Meagher are collaborating with Outside the Lines Art Gallery to host this event. Award winning instructors Gordon and Meagher have decades of painting and teaching experience between them. They bring this experience to Galena, IL, during the Ulysses S. Grant’s Birthday Celebration Weekend. The combination of these two events offers a rich experience for painters, desiring to paint historical characters from life. This is an all skill level workshop and all 2D painting mediums are welcome. Instructors will focus on selecting good subject matter, strong design, simplifying your composition and working fast to capture the essence of the scene before the light changes. Over the course of the workshop Gordon and Meagher will do multiple demonstrations in watercolor, oil and acrylic. These demonstrations wi… Additional dates: Sun. April 14. Telephone number: 815.776.9166. Web site address: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/en-plein-air-an-immersive-experience-tickets-55844930691. Admission: $120 per day  $300 for the three day workshop. Saturday, April 13, 2019, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Outside The Lines Art Gallery 101 S. Main Street Galena IL, 61036.

Galena Winter Farmers Market

Galena Country This is the last weekend of the Galena Winter Farmers Market. Make the most of it... support local produce providers, bakers, crafters and more. Telephone number: 563.542.0996. Web site address: Cldcons@yousq.net. Admission: Free. Saturday, April 13, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 1 Prairie Ridge Drive Galena, IL 61036.

Ian Gould

Galena Country Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, this guitarist and singer’s blend of contemporary music and Irish tunes have him singing everything from “Back Home in Derry” to hits made famous by the Beatles and U2. His Celtic-connected music, original songs and modern hits, mixed with a bit of humor and wit, make for an unforgettable show. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, April 13, 2019, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

En Plein Air Artist's Workshop

Galena Country Area artists are invited to attend a workshop in Galena, IL. En Plein Air: An Immersive Experience will be taught by nationally recognized plein air painters, Nyle Gordon and Spencer Meagher. Gordon and Meagher are collaborating with Outside the Lines Art Gallery to host this event. Award winning instructors Gordon and Meagher have decades of painting and teaching experience between them. They bring this experience to Galena, IL, during the Ulysses S. Grant’s Birthday Celebration Weekend. The combination of these two events offers a rich experience for painters, desiring to paint historical characters from life. This is an all skill level workshop and all 2D painting mediums are welcome. Instructors will focus on selecting good subject matter, strong design, simplifying your composition and working fast to capture the essence of the scene before the light changes. Over the course of the workshop Gordon and Meagher will do multiple demonstrations in watercolor, oil and acrylic. These demonstrations wi… Telephone number: 815.776.9166. Web site address: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/en-plein-air-an-immersive-experience-tickets-55844930691. Admission: $120 per day  $300 for the three day workshop. Sunday, April 14, 2019, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Outside The Lines Art Gallery 101 S. Main Street Galena IL, 61036.

Paint and Pour Workshop

Galena Country Create a painting on canvas or paint a pair of actual useable wine glasses. Many designs to choose from. Step by Step direction by artist, Sandra Principe. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer included with the class. Class is held at Galena Brewing Company, on Main Street in Downtown Galena. The Brewing Company offers many food and beverage options which you can enjoy during or after class. Advanced Reservations are required. Call Sandra at 815.541.0068 to make your reservation. Additional dates: May 19: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Jun. 23: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. July 14: 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Aug.11: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept.15:11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 20:11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov.10:11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec.15:11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Telephone number: 815.541.0068. Web site address: www.sandraprincipe.com. Admission: $45 Adult  $35 Child Including all supplies and a glass of beer or wine. Other food and drink available for purchase. Sunday, April 14, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Andreas Transo

Galena Country Andreas Transo is a storyteller, writer and musician who performs mostly traditional and contemporary Irish, English, Scottish and American folk music. Andreas enjoys keeping traditional folk culture and history alive through humor, stories and song. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, April 19, 2019, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Andreas Transo

Galena Country Andreas Transo is a storyteller, writer and musician who performs mostly traditional and contemporary Irish, English, Scottish and American folk music. Andreas enjoys keeping traditional folk culture and history alive through humor, stories and song. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, April 20, 2019, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

U.S. Grant Pilgrimage

Galena Country The U.S. Grant Pilgrimage is a weekend full of activities for the general public and scout groups, celebrating Ulysses S. Grant's birthday. Enjoy Civil War reenactments & encampment, the Galena Fire Department’s bucket brigade and watch as Midwest scouting groups parade down Galena’s Historic Main Street. Saturday: 8:00  – 5:00 p.m.: Reenactors will be located all-day in Grant’s Park, located along the Galena River across from downtown Galena. 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.: The Galena Fire Department holds its bucket brigade. 11:30 a.m.: Watch as reenactors recreate a Civil War skirmish in front of the Galena Train Depot. Sunday:  1:30 p.m.: Watch as reenactors recreate a Civil War skirmish in front of the Galena Train Depot. For Scout Groups: Take part in one of the Midwest’s biggest and best scouting adventures. Find more information at http://www.blackhawkscouting.org/USGrantPilgrimage/USGP-Activities Schedule is approximate and subject to change. Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Admission: Free for spectators, $10 for scouts. Friday, April 26, 2019 – Sunday, April 28, 2019. Various locations Downtown Galena. For more info visit www.blackhawkscouting.org.

