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October 23, 2014, 8:05 am
Postings for August 02, 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 Midstate Mayhem Roller Derby Yard Sale   Our skaters are cleaning out every nook and cranny in their homes and purging the extra goodies for YOU to purchase! Join us on Saturday, August 2nd at Southern View Community Park located on S. 4th Street. Along with the odd and end treasures, we will be selling baked goods. We will also have our MMRD merchandise available to you! Get the latest Mayhem Gear and support your local roller derby team!
  All Day Decatur Celebration   Come join the hundreds of thousands that blanket the streets of Downtown Decatur during this family street festival. Everyone is certain to find something that will excite them at one of the Midwest's largest street festivals. Families will enjoy a carnival, wine garden, the Razzle Dazzle Goodtime Parade, food and art vendors, and 10 stages of live music, some with national headlining bands! There's even an entire block dedicated just to kids! At Kid's Block, children will enjoy games, shows, and prizes. Don't miss out! Thursday, July 31, 2014 The Family Night at the Carnival 4–11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 5-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 10 a.m. – Tate & Lyle Razzle Dazzle Goodtimes Parade 11 a.m.– 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Learn more at  
  All Day Downhome Music Festival   The event is at Seventh and Washington Streets in downtown Springfield. Friday, August 1, 2014 Head West Stage 5:30pm...Skibbereen 7:30pm...Micah Walk 9:30...Super Jam Downhome Stage 6:30pm...Murder of Crowes 8:30pm...Owen & Dooley Present... 10:30...The Station Saturday, August 2, 2014 Downhome Stage 2pm...The Good Companions 3:30pm...Jukebox Casanova 5pm...Go! Tsunami 6:30pm...Mojo Cats 8pm...Josh Catalano & TDT 9:30pm...Condition 90 11pm...Nil8 Headwest Stage 3pm...Good Times 4:30pm...Los Injectors 6pm...Brooke Thomas & The Blue Suns 7:30pm...The Sun & The Sea 9pm...The Timmys 10:30pm...Looming Singer Songwriter Stage 4pm...Ryan Bishop 5pm...Patchfield Rags 6pm...Monica Morris & Josie Lowder 7pm...John Brillhart 8pm...Matt Skinner 9pm...Square of the Roots Brewhaus Stage 7pm...The Science Of 8pm...Hot Bag of Donuts 9pm...Seething Coast 10pm...Dog of Panic 11pm...Pimpn' Henry 12am...Wolf Crick Boys(After Party)
  All Day School Supply Drive   Rochester Public Library is hosting a School Supply Drive and will be accepting donations of school supply related items. Items can be dropped off at the library, located in Rochester, during normal business hours. All items will be donated to local school children that are in need of supplies. For additional information regarding this supply drive, please contact the library at (217) 498-8454 and ask for Susan.
  8:00AM 12:30PM Old Capitol Farmer's Market   It's time to get fresh with the locals! Downtown Springfield, Inc. (DSI) and presenting sponsor, St. John's Hospital present the Old Capitol Farmer's Market. The Market will be held 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturday's May 14 – October 25 and is located on Adams Street between 5th & 2nd 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 4th & Adams) and will be available 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Market day. Vendors will also continue to accept cash, checks, WIC and Senior Coupons. A limited amount of LINK UP grant funding is available for LINK customers to receive a maximum of $10 of Double Value tokens per market day. The Double Value program will end when funding is expended. New this year is "The Community Corner," located at the SW corner of 4th & Adams; which will feature a variety of live music, live radio broadcasts, chef demonstrations and kid-friendly activities. These activities will be held on Saturdays throughout the Market from 10 a.m. to Noon. This is a collaborative effort of DSI, Mid-West Family Broadcasting, Maldaner's, Kidzeum, GenHkids, and local musicians. Beginning May 17, local juried artisans will display and sell their original artwork every Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., through October 18 in the parking lot at the SE corner of 4th & Adams. Presenting sponsor, St. John's Hospital, believes in the importance of fresh, locally-grown produce to help people live healthier lives. The hospital promotes healthy lifestyle activities, distributes informational materials and offers health screenings and programs such as a body fat analysis and interactive educational programs which help children and adults learn about the importance of proper nutrition. St. John's also provides free blood pressure and other tests periodically throughout the season. The Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission and Springfield Bicycle Advisory Council are once again encouraging people in Sangamon County to bike, walk, run, or take the bus during their commute to work from May 19th-24th and take part in the 7th Annual Curb Your Car event. Call 217-535-3110 or visit for guideline and registration information. In addition to presenting sponsor, St. John's Hospital, the Farmers' Market is generously supported by the City of Springfield, Midwest Family Broadcasting, Maldaner's Restaurant, IL Department of Agriculture: Where Fresh Is, LINK UP Illinois, Town & Country Bank, US Bank, The Illinois Times, Development Services Group,, Kidzeum, GenHkids, and Illinois Humane Society. The market is coordinated and managed by DSI. For more information, contact Ann Frescura, Downtown Springfield, Inc., 217-544-1723.
  12:00PM 7:00PM COLORX3   COLORX3 features artwork by Jed Leber (watercolor), Rich Ford (pastels) and Teri A Zucksworth (sculpture), plus new work by the organization's other juried member artists. Reception, June 28, 5:30-7 p.m. in the Prairie Art Alliance Gallery in the Hoogland. Art Talks with Delinda (interviews with the featured artists), 5:30-6 pm in the Hoogland Lobby.
  10:00AM 3:00PM Shapes of Influence   The M. G. Nelson Family Gallery at the Springfield Art Association will be brimming with contemporary ceramics from July 18 through Sept. 6. The exhibition is a comprehensive overview of contemporary ceramics by seventy one artists from 27 states and Taiwan, judged and curated by Harris Deller. Mr. Deller is an award winning ceramicist and professor Emertis in ceramics from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Local artists represented in the exhibition are Kathy Adams, Paula Diaz- Sylvester, Bob Dixon, C. Fleck, Roland Folse, Chris Klaus, Debra Nickelson Smith, and Joyce Surbeck-Harris. The work ranges from traditional vessels like bowls and teapots to wall mounted and free standing sculptures. The exhibition will open Friday, July 18 with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The awards will be presented by Mr. Deller at 6:30 pm. The reception is free and open to the public. The awards include merchandise, three cash awards, and a Best of Show that awards a solo exhibition at the SAA in 2015. Sponsors for the prizes include: Spice of Life, Mecca Pottery Tools, Giffin Grip, and Wizi Wig Tools. The newly renovated M. G. Nelson Family Gallery at the Springfield Art Association is open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm. It is located at 700 N. 4th Street and is open free to the public. For more information, please contact the Springfield Art Association at 217-523-2631 or
  12:00PM 3:00PM Central Illinois Daylily Society Plant Sale   Daylily Sale sponsored by the Central Illinois Daylily Society featuring daylilies from members' gardens and Washington Park Daylily garden. Children can pot a daylily and receive a free daylily to take home.
  5:00PM 7:00PM Ice Cream Social with the Lincolns   The Vachal Lindsay Home hosts the Lincoln Troubadours and Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln each Saturday during the summer. Coldstone Creamery Ice Cream available for purchase.
  7:00PM 9:00PM Dual Piano Concert at Riverton HS   Dual Piano features Mark Gifford and Damien Kaplan in concert to raise funds to be sent to the Open Doorways Orphanage Inc. in Haiti. This event is being sponsored by the Riverton Knights of Columbus.

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