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  1:00PM 4:00PM Maple Syrup Time   Each year, on four weekends in late February and early March, Lincoln Memorial Garden celebrates this gift from nature by inviting the public to take part in the tradition of collecting and boiling sweet sap from sugar maple trees. The Garden’s expert staff and volunteers will serve as guides. You can watch and participate at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday on two weekends in February -- the 16th-17th and the 23rd-24th – and two weekends in March -- the 2nd-3rd and the 9th-10th. The event is free. Be sure to dress in warm clothing and wear footwear suitable for the possibility of muddy or slippery ground. We’ll meet for a five- to 10-minute orientation inside the Garden’s Nature Center before heading into the woods to identify the perfect trees for tapping. After drilling a small hole into a tree trunk and inserting a spile, or spout, we’ll see the watery sap begin to flow -- if the night has been cold and the day is warm. Next, we’ll take sap to the evaporation station where it will be boiled until only the sweet syrup remains. You can look forward to tasting the sap when it comes out of the tree and again after it has been transformed into syrup. Work has its own rewards. After the Garden’s trees are tapped for the season, it’ll be time to pour maple syrup on fluffy pancakes and sizzling sausages. Everyone is invited to partake, of course, as we host our annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast in the Nature Center. The event also features a Silent Auction fundraiser stocked with treasures and services donated by individuals and area businesses. The breakfast will be held two consecutive weekends in March, the 16th-17th and the 23rd-24th. Breakfast will be served on those Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to Noon. The auction offerings will be on display in the Nature Center throughout. Reservations are necessary for this popular breakfast to avoid the possibility of being turned away. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Please make reservations by calling 217-529-1111.
 
  10:00AM 12:00PM 1st Annual Easter HOP for kids with disabilities   We are proud to announce the First Annual Easter Hop at Erin's Pavilion on Saturday, March 16th from 10am to noon. We are Partnering with Renken Dentistry, Noll Medical Pavilion, Noll Cafe and the Hope Institute to bring you Health on Purpose. It’s a fun morning of activities for children with disabilities and their siblings PLUS great resources fro parents at our information fair. Come join us...it's FREE Activities include: pictures with the Easter Bunny, HOP Health Activity Course for the Children, Easter Egg Treats, Noll Cafe to serve Refreshments, Resource Information Fair. Resource Fair Participants Include: Renken Dentistry, Noll Medical Pavilion, Noll Cafe, The Hope Institute, Dept of Public Health, Lincoln Land Down Syndrome Society, U of I Chicago Division of Specialized Care for Children, Community Living Options, Springfield Park District, Special Olympics, United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) YOU MUST CALL TO REGISTER IN ADVANCE BY MARCH 11TH. Pelase call Erin's Pavilion to register at 217-585-2941
 
  1:00PM 3:00PM Partner in Command   Partner in Command (How to assist Skipper in safe operation of boat, especially in emergencies) March 2, 2013 Gander Mountain, Springfield, IL 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Land of Lincoln Power Squadron is a local group of 70 members, sharing a love of boating through social events, civic –contributions and educational efforts. We are a part of the United States Power Squadrons, a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects. Please join us for one or more of our upcoming seminars or classes! To register, or for more information call Jerry Naughton at 217-­836-­1723, email genaughton@yahoo.com or Scott Harmon at , 217-­891-­2870 email escottharmon@gmail.com
 
  4:00PM 6:00PM HENSON ROBINSON ZOO HOSTS FROG WATCH USA TRAINING   The Henson Robinson Zoo is seeking volunteers to serve as knowledgeable and responsible wetland and amphibian stewards through the zoo’s Frog Watch USA chapter. FrogWatch USA, which is owned and managed by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), is a long term frog and toad monitoring program. The collected data is essential in describing local species diversity, range, seasonal timing and shifts in species diversity. Volunteers will help conserve our nation’s amphibians by monitoring local wetland sites to identify local frog and toad species by their breeding calls. Frogs and toads play an important role, serving as both predator and prey in wetland ecosystems and are considered indicators of environmental health. The Henson Robinson Zoo is offering two cost free training sessions for individuals interested in participating in the program. The session will be held March 2nd and 9th from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Each session will provide volunteers with the knowledge necessary to participate in this vital research program. Interested parties should contact the Henson Robinson Zoo at (217)585-1821 for more information or to indicate intent to attend a training session.
 
  4:00PM 6:30PM Soup & Chili Supper - New Salem UMC   New Salem United Methodist Church invites you to a Soup & Chili Supper (6858 Old Jacksonville Road, four miles West of Veterans Parkway) on Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 4:00pm to 6:30pm.

Includes soup or chili, a choice of homemade dessert, with coffee, tea or lemonade.

Suggested donation is $7 Adults, $4 Children under 10
Hotdogs available for $1.50
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