Calendar of Events
for the village of Elsah
Jersey County, Illinois

   
  Saturday, October 8, 2016
Start Times: 9 am to 11 am, off trail by 2 pm
Farley's Music Hall, 37 Mill Street
Illinois Trekkers Walk Through Principia College: Principia College is a private liberal arts college that sits on the bluffs overlooking the river, on a 2,600 acre site. Principia College Historic District is a National Historic Landmark to recognize the architect of Bernard Maybeck. Illinois Trekkers is Illinois's oldest and largest AVA affiliated walking club! It is primarily a walking club promoting personal fitness through walking, biking, and occasional swim events. The club sponsors several Volksmarch walks throughout the St. Louis area
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For more information call 636-208-3425 or visit www.illinois-trekkers.org.

CONTRA DANCE
  Saturday, October 8, 2016
7 pm - 10 pm
Farley's Music Hall, 37 Mill Street
The Historic Elsah Foundation is sponsoring an evening of Contra dancing, where couples dance in two facing lines. Live music provided. The band will be the Great River Road House Band with Valerie Young as caller. All dances will be taught - no experience or partner necessary.
$6 for adults, children free
For more information call 618-374 -2067

LECTURE SERIES
  Thursday, October 20, 2016
7:30 pm
Farley's Music Hall, 37 Mill Street
"Local Apples, Now and in the Past," is the topic of a talk by Joe Ringhausen, owner of a family operated local orchard, followed by a question and answer session.
Free
  Sunday, October 23, 2016
1 pm - 4:30 pm
Farley's Music Hall, 37 Mill Street
Quilts will be displayed and items for sale. Other forms of "stitch work" will be displayed as well. A well-known, local artist will display a new quilt/art piece outside, next to the creek. Food and fun for everyone. Come and enjoy our rich history in Elsah!
Free
For more information call 618-374 -1684

CONTRA DANCE
  Saturday, November 12, 2016
7 pm - 10 pm
Farley's Music Hall, 37 Mill Street
The Historic Elsah Foundation is sponsoring an evening of Contra dancing, where couples dance in two facing lines. Live music provided. The band will be the Fiscal Cliff Hangers with Dale Wilson as caller. All dances will be taught - no experience or partner necessary.
$6 for adults, children free
For more information call 618-374 -2067

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
  Saturday, December 3, 2016
The house tour is from 12 pm to 4 pm. The tickets include touring historic homes, the village museum, churches, bed and breakfasts and riding in a horse drawn carriage or decorated wagon with a team of horses. Lunch will be available for purchase for $11 at Farley’s Music Hall between 11:30 pm and 4:30 pm (or until sold out) catered by My Just Desserts.
Advance admission is $15 and is available online or at the Alton Visitor’s Center or at either B&B in Elsah. Advance tickets are recommended.
Tickets are limited and day of event admission will be $18 (cash only)
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For more information call 314-308-0931

CONTRA DANCE
  Saturday, December 10, 2016
7 pm - 10 pm
Farley's Music Hall, 37 Mill Street
The Historic Elsah Foundation is sponsoring an evening of Contra dancing, where couples dance in two facing lines. Live music provided. The band will be the Three Crooked Men with Valerie Young as caller. All dances will be taught - no experience or partner necessary.
$6 for adults, children free
For more information call 618-374 -2067

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS HYMN SING
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2016

3 pm - 5 pm
Everyone is warmly invited to Elsah's annual Christmas Hymn Sing. This event starts in the Methodist Church, moves across Selma Square to the Christian Science Church, and is followed by cookies, punch, and coffee in Farley's Music Hall.
Free
For more information call 618-578-8744
  ANNUAL ELSAH PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT
Elsah, IL
PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
April - August, 2016

Friday - Sunday, 1 pm to 4 pm
Village of Elsah Museum, 26 La Salle Street
Amateur and professional photographers will be displaying photographs of the Village of Elsah and the immediate area in every season in an exhibit entitled "Right Sized Elsah."
Free
Click here for additional information
   
Elsah is located near the center point of the Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byways and is the home for numerous events throughout the year. The sister website of elsahevents.com, greatriverroad.com, maintains an extensive set of calendar pages listing events that are within an easy driving distance from Elsah.
   

 
elsahevents.com
is sponsored in part by the following:
For more information on Elsah and the surrounding area
the following links have been provided:
www.elsah.org  
The entire town is designated a historic district and the village of Elsah has put together a virtual tour for interested readers.