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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 Rochester Olde Towne Fall Festival   The Rochester Olde Towne Fall Festival is Sunday October 7th. This our 3rd Annual Fall Festival. Each year the Festival is held as a benefit. This years' recipient is the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight. They send WWII and Korean Veterans to Washington DC to tour Arlington Cemetery and the other Military Monuments in the Area.
 
  All Day St Michael's Octoberfest   Oct 5-7th at St Michael's School in Staunton IL Friday the 5th 7pm to 11pm- Music from the Miles Station Band Saturday the 6th 5K Run - Registration at 7am , race begins at 8 Parade- 9am Auction live and Silent- 9am Pancakes 8:30-10:30am Budweiser Clydesdales 2-4pm Babaloo Children's Concert 4:30-5:30pm Glendale Riders 7:30-11:30pm Sunday Polka mass w/Tamburitzans 10am Pace Painting by Lindsay 12-6pm Tamburitzans 11am-1pm Washers tournament 1pm (Double elimination- cash prizes The Music Men 1- 4pm Smash Band-5-9pm Chicken Dinner 11am-5pm (Carry outs available until 3pm Exit 41, Staunton off I-55
 
  All Day KDO Announces Debut of Gourmet Cookbook   The King’s Daughters Organization (KDO) will debut their new “Dining with the Daughters” gourmet cookbook in September, just in time for the holiday season. This 250 page beautiful hardback book contains 400 fully tested and treasured recipes from members and friends of the KDO. Recipes from more than 20 local celebrity chefs and restaurants appear in the book. Throughout the cookbook, historic photos and stories from the Land of Lincoln are featured. The cookbooks will make ideal holiday or hostess gifts or gifts for any occasion. Wine suggestions, provided by the Corkscrew Wine Emporium, are paired with the majority of the entrees. Some of the recipes from local restaurants and eateries include: Augie’s Front Burner, Café Moxo, Illini Country Club, Maldaner’s, Sebastians, American Harvest, The Feedstore, D’Arcy’s Pint, Sangamo Club, Island Bay Yacht Club, Julianne Glatz, Carol Jean Fraase, LLCC’s Culinary Institute, Incredibly Delicious and many more. Dining with the Daughters will be available for purchase on September 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the Ace Hardware parking lot, 1600 West Wabash, Springfield. This is the 1st day cookbooks will be available and at this site, directly from the truck. Complimentary taste testing of various food items will be available. The public is invited to purchase cookbooks at that time and KDO members can pick up their pre-ordered books.The cookbook retails for $29.95 plus tax and can also be purchased starting this same day from the following stores: The Wardrobe, Homescapes, Pease’s Candy Shops, The Corkscrew Wine Emporium, Tinsley Dry Goods and Flora Scape. There is an order form also available on line at www.kdospringfield.org. All proceeds from the cookbook sales will be directed to the KDO, who has provided support to our elderly citizens for more than 100 years. Each year, the King’s Daughters Organization awards thousands of dollars to local not-for-profit organizations who serve the elderly in a variety of ways. Since 2006, KDO has awarded $470,000 to 22 local nonprofit organizations.The King’s Daughters Organization is a not-for-profit organization. Its membership is comprised of a multi-generational group of women who are committed to volunteering their time and talents in support of its mission. For more information or to purchase a book, please contact Cathy Schwartz at 217-836-1137 or cschwartz@rwtroxell.com.
 
  All Day German American Day Celebration   25th Anniversary German American Day Saturday, October 6, 2012. Come celebrate with Springfield DANK - German American Club at Obed & Isaac's Microbrewery & Eatery, 500 S. 6th St, Springfield, 3pm to 4:30pm. Guest speaker Richard Hart. Reading of Proclamation from Springfield Mayor Michael Houston. Brat plate special. Group toast to celebrate German American Day!
 
  All Day PUBLIC INVITED TO VOTE IN POSTER CONTEST   The Springfield Noon Lions Club invites the public to help select the local winner of the Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest. The posters created by sixth graders from Franklin Middle School will be on display October 4th through 11th at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St. Members of the public are encouraged to view the posters and vote for their favorite. A $100 fi rst prize, a $50 second prize, and a $25 third prize will be awarded. The first place winner will also advance in the competition.
 
  All Day Oktoberfest   Oktoberfest, sponsored by Jacksonville Rotary at the Morgan County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $4.00 in advance or $5.00 at the gate. Tickets may be purchased at County Market, Colton Downey Insurance, or by contacting any Rotarian or call the ticket hotline at 408.0055.
 
  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.
 
  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.
 
