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October 23, 2014, 4:25 am
Postings for October 25, 2013 Full Month View
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  All Day Mid-America Mane Event Horse Show   The 11th annual Mid-America Horse Show Association’s Mane Event Horse Show will be held Oct. 24-27, 2013, at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Coliseum. The Mane Event attracts barns from Kentucky, Missouri, Indiana, Wisconsin and the northern Illinois area, making Springfield the perfect location for these barns to meet for the Mane Event’s 2013 edition. Back this year, along with the Pleasure Olympic Finals, the Mane Event will host the prestigious national Good Hands Equitation Finals. The Mane Event is free and open to the public. Classes will be held starting at noon and 7 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m., noon and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and at 10 a.m. on Sunday. For more information about the Mid-America Mane Event Horse Show, log on to Mid-America Horse Show Association is a non-profit Illinois corporation founded in 1939. It is the largest charter club of the American Saddlebred Horse Association with more than 400 members who own and compete with Saddlebreds, Road Horses and Hackney Ponies. Mid-America produces three shows a year and oversees a regional circuit of 35 affiliated A and B rated shows in Illinois and surrounding states where members earn points toward year-end awards.
  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.
  6:30PM 10:00PM Boo Crew Haunted House   On the search for a good haunt? Then make sure Boo Crew Haunted House in Rochester, Illinois is on your Tour de Terror this Halloween season. Boo Crew Haunted House is no amateur operation – we’re serious about scary. Our creepy crew works on our haunted house haven for months, putting our sinister minds to work as we create a high-tech, theatrical environment that evokes blood-curdling screams and spine-tingling terror! Oct. 4-5, 11-13, 18-19, 25-26.
  7:00PM 10:00PM Terror on the Square   Ranked a top 10 haunt in Illinois for 2012 on! This terrifying haunted house with mystifying illusions and ghostly holograms is set in a 1930s funeral home on the square in Petersburg. Back this year is a mystifying illusion show in an old theater before or after the tour. Open Oct 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 31. West side of the square in Petersburg.
  8:00PM 10:00PM Friday Night Star Parties   The University of Illinois Springfield’s popular Friday Night Star Parties will resume the Friday after Labor Day and run through the end of October. Those dates include: Sept. 6, 13, 20, and 27 and Oct. 4, 18, and 26. Please note that there is not a Star Party on Oct. 11. Friday Night Star Parties are held from 8 to 10 p.m., weather permitting, at the UIS observatory on the roof of Brookens Library. Star Parties are hosted by Dr. John Martin, associate professor of Astronomy/Physics. The observatory’s telescopes will be used to view a number of celestial objects, including the moon, when visible; the Ring Nebula; globular star clusters M13 and M15; and other double stars and star clusters. A typical Star Party begins with a presentation as visitors ascend the stairs to the observatory, learning about galaxies, the sun and stars along the way. On the roof observation deck visitors are invited to view the skies through telescopes and ask questions. Participants are welcome to arrive and leave as they wish between 8 to 10 p.m. Friday Night Star Parties are free and open to the public. Reservations are not required and groups are encouraged to attend. The entrance to the campus observatory is located outside Brookens Library on the southeast corner of the building. Star Parties may be canceled for cloudy weather. Questions about whether the weather is suitable for viewing should be directed to 217/206-8342 at 7 p.m. on the evening of the Star Party. Updates will also be posted on the UIS Observatory Twitter page (@UISObservatory). For more information on Star Parties, contact John Martin at or visit
  3:00PM 7:00PM Capital City Hooligans Demolition Derby   Shaners Towing presents the Demolition Derby for 4 hours at Precision Barbers on 230 S. Grand Ave. East. You have a chance to smash a car for charity. Weapons will be provided.
  5:30PM 7:30PM Trunk Or Treat   Come on out to Sugar Creek UMC in Chatham on Friday October 25th from 5:30-7:30pm! Kids put on your costumes, grab your treat bags, and come join us for a safe trick or treating event! The fun starts at 5:30pm with dinner(hot dogs, chips, & drink. free will donations accepted) and games. Trunk or Treating is from 6:45-7:30pm! Email or call 217-483-2270 with any questions!
  7:00PM 9:00PM Haunted Nights of Civil War History   Edwards Place will be overrun by Civil War ghosts this Halloween! The SAA is partnering with the 10th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry to present a historical haunted house the likes of which you have never seen before, including a Victorian funeral, a visit to a Civil War dentist, singing severed heads and a ghostly dance. This is a lighthearted, family-friendly take on a historical haunted house. Spooky surprises lurk around every corner! Sponsored by the Prairie Eye Center. Oct. 25, 7-9pm and Oct. 26, 6:30-9pm.
  7:05PM n/a Springfield Jr. Blues Home Game   Springfield Jr. Blues Home take on the Topeka Road Runners this weekend. In association with Sunsan G Kohman, Friday is Breast Cancer Awareness night. Jr Blues warm up jerseys will be auctioned off to benefit the fight against breast cancer. Game time is 7:05 at the Nelson Center, Lincoln Park, 1601 N. Fifth St., Springfield, IL
  8:00PM n/a Spamalot   Friday to Sunday 10/18 to 10/27 SPAMALOT $18.00 SHOWS 2:00pm, 8:00pm | Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls? The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including "Best Musical," and received 14 Tony Award nominations.
  8:00PM n/a The Little Years   This innovative play explores what happens to a young girl who is a math prodigy. It begins in 1957 and follows her for 45 years of her life. The play also explores time…and how it effects how we see the world and ourselves. Ticket showtime and information is at Hoogland Center for the Arts 420 S. Sixth St, Springfield, IL

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