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6 Course "distilled" Dinner Party

Galena Country The culinary team at the Goldmoor Inn is excited to partner with the Blaum Brothers Distilling Co. in an exciting six-course distilled wine dinner. We will take our patrons through an experience of not only thoughtfully paired cocktails with various flavor profiles but also the unique effect that liquors can have on the creation of menu items as well as the elevation of cocktails themselves using culinary techniques and preparations. This dinner will be a unique and fun exploration of quality liquors and food. The Blaum Brother’s distilling Co. will guide you through the distilling processes and flavor profiles while Goldmoor's own Chef Joshua Roberts will explain the methods of bringing the foods and spirits together. Telephone number: 815.777.3925. Web site address: www.goldmoor.com. Admission: $59. Monday, September 24, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Goldmoor Inn 9001 Sand Hill Road 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, September 27, 2018, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

Elizabeth's Farmers Market

Galena Country Our mission is to provide a friendly, convenient and reliable direct-marketing connection between customers and growers for reasonably priced Jo Daviess county homegrown, homemade, and handmade items. Additional dates: Every Friday starting May 4. Telephone number: 815.218.6942. Web site address: https://elizabethfarmersmarket.weebly.com/. Admission: Free. Friday, September 28, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Tarrapin Park 350 West St. Elizabeth, IL 61028.

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, September 28, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Irish Dancing

Galena Country A vibrant Irish dance performance by delightful Irish dancers of all ages and abilities. Dancers share their love of Irish dance and showcase a variety of jigs and reels. Some dances are set to modern music. Each performance may consist of soft and hard shoe dances. Audiences are encouraged to clap along as the dancers jump, kick and move about the stage showcasing complex footwork. After the dancers have completed their energetic performances, the live entertainment continues with a musician at 7:30 p.m. TIME Irish Dancing One 15-20 minute set between 6:30 and 7:15 p.m. Live Entertainment 7:30 p.m. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/irish-dancers.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, September 28, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Summer Market Place

Galena Country Check out the Galena Marketplace for a variety of locally grown produce, hand crafted products, baked goods, honey, and more. It's small, but mighty. Telephone number: 563.581.5663. Web site address: http://www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 123 N. Commerce St. Galena, IL 61036.

51st Annual Tour of Historic Homes

Galena Country Guided tour of five private historic homes open only for this weekend, plus the 1858 Barrows mansion, home to the Galena History Museum.  This tour gives lovers of history the opportunity to see why Galena’s 19th Century architecture and interiors are second to none. Free shuttle. Telephone number: 815.777.9129. Web site address: http://www.galenahistory.org/events/tour-of-historic-homes/. Admission: To be determined. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9:00 AM – Sunday, September 30, 2018, 5:00 PM. Galena & U.S. Grant Museum 211 S. Bench St. Galena, IL 61036. For more info visit www.galenahistorymuseum.org.

Hanover Farmers Market

Galena Country The Hanover Farmer’s Market is a friendly Saturday morning stop where you will meet local growers, have access to the freshest produce around and enjoy catching up with the friendly people of Hanover. The market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. from the first Saturday of May to the First Saturday of October. Telephone number: 815.858.9005. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/Hanover-Farmers-Market-168435403236526/. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Jackson & Jefferson Street Hanover, IL 61041.

Nourished by Nature Pop Up Market

Galena Country Nourished by Nature is a Pop-Up Market at the Sacred Sole Studios featuring Galena artisans who create beauty using natures bounty! Henna Body Art (Tattoos) Natural Soap and Skin Care Fiber Art and Apparel Fijian Barefoot Massage Polynesian Foot Ritual Massage (Entrance - back upstairs). Additional dates: Oct. 6 and Oct. 7: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Telephone number: 815.403.3505. Web site address: www.sacredsolemassage.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. 412 S. Main St. #204 Galena, IL 61036.

Massbach Stomp

Galena Country Jump in feet first, and stomp grapes till you’re purple! Celebrate a successful harvest with us in the vineyard. Take a tour of the winery, enjoy live music while enjoying wine, food and cheese on the patio surrounded by stunning views of the country and vineyard. Telephone number: 815.291.6700. Admission: $5 tasting fee. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Massbach Ridge Winery 8837 S. Massbach Rd. Elizabeth, IL 61028. For more info visit www.massbachridge.com.

