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October 22, 2014, 10:06 pm
Postings for March 15, 2014 Full Month View
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  All Day Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage   Annie Leibovitz achieved her status as one of America's great photographers with unforgettable images of celebrities from John Lennon to Johnny Depp. But more recently, Leibovitz has trained her camera on famous places and objects, revealing more of herself in the process. "Pilgrimage," an exhibition of more than 70 of these stunning photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum's collection, opens at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on Feb. 8, 2014, and runs through Aug. 31. Visitors will see the landscapes that captured Leibovitz's imagination: Niagara Falls, Yellowstone National Park, a New Mexico mesa. They can scrutinize her close-ups of objects like Emily Dickinson's only surviving dress, Elvis Presley's motorcycle and a bullet hole put in a target by Annie Oakley. Abraham Lincoln plays a major role in "Pilgrimage." Leibovitz photographed the stovepipe hat and the gloves Lincoln had with him on the night of his assassination, as well as a handwritten copy of the Gettysburg Address, photographic negatives of Lincoln and the Lincoln Memorial. Her photos of the bloodstained gloves were taken at the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Access to the exhibition will be free with paid admission to the presidential museum. The Leibovitz photographs will be complemented by elements from the Lincoln Presidential Library's own collections, selected by Mary Michals. The museum will also present a reading of Virginia Woolf's essay "A Room of One's Own" and selections from the play "The Belle of Amherst," both directed by Phil Funkenbusch. Also on the schedule: a screening of the Marilyn Monroe thriller "Niagara."
  All Day Lions Rain Barrel Sale   The Springfield Noon Lions Club is undertaking its second year of selling rain barrels. Plastic 55-gallon rain barrels are available in black, blue, grey, and terra cotta for $70. Oak 54-gallon rain barrels are available for $165 if they are unfinished and $190 if they are refinished. Accessories such as downspout diverters and pedestals are also available. The brochure and order form can be viewed at, while color photographs of the rain barrels are available at A sample barrel may be viewed and orders will be taken at the 22nd Annual Earth Day event in Springfield’s Lincoln Park on April 26 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Any rain barrels ordered at the Earth Day event will receive a $5 discount. All orders must be received by May 8. Rain barrels and accessories will be available for pick up on May 17 from 9-11:30 AM at 829 South 11th Street, Springfield. Customers of City Water, Light & Power may be eligible for a $25 rebate.
  1:00PM 2:30PM Lincoln Garden Maple Syrup Time   Each year, on five weekends in late February and early March at 1 and 2:30 p.m., Lincoln Memorial Garden invites the public to take part in the tradition of collecting and boiling the sap from the Garden's sugar maple trees. This is a chance to learn about the process of tapping the trees, collecting the sap and watching it boiled into syrup. Come to the Garden and see how the sap from Maple trees ultimately becomes that tasty syrup that everyone loves on their pancakes. The Garden's pancake breakfast and silent auction follows on March 22-23 and 29-30. For more information on the breakfast check the Garden web site.
  8:00PM n/a The Rev - A Musical Comedy   The Rev - A Musical Comedy is a new musical with a wholesome, family-oriented, throwback feeling with modern, hum-as-you-leave-the-theatre songs. The show features four incredible actor/singers and an amazing ensemble of 16. With script and lyrics by George A.M. Heroux and music composed by Donn Stephens and direction by Kayla Primm, "The Rev" will fill the theatre with music you'll love. Guest stars, through the magic of technology, include Bogart, Cagney, Cary Grant, Bette Davis, and Jack Nicholson. If you enjoy sparkling music, a play with a unique plot, and fantasy, The Rev, a Musical Comedy, is the show for you to see this spring. For ticket information got to
  8:00PM n/a Parallel Lives   Springfield Theatre Centre presents Parallel Lives March 7-9 and 14-16. at the Hoogland Center for the Arts Pre-show dinner at 6:30 p.m. catered by Arena Food Service! Dinner is $15 per person and reservations can be made online when purchasing a show ticket or by phone (523-2787). Reservations must be made by March 4 at 5 p.m. The Story "Parallel Lives," a two-woman show, takes a woman's point of view, but this is an equal opportunity production — it skewers both sexes. Through its use of comedy, the show makes the audience think about relationships, women's role in society and gender issues. The show resembles "Saturday Night Live" or other sketch comedy shows of that type: eccentric characters in comic situations, played by a small cast. For ticket and show time information go to
  8:00PM n/a Talley's Folly   The Hoogland Center for the Arts and Playhouse on the Square are proud to present the Lanford Wilson play, TALLEY'S FOLLY. The show will be presented in Theatre 3 at the Hoogland Center for the Arts March 14-16 and March 21-23. TALLEY'S FOLLY will be directed by Rich McCoy and stars Johnny Molson and Mary Young. The show is sponsored by 970 AM WMAY. For show time and ticket information go to
  10:00AM 11:30AM Dr. Seuss Story Time   Bring the little ones to listen as Edgar's staff reads some of Dr. Seuss' favorites books. Edgar's Coffee House, 87 W. Plummer, Chatham, IL 62629
  10:00AM 4:00PM Q.U.I.L.T.S in Action   Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds (gate 9). The show features hundreds of quilts and quilted items, Hoffman Challenge Quilts, quilt appraisals by appointment with Hallye Bone, small quilted items pieced at $20.14 to benefit charity, consignment booth, quilt shops and related craft vendors, raffle quilt from Civil War reproduction fabrics, demonstrations, hot and cold beverages, convenient on-site lunch, free parking and handicap accessible facility.
  11:00AM 7:00PM St Patty's Day Corned Beef/Cabbage   St Patty's Day corned beef, cabbage and potatoes $8. Reuben or corned beef sandwiches $5. Includes tax, tea or coffee. Saturday, March 15 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. VFW Post #755 2211 Old Jacksonville Road, Springfield, IL 62704
  12:00PM n/a St. Patrick’s Day Marching Band Parade   Springfield’s 2014 St. Patrick’s Day Marching Band Parade starts promptly at noon on Saturday, March 15, 2014. The theme for the 30th Annual Parade is “Rock the Blarney.” The parade’s route is in the heart of downtown Springfield. The parade starts on Jefferson & 6th heading west to 5th; Heading south on 5th to Capitol; Heading North on 6th to the Reviewing Stand, (this is our Family Friendly Area) then to Washington heading east, back to the beginning; the Horace Mann parking lot. The parade will step off promptly at noon.
  1:00PM 4:00PM Family Fun Fair   Family Fun Fair brought to you by Downtown Springfield, Inc. and the 2014 St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee. Free to the public with face painting, balloon art, puppet show, storytelling (Irish), St. Andrew's Pipes and Drums, Irish dancing and athletic demonstrations at 1:30 p.m. Kidzeum will host St. Pat's themed crafts, potato sack races (weather permitting), food and beverages available to purchase Saturday, March 15, 1 to 4 p.m., Lincoln Library, Seventh and Capitol Avenue - south side of building.

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