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October 24, 2014, 2:04 am
Postings for June 14, 2014 Full Month View
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  All Day Pawnee Prairie Days   This Festival will offer heart pounding entertainment, action packed carnival rides, beverages for young and old, delicious food and a great opportunity to see many good friends. Thursday Night: Off the Wall - 8pm to 12am Friday Night: Rogers & Nienhaus - 6pm to 8pm New City Road - 9pm to 1am Saturday Night: Marc & Rylie Bourne - 6pm to 8pm Big Daddy Jasper - 9pm to 1am Carnival is provided by Conner Family Amusements, Inc. Ride for one price Wristbands will be held - Thursday 6-9; Friday 7-10; Saturday 1-4 and 7-10. Advance Sale of Wristband Coupons will be available at a later date at a price of 4 Coupons for $65.00 or $20.00 each on day of. Thursday Evening: There will be a Queen Contest for girls interested in running for Miss Pawnee Prairie Days 2014, Jr Miss and Little Miss Prairie Days Princess. To be eligible for Miss Prairie Days, girls must be between the ages of 14 and 18 years old, Jr Miss 9 to 13 years old and Little Miss 5 to 8 years old. All candidates must reside within Pawnee Township. The queen will receive a cash prize of $300, Jr. Miss $150 and little Miss $75, as well as a crown and serve as an ambassador for Pawnee Prairie Days during the next twelve months. They will also take part in the Pawnee Prairie Days Parade on Saturday June 14th. Cash Prizes will also be awarded for the girls selected as First and Second Runner Ups. Each candidate is responsible for finding their own sponsor. Sponsorship fee is $25.00. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Cobb at 625-7210. Saturday morning: Baby Contest - Please contact Jenny Thornley Saturday Parade: This year's theme is based on Having fun with Reality TV. Registration and Line up begins at 4:00pm in front of the high school, Parade kicks off at 5:00pm (Many cash awards given out) Contact Dan Cobb or Marsha Gehrs for more info. All Day Saturday Annual Car Show at the Parking lot of Pawnee Assembly of God Church - Contact Mark Selhime for more information; Tractor Show NE corner of Village Square on Douglas St. - Contact Larry Boblitt for more information 50/50 Drawing Every Evening. Nickel Raffle for a Big Screen TV - Drawing Saturday night. Join us in making this a memorable and successful event by placing an ad in the 2014 Annual Event Program Book. This book showcases this year’s events and entertainment, along with highlights from the past. Memorials to commemorate loved ones are also welcome. Book will be distributed throughout Pawnee and surrounding communities. Forms are available at the Village Office or Snelling-Chevalier Real Estate or Contact Marsha Gehrs or Gail Chevalier Zini
  All Day Macon County Fairgrounds Festival   Enjoy harness racing, tractor pulls, pageants, a carnival, livestock shows, commercial vendors, musical performances, fair food, and much, much more at the Macon County Fairgrounds Festival! Macon County Fairgrounds 3700 N. Westlawn Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
  All Day Midwest Charity Horse Show   The 73rd annual Midwest Charity Horse Show will be held June 10-14 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Coliseum. Performances will be held daily starting at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public. One of the premier horse shows in the United States, the Midwest Charity Horse Show features American Saddlebred, Roadster, Morgan and Arabian horses and Hackney ponies.rnrnSince its inception, the Midwest Charity Horse Show, an all-volunteer organization, has donated its annual proceeds to a Springfield area charity. Camp COCO, a project of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Ill., has been selected as Midwest's beneficiary since 1988. Camp COCO is a free, week-long summer camp for children suffering from cancer, leukemia and other blood disorders.rnrnFor more information about Midwest Charity Horse Show log onto
  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 Play for the Cure Golf Outing   Fun 3 Person Scramble All Ladies Golf Outing supported by an All Male tournament staff at Brookhills Golf Club, 5350 old Jacksonville Rd Springfield, IL. Morning shotgun 9:30 a.m. Afternoon shotgun 1:30 p.m. After golf party open to ALL starting at 4:00 p.m. - live music and food. \r\n$75.00 per golfer includes golf, lunch and after party. $25.00 per person after golf party only.
