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October 20, 2014, 1:00 pm
Postings for April 03, 2014 Full Month View
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  All Day Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage   Annie Leibovitz achieved her status as one of America's great photographers with unforgettable images of celebrities from John Lennon to Johnny Depp. But more recently, Leibovitz has trained her camera on famous places and objects, revealing more of herself in the process. "Pilgrimage," an exhibition of more than 70 of these stunning photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum's collection, opens at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on Feb. 8, 2014, and runs through Aug. 31. Visitors will see the landscapes that captured Leibovitz's imagination: Niagara Falls, Yellowstone National Park, a New Mexico mesa. They can scrutinize her close-ups of objects like Emily Dickinson's only surviving dress, Elvis Presley's motorcycle and a bullet hole put in a target by Annie Oakley. Abraham Lincoln plays a major role in "Pilgrimage." Leibovitz photographed the stovepipe hat and the gloves Lincoln had with him on the night of his assassination, as well as a handwritten copy of the Gettysburg Address, photographic negatives of Lincoln and the Lincoln Memorial. Her photos of the bloodstained gloves were taken at the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Access to the exhibition will be free with paid admission to the presidential museum. The Leibovitz photographs will be complemented by elements from the Lincoln Presidential Library's own collections, selected by Mary Michals. The museum will also present a reading of Virginia Woolf's essay "A Room of One's Own" and selections from the play "The Belle of Amherst," both directed by Phil Funkenbusch. Also on the schedule: a screening of the Marilyn Monroe thriller "Niagara."
  All Day Lions Rain Barrel Sale   The Springfield Noon Lions Club is undertaking its second year of selling rain barrels. Plastic 55-gallon rain barrels are available in black, blue, grey, and terra cotta for $70. Oak 54-gallon rain barrels are available for $165 if they are unfinished and $190 if they are refinished. Accessories such as downspout diverters and pedestals are also available. The brochure and order form can be viewed at, while color photographs of the rain barrels are available at A sample barrel may be viewed and orders will be taken at the 22nd Annual Earth Day event in Springfield’s Lincoln Park on April 26 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Any rain barrels ordered at the Earth Day event will receive a $5 discount. All orders must be received by May 8. Rain barrels and accessories will be available for pick up on May 17 from 9-11:30 AM at 829 South 11th Street, Springfield. Customers of City Water, Light & Power may be eligible for a $25 rebate.
  All Day HENSON ROBINSON ZOO SEEKS VOUNTEER TRAIN DRIVERS   The Henson Robinson Zoo is looking for enthusiastic volunteers who enjoy working with children to drive the zoo’s Wattman Mini Express trackless train. The electric train is environmentally friendly, powered by a silent 48-volt motor and pulls four passenger wagons. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and hold a valid driver’s license. Training sessions will be held Sunday, April 6 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Interested parties can choose the most convenient training session. Call the zoo at (217)585-1821 to indicate your interest in volunteering as a train driver and the training session you would like to attend.
  6:15PM n/a Chatham Kiwanis Club Meeting   Chatham Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday at the Chatham Public Library at 6:15 p.m.
  12:00PM 4:00PM 41st Annual Spring Floral Show   41st Annual Spring Floral Show is Saturday, March 22 - Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Washington Park Botanical Garden, 1740 W. Fayette Avenue, Springfield, IL 62704. Easter lilies and lush tropical foliage will fill the Exhibit Hall and Conservatory. Free.
  6:00PM n/a Race, Photography and History   One of the nation's leading experts on photography, race and history visits the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on April 3 to discuss how photography helped African-Americans establish a new place in society after the Civil War. Shawn Michelle Smith studies the power of photography to influence society and shape people's perceptions. In her many books, Smith has examined the once-common practice of photographing lynchings, the way early African-American leaders used photos to claim new social and political identities, and the link between photos and abuse of power by authorities. Her free appearance begins at 6 p.m., when Smith signs copies of her books. At 6:30 in the presidential museum's Union Theater, she discusses "Pictures and Progress: Frederick Douglass and the Revolutionary Power of Photography." To reserve a seat for Smith's appearance, visit or call 217-558-8934.
  7:30PM n/a Bye, Bye, Birdie   Sacred Heart-Griffin High School's spring musical, Bye, Bye, Birdie, will take place on Thursday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 5 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 6 at 2 p.m. in SHG's Dominican Hall Theatre, 1200 West Washington. Karen Danner will be the executive producer; Bill Bauser, Jr. will be the director and vocal director; Tiffany Reich, choreographer; Leigh Ann Smith, assistant director; Karen Ferguson, rehearsal accompanist/assistant conductor; Mary E. Meyers, conductor; Jan Walters, costume designer; Jim Bauser, master set builder; and Melody Sheehan, props. SHG will hold a children's event, the "Sweet Apple Social" that will be held on Sunday, April 6. Children will be served a light lunch, meet-n-greet with cast members, backstage tour, and get to learn some dance moves with the cast. Tickets to the "Sweet Apple Social" event are $15 each, and also include admittance to the Sunday matinee. The recommended age range is grades K-6. Tickets to Bye, Bye, Birdie, are $10 for adults and $8 for children, students and seniors. They may be purchased by calling the SHG Box Office at 787-1595, ext. 153 or logging on to For more information call 787-1595.

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