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Postings for July 13, 2013 Full Month View
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  All Day Geocaching   Get your family out to experience our parks with geocaching, a fun high tech scavenger hunt. Starting this spring, search for Springfield Park District's 10 caches hidden throughout the park district. Find exciting, first to find prizes, as well as passes and other fun prizes. For more information and to upload the coordinates, visit the Springfield Park District website.
  All Day 14th Annual Taste of Downtown,   This year’s Taste of Downtown delivers something for everyone showcasing a variety of culinary treats, outstanding live music and the new ARTIFICATION: The Public Art Project; all with a local flair. The 14th Annual Taste of Downtown, a Downtown Springfield, Inc. event, presented by Isringhausen Imports, will be Friday, July 12, 5:00 p.m. to Midnight and Saturday, July 13, Noon to Midnight, on 5th Street between Jefferson and Adams and on Washington, between 4th and 6th Streets. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children twelve and under. Wristbands will be issued at all admission gates located near the intersections of 4th & Washington, 6th & Washington, 5th & Adams, and 5th & Jefferson; must have wristband to purchase food and beverage tickets. New! Save $5, $10 or $20 with discount advance admission and food and beverage ticket packages available online at www.downtownspringfield.org. Packages options include: Couple - 2 admission and 20 food & beverage tickets; Family & Friends: 6 admission and 60 food & beverage tickets; and Group – 10 admission and 100 food & beverage tickets. Discount packages are available online until 2:00 pm on Friday, July 12. Twelve downtown restaurants present a mouthwatering variety of menu choices including classic, ethnic and eclectic cuisine. Food and beverage tickets are $1.00 each and may be purchased at the ticket sales booth at 5th & Washington Streets. After sampling the great variety of food choices, vote for your “Favorite Food Item” and “Most Festive Booth” in the People’s Choice Categories; awards will be made on stage at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 13. Complete menu listing is available online.
  All Day Raymond 4th of July Homecoming   Raymond 4th of July Homecoming June 27 through July 29 in downtown Raymond. Bands.
  All Day 1ST NIGHT POSTER ART CONTEST – CALL FOR ENTRIES   The Springfield Area Arts Council announces a call for entries for a poster contest to promote this year’s annual First Night® Springfield which will be held in downtown Springfield on December 31, 2013. Original graphic artwork may be submitted in a vertical or horizontal format not to exceed 11 by 17 inches. A hard copy, as well as CD with the design in .pdf, .jpg, or .tif format, must be submitted for consideration. Designs should reflect a “Celebration of the Arts.” The winning design will be selected by the First Night Planning Committee, which is made up of Arts Council board members and community representatives. The winner receives a prize of $100. The artwork becomes the property of the Arts Council and is reprinted on a variety of First Night promotional materials and unveiled at a future press conference. It is suggested that interested artists view the full collection of previous First Night posters on display at the Arts Council office. The deadline for submitting artwork is 5:30 pm on Monday, August 5, 2013. For more information, contact Penny Wollan-Kriel at the Springfield Area Arts Council, 420 South Sixth Street, Springfield, 753-3519 or office@springfieldartsco.org.
  All Day Moultrie-Douglas County Fair   The Moultire Douglas Country Fair in Arthur runs from July 7th thru the 13th
  All Day Fayette County Fair   SATURDAY, JULY 13TH... DEMO DERBY @ 7 P.M.... ADULTS $8~~~CHILDREN 6-11 $5~~~CHILDREN 5 AND UNDER-FREE~~~PIT PASSES $20. Get full details art http://www.fayettecountyfairillinois.com/
  All Day Morgan County Fair   Come join us for the 66th annual Morgan County Fair in Jacksonville, Illinois! Each day offers new and exciting agriculture and entertainment events. Join us as we celebrate agriculture in our community with livestock shows, 4-H exhibits, and grandstand entertainment! The Morgan County Fairgrounds is located in Jacksonville, Illinois just west of Springfield. Get full details at http://themorgancountyfair.com/
  All Day Tree Trunk Exhibit   Two segments of tree trunks, remnants of the devastating 1925 Tri-State tornado, are now on exhibit in the lobby of the Illinois State Museum in Springfield, along with several historic photographs. These “tornado trees” are a dramatic illustration of the power of tornadoes. Many people who have visited the Illinois State Museum over the years will remember seeing this popular exhibit. These fragments of trees with large boards rammed through them were recovered near Murphysboro after the great Tri-State tornado of March 18, 1925. A 2 x 4 board is jammed into one of the trunks, and a 1 x 10 piece of wood has been driven through the other. The 1925 Tri-State tornado wreaked havoc along its 219 mile path. The tornado is considered to be one of the most destructive tornadoes to life and property in the United States. It swept without warning across Missouri, southern Illinois, and Indiana, killing 689 people, injuring 1,980 and causing $17 million in damage (1925 dollars). Illinois was hardest hit – 606 people died and 1,563 were injured. Murphysboro suffered the greatest destruction. The tornado trees were donated to the Illinois State Museum in 1925 by H. Langdon Robinson (part of the Henson Robinson Company family). H. Langdon Robinson was a young lieutenant in the National Guard, which was called out in the aftermath of the devastating tornado. According to Sally Robinson of Springfield, her father H. Langdon Robinson asked to have the trees after they were cut down for the purpose of donating them to the Illinois State Museum. At that time, the Illinois State Museum was located in the Centennial Building (now the Howlett Building). The trees represent one of the oldest museum exhibits. They were shown in the Centennial Building beginning in 1925 and were moved to the current Illinois State Museum building when it opened in 1963. For more than 75 years, visitors were fascinated by the exhibit that graphically demonstrated the powerful force of a deadly tornado. The exhibit was removed when the new Changes natural history exhibition was created. The trees are among the most frequently asked about items by museum visitors. The display continues in the Museum lobby through August 25.
