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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.

 

 

cruise

Jun
15
Sat
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.

Illinois Wild Animals @ Reddick Library
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Illinois Wild Animals @ Reddick Library

For grades K-6, we’ll learn about the wild mammals in our region through storytelling, crafts, games, and interactive materials.

Jun
18
Tue
Ready, Set, Read! @ Reddick Public Library
Jun 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Ready, Set, Read! @ Reddick Public Library

Join us for a fun story time featuring music, movement activities, sing-a-longs, literacy games, crafts, and stories. This event is for children ages 3-6 years.

Jun
19
Wed
Shake, Rattle, Read! @ Reddick Public Library
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Shake, Rattle, Read! @ Reddick Public Library

Sing, dance, craft, and create priceless
memories at this fun interactive
story time planned especially for
the younger crowd. This event is for
children ages 9-36 months.

Jun
20
Thu
Wildlife Biologist @ Reddick Library
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Wildlife Biologist @ Reddick Library

For grades K-2, Be a wildlife
biologist by learning about
hummingbirds and creating a feeder
for your yard.

Jun
21
Fri
Welcome to Your Robot @ Reddick Library
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Welcome to Your Robot @ Reddick Library

For preschoolers-first graders: Have you ever wanted your own robot? You’ll read a story about creating one and then you’ll get to make your own at this Reddick Library event.

Jun
22
Sat
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.

Jun
25
Tue
Ready, Set, Read! @ Reddick Public Library
Jun 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Ready, Set, Read! @ Reddick Public Library

Join us for a fun story time featuring music, movement activities, sing-a-longs, literacy games, crafts, and stories. This event is for children ages 3-6 years.

Jun
26
Wed
Shake, Rattle, Read! @ Reddick Public Library
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Shake, Rattle, Read! @ Reddick Public Library

Sing, dance, craft, and create priceless
memories at this fun interactive
story time planned especially for
the younger crowd. This event is for
children ages 9-36 months.

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