Parks and Recreation

Allerton Park "Experiencing Lincoln" event announced

Allerton Park and Retreat Center has announced registration is open for its Experiencing Lincoln seminar, coming up on Oct. 11-13 at 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello.

Auditions set for 'Harvey'

The Monticello Theatre Association (MTA) will have open auditions for its upcoming play “Harvey” from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6 and from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 at the Phoenix Theatre, 1406 N. Market St. in Monticello.

Libraries keep youth busy during the summer

Modern technology helped boost participation for Allerton Public Library’s summer events in 2015, according to Youth Services and Program Director Cara Stoerger.

MTA youth to present 'Jungalbook'

The Monticello Theatre Association will present its summer children’s production, “Jungalbook” on Aug. 14, 15 and 16 at the Phoenix Theatre. A cast of 23 students is in rehearsal for the production.

The day Marilyn Monroe came to town

The planning of the Lincoln/Douglas debates might have been the most important event to occur in Bement, but the Aug. 7, 1955 visit from Marilyn Monroe was probably the biggest.

'Grease' is next downtown movie

‘Grease’ is up next for Monticello movie night, set for the downtown business district this Friday.

Stephen Douglas expert speaks at Bement

For nearly three decades, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas sat on opposite sides of an ideological fence, but their disagreements did not prevent them from having a high degree of respect for each other.

Special events Sunday at Bryant Cottage

When newly elected Illinois State Representative Abraham Lincoln first saw 5-foot, 4-inch Stephen Douglas, he sized him up as “the least man I ever saw.”  With the introduction of Douglas’ first bill in 1834, Lincoln soon thought differently.  The General Assembly not only passed the bill, it appointed the 21-year-old Douglas States Attorney of Illin

Allerton Library activities

The following events will round out the Allerton Public Library Summer Reading Program for 2015.

Allerton summer reading program winding down

The following events will round out the Allerton Public Library Summer Reading Program for 2015.

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