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Postings for September 08, 2012 Full Month View
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  All Day Piano played at the Lincoln's wedding on display   The Lincolns' wedding was held in the Edwards' parlor on Nov. 4, 1842. The piano is on long-term loan from the Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Tours begin on the hour; suggested donation $3 per person. 523-2631, e-mail:
  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
  All Day MAYOR’S AWARDS FOR THE ARTS – NOMINATIONS WANT   The Office of the Mayor and the Springfield Area Arts Council announce the availability of Nomination Forms for the 2012 Mayor's Awards for the Arts. These Awards recognize outstanding commitment and dedication to the arts in Sangamon and Menard counties, the area served by the Springfield Area Arts Council. The six award categories include Individual Artist, Arts Organization, Arts Volunteer, Arts Educator, Exceptional Arts Student, and Business or Corporation committed to the Arts. The deadline for nominations is 5:00 P. M. on Monday, September 17, 2012. The awards selection committee, to be appointed by the Mayor, will review the nominations and select the award recipients in the designated categories. Since the first presentation in 1985, eighty-eight (88) awards have been presented to individuals, organizations, and businesses. The Awards will be presented at a ceremony on Thursday, October 11, at 5:30 P. M. in the LRS Theater at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. This year is the 19th presentation of the awards. Recipients receive artwork created by a Sangamon or Menard county artist and selected by previous award creators. Nomination Forms for the Mayor's Awards for the Arts will be available after August 13 at the Office of the Mayor, the Springfield Area Arts Council, Lincoln Library, Petersburg Public Library, Prairie Art Alliance Gallery II, Springfield Art Association, or online at For additional information, please contact the Arts Council office at 420 South Sixth Street or by phone (753-3519) or email (
  All Day Call for Performers   The Springfield Area Arts Council announces a call for performers for this year’s 26th annual First Night® Springfield. First Night is a family-oriented New Year’s Eve celebration of the arts, which will be held in downtown Springfield on December 31, 2012. First Night Springfield is the first and longest-running First Night event in Illinois. Performers new to First Night Springfield should submit a recent CD or DVD of selected work examples, or a link to online performance videos. In addition, a short bio and photo of the performer(s) are requested. Past First Night performers need only indicate their interest in participating again. Final selections will be made by the First Night Planning Committee, consisting of Arts Council board members and community representatives. The deadline for performer entries is September 10, 2012. Submissions should be sent or delivered to the Springfield Area Arts Council, 420 South Sixth Street, Springfield, 62701. Online submissions may be emailed to More information is available by emailing or calling 217-753-3519.
  7:00AM 10:00PM Registration Open for Memorial’s Transplant 5K   Memorial Medical Center’s 5K Transplant Run/Walk is now accepting registrations. The eighth annual run/walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, in Washington Park in Springfield. Participants will meet at the picnic shelter area near the tennis courts and playground. The registration fee is $20 for adults and $10 for 12-year-olds and younger. The Alan G. Birtch, MD, Center for Transplant Services at Memorial is the event’s host. Participants can visit to register online or to print out a registration form to mail in. Registration begins at 7 a.m. A brief program will begin at 8 a.m. Bill Coon, a double heart transplant and kidney transplant recipient, is the featured speaker. The Fireside Relics will perform during the event. Proceeds go to the hospital’s transplant fund, which assists transplant patients with emergent needs and provides education for patients and staff. For more information, call Memorial’s Transplant Services at (217) 788-3441.
  10:00AM 3:00PM Holding Hands with History   The Illinois State Historical Society is pleased to announce a exhibition of paintings by Illinois Artist Laureate Kay Smith, celebrating the life of Abraham Lincoln. "Holding Hands with History: The Life of Abraham Lincoln in the Context of Our National History, 1775-1865," an exhibit of watercolor paintings from Smith's "American Legacy Collection," will be on display from July 14-September 21, 2012, at the A. Lincoln National Museum of Surveying, 521 East Washington in Springfield. The program is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated. Fort more information call 217-525-2781. The exhibition will be on display Tuesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission to the museum is by donation; the exhibition is free with admission to the museum. For more information about the artist and the exhibit, visit or
  9:30AM 11:30AM Piano Teacher Workshop   Morning Etude, the local chapter of the National Federation of Music Clubs, is presenting a workshop for piano teachers on Saturday, September 15 from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Steinway Gallery, 2816 Plaza Dr, Springfield. The workshop speaker is Gretchen Taylor of Carlinville. She will be speaking on how to integrate creative ideas into piano lessons to get students excited about learning. The event is free and there will be a drawing for door prizes. For more information, call Michelle Struck at 585-9226.
