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Evening Under the Stars – Sky Tour & Astronomy Event

Friday, August 1, 2014 8:30pm-10:00pm Starved Rock State Park Campground *Sponsored by the Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources, Starved Rock State Park & Twin City Astronomers Enjoy a fun-filled evening exploring the night sky with the Twin City Astronomers Club. This family friendly evening will involve taking a laser-guided sky tour and using telescopes to view planets and other celestial wonders. *Weather Permitting* For more information call the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 815-667-4906

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Veranda Party at Starved Rock Lodge

Music and outdoor dining with a great view! Weather permitting, enjoy great music in the great outdoors every Friday and Saturday night from 8-11 pm on our Veranda. The parties start on Memorial Day Weekend and continue through Labor Day! It’s the best view in the area with he scenic Illinois River Valley serving up a sunset and panoramic view that is truly photo-worthy! Join us on the Veranda from 8-11 pm.  

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Sunday Concert with Kevin Kramer

Sunday, June 15 Fox Ridge 3pm Spend your Father’s Day afternoon enjoying live music at Fox Ridge. Feel the cool breezes under the lofty pines of Fox Ridge accompanied by relaxing and entertaining music by local guitarist/vocalist Kevin Kramer. Kevin performs a great combination of covers and original work. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair or take a seat on the benches at Fox Ridge. Don’t forget to stop at the Café located inside Read More

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Art in Motion – Annual Art Show & Sale 2015

Enjoy an afternoon of art, live music and wine tasting at Starved Rock Lodge’s annual art show & sale. Artists representing the Illinois Valley and beyond will share their work as you stroll the beautiful setting of Fox Ridge, just steps away from the Lodge. Many artists will be creating work during the show and items will be available for purchase. The wide array of Starved Rock Wines will be available for tasting and purchase Read More

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Nature Education Program – Falconry

3pm Fox Ridge Join us at Fox Ridge as Rich Escutia opens our eyes to the art and science of falconry.  Rich will be bringing along his hawks to help inform and demonstrate how these magnificent birds survive. This is a great opportunity to get a little closer to a bird of prey and admire its beauty and skill. Admission: Voluntary Donation

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Starved Rock Photography Club – November 22, 2014 Outing

Whether you are just beginning in photography, are an advanced amateur or a professional, you are welcome to join the Starved Rock Photography Club. Monthly photography walks at Starved Rock State Park’s Lodge with club leader, Jacki Pienta. The Photo Club will meet once per month throughout the year for guided walks to planned sites for photography opportunities or meet in a classroom setting to discuss techniques. Members will informally exchange ideas and tips for quality Read More

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Starved Rock Photography – August 16, 2014 Outing

Whether you are just beginning in photography, are an advanced amateur or a professional, you are welcome to join the Starved Rock Photography Club. Monthly photography walks at Starved Rock State Park’s Lodge with club leader, Jacki Pienta. The Photo Club will meet once per month throughout the year for guided walks to planned sites for photography opportunities or meet in a classroom setting to discuss techniques. Members will informally exchange ideas and tips for quality Read More

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Starved Rock Photography Club – July 26, 2014 Outing

Whether you are just beginning in photography, are an advanced amateur or a professional, you are welcome to join the Starved Rock Photography Club. Monthly photography walks at Starved Rock State Park’s Lodge with club leader, Jacki Pienta. The Photo Club will meet once per month throughout the year for guided walks to planned sites for photography opportunities or meet in a classroom setting to discuss techniques. Members will informally exchange ideas and tips for quality Read More

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Starved Rock Photography Club – June 21, 2014 Outing

Whether you are just beginning in photography, are an advanced amateur or a professional, you are welcome to join the Starved Rock Photography Club. Monthly photography walks at Starved Rock State Park’s Lodge with club leader, Jacki Pienta. The Photo Club will meet once per month throughout the year for guided walks to planned sites for photography opportunities or meet in a classroom setting to discuss techniques. Members will informally exchange ideas and tips for quality Read More

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Wilderness Wednesday

Wilderness Wednesday take place every Wednesday at 3:00 pm from June 4 –August 27. Join the fun at FOX RIDGE (located directly across from the main steps of Starved Rock Lodge)! This weekly nature education program is suited for all ages. Each week, a guest presenter will introduce participants to a new nature topic. Topics include bees, geology, insects, snakes, butterflies and more! This is a great opportunity to learn something new about the world Read More