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Postings for May 03, 2014 Full Month View
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  All Day Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Great Strides   Great Strides is a fun-filled event where you can walk with family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to support the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. With approximately 600 walks nationwide, Great Strides is the CF Foundation's largest national fundraising event. Join us at the Springfield Great Strides on Saturday, May 3rd at Henson-Robinson Zoo; check-in 9:00am walk 10:00am. Register today at http://greatstrides.cff.org or call 314-733-1241 for more information.
  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 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 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
  11:00AM 6:00PM Senior Art Exhibit   The University of Illinois Springfield presents Appropriately Titled, an exhibition of works from the graduating class of the Visual Arts Department. The works will be divided among the UIS Visual Arts Gallery and the Access Gallery. The Visual Arts Gallery is located in the Health and Sciences Building (HSB 201). The Access Gallery is located in the Visual and Performing Arts Building (VPA lobby). The show will open Monday, April 21 and run through Thursday, May 15. The exhibition is a representation of the skill refined during the students' time at UIS. Each artist draws on their own inspiration to create unique pieces. There is a variety of media represented including digital media, painting, ceramics, photography, mixed media, and sculpture. Eleven artists have come together to show off their talent in this well-rounded exhibition. Presenting artists include Megan Calcara, Matthew Dixon, Robert I. Elmers IV, Andrew‎ French, Lingxuan Huang, Kayla Ico, Jeremy Josserand, Alexandra‎ Leischner, Jemilla Sadick-Raji, Andrew ‎ Sill, and Mandy‎ Smith. Appropriately Titled will open on Monday, April 21 and run through Thursday, May 15. A reception at both venues will take place on Thursday, May 8, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. The UIS Visual Arts Gallery is centrally located on the UIS campus in the Health and Science Building, room 201 (HSB 201). Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The Access Gallery is located in the Visual and Performing Arts Gallery Building (VPA lobby). Gallery hours are 8:00 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information on exhibition programming, please visit the UIS Visual Arts Gallery website at http://www.uis.edu/visualarts/gallery, or contact the gallery by phone at (217) 206-6506 or email: alach@uis.edu.
  12:00AM n/a Illinois Vietnam Veterans 24-Hour Vigil   The 26th memorial dedication and special ceremonies honoring the Illinois servicemen who died in the Vietnam War and the POW and MIAs who have yet been accounted for.rnrnOpening ceremony is at 11 a.m. on May 3 with a special ceremony at 6 p.m. honoring MIA/POW soldiers. Closing ceremony is 11 a.m. May 4. The event is being held at Lincoln's Tomb. For more information, call (217) 782-2717.rn
  10:00AM 10:00PM Anchor Boat Club Cancer Fundraiser   There is a $5.00 donation for this event. The donation includes your entry fee, a commemorative bracelet, a DJ in the afternoon and music by Big Daddy Jasper in the evening. In addition to the entry donation you can help by bidding on items in the Silent Auction, putting together a team for the volleyball or bocce ball tournament (entry fees include the $5.00 donation) or just sitting back enjoying the lake view, food, refreshments and listening to the band. If you are unable to attend but want help contact us about cash donations or donating items for the silent auction. Event is being held at the Anchor Boat Club at 407 E. Lake Shore Drive in Springfield.
  10:00AM 2:00PM Mother's Day Pendant Workshop   Create a sterling silver pendant for Mom in this workshop! We will texture and form a piece of sterling silver using hammers and stamps to create a one-of-a-kind handmade present for Mom. Children accompanied by an adult, or individuals 16+. For the children accompanied by an adult, please note when signing up, if both the parent and child are going to participate you will need to work together on one, for supply control. Class taught by jewelry artist Meghan Reese. $25 dollars for SAA members, and $35 for non-members. For more information, visit www.springfieldart.org
  6:00PM 11:55PM Moonlight Marathon   Runners and Triathletes, please visit www.triharderpromotions.com for all the details about the Moonlight Marathon being held May 3rd in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The event includes a full marathon, marathon relay, 6.55 mile and 5k fun run. The events start at 6 pm and finish at midnight with the winners being those individuals or teams finishing closest to midnight. These events are being held as a fundraiser for the renovation of the Original Entrance and Gates through which President Lincoln's body passed nearly 150 years ago

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