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Postings for October 26, 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.
  All Day Craft-Vendor Fair   Second Annual Craft and Vendor Fair with bake sale & kids games. Many vendors and crafters on hand with cash and carry items on site! Proceeds will benefit High School youth attending the National Youth Gathering in July 2016. For additional information contact Trinity Lutheran Church at 217-438-6820.
  All Day Carve for the Cure   We will be having a family fun day to raise money and awareness for breast cancer awareness month. With any size donation you will go home with a pumpkin and be put into a drawing for gift cards from local restaurants. There will also be food, a kids fall craft table, and other kids activities.
  All Day Fall Festival   Fall Festival: Typical autumn life on the 1830s Illinois prairie will be demonstrated amid the cabins of the reconstructed village that Abraham Lincoln called home. Free. New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, Petersburg, IL 60001
  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.
  8:00AM 1:00PM Taylorville Farmers Market   Saturdays through Oct. 27. Fresh, locally grown produce. East side of the square.
  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.
  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.
  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
  8:30AM n/a Running With the Bulldogs 5K Run/Walk   The third annual Running of the Bulldogs 5K run/walk is a part of Homecoming on the campus of Benedictine University at Springfield. Participants do not have to be a Homecoming participant in order to register for this event. This is a family friendly event. Refreshments will be provided at the end of the run/walk. All participants are required to read and sign the event waiver form to be considered a participant. This is done electronically when you click the "Register" button below. COST $20 for all runners/walkers/ages $17 for Springfield College or Benedictine University at Springfield alumni. COURSE The 5K route will circle the Benedictine campus and wind through and around Lincoln Park. This is a completely paved course. All miles will be marked along the way and there will be a water stop available for runners/walkers
  9:00AM 2:30PM Blanket and Coat Fair   If you need a blanket or coat for this winter come to Freedom in Holiness Mission, a nonprofit organization that provides clothing for those in Springfield that have a need for the items, from 9 am-2:30 p.m. Must show ID for blanket. Anyone can come for a coat - adults and children. You can try the coats on, too. Do you have blankets or coats you can donate? The nonprofit service organization is looking for donations, especially for sizes 3X and above. Bring items to the Mission and leave by the front or back door on the porch. There is also a need for more children's coats, particularly larger sizes. Freedom in Holiness Mission, 1430 Loveland Ave., Springfield, IL 62703
  9:00AM 10:00PM Scrapbook for the Troops   Come scrap, craft, make cards, quilt, knit, etc! $40 Registration Fee Includes: Crop Space, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks, Prizes, games, Massage Therapist, vendors. Receive a free raffle ticket for any items donated for the toops and/or family packages or baskets donated. (limited five items) VFW Post #755, 2211 Old Jacksonville Road, Springfield, IL 60001 Send application and check to:Lisa Marcure, 1100 Urban Ave, Springfield, IL 62704. For information: Lisa Marcure: Ph: (217) 725-7995 or Jody Lewis: Ph: (309) 645-7773.
  10:00AM 6:00PM Jacksonville Main Street Pumpkin Fest   Jacksonville Main Street will be hosting the 3rd Annual Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Square. The festival will feature Fall-related events for all ages and will promote the beautifully redesigned downtown square. In addition to the events listed below, there will be several vendors and nonprofit booths offering goods for sale, activities, games and community information. Schedule of Events: 10am-6pm Vendors and Non-Profit Booths 10am-Noon Pumpkin Decorating Contest Check-In 10am Pet Costume Contest & Parade Sign-Up 10:30am Pet Costume Contest & Parade Noon-2pm Children’s Activities at 2Nine Gallery 1pm Pumpkin Derby hosted by Home Depot 2pm and 2:30pm Mike Anderson Spooky Storytelling at 2Nine Gallery 2:30pm Pumpkin Drop at Eclectic Gallery 3pm Pumpkin Decorating Contest winners announced 3pm Costume Contest & Parade Line-Up 3:30pm Costume Parade and Costume Contest Judging sponsored by Dr. Kevin Harrington, D.M.D. 4-6pm Safe Trick-or-Treating at businesses all around the Square Visit for vendor forms, Pumpkin Derby rules, and other event information. For more information or to sign up for a vendor booth, please contact Judy Tighe at the Jacksonville Main Street office at 245-6884.
  11:00AM 4:00PM Annual Chili Luncheon   It’s that time of year: time for Chilli in all its goodness! On Saturday, Oct. 26, St. Pat’s will play host to the Dew Chilli Parlor Food Truck from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Bring your family and friends for a delicious fall meal while supporting the educational and spiritual mission of St. Patrick Catholic School. Not a chilli fan? No problem! Dew Chilli Parlor has plenty of other food options (for their full menu, go to Dine In or Carry Out Options available! For questions, contact 217-523-7670.
  7:00PM 8:15PM Goosebumps Organ Concert /Electronic Light Show   Electronic lighting effects and dramatic dance will heighten the atmosphere at this extraordinary concert. Splendidly evocative (and even a little spooky!) classics, filled with staccato chords and deep swelling tones, will emerge from the Brombaugh Opus 35 pipe organ at the skilled touch of the organist Christopher Holman. The musical selections will include: Toccata in d minor, J.S. Bach; Phantom of the Opera Overture - Andrew Lloyd Webber; and pieces by composers Widor among others. Lighting artist Stephen Tankersley will add special effects to accentuate and bring to life the rich music. Choreographer Elizabeth Cheney of Springfield Dance has created interpretive movement with ethereal costuming to round out a magical experience of light, sound, and expressive dance to celebrate the triumph of good over evil. We invite you to dress for the concert — all in black, all in white, in costume — in order to participate more fully in the sensations of this unique experience. The concert itself is free: we will gladly accept donations to benefit the Springfield Salvation Army.. First Presbyterian Church,321 S. Seventh St., Springfield, IL 60001
  7:05PM n/a Springfield Jr. Blues Home Game   Springfield Jr. Blues take on the Topeka Road Runners this weekend. Saturday's game features a costume constest plus kids can trick or treat with the Jr. Blues Players. Game time is 7:05 at the Nelson Center, Lincoln Park, 1601 N. Fifth St Springfield, IL

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