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Christmas In The Village of Elizabeth

Galena Country Celebrate Christmas in the Village of Elizabeth. Enjoy a craft fair, live music, food, and kids activities. There will be 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 7, 2019, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Main Street Elizabeth, IL 61028.

Advent Quiet Day

Galena Country Each Advent, Grace Episcopal Church offers a day of quiet activities and prayer that provides a break in the busyness of the holiday season. This year, Dr. Carol Poston, a Galena resident and Grace member, will share meditations on one of the works of Anglican theologian and mystic. Advance reading is not required; art materials, rosaries, and other prayer aids will be available. If you are in the habit of journaling, you may wish to bring your journal with you. There is no charge for this event, but because lunch will be served, a freewill offering would be appreciated. Registration is required for an  accurate count for lunch. Please contact the church office no later than Friday, November 29. Telephone number: 815.777.2570. Web site address: http://gracegalena.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Grace Episcopal Church 107 S. Prospect St. Galena, IL 61036.

Christmas at the Fort

Galena Country Step back in time to the reconstructed Apple River Fort, where historical interpreters in 1830s clothing will portray Christmas as it was celebrated in the 1830s. Visitors will experience an early trading post where it is business-as-usual – no holiday decorations or special Christmas sales! There will also be hands-on 1830s toys and games for children of all ages. Participants should dress for the weather. Most of the activities will take place inside the Fort log cabins, but keep in mind that a “warm building” by 1830s standards is not the same as a warm, well insulated, modern building! Christmas at the Fort is part of Elizabeth’s “Christmas in the Village.” Trolley rides will shuttle visitors to the various activities around town, including the Apple River Fort. Telephone number: 815.238.6083. Web site address: www.appleriverfort.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Apple River Fort 311 East Myrtle Street Elizabeth, Il 61028.

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 5, 2020. 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. 5, 2020. Open daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Telephone number: 815.858.4211. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Warren Community Building 110 W Main St. Warren, Illinois 61087.

Stockton Christmas Walk

Galena Country Celebrate the holidays with the Stockton Community!  10-11 a.m: Story hour with Santa at the Stockton Township Library 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Gift wrapping inside Main St. Parties & Events and Stockton Snowmen business viewing (fill punch cards & win prizes). 11 a.m-1 p.m.:  Visit Santa at  Main St. Parties & Events 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Horse-drawn carriage rides across from Casey's (weather dependent). Festival of Trees viewing at Stockton Heritage Museum. Bowling for a buck at Stockton Bowling Lanes *Pick up your punch card and list of "steals and deals" outside FurstStaffing between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Telephone number: 815.947.2080. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 100 N Main St. Stockton, IL 61085. For more info visit www.visitgalena.org.

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. 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, December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 444 Eagle Ridge Drive Eagle Ridge Resort Galena, IL 61036.

Mistletoe Stroll Holiday House Tour

Galena Country Experience Galena’s finest Bed and Breakfasts. Tour their parlors and dining rooms, which have been decked out for the holidays and enjoy a couple of tasty treats – they may even share their recipes! Tickets and maps of participating bed and breakfasts, along with a description of each house, can be obtained at any of the participating inns on the day of the event. Attendees may begin at any participating house – advanced tickets are not necessary. Participating B&B's:  Belle Aire Mansion Guest House, Cloran Mansion, Hawk Valley Retreat, Hellman Guest House, Jail Hill Inn, Lamberson Guest House. Steamboat Guest House . Telephone number: 815.777.4100. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/bestofgalena/. Admission: $10 per person *Tickets can be purchased at the first B&B that you visit. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Various locations - see description for details.

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. Enjoy the fireworks from just about anywhere downtown Galena and surrounds.  3:30 p.m: Pre Party at the Elks Lodge including kids activities and live music 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.: Christmas music near the levee during the fireworks 6:30 p.m. Fireworks Display  8:30 - 11:30 p.m. After party at the Grape Escape Rain or shine, the event goes on Image credit to:@onceuponasuburb. Telephone number: 224.639.3436. Web site address: http://www.visitgalena.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Depot Park 91 Bouthillier St. Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - Meghan Davis

Galena Country Guitarist/vocalist Meghan Davis plays hits from the past five decades including classic rock, pop and a little country. Her influences include Ed Sheeran, Stevie Nicks, Adam Levine, Jason Mraz, Nora Jones and Jack Johnson. Meghan enjoys sharing music trivia and song/musician history with her audiences. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Ryne Dougherty

Galena Country Ryne Doughty is a folk-roots musician out of Washington, IA, whose music is deeply rooted in real life stories of love, loss, work, and play. His stripped down, earthy sound is directly influenced by the small, rural town where he was born and raised. Doughty’s performances are always passionate and full of energy and songs that tell real life stories. http://www.rynedoughty.net. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Catch the Train in Galena!

Galena Country Come see the display of N scale trains at the Galena Center for the Arts as railway enthusiast Phil Jackman operates three separate trains traveling through towns and deserts and canyons! Today the kids will be running the trains! At 2:00pm there will be a reading of "The Polar Express". A fun family outing. Additional dates: Thur-Sun until Dec.15. Telephone number: 779.214.0261. Web site address: www.thegalenacenterforthearts.com. Admission: $5. Sunday, December 8, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Galena Center For the Arts 219 Summit Street Galena, IL 61036.

