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October 22, 2014, 9:24 pm
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Postings for September 26, 2014 Full Month View
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  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.
 
  All Day International Route 66 Mother Road Festival   It‘s cruisin' time again at the 13th Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival and Car Show in downtown Springfield, IL Sept. 26-28, 2014. This year's event promises all the same great fun and excitement as years past with live music, cool cars, great food and exciting Mother Road history - but a Route 66 Festival tradition gets a new name and a new purpose. Introducing the Route 66 City Nights Cruise for Crime Stoppers - Friday, Sept. 26 kicking off at 6:15 pm from Capital City Shopping Center (3095 S. Dirksen Parkway). Whether you've registered your ride for the weekend festival or just plan to enjoy the downtown festivities as a spectator, you can join the Route 66 City Nights Cruise for Crime Stoppers for a small $5 donation to the Crime Stoppers of Sangamon and Menard Counties. All entrants who donate will also receive a commemorative 2014 Route 66 City Nights Cruise for Crime Stoppers window decal.
 
  All Day Prairie Land Heritage Museum Steam Show   Sept. 26-28 45th Annual Prairie Land Heritage Museum Steam Show and Fall Festival Days at Prairie Land (located on the corner of Michigan and Lincoln). See horse powered equipment, antique tractors, gas & steam engines, demonstrations on bailing, blacksmithing and more. Train rides, large flea market and food. $5 admission for the whole weekend. Go to their website for additional information: http://www.prairielandheritage.com
 
  8:00PM 10:00PM Friday Night Star Party   The University of Illinois Springfield's popular Friday Night Star Parties will resume the Friday after Labor Day and run through the end of October. Those dates include: Sept. 5, 12, 19, and 26 and Oct, 3, 10, 17, and 24. Friday Night Star Parties are held from 8 to 10 p.m., weather permitting, at the UIS observatory on the roof of Brookens Library. Star Parties are hosted by Dr. John C. Martin, associate professor of Astronomy/Physics. The observatory's telescopes will be used to view a number of celestial objects, including the Moon, when visible; the Ring Nebula; globular star clusters M13 and M15; and other double stars and star clusters. A typical Star Party begins with a presentation as visitors ascend the stairs to the observatory, learning about galaxies, the sun and stars along the way. On the roof observation deck visitors are invited to view the skies through telescopes and ask questions. Participants are welcome to arrive and leave as they wish between 8 and 10 p.m. Friday Night Star Parties are free and open to the public. Reservations are not required and groups are encouraged to attend. The entrance to the campus observatory is located outside Brookens Library on the southeast corner of the building. Star Parties may be canceled for cloudy weather. Questions about whether the weather is suitable for viewing should be directed to 217/206-8342 at 7 p.m. on the evening of the Star Party. Participants may also follow the UIS Observatory on Twitter (@UISObservatory) for updates.
 
  8:00AM n/a Fall Migratory Bird Hikes   Lincoln Memorial Garden Fall Bird Migration Hikes with Kevin Veara at 8 a.m. on Saturdays, Sept. 20 and 27 and Oct. 4 and 11 (2301 East Lake Shore Drive, Springfield). Meet at the Nature Center. Free and open to the public. http://www.lincolnmemorialgarden.org.


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