November 2018 Community Calendar

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November 1

November 9-11
Sister Act (7:30pm F, S & 2:00pm Sun; Kirkland Fine Arts Center, DECATUR)
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Glenn Slater; Book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner | After witnessing a violent crime, night club singer Deloris Van Cartier takes refuge in a Philadelphia convent where she awaits a date in court to testify. Her values, however, are put to the test when a group of Carmelite nuns unwittingly make their way into her heart and enlighten her on the power of faith and sisterhood. Ticket Info: Single Ticket Prices: $18, $22, $24 | Children's Tickets: $10
Purchase tickets online, over the phone, or in person at the ticket office between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Discounted tickets as well as handicap seats are not available online but can be purchased at the ticket office. For further inquiries, contact the Kirkland Ticket Office at 217.424.6318 or visit

November 9-11
Art Z Festival (White Oaks Mall, SPRINGFIELD)
Art Z Studio proudly hosts the First annual ART Z FESTIVAL at White Oaks Mall, a Fine Art / Craft Festival with over 150 artists, on November 9-11th, 2018. As part of the Art Z Festival it is our honor and privilege to help raise money to pay for a Service Dog provided by This Able Veteran. A trainer and service dog in training from This Able Veteran will be present at the festival on November 10 & 11th from 10 am to 6 pm. Attendees are encouraged to pet/interact with the dog but must ask the trainer first.This festival is free and open to the public. Live music, great food and fun activities make the festival a perfect family experience. Santa will be set up on the lower level next to Macy’s. For more info please visit us at

November 10
Memorial’s Festival of Trees Gala (7:00pm; Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, SPRINGFIELD)
Be the first to view the new collection of beautifully decorated trees and wreaths during the Festival of Trees Gala. This black-tie fundraiser, featuring live entertainment and a silent auction, is held the weekend before the Festival opens to the public. Tickets are $100 and include hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, soft drinks and dessert. A cash bar is available. Sponsors should arrive at 5 p.m. to make their selections. The event opens at 7 p.m. to designers and the general public. Tickets go on sale Oct. 1 and can be purchased online (, by calling Memorial Medical Center Foundation at 217-788-4700 or by visiting the Foundation at 1000 Churchill Road, Springfield. Contact information: 217-788-4301 |

November 10
Pop-Up Artisan Holiday Boutique & Sweet Shop (9:00am - 4:00pm; 2626 S Pasfield, SPRINGFIELD)
Beautiful and unique craft items from local artisans and crafters will be for sale including jewelry, knitted and crochet items,baskets, ceramics and more. There will also be a cookie walk and other baked items as well as a cocoa, coffee and cider bar.

November 17 - 25
“Holidays Through Our History,” Memorial’s 29th annual Festival of Trees – An Illinois Bicentennial event (Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, SPRINGFIELD)
A nine-day holiday event featuring more than 200 creatively decorated trees and wreaths; silent auctions for one-of-a-kind centerpieces and imaginative, hand-crafted Gingerbread Village structures; the Candy Cane Express Train; the Little Elves' Workshop craft area; Snapshots with Santa; a toy shop for kids; hand-decorated gingerbread cookies; and entertainment featuring dozens of musical performances. The annual event raises money for health-related projects and programs at Memorial Health System and in the Springfield community. Sponsored by PNC. For more information, visit or call 217-788-4301. #MemorialFOT #IllinoisProud