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Postings for June 08, 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 Macon County Fair   Macon County Fair & Event Facilities, 3700 North Westlawn Avenue, Decatur, IL 62526-9291. Decatur Area Rabbit Breeders Assoc. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Free Lahner’s Building Watch the Open Speed Horse Show at the Small Horse Arena on Saturday, June 8 starting at 10:00am. Admission is FREE! There’s plenty of action of barrel and pole racing & more! There will be over 150 horses competing! Take in the area’s most exciting and fastest running track in Central Illinois! Watch harness racing at the Macon County Fair on Saturday, June 8 at noon. The Downstate Classic is set for Sunday, June 9 at noon. Twilight Harness Racing is set for 5:30 on Monday, June 10. Bring the whole family to watch ...
 
  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.
 
  7:00PM 8:30PM International Carillon Festival   INTERNATIONAL CARILLON FESTIVAL June 2-8, 2013 except Wednesday 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Rees Memorial Carillon Washington Park – 1740 W Fayette Ave – near Chatham Rd, Springfield, IL 62704 Phone: 217-546-3853 Cost: Free, Family Friendly Event Fabulous Festival Fireworks – Friday, June 7, 9:15 p.m. www.carillon-rees.org Event sponsors: Rees Carillon Society, Springfield Park District, The Carillon Belles 52nd annual International Carillon Festival – accessible – rain or shine. Six of the world’s top Carillonneurs from The Netherlands and the United States will present concerts nightly (except Wednesday). The International Carillon Festival is one of the world’s most important and prestigious carillon events for the past 51 years. View the playing keyboard and Carillonneur during the performance on the large video screen at the base of the Carillon. Food vendor or bring a picnic. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy an evening in the park.
 
  7:30PM 10:00PM The Odd Couple - female version   June 6-9 The Odd Couple “female version”, Neil Simon’s neat and uptight Felix and his easygoing and slovenly Oscar, have now become Florence and Olive, with a whole new perspective that can only happen when women get together. Laughs abound as these two mismatched roommates try to get along with each other and their kooky friends. Show will be performed at the Jacksonville Theatre Guild at 210 West College. Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. For more information please call 217-245-1402.
 
  8:00PM 10:30PM Theater in the Park- South Pacific   It is considered to be one of the greatest Broadway musicals by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. The musical premiered in 1949 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1950. Several of its songs, including "Bali Ha'i", "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair", "Some Enchanted Evening", "Happy Talk", "Younger Than Springtime" and "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy", have become popular songs. The show is, of course SOUTH PACIFIC directed by Linda Schneider. South Pacific centers on an American nurse stationed at a U.S. Naval base during World War II who falls in love with an expatriate French plantation owner but struggles to accept his mixed-race children. A second romance concerns a U.S. lieutenant who falls in love with a young Asian woman. The issue of racial prejudice is candidly explored throughout the musical, most pointedly in the song. 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
 
  8:00AM 11:00PM Pawnee Prairie Days   Carnival rides, food, drink and entertainment. 50/50 drawing every night during bands first break. THURSDAY, 6/6- Miss Prairie Days Pageants. Carnival opens 6 p.m. Miss Prairie Day Contest 6 p.m. Sleepwalker plays at 8 p.m. FRIDAY, 6/7- Carnival rides open 6 p.m., Big Daddy Jasper 8 p.m. SATURDAY, 6/8 -Car show 8 a.m. Antique Tractor Show 9 a.m. Baby Contest 10 a.m. Prize Giveaway – must be present to win! 4 p.m., Grand parade 6 p.m., Still Kick'n 8 p.m.rn
 
  10:00AM 4:00PM Lincoln’s New Salem Summer Festival   The sights, sounds and activities of summer in an authentic 1830s village will greet visitors during the Summer Festival on Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9, at Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site. The pioneer village will be bustling from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with residents performing daily activities reminiscent of life in the 1830s when Abraham Lincoln called New Salem home. Period demonstrations of crafts and trades throughout the village will feature fiber arts such as quilting, spinning, and weaving. Activities and crafts for children will also be occurring throughout the frontier village. The Museum Store and Gift/Book Store will be open during the event, as will The Bistro restaurant. The stores are operated by the New Salem Lincoln League. Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, administered by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, is located two miles south of Petersburg and 20 miles northwest of Springfield on Route 97. Tours are free, although a donation of $4 for adults, $2 for children or $10 per family is suggested.

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