Moonlight Frog Walk

Galena Country Bring the whole family to a frog walk beginning on the east side of the Meeker Street footbridge along the Galena River Trail in downtown Galena. Learn all about frogs and toads, join us in a toast to spring, and then take part in a guided hike down the trail to see how many frogs we can see and hear. Participants will learn about the difference between frogs and toads as well as how to identify them by their sound or “call”. Parking is available on Park Avenue and Jefferson Street in Galena. This is a catch and release event. Telephone number: 815.858.9100. Web site address: www.jdcf.org. Admission: Free. Friday, April 26, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Meeker Street Footbridge Galena, IL 61036.

Hearthfire Duo

Galena Country Hearthfire Duo plays a mix of traditional, contemporary and original Celtic rock music. With a common ground of Irish heritage between them, Jenn D’Alessio (fiddle and accordion) and Mike Ledwith (guitar), combine their musical passion and talent to share their love of Celtic tunes with audiences. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

General Grant's Homefront Reenactment

Galena Country Experience the 1860s through a Living History Encampment and Civil War Battle. Sanitary Fair (a Civil War Ladies Bazaar supporting our troops) with beautiful handmade items for sale. Battle Reenactment takes place at 11:30 a.m. Schedule is approximate and subject to change. Telephone number: 224.639.3436. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/tristatehistoricalpresentations/. Admission: $5 Free admission for people in full scout uniform or military uniform. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10:00 AM – Sunday, April 28, 2019, 2:30 PM. Depot Park 91 Bouthillier St Galena, Illinois 61036.

Corks and Canvas Workshop

Galena Country Create your painting on canvas or paint a pair of actual useable wine glasses. Many designs to choose from! Step by step instruction by artist, Sandra Principe.  Class is 2 hours long and is held in a lovely room overlooking Lake Galena at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa. No prior experience required. Advanced reservations are required. Call Sandra at 815.541.0068. Additional dates: May.11: 2-4 p.m. Jun. 29: 2-4 p.m. Jul. 27: 2-4 p.m. Aug.17: 2-4 p.m. Sept. 28: 2-4 p.m. Oct.12: 2-4 p.m. Nov.16: 2-4 p.m. Dec. 7: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Telephone number: 815.541.0068. Web site address: www.sandraprincipe.com. Admission: $45 Adult  $35 Child Including all supplies and a glass of wine. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 444 Eagle Ridge Drive Eagle Ridge Resort Galena, IL 61036.

Hearthfire Duo

Galena Country Hearthfire Duo plays a mix of traditional, contemporary and original Celtic rock music. With a common ground of Irish heritage between them, Jenn D’Alessio (fiddle and accordion) and Mike Ledwith (guitar), combine their musical passion and talent to share their love of Celtic tunes with audiences. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Ride the Ups and Downs

Galena Country This bicycle ride is a one-day tour of beautiful Galena Country (Jo Daviess County, Illinois) that features hilly terrain, spectacular ridge top panoramas and long valley views. Choose one of three clearly marked routes on rolling, low traffic, paved roads throughout our rural setting: 32 miles (50 km) 52 miles (84 km) 63 miles (100 km) Register online here or download registration form here. Telephone number: 815.555.5555. Web site address: http://bit.ly/2SwQyUP. Admission: $30 Includes: Map & cue sheets, marked routes, SAG support food & drink at rest stops and freshly baked homemade cookies. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM. CTE Academy 950 US Hwy 20 Elizabeth, IL 61028.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.)   Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, May 9, 2019, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

Main Street Sidewalk Sale

Galena Country Join our Main Street merchants for their spring cleaning and you are the winner. There will be sales throughout Main Street, both on the street and inside the stores. Shop til you drop and then drop into one of Main Street's great restaurants for a bite to eat. Telephone number: 224.639.3436. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/GalenaDowntown/. Admission: Free. Friday, May 10, 2019, 10:00 AM – Sunday, May 12, 2019, 5:00 PM. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Corks and Canvas Workshop

