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June 2017 Community Calendar

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June 1
Heart-Healthy Cooking is offered the first Thursday of every month (5:30 - 7:00pm; Harvest Market, Nook Demonstration Kitchen, 2nd floor, 2029 South Neil Street, CHAMPAIGN) Join Carle Heart & Vascular experts and the Harvest Market dietitian as they team up to share recipes on cooking for a healthy heart at a once-a-month cooking demonstration.
Each class will feature multiple low sodium and heart heathy recipes to be shared by those who attend. Class size is limited to ¬20 persons, and reservations are required.
Reserve your spot by signing up through Harvest Market Store Events Calendar at http://www.goharvestmarket.com/store-events, or call Noah at the Carle Heart and Vascular Institute, 217-904-7063.

June 1
Low Vision Technology Fair (9:00am - 2:00pm; South Side Christian Church, 2600 S. MacArthur, SPRINGFIELD)
The fair is free and open to the public. Visitors will see the latest in low vision technology and adaptive vision aids for reading, computers, and daily living. Speakers will present on the latest treatments in eye diseases, senior fraud, and communicating with your legislator. People can get hearing and vision tested by the Lion's Club. Lewis Memorial Christian Village will be doing blood pressure checks. Lunch is included and door prizes are available.

The event is presented by the Illinois Assistive Technology Program and the Mary Bryant Home for the Blind and Visually Impaired. scastles@iltech.org

June 1
Nurse Recruitment Event: Growing Wellness Through Gratitude (5:30 - 7:30pm; Carle Orthopedics and Sports Medicine building, 2300 S. First St., CHAMPAIGN)
Do you know a nurse who may be interested in working at Carle? Invite them to attend our special nurses’ night out. www.carle.org/nursing-open-house
Featured speaker will be Elizabeth Angelo, RN, executive director of The Carle Experience, who will share ways to improve wellbeing by incorporating elements of mindfulness and gratitude into your daily habits. Carle nurses also will participate in a panel discussion to share their work experiences, providing insight into Carle’s culture and opportunities.
Attendees will be able to tour the new Carle Orthopedics and Sports Medicine building and learn more about Carle nursing opportunities in Orthopedics, Digestive Health, Primary Care, Cancer and Patient Advisory Nursing.
Seating is limited, so reserve a space at carle.org/nursing-open-house.
Carle is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-36, 08/01/2019). A maximum of 0.5 nursing contact hours will be awarded to nurses who attend.

June 2
Mattoon Rural King to Host Farmers Market (8:00am - 1:30pm; 4216 Dewitt Avenue, MATTOON) Mattoon Rural King will host a local farmers market at the east end of the store parking lot every Friday from June 2 to September 29. Mattoon Farmers Market was previously held at Peterson Park.

If you’re a vendor and would like to be involved, please pick up your vendor application at Mattoon Rural King. Vendor spaces are $5 per day or $100 per season. Registration fees from the farmers markets will be donated by the store to the Mattoon Community Food Center and to Coles County 4-H. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Cowger at the Mattoon Rural King: farmersmarket1@ruralking.com, 217-235-7101.

Plan to join in supporting local growers, vendors, and organizations every Friday at Mattoon Rural King!

June 2
Peter and the Wolf Featuring Marionettes and Live Music (6:30 - 7:15pm; Lewis Auditorium, The Urbana Free Library, 210 West Green Street, URBANA)
The Library will be open until 8:00 PM for this special Imbibe Urbana First Friday event! Come enjoy a live performance of the classic story of Peter and the Wolf, presented by Puppetfolk Productions. This delightful production will feature handmade marionettes accompanied by a local five-piece wind ensemble. All ages are welcome to this special family event. Paid for in part by the City of Urbana Arts Grant. For more information contact Carol Inskeep (cinskeep@urbanafree.org) or Rachel Fuller (rfuller@urbanafree.org) or call 217-367-4405.

June 2
Kings & Queens: Pinball, Imagists and Chicago Public Reception (5:30 - 7:30pm; Illinois State Museum, 2nd Floor Gallery, 502 S Spring St., SPRINGFIELD)
A public reception will be held on Friday, June 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to highlight the Museum's new exhibition on pinball. The exhibition at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield will display sixteen pinball machines from the 1960s through the 1980s, nearly all designed and built in Chicago, alongside imagist paintings, sculptures and prints. Attendees at the reception will have the opportunity to play select pinball machines. The exhibition will be open through August 11, 2017. For more information, please contact events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 782-0061 or (217) 782-7386.

http://www.illinoisstatemuseum.org/content/kings-queens-pinball-imagists-and-chicago-public-reception

June 2
Early Heart Attack Care & Heart Attack Prevention (10:00am - 2:00pm; Market Place Mall, 2000 Neil St., CHAMPAIGN)
Free Heart Health Screenings: Blood Pressure | Glucose | Sleep Apnea | BMI
Education: Hands Only CPR | Early Heart Attack Care | Heart Failure | Heart Healthy Diet | +much more
www.carle.org

June 2, 3
Paxton Town-wide Garage Sales (PAXTON)
Every year we have had approximately 100 SALES! Maps will be available very early Friday Morning at both Casey’s Locations and Village Pantry.

June 2-4, 9-10
Theatre in the Park Presents 'Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.' (8:00pm; Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site)
Featuring more than 50 area performers, ages 7-18, from Springfield, Petersburgh, Pleasant Plains, Rochester, Chatham, Athens, and Williamsville, Aladdin, Jr. is the opening musical production for TIP’s 2017 summer season. Aladdin, Jr. is unique for Theatre in the Park as a junior production. “There hasn’t been a Junior Musical for more than 10 years,” said Adam Power, director. “We started this journey last fall with the planning stages, auditioned 120 kids this spring, and cast more than 50 local kids to put together this junior production of a Broadway musical.” Tickets are $15 adults, $13 seniors and $10 children under 12. Season tickets for Theatre in the Park are $120 for 10 tickets and can be used in any combination for any of the shows. For tickets call 217.632.5440 or 1.800.710.9290. Order online at theatreinthepark.net

June 3
Downtown Springfield Inc.’s Old Capitol Farmers Market (8:00am - 12:30pm; 4th and Adams, SPRINGFIELD)
Shoppers will find dozens of farm and artisan vendors providing locally grown or handmade items for sale at the intersections of 4th and Adams Streets, near the Farmers Market mural.

Thanks to the Hy-Vee Healthy Cooking Tent, this year’s Market also gives shoppers some extra services and knowledge regarding how best to prepare the produce and meat they’ll find at the Market. The Hy-Vee Healthy Cooking Tent will house chef demonstrations every Saturday at 10 am, including Hy-Vee chefs and downtown legends like Chef Michael Higgins.

Another new feature is the Farmers Market Meal Kit program, where chefs will create take-and-make meals for purchase using ingredients sourced at the Market. These kits aim to introduce shoppers to unique, seasonal ingredients through simple to prepare, chef-tested recipes in a perfectly portioned package.

The whole family can also enjoy early morning stretches and fun with a free Family Fitness Area on Saturdays at 9 am.

SNAP users should visit the Market Booth to purchase their tokens and receive their SNAP match.

June 3
5th Annual KC Lake Club Hog Roast (4:00pm; KC Lake Club, 141 Noth LAkewood Dr., CHATHAM)
Hog roast is open to the public. There is no entrance fee. Adult dinners start at $7:00 and kids dinners start at $4.00. Pulled pork dinners with fries and baked beans. There will also be funnel cakes and lemon shakeups available for sale. Food Service 4:00 – 8:00 pm | Live Music by: Smokin J’s 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Second club past the marina on the shores of Lake Springfield. More information at kclakeclub.com

June 3
AYCE (All You Can Eat) Chili (1:00 - 3:00pm; Eagles Club #437, 2413 S. MacArthur Blvd., SPRINGFIELD)
1 - 3 p.m. (Or Until Gone) Cost is $7.00 per person. We are a non-profit organization and give to a lot of charities. Our Motto is People Helping People.

June 3
Second Annual Homecoming (10:00am - 12:30pm; Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park and Memorial, DECATUR)
Join the Friends of Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park as they celebrate their second annual Homecoming. Welcoming ceremony, nature and history hikes will begin at 10:00 AM. Well known Kathryn Harris portrays Harriet Tubman, African-American abolitionist, humanitarian and civil rights activist who guided slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Music will be provided by The 1st Pres String Band and a wiener roast takes place as 12:00 PM. For more information: Jeff Tish jtish@maconcountyconservation.org

June 3
Canoeing/Kayaking on the Sangamon River (9:00am - end; The Wyckles road access just north of the Sangamon Bridge, on the west side of Wyckles Rd.)
Enjoy canoeing/kayaking down the Sangamon River that Lincoln so loved. We will begin at the Wyckles road access just north of the Sangamon Bridge, on the west side of Wyckles Rd. at 9 AM and continue to Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park and Memorial. Canoe and Kayak people are required to BYO canoes and kayaks, paddles and life jackets and can park at the Wyckles Rd access. Vans will be provided there to shuttle the groups back to their cars on Wyckles Rd. It will take about two hours to get to the Lincoln Trail Access. For more information contact: Joel Novick Joelnovick@gmail.com.

