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Postings for July 14, 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 Bob Evans Fundraiser for Helping Hands   When you dine at either Bob Evans location (Stevenson Dr. & Conestoga Dr.), 15% of ticket price goes to Helping Hands of Springfield. Must have flyer, some available at the locations, please ask. Contact: Sara Becker 744-0470
 
  All Day Christian County Fair   Gate admission is free. Grandstand prices $8-15. Christian County Fairgrounds, 700 W. Spresser Street, Taylorville
 
  All Day Divernon Homeccoming   Thursday and Friday open at 6pm, Saturday open at 8am. Carnival food, bands, craft vendors, tournement games adn more. Divernon sqaure, Divernon 725-9566
 
  All Day Morgan County Fair   Livestock, shows, 4-H exhibits and grandstand entertainment. 245-6800. Morgan County Fairgrounds, 110 N Westgate, Jacksonville
 
  9:00AM 5:55PM Gettysburg Address goes on display   One of the most famous documents in United States history goes back on display at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 1 through 5 p.m. Tuesday, September 4 in the Treasures Gallery at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. Paid Museum admission is required to view the document. The handwritten manuscript of the Gettysburg Address was last publicly displayed at the Museum during Lincoln’s Birthday observances February 9 – 13, 2012. There are five original handwritten versions of the Gettysburg Address. Two incomplete ones are in the Library of Congress, a finished one is at Cornell University, and the only one he signed and dated is in the Lincoln Bedroom of the White House. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum’s copy, written at the request of Edward Everett, the main speaker on November 19, 1863 at the Gettysburg Cemetery dedication, came to the State of Illinois in 1944 thanks to the contributions of pennies by Illinois schoolchildren plus a donation by department store magnate Marshall Field III. Illinois’s copy contains the two famous additional words “under God” that Lincoln had not included in his two original draft copies. Displayed nearby will be an original 1880 letter written by Thomas Edison, never before shown, in which the famed inventor praises Lincoln's greatness. Beginning on September 5, a signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation will go on display through January 2013. This display will mark the 150th anniversary of the presidential order that freed all slaves in rebel-held territory. The Gettysburg Address and Emancipation Proclamation are part of the 52,000-item Lincoln Collection at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Pieces from the collection are displayed on a rotating basis in the Museum’s Treasures Gallery, and range from the earliest known document written by Lincoln to items belonging to his wife and children. For more information, visit www.presidentlincoln.org.
 
  9:00AM 6:00PM Food Drive for Food Pantry   At First Payday Loans 2126 S. MacArthur Blvd & 121 North Grand Ave. East. Please help us feed our community! Help us collect at least 100 cans & First Payday Loans will donate $100 to our local food bank. Customers who donate will receive a First Buck for each item good for $1 off interest up to $20
 
  7:00AM 10:00PM Registration Open for Memorial’s Transplant 5K   Memorial Medical Center’s 5K Transplant Run/Walk is now accepting registrations. The eighth annual run/walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, in Washington Park in Springfield. Participants will meet at the picnic shelter area near the tennis courts and playground. The registration fee is $20 for adults and $10 for 12-year-olds and younger. The Alan G. Birtch, MD, Center for Transplant Services at Memorial is the event’s host. Participants can visit MemorialTransplantServices.com to register online or to print out a registration form to mail in. Registration begins at 7 a.m. A brief program will begin at 8 a.m. Bill Coon, a double heart transplant and kidney transplant recipient, is the featured speaker. The Fireside Relics will perform during the event. Proceeds go to the hospital’s transplant fund, which assists transplant patients with emergent needs and provides education for patients and staff. For more information, call Memorial’s Transplant Services at (217) 788-3441.
 
  3:00PM 10:00PM Benefit for Donnie DeHeve   Please Lend a Helping Hand for Donnie DeHeve Saturday, July 21, 2012 DeHeve’s Tavern Auburn, IL 3 pm – !! AUCTION (3pm-8pm) 50/50 FOOD MUSIC Donnie is having his 6th major Back Surgery July 24th and will be in the hospital in Chicago for 4 weeks. Donnie originally broke his back 1995. Over the past 17 years, he has gone through several surgeries and has been in excruciating pain for the past several years. We are praying that this surgery will help alleviate some of his pain and he can enjoy his new granddaughter when she arrives this fall. Nancy has been by Donnie’s side 24/7 and is unable to work full time due to his needs. Money raised will help cover medical and travel expenses For additional information please contact Darla DeHeve-Steiner at 502-0361 or Amanda DeHeve at 502-1303
 
  7:00PM 11:00PM Theater in the Park presents Civil War Journeys   MORE ACTORS NEEDED An original script by John Woodruff that follows three sets of people through the Civil War. One is a runaway slave. The second story follows a Union Army officer, the last a con man getting rich from the spoils of war. All are accompanied by songs from the period, sung by two local traditional and gospel choruses. Curtain Time - 8:00 p.m. Free preshow at 7:00 p.m. on performance evenings. Box Office: 217-632-5440/800-710-9290 For more information go to www.theatreinthepark.net
 
  8:00AM 12:00PM Garage Sale   This is the 36th year Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church will be holding its annual garage sale "Extravaganza," one of the community's biggest and most anticipated sales . . . with two large meeting halls (plus other rooms) filled, and loads of quality furniture packed into every available space at 501 South Douglas Avenue at Governor Street. Volunteers have been working on organizing over 15 large areas, from antiques and collectibles to decorations for the major holidays for months. Sale dates are Friday, July 13, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., with a Fish Fry and extended sale hours at 4:30 p.m. Hours on Saturday, July 14, are 8:00 a.m. until noon.
 
