Bishop Hill Events Calendar

Fall
October 20
BH Creative Commons Concert Series: Paul Brock Band

Come to concert at Bishop Hill Creative Commons featuring the Paul Brock Band. Button accordion and melodeon player, Paul Brock, will be joined by leading Irish musicians for an evening of family frendly entertainment. Bring an entrée, appetizer, dessert or drink to the Potluck at 6pm. Music starts at 7pm. $20 suggested donation. 309-927-3851 See and hear more at: paulbrockband.com

October 24
BH Creative Commons Concert Series: The Suitcase Junket

Join us for an evening concert at Bishop Hill Creative Commons featuring The Suitcase Junket  -  Matt Lorenz, artist and one-man band. His original work includes rock anthems, mountain ballads, blues and dance-hall selections. Bring an entrée, appetizer, dessert or drink to the Potluck at 6pm. Music starts at 7pm. $10- $20 suggested donation. 309-927-3851 See and hear more at: thesuitcasejunket.com 

October 27
Book Talk: Nuns, Nazis, and Notre Dame

The public is invited to the Dairy Building at 1pm to hear author, Tim Pletkovich, talk about his new book, Nuns, Nazis, and Notre Dame. The book reveals the life of Gerald A. O’Reilly through the Great Depression, World War II, and the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. Sponsored by the Bishop Hill Heritage Association. 309 927-3899 

October 28
BH Creative Commons Concert Series: the Brother Brothers

Identical twins, Adam and David Moss collaborate in blending bits of Appalachian folk, klezmer, and bluegrass traditions on cello, guitar, and 5-string fiddle in this evening concert at the Bishop Hill Creative Commons. Bring an entrée, appetizer, dessert or drink to the Potluck at 6pm. Music starts at 7pm. $10- $20 suggested donation. 309-927-3851 See and hear more at: thebrotherbrothersmusic.com

Winter
November 03
Animal Shelter Fund-raiser at the Commons

Artists at the Bishop Hill Creative Commons will partner with the Henry County Humane Society for a fund-raiser. Donations for the Kewanee Animal Shelter - cat food, dog food, treats, cleaning supplies, etc. - may be dropped off from noon to 5:00pm at the Commons. All who donate will receive a dog bone or cat paw ornament, personalized for you by one of the co-op’s artists. There will be a raffle, pet-themed cookies, refreshments and a coloring contest for kids. Raffle donation: 309-540-8432

November 23 To November 24
Holiday Cookie Walk

Join us at the Bishop Hill Colony School on Friday and Saturday from 9am-4pm. Local elves make cookies that are sure to please everyone. Come purchase holiday baked goods by the pound. 309-927-3899

November 23 To November 25
Christmas Market - Julmarknad

Swedish traditions come alive with folk characters causing mischief throughout the village. Music and the smell of food fills the air. Shops are filled with handmade items, antiques, folk art, and other gift items. 10am-5pm 

December 01 To December 02
Christmas Market - Julmarknad

Holiday hospitality continues during this second weekend of Christmas Market. Find Swedish folk characters roaming throughout the village. Musical entertainment. Shops brim with handmade items, antiques, folk art, and other gift items. Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm.

December 01 To December 02
Holiday Chocolate Walk

A Chocolate Walk will be held at the Dairy Building. A delightful assortment of homemade chocolate treats will be available for you to purchase by the pound. 309-927-3899 Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm.

December 25
Julotta - Candlelight Non-denominational Church Service

Services are held in the Colony Church and conducted in Swedish and English. Coffee and rusk served following the service. 6am.
309-927-3345

 

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