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EVENTS: July 2016

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Community Calendar: July 2016

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MONDAYS
Read for the Win (10am, 1pm; Prairie Skies Public Library District, ASHLAND & PLEASANT PLAINS)

July 4th - Library is closed
July 11 - Hula-Hoop Playshop with Mishi Discovery Within Movement will bring a first place program to get you moving.
July 18 - PRIZE DAY (reading logs must be turned in on July 12 to be eligible)
July 25 - M&K Parties will bring their A game on July 25 for an end party.
All programs are on Mondays with 10am at Ashland location and repeated at 1pm at Pleasant Plains location. http://www.pspld.com/

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS

July 1
Pirates Night plus $100 Hamburger Night (6:35pm; Springfield Sliders, 1415 North Grand Avenue E., SPRINGFIELD)
Come dressed as a pirate and look for buried treasure! Plus you could find up to $100 in your hamburger!

July 1
Lincoln-Era Piano Concert (7:00pm, Edwards Place, 700 N. 4th St., SPRINGFIELD)
Springfield Art Association's Historic Edwards Place will host an 1850s parlor concert. "Mr. and Mrs. Edwards" will host "Mr. Lincoln" and ticketed guests for an evening of Mr. Lincoln's favorite songs, as well as music from Mrs. Edwards's 1850 song books. Music will be performed by acclaimed local pianist Jane Hartman Irwin and vocalist Sophie Nuding. A wine and dessert reception will follow. Tickets to the event are $30.00 and can be purchased at the door or reserved at www.edwardsplace.org or by calling 217-523-2631.

July 1
Wild About Reading (6-7pm; Henson Robison Zoo, 1100 E. Lake Shore Dr., SPRINGFIELD)
The theme for the wild and crazy night is: Pets! Ages 2+ enjoy a story, craft and animal visitors. $1 per child, registration is required. For more information please visit www.springfieldparks.org

July 1
Radio Birds Concert (7pm; Downtown JACKSONVILLE)
Americana. Part of the Levitt AMP Jacksonville Music Series. Free for all viewers! For more information please visit www.levittamp.org

July 1-7
Lincoln Piano Concert (7-9pm, Edwards Place, 700 N. Fourth St., SPRINGFIELD)
Mr. and Mrs. Edwards host Mr. Lincoln and ticketed guests for an evening of Mr. Lincoln's favorite songs plus music form Mrs. Edwards's 1850 song book. Wine and dessert reception to follow! Tickets will cost $30. For more information please visit www.edwardsplace.org or call 523-2631

July 2
Loami Fourth of July Celebration (11am; LOAMI)
parade, plus inflatable obstacle course and bounce house, laser, lag, video trailer, beer tent, food vendors, flea market and craft show, mud volleyball, car show, tractor games and kids activities. Fireworks will be at dusk!

July 2
3rd Annual Riverton Firecrack'n Festival (3:00pm - 11:00pm, Knights of Columbus Grounds, 335 S. 4th St, RIVERTON)
We will have water slide, bounce house, obstacle course, dunk tank and face painting. Food and drinks. LIVE music, no cover charge: The Wolf Crick Boys at 7:00pm. FIREWORKS at 9:00pm.

July 2
Fireworks Night plus Independence Celebration (6:35pm; Springfield Sliders, 1415 North Grand Avenue E., SPRINGFIELD)
Join us for a HUGE postgame fireworks show presented by CEFCU plus enjoy our Independence Day celebration presented by Country Financial.

July 2
Pet Adoption (12:00pm - 4:00pm, Petco, 2721 S Veterans Parkway, SPRINGFIELD)
Benld Adopt-A-Pet, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, will hold a Pet Adoption at Petco. All of our cats and dogs are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and up to date on shots. For more information please call 217.835.2538 or visit our website at www.benldadoptapet.org .

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS

July 3
Light The Night Firework (4pm; Dawson Park, DAWSON)
This will go on from 4-11pm. Live music, provided bt THE MIX, and dancing begins at 7pm. Fireworks will start at dusk. Vose corndogs and more will be there. There will also be clowns, face painting, balloon animals, beer soda and water! There is food and fun for everyone! Bring for blankets or lawn chairs. Please leave your pets at home and no coolers allowed. Sponsored by the Village of Dawson.

July 3
Pet Adoption (12:00pm - 4:00pm, PetSmart, 1570 W US Highway 50, O'FALLON)
Benld Adopt-A-Pet, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, will hold a Pet Adoption at PetSmart. All of our cats and dogs are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and up to date on shots. For more information please call 217.835.2538 or visit our website at www.benldadoptapet.org .

July 3-4
Fourth of July Celebration and Parade (all day; Nichols Park, 319 Holken Brink Dr., JACKSONVILLE)
Two-day celebration features parade, concessions, kids' events, live entertainment, fireworks, and more! Free for everyone! For more information please visit www.jacksonvilleil.org or call 243-5678

July 3-4
Capital City Celebration (Sunday 7:00pm & Monday 4:00pm; Downtown SPRINGFIELD)
Live music, free kids; inflatables, activities, and more. Fireworks on July 4th. Fourth-Fifth and Capitol and Second and Capitol. For more information please visit www.springfieldjaycees.org or call 553-2082

July 4
CCC Community-Wide Food Drive (ALL DAY at Jacksonville Rotary Club's 4th of July Parade, JACKSONVILLE)

Please bring canned goods and non-perishable food to one of 3 donation drop-off locations: Duncan Park, Downtown Square, Grace United Methodist Parking Lot. Or place donations in shopping cars travelling the parade route. Be a part of helping your community! Food collected will go to the Jacksonville Food Center. Please call Jeanne at 217-245-2782 or Rex Kibler at Central Christian Church 217-243-7461 with inquiries.

July 4
(12:00pm, ALPLM, SPRINGFIELD)

Plaza reading of the Declaration of Independence in celebration of our nation's 240 birthday

July 4
Independence Day Fireworks Display (9:00-10:00pm; Beach House Trail, LITCHFIELD)
Fireworks display launches over Lake Lou Yaeger from Marina 1! Come out and enjoy the beauty of the free fireworks! For more information please visit www.visitlitchfield.com or call 866-733-5833

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS

July 5
U.S. Military All-Stars Game (6:35pm; Springfield Sliders, 1415 North Grand Avenue E., SPRINGFIELD)
The Sliders take on the U.S. Military All-Stars in a special exhibition game celebrating our armed forces. Veterans Night.

