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Postings for September 23, 2012 Full Month View
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  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 Fifth Annual Women's Biathlon   The fifth annual women’s biathlon will move to a new location this year at Memorial SportsCare, 4550 W. Iles Ave. This year’s biathlon will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23. Memorial SportsCare is also the home of the Gus and Flora Kerasotes YMCA. The biathlon is a noncompetitive event that features a 20-kilometer bike ride and a 5-kilometer run. Women can choose to participate in the entire event or select the relay option, in which one woman completes the bike portion of the event and her partner finishes the run. The cost for the entire event is $25 for those who are 12 to 17 years old and $40 for those 18 and older. The cost for the relay for each participant is $15 for 12- to 17-year-olds and $30 for those 18 and older. Participants who are not USA Triathlon members will also need to pay an additional USAT fee, $5 for 12- to 17-year-olds and $10 for those 18 and older. All USA Triathlon members must bring their membership cards. Registration is limited to the first 500 women who sign up. Women can register online at MemorialSportsCare.com. If you are participating in the relay, you and your partner must register separately. The biathlon has been sanctioned by USA Triathlon.
 
  1:00PM 4:00PM Bingo   Bingo held every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Lafore Lock VFW Post 755, 2211 Old Jacksonville Rd., Springfield.
 
  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
 
  1:00PM 7:30PM Corn Maze   The Venturing & Exploring Officers Association is hosting a corn maze on Saturdays & Sundays from 1PM til dusk from Sept 8th to Oct 28th. The corn maze is located on Kenny Road 2 miles west of the Franklin-Alexander Road, near Franklin, IL. Enjoy fun, food, and games while helping local Venturing Crews and Explorer Posts raise funds for their activities. For more info call Bob at 217-585-0367 or www.alincolnbsa.org and click on events & programs.
 
  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.
 
  11:00AM 2:00PM Rt 66 Mother Road 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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