  4:00PM 9:00PM Ursuline Academy 155th Anniversary Celebration   Knights of Columbus #4175, 2801 West Street, Srongfield 4-9pm October 14 Ursuline Alumni Mass Church of the Little Flower 800 Stevenson Dr. Springfield
 
  7:00AM 12:00PM Jacksonville Farmers Market   Jacksonville Farmers Market, at Lincoln Square Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, through October 7 a.m. – Noon or ‘til sold out – www.jaxfresh.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 is $25 for adults and $10for kids 10 and under. Register on line at www.helpinghandsofspringfield.org
 
  8:00PM 10:55PM A HA! PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS "SORDID LIVES"   Opening at The Legacy Theatre, September 28-30 and October 5-7 When the family gathers for the funeral of their matriarch, who died in a roadside motel under less-than-Christian circumstances, secrets are spilled, closets are opened and a chicken-fried farce ensues! **Contains mature themes and language.** The message at the heart Sordid Lives is community. Each of us can see ourselves and our neighbors in the characters portrayed throughout the show. With that in mind, Sordid Lives also brings to light challenges every community is forced to face. Therefore, it is our goal with this production to donate the proceeds from each performance to three local organizations which help our community more easily face these challenges. UCP provides support to our community through comprehensive services to over 1,000 infants, children and adults with disabilities in Central Illinois. The Phoenix Center is Springfield's LGBT Community Center, organizing many events to promote equality and celebrate diversity. In addition, the Center provides free HIV & Hepatitis C testing, HIV prevention education in the schools and throughout the community, various support groups, and transitional housing to homeless men and women who are HIV+. The Sojourn Shelter and Services, Inc. provides support and services for victims of Domestic Violence. Many of these families seek help after suffering not only physical, but mental and emotional abuse. Sordid Lives opens at The Legacy Theatre (www.atthelegacy.com) September 28-30 and October 5-7. Show times are 8pm Friday and Saturdays and 2pm on Sundays. Purchase tickets online at www.brownpapertickets.com or by phone at 1-800-838-3006. For more information, contact A HA! Productions at ahatheatre@gmail.com. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sordidlivesspringfield . "...Dedicated to the proposition that all people are created equal" ~Abraham Lincoln A HA! Productions
 
  7:30AM 5:00PM 14th Annual Capital City Challenge Disc Golf Event   14th Annual Capital City Challenge Disc Golf Event Benefiting Mini Obeirne Crisis Nusery. Lincoln park sat Oct 6th - www.paragondiscgolf.com for more info. $5 day of event registration fee. Event time 7:30 - 5:00 (7:30 - 8:30 Check In) If you would like to pay by phone or thru the mail please contact Miles Parkhill 217 553 7675
 
  8:00AM 12:30PM DSI and Old Capitol Farmers Market go PINK   On October 6, the Farmer’s Market is getting its “Pink On” as it partners with the Memorial Affiliate - Susan G. Komen for the Cure® to remind everyone about the importance of breast health and healthy lifestyle Vendors and the public are encouraged to wear pink on Saturday to demonstrate their support and remind women of the importance of routine screening and early detection. Komen staff and volunteers will be available at their booth to provide information and answer questions. A limited supply of reusable shopping bags with the “running pink ribbon” will be available for a donation as well as other Komen material. Door prizes, including $20 certificates for farmer’s market tokens will be offered and drawn throughout the event. The Old Capitol Farmer’s Market is located downtown on Adams Street, between 5th and 2nd Streets and runs Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. through October 27. The Market accepts LINK, debit and credit cards for the purchase of market tokens that can be used at participating vendors throughout the market. Market Token Booth is located on the NE corner of 4th & Adams Streets.
 
  8:00AM 12:00PM Fall Bird Hikes   Lincoln Memorial Garden will be offering its traditional morning bird hikes this month on every Saturday morning in October. Our popular birding expert, Kevin Veara, will be leading bird hikes on Saturday mornings, Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27. These hikes are open to all skill levels of birders and begin at 8 a.m. at the Nature Center. The hikes are free.
 
  1:00PM 4:00PM Capital Area Career Center 1st Annual Fall Fest   The Kindergarten Readiness Program at the Capital Area Career Center is holding their 1st Annual Fall Festival on October 6th, 2012. The Festival will take place from 1 pm to 4 pm. There’s something for everyone, so bring the whole family. There will be children’s games, 50/50 drawing, food, an old fashioned cake walk, a bounce house, and much more. You are also encouraged to come tour our facility and learn more about enrolling your toddler for preschool. The Fall Festival will be held at the Capital Area Career Center located at 2201 Toronto Rd, Springfield, IL. For more information please call (217) 529-5431 ext. 128. Hope to see you there!
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