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Postings for August 04, 2012 Full Month View
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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 5th Annual Natalie Goebel Memorial Poker Run   SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2012 Sign up at the Other Bar in Morrisonville from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Food, 50/50, Silent/Live Auctions, Super Mario Speedwagon Band All proceeds benefit Camp CoCo (Children's Oncology Camp Organization) A local camp for kids with cancer. ALL VEHICLE TYPES WELCOME
 
  All Day “Primp Your Pit (bull)”   With 8 million homeless pets entering U.S. shelters every year, the Animal Protective League is helping to solve the problem with its “Primp Your Pit (bull)” spay/neuter promotion sponsored by PetSmart Charities®. During the month of August, APL will spay/neuter pit bulls for a special rate of $20, including a free nail trim. The American Veterinary Medical Association endorses spaying and neutering puppies as young as eight to 10 weeks old, and research shows that the procedure can improve the behavior and health of the pet, including reducing the risk of certain reproductive cancers and infections. In an effort to prevent unwanted litters of pit bulls, this special rate during the “Primp Your Pit (bull)” event applies to all residents of Springfield and surrounding areas. Pit bull parents who wish to take advantage of this offer must mention the “Primp Your Pit (bull)” promotion when they schedule their appointment. The promotion is based on availability. Please visit www.apl-shelter.org or call 217-789-SPAY (7729) for more information or to schedule an appointment.
 
  9:00AM 5:55PM Gettysburg Address goes on display   One of the most famous documents in United States history goes back on display at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 1 through 5 p.m. Tuesday, September 4 in the Treasures Gallery at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. Paid Museum admission is required to view the document. The handwritten manuscript of the Gettysburg Address was last publicly displayed at the Museum during Lincoln’s Birthday observances February 9 – 13, 2012. There are five original handwritten versions of the Gettysburg Address. Two incomplete ones are in the Library of Congress, a finished one is at Cornell University, and the only one he signed and dated is in the Lincoln Bedroom of the White House. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum’s copy, written at the request of Edward Everett, the main speaker on November 19, 1863 at the Gettysburg Cemetery dedication, came to the State of Illinois in 1944 thanks to the contributions of pennies by Illinois schoolchildren plus a donation by department store magnate Marshall Field III. Illinois’s copy contains the two famous additional words “under God” that Lincoln had not included in his two original draft copies. Displayed nearby will be an original 1880 letter written by Thomas Edison, never before shown, in which the famed inventor praises Lincoln's greatness. Beginning on September 5, a signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation will go on display through January 2013. This display will mark the 150th anniversary of the presidential order that freed all slaves in rebel-held territory. The Gettysburg Address and Emancipation Proclamation are part of the 52,000-item Lincoln Collection at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Pieces from the collection are displayed on a rotating basis in the Museum’s Treasures Gallery, and range from the earliest known document written by Lincoln to items belonging to his wife and children. For more information, visit www.presidentlincoln.org.
 
  7:00AM 10:00PM Registration Open for Memorial’s Transplant 5K   Memorial Medical Center’s 5K Transplant Run/Walk is now accepting registrations. The eighth annual run/walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, in Washington Park in Springfield. Participants will meet at the picnic shelter area near the tennis courts and playground. The registration fee is $20 for adults and $10 for 12-year-olds and younger. The Alan G. Birtch, MD, Center for Transplant Services at Memorial is the event’s host. Participants can visit MemorialTransplantServices.com to register online or to print out a registration form to mail in. Registration begins at 7 a.m. A brief program will begin at 8 a.m. Bill Coon, a double heart transplant and kidney transplant recipient, is the featured speaker. The Fireside Relics will perform during the event. Proceeds go to the hospital’s transplant fund, which assists transplant patients with emergent needs and provides education for patients and staff. For more information, call Memorial’s Transplant Services at (217) 788-3441.
 
  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
 
  12:00PM 4:00PM Society Summer Plant Sales   WHO: The Washington Park Botanical Garden, 546-4116 WHAT: Upcoming Plant Society Summer Plant Sales WHEN: •Sangamon Valley Iris Society Plant Sale July 21st, 2012 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. •Region 9 American Iris Society Plant Sale July 28th, 2012 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. •Central Illinois Daylily Society Plant Sale August 4th, 2012 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. WHERE: Washington Park Botanical Garden Exhibit Hall 1740 W. Fayette Avenue Springfield, IL 62704 ADMISSION: FREE The Washington Park Botanical Garden welcomes the Sangamon Valley Iris, Region 9 American Iris and the Central Illinois Daylily Societies back to the Garden for their annual plant sales. Come to the Garden for three Saturdays in a row and purchase wonderful selections of iris on the first two Saturdays and daylilies on the third.
 