Galena Cellars Fall Harvest & Art Festival

Galena Country Purple feet. Paint brushes. Pumpkins and of course WINE! Join in as Galena Cellars celebrate their 2018 harvest. This 9th annual event will be filled with family friendly activities. Expect a grape stomp, live music by The Good Guys, horse-drawn wagon rides, local artists wares and amazingly good food.  The Galena Elks and Holiberry Icelandics will be serving up some amazing fare throughout the day!  Pre-registration for the grape stomp begins at 1 p.m. and the stomp starts at 2 p.m. Prizes will be awarded. Telephone number: 815.777.3330. Web site address: http://www.galenacellars.com/winery/galena-upcoming. Admission: $15 per person (Souvenir Harvest Festival Glass, Vineyard Tour & 6 tickets) $10 per person (Souvenir Harvest Festival Glass & 6 tickets) $7.50 per person (Tour Only)  (*tickets may be used for tasting or a glass of wine) $10 Stomp participation fee for adults, children 12 and under free. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery 4746 N. Ford Rd. Galena, IL 61036. For more info visit www.galenacellars.com.

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, September 29, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Irish Dancing

Galena Country A vibrant Irish dance performance by delightful Irish dancers of all ages and abilities. Dancers share their love of Irish dance and showcase a variety of jigs and reels. Some dances are set to modern music. Each performance may consist of soft and hard shoe dances. Audiences are encouraged to clap along as the dancers jump, kick and move about the stage showcasing complex footwork. After the dancers have completed their energetic performances, the live entertainment continues with a musician at 7:30 p.m. TIME Irish Dancing One 15-20 minute set between 6:30 and 7:15 p.m. Live Entertainment 7:30 p.m. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/irish-dancers.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 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-music.aspx. Admission: Free. Monday, October 1, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 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-music.aspx. Admission: Free. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 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-music.aspx. Admission: Free. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

People and Places of Historic Route 20

Galena Country Join author Bryan Farr as he shares the scoop on some of the interesting people and places along America's Longest Highway, US Route 20! Learn about the Route 20 Witch, the northern town that left the union during the Civil War, why Lincoln grew his beard, and more! This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited, so reservations are recommended. For more information or to save your seat, contact us at info@appleriverfort.org or at 815.858.2028. Telephone number: 815.858.2028. Web site address: www.appleriverfort.org. Admission: Free. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Apple River Fort Site 311 East Myrtle Street Elizabeth, IL 61028.

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-music.aspx. Admission: Free. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Elizabeth's Farmers Market

Galena Country Our mission is to provide a friendly, convenient and reliable direct-marketing connection between customers and growers for reasonably priced Jo Daviess county homegrown, homemade, and handmade items. Additional dates: Every Friday starting May 4. Telephone number: 815.218.6942. Web site address: https://elizabethfarmersmarket.weebly.com/. Admission: Free. Friday, October 5, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Tarrapin Park 350 West St. Elizabeth, IL 61028.

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, October 5, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Summer Market Place

Galena Country Check out the Galena Marketplace for a variety of locally grown produce, hand crafted products, baked goods, honey, and more. It's small, but mighty. Telephone number: 563.581.5663. Web site address: http://www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 123 N. Commerce St. Galena, IL 61036.

"Back In The Day" Antique Gas Engine Show

Galena Country Woodbine Service Garage invites you to attend our 5th Annual "Back In The Day" Antique Gas Engine Show. All exhibitors and visitors welcome. Featuring vintage gasoline engines, with many operating equipment like in the old days. Telephone number: 815.541.0990. Web site address: www.elizabeth-il.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 3625 E Woodbine St Woodbine, IL 61028.

Autumn Craft Fair

Galena Country More than 90 talented artisans and crafters offer unique handmade artwork, crafts and jewelry. This indoor event has something for the whole family with a delicious food court. Sponsored by the River Ridge PTO. Plenty of on-site parking. All proceeds go to support the children of River Ridge School District #210. Telephone number: 815.858.9005. Web site address: www.riverridge210.org. Admission: $2 per person. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9:00 AM – Sunday, October 7, 2018, 4:00 PM. River Ridge School 4141 IL Route 84 S. Hanover, IL 61041.

Beginner's Wood Carving Class

Galena Country Beginner's Wood Carving Class for adults and youth (7 and up). Only 40 minutes from Galena. All supplies included. This class is done with a Dremel and small sanding disc. No Knives, VERY SAFE!  Leave with a completed Comfort Bird. Great Group or Parent/Child/Family day. Additional dates: First Saturday of every month 9 a.m - 1 p.m. OR by appointment. Telephone number: 563.543.4276. Web site address: www.marieswoodcarvings.com. Admission: $25. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Marie's Wood Carvings 106 S.Main St. Stockton, IL 61028.

Hanover Farmers Market

Galena Country The Hanover Farmer’s Market is a friendly Saturday morning stop where you will meet local growers, have access to the freshest produce around and enjoy catching up with the friendly people of Hanover. The market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. from the first Saturday of May to the First Saturday of October. Telephone number: 815.858.9005. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/Hanover-Farmers-Market-168435403236526/. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Jackson & Jefferson Street Hanover, IL 61041.