  8:00AM 12:00PM Halloween Hustle   Halloween Hustle to benefit Helping Hands of Springfield is Saturday October 27th at Lincoln Park in Springfield. Registration starts at 8am at brick shelter #7 on the west side of the park. The 5K starts at 10 am. Register before October 1st for $20 or $25 after October 1st, registration for kids 10 and under is $10. Register on line at
  12:00AM 11:55PM Clayville Cruise In   The Clayville Cruise in is on a *NEW DATE*- Saturday Septemebr 8th from noon to 4 located on Illinois State Highway 125, east of Pleasant Plains. Road Tour of cruisers will depart from New Salem State Park NOON sharp! Join the road tour or meet up at the Clayville site as a cruise in participant. Registration is $15 per vehicle. Participant Judging 12:30-3:00. Award presentation at 4 with trophies to be awarded to winners in each of the 18 categories plus Best of Show. The event is by the Pleasant Plains Historical Society, a non profit organization on a mission to raise funds for the continued renovation, improvements & operations of the Clayville Historical Site. For questions, please call cruise in organizer- Stacey Law 217-502-4698
  8:30AM 12:00PM Two Free Seminars Help EMTs and Disabled   Memorial Medical Center will host two free seminars on Saturday, Sept. 8, that focus on the needs of people with disabilities during emergency situations. The first seminar will be for emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and is titled “EMS Special Considerations for People with Disabilities.” Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the seminar begins at 9 a.m. in the hospital’s Wedeberg Conference Center. The session will help EMTs identify and handle the special conditions for people with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, stroke and developmental delays. The session will also include a real-life trauma story from EMT pickup through hospitalization and rehabilitation to home. The speakers are three members of Memorial’s spinal cord injury team: Dawn Lucasey, program coordinator and physical therapist; Mandi Carver, occupational therapist; and Heidi Banicki, speech therapist. The second seminar will be for people with disabilities and is titled “Being Prepared, No Matter What.” Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the session being at 10 a.m. in the Wedeberg Conference Center. The session will focus on how people with disabilities can be prepared for emergency disaster situations and everyday emergency situations in their homes and vehicles. The speakers are Steve Iden, an attorney with the Land of Lincoln Legal association Foundation, and Fran Lehnert, a registered nurse and disaster health service manager for the American Red Cross. Both sessions will conclude with a complimentary lunch at noon. Participants from both groups will eat together to allow emergency personnel to answer questions and discuss specific needs that people with disabilities may have during emergency response situations. To register for either event, call (217) 788-3333.
  9:00AM 9:00PM Scrapbook Extravaganza Benefit   Scrapbook Extravaganza Planned to Benefit Habitat for Humanity When: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Saturday, September 8 Where: St. Agnes Catholic Church, 245 N Amos Ave., Springfield Event Details: Individuals are invited to bring their scrapbook supplies and participate in a full day of scrapbooking. Registration includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, space to scrapbook, and prizes throughout the day. To register, visit or call 217.787.7209. Registration is $30 per person, or $25 per person before August 18. All proceeds from the event benefit Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County. Additional Information: Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County is a community‐driven nonprofit organization that develops working partnerships with local businesses, churches, community organizations and other individuals to build simple, decent and affordable housing for all people in need. Since its founding in 1989, Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County has completed 87 houses in Sangamon County and served over 350 individuals in Sangamon County.
