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Events: PLACES TO GO. THINGS TO DO.

NIGHTLIFE

BOB BRADISH AND THE BACKSTABBERS, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, The Lone Buffalo, Tap Room, 808-812 La Salle St., Ottawa.

STEVE SHARPE, 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, Back Door Lounge or Veranda (weather permitting), Starved Rock Lodge, Utica.

ABBYNORMAL, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, Shakers Lounge, 121 W. Stevenson Road, Ottawa, 815-433-2110.

DARRELL DATA, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, tasting room, August Hill Winery, 106 Mill St., Utica.

DISCO NIGHT, 7:40 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Nov. 10, Paramount Club, 2411 St. Vincent's Ave., La Salle. Hosted by Illinois Valley Animal Rescue.

STEVE SHARPE, 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, Back Door Lounge or Veranda (weather permitting), Starved Rock Lodge, Utica.

MORGAN STATION, acoustic, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, The Lone Buffalo, Tap Room, 808-812 La Salle St., Ottawa.

SHOPPING

HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, Trinity Lutheran Church, 717 Chambers St., Ottawa. Admission fee. Food available for purchase.

MISCELLANEOUS

TASTE FOR THE TOWN, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, Senica's Oak Ridge Banquet Facility and Restaurant, 658 E. U.S. 6, La Salle. Over 100 wines, beers, and cocktails. Purchase tickets in advance at Peru or La Salle fire departments and Rudy’s Liquor Store. Tickets also available at door. Sponsored by Rudy's Liquors and 1906 Taproom. 815-223-2351.

THEATER

A PERFECTLY FLAWED EVENING, doors open at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, Senica's Oak Ridge Golf Club, La Salle. Tickets include dinner, live and silent auctions, and raffles. Call 815 830-8675, email team@perfectlyflawed.org, or visit the website at perfectlyflawed.org.

WWII RADIO SHOW, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, Starved Rock Lodge, Utica. Featuring favorites such as "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "In the Mood" and "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree," costumed and piano-accompanied trio re-enact a 1940s radio hour, Andrews Sisters-style tunes and choreography, Abbott and Costello comedy sketches and tribute to veterans. 815-220-7386 for ticket information and prices.

MUSEUMS

CORNELL AMITY TOWNSHIP MUSEUM, 510 Main St., 1 to 3 p.m. first Sunday of each month or by appointment. 815-358-2973.

EARLVILLE HISTORICAL MUSEUM, 136 S. Ottawa St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m Saturdays and Sundays or by appointment, 815-246-9598 or 815-866-9323.

FERN DELL MUSEUM, 9 E. Front St., Newark, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays or by appointment, 815-695-5240.

HEGELER CARUS MANSION, 1307 Seventh St., La Salle, tours noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, 815-224-5892.

ILLINOIS & MICHIGAN CANAL TOLL COLLECTOR'S BUILDING, by appointment, canal towpath between Columbus and La Salle streets, Ottawa, 815-434-2737.

LA SALLE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM, 101 E. Canal St., Utica. Museum in an 1848 canal warehouse, 1865 one-room school, 1875 barn, 1892 blacksmith shop. Heritage Center, noon to 4 p.m. Friday to Sunday.

MAGNOLIA TOWNSHIP PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION MUSEUM, 110 N. Peoria St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, 815-257-0707.

MIDDLE EAST CONFLICTS MEMORIAL WALL MUSEUM, Illinois Valley Cellular building, 200 Riverfront Drive, Marseilles, 815-795-3200.

OLMSTEAD MUSEUM, Somonauk, 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays, except for some holiday weekends, 815-498-3154.

OTTAWA HISTORICAL AND SCOUTING HERITAGE MUSEUM, 1100 Canal St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Monday, 815-431-9353.

REDDICK MANSION, 100 W. Lafayette St., Ottawa, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays through Mondays, with hourly tours, 815-433-6100.

SENECA AREA HERITAGE MUSEUM, corner of Main and Railroad streets, noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and by appointment, 815-769-5077.

SHERIDAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM, 185 N. Robinson St., Sheridan, 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays, or by appointment, 815-712-0279

STREATORLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM, 306 S. Vermillion St., 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays and weekends by appointment, 815-672-2443.

UNION DEPOT RAILROAD MUSEUM, 683 Main St., Mendota, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday or by appointment, 815-539-3373.

TOURISM

FALL COLORS TOUR, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Mondays and Saturdays, Starved Rock Lodge, Utica. Fee involved. Tour includes a trolley ride, hot lunch and guided, scenic walk to Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. The walk is less than a mile and will take 45 minutes. Reservations recommended. Call 815-220-7386 to book.

FIRST COURSE TOUR, 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Starved Rock Lodge, Utica. Tour begins in the Back Door Lounge with check-in and a beverage and concludes in the lounge with individual appetizer sampler plates. Call 815-220-7386.

FORT ST. LOUIS DE ILLINOIS, Visitor Center and Le Rocher Bookstore, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, Starved Rock State Park, Utica. 815-667-5357.

HERITAGE CORRIDOR VISITORS BUREAU, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, U.S. 6 and Route 178, Utica. 815-667-4356 or 800-746-0550.

HISTORIC TROLLEY TOURS, Starved Rock Lodge. Reservations recommended, call 815-220-7386.

ILLINOIS RIVER AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, 135 Washington St., Marseilles, 815-795-2323.

ILLINOIS WATERWAY VISITOR CENTER, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday, 950 N. Dee Bennett Road, Ottawa, 815-667-4054.

LAND AND WATER CRUISE, 11 a.m. Monday and Friday, Starved Rock State Park, Utica.

LOCK 16 VISITOR CENTER, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, 754 First St., La Salle. Cafe, (kitchen closes at 3 p.m.), gift shop, 815-223-1851.

OTTAWA VISITORS CENTER, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, 1028 La Salle St., 815-434-2737 or 888-688-2924.

STREATOR TOURISM OFFICE, 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Friday, 118 Oak St., 815-672-2055.

TAKE A HIKE AND LUNCH, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11, Starved Rock Lodge, Utica. Ticket includes guided hike, lunch, backpack, and interesting facts along the way. Reservations required. Call 815-220-7386 to book.

TROLLEY TOUR AND BOAT RIDE, 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, dinner and evening cruise, 5 p.m. Monday and Thursday.

VISIT A CANYON WITH A BOAT RIDE, 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Starved Rock State Park, Utica.

WATERFALL AND CANYON TOUR,  11 a.m. Mondays and 9 and 11 a.m. Saturdays at Starved Rock Lodge, Utica. Guided walk to three waterfalls and canyons: French, Ottawa and St. Louis. Tour includes lunch. Walking tour, not recommended for individuals with limited mobility. Reservations recommended, 815-220-7386.

RESEARCH

LA SALLE COUNTY GENEALOGY GUILD, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Saturdays, 115 W. Glover St., Ottawa, 815-433-5261.

• TO INCLUDE an entertainment or activity item in the Events Calendar, submit information by 2 p.m. Tuesday online to newsroom@mywebtimes.com, by fax at 815-433-1639 or in writing to Events Calendar, The Times, Box 618, 110 W. Jefferson St., Ottawa, IL 61350.

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