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October 23, 2014, 7:21 am
Postings for October 02, 2013 Full Month View
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  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.
  9:00AM 10:55PM Wed. Morning Pickup Party   60-minute Pick-up Party Help us keep the sanctuary free of trash and flying debris. 9 a.m. start every Wednesday. Wrap up by 10 a.m. We supply the bags, long-handled trash grabbers and gloves if you need them.
  9:00AM 6:00PM The Great Pumpkin Patch   The Great Pumpkin Patch is proud to invite guests to see over 300 varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds from over 30 countries around the world; all grown here on our farm. Numerous premier displays, over 5,000 hardy mums, various mazes and gardens grace the grounds. There's a diversity, of plants and animals- with several goats, pigs, exotic chickens, rabbits, a llama and an alpaca. There are several places to eat and drink on the farm and lots of entertainment on the weekends. Named Illinois Agritourism Business of the Year in 2009, The Great Pumpkin Patch is much more than an ordinary pumpkin patch. It is a safe, family-fun atmosphere where learning can take place. Located in the heart of Amish country, 2 miles south and 1/2 mile west of Arthur, they are open from Sept. 15 through Oct. 31 every day, seven days a week, from 9 am to 6 pm. Admission is charged.
  12:45PM 6:00PM Multicultural Fest   Lincoln Land Community College invites the public to enjoy a colorful and musical celebration of the many cultures in the world at its 10th annual Multicultural Fest Wednesday, Oct. 2. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. outside A. Lincoln Commons on the Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Road. The Multicultural Fest is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a special commemoration ceremony at 12:45 p.m. The Fest showcases cultural traditions from around the world and within the United States. Entertainment, samples of ethnic food and cultural exhibits are featured at the free event. Entertainment will take place throughout the event with a variety of dance and music styles. Xperimento is the leading act for the Fest performing from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The bilingual, multicultural band blends world sounds such as reggae, merengue, salsa, rock, R&B and more. Other performers at the Fest include: Achill Academy of Irish Dance, LLCC Madrigals, Tom Irwin—Sangamon Songs, Springfield International Folk Dancers and Roosevelt Pratt—Echoes of Africa. Local restaurants will offer free food samples from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m. Restaurants participating are AZ-T-CA Mexican Grill, Clay’s Popeye’s Bar-B-Q, Holy Land Diner, Hunan Chinese Restaurant, Magic Kitchen and Flavor of India. Among the many exhibitors and cultures participating are Capoeira Brazilian Martial Arts, Peru, Designer Images, Phoenix Center, Romania, India, Sri Lanka, Homeless United for Change, Spiritualism, Sertoma Club of Springfield, Rangoli Designs by LLCC art students, LLCC Trutter Museum and LLCC International Club.

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