Moriah the Medium

Galena Country Moriah was raised in Wisconsin and is a combat veteran of Desert Storm. She is happily married and has four children. She wrote the book “How to be a Happy Medium,” and appeared on A&E's “Paranormal Cops,” which also airs on the Biography channel as well as a guest appearance on “Hoarders”. She teaches workshops, motivational classes and performs at local venues. Telephone number: 815.776.5034. Web site address: https://www.eagleridge.com/upcoming-events.php. Admission: $39 per person Includes Mimosas, Orange Juice, Coffee, Fruit Trays, & Desserts. Sunday, December 8, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa 444 Eagle Ridge Dr Galena, IL 61036.

Catch the Train in Galena!

Galena Country Come see the display of N scale trains at the Galena Center for the Arts as railway enthusiast Phil Jackman operates three separate trains traveling through towns and deserts and canyons! Today the kids will be running the trains! At 2:00pm there will be a reading of "The Polar Express". A fun family outing. Additional dates: Thur-Sun until Dec.15. Telephone number: 779.214.0261. Web site address: http://www.galenacenterforthearts.com. Admission: $5. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Galena Center For the Arts 219 Summit Street Galena, IL 61036.

Catch the Train in Galena!

Galena Country Come see the display of N scale trains at the Galena Center for the Arts as railway enthusiast Phil Jackman operates three separate trains traveling through towns and deserts and canyons! Today the kids will be running the trains! At 2:00pm there will be a reading of "The Polar Express". A fun family outing. Additional dates: Thur-Sun until Dec.15. Telephone number: 779.214.0261. Web site address: http://www.galenacenterforthearts.com. Admission: $5. Friday, December 13, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Galena Center For the Arts 219 Summit Street Galena, IL 61036.

Take the Cake Auction - 12th Annual

Galena Country This cake auction was started years ago by Carolyn and Eric Dregne, owners of Wedding Day Bakery, as a fun filled evening to support the Galena ARC. Each year local professional and non-professional bakers are asked to create sweet treat to be live auctioned off to the crowd of friends, family and neighbors. Every year there is a cake that pits mom against son, husband against wife or neighbors against each other for bragging rights as to who bought the best cake and helped support a vital organization in the Galena Community. ​A few years back a ‘junior’ division was added to the event. The talent by our local bakers is amazing and every junior cake competes and often times beat the amount raised by professional bakers. Telephone number: 815.777.0090. Web site address: www.galenaarc.org. Admission: Free. Friday, December 13, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. DeSoto House Hotel Ballroom 230 S. Main St Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - 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 13, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Dark Side of the Yule

Galena Country Christmas meets classic rock at this unique holiday concert. Expect not only the outstanding musicianship of Classical Blast, you’ll also get the unique mix of music they are fast becoming known for: a mash of classical & traditional holiday carols with classic rock music by Pink Floyd, Moody Blues, Beatles, Metallica, Simon & Garfunkel, Evanescence and so much more, all melded with classic & pop holiday hits, Medievel carols and original music. Classical Blast has been featured on WGN Morning News, WGN Radio, Sirius XM and others! Telephone number: 708-386-0285. Web site address: http://www.classicalblast.com/. Admission: Adult: $25 Child: $10. Friday, December 13, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Historic Turner Hall 115 S Bench St. Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Johnnie Walker

Galena Country Solo acoustic guitarist with a wide range of rock, country, and blues hits. Additional dates: .... Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Friday, December 13, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Annual Cookie Walk

Galena Country Shoppers are given a box and gloves and walk the tables of the historic ballroom choosing from hundreds of homemade holiday baked goods. Volunteers then weigh the boxes for $7.00 per pound. This is a great way to get your holiday baking done. There are so many choices and the proceeds benefit the Galena ARC. Telephone number: 815.777.2248. Web site address: www.galenaarc.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 14, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. DeSoto House Hotel Ballroom 230 S. Main St 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 5, 2020. 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. 5, 2020. Open daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Telephone number: 815.858.4211. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 14, 2019, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Warren Community Building 110 W Main St. Warren, Illinois 61087.

Warren Christmas Walk

Galena Country Annual Christmas Walk in downtown Warren, featuring a parade with Santa Claus. Santa will arrive in a Warren Fire Truck and parade through town at noon. He will then head to the Warren Community House where he will meet, greet and hear the Christmas wishes of all the children. Refreshments and "goodie" bags for the children (donated from The Warren Lions Club) will be available at The Warren Community House. Noon-3 p.m.: Participating businesses will be offering refreshments and prizes in their businesses from Noon until  p.m. 4:30 - 8 p.m.: A Tour of Homes. Lining up at the Warren Community House, bus tours will be providing transportation to the participating homes for $5.00. 5 p.m.: Caroling will be held at the Warren Museum. Telephone number: 8155413760. Web site address: https://villageofwarren.com/. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 14, 2019, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Downtown Warren, IL 61087.

Catch the Train in Galena!

Galena Country Come see the display of N scale trains at the Galena Center for the Arts as railway enthusiast Phil Jackman operates three separate trains traveling through towns and deserts and canyons! Today the kids will be running the trains! At 2:00pm there will be a reading of "The Polar Express". A fun family outing. Additional dates: Thur-Sun until Dec.15. Telephone number: 779.214.0261. Web site address: http://www.galenacenterforthearts.com. Admission: $5. Saturday, December 14, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Galena Center For the Arts 219 Summit Street Galena, IL 61036.

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 or take a trolley 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 1-3 p.m.: Visit Santa at the Old Market House/Welcome Center  4-7 p.m.: Living Windows. 5-9 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 Tours and a… Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Web site address: http://www.visitgalena.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 14, 2019, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Main Street, Galena, IL 61036.

