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Postings for August 02, 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 1ST NIGHT POSTER ART CONTEST – CALL FOR ENTRIES   The Springfield Area Arts Council announces a call for entries for a poster contest to promote this year’s annual First Night® Springfield which will be held in downtown Springfield on December 31, 2013. Original graphic artwork may be submitted in a vertical or horizontal format not to exceed 11 by 17 inches. A hard copy, as well as CD with the design in .pdf, .jpg, or .tif format, must be submitted for consideration. Designs should reflect a “Celebration of the Arts.” The winning design will be selected by the First Night Planning Committee, which is made up of Arts Council board members and community representatives. The winner receives a prize of $100. The artwork becomes the property of the Arts Council and is reprinted on a variety of First Night promotional materials and unveiled at a future press conference. It is suggested that interested artists view the full collection of previous First Night posters on display at the Arts Council office. The deadline for submitting artwork is 5:30 pm on Monday, August 5, 2013. For more information, contact Penny Wollan-Kriel at the Springfield Area Arts Council, 420 South Sixth Street, Springfield, 753-3519 or office@springfieldartsco.org.
 
  All Day Tree Trunk Exhibit   Two segments of tree trunks, remnants of the devastating 1925 Tri-State tornado, are now on exhibit in the lobby of the Illinois State Museum in Springfield, along with several historic photographs. These “tornado trees” are a dramatic illustration of the power of tornadoes. Many people who have visited the Illinois State Museum over the years will remember seeing this popular exhibit. These fragments of trees with large boards rammed through them were recovered near Murphysboro after the great Tri-State tornado of March 18, 1925. A 2 x 4 board is jammed into one of the trunks, and a 1 x 10 piece of wood has been driven through the other. The 1925 Tri-State tornado wreaked havoc along its 219 mile path. The tornado is considered to be one of the most destructive tornadoes to life and property in the United States. It swept without warning across Missouri, southern Illinois, and Indiana, killing 689 people, injuring 1,980 and causing $17 million in damage (1925 dollars). Illinois was hardest hit – 606 people died and 1,563 were injured. Murphysboro suffered the greatest destruction. The tornado trees were donated to the Illinois State Museum in 1925 by H. Langdon Robinson (part of the Henson Robinson Company family). H. Langdon Robinson was a young lieutenant in the National Guard, which was called out in the aftermath of the devastating tornado. According to Sally Robinson of Springfield, her father H. Langdon Robinson asked to have the trees after they were cut down for the purpose of donating them to the Illinois State Museum. At that time, the Illinois State Museum was located in the Centennial Building (now the Howlett Building). The trees represent one of the oldest museum exhibits. They were shown in the Centennial Building beginning in 1925 and were moved to the current Illinois State Museum building when it opened in 1963. For more than 75 years, visitors were fascinated by the exhibit that graphically demonstrated the powerful force of a deadly tornado. The exhibit was removed when the new Changes natural history exhibition was created. The trees are among the most frequently asked about items by museum visitors. The display continues in the Museum lobby through August 25.
 
  All Day Effingham County Fair   The 2013 Effingham County Fair is loaded with great concerts, live entertainment, and of course the highly anticipated Demolition Derby and Tractor Pulls. Get the details at http://www.effinghamcountyfair.com/
 
  All Day McLean County Fair   Food & Farm Family Fun Zone • Petting Zoo • Comedy & Magic Shows • Chainsaw Carving Competition • Music Tent with daily live broadcasts • Face Painting • Hit and Miss Engines • Tour 4H Exhibits • Antique Tractor Display • Dog Agility Demonstration • Emergency Services Display • Caricature Drawings • Balloon Twisting Artists • NASCAR Dual Driver Racing Simulator. Full details at http://www.mcleancountyfair.org/
 
  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 jeremyb@springfieldparks.org . For information on other park district programs and events visit our website at www.springfieldparks.org.
 
  5:30PM 8:00PM Vacation Bible School   At Kingdom Rock VBS, kids discover how to stand strong for God! Kingdom Rock is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences. Kids see, hear, touch and even taste! A meal is provided so bring your appetite. Sugar Creek Church 1022 New City Rd, Chatham (across from Ball Elementary 217.483.2270
 
  8:00AM 11:55PM Logan County Fair   Logan County Fairgrounds, 1408 Short 11th St. July 30 through August 4, 8 a.m. to midnight. 217-732-3311.
 