Galena Country Fair

Galena Country One of Galena's most popular events featuring more than 150 vendors selling a variety of high-quality, original handmade arts, crafts and fine arts. This not-to-be-missed weekend is overflowing with shopping, family fun, live entertainment, children’s games, Irish dance performances, a silent auction and raffle. Delicious fair food including brats, chicken sandwiches, walking tacos, caramel apples, homemade French fries, funnel cakes, fudge, ice cream and more. A Gazebo Wine Garden featuring local wines and a Country Bake Shop stocked with homemade breads, cakes, pies, cookies and pastries. Free parking at three remote lots. Complimentary shuttle service available from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. both days. Visit the event's website for detailed shuttle information, a printable parking map, and entertainment schedule. Additional dates: Sun. Oct. 7 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Telephone number: 815.777.0817. Web site address: www.GalenaCountryFair.com. Admission: $2 per person. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM. Grant Park Galena, IL 61036.

Nourished by Nature October Pop Up Market

Galena Country Nourished by Nature is a Pop-Up Market at the Sacred Sole Studios featuring Galena artisans who create beauty using natures bounty! Henna Body Art (Tattoos) Natural Soap and Skin Care Fiber Art and Apparel Fijian Barefoot Massage Polynesian Foot Ritual Massage (Entrance - back upstairs). Telephone number: 815.403.3505. Web site address: www.sacredsolemassage.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. 412 S. Main St. #204 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, October 6, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Country Fair

Galena Country One of Galena's most popular events featuring more than 150 vendors selling a variety of high-quality, original handmade arts, crafts and fine arts. This not-to-be-missed weekend is overflowing with shopping, family fun, live entertainment, children’s games, Irish dance performances, a silent auction and raffle. Delicious fair food including brats, chicken sandwiches, walking tacos, caramel apples, homemade French fries, funnel cakes, fudge, ice cream and more. A Gazebo Wine Garden featuring local wines and a Country Bake Shop stocked with homemade breads, cakes, pies, cookies and pastries. Free parking at three remote lots. Complimentary shuttle service available from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. both days. Visit the event's website for detailed shuttle information, a printable parking map, and entertainment schedule. Telephone number: 815.777.0817. Web site address: www.GalenaCountryFair.com. Admission: $2 per person. Sunday, October 7, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Grant Park Galena, IL 61036.

Nourished by Nature October Pop Up Market

Galena Country Nourished by Nature is a Pop-Up Market at the Sacred Sole Studios featuring Galena artisans who create beauty using natures bounty! Henna Body Art (Tattoos) Natural Soap and Skin Care Fiber Art and Apparel Fijian Barefoot Massage Polynesian Foot Ritual Massage (Entrance - back upstairs). Telephone number: 815.403.3505. Web site address: www.sacredsolemassage.com. Admission: Free. Sunday, October 7, 2018, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. 412 S. Main St. #204 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. Sunday, October 7, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:30 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-music.aspx. Admission: Free. Monday, October 8, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 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-music.aspx. Admission: Free. Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 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-music.aspx. Admission: Free. Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 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-music.aspx. Admission: Free. Thursday, October 11, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Twenty Dirty Hands

Galena Country An annual self-guided tour of pottery studios throughout the Galena area. This event features wheel throwing demonstrations, fresh fired pots and raku firing. These potters open up their studios to you! Come to browse and buy! Additional dates: Sat. Oct. 13: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Sun. Oct. 14: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Telephone number: 815.777.0364. Web site address: http://twentydirtyhands.com. Admission: Free. Friday, October 12, 2018, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Multiple Locations in Galena & Elizabeth.

Elizabeth's Farmers Market

Galena Country Our mission is to provide a friendly, convenient and reliable direct-marketing connection between customers and growers for reasonably priced Jo Daviess county homegrown, homemade, and handmade items. Additional dates: Every Friday starting May 4. Telephone number: 815.218.6942. Web site address: https://elizabethfarmersmarket.weebly.com/. Admission: Free. Friday, October 12, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Tarrapin Park 350 West St. Elizabeth, IL 61028.

Gareth Woods

Galena Country Gareth was born and raised in Ireland (Carlingford, Co. Louth) and performs a wide range of tunes from Irish ballads to modern contemporary music such as Kings of Leon, Train and U2 to classic folk and rock such as Van Morrison, The Who, Rolling Stones and everything in between. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, October 12, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Summer Market Place

Galena Country Check out the Galena Marketplace for a variety of locally grown produce, hand crafted products, baked goods, honey, and more. It's small, but mighty. Telephone number: 563.581.5663. Web site address: http://www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 13, 2018, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 123 N. Commerce St. Galena, IL 61036.