Christkindlemarkt

Galena Country An evening of European treats, Swedish Glogg, Christmas ornaments and music highlights this special Christmas celebration! Entrance fee donation goes towards supporting Galena City Beautiful's charitable and restoration projects. Telephone number: 815.777.4444. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/GalenaCityBeautiful/. Admission: $10. Saturday, December 14, 2019, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Chicago Athenaeum 601 S Prospect St. Galena, IL 61036.

Night of Luminaria Bus Tour Featuring the Ryan Mansion

Galena Country A one hour tour of Galena lit by luminarias in a heated bus! Purchase a hot chocolate or cider at Amelia's Under the Lamplight Theatre and then board the bus at 110 Green Street, behind the DeSoto House Hotel for the most beautiful and magical night of the year! Meander around town viewing Galena lit by candle light! The bus will then take you to the Ryan Mansion, where you can view a true Candlelit Victorian Christmas!    Reservations Recommended as this tour sells out every year! Telephone number: 815.994.2868. Web site address: www.ameliastours.com. Admission: Adult: $22 Child: $18. Saturday, December 14, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Amelia’s Under the Lamplight Dinner Theater 129 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - 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 14, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Tete De Mort

Galena Country An acoustic/electric hard-rock/metal act out of Dubuque, IA that formed in 2015 with the intent to play their originals and favorite rock/metal hits from the 90's and 2000's. Initially formed as an acoustic trio, the band has expanded their show to a five-piece electric band delivering heavy riffs and melodic vocals. www.tetedemortband.com. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 14, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Yellow Brick Road at The Lamplight Dinner Theater

Galena Country Come listen to Yellow Brick Road play, the music of Elton John and other popular artists-beautifully arranged, timeless, fun and familiar songs for all ages on the most Romantic night of the year!! Finish the evening off with some great music and great atmosphere! Appetizer and Dessert menu available upon request. Telephone number: 815.994.2868. Web site address: www.ameliastours.com. Admission: $10. Saturday, December 14, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Amelia’s Under the Lamplight Dinner Theater 129 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Breakfast with Santa

Galena Country For big kids and little kids... bring a list for Santa and enjoy Rudolph, Frosty, and a helpful elf while enjoying an extensive breakfast buffet. Santa arrives at 9 a.m. and leaves at noon. Reservations are highly recommended. The cost of food and beverages is not included. Telephone number: 800.343.6562. Web site address: http://desotohouse.com/. Admission: Free. The cost of food and beverages is not included. Sunday, December 15, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Desoto House Hotel 230 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. 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, December 15, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Catch the Train in Galena!

Galena Country Railway enthusiast Philip Jackman shares his N Scale operating trains on a 32’ by 16’ display featuring a variety of topography, including small towns, cities, deserts, canyons, oceans and more, with up to three trains running at a time. There will be long freight trains snaking around the layout, sleek streamliners from the golden age of train travel, steam trains from a bygone era and modern Amtrak passenger trains. The walls are covered with railroad themed artwork and historic regional photos of trains and depots. Sundays at 2 p.m. an actress will read aloud the children’s book “The Polar Express”. An old-fashioned Christmas tree encircled by a Lionel train is sure to bring back holiday memories. There will be opportunities for adults and children to operate the trains. This year the display will include a new module featuring the corner at East Dubuque, as well as modules from other train enthusiasts in the region, including eight feet of the Wisconsin Highlands in fall colors, a working lift bridg… Additional dates: Thur-Sun until Dec.15. Telephone number: 779.214.0261. Web site address: http://www.galenacenterforthearts.com. Admission: $5. Sunday, December 15, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Galena Center For the Arts 219 Summit Street Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Festival of the Performing Arts: Celtic Christmas Concert

Galena Country After enjoying the Luminaria spectacle on Galena’s festively decorated streets on Saturday night, settle in for a fun-filled Sunday afternoon of Celtic music and charm – a lovely way to usher in the holiday season! The Galena Festival of the Performing Arts is delighted to present a family-friendly holiday concert featuring the Irish folk band Ring of Kerry. Ring of Kerry is a bursting-with-energy Irish music group that captures the hearts of listeners. The group takes its name from a beautiful craggy drive in southwestern County Kerry, Ireland. Its Celtic music, however, is played with a heart much closer to its American home. All five of its engaging musicians sing and play several instruments. From the thundering sound of the bodhran to the sparkle of the hammered dulcimer; from the lilt and rhythm of fiddle and guitar to the haunting wails of the flute and pennywhistles, the band has developed a blend that is animated, ruggedly beautiful and fun. Their holiday spirit and delightful music will hav… Telephone number: 815.281.9163. Web site address: www.galenafpa.org. Admission: *Free *No charge - however, donations will be gratefully accepted. Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Turner Hall 115 S. Bench St. Galena, IL 61036.

Holiday Gathering at the Galena Center for the Arts

Galena Country The Galena Center for the Arts is having a free holiday gathering. There will be a reading by Carole Sullivan of O.Henry's short story, "The Gift of the Magi" followed by holiday singing led by Kent Parry. There will be refreshments and sweets provided. Come join us for an informal evening of fun. Telephone number: 779.214.0261. Web site address: http://www.galenacenterforthearts.com. Admission: Free. Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Galena Center for the Arts 218 Summit Street Galena, IL 61036.

