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Postings for March 09, 2013 Full Month View
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  All Day 5K Run for Annabelle   Join us on Saturday, March 9th on the Mount Pulaski Town Square for a family friendly 5k run to benefit the family of Annabelle Phillips. Race is $10 and medals will be awarded to first 50 finishers.

Call 217-962-1055 for details.
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  1:00PM 4:00PM Maple Syrup Time   Each year, on four weekends in late February and early March, Lincoln Memorial Garden celebrates this gift from nature by inviting the public to take part in the tradition of collecting and boiling sweet sap from sugar maple trees. The Garden’s expert staff and volunteers will serve as guides. You can watch and participate at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday on two weekends in February -- the 16th-17th and the 23rd-24th – and two weekends in March -- the 2nd-3rd and the 9th-10th. The event is free. Be sure to dress in warm clothing and wear footwear suitable for the possibility of muddy or slippery ground. We’ll meet for a five- to 10-minute orientation inside the Garden’s Nature Center before heading into the woods to identify the perfect trees for tapping. After drilling a small hole into a tree trunk and inserting a spile, or spout, we’ll see the watery sap begin to flow -- if the night has been cold and the day is warm. Next, we’ll take sap to the evaporation station where it will be boiled until only the sweet syrup remains. You can look forward to tasting the sap when it comes out of the tree and again after it has been transformed into syrup. Work has its own rewards. After the Garden’s trees are tapped for the season, it’ll be time to pour maple syrup on fluffy pancakes and sizzling sausages. Everyone is invited to partake, of course, as we host our annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast in the Nature Center. The event also features a Silent Auction fundraiser stocked with treasures and services donated by individuals and area businesses. The breakfast will be held two consecutive weekends in March, the 16th-17th and the 23rd-24th. Breakfast will be served on those Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to Noon. The auction offerings will be on display in the Nature Center throughout. Reservations are necessary for this popular breakfast to avoid the possibility of being turned away. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Please make reservations by calling 217-529-1111.
  10:00AM 12:00PM 1st Annual Easter HOP for kids with disabilities   We are proud to announce the First Annual Easter Hop at Erin's Pavilion on Saturday, March 16th from 10am to noon. We are Partnering with Renken Dentistry, Noll Medical Pavilion, Noll Cafe and the Hope Institute to bring you Health on Purpose. It’s a fun morning of activities for children with disabilities and their siblings PLUS great resources fro parents at our information fair. Come join us...it's FREE Activities include: pictures with the Easter Bunny, HOP Health Activity Course for the Children, Easter Egg Treats, Noll Cafe to serve Refreshments, Resource Information Fair. Resource Fair Participants Include: Renken Dentistry, Noll Medical Pavilion, Noll Cafe, The Hope Institute, Dept of Public Health, Lincoln Land Down Syndrome Society, U of I Chicago Division of Specialized Care for Children, Community Living Options, Springfield Park District, Special Olympics, United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) YOU MUST CALL TO REGISTER IN ADVANCE BY MARCH 11TH. Pelase call Erin's Pavilion to register at 217-585-2941
  4:00PM 6:00PM HENSON ROBINSON ZOO HOSTS FROG WATCH USA TRAINING   The Henson Robinson Zoo is seeking volunteers to serve as knowledgeable and responsible wetland and amphibian stewards through the zoo’s Frog Watch USA chapter. FrogWatch USA, which is owned and managed by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), is a long term frog and toad monitoring program. The collected data is essential in describing local species diversity, range, seasonal timing and shifts in species diversity. Volunteers will help conserve our nation’s amphibians by monitoring local wetland sites to identify local frog and toad species by their breeding calls. Frogs and toads play an important role, serving as both predator and prey in wetland ecosystems and are considered indicators of environmental health. The Henson Robinson Zoo is offering two cost free training sessions for individuals interested in participating in the program. The session will be held March 2nd and 9th from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Each session will provide volunteers with the knowledge necessary to participate in this vital research program. Interested parties should contact the Henson Robinson Zoo at (217)585-1821 for more information or to indicate intent to attend a training session.
  8:00AM 9:00PM Lap and Swim Hours   The Springfield Park District will be offering after school lap swim hours beginning March 1 at Eisenhower Pool (2351 E. Cornell St.). Spring Lap & Family Swim hours at Eisenhower Pool are as follows: Lap Swim Hours Monday - Friday 7 – 9 a.m., 11 a.m. – 1 p.m./ Monday, Wednesday and Friday 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m./ Monday and Wednesday 8:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. / Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Family Swim Hours: Friday 7 – 9 p.m./ Sunday 2 – 4 p.m. 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.
  8:00AM 10:30PM Smokey Joe's Cafe   March 8-10 and 15-17, Fridays/Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 4 p.m. at the Hoogland Center for the Arts The Story: Leiber and Stoller, as much as anyone, virtually invented rock 'n' roll, and now their songs provide the basis for an electrifying entertainment that illuminates a golden age of American culture. Featuring nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded, Smokey Joe's Cafe isn't just great pop music - it's compelling musical theatre. Songs include: Stand By Me, Fools Fall In Love, Hound Dog, On Broadway, Love Potion Number 9, Jailhouse Rock, I’m A Woman and many more. $17-$18. For more information, please go to www.hcfta.org
  10:00AM 9:00PM Pictures with the Easter Bunny   Easter Bunny hoppin into White Oaks Mall March 8 - 30. Come greet the Easter Bunny Have your picture taken with him ... He'll be hopping around lower level Macy's wing!
