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Postings for May 15, 2013 Full Month View
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  All Day May is American Stroke Month!   During the month of May, the American Stroke Association works hard to spread awareness of the signs of a stroke. You can share the following information with your audience to help them to spot the signs of a stroke, using FAST: F- Face Drooping...A- Arm Weakness....S- Speech Difficulty..... T – Time to Call 911 if you or someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms. For more information log on to www.strokeassociation.org.
 
  All Day 6th Annual Curb Your Car event   The Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission and Springfield Bicycle Advisory Council are once again encouraging people in Sangamon County to bike, walk, run or take the bus during their commute to work from May 13-18 and take part in the 6th Annual Curb Your Car event. Participants are encouraged to form teams with their co-workers and compete in a team based challenge. Commuters are also invited to take part in a group bicycle ride beginning at Washington Park and ending at the Old Capitol Farmer's Market on the morning of Wednesday, May 15. Visit www.sscrpc.com to register a team, review the guidelines for the event and find out what incentives are being offered.
 
  6:00PM 8:00PM Backgammon Club   Play Backgammon. The Sangamon Valley Backgammon Association plays every Wednesday night at the Capitol Teletrack, 1766 Wabash, in the Chatham Square Shopping Center, Springfield. 6 p.m. Come and enjoy this very exciting game. Call Randy for more info 217-622-9447.
 
  7:00PM 10:00PM All About Dance   7-8 p.m. Line dance lessons every Wednesday night at the VFW #755 Open Dance 8-10 p.m. Swing, Country 2Step, Night Club Two Step, Waltz, Rumba and Tango. DJ/Instructor Marilyn Ferry. VFW Post #755, 2211 Old Jacksonville Road/ 217-546-9515
 
  7:00PM 7:30PM CARILLON TOURS AND FREE CONCERTS   The Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon, in Washington Park, will re-open for tours on Saturday, May 4. The Rees Carillon, a 12-story tower with three observation decks, offers spectacular views of Washington Park and Springfield from the city’s highest point of elevation. Tours are offered every 30 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm. There is one tour on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. New this year, every tour includes a live carillon performance. Adults - $3.25 and children - $2.50. The new expanded free schedule of concerts begins this Wednesday, May 1. Concerts are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 pm and Sundays at 3:00 and 7:00 pm. Each concert is 30 minutes in length. Robin Austin, the Park District’s Carillonneur plays a wide variety of classical, folk and popular songs. Enjoy the beauty of Washington Park and the adjacent Botanical Center with the unique accompaniment of carillon music
 
  8:00AM 4:30PM Sangamon County Schools Art Exhibit   Eighty-four pieces of selected artwork created by Sangamon County elementary, middle and high school students are being exhibited. The display represents the work of students from 32 schools in Sangamon County, selected by area art teachers. The artwork includes paintings, sculptures, pen and ink drawings, weavings and mixed media constructions. Where: SIU School of Medicine, 801 N. Rutledge
 
  8:00AM 12:30PM Farmers Market   Live, work, play, and be healthy! Downtown Springfield, Inc. (DSI) invites the public to attend opening day ribbon cutting and festivities for the Old Capitol Farmers’ Market, presented by St. John’s Hospital, Wednesday, May 15 at 10 a.m.; with live music by the Frank Trompeter Quartet, Celebrity Chef Demonstration by Ashley Meyer of Real Cuisine Restaurant & Catering, and free cake (while it lasts) made by Incredibly Delicious. The Market will be held 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturday’s May 15 – October 26 and is located on Adams Street between Fifth and Second streets. With nearly three full blocks of vendors there is an outstanding variety of produce, baked goods, meats, cheese, plants and many other specialty items. The Market accepts LINK, Debit, and Credit Card transactions for the purchase of Market Tokens ($1.00 each). The Market Token Station will be located at Development Services Group, 401 E. Adams (NE corner of Fourth and Adams) and available 8 a.m. to noon each Market day. Vendors will also continue to accept cash, checks, WIC and Senior Coupons. DSI again received grant funding from LINK UP Illinois to provide Double Value tokens for Link cardholders; LINK UP Illinois is a program of Experimental Station, in partnership with Wholesome Wave and the Illinois Farmers Market Association. LINK customers may receive a maximum of $10 of Double Value tokens per market day until grant funds are expended.
 
  9:00AM 2:00PM 15th Annual Senior Celebration   You are invited to the 15th Annual Senior Celebration, Our Golden Anniversary. At the event you'll receive health screenings, informational displays, shuttle service, refreshments, entertainment and door prizes. Wednesday, May 15th from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. At the Orr Building at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Free admission of you bring a can of food for a local food pantry.
 
  12:00PM 4:00PM Home Tours   April 20 through Sept. 30, Iles House open to the public Wednesdays and Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m. Visitors are introduced to the history and architecture of the Iles House, Springfield’s oldest home, and provided tours of the house and the Barringer collection of early Illinois furnishings. The new Iles House exhibit: Camp Butler: A Civil War Story is featured in the downstairs Springfield Museum. The story is told through artifacts and documents, many from private collections. Curators will be on hand to talk about collections, and refreshments will be served. Donations encouraged. Visiting Artisans Program. Saturdays through Sept, the house will have blacksmith, civil war cooking, shoemaker, and more. Sixteen different crafters from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
 
  1:30PM 5:30PM American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study 3   What if you could make it so just one family never had to hear the words “you have cancer?” The American Cancer Society is recruiting men and women for a landmark research study – Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) – to better understand ways to prevent cancer. Individuals may participate if they are between the ages of 30 and 65 years old, have never been diagnosed with cancer and are willing to make a long-term commitment to the study (which involves completing follow-up surveys periodically over the next 20-30 years) For more information, visit www.cps3illinois.org, call 1-217-523-4503 or e-mail stephen.hunt@cancer.org. LOCATION Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU 315 West Carpenter Street Springfield, IL 62702 DATE May 15, 2013 TIME 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
 
  7:00PM 8:00PM SBC Ride of Silence   This is a ride of remembrance for cyclists killed while riding. Participants will ride in silence downtown at a pace that is no faster than 12 mph for an hour. Helmets are required; lights and reflective clothing strongly recommended; black armbands are encouraged. Time: 7-8pm. Where: Capitol Complex Visitors Center, 425 S. College St., Springfield, IL 62704 www.spfldcycling.org


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