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Date: Saturday, July 11, 2015
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July 11, “ALL ABOARD! THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD IN LENA”. Lena Historical Museum, 427 Grove Street, Lena. 1 pm to 4 pm. The public is invited to the first viewing of this new exhibit focusing on the Illinois Central Railroad and its part in Lena History. Collectors and contributors to the exhibit will be there to answer questions. Refreshments will be served. (815-291-7944)

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Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
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April 22, “COME GROW WITH US” OPEN HOUSE. WinnPrairie, 1545 S. Forest Road, Freeport. 1 pm to 4 pm. Experience what makes WinnPrairie such a special place for residents to call home. You can taste samples from their Food and Beverage Department, enjoy entertainment provided by Red Bird Country from 1:30 pm to 3 pm, tour the facility, participate in a raffle, and much more. (815-656-4800)

Location:
Date: Saturday, August 31, 2013
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August 31-September 28, “MARIE’S PORTFOLIO”. Lena Area Historical Museum, 427 W. Grove Street, Lena. Saturday: 1 pm to 4 pm. This is a two part look at the art in the life of Freeport native Marie Langan Birkett. “The Other Side of Her Art” features over 200 watercolors, pencil and ink works found after Marie’s death. The subjects of these incredibly well-preserved pieces include fashion, people, everyday objects, flowers, landscapes, wallpaper patterns, ad mockups and more, done from the age of 13 in 1935 through 1949.  Looking at them reveals much of the period’s fashion and details of everyday objects in the 40’s, and some are delightfully whimsical statements about life. “Birkett Signs and After” features ad mockups and creative art done for various clients by Marie during the 30-some years she and her husband Bion owned Birkett Signs near Winslow. Marie’s daughter Barb and her husband Roy will be at the museum to answer questions and share memories. Suggested Donation: Adults: $3; Students: $1; Children 5 and Under: Free. (815-809-LENA)

Location:
Date: Saturday, September 7, 2013
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August 31-September 28, “MARIE’S PORTFOLIO”. Lena Area Historical Museum, 427 W. Grove Street, Lena. Saturday: 1 pm to 4 pm. This is a two part look at the art in the life of Freeport native Marie Langan Birkett. “The Other Side of Her Art” features over 200 watercolors, pencil and ink works found after Marie’s death. The subjects of these incredibly well-preserved pieces include fashion, people, everyday objects, flowers, landscapes, wallpaper patterns, ad mockups and more, done from the age of 13 in 1935 through 1949.  Looking at them reveals much of the period’s fashion and details of everyday objects in the 40’s, and some are delightfully whimsical statements about life. “Birkett Signs and After” features ad mockups and creative art done for various clients by Marie during the 30-some years she and her husband Bion owned Birkett Signs near Winslow. Marie’s daughter Barb and her husband Roy will be at the museum to answer questions and share memories. Suggested Donation: Adults: $3; Students: $1; Children 5 and Under: Free. (815-809-LENA)

Location:
Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013
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August 31-September 28, “MARIE’S PORTFOLIO”. Lena Area Historical Museum, 427 W. Grove Street, Lena. Saturday: 1 pm to 4 pm. This is a two part look at the art in the life of Freeport native Marie Langan Birkett. “The Other Side of Her Art” features over 200 watercolors, pencil and ink works found after Marie’s death. The subjects of these incredibly well-preserved pieces include fashion, people, everyday objects, flowers, landscapes, wallpaper patterns, ad mockups and more, done from the age of 13 in 1935 through 1949.  Looking at them reveals much of the period’s fashion and details of everyday objects in the 40’s, and some are delightfully whimsical statements about life. “Birkett Signs and After” features ad mockups and creative art done for various clients by Marie during the 30-some years she and her husband Bion owned Birkett Signs near Winslow. Marie’s daughter Barb and her husband Roy will be at the museum to answer questions and share memories. Suggested Donation: Adults: $3; Students: $1; Children 5 and Under: Free. (815-809-LENA)

Location:
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013
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August 31-September 28, “MARIE’S PORTFOLIO”. Lena Area Historical Museum, 427 W. Grove Street, Lena. Saturday: 1 pm to 4 pm. This is a two part look at the art in the life of Freeport native Marie Langan Birkett. “The Other Side of Her Art” features over 200 watercolors, pencil and ink works found after Marie’s death. The subjects of these incredibly well-preserved pieces include fashion, people, everyday objects, flowers, landscapes, wallpaper patterns, ad mockups and more, done from the age of 13 in 1935 through 1949.  Looking at them reveals much of the period’s fashion and details of everyday objects in the 40’s, and some are delightfully whimsical statements about life. “Birkett Signs and After” features ad mockups and creative art done for various clients by Marie during the 30-some years she and her husband Bion owned Birkett Signs near Winslow. Marie’s daughter Barb and her husband Roy will be at the museum to answer questions and share memories. Suggested Donation: Adults: $3; Students: $1; Children 5 and Under: Free. (815-809-LENA)

Location:
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013
Time: -

August 31-September 28, “MARIE’S PORTFOLIO”. Lena Area Historical Museum, 427 W. Grove Street, Lena. Saturday: 1 pm to 4 pm. This is a two part look at the art in the life of Freeport native Marie Langan Birkett. “The Other Side of Her Art” features over 200 watercolors, pencil and ink works found after Marie’s death. The subjects of these incredibly well-preserved pieces include fashion, people, everyday objects, flowers, landscapes, wallpaper patterns, ad mockups and more, done from the age of 13 in 1935 through 1949.  Looking at them reveals much of the period’s fashion and details of everyday objects in the 40’s, and some are delightfully whimsical statements about life. “Birkett Signs and After” features ad mockups and creative art done for various clients by Marie during the 30-some years she and her husband Bion owned Birkett Signs near Winslow. Marie’s daughter Barb and her husband Roy will be at the museum to answer questions and share memories. Suggested Donation: Adults: $3; Students: $1; Children 5 and Under: Free. (815-809-LENA)

Location:
Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014
Time: -

August 30, 10TH ANNUAL BRIGGS & REED TRACTOR DRIVE. Jim Brigg’s Residence, 3699 W. Winslow Road, Orangeville. 8:30 am to 4 pm. Begin this 20 mile tractor drive at Jim Briggs’ residence and end at Orval Reed’s residence, 7942 Neeseman Road, South Wayne, WI for an Open Barn and Picnic. Meat, table service and beverage provided; attendees should bring a dish to pass. Even if you don’t have a tractor, you are invited to enjoy the picnic. Donation. (815-789-4570)

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Date: Saturday, September 3, 2016
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September 3, 12TH ANNUAL BRIGGS & REED TRACTOR DRIVE. Jim Brigg’s Residence, 3699 W. Winslow Road, Orangeville. 8:30 am to 4 pm. Begin this 20 mile tractor drive at Jim Briggs’ residence and end at Orval Reed’s residence, 7942 Neeseman Road, South Wayne, WI for a picnic and a chance to explore Reed’s barn full of antiques. Then return to the Brigg’s farm for a fun day. Meat, table service and beverage provided; attendees should bring a dish to pass. Even if you don’t have a tractor, you are invited to enjoy the picnic which is held at Noon. (815-789-4570)

Location:
Date: Saturday, June 8, 2013
Time: -

June 8, 1ST ANNUAL MAD DASH MUD RUN. Stephenson County Fairgrounds, 2250 S. Walnut, Freeport. 9 am to 4 pm. Join this 5K run over obstacles of varying difficulties and through water and mud. Sponsored by the Assault and Abuse Services of Stephenson County. Information and registration available on line at www.aassc.org. $55. (815-232-7200)

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