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September 23, 2014, 7:20 am
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Postings for March 25, 2014 Full Month View
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  All Day Knowledgeable Knitters   Would you like to learn how to knit or crochet? Or, are you working on a knitting/crocheting project and would like to socialize with new friends while you work? Would you be interested in helping create a “group blanket” for Project Linus? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are invited and welcomed to join our Knowledgeable Knitters group! For beginners, the group is a great way to practice and learn new skills. (And, we have materials to get you started!) For more experienced individuals, the group allows sharing of projects and ideas. All ages are welcome! Knowledgeable Knitters meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 5:45 to 7:45 at the Rochester Public Library. Registration is not required.
 
  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 www.springfieldnoonlions.com, while color photographs of the rain barrels are available at www.upcycle-products.com. 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.
 
  5:00PM 9:00PM Boater Safety Education Class   The Macon County Conservation District is hosting an Illinois Department of Natural Resources Boater Safety Education Class this March. Boating laws, terms, and safety requirements are covered in this 8 hour course held at Rock Springs Nature Center on March 25 and 27, from 5-9pm. There is no fee or age limit, however, students must attend both classes and pass a written test to receive their certificate. Register online by March 24 at www.maconcountyconservation.org. Successful completion of this course satisfies the Illinois requirement that persons at least 12 years of age and less than 18 years of age must possess a valid Boating Education Certificate of Competency if they operate a motorboat unaccompanied by a parent, guardian, or person of at least 18 years of age. Rock Springs Conservation Area is located on the southwestern edge of Decatur. To get to Rock Springs from Decatur, go south on Route 48 and turn west onto Rock Springs Road or go south on Wyckles Road and turn east onto Rock Springs Road. Watch for signs. Plenty of parking is available.
 
  7:00PM 8:00PM Raptor Focus Series for Spring 2014   The Decatur Audubon Society, Millikin University, and the Macon County Conservation District are sponsoring a Raptor Focus Series in spring 2014. The Raptor Focus Series is a fun and informative presentation series about Illinois birds of prey by Illinois Raptor Center’s wildlife rehabilitator Jacques Nuzzo. Programs will be held January 28, February 25, and March 25. This series is open to the public, and each session fulfills 1 Continuing Professional Development Unit for teachers. All sessions meet at the Leighty-Tabor Science Center at Millikin University from 7pm to 8pm. Fee is $10 per session. Space is limited. Register online at www.maconcountyconservation.org or call 217-423-7708. This three program series focuses on the life history of Illinois raptors. Identification as well as natural history will be covered. The audience will be introduced to a live bird from the Illinois Raptor Center during each presentation. This series enlightens and entertains everyone from the kitchen window birdwatcher to the serious accomplished birder. The Leighy-Tabor Science Center is located off of Fairview Avenue on Millikin University’s campus.
 
  7:00PM 8:00PM Raptor Focus Series: Screech Owl Program   The Decatur Audubon Society, Millikin University, and Macon County Conservation District are sponsoring a Raptor Focus Series in spring 2014. The Raptor Focus Series is a fun and informative presentation series about Illinois birds of prey by Illinois Raptor Center’s wildlife rehabilitator Jacques Nuzzo. The last program, on Screech Owls, will be held March 25 from 7pm to 8pm, at the Leighty-Tabor Science Center at Millikin University. This series is open to both teachers and the public. Each session fulfills 1 Continuing Professional Development Unit for teachers. Fee is $10 per session. Space is limited. Register online at www.maconcountyconservation.org. This program series focuses on the life history of Illinois raptors. Identification as well as natural history will be covered. The audience will be introduced to a live bird from the Illinois Raptor Center during each presentation. This series enlightens and entertains everyone from the kitchen window birdwatcher to the serious accomplished birder. The Leighy-Tabor Science Center is located off of Fairview Avenue on Millikin University’s campus.


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