June 3
"Outside at the Museum Super Saturday" (11:00am - 3:00pm; Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring Street, SPRINGFIELD) Free with Admission (Adults 19-64: $5; Members, youth, seniors, military, veterans: Free)
Come celebrate No Child Left Inside Month at the Museum. Activities will include cloud watching, nature hunts, sidewalk chalk, plein air art, and more on the Museum porch and lawn. In the event of rain, activities will be moved inside.
Super Saturdays offer free, thematic activities recommended for children ages 5 and up each month. Activities take 30-40 minutes to complete and feature crafts and educational games. Parents and families are encouraged to participate. For additional information, please contact events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 782-0061 or (217) 782-7386.

June 3
Rochester Farmers Market (8:00am - 12:00pm; Rochester Public Library, 1 Community Drive, ROCHESTER)
It is a small market but is growing. We view it as a community opportunity for the town to come together to socialize as well as to purchase produce and other items. We will be offering produce, meat, homemade soaps, plants, flowers, bakery items and a few homemade items. For more information, contact Carole Strick: 217-494-9212
Every saturday, through October 28.

June 3
Adopt-a-Pet (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. All of our pets are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and up to date on shots. For more information call 217.835.2538 or visit our website at www.benldadoptapet.org .

June 3
Concordia Lutheran Church-School Blood Drive (10:00am - 2:00pm; Bloodmobile, 2300 Wilshire Rd., SPRINGFIELD)
Step up to the plate and save lives! With just an hour of your time, you can help 3 critically ill patients by making a life-saving donation.
All donors that register at this blood drive will receive a voucher for a FREE red or blue “I Bleed” baseball themed t-shirt AND will be entered to win a vacation package (valued at $2500) to a destination of their choice!.
And… if we get 20 donations at this blood drive, we’ll earn a $250 grant for our school!
To register for an appointment to donate, click here or call the Community Blood Center at (217) 241-7550

June 3
23rd Annual Mt. Zion Community Ice Cream Social (5:00 - 7:30pm; Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1220 West Main Street, MOUNT ZION)
This family friendly event is held each year to help families in need in the Mt. Zion area. This year’s recipients are Bailey Huddleston and Jackson Scharf. There will be plenty of food, refreshments, ice cream, and desserts, plus a silent auction, “Children’s Fun Area” with marionette performances, and entertainment highlighted “The Brothers Odd”, a great local band. (For more information contact: Earleen Hartrich 217-620-3184)
-Bailey is a 16-year-old student at Mt. Zion High School, born with a rare brittle bone disease called Osteopetrosis. This has caused her bones to soften and break easily, leading to partial loss of vision, countless casts, multiple surgeries, and continual blood transfusions. Bailey had a bone marrow transplant in 2010 which did not result in the long term care that was hoped for. This spring she will undergo a new stem cell transplant at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis. She and her mother, Heather will have to stay in Indianapolis for 6-12 months.
-Jackson is 9 years old and also a student in Mt. Zion. In September 2016, Jackson suffered a brain stem hemorrhage. This caused his heart to stop beating briefly which resulted in loss of speech and motor skills. Recovery and rehabilitation from his stroke has been a long and difficult process. Jackson spent 5 1/2 months in the hospital and has had 10 surgeries. With therapy and love and support from his parents Greg and Sandy Scharf, he continues to relearn speech and language.

June 3
Heart and Soul in Concert (3:00pm; Shillin Auditorium, Richland Community College, One College Park, DECATUR)
This concert will feature the vocal talents of Abbey Turner. Heart and Soul will be presenting the premier performance of 'I'm So Glad', a song written for them by Laurel Jean Walden. Their program offers a variety of music, all presented with great enthusiasm and heartwarming charm.

June 4
1st Annual Riverton Knights of Columbus Car Show (10:00am; at the Hall parking lot, 401 S 4th St., RIVERTON)
2 classes: Pre-1979 & 1980 to date! 5 awards per class. "Best of Show Grand Knight" award! Plus, Show Runner Up, presented by the Council 3914 Ladies Auxiliary. This is a participant judged show. Registration 10:00am - 12:00pm, judging starts at 12:00pm! Ballots to be submitted by 1:30pm. $15 registration. Awards start around 3:30pm.
50s/60s/70s music, door prizes, 50/50 drawing.
Tasty food & cold drinks available on site!
Walleye sandwich basket with fries, shrimp basket, corndog basket, chicken strip basket. Water, Beer, Wine, Soda also for sale!
Supported by the Route 66 Car Club.
Event proceeds benefit Brother James Court.
For more information, contact DGK Steve Gand 217-502-4472, Riverton KC Hall at 217-629-7202 or RTE 66's Cruisers Car Club's D. Walker 217-528-1693

June 4
Benefit for Family of Joe Ayers (1:30 - 4:30pm; The Corner Pub and Grill, 3271 W Iles Ave., SPRINGFIELD)
Joe Ayers of Rochester IL went missing on Lake Springfield in a jet ski accident on March 26th, Thanks to the tireless efforts of many volunteers and rescue, he was found on April 3rd. This tragic accident left behind his two young daughters. This benefit is for them and their education.
Silent Auction for some amazing baskets. | 50/50 drawing | $5 solo cups of Coors Light
Contact Kati Ayers at pwrlss06@gmail.com or Missy Medders at Bonposm@yahoo.com for more information.

June 4
First Sunday Midwest Bazaar (8:00am - 4:00pm; Menard Co. Fairgrounds, 18450 Fairgrounds St., PETERSBURG)
150+ Quality vendors: antiques, vintage, salvage, produce, handmade, up-cycled, repurposed, art, primitives, pet supplies, boutique, photography, foods, collectibles, architectural, furniture. Wine/craft beer patio.
New vendors, please inquire with product info. and pictures at firstsundaymidwestbazaar@gmail.com
Future dates include July 2, Aug 6, Sept 3, Oct 1

June 4
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. All of our pets are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and up to date on shots. For more information call 217.835.2538 or visit our website at www.benldadoptapet.org.

June 4-9
56th International Carillon Festival and Rees International Carillon Competition 2017 (6:00 - 8:30pm; Washington Park, SPRINGFIELD) The Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon in Springfield's Washington Park, is ready for two world class events. On June 2 and 3, it will be center stage for the Rees International Carillon Competition 2017. The first "open" carillon competition of its kind in the USA, with five finalists from Europe and the USA competing for monetary prizes. The first prize is $3,000.
Immediately following the competition the 56th annual International Carillon Festival will take place between June 4 through June 9, with carillon concerts by worldwide renown carillonists, starting at 6 PM, every night, except Wednesday. A large screen will show the carillon players in action during both events.
Contrary to previous years, four renown musical entities from the Springfield area will entertain the crowd before and in between the carillon concerts.
The "extra" music schedule is:
Sun, June 4, 6 PM: The Cast from Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" at the Springfield Muni.
Mon, June 5, 6 PM: The Lanphier HS Jazz Band – Directed by Kittie Hose
Thu, June 8, 6 PM: Trinity Wind Ensemble – Directed by Jan Zepp
Fri, June 9, 6 PM: The Springfield Municipal Band – Directed by Tom Philbrick
The traditional Carillon Festival Fireworks are scheduled for Friday, June 9, at dusk.
Both the Carillon competition and the Festival are free to the public.
For more detailed information please visit: www.carillon-rees.org

June 5
Memorial Rehab Services Support Group (4:00 - 6:00pm; Memorial Medical Center, Conference Room B149, SPRINGFIELD)
For more info call 217-788-3461 or Memorial Rehab Services at 217-788-3300.

June 5
“Reading by Design” : Funbelievable Balloons, Inc. (10:00am, 125 West Editor, ASHLAND & 1:00pm, 555 Buckeye Road, PLEASANT PLAINS)
Prairie Skies Public Library District summer reading program “Reading by Design” gets off to an exciting start on June 5th with Funbelievable Balloons, Inc. This Central Illinois group of professional balloon artists will be entertaining all who come to the library with their unique creations. The Ashland location at 125 West Editor will have a 10 A.M. program on June 5th and a repeat program will be presented at the Pleasant Plains location at 555 Buckeye Road at 1 P.M. Come design a great start to your summer with the Prairie Skies Public Library District.

June 5
Garden Walk (9:00am - 12:00pm; SPRINGFIELD)
Self-guided tour of local gardens. Maps will be available at Westminster Presbyterian Church on the day of the event. For more details, visit http://scgc-il.org/

June 6
Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest: "Rocks & Erosion" (10:00am & 2:00pm; Illinois State Museum, 502 S Spring St., SPRINGFIELD)
Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest at the Illinois State Museum. Tuesdays in June & July. 10:00 am & 2:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission. $5 - ages 19-64. Free - Youth, Members, Seniors, Military, & Veterans.
In this school bus series film, the bus turns into a boulder and the students are transformed into rocks for a lesson about erosion.
This program is recommended for children ages 3-8 and is great for day care classes, summer camp groups, and families. Each film last approximately 30 minutes. Registration only requested for groups of 10 or more. For more information or to register a group of 10 or more, contact rsvp@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 782-5949.