  8:00AM 12:30PM Old Capitol Farmer's Market   It's time to get fresh with the locals! Downtown Springfield, Inc. (DSI) and presenting sponsor, St. John's Hospital present the Old Capitol Farmer's Market. The Market will be held 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturday's May 14 – October 25 and is located on Adams Street between 5th & 2nd 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 4th & Adams) and will be available 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Market day. Vendors will also continue to accept cash, checks, WIC and Senior Coupons. A limited amount of LINK UP grant funding is available for LINK customers to receive a maximum of $10 of Double Value tokens per market day. The Double Value program will end when funding is expended. New this year is "The Community Corner," located at the SW corner of 4th & Adams; which will feature a variety of live music, live radio broadcasts, chef demonstrations and kid-friendly activities. These activities will be held on Saturdays throughout the Market from 10 a.m. to Noon. This is a collaborative effort of DSI, Mid-West Family Broadcasting, Maldaner's, Kidzeum, GenHkids, and local musicians. Beginning May 17, local juried artisans will display and sell their original artwork every Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., through October 18 in the parking lot at the SE corner of 4th & Adams. Presenting sponsor, St. John's Hospital, believes in the importance of fresh, locally-grown produce to help people live healthier lives. The hospital promotes healthy lifestyle activities, distributes informational materials and offers health screenings and programs such as a body fat analysis and interactive educational programs which help children and adults learn about the importance of proper nutrition. St. John's also provides free blood pressure and other tests periodically throughout the season. The Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission and Springfield Bicycle Advisory Council are once again encouraging people in Sangamon County to bike, walk, run, or take the bus during their commute to work from May 19th-24th and take part in the 7th Annual Curb Your Car event. Call 217-535-3110 or visit for guideline and registration information. In addition to presenting sponsor, St. John's Hospital, the Farmers' Market is generously supported by the City of Springfield, Midwest Family Broadcasting, Maldaner's Restaurant, IL Department of Agriculture: Where Fresh Is, LINK UP Illinois, Town & Country Bank, US Bank, The Illinois Times, Development Services Group,, Kidzeum, GenHkids, and Illinois Humane Society. The market is coordinated and managed by DSI. For more information, contact Ann Frescura, Downtown Springfield, Inc., 217-544-1723.
  9:00AM 5:00PM Boys in Blue IV @ ALPLM   The struggles of Civil War soldiers didn't always end with the war. Many soldiers faced more troubles or risked their lives in new ways when they got home, a reality highlighted in the upcoming exhibit "Boys in Blue IV: In Memory of Heroes" at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The free "Boys in Blue IV" exhibit opens at the presidential library on Friday, May 23. Visitors are welcome seven days a week, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Through pictures, artifacts and original documents, it explains how Illinois soldiers created the Grand Army of the Republic to speak out on issues affecting veterans nationwide. It includes the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, as well as anti-war riots in Charleston, Ill. It also tells the dramatic stories of two Illinois veterans, one a future governor accused of desertion and the other an activist for newly freed slaves. The future governor was Joseph Fifer, who served in the 33rd Illinois Infantry. He was wounded and went home to recuperate but was listed as a deserter. Despite that, Fifer defeated several former generals in the governor's race of 1888 by campaigning as "Private Joe." Fifer fought for years to have his named cleared, finally succeeding in 1923. Henry H. Pope, a teacher from Taylorville, also served in the 33rd Illinois Infantry. He liked the South so much that he settled in Louisiana after the war and was elected sheriff of St. Mary's Parish, where he worked with Judge Valentine Chase to find employment for recently freed slaves. On October 17, 1868, the Knights of the White Camellia (an "aristocratic" version of the Ku Klux Klan) gunned them both down. Pope was brought back to Illinois by his wife and infant son and buried in Pana The exhibit includes photographs, letters, newspapers and numerous artifacts pertaining to the Grand Army of the Republic. The GAR was founded in Decatur by Springfield physician Benjamin F. Stephenson, who served as surgeon of the 14th Illinois Infantry during the war. He founded it to give former soldiers and sailors a voice in veterans' affairs. The organization flourished for 70 years and wasn't dissolved until 1956, when the last Civil War veteran died. In addition to material owned by the presidential library, the exhibit will showcase Illinois Historic Preservation Agency staff who had ancestors serving in the Civil War. Several of them have provided artifacts, photographs and letters for this exhibit. More than 142,000 people visited the first three "Boys in Blue" exhibits, which explore the experiences of Illinois troops during the Civil War. The exhibits are part of the state's efforts to mark the 150th anniversary of the war.