The Other Side of the Anvil

Galena Country The Galena Historical Society's Old Blacksmith Shop, in partnership with the Upper Midwest Blacksmith Association (UMBA), will offer a special hands-on workshop titled “The Other Side of the Anvil.” Under a large canopy located on the lawn adjacent to the Stillman mansion, six forging stations, complete with forge, anvil, vise, and tools, will be fired up, and skilled, regional blacksmiths will provide hands-on smithing instruction for all comers. After signing a release, visitors can step up to a forging station and, with the guidance of an experienced smith, make a small iron object using the same heat and hammer techniques practiced at the authentic 1893 forges on Commerce Street. It is a unique opportunity to work hands-on with a coal forge and offers insight into what it is like to work at a 3,000-year-old craft. There is no charge for participating, though donations to support the Old Blacksmith Shop operations are gladly accepted. Persons of any age can participate, but those under 18 must have… Telephone number: 815.777.9129. Web site address: www.galenahistory.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM. 513 Bouthillier Street Galena, IL 61036.

Twenty Dirty Hands

Galena Country An annual self-guided tour of pottery studios throughout the Galena area. This event features wheel throwing demonstrations, fresh fired pots and raku firing. These potters open up their studios to you! Come to browse and buy! Additional dates: Sun. Oct. 14: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Telephone number: 815.777.0364. Web site address: http://twentydirtyhands.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Multiple Locations in Galena & Elizabeth.

Gareth Woods

Galena Country Gareth was born and raised in Ireland (Carlingford, Co. Louth) and performs a wide range of tunes from Irish ballads to modern contemporary music such as Kings of Leon, Train and U2 to classic folk and rock such as Van Morrison, The Who, Rolling Stones and everything in between. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 13, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Twenty Dirty Hands

Galena Country An annual self-guided tour of pottery studios throughout the Galena area. This event features wheel throwing demonstrations, fresh fired pots and raku firing. These potters open up their studios to you! Come to browse and buy! Telephone number: 815.777.0364. Web site address: http://twentydirtyhands.com. Admission: Free. Sunday, October 14, 2018, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Multiple Locations in Galena & Elizabeth.

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-music.aspx. Admission: Free. Sunday, October 14, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 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-music.aspx. Admission: Free. Monday, October 15, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 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-music.aspx. Admission: Free. Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 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-music.aspx. Admission: Free. Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 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-music.aspx. Admission: Free. Thursday, October 18, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Elizabeth's Farmers Market

Galena Country Our mission is to provide a friendly, convenient and reliable direct-marketing connection between customers and growers for reasonably priced Jo Daviess county homegrown, homemade, and handmade items. Additional dates: Every Friday starting May 4. Telephone number: 815.218.6942. Web site address: https://elizabethfarmersmarket.weebly.com/. Admission: Free. Friday, October 19, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Tarrapin Park 350 West St. Elizabeth, IL 61028.

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, October 19, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Summer Market Place

Galena Country Check out the Galena Marketplace for a variety of locally grown produce, hand crafted products, baked goods, honey, and more. It's small, but mighty. Telephone number: 563.581.5663. Web site address: http://www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 20, 2018, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 123 N. Commerce St. Galena, IL 61036.

Critters of the Night - Owls & Bats

Galena Country This program, geared towards a middle school grade level, introduces the life cycle of the owl and its food and habitat. It also identifies the characteristics that make the owl a perfect predator and member of the raptor family. Participants can dissect an owl pellet to see exactly what an owls eats. Basic information about bats will also be covered with an emphasis on how they navigate by a special system called echolocation. Telephone number: 815.858.9100. Web site address: www.jdcf.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 20, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Belden School - The Galena Territory 52 Heatherdowns Lane Galena, IL 61036 USA.

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, October 20, 2018, 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-music.aspx. Admission: Free. Sunday, October 21, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 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-music.aspx. Admission: Free. Monday, October 22, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 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-music.aspx. Admission: Free. Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 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-music.aspx. Admission: Free. Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 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-music.aspx. Admission: Free. Thursday, October 25, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Elizabeth's Farmers Market

Galena Country Our mission is to provide a friendly, convenient and reliable direct-marketing connection between customers and growers for reasonably priced Jo Daviess county homegrown, homemade, and handmade items. Additional dates: Every Friday starting May 4. Telephone number: 815.218.6942. Web site address: https://elizabethfarmersmarket.weebly.com/. Admission: Free. Friday, October 26, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Tarrapin Park 350 West St. Elizabeth, IL 61028.

