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October 24, 2014, 4:19 pm
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Postings for October 03, 2013 Full Month View
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  All Day Barry Apple Festival   LaFayette Park. This annual event is one of the largest festivals in the area and celebrates everything apple in the quaint, historic town of Barry. A parade winds through the city where local music bands and a crafts show entertain visitors. Apple pies, ice cream and strudels are all specialties. Old-time crafts, local bluegrass band performances and a car show complete the weekend. Free. For information call 217-440-0771 or 217-242-9182. http://barryapplefestival.weebly.com/
 
  6:30PM 8:30PM GROW in Illinois Mental Health   GROW in Illinois Mental Health - 6:30 p.m., Thursdays, 12-step support program for emotional, mental health issues, coping or addictions. Anonymous, free, confidential, open to all. Laurel United Methodist Church, 631 South Grand Ave. W, Springfield, 217-816-1083. Laurel United Methodist Church, 631 South Grand Ave W
 
  4:00PM 7:00PM Illinois Products Farmers Market   Commodities Pavilion / Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Every Thursday from May 9 – October 17, 2013 (Except Aug 8 and 15)
 
  6:00PM n/a McBrian Lincoln Toastmasters   Weekly meeting on Thursdays of a club dedicated to helping individuals improve their leadership and communication skills at Our Savior's Lutheran School, 2645 Old Jacksonville Rd. http://McBrianLincoln.toastmasterclubs.org
 
  5:00PM 8:00PM Ultimate Springfield - Ultimate Frisbee   Recurring every Thursday. Thursday Ultimate Frisbee Pickup Game New players always welcome - no experience required. We'll warm up, make teams and play a couple games of Ultimate. Bring a white shirt and a dark shirt for making teams. Cleats recommended but not necessary. Water recommended but available in park. Jefferson Park, 300 S. Oxford. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2341589784/
 
  9:00AM 6:00PM The Great Pumpkin Patch   The Great Pumpkin Patch is proud to invite guests to see over 300 varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds from over 30 countries around the world; all grown here on our farm. Numerous premier displays, over 5,000 hardy mums, various mazes and gardens grace the grounds. There's a diversity, of plants and animals- with several goats, pigs, exotic chickens, rabbits, a llama and an alpaca. There are several places to eat and drink on the farm and lots of entertainment on the weekends. Named Illinois Agritourism Business of the Year in 2009, The Great Pumpkin Patch is much more than an ordinary pumpkin patch. It is a safe, family-fun atmosphere where learning can take place. Located in the heart of Amish country, 2 miles south and 1/2 mile west of Arthur, they are open from Sept. 15 through Oct. 31 every day, seven days a week, from 9 am to 6 pm. Admission is charged.
 
  11:30AM 1:30PM UIS Lunch and Learn   WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Alumni SAGE Society and Illinois State Historical Society presents “From Liverpool to Fiji: A Celebration of Music” as part of its annual Lunch and Learn Series. WHEN: Thursday, October 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Public Affairs Center (PAC) Conference Room C/D, located on the lower level of the PAC on the UIS campus. DETAILS: The year 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles coming to America. Dr. Michael Cheney, Beatles historian and UIS professor of communication and economics, will provide an interactive discussion on Beatles history. Dr. Sharon Graf, UIS associate professor of ethnomusicology, recently spent a sabbatical conducting research in the South Pacific and will speak on the musical instruments of the South Pacific and expression of the Polynesian identity. The cost for the hot buffet lunch and program is $20/per person. Reservations are requested, as seating is limited. Seating is available in the back for those who do not purchase the luncheon buffet. A discounted series subscription is available for $50/per person. Other upcoming Lunch & Learn events include “War, Medicine and Remembrance” on Nov. 7 and “Quilts, Canvas and Women Artists” on December 5. Visit www.uiaa.org/uis to register online. For more information, contact the UI Alumni Association at UIS at 217/206-7395 or email alumni@uis.edu.


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