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Postings for October 07, 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 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 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.
 
  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.
 
  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 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
 
  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
 
  2:00PM 5:00PM 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

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