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Postings for April 19, 2013 Full Month View
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  All Day Lions Club Rain Barrel Fundraiser   As a new fundraiser this Spring, the Springfield Noon Lions Club is selling rain barrels at discounted prices. Plastic 55-gallon rain barrels are available in black, blue, grey, and terra cotta for $70. Oak 54-gallon rain barrels are available for $155 if they are unfinished and $170 if they are refinished. Accessories such as downspout diverters and pedestals are also available. The brochure and order form can be viewed at Color photographs of the rain barrels are available at Orders will be taken from April 1 until May 10. Rain barrels will be available for pick up on May 18 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at 829 South 11th Street, Springfield (at the former Glass Specialty location). Customers of City Water, Light & Power may be eligible for a $25 rebate.
  All Day Dog Days of Spring   Dogs are faithful, loyal, and love their owners without question. Whether young or old, rich or poor, clever or dull, most dog owners love their pets as much, if not more as their family members. The upcoming “Dog Days of Spring” event will be hosted to honor these beloved dogs and their special family connection. “Dog Days of Spring” event captures a photographic portrait of your family dog. A portrait you are sure to treasure a lifetime. This event will consist of a portrait session of a family dog with session fees being donated to the Animal Protective League (APL). APL is partnering with Terry Farmer Photography this spring to promote awareness and raise funds for APL’s important animal welfare work. APL is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for ill, injured, abused or homeless animals, and coordinating the adoption of those animals with responsible pet owners. APL also operates a high quality, lowcost spay/neuter clinic that is helping to end animal overpopulation. APL gives priority to sick and injured strays in our community. Each year, with the help of generous donors APL is able to house, rehabilitate, and adopt out, over 1,500 animals every year! Supporting “Dog Days of Spring” and APL are local personalities including Justin Fowler (The State JournalRegister), Rick Brandt (Brandt Consolidated), Jeff Ball (Hanson Professional Services), Lucy Bagot (Ace Hardware), Bob Ritz (St. John’s Hospital), and Susan Koch (University of Illinois Springfield) to name a few. Call us at 698-6000 for a complete list. Local personalities portraits will be on display for the public to view on April 19-30, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Town and Country Bank at 3601 Wabash Avenue, Springfield. Join others in the community in helping APL, and have a photo taken during “Dogs Day of Spring” with your best friend ... the family dog. Call now at 217-698-6000 to schedule a “Dog Days of Spring” dog portrait between March 1 and April 30, 2013.
  All Day Amateur Photography Contest   his photo contest is open to all amateur photographers including a youth division for ages 12 and under. Photos must be taken within Washington Park. Prizes will be awarded in youth, young adult, and adult divisions. Photos will be displayed in the Exhibit Hall from May 1 through May 19. Phone or stop and pick up an entry form. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ENTRIES: Friday, April 19, 2013 The Washington Park Botanical Garden, along with PSC Digital, will be having their Annual Amateur Photography Contest. All entries must be submitted by Monday, April 19, 2013 at 4 p.m. in order to be included in the contest and display. The photographs will be on display from May 1 through May 19. 1. An amateur photographer is anyone who derives less than 5% of their income from photography. 2. Photos may be taken with any make of camera and entries may be in black and white or color, but must be taken within Washington Park and have botanical/nature subject matter. 3. Photographs containing subject matter deemed inappropriate will not be permitted or eligible in the contest. 4. Prints can be no larger than 11”X 14” and must be matted on an 11”X 14” foam board. 5. If submitting a photograph that has been framed please remove it from its frame before submitting. 6. Limited to one entry per participant. 7. There are three categories: Adult, Young Adult (13 to 17 yr. olds), and Junior (12 yr. olds and younger). 8. PSC Digital graciously will be donating prize gift certificates to their store for the winners. Entries can be delivered to the Botanical Garden, 1740 W. Fayette, Monday – Friday, 12 pm to 4 pm or Saturday & Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm. Entries may also be mailed to 1740 W. Fayette, Springfield, IL 62704. All entries must be at the Garden by April 19, 2013 in order to be eligible for the contest and display. For more information or a more detailed list of rules please contact the Washington Park Botanical Garden at (217) 546-4116
  All Day Flower Power Fundraiser   Buy flowers and help cats! For every purchase made on the flower power fundraising website, the ranch will receive 50% back..... Click on the Place and Order and then type Forever Home Feline Ranch in for the organization. All funds raised are going to be used to spay and neuter the many kittens we are taking in this season. Thank you for your continued support! We are a 100% volunteer organization and wouldn't be where we are at today without our volunteers. Whether you donate time, money or spread the word you are making a difference in the lives of many cats.
  8:00AM 9:00PM Lap and Swim Hours   The Springfield Park District will be offering after school lap swim hours beginning March 1 at Eisenhower Pool (2351 E. Cornell St.). Spring Lap & Family Swim hours at Eisenhower Pool are as follows: Lap Swim Hours Monday - Friday 7 – 9 a.m., 11 a.m. – 1 p.m./ Monday, Wednesday and Friday 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m./ Monday and Wednesday 8:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. / Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Family Swim Hours: Friday 7 – 9 p.m./ Sunday 2 – 4 p.m. For additional information, please contact Bob Barrett at 525-8847 or by email at . For information on other park district programs and events visit our website at
  5:00PM 6:00PM Free African Drumming Lessons   Free African drumming lessons for kids. Ages 3-12 years, Fridays in April starting at 5 p.m., Bring drum or acquire one from us, Fashion Afrique, 414 E. Monroe St., RSVP, 217-544-1289.
