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Postings for September 21, 2013 Full Month View
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  All Day Preschool Registration   The CACC Preschool, located in the Capital Area Career Center at 2201 Toronto Road in Springfield, has openings for preschool children ages 3, 4, and 5. This is a tuition-free program that meets Monday - Thursday from 8:50 am to 10:50 am. Call (217) 529-5431 ext. 133 to enroll your child. Space is limited.
 
  All Day Food For Fines   The Chatham Area Public Library is proud to announce the "Food For Fines" program, which will run Friday, Sept. 13 through Saturday, Sept. 21 (9/13-9/21). This program allows patrons to pay down their CAPLD Library fines by donating canned goods at the Library for the Ball-Chatham Food Pantry. For each item donated $1 will be waived from current overdue fines for library patrons and Chatham County Market will match the donated items up to $400. Call the library for more information at 483-2713 - and please take this opportunity to pay down your overdue fines while helping those in need - don't forget to bring your library card!
 
  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.
 
  12:00PM 6:00PM The A-Maze-ing Corn Maze   Open weekends from Sept. 7/8 through Oct. 12/13, PLUS open Monday, Oct. 14. Saturdays – 11-6, Sundays – 12-6 and Monday (Oct. 14) – 10-2. The location– on the curve in Auburn, 14100 State Route 4 – on the property of the Auburn United Methodist Church. Admission prices - $5 per person, 5 and under free. More information can be found on the church’s website: Auburn-UMC.org or the church’s e-mail auburnunitedmethodist@gmail.com
 
  7:30PM n/a Rent   The Springfield Municipal Opera (The Muni) and Springfield Clinic will present Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize–winning musical, Rent, for three consecutive weekends, Sept. 6-7, 12-14 and 19-21 (no Wednesday or Sunday Performances) at 7:30 p.m. at its outdoor amphitheater located at 815 East Lake Drive in Springfield. The 7:30 p.m. start time is an all-new time as well as September being a first time extension of its season for the Springfield Muni Opera and allows enjoying the beautiful fall weather and takes advantage of the earlier sunsets in September. Rent is the cutting-edge musical, based on Puccini’s opera La Boehme that electrified a whole generation of theatergoers. Rent tells the story of seven friends in the AIDS-ravaged New York City of the 1990s: Roger, Mimi, Tom, Angel, Maureen, Joanne and Mark share their struggle to support themselves and celebrate their lives in spite of the crises that confront them, from shifting romantic entanglements to preserving their artistic integrity to the life-and-death struggle with a disease that is threatening almost everyone they know. Through its powerful rock score, RENT explores the lives of a community of young artists who choose to celebrate life while coping with disease and poverty. Contains mature themes and strong language Reserved seating tickets are $14 with a special $12 price for seniors, students, children and Military; and are available by calling (217) 793-MUNI or online at www.TheMuni.org. General admission tickets (lawn seating) are available before each show at the Muni box office which will open 60 minutes prior to show time for $10 adults, $8 students, $6 children (3-12), and ages 2 and under are free.
 
  7:30PM 10:00PM Rent by the Springfield Muni   Rent by the Springfield Muni rnrnSet in the East Village of New York City, RENT is about love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, RENT has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock, and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. Based loosely on Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows a year in the life of a group of friends struggling to make it in the big city. AIDS and both its physical and emotional complications pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom, and Angel; Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble; Benjamin has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends; and Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general, always behind the camera recording events but never playing a part. rnrnReserved Seating: rnPatrons: $14.00 rnSeniors/Military Patrons: $12.00 rnGeneral Admission (Lawn Seating): rnAdults - $10.00 Seniors/Military/Students - $8.00 rnChildren (3-12) - $6.00 rn2 and Under - FREE rnrnwww.themuni.org
 
  8:00PM n/a A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine   Roxy Theatricals Presents A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD / A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE, a Musical Double Feature. "A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine" is a charming and unique Broadway musical. Essentially two one-act entertainments, the first act features the usher corps from Grauman's Chinese Theatre treating us to a song and tap dancing salute to the golden age of classic Hollywood films. They then prepare us for the latest coming attraction at the theatre, a ridiculous Marx Brothers farce, "A Night in the Ukraine." When we return from intermission, we discover that our usher corps have transformed into Groucho, Harpo, Chico and the gang, and as they say... "hilarity ensues." Featuring Music by Frank Lazarus and Dick Vosburgh, Richard Whiting, and Jerry Herman (Hello, Dolly) this sparkling musical was honored with 5 Tony Awards!. For ticket information, please go to http://www.atthelegacy.com/
 
  7:30AM 11:55PM Petersburg Harvestfest   Join us at Petersburg Harvestfest on Sept 20-21st. We kick off with the annual chamber dinner followed by The bands Lowder and Sleepwalker. Saturday, Sept. 21st the morning kicks off with the annual 5K race at 7:30 following by vendors, parade and car shows, and the band Leaving Ashland! This is a great family event!
 
