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Wednesday, April 20th 2016 - 12:00 am

Sat. April 16, Art for a Cause – Make Pigs for American Diabetes Association.
These will be auctioned off at their Annual Fundraising Gala. Adopt a pig to paper mach’e and get crafty! Supplies provided but bring your supplies if want to.
1:00-3:00pm at Chatham Library, 600 E. Spruce St. Chatham.
Free.

Wed. April 20, Glo Paint Night – Under Blacklights
6:30-7:30pm at KUMON Math & Science Center.
Email and pay via Paypal to register, see facebook event. Supplies provided.

Mon. April 26, Color with Friends
Color designs by local artists.
6:30-8:30p at Boones Saloon, W. Edwards, Spfld.
$5, no registration required.

Sat. May 21, Art for a Cause – Get Well Cards for Children Hospital.
1:00-3:00pm at Springfield Public Library Free. No reservation required. Supplies are provided and supply donations are welcome.

Mon. May 23, Color with Friends & Family
6:30-7:30p at Fairhills Residence, 2005 W Lawrence Ave, Spfld
$5, no registration required.

Rhiannon Gurley, Owner of Our Vibrant Community
Collaborating & Experiencing Art in the Springfield Area

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ourvibrantcommunity.com (coming soon, proceeds goes towards web development)

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Midwest Technical Institute High School Welding Competition- Student Recognition

Wednesday, April 27th 2016 - 12:00 am

A number of area high school students received recognition and cash prizes for their welding skills at the annual Midwest Technical Institute High School Welding Competition earlier this month at the school’s Springfield, Illinois campus location.

The two-day event featured nearly 135 participants from 27 area high schools and career centers, including AC Central High School, Capitol Area Career Center, Carlinville High School, Edinburg High School, Effingham High School, Gillispie High School, Jacksonville High School, Monticello High School, Mt. Pulaski High School, Okaw Area Vocational Center, Pittsfield High School, Rushville Industry High School, Taylorville High School, Triopia High School, Afton High School, Capitol Area Career Center, Cuba High School, Grundy Vocational Area Center, Nokomis High School, Normal West High School, Norris City Omaha Enfield High School, South Technical High School, Staunton High School, Taylorville High School and Virginia High School.

Students were tested on a wide range of welding skills and theories, including live welding challenges as well as classroom-based testing. Twenty students in all were recognized for their work with the first place winners receiving cash prizes of $500 – second and third place winners received $250 and $100, respectively, and the top ten finalists were awarded commemorative medals for their efforts.

Thursday’s first place honors in Flight A went to Colton McGuiere from Okaw Area Career Center, taking home the top prize with Larry Edwards of Okaw Area Career Center finishing second and Taylor Dickinson from Gillispie finishing third. Flight B saw Shane Green from Okaw Area Career Center take home the first place prize, and Dalton Dugan and Blane Pruett, also of Okaw Area Career Center take home second and third.

Friday’s first place winner in Flight A was Alec May of South Technical High School, with Connor Chambliss and Alex Poertner both of South Technical High School finishing second and third as well. Flight B saw Vincent Indelicato of South Technical High School win the first place prize and Timothy Brinkley of Norris City Omaha Enfield High School come in second and Josh Slater of Cuba High School take home third place.

Established in 2007, the competition offers high school students more than an opportunity to showcase their welding talents. Participants will have the chance to tour the Springfield, Illinois campus, meet with faculty and staff and receive valuable information on how to turn their passion into a lifelong, lucrative career.

MTI’s Director of High School Development Eric Gleason believes the competition provides students with a well-rounded look at the skills and work ethic required to be a professional welder.

“The weld competition is designed to allow area high school students to not only showcase their skillset, but also to get a feel for the MTI environment and experience welding at the next level.”

The Springfield campus offers MTI’s Journeyman Welder I and II Program to train students for employment as professional welders in as little as seven months. For more information on the welding competition, contact the Springfield campus at (217) 527-8324. For interview requests and other media inquiries, contact MTI’s Director of Marketing at Stacey Wierman at 217-527-8324 ext. 1178.

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APL New Volunteer Orientation

Wednesday, May 4th 2016 - 12:00 am
at Animal Protective League
1001 Taintor Rd

Want to volunteer with APL? Attend an informational orientation to learn how you can help!

Volunteer opportunities include dog walking, cleaning, cat & dog socialization, pet therapy visits, humane education, adoption events, fundraising, and much more!

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to volunteer without a parent or legal guardian, and all minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian to orientations and trainings.

Each session lasts approximately one and a half hour.

It is required to register for New Volunteer Orientation. Please sign up for an orientation at the APL or by emailing volunteer@apl-shelter.org.   Every orientation will be limited to approximately 15 people per orientation.

Direct questions to Caitlin at 217-544-7387 x227 or by email at volunteer@apl-shelter.org.

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APL New Volunteer Orientation

Wednesday, May 4th 2016 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
at Animal Protective League
1001 Taintor Rd

Want to volunteer with APL? Attend an informational orientation to learn how you can help!

Volunteer opportunities include dog walking, cleaning, cat & dog socialization, pet therapy visits, humane education, adoption events, fundraising, and much more!

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to volunteer without a parent or legal guardian, and all minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian to orientations and trainings.

Each session lasts approximately one and a half hour.

It is required to register for New Volunteer Orientation. Please sign up for an orientation at the APL or by emailing volunteer@apl-shelter.org.   Every orientation will be limited to approximately 15 people per orientation.

Direct questions to Caitlin at 217-544-7387 x227 or by email at volunteer@apl-shelter.org.