July 6
Afternoon Movie (2pm; Westville Public Library, 223 S. State Street, WESTVILLE)
The Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies feature presented at the Westville Public Library. The movie stars Broderick Crawford as Harry Brock a loud-mouthed junkyard tycoon. He hires a tutor, William Holden, to help his fiancee, ex-showgirl Billie Dawn, portrayed by Judy Holiday, to be more presentable in Washington, D C society. Harry may get more than he bargained for when Billie absorbs the lessons in history and government and realized what Harry is up to. Call the library at 267-3170 or stop in at 233 S. State Street to register for this fun classic movie. The movies at the library are made possible in part by Sunset Funeral Homes.

July 6-10
Sister Act (7pm Wed-Thu, 8pm Fri-Sat, The Legacy Theatre, 101 E. Lawrence, SPRINGFIELD)
2pm Broadway musical-comedy based on the hit film staring Whoopi Goldberg. Score by Alan Menken features disco, Motown and Broadway. $23-30 admission. For more information please visit www.atthelegacy.com or call 800-838-3006

July 6-10
Morgan County Fair (5-10 pm; 110 N. Westgate, JACKSONVILLE)
Enjoy the carnival, talent show, pageant, livestock, tractor pulls, live entertainment, and much more! Come out and have fun with the family, for more information about the fair please visit www.themorgancountyfair.com or call 243-5678

July 6
Everyone WINSday (6:35pm; Springfield Sliders, 1415 North Grand Avenue E., SPRINGFIELD)
$2 tickets, hot dogs, sodas and more plus it's Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum Night. Oh, and we're giving away a bike!

July 7
Princess Night and Bang for Your Buck Night (6:35pm; Springfield Sliders, 1415 North Grand Avenue E., SPRINGFIELD)
Come dressed as your favorite princess and take part in Cinderella's Tea Party before the game. All beverages are just $1.

July 8
Fivefold Concert (7pm; Downtown JACKSONVILLE)
Do you love rock music? Come see our free concert full of rock music! Part of the Levitt AMP Jacksonville Music Series. For more information please visit www.levittamp.org or call 491-0721

July 8
Culture of Images (5:30 - 7:30pm; 700 N. 4th Street, SPRINGFIELD)
A Culture of Images is a juried exhibition with 50 pieces by 24 photographers from across the country chosen by juror Chris Faust. Six of the photographers are from the Springfield area, Lance Armour, RL Boston, David Brodsky, Jacqueline LeBlanc, Brian MacKenzie, and Joseph Stout. Chris Faust is a highly respected, award winning fine art photographer from Minneapolis/St. Paul who was featured in an exhibition at the SAA in 2010. His work can be seen on facebook under Chris Faust photographer and at www.chrisfaustphoto.com.
Most of this exhibition is comprised of pure photography; in other words, work that has not been manipulated for effect. The exhibition will open Friday July 8th at Springfield Art Association's MG Nelson Family Gallery and will run through Saturday, July 30th. An opening reception will be held on the 8th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm with an awards presentation at 6:15. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact the Springfield Art Association at 217-523-2631 or www.springfieldart.org.

July 8, 9
40th Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza (Hours vary, Douglas United Methodist Church, 501 S Douglas Ave., SPRINGFIELD)
There are 20 areas, including linens, holiday items, loads of housewares, decorative knick-knacks, and a Friday bake sale, fishy fry and silent auction.
Friday: 8:00am-2:00pm, re-opening with the Fish Fry, 4:30-7:00pm and additional sale hours until 8:00pm.
Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm.
For more information, contact Ed Booher at 217-652-4976 or the church at 217-546-4631

July 8-10, 13-17
Sweeney Todd (8:30pm; The Muni, 815 E. Lake Dr., SPRINGFIELD)
Dark comedy about a barber who returns to London after an exile of many years. Directed by John Sivak. Tickets $12-14 reserved, $6-10 for lawn seats. For more information please visit www.themuni.org or call 217-793-MUNI

July 9
Body & Soul Wellness Fair (10:00am - 1:00pm; The Outlet, 2525 South 12th St., SPRINGFIELD)
You are invited to enjoy FREE music, food(Chick-Fil-A), games, and an inflatable obstacle area! A healthy life-balance involves wellness in all areas of life - body, mind, and spirit. Our partners SIU Family Medicine, The Outlet, Memorial Hospital, Kerr Hearing Center and many more. For more information, contact 2941 South Koke Mill Road, 217.793.9760 www.springfieldfirst.org
BODY HEALTH SCREENS: Vision-Hearing-Glucose-Blood Pressure-Physical Therapy
MIND SUPPORT:Smoking Cessation-Mental Health-Healthy on a Budget-Cooking Demonstrations
RAISE YOUR SPIRIT:Prayer-Meditation-Youth Christian Programs-Prizes-Giveaways

July 9
Welcome Home and 50th Anniversary Commemoration to Vietnam Veterans (1:00pm; Disabled American Veterans Club, 25 Club Area, LAKE SPRINGFIELD)
On behalf of Hall Hagler Chapter 15, we invite the public to attend our Hall Hagler Chapter 15 'Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans' Commemoration ceremony to be held Saturday, July 9th 2016 at 1:00 p.m. This event will be held on the grounds at the DAV, 25 Club Area, Lake Springfield. Guest speaker will be Roy (Dick) Ziegler who is a Vietnam Veteran and former POW. Food and refreshments will be served at the end of the ceremony.
For more information please call the DAV at 217-529-9725.

