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Postings for August 31, 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 Washington Park Historic Photography Display   Saturday, August 17 - Sunday, September 1, 2013 12-4 p.m. M-F / 12-5 p.m. Sat and Sun. Come to the Washington Park Botanical Garden Exhibit Hall and view images of Washington Park dating as far back as 1902. The exhibit chronicles the changes and happenings of the park since its creation.
 
  All Day Kincaid Labour Day Picnic   Thursday August 29 5:00 p.m. Park kitchen opens 6:30 p.m. Post 905 pageants begin. Little Miss, Little Mister, Junior Miss, Teen Miss and Miss Post 905. Monica Monts, director. 8:30 p.m. Raffle for $500 cash drawn. 9:00 p.m. Park kitchen closes. Friday August 30 5:00 p.m. Park kitchen opens. Check out the dunk tank or take a paddle boat ride, available throughout the weekend. Carnival opens. Post 905 baby pageants begin. Baby, Tiny and Mini. Amy Harwood, director. 6:00 p.m. Register for Glowiing For Education 5K at Kincaid Food Market parking lot. 7:00 p.m. 5K race begins 8:00 p.m. Tennessee Borderline takes the stage! 12:00a.m Park closes!! Saturday August 31 9:00 a.m. Register for 3 on 3 basketball tournament in American Legion parking lot. 10:00 a.m. 3 on 3 tournament begins. 12:00 p.m. Sign up for the Bob Crowder Memorial Washer Tournament. Bring your own partner. Contact Jason Thorne 237-4761 1:00 p.m. Washers tournament starts. Register/weigh in for arm wrestling tournament in the small pavilion. Balloon stomp for children 4 and under. 2:00 p.m. Quarter auction in the Showboat. Arm wrestling tournament starts. 4:00 p.m. Cake walk and raffles in the Showboat. 8:00 p.m. F5 Reunion Show! F5 will be playing for the first time in 4 years, right here in Kincaid, for a 1 night only show!!https://www.facebook.com/events/639781739368525/ 10:30 p.m. Drawing for Cards/Cubs raffle tickets. Sponsored by: Rumors and Hanlon Construction. 12:00 a.m. Park closes! Sunday Septmeber 1 12:00 p.m. Park Opens Bags sign up behind Showboat. Sign up will continue through the parade. Contact Lisa Fleming 823-6711. 1:00 p.m. Parade starts. Theme is "Celebrate Life". Wine tasting begins with the Wooden Nickel Winery. 2:00 p.m. Cheerleaders perform in the Showboat. Bags tournament begins behind the Showboat. Kids' Fishing Derby at the pond. 2:30 p.m. Battle Creek Country Band plays in the Showboat until 6. Sign up for Tug of War. 3:00 p.m. Tug of War begins. Egg toss for kids. 5:30 p.m. Sign up for cardboard boat race. Contact Brian Larson 820-2706 6:00 p.m. Race begins. 7:00 p.m. Drawing for 2- $100 KFM gift certificates!! Sponsored by KFM, Emma's Storage and Country Place Antiques. 7:30 p.m. Cowboy boot contest in the Showboat. 8:30 p.m. Brushfire in the Showboat!! Jason Aldean AND Miranda Lambert raffle tickets drawn. Sponsored by McEntire Roofing and Ron's Produce. 12:00 p.m. Park closes. Monday September 2 10:00 a.m. Sign up for the car show on the square until 1:00 p.m. Judging is at 2:00, awards at 3:00. 11:00 a.m. Sign up for Bocce ball tournament. Kitchen opens. Bocce ball starts. Sign up for Bill Credi Washer Tournament. Draw for partners. Register for Texas Hold 'Em tournament. 1:00 p.m. Talent Showcase begins in the Showboat. 3:00 p.m. Bagna Cauda cook off! Bring your bagna with you! Relinquish takes the stage in the Showboat. 4:00 p.m. Paddle boat races. Contact Aticia Peden. 4:45 p.m. 50/50 drawing. 5:00 p.m. Kitchen closes. 6:00 p.m. Park closes. See you next year.
 
  All Day Pittsfield Fall Festival   Pittsfield Fall Festival is Aug. 29-31 with parade Sat. Aug. 31, 11 a.m. Pittsfield, Ill. on the Courthouse Square. Time honored traditions such as the grand parade, pageants such as the baby contest, Little Mr. and Miss, Prince & Princess, Jr. Miss, and of course the Queen pageant! Lions Club rides, fire truck rides from the Pittsfield Fire Department, great stage entertainment, vendors and food. Lip Sync and talent show. Find the group Pittsfield Fall Festival on Facebook, or email pittsfieldfallfestival @yahoo.com. Contacts: Parade: David & Cindy Forshey 217-779-0287 or 217-257-8002 Vendors: Carla Terpstra 217-430-3485 Pageants: Beth White 217-370-3638
 
  All Day Edinburg Labor Day Picnic   Come celebrate “Building Dreams, Friendships and Memories” in Edinburg! The Edinburg Community Building grounds come alive with a weekend packed with Truck Pulls, Demolition Derbies, Pageants, Bands, Beer Tent, Carnival Rides, 5K Survive and Thrive Run/Walk and Kids Run, Children's Pedal Pulls, and a Grand Parade at 10 a.m. on Labor Day! For a complete schedule of events check out Facebook at www.facebook.com/edinburg.labordaypicnic . Hope to see you there!
 