Christmas Carols & Cookies

Galena Country Join the 3rd Annual Christmas Carols & Cookies event hosted by Galena Cellars! Stop by the 2nd floor of the downtown location for a celebration of the holiday season with Wine, Cookies & Carols! Sing along to your favorite carols as you enjoy a glass of Galena Cellars holiday wines paired with delicious cookies. No cost to enter and guaranteed to be an enjoyable time! Telephone number: 815.777.3330. Web site address: www.galenacellars.com. Admission: Free. Friday, December 20, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Galena Cellars Tasting Room 515 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - Brittany Ray

Galena Country This contemporary country singer/songwriter discovered her voice and passion for music at a very young age. Heavily influenced by strong female vocalists such as Miranda Lambert, the Dixie Chicks and Shania Twain, her songwriting shares many of the same qualities of these artists—confident, impactful, and tells it like it is. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, December 20, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Meghan Davis

Galena Country Meghan Davis is an area favorite guitar and vocal performer from Northwest Illinois. Her easy-listening solo acoustic shows provide an enjoyable, relaxing, and fun atmosphere that anyone will appreciate. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Friday, December 20, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street 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 5, 2020. 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. 5, 2020. Open daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Telephone number: 815.858.4211. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 21, 2019, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Warren Community Building 110 W Main St. Warren, Illinois 61087.

Snowflakes and Sweets

Galena Country Take your time enjoying special sweet treats from local bakeries, chocolatiers, coffee roasters and wineries all while strolling down magical Main Street. Find specials and events sprinkled along the way. A ticket provides a punch card good for 10 sweet treats. The sweet treats will be a mix (chosen by you) of cookies, candies, drinks and more. It also includes a commemorative bucket that you can use during the stroll to carry all your sweets in.  Punch card and treat bucket collection:  All ticket holders collect their treat bucket and punch card at the Old Market House - Visitors Center at 123 N Commerce St. Galena. between 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Web site address: https://bit.ly/2JnmIjk. Admission: $25 per person - pre ordered online: https://bit.ly/2JnmIjk $30 per person - on day of event if not sold out. Saturday, December 21, 2019, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Old Market House 123 N Commerce St Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - Brittany Ray

Galena Country This contemporary country singer/songwriter discovered her voice and passion for music at a very young age. Heavily influenced by strong female vocalists such as Miranda Lambert, the Dixie Chicks and Shania Twain, her songwriting shares many of the same qualities of these artists—confident, impactful, and tells it like it is. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 21, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Dan Parker Project

Galena Country The Danny Parker Project provides a wide variety of music genres in Dubuque, Madison, and the entire Tri State area. Danny provides quality entertainment in professional and fun venue. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 21, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Todd McDonough

Galena Country Todd McDonough is an acoustic singer/songwriter from Dubuque, Iowa. His genre can best be described as acoustic easy listening. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Thursday, December 26, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Tall Grass Chamber Music Festival at the Goldmoor

Galena Country The Juliani Ensemble presents a festival of varied and essential chamber works in a unique, remarkable environment. All tickets include wine and cheese. Additional dates: Dec. 28: 5-6 p.m. Dec. 29: 4-5 p.m. Telephone number: 815.777.3925. Web site address: www.goldmoor.com. Admission: $50 per person. Friday, December 27, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Goldmoor Inn 9001 Sand Hill Rd. Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - 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. Friday, December 27, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Tony Walker

Galena Country Tony Walker is Band of ONE. Plays songs everyone knows on acoustic guitar while playing drums with his feet. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Friday, December 27, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street 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 5, 2020. 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. 5, 2020. Open daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Telephone number: 815.858.4211. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 28, 2019, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Warren Community Building 110 W Main St. Warren, Illinois 61087.

Tall Grass Chamber Music Festival at the Goldmoor

Galena Country The Juliani Ensemble presents a festival of varied and essential chamber works in a unique, remarkable environment. All tickets include wine and cheese. Additional dates: Dec. 29: 4-5 p.m. Telephone number: 815.777.3925. Web site address: www.goldmoor.com. Admission: $50 per person. Saturday, December 28, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Goldmoor Inn 9001 Sand Hill Rd. Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - 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, December 28, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Medicinal Purposes

Galena Country Medicinal Purposes is a Dynamic Duo performing original and cover songs in a fun and unique style. Cowgirl Pearl Breitbach is a bassist/vocalist/songwriter and a musical veteran who has raised an entire generation of gifted musicians and songwriters. Scott Kerry Guthrie is a songwriter/vocalist/guitarist who has spearheaded many projects around the country over the years. Together, they are "Medicinal Purposes" and their music is original (even the covers) and fresh. They bring a new raw energy to their performances. They very often share the stage with their opening acts and fellow musicians from the audience, which leads us to...Big Medicine. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 28, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Tall Grass Chamber Music Festival at the Goldmoor

Galena Country The Juliani Ensemble presents a festival of varied and essential chamber works in a unique, remarkable environment. Tickets include afternoon tea. Telephone number: 815.777.3925. Web site address: www.goldmoor.com. Admission: $50 per person. Sunday, December 29, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Goldmoor Inn 9001 Sand Hill Rd. Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - 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. Sunday, December 29, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - 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. Monday, December 30, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

New Year's Eve... DeSoto style!

Galena Country Ring in the new year with live music from Travis Hosette and the music of "Sinatra" dancing and partying all the way to 2020! Enjoy a cash bar, Hors d' oeuvres, party favors, cash bar and a champagne toast at midnight. Seating is limited so purchase tickets early. Reservations are highly recommended. Telephone number: 800.343.6562. Web site address: http://www.visitgalena.org/places/desoto-house-hotel/. Admission: $35. Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 9:30 PM – 11:55 PM. Desoto House Hotel 230 S. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Warren's 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 5, 2020. 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. 5, 2020. Open daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Telephone number: 815.858.4211. Admission: Free. Saturday, January 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Warren Community Building 110 W Main St. Warren, Illinois 61087.