Galena's Ghoulish Gala

Galena Country Have a scary good time at Galena's premier costume party!  Help to kick off Galena's 40th Halloween Anniversary. Live music from Ten Gallon Hat, food and drink. Must be 21+ to attend.  More details coming soon... Telephone number: 815.777.9050. Web site address: www.galenachamber.com. Admission: $20. Friday, October 26, 2018, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Historic Turner Hall 115 S Bench 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, October 26, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

1st Annual Witches Ball

Galena Country This show consists of a Halloween themed Witches Ball presented by American Murder Song, performing their very own Murder Ballads from the 1800'. The night includes dancing and merriment with your fellow travelers. The theater will be adorned with vintage Halloween decor and everyone is encouraged to participate in the costume contest that will end in awards and prizes. Feast on the 3-course dinner chosen by you prior to the event and enjoy one of the spooktacular drink specials....if you dare seating is very limited. Additional dates: Oct. 27- 8-11:30 p.m. Telephone number: 8159942868. Web site address: www.ameliastours.com. Admission: $134.95. Friday, October 26, 2018, 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 129 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Summer Market Place

Galena Country Check out the Galena Marketplace for a variety of locally grown produce, hand crafted products, baked goods, honey, and more. It's small, but mighty. Telephone number: 563.581.5663. Web site address: http://www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 27, 2018, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 123 N. Commerce St. Galena, IL 61036.

40th Annual Halloween Parade & Festival

Galena Country This is the largest, longest and spookiest parade in the tri-state area, featuring spectacular floats, marching bands, costumed participants, prizes and treats for guys and 'ghouls' of all ages. There are even hot air balloons lighting up the Helluva Half Mile (Galena's historic Main Street) as they make their way along the parade route. Limited edition T-shirts and 50/50 raffle tickets can be purchased at the Galena Area Chamber of Commerce booth on Washington Street. Food vendors are located on Perry Street and Washington Street starting at 2 p.m. More information will be provided closer to the time of the event. Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Web site address: http://www.visitgalena.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 27, 2018, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM. Main St. Galena IL 61036. For more info visit www.galenachamber.com.

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, October 27, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

1st Annual Witches Ball

Galena Country This show consists of a Halloween themed Witches Ball presented by American Murder Song, performing their very own Murder Ballads from the 1800'. The night includes dancing and merriment with your fellow travelers. The theater will be adorned with vintage Halloween decor and everyone is encouraged to participate in the costume contest that will end in awards and prizes. Feast on the 3-course dinner chosen by you prior to the event and enjoy one of the spooktacular drink specials....if you dare seating is very limited. Telephone number: 8159942868. Web site address: www.ameliastours.com. Admission: $134.95. Saturday, October 27, 2018, 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 129 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

DeSoto's Haunted Dinner

Galena Country Join in on a hauntingly fun and spooky evening.  Enjoy dinner and a "live" performance of true ghost stories, dark history and lingering hauntings after the Galena Halloween Parade.  Purchase tickets early, this is always a sold out performance. Telephone number: 815.777.0090. Web site address: http://desotohouse.com/desotos-haunted-dinner-saturday-october-27th/. Admission: $35 per person. Saturday, October 27, 2018, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Desoto House Hotel 230 S. Main Street 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. Additional dates: Free. Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, November 2, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Voices from the Past Archaeology Symposium

Galena Country JDCF’s Wapello Land & Water Reserve, located just south of downtown Hanover, has many stories to tell about the native people who once inhabited the Mississippi River Driftless area. Exploration of Wapello’s broad terraces show that Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian, and Euro-American peoples used the land along the Apple River over many millennia. These occupations left a rich record of artifacts, hearths, storage pits, and house remains, along with burial mounds. Over the past decade, a series of archaeological surface collections, excavations, and geophysical surveys have revealed new perspectives and interpretations of these landscapes. This symposium will dive deep into the findings from these archaeological investigations and will host a platform to engage both native and local communities in conversations about past, place and future directions. A variety of speakers will come together to explore challenges, successes, and knowledge gained from these discoveries including staff from the Fie… Telephone number: 815.858.9100. Web site address: www.jdcf.org. Admission: $10  *Please note that the entry fee applies only to non-members of JDCF. Saturday, November 3, 2018, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 500 Fillmore Street Hanover, IL 61041.

Beginner's Wood Carving Class

Galena Country Beginner's Wood Carving Class for adults and youth (7 and up). Only 40 minutes from Galena. All supplies included. This class is done with a Dremel and small sanding disc. No Knives, VERY SAFE!  Leave with a completed Comfort Bird. Great Group or Parent/Child/Family day. Additional dates: First Saturday of every month 9 a.m - 1 p.m. OR by appointment. Telephone number: 563.543.4276. Web site address: www.marieswoodcarvings.com. Admission: $25. Saturday, November 3, 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Marie's Wood Carvings 106 S.Main St. Stockton, IL 61028.