  All Day Ethnic Festival   Local ethnic groups provide ethnic foods, music and cultural activities. Free admission. For info call 341-4180. 5pm to 11pm Friday and 12pm to 11pm Saturday and Sunday on the Illinois State Fairgrounds
 
  All Day Arthur Amish Country Cheese Festival   Central Illinois' Best Labor Day Celebration is three days. Family fun for the whole weekend. Enjoy the festival atmosphere throughout Arthur. Eat a corn dog, sample the free cheese, take in a tractor pull, watch a parade, listen to some music, visit an Amish farm shop, shop the sales in town ... just enjoy yourself. Arrive early for the official festival opening on Saturday and have your picture taken with Artie and one of the giant wheels. Shortly later, after they are sliced up festival volunteers begin serving all of it with crackers to the throngs that line up early for the "erst kase bedinen" or first cheese serving on Saturday. Later on Saturday enter the Cheese Eating Nationals, for a chance at an eating championship and attack a free pound of cheddar. Or sign up your team in the International Cheese Curling Championships and take home a four pound "stone" of Baby Swiss. (Never curled cheese before? Don't worry, they'll teach you when you get here!) For more information phone 1-800-72-AMISH.
 
  All Day Prairieland Chautauqua   Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 15th Prairieland Chautauqua Under the big tent in Community Park. 2013 theme: “E Pluribus unum.” Modeled after traditional Chautauqua’s, the event includes musical shows, storytellers, communal suppers and evenings with re-enactors representing famous Americans. A fun free educational family event. Call 217-243-5678 for more information. Please telephone meal orders to Hamilton's at 217-675-2720 at least one day early.
 
  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.
 
  8:00AM 1:00PM Taylorville Farmers Market   Saturdays through Oct. 27. Fresh, locally grown produce. East side of the square.
 
  8:00PM n/a Gypsy   The Hoogland Center for the Arts is proud to announce its 2013 Gala musical ... the mother of all stage musicals ... Gypsy. Gypsy, starring Mary Kate Smith as Rose, Paul Presney, Jr. as Herbie, Devin Dinora as Louise, and Kara DeWall as Dainty June, will be presented August 23-25 and August 30-September 1. Time: 8pm Fri-Sat, 2pm Sun. For ticket information please go to www.hcfta.org. Sponsored by Edward Jones.
 
  8:00AM 12:00PM Jubilee Regional Championship Morgan Horse Show   At the Coliseum and the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Free and open to the public
 
  8:00PM 10:30PM Theater in the Park- Our Town   OUR TOWN, written by American playwright Thornton Wilder, is a Pulitzer Prize winning play. It is a character story about an average town's citizens in the early twentieth century as depicted through their everyday lives. Using metatheatrical devices, Wilder sets the play in a 1930s theater. He uses the actions of the Stage Manager to create the town of Grover's Corners for the audience. Scenes from its history between the years of 1901 and 1913 play out. All performances: $13 Adult, $11 Seniors, $8 Children (under 12). For reservations and to order, call 217-632-5440 or 1-800-710-9290. Box Office Hours : Monday through Saturday: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sundays: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. http://www.theatreinthepark.net/index.html
 
  9:00AM 5:00PM WW II B-17 Flying Fortress visits Springfield   Experimental Aircraft Association's WW II B-17 "Aluminum Overcast" will be at Landmark Aviation, just inside the main entrance to Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. Both Flight Experience and Ground Tours will be available. Current service men/women and Vets receive free ground tours. Visit www.B17.org for more information.
 
  1:00PM 11:55PM Illinois Blues Festival   Complete information and tickets are available at http://illinoisbluesfestival.com/. Two days of great music on three stages. Come see the area’s best blues bands at the top of their game competing for a chance to travel to Memphis for the international blues competition. Central Illinois Blues Club will host blues workshops run by seasoned professionals who will show you the art of playing, and listening to the blues, no matter what your experience level. $20-$25. In Peoria RiverFront Festival Park, Water Street, South of RiverPlex
 
  8:00AM n/a 5K Run/Walk   Plus 1/2 mile Kids fun run. Register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/edinburg/edinburgsurvivethrive5k or call 217-415-9393. All funds goes to Edinburg Booster Club for the students at Edinburg Schools. Also on Facebook. Edinburg Labor Day Picnic follows.
 
  9:00AM 3:00PM Lincoln Park Neighborhood Assoc Artisans Fair   LPNA Artisans Fair is Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Lincoln Park in Springfield, Ill. Rain or shine. www.lpnaspringeld.org. The Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association’s Artisans Fair showcases local artists and artisans, food vendors and a bake sale. The Vintage Times Street Rod Club will also hold their Annual Rod Run on Aug. 31 at Lincoln Park. Registration is from 8 a.m.-noon and awards presented at 3:30 p.m. Pricing & Ticket Info: Free to the public!
 
  10:00AM 5:00PM Sangamon Valley Woodcarvers Show   The Sangamon Valley Woodcarvers will present the artistry of woodcarving and woodburning at their 23nd annual show at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, 11th and Sangamon Avenue, Illinois Building. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission $3 (12 and under free). Carvers from across the country will be exhibiting. Carvings, woodburnings, wood, tools and books will be for sale. How-to seminars will be presented both days at no extra charge. Soap carving for kids of all ages. Hourly door prizes. For information contact Lee or Betty Legg, 1141 West Edwards, Springfield, IL 62704 or 217-546-8792. Website svwoodcarvers.org.
 
  6:00PM 8:00PM Symphony on the Square   August 31, Symphony on the Square: The Illinois Symphony Orchestra will present a free concert on the ground of the Old State Capitol Historic Site, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


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