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Postings for December 01, 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
  All Day Live Nativity!   Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Rochester, IL is hosting the 2nd Annual "Live Nativity" Please join us in celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ! Come one - come all .....bring your family and friends, there will be plenty of refreshments, see the animals up close! This is definitely something you won't want to miss!!!!
  All Day Nativity Festival   Nativity Festival at Chiara Center. More than 100 nativity sets on display: November 30 from 2-7 p.m.; Dec. 1 from noon-4 p.m.; and Dec. 2 from noon-4 p.m. Chiara Center is located at 4875 LaVerna Road, Springfield, on the grounds of the Motherhouse of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis. The event is free and open to the public. Visitors to the Festival will also tour St. Francis of Assisi Church, the 1920s Romanesque church of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis.
  8:00PM 10:00PM White Christmas   At the Hoogland Center for the Arts November 30-December 2, 7-9, & 14-16 Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 2pm Springfield Theatre Centre will be hosting preshow dinners on November 30, December 7, or December 14 at 6:30pm! Dinner will be served by Arena Food Service. To reserve your seat, call 523-2787 or order online. Reservation deadlines are November 27 for November 30, December 4 for December 7, and December 11 for December 14. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, two iconic song-and-dance men, have a successful act after World War II. With romance in mind, they follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, only to discover that the nearly-bankrupt lodge they were to perform at is owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love a Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the all-time favorite classic, White Christmas.
  8:00PM 10:00PM The Holly and the Ivy   The Hoogland Center for the Arts and Over the Moon Productions present The Holly and the Ivy, November 30 - December 2 Friday and Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 2pm This moving, award winning 1950 British drama by Wynyard Browne centers on a recently widowed, aging country vicar who hosts a family Christmas and learns a valuable lesson. The Holly and the Ivy is a captivating Christmas tale with a difference. Browne’s play, set in 1940s Norfolk, England, begins on Christmas Eve and slowly unfolds over 24 hours, during which time secrets are revealed, skeletons are wrenched out of closets, and lives are changed forever. In the end, the vicar learns the valuable lesson about keeping his own home fires burning before spending too much time tending to the fires of others.
  8:30AM 10:30AM PANCAKES, PAWS & SANTA CLAUS,   Get into the holiday spirit at Henson Robinson Zoo’s Pancakes, Paws & Santa Claus on Saturday, December 1st from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The event will be held at Lincoln Greens Golf Course banquet room. Enjoy a pancake and sausage breakfast as children fill Santa in on their holiday wish list. Guests may also get an up close look at some of the zoo’s animals. Each child in attendance will receive a free photo with Santa. The cost is $9 per adult and $7 per child for Springfield Park District residents and zoo members and $10 per adult and $8 per child for non-residents. Advance registration and payment is required. Contact the zoo at (217)585-1821 for more information or to make a reservation.
  8:30AM 12:00PM Cookie Walk 2   St. John's Lutheran Church Cookie Walk 8:30 am – noon (or earlier if they sell out). $6 per pound. Candy, sweet bread and holiday craft items are also available for purchase. 2477 W. Washington, Springfield. If you have never been to a cookie walk, here's what you need to know: You'll arrive and find platters upon platters of a variety of wonderful holiday cookies and candies. You'll either receive plastic gloves and a box, or you'll have a volunteer escort you through and will box the cookies for you. You pay for your items on a per-pound basis.
  9:00AM 12:00PM Cookie Walk   First Congregational United Church of Christ Cookie Walk, 9 am to noon. 2011 S. Bates (corner of Bates and Cherry) in Springfield. 546-7170. If you have never been to a cookie walk, here's what you need to know: You'll arrive and find platters upon platters of a variety of wonderful holiday cookies and candies. You'll either receive plastic gloves and a box, or you'll have a volunteer escort you through and will box the cookies for you. You pay for your items on a per-pound basis.
  9:00AM 2:00PM South Fork Schools Holiday Fiesta   Over 50 vendors. Photos with Santa from 11-2. Secret Santa Shop. Basket Raffles. Face Painting. Front Row Reserved Seats and Parking for Elementary Holiday Program by Silent Auction. Lunch served by Ladies Night Out Relay for Life Team. Nail Painting. South Fork Chorus to sing from 11-12. All proceeds benefit the South Fork Schools P.T.C. Please come out and support our schools and our community!!
  9:00AM 2:00PM 14th Annual Village Christmas   The 14th Annual Village Christmas will be held at the Sherman United Methodist Church, 2336 Andrew Road, Sherman, Illinois on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Do your Christmas shopping and baking in one stop! Take home a Swedish Tea Ring, cookies from the Cookie Walk and assorted goodies from the Country Cupboard. Shop at craft and gift booths. Enjoy a cinnamon roll and coffee or tea from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. A turkey noodle luncheon is served from 11.a.m.-1 p.m. Sherman author, Jim Byron, will be on hand for a book signing, Jim’s book, “The Healing Touch” is a story of his life and the lessons he had to learn so that God could bless him with His special, healing touch. Children can enjoy the make it and take it activity. All proceeds are used to support missions of the United Methodist Women. For more information call 638-3334 or 496-2338.
