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Royal Ball: A Daddy/Daughter Special Event

Enjoy a beautiful afternoon with your lovely princess. Wear your finest attire and be ready for an afternoon of magical adventures. Suits and dresses are suggested. Young princesses, with their special date, will step out in style for a very special afternoon they will never forget. Our royal couples will enjoy dessert, snacks, games, dancing, and memories that will last a lifetime. A professional photographer will be available and will offer picture packages for an additional cost. All participants must pre-register. Fee is per couple. Additional child $20 each. There will be a special visit from Cinderella and Rapunzel from Fairytale Entertainment to round out this very special afternoon.

Saturday, December 9 at the Multi-Purpose Center from 1-3pm. Residents $35 per couple, Non-Residents, $45 per couple; $20 per additional child.

Star Wars Family Event

Enjoy an adventurous evening with your family in the Multi-Purpose Galaxy (Gym). Dress as your favorite Star Wars character, grab your saber and jump into your spaceship. Pizza and dessert will be served. We will play super-galactic games and create a special memory mat. There will be a special visit from Darth Villain and the Jedi Master from Fairytale Entertainment. A professional photographer will be available and will offer picture packages for an additional cost.

Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the Multi-Purpose Center from 6-8pm. Residents $15, Non-Residents $20.

Tales of the Underground

Passengers on the Underground Railroad struggled with hunger, cold, unfamiliar surroundings, never knowing who to trust, and the overwhelming fear of getting caught. This special event offers a glimpse into what fugitive slaves endured on their trip to freedom. Families and groups welcome. Light refreshments will be available. Held at Pilcher Park Nature Center. Ages 6+ $10

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Nowell Park Flea Market

Have you always wanted to have a garage sale but don't have the space? Are you looking to buy something you can't find anywhere else? Well now you can do it all at our Nowell Park Flea Market! This one day event will be open to the community where you can sell your old charms or shop for new ones. If you are interested in being a vendor please contact and register at the Hartman Center by calling 815-741-7279.

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Halloween Treats

Spend your morning making yummy Halloween treats! All supplies will be included, just bring your creativity!

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Hartman Halloween Party

Come dressed in your Halloween costume and ready to have fun with friends at the annual Hartman Halloween Bash! This party will consist of fun Halloween games, costume contests, snacks and much more!

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It's time to earn cash and free up some extra room just in time for the upcoming holiday season. This is the perfect opportunity for children 12 and under to sell toys, clothes, sporting goods, books, electronics - anything is fair game as long as it is designed for kids, and in good taste. While we realize that young children may need adult help with their sales, we expect the kids to do as much as they can. Preschoolers must have a parent with them. Each space will include one 8 ft. table. You may bring an extra one if needed. Don't think you have enough for a full table? Grab a friend and share one! Set-up time is from 11:30am-12:45pm. This event takes place at the Multi-Purpose Center Gym.

Sunday, November 5 at the Multi-Purpose Center from 1-3pm; set-up is at 11:45am. Table space is $5. FREE admission to shop.