  8:30PM n/a The Sound of Music   The Muni will present The Sound of Music, sponsored Springfield Clinic, June 13-14, 19-21 (showtime 8:30 p.m.), and 26-28; All Shook Up, sponsored by Sangamon County Auditor Paul Palazzolo, July 11-12, 17-19, and 24-26 (showtime 8:30 p.m.); Shrek, sponsored by McGladrey, Aug. 8-9, 14-16, and 21-23 (showtime 8:00 p.m.); and Jekyll & Hyde, sponsored by Illini Bank, Sept. 5-6, 11-13, and 18-20 (showtime 7:30 p.m.). New in 2014, The Muni has eliminated Wednesday and Sunday performances and increased the number of show weekends from two to three. "Based on feedback from last season's attendees, we've also updated our season to lengthen the time each show runs by moving traditional performance days to a third weekend of performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday." Starting Thanksgiving weekend, The Muni's 2014 Season Passes will be on sale for pickup at various locations throughout the Springfield area. Patrons may also purchase season passes by calling (217) 793-MUNI for mail delivery. For a full list of season pass retailers, please visit The Muni's website at About The Muni The Springfield Municipal Opera (The Muni) is a not-for-profit theatrical organization that has become a Springfield summer tradition, providing the best of Broadway to enthusiastic audiences for more than 50 years. Located lakeside at 815 East Lake Drive in an outdoor amphitheater, The Muni is one of the largest all-volunteer community theatre organizations in the nation. For more information on The Muni, please visit
  10:00AM 3:00PM Sugar Creek VBS   Pre-K thru 5th graders are invited to come for a fun filled weekend at Sugar Creek for Vacation Bible School. We will be starting on Friday night from 5:30-8:30 and continuing on Saturday from 10-3 including a bounce house, songs, games, crafts and so much more! Please call or email and register in the church office - or 217-483-2270!
  10:00AM 10:30AM Flag Retirement Ceremony   Roselawn Memorial Park and Butler Funeral Homes have partnered with our local American Legion Post 32, Auxiliary Unit 32, and SAL Squadron 32 to conduct a Flag Retirement Ceremony on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Roselawn Memorial Park at 1735 S. Camp Butler Rd. Springfield, during which American flags are ceremoniously burned, deposited in outer burial containers, and buried with full military honors. Please join us for this free meaningful ceremony that is open to the public. Drop your tattered, worn or faded American Flags for retirement at the American Legion, Roselawn Memorial Park, Butler Funeral Homes, all Ace Hardware locations, and all Noonan True Value locations by June 12th. For more information, please call 217-525-1661 or visit our website at
  11:00AM 11:30AM Father's Day Remembrance Tribute Service   Father's Day is a special day that we pay tribute to our fathers, grandfathers, husbands, children or other loved ones that have touched our hearts and lives. We would like to invite you and your family to join us for a memorial tribute service on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. honoring all fathers and the important roles they have played in our lives. The brief ceremony will be led by our on-staff Certified Celebrant, Judy Woerner, and a special tribute keepsake will be given in honor of your loved one. This event is free and open to the public. We encourage families served by other funeral homes and cemeteries to also attend this meaningful event. We sincerely hope that you and your family can join us for this tender reflection on the importance of these special women we have lost, but will never forget. For more information, please call the Roselawn Administrative Office at (217) 525-1661.
  2:00PM 4:00PM Buffalo Fest and Ice Cream Social   The Springfield Art Association will host a free family event, celebrating their mascot -- a buffalo sculpture, created by John Kearny and purchased by the SAA 1976. Kids' activities, square dancers, crafts and free ice cream will be provided on the lawn of the SAA. Springfield Art Association 700 N. Fourth St Springfield, IL 62702
  5:00PM 8:00PM Father Daughter Gala   Girls need dads. Men are invited to celebrate the importance of this relationship with their daughters at a Father Daughter Gala from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, June 14 at the Dove Conference Center at St. John's Hospital's Prairie Heart Institute. The event is a fundraiser sponsored by Mighty Strong Girls, an organization devoted to equipping and encouraging girls to be self-confident and healthy. Evidence of the impact of dads on daughters is both statistical and anecdotal. Girls raised with fathers are much less likely to become pregnant teens; less likely to experience depression, behavioral problems and school expulsion; less likely to grow up in poverty and less likely to experience abuse. "Dads make a difference as girls worldwide struggle with identity issues," said Amy Denney, founder of Mighty Strong Girls and publisher of the organization's magazine for teen girls. "We want this evening to be more than a fundraiser; we want it to transform the father-daughter relationship, create timeless memories and celebrate the unique bond between a dad and daughter." The Father Daughter Gala is the first of its kind — a chance for girls to understand their value and experience quality time with their father or significant male influence in their lives. Fathers, uncles, grandfathers, god fathers or mentors are encouraged to treat special young ladies to an evening of dinner, dancing, encouragement and special surprises. Tickets are $25 per person and must be purchased in advance at Girls should be ages 12-20 and are invited to dress in formal gowns or dress attire. Mighty Strong Girls has prom dresses available to rent for $20 by calling 217-801-7464. "Anyone who's ever been a parent knows that you blink, and suddenly your baby is a child and then a teenager. Time with one another is certainly a treasure to be cherished," said Tina Schmitt, event coordinator for Mighty Strong Girls. "A girl's first date should be with someone who loves her and will show her how she deserves to be treated. We are excited to offer this opportunity for families."

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