The Election of U. S. Grant

Galena Country Join in on a historically accurate, educational, and interactive recreation of election day. It is November 3, 1868, and some of the best living historians in the Midwest will act as docents and interpret to the public, the election day as it unfolds in Galena. Walking tours will be given from the DeSoto House Hotel where voting will take place, to the Washburne House where Grant and many of his supporters are awaiting election returns. From there, follow Grant up to his home. Activities will include people from all walks of life in the city of Galena in 1868. Some will support Grant, and there may be some supporters of his opponent as well. This is a one time event to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Grant's election to the office of president. Visitors will be encouraged to vote and interact with the interpreters as well. Additional dates: Sun. Nov. 4 at 10 a.m-12:30 p.m. Telephone number: 815.777.3310. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/events/470252746819132/. Admission: Free. Saturday, November 3, 2018, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Various locations.

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, November 3, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W 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. Friday, November 9, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Dinner Date with History

Galena Country Join us for an evening of history, food and live entertainment in 3 of Galena's best B&Bs. Hors d'oeuvres and acoustic music provided by Andrew Houy will be enjoyed at Hawk Valley Retreat from 4:45-5:45 p.m. The group will then go to The Steamboat House and Aldrich Guest House for their dinner (6-6:45 p.m.) and dessert (7-8 p.m.) courses. Food provided by Fritz and Frites Bistro and each house will feature actors from the Women of Courage and Commitment portraying the lady of the house. Space is limited so don't wait to reserve your seat at our table! Call 815.777.4100 for tickets. Telephone number: 815.777.4100. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/events/1359644257513586/. Admission: $60. Saturday, November 10, 2018, 4:45 PM – 8:00 PM. Hawk Valley Retreat 2752 West Cording Road 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, November 10, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Annual Nouveau Weekend

Galena Country Raise a glass and celebrate the release of Galena Cellars' Nouveau wine! Area businesses offer Nouveau-inspired meals and entertainment. In the afternoon, a traditional horse-drawn wagon parade delivers Nouveau wine to area businesses. Details of schedule still to be determined. Friday Celebrate at Galena Cellars. Join the Lawlor Family as they unveil their 2018 Nouveau wine! Be a part of the official toast with friends, area businesses, family and soon-to-be friends. Make reservations for lunch on the second floor of their flagship store in Downtown Galena!  A parade of revelers will assemble for a trek down Galena’s Main Street in assorted modes of transportation and merriment from horse-drawn wagons to trollies as the Nouveau wine is handed out to Galena merchants who sport the Nouveau posters in their shop windows. Wine Tours will be available and Nouveau Dinner's, live music and celebrations will be held at different restaurants and pubs throughout town.  Saturday Galena Cellars… Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Web site address: http://www.nouveauweekend.com/. Admission: Details to be determined. Friday, November 16, 2018 – Saturday, November 17, 2018. Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery 515 S. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Poetry Reading with Kimberly Blaeser

Galena Country The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation and the Galena Center for the Arts will host WI Poet Laureate Kimberly Blaeser for an evening of poetry. Telephone number: 815.858.9100. Web site address: www.jdcf.org. Admission: Free. Friday, November 16, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Galena Center for the Arts 219 Summit Street 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, November 16, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Women of Courage and Commitment Present "Christmas Memories and Traditions"

Galena Country Join the Women of Courage and Commitment as we kick off a celebration of the holidays. Enjoy the afternoon as we share: Memories of Galena holiday shopping in the 1800's; beloved Christmas carols with pianist Aaron Alexander; and origins of familiar Christmas traditions. Reservations are encouraged by calling 815.777.0090. Telephone number: 815.777.0090. Web site address: www.desotohouse.com. Admission: $15 Tickets include a delicious holiday dessert and beverage. Saturday, November 17, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Desoto House Hotel 230 S. Main 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. Saturday, November 17, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Gareth Woods

Galena Country Gareth was born and raised in Ireland (Carlingford, Co. Louth) and performs a wide range of tunes from Irish ballads to modern contemporary music such as Kings of Leon, Train and U2 to classic folk and rock such as Van Morrison, The Who, Rolling Stones and everything in between. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, November 23, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Holiday Kick-Off

Galena Country Join Galena for their Kick Off to the holidays. Carolers, Santa's Escort Parade, Lighting of the tree and many other holiday happenings. Telephone number: 224.639.3436. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/GalenaDowntown/. Admission: Free. Saturday, November 24, 2018, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Gareth Woods

Galena Country Gareth was born and raised in Ireland (Carlingford, Co. Louth) and performs a wide range of tunes from Irish ballads to modern contemporary music such as Kings of Leon, Train and U2 to classic folk and rock such as Van Morrison, The Who, Rolling Stones and everything in between. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, November 24, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Dark Side of the Yule at Turner Hall

