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Postings for November 11, 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
  1:00PM 4:00PM Bingo   Bingo held every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Lafore Lock VFW Post 755, 2211 Old Jacksonville Rd., Springfield.
  10:00AM 3:00PM Sugar Creek UMC "Youth in Mission Vendor Fair"   Youth in Mission Vendor Fair Saturday November 24th 10 am – 3 pm Sugar Creek United Methodist Church 1022 New City Road, Chatham Across from Ball Chatham Elementary School Come start your holiday shopping with us No charge – Please bring a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry 50 vendors represented with home based businesses as well as hand-crafted items, used book/CD sale, bake sale and lunch items available for purchase. One stop shopping for all of your Christmas needs. Contact info: Suzanne Daugherty; 217-725-4359;
  8:00AM 12:00PM Alpaca Fest   Free family event. Alpaca competition show and vendors. For information call 632-2590.
  10:00AM 4:00PM Comic Book Convention   When: Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Description: The Springfield Comic Book Convention, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Route 66 Hotel & Conference Center, 625 E. Saint Joseph St.
  11:00AM 2:00PM Chicken and Noodle/Ham and bean dinner   The Illiopolis United Methodist Women will hold their ANNUAL CHICKEN AND NOODLES/HAM AND BEANS DINNER AND BAZZAR on Sunday Nov 11th at the church on the corner of 5th and Matilda streets in Illiopolis. All proceeds support the mission projects of the United Methodist Church. Serving will be from 11am to 2pm. Cost is $8.50 for adults and $4.00 for children 5-12. Menu will include: Chicken and Noodles, Ham and Beans, Homemade Roll or Cornbread, Cole Slaw/Jello Salad, Dessert and Beverage. There will also be a bake sale, silent auction and hand crafted items. Cheese balls- Bleu Cheese, Pineapple and Supreme flavors - will be available for ordering for your holiday dinners and parties.
  11:00AM 1:00PM Chili and Soup Veterans Lunch   When: Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM DescriptionChili and Soup Veterans Lunch, 11 a.m., Pleasant Plains Community Building, 206 W. Fourth St., Pleasant Plains. Free meals for U.S. military veterans, donations accepted for all other attendees. Carry-out service available. Proceeds benefit the Pleasant Plains Veterans Memorial Association.
  11:00AM 5:00PM Mostaccioli & Sausage Dinner in Chatham   Sunday 11 am – 5 pm at St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Chatham, 700 E. Spruce, Chatham Adults $8; Children ages 4-11 $4; Children under 4 are free. Carry-outs available. Menu will include mostaccioli, sausage, salad, bread, dessert and drink
  1:00PM 5:00PM Autumn Parker Breast Cancer Battle Buddies Benefit   When: Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Description: Autumn Parker Breast Cancer Battle Buddies Benefit, 1 p.m., Taylorville Moose Lodge, 720 McAdam Drive, Taylorville. Parker is an active Marine from Taylorville battling aggressive stage 3 breast cancer. Benefit held to offset medical costs. Food, silent auction, music, 50/50 raffle. Contact: Susan Nation, 827-3219, or Angie Younker, 825-4440.
  1:00PM 3:30PM The Reading of the Fallen on Veterans Day   Sunday 1:00 PM at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library – 112 N 6th Street, Springfield This event is one of 600 sites across the nation that is reading 1750 names of soldiers that have died in conflicts from the beginning of our nation to the present. Want More Information? Phone 546-4050
  2:00PM 4:00PM Cinderella at Millikin   The timeless enchantment of a classic fairy tale is reborn with Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Experience the charm and elegance of this magical story as it comes to life on the Kirkland stage. Plus there is an exciting event before the Sunday matinee: The Cinderella Tea! Take your princess or prince to meet Cinderella and friends before the performance! • Friday, November 09, 2012 7:30 PM • Saturday, November 10, 2012 7:30 PM • Sunday, November 11, 2012 2:00 PM at Kirkland Fine Arts Center, 1184 W. Main Street, Decatur
  2:00PM 4:30PM M*A*S*H   Springfield Theatre Centre presents M*A*S*H Nov. 9-11 & 16-18, 2012 Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 2pm
  3:00PM 5:30PM THE HEAVENS ARE HUNG IN BLACK   A fever-dream of a play! An epic set in 1862 Civil War Washington. Lincoln’s dreams come to life as ghosts appear to argue with him about his leadership. The Heavens Are Hung in Black, a powerful & theatrical play by James Still, onstage in the Union Theatre at The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in downtown Springfield. Thursdays thru Sundays, Nov. 8-11 & 15-18. 558-8934 or online at for tickets. Eight performances: Nov. 8-11 & 15-18 (Thurs.-Sat. at 7:30 p. m; Sundays at 3:00 p.m.). The Heavens Are Hung in Black premiered at Ford’s Theatre in 2009 and is being given its first Illinois staging in the ALPLM’s Union Theatre, featuring Richard ‘Fritz’ Klein as President Lincoln.
  3:00PM 5:00PM Veterans Day concert   When: Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 3:00 PM Description: Free Veterans Day Concert, 3 p.m., Sacred Heart-Griffin High School East Campus Commons, 1200 W. Washington St. Featuring the SHG High School band and the Springfield Catholic Elementary School Band.

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