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Postings for July 26, 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 Raymond 4th of July Homecoming   Raymond 4th of July Homecoming June 27 through July 29 in downtown Raymond. Bands.
  All Day 1ST NIGHT POSTER ART CONTEST – CALL FOR ENTRIES   The Springfield Area Arts Council announces a call for entries for a poster contest to promote this year’s annual First Night® Springfield which will be held in downtown Springfield on December 31, 2013. Original graphic artwork may be submitted in a vertical or horizontal format not to exceed 11 by 17 inches. A hard copy, as well as CD with the design in .pdf, .jpg, or .tif format, must be submitted for consideration. Designs should reflect a “Celebration of the Arts.” The winning design will be selected by the First Night Planning Committee, which is made up of Arts Council board members and community representatives. The winner receives a prize of $100. The artwork becomes the property of the Arts Council and is reprinted on a variety of First Night promotional materials and unveiled at a future press conference. It is suggested that interested artists view the full collection of previous First Night posters on display at the Arts Council office. The deadline for submitting artwork is 5:30 pm on Monday, August 5, 2013. For more information, contact Penny Wollan-Kriel at the Springfield Area Arts Council, 420 South Sixth Street, Springfield, 753-3519 or
  All Day Tree Trunk Exhibit   Two segments of tree trunks, remnants of the devastating 1925 Tri-State tornado, are now on exhibit in the lobby of the Illinois State Museum in Springfield, along with several historic photographs. These “tornado trees” are a dramatic illustration of the power of tornadoes. Many people who have visited the Illinois State Museum over the years will remember seeing this popular exhibit. These fragments of trees with large boards rammed through them were recovered near Murphysboro after the great Tri-State tornado of March 18, 1925. A 2 x 4 board is jammed into one of the trunks, and a 1 x 10 piece of wood has been driven through the other. The 1925 Tri-State tornado wreaked havoc along its 219 mile path. The tornado is considered to be one of the most destructive tornadoes to life and property in the United States. It swept without warning across Missouri, southern Illinois, and Indiana, killing 689 people, injuring 1,980 and causing $17 million in damage (1925 dollars). Illinois was hardest hit – 606 people died and 1,563 were injured. Murphysboro suffered the greatest destruction. The tornado trees were donated to the Illinois State Museum in 1925 by H. Langdon Robinson (part of the Henson Robinson Company family). H. Langdon Robinson was a young lieutenant in the National Guard, which was called out in the aftermath of the devastating tornado. According to Sally Robinson of Springfield, her father H. Langdon Robinson asked to have the trees after they were cut down for the purpose of donating them to the Illinois State Museum. At that time, the Illinois State Museum was located in the Centennial Building (now the Howlett Building). The trees represent one of the oldest museum exhibits. They were shown in the Centennial Building beginning in 1925 and were moved to the current Illinois State Museum building when it opened in 1963. For more than 75 years, visitors were fascinated by the exhibit that graphically demonstrated the powerful force of a deadly tornado. The exhibit was removed when the new Changes natural history exhibition was created. The trees are among the most frequently asked about items by museum visitors. The display continues in the Museum lobby through August 25.