July 9
Observation open house (9-11pm; Champaign- Urbana Astronomical Society, 926 County Rd 700E, CHAMPAIGN)
Join the Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society under the stars for our monthly observatory open house! We utilize our 16-inch telescope to observe planets, star clusters, and the Moon. This event is free and open to all ages!
Our observatory is located between Champaign and Sadorus along County Road 700E, 1.4 miles west of I-57 and 0.8 miles south of Monticello Rd. See a map here: https://goo.gl/maps/nNniS.
CUAS family skywatches are held monthly on Saturday evening nearest to 1st quarter Moon. Exact dates and times depend on the season. Events will be cancelled if weather is unfavorable. Contact us for details and updates at cuas@cuas.org, call us at (217) 351-2567, or visit our website at www.cuas.org. You can also follow us on Facebook @ Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society and on Twitter @CU_Astronomy.
Future dates include:
Saturday, August 6, 2016, 8-10pm
Saturday, August 13, 2016, 8-10pm
Saturday, September 10, 2016, 8-10pm

July 9
Zoofari (10am-6pm; Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 E. Lake Shore Dr. SPRINGFIELD)
Kids of all ages learn how animals enjoy summer. Bring your favorite stuffed animal friend in for a checkup at Teddy Bear Clinic. Admission is free! For more information please visit www.springfieldparks.org or call 585-1821

July 9
Corndog Kickoff (6-9pm; Orr Building, 801 Sangamon Ave. SPRINGFIELD)
Fundraiser to benefit the Illinois State Fair Museum Foundation. Fair food grazing, drinks, music, entertainment, live and silent auctions. For more information please visit www.illinoisstatefairmuseum.org or call 414-0727

July 9
Paint the Street Festival (12:00pm -10:00pm; Downtown SPRINGFIELD)
Painting begins at Noon and continues until 7PM or when the artists finish their work. When the painting is finished, the music continues under the stars and provides the backdrop for dancing and strolling the street to admire the artwork until 10 PM.
More than 300 6x6-foot squares on the street will be painted to create a gallery under the stars. Plus live music, food vendors, kids activities. Free admission. $30 per square, supplies are provided. For more information please visit www.springfieldart.org or call 523-2631 (RAIN DATE: July 10)

July 9
Take Me Out to the Brawl Game III plus Foam Finger Giveaway (6:35pm; Springfield Sliders, 1415 North Grand Avenue E., SPRINGFIELD)
Join us for our popular post game wrestling matches! Plus CASSCOMM is giving away free foam fingers!

July 9
Cornland Community Garage Sales (8am-1pm; Beverly Ramthun, 1002 Sheldon St, CORNLAND)
Many items too numerous to list!

July 9
Latham Firefighter 67th annual Ice cream Social (11am-8:30pm; LATHAM)
Ice cream social is filled with lots of fun activities! There will be sandwiches, ice cream, cake and drinks starting at noon at the firehouse. Starting with the antique tractor and car show, serving will start at noon. There will be several activities during the day and the Ransom Band will entertain at 5pm-8pm. The Latham Fighters large prize drawing will be at 8:30pm, tickets can be bought from any Latham Fighters or at the Ice cream Social. The Latham Firefighter would like to invite everyone to an afternoon and evening of family fun!

July 9, 10
Pet Adoption (12:00-4:00pm, Petco, 2721 S Veterans Parkway, SPRINGFIELD)
Benld Adopt-A-Pet, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, will hold Pet Adoptions at Petco. All of our cats and dogs are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and up to date on shots. For more information please call 217.835.2538 or visit our website at www.benldadoptapet.org .

July 10
4th Annual St. Jude Catfish Tournament (7:00am, Marina Pavillion, LACON)
Tournament will start at 7:00 AM and all boats must be checked back in by 2:00 PM. It's a buddy tournament, 2 people per boat. $50.00 per boat and $5.00 for biggest fish. Big fish will break any ties. First place is $200.00 minimum based on the number of boats. Other prizes for big fish and medals for the top five teams. 6 fish per team max. All catfish species are eligible. All fishing will take place on the Illinois River Registration will begin at 6:00 AM Life Jacket must be worn when the big motor is running. 2 pole limit per person, Fish MUST be alive at check in. (2:00 PM)

July 10
Civil War Tech (10:00am - 11:00am; ALPLM, SPRINGFIELD)
Library Classroom - Home or Hospital Ages 8-12 welcome. Free, your need to make reservations at presidentlincoln.illinois.gov

July 10
Marbold Farmstead Summer Fest (10am-4pm; Historic Marbold Farmstead, 21722 State Hwy 29, GREENVIEW)
10th Cavalry Volunteer Civil War Troop encampment, period craftspeople, quilt display, trolley tours, food and drinks, live music by Stan Edwards and Friends. Wagon rides, face painting, art lessons, games for kids. $5 ages 14 and up, $3 ages 6-13. For more information please visit www.historic-marbold-farmstead.org or call 968-5808

July 10
Grow Springfield Garden Education Program (11am-12pm; Project Southtown, 1301 S. 11th St., SPRINGFIELD)
Family friendly program titled "Pollinators: Your Garden Needs Them." Learn why and how to attract bee and butterflies. All of this is free! For more information please visit www.growspringfield.org or call 528-1563

July 10
Colette Gaston Family Benefit (1:00 - 6:00pm, Roots Reception Hall, 14305 State Highway 97, PETERSBURG)
This is a benefit for the Colette Gaston family. Colette is a 16-year-old girl from Ashland, IL who spent 3 months in the ICU at St. Louis Children's Hospital with life-threatening complications of ulcerative colitis. Medical expenses are now over 2.5 million, and climbing. She is undergoing continued treatment, and will need two additional surgeries in the near future. Cost of admission includes a meal. Ages 11 to adult is $10.00, children 6-10 are $3.00, and 5 and under are free. Silent auction, DJ, bake sale, hourly door prizes, live auction and more.

July 11
Ronald McDonald Visits Westville (1:30pm, Westville Public Library, 233 S. State St., WESTVILLE)
Ronald will be performing a show called "Book Time with Ronald". It is a reading oriented show, with some magic, spelling, and story telling. The show will last about 45 minutes or so, and will be geared towards elementary school ages and younger, so preK-5th grade, but we encourage all who would like to participate. Please call the library to register to attend this fun show and visit with Ronald McDonald by calling the library at 267-3170.

July 11
Open House and Cookie Countdown to School (5:30pm - 7:00pm, Concordia Lutheran Church-School-Preschool, 2300 Wilshire Rd., SPRINGFIELD)
Please come and join us for Cookies and see what we have to offer you and your family. 217-529-3307

July 11
Read for the Win (10-11am; Prairie Skies Public Library District, 125 W. Editor St. ASHLAND)
Join the "Discovery Within" movement with Mishi's Hula-Hoop Playshop. Admission is free! For more information please visit www.pspld.com or call 626-1553

July 12
LLCC Junior Clinic (3:30 - 4:30pm, Panther Creek Country Club, SPRINGFIELD)
Lincoln Land Charity Championship presents a FREE Junior Clinic. Have your kids meet some of our professional golfers and learn some tips and tricks from the pros! Autograph session to follow. Please do not bring clubs. Register by emailing Meridith@brunoeventteam.com

July 13
Morning Movie Matinee (9:45am, Westville Public Library, 233 S. State St., WESTVILLE)
The movie is a family favorite classic is a heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs. Please call the library at 267-3170 to reserve your seat for this family classic movie or for more information.

