HEGELER CARUS MANSION – LYRIC WINDS
The Lyric Winds Chamber Ensemble seeks to encourage the understanding, appreciation and mastery of music from the baroque through contemporary periods. It reaches out and provides for the musical enjoyment and education of all adults, children and students in the Illinois Valley and surrounding areas. We welcome your inquiries regarding educational programs for students.Sue Gillio, flute; Ben Crosby, oboe; Gene Montgomery, clarinet; Terri McTaggart, bassoon & Christine Hansen, French horn. Music by Hadyn, Barthe, Farkas, Holcombe. Admission: $7.00
SPARKLING NIGHT AT THE REDDICK MANSION
Sparkling Night at the Mansion, Friday, November 16th, 5pm – 8pm
November 17, 24
Every Saturday at Heritage Harbor of Ottawa, 2 Great Loop West, Ottawa, IL 61350
parkrun (spelled with a small p) is the world’s largest organized running activity, in which more than 1 million people participated last month alone. The weekly, free 5K run/jog/walk comes to Heritage Harbor, in Ottawa on June 10th. In the U.S., parkrun is spreading to the midwest, with arriving in Ottawa after opening earlier this year in the communities of Mansfield, Ohio and Eagan, Minnesota. parkrun is uniquely inclusive – a free, weekly, volunteer-led event welcoming walkers, joggers, dogs on leashes, families with strollers and people with special needs. In Ottawa at Heritage Harbor it is being created by local resident volunteers led Pierre Alexander and Tammy Barry. Every Saturday in 15 countries around the world (and nine locations in the U.S.), 200,000 people or more gather in their local parks, typically at 9 am, rain or shine, for a 5 kilometer parkrun. Participants receive an email with their time results an hour or two afterwards. The first parkrun was started in a London park by Paul Sinton-Hewitt, CBE, an IT expert and amateur runner, who has received an Ashoka Fellowship for social entrepreneurship and was granted a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth honoring his parkrun achievements. For Sinton-Hewitt, parkrun is as much about building communities as running. As of 2017, 3.5 million people have signed up for parkrun, with more than 10,000 new participants weekly. In the US, parkruns began in 2012 in Livonia, Michigan. By the end of June, there will be 12 parkruns in the U.S., including Heritage Harbor. The American Cancer Society is partnering with parkrun US to promote healthy lifestyles. According to the Society, some of the most important things you can do to help reduce your cancer risk include being physically active on a regular basis and getting to and staying at a healthy weight throughout life. Physical activity is an important component of weight control. Running has been associated with numerous health benefits, notably, the potential to extend life by seven years. By removing obstacles that keep people from physical activity and contact with parks, parkrun is helping them live healthier, happier lives. Therefore, the American Cancer Society has endorsed parkrun to help increase the number of participants and events across the US.
HEGELER CARUS MANSION – ART & ARTIFACT TOUR
The Art and Artifact Tour: where Hegeler Carus Insiders are guided through the main floor of the house and provided with insider information on objects that seldom gets discussed during the standard tour. There are stories behind each art piece presented in the tour. Admission: $20
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS PARADE
Celebrate the holiday season with the lighting up of historic Washington Square Park! A visit from Santa, a Holiday Parade, festive decorations make this Ottawa tradition a memory to cherish! Parade begins at 6:00 pm. All events are weather permitting.
KEEPING CHRISTMAS CLOSE TO HOME
Light Up Streator and 6th Annual Lighted Parade & Starlight Shopping 9 am to 11pm.
CHRIS KRINGLE MARKET
November 30, December 1, 2, 7, 8, 9
Washington Square Park, Ottawa, IL 61350. Fridays 4 pm – 8 pm, Saturdays 10 am – 7 pm, Sundays 11 am – 4 pm