Live Music at Galena Brewery: Campfire Kings

Galena Country Acoustic rock and roll from the 60s 70s and 80s Originals by Dave Pingel. Covering coffee house style and full on rock and roll! Telephone number: 8157769917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, January 4, 2020, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Galena LitFest: Getting Rid of Mabel: Author Reception

Galena Country Keziah Frost will discuss her path to publication, arriving at the age of sixty, share thoughts on the new genre of "up-lit." Keziah Frost dreamed of writing novels since fifth grade when a dear teacher, Mrs. Kean, made the prediction that one day people would enjoy her books. In the decades since, Keziah earned masters degrees in English and Counseling. At various times she has taught college English, painted pet portraits, and worked as a bilingual elementary school teacher. She is now a psychotherapist in private practice as well as a published author after her debut, "The Reluctant Fortune Teller," (Park Row Books: A Division of HarperCollins). Hor d'oeuvres will be graciously offered by Amelia's Under the Lamplight Dinner Theater. A cash bar will be available. Galena LitFest is back for a sixth year with even more great activities. Brush up on your skills at four FREE writers' workshops. Have brunch with Beatrix Potter. Come to dinner with award winning indie author David W. Berner and bestselli… Telephone number: 815.777.0200. Web site address: http://galenapubliclibrary.eventbrite.com. Admission: Free. Sunday, January 5, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Amelia’s Under the Lamplight Dinner Theater 129 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Galena LitFest: Dreams in Fiction

Galena Country A two hour workshop exploring the use of dreams in fiction. Models will be taken from the works of acclaimed authors such as Franz Kafka, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and others. This workshop is not about psychoanalyzing dreams, rather it is about exploring dreams for their rich, immediate, and vivid imagery, as well as for their story potential. Attendees should come equipped with pens/pencils and notebooks. Shawn Shiflett is an Associate Professor in the English and Creative Writing Department, Columbia College Chicago, and a fiction writer. His debut novel, Hidden Place (Akashic Books, 2004), received rave reviews from newspapers, literary magazines, and Connie Martinson Talks Books (national cable television, UK and Ireland). His second novel, Hey, Liberal! (Chicago Review Press, 2016), a story about a white boy going to a predominately African American high school in Chicago during the late 1960’s, has received acclaim from Booklist, The Chicago Tribune, Kirkus Review, Newcity Lit, Windy City Review, Mary Mit… Telephone number: 815.777.0200. Web site address: http://galenapubliclibrary.eventbrite.com. Admission: Free. Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Galena Center for the Arts 219 Summit Street Galena, 61036.

Galena LitFest: Writing for Young People

Galena Country An overview of writing for different age groups of children from picture books to young adult. Attendees will be guided through creative exercises designed to kick start new kidlit ideas. Attendees should come equipped with pens/pencils and notebooks. Sarah Hammond is the author of "The Night Sky in My Head" which was shortlisted for the Calderdale Children’s Book of the Year Award, the Leeds Book Award (14-16 category), the James Reckitt Hull Children’s Book Award and the Angus Book Award. She has also published a picture book, "Mine!" Sarah has always loved words. She worked as a lawyer in London with dry serious words for several years, but after a while the lure of sparkling story-words tempted her away to do a Masters in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University. She graduated with Distinction. Galena LitFest is back for a sixth year with even more great activities. Brush up on your skills at four FREE writers' workshops. Have brunch with Beatrix Potter. Come to dinner with award winni… Telephone number: 815.777.0200. Web site address: http://galenapubliclibrary.eventbrite.com. Admission: Free. Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Galena Public Library 601 S. Bench St. Galena, IL 61036.

Galena LitFest: Self-Publish with Inkie.org!

Galena Country Learn about Inkie.org, a suite of self-published tools and resources available for free to everyone in Illinois! Inkie.org is a partnership between RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System) and BiblioLabs as a part of the eRead initiative. The goal of eRead is to expland affordable access to eBooks across the state and to provide the tools Illinois authors need to succeed. Anna Behm and Leila Heath from RAILS will be giving this presentation.Attendees should bring pens/pencils and notebooks. A laptop or tablet might also be helpful to follow along. Galena LitFest is back for a sixth year with even more great activities. Brush up on your skills at four FREE writers' workshops. Have brunch with Beatrix Potter. Come to dinner with award winning indie author David W. Berner and bestselling author and comedian Lorna Landvik! Sponsored by the Friends of the Galena Public Library, Inc. the Galena Public Library, Illinois Bank and Trust, Galena First Community Bank, the Desoto House, and private don… Telephone number: 815.777.0200. Web site address: http://galenapubliclibrary.eventbrite.com. Admission: Free. Thursday, January 9, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Galena Public Library 601 S. Bench St. Galena, IL 61036.

Galena LitFest: Jane Austen and the Uses of the Gothic

Galena Country Using examples from Northanger Abbey, Carol Poston, Ph.D. will examine how Austen used the rich tradition of the female Gothic. Galena LitFest is back for a sixth year with even more great activities. Brush up on your skills at four FREE writers' workshops. Have brunch with Beatrix Potter. Come to dinner with award winning indie author David W. Berner and bestselling author and comedian Lorna Landvik! Sponsored by the Friends of the Galena Public Library, Inc. the Galena Public Library, Illinois Bank and Trust, Galena First Community Bank, the Desoto House, and private donors. For more information please contact 815-777-0200 or distlerl@galenalibrary.org. Telephone number: 815.777.0200. Web site address: https://galenapubliclibrary.eventbrite.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, January 11, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Galena Public Library 601 S. Bench St. Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Tony Walker

