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Events

Jun
14
Fri
26th Annual Cruise Night @ Downtown Ottawa
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come to Ottawa and check out the antique and custom cars during the city’s 26th Annual Cruise Night! Over 100 different models of cars will cruise the streets! It’s every car buff’s dream! LaSalle Street will be closed down for this event. Hosted by The LaSalle County Cruisers and the City of Ottawa. $10 registraion dash plaques to first 300 entries. Expanded 50/50 drawing. Need not be present. Advance purchase available. For more info contact: Craig 815-351-7411 or Mike 815-228-4083. Sponsored by Ottawa Special Events Group.

 

 

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Jun
15
Sat
Ottawa Farmers & Makers Market @ Washington Square Park
Jun 15 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Ottawa Farmers & Makers Market @ Washington Square Park | Ottawa | Illinois | United States

Come to Ottawa Farmers & Makers Market to purchase freshly picked, home-grown vegetables and fruits! Also featured are home baked goods, jams and jellies, dog treats, handmade soaps and fresh roasted coffee. With a motto of we BAKE it, we GROW it, we SELL it FRESH, your sure to find something FANTASTIC!!! Open Saturdays: June  – October  from 8:00 am – 12:30 pm.

 

 

parkrun @ Heritage Harbor
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am
parkrun @ Heritage Harbor | Ottawa | Illinois | United States

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 came to Heritage Harbor, in Ottawa on June 10th, 2017.  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.

Jun
16
Sun
Summer Resident Camp 2024 – Camp Tuckabatchee @ Camp Tuckabatchee, Inc
Jun 16 – Jun 22 all-day
Summer Resident Camp 2024 - Camp Tuckabatchee @ Camp Tuckabatchee, Inc

Summer Resident Camp 2024 – Camp Tuckabatchee

June 16-22; June 23-29; June 30-July 3; July 7-13; July 14-20; July 21-27

Day Camp Monday-Friday beginning June 17th.

Jun
17
Mon
Story Time @ The Woodlands @ Nell's Woodland
Jun 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Story Time @ The Woodlands @ Nell's Woodland

Join the Reddick Library at Nell’s Woodland for a nature
themed story time. Enjoy stories,
music, and crafts followed by a short
hike through the park. Please register
in person at Reddick Library or call
(815) 434-0509. This event is for
children of all ages.

Jun
19
Wed
Lion’s Club Carnival @ Downtown Ottawa
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 20 @ 12:00 am

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Wednesday – Saturday No advanced wristbands or tickets sales this year

Jun
20
Thu
Lion’s Club Carnival @ Downtown Ottawa
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 21 @ 12:00 am

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Wednesday – Saturday No advanced wristbands or tickets sales this year

Jun
21
Fri
Lion’s Club Carnival @ Downtown Ottawa
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 22 @ 12:00 am

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Wednesday – Saturday No advanced wristbands or tickets sales this year

Jun
22
Sat
Ottawa Farmers & Makers Market @ Washington Square Park
Jun 22 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Ottawa Farmers & Makers Market @ Washington Square Park | Ottawa | Illinois | United States

Come to Ottawa Farmers & Makers Market to purchase freshly picked, home-grown vegetables and fruits! Also featured are home baked goods, jams and jellies, dog treats, handmade soaps and fresh roasted coffee. With a motto of we BAKE it, we GROW it, we SELL it FRESH, your sure to find something FANTASTIC!!! Open Saturdays: June  – October  from 8:00 am – 12:30 pm.

 

 

parkrun @ Heritage Harbor
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am
parkrun @ Heritage Harbor | Ottawa | Illinois | United States

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 came to Heritage Harbor, in Ottawa on June 10th, 2017.  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.

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