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Postings for April 23, 2013 Full Month View
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  All Day Lions Club Rain Barrel Fundraiser   As a new fundraiser this Spring, the Springfield Noon Lions Club is selling rain barrels at discounted prices. Plastic 55-gallon rain barrels are available in black, blue, grey, and terra cotta for $70. Oak 54-gallon rain barrels are available for $155 if they are unfinished and $170 if they are refinished. Accessories such as downspout diverters and pedestals are also available. The brochure and order form can be viewed at Color photographs of the rain barrels are available at Orders will be taken from April 1 until May 10. Rain barrels will be available for pick up on May 18 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at 829 South 11th Street, Springfield (at the former Glass Specialty location). Customers of City Water, Light & Power may be eligible for a $25 rebate.
  All Day Dog Days of Spring   Dogs are faithful, loyal, and love their owners without question. Whether young or old, rich or poor, clever or dull, most dog owners love their pets as much, if not more as their family members. The upcoming “Dog Days of Spring” event will be hosted to honor these beloved dogs and their special family connection. “Dog Days of Spring” event captures a photographic portrait of your family dog. A portrait you are sure to treasure a lifetime. This event will consist of a portrait session of a family dog with session fees being donated to the Animal Protective League (APL). APL is partnering with Terry Farmer Photography this spring to promote awareness and raise funds for APL’s important animal welfare work. APL is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for ill, injured, abused or homeless animals, and coordinating the adoption of those animals with responsible pet owners. APL also operates a high quality, lowcost spay/neuter clinic that is helping to end animal overpopulation. APL gives priority to sick and injured strays in our community. Each year, with the help of generous donors APL is able to house, rehabilitate, and adopt out, over 1,500 animals every year! Supporting “Dog Days of Spring” and APL are local personalities including Justin Fowler (The State JournalRegister), Rick Brandt (Brandt Consolidated), Jeff Ball (Hanson Professional Services), Lucy Bagot (Ace Hardware), Bob Ritz (St. John’s Hospital), and Susan Koch (University of Illinois Springfield) to name a few. Call us at 698-6000 for a complete list. Local personalities portraits will be on display for the public to view on April 19-30, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Town and Country Bank at 3601 Wabash Avenue, Springfield. Join others in the community in helping APL, and have a photo taken during “Dogs Day of Spring” with your best friend ... the family dog. Call now at 217-698-6000 to schedule a “Dog Days of Spring” dog portrait between March 1 and April 30, 2013.
  7:00PM 10:00PM Trivia Night at the Winery   Walnut Street Winery 309 S. Walnut St 217-498-9800 This is a re-occurring event that will take place every Tues. night from 7-10 p.m. until April 23.
  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 . For information on other park district programs and events visit our website at
  6:30PM 8:30PM America’s Boating Course   America’s Boating Course (An exciting, in--‐depth boating safety course) Tuesdays April 9 – 30, 2013 Location to be determined 6:30 p.m. – 8:30p.m. Land of Lincoln Power Squadron is a local group of 70 members, sharing a love of boating through social events, civic –contributions and educational efforts. We are a part of the United States Power Squadrons, a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects. Please join us for one or more of our upcoming seminars or classes! To register, or for more information call Jerry Naughton at 217-­836-­1723, email or Scott Harmon at , 217-­891-­2870 email
  11:00AM 11:55PM LLCC Earth Day Events for April 23   Lincoln Land Community College is celebrating Earth Week April 22-26 with a variety of activities. This year’s theme is “Billion Acts of Green.” All events are open to the public and being held at no charge at LLCC-Springfield, 5250 Shepherd Road, unless otherwise noted. High Tunnel Tour, 2 p.m., Workforce Careers Center. LLCC Agronomy Professor Bill Harmon will discuss how a high tunnel can be used to extend the growing season and about the successes of high tunnel gardening at LLCC. Take a tour of the high tunnel to explore season extension principles and vegetable growing practices. Prairie Restoration Planting sign-up, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons. Sign up to help the LLCC Environmental Club restore the prairie native landscape on campus. Learn from Becky Croteau, associate professor of biology, about the restoration project, which is bringing back the plants that have been in Illinois for thousands of years.
  5:00PM 8:00PM The Laramie Project – 10 Years Later   How does a community change in the decade following a brutal crime? Or does it change at all? Do people remember or even know what happened ten years earlier? On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, the Crime Victims’ Memorial Peace Garden is hosting a live dramatic reading of The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, at Erin’s Pavilion, 4965 South Second Street, in honor of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The event is free and open to the public. Following the brutal kidnapping and murder of Matthew Shepard in 1998, Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project traveled to Laramie, Wyoming to conduct over 200 interviews with residents of Laramie, Wyoming. From those interviews, The Laramie Project, a play based upon real voices from real people, was born. Ten years later, in 2008, the Tectonic Theater Project returned to Laramie, Wyoming. In the same fashion as The Laramie Project, Laramie: 10 Years Later gives audience members a flavor for how a community has journeyed onward in the aftermath of a heinous crime. The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later is being performed as a dramatic reading by volunteer students from Eureka College under the direction of Marty Lynch, Professor of Theatre Arts & Drama at Eureka College. Their spirit of volunteerism is significant for Eureka’s core values of service and leadership. In 1981, President Ronald Reagan, a graduate of Eureka College, initiated a federal task force to explore the treatment of crime victims throughout the criminal justice process. Based upon the findings of this task force, President Reagan signed the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) into law in 1984. VOCA provided funding for a wide variety of programs and services to help support victims in the immediate aftermath of a crime and throughout a victim’s recovery process. The performers of The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later are upholding Reagan’s legacy and commitment to dignity and respect for victims of crime. A Victim Services Provider Fair will be held in conjunction with the event. Resource materials on the topics of victimization, trauma, recovery, mental health, criminal and civil justice, and the types of services available to victims of crime to include Crime Victims’ Compensation will be on display and available to attendees. The Victim Service Providers’ Fair is designed to link governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations to create a better referral network for victims. CVMPG serves as the umbrella for which other individuals, agencies and organizations who are committed to supporting victims can partner to help raise awareness of crime victims’ rights and services. Participation in the Victim Services Provider Fair is free. Anyone interested in participating or providing resource materials, should contact Sandra Kemp, Director, CVMPG at 636-579-2736 or Events are scheduled for Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at Erin’s Pavilion, 4965 South Second Street. Doors open at 5 p.m. for the Victim Services Provider Fair. The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. The first 50 attendees will receive an official National Crime Victims’ Rights Week goodie bag which includes a t-shirt, identity theft protection kit, a copy of the book A Face In the Crowd, Forget Me Not seed packets, a booklet about on internet safety, a bookmark and magnet imprinted with hotline numbers for national organizations who serve victims of crime and much more. The evening will conclude with an after show discussion and a candlelight vigil as an homage to crime victims everywhere. To ensure adequate seating, groups larger than 5 are requested to contact Sandra Kemp at 636-579-2736 or Event is made possible through a Community Awareness Project Grant provided by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. About Crime Victims’ Memorial Peace Garden: The Crime Victims’ Memorial Peace Garden was born 3 years ago during a National Crime Victims’ Rights Week planning meeting. Once fully developed, CVMPG will provide a place for victims of crime and those who support them to reflect, honor, and heal.

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