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Postings for October 06, 2013 Full Month View
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  All Day Barry Apple Festival   LaFayette Park. This annual event is one of the largest festivals in the area and celebrates everything apple in the quaint, historic town of Barry. A parade winds through the city where local music bands and a crafts show entertain visitors. Apple pies, ice cream and strudels are all specialties. Old-time crafts, local bluegrass band performances and a car show complete the weekend. Free. For information call 217-440-0771 or 217-242-9182. http://barryapplefestival.weebly.com/
 
  All Day Mt. Sterling Fall Festival   Mt. Sterling Fall Festival – October 4-6, 2013. Family fun and activities that include kids games, vendors, food, uptown historical walk, quilt show, car/bike show, cruise night, entertainment and much more! Contact Info: Karla 217-773-3013. http://mtsterlingil.com/
 
  12:00PM 6:00PM The A-Maze-ing Corn Maze   Open weekends from Sept. 7/8 through Oct. 12/13, PLUS open Monday, Oct. 14. Saturdays – 11-6, Sundays – 12-6 and Monday (Oct. 14) – 10-2. The location– on the curve in Auburn, 14100 State Route 4 – on the property of the Auburn United Methodist Church. Admission prices - $5 per person, 5 and under free. More information can be found on the church’s website: Auburn-UMC.org or the church’s e-mail auburnunitedmethodist@gmail.com
 
  1:30PM 4:00PM Ultimate Springfield - Ultimate Frisbee   Recurring every Sunday. Sunday Ultimate Frisbee Pickup Game New players always welcome - no experience required. We'll warm up, make teams and play a couple games of Ultimate. Bring a white shirt and a dark shirt for making teams. Cleats recommended but not necessary. Water recommended but available in park. Jefferson Park, 300 S. Oxford https://www.facebook.com/groups/2341589784/
 
  9:00AM 6:00PM The Great Pumpkin Patch   The Great Pumpkin Patch is proud to invite guests to see over 300 varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds from over 30 countries around the world; all grown here on our farm. Numerous premier displays, over 5,000 hardy mums, various mazes and gardens grace the grounds. There's a diversity, of plants and animals- with several goats, pigs, exotic chickens, rabbits, a llama and an alpaca. There are several places to eat and drink on the farm and lots of entertainment on the weekends. Named Illinois Agritourism Business of the Year in 2009, The Great Pumpkin Patch is much more than an ordinary pumpkin patch. It is a safe, family-fun atmosphere where learning can take place. Located in the heart of Amish country, 2 miles south and 1/2 mile west of Arthur, they are open from Sept. 15 through Oct. 31 every day, seven days a week, from 9 am to 6 pm. Admission is charged.
 
  6:00AM 11:59PM Little Flower School Online and Live Auction   Little Flower School in Springfield is holding an online auction starting October 5, 2013 and ending October 11, 2013. Anyone can bid on the over 100 items available. Items range from tickets to trips to handmade items. There's something for everyone! Visit www.biddingforgood.com/lfsauction to view the items and get registered to bid. A Wedding Crasher Reception and Live Auction will be held on October 12 at 5:30 pm. Break out your old bridesmaid dresses and powder blue tuxedos as we celebrate our mock bride and groom! The mock reception will consist of dinner, drinks, dancing, dollar dance, champagne toast and other fun wedding surprises...plus the live auction. Tickets can be purchased online at the link above.
 
  10:00AM 5:00PM LOESS Rock, Fossil and Gem Show   Demos, kids activities and more. $2, kids under 12 free. Illinois Building. (217) 622-3484.
 
  10:00AM n/a Rochester Olde Towne Fall Festival   Food vendors, live entertainment, Little Miss Rochester pageant, local artisans and crafters.
 
