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September 19, 2014, 2:53 pm
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Postings for September 27, 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.
 
  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.
 
  7:00AM 10:00AM Come to the Cabaret   The Springfield Branch of Basket of Hope presents Come to the Cabaret appearing in the LRS Theater at the Hoogland Center for the Arts on September 27 at 7 p.m.. This a non-ticketed event. Donations are welcome and will go to fill baskets that will brighten the days of serious ill hospitalized children. We also provide baskets for those preemie babies whose parent(s) are staying at Ronald McDonald House until their baby is released from the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
 
  8:00AM 11:59AM Village of Tovey Centennial Celebration   The Village of Tovey Centennial Celebration is September 27th! The Celebration opens at 8AM, with games and activities for kids, Bocce Ball (sign up at 11AM, play begins at Noon), and four different bands throughout the day! Enjoy the beer tent, BBQ cookoff, food vendors, crafts, and more!
 
  8:30AM 3:00PM St. Joseph's Church Art & Craft Show   St. Joseph's Church in Chatham will hold an Art & Craft Show from 8:30AM-3PM at the church, located at 700 E. Spruce Street. The St. Joseph's Youth Group will be selling food and drink items during the show. For more information, contact Geoff or Rita Davis at 585-8079 or visit stjoschatham.org
 
  9:00AM 2:00PM Chatham, IL Fall Festival and Amish Quilt Raffle   The Sangamon County Association for Home and Community Education is having its Annual Fall Festival in Chatham, Illinois. All the proceeds for this event go directly into the Association's Scholarship Fund for local kids. Annual Craft & Food Festival: Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9am – 2pm Chatham Community Center, 109 W. Mulberry St. Chatham, IL (north side of the square). Amish Quilt & Afghan Raffle. Also featuring: Holiday gifts and crafts, country bakery, door prizes, odds & ends, books, craft & Food magazines. Homemade Lunch from 11am – 1pm... Soup - Sandwiches – Pies – Beverages. The Sangamon County Association for Home and Community Education Awards at least one $250 scholarship, if funds are available the number given and amount may increase. Recipients must be a member of the Association for a year and family of the member are eligible. The scholarship is awarded at the Annual meeting in April. Two $500 scholarships were given in 2014.
 
  7:00PM n/a "Come to the Cabaret"   The Springfield Branch of Basket of Hope presents Come to the Cabaret appearing in the LRS Theater at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. This a non-ticketed event. Donations are welcome and will go to fill baskets that will brighten the days of seriously ill hospitalized children. We also provide baskets for those preemie babies whose parent(s) are staying at Ronald McDonald House until their baby is released from the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).


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