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Postings for July 03, 2013 Full Month View
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  All Day Geocaching   Get your family out to experience our parks with geocaching, a fun high tech scavenger hunt. Starting this spring, search for Springfield Park District's 10 caches hidden throughout the park district. Find exciting, first to find prizes, as well as passes and other fun prizes. For more information and to upload the coordinates, visit the Springfield Park District website.
  All Day Raymond 4th of July Homecoming   Raymond 4th of July Homecoming June 27 through July 29 in downtown Raymond. Bands.
  All Day 4th of July Celebration   It's that time of year again. Bring on the 4th! The 4th of July Committee is hard at work to provide all of you with a day of family fun! There will be so much to do: •Start the day before off with some Hipbone Sam at the Links and tour the Pink Heels. •Bring the kids out for a whole day of fun, starting with the fishing tournament. •Beer tent & Bands•Air Conditioned Bingo•Concessions•Old Fashioned Games (watermelon eating contest, sack races, spoon toss, cracker contest)•Balloon Artist•Juggling•Nolan's Petting Zoo•Kretzer Pony Pals•WJVO Baby Contest•Weiner Dog Race•Pet Contest•Magic Show•Inflatables (18 Foot Water Slide, Duel Lane Slip-n-slide, Rocky Mountain Climb, Adrenaline Maze)•Games and Crafts for under children's tent - PRIZES!•Patriotic Concert of Choirs•Veterans Ceremony•Raffle Drawing for plane ride the night of the 4th! What a great way to see all of the fireworks!•A 5K race•Of course, there's a parade...•AND FIREWORKS. Jacksonville Community Park, 1201 S Main Street
  6:00PM 8:00PM Backgammon Club   Play Backgammon. The Sangamon Valley Backgammon Association plays every Wednesday night at the Capitol Teletrack, 1766 Wabash, in the Chatham Square Shopping Center, Springfield. 6 p.m. Come and enjoy this very exciting game. Call Randy for more info 217-622-9447.
  7:00PM 10:00PM All About Dance   7-8 p.m. Line dance lessons every Wednesday night at the VFW #755 Open Dance 8-10 p.m. Swing, Country 2Step, Night Club Two Step, Waltz, Rumba and Tango. DJ/Instructor Marilyn Ferry. VFW Post #755, 2211 Old Jacksonville Road/ 217-546-9515
  8:00AM 12:30PM Farmers Market   Live, work, play, and be healthy! Downtown Springfield, Inc. (DSI) invites the public to attend opening day ribbon cutting and festivities for the Old Capitol Farmers’ Market, presented by St. John’s Hospital, Wednesday, May 15 at 10 a.m.; with live music by the Frank Trompeter Quartet, Celebrity Chef Demonstration by Ashley Meyer of Real Cuisine Restaurant & Catering, and free cake (while it lasts) made by Incredibly Delicious. The Market will be held 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturday’s May 15 – October 26 and is located on Adams Street between Fifth and Second streets. With nearly three full blocks of vendors there is an outstanding variety of produce, baked goods, meats, cheese, plants and many other specialty items. The Market accepts LINK, Debit, and Credit Card transactions for the purchase of Market Tokens ($1.00 each). The Market Token Station will be located at Development Services Group, 401 E. Adams (NE corner of Fourth and Adams) and available 8 a.m. to noon each Market day. Vendors will also continue to accept cash, checks, WIC and Senior Coupons. DSI again received grant funding from LINK UP Illinois to provide Double Value tokens for Link cardholders; LINK UP Illinois is a program of Experimental Station, in partnership with Wholesome Wave and the Illinois Farmers Market Association. LINK customers may receive a maximum of $10 of Double Value tokens per market day until grant funds are expended.
  12:00PM 4:00PM Home Tours   April 20 through Sept. 30, Iles House open to the public Wednesdays and Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m. Visitors are introduced to the history and architecture of the Iles House, Springfield’s oldest home, and provided tours of the house and the Barringer collection of early Illinois furnishings. The new Iles House exhibit: Camp Butler: A Civil War Story is featured in the downstairs Springfield Museum. The story is told through artifacts and documents, many from private collections. Curators will be on hand to talk about collections, and refreshments will be served. Donations encouraged. Visiting Artisans Program. Saturdays through Sept, the house will have blacksmith, civil war cooking, shoemaker, and more. Sixteen different crafters from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
  9:00AM 10:55PM Wed. Morning Pickup Party   60-minute Pick-up Party Help us keep the sanctuary free of trash and flying debris. 9 a.m. start every Wednesday. Wrap up by 10 a.m. We supply the bags, long-handled trash grabbers and gloves if you need them.
