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 Manager Sue Young at 815-777-2000.
Please use the name of the event as the invoice number when registering. Thank you!
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.
2018 Belden School Open Houses
July 7 and 21
August 4 and 18
September 1 and 15
October 20
Visit Belden School website

GTA Activities and Events

Galena Territory Travel Destinations

Check out the travel packages available through The Galena Territory Recreation Department. 
2018 includes: Cape Cod & the Islands: 
September 16 (7 days), Scotland & Northern Ireland: October 29 (9 days) and Sante Fe Holiday: November 28 (5 days).
2019 includes: Holland Windmills, Waterways & Tulips River Cruise: April 2 (11 days) and Four Country Danube & Black Sea River Cruise: October 19 (12 days) 
For more information on great Galena Territory trips contact Recreation Coordinator Sue Young at 815-777-2000.

Just Show Up Friday on the Concession Deck

This event is just what it says... Just Show Up! Oct. 5, 12 & 19 at 6 p.m. at the Owners’ Club. Just Show Ups are informal. Bring your own picnic supper, appetizers, beverages and table service. No grill available. Call Recreation Coordinator Sue Young at 815-777-2000 for more information.

2018 Doodles & Doodads

Saturdays at 1 p.m. in the Game Room
Nov. 10 & 24, Dec. 31
Join the Recreation Department for crafts 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 Sue Young.

Football Nights

Mondays, 7 p.m.
Join us in the Lounge. Bring your own snacks and beverages.
Oct. 8: Redskins at Saints - Oct. 15: 49ers at Packers - Oct. 22: Giants at Falcons
Oct. 29: Patriots at Bills - Nov. 5: Titans at Cowboys - Nov. 12: Giants at 49ers
Nov. 19: Chiefs at Rams - Nov. 26: Titans at Texans - Dec. 3: Redskins at Eagles
Dec. 10: Vikings at Seahawks - Dec. 17: Saints at Panthers - Dec. 24: Broncos at Raiders 

Hit the Trail (Walk)

October 20 at 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. Contact Emily Lubcke, Natural Resources Coordinator or Sue Young Recreation Coordinator for The Galena Territory Association at 815-777-2000.

Travel Show

Oct. 20, 1 p.m. in the Owners' Club Lounge. Travel partner, Mike Campbell from Premier World Discovery, will be answering questions about the exciting destinations. For more information and contact the Recreation Department at 815-777-2000.

Trunk or Treat

It’s time for a tailgate party with a twist. Adopt a tree: Pick a tree at the Owners’ Club and decorate it in a Halloween theme. Parade: Join the Halloween parade! ANYTHING GOES! Monster in the Trunk: Decorate the trunk of your car, van, truck, SUV or golf cart in a monster theme. Don’t forget to bring candy for the kids! Pumpkin Carved Display: Bring your carved pumpkin to the party! Broom throwing Contest: There will be a kids’ division and a big kids’ (adult) division. (Bring your own broom) Cocktail hour:  Bring your own appetizer and spirits for a BYOE cocktail hour in the Social Hall. For more information and sign-up contact the 
Recreation Department at 815-777-2000.

Kids' Halloween Spooktacular

October 27, 1 p.m. in the Owners' Club Social Hall
Free ~ Maximum participation 80 children. Advanced reservations required by October 16.  Sorry no walk-ins. Costume Parade! Games. Activities. Crafts. Refreshments. Goodie Bags & Surprises.

Star Gazing and Public Observation

Final 2018 Observation Event Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Owners' Club Parking Lot. Sponsored by: The Galena Territory Association Recreation Department and The Galena Astronomical Society

Thanksgiving Dinner

Let us cook for you! Nov. 10 in the Social Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Give thanks with your friends and neighbors. Catered by Stella’s Catering. In the spirit of giving thanks, donations for the Galena Food Pantry appreciated. Menu: Appetizers, Turkey & Dressing, Potatoes & Gravy, Rolls & Butter, Salad and Desserts. Maximum 125 guests. Bring your own beverage to enjoy. (Coffee provided.) $13 per person. Please make your reservations by calling the GTA Administrative office at 815-777-2000 by Tuesday, Nov. 6.

New Year's Eve Party

Dec. 31, 2018 from 9 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. Jan. 1, 2019 in the Owners’ Club Social Hall. A Bring Your Own Everything party. Bring your family, friends and guests. Kick up your heels with the live band! Bring your own beverages and a favorite appetizer or dessert to share with 12-15 others. Tell us how many friends you are bringing. Call the Administrative office at 815-777-2000 by Dec. 26.