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October 20, 2014, 6:20 am
Postings for August 30, 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 Edinburg Labor Day Picnic   Truck Pulls, Demolition Derbies, Pageants, Bands including Dan Hubbard on Friday night and The Brat Pack on Saturday night, Beer Tent, Carnival Rides, 5K Run/Walk and Kids Run, Children's Pedal Pulls, and a Grand Parade at 10 a.m. on Labor Day.
  All Day Kincaid Labor Day Picnic   Friday evening: Whiskey Medicine Saturday evening: 5:30- 7:30 Betty Whitesnake, 8:00-12:00 Too White Crew bringing us fun 90s music from Chicago Sunday evening: 2-6 Battlecreek a preview to a night of country! 8:30-12 Brushville playing us there new hit: "Baby get your boots on!" Monday afternoon 2-close Relinquish a local Christian rock band. The theme for 2014 Picnic parade will be "Get Your Boots On"!! As always, the parade will be on Sunday afternoon! So get out your hats, boots...horses!! And, bring them to Kincaid! The carnival this year only offers all day wristbands for the rides!!! They for be purchased each and everyday for $20. Talent contest on Monday, Sept. 1. Paddleboat race info: also $2. per person to enter and will be divided into age divisions. Will awarded metals in each division! And more.
  All Day "The Mikado"   The Hoogland Center for the Arts presents this comic operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan set in the mythical Japanese town of Titipu. Directed by Doug Hahn and Gary Shull. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 523-2787.
  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.
  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
  11:00AM 3:00PM Satur-Play at the State Museum   Every Saturday is Super! Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! When there isn't a Super Saturday (2nd Saturday of each month), expect a Satur-Play! activity from 11am-3pm in the Play Museum. Recommended for the whole family and suggested for ages 3-10. August 16 | Make Slime! It's ooey, gooey and all things sticky! August 23 | Paper Quilts Learn traditional quilting designs without sewing! August 30 | Water Filters Ever wondered how our water gets cleaned. Try your own hand at filtering water. For more information, call the Education Section at (217) 782-5955.
  8:30AM 3:30PM Auburn Labor Day Picnic   Labor Day Picnic and Pageant on the Auburn Square is Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Parade at 9 a.m., Children's games ($0.50-$5.00) begin after the parade until 4:30 p.m. dunk tank, Washer Tournament at 11 a.m., Cake Walk at noon, more than 30 merchandise vendors, food vendors, and Gracia Harrison singing the National Anthem to kick off the Labor Day Pageant (ages 5-18) at 6 p.m. Contact: 217-414-9825
  10:00AM 4:00PM Sangamon Valley Woodcarvers Show   The Sangamon Valley Woodcarvers will present the artistry of woodcarving and woodburning at their annual show at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, 11th and Sangamon Avenue, Illinois Building. Carvers from across the country will be exhibiting. Carvings, woodburnings, wood, tools and books will be for sale. How-to seminars will be presented both days at no extra charge. Soap carving for kids of all ages. Hourly door prizes. For information contact Lee or Betty Legg, 1141 West Edwards, Springfield, IL 62704 or 217-546-8792.
  11:00AM 4:00PM APL Pet Adoptions   The Animal Protective League (APL) will hold several pet adoptions during August 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. On August 30th, cats and dogs will be available for adoption from 11AM-4PM at PetSmart, as well as from 11AM-2PM at Green Hyundai North (2605 N. Dirksen).
  4:00PM n/a 16th Prairieland Chautauqua   Modeled after traditional Chautauqua's, the event includes musical shows, storytellers, communal suppers and evenings with re-enactors representing famous Americans. A fun free educational family event! Days 2-4 of the event will be held in Jacksonville's Community Park.
  8:00PM n/a Theatre in the Park: "A Night of Stars"   Theatre in the Park at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site presents its final performance for the 2014 season! "A Night of Stars" is on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at 8 p.m. An outdoor reception will be by the theatre beginning at 6:45 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. Lowder and Manning of Petersburg will be featured as the musical entertainment for the reception. At 8:00 p.m., join our ‘stars' as they sing their Broadway favorites. This concert will aid TIP's resources to purchase new light and sound equipment. The Food Pantry Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois, based in Petersburg, will be collecting non-perishable canned goods at TIP's last three shows. Bring your canned good in a bag and give to the ushers upon entry to the outside theatre.

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