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Postings for September 21, 2012 Full Month View
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  All Day Exercise class for cancer patients   12:15-12:45 p.m. Friday, Simmons Cancer Institute, 315 W. Carpenter St. To minimize side effects of treatments and improve strength. Free. 545-0798, www.siumed.edu/cancer.
 
  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 8TH ANNUAL BIRDIE FORE THE ZOO   The Springfield Zoological Society has teamed up with Mel-O-Cream International, Inc. to sponsor the 8th Annual Birdie fore the Zoo golf outing on Friday, September 21st. The event serves as a major source of funding for the Springfield Zoological Society, which is a 501 (c)3 organization that exists to support the Henson Robinson Zoo. The outing will be held at Lincoln Greens Golf Course and will have a 12:00 p.m. shotgun start. A $75 registration fee includes 18 holes with cart, box lunch, cash prizes and an awards dinner. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Interested parties should call (217)585-1821 for more information or to register.
 
  6:00PM 8:00PM Friday Night Live – Street-Side Performance Seri   This summer Downtown Champaign will serve as the backdrop for Friday Night Live, a free street-side performance series open to the general public. Friday Night Live will be presented through the generosity of BankChampaign, with support from the Champaign Center Partnership, Illini Radio Group and 40 North, Champaign County Arts Council. Friday Night Live will be held every Friday from 6-8 pm, starting July 13th and running through September 21st. Performances will be held at the intersections of Neil & Church, Neil & Park, and Walnut & Chester in Downtown Champaign. Friday Night Live will include an eclectic mix of music and street performances including bluegrass, jazz, folk, and blues, along with a cappella, dancing, fire breathing and street magic. For more information contact Kelly White, 40 North Executive Director, by phone: 217-351-9841, email: kwhite@40north.org, or visit the event Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/FNLChampaign for additional details and event photos as the series progresses.
 
  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
 
  8:00AM 12:00PM Halloween Hustle   Halloween Hustle to benefit Helping Hands of Springfield is Saturday October 27th at Lincoln Park in Springfield. Registration starts at 8am at brick shelter #7 on the west side of the park. The 5K starts at 10 am. Register before October 1st for $20 or $25 after October 1st, registration for kids 10 and under is $10. Register on line at www.helpinghandsofspringfield.org
 
  4:00PM 9:00PM Pizza night fundraiser for Boy Scout Troop 310   Chatham Boy Scout Troop 310 is having a pizza night fundraiser at Little Italy's Pizza September 26 from 4pm - 9pm in Chatham to help raise money for the troop for equipment and some high adventure trips for next summer. Up to 20% of the total sales will be donated to the troop. Be sure to mention that you are there to support the troop for them to get the credit.
 
  2:30PM 7:30PM Horseshoe, Washer & Bags Tournament   The 4th annual horseshoe, washer and bags tournament will be held at the Boar's Nest in Athens, October 6th starting at 2:30pm. Proceeds will benefit the Menard County United Fund. 1st place in each category will pay $100. Registration is $5.00 per person per event. For more information visit us at www.blacktopbragginrights.com.
 
  6:00PM 10:00PM Rt 66 Mother Rd Fest   Over 1,000 cool cars and 80,000 spectators will roll into the heart of Springfield's historic downtown this September for a weekend of family fun in the sun and non-stop live music and entertainment! Come celebrate the golden age of Route 66...the cars, the music, the food, the friends......all brought together along Illinois' Route 66. EVENT FEATURES: •Rt. 66 City Nights Cruise (Friday) •Live music from the 50's, 60's & 70's all weekend •Saturday Poker Race •40+ Car Show Awards & CASI certified national judging (See Awards) •Mickey Thompson Tires Burnout Competition •Lucas Oil Dyno Challenge presented by E3 Sparkplugs •The Travel Illinois Expo showcasing unique travel opportunities to Route 66 motorists traveling through Illinois communities along the Mother Road
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