July 13-17
Sister Act (7pm Wed-Thu, 8pm Fri Sat; The Legacy Theatre, 101 E. Lawrence, SPRINGFIELD)
2pm Broadway musical-comedy based on the hit film starring Whoopi Goldberg. Score by Alan Menken features disco. Motown and Broadway. $23-30. For more information or to buy tickets please visit www.atthelegacy.com or call 800-838-3006

July 14
Union Theater - Trench Warfare: Anatomy of a World War I Battle (6:30pm, ALPLM, SPRINGFIELD)
Presented by Dr. Mark DePue
Free, your need to make reservations at presidentlincoln.illinois.gov

July 14-17
Lincoln Land Charity Championship (Panther Creek Country Club, SPRINGFIELD)
The Lincoln Land Charity Championship is an inaugural event on the Web.com Tour. The Championship will consist of an 156-player field, competing for a purse of $550,000. World Golf Hall of Fame Member Hale Irwin designed Panther Creek's 7,244-yard course in 1992. All net proceeds generated by the tournament will benefit local charities. Former Web.com Tour players include Zach Johnson, Bubba Watson, and Jim Furyk. http://www.lincolnlandcharitychampionship.com/

July 14, 28
Tail Waggin' Tales (10:00am, Westville Public Library, 233 S. State Street, WESTVILLE)
Bring the children that would love to read to a cuddly critter from the Vermilion County Animal Shelter. Please call 267-3170 for further information.

July 15
Central Illinois Health Centers Night plus Boy Scout Night (6:35pm; Springfield Sliders, 1415 North Grand Avenue E., SPRINGFIELD)
Boy Scout groups receive special ticket and food pricing plus camp out on the field after the game! Central Illinois Health Centers Night Night presented by Sangamon Co. Dept. of Public Health.

July 15
"Monumental" Film Screening (6:30pm, House on the Rock Church, 314 N. Grant St., EDINBURG)
Our families are worth fighting for. Come see the free showing of the film "Monumental" in search of Americas national treasure, the story of America's beginning. This film follows the father of six across Europe and the U.S. as he meets with historians in an effort to discover America's true "national treasure"; the people, places, and principles that make American the free-est, most prosperous and generous nation the world has ever known. For more information, contact Charles Portwood at 217-623-4279 or hotrchurch@yahoo.com

July 15
Movie in the Park: Goosebumps (7pm; Rotary Park, Iles Avenue and Archer Elevator Road, SPRINGFIELD)
Movie begins at dusk at Rotary Park. Part of Springfield Park district's 2016 free concert and movie series. Bring lawn chair or blanket. The movie will be free and concessions for purchase. For more information please visit www.springfieldparks.org

July 15 - 17
Annual Spooner Softball Tournament (407 E. Lake Shore Dr., SPRINGFIELD)
Join us for the Annual Anchor Boat Club Spooner Softball Tournament! First game starts Friday night. Tournament plays through Sunday. Food sales & refreshments available (Friday night - Fish, Sat/Sun - Burgers, Hot Dogs). For more information, contact us at https://www.facebook.com/anchorboatclub/

July 15-17, 21-23
Hello Dolly! (8pm; Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, PETERSBURG) The story of a meddlesome window who strives to bring romance to several couples and herself in a big-city restaurants. $15 adults, $13 seniors, $10 children under 12. For more information please visit www.theatreinthepark.net or call 632-5440

July 16
Concert in the Park: The Farm Hands (5:00pm; Rankin Centennial Park)
THE FARM HANDS Quartet from Nashville, Tennessee - 2016 Bluegrass Music's Vocal Group of the Year and Bluegrass Gospel Band of the Year - coming to Rankin's Centennial Park (SW corner of Rankin, 2 blocks north and 2 blocks west of the intersection of Rts. 9 and 49) - Saturday, July 16, 2016. Free hot dogs, chips, dessert and beverages served starting at 5:00 pm before the 6:00 pm concert. This is a TOTALLY FREE PUBLIC EVENT sponsored by the Rankin United Methodist Church.

July 16
My Old House Tea (ALPLM Multi-purpose room, SPRINGFIELD)
Enjoy a three-course tea featuring a celebration of the houses we call home, featuring a look back at what the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library's collection can tell us about domestic architecture. Tickets are $35, seating is limited. Reserve tickets online at presidentlincoln.illinois.gov

July 16
Big Dawn Dare (7am-1pm; Wolff Farms, 3153 N. 15th Ave, LITCHFIELD)
Extreme 5K run features obstacles that will challenge the biggest of dawgs. For more information and to register please visit www.bigdawgdare.com or call 866-733-5833

July 16
Post Polio Group (10:00am - 12:00pm at SCIL, 330 S Grand Ave; SPRINGFIELD)
Call Bradley at 217-523-2587 for more information.

July 16
Pet Adoption (12:00pm - 4:00pm, PetSmart, 3183 S Veterans Parkway, SPRINGFIELD)
Benld Adopt-A-Pet, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, will hold a Pet Adoption at PetSmart. All of our cats and dogs are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and up to date on shots. For more information please call 217.835.2538 or visit our website at www.benldadoptapet.org .

July 16
Sherlock Holmes Society Meeting (9:00am; 2nd floor conference rooms, SCHEELS, 3801 S. Macarthur Blvd., SPRINGFIELD)
Pondicherry Lodge, the Sherlock Holmes Society of Springfield invite the public to attend. There will be a discussion of The Crooked Man. To learn more about Pondicherry Lodge, go to sherlock.lolopop.org
Call 546-8387 for more information or more detailed directions.

July 17
Musical Medley Variety Show (2-7pm; Decatur Conference center and Hotel, 4191 US 36 West, DECATUR)
Show features Dixieland, Big Band, Ragtime Piano and Western Swing. Sponsored by Juvae Jazz society in support of the Central Illinois Jazz Festival. $35 includes buffet lunch. For more information and to purchase your ticket please visit www.juvaejazz.com or call 877-4527

July 17
Heads Up Group (for individuals with traumatic brain injuries) 2:00 - 4:00pm
at Springfield Center for Independent Living, or SCIL, 330 S Grand Ave, SPRINGFIELD. Contact Dave at 217-523-2587 with questions.