June 7
Paul Mickey Science Series Lecture: "Neolithic Landscapes of Southern Germany: Integrating Insights from Excavation, Regional Survey, and Private Collections." (7:00pm; Illinois State Museum, 502 S Spring St., SPRINGFIELD)
Dr. Lynn Fisher, Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of Illinois at Springfield will present. This program is free and open to the public. For more information please contact events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 782-0061 or (217) 782-7386.
This presentation reports on current results of a long-term German-American archaeological project investigating early farming settlements in southern Germany. The Neolithic, ca. 5400 - 2500 B.C., represents the earliest farming economies in this region. In southern Germany, this was a period of great social and economic change, characterized by movement of people, ideas, and farming practices. The archaeological data available for studying this dynamic period, however, is characterized by many gaps and empty areas. Our project combines plowzone survey, work with private collections, remote sensing, and test excavation to assess areas of Neolithic site concentrations and the gaps between them. We combine data from more than 20 years of field work in this area to address questions about settlement continuity and change in Neolithic settlement and activities. Highlights include Early and Middle Neolithic settlements and a large quarry landscape on the Swabian Alb, long thought to be devoid of early farming activities.

June 8
Music at the Museum Series: The Yellow Bellied Sap Suckers (7:00 - 9:00pm; Illinois State Museum, Thorne Deuel Auditorium, 502 S. Spring Street, SPRINGFIELD)
Fee: $10 adults, $8 Museum Members and Children under 12
The Yellow Bellied Sap Suckers perform original songs and tunes inspired by the classic hillbilly, country-duo, and old-time musical traditions-and also mines this same repertoire for forgotten gems that deserve to be heard again. Based in Soldiers Grove, WI, the Sapsuckers (Nikki Grossman, guitar, fiddle, and vocals; Joe Hart, guitar, mandolin, and vocals) perform frequent concerts, as well as square and contra dances, and they are known for the light touch and sense of humor they bring to their performance. http://www.illinoisstatemuseum.org/content/yellow-bellied-sap-suckers
Music at the Museum is a monthly concert series produced by Chris Vallillo featuring the best in contemporary and traditional folk and acoustic music of all styles. Concerts are held the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Museum auditorium. Tickets are available at the door. For more information on the featured acts and a full series schedule, visit www.museumconcerts.com. For additional information, please contact events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 782-0061 or (217) 782-7386.

June 8, 9, 10
Chatham American Legion 70th Annual Homecoming (Times Vary by day; Chatham Town Square, 101 W. Mulberry, CHATHAM)
No Admission or parking fees. Chatham American Legion Homecoming is an old fashioned street festival with good food, cold beverages, great bands, carnival rides and fun for the whole family. The 70th Annual festival kicks off on Thursday, June 8th at 5:00 PM with $1.00 carnival rides for the evening. Food, concessions, live entertainment, games, and rides are featured all three nights of the Homecoming. Thursday night's band will be "The Mix" and Friday features the "New City Road". Saturday's events include an afternoon parade at 2:00, along with $1:00 rides until 5:00 PM. "The Loops" will be providing Saturday evening entertainment. On Saturday Afternoon the American Legion Homecoming will feature a Bags Tournament. For information on entry and time see www.chathamlegion.com or call 217-483 4084
EVENT TIMES: Thursday 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Friday 5:00 PM – Midnight | Saturday Noon – Midnight

June 9
Reception: Living with Modernism: Mid-Century Decorative Arts (5:30 - 7:30pm; M.G. Nelson Family Gallery, SPRINGFIELD)
It is free and open to the public. Mr. Rubano will do a brief gallery talk at 6 pm. (A full Gallery Talk will be presented on Tuesday, June 20th at 7 pm. It, too, is free and open to the public.) Plan to spend some time with this exhibition; there is a lot to see.

The twentieth century witnessed dramatic shifts in the design, production, distribution, and consumption of objects for the home. Many designers and consumers rejected traditional styles and materials as new horizons of form, color, and use came into view influencing everything, from appliances to furniture. The M.G. Nelson Family Gallery at the SAA is currently filled with some of the finest examples of modern design from the late 1920’s through the 1980’s. Tables, chairs, lamps, rugs, toasters, vacuum cleaners, china, flatware, toys, and more offer a glimpse into the spectrum of 20th-Century Modern design.

The exhibition curator, Anthony Rubano, a project designer for Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, has assembled nearly 300 objects from homes and collections throughout Springfield. Today, mid-century modern design is all the rage; it isn’t grandma’s old stuff anymore. Come see the show, see lots of familiar objects and some unfamiliar ones, and learn about the designers and manufacturers who produced them.

The M.G. Nelson Family Gallery is open Monday through Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to 3 pm. Admission is free. For additional information contact Betsy Dollar, Executive Director, at 217-523-2631 or by email

June 9
28th Annual Sarah Bush Lincoln Golf Benefit (Meadowview Golf Course, 6489 Meadowview Ln., MATTOON)
Net proceeds from this year;s event will support construction of the New Heart Center. As in previous years, the committee is planning another fun-filled day with opportunities to win great prizes on every hole. And one lucky raffle winner will walk about with a 7-day trip to Maui, Hawaii! To increase your chances, we're offering an early bird discount for advanced purchase raffle tickets! www.sarahbush.org
Contact Kimberly Lockart at 217-238-4765 for more information.

June 9, 10
Theatre in the Park Presents 'Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.' (8:00pm; Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site)
Featuring more than 50 area performers, ages 7-18, from Springfield, Petersburgh, Pleasant Plains, Rochester, Chatham, Athens, and Williamsville, Aladdin, Jr. is the opening musical production for TIP’s 2017 summer season. Aladdin, Jr. is unique for Theatre in the Park as a junior production. “There hasn’t been a Junior Musical for more than 10 years,” said Adam Power, director. “We started this journey last fall with the planning stages, auditioned 120 kids this spring, and cast more than 50 local kids to put together this junior production of a Broadway musical.” Tickets are $15 adults, $13 seniors and $10 children under 12. Season tickets for Theatre in the Park are $120 for 10 tickets and can be used in any combination for any of the shows. For tickets call 217.632.5440 or 1.800.710.9290. Order online at theatreinthepark.net

June 10
Downtown Springfield Inc.’s Old Capitol Farmers Market (8:00am - 12:30pm; 4th and Adams, SPRINGFIELD)
Shoppers will find dozens of farm and artisan vendors providing locally grown or handmade items for sale at the intersections of 4th and Adams Streets, near the Farmers Market mural.

Thanks to the Hy-Vee Healthy Cooking Tent, this year’s Market also gives shoppers some extra services and knowledge regarding how best to prepare the produce and meat they’ll find at the Market. The Hy-Vee Healthy Cooking Tent will house chef demonstrations every Saturday at 10 am, including Hy-Vee chefs and downtown legends like Chef Michael Higgins.

Another new feature is the Farmers Market Meal Kit program, where chefs will create take-and-make meals for purchase using ingredients sourced at the Market. These kits aim to introduce shoppers to unique, seasonal ingredients through simple to prepare, chef-tested recipes in a perfectly portioned package.

The whole family can also enjoy early morning stretches and fun with a free Family Fitness Area on Saturdays at 9 am.

SNAP users should visit the Market Booth to purchase their tokens and receive their SNAP match.

June 10
Wacky Wheelers Parade (1:00 -4:00pm; Enos Park, 7th and Enterprise St., SPRINGFIELD)
Join us at Wacky Wheelers Parade to bring your art bike or decorate your wheels for a group ride around Enos Park. An all ages, free community event to increase bicycle visibility, safety and creativity in Springfield. OVC will provide basic art supplies for you to decorate your bike, the rest is up to you...
Decorate bikes and bike safety training: 1-3p
Art bike Parade: 3:00p
Contest voting ends: 3:30p
Awards given: 3:45p
Hosted by Our Vibrant Community. In collaboration with Springfield Bike Club, Ace Bike Shop, Bicycle Doctor. RM Cyclery, Bike Tek, Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association and Springfield Bike Advisory Commission. More information, call 217-331-2027 or https://www.facebook.com/events/1324978737552587/

June 10
Rummage Sale (8:00am - 3:00pm; Gillespie Civic Center, 115 N. Macoupin St., GILLESPIE)
Benld Adopt-A-Pet, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, will hold a Rummage Sale. We will have furniture, jewelry, toys, books, pet apparel & accessories, antiques, appliances, household goods and more. Refreshments and baked goods will also be available throughout the day. For more information please call 217.835.2538 or visit our website at www.benldadoptapet.org .

June 10
Philly's 'Living the Dream' Ride 2017 (10:00am; Spanky's Saloon, MATTOON)
Once again, the friends and family of Richard "Philly" Philabaum cordially invite you to join us for the 6th Annual Philly's "Living the Dream" Memorial Ride. Registration will be from 10 am until noon at Spanky's Saloon in Mattoon. Kickstands will go up promptly at noon. Food and drink specials will be available during registration. The cost is $10 per person.

