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Postings for June 12, 2013 Full Month View
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  All Day Geocaching   Get your family out to experience our parks with geocaching, a fun high tech scavenger hunt. Starting this spring, search for Springfield Park District's 10 caches hidden throughout the park district. Find exciting, first to find prizes, as well as passes and other fun prizes. For more information and to upload the coordinates, visit the Springfield Park District website.
  All Day Macon County Fair   Macon County Fair & Event Facilities, 3700 North Westlawn Avenue, Decatur, IL 62526-9291. Wednesday, June 12- Farm Products Judging, 10:00 am ADM Building...4-H Poultry Show, 11:00 am Poultry/Rabbit Barn... Poultry Show, 1:00 pm Poultry/Rabbit Barn... Collectibles Judging, 1:00 pm ADM Building... Hobbies Judging, 3:00 pm ADM Building... Commercial Vendors, 4:00 – 8:00 pm Decatur Building... BINGO, 4:30 pm $20 Packet or Individual Sheets Pride of Prairie Building... ITPA Truck & Tractor Pull, Sponsored by 95Q, 6:30 pm $12 Admission; 5 and under free & $20 Pit Pass Seating Grandstand... Bears-N-Buddies Chainsaw Carving Auction, Central Illinois Auctions, Les Crandall – Auctioneer Intermission Grandstand... Carnival- 5:00 – 10:00 pm $20 Arm Bands
  All Day 72nd annual Midwest Charity Horse Show   The 72nd annual Midwest Charity Horse Show will be held June 11-15 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Coliseum. Performances will be held daily starting at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public. One of the premier horse shows in the United States, the Midwest Charity Horse Show features American Saddlebred, Roadster, Morgan and Arabian horses and Hackney ponies. Since its inception, the Midwest Charity Horse Show, an all-volunteer organization, has donated its annual proceeds to a Springfield area charity. Camp COCO, a project of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Ill., has been selected as Midwest’s beneficiary since 1988. Camp COCO is a free, week-long summer camp for children suffering from cancer, leukemia and other blood disorders. For more information about Midwest Charity Horse Show log onto
  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 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.
  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.
  9:00AM 10:55PM Wed. Morning Pickup Party   60-minute Pick-up Party Help us keep the sanctuary free of trash and flying debris. 9 a.m. start every Wednesday. Wrap up by 10 a.m. We supply the bags, long-handled trash grabbers and gloves if you need them.
  7:00AM 5:30PM Summer Day Camp   The Springfield Park District is taking registrations for the Nelson Center Summer Day Camp. Camp begins June 3 and runs through August 17 (Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.). Kids ages 5 -12 can attend and participate in various outdoor activities including swimming, games and themed weeks. Swimming lessons are provided as well. For additional information, please contact Jeremy Bonnett at 753-2800 or by email at . For information on other park district programs and events visit our website at
  10:00AM 2:00PM Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest   "Backyard Safari: Butterflies." Film will be shown on Tuesday, June 11 and Wednesday, June 12 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest is recommended for children ages 3-8 and is great for day care classes, summer camp groups, and families. Each program lasts approximately 30 minutes. Free and open to the public. For more information, or to schedule a group of 10 or more, contact Elizabeth Bazan at or 782-5993.
  5:30PM 7:30PM Women Entrepreneurs - Central IL   WE-CI; Women Entrepreneurs of Central Illinois’ Summer Tea Social will be held on Wednesday evening, June 12, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at The Broadwell Tavern in Clayville, Ill. This is your opportunity to mix, mingle and wear a lovely hat! DIRECTIONS: Il 97 (Jefferson) East to 125 West. The Broadwell Tavern will be just before Pleasant Plains, on the Left (south) side of the highway, approximately 13 miles from Springfield. Program: Historic Research On The Interior Design For The Period Of The Broadwell Tavern. Presenter: Susan Day of Exciting Windows. and catered by Sue Shaw of Central Illinois Event Catering. The cost for the meeting is $22 for members, $25 for guests and $30 for walk-ins. Please RSVP by noon, June 7, 2013. Reservations are non-refundable. Additional information is available by contacting Cherrill Lewis at 698-6140, or at . Monthly meetings include guest speakers, workshops, and social functions. Fundraising events support scholarships for local women attending college and advanced training. Guests may request a meeting notice by contacting Maureen Williams at
  6:35PM 9:30PM Springfield Sliders Home   Come to Robin Roberts Stadium to see the Springfield Sloders take on the Quincy Gems. First pitch is at 6:35
  7:00PM 8:30PM Archaeology of Camp Nelson, Kentucky   The next Illinois State Museum Paul Mickey Science Series program on June 12, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. will feature Dr. Stephen McBride of the Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park, Nicholasville, Kentucky presenting “Archaeology of Camp Nelson, Kentucky: A Large U.S. Civil War Depot and Recruitment Center.” In conjunction with the “Civil War Quilters:Loyal Hearts of Illinois” exhibition in the Museum art gallery, and as part of the History Comes Alive partnership with the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, this evening program will be held at the downtown Museum. Camp Nelson, located 20 miles south of Lexington, Kentucky, functioned as both a recruitment and training camp for African-American soldiers and as a refugee center for the wives and children of these soldiers. The expulsion of these dependents from temporary encampments in November 1864 (resulting in 102 deaths) forced the federal government to finally emancipate the wives and children in March 1865 and create a more permanent refugee camp. Archaeological excavations illustrate differences in the women and children’s living conditions in the encampment in contrast to the more permanent “Home for Colored Refugees.” The Illinois State Museum promotes discovery, learning, and an appreciation of Illinois’ natural, cultural, and artistic heritage. The Museum’s extensive collections and research activities provide the foundation for exhibitions and public programs that tell the story of the land, life, people, and art of Illinois. The Illinois State Museum is located at 502 S. Spring St. (on the corner of Spring and Edwards Streets) in Springfield and is open from 8:30 - 5:00 Monday through Saturday and from 12:00 - 5:00 on Sunday. Admission is free. Parking is available nearby and the building is ADA accessible.

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