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October 21, 2014, 11:43 am
Postings for June 21, 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
  All Day Montgomery County Fair   Celebrating the American Farmer! Wednesday - Junior Miss and Queen Pageants… Thursday- Little Miss and Little Mister Pageants and Ag Olympics… Friday - MMA Cage Fighting… Saturday- Car Demolition Derby… Sunday-Speed Horse Show, Truck/Tractor Pulls and Dart Tournament… Gate Admission: $5 Per Person (includes free on-grounds parking.) Free Carnival Rides Every Evening. Details at
  All Day Sangamon County Fair   Freestyle motorcross returns for the 2nd year in a row on Wednesday June 19th. Bring the family out to watch these guys do amazing flips and tricks as they are high in the sky! Grand Stand Line Up includes Little Big Town on Thursday June 20th ….Trace Adkins on Friday, June 21st …. Jake Owen on Saturday June 22nd … remember, BIG Tickets are limited to 500. That DOES NOT mean the concert is sold out. Buy a Daily pass instead. Full details at
  All Day Haunted America Conference   America's Original Ghost Conference is back for our 17th year and will be held over the weekend of June 21-22 at the haunted Lincoln Theater in Decatur, Ill. Join us as we return to one of the most haunted places in America and present new and returning favorite speakers on ghosts, hauntings, monsters, the supernatural and the unexplained. The 2013 Post-Apocalypse Event will include lectures and presentations, the return of the "Monster Panel," haunted tours, ghost hunts, workshops, a newly revamped "Strange Stuff," and much more! As with our other events, guests will be able to gather research on ghosts and hauntings that they won't get anywhere else; meet other ghost hunters from all over America; and visit Decatur - a place that teems with both history and hauntings! Pricing & Ticket Info: $50 in advance
  All Day Middletown Homecoming   The 2nd Annual Middletown Homecoming is June 21-23. Kicking off the Homecoming is the Cruise-In hosted by the New Holland Fire Department starting at 4:30 p.m. Foodstands on Friday: American Legion/Fish & Chips, 4H/Ribey Sandwiches, Methodist Church/Pulled pork dinner at the American Legion, Scott Line/Hot dogs, Roger Reynolds & Pat Riley/Kettlecorn, Cindy Waibel/Single serving pies. Live music on the stage in the park starting at 5 p.m. through 10 p.m. Also, craft booths open at 4 p.m. on Friday. Saturday parade at 10 a.m. Also Saturday: Bluegrass pickers at 2:45 a.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. and so much more. Sunday is church service at 9 a.m. and quarter auction in the park at noon. The Knapp-Chesnut-Becker Historial Society of Middletown will host the artwork of Roger DeWitt during Middletown’s annual homecoming event. Mr. DeWitt resides in Gillespie, Ill. and has a farm and studio. His interests include Midwest history and he is producing a series of large oil paintings to commemorate the Springfield to Peoria Road, which was recently designated Historic by the Illinois General Assembly. Mr. DeWitt’s work is a copyrighted series which was commissioned by local historian Gregory Laun and cannot be reproduced. Middletown was founded in 1832 on the well established stage coach mail route and State Road linking Springfield and Peoria. Leading north from Springfield, Abraham Lincoln traveled this route through Middletown for 21 years on the 8th Judicial District Circuit. The Dunlap House was built in 1837 and can today be visited by appointment. This structure was chosen to depict stage coach inns along the route for Mr. DeWitt’s art. The Dunlap House will be open to the public during the homecoming. The Knapp Library/Museum building was constructed of brick in 1840 by Colby Knapp. The structure was his home, general store, pharmacy and where he served as postmaster. The museum/library will be open to the public during the homecoming, and is where Mr. DeWitt’s art can be viewed on June 22.
  All Day Route 66 Rumble   At the Macoupin County Fair Grounds- Music by Dale Watson, Check Mead and his Grassy Knoll boys, Hot Rod and Motorcycle Show, Pin up girl contest, vendors, swamp meet, food and beer. Pricing & Ticket Info: $10 or $15 for a weekend pass. Call 438-4703 for ticket locations
  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 . For information on other park district programs and events visit our website at
  11:30AM 1:00PM 28th Annual Small Business Awards   Contact Sharon Theison at The Chamber (525-1173), or, or visit The Chamber's web site at 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 Cockpit tours are only $5; ground viewing and photo opportunities are free to the visiting public.
  8:30PM 11:00PM Les Miserables- Presented by the Springfield Muni   Les Miserables- Presented by the Springfield Muni Les Misérables is the story of a man named Jean Valjean who was unfairly imprisoned for nineteen years. Upon gaining his release he becomes a force for good in the world but finds he cannot escape his darkened past. 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
  8:00AM 11:00PM IMHOA Show   Coliseum. Free. 2013 National Area IV Show, June 21-23, 2013. Illinois Miniature Horse Owners Association. 815-644-6830
  9:00AM 2:00PM Owners Club’s 45th Annual Convention   The Crowne Plaza Hotel will be the site of the Edsel Owners Club’s 45th Annual Convention June 19-23, 2013. The public is invited to attend the car show portion of the event on Friday, June 21 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Crowne Plaza parking lot. There is no charge to attend the car show. The convention will feature several special guests. Reg Brown, the son of Roy A. Brown, who was the Chief Stylist of the Edsel Division of the Ford Motor Company will have his father’s car and other Edsel memorabilia on display. Roy A. Brown passed away recently at the age of 96. The car show is being dedicated to his memory. Other special guests include Jim Arnold, an original designer with the Edsel Division of Ford Motor Company and Dave Sinclair, an original founder of the Edsel Owners Club. The Edsel Owners Club is dedicated to the enjoyment, preservation, maintenance and promotion of the Edsel Automobile. Just 118,287 Edsels were produced by the Ford Motor Company during the years 1958, 1959 and 1960. The club counts members from across the United States and several foreign countries. This is the second time the Edsel Owner’s Club has hosted a national convention in Springfield. They were last here in 2011. For more information about the Edsel Owners Club Annual Convention, please contact Jeannine Phipps at 360-607-1814 or email
  5:00PM 9:00PM Midsummer Arts Faire   June 21-23, Friday 5-9 p.m., Sat 10-9 p.m., Sunday 11-4 p.m. Juried fine art exhibit and sale, children’s pavilion, entertainment and food vendors. Washington Park, Fifth and Maine, Quincy. 217-779-2285,
  6:00PM 9:00PM Dumber Than Zane Trivia Night   Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County invites community members to participate in a trivia night fundraiser on Friday, June 21 at Firefighters Postal Lake Club in Springfield. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., food served at 6:30 p.m. and trivia starts at 7:00 p.m. The 4th Annual Free Beer and Hot Wings “Dumber Than Zane” Trivia Night will be hosted by the cast of the Free Beer and Hot Wings Morning Show – heard mornings on 92.7 WQLZ. Tables of 6-10 adults are welcomed, and top three teams will receive cash prizes. Registration is $20 a person and includes trivia, catered meal and fun from the full cast of the Free Beer and Hot Wings Show presenting the questions. Trivia questions by Russ Friedewald with All proceeds from the event will support the construction of new affordable homes with Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County. For more information or to register, call 629.7077 or visit

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