All makes/models of motorcycles and four wheel vehicles welcome! Our route this year will be close to 100 miles and include stops in Montrose, Casey, Ashmore, Hindsboro, and Arcola, before finishing back at Spanky’s Saloon.

A meal will be provided at the last stop by the celebrated?HMWHIL BBQ team "The Dry Rubbers", and entertainment will be provided by local favorite band Sleeping Dogzz. As always, there will be giveaways and prizes throughout the day, while merchandise will be available at the first and last stops. Merchandise may also be purchased before The Ride by contacting any HMWHIL Brother/Sister.
For more information, contact: sue_norton@hotmail.com

June 10
Route 66 Blue Carpet Corridor (8:00am - 5:00pm; Blue Carpet Corridor, Office at 112 North Side Square, CARLINVILLE) --- FREE ---
For a great day of Route 66 fun, cruise the 3nd annual Blue Carpet Corridor festival on Sat., June 10! Experience world-famous Route 66 attractions, museums and historic sites, festivals, souvenir merchandise, shopping, food, car shows, historical tours, children's activities, quirky attractions, and much more! Pick up your free souvenir Passport at any of our official Passport Stops and collect all the unique stamps at our 12 communities! - Virden, Girard, Carlinville, Gillespie, Staunton, Hamel, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Litchfield, Mt. Olive, Troy, and Collinsville! Complete Schedule of Events and list of Passport Stops downloadable on website. http://www.bluecarpetcorridor.org or call 618-307-5049

June 10
Lavender & Laine Vintage Market (9:00am - 4:00pm; 5th St. & E. Washington, SPRINGFIELD)
$5 per person for a one-day, open-air market and will feature a host of outstanding antiques, vintage and handmade vendors. In addition to great shopping, visitors will be able to enjoy live music, great food, décor demonstrations and more. It’s an event for the whole family. Proceeds from a children’s craft area will benefit local charity Helping Paw. Children 12 and under are free. Participating Music Acts: Devin Williams (Springfield) & Rylie Bourne (Nashville)

June 10
Chestnut Volunteer Fire Department's Annual Chicken Dinner (4:00 - 7:00pm; 108 E Olive St., CHESTNUT)

Prices are $9 for Adults, $4 for kids 4-12, Children 3 and under are free.
Menu includes: Fried Chicken | Hots Dogs | Potato Salad | Green Beans | Bread and Butter | Salad from Olive Garden | Choice of Desserts | Tea, Lemonade, Coffee and Water
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Chief Dennis Karrick at 217-201-8173

June 10
Rochester Farmers Market (8:00am - 12:00pm; Rochester Public Library, 1 Community Drive, ROCHESTER)
It is a small market but is growing. We view it as a community opportunity for the town to come together to socialize as well as to purchase produce and other items. We will be offering produce, meat, homemade soaps, plants, flowers, bakery items and a few homemade items. For more information, contact Carole Strick: 217-494-9212
Every Saturday, through October 28.

June 10
Max's Memorial Golf Outing and Auction (12:00pm; The Links Golf Course, 319 Holken Brink Dr.,
JACKSOVILLE) Butch Woods of Charlie's 19th Hole has chosen the Bark Park for his annual fundraiser! We are trying to bring WATER to the Jacksonville PetSafe™ Bark Park. www.jaxbark.org
GOLF SCRAMBLE: Open to the public. Cost is $60 per person. 4 person team/ 36 team limit. $100 deposit holds your spot. Tee time is noon. For more information or to reserve your spot, call Butch: 217-473-7428 or Keith: 217-473-2236
AUCTION: Starting around 5:30pm we will begin auctioning off several items and baskets. For a listing of items that will be up for auction, visit and follow our facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/135907566937729/
The goal is to raise enough money to be able to bring a city water line into the Jacksonville PetSafe Bark Park.

June 10
The Walk to Defeat ALS (10:00am - 1:00pm; Southwind Park, 2nd St and Southwind Dr., SPRINGFIELD)
The Walk to Defeat ALS ® is the #1 way to empower yourself to lend support to those fighting and caring for someone living with ALS. The 2017 Springfield Walk will be held on June 10 at Southwind Park. Registration starts at 9:00 am and the Walk begins at 10:00 am. You can register or donate online at http://web.alsa.org/SpringfieldIL or by calling the office at 888-873-8539.

June 10
Free Spring Festival for Family Fun (11:00am - 2:00pm; Frisina Family Wellness Center, 1533 S. MacArthur Blvd., SPRINGFIELD)
Festivities include: Face Painting | Bouncy House | Food & Drinks | Pinata Busting | Music and Salsa demo | Hat Dance | Massages | Health Screenings | Tons of door prizes | The first 60 guests get a gift bag full of goodies! This event is free to the public.

June 10
Movies at the Pool: Moana (8:30pm to 10:30pm) Watch a fun family film at Crystal Lake Park Family Aquatic Center after hours. Admission fees apply. Doors open at 8:15pm and movies begin at 8:30pm*. Admission price: $6 Resident and $9 Nonresident. Season pass holder price: $4 Resident and $6 Nonresident. Whether you want a view from the water or from the pool deck, you’ll love seeing a film at Crystal Lake Park Family Aquatic Center with friends and family. Outside snacks are allowed. Please bring sealed drinks in coolers. You must fill water bottles once on the premises. No glass containers or alcohol. Food must be consumed in the grassy area. In case of inclement weather, movies may be canceled.

*Admission for movies is different than admission for the pool for swimming. You must exit and pay for the movie if you have been swimming at the facility.

June 10
StreetFest Downtown Champaign (Starts at 7 p.m.) StreetFest Downtown Champaign (Starts at 7 p.m.) 302 N. Neil St., Champaign, IL 61820. Live local music in the streets of Downtown Champaign. Enjoy local food and drinks available from your favorite downtown establishments and listen to some great CU talent. http://www.visitchampaigncounty.org/events/detail/891/streetfest-downtown-champaign/36943

June 10, 11
SCHEELS 3D Archery Shoot (8:00am - 1:00pm; Panther Creek Bowhunters Club, 1 Gilreath Rd., CHATHAM)
Join SCHEELS and Panther Creek Bowhunters Club for a great 3D shoot. Prizes awarded to 1st and 2nd place in Cub, Youth, Traditional, Women’s, Men’s Bowhunter, Men’s Open and Known Distance.
Shooting Fees: Adult (18+) - $12.00 | Youth (13-17 - $8.00 | 12 & under FREE
First 100 each day will receive a $10 SCHEELS gift card.
Register to Win a $500 SCHEELS Gift Card
Lunch available for purchase on-site.

June 11
Monticello Christian Academy's 11th Annual PRAISE in the PARK (12:00 - 7:00pm; Forest Preserve Park, Route 105, MONTICELLO)
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy a wonderful day of live Christian music at our 11th Annual PRAISE in the PARK! The grills will be fired up with hamburgers and hot dogs - we will also have sno cones, popcorn, fun games, balloons, and bounce houses!
Schedule to include worship and contemporary music, artists include: Crossroads Church-Monticello, Mark & Pam Fisher, Pearl Blind, Meadowbrook Community Church, Captain Keith and the Blue Potatoes, and Crossroads Church-Bement.
Come out and enjoy this wonderful fundraising event!
For more information, please call me at 217-898-5550.

June 11
Litchfield Pickers Market (9:00am - 3:00pm; 400 N State St., LITCHFIELD)
Open-air market specializes in vendors featuring items prior to 1980. Plus live music, food and more. FREE. visitlitchfield.com

June 11
The Garden Walk (2:00 - 6:00pm; DECATUR)
Event location: Various home and urban gardens in Decatur, address furnished at ticket purchase. $10 in advance and $12 day of. This is a fundraiser for the Macon County Master Gardeners, a University of Illinois Extension program.
Enjoy a self-guided tour of seven beautiful Decatur-area gardens Sunday, June 11. Explore historic gardens near Millikin University, learn about urban gardening techniques at The Good Samaritan Inn and check out what the homeowners say is the oldest tree in Decatur. To order tickets in advance, call 217.877.6042. The list of garden locations will be made available when you purchase a ticket. Tickets are available at Cedar Lake Gardens & Gifts, 3231 E. Mound Road; Farmer's Market Garden Center, 1805 N. Main St.; Mari-Mann Herb Co Inc, 1405 Mari-Mann Lane; The Garden Path, 3838 E. Lost Bridge Road.; Tournesol Tournesol, 134 Merchant St.; and Williams Greenhouse, 2890 S. Mt. Zion Road. and in Latham at Connie's Country Greenhouse, 325 2400th Ave. The Garden Walk will happen rain or shine! Contact with further questions: Brittani Garner, 217.877.6042 or bagarner@illinois.edu.

