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October 21, 2014, 11:43 pm
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Postings for January 07, 2014 Full Month View
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  All Day COAT DRIVE   During the months of December and January, the Rochester Public Library will be holding their annual Coat Drive. Accepted articles for the collection will be new or gently used coats, both children and adults), hats, scarves, and gloves. Donations are being accepted at Rochester Public Library through the end of January at #1 Community Drive, in Rochester. For further information please contact Susan at (217) 498-8454.
 
  All Day Martin Luther King Essay Contest   o celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Ministerial Alliance of Springfield and Vicinity is holding an essay competition for students in grades 5 through 12. The competition is aimed at exposing students to the ideas of Dr. King. Students are asked to write a 300 to 400 word essay that explores a quotation from Dr. King: "He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it." Awards of $700 will be given to the elementary (5th grade), middle school, and high school student whose essay is determined by the judges to be the best in its category. The winning essays will be announced and presented at the annual Ministerial Alliance of Springfield and Vicinity celebration on Jan. 19, 2014 at Union Baptist Church, 1405 East Monroe Street, Springfield. Essays will be accepted until January 13, 2014 and judged by a panel designated by the Ministerial Alliance. Essay Competition Rules and Guidelines: Essay Topic: "He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it." –Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay must be typed: no less than 300 words; no more than 400 words. Submission Deadline: Essay, along with the student's contact information, must be mailed or delivered by 3:00 p.m. CST on Jan. 13, 2014 to: c/o Pastor Silas Johnson Calvary Baptist Church 2208 Kansas St. Springfield, Illinois 62703 Awards: $700 elementary; $700 middle school; $700 high school. Essay presentations: The winners will be announced at the Ministerial Alliance Dr. Martin Luther King Jr birthday celebration on Jan. 19, 2014; winners are required to present their essay. For questions regarding essay: R. Beverly Peters at 217 698-0287 or bpeters21@comcast.net
 
  8:30AM 5:00PM Figurism: Narrative and Fantastic Figurative Art   Figurism: Narrative and Fantastic Figurative Art brings together historical and contemporary body-based art by over fifty artists from the Illinois State Museum collection. The exhibition emphasizes the power and the range of the narrative and expressive uses of the figure in Midwest art. The artworks were selected to create a better understanding and consideration of different representational styles and the ability of the figure to carry feeling, memory, and experience. They were also selected with an eye toward something fantastic—a heightened sense of the super-real or super-natural—whether through aggressive, expressive form, high-keyed color, inventive graphics, or ambiguous situations. The Museum is open from 8:30-5:00 Monday through Saturday and from 12:00-5:00 on Sunday. Admission is free. Parking is available nearby and the building is ADA accessible. For more information contact Jim Zimmer at 217-782-7440.
 
  4:00PM 5:00PM Project Linus   Would you like to give your time and support to children in hospitals? If so, please join us for group blanket-making sessions for Project Linus. Project Linus is a non-profit organization that provides handmade blankets to children (infants to teens) in hospitals for security and comfort. No experience is necessary; we’ll show you how to make the blankets! Drop in during any of our blanket-making sessions-you’re always welcome!


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