FRANKLIN GROVE – The Franklin Grove Creek & Preservation Committee will host an “Evening at the Mill” dinner and program at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 at Franklin Creek Grist Mill, 1893 Twist Road.
Lee Murdorck of Kaneville will present the program “Windjammers, Sternwheelers and Tin-Stackers: Working Waterways of Illinois.”
According to a news release, Murdock “sings and speaks the language of the river rats and schooner-men, the lighthouse keepers and fisherfolk, the modern-day sailors and the environmentalist.”
Murdock has uncovered a boundless body of music and story in the state’s rivers, canals, and along the Lake Michigan shoreline.
Tickets are $25 at franklincreekgristmill.com or the mill, or by calling 815-456-2718. Reservations are due Aug. 11.
Proceeds will benefit the maintenance and operation of the mill, which is operated by the nonprofit organization Franklin Grove Creek & Preservation Committee.
The facility will be open all afternoon for tours prior to the dinner and program.