Knights of Columbus Council 3914, Riverton Il Fish Fry

Friday, April 10th 2015 - 12:00 am

The officers and members of the Knights of Columbus Council 3914, Riverton Il  wish to announce the last fish fry of the season on Friday April 10, 2015.  Our next fry will be Sept. 4th.
Walleye, Tilapia or Shrimp Dinner – $9.25
Walleye Sandwich $7.50
Catfish Dinner $10.75
Dinner include slaw and choice of baked potato, potato salad or French frys.
Corn dogs – $2.00
Time 4:30 – 7 PM


Alice in Wonderland

Saturday, April 18th 2015 - 12:00 am

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April 18, 2015
Hoogland Center for the Arts
We are seeking over 30 performers of all ages. Children, Teens and Adults.
You can pre-register for an audition time at

Johnson Center for Performing Arts
Lincoln College
300 Keokuk Street, Lincoln , Illinois 62656

7:00 pm Friday, June 5, 2015
2:00 pm and 7:00 pm Saturday, June 6, 2015
2:00 pm Sunday, June 7, 2015

Saturday’s Matinee is a Sensory-Friendly performance with the lights up and the sound down designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all. During the sensory-friendly performance the audience is free to talk and leave their seats during the performance as they see fit. We encourage our audience to bring friends and family of all ages who are more sensitive to lighting and sounds to the Saturday Matinee.

M.A.S.S Media Productions is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit theatre organization. Our Mission is to celebrate the uniqueness of all individuals through the shared experience of live theatre. M.A.S.S. Media Productions will produce new plays and classics with innovative interpretations accepting all individuals for who they are.

Our production of Alice in Wonderland is about acceptance and embracing who you are. Each of us is special and unique, and it is just those qualities that M.A.S.S. Media embraces. A dear young thespian has a quote on our website and it fully embodies what we, as an organization, stand for. “You don’t have to wait for the lights to fade to be yourself.” Be you, all the time, wherever you are, whatever you are doing.

For more information visit [] or email us at

We can’t wait to see you!



Tuesday, May 5th 2015 - 12:00 am

Out exploring Route 66 in Illinois? Take a selfie! Be creative and capture yourself and friends at Illinois Route 66 landmarks or even more out-of-the-way harder to find sites along the road. Take your “selfie” and post it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #MyIL66.

Each month, the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway will select three photos to be highlighted on their social media outlets, and the photo with the most likes/comments/shares will win an Illinois Route 66 license plate and baseball hat! But it gets better…once per year, the Byway will let voters choose from the 12 monthly winners, and the photo that gets the most likes/comments/shares will win the grand prize: a basket full of Illinois Route 66 memorabilia, gift certificates, and more!

“This is a fun way to engage our travelers along Illinois Route 66 and to see how innovative they get with the pictures they come up with,” said Bill Kelly, Executive Director of the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway. “Ultimately the goal is to have folks spend more time at our attractions and along the road and this becomes an interactive way of doing so.” Kelly added that the contest, which is now officially underway, will be an ongoing campaign with no official expiration date, and that it is important that the Byway is able to verify from the photo that it was taken along Illinois Route 66. Entries can be submitted on or any of the Byway’s social media platforms.

Open to US residents ages 18+. For more information, contact the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway at 217-525-9308 or visit &


Sangamon Reclaimed

Monday, May 11th 2015 - 12:00 am


Local barn salvage and furniture company Sangamon Reclaimed (2710 S. 13th St, Springfield), recently partnered with Land of Lincoln Honor Flight here in Springfield, IL, to help support their upcoming trip to Washington, D.C. Sangamon Reclaimed is owned and operated by local veterans. We wanted a way to give back, to those veterans to whom we owe so much.

“It is an honor for us to partner with the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight. We believe strongly in giving back to those men and women who served and sacrificed so much for our country. That is why we decided to reach out to the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight. Over the next month a portion of each of our barn wood American flag sales will directly contribute to sending some of our nation’s heroes to Washington D.C. Our flags are hand made entirely of reclaimed barn wood have been very popular, especially with military veterans. Our team at Sangamon Reclaimed is excited to contribute to this worthy cause” – Brian Frieze, owner.

The Honor Flight program is a nation-wide network dedicated to providing all veterans who apply a free trip to Washington, D.C. to visit memorials honoring their service and sacrifice. Land of Lincoln Honor Flight, Inc. is an established non-profit hub of the Honor Flight Network. All expenses for this one day trip are the sole responsibility of the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight including the flight, ground transportation, meals/snack, and beverages. The trip is provided absolutely free of charge to the veterans; they cannot spend their own money. Trained volunteer guardians will provide assistance and accompany our veterans on their flight. Top priority on every flight is given to any veteran who has a terminal illness.

Sangamon Reclaimed is asking their customers to “help us give back”. Each sale of a flag during the month of May, and the first two weeks of June, will result in a portion of that sale being donated to the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight to help fund their next flight, June 16.

Sangamon Reclaimed is a family owned small business. All of the wood we use has been reclaimed from barns across the Midwest. Our craftsmen consist of local Firefighters and Veterans who meticulously dismantle these barns, which have stood as a sign of progress and livelihood for families in rural America for over 100 years. At Sangamon Reclaimed, we believe in honoring our past and preserving it for future generations to come.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Brian Frieze at 217.891.3030 or email at


Theatre in the Park, in Collaboration with Lincoln Land Community College, present Shakespeare’s “TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA”

Tuesday, May 19th 2015 - 12:00 am

Theatre in the Park, in Kelso Hollow, at Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic In collaboration with Lincoln Land Community College, present one of Shakespeare’s earliest romantic comedies, Two Gentleman of Verona, May 29, 30, 31, June 4, 5, 6, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. and directed by Mark Hardiman.