  1:00PM 5:30PM Dwayne Wood Benefit   This event is to help raise money to off set the costs of an unexpected funeral and burial. Its is being held at the VFW in Springfield on Stockyard Rd on Aug 26th from 1pm-5:30pm. There will be food,cash bar,money boards,music,live auction and lots of fun!
 
  10:00AM 4:00PM Adoption Tax Credit Seminar   If you or anyone you know has adopted a child between 2005-2011 then please attend this seminar. With the changes in the Adoption Tax Credit many adoptive parents are unaware of these valuable changes. Date: Aug. 18, 2012 Times: 10 am, 12,2,&4 pm Location: Madison Adoption Associates 128 N. John St., Ste 2 Rochester, IL 62563 Contact us: 618-532-7223 1-888-7ADOPT0 becky@billstax2.com Limited seating available, so please register!
 
  4:00AM 6:30PM Icecream Social   New Salem United Methodist Church will be having the icecream social on August 19,2012. Serving: icecream,desserts,drinks for $4.00. Barbeque sandwiches w/chips for $3.00. Hot dogs for $1.00. Directions: Follow west on Veterans Parkway on past Koke Mill, keep west on past Riddle Hill, follow on until you see the Jubilee Farm on the left, to 1/2 block past is the church on the left with sign in the yard. 6858 Old Jacksonville Rd. For more info or questions to call: 217-787-4147.
 
  7:00PM 11:00PM Theater in the Park presents Damn Yankees   Joe Boyd sells his soul to the devil, Mr. Applegate, for "one good Long ball hitter" for his team, the Washington Senators. Mr. Applegate grants his wish, turning him into a 22 year old sports superstar who can but must go back to his wife before 9 pm on the final game day if he doesn't want Mr. Applegate to get his soul. Curtain Time - 8:00 p.m. Free preshow at 7:00 p.m. on performance evenings. Box Office: 217-632-5440/800-710-9290 For more information go to www.theatreinthepark.net
 
  9:30AM 11:00PM Saturday Mornings at 603   The “Saturday Mornings at 603” series will return to the Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site, 603 S. Fifth Street in Springfield, on Saturday, August 4 featuring a 10 a.m. program by Graham Murdock, author of Blackberry Rain. Graham and his brother Gilmer wrote about their personal experiences about growing up in the Children’s Home of Winston-Salem, North Carolina from 1947 to 1959 in Blackberry Rain. Graham and Gilmer lived in the children’s home until they entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1959. “You may not know us by name, but you will know us through our firm actions, our kind deeds, our warm smiles, and our kind, assuring words. That is what we were taught, and that is what we graciously pass along,” Graham Murdock said. “Now, if we told you we grew up in an orphanage, would you think differently about us?” “Saturdays Morning at 603” is a free program and the doors open at 9:30 a.m. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. There will be a book signing and books may be purchased following the discussion. The Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site, administered by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, is the birthplace and longtime residence of poet, author and artist Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, 1879 – 1931. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for free public tours.
 
  10:00AM 12:00PM RACE THROUGH TIME   St. John’s Children’s Hospital, genHkids and Kohl’s Cares present Race Through Time on Saturday, August 4 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Illinois State Museum (502 S. Spring Street, Springfield). The event will be free for children. Volunteers will take groups of 20 through the Race Through Time course every 20 minutes until 11:40. Race Through Time combines physical activity with learning. Children will perform various physical and educational activities as they explore the Illinois State Museum’s Natural History Exhibition Changes: Dynamic Illinois Environment, which displays Illinois climate and landscape changes over the last five hundred million years. One of several physically active events held throughout the summer, Race Through Time is part of the on-line get Fit on Route 66 Race for children and families. Participants create a free account at www.kidsncontrol.org and track their exercise minutes. Exercise minutes are converted into miles and progress is tracked on the participants’ own virtual Route 66. For more information about Race Through Time, or other fitness events sponsored by St. John’s Children’s Hospital, genHkids, and Kohl’s Cares, visit www.sjchildrens.com.

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