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Postings for October 22, 2012 Full Month View
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  All Day Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War   The deadliest weapon of the Civil War was one that nobody could see, killing two soldiers for every one felled by gunfire. The extraordinary casualties caused by that invisible killer, disease; the conventional weapons used to create slaughter on an unprecedented scale; horrific injuries suffered on the battlefield; and the heroic efforts of medical personnel to treat soldiers on both sides are described in detail in “To Kill and to Heal: Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War,” a new exhibit runs through 2013 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. To Kill and to Heal: Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War” opens about a month after the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh, the first Civil War battle with massive casualties on a scale that indicated what the remaining years of the war would bring. Glenna Schroeder-Lein is the curator, and she worked closely with an exhibits team consisting of John Malinak, Michael Casey, Carla Smith, Katie Grant, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, staff from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, and numerous community groups, institutions, and individuals to create the exhibit. The experiences of actual soldiers are prevalent throughout the exhibit, including quotes and photographs, lending a human touch to the horror of war. Some of the images come from original medical files and graphically depict the effects of deadly weapons and even deadlier germs on the bodies of Union and Confederate soldiers. Paid admission to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum is required to view the exhibit. Admission prices are $12 for adults, $9 for senior citizens, and $6 for children. A special admission rate of $5 is available to those who want to visit only the new exhibit. For more information, visit www.presidentlincoln.org.
 
  All Day 9th Annual Comedy in the City   The Pregnancy Care Center of Springfield, Inc. is a 503c non-profit organization that helps pregnant women and their families with prenatal care, counseling, nutrition, parenting and other resources. This year, the Comedy in the City event on November 2nd is featuring a hypnotist/comedian, Dan Ladd from the St. Louis area. The evening includes dinner, a raffle, a wine wall and a live auction. The cost of tickets is $50 per person. For questions, please call the Pregnancy Care Center at 525-5630. Thank you.
 
  4:00PM 7:00PM SIU Cancer Institute to Offer “Mammogram Mondays   Women who do not have health insurance will have the opportunity to receive a free screening mammogram from 4 - 7 p.m. on Mondays in October at the Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, 315 W. Carpenter St., Springfield. These screenings are being made possible through a partnership with Memorial Medical Center. Educational materials, information on general breast health and how to perform breast self-exams will be available. Light refreshments will also be provided. Appointments are required for the free screening and can be made by calling 217-545-7296. Limited space is available, so no walk-ins will be accepted. The National Cancer Institute recommends that women age 40 or older have screening mammograms every one to two years. Screening mammograms are for patients who do not have symptoms or who have not detected any abnormalities. The mission of the Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU is to serve the people of central and southern Illinois by addressing their present and future cancer needs through education, research, patient care and community service. Its website is www.siumed.edu/cancer.
 
  8:00AM 12:00PM Halloween Hustle   Halloween Hustle to benefit Helping Hands of Springfield is Saturday October 27th at Lincoln Park in Springfield. Registration starts at 8am at brick shelter #7 on the west side of the park. The 5K starts at 10 am. Register is $25 for adults and $10for kids 10 and under. Register on line at www.helpinghandsofspringfield.org
 
  12:00PM 5:00PM Grand Opening of Homestead Holiday   James Millikin Homestead ∙ 125 North Pine Street, Decatur A partnership of Shop On Main and the James Millikin Homestead. The home will be filled with holiday decorations, accessories and gifts and much more! A portion of proceeds benefit the Homestead as you experience the skills and creativity of Shop On Main throughout the home. Stop by Tuesday - Friday noon to 5 or Saturday noon to 4. Plan a wine/cheese or cookie party with private shopping. A great place to visit for a girls day out and a great way to help a community organization! Free Admission & Free Parking For more information call Events Plus at 217.233.3391
 
  12:00PM 8:00PM Art for Adoption!   Who & Why: Fundraiser for Brandon & Nikki (Harr) Goodall’s upcoming adoption of their daughter, Olive a beautiful "special needs" girl from China! What: Soup Supper & Silent Auction of Art. Handmade items including: paintings, drawings, crocheting/knitting, quilts, jewelry & more! Just in time for Christmas! When: Saturday, November 3rd, 2012, Noon-8:00 pm Where: Waverly American Legion 136 East State Street, Waverly, IL 62692 Find the event on Facebook - Look for “Art for Adoption”!


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