  All Day Christian County Fair   Christian County Fairgrounds- 700 W. Spresser St Gate admission is free. Grandstand prices $8-$15. Details at http://www.christiancountyfair.com/
  All Day Divernon Homecoming   Divernon square- Carnival, food, bands, craft vendors, tournament games and more. Opening 6pm Thu and Fri, 8am Sat
  8:00AM 12:30PM Farmers Market   Live, work, play, and be healthy! Downtown Springfield, Inc. (DSI) invites the public to attend opening day ribbon cutting and festivities for the Old Capitol Farmers’ Market, presented by St. John’s Hospital, Wednesday, May 15 at 10 a.m.; with live music by the Frank Trompeter Quartet, Celebrity Chef Demonstration by Ashley Meyer of Real Cuisine Restaurant & Catering, and free cake (while it lasts) made by Incredibly Delicious. The Market will be held 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturday’s May 15 – October 26 and is located on Adams Street between Fifth and Second 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 Fourth and Adams) and available 8 a.m. to noon each Market day. Vendors will also continue to accept cash, checks, WIC and Senior Coupons. DSI again received grant funding from LINK UP Illinois to provide Double Value tokens for Link cardholders; LINK UP Illinois is a program of Experimental Station, in partnership with Wholesome Wave and the Illinois Farmers Market Association. LINK customers may receive a maximum of $10 of Double Value tokens per market day until grant funds are expended.
  12:00PM 4:00PM Home Tours   April 20 through Sept. 30, Iles House open to the public Wednesdays and Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m. Visitors are introduced to the history and architecture of the Iles House, Springfield’s oldest home, and provided tours of the house and the Barringer collection of early Illinois furnishings. The new Iles House exhibit: Camp Butler: A Civil War Story is featured in the downstairs Springfield Museum. The story is told through artifacts and documents, many from private collections. Curators will be on hand to talk about collections, and refreshments will be served. Donations encouraged. Visiting Artisans Program. Saturdays through Sept, the house will have blacksmith, civil war cooking, shoemaker, and more. Sixteen different crafters from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
  8:00AM 12:00PM Riverton Sports Boosters Hawk Market   Riverton Sports Boosters is hosting a weekly Hawk Market. The market will include; flea market, fresh produce, direct sales, garage sale, sports apparel, and local business showcase. It will be held north of Subway. All money raised will directly benefit Riverton Athletics. If you are interest in having a booth, contact Aimee Sutton at 899-3211.
  8:00PM 10:30PM Sunset Boulevard the Musical   Roxy Theatricals presents the regional premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's award winning Broadway musical Sunset Boulevard weaves a grand tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Discarded by tinsel town with the advent of "talkies," silent movie star Norma Desmond longs for a return to the big screen. Her glamour has faded in all but her mind. When she meets struggling screen-writed Joe Gillis in dramatic circumstances, their subsequent passionate and volatile relationship leads to an unforeseen and tragic conclusion. Go to www.atthelegacy.com for more information
  8:00AM 1:00PM Taylorville Farmers Market   Saturdays through Oct. 27. Fresh, locally grown produce. East side of the square.
  8:30PM 11:00PM Dreamgirls Presented by the Springfield Muni   Dreamgirls Presented by the Springfield Muni Dreamgirls follows the story of a black all-girl singing trio from Chicago called "The Dreams" and exposes the behind-the-scenes reality of the entertainment industry. At first, the Dreams' manager falls in love with the lead singer, Effie. Later, he abandons her both romantically and professionally, replacing her with someone thinner. Eventually, Effie manages to recover from the blow and builds a successful career going solo. In the end, during the group’s farewell appearance, Effie is reunited with the Dreams, resulting in a happy ending for all. Reserved Seating: Patrons: $14.00 Seniors/Military Patrons: $12.00 General Admission (Lawn Seating): Adults - $10.00 Seniors/Military/Students - $8.00 Children (3-12) - $6.00 2 and Under - FREE www.themuni.org
  8:00AM 12:00PM Women's Distance Festival and Kids' Run   Two-mile run/walk followed by kids' run in Washington park all to benefit Ronald McDonald House. T-shirt and goodie bag for all registrants. Pricing & Ticket Info: Adult registration $25; Kids' fun run $5.