The play explores the pursuit of love and how ridiculous four young lovers may behave on their varied journeys to true love. The Two Gentlemen of Verona is often viewed as one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays. It deals with love and rivalry and includes some of the Bard’s most memorable foolish-servants and sassy young women. The style of the play is gloriously over-the-top with bigger than life characters. Our production will be done in the style of commedia dell’arte. It is from commedia that we acquired the term “slapstick” which is a board to make loud “crack” when a clown strikes another in this broadly physical style of comedy. In all the production will be bold with slapsticking, swashbuckling swordplay and hilarious bumps and pratfalls.


Director Mark Hardiman is a professor of theatre at Lincoln Land Community College where he directed numerous productions and teaches acting, directing, intro to theatre, improvisation and stage combat. Mark has worked professionally as an actor, director and fight choreographer for over two decades, including work at San Diego Repertory Theatre, the Bowery Theatre in California. In Chicago he has worked at City Lit Theatre and Chicago Dramatists. He was founder and producing artistic director for Talisman Theater which performed in Chicagoland for fifteen years. Some Talisman productions under his direction include, Macbeth, Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, and Twelfth Night.


Hardiman says, “This broadly comic rendition, is intended to make Shakespeare accessible and fun. Think Charlie Chaplin, and Three Stooges meet Shakespeare.”


Theatre in the Park will host its pre-shows, with doors opening at 6:45 p.m. The pre-shows will feature :

Friday, May 29, 7:00 p.m. – Fealty / 7:20 p.m. director Mark Hardiman

Sunday, May 30, 7:00 p.m. – Linda Schneider / 7:20 p.m. director Mark Hardiman

Sunday, May 31, 7:00 p.m. – TBA / 7:20 p.m. director Mark Hardiman

Thursday, June 4, 7:00 p.m. – Lowder & Manning / 7:20 p.m. director Mark Hardiman

Friday, June 5, 7:00 p.m. – Wildwood Strings / 7:20 p.m. director Mark Hardiman

Saturday, June 6, 7:00 p.m. – Donn Stephens & Kayla Primm / 7:20 p.m. director Mark Hardiman


Tickets are available by calling 217-632-5440, Wednesdays through Fridays, Noon – 5:00 p.m. or Noon -8:00 p.m. on show nights. Tickets are now available on line at

For more information, please contact TIP’s Executive Director, Kari Catton, at 217-241-3241, or


Land of Lincoln Water Gardening and Koi Society will hold its monthly meeting

Thursday, May 28th 2015 - 12:00 am

The Land of Lincoln Water Gardening and Koi Society will hold its monthly meeting on May 28, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the Douglas Avenue Methodist Church, 501 S. Douglas Ave., Springfield, IL. This month’s topic is “Art in the Garden” presented by Jeff Garland, Professor of Art at Illinois College in Jacksonville. Professor Garland will show examples of how art can impact the landscape environment. Visitors are welcome.



Friday, May 29th 2015 - 12:00 am


Bring your tent and stay the night for an evening packed with fun and activities at the Henson Robinson Zoo’s Family Camp Outs. The zoo will be offering camp outs on May 29th and July 17th. Each camp out will include a camping area, dinner, activities, night hike and breakfast the following morning.

The family camp outs will each have a theme which the activities will center around. The theme for the May 29th camp out will be dinosaurs and families will learn all about these ancient animals by visiting stations around the zoo. On July 17th the camp out will be a mystery during which families will use their sleuthing skills to solve the mystery of the zoo prankster.

Costs are $18 per adult and $13 per child for Springfield Park District residents and zoo members. Non-resident rates are $20.50 per adult and $15.50 per child. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call the zoo at (217)585-1821 for more information or to make a reservation.


Dual Piano

Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 12:00 am

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Stroller Derby

Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 12:00 am



Get more info or register HERE

Help The Pregnancy Care Center of Springfield


“Read to the Rhythm!” Lincoln Library’s Summer Reading Program for All Ages

Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 12:00 am

Each summer, Lincoln Library, The Public Library of Springfield, Illinois, promotes the joy of reading by sponsoring a summer reading program for kids, teens and adults. This year’s program, “Read to the Rhythm!,” kicks off at the library, 326 South 7th Street, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 30 and runs through Saturday, July 25. Customers are welcome to register to participate at any time during the program.

The Youth Services department will again be offering two summer reading programs – one for children ages 11 and younger and another for young adults ages 12 to 18. As reading goals are achieved, kids will be awarded prizes – the more hours read, the more prizes received. Many thanks go out to the Friends of Lincoln Library, local Wendy’s Restaurants and Marco’s Pizza for providing reading incentives and prizes.

The fun doesn’t end with enjoying great books! There are many programs for kids and teens — crafts, story times, games, and special performances including “Music Fun with Mark McKnight” (May 30, 11 a.m.), Magician Richard Landry & Snowball the Rabbit (June 23, 2 p.m.), the DePriest Puppets (July 21, 2 p.m.) and storyteller Mike Anderson (July 25, 11 a.m.).  For a complete listing of events, stop by the library for a calendar or visit the library’s website (

The adult reading program is open to anyone age 19 and over. Simply sign up to participate at the Readers’ Services Desk. Each time a book is finished, stop by to enter a prize slip for the drawings. (The more you read, the more you can enter!) There will be weekly prize drawings for a variety of gift cards and a grand prize give-away at the end of the program!  Prizes are courtesy of the Friends of Lincoln Library.

Full details are available by phoning (217) 753-4900, visiting the library website ( or stopping by Youth Services, Readers’ Services, or Reference.

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