Galena Country Create your painting on canvas or paint a pair of actual useable wine glasses. Many designs to choose from! Step by step instruction by artist, Sandra Principe.  Class is 2 hours long and is held in a lovely room overlooking Lake Galena at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa. No prior experience required. Advanced reservations are required. Call Sandra at 815.541.0068. Additional dates: Jun. 29: 2-4 p.m. Jul. 27: 2-4 p.m. Aug.17: 2-4 p.m. Sept. 28: 2-4 p.m. Oct.12: 2-4 p.m. Nov.16: 2-4 p.m. Dec. 7: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Telephone number: 815.541.0068. Web site address: www.sandraprincipe.com. Admission: $45 Adult  $35 Child Including all supplies and a glass of wine. Saturday, May 11, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 444 Eagle Ridge Drive Eagle Ridge Resort Galena, IL 61036.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.)   Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, May 16, 2019, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

Galena River Trail Run

Galena Country Come for the run and stay for the fun!  The Run: The race will take place on the popular Galena River Trail. This trail is located adjacent to the old Galena Rail Depot in historic and scenic Galena. The forested trail winds south to Galena Junction and the backwaters of the Mississippi River, making for a scenic out-and-back racing course. 10K - runners only , 5K - runners and walkers , Kids fun run - children 12 yrs and under , Chip timing provided by J3Timing  , Finishers’ medals to all participants who complete the course. , Awards for overall top male and female finishers. , Age-division awards for top three male and female runners. , A dri-fit technical short-sleeved shirt is guaranteed to all runners who are registered by May 12. , All race proceeds will be donated to Galena Kiwanis to provide recreational parks for the children of the community. Telephone number: 630.269.8827. Web site address: www.kiwanisclubofgalena.org. Admission: $30 for 10K  $25 for 5K Price increases after May 1. Saturday, May 18, 2019, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Galena Depot Park 101 Bouthillier Street Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Sky Trail Race

Galena Country 8-hour race starts at 8 a.m. 4-hour race starts at 12 p.m. Party, finisher meal and t-shirt all included in sign up.   Come Dressed To Conquer Nordic Viking Warriors is the theme of the day. Best costume of the day wins a Warrior Prize. The Course Think of yourself as a Nordic Warrior conquering these challenging, yet runnable trails! The course is set on the trails of Chestnut Mountain Resort - the same hills you ski in the winter! Majestic views of the mighty Mississippi River. You will see Iowa and Wisconsin across the river! Look forward to the evening, eating a delicious finisher meal prepared by Chestnut Mountain Resort restaurant while watching the grand sunset on the Mississippi horizon. This is not your PR course, but you will feel good about the miles you knock out here! Looped course that brings you back to a jammin' party every time. DJ, music, and FUN after party! There’s even prizes for the after party. Can you dance after running? Bust a move and you just might win a prize! … Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Web site address: https://www.galenaskytrailrace.com/. Admission: 4 hrs loop: $76 ($99 after Jan. 29) 8 hrs loop: $86 ($115 after Jan. 29). Saturday, May 18, 2019, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Chestnut Mountain Lodge.

Galena River Wine & Cheese Portfolio Tasting

Galena Country Grab your friends and sample 70+ Wines, artisan cheeses and even some craft beers selected by Galena River Wine & Cheese. The Tasting is hosted by and proceeds to benefit the Galena Jo-Daviess Historical Society. Tickets include a commemorative wine glass, tasting program and special discounts at Galena River Wine & Cheese. Check in at the Gateway to History. All attendees must check-in in person to have their I.D checked.  This is an outdoor event with plenty of space under tents in case of rain. The event will be held rain or shine.  Please email any questions to info@galenawineandcheese.com or visit www.galenariverwineandcheese.com/portfolio. Telephone number: 815.777.9430. Web site address: http://www.galenariverwineandcheese.com/portfolio. Admission: $25 per person - advanced purchase $30 per person - at the door  *Must be 21+ to attend.  *Designated Driver tickets will be available at the gate for $10/driver. Saturday, May 18, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Gateway to History 403 S. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Paint and Pour Workshop

Galena Country Create a painting on canvas or paint a pair of actual useable wine glasses. Many designs to choose from. Step by Step direction by artist, Sandra Principe. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer included with the class. Class is held at Galena Brewing Company, on Main Street in Downtown Galena. The Brewing Company offers many food and beverage options which you can enjoy during or after class. Advanced Reservations are required. Call Sandra at 815.541.0068 to make your reservation. Additional dates: Jun. 23: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. July 14: 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Aug.11: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept.15:11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 20:11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov.10:11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec.15:11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Telephone number: 815.541.0068. Web site address: www.sandraprincipe.com. Admission: $45 Adult  $35 Child Including all supplies and a glass of beer or wine. Other food and drink available for purchase. Sunday, May 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.)   Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, May 23, 2019, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.