Galena Country Christmas Meets Classic Rock in Classical Blast’s Dark Side of the Yule holiday concert. It's one of the most unique Christmas musical experiences you’ll find! Hear a new take on traditional carols mashed with classic rock from the 60s to current, all performed on a mix of classical & rock instruments. Dark Side of the Yule features music by Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkle, Joni Mitchell, Moody Blues, Metallica, along with Christmas classics, medieval carols, original holiday songs, and more. This definitely isn’t grandma’s Christmas concert, but she’s sure to love it too! There’s something for the entire family. This year’s show features vocalist Sophie Monroy, violinist Katy Gillan and more, with the outstanding musicianship you’ve come to expect from Classical Blast. Dark Side of the Yule has wowed crowds throughout the Midwest. “Classical Blast gives Christmas a twisted glow.” — Bob Kostanczuk, Chicago Tribune “Classical Blast’s new Christmas show won’t fail to impress” — WGN-TV. Telephone number: 708.386.0285. Web site address: http://www.classicalblast.com/. Admission: Adult: $25 (advance purchase $20) Child: $10. Friday, November 30, 2018, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Historic Turner Hall 115 S Bench St. 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. Friday, November 30, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Territory Holiday Market

Galena Country The annual Territory Holiday Market features vendors sharing their arts, crafts, baked goods and other items. Telephone number: 815.777.2000. Web site address: www.thegalenaterritory.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 1, 2018, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM. The Galena Territory 200 Territory Drive Galena, IL 61036.

Beginner's Wood Carving Class

Galena Country Beginner's Wood Carving Class for adults and youth (7 and up). Only 40 minutes from Galena. All supplies included. This class is done with a Dremel and small sanding disc. No Knives, VERY SAFE!  Leave with a completed Comfort Bird. Great Group or Parent/Child/Family day. Additional dates: First Saturday of every month 9 a.m - 1 p.m. OR by appointment. Telephone number: 563.543.4276. Web site address: www.marieswoodcarvings.com. Admission: $25. Saturday, December 1, 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Marie's Wood Carvings 106 S.Main St. Stockton, IL 61028.

Christmas In The Village of Elizabeth

Galena Country Celebrate Christmas in the Village of Elizabeth. A craft fair, live music, food, and kids activities all under one roof at the Bishop's Building. A 1-mile Santa Dash, free Trolley rides to the Apple River Fort and to see Santa at the Train Depot. A great event to get you into the Christmas spirit. Telephone number: 815.291.7092. Web site address: www.elizabeth-il.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 1, 2018, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Main Street Elizabeth, IL 61028.

Stockton Christmas Walk

Galena Country This holiday tradition begins with a Friday tree lighting on Hwy U.S. 20. Revel in the crowning of our royalty, caroling and cookies for all. On Saturday meet Santa and enjoy special events at businesses special events throughout town. Visit Stella's Café & Catering for more info and to get a punch card. Telephone number: 815.947.2080. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 1, 2018, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 100 N Main St. Stockton, IL 61085. For more info visit www.visitgalena.org.

Festival of Trees

Galena Country Enjoy the Festival of Trees in the charming & historic Warren Community Building (Old Stone Hotel), starting Saturday, November 30 and ending January 6, 2019. Open daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Stroll thru the beautiful Old Stone Community Building in Warren Illinois and enjoy more than 50 uniquely decorated Christmas trees. The trees are decorated by organizations, churches, school children and individuals of the Warren community. Additional dates: This event is open through Jan. 6, 2019. Open daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 1, 2018, 10:00 AM. Warren Community Building 110 W Main St. Warren, Illinois 61087.

Holiday Housewalk

Galena Country Five homeowners in The Galena Territory invite the public to tour their beautifully decorated private homes during this year’s Galena Territory Holiday Housewalk on Sat. Dec. 1. Holiday Housewalk proceeds will be donated to local nonprofit organizations as designated by the homeowners. Light holiday refreshments will be served at the Owners’ Club, where a raffle will be held for a unique handmade quilt and related items made by the Quilters of The Territory. Quilt raffle proceeds will be donated to the Richard Peterson EMT Endowment Fund. Telephone number: 815.777.8272. Web site address: www.thegalenaterritory.com. Admission: $12 Tickets may be purchased at The Galena Territory Owners’ Club. Ticket sales end at 2:30 p.m. Advance tickets also may be purchased at the Owners’ Club. Saturday, December 1, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The Galena Territory Owners' Club Territory Drive Galena, IL 61036.