June 11
Rebuilding After Release (3:00 - 6:00pm; Ms. D's Kitchen, 1031 S. 11th St., SPRINGFIELD)
Shifting Into New Gear –SING presents a Fundraiser to Benefit Men and Women Returning to our Community to Help Rebuild Their Lives. A theatrical performance that reveals the many obstacles and unique challenges that formerly incarcerated individuals face after being released from Federal prison as they try to rebuild their lives with a shortage of services and resources to address their issues. SING is designed to support men and women through that process. For more information contact Lynard Joiner cell: 217-441-3082; email: joiner1963@outlook.com

June 12
“Reading by Design”: Wild Times Exotics, Ltd. (10:00am, 125 West Editor, ASHLAND & 1:00pm, 555 Buckeye Road, PLEASANT PLAINS)
Prairie Skies Public Library District “Reading by Design” summer reading program brings Wild Times Exotics, Ltd to you on June 12th at 10 A.M. at our Ashland location at 125 West Editor and at 1 P.M. at 555 Buckeye Road at our Pleasant Plains location. This local mobile zoo offers a variety of animals for all to see. Their animal ambassadors will have all mesmerized and enthralled, so come to the library on June 12th.

June 12
SCHEELS Kids Klub – Batty About Baseball (6:00pm; SCHEELS Training Center, @nd floor, 3801 S. MacArthur Blvd., SPRINGFIELD)

Celebrate America’s Favorite Past time!
*Show us your team spirit, wear your favorite teams attire
*Fun Baseball Activiites
*Make a special card for Dad, just in time for Father’s Day!

June 12 - 16
Mighty Fortress Vacation Bible School (8:30am - 12:00pm; Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2750 E. Sangamon Ave., SPRINGFIELD)
First day registration is at 8 a.m. Children ages 3 years through 5th grade are invited to attend. There is no charge to attend. Children will sing songs, do crafts, eat snacks, play games, and more. For more information, call 217-528-5232.

June 13
Kamp Kaleidoscope Culver's Dine Nite Event (4:00 - 8:00pm; Culver’s- 4400 W. Wabash Ave., SPRINGFIELD)
Kamp Kaleidoscope provides stimulating activities and useful learning experiences for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, age 4 -21, during their summer break from school. These activities allow our individuals the opportunity to continue to grow and maintain their skills while on break and not experience “Summer Loss.” Summer Loss can be much more detrimental to children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This period of loss can cause them to regress with their skills and may prevent them from being able to rebound as quick as most children.
All proceeds raised will go directly toward Kamp Kaleidoscope. The money raised will be used towards field trips, crafts, snack, outdoor equipment, indoor toys and scholarships.
Please contact Tabitha Johnson for more information. 217-793-2100 ext.125

June 13
Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest: "Dinosaurs" (10:00am & 2:00pm; Illinois State Museum, 502 S Spring St., SPRINGFIELD)
Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest at the Illinois State Museum. Tuesdays in June & July. 10:00 am & 2:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission. $5 - ages 19-64. Free - Youth, Members, Seniors, Military, & Veterans.
Fossils can be pieced together to discover what dinosaurs looked like and how they lived. Observing the characteristics and behaviors of some animals alive today may also give us clues.
This program is recommended for children ages 3-8 and is great for day care classes, summer camp groups, and families. Each film last approximately 30 minutes. Registration only requested for groups of 10 or more. For more information or to register a group of 10 or more, contact rsvp@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 782-5949.

June 13 - 17
76th Midwest Charity Horse Show (10:30am; Illinois State Fairgrounds, SPRINGFIELD)
The 76th annual Midwest Charity Horse Show will be held June 13-17 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Covered Arena. Performances will be held daily starting at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public. One of the premier horse shows in the United States, the Midwest Charity Horse Show features American Saddlebred, Roadster, Morgan and Arabian horses and Hackney ponies.
Since its inception, the Midwest Charity Horse Show, an all-volunteer organization, has donated its annual proceeds to a Springfield area charity. Camp COCO, a project of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Ill., has been selected as Midwest’s beneficiary since 1988. Camp COCO is a free, week-long summer camp for children suffering from cancer, leukemia and other blood disorders.
For more information about Midwest Charity Horse Show log onto www.midwestcharity.com and also check out our Facebook page.

June 14
Homemade Ice Cream Social (5:00 - 7:00pm;South Fork Fellowship Hall, 1431 East 100 North Road, NOKOMIS)
Donations Accepted. Proceeds will go to Fairview Methodist Church Youth Mission Trip to Guatemala.
On The Menu: Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Grilled Sausage, Salads & Chips | Desserts: Homemade Ice Cream, Pies & Cakes Drinks: Coffee, Tea & Lemonade
Handicap Accessible. For more information, visit the facebook event page.

June 15, 19
"The Touch" (6:00 - 8:00pm; CHARLESTON)
Standing Stone Community Center in Charleston is celebrating its five year anniversary and hosting multiple showings of "The Touch" (based on a true story). It inspired me (Dawn Thomson) to start Standing Stone Community Center which is a clothing, food and furniture ministry. To give back to the community, we want to show the movie that inspired it all.
"The Touch" will be shown Thursday, June 15th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at East Harrison Street Church of God - 17996 Harrison Street Rd. in Charleston, IL.
It will also be show on Monday, June 19th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church - 2800 University Dr. in Charleston, IL.
Call Dawn at 217-549-3378 if you have questions, or visit www.StandingStoneCC.com.
We are a non-profit 501(c)3 ministry.

June 16
St. Jude Run: Benefitting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (5 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Come to Chick-fil-A near White Oaks on Friday, June 16th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a Spirit Night to support St. Jude Run: Benefitting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 20% of sales from flyers received will be donated. Valid only at Chick-fil-A White Oaks, 2431 Wabash Ave., Springfield, Illinois. Must present flyer to receive credit.

June 16
Movie in the Park: Lego Batman Movie (7:00pm; Comer Cox Park, SPRINGFIELD)
Movie and Music in the Park is a free program where families and the entire community are invited to join us as we bring a big screen movie to your community parks on Fridays and we bring local musical talents to your parks on Sunday afternoons. As a convenience, concessions are available for purchase – please no outside food and drink to be allowed. These are truly great events. For more information on this topic and any other Park District news related items, please visit our Website at www.springfieldparks.org

June 16
The 19th Annual Neighborhood Connection & 5K Twilight Walk/Run (4:30 - 9:30pm; First Church of the Nazarene, 5200 S 6th Street Frontage Rd E, SPRINGFIELD)
Free Food
Live Music by Harmony Deep starts at 6:30 PM
Bake Sale;Cake Walk; Kids Games; Jump House
Twilight Walk/Run starts at 7:00PM with proceeds to benefit Amy Earl and her championship fight against ALS
For more info contact 217-529-6771 or visit www.springfieldfirst.com

June 16, 17
Macon Street Fest (Friday 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday 7:00am - 11:00pm, Uptown, MACON)
9 miles South of Decatur off US 51. Join the fun. Parade. Live music: Captain Geech.Shrimp, Shack Shooters, Feudin' Hillbillies. Food. Arts & Crafts. Backyard BBQ Competition, Gun raffle, Mason's Breakfast, Beer garden, Kidz zone, Dog Show, 5K Run/walk, Car Show. For additional information, MaconStreetFest@gmail.com or Macon Street Fest on facebook.

June 17
“The Forgotten War” (2:00pm; Korean War National Museum, 9 S. Old State Capitol Plaza, SPRINGFIELD)
The museum’s next event regarding “The Forgotten War”will feature Darin Miller “Gun Show-and-Tell.” He will discuss the various weapons the soldiers would have been equipped with on the battlefields of Korea. The display and presentation includes M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, M1911 pistol, grenades, and more. Guests will have a chance to hold some of the demilitarized pieces talked about following the presentation.

Miller volunteers as a living historian at the Illinois State Military Museum and sits on the Illinois National Guard & Militia Historical Society board of directors. He also belongs to the Historic Reenactment Society based in Chicago and is a member of the 82nd Airborne 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment Reenactment group. He has traveled throughout the country attending various World War II living history events honoring the memory of veterans. He has a Master’s Degree in History from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

June 17
Music in the Park: The King Family Band (6:00pm; Rankin Centennial Park, RANKIN)
This is a totally free public event. Hot dogs, chips and beverages will be served starting at 5:00pm.

June 17
36th Annual 2017 Pride Picnic (5:00 - 9:00pm; Lincoln Park, Nelson Center, Shelter Number 7, SPRINGFIELD)
Coalition of Rainbow Alliances (C.O.R.A.L.) offers a picnic of Chicken, Potato Salad, Slaw, Baked Beans and Beverages Provided. You may bring a side dish.
Free event; For more information. Contact Lee (217)741-7739 Jim(217)412-4749 Paula (217)494-1687
DIRECTIONS: Take Sangamon Avenue heading east to 5th Street, turn left (south) until next road (approx 2 blocks), turn right, follow park around to shelter 7, the one with the fireplace.

June 17
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. All of our pets are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and up to date on shots. For more information call 217.835.2538 or visit our website at www.benldadoptapet.org.