  8:00PM 10:00PM Friday Night Star Parties   he University of Illinois Springfield’s popular Friday Night Star Parties will resume in April. Those dates include: April 5, 12, 19, and 26. 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 John Martin, assistant professor of Astronomy/Physics. The observatory’s telescopes will be used to view a number of celestial objects, including the planet Jupiter, the Moon, the Great Nebula in Orion (when visible) 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 or follow the UIS Observatory on Twitter (@UISObservatory). For more information on Star Parties, email John Martin at or visit
  8:00AM 11:55PM International Quarter Horse Show   Illinois State Fairgrounds Coliseum. Free admission. For more info phone (618)397-1388.
  8:00PM 10:30PM Always ... Patsy Cline   Roxy Theatricals presents Always ... Patsy Cline, April 18-21 starring Lori Ann McCabe as Patsy Cline and Sandra Fritz as Louise Seger. Featuring The Bodacious Bobcats: Doug Hahn, Mary E. Myers, Gary Davis and Robb Stark. "AlwaysPatsy Cline" is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a 1963 plane crash. The show is based on a true story about Cline's friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. Told through the memories of Louise, this charming show combines down home humor, heartfelt emotion, and over two-dozen of Patsy Cline's unforgettable hits: "Crazy," "I Fall to Pieces," "Sweet Dreams," "Walking After Midnight" and more. The title of the show was inspired by Patsy's letters to Seger, which were consistently signed, "Love Always ... Patsy Cline." Tickets $18 in advance, $20 day of show Seniors (60 ) and Children (12 and under) save $2 on Sunday performances.
  8:00AM 10:00AM Heroes Breakfast   The 8th Annual American Red Cross Illinois Capital Area Chapter Heroes Breakfast, presented by the Bank of Springfield, will take place on April 19, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield. All proceeds from this special fundraiser event benefit American Red Cross Local Disaster Relief. Nine local heroes will be honored for performing a heroic deed/extraordinary act or for their lifetime of service to their community. Pricing & Ticket Info: $30 per person
  9:00AM 6:00PM Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show   The 61st Annual Mineral, Gem and Jewelry Show will be April 19, 20 and 21 at the Macon County Fair Grounds in Decatur from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission $5 good all three days. Seniors 59 and over are $3. Children under 15 are FREE and persons in uniform are free. Merchants will showcase jewelry, gemstones, beads and mineral specimens, along with demonstrations and exhibits. Free activities for kids include the fossil dig. There will be special scout activities on Saturday and Silent auctions all weekend. Parking is FREE. For information call 217-233-1164 or Pricing & Ticket Info: $5 good all three days, seniors $3, children FREE Time: 9am-6pm Fri-Sat, 10am-4pm Sun Phone: 233-1164 Address: Route 121 NW Where: Macon County Fairgrounds Web:
  6:30PM 10:00PM What Will Be Your Legacy?   The Land Connection is bringing a one-act play on the future of farming and farmland, What Will Be Your Legacy? The play presents an elderly farm couple, Gerald and Nettie, wrestling with the question of what will happen to the land that has been in Nettie’s family for five generations. Their dilemma is a common one as established farmers grow gray and neither their children nor grandchildren plan to return to the family farm. By bringing this issue to the stage here in Illinois, The Land Connection hopes to stimulate discussion about the issues and options for farmers, their land, and their communities. This play ends with no clear answer, but gives the audience plenty to reflect on and talk about when the curtain falls. Performances: All performances start at 6:30, feature local food, and are free and open to the public. Please RSVP online at April 19, 20: U of I Extension, 700 S. Airport Drive, Springfield
  7:00PM 9:30PM Winnie the Pooh   Springfield Theatre Centre presents Winnie the Pooh directed by Katie Spoon at the Hoogland Center for the Arts April 19-21, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. $8-$12. Winnie-the-Pooh is Christopher Robin's fat little bear of Very Little Brain, who would like to drift peacefully through life, humming tunes and stopping frequently to eat "a little something." However, he finds himself involved in all sorts of frantic adventures, assisted by such friends as the dismal Eeyore, Piglet and Rabbit, with his countless relations. Pooh's intentions are always the best, but his passion for honey and condensed milk keeps getting him into trouble. When friend Piglet gets roped into Kanga's household and Kanga starts bathing him (with soap!) and forcing down spoonfuls of Strengthening Medicine, Pooh wants to fly to the rescue, but he's had so many snacks he gets stuck in the door.
  7:30PM 10:00PM UIS Music Spring Showcase   The University of Illinois Springfield presents the UIS Music Spring Showcase featuring the UIS Band with Philip Hemmo, classical guitar. UIS is presenting their Music Spring Showcase on Friday, April 19, featuring several band and orchestral works. Included on the program is Phil Hemmo in a performance of the Vivaldi D Major Concerto. Phil delivered a delightful concert for the Springfield Classical Guitar Society back in November. The performance at the Sangamon Auditorium, UIS is free, but donations to are welcome and will be used to benefit the UIS Music Student Merit Award. The UIS Music program began in 2001 and is comprised of students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as Springfield community members, all with a variety of skill levels. Anyone who is interested in joining the UIS chorus, band or chamber orchestra may contact Dr. Abigail Walsh at 217/206-7549 or
  8:00PM 10:30PM Love, Loss and What I Wore   The Hoogland Center for the Arts will present an encore presentation of Love, Loss and What I Wore on April 19, 20 and 21 in the Club Room at the Hoogland Center. Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron’s intimate collection of vignettes and monologues is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman, as well as on the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends. Like the book, this funny and poignant theatrical event uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell stories that all women can relate to. Syndicated columnist Liz Smith simply raves, “This is an evening that goes directly to the heart, soul and vanity of every woman, young or old." The production is directed by Aasne Vigesaa and features Nancy Cole, Claire Gordon, Susan Jeffers, Julie Staley and Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson. Friday, April 19 at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 20 at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m. Tickets will be $18 for adults and $17 for seniors.

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