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October 21, 2014, 10:13 am
Postings for September 06, 2014 Full Month View
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  All Day South Jacksonville Celebration   Friday is Concert in the Cornfield with Opening Act - Madd Hoss Jackson; Headliner - Montgomery Gentry. Tickets may be purchased online at in advance for $20.00 through Sept. 5 or Pre-Event tickets can be purchased at the following locations for $20.00: South Jacksonville Village Hall, County Market, Fast Stop - South Main & Vandalia, Circle K - South Main & Vandalia, Qik n EZ, Safeco Donuts and Coffee Shop. Tickets purchased at the event site the day of the event will be $25.00 - Cash Only! ATM available at Concert Site. Gates Open At 6 p.m. Concert Starts at 7 p.m. Parking Available On Site - $5.00, Food and Beverage Vendors - Beer and Wine Available. Saturday includes a pageant, parade and more.
  All Day Mount Pulaski Fall Festival   Singer and recording artist, Tammy Renee Harris, will be in performance at the Mt. Pulaski 122nd annual Fall Festival (Sept 5-6) on Sat., Sept 6 after the parade, from 3:30 to 5 pm. This will be a Gospel Variety performance – on the west side of the Mt. Pulaski square across from the 1848 Illinois Historic Site Abraham Lincoln 8th Judicial Circuit Courthouse. Traditional under-the-tent dinners will occur on both evenings (starting at 5 pm): Mt. Pulaski American Legion Rib-eye Sandwich Dinner on Friday evening and the Logan County FOP (Fraternity of Police) Lodge #78 Walleye Fish Dinner on Saturday evening. As usual, homemade ice cream, homemade donuts and homemade desserts will be available (United Methodist Church); homemade Pronto-pups (St. John's Lutheran), etc. Free tours of the Courthouse and community historical museum on the south side of the square will be available. A carnival and other kiddie events and contests (including adult) will take place on both days. A local-area homemade craft show will take place in the courthouse both days. Several bands will also be in performance during the weekend. Inclement-weather venues will be available for all events except the carnival and parade. For more information:
  All Day Williamsville Fall Festival   Cruise in on Friday 4:30-7:30 p.m. with band Rewind and dancing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Fishing Derby * 5K Walk/Run * Obstacle Course * Crafts and Food Vendors * Methodist Church Chicken Dinner * Kids Corner * Little Miss & Misses Pageant * The Magic of Jim Percy * Soap Carving * Bungee Jumping * Boxcar Museum * Junior High Dance * Backyard BBQ Cook Throwdown with Music by The Smokers Blues Band * Leaving Ashland Band * Many demonstrations.
  All Day "Inspirations from Nature" Exhibit   "Inspirations from Nature," an exhibit of collected artworks by Christy Freeman will open Sept. 4, 2014 in the Becker Art Gallery in Becker Library on the campus of Benedictine University at Springfield. The work will be on display through Oct. 16, 2014. A closing reception will be held on Oct. 16 from 5-7 p.m. in Becker Library, which is located at 1500 N. Fifth Street, just east of the Brinkerhoff Home.
  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
  10:00AM 4:00PM Lincoln's New Salem Traditional Music Festival   Performers from all over the Midwest will entertain on such instruments as mountain and hammer dulcimers, concertinas, bones, autoharps, fiddles, banjos and guitars. There will be a large clogging platform provided outside the village, which will be filled with cloggers starting at noon on Sunday.
  6:00PM 8:00PM Ursuline Academy 157th Annual Homecoming   The Ursuline Academy Alumni Association is hosting the Academy's 157th Anniversary Homecoming with a wine and cheese reception at Brinkerhoff Home on the grounds of Benedictine University at Springfield on Friday, September 5 from 6 to 8 PM. Then, on Saturday, September 6, a Mass of Celebration will be held at 4:30 PM at St. Joseph's Church in Springfield. This will be followed by a potluck in St. Joseph School gym. Ursuline memorabilia and various items from the archives will be on display. Alumni, parents, and friends of the Academy are welcome to join us. For more information or to RSVP, please go to our Facebook page at or call Susan Gallagher at 217-789-4783.