  All Day Girard Festival Days   Girard Chamber Of Commerce invites you to the Girard Festival Days. The fun for all ages, family friendly festival will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday July 26-28 with events and activities all day. The event will take place at Girard Township Park located just a block east of Route 4 (Old Route 66) . Highlighted Activities include: Kids Homemade Rides and games ran by the Cub Scouts, Girard Firemen’s Fish Fry and Beer Tent Live music from 9pm-1am Friday (Miles Station) and Saturday( Leaving Ashland)....Gospel music from 7pm until 9pm on Friday night and entertainment on the stage all day Saturday. ..... Prayer Breakfast with Senator McCann Saturday at Doc’s Soda Fountain 9am $5 cost- Guest Speaker is Coach Ben Wierzba – Head Coach UIS Men’s Basketball Team..... Central Illinois Community Blood Center Blood Drive 11am-2pm ...... Volleyball Tournament- Saturday call Jenny Buhl 971-0383.... Talent show (Entries still open) 6pm-8pm on Saturday...... Washer Tournament – Sunday 11am call Brian Williamson 341-7930..... Veterans Program to honor local heroes at 7pm on Sunday ...... Miss Girard pageant Sunday 7:30pm. For more information contact Deb Burnett Festival Day Chair at 627-3441 or check out the chamber website at
  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
  9:00AM 5:00PM Oldsmobile Club of America’s National Meet   More than 350 Oldsmobiles will be on display at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield during the Oldsmobile Club of America’s National Meet July 24-27, 2013. Cars will be located both in the Crowne’s parking lot and inside the hotel. Special cars making an appearance at the show include a 1902 Curved Dash Oldsmobile and a 1969 Hurst Olds Convertible with a 10’ shifter mounted on the trunk. Linda Vaughn, “Miss Hurst Golden Shifter” and a nationally known car and racing personality in the 1960’s, will be attending the show as a special guest of the club. In addition to the car show, there will be more than 50 vendors selling car parts and other auto supplies. A Women’s Boutique featuring 20-plus vendors will be located inside the hotel. This show is being hosted by the Archway Oldsmobile Club and the Illinois Valley Oldsmobile Club, both chapters of the national organization. Crowne Plaza General Manager Troy Benavides says “Our hotel has a national reputation as an ideal spot for car shows, due to our parking facilities, access to Interstate 55 and our knowledge of the auto show market. We look forward to serving the Oldsmobile Club and wish them a very successful show.” The national meet’s appearance in Springfield was solicited by the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau. SCVB Director of Sales Gina Gemberling says “the OCA is expected to draw approximately 1,500 people to Springfield, all of whom will spend money in our hotels, restaurants, gas stations and retail businesses. The event is expected to provide a $370,334.37 dollar impact on our local economy.” The event will be open to the public from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, Thursday, July 25, Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27. There is no cost to view the car show. For more information contact Kevin Underwood at 217-685-0140 or Jerry Wilson, National Oldsmobile Club of America President at 314-458-8696
  8:00AM 10:30PM Theater in the Park- Leaving Iowa   Leaving Iowa written by Tim Clue and Spike Manton, is a hilarious sentimental comedy about family and family vacations. More specifically, it is the story of Don Browning, a middle-aged writer, who returns home and decides to finally take his father's ashes to his childhood home, as requested. But when Don discovers Grandma's house is now a grocery store, he begins traveling across Iowa searching for a proper resting place for his father. This father-and-son road trip shifts smoothly from the present to Don's memories of the annual, torturous vacations of his childhood. Don's existential journey leads him to reconcile his past and present at the center of the United States. This play reflects the, perhaps, bygone family values that we have all grown up and respected. 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.
  7:30PM 9:30PM Godspell   July 25-28 GODSPELL, set in modern day times, Godspell is a series of parables based on the Gospel of Matthew. The story is interspersed with a contemporary musical score featuring hit songs such as “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord”. “By My Side”, and “Day by Day”. Moving and uplifting, Godspell culminates with the passion of Christ. 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.
  7:30AM 9:00PM Citizens Club of Springfield Policy Breakfast   Time: 7:30am coffee, 8am program. Where: Hoogland Center for the Arts,420 S. Sixth St. Topic: Electric power generation, distribution and governance
  5:00PM 11:55PM Family Camp Out   Camp out at the wildest camping site around, the Henson Robinson Zoo on July 26. Pitch your tent and stay the night for an evening packed with fun and family activities. Learn all about owls and their nocturnal behavior during a special night hike. Included are a camping area, dinner, activities and breakfast the following morning. Costs are $15 per adult and $10 per child for Springfield Park District residents and zoo members. Non-resident rates are $18 per adult and $12 per child. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call the zoo at 217-585-1821 for more information or to make a reservation.
  7:00PM 10:00PM Land, Water, Life: Protecting Our Future   Join the Friends of the Sangamon Valley in welcoming Ed Collins, McHenry County Conservation District, tell the compelling story of the resurrection of 3.6 miles of Nippersink Creek, the first project of its kind in the Midwest. Location: Maldaner's Restaurant, 222 S. Sixth St. Includes dessert bar. Pricing & Ticket Info: $50 per person or $75 per couple

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