July 17
Bark in the Park Night (5:05pm; Springfield Sliders, 1415 North Grand Avenue E., SPRINGFIELD)
Bark in the Park Night with dog treat giveaway! So bring your dog to the game.

July 17
Pet Adoption (12:00 - 4:00pm, Petco, 2721 S Veterans Parkway, SPRINGFIELD)
Benld Adopt-A-Pet, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, will hold a Pet Adoption at Petco. All of our cats and dogs are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and up to date on shots. For more information please call 217.835.2538 or visit our website at www.benldadoptapet.org .

July 17-21
"Walk This Way" Vacation Bible School (Springfield First Church of the Nazarene, 5200 S 6th St Rd., 1 mile North of Cracker Barrel)
Fun, games, snacks and Bible devotions. "Pennies for Missions" weigh-in contest each evening. For info try 529-6771 or www.springfieldfirst.com or www.facebook.com/springfieldfirst

July 18
Operation Christmas Child (OCC) Invites You to Christmas in July (6:00pm; Meadowbrook Community Church, 1902 S. Duncan Rd., CHAMPAIGN)
Registration and light meal at 6:00pm. Program is 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Operation Christmas Child East Central Illinois Team invites you to our Christmas in July event to inspire your participation in Operation Christmas Child. Join us to hear more about the impact of the annual fall shoebox gift collection. Every gift-filled shoebox is a powerful tool for evangelism and discipleship transforming the lives of children and their families around the world through the Good News of Jesus Christ! Come to our Workshops and check out our Resource Fair to learn about full circle stories, what to include in shoeboxes, how to support for The Greatest Journey discipleship program and much more. Workshops include: Packing a Shoebox; Handcrafting Items for Your Shoebox; Hosting a Shoebox Packing Party; Leading OCC in Your Church or Organization; Praying for OCC; and What's Next after the Shoebox Drop-off. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend two workshops. No child care will be provided.
Questions? Email Loretta Auvil at: loretta44@gmail.com or check out our Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/OCCEastCentralIL/ RSVP 217-351-3019

July 18-22
Concordia Lutheran Church - Vacation Bible School (9:00am - 11:00am; 2300 Wilshire Rd., SPRINGFIELD)
Attention young children (under 4th grade): Please join us for the Barnyard Roundup VBS. While you are here you will do crafts, play games, learn music and have fun; but most importantly you will learn about God's Word! 217-529-3307

July 19
Illinois History Book Discussion (12:00pm - 1:00pm, ALPLM, SPRINGFIELD)
Library Classroom Richard C. Lindberg, Gangland Chicago: Criminality and Lawlessness in the Windy City

July 20
Everyone WINSday plus Labor Night (6:35pm; Springfield Sliders, 1415 North Grand Avenue E., SPRINGFIELD)
$2 tickets, hot dogs, sodas and more. Labor Night presented by Central Illinois Building & Construction Trade Council

July 20
"ADVENTUROUS" Luncheon (11:00am - 12:45pm, The Northfield Conference Center, 3280 Northfield Drive, SPRINGFIELD)
Springfield Christian Women's Connection invites all area women to our luncheon. $15 inclusive.
Special Feature: Carol Edwards is a member of local Springfield Ceramics & Crafts Club. She will teach you how to make and take home a tiny gift holder--hands on! Get ready for fun!
Speaker: Barbara Hoffner comes from Madison, WI. She asks, "Are You REad For Adventure?" This people-person encourages us to be adventurers as she shares the greatest adventure of her life.
Invite a friend, she'll be glad you did! Reservations and cancellations are essential by Friday, July 15. Call Debbie at 787-8246 or email gmatrammel@yahoo.com

July 21
The Illinois Renewable Energy Conference ( 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, at Illinois State University, Bone Student Center, Brown Ballroom, NORMAL) will feature plenary sessions of interest to all areas of renewable energy, plus breakout session tracks for wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, and energy efficiency. Early registration rate is $50 per person. Regular registration rate $80 begins June 1st. Late registration rate $90 starts July 1st. Registration includes access to the networking reception the evening of July 20th at the Marriott in Normal, IL. Online registration is available on the conference website, http://renewableenergy.illinoisstate.edu/events/rec/. For questions, call 309-438-7919.

July 21
Faith and Family Night plus Bang for Your Buck Night (6:35pm; Springfield Sliders
, 1415 North Grand Avenue E., SPRINGFIELD) Bring out your loved ones for this joyous event. Family 4 Packs available plus $1 beverages!

July 21
ArtLiterations (5:30 - 7:00pm; H.D. Smith Gallery, 420 S 6th St., SPRINGFIELD)
SAA Collective along with Twelve Winter Press will host ArtLiterations on Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 5:30-7 PM in the H.D. Smith Gallery in the Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 South 6th St. This event is free and open to the public. Artist Rick Taylor will discuss the concept behind the work currently on display in the Natural Forms exhibition. Grant Tracey, author of the story collection Final Stanza, is fiction editor of the North American Review and an English professor at the University of Northern Iowa. His debut novel,Cheap Amusements, will be released this year by Twelve Winters Press. The evening will conclude with Ocean State featuring Mark Russillo playing their brand of cool and classic jazz.

July 21
Local Flavors Dinner (Driftwood Cocktail and Eatery, 11 Old Capitol Plaza West, SPRINGFIELD)
Local Flavors events occur on the third Thursday of each month from June through October and features seasonal ingredients sourced directly from local farmers. Hosted by Illinois Stewardship Alliance. For more information please visit www.buyfreshlocalcentralinllinois.org or call 572-1906

July 21, 22, 23
"Are You Up For The Challenge?" Conference (Restoration Urban Ministries, 1213 Parkland Ct., CHAMPAIGN)
Restoration Urban Ministries will be holding a dynamic, restoring, and spiritually challenging conference. Numerous topics to be covered include: stepping out of the familiar, faith mandates, equipping the Saints, unity amongst the ranks, integrity, cross cultural ministry, prayer warring, stepping up, walking in grace, and a Healing Café. Please come and join us here at Restoration Urban Ministries, $25 registration fee includes continental breakfast and lunch each day of the conference. Call (217) 355-2662 and speak to Bonnie, Charlene, or Donna for a reservation.

