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Postings for June 18, 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 Piatt County Fair   WHAT - Tractor Pulls, , Bands, Beer Tent, Livestock Judging, and much more!... WHEN - June 18-23, 2013....WHERE - The Fair is held at the Piatt County Fairgrounds, Cerro Gordo, Illinois...HOW MUCH - Admission to the Fair is FREE! For the fair schedule and more information go to www.piattcountyfair.com
 
  7:00PM 7:30PM CARILLON TOURS AND FREE CONCERTS   The Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon, in Washington Park, will re-open for tours on Saturday, May 4. The Rees Carillon, a 12-story tower with three observation decks, offers spectacular views of Washington Park and Springfield from the city’s highest point of elevation. Tours are offered every 30 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm. There is one tour on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. New this year, every tour includes a live carillon performance. Adults - $3.25 and children - $2.50. The new expanded free schedule of concerts begins this Wednesday, May 1. Concerts are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 pm and Sundays at 3:00 and 7:00 pm. Each concert is 30 minutes in length. Robin Austin, the Park District’s Carillonneur plays a wide variety of classical, folk and popular songs. Enjoy the beauty of Washington Park and the adjacent Botanical Center with the unique accompaniment of carillon music
 
  12:00PM 1:00PM Artist on the Plaza   Every Tuesday and Thursday through Sept. 4, outdoor performance including instrumental, vocal, dance and musical theater. A program of the Springfield Area Arts Council (217-753-3519). http://www.springfieldartsco.org/
 
  7:00AM 5:30PM Summer Day Camp   The Springfield Park District is taking registrations for the Nelson Center Summer Day Camp. Camp begins June 3 and runs through August 17 (Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.). Kids ages 5 -12 can attend and participate in various outdoor activities including swimming, games and themed weeks. Swimming lessons are provided as well. For additional information, please contact Jeremy Bonnett at 753-2800 or by email at jeremyb@springfieldparks.org . For information on other park district programs and events visit our website at www.springfieldparks.org.
 
  7:00PM 8:00PM 114th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Flag Lowering   Every Tuesday evening the 114th Illinois Volunteer Infantry will conduct a flag lowering ceremony. The flag that has hung over Lincoln's Tomb will be given to a lucky visitor. Must be present to win. Pricing & Ticket Info: $0
 
  5:30PM 6:45PM Lincoln’s Funeral: Distant Memories   Every Tuesday night at the Receiving Vault at 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Free admission. Contact 217-782-2717 or visit www.lincolntomb.org.
 
  11:30AM 1:00PM 28th Annual Small Business Awards   Contact Sharon Theison at The Chamber (525-1173), or stheison@gscc.org, or visit The Chamber's web site at www.gscc.org to make your reservation(s) for the luncheon. Deadline for reservations is Monday, June 17.
 
  10:00AM 7:00PM WWII B-17 Bomber Display and Rides   The WWII B-17 bomber, “Sentimental Journey” is scheduled to be on display and available for rides and tours at the Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport, June 17 -21, 2013. Airplane enthusiasts, veterans, children and history buffs will want to see this famous WII aircraft. Land of Lincoln Honor Flight volunteers will also be on hand assisting with the event and providing information on the important mission of the group to provide round trip transportation from Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport for veterans who wish to visit their memorials in Washington, D.C. The Land of Lincoln Honor Flight also has a scheduled departure on Tuesday June 18 during the B-17 tour stop. Sentimental Journey is maintained and operated as a flying museum and veterans’ memorial by the all-volunteer non-profit Commemorative Air Force. The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was the primary bomber used by the American Air Force against Nazi Germany. Of the 12,731 B-17s originally built, less than ten remain in flying condition and only a few fly regularly. 922 B-17s were lost in combat over Europe, with a loss of nearly 10,000 airmen. A thrilling flight inside this historic warbird starts at $425.00 per person. For reservations, call 602-448-9415 or email b17rc@azcaf.org. Cockpit tours are only $5; ground viewing and photo opportunities are free to the visiting public.


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