Galena Country Tony Walker is Band of ONE. Plays songs everyone knows on acoustic guitar while playing drums with his feet. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, January 11, 2020, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Galena LitFest: Commando: A Poetry Reading

Galena Country E'mon Lauren's poetry takes artifacts, language, and ephemera from life on Chicago's Southside and Westside to create a manifesto of survival and growth. These poems deal with racism, sexism, love, and class in a style that announces Lauren as a poet to watch. E’mon Lauren was named Chicago’s first Youth Poet Laureate and uses poetry and playwriting to explore a philosophy of hood womanism. Her first chapbook, Commando, was published by Haymarket Books. Light hors d'oeurves will be served. There will be a cash bar. *Some content may be considered explicit.*. Telephone number: 815.777.0200. Web site address: http://galenapubliclibrary.eventbrite.com. Admission: Free. Monday, January 13, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Grape Escape 242 N. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Wellness Retreats Presents Re-Discover You 2020

Galena Country Re-Discover You A Journey to Wellness! Retreat to the rolling hills of Galena for an intimate and personalized Wellness Retreat focused on mental and physical well-being. A team of board certified professionals have created a tranquil and transformative experience that will reset your mind, body, and spirit. You'll be provided with all the disciplines and skill sets you need to improve your everyday health. ​ Friday Welcome Gathering & Bonfire ​ Saturday Morning Meditation by Melissa Kindred, BSN, Holistic RN Yoga by Jill Conrad, Transformational Life Coach ​Breakfast at Otto's Place Session #1: Inward Reflection by Dr. Chong of Reveal Wellness Session #2: Raising Your Vibration by Jill Conrad, Life Coach Lunch at Otto's Place Session #3:Herbs & Essential Oils for Emotional Well-Being by Melissa Kindred ​Session #4: Dare to be Fearless: Tapping by Kristyn Avalos Mini- Spa Treatments provided by The Kindred Spirit Dinner in Downtown Galena: Fried Green Tomatoes ​Session #5: Re-Discover You… Telephone number: 815-281-0178. Web site address: https://www.thekindredspirit.org/galena-wellness-retreats. Admission: Pre-Register before Dec.15th: $599 / person or $1100 / couple Registration after December 15th: $699 / person or $1200 / couple​ All Inclusive Retreat Package: 2 Nights Lodging in Galena, all wellness workshops, onsite spa treatments, all activities, and five meals. Saturday and Sunday Day Pass: all wellness workshops, onsite spa treatment, all activities, and five meals. Registration ends Dec. 20 . Friday, January 17, 2020 – Sunday, January 19, 2020. Galena.

Dinner Show: Windy City Duelling Pianos

Galena Country The stage is set at The Galena Brewery, and dinner is ready! Prepare to be entertained at a unique dinner show and a great evening with family & friends. The dueling pianos performers know literally over 1,000 songs from the last century to today - and they'll put their own "Windy City" touch on the music to amaze you! They get the audience dancing, clapping and singing along to all of their favorite requests: rock, country, rap, standards - you name it, they play it! Dinner seating will begin at 5:30 p.m. Doors open to General Admission at 6:30 p.m Show starts at 7: p.m. Telephone number: 815.776.9469. Web site address: http://bit.ly/2nZTWNx. Admission: Dinner and Show: $38 p.p. General admission: $14 p.p. Purchase tickets online: http://bit.ly/2nZTWNx (Non-Alcoholic & Alcoholic Beverages are not included in ticket price). Friday, January 17, 2020, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Galena LitFest: Beginning Writing for Publication

Galena Country Attendees will learn the basics of getting published including breaking into the market with shorter pieces, writing for anthologies, building up a platform, the importance of social media, and low-cost marketing and promotion. Mary Potter Kenyon is widely published in magazines, newspapers, and anthologies, including eight Chicken Soup books. Mary conducts writing workshops and does public speaking on the topics of writing and utilizing your creativity in your everyday life. She is the author of "Coupon Crazy: The Science, the Savings, and the Stories Behind America’s Extreme Obsession," "Chemo-Therapist: How Cancer Cured a Marriage," the award-winning "Refined By Fire: A Journey of Grief and Grace," "Mary & Me: A Lasting Link Through Ink," co-written with Mary Jedlicka Humston and "Expressive Writing for Healing." Her book on creativity will be released by Familius Publishing in 2020. Galena LitFest is back for a sixth year with even more great activities. Brush up on your skills at four FREE writers'… Telephone number: 815.777.0200. Web site address: http://galenapubliclibrary.eventbrite.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, January 18, 2020, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Galena Art & Recreation Center 11084 W US Hwy 20 Galena, IL 61036.

Corks and Canvas

Galena Country Create a painting on canvas or paint a pair of actual useable wine glasses. Many designs to choose from. Step by Step directions 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. Class includes a glass of wine. Advance reservations are required. Call Sandra at 815-541-0068. Additional dates: March 28 April 25 May 30 June 13 July 11 August 15 September 19 October 17 November 28 December 5. Telephone number: 815.541.0068. Web site address: www.sandraprincipe.com. Admission: $45 per adult $35 per child. Saturday, January 18, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa 444 Eagle Ridge Dr Galena, IL 61036.

