January 25, 2014
Enjoy German Cusine in this fundraiser sponsored by the Streator Downtown Area Businesses. The event takes place at Park Place, 406 E. Hickory St. A social hour will begin at 5 p.m., followed by a
six-course sit-down German dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50. All proceeds will
benefit Heritage Park maintenance and downtown beautification. For more information, call Jim Pellino at 815-672-6203
Pipe Dreams Organ Concert - Feb 15 & 16
Returning in 2014, visitors will be treated to the remarkable sounds of five different pipe organs as they attend concerts daily at Streator churches.
There is no charge for the concerts, but a free will offering will be taken, with proceeds going to the Majestic Theater, to help update the projection system.
The schedule for the concerts is as follows:
Sat., Feb. 15
1 PM Park Presbyterian Church - Nancy Mueller, organist and Louise Collins, pianist.
2 PM Holy Trinity Lutheran Church - Pastor Peter Glock and Jordan Glock, organists.
3 PM First United Methodist Church - Elaine Cunningham, organist.
Sun., Feb. 16
2 PM Christ Episcopal Church - Anne Badger, organist
3 PM St. Paul’s Lutheran Church - Jerry Keck, organist
Musical selections vary from classical to modern. Some examples are: “Prelude and Fugue in E-flat minor,” “Beautiful Savior,” “A Mighty Fortress,” “Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming,” “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” and “The Old Rugged Cross.”
Nancy Mueller, who has participated in Pipe Dreams for many years, and at various churches, is now an organist at Park Presbyterian and St. Michael, the Archangel. Nancy has been a music instructor in local schools. Her sister, Louise Collins, is also a music instructor.
Pastor Glock is pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Wenona. Jordan Glock is his son. They have participated in Pipe Dreams for several years.
Elaine Cunningham is organist and choir director at Minonk First Baptist Church and is director and accompanist of the Village-Aires. This is her first time playing in Pipe Dreams.
Anne Badger, a teacher of organ and the organist for First Congregational Church in Ottawa, has previously played at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church for Pipe Dreams.
Jerry Keck is an organist from Flanagan and has played previously at both St. Paul’s Lutheran and First United Methodist.
Pipe Dreams began several years ago as a project of the Streator Red Cross Board
March 1, 2014
33rd Regimental Band Concert to benefit Saving Sgt. Poundstone's Flag
The concert will take place at Engle Lane Theater in Streator and tickets will
be $15 each. Only 240 tickets will be sold, so get
yours early! To purchase tickets, contact David Reed at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 815/673-1652. These talented musicians will soon be available throughout La Salle
County. For more info on the band go to www.33rdband.com
March 1, 2014
Streator Band-Aids Fund-raiser to benefit the SGS Instrumental Band Program. A live/silent auction with a drawdown will be held Saturday, March 1 at PNA Hall
from 6 pm - 11 pm. For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact
Brian 815/992-9268, Becky 815/257-0111 or Cheryl 815/257-9002.
March 12, 2014
Taste of the Town
The Taste of the Town is an annual culinary event and auction, and is held at the Knights of Columbus. The event has generated more than $100,000 during its five-year history and continues to be a successful venture for local restaurants to feature their unique foods. Tickets are available for $25 each or 2/$40 or $50 for VIP. Call SOCU at 815-673-5577 or stop by the Northpoint Branch to get yours today. This year's beneficiaries are
March of Dimes, Streator Community Center, Streator Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, and Streator YMCA!
April 12, 2014
Streator Fire Fighters 27th Annual Music Concert
Features Beatlemania Magic. Hosted by Streator Firefighters Local #56.
The band's website can be found
atÂ http://www.beatlemaniamagic.com/index.htmÂ Â
The opening act will be Streator High School Band.
For ticket information, call 815-510-9019.
April 27, 2014
Dirty Mudder Bike Race
Grab your mountain, cyclocross or even road bike and head out to Marilla Park to try our 62 mile ride full of rolling hills of gravel,
dirt and grass and less than 7 miles of blacktop. For
those not looking to tackle all 62 miles we have added a shorter 35 mile ride
full of rolling hills of gravel and minimal blacktop.
Registration opens at 7am,
Roll out at 10am
Pre-registration will include a free stem
$30 includes swag and post ride food,
$35 day of
Preregistration will open soon and will be capped at 250
For more information, visit the website at http://www.bikeiv.org/dirty_mudder.html
May - October
Engle Lane Theatre offers productions throughout the year. Please contact the theatre at 815-672-3584 or visit the website at www.englelane.org for details.
9 to 5, May 18-24
Noises Off, June 15-21
Les Miserables, July 12-19
Seussical Jr., August 10-16
Dial "M" for Murder, September 7-13
The Andrews Brothers, October 5-11
May 3, 2014
Stems and Stilettos held at the Knights of Columbus at 6p.m.