June 17
Lavender & Lemons, A Tour of Kitchens & More… (10:00am - 4:00pm)
Illinois Symphony Guild of Bloomington-Normal invites you to a special fundraising event for the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. Tour fabulous kitchens in a variety of new and historic neighborhoods of Bloomington-Normal including Country Club Place, Hawthorn Hills, Soldiers and Sailors Home, Downtown, Founders Grove, and Sunset Road. Each kitchen on the tour will include a special display or presentation from a local kitchen or food-themed business along with food tastings from the Olive Bin, Ropp Jersey Cheese, and Nourish Lifestyle Center.

There will also be ISO Guild Cookbooks and unique teacup bird feeders available for puchase. Whether you are looking to remodel a kitchen, seeking new ideas, or will just enjoy seeing the lovely kitchens on the tour, you will surely find great ideas and inspiration in the kitchens on display.

Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased at The Garlic Press, Hy-Vee at the Customer Service Desk, Casey’s Garden Shop, and the Olive Bin. All proceeds for this event go to support the Illinois Symphony Orchestra’s educational programs for area school children. For more information, please go to www.ilsymphony.org.

June 17
"Blast from the Past" (7:00pm, Decatur Civic Center, 1 Gary K. Anderson Plaza, DECATUR)
Tickets $12. Decatur Olde School Impersonators invites you to a blast from the past. Donna Summers/ Al Green/ Ray Charles / Chuck Berry / Shirley Brown / Peaches & Herb / Pattie Labelle. You don't want to miss out on this! *Full cash bar * door prizes * snacks* More information? Call 217-520-4196
Proceeds go towards scholarships for Springfield/Decatur Students.

June 17
25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament (9:00am; Timber Lakes Golf Course, 3120 Forest Lake Ln., STAUNTON)
Benld Adopt-A-Pet, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, will have their 25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament: . Four person scramble, includes 18 holes with cart, team entry into skins, closest to pin and longest drive. Dinner and auction are also included. For information, or to make your reservation, please call 618.635.4653.

June 17
Downtown Springfield Inc.’s Old Capitol Farmers Market (8:00am - 12:30pm; 4th and Adams, SPRINGFIELD)
Shoppers will find dozens of farm and artisan vendors providing locally grown or handmade items for sale at the intersections of 4th and Adams Streets, near the Farmers Market mural.

Thanks to the Hy-Vee Healthy Cooking Tent, this year’s Market also gives shoppers some extra services and knowledge regarding how best to prepare the produce and meat they’ll find at the Market. The Hy-Vee Healthy Cooking Tent will house chef demonstrations every Saturday at 10 am, including Hy-Vee chefs and downtown legends like Chef Michael Higgins.

Another new feature is the Farmers Market Meal Kit program, where chefs will create take-and-make meals for purchase using ingredients sourced at the Market. These kits aim to introduce shoppers to unique, seasonal ingredients through simple to prepare, chef-tested recipes in a perfectly portioned package.

The whole family can also enjoy early morning stretches and fun with a free Family Fitness Area on Saturdays at 9 am.

SNAP users should visit the Market Booth to purchase their tokens and receive their SNAP match.

June 17
25th Annual Garden Walk (9:00am - 4:00pm; CHAMPAIGN)
The University of Illinois Extension Champaign County Master Gardeners are planning an exciting Garden Walk. This year, Master Gardener volunteers are celebrating the Garden Walk’s 25th year. The theme is “Mastering the Garden” and features the homes of Master Gardeners. Six homeowner gardens are showcased as well as two community gardens managed and designed by Master Gardener volunteers.
A Garden Boutique will be set up at the Idea Garden located at the U of I Arboretum on South Lincoln (just south of the corner of Florida and Lincoln Avenues in Urbana). The Garden Boutique will feature vendors selling various gardening wares, including plants, specialty trees, and unique garden decor.
Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 day of walk
Tickets will be available for sale at the following locations starting Memorial Day weekend: Champaign County Extension office Country Arbors Danville Gardens Too Illini FS Farmtown Prairie Gardens Ropp's Flower Factory - Mahomet location Schuren Nursery
Tickets are also available at: Champaign County Extension office, 801 N. Country Fair Drive, Champaign Vermilion County Extension office, 3164 North Vermilion, Danville
Ford-Iroquois County Extension office, 916 W Seminary Ave, Onarga
Contact the Champaign County Extension office or Program Coordinator Ava Heap for more information: Phone: 217.333.7672
Website: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv/ Email: carmien2@illinois.edu

June 17
Rochester Farmers Market (8:00am - 12:00pm; Rochester Public Library, 1 Community Drive, ROCHESTER)
It is a small market but is growing. We view it as a community opportunity for the town to come together to socialize as well as to purchase produce and other items. We will be offering produce, meat, homemade soaps, plants, flowers, bakery items and a few homemade items. For more information, contact Carole Strick: 217-494-9212
Every Saturday, through October 28.

June 17
The New 3rd Saturday Market (9:00am - 4:00pm; Merchant Bldg. on Moultrie-Douglas County Fairgrounds, ARTHUR)
The entrance to the Fairgrounds is South of the corner of RT 133 and Vine St. Follow the road in the Fairgrounds to the Merchant Building behind the High School at Jurgens Park. The New 3rd Saturday Market is an indoor/outdoor market filled with creative homemade crafts, antiques and unique finds. Spring is here, come spend the day in Arthur!! June 17th is also the 8th Annual Amish Country Tractor Cruise. It is a 50 mile cruise featuring pre 1980 tractors. Quite a sight to see. We have a fantastic line-up of vendors!!!! When you come to the New 3rd Saturday Market, you will be pleasantly pleased with Fusion, Honey, LulaRoe, Norwex, Pink Zebra, Real Time Pain Relief, Scentsy besides collectibles, antiques and all of our jewelry, crafts, baby items, bowl cozi, baked potato bags, embroidered items, aprons - just to mention a few items that are all homemade. Something new every month!! This is a monthly event. The hours are from 9 am to 4 pm. There is off street parking available on the Fairgrounds. Contact: Dale Bissonett, 217-254-5010, dbissonett@gmail.com
Like our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/new3rdsaturdaymarket.com
Future Dates for 2017: Aug 19, Sep 16, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 16

June 18
Adopt-a-Pet (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. All of our pets are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and up to date on shots. For more information call 217.835.2538 or visit our website at www.benldadoptapet.org .

June 18
Father's Day Bags Tournament (11:00am - 6:00pm; West of Wise Winery, 14096 State Highway 97, PETERSBURG)
Catering by Lane's Farm and Cellar. Tournament by Capital City Cornhole. ALL father's get $5 off entry fee into the Tournament! Contact Tine for more information at 217-632-6003.

June 18
Pancake and Sausage Breakfast and Tag sale (7:00am - 1:00pm; Springfield Masonic Center, 1020 Rickard Road, SPRINGFIELD)
Springfield Lodge #4 A.F.&A.M. will have their annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast and Tag sale on Father's Day, June 18th from 7-1. Ticket prices are Adults $8, Children 6-12 $5, Children 5 and under Free! It will be an all you can eat with Scrambled Eggs and Biscuits and Gravy along with the Pancakes and Sausage! Not a bad deal for "Dad" on his day. Price includes milk, juice and coffee. The Tag Sale will feature gently used items. The location is the Springfield Masonic Center at 1020 Rickard Road in Springfield. The center's phone number is (217) 953-4757. The event coordinator is Gregory Thomas and can be reached either through this email address or (217) 725-7113.

June 19
“Reading by Design”: Hiroshi Tada (10:00am, 125 West Editor, ASHLAND & 1:00pm, 555 Buckeye Road, PLEASANT PLAINS)
Prairie Skies Public Library District summer reading program “Reading by Design” is proud to have Mr. Hiroshi Tada performing the Japanese cultural art of Koma-mawashi-or top spinning-for all to be amazed by. This professor of Mechanical Engineering will keep you on the edge of your seat with juggling, yo-yo and magic. Come to the Prairie Skies Public Library District on Monday June 19th at 10 A.M. at 125 West Editor in Ashland or at 1 P.M. at 555 Buckeye Road Pleasant Plains to see this program.

June 19 - 23
Reading by Design (Times Vary, Westville Public Library, 233 S State St., WESTVILLE)
Reading by Design is the theme of the Children's summer program at the Westville Public Library. The program will be June 19 through the 23. On Monday the 19th all children will meet at 10 AM for a program presented by the Vermilion county Conservation District entitled Designs in Nature. The rest of the week, children K-2nd grade will meet at 10 AM and children 3rd grade and older will meet at 1:30 PM. We will be doing some fun STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities during the week such as an egg drop, pop rockets, catapults and doodle bots. Participants must be registered, so please call the library at 267-3170 to register for some summer fun at the library.