  10:00AM 4:00PM “Artist in Residence” at Vachel Lindsay House   The “Artist in Residence” program series at the Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site continues with an exhibit of photography by Springfield artist Laura Coffey, whose work will be on display in the home July 14 – 25. There will be a public reception Saturday, July 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. where visitors can meet the artist. The exhibit is titled “Metamorphosis: The Refashioned Photography of Laura Kay Coffey.” Coffey is a self-taught photographer and has been locally recognized, including receiving several awards at the Illinois State Fair in the computer graphics, digital image and photography categories. She also designed the August 2012 Pecha Kucha poster. Coffey is a Girl Scout leader and has encouraged creativity within her troop. In 2008, using their cookie sale profits, her troop purchased a camera and the girls, entering sixth grade this fall, have won multiple awards at the Illinois State Fair. The “Artist in Residence” series is co-sponsored by the Vachel Lindsay Association. The Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site at 603 S. Fifth Street, Springfield, is the birthplace and longtime residence of poet, author and artist Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, 1879-1931. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for free public tours.
 
  10:00AM 3:00PM Holding Hands with History   The Illinois State Historical Society is pleased to announce a exhibition of paintings by Illinois Artist Laureate Kay Smith, celebrating the life of Abraham Lincoln. "Holding Hands with History: The Life of Abraham Lincoln in the Context of Our National History, 1775-1865," an exhibit of watercolor paintings from Smith's "American Legacy Collection," will be on display from July 14-September 21, 2012, at the A. Lincoln National Museum of Surveying, 521 East Washington in Springfield. The program is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated. Fort more information call 217-525-2781. The exhibition will be on display Tuesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission to the museum is by donation; the exhibition is free with admission to the museum. For more information about the artist and the exhibit, visit kaysmithartist.com or historyillinois.org
 
  11:00AM 3:00PM APL Pet Adoption   The Animal Protective League (APL) will hold several pet adoptions during July with cats and dogs available at various locations. All animals presented by APL for adoption have been spayed or neutered, micro-chipped and have received all vaccinations. Saturday, July 14 – dogs and cats from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ace Hardware, 1600 West Wabash in Springfield; and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Farm and Home, 2900 North Dirksen Parkway Additionally kittens are available every day during regular business hours at Gizzy Lu. APL, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting ill, injured and abandoned homeless animals, runs an animal shelter at 1001 Taintor Road, which is open every day from noon to 5 p.m. for adoptions. APL also coordinates cruelty investigations and humane education programs. APL also operates a low cost spay/neuter clinic adjacent to its Springfield shelter. For additional information, call the Animal Protective League at 544-PETS (7387) or check the group’s web site at www.apl-shelter.org.
 
  11:00AM 1:00PM “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh”   The story of the youngest Civil War enlistee, who was captured during the war and ultimately became a hero, will be told during “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh,” a musical performance scheduled for Saturday, July 14 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. Paid museum admission is required to see the performance in the Museum’s central plaza which will be presented in two parts – the first at 11 a.m. and the second at 1 p.m. For more information about programs and exhibits at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, visit www.presidentlincoln.org.
 
  12:00PM 4:00PM All Z's Car Show   The Central Illinois Z Enthusiasts car club and Green Nissan of Springfield, IL are hosting the first "All Z's Car Show" on July 14, 2012. Green Nissan is graciously opening up the front of their lot for the show and all years and models of Z's are welcome. The time will be from Noon - 4:00 PM. The show is free to enter and attend. We are asking for participants to be there at 11:30 AM to line the cars up. The Public is encouraged to come and enjoy the great cars produced by Datsun and Nissan. Green Nissan is located at 4801 Wabash Ave., Springfield, IL. The Central Illinois Z Enthusiasts car club was formed in January of 2012. The Club now has 30 members with cars ranging from a 1971 Datsun 240z to a 2011 Nissan 370 Nismo. Our cars also range from stock to highly modified. The Club is actively looking for new members and is free to join. You can find us at www.cize.org and on Facebook.
 
  12:00PM 9:00PM Latham Firefighters Ice Cream Social   Car and antique tractor and engine show, kids Jr Olympic games and pedal tractor pull, country band, large prize drawings. Latham Firehouse, 271 N Macon St. Latham
 
  1:00PM 4:00PM Antiques Appraisal Event   Learn about your antiques and heirlooms, receive on-the-spot verbal appraisals from nationally renown antiques expert. $7-$15. Springfield Art Associaition, 700 N 4th St 523-2631
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