Shenandoah Riding Center

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Open Daily
Trail rides and more ALL IN THE GALENA TERRITORY. Only three miles from Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa and 10 miles from Galena, Illinois. The Shenandoah Riding Center is a first-rate equine facility with a top caliber staff. Our location in The Galena Territory makes it unrivaled for scenic trails and tranquil beauty. From seasoned equestrians to beginning horse enthusiasts of all ages, we have something to offer for everyone!

Saddle up at Shenandoah 
 

Star Gazing

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Public Observation at the Owners' Club
2021 Star Gazing Events
August 7 at 8:30 p.m.    September 11 at 7:30 p.m.    October 30 at 6 p.m.
Bring your telescope or share one of ours. Meet in the parking lot of the Owners' Club. Share your knowledge or start your star gazing adventure. Check out the stars and night objects with a telescope. A clear sky with no prominent moon, once properly dark adapted, is a beautiful thing. Depending on the time of year, a subtle band of smoky light constitutes the outline of our galaxy and away from bright town and city lights is a showy splendor with bright spots, voids and intricate rivers of light. People of all ages are invited to attend.

Sponsored by The Galena Territory Association and The Galena Astronomical Society.

Territory Farmers Market

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Join us at the Territory Farmers Markets on select Sundays from May to October.
EVERY SUNDAY through Oct. 10, 2021,  8 a.m. until noon
Fresh produce, flowers, plants and much more. Sundays, 8 a.m. until noon in the Owners' Club Parking Lot. Find fresh produce and much more.

The Territory Farmers Market is 8 a.m. until noon in the parking lot of The Galena Territory Association (GTA) Owners' Club, 2000 Territory Drive in The Galena Territory, Galena, Illinois 61036. The Territory Farmers Market is an event sponsored by the Greenspace Advisory Group of The Galena Territory Association, Inc. This volunteer group helps oversee the preservation and maintenance of the GTA's 1,900 acres of common grounds, trails and natural areas located in The Galena Territory.

Kids' Summer Programs

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2021 Shenandoah Kids' Corral
Dates: August 9-10
Sessions: morning (9 a.m.-noon) or afternoon (2-5 p.m.)
Age groups: 5-7 years • 8-12 years • 13-15 years
Children to guide ratios: 2:1 for the 5-7 year olds • 4:1 for the 8-12 year olds • 4:1 for the 13-15 year olds

Summary: Through a variety of fun, engaging activities children will be guided through knowledge in horse handling, horsemanship, and riding skills. Each day they will have hands-on experiences with horses in groundwork, grooming, and riding. Students will receive a certificate, photo, their decorated lucky horseshoe, and a “Grab life by the reins” T-shirt.

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Belden School

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First and Third Saturdays from June until October
Visit Belden School, 52 Heatherdowns Lane in The Galena Territory, on first and third Saturdays June through October from 10 a.m. until noon. Volunteer docents provide FREE tours. Contact Belden School Preservation Chair Linda Niessner at lindaniessner@gmail.com to schedule a private visit or group tour.

Belden School was built in 1859. The school was named after Thomas Belden, an early settler and a school trustee. The stone structure is located on a thickly wooded hillside flanked by a steep gully on the downhill side. There was no electricity, no running water, and no bathrooms until 1880 when two outhouses were built at a cost of $17 each.

One teacher instructed all the students.  All grades were taught at the same time. Often the teacher was not much older than the students. The last classes were held in 1943 when consolidation of small districts occurred. Find out more about the Little School That Taught Big Lessons

Kayak 5K Fun Paddle

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August 14, 2021
Flatwater event, Fun for everyone! Everyone is invited to come visit Lake Galena for a day of fun and competition. The day includes the signature Kayak 5K, as well 360-meter and 720-meter sprints for single and tandem kayak and single and double canoes for adults and youth.
 
Outside kayaks and canoes are welcome on Lake Galena but must be registered in the owner’s home state and free of any aquatic invasive species. The GTA Marina and Fever River Outfitters, Galena, have a limited number of canoes and kayaks available for rental. Call 815-777-2000 to RSVP or for more information.
 
The Kayak 5K Fun Paddle is sponsored by the GTA Lake Management and Ecology Advisory Group. All proceeds will be donated to the Galena Food Pantry.
 

Farm to Table Dinner

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August 21, 2021
Reserve space early for the annual Farm to Table Dinner featuring fresh ingredients from Territory Farmers Market Vendors.

Hog Roast and a variety of side dishes, salads, appetizers & desserts catered by Kelli's Kitchen.

Silent Auction benefits Galena Territory Foundation Education & Scholarship Fund. 

The Farm to Table Dinner is an event sponsored by the Greenspace Advisory Group of The Galena Territory Association, Inc. This volunteer group helps oversee the preservation and maintenance of the GTA's 1,900 acres of common grounds, trails and natural areas located in The Galena Territory.

For more information contact Natural Resources Coordinator Emily Lubcke at 815-777-2000 ext. 131.

Pony Car Corral

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Pony Car Corral Saturday, Sept. 4, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Polish your pony for the 1st Annual Pony Car Corral at Shenandoah Riding Center

Spectators FREE. Cars, Fun, Food & Trophies. Show off your horsepower... Any year, Any make, Any model. Cars, bikes and trucks welcome. Individuals and car clubs welcome. $20 to enter. Save $5 by registering by Sept. 3! Call 815-777-9550 or email Shenandoah Riding Center Coordinator Cathy Wolfenden.

Rain day: Sept. 6.

Recycling Day

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Hazardous Household Waste, Personal Document Shredding and Electronics Recycling
  • 9 a.m. until noon at Lake Galena Marina. October 9, 2021.
  • Household hazardous waste consists of products usually labeled “caution” or “warning.”
  • Watch your confidential materials shredded.
  • Bring your electronics. (Fee for televisions and monitors.)
  • Courtesy of The Galena Territory Association.

Firemen's Pork Chop Dinner

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October 9, 2021
The Galena Territory Fire Department hosts their annual Firemen's Pork Chop Dinner in the Owners' Club Social Hall from 5-8 p.m. $15 for Adults, $6 for Children, Take Out Available.

Dinner tickets and raffle tickets available at the door!

Some of the proceeds from the event benefit the Richard Peterson EMT Endowment Fund which provides financial assistance to help cover the costs of training local Emergency Medical Services personnel.

 

Holiday Market

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December 4, 2021

Join us 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Social Hall at the Owners’ Club to welcome the holiday season. 

Decorations, gift items, art, baked goods and much more.

The Territory Holiday Market is an event sponsored by the Greenspace Advisory Group of The Galena Territory Association, Inc. This volunteer group helps oversee the preservation and maintenance of the GTA's 1,900 acres of common grounds, trails and natural areas located in The Galena Territory.


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