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Postings for November 16, 2012 Full Month View
  Start Time End Time Event   Details
 
  All Day Exercise class for cancer patients   12:15-12:45 p.m. Friday, Simmons Cancer Institute, 315 W. Carpenter St. To minimize side effects of treatments and improve strength. Free. 545-0798, www.siumed.edu/cancer.
 
  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 SUSA SWIM TEAM HARVEST CLASSIC   The Springfield USA Booster Club will be hosting the 2012 Harvest Classic Swim Meet this weekend (Nov. 16-18) at Eisenhower Pool (2351 E. Cornell St.). Teams from all over the region will be participating. Competition begins Friday at 5:30 pm; morning sessions for Saturday & Sunday begin at 8:00 am; afternoon sessions begin at 1:15 pm. Programs and heat sheets will be available for sale. For additional information, please contact Bob Barrett at 525-8847 or by email at bobbarrett@springfieldparks.org . For information on other park district programs and events visit our website at www.springfieldparks.org.
 
  All Day “ThinkFirst” Poinsettia Fundraiser   “ThinkFirst,” an injury prevention program offered by Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, is offering its tenth annual poinsettia fundraiser. Poinsettias, Christmas cactuses and cyclamens will be available in various sizes and colors with prices ranging from $5 to $25. The deadline for placing orders and sending pre-payment is Friday, November 16. Plants will be available for pickup between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, November 27. Pickup location is the medical school’s warehouse/dock at 327 W. Calhoun Ave, Springfield. ThinkFirst is a brain and spinal cord injury prevention program of the orthopedic surgery division at SIU School of Medicine. Proceeds raised from the sale of the plants will be used to purchase bicycle helmets, child safety seats and safety educational materials for children in central Illinois. Order forms are available by contacting Nancy Kyrouac at 217-545-7766 or nkyrouac@siumed.edu or can be downloaded online at www.siumed.edu/thinkfirst. Checks are payable to Shelby County Community Services. This agency provides mental health and rehabilitation services and is partnering with ThinkFirst for this project.
 
  All Day Live Nativity!   Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Rochester, IL is hosting the 2nd Annual "Live Nativity" Please join us in celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ! Come one - come all .....bring your family and friends, there will be plenty of refreshments, see the animals up close! This is definitely something you won't want to miss!!!!
 
  10:00AM 3:00PM Sugar Creek UMC "Youth in Mission Vendor Fair"   Youth in Mission Vendor Fair Saturday November 24th 10 am – 3 pm Sugar Creek United Methodist Church 1022 New City Road, Chatham Across from Ball Chatham Elementary School Come start your holiday shopping with us No charge – Please bring a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry 50 vendors represented with home based businesses as well as hand-crafted items, used book/CD sale, bake sale and lunch items available for purchase. One stop shopping for all of your Christmas needs. Contact info: Suzanne Daugherty; 217-725-4359; swbehl@hotmail.com
 
  8:00PM 10:30PM M*A*S*H   Springfield Theatre Centre presents M*A*S*H Nov. 9-11 & 16-18, 2012 Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 2pm
 
  7:30PM 10:00PM THE HEAVENS ARE HUNG IN BLACK   A fever-dream of a play! An epic set in 1862 Civil War Washington. Lincoln’s dreams come to life as ghosts appear to argue with him about his leadership. The Heavens Are Hung in Black, a powerful & theatrical play by James Still, onstage in the Union Theatre at The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in downtown Springfield. Thursdays thru Sundays, Nov. 8-11 & 15-18. 558-8934 or online at PresidentLincoln.org for tickets. Eight performances: Nov. 8-11 & 15-18 (Thurs.-Sat. at 7:30 p. m; Sundays at 3:00 p.m.). The Heavens Are Hung in Black premiered at Ford’s Theatre in 2009 and is being given its first Illinois staging in the ALPLM’s Union Theatre, featuring Richard ‘Fritz’ Klein as President Lincoln.
 
  9:00AM 5:00PM Holiday Extravaganza   Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary presents their Holiday Extravaganza on Friday Nov 16th from 9am to 5pm and on Saturday Nov 17th from 9am to 2pm at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auditorium and 4th floor Over 40 booths in two hospital areas with area crafters, independent consultants and the TMA Auxilary booths *The Country Store- Homemade baked goods *Corner Cafe- lunch served 10:30-1 both days *TMH Quilters (Raffles Tickets) *Auxiliary Gift Shop (Free basket raffle ticket with $10 purchase) *Book Nook (4th floor) *Basket Raffle- all valued over $50 (New Front Lobby) For more information cal Linda Sloan at Taylorville Memorial Hospital 217-824-1199
 
  6:00PM 9:00PM SHS Shop-A-Papoolza at the High School   A one stop get your Christmas Shopping done, while supporting the SHS Vocal Music program as proceeds from this event helps support the student trip to Carnegie Hall--a once in a lifetime performance! Vendors such as Thirty-One, Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Stamping Up, Tupperware, Park Lane Jewelry, Willow House, Creative Memories, Artists from the Blue Door--just to name a few!!! $1 at the SHS door gets you a raffle ticket and we'll be raffling off several door prizes thoughout the evening! We are STILL accepting donations (items to raffle and direct monetary) as well as vendors--if interested in either please contact the "Noteables" president, Marianne Hankins at marehankins@gmail.com

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