  12:00PM 6:00PM Abes Corn Moze   AbesCornMaze.org began as an idea to bring the community together to provide a safe, family-friendly environment for creating fun memories. It is located just off of I-55, exit 100-B, right next to iWorshipCenter on the north end of Springfield at 3200 Shaler Road; just behind the Farm and Home Supply on N. Dirksen Pkwy. Free hayrides. 5k run, inflatables, pumpkin painting. Admission: Adult (ages 12-up) - $6.00 Child (ages 5-11) - $3.00 Child (ages 4 & under) - free Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
 
  1:00PM 3:00PM German American Day 2013   German American Day 2013 Sunday, October 6, 2013 1 to 3pm Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum 212 N. 6th Street, Springfield, IL As its ongoing series of ethnic diversity, The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum is holding a special event of German American Day on October 6, 2013 and has included the Springfield German American Club (DANK) as honored guests. Please plan on joining Springfield DANK members, friends and visitors to this free and once in a lifetime event full of educational, historical, cultural and musical revelry. All presentations, music and displays are in the multi-purpose room at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. Does not include admission to the Museum. Presentations: Dr. Wolf Fuhrig, Springfield DANK past president and member: Governor Gustav Körner (friend of A. Lincoln) Attorney Richard Hart, 25th Anniversary of German American Day Guest Speaker: German settlers of 1800’s (and during time of A. Lincoln) Springfield, Illinois Eileen Mackevich, Executive Director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum and Anthony Rubano, Illinois Historical Preservation Society and Downtown Architecture Tour guide: Presentation about Walter Netsch, FAIA associated with Skidmore Owings, and Merrill. Recitation of Gettysburg Address and Pledge of Allegiance. Music: Old State Capitol Chorale, costumed 1800’s era singers. Displays: “Boys in Blue” – 19th and 20th Illinois Military Regiment – a Civil War Military unit composed of German and Irish Soldiers Civil War letters and diaries written by German soldiers. Photographic Display of: Kessberger & Georg, Springfield area photographers early 1900’s. Come and see what your surname means in German and there will be so much more! Reservations appreciated. Please contact: Jeff Engel at (217) 744-8148. Gathering afterwards at Obed’s and Isaac’s Microbrewery & Eatery, 500 S. 6th Street, Springfield, IL.
 
  1:00PM n/a Mad Mud Dash   genHkids will be hosting the Mad Mud Dash, a mudder event for children. The event will feature a one-mile obstacle course for children ages 3 and their parents, and will be held at Spartan Park (on Iron Bridge Roadd in Chatham) on Sun, Oct. 6. Heats will run every 15 minutes starting at 1 p.m. Contestants will hurtle themselves over walls, slither through the mud, and leap through tires to get to the finish line! This exhilarating and fun event will motivate kids of all ages to get active and dirty. The course is designed to be challenging, but will offer alternate activities at each obstacle so everyone will be able to play and compete. Participants receive a t-shirt, and there is an option to stay afterward for music, additional competition opportunities and a healthy, from-scratch dinner prepared using locally sourced ingredients by some of Springfield's most talented chefs. All participants must preregister and meal plans must also be purchased in advance. Registration and dinner pricing details are available on the genHkids website (www.genhkids.org/madmud.html) PRICE: Per family - $20 for first child, $15 for second and third, $10 for fourth and fifth. Additional children free.
 
  2:00PM n/a Inherit the Wind   In the 1950s, playwrights Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, recognized a parallel to the anti-intellectual fervor of the anti-evolutionists to Senator Joseph McCarthy’s anti-communist Senate hearings to root out Communism in America, especially in the film and theatre communities. Lawrence and Lee chose the Scopes ‘”Monkey Trial” to explore the clash between fundamentalists and intellectuals, to make the point that man has the right to think. For showtime and ticket information, go to www.hcfta.orf
 
  3:30PM n/a Blessing of the Animals   Animal Protective League’s Blessing of the Animals. All animals (crated or leashed for safety) are welcome. The brief ceremony and blessings will be offered by Pastor Kres Lipscomb of Springfield First Church of the Brethren. Free. Event held at APL, 1001 Taintor Road, Springfield. 217-544-7387, www.apl-shelter.org

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