  10:00AM 5:00PM 7th Annual Art Spectacular at the Carillon   Original artwork will be for sale by 48 artists; also features Kids' Art Sale to age 12, Silent Auction, Gift Basket Raffle, Music, Food Vendors, Fabulous Kids' Place and Patron Buck Drawings Demonstrations all day by the Illinois Prairie Pastel Society and Sangamon Watercolor Society. At the Rees Carillon, Washington Park at Chatham Rd and Fayette Ave Rain or Shine. No pets but service animals welcome Art Fair Admission is free Kids Place admisssion is $1.25/child For more information please call 787-3532 or go to
  11:00AM 10:30PM Springfield Firefigters Local 37 Benefit Run   The 12th Annual Benefit Run will be held rain or shine. $10 per person/$15 per couple. Sign up 11am-12:45pm at Crow's Mill Pub, 1220 Toronto Rd. Ride at 1pm. First stop is at Double Ds in Edinburg, IL. The second Stop is at Rockies in Auburn, IL and the last stop is at the Firefighter's Lake Club, 940 West lake Drive. Music by Kung Fu Dynamite. There will also be a 50/50 drawing and door prizes with post party music till 10:30 pm. Proceeds benefits Firefighters Local 37's 12 Days of Christmas
  11:00AM 3:00PM Make a Splash: Illinois Waterways   The Illinois State Museum will present the Make a Splash: Illinois Waterways Super Saturday on September 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Children and families will learn about Illinois’ rivers, canals, and other waterways and the plants and animals that depend on them. Children will make a paper boat to navigate down a model of the Illinois River and search for animals in the river diorama in the Changes: Dynamic Illinois Environments exhibition. Other activities will include making a river collage, contributing to a collaborative river mural, playing games, and more. Super Saturdays at the Illinois State Museum are designed for children 4-8 years old and are free and open to the public. Most activities can be completed in 30 to 45 minutes, although participants may stay as long as they wish. Parents are invited to participate with their children. The Super Saturday series is sponsored by Bank of Springfield. The Illinois State Museum promotes discovery, learning, and an appreciation of Illinois’ natural, cultural, and artistic heritage. The Museum’s extensive collections and research activities provide the foundation for exhibitions and public programs that tell the story of the land, life, people, and art of Illinois. The Illinois State Museum is located at 502 S. Spring Street (the corner of Spring and Edwards Streets) in Springfield, and is open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5:00 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Parking is available nearby, and the building is ADA accessible.
  11:00AM 4:00PM Spirits of the Civil War”   First-person accounts of men and women who experienced the Civil War will be presented during “Spirits of the Civil War” on Saturday, September 8 at Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site in Springfield’s Oak Ridge Cemetery. The event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Lincoln Monument Association. First person re-enactors will present their stories from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the grounds surrounding the Lincoln Tomb. Special presentations will include: 11 a.m., Betty Carlson Kay, “What did Women do during the Civil War?”; 1 p.m., Edward Finch, “Captain Terry, Civil War Naval Officer;” 2 p.m., Robert Davis, “A Soldier’s Story, the Ghost of Andrew Lewis;” and 3 p.m. Mike Burke, “Meet a Boy in Blue.” The 114th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry (Reactivated) will have an encampment set up on site and will talk with visitors about life in general during the Civil War. Inside the Tomb visitors may learn about the little known Camp Yates, the first Civil War camp for enlisting and mustering soldiers in Springfield, Illinois after the call for Illinois volunteers. This program is made possible in part by an award from the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site, the final resting place of Abraham and Mary Lincoln and three of their four sons, is administered by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.
  12:00PM 4:00PM Shriner's Children's Carnival   The 2nd annual Children's Carnival will be held on Sat. Sept. 8, 2012 at Hickory Glen Senior Living located at 1700 W. Washington St. from Noon till 4:00 PM. There will be games and crafts for the kids, pony rides and entertainment for the whole family. The Shriner's Jazz Band will preform from Noon till 1:00 and Elvis will be entertaining from 1:00 till 4:00. Join us for your favorite carnival food and good times! All proceeds will directly benefit the Shriners Children's Hospital.
  1:00PM 7:30PM Corn Maze   The Venturing & Exploring Officers Association is hosting a corn maze on Saturdays & Sundays from 1PM til dusk from Sept 8th to Oct 28th. The corn maze is located on Kenny Road 2 miles west of the Franklin-Alexander Road, near Franklin, IL. Enjoy fun, food, and games while helping local Venturing Crews and Explorer Posts raise funds for their activities. For more info call Bob at 217-585-0367 or and click on events & programs.
  6:00PM 8:00PM Let the Choirs Sing   Kumler United Methodist Church, 600 N. 5th Street, Springfield, IL 62702 A Gospel Music Concert Featuring the Chancel Choirs of: • St. Joseph Catholic Church • Third Presbyterian Church • Fresh Visions Church • Kumler United Methodist Church Join us for pre-concert refreshments in the fellowship hall, 5-6 pm DONATIONS APPRECIATED

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