July 22
Event Fundraiser to help Military Veterans and Children with Disabilities (5:30 - 9:30pm, West of Wise Winery, PETERSBURG)
Proceeds from the event will go to Bright Star Equestrian Centre, a local equine assisted therapy facility that works with military Veterans diagnosed with PTSD, as well as children with all types of disabilities, including autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and more. Equine assisted therapy is an innovative program that works in tandem with more traditional therapies to help improve outcomes and lives.
We are excited to join with Southern singer, songwriter and humorist BRENT BURNS as he performs his breezy "parrott-head" style tunes. Brent is a regular performer at LuLu Buffett's on the beach and has a large following of fans throughout the US! FREE ADMISSION! This is a benefit concert event hosted by West of Wise Winery, which will be selling their limited harvest varietal wines, and delicious food by Sheridan Lane will also be available to purchase.
You'll be helping to support military Veterans and children with special needs find hope and healing through our innovative equine therapy programs. Proceeds to benefit Bright Star Equestrian Centre, a d/b/a of Sanctuary Hill Foundation NFP a registered 501(c)3 organization.
Those planning to attend are encouraged to RSVP to: BrightStarPrograms@gmail.com, just to make sure we have enough refreshments for all!

July 22
Aaron Kamm and the One Drops (7:00pm; Downtown JACKOSNVILLE)
Reggae. Part of the Levitt AMP Jacksonville Music Series. Admissions are free! For more information please visit www.levittamp.org or call 491-0721

July 23
The Chosen Ones - In Concert (6:00pm, Clementine Memorial Church; 2075 N. 11th St., SPRINGFIELD)
Public is invited. Love offering will be accepted. For more info, call 217-670-1100 or 217-638-1648

July 23
21st Annual Springfield Highland Games and Celtic Festival (9:00am-10:00pm; Chatham Community Park, 731 S. Main St., CHATHAM)
Dance, solo piping, drumming, band and athletic competitions and games, live musical acts, vendors, kids activities, storytelling, food, animals, and more. For information about admissions please visit www.springfieldhighlandgames.com

July 23
Springfield Food Truck Festival (11:00am-4:00pm; Conservation World, Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., SPRINGFIELD)
Food truck, beverages, live music. Hosted by Illinois Department of Natural resources. For more information please visit www.agr.state.il.us or call 782-6661

July 23
2016 Speaker Series: American Occupation of South Korea (2:00pm, Korean War National Museum, Library & Cultural Center, 9 S. Old State Capitol Plaza, SPRINGFIELD)
We will be welcoming Dr. Bonnie B.C. Oh, who was born and raised in Seoul, S. Korea. Dr. Oh came to the US in 1956 to continue her education. For 38 years, she served as a professor and academic administrator in American higher education. Dr. Oh will be presenting American Occupation of South Korea. This presentation will survey the origin, accomplishments, blunders, and consequences of the rule of American Military Government in Korea. It is not based on new research, but the result of a fresh look at and synthesis of existing materials.
Guests will be able to ask questions and participate in open discussion following Dr. Oh's presentation.
For more information, contact the KWNM at 217-523-7230, 9 S. Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL or visit http://www.kwnm.org.

July 23
American Occupation of South Korea (2:00-3:00pm; Korean War National Museum Denis J. Healy Freedom Center, 9 South Old State Capitol Plaza, SPRINGFIELD)
Presentation by Bonnie B.C Oh on the origin, accomplishments, blunders and consequences of the rule of American military government in Korea. Admission is free! For more information please visit www.kwnm.org or call 523-7230

July 23
Brew At The Zoo (5:00-9:00pm; Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 E. Lake Shore Dr. SPRINGFIELD)
Beer, wine, live music, and fun for ages 21 and up! $20 advance or $25 at the door. For more information please visit http://www.springfieldparks.org/ or call 585-1821

July 23
Yuk-Off Comedy Night (8:00pm; Hilton Garden Inn, 3100 S. Dirksen Parkway, SPRINGFIELD)
Second annual adults-only comedy show features Larry Smith, Jason Jester, Jeff Tolbert, Joe "The Animal" Lancey, John "Johnny Pants" McCarthy, Jon Maddy, Nick Willis, Ricky Rocksteady, and host Jim Dahlquist. $15 advance. For more information please visit www.yukoffcomedynight,brownpapertickets.com or call 529-7171

July 23
Farmers Insurance Sprint Car Night plus New Brew Night (6:35pm; Springfield Sliders, 1415 North Grand Avenue E., SPRINGFIELD)
Meet driver Justin Standridge and his Sprint Car presented by Farmers Insurance plus it's New Brew Night presented by Skeff Distributing.

July 23
Trees Lincoln Would Have Seen (2:00-4:00pm; Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park, 10 miles straight west of DECATUR, off Route 36)
Marge Evans will identify trees that may have been growing when Abraham Lincoln lived in the area. There are beautiful old oaks that could be at least 150 years old as well as an American Linden also called Basswood that is approximately 300 years old. Come out and spend a few hours learning about local history and native trees in this beautiful park.

July 23
Vietnam Encampment Recalls Southeast Asia Service (10:00am - 4:30pm, Illinois State Military Museum, 1301 N. MacArthur Blvd, SPRINGFIELD)

WHO:
Illinois State Military Museum Living History Detachment
Illinois National Guard and Militia Historical Society
Illinois State Military Museum
WHAT: Visit the days of LBJ, jungle fatigues, Ho Chi Minh sandals and C-rations at the Military Museum's Vietnam Encampment. Living Historians will establish Fire Base Castle on the Museum grounds to display equipment, uniforms and weapons used in Southeast Asia and during the Vietnam War Era.
Admission and parking are free.
For additional information, please contact the Illinois State Military Museum at 217-761-3910.
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July 23
Pet Adoption (12:00pm - 4:00pm, PetSmart, 1570 W US Highway 50, O'FALLON)
Benld Adopt-A-Pet, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, will hold a Pet Adoption at PetSmart. All of our cats and dogs are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and up to date on shots. For more information please call 217.835.2538 or visit our website at www.benldadoptapet.org .

July 24
Family Night at the Park (5:00pm, Washington Park, SPRINGFIELD)
Bring you family for an evening of fun, food and games at the Washington Park Playground Shelter. www.jlsil.org or contact Megan Hutcheson at 414-412-0461

July 24
Junior League - Hot Summer Nights (5:00 - 8:30pm; Washington Park - Playground Shelter, SPRINGFIELD)
Join the Junior League of Springfield (JLS)! JLS invites all interested women to its second summer recruitment event: a family friendly social at Washington Park. Come enjoy an evening of fun, food and games. This social event is a great way to learn about how you can make an impact in the local community while gaining the skills you need to be an effective leader. Bring your family to join in on the fun!

