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Postings for May 16, 2014 Full Month View
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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 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
 
  All Day APL Pet Adoption Event   The Animal Protective League (APL) will hold several pet adoptions during May with cats and dogs available at various locations. All animals presented by APL for adoption have been spayed or neutered, micro-chipped and have received all vaccinations.rnrnAdoptions will be held:rnrnSaturday, May 10 – dogs (in conjunction with a donation drive) from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at County Market, 2777 S. Sixth Street; and dogs from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and cats 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Ace Hardware, 1600 West Wabash, SpringfieldrnrnSunday, May 11 – cats from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at PetSmart and dogs at Buckley Prairie Landscaping, 3735 Chatham Rd., Springfield 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.rnrnFriday, May 16- dogs and cats from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at our Annual Upscale Resale located at the Old Donny B's Comedy Club, 2937 West White OaksrnrnSaturday, May 17 - dogs and cats from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at our Annual Upscale Resale located at the Old Donny B's Comedy Club, 2937 West White OaksrnrnSunday, May 18 – cats from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at PetSmart.rnrnSaturday, May 24 - dogs and cats from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at PetSmart, and dogs from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and cats from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Ace Hardware, 1600 Wabash Ave., Springfield.rnrnSunday, May 25 – cats from 11 a.m until 3 p.m. and dogs from noon until 3 p.m. at PetSmart.rnrnAPL, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting ill, injured and abandoned homeless animals, runs an animal shelter which is open every day from noon to 5 p.m. for adoptions. APL also coordinates cruelty investigations and humane education programs. APL also operates a low cost spay/neuter clinic adjacent to its Springfield shelter.rnrnFor additional information, call the Animal Protective League at 544-PETS (7387) or check the group's web site at www.apl-shelter.org.
 
  8:00PM n/a Little Shop of Horrors at Hoogland Center   Springfield Theatre Centre (STC)'s final production of the season, Little Shop of Horrors, will open at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 9 at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., Springfield, and will run May 9-11 and 16-18. Performances begin at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $15 for children/seniors and $18 for adults. A special Mother's Day luncheon will be featured on Sunday, May 11 at 12:30 p.m. Lunch reservations are $15 per person and can be made online or by phone when purchasing a ticket. Reservations must be made by Tuesday, May 6 at 5 p.m. In Little Shop of Horrors, the meek floral assistant, Seymour Krelborn, stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it blood. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination! A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. "We're just thrilled to bring this long-running musical comedy to life on stage," said Maryna Mitchell, co-director of STC's Little Shop of Horrors. "Audiences are going to eat up the catchy tunes and cheeky comedy!" Tickets for Little Shop of Horrors are available by calling the box office at (217) 523-2787 or online at www.hcfta.org. About Springfield Theatre Centre (STC) Springfield Theatre Centre, a not-for-profit community theatre organization established in 1947, strives to provide Central Illinois with quality theatre, educational opportunities and a creative outlet for live theatrical arts. Through programs such as the White Rabbit family series, PAVE arts camp and an affiliation with the Active & Creative Teen Theatre, STC provides young people an opportunity to learn the skills necessary to build confidence in all aspects of theatre. Springfield Theatre Centre is located in the Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., Springfield. For more information, visit www.SpringfieldTheatreCentre.com or call (217) 523-0878.
 
  5:00PM 8:00PM APL UpScale Sale   The Animal Protective League (APL) will hold its annual Upscale Collectible Sale on Friday, May 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday, May 17 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. in the former Donny B's Comedy Club location at 2937 West White Oaks in Springfield. APL is a non-profit organization committed to caring for sick, injured, abused and abandoned dogs and cats and finding the best possible permanent homes for them. In addition to regular pet adoptions, the organization coordinates cruelty investigations and humane education programs and operates a low cost spay/neuter clinic adjacent to its Springfield shelter.
 
  6:00PM 10:00PM Springfield Area Highland Games & Celtic Festival   The 19th Annual Springfield Area Highland Games & Celtic Festival is Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17, 2014, Chatham Community Park 760 S. Main Street, Chatham, IL 62629 Friday, May 16 Pub In The Park 6-10 p.m. Saturday, May 17 Highland Games & Celtic Festival Gates open at 9 a.m. Solo competitions, vendors, dancers, children's area, opening ceremony with massed bands is at noon, pipe band contest is at 1:30 p.m.; closing ceremony/massed bands is Saturday 5:30 p.m. Event is rain or shine!! The 19th Annual Springfield Area Highland Games & Celtic Festival will be held on Friday, May 16 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Chatham Community Park. Friday night's Pub in the Park will kick of the festivities with music provided by The Whiskey Picts. The Pub in the Park is free to the public and begins at 6 p.m. The Highland Games will open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 17 with a wide variety of activities and events for the entire family going on all day. Entry fee of $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12 years, and children 5 and under are free. A schedule of events and listing of all the activities available on the website at www.springfieldhighlandgames.com.
 
  6:00PM n/a Springfield Parks Summer Jamboree   Come see what the Springfield Park District has to offer you and your family at our annual Springfield Park District Jamboree. There will be free activities and chances for visitors to win great prizes from the Springfield Park District throughout the evening. Park District facilities on hand include: Washington Park Botanical Gardens, Nelson Center, Recreation Department, Pre-School in the Parks, Funshop, Eisenhower and Veterans Pool, Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon, and the Park Districts four golf courses will also be on hand. Plenty of free activities for the entire family all evening long!

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