Friday, January 22, 2016

Woodstock's Groundhog Days Slated for Next Weekend-- Part 1

It's back again.  This is the city in Illinois where most of the famous movie "Groundhog Day" starring Bill Murray was filmed.  There are a lot of sites still there.

JANUARY 28, THURSDAY--  The "Awakening of the Groundhog" and trivia.  At the Woodstock Opera House, which was the Pennsylvanian Hotel in the movie.

JANUARY 29, FRIDAY--  Groundhog Day Dinner Dance.  At the Moose Lodge which is where the dance and bachelor auction was held.  Cost $15.  Buffet and band.

JANUARY 30, SATURDAY--  This is the big day of the festival.

10-4:  Bowling at Wayne's Lanes.  Where the bowling scene and the car chase began.
10 a.m.  Showing of the movie "Groundhog Day" at the Woodstock Theatre which was the Alpine Theater in the movie.

10 a.m.  Famed story-teller Jim May gives his "Groundhog Tales."
Noon-1:15  Chili cook-off at the Moose Lodge
1:30  Walking Tour of sites with Bob Hudgins, who was the movie's location manager.  He provides lots of insights.

After the walk, there will be a symposium.

8 p.m.--  Americana music band Switchback concert at the Opera House.


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