July 24
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Night plus Baseball Bingo (5:05pm; Springfield Sliders
, 1415 North Grand Avenue E., SPRINGFIELD) Help us raise awareness to fight breast cancer plus play Baseball Bingo presented by Caritas Bingo Hall for your chance to win fun prizes.

July 24
Music in the Park (2:30-6:30pm; Lincoln Park, Fifth Street and Sangamon Avenue, SPRINGFIELD)
Part of Springfield Park District's 2016 Free concert and Movie series. Kids' Family Music Festival and Funshop's 40th Anniversary Celebration. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Concessions for purchase. For more information please visit www.springfieldparks.org or call 544-1751

July 24 and 25
Bethany Celebration committee (Fri, 5pm-9:30pm and Sat, 8am-9:30pm; Crowder Park, BETHANY, IL)
Schedule of Events for Friday, June 24th
5:00 - Singing of National Anthem
Mayor speech
Announcement of Grand Marshal
Ribbon Cutting
Inflatables
American Legion Fish Dinner Fundraiser
Bethany American Legion War Memorial Display
5:15 - Pageants begin
5:30 - Scovill Zoo Mobile Zoo
7:30 - Battle Creek Country Band (Main Stage)
9:00 - The HitMen (106.7 The Fox/ 105.1 Jack FM Beer Tent)**
9:30 - Teen Dance w/ DJ

Schedule of Events Saturday, June 25th
8:00 - 1 Mile Fun Run
8:30 - 5K Run
9:00 - Baking Contest Registration (at the Library)
10:00 - Parade
Bessie Bingo
11:00 - Mud Volleyball
Inflatables
Sunnyside Flea Flickers 4H club Petting Zoo
Kids Games
Car Show
Bethany American Legion War Memorial Display
12:00 - Baking Contest Judging (at the Library)
12:30 - The Amazing Dudley Magic Show
2:00 - Lip Sync Battle
2:30 - Slant6 (Car Show Stage)
Bags Tournament (106.7 The Fox/ 105.1 Jack FM Beer Tent)**
3:30 - Watermelon Eating Contest
5:00 - High Cotton Blue Grass Band (Main Stage)
UMC Fundraiser Porkchop Dinner
6:30 - Baking Contest Auction
7:30 - Night Moves (Main Stage)
9:15 - FIREWORKS!!!!
9:30 - Jac Freeze Country & Rock Band (106.7 The Fox/ 105.1 Jack FM Beer Tent)**
* schedule is subject to change
**21 and up only. I.D. is required regardless of age. If you do not have identification with you, you will not be allowed to enter the tent.
For more information please contact Heidi Bruns at bethanycelebration@yahoo.com

July 24 and 31
Springfield Municipal Band in Concert (7:30pm, Douglas Park, SPRINGFIELD)
Night concerts only! They have been a tradition in Springfield since 1936. It is a free concert, come over and enjoy a fun free atmosphere! For more information please call (217)753-0702

July 25
Read for the Win (10:00-11:00am; Prairie Skies Public Library District, 125 W. Editor St. ASHLAND)

Celebratory party by M&K Parties. Free. For more information please visit www.pspld.com or call 476-3417

July 26
Union Theater - Showing of the Academy Award winning film All Quiet on the Western Front. (6:30pm, ALPLM, SPRINGFIELD)
Free, your need to make reservations at presidentlincoln.illinois.gov

July 26
Personal Assistant Employers Group (3:00 - 4:30pm at Springfield Center for Independent Living, or SCIL, 330 S Grand Ave, SPRINGFIELD)
Call Bradley at 217-523-2587 for more info.

July 27
Museum Backpack Grab and Go (5:00am - 6:30pm; ALPLM, SPRINGFIELD)
Staff and volunteers will be located outside of the Museum to collect the backpack and distribute the free admission vouchers. The admission vouchers will expire on December 31, 2016.

July 28
Guaranteed Win Night plus Bang for Your Buck Night (6:35pm; Springfield Sliders, 1415 North Grand Avenue E., SPRINGFIELD)
If the Sliders don't win you get free admission to the next game! Plus $1 beverages. Law Enforcement Night

July 29
Angela Perley and The One Drops (7pm, Downtown JACKSONVILLE)
Part of the Levitt AMP Jacksonville Music Series. Free. For more information please visit www.levittamp.org or call 476-3417

July 29
2016 Summer Exhibition (6:30pm; The Nelson Center, SPRINGFIELD)
This exhibition displays the talent of our skaters of all ages skating to the songs of summer. Fun costumes, choreography, and familiar music will make this an event that should not be missed.
COST: Bring two cans or dry goods per person to donate to a local food pantry.

July 29, 30
YARD SALE (4:00 - 7:00pm and 8:00am - NOON; 2021 S Douglas, SPRINGFIELD)
Benld Adopt-A-Pet, a non-profit, no-kill Animal Shelter, will hold a Yard Sale at 2021 South Douglas in Springfield, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 29th, and from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, July 30th. Drop off times are: Monday, July 25th, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tuesday, July 26th, 12 noon to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, July 27th, 12 noon to 4 p.m. All proceeds from this sale to benefit Benld Adopt-A-Pet. For more information call Carol at 217.494.4927 or Lori at 217.415.1459.

July 29-30
12th Annual River Country Quilt Show (10am-5pm; Jacksonville High School, 1211 N. Diamond St., JACKSONVILLE)
Beautiful quilts on display by central Illinois quilters. For more information please visit www.jacksonvilleil.org or call 243-4384

July 29-30
Downhome Music, Beer, and Art Festival (5-11pm; Downtown SPRINGFIELD)
Local bands playing original song son multiple stages, 100 craft beers, local food vendors, kids' area. Admission please visit www.downhomemusicfest.com

July 29-31 and Aug 3-7
Nice Work If You Can Get It (8:30pm; The Muni; 815 E. Lake Dr. SPRINGFIELD)
Musical set in the 1920s features great dance numbers, unlikely love story. Tickets: $12-14 reserved, $6-10 for lawn seats. For more information please visit www.themuni.org or call 217-793-MUNI

