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Postings for November 03, 2012 Full Month View
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  All Day Piano played at the Lincoln's wedding on display   The Lincolns' wedding was held in the Edwards' parlor on Nov. 4, 1842. The piano is on long-term loan from the Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Tours begin on the hour; suggested donation $3 per person. 523-2631, e-mail:
  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
  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”!
  9:30AM 2:30PM 2nd Annual Sangamon Area Farm to School Summit   Farm to School programs are cropping up across the country. The Springfield Area Local Food Task Force will host the second Sangamon Area Farm to School Summit aimed at improving child nutrition, supporting local agriculture and integrating school gardens into curriculum. Learn how children can be healthy and productive at this two-day event beginning on Friday, November 2 targeting administrators, teachers, parents, food service professionals and school board members. Presenters will share information on how to procure local and healthy food in an economical way and provide farm to classroom curriculum for teachers. Families will enjoy Garden to Plate Family Fun Day on Saturday, November 3. The fun-filled day-long program for adults and children will bring together important lessons on health and nutrition from the garden into the kitchen. Participants will work alongside Chef Denise Perry to prepare a fresh from-scratch lunch. This is event is first come, first serve and space is limited. The summit will be held at the Workforce Careers Center on the Lincoln Land Community College campus on Friday, November 2 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm and Saturday, November 3 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. The registration fee is $25 for Friday and includes a local food lunch. Registration for Saturday is $10 for adults and children are free, lunch is also included. The summit is sponsored by the Springfield Area Local Food Task Force, which includes genHkids Coalition, the Green Center at Lincoln Land Community College, Illinois Stewardship Alliance, St. John’s Hospital and University of Illinois Extension. Additional support provided by County Market and PowerWorks Fitness in Chatham. Registration and more information can be found at The Springfield Area Local Food Task Force’s mission is to identify strategies to increase access to healthy foods by strengthening and building a local food system.
  11:00AM 3:30PM Royal Hanneford Circus   The Ansar Shrine Circus is back in Springfield with the return of the Royal Hanneford Circus to the Prairie Capital Convention Center Nov 2nd through the 4th with 6 performances: -Fri Nov 2nd at 7pm -Sat Nov 3rd at 11am (no reserve seating), 3 pm, and 7:30 pm -Sun Nov 4th at 11:30 am and 3:30 pm (no reserve seating) Tickets are on sale now through the PCCC box office and other area businesses. General admission is $12 for adults and $6 for children. Reserved seats are available at some performances for a small additional charge. Don't miss this budget-priced fun for the whole family
  9:00AM 2:00PM Christmas Bazaar   Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 335 S. Fourth St., Riverton. Event will offer more than 30 vendors, basket raffles and food served by Taylorville Ladies Eagles Auxiliary 1425.
  10:00AM 4:00PM Fall Festival at Hope Church   FAMILY FUN including local arts and product vendors, bouncy houses, kids' games and activities, food, and live entertainment including the Escape Goatz! Check back later for a detailed schedule of events. For vendor booth information, please contact Angie Marr at 341-1997 or email Tammy Bumgarner at
  1:00PM 11:00PM Allyson Fairfield Breast Cancer Benefit   Saturday, November 3, 2012 Bogarts Banquet Hall, Jacksonville IL Proceeds are going towards medical and travel expenses. 50/50 raffle, gun raffle, bake sale, food, live and silent auction and music all day with Sable playing at 8pm
  1:30PM 3:00PM American Ice Princess & Her Doll Ice Skating Event   An American Ice Princess & Her Doll Ice Skating Event & Tea Party, 1:30 p.m., Nelson Center, Lincoln Park, 1601 N. Fifth St. Ticket price Includes free skating and skate rental from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., goodie bag and a pair of ice skates for your doll (or other favorite friend ), a visit to the manicure station and doll hair station, tea, hot chocolate and desserts. Participants have a chance to win the 2012 American Girl Doll of the Year McKenna
  4:30PM 8:30PM Fall Festival   St. Paul's annual Fall Festival, 4:30 p.m., Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 815 S. Second St. Includes a southern style ham dinner and dessert, live and silent auctions, holiday store, kids zone with face painting, wine wall, a 50/50 raffle and a Google Nexus 7 raffle.
  6:00PM 10:00PM Riverton Scouting Foundation Annual Trivia Night   The Riverton Scouting Foundation is hosting their Annual Trivia Night & Silent Auction on November 3, 2012 at the Riverton Knights of Columbus Hall. Trivia Night Theme is “The Big Bang Theory and other Caped Heroes”. Prizes given for best decorated table and costumes. Doors open at 6:00pm, contest begins at 7:00pm. All proceeds benefit Riverton Boy Scout Troop 46. Cash Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Door Prizes * 50/50 * Mulligans * Silent Auction * Food/Beverage Sales * Full Cash Bar. Try our new “Trivia Junkies Challenge” (A standalone contest). Tables consist of 6-10 players at $10 per person. For more information (including rules and silent auction list) and to pre-register visit us at: or contact Spencer at 217-622-0820.
  7:00PM 11:00PM Ballroom Boogie Fundraiser for the Red Cross   Join us for a night of dancing and fun at the 4th annual Ballroom Boogie fundraiser for the Red Cross. All proceeds will benefit American Red Cross Local Disaster Relief. The night will feature a free dance lesson by Gene and Sharon Weiser, appetizers, desserts, a cash bar, and lots of dancing! Advance tickets can be purchased for $13 by calling Lynn Wilson at 217-899-4101 or stopping by the Chapter at 1045 Outer Park Drive, Springfield. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $15.Dress is business casual!
  7:00PM 9:00PM The Stars Align for Ryken   Join us for an evening of cabaret when some of Springfield's brightest stars take the stage to remember Ryken Bailey, a brave little boy who lost his battle to cancer in 2011. We will have the top four leads from the 2011 Guys & Dolls Muni production: Tyler Stephenson, Elizabeth Donathan, Carolyn Otten, and John O'Connor as well as Joshua Ratz. Exciting raffles & auctions will be held. Saturday, November 3rd in Theater 3 at Hoogland Center for the Arts. Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7:00pm. To enter, please give a monetary gift from the heart. All proceeds from this event benefit the Ryken Bailey Foundation and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Check us out on Facebook at TEAM RYKEN.

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