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DR. DOLITTLE DAY SATURDAY, MAY 7TH FREE ADMISSION

Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 12:00 am

Admission is free at the Henson Robinson Zoo for Dr. Dolittle Day on Saturday, May 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to a free celebration to start our season off in style. There will be animal programs, animal enrichment, garden programs and activities throughout the day. The zoo’s very popular turtle races will also be held throughout the day.

At 1:00 pm we will be unveiling the Zoo’s new Capital Campaign RENEW THE ZOO. The first step of this new venture will be the Penguin Pledge. “Improvements to the Penguin Exhibit are a very important initiative for the District. The Board, Staff and Zoological Society have spent time planning for exciting new features and a new home for our Penguins, but we will need Community support to see this project to fruition.” – Leslie Sgro, Park Board President

To help us kick this RENEW THE ZOO campaign off we invite the public to join us and help paint a few colorful wooden penguins who will be on display at the zoo for the upcoming season. There will be opportunities to create individual art pieces to take home as well. So grab the family, sunscreen or umbrella and join us at the zoo for Dr. Dolittle Day!

The Henson Robinson Zoo is located at 1100 East Lake Drive, Springfield and may be reached at (217)585-1821.

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Mother’s Day Remembrance Service

Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 12:00 am

Mother’s Day Remembrance Service

Date:  Saturday, May 7, 2016

Time:  10:00 AM

Location:

Roselawn Memorial Park

1735 S. Camp Butler Rd.

Springfield, IL  62707

 

Phone: (217) 525-1661

Website: www.roselawninfo.com

 

Cost: Free

 

Mother’s Day is a special day that we pay

tribute to our mothers, grandmothers, wives,

children or other loved ones that have touched our

hearts and lives.

 

We would like to invite you and your family to join us

for a memorial tribute service on Saturday, May 7,

2016 at 10:00 a.m. honoring all mothers and the

important roles they have played in our lives. The brief

ceremony will be led by our on-staff Certified

Celebrant, Judy Woerner, and a special tribute

keepsake will be given in honor of your loved one.

We sincerely hope that you and your family can join us

for this tender reflection on the importance of these

special women we have lost, but will never forget.

For more information, please call the Roselawn

Administrative Office at (217) 525-1661.

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Springfield Choral Society

Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 12:00 am

The Chorus, in conjunction with the Liturgical Arts Festival of Springfield, will proudly present J.S. Bach’s monumental “Mass in B-minor,” with full orchestra, conducted by Marion van der Loo on Saturday, May 7th. This will be the chorus’s first performance of the work in 35 years and falls in our 45th anniversary season. We were really hoping to have our director and/or a few members of the chorus on one or multiple of your programs to talk about the concert and inform the community about this rare opportunity. It would mean a great deal to our organization and we know how much you support the arts and this community. If you have any questions, please reach out to me at 217-816-3833. You may also email our director at mvanderloo1@comcast.net.

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Civil War Tech – Balloons

Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 North Sixth Street

Considered by some to be a useless newfangled eccentricity, gas balloons proved their worth by providing a bird’s eye view of the enemy’s resources and movements.  Can you make a balloon that floats?  Ages 8-12 welcome.  FREE; Reservations required.

www.presidentlincoln.illinois.gov

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Mother’s Day Remembrance Tribute Service

Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
at Roselawn Memorial Park
1735 S. Camp Butler Rd.

Mother’s Day Remembrance Tribute Service

Mother’s Day is a special day that we pay tribute to our mothers, grandmothers, wives, children or other loved ones that have touched our hearts and lives.

We would like to invite you and your family to join us for a memorial tribute service on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. honoring all mothers and the important roles they have played in our lives.  The brief ceremony will be led by our on-staff Certified Celebrant, Judy Woerner, and a special tribute keepsake will be given in honor of your loved one.  Light refreshments will be served.

We sincerely hope that you and your family can join us for this tender reflection on the importance of these special women we have lost, but will never forget.

 For more information, please call the Roselawn Administrative Office at (217) 525-1661.

www.roselawninfo.com

 

Location of event:

Roselawn Memorial Park

1735 S. Camp Butler Rd.

Springfield, IL  62703

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APL Kitten Shower

Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
at Animal Protective League Spay/Neuter Clinic
1001 Taintor Rd

In the next few months, APL will take in literally hundreds and hundreds AND HUNDREDS of kittens. They’ll be hungry and some maybe ill and need special care. All of them will need people to care for them until they can find their fur-ever homes.

In order to make sure we are ready for our fluffy little guests of honor, we are hosting a kitten shower!! Join APL in the lobby of our spay/neuter clinic on Saturday, May 7th  from 1 p.m. to 3 p. m. for fun games, refreshments, door prizes and of course visits with the kittens!

You can help the little ones out by bringing a small gift (wrapped or unwrapped) when you come out on the 7th, or, if you can’t make the shower, you could drop gifts off at the shelter anytime.

Here is a quick list of what the kittens will need:
***Canned cat food. (APL typically uses over 3,000 cans just during the summer!!!!)***
*Cat Toys

*Heating Pads (non-auto shut off)

*Little Noses Nose Drops (saline only)

*Open Top Cat Carriers

*Baby Wipes

*Kitten Baby Bottles

*Quick Read Thermometers

*Sandwich sized Ziplock Baggies

*Gallon sized Ziplock Baggies

*Q-tips

*Pine Wood Stove Pellets (for litter

*Monetary donation

If you plan on attending please RSVP to aplfoster@apl-shelter.org

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