Silent and Live Auctions
TICKETS: $25 Individual, $40 For Two, $200 Table of Ten
Non-Alcoholic Beverages Available
May 13, 2014
"Buy Illinois" Streator Municipal Equipment Expo to be held at the
Streator Knights of Columbus from 10 a.m. to 2 pm, sponsored by the City of Streator and Streator Chamber of Commerce.
Participating companies and expo products include: Cora's truck bodies, Flink Co. snow plows and salt spreaders, Steril-ALM heavy lift equipment and scissor lifts, Streator Dependable metal fabrication production, U.S. Truck Bodies / Anthony Lift Gates, Teleweld railroad equipment and surveillance systems, Vactor Mfg Guzzlers, and Federal Signal emergency vehicle equipment. For more information, visit http://www.streatorexpo.com/
May 23 to 25 2014
Streator Park Fest held in the Streator City Park. Sponsored by the Streator Community Center, the outdoor festival includes a carnival, entertainment, food booths, and craft / vendor booths . For more information, call 815-672-3600.
June - October 2013
Farmer's Market held in downtown Streator every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. Farmer's Market Week will be celebrated August 10 with a Petting Zoo, Educational Classes, and Special Vendors.
June 13, 2014
Relay for Life begins at Streator High School at 6 p.m.
June 28, 2014
2nd Annual Garden Walk, Sponsored by Streator Garden Club
July 2 - 6, 2014
Streator's Fourth - America's Best! The annual Fourth of July celebration includes a carnival at the City Park, lip sync contest, musical entertainment, food vendors and a parade with the highlight of the festivities being the awesome Fireworks display on Saturday, July 5th at the Streator High School Athletic Field. Please support this wonderful event by purchasing an autolotto fund-raising ticket. For more information you may visit their website at www.streator4thofjuly.com
August 3 to 9, 2014
National Farmer's Market Week . The event will feature classes during the week.
On Saturday, August 9th, there will be an expanded Farmer's Market, a petting zoo, pony rides, and a perfomance by a Bluegrass / Gospel music group.
Streator's "In the Good Old Summertime" Concert Series continues with a performance by Jim Gibson with the Greenbriar Mountain Band from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Plumb Pavilion in the City Park.
August 30, 2014
Roamer Cruise Night and Car Show. The largest cruise night in downstate Illinois, featuring over 500 cars and 18,000 spectators in the downtown business district. On display is a 1917 Roamer, originally built in Streator. Cars will cruise from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday evening. Food, music, prizes, family fun. The car show will be held Saturday in Marilla Park from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. with trophies awarded.
August 31, 2014
Labor Day Parade. Annual parade at 12:00 noon beginning at the BNSF station through the downtown business district to the City Park. For more information go to www.streatorchamber.com or call 815-672-2921.
September 2014 (exact date tbd)
Fall Fest is a great family event sponsored by the Streator Community Center. Event features are as follows:
Farmer's Market, Flea Market& Vendor Booths and children's activities including hayrack rides, straw maze, petting zoo, jumping castles, and games.
Live Entertainment on park stage, Frog jumpin' contest (Bring your own frog),
Watermelon Seed spitting contest, and THE RETURN OF OUTHOUSE RACES.
For more information please contact Jenny at 815/672-3600
57th Anniversary Celebration of Kukla, Fran and
Ollie, Weber House and Garden, 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Hear
stories about Burr Tilstrom, Fran Allison, and all the kuklapolitan players from
their friend, Ted Weber.
October 25, 2014
Annual Downtown Trick or Treat parade for youngsters in their Halloween costumes. Prizes awarded. Sponsored by the Downtown Merchants Association.
November 29, 2014 Keeping Christmas Close to Home
Light Up Streator, the thirteenth anniversary of the lighting of the Christmas holiday decorations in the City Park. The event features a market place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Christmas toy drive, food, live music and a special visit by Santa. Following the ceremony, guests may enjoy a "Family Christmas" at the Weber House and Garden. Call 815-672-2055 for more information or email email@example.com
3rd Annual Lighted Parade & Midnight Madness, Parade starts at 7 p.m.
Stores & Vendors open after parade until midnight. Vendors will be at Park Place and Bruce Township Hall from 7 p.m. to midnight.
Christmas at the Weber House & Garden, 1503 Baker Street, Streator, IL. Visitors to this popular tourist attraction will enjoy special holiday decorations of the historic home. Candles illuminate the house and each room has a unique story to be told. For more information call 815-672-8327 or go to the website at www.weberhouseandgarden.com
Trio of Homes Tour - Tour three unique homes in LaSalle County!
Weber House and Gardens - 1503 Baker Street,
Streator, IL. Contact 815-672-8327 or visit www.weberhouseandgarden.com Call for prices.
Reddick Mansion and Garden - 100 W. Lafayette St, Ottawa, IL. Contact
Hegeler Carus Mansion - 1307
Seventh Street, LaSalle, IL. Contact 815-224-6543 or visit www.hegelercarus.org.
A list of daily events is also available at StreatorCalendar.com