June 19 - 23
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL | Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose (9:00am - 12:00pm; Our Savior's Church, 2645 Old Jacksonville Rd., SPRINGFIELD)
Our Savior's Vacation Bible School is sure to be packed with songs, crafts, God's Word, and a message of strength and encouragement to our children! Go to our website to sign up online www.oursaviors-church.org. We hope you will join us for a week of fun! Sheri Springer - VBS Coordinator sheri.springer@oursaviors-school.org

June 20
Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest: "Oceans and Reefs" (10:00am & 2:00pm; Illinois State Museum, 502 S Spring St., SPRINGFIELD)
Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest at the Illinois State Museum. Tuesdays in June & July. 10:00 am & 2:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission. $5 - ages 19-64. Free - Youth, Members, Seniors, Military, & Veterans.
In this school bus series film, the class follows a treasure map, left behind by their teacher's pirate ancestor, Redbeard. The map leads them to a coral reef where they learn about the wonders of this special ecosystem.
This program is recommended for children ages 3-8 and is great for day care classes, summer camp groups, and families. Each film last approximately 30 minutes. Registration only requested for groups of 10 or more. For more information or to register a group of 10 or more, contact rsvp@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 782-5949.

June 20
Summer Solstice Celebration (6:30 - 7:15pm; Urbana Free Library, 210 West Green Street, URBANA)
June 21 is the longest day of the year! We will celebrate with stories, songs, and a craft - all about the sun! For children and their families. For more information, please contact Rachel Fuller at rfuller@urbanafree.org or 217-367-4405. http://urbanafreelibrary.org/

June 21
"JOYful Luncheon" (11:00am - 12:45pm; The Northfield Conference Center, 3280 Northfield Dr., SPRINGFIELD)
$15 inclusive.
Special Feature: 'The Joys of Life' brought to you by Bridget Rolens, the educator for Mind-Body Health Service at HSHS St. John's Hospital. She has formal training in Mindfulnes-Based Stress Reduction and Wellness coaching.
Speak: 'The Joys of Being a Mom' Audrey Hessler, titles her talk "MomSense, the Sensible Non-Sensible Tales of a Mother" An inspirational speaker, author, and teacher, she will make you laugh and cry. Audrey is full of fun and laughter as you will see.
Invite a friend, she'll be glad you did. Reservations and cancellations are essential by Friday, June 16. Call Judy at 217-303-9768 or email jluttrellfirst@gmail.com

June 21
ISM Brown Bag Lecture Series
Patrick Bredlau, Author and ISM Volunteer, will present "The Green Tunnel: A Hiker's Appalachian Trail Diary." (12:00pm - 1:00pm; Illinois State Museum Research and Collections Center, 1011 E. Ash Street, SPRINGFIELD)
Patrick Bredlau will share stories from his 2014 thru-hike of the entire 2185 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Bredlau published a book entitled “The Green Tunnel: A Hiker’s Appalachian Trail Diary” in 2015 based on his experiences. As a Illinois State Museum Society Member and ISM-Lockport Gallery volunteer, Patrick is graciously donating a portion of his book proceeds to the Museum Society.

Bring your lunch and join us for a different speaker and topic on the third Wednesday of each month. Brown Bag Lectures are held at the ISM Research & Collections Center at 1011 E. Ash St. in Springfield. For additional information, please contact events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 782-0061 or (217) 785-0037.

June 22
AROUND THE BLOCK II Reception (5:00 - 7:00pm; Giertz Gallery, Parkland College, CHAMPAIGN)
Works by community artists will once again feature in a summer juried art exhibition at Giertz Gallery at Parkland College. Giertz Gallery, in collaboration with 40 North: Champaign County Arts Council, presents “Around the Block II: Artists from Our Neighborhood” opening Monday, June 19. The exhibit, which runs through Aug. 9, comprises works of art that reflect the caliber of creative flourish that is present in east central Illinois. Reception: Thursday, June 22, 5–7 p.m.; opening remarks with Lisa Costello, Kelly White, and juror Gisele Atterberry at 6 p.m., Music by El Guapo
Closing Gallery Talk: August 9, 6 p.m. by Gisele Atterberry

June 22
Benld Adopt-A-Pet Fundraiser (4:30 - 7:30pm; It’s All About Wine, 1305 Wabash Ave, Suite M, SPRINGFIELD)
More information will be available shortly.

June 22
Dedication of Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Mural (4:00 - 5:00pm; Downtown SPRINGFIELD)
The public is invited to celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday month by helping officially dedicate the newest ARTification mural “PrairieSumac” by Troy Freeman, located near the United States Post Office on Monroe, on the building at 5th and Monroe. Freeman painted a Frank Lloyd Wright window design that can be seen locally at the Dana-Thomas House. This ARTification mural was made possible by a TIF grant from the City of Springfield and financial sponsorship from building owner Curtis Tillett and AIA (American Institute of Architects) Illinois. It was approved by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. The ceremony takes place in the outdoor patio space behind Bar None Springfield and The Gin Mill. Entrance is free, and there will be a cash bar.

June 22, 23, 24
Pawnee Prairie Days: Carnival, LIVE Entertainment, Food & Cold Drink (PAWNEE)
Pawnee Prairie Days kicks off on Thursday June 22nd and runs through Saturday, June 24th. This Festival will offer heart pounding entertainment with some of best bands in the Midwest, action packed carnival rides, beverages for young and old, delicious food and a great opportunity to see many good friends. Fun for the entire family.
Thursday Night: Tennessee Borderline - 8:30pm to 11:30pm
Friday Night: Avery Kern - 6:00pm In the Beer Tent; Off The Wall - 8pm to 12am
Saturday Night: Broseph E. Lee - 9pm to 12am
Carnival is provided by Conner Family Amusements, Inc. Wristbands Sessions (ride for one price) will be held - Thursday 6-10; Friday 6-10; Saturday Noon-4 and 6-10. More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/543281575842566/
Pawnee Order of the Eastern Star will be serving food (11:00am-7:00pm; Pawnee Prairie Days, Masonic Temple, PAWNEE) Friday's menu includes BBQ, hot dogs, chili dogs, potato salad, baked beans, and our delicious desserts. Saturday's menu also includes a complete all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner.
Stop in a cool off and visit with friends, the baked goods are always for sale along with drinks, free refills and takeout!

June 23, 24
Summer Book Sale (10:00am; Westville Public Library, 233 S. State St., WESTVILLE)
June 23 and 24 will be the next summer book sale at the Westville Public Library. Friday hours are 10 AM to 5:30 PM and Saturday hours are 10 AM to 1:00 PM. Many new items have been added for this sale. Lots of Western books. VHS tapes are 2 bags for $1.00! The library is located at 233 S. State Street. Please call 267-3170 for further information. Stop on in and stock up on those summer books and movies.

June 23, 24 - Fridays and Saturdays through August
Continuing exhibit: "STRUCTURE" (12:00pm - 6:00pm, The Pharmacy Gallery, 711 S. 5th St., SPRINGFIELD)
FREE event. The Pharmacy Galley & Art Space continues through August its exhibit STRUCTURE featuring guest artist Benjamin Lowder

June 24
Rochester Farmers Market (8:00am - 12:00pm; Rochester Public Library, 1 Community Drive, ROCHESTER)
It is a small market but is growing. We view it as a community opportunity for the town to come together to socialize as well as to purchase produce and other items. We will be offering produce, meat, homemade soaps, plants, flowers, bakery items and a few homemade items. For more information, contact Carole Strick: 217-494-9212
Every Saturday, through October 28.

June 24
Field Day/Family Day (11:00am - 3:00pm; Riverton Middle School, 1014 E. Lincoln St., RIVERTON)
What is Field Day? It's where ham radio operators set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio's science, skill and service to our communities. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach and technical skills all in a single event. Some dedicated ham operators transmit all day and night!
Members of the Springfield-based Sangamon Valley Radio Club will be joined by community organizations demonstrating everything from high tech to Morse Code.

June 24
LUNCH TO GO (11:00am - 2:00pm; HOLY DORMITION ORTHODOX PERISH, 300 N. 4th St., BENLD)
Dinners or Ale Carte: Cabbage Rolls (Halupki), Cabbage and Noodles (Halushki), Blinchiki (meat filled crepe).
We will have Frozen Ready-to-Cook Russian Pelmeni & Raviolis (meat filled, potato & onion filled, Sauerkraut filled and potato & cheese filled) Bread Rolls will be Pre-Order only for the summer months. Nut, Poppy Seed, Apricot and Pineapple. And Baklava. For more information please contact Sandra Petty 217-204-1365

June 24
1st Annual Back The Blue Car Show (12:00pm - 4:00pm; Field of Dreams Park, 1200 Riverton Rd., RIVERTON)
The Back The Blue Car Show will have registration from 10am to Noon. The Car show begins at Noon and lasts until 4pm when we will hand out 32 trophies and awards to participants. The After Party is being hosted by a local business The Riverton Party Store and will donate all proceeds to the Riverton Community Policing Fund. There will be a 50/50 drawing, a gun raffle for a new Smith & Wesson M&P22 handgun, and a silent auction that all end at 8pm. The After Party will be open from Noon until 10pm and the band The Mix will be playing on stage from 6 to 10pm.
The fundraiser is to raise money for the Riverton Community Policing Fund. The CPF pays for the many community events that the police department hosts to include National Night Out (Aug 1), school supply donation,Trunk or Treat, Coffee with a Cop, Cookies with a Cop, the annual Kid's Christmas with Santa event (Dec 9) and our first Easter Egg Hunt in the Spring.