  7:00AM 5:30PM Summer Day Camp   The Springfield Park District is taking registrations for the Nelson Center Summer Day Camp. Camp begins June 3 and runs through August 17 (Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.). Kids ages 5 -12 can attend and participate in various outdoor activities including swimming, games and themed weeks. Swimming lessons are provided as well. For additional information, please contact Jeremy Bonnett at 753-2800 or by email at . For information on other park district programs and events visit our website at
  9:00AM 5:00PM On My Own Time City-wide Visual Arts Exhibit   The City-wide Exhibit for the On My Own Time program, sponsored by the Springfield Area Arts Council, will be on display in Union Station, 500 E. Madison, across from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, from Sunday, June 23 through Friday, July 12, 2013. The exhibit will be available for viewing daily from 9 AM to 5 PM, except July 12 when it closes at 4 PM. This visual arts program gives employees of participating businesses, agencies and institutions an opportunity to share their creative talents through artwork completed outside working hours. The artwork was first exhibited at the participating workplaces where the paintings, drawings, photography, fiber art, and other art mediums were judged by a panel of specialists. Over 275 pieces of art were included in the In-House Exhibits held in May. Eighty-one (81) first-place artworks qualified for the City-wide Exhibit. This artwork is judged again and awards presented for the City-wide Exhibit. Participating companies, businesses, institutions, and agencies include the following: American General Life Companies, Bunn-O-Matic, Lincoln Land Community College, Southern Illinois University-School of Medicine, Springfield Public School District 186, University of Illinois at Springfield, Illinois Commerce Commission, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois State Museum, Illinois State Police, and Illinois Departments of Agriculture, Human Services, and Public Health.
  8:00PM 10:30PM Sunset Boulevard the Musical   Roxy Theatricals presents the regional premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's award winning Broadway musical Sunset Boulevard weaves a grand tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Discarded by tinsel town with the advent of "talkies," silent movie star Norma Desmond longs for a return to the big screen. Her glamour has faded in all but her mind. When she meets struggling screen-writed Joe Gillis in dramatic circumstances, their subsequent passionate and volatile relationship leads to an unforeseen and tragic conclusion. Go to for more information
  10:00AM 2:00PM Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest   "The Magic School Bus Goes to Mussel Beach." Mrs. Frizzle's class learns about the animals who live on the beach. Film will be shown on Tuesday, July 2 and Wednesday, July 3 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest is recommended for children ages 3-8 and is great for day care classes, summer camp groups and families. Each program lasts approximately 30 minutes. Free and open to the public. For more information, or to schedule a group of 10 or more, contact Elizabeth Bazan at or 782-5993.
  5:30PM 7:30PM Pied Piper Architectural Tour   The Downtown Architectural Walking Tour – Begins in front of the Lincoln Herndon Law Office on the south Old State Capitol Plaza at Sixth and Adams Streets at 5:30 p.m. Join Anthony Rubano of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency on a walking tour discussing the architectural styles, materials, and treatments that make up the Lincoln Home area in historic downtown Springfield. Tours are Free. For more information, please call the DSI office at 544-1723.
  6:00PM 11:00PM Pack the Park - Dawson Fireworks Celebration   Event Location: Dawson Park, Dawson, IL Contact Info: Becky Abbott @ or 217/206-5446 This is a FREE, family event with great music, food & drink, and a spectular fireworks display. The Stone & Biscuit Band will perform from 7-11pm. There will be a bouncehouse and playground equipment for children. The fire department will sell food and drinks. Alcohol will also be on sale. Grab your lawn chairs or a blanket and come celebrate America, Dawson-style.
  7:00PM 11:55PM Capital City Celebration   Join us July 3rd and 4th in historic downtown Springfield for the Capital City Celebration! For more information, please call (217) 553-2082. or go to Back for another year is a pageant for children ages 0 to 10 years. Pre-registration entry fee is $25 for children age 2 - 10 years and $15 for children 0 - 24 months. On-site registration fee is $30 for children age 2 - 10 and $20 for children 0 - 10. Optional entries for an additional $5 for each category, and Mrs. Illinois International Season Winesberg will be attending the pageant. Come give Mrs. Illinois International a huge welcome to Springfield. JULY 3RD ACTIVITIES AT 4TH & 5TH & CAPITOL: Beer/Pepsi products and Food open at 7:00 p.m. with Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters playing from 8:00 p.m. to Midnight. Admission is free! JULY 4TH - ACTIVITIES AT 4TH & 5TH & CAPITOL: Beer/Pepsi products and Food open at 4:00 p.m. until after the fireworks, approximately 10:30 p.m. The band Ultra Violet plays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and from 7:30 p.m. until the fireworks begin the band The Remedy plays. JULY 4TH - ACTIVITIES AT 2ND & CAPITOL Food and Craft Vendors Free family activities including: Giant inflatables (yes, no fee again this year); face painting, beauty pageant and music by the Muni Band. Back this 4th of July is FREE ICE CREAM courtesy of MJ Kellner. The Pageant registration is from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with the pageant starting at 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. until gone is Free ice cream. Springfield Municipal Band performance at 6:00 p.m. FIREWORKS AT 9:30 p.m. The event ends after the fireworks at both locations.

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