July 29-31
The Boys from Nantucket (8pm; Hoogland Center, 420 S. Sixth St., SPRINGFIELD)
An original musical written by Ken Bradbury starring Jim Yale and John Love. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for students and seniors. For more information or to purchase your tickets please visit www.hcfta.org or call 523-2787

July 30
2nd Annual Diann & Butch Hoagland Memorial 5K (7:30am, Union Park, AUBURN)
To raise funds for homes and support for fostering families.
Contact sabrina.hoagland57@gmail.com or 217-691-9972
packet Pick-Up: Friday, July 29 5-7pm at Nazarene Fellowship Hall, 500 W Monroe St., Auburn, IL. Or on race day from 6:00 - 7:15am at Union Park.
T-shirts will be given and refreshments will be available to all registrants. T-shirt not guaranteed for race day registration.
All door prizes will be distributed following the conclusion of the Kids fun run. You must be present to win. You may run with your pets. There will be dog water bowl stations.
All proceeds from this event will support the James Project 127: www.thejamesproject127.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1036640306366482/?fref=nf

July 30
Zachary Freedom (2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm; The Lorraine Theatre, 214 E. Main St., HOOPESTON)
LIVE Music at the Little Lorraine, an extension of the Lorraine Theatre. Tickets available now! $12 at the Little Lorraine or reserve by emailing: info@savetheLorraine.com

July 30
ISM Research & Collection Center Behind-the-Scenes Tour (9:00am - 4:00pm; ISM Research & Collections Center, 1011 E. Ash, SPRINGFIELD)
FREE, but advanced registration is required. The Illinois State Museum Research & Collections Center is home to the Museum's collection of about 14 million objects. During this special behind-the-scenes tour, visitors will be able to view collections storage spaces and meet museum experts.
Tours are one hour in length with an additional children's activity available before or after. This event is free, but advanced registration is required. To register visit http://bit.ly/ismrcctour or call (217) 782-5949.

July 30
MLB Camp (12:00pm; Springfield Sliders, 1415 North Grand Avenue E., SPRINGFIELD)
MLB Camp presented by Hanover Insurance

July 30
Pet Adoption (12:00pm - 4:00pm, PetSmart, 1570 W US Highway 50, O'FALLON)
Benld Adopt-A-Pet, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, will hold a Pet Adoption at PetSmart. All of our cats and dogs are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and up to date on shots. For more information please call 217.835.2538 or visit our website at www.benldadoptapet.org .

July 30
South Jacksonville 2016 Celebration Parade (10:00am; JACKSONVILLE)
Enjoy family activities at First Christian Church following the parade.

July 30
Sangamon Valley Iris Society Plant Sale (1:00 - 4:00pm; Washinton Park Botanical Garden Exhibit Hall, SPRINGFIELD)
For more information, call 217-546-4116 or visit www.springfieldparks.org

July 30
PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana Volume 21 (7:45pm, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts) FREE

PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana is back! Join us for Volume 21, where you'll hear eleven inspiring community members discussing an array of topics in concise talks illustrated by 20 slides displaying for 20 seconds each. It's sure to be an informative, fast-paced, and captivating evening. Our Volume 21 Presenters: Anthony Burkert | Love Should Be Benevolent; Lisa Cerezo | Random Acts of Kindness and Creativity; Austin Cyphersmith | Making New Friends; Jared Fritz | Driver's Re-Education; Darrell Hoemann | Creative Logistics; Tom Layman | 4th of July Lamb Cakes: A Mother's Folk Art Legacy; Cara Maurizi | Fine Arts Is So Much More Than The Fun Class; Molly M. McLay | Karaoke Saved My Life; Benjamin Moy | One Company's Community Kindling; Erin Tarr | GirlsChoose Your Thoughts; Deke Weaver | BEAR; With emcee Kelly White, Executive Director of 40 North
Let us know you're coming by RSVPing on Facebook!

July 31
Hawaiian Shirt Night (7:00pm; Southwind Park, SPRINGFIELD)
It's Hawaiian shirt night with the Springfield Municipal Band and a throwback movie feature showing "Blue Hawaii" featuring Elvis Presley! Concert 7-8:30pm. Movie to begin at dusk, around 8:45pm under Selvaggio Arches. For information call 585-2941 or www.springfieldparks.org

ONGOING

TUESDAYS ONLY
June-August
Abe and Mary: Quite Contrary (Walking Tour) (Gateway, ALPLM, SPRINGFIELD)
Join us on this one-hour walking tour encompassing Abe and Mary's turbulent relationship, from a failed engagement to becoming President and First Lady. Along the way, we will reveal the places and people that helped their relationship blossom, and occasionally, drove them apart. Time: 10:00am and 1:30pm. Free, reservations are required. Reserve tickets on line at presidentlincoln.illinois.gov

2ND AND 4TH WEDNESDAYS
Scholarship meets Showmanship (Walking Tour) (ALPLM, SPRINGFIELD)
Join us on a 45 minute walking tour of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Complex. See firsthand why the creator of the museum, Bob Rogers of BRC Imagination Arts, describes us as an institution where "Scholarship meets Showmanship." How does Union Station relate to Lincoln? Discover just how much history is held within the library walls. The tour will begin and end at the Information Desk in the museum.
Time: 10:00am and 1:30pm. Free, reservations are required. Reserve tickets on line at presidentlincoln.illinois.gov

May 13-August 31
Art in the Atrium (ALPLM, SPRINGFIELD)
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum announces the second art exhibit of the Art in the Atrium series. The Sangamon Watercolor Society, founded in 1986, promotes the art and appreciation of watercolor painting, presents opportunities for continuing education and the exhibition of artwork, and offers the enjoyment of association with fellow watercolor enthusiasts. For more information on the Sangamon Watercolor Society, please visit their website at www. Sangamon Watercolor Society. FREE

Sunday, July 10 - Wednesday, August 10
The ALPLM will be collecting sturdy new backpacks for Springfield District 186 students again this year. For each backpack that is donated, the contributor will received a voucher for free admission to the Museum.

April 15 - September 5
Unfinished Work Exhibit (Illinois Gallery, ALPLM, SPRINGFIELD)
Hurry! This exhibit is only open April 15 - September 5, 2016! Just as the Taper Collection spans the breadth of Lincoln's life, some of our generous donors have underwritten a multiplicity of artifacts to ensure that they remain at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum for the public to study and enjoy in perpetuity. Manuscripts, books, the arts, the real lives new approaches and fresh angles to the Lincoln story in the expansive space of our biggest gallery.

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