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October 22, 2014, 10:48 pm
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Postings for September 13, 2014 Full Month View
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  All Day Art Spectacular at the Carillon   Juried Fine Art Fair featuring 45 artists. Also features Kids' Art Sale to age 12 on SATURDAY; and Gift Basket Raffle, Silent Auction, Music, Food Vendor, Kids' Place, Patron Bucks Drawings, Demos. Outside on the lawn of beautiful Washington Park Botanical Garden. Saturday 10-5; Sunday 10-4. Art Fair: Free Kids' Place: $1.25/Child Benefits the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon - 67-bell carillon in Washington Park, 1740 W. Fayette Ave. near Chatham Rd. in Springfield, IL. No Pets - Service Animals Welcome Rain or Shine
 
  All Day Get Knotty with Us!   Come in and get Knotty with us at The Blue Door, 214 S. Sixth. Learn the art of tying a scarf, from the basic knot to the more advanced. Demonstrations, hand-outs, and freebies. Presented by Blue Door artists Joan Gardner and Cindy Trainor.
 
  All Day On the Prairie   Sept. 12 – Oct. 4: On the Prairie: Bronzes by Marshall Mitchell. Marshall Mitchell was an artist all of his life (1917 – 2001). He spent most of that life here in Springfield and came to national prominence as a bronze sculptor from the 1970s through today. A selection of his works, owned by Springfield collectors, businesses like Brandt and Egizii Electric and family members, will be on display in the M.G. Nelson Family Gallery at the Springfield Art Association. Included in this exhibition are selections from his southwestern landscapes, cows series, and rooster series. More of Mr. Hindley's work can be found at www.hindleyfineart.org. On the Prairie will be on view in the M. G. Nelson Family Gallery at the Springfield Art Association from Friday, Sept. 12 through Saturday, Oct. 4, 2013. We invite the public to join us for the opening reception on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
 
  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 www.sscrpc.com 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, Springfieldmoms.org., 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.
 
  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 www.TheMuni.org.
 
  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.
 
  6:00PM 10:00PM Lincoln's New Salem Bluegrass Music   Bluegrass musicians will be playing music in the outdoor theater. Traditional, folk and bluegrass musicians are invited to participate in the weekend impromptu jam session.
 
  8:00AM 3:30PM Beth Moore Living Proof Live Simulcast   Beth Moore's Bible studies and events have impacted lives around the world. Nearly 1.8 million women have experienced Living Proof Live events and simulcasts. See how the Bible applies to real life – your life. Dig into Scripture with Beth Moore at a Living Proof Live Simulcast on Saturday, September 13, at Lakeside Christian Church, 225 Toronto Road, Springfield, IL 62711. The full day (8 am – 3:30 pm) includes Beth’s teaching, worship with Dove Award recipient Travis Cottrell, and lunch for $10. Register at www.lakesidechristian.com/GirlFriends, call 217-529-2513, or e-mail office@lakesidechristian.com for tickets and information. Bring a friend or a carload of friends and take a break from your hectic life to join together with other women who are doing their best to walk with the Lord in this challenging world. If you want to laugh, connect, recharge or be encouraged, then you belong with us. Tickets are just $10 each or 2 for $20!
 
  11:00AM 11:00PM Chatham Jaycees Oktoberfest   This is a traditional Oktoberfest with German music, food and beers. Oktoberfest, historically is a 16-day celebration leading up to the month of October. Our festivities begin at 11 a.m. with a ceremonial tapping of the keg at noon. There is a Mr. and Mrs. Oktoberfest, who will be chosen from attendees dressed in Lederhosen (men) and Dirndles (women). The event is family friendly from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. with Autumn children's games and festivities. It is 21 and older from 5 - 11 p.m. with traditional Oktoberfest games beginning at that time. From 7-11 p.m. Leaving Ashland will be performing. Bring the whole family out and celebrate German culture! The event will be held at the Chatham VFW.
 
  12:00PM 5:00PM North Mac Harvest Fest   On the Virden Square. Free and Fun for the entire family. Out reach to encourage families and individuals in the Christ. FREE Events: Pony Rides and Petting Zoo. Fun Games and Crafts. Live Entertainment. Delicious Food and Drinks. Prizes and More! Prayer Tent - either to enter and pray or ask for prayer. For more information and to register, visit gracesbc.com/harvestfest.


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