Galena LitFest: Sound Play: A Poetry Workshop

Galena Country Language is inherently musical. This workshop will guide participants on how to use world games to enhance the musicality of their writing. Participants will learn the basics of prosody/sound devices, how to create a sound word web, and how to draft a sound-heavy poem. Faisal Mohyuddin's poetry, fiction, and visual art have appeared in several publications. He received a 2017 Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize, and a 2019 Illinois Arts Council Literary Award; and he was a finalist in Narrative's Eighth and Ninth Annual Poetry Contests in 2016 and 2017. His book,The Displaced Children of Displaced Children, was selected by Kimiko Hahn as the winner of the 2017 Sexton Prize and came out April 2018 from Eyewear Publishing. The child of immigrants from Pakistan, Faisal received his undergraduate degree from Carleton College, an MS in education from Northwestern University, and an MFA in fiction writing from Columbia College Chicago. He has taught English at Highland Park High School in Highland Park, Illinois, s… Telephone number: 815.777.0200. Web site address: http://galenapubliclibrary.eventbrite.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, January 18, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Galena Art & Recreation Center 11084 W US Hwy 20 Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Jason Ray Brown

Galena Country He's been called "the hardest working musician in the Midwest". Jason sings, plays electric guitar, harmonica and drums all at the same time.Once you've seen him, you'll see what the buzz is about.16 years’ experience. Associate’s Degree in Music. 100+ tour dates per year. Performed for President Obama and First Lady Obama. Casted for audition by NBC’s, “America’s Got Talent” www.jasonraybrown.net. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, January 18, 2020, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Murder and Mayhem in a Mining Town

Galena Country Come to the haunted DeSoto House Hotel for an evening of dark Galena history, eerie folklore, and true ghost stories, with a touch of music. Hear of infamous murders, suicides, tragedies and hauntings that have lingered throughout our darkest history. The intimate, indoor Salon style show runs for 90 minutes, with a 15 minute intermission, and features free appetizers and a cash bar. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Additional dates: Feb.15: 8- 9:45 p.m.  Mar.14: 8-9:45 p.m. Telephone number: 815.990.7203. Web site address: www.hauntedgalena.com. Admission: $25. Saturday, January 18, 2020, 8:00 PM – 9:45 PM. DeSoto House Hotel 230 S. Main St Galena, IL 61036.

Galena LitFest: Dining with the Authors

Galena Country Opening speaker, David W. Berner: A Place to Create Many writers are happy to discuss how they write, what motivates them, and their writing process.David loves talk about where he writes, his experiences as a writer-in-residence and his own creative space. He is the recipient of book honors and awards from The Society of Midland Authors, The Chicago Writers Association, and the Eric Hoffer Book Awards. David is also an associate professor at Columbia College, Chicago. Keynote speaker, Lorna Landvik: The Writing Life, etc. Lorna will regale audiences as she talks about her life as a writer, performer, and all around seeker of fun and enlightenment.She is the author of twelve novels, including the best-selling Patty Jane's House of Curl, Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons, Oh My Stars, Best to Laugh, and Once in a Blue Moon Lodge A LitFest representative will be in contact with you regarding your choice of dinner item. The Desoto House Hotel is offering deeply discounted rooms for Dining with the Au… Telephone number: 815.777.0200. Web site address: http://galenapubliclibrary.eventbrite.com. Admission: $40 per person Includes dinner and two presentations $60 per person - VIP Dining Ticket: Includes a meet and greet with David and Lorna, a complimentary cocktail, “Chronicles of a Radical Hag” by Lorna Landvik, “A Well Respected Man” by David W. Berner at 5 p.m. dinner, and two presentations. Sunday, January 19, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. DeSoto House Hotel 230 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Whiskey Weekend

Galena Country Sip your way through winter with an extensive collection of liquid sunshine - bourbons and whiskeys. Cheers to over 175+ Whiskey offerings. 1-3:30 p.m. Afternoon Tasting  5-7:30 p.m. Evening Tasting  Purchase your whiskey tasting tickets online & print a ticket. Bring your printed ticket to the tasting to be scanned. Upon admittance to the event, you will receive a passport, a Glencairn Whiskey keepsake glass and a ticket for your allocated Pappy tasting.   *More details to follow, *Must be 21 years of age. Telephone number: 815.281.1515. Web site address: www.galenawhiskeyweekend.com. Admission: $110 per person *Ticket purchase also includes Heavy hors d'oeuvres and a Glencairn keepsake glass.  *Purchase tickets at www.galenawhiskeyweekend.com. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 1:00 PM – 7:30 PM. 115 S. Bench Street Galena, Illinois 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - 5th Fret Duo

Galena Country Some classics and modern pop, rock Duo. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Samuel Harness

Galena Country Samuel Harness is an American soul music artist. Samuel is currently playing Live shows around the Mid West promoting his New Music. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, February 1, 2020, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Special Olympics Illinois Winter Games

Galena Country Cheer on over 400 athletes as they go for the gold in Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing! For three days athletes from around the state will compete in the Special Olympics Illinois Winter Games.  An opening ceremony and a parade of athletes will take place downtown Galena. The parade will work its way down Main Street and back to the Post Office area where the ceremony will be held. Finally, to top off the ceremony, Law Enforcement Torch Run officers will hand off the torch to athletes who will carry it along its path and light the cauldron holding the Flame of Hope to kick off the Games! A fireworks display will take place at the end of the ceremony. Telephone number: 630.942.5610. Web site address: https://www.soill.org/. Admission: Free. Tuesday, February 4, 2020 – Thursday, February 6, 2020. Chestnut Mountain Resort 8700 W. Chestnut Rd. Galena, IL 61036. For more info visit www.soill.org.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Classical Blast

Galena Country Classical Blast provides a fresh take on rock music, using instruments not typical in today’s rock/pop era. Featuring cellist Petar Kecenovici and violinist Alin Cernaianu, both classically trained musicians from Romania, Classical Blast brings the classical arts to mainstream entertainment. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Friday, February 7, 2020, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Lewis Knudsen Duo

