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Postings for July 09, 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 Moultrie-Douglas County Fair   The Moultire Douglas Country Fair in Arthur runs from July 7th thru the 13th
 
  All Day Fayette County Fair   TUESDAY, JULY 9TH... JR. MISS PAGEANT @ 6:30 P.M..... MR. FAYETTE COUNTY FOLLOWING JR. MISS PAGEANT.... ADULTS $5~~~CHILDREN 6-11 $3~~~CHILDREN 5 AND UNDER-FREE... Get full details at http://www.fayettecountyfairillinois.com/
 
  All Day Tree Trunk Exhibit   Two segments of tree trunks, remnants of the devastating 1925 Tri-State tornado, are now on exhibit in the lobby of the Illinois State Museum in Springfield, along with several historic photographs. These “tornado trees” are a dramatic illustration of the power of tornadoes. Many people who have visited the Illinois State Museum over the years will remember seeing this popular exhibit. These fragments of trees with large boards rammed through them were recovered near Murphysboro after the great Tri-State tornado of March 18, 1925. A 2 x 4 board is jammed into one of the trunks, and a 1 x 10 piece of wood has been driven through the other. The 1925 Tri-State tornado wreaked havoc along its 219 mile path. The tornado is considered to be one of the most destructive tornadoes to life and property in the United States. It swept without warning across Missouri, southern Illinois, and Indiana, killing 689 people, injuring 1,980 and causing $17 million in damage (1925 dollars). Illinois was hardest hit – 606 people died and 1,563 were injured. Murphysboro suffered the greatest destruction. The tornado trees were donated to the Illinois State Museum in 1925 by H. Langdon Robinson (part of the Henson Robinson Company family). H. Langdon Robinson was a young lieutenant in the National Guard, which was called out in the aftermath of the devastating tornado. According to Sally Robinson of Springfield, her father H. Langdon Robinson asked to have the trees after they were cut down for the purpose of donating them to the Illinois State Museum. At that time, the Illinois State Museum was located in the Centennial Building (now the Howlett Building). The trees represent one of the oldest museum exhibits. They were shown in the Centennial Building beginning in 1925 and were moved to the current Illinois State Museum building when it opened in 1963. For more than 75 years, visitors were fascinated by the exhibit that graphically demonstrated the powerful force of a deadly tornado. The exhibit was removed when the new Changes natural history exhibition was created. The trees are among the most frequently asked about items by museum visitors. The display continues in the Museum lobby through August 25.
 
  All Day Christian County Fair   Christian County Fairgrounds- 700 W. Spresser St Gate admission is free. Grandstand prices $8-$15. Details at http://www.christiancountyfair.com/
 
  12:00PM 1:00PM Artist on the Plaza   Every Tuesday and Thursday through Sept. 4, outdoor performance including instrumental, vocal, dance and musical theater. A program of the Springfield Area Arts Council (217-753-3519). http://www.springfieldartsco.org/
 
  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 jeremyb@springfieldparks.org . For information on other park district programs and events visit our website at www.springfieldparks.org.
 
  7:00PM 8:00PM 114th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Flag Lowering   Every Tuesday evening the 114th Illinois Volunteer Infantry will conduct a flag lowering ceremony. The flag that has hung over Lincoln's Tomb will be given to a lucky visitor. Must be present to win. Pricing & Ticket Info: $0
 
  5:30PM 6:45PM Lincoln’s Funeral: Distant Memories   Every Tuesday night at the Receiving Vault at 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Free admission. Contact 217-782-2717 or visit www.lincolntomb.org.
 
  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 www.atthelegacy.com for more information
 
  10:00AM 2:00PM Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest   "Reading Rainbow: Once There Was a Tree." Learn about trees and how they provide food, shelter, and the air you breathe. Film will be shown on Tuesday, July 9 and Wednesday, July 10 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 ebazan@museum.state.il.us or 782-5993.

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