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Postings for November 14, 2013 Full Month View
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  All Day Holiday Book Drive   The 4th annual Holiday Book Drive will take place during the month of November. New books for children (ages birth to age 12) are being collected and will be distributed at Christmas time to needy children in the area, You can help by dropping off new books at one of the following sites: Chatham Area Public Library, Chatham Presbyterian Church, Rochester High School, Rochester Elementary (2-3 building), Williamsville Library, Williamsville Methodist Church, Sherman Elementary, Trinity Lutheran Preschool Auburn, State Journal Register, Safe School Program (Capital Career Center), or Bridge Club of Springfield. Checks may be made out to Holiday Book Drive and sent to Bank & Trust P.O. Box 228 Chatham, IL 62629. Every dollar donated will go directly to the purchase of new books.
 
  6:30PM 8:30PM GROW in Illinois Mental Health   GROW in Illinois Mental Health - 6:30 p.m., Thursdays, 12-step support program for emotional, mental health issues, coping or addictions. Anonymous, free, confidential, open to all. Laurel United Methodist Church, 631 South Grand Ave. W, Springfield, 217-816-1083. Laurel United Methodist Church, 631 South Grand Ave W
 
  6:00PM n/a McBrian Lincoln Toastmasters   Weekly meeting on Thursdays of a club dedicated to helping individuals improve their leadership and communication skills at Our Savior's Lutheran School, 2645 Old Jacksonville Rd. http://McBrianLincoln.toastmasterclubs.org
 
  8:30AM 5:00PM Figurism: Narrative and Fantastic Figurative Art   Figurism: Narrative and Fantastic Figurative Art brings together historical and contemporary body-based art by over fifty artists from the Illinois State Museum collection. The exhibition emphasizes the power and the range of the narrative and expressive uses of the figure in Midwest art. The artworks were selected to create a better understanding and consideration of different representational styles and the ability of the figure to carry feeling, memory, and experience. They were also selected with an eye toward something fantastic—a heightened sense of the super-real or super-natural—whether through aggressive, expressive form, high-keyed color, inventive graphics, or ambiguous situations. The Museum is open from 8:30-5:00 Monday through Saturday and from 12:00-5:00 on Sunday. Admission is free. Parking is available nearby and the building is ADA accessible. For more information contact Jim Zimmer at 217-782-7440.
 
  7:30PM n/a Clybourne Park   The Theatre Program at the University of Illinois Springfield presents the play Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris, opening Friday, Nov. 8. Six performances will be presented in the Studio Theatre, on the lower level of the Public Affairs Center at UIS - on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Nov. 8, 9, and 10, and Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov. 14, 15, and 16. All shows will begin at 7:30 p.m., except the Sunday performance (Nov. 10), which will begin at 2 p.m. UIS Associate Professor and Director of Theatre Eric Thibodeaux-Thompson will direct the play. Clybourne Park takes on the provocative issues of race, political correctness, and the changing social landscape in America, while still managing to make us laugh along the way. Act One takes place in 1959, in Chicago's Clybourne Park neighborhood, as the community responds to a black family buying a house there. Act Two takes place in 2009, in the same house, as the next generation of this black family struggles to hold on to its sense of identity. The New York Times calls the play “Vital, sharp-witted and ferociously smart.” Ticket prices are $14 for adults; $12 for senior citizens (65 or older with a picture I.D.); $10 for UIS Faculty/Staff; $8 for UIS students (and all other college-level students) with a valid, current i-card or college I.D. card; and $6 for 17 and under. Please note that a service charge, not included in the prices above, from Sangamon Auditorium will be added to each ticket price, at the time of purchase. To avoid a higher service charge, buying tickets in person at the Sangamon Auditorium ticket office is highly recommended.
 
  8:00PM n/a Track Home: The Musical   The Springfield Theater Center presents the Track Home at the Hoogland Center for the Arts In 1910, eleven children ride the Orphan Train with two agents from the Children’s Aid Society, Miss Rampleweed and Miss St. James, from New York City to Central Missouri. With varying characters and scenarios provided by reflective “Older” characters, the history, the heartache and the hope that these children carried with them are shared as they are chosen by prospective adoptive parents. Characters are composites taken from the Orphan Train “survivors” and their descendants. The Orphan Train transported more than 250,000 children from the East Coast to families mostly in the Midwest from 1854-1929. For showtime and ticket information go to www.hcfta.org
 
  6:30PM n/a Illinois Native Plant Society Program   Illinois Native Plant Society Program: Observations on the flora of Scotland and Ireland presented by Bill McClain. At the Adams Wildlife Sanctuary, 2315 East Clear Lake Ave., Springfield, IL 62708
 
  7:00PM n/a You Are A Good Man, Charlie Brown   Presented by Calvary Academy's High School Music Department in the Sanctuary. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for students. Tickets are available in the Calvary Academy Office- 1730 W. Jefferson, Springfield, IL 62702. 217-546-5987 x244. calvaryacademy@calvaryspringfield.org
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