Galena Country Lewis Knudsen is a mixed-genre, multi-instrumentalist songwriter based in Rock Island, IL (Quad Cities). In the past few years Lewis has toured coast to coast in the US, as well as South Korea, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, and the U.K. Lewis has opened for bands such as Amy Helm, Jesicca Hernandez, Nicholas David, and Davina and the Vagabonds. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, February 8, 2020, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Winter Carnival Weekend

Galena Country Have "snow" much fun with the whole family while making cherishable memories. Enjoy a cozy bonfire while watching the Hot Air Balloon Glow, play snow games, watch ice carving and more. The complete schedule of events will be listed on Eagle Ridge's web site. The Nordic Center on the South Course: • Sledding on the 18th hole with a 75-foot vertical drop • Cross-country skiing • Ice skating on a 1.5-acre pond. Telephone number: 815.777.5000. Admission: Free. Friday, February 14, 2020 – Monday, February 17, 2020. Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa 444 Eagle Ridge Dr. Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Bridal Fair - 10th Annual

Galena Country Visit with the regions top wedding specialists to make your Galena Country wedding the best it can be. Visit with all aspects of your wedding in one location and register for dozens of prizes. Brides may pre-register online for free prior to the event. Telephone number: 815.947.2878. Web site address: http://www.thegalenabridalfair.com. Admission: $5. Saturday, February 15, 2020, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Historic Turner Hall 115 S Bench St. Galena, IL 61036.

Java, Chocolate & Champagne Stroll - 2nd Annual

Galena Country Galena is hosting their second Java, Chocolate & Champagne Stroll! Take your time enjoying a few special treats as you stroll your way along Galena's magical Main Street. The entire weekend will have a Java, Chocolate & Champagne theme to it with specials and events sprinkled everywhere you look. Your ticket buys you a punch card good for 10 treats (mix and match as you like between our chocolate, java & champagne options). Your ticket also will get you a commemorative cup that you can use during the stroll. Telephone number: 815.541.1454. Web site address: http://bit.ly/2mDfpeI. Admission: $25 advance purchase  $30 on day of event Purchase tickets here: http://bit.ly/2mDfpeI. Saturday, February 15, 2020, 12:00 PM – Sunday, February 16, 2020, 4:00 PM. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Valentines & Vino: A Galena Cellars Wine Pairing Dinner

Galena Country Enjoy this wine & dinner pairing designed to be both entertaining and educational! Starting with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. Valentines & Vino includes a 3-course dinner and wine pairing. Your main course entrée will be paired with two wines as chosen by our winemaker...it's up to you to decide which pairing you like best! Wine, good food and romance is in the air!  Limited seating available. Telephone number: 815.777.3330. Web site address: www.galenacellars.com. Admission: $49.95. Saturday, February 15, 2020, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Galena Cellars 515 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Murder and Mayhem in a Mining Town

Galena Country Come to the haunted DeSoto House Hotel for an evening of dark Galena history, eerie folklore, and true ghost stories, with a touch of music. Hear of infamous murders, suicides, tragedies and hauntings that have lingered throughout our darkest history. The intimate, indoor Salon style show runs for 90 minutes, with a 15 minute intermission, and features free appetizers and a cash bar. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Additional dates: Mar.14: 8-9:45 p.m. Telephone number: 815.990.7203. Web site address: www.hauntedgalena.com. Admission: $25. Saturday, February 15, 2020, 8:00 PM – 9:45 PM. DeSoto House Hotel 230 S. Main St Galena, IL 61036.

Mardi Gras Weekend Celebration

Galena Country Fri. Feb. 21: 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 Galena's Main Street to participating local establishments. Sat. Feb. 22: Galena Mardi Gras Throwing of Beads Ceremony 5 p.m. Rain, snow or shine! Don't miss your chance to collect beads, beads and more beads down Main Street. Sat. Feb. 22 - Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball at Galena Brewing Co. 8 p.m. Free live music by The Wundo Band, food, drinks and shot specials as well as Glitter Beer (while supplies last). Masks will be for sale. Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Web site address: http://www.visitgalena.org. Admission: Fri. Feb. 21: Mardi Gras Pub Crawl: $15 per person Sat. Feb 22: Mardi Gras Throwing of Beads Ceremony: Free  Sat. Feb 22: Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball: Free entry, masks for sale. Friday, February 21, 2020, 5:00 PM – Saturday, February 22, 2020, 11:00 PM. Main Street Galena, IL.

Live Music at Galena Brewery: Tapestry Band

Galena Country Weaving a rich fabric of music from the 70s, 80s and beyond. Telephone number: 815.776.9469. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, February 22, 2020, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Big Nut Open - 12th Annual

Galena Country Competitions: Rail Jam  Big Air  Slopestyle  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, February 29, 2020, 10:30 AM – Sunday, March 1, 2020, 2:00 PM. Chestnut Mountain Resort 8700 W Chestnut Mountain Road Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Goes 50s - Sock Hop

Galena Country Fri. Mar. 6 7 p.m.: Practice your dance moves at the Galena Brewing Company for Saturday's Sock Hop! The DJ will be playing dance hits from the 50s/60s for you to jive to.  Sat. Mar. 7  9 a.m.: Attend dance workshops given by professional dance instructors.  6-10 p.m.: Dance the night away at the Sock Hop at the Historic Turner Hall. Live Music by The Tailfins. Telephone number: 815.275.5231. Web site address: www.galenaswingdance.com. Admission: $10. Friday, March 6, 2020, 6:00 PM – Saturday, March 7, 2020, 10:00 PM. Turner Hall 115 S Bench St Galena, IL 61036.