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July 31, 2014, 2:36 pm
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Postings for May 11, 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 Power Up! Fitness Camp for Kids   Fitness Together is presenting Power Up! Fitness Camp Ages 6-14 The camp will emphasize learning and applying healthy living concepts in a fun active setting! For more information go to www.ftspringfield.com
 
  All Day APL Pet Adoption Event   The Animal Protective League (APL) will hold several pet adoptions during May with cats and dogs available at various locations. All animals presented by APL for adoption have been spayed or neutered, micro-chipped and have received all vaccinations. Adoptions will be held: Saturday, May 10 – dogs (in conjunction with a donation drive) from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at County Market, 2777 S. Sixth Street; and dogs from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and cats 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Ace Hardware, 1600 West Wabash, Springfield Sunday, May 11 – cats from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at PetSmart and dogs at Buckley Prairie Landscaping, 3735 Chatham Rd., Springfield 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. Friday, May 16- dogs and cats from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at our Annual Upscale Resale located at the Old Donny B's Comedy Club, 2937 West White Oaks Saturday, May 17 - dogs and cats from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at our Annual Upscale Resale located at the Old Donny B's Comedy Club, 2937 West White Oaks Sunday, May 18 – cats from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at PetSmart. Saturday, May 24 - dogs and cats from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at PetSmart, and dogs from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and cats from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Ace Hardware, 1600 Wabash Ave., Springfield. Sunday, May 25 – cats from 11 a.m until 3 p.m. and dogs from noon until 3 p.m. at PetSmart. APL, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting ill, injured and abandoned homeless animals, runs an animal shelter which is open every day from noon to 5 p.m. for adoptions. APL also coordinates cruelty investigations and humane education programs. APL also operates a low cost spay/neuter clinic adjacent to its Springfield shelter. For additional information, call the Animal Protective League at 544-PETS (7387) or check the group's web site at www.apl-shelter.org.
 
  11:00AM 6:00PM Senior Art Exhibit   The University of Illinois Springfield presents Appropriately Titled, an exhibition of works from the graduating class of the Visual Arts Department. The works will be divided among the UIS Visual Arts Gallery and the Access Gallery. The Visual Arts Gallery is located in the Health and Sciences Building (HSB 201). The Access Gallery is located in the Visual and Performing Arts Building (VPA lobby). The show will open Monday, April 21 and run through Thursday, May 15. The exhibition is a representation of the skill refined during the students' time at UIS. Each artist draws on their own inspiration to create unique pieces. There is a variety of media represented including digital media, painting, ceramics, photography, mixed media, and sculpture. Eleven artists have come together to show off their talent in this well-rounded exhibition. Presenting artists include Megan Calcara, Matthew Dixon, Robert I. Elmers IV, Andrew‎ French, Lingxuan Huang, Kayla Ico, Jeremy Josserand, Alexandra‎ Leischner, Jemilla Sadick-Raji, Andrew ‎ Sill, and Mandy‎ Smith. Appropriately Titled will open on Monday, April 21 and run through Thursday, May 15. A reception at both venues will take place on Thursday, May 8, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. The UIS Visual Arts Gallery is centrally located on the UIS campus in the Health and Science Building, room 201 (HSB 201). Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The Access Gallery is located in the Visual and Performing Arts Gallery Building (VPA lobby). Gallery hours are 8:00 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information on exhibition programming, please visit the UIS Visual Arts Gallery website at http://www.uis.edu/visualarts/gallery, or contact the gallery by phone at (217) 206-6506 or email: alach@uis.edu.
 
  2:00PM n/a Little Shop of Horrors at Hoogland Center   Springfield Theatre Centre (STC)'s final production of the season, Little Shop of Horrors, will open at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 9 at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., Springfield, and will run May 9-11 and 16-18. Performances begin at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $15 for children/seniors and $18 for adults. A special Mother's Day luncheon will be featured on Sunday, May 11 at 12:30 p.m. Lunch reservations are $15 per person and can be made online or by phone when purchasing a ticket. Reservations must be made by Tuesday, May 6 at 5 p.m. In Little Shop of Horrors, the meek floral assistant, Seymour Krelborn, stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it blood. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination! A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. "We're just thrilled to bring this long-running musical comedy to life on stage," said Maryna Mitchell, co-director of STC's Little Shop of Horrors. "Audiences are going to eat up the catchy tunes and cheeky comedy!" Tickets for Little Shop of Horrors are available by calling the box office at (217) 523-2787 or online at www.hcfta.org. About Springfield Theatre Centre (STC) Springfield Theatre Centre, a not-for-profit community theatre organization established in 1947, strives to provide Central Illinois with quality theatre, educational opportunities and a creative outlet for live theatrical arts. Through programs such as the White Rabbit family series, PAVE arts camp and an affiliation with the Active & Creative Teen Theatre, STC provides young people an opportunity to learn the skills necessary to build confidence in all aspects of theatre. Springfield Theatre Centre is located in the Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., Springfield. For more information, visit www.SpringfieldTheatreCentre.com or call (217) 523-0878.
 
  2:30PM 5:30PM APL UpScale Sale Donation Dropoff   The Animal Protective League (APL) will hold its annual Upscale Collectible Sale on Friday, May 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday, May 17 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. in the former Donny B's Comedy Club location at 2937 West White Oaks in Springfield. Prior to the event, APL is seeking donations of items that may be sold. Items may be dropped off at the sale site Sunday, May 11 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, May 12 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday May 13 or Wednesday May 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Gently used books and records, for both adults and children, as well as children's clothing are welcome. Only new clothing and shoes for adults, with tags still attached, will be accepted. Textbooks, encyclopedias, and electronics, such as TVs or computer, cannot be accepted. Additionally, donations for the bake sale at the event are also being accepted. APL is a non-profit organization committed to caring for sick, injured, abused and abandoned dogs and cats and finding the best possible permanent homes for them. In addition to regular pet adoptions, the organization coordinates cruelty investigations and humane education programs and operates a low cost spay/neuter clinic adjacent to its Springfield shelter.
 
  3:00PM 3:30PM Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon Free Concerts   The Springfield Park District is pleased to announce spring/summer hours for concerts and tours at the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon. Beginning May 1, free weekly concerts are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 7:00 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Concerts are 30 minutes and take place rain or shine. Enjoy the beauty of Washington Park and the adjacent Botanical Gardens with the unique accompaniment of carillon music. Tours are Wednesdays at 6:30 pm (one tour) and Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00 – 8:00 pm (tours every 30 minutes). Every tour includes a live carillon performance. Admission: adults - $3.50; students - $2.75. The Rees Carillon, a 12-story tower with three observation decks, offers spectacular views of Washington Park and Springfield from the city's highest point of elevation. The beautiful 67 cast bronze bells range in weight from 22 pounds to 7 1/2 tons. Enjoy an "insider's view" of this extraordinary architectural landmark and rare musical instrument. The Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon is the gift of Senator Thomas Rees, publisher of Illinois State Register from 1881 until his death in 1933. Among the world's largest and heaviest carillons, the quality of the bells coupled with the tower's location in Washington Park distinguish the Rees Carillon as one of the world's finest instruments. For additional information, visit www.carillon-rees.org or http://www.springfieldparks.org/facilities/carillon/

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