  9:00AM 4:00PM Capital City Pickleball Classic   Springfield's first competitive Pickleball tournament at Iles Park. Players are expected from all over the Midwest. This will be a skill level (3.5, 4.0, 5.0) round robin event. Pricing & Ticket Info: $25 registration fee includes food and shirt. Open to the public. Springfield Pickleball/Facebook
  10:00AM 4:00PM Vendor and Craft Extravaganza   Benefit for Illinois Humane at the Illinois State Fair Twilight Ballroom. Numerous vendors, pet adoptions, raffle, food available.
  2:00PM 4:00PM Springfield Youth Performance Group   The Springfield Youth Performance Group (SYPG), an organization spotlighting young talent from the Springfield area, is presenting its Fairytale Journey, featuring Peter and the Wolf, at Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield on Saturday, July 13, at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. The SYPG Summer Showcase features a cast of area youth performing original pieces highlighting different disciplines of dance and vocal selections. Fairytale Journey will be a jungle adventure that will take you on a magical journey through the pride lands, the woodland glade, the jungle and the forest in an entertaining children’s ballet. General admission tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children 13 and under. Tickets may be purchased at the Hoogland Center for the Arts box office or are available in advance by calling 217-523-2787 or by ordering online at www.hcfta.org. A Fairytale Adventure Party will be held in the lobby of Hoogland one half-hour prior to each performance. Activities include crafts, autographs and pictures with the cast of Fairytale Journey, and an opportunity to participate on stage in the opening of the show. Come dressed up as your favorite fairytale character! The cost is $10 per child and is payable at the entrance to the party – no reservations required.
  2:00PM 4:00PM Civil War Ice Cream Social   The public is invited party like it's 1863 on the grounds of Edwards Place! To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Springfield Art Association will be hosting an Ice Cream Social on July 13 from 2-4 p.m. featuring a performance of Civil War dances by the Springfield International Folk Dancers, free ice cream, children’s activities, and a tableau vivant presented by members of the Soldiers’ Aid Society. The SAA will also unveil two exciting new acquisitions: a set of chairs used at Edwards Place in the 1860s, and a collection of several dozen 19th century books originally belonging to the Edwards family. These chairs and books descended through the Edwards family and were recently acquired from the last living descendant of the Edwards’ eldest daughter. This will be the first time they are available to view. All ages are welcome at this family-friendly community event. Admission is free, but donations of $2 per person or $5 per family will gratefully accepted to underwrite future history-themed events at Edwards Place. For more information call 217-523-2631, email collections@springfieldart.org, or visit www.springfieldart.org Pricing & Ticket Info: Free
  5:30PM 9:00PM Corndog Kickoff   The Corndog Kickoff is the annual benefit auction and food grazing party hosted by the Illinois State Fair Museum Foundation to generate support and funds for Illinois State Fair Museum. The event includes live and silent auctions, local entertainment, and of course – FAIR FOOD! Funds raised from the Corndog Kickoff will benefit the Illinois State Fair Museum Foundation building fund. Everyone who LOVES the Illinois State Fair is invited! Tickets are available to purchase in advance ~ $40 each or Table of 8 ~ $280; After July 1 ~ $50 each. 217-558-0863 to order/reserve tickets
  6:00PM 9:00PM Cruise-in   The Cool Cruisers Car Club is having a Cruise-in at Steak-N-Shake at 1580 W. Wabash 6-9 p.m. Dash plaque and door prizes $5.00 fee. www.coolcruiserscarclub.com. Information 217-528-1590.
  7:00PM 8:30PM Free Music Concert   The Land of Lincoln Chorus along with Sound Celebration will present a free concert on Saturday, July 13 in Douglas Park, Springfield, IL starting at 7:00 pm. It will be preceded by an Ice Cream Social beginning at 6:30 pm.
  8:00PM 10:30PM TIP Fundraiser Concert - A Night of Stars   A Night of Stars is our chance to give you yet another evening of fun and music at our beautiful outdoor stage located at Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site. This is the perfect show for audiences of all ages and is sure to dazzle and delight and makes the perfect addition to any vacation, family-fun-night, or night out with friends! This Night of Stars features some of the most talented performers that have graced the Theatre In the Park stage. Sit back and enjoy watching our stars shine as they perform musical selections from some of your favorite Broadway musicals. You will hear songs from the best musical theatre composers ranging from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Alan Menken to Jason Robert Brown and everyone in-between. There is truly something for everyone! So come and join us for some “star gazing” and enjoy as we present to you A Night of Stars! All performances: $13 Adult, $11 Seniors, $8 Children (under 12). For reservations and to order, call 217-632-5440 or 1-800-710-9290. Box Office Hours : Monday through Saturday: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sundays: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. http://www.theatreinthepark.net/index.html

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