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Oct
24
Fri
Great Godfrey Corn Maze
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Embark on an “a-MAZE-ing” adventure through the Great Godfrey Corn Maze, this year featuring a Harry Potter theme!

Cut into 7 acres of corn, the maze is certainly challenging to navigate… and is an even greater adventure after dark! Visit the maze around Halloween (October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, & 25) for even more thrills with an additional “haunted” maze.

The maze is open every Friday (6 pm – 10 pm), Saturday (10 am – 10 pm), and Sunday (opens at 1 pm) until October 26. Please call (618) 466-1483 with any questions.

Admission (by age):
12+: $6
6-11: $4
5 and under: free

Oct
25
Sat
Grafton Riverside Flea Market
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The most fabulous flea market on the river, Grafton Riverside Flea Market features over 50 vendors selling all types of items, including antiques, foods, tools, candles, furniture, and hand-crafted goods.

Join the fun the 4th weekend of each month March – October from 9-5 each day at the Loading Dock in historic Grafton, Illinois:
- March 22 and 23
- April 26 and 27
- May 24 and 25
- June 28 and 29
- July 26 and 27
- August 23 and 24
- September 27 and 28
- October 25 and 26

For more information, call (800) 258-6645 or email tba@gtec.com.

Great Godfrey Corn Maze
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Embark on an “a-MAZE-ing” adventure through the Great Godfrey Corn Maze, this year featuring a Harry Potter theme!

Cut into 7 acres of corn, the maze is certainly challenging to navigate… and is an even greater adventure after dark! Visit the maze around Halloween (October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, & 25) for even more thrills with an additional “haunted” maze.

The maze is open every Friday (6 pm – 10 pm), Saturday (10 am – 10 pm), and Sunday (opens at 1 pm) until October 26. Please call (618) 466-1483 with any questions.

Admission (by age):
12+: $6
6-11: $4
5 and under: free

Louis IX: King, Saint, Namesake Exhibit
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

In celebration of the city’s 250th birthday, St. Louis Art Museum presents Louis IX: King, Saint, Namesake.

This free exhibit showcases extraordinary art from the reign of Louis IX, as well as later works inspired by the 13th-century monarch. The exhibit will feature 13th-century carved ivory and metalwork, decorated manuscripts, a 17th-century illustrated book about Louis’s achievement of bringing the Crown of Thorns to Paris, an altarpiece painting by Louise-Marie Mauduit that Bishop Louis William Valentine DuBourg sent to the city of St. Louis in 1818, among many other artifacts.

The museum is open 10 am – 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday and 10 am – 9 pm Friday.

For more information, please visit slam.org or call (314) 721-0072.

Underground Railroad Shuttle Tour (10 am)
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Step back in time as J. E. Robinson Tours and the Alton Regional CVB guide you to local sites filled with a rich history.

The two-hour guided shuttle will stop at some of the sites that were once a part of the Underground Railroad, including Alton Museum of History and Art, Rocky Fork area, and more. Learn how Alton’s location along the Mighty Mississippi played a vital role in helping slaves reach freedom.

Remnants of history remain, buried beneath the streets of Alton. Come discover history for yourself.

Tour admission is $25/person. Please call the Alton CVB at (800) 258-6645 for more information or for advanced registration.

Watershed Cairns Exhibit
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

This new photography exhibit artfully highlights the St. Louis area’s close connection to rivers and streams. The images of the Watershed Cairns exhibit document important places in our regional watershed through vivid, large-scale photos of sculptural cairns made of glass. By naming and mapping sites of the photos, the exhibit offers visitors the chance to learn of the interconnection of these waters and the areas through which they pass.

For more information, please visit mohistory.org.

Underground Railroad Shuttle Tour (1 pm)
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Step back in time as J. E. Robinson Tours and the Alton Regional CVB guide you to local sites filled with a rich history.

The two-hour guided shuttle will stop at some of the sites that were once a part of the Underground Railroad, including Alton Museum of History and Art, Rocky Fork area, and more. Learn how Alton’s location along the Mighty Mississippi played a vital role in helping slaves reach freedom.

Remnants of history remain, buried beneath the streets of Alton. Come discover history for yourself.

Tour admission is $25/person. Please call the Alton CVB at (800) 258-6645 for more information or for advanced registration.

Vintage Voices
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The past comes alive with Vintage Voices, presented by Alton Little Theater!

In Vintage Voices: “Leading Ladies and City Fathers”, authentically-dressed actors and historians will bring to life the city’s rich history and some of its most interesting citizens. Participants will learn about the individuals who have helped to shape the city of Alton.

The tour is 3/4 of a mile and easy walking.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students. They will be available for purchase at the Alton Visitors Center as well as at the front gate of National Cemetery each Saturday tour date beginning at 12:45 pm.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Presented by Variety Children’s Theatre) — 1:30 Show
Oct 25 @ 1:30 pm

Be enchanted by this unique production of the classic tale of “The Little Mermaid”, presented by Variety Children’s Theatre, an organization dedicated to giving children “the opportunity to bring their gifted personalities to a first-class theatrical production”.

Under the direction of Tony Award nominee Lara Teeter, Variety’s production brings together professional performers and an ensemble of children of all abilities, along with a live orchestra, stunning costumes, and dazzling sets, creating a magical experience for the whole family.

Tickets range from $15-$35. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit touhill.org.

Fall Stargazing at Riverlands
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm

Join the Audubon staff and volunteers for an evening of stargazing and enjoying nature. Astronomers will guide your viewing of the beautiful night sky. Listen to nigt birds as the Audubon staff leads a nature walk through the sanctuary.

Telescopes and refreshments will be provided. Bring a chair and dress for the weather.

The event is limited to 40 people. Learn more and reserve your spot now by contacting Matthew at (636) 899-0090 or mmagoc@audubon.org.

July 11, 2012
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