  6:30PM 10:00PM Murder at Cafe Noir   Summer Repertory Theatre presents an interactive dinner theater production, Murder at Cafe Noir. An interactive dinner theater production with a black and white Bogart 1940s era theme in a tropical supper club, featuring a live jazz band. Audience may participate during and in the outcome of this production. Full dinner or lunch is included. Demuzio Campus Center at Blackburn College. Pricing & Ticket Info: $25 per person for theater and dinner or lunch. Advance ticket sales only at CNB Bank & Trust, Carlinville Public Library, Main Street Bridal or Refuge Coffee House in Carlinville or online. Check Summer Rep website for info.
 
  4:00PM 11:55PM Farmers Picnic   Mt Auburn- Church of Christ concessions open at 4 p.m. on Thursday. Carnival opens at 5 p.m. (arm bands from 6-9 p.m.) Beer Tent open at 5 p.m. 6:30 p.m. is the opening ceremony. Then Little Miss and Mister Contest, pedal pull, bike drawing. Friday ice cream social opens at 4 p.m. Carnival and Beer Tent open at 5 p.m. Saturday is a Kedron Lodge Breakfast from 7-10 a.m. The parade line-up is at the school at 10 a.m. The parade begins at 11 a.m. Chilli cook-off runs from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Antique Tractor Show registration is at noon; beer tent opens at noon, Twinkles the Clown is at the picnic from noon to 1 p.m. Lots more all day. Walkin with Cash plays from 6-9 p.m. The band Velveeta Revolver plays from 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m.
 
  5:00PM 11:00PM Decatur Celebration   The Decatur Celebration, Illinois’ Largest Free Family Street Festival. For complete details visit www.decaturcelebration.com. 5-11pm Fri, 10am-11pm Sat, 11am-9:30pm Sun.
 
  5:00PM 10:00PM Downhome Music Festival   Friday, Aug. 2, Downhome Music Festival with the The Shenanigans, Brooke Thomas & The Blue Suns, Whiskey Picts, Murder of Crowes, Blue Ribbon Revival at Seventh and Washington. Saturday, Aug. 3, Downhome Music Festival with Gypsy Collabo, NIL8, The Station, MonDope, Josh Catalano & The Dirty Thoughts and others. https://www.facebook.com/events/600724469947854/
 
  5:00PM 8:00PM First Fridays Downtown   Fresh off their win as the 2010 Best New Local Event in Springfield, First Fridays wants to continue the momentum and bring great special performances, unique shop inventory, gifts, artists, and events to downtown Springfield on Friday nights. First Friday, brought to you by Downtown Springfield, Inc. is an exhilarating celebration of the arts, fine dining, exceptional cocktails and fabulous shopping! Every month, without exception, we will showcase downtown shops, restaurants, art galleries and pubs. Walk around and explore downtown’s 60 venues owned by local entrepreneurs, driven by their commitment to downtown and our community. You'll find new exhibitions, live music, great deals and fun surprises, too. Our thriving urban center is home to unique boutiques and outstanding restaurants. First Fridays are a great time to experience the historic beauty and ambiance that is unique to the Capital City. Gather your friends and family, and join the party every First Friday, 5-8pm. You're bound to meet old acquaintances and find a new favorite shop, restaurant or place to unwind. Follow the Flags Every First Friday. Each participating downtown business will be provided a flag like the logo above for display on in their window, awning or door! Downtown Springfield, Inc. 544-1723 or Victoria@downtownspringfield.org
 
  8:00PM 10:30PM Peter Pan presented by the Springfield Muni   Peter Pan presented by the Springfield Muni This is the magical tale about the boy who refuses to grow up: Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinker Bell, who visit the London nursery of Wendy, Michael, and John Darling, in search of Peter’s lost shadow. With a sprinkling of fairy dust and a few lovely thoughts, Peter and his new friends fly out the nursery window headed to the second star to the right and straight on till morning, to Neverland. The children experience many wonderful and exciting adventures with the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily and her Indian tribe, and pirates, led by Peter’s archenemy, the dastardly Capt. Hook. Reserved Seating: Patrons: $14.00 Seniors/Military Patrons: $12.00 General Admission (Lawn Seating): Adults - $10.00 Seniors/Military/Students - $8.00 Children (3-12) - $6.00 2 and Under - FREE www.themuni.org


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