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Postings for May 26, 2012 Full Month View
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  All Day Piano played at the Lincoln's wedding on display   The Lincolns' wedding was held in the Edwards' parlor on Nov. 4, 1842. The piano is on long-term loan from the Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Tours begin on the hour; suggested donation $3 per person. 523-2631, e-mail: collections@springfieldart.org.
 
  All Day Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War   The deadliest weapon of the Civil War was one that nobody could see, killing two soldiers for every one felled by gunfire. The extraordinary casualties caused by that invisible killer, disease; the conventional weapons used to create slaughter on an unprecedented scale; horrific injuries suffered on the battlefield; and the heroic efforts of medical personnel to treat soldiers on both sides are described in detail in “To Kill and to Heal: Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War,” a new exhibit runs through 2013 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. To Kill and to Heal: Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War” opens about a month after the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh, the first Civil War battle with massive casualties on a scale that indicated what the remaining years of the war would bring. Glenna Schroeder-Lein is the curator, and she worked closely with an exhibits team consisting of John Malinak, Michael Casey, Carla Smith, Katie Grant, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, staff from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, and numerous community groups, institutions, and individuals to create the exhibit. The experiences of actual soldiers are prevalent throughout the exhibit, including quotes and photographs, lending a human touch to the horror of war. Some of the images come from original medical files and graphically depict the effects of deadly weapons and even deadlier germs on the bodies of Union and Confederate soldiers. Paid admission to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum is required to view the exhibit. Admission prices are $12 for adults, $9 for senior citizens, and $6 for children. A special admission rate of $5 is available to those who want to visit only the new exhibit. For more information, visit www.presidentlincoln.org.
 
  All Day Vertical Extreme Day Camp Registration   Registration is underway for Vertical Extreme- a summer day camp for children entering 1st through 6th grades this fall. Vertical Extreme care is available form 7am to 6pm June 4th through August 10th. Cost for the program is $145 per week plus a registration fee and includes a hot lunch each day, breakfast and an afternoon snack. The registration fee includes the cost of a VE T-shirt and admission to all summer activities. Sign up for the whole summer or as needed. Field trips include (but are not limited to) swimming, skating, movies, bowling, museums and parks. Classes include cooking, crafts and many more. Vertical Extreme is staffed by qualified teachers and college students. The camp is located on the campus of Calvary Academy at 1730 W Jefferson St, Springfield, IL. Call 546-5987 for more information
 
  12:00PM 1:00PM Healthy eating classes   Healthy eating classes will be offered by the Division of Endocrinology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. “Healthy U” classes offer tips about nutrition, moving more, behavior modification and permanent lifestyle changes. This one-hour class will begin at noon Wednesday, June 6 and continue on the following dates: June 13 and 27; July 11, 18 and 25; and August 1 and 8. Sara Lopinski, SIU registered dietitian, is the instructor. The $225 fee includes a “Healthy U” cookbook, a calorie, fat and carbohydrate counter book and other program materials. The classes will be held in Room 2014, SIU Clinics Building, 751 North Rutledge St., Springfield. Free parking is available in the Baylis-SIU Clinics parking garage. For more information and to register for the class, e-mail slopinski@siumed.edu or call SIU Endocrinology at 217-545-7985 weekdays
 
  6:00AM 2:00PM Capital City Biathlon   The sixth Annual Capital City Biathlon will take place on Saturday, May 26 at Lake Springfield. The 3.1 mile run, followed by a 15 mile bike ride, is sanctioned by USA Triathlon. Athleticare and Biketek are title sponsors for this event. This race is being held to raise money for Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County. The chip timed race will be held at the Lake Springfield Beach House in Springfield, IL on May 26, 2012 at 7:30 am. This event for all ages features a 3.1 mile run and 15 mile bike ride along Lake Springfield and on the rolling prairie. An awards ceremony will start after the last biker crosses the finish line. Registration is available online at www.capitalcitybiathlon.com. Onsite registration is also available at Lake Springfield Beach House, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 25th and starting at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 26th. “Habitat for Humanity is grateful for the support from the Capital City Biathlon,” said Sarah Mackey, executive director. “Funds raised at the biathlon will help Habitat create and sustain simple, decent and affordable housing in our community.” Bill Winberg and Bob Thompson are race directors for this event. Awards will be given to the top three overall male, female, Clydesdale, Athena finishers. There will also be awards given to the top three male, female and co-ed teams. For more information or to register, visit www.capitalcitybiathlon.com.
 
  7:00PM 11:55PM Blues Hawgfest for the Rutledge Youth Foundation   Saurday, May 26th- the Blues Hawgfest, a special live concert to kick off the 2012 Rutlidge Youth Foundation's Annual Harley Raffle. The event will be held from 7pm to 12:30am at the Capitol City Bar and Grill, 3149 S. Dirkesen Parkway, Springfield. Bands scheduled to appear include Lady Carole and Her Knights, The Mojo Cats, Tombstone Bullet and Robert Sampson with Blues Gumbo. Music starts at 7:30. All of the artists are donating their time and talent for this event. Admission to the concert is free. Harley raffle tickets will be available at the concert and donations to the Rutledge Youth Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to assist abused and neglected youth into becoming productive, independent members of society, will be accepted. Raffle tickets can also be acquired by contacting the RYF at 217-525-7757
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