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Middletown United Methodist Church pancake and sausage breakfast

Saturday, May 14th 2016 - 12:00 am

The Middletown United Methodist Church, will be holding a fundraiser on may 14th 7:30 am to 9:30 pancake and sausage breakfast. 10 am to 11 am quarter auction. 11-4 tons of antique cars , vendors, smoked on site pork and snack stand also kids activities.

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APL New Volunteer Orientation

Saturday, May 14th 2016 - 11:00 am - 12:00 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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Iris Extravaganza

Saturday, May 14th 2016 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
at Washington Park Botanial Gardens
1740 Fayette Aver

These are not your Grandma’s Iris!!  On Saturday, May 14, 2016 there will be an Iris Exhibition at the Washington Park Botanical Gardens on the north west side of Washington Park in Springfield, Illinois.  Iris growers will be displaying named Iris of all types, sizes and colors and will be on hand to answer all your questions about Iris. There will be