Holiday Fire in the Sky

Galena Country Enjoy the evening sky as it comes alive with fireworks to kick off the holiday season in downtown Galena. Live Carolers, hot cocoa and a festive bonfire will take over the Galena River levee during this holiday celebration. - Pre Party at the Elks Lodge - Kids Activities  - Christmas music on the levee by Dj Doug Collins - After Party at Miss Kitty's Grape Escape  - Raffle tickets will be sold at the event and also on Friedgreen.com - Prizes include $750 cash prize, 2 night Eagle Ridge getaway, 2 night B&B overnight stay, over $1,500 in additional prizes. Prize drawing at 5:30 p.m. Telephone number: 224.639.3436. Web site address: http://www.visitgalena.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 1, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Depot Park 91 Bouthillier St. 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, December 1, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Andrew Houy

Galena Country This acoustic guitarist with romantic vocals covers songs from many decades and some originals all in a traditional, Americana style. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, December 7, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Festival of Trees

Galena Country Enjoy the Festival of Trees in the charming & historic Warren Community Building (Old Stone Hotel), starting Saturday, November 30 and ending January 6, 2019. Open daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Stroll thru the beautiful Old Stone Community Building in Warren Illinois and enjoy more than 50 uniquely decorated Christmas trees. The trees are decorated by organizations, churches, school children and individuals of the Warren community. Additional dates: This event is open through Jan. 6, 2019. Open daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 8, 2018, 10:00 AM. Warren Community Building 110 W Main St. Warren, Illinois 61087.

Night of the Luminaria and Living Windows

Galena Country Don't miss one of the most beautiful and romantic visions of the year. Stroll down the Helluva Half Mile Main Street and watch more than 30 windows come alive with holiday-inspired animation. Check out video from Living Windows on YouTube here and here. From Main Street to the hills overlooking Grant Park, all of Galena will be glowing. Enter a land of enchantment on this magical night with more than 5,000 candlelit luminaries on streets, steps and sidewalks. Drive, walk, take a trolley or enjoy a carriage ride and be amazed at the sight. Local businesses offer extended hours so take advantage and do some holiday shopping on the Hellavu Half Mile then warm up with a candlelit dinner at one of the restaurants. SCHEDULE -4-6 p.m.: Living Windows. -6-9 p.m.: Night of the Luminaria. -5-8 p.m.: Tri-State Trolley will be offering 45 min. Night of the Luminaria tours. -5-8 p.m.: Enjoy a romantic, Night of the Luminaria heated shuttle bus tour with Amelia’s and a candlelit tour of the historic Ryan… Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Web site address: http://www.visitgalena.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 8, 2018, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Main Street, Galena, IL 61036.

Andrew Houy

Galena Country This acoustic guitarist with romantic vocals covers songs from many decades and some originals all in a traditional, Americana style. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 8, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Festival of the Performing Arts: Christmas Concert

Galena Country On the same weekend as Galena’s Luminaria, this performance is sure to become an annual tradition to usher in the holiday season. Tallymoore is a contemporary Irish Folk band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin performing a range of Irish and Scottish folk tunes, ballads, reels and classic pub songs. The group also incorporates acoustic and vocal material from broader Celtic, traditional country, bluegrass, and Americana sources. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. Telephone number: 815.281.9163. Web site address: www.galenafpa.org. Admission: *Free *No charge - however, donations will be gratefully accepted. Sunday, December 9, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Turner Hall 115 S. Bench St. Galena, IL 61036.

Andrew Houy

Galena Country This acoustic guitarist with romantic vocals covers songs from many decades and some originals all in a traditional, Americana style. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, December 14, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Festival of Trees

Galena Country Enjoy the Festival of Trees in the charming & historic Warren Community Building (Old Stone Hotel), starting Saturday, November 30 and ending January 6, 2019. Open daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Stroll thru the beautiful Old Stone Community Building in Warren Illinois and enjoy more than 50 uniquely decorated Christmas trees. The trees are decorated by organizations, churches, school children and individuals of the Warren community. Additional dates: This event is open through Jan. 6, 2019. Open daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 10:00 AM. Warren Community Building 110 W Main St. Warren, Illinois 61087.

The Generals Christmas Ball

Galena Country Formed in 1961, The Galena Generals portray the nine Civil War Generals from Galena. This fundraiser offers dinner, dancing and fun in the historic confines of the historic Desoto House Hotel. Period music provided by the Americana Band and stories by The Generals themselves. Meal of Stuffed Pork Chop and Mixed Vegetables. Period Dress Welcomed. Telephone number: 815.777.0090. Web site address: http://desotohouse.com/category/events/page/2/. Admission: $50. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Desoto House Hotel 230 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Andrew Houy

Galena Country This acoustic guitarist with romantic vocals covers songs from many decades and some originals all in a traditional, Americana style. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W 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, December 21, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Festival of Trees

Galena Country Enjoy the Festival of Trees in the charming & historic Warren Community Building (Old Stone Hotel), starting Saturday, November 30 and ending January 6, 2019. Open daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Stroll thru the beautiful Old Stone Community Building in Warren Illinois and enjoy more than 50 uniquely decorated Christmas trees. The trees are decorated by organizations, churches, school children and individuals of the Warren community. Additional dates: This event is open through Jan. 6, 2019. Open daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 22, 2018, 10:00 AM. Warren Community Building 110 W Main St. Warren, Illinois 61087.

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, December 22, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.