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Postings for September 16, 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 MAYOR’S AWARDS FOR THE ARTS – NOMINATIONS WANT   The Office of the Mayor and the Springfield Area Arts Council announce the availability of Nomination Forms for the 2012 Mayor's Awards for the Arts. These Awards recognize outstanding commitment and dedication to the arts in Sangamon and Menard counties, the area served by the Springfield Area Arts Council. The six award categories include Individual Artist, Arts Organization, Arts Volunteer, Arts Educator, Exceptional Arts Student, and Business or Corporation committed to the Arts. The deadline for nominations is 5:00 P. M. on Monday, September 17, 2012. The awards selection committee, to be appointed by the Mayor, will review the nominations and select the award recipients in the designated categories. Since the first presentation in 1985, eighty-eight (88) awards have been presented to individuals, organizations, and businesses. The Awards will be presented at a ceremony on Thursday, October 11, at 5:30 P. M. in the LRS Theater at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. This year is the 19th presentation of the awards. Recipients receive artwork created by a Sangamon or Menard county artist and selected by previous award creators. Nomination Forms for the Mayor's Awards for the Arts will be available after August 13 at the Office of the Mayor, the Springfield Area Arts Council, Lincoln Library, Petersburg Public Library, Prairie Art Alliance Gallery II, Springfield Art Association, or online at www.springfieldartsco.org. For additional information, please contact the Arts Council office at 420 South Sixth Street or by phone (753-3519) or email (office@springfieldartsco.org).
 
  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.
 
  10:00AM 4:00PM National Abraham Lincoln Railsplitting Festival   The Logan Railsplitting Association would like to announce its 42nd Annual National Abraham Lincoln Railsplitting Festival. It is September 14th through September 16th at the Logan County Fairgrounds with a weekend full of fun, family events on the schedule. Regular festival hours are both Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. More information on how to join in the fun and vendor contracts can all be found at www.railsplitting.org. Food vendors are also welcome and invited to Railsplitter with the fee information and contracts available online as well.
 
  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.
 
  9:00AM 5:00PM Scott Air Force Base Airshow   Scott Air Force Base airshow is September 15th and 16th from 9-5 in Belleville, IL. The show is FREE and features the Thunderbird Demo team (which is only available every 7 years!) You can also see the C-40B/C which provides safe transportation around the world for U.S. leaders and dignitaries.

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