  9:00AM 12:00PM Cookie Walk 3   First Congregational UCC 2nd Annual Cookie Walk from 9am-Noon. A wide array of cookies and candy to choose from. $5 per pound. UCC is at Bates and Cherry in Springfield. If you have never been to a cookie walk, here's what you need to know: You'll arrive and find platters upon platters of a variety of wonderful holiday cookies and candies. You'll either receive plastic gloves and a box, or you'll have a volunteer escort you through and will box the cookies for you. You pay for your items on a per-pound basis.
  10:00AM 1:30PM Evergreen Wreath-Making Workshops   NEWS FROM THE WASHINGTON PARK BOTANICAL GARDEN WHAT: Evergreen Wreath-Making Workshops WHEN: Saturday, December 1 & Sunday, December 2, 2012 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (each day) WHERE: Washington Park Botanical Garden, 546-4116 1740 W. Fayette Ave. COST: $30 members $35 non-members Come and construct your very own evergreen wreath. Plant material, wreath frames, wire and simple ribbon for bows will be provided. Please bring your own pruning shears and any custom decorations you want to place on your finished wreath. Pre-registration is required for these workshops. Please call the Garden at 546-4116 to reserve a space.
  10:00AM 3:00PM Carpenters In Action- Coat Drive   The C.I.A. is asking for slightly used and new coats, hats, scarves and gloves. Drop off date is Saturday, December 1, 2012; 10:00am till 3:00pm at Carpenters Local No. 16 at 211 W. Lawrence Ave., Springfield. However you can drop off your items at anytime during normal business hours. Your donated items will go to benefit the homeless shelters in our area
  10:00AM 3:00PM Kleiner Christkindlmarkt – A little Christmas Ma   Kleiner Christkindlmarkt – A little Christmas Market Kleiner Christkindlmarkt – A little Christmas Market comes to Springfield Saturday, December 1, 2012. Hosted by the Springfield German American Club (DANK) this traditional open-air German Christmas market will be held outside of Engel’s on Edwards at 552 S. MacArthur, Springfield from 10am to 3pm. The market will feature a large variety of German style gifts and Christmas items for sale along with other hand-made items by local Springfield artisans. Enjoy a hot cup of cider, coco or coffee with a tasty treat from the bake sale or a grilled bratwurst with sauerkraut or hot pretzel. While strolling through the tent or warming yourself by the free standing fire-pit, listen to the Southeast High School German language student choir sing Christmas carols. Spread the Christmas magic further with a visit from Santa Claus or the kids craft corner. For more information contact Jeff Engels at (217) 744-0607. Rain Date: December 8, 2012.
  4:00PM 6:00PM Autism Society Santa Meet & Greet   This is a free event for families of children with autism or Asperger's . Come have your picture taken with Santa ...but be sure to bring your own camera too. Meet Santa and enjoy crafts and candy canes at the Autism Society of America's Central IL Chapter office at 5220 S. 6th Street, Springfield, IL (In the lobby of the Noll Medical Pavilion) For more informatiom call the Autism Society of America Central IL Chapter at 217-585-1421 or visit our website at
  6:00PM 8:00PM Community Carol Sing – 1850’s Style   This Christmas season, travel back to the 1850s and join the Lincoln family for Christmas Melodies and Messages, a worship service and community carol sing at First Presbyterian Church. On Saturday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m., listen to the Sangamon Woodwind Consort, the Capital Chamber Singers, Soprano Soloist Mathilda Edge, organist Rudolf Zuiderveld, and the First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir, directed by Becky Kemp — as we lift the rafters with Christmas music from the past. Rev. Dr. Clifford J. Hayes will portray the Rev. Dr. James Smith, who was the pastor of First Presbyterian Church during the 1850s. The Lincolns, portrayed by Fritz Klein and Pam Brown, will greet visitors — and everyone is invited to attend in period costumes along with our musical guests. Special prelude music, provided by the Sangamon Woodwind Consort will begin at 5:45 p.m. There is no charge for the event, and all offerings collected will be given directly to the Salvation Army Tree of Lights campaign to benefit the poor of Sangamon County. Following the service, join us for Mary Lincoln’s White Cake, coffee and punch in the Commons. There is limited parking behind the church and on the surrounding streets. For overflow, please use the parking garage at Sixth and Capitol (enter from Sixth). First Presbyterian Church is wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit our web site at

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