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Postings for November 18, 2012 Full Month View
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  All Day Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War   The deadliest weapon of the Civil War was one that nobody could see, killing two soldiers for every one felled by gunfire. The extraordinary casualties caused by that invisible killer, disease; the conventional weapons used to create slaughter on an unprecedented scale; horrific injuries suffered on the battlefield; and the heroic efforts of medical personnel to treat soldiers on both sides are described in detail in “To Kill and to Heal: Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War,” a new exhibit runs through 2013 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. To Kill and to Heal: Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War” opens about a month after the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh, the first Civil War battle with massive casualties on a scale that indicated what the remaining years of the war would bring. Glenna Schroeder-Lein is the curator, and she worked closely with an exhibits team consisting of John Malinak, Michael Casey, Carla Smith, Katie Grant, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, staff from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, and numerous community groups, institutions, and individuals to create the exhibit. The experiences of actual soldiers are prevalent throughout the exhibit, including quotes and photographs, lending a human touch to the horror of war. Some of the images come from original medical files and graphically depict the effects of deadly weapons and even deadlier germs on the bodies of Union and Confederate soldiers. Paid admission to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum is required to view the exhibit. Admission prices are $12 for adults, $9 for senior citizens, and $6 for children. A special admission rate of $5 is available to those who want to visit only the new exhibit. For more information, visit www.presidentlincoln.org.
 
  All Day SUSA SWIM TEAM HARVEST CLASSIC   The Springfield USA Booster Club will be hosting the 2012 Harvest Classic Swim Meet this weekend (Nov. 16-18) at Eisenhower Pool (2351 E. Cornell St.). Teams from all over the region will be participating. Competition begins Friday at 5:30 pm; morning sessions for Saturday & Sunday begin at 8:00 am; afternoon sessions begin at 1:15 pm. Programs and heat sheets will be available for sale. For additional information, please contact Bob Barrett at 525-8847 or by email at bobbarrett@springfieldparks.org . For information on other park district programs and events visit our website at www.springfieldparks.org.
 
  All Day Live Nativity!   Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Rochester, IL is hosting the 2nd Annual "Live Nativity" Please join us in celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ! Come one - come all .....bring your family and friends, there will be plenty of refreshments, see the animals up close! This is definitely something you won't want to miss!!!!
 
  1:00PM 4:00PM Bingo   Bingo held every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Lafore Lock VFW Post 755, 2211 Old Jacksonville Rd., Springfield.
 
  10:00AM 3:00PM Sugar Creek UMC "Youth in Mission Vendor Fair"   Youth in Mission Vendor Fair Saturday November 24th 10 am – 3 pm Sugar Creek United Methodist Church 1022 New City Road, Chatham Across from Ball Chatham Elementary School Come start your holiday shopping with us No charge – Please bring a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry 50 vendors represented with home based businesses as well as hand-crafted items, used book/CD sale, bake sale and lunch items available for purchase. One stop shopping for all of your Christmas needs. Contact info: Suzanne Daugherty; 217-725-4359; swbehl@hotmail.com
 
  2:00PM 4:30PM M*A*S*H   Springfield Theatre Centre presents M*A*S*H Nov. 9-11 & 16-18, 2012 Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 2pm
 
  3:00PM 5:30PM THE HEAVENS ARE HUNG IN BLACK   fever-dream of a play! An epic set in 1862 Civil War Washington. Lincoln’s dreams come to life as ghosts appear to argue with him about his leadership. The Heavens Are Hung in Black, a powerful & theatrical play by James Still, onstage in the Union Theatre at The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in downtown Springfield. Thursdays thru Sundays, Nov. 8-11 & 15-18. 558-8934 or online at PresidentLincoln.org for tickets. Eight performances: Nov. 8-11 & 15-18 (Thurs.-Sat. at 7:30 p. m; Sundays at 3:00 p.m.). The Heavens Are Hung in Black premiered at Ford’s Theatre in 2009 and is being given its first Illinois staging in the ALPLM’s Union Theatre, featuring Richard ‘Fritz’ Klein as President Lincoln.

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