  7:30PM n/a Jekyll and Hyde   The Muni will present Jekyll & Hyde, sponsored by Illini Bank, Sept. 5-6, 11-13, and 18-20 (showtime 7:30 p.m.). New in 2014, The Muni has eliminated Wednesday and Sunday performances and increased the number of show weekends from two to three. "Based on feedback from last season's attendees, we've also updated our season to lengthen the time each show runs by moving traditional performance days to a third weekend of performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday." The Springfield Municipal Opera (The Muni) is a not-for-profit theatrical organization that has become a Springfield summer tradition, providing the best of Broadway to enthusiastic audiences for more than 50 years. Located lakeside at 815 East Lake Drive in an outdoor amphitheater, The Muni is one of the largest all-volunteer community theatre organizations in the nation. For more information on The Muni, please visit
  8:00PM n/a Blue Man Group   The 2014-2015 Sangamon Auditorium Broadway Series kicks off with the world-famous Blue Man Group! Purchase tickets by calling 206-6160, going to the Sangamon Auditorium Ticket Office, or by clicking here!
  8:00PM n/a Hamlet   The Hoogland Center for the Arts presents William Shakespeare's, "Hamlet", starring Aasne Vigesaa. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 523-2787.
  7:00AM 3:00PM Secretary of State Vehicle Show   The 65th Illinois Secretary of State Vehicle Show will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, in downtown Springfield. The car show is held at the corner of Second and Capitol Ave., in front of the State Capitol Building. First organized in 1949 as an Antique Auto Meet, the show today features not only some of the finest antique and classic vehicles in Illinois, but sports cars, motorcycles, trucks, recreational vehicles, hot rods and tractors as well.The Illinois State Champion award will be given to the vehicle judged best at the show by the Vehicle Show Advisory Committee. This year's show honors the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang with one special marquee award. For a brochure including a registration form or a special event license plate commemorating the 65th Vehicle Show, phone 217-557-7220 or write Secretary of State's office, 450A Howlett Building, Springfield, IL 62756. The brochure is also available at
  9:00AM n/a Memorial Transplant Services 5K Run/Walk   Memorial Transplant Services holds the annual 5K Run/Walk in Washington Park to raise funds to benefit our Transplant Patient Assistance Fund. The Transplant Patient Assistance Fund assists patients with things such as: Transportation expenses involved with doctor visits; lodging needs for patients and their family members during pre-transplant workup, the period immediately following transplant surgery and during periods of treatment for rejection; Prescription meidcation costs and/or co-pays; Funding for other emergent transplant-related issues. Learn more  
  12:00PM 5:00PM Springfield Oyster and Beer Festival   The 5th annual Springfield Oyster and Beer Festival will be held Saturday, September 6th from 12-5pm, rain or shine (covered by 8,000 sqft of tents), at the Inn at 835. Enjoy upwards of 100 types of craft beer and ciders from over 30 brewers across the midwest and nationally, as well as oyster dishes, a variety of food trucks, and live music. In the first four years the event has donated over $22,000 to local charities; this year's recipient is Gen H Kids. Free shuttle to and from the SOB Festival from Obed& Isaac's Microbrewery and Eatery, where ample free parking is available. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of event;a limited number of VIP tickets are also available. Visit or or call 217-523-4466 to purchase tickets or for more information.
  1:00PM 4:00PM Spirits of the Civil War   Bring your lawn chair and listen to re-enactors perform personal stories from the Civil War at Lincoln's Tomb.
  4:00PM 8:00PM 20th Annual Fried Chicken Dinner & Bazaar   At Sugar Creek Church (1022 New City Road, Chatham) 12yrs through Adult - $9 Kids under 12 - $5 Menu - fried chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, coleslaw, green beans or corn, apple sauce, dessert, and drink
  6:05PM n/a Springfield Jr. Blues Charity Fundraising Game   The Jr. Blues have added a Charity Fundraising Exhibition Game against the St. Louis Blues Alumni Team. The game will be played at the Nelson Center at 6:05 pm on Saturday Sept. 6. Tickets are $10 with the proceeds going to the St. Louis Blues Alumni. They are a 501c3 that fundraise for various charities and youth hockey organizations. There will be a post game VIP reception with the Alumni Blues. Entrance to the VIP reception is an additional $20, which includes a reception and a question and answer season with the NHL Blues Alumni. NHL Blues Alumni roster can be seen at:

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