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.

Kids Adventure Klub

Join the Recreation Department Tuesday through Friday at 1 p.m. in the Game Room for Kids' Adventure Klub. Each week has a new theme. Call Recreation Coordinator Sue Young at 815-777-2000 for details and to register.
Aug. 13-16 This & That Week
July 16-19 - Art Extravaganza Week
July 23-26  - Carnival Week


Just Show Up Fridays

Every Friday at 6 p.m. June, July and August
on the Lake Galena Marina Deck. Description:Just Show Up, Every Friday at 6 p.m. This event is just what it says... Just Show Up! Just Show Ups are informal. Bring your own picnic supper, beverages, table service and lawn chairs. We provide the grill.  The view of Lake Galena is better ... shared with friends. 


Doodles & Doodads

Aug. 17, Oct. 5, 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

Star Gazing

Aug. 24 & 31, Oct. 26
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. 

Hit the Trail (GLOW HIKE)

August 24 
7 p.m. join Recreation Coordinator Sue Young and Natrual Resources Coordinator Emily Lubcke for the second annual GLOW HIKE. Bring your favorite glow in the dark accessories for a trail walk adventure . Meet at The Galena Territory Owners' Club. For more information call 815-777-2000.


Marinaville Beach Party

August 31 at the Marina Pavilion
Nacho Bar & cocktails at 5:30 p.m. DJ from 5:30-8:30 p.m. 1/3 lb. Angus Beef Cheese Burger, Corn on the Cob, Kettle Chips, Tossed Salad and Seasonal Fresh Fruit. Catered by Fired Green Tomatoes. Bring your own beverage. $25 per person. Children 12 and younger $12.50. Please make reservations by calling 815-777-2000. Sorry no refunds after Aug. 26.


Hit the Trail (Walk)

Sept. 7 & 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.

Belden School Open House and 16th Anniversary Celebration

September 7, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


Fall Bass Fishing Classic

September 14, 7:30 a.m.


Sept. 29
Description:Live music from the Wundo Band and great fun in the Marina Pavilion at 1 p.m. Pretzel & Brat Appetizers, Beer-Braised Pork Shanks, Cabbage, Spatzle & Kirschenmichel catered by Fried Green Tomatoes. Bring your own beverages! $37 per person. Make reservations before Sept. 23 by calling 815-777-2000. Sorry, no refunds after Sept. 23.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Personal Document Shredding Event
Lake shore and Roadside Cleanup

October 12, 9 a.m. - noon

Fireman's Pork Chop Dinner

October 12, 5-8 p.m. 

Kids' Halloween Spooktacular

October 26, 1 p.m. 

Thanksgiving Dinner

November 9, 6 p.m. 

Kids' Christmas Party

November 30, 1 p.m. 

Holiday Market

December 7, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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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