Activities & Events

Property owners and their guests are invited to participate in GTA activities and events. Please have member information available when registering. For more information about GTA events and activities contact Recreation Coordinator Sue Young at 815-777-2000.


Doodles & Doodads

Nov. 9, Dec. 26-31
Doodles & Doodads: Craft projects at 1 p.m. in the Owners’ Club Game Room. Advanced reservations required. This is a free activity! Maximum participation = 25 children. Sorry, no walk-ins. Call the Recreation Office at 815-777-2000 or email


Hit the Trail (Walk)

Oct. 19, 9 a.m.
Discover a trail with Natural Resources Coordinator Emily Lubcke and Recreation Coordinator Sue Young. Identify plants and trees. Wear proper clothing and shoes. All ages welcome. Please register by calling 815-777-2000.

Kids' Halloween Spooktacular

October 26, 1 p.m. 
GTA Kids Halloween Party. Costumes! Games. Activities. Crafts. Refreshments. Goodie Bags & Surprises. Maximum participation 80 children. Reservations required.  Sorry no walk-ins.  815-777-2000 or This is a FREE event.

Star Gazing

Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Weather Permitting. Hosted by The Galena Astronomical Society and the GTA in the GTA Owners’ Club parking lot, 2000 Territory Drive. Bring a telescope. If you don’t own a telescope we will have a few. Don’t forget a blanket or lawn chair. For more information call 815-777-2000. 

Thanksgiving Dinner

November 9, 6 p.m. in the Social Hall.
Let us cook for you! Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. In the spirit of giving thanks, donations for the Galena Food Pantry appreciated. Appetizers, sliced turkey, dressing mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, hot veggies, fall tossed salad, rolls and pumpkin pie catered by Stella’s Catering. Bring your own beverages. (Coffee supplied.) Your Territory hostess is Sue Oefelein. $13 per person. Please register by Nov. 4. Sorry, no refunds after Nov. 4.

Kids' Christmas Party

November 30, 1 p.m.  in the Owners' Club Social Hall
Don't miss a visit from Santa Claus, holiday crafts, holiday punch and cookies. Create a 2019 Christmas ornament! Reservations are required before Nov. 19. Sorry no walk-ins.


Holiday Market

December 7, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
As the GTA transfers over to the new software system, credit card payments can no longer be accepted on this website. Please call 815-777-2000 during regular business hours to make a payment. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

GTA Activities and Events

Belden School was built in 1859.The stone structure is located off Heatherdowns Lane in The Galena Territory. The Belden School Restoration Committee was formed in 2004 by a group of Territory residents. Active efforts, using funds contributed from many interested and generous people, resulted in the restoration of the building. The committee provides FREE tours and special events at the school on the first and third Saturdays June through October from 10 a.m. until noon. Visit Belden School website

Galena Territory Travel Destinations

Check out the travel packages available through The Galena Territory Recreation Department. For more information on great Galena Territory trips contact Recreation Coordinator Sue Young at 815-777-2000.

Out and About

Activities supported by The Galena Territory Association and organized by property owners

 Bon Appetit Gourmet Club 
June, August, October, December
Sharon Westenfelder, 815-777-3334

Couple’s Golf League & Dining
A great way to meet new golfing couples.
Twice per month (April - Oct.)
Eagle Ridge golf courses
Ray Oczak, 815-777-6800,

Eagle I Golf (Women’s) 
18-holes of golf, fun and friendships
Tuesday, (May - Oct.) 
Primarily Eagle Ridge golf courses
Laurie Koveleski 847-845-0798

Garden Club 
Tuesdays, Seasonal
Programs on various gardening topics. 
Anne Berquist, 815-777-2664
  Have Fork Will Travel 
Travel with friends to tri-state area restaurants.
Joan Brown, 815-776-1056

Keep It Simple Supper Club 
Owners host dinner parties in their homes.
Kathy “Obadiah” Johnson, 
Kathy “Longwood” Johnson, 630-415-8903

Ladies’ Walking Group 
About 3 miles on different Territory trails.
Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m. 
Sandy Clark, 815-777-4825

Men’s Golf League 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 
John Yoder, 815-402-4322

  Mixed Bowling
Monday, 1 p.m. (Oct. - Apr.)
Cherry Lanes, Dubuque, Iowa
Sandy Clark, 815-777-4825 
Denise Sedlak, 815-777-9290

Quilters of The Territory 
Fourth Friday, 9:30 a.m. 
Eva Dubowski, 815-776-0286

Tee Bags Ladies’ Golf 
Monday, 9 a.m. (May - Oct.)
Woodbine Bend Golf Course
Audrey Bilek, 779-214-0134

Territory Solos
Support group
Alice Ericksen, 815-858-3880

Third Mondays
December through April
Eagle Ridge dining room, 9 a.m. breakfast
Barb Liles 630-642-0205