  8:00AM n/a Bike/Walk for Healthy Lungs   The 11-mile bike or walk begins at the Sangamon Valley Trail in Centennial Park to raise awareness about Radon and raise money for the AARST Foundation. The bike/walk is located at the intersection of Bunker Hill and Lenhart Rds. Radon experts will be available to answer questions about residential radon measurements and mitigation installation. Pricing & Ticket Info: $35-includes lunch. T-shirts and bike rentals available for additional fee.
 
  8:00AM n/a Springfield Walk to End Alzheimer's   The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer's Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk; now the Alzheimer's Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer's. Together, we can end the nation's sixth-leading cause of death. Pricing & Ticket Info: To register, visit alz.org/walk or call 217-726-5184. While there is no fee to register, each participant is expected to fund raise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness.
 
  9:00AM 2:00PM Tomboy Tool Day at the ReStore   On Saturday, September 21st stop by and check out the Tomboy Tools booth at the ReStore. Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County will receive 10% of all Tomboy Tools sales made in the ReStore that day. Can't make it to the ReStore on September 21st but want to purchase some tools to benefit Habitat for Humanity? Click the following link to purchase tools through the online Habitat Party: http://www.tomboytools.info/mollyb/rsvp&calendarid=143697&E=1 Then enter the following information: First Name: Brittany Last Name: Elder Email Address: brittany.elder88@gmail.com
 
  9:00AM 6:00PM Clayville Fall Festival   Artisans and Craftsmen demonstrating Pottery, Coopering, Quilting, Outdoor Cooking, Willow Furniture Making, Chair Caining, Corn Milling, Whiskey Distilling, Water Color Painting, Dulcimer Making, Guns and Knives of the Old West, Old Time Tool Demonstrations, Reenactors of the early 1800s and the Civil War and more. Tour of Broadwell Inn & Tavern and the Batterton Cabin, Kids Activities. Kids can learn to make candles, tin punch art, and churn butter. Antiques, Crafts, and Collectibles, Food and Refreshments. Route 125 in Clayville. www.clayville.org
 
  10:00AM 12:00PM Leaf Identification & Collection Hikes   Have you been assigned a leaf collection for school? Come to the Washington Park Botanical Garden for a fun-filled two hour hike. We will be collecting around 50 different types of leaves from trees on our grounds. Due to popular attendance we have scheduled two different Saturdays for these hikes. They are exactly the same so your student only needs to attend one of them. This is a great opportunity to get a start on those assignments! Students must call the Garden to place their name on the attendance list. This is an annual event here at the Garden. If you are looking ahead for your students please call to find out about our future hikes that will be scheduled for the 2014 school calendar year. COST: FREE for Springfield residents / $4 per child for non-residents. The Washington Park Botanical Garden, 546-4116rn
 
  10:00AM 5:00PM Edwards Place Fine Arts Fair   Sept. 21st 10AM - 5PM, and Sept. 22nd 11AM - 4PM Location: 700 N. 4th Street. 70 Artist Booths in 12 Media Food . Music . Kid's Art Tent . Interactive Activities . Artist Demos . Art Car . Book Sale . Art Supply Sale http://www.springfieldart.org/Experience/SAA%20Events/Fine%20Art%20Fair/index.html
 
  2:00PM n/a A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine   Roxy Theatricals Presents A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD / A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE, a Musical Double Feature. "A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine" is a charming and unique Broadway musical. Essentially two one-act entertainments, the first act features the usher corps from Grauman's Chinese Theatre treating us to a song and tap dancing salute to the golden age of classic Hollywood films. They then prepare us for the latest coming attraction at the theatre, a ridiculous Marx Brothers farce, "A Night in the Ukraine." When we return from intermission, we discover that our usher corps have transformed into Groucho, Harpo, Chico and the gang, and as they say... "hilarity ensues." Featuring Music by Frank Lazarus and Dick Vosburgh, Richard Whiting, and Jerry Herman (Hello, Dolly) this sparkling musical was honored with 5 Tony Awards! For ticket information, please go to http://www.atthelegacy.com/
 
  4:00PM 6:00PM Gospel Fest for LDA-USA   Enjoy a great evening of songs for a freewill donation that will help bring education to the youth of Liberia who were robbed of their schools during the civil war. LDA-USA is the US branch of the charity founded in Sweden to aid Liberian students, Liberia Dujar Association. Sandwiches available for a freewill donation from 3-4 p.m; concert will take a freewill donation. Questions? Want to help? Contact Vivian Sisusa for more information: 217-523-2269 or viviansisusa@gmail.com. Kumler United Methodist Church, 600N 5th Street


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