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  All Day Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage   Annie Leibovitz achieved her status as one of America's great photographers with unforgettable images of celebrities from John Lennon to Johnny Depp. But more recently, Leibovitz has trained her camera on famous places and objects, revealing more of herself in the process. "Pilgrimage," an exhibition of more than 70 of these stunning photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum's collection, opens at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on Feb. 8, 2014, and runs through Aug. 31. Visitors will see the landscapes that captured Leibovitz's imagination: Niagara Falls, Yellowstone National Park, a New Mexico mesa. They can scrutinize her close-ups of objects like Emily Dickinson's only surviving dress, Elvis Presley's motorcycle and a bullet hole put in a target by Annie Oakley. Abraham Lincoln plays a major role in "Pilgrimage." Leibovitz photographed the stovepipe hat and the gloves Lincoln had with him on the night of his assassination, as well as a handwritten copy of the Gettysburg Address, photographic negatives of Lincoln and the Lincoln Memorial. Her photos of the bloodstained gloves were taken at the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Access to the exhibition will be free with paid admission to the presidential museum. The Leibovitz photographs will be complemented by elements from the Lincoln Presidential Library's own collections, selected by Mary Michals. The museum will also present a reading of Virginia Woolf's essay "A Room of One's Own" and selections from the play "The Belle of Amherst," both directed by Phil Funkenbusch. Also on the schedule: a screening of the Marilyn Monroe thriller "Niagara."
 
  All Day The Philosophy and Origins of Fitness   UIS Public Affair Center room C/D FREE - Interactive Speaker: Brian Moore, M.D. - The discussion will focus on what drives us toward physical fitness. After a short introduction to the history of exercise, we will discuss the nature of physical fitness and why it is inextricably linked to our identity as a species. Answers to the following questions will be explored: What are the evolutionary, cultural, and social imperatives that make us run, lift, jump, and play? How can we take advantage of the neuropsychological imperative to be active? What kind of physical activity is in synchrony with our inherent structure and function?
 
  All Day Lions Rain Barrel Sale   The Springfield Noon Lions Club is undertaking its second year of selling rain barrels. Plastic 55-gallon rain barrels are available in black, blue, grey, and terra cotta for $70. Oak 54-gallon rain barrels are available for $165 if they are unfinished and $190 if they are refinished. Accessories such as downspout diverters and pedestals are also available. The brochure and order form can be viewed at www.springfieldnoonlions.com, while color photographs of the rain barrels are available at www.upcycle-products.com. A sample barrel may be viewed and orders will be taken at the 22nd Annual Earth Day event in Springfield’s Lincoln Park on April 26 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Any rain barrels ordered at the Earth Day event will receive a $5 discount. All orders must be received by May 8. Rain barrels and accessories will be available for pick up on May 17 from 9-11:30 AM at 829 South 11th Street, Springfield. Customers of City Water, Light & Power may be eligible for a $25 rebate.
 
  All Day HENSON ROBINSON ZOO SEEKS VOUNTEER TRAIN DRIVERS   The Henson Robinson Zoo is looking for enthusiastic volunteers who enjoy working with children to drive the zoo’s Wattman Mini Express trackless train. The electric train is environmentally friendly, powered by a silent 48-volt motor and pulls four passenger wagons. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and hold a valid driver’s license. Training sessions will be held Sunday, April 6 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Interested parties can choose the most convenient training session. Call the zoo at (217)585-1821 to indicate your interest in volunteering as a train driver and the training session you would like to attend.
 
  All Day Power Up! Fitness Camp for Kids   Fitness Together is presenting Power Up! Fitness Camp Ages 6-14 The camp will emphasize learning and applying healthy living concepts in a fun active setting! For more information go to www.ftspringfield.com

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