June 24
Central Illinois Daylily Society Show (12:00 - 3:00pm; Washington Park Botanical Garden, Exhibition Hall, 1740 W. Fayette Ave, SPRINGFIELD)
Cost: Free admission, refreshments served
Description: The Central Illinois Daylily Society is holding their daylily show of flowers from our members’ gardens. Guests will be amazed at the variety in forms & color of our favorite flower. They also can tour our 3 beds outside that we maintain with the botanical garden.

June 24
Downtown Springfield Inc.’s Old Capitol Farmers Market (8:00am - 12:30pm; 4th and Adams, SPRINGFIELD)
Shoppers will find dozens of farm and artisan vendors providing locally grown or handmade items for sale at the intersections of 4th and Adams Streets, near the Farmers Market mural.

Thanks to the Hy-Vee Healthy Cooking Tent, this year’s Market also gives shoppers some extra services and knowledge regarding how best to prepare the produce and meat they’ll find at the Market. The Hy-Vee Healthy Cooking Tent will house chef demonstrations every Saturday at 10 am, including Hy-Vee chefs and downtown legends like Chef Michael Higgins.

Another new feature is the Farmers Market Meal Kit program, where chefs will create take-and-make meals for purchase using ingredients sourced at the Market. These kits aim to introduce shoppers to unique, seasonal ingredients through simple to prepare, chef-tested recipes in a perfectly portioned package.

The whole family can also enjoy early morning stretches and fun with a free Family Fitness Area on Saturdays at 9 am.

SNAP users should visit the Market Booth to purchase their tokens and receive their SNAP match.

June 24
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. All of our pets are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and up to date on shots. For more information call 217.835.2538 or visit our website at www.benldadoptapet.org.

June 24
SCHEELS 5K/10K (7:30am; SCHEELS, 3801 S. MacArthur Blvd. SPRINGFIELD)
Join SCHEELS for the 7th annual Charity Run benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois and Midtown Rotary Club. New this year SCHEELS added a 10K. Kids can join the 1K Kiddie Fun Run available to younger runners beginning at 8:30am. 100% of the registration fee goes to charity. Registration: http://bit.ly/2o9)MzC or in-store at Customer Service

June 25
Heads Up Group: for individuals with traumatic brain injuries (2:00 - 4:00pm; SCIL, 330 S. Grand Ave., SPRINGFIELD)
For more information, call Dave at 217-523-2587.

June 25
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. All of our pets are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and up to date on shots. For more information call 217.835.2538 or visit our website at www.benldadoptapet.org.

June 25 - July 1
Ford County Fair (Ford County Fairgrounds, 329 E Third, MELVIN)
The Ford County Fair runs June 25-July 1 in Melvin, IL with fun and entertainment for the entire family. Easton Corbin and Walker McGuire highlight the fair with a concert on June 30. Other events include the queen pageant, C-Bar Rodeo, demo derby, tractor pulls, livestock shows and, of course, starting Tuesday evening, the rides on the midway. For more information go to www.fordcountyfair.org

June 25
Music in the Park (4:00 - 7:00pm; Southwind Park, SPRINGFIELD)
retro and new country by New City. www.springfieldparks.org

June 25
Sounds at Sunset: Big Bluestem String Band (6:00 - 8:00pm; Clark Park, S. Mickinley Ave & W. Daniel St., CHAMPAIGN)
This summer gather your friends, family, and neighbors as we host the Sounds at Sunset events throughout Champaign. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and refreshments. Find us at a park near you! http://www.visitchampaigncounty.org

June 26
“Reading by Design”: Jay & Leslie's Laughing Matters (10:00am, 125 West Editor, ASHLAND & 1:00pm, 555 Buckeye Road, PLEASANT PLAINS)
Prairie Skies Public Library District summer reading program “Reading by Design” on June 26th will have Jay & Leslie’s Laughing Matters, so prepared to snicker at the wacky humor and kid participation tricks. The Ashland location at 125 West Editor will have a 10 A.M. program and a repeat program at the Pleasant Plains location at 555 Buckeye Road will be at 1 P.M. This is nonsense to tickle the funny bones of all ages.

June 26
Our Amazing Sun with Astronomer Jim Kaler (7:00 - 8:30pm; Urbana Free Library, 210 West Green Street, URBANA)
In anticipation of the Solar Eclipse on August 21, we're exploring the skies. This program will focus on the massive fireball that is the center of our solar system. Expect to see some spectacular photos, and prepare to be amazed by what you learn about our immense and ever-changing sun. Our guest speaker is James B. (Jim) Kaler, Professor Emeritus of Astronomy at the University of Illinois. This program will be of special interest to adults and teens. For more information, please contact Rachel Fuller at rfuller@urbanafree.org or 217-367-4405. http://urbanafreelibrary.org/

June 27
Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest: "Bats" (10:00am & 2:00pm; Illinois State Museum, 502 S Spring St., SPRINGFIELD)
Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest at the Illinois State Museum. Tuesdays in June & July. 10:00 am & 2:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission. $5 - ages 19-64. Free - Youth, Members, Seniors, Military, & Veterans.
Did you know there are more than 1,000 kinds of bats? Learn more fun and fascinating facts about these amazing creatures.
This program is recommended for children ages 3-8 and is great for day care classes, summer camp groups, and families. Each film last approximately 30 minutes. Registration only requested for groups of 10 or more. For more information or to register a group of 10 or more, contact rsvp@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 782-5949.

June 29
Art Takeover of Downtown Alley (5:00 - 9:00pm; Downtown SPRINGFIELD)
The public is also invited to a one-night takeover and transformation of a boringdowntown alley into a big city art club. The Art Alley Pop-Up Event features art, syncopated music and light show, paint-by-numbers mural, plus appetizers by Augie's Front Burner and beverages by Floyd's Thirst Parlor. Tickets are $15 at the door, which include admission and appetizers, with proceeds benefiting downtown revitalization. All ages are encouraged and welcomed to attend.
DSI is hosting this first-ever party in an alley between the Reisch Building & the Old Town Mall between 4th & 5th Streets, just west of the Old State Capitol.
. The south wall will have a gallery hanging of 40+ pieces of work by Sangamon County artists. Guests will be able to participate in a paint-by-numbers mural on the north wall to leave their own splash of color downtown. The north wall will also feature newly painted, larger-scale murals by emerging Springfield artists Laura Zuniga and Immanuel Ahiable.

June 29 - July 2
"Aluminum Overcast" (10:00am, Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport, SPRINGFIELD)
Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 770 is hosting the historic B-17 Flying Fortress "Aluminum Overcast" at the Abraham Lincoln Airport from June 29 - July 2. Attached is a flyer and a business card with more details or to post.
We will have flights (as they are booked full) from 10 am till 1 pm each day, then ground tours from 2 pm to 5 pm. Ground tours are $10 each ($20 for family - Veterans/Active Military FREE). Flights are $435 for EAA members/$475 for nonmembers.
Proceeds go to "Keep 'Em Flying", which helps cover maintenance and operations costs of Aluminum Overcast. Visit www.B17.org or call 800-359-6217 for more information.

June 30
Taylor Mason, Comedian (7:00pm; Calvary Baptist Church, TAYLORVILLE)
Calvary Baptist Church in Taylorville invites you to join us for a family night of laughter featuring comedian Taylor Mason.
Taylor has performed in venues from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House, as well as every major comedy club in America and will be bringing his unique and engaging show to Taylorville on Friday, June 30th at 7:00 P.M.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through iTickets or by calling the church office at 217-824-2324. Childcare will be provided for infant through second grade with parent's paid ticket.
For more information on the event, or to learn more about Taylor's comedy style, visit the Calvary Baptist website at cbctaylorville.com or our Facebook Page, Calvary Baptist Church.

June 30
Easton Corbin and Walker McGuire at Ford County Fair (7:30pm, Ford County Fairgrounds, 329 E Third, MELVIN)
Easton Corbin and Walker McGuire hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Ford County Fair in Melvin. Don’t miss the pre-concert party with Devin Clemmons Band at 7 p.m. Concert tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show and include fair admission, parking and unlimited carnival rides. A special $10 ticket is available only at the gate tonight for kids 10 and under which also included unlimited carnival rides. For more information, visit fordcountyfair.org. Contact fordcofair@hotmail.com for more information

Now until June 30
Michiko Itatani: Celestial Visions (Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., SPRINGFIELD)
Michiko Itatani is one of Chicago's most well-respected contemporary artists. This exhibition features new acquisitions of drawings and prints alongside installation-based and heroically scaled figurative paintings from the Museum’s Fine Art Collection. Contact: Robert Sill, Robert.sill@illinois.gov, 217-524-5744

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