  8:00AM 12:00PM Wee-Cycle Kids Consignment Sale   Shop for all things baby & kid related! St. John's Lutheran Church Preschool, 2477 W. Washington St. Springfield
  8:00AM 12:00PM Wee-Cycle Kids Consignment Sale   Sat, March 9th from 8am to 12pm. Shop for all things baby & kid related! St. John's Lutheran Church Preschool, 2477 W. Washington St. Springfield
  8:00AM 3:00PM Spring In The Village Vendor and Craft Show   Williamsville Community Center - 141 West Main. Williamsville Spring In The Village Craft and Vendor Show. 18 vendors all in one location for your shopping convenience. Public welcome. Pricing & Ticket Info: Free to the public!
  11:00AM 3:00PM APL Pet Adoptions   The Animal Protective League (APL) will hold several pet adoptions during March with cats and dogs available at various locations. All animals presented by APL for adoption have been spayed or neutered, micro-chipped and have received all vaccinations. Adoptions will be held: *Saturday, March 9 – dogs from 11 to 2 p.m. and cats until 3 p.m. at Ace Hardware, 1600 West Wabash, Springfield *Sunday, March 10 –cats from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at PetSmart Additionally kittens are available every day during regular business hours at Gizzy Lu. APL, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting ill, injured and abandoned homeless animals, runs an animal shelter which is open every day from noon to 5 p.m. for adoptions. APL also coordinates cruelty investigations and humane education programs. APL also operates a low cost spay/neuter clinic adjacent to its Springfield shelter. For additional information, call the Animal Protective League at 544-PETS (7387) or check the group’s web site at www.apl-shelter.org.
  11:00AM 3:00PM Super Saturdays at the Museum   "Illinois Women from A to Z." Women have always played an important role in our state. Celebrate "Women's History Month" at the Illinois State Museum and learn about the many contributions women have made in our state from Art to Zoology, and many things in between! "Super Saturdays" offer free, thematic activities recommended for children ages 4-8. Activities take 30-45 minutes to complete and feature crafts and educational games. Parents and families are encouraged to participate. Registration is not required for this activity. Free and open to the public. llinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St
  1:00PM 4:00PM Family Art Day   Families looking for a fun way to engage their creative sides, while spending quality time together are invited to the Springfield Art Association’s Family Art Day on Saturday, March 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. This event, held in conjunction with the celebration of Youth Art Month in March, will offer hands-on art and crafts, demonstrations, storytelling and refreshments. Visitors are invited to create works of art in a variety of mediums, including a large scale communal painting, as well as small blow paintings, paper marbling, printmaking, recycled sculptures, and metal stamping. These activities are appropriate to all ages and levels of ability. Local artist, Linda Flotow will also be on hand to demonstrate a unique artistic technique of Japanese Saori weaving, a contemporary hand weaving philosophy. Cathy Mosely of White Fox Stories will offer story telling in the Michael Victor II Art Library. Tickets are $3 for kids and $1 for adults. Participants may pay at the door and do not need to pre-register. For more information, call 217-523-2631, email education@springfieldart.org, or visit www.springfieldart.org.
  1:00PM 3:00PM Junior Collector's Day   On Saturday, March 9, the Illinois State Museum will host the 16th annual Junior Collectors Day from 1 to 3 p.m. Collectors between the ages of 8 and 15 are encouraged to share their collection with others and learn techniques for keeping their collection in excellent shape. Display spaces are available, by application, at no charge. Examples of previous displays include rocks and minerals, fossils, foreign coins, stamps, sports cards, and dolls. To apply to become a Junior Collector, or for more information, please contact Nina Walthall, 217-782-0061, or walthall@museum.state.il.us. Information is also available online at the Museum’s Web site, www.museum.state.il.us/events. The public is invited to the Museum to see the collections on display. This event is free. The Illinois State Museum is an institution dedicated to inspiring people of all ages to discover and care about Illinois’ natural and cultural resources and artistic heritage. The Museum’s extensive collections and research activities provide the foundation for exhibitions and public programs that tell the story of the land, life, people, and art of Illinois. The Illinois State Museum is located at 502 S. Spring Street (the corner of Spring and Edwards Streets) in Springfield, and is open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Parking is available nearby, and the building is ADA accessible.
  2:00PM 5:00PM Craft, Art and Vendor Show   Little Flower School, 900 Stevenson Drive. 217-529-4511 More than 40 vendors. If you would like to be a vendor call or text 217-725-7232. Proceeds for cancer patient. Paddles are $1, all in paddle $15. Pricing & Ticket Info: No entry fee
  6:00PM 9:00PM Trivia Night Fund Faiser   Where: Tabernacle Baptist Church, Decatur,IL $80.00/table of 8 Call Kim Bramel 454-2611 or Jennifer Norton 521-6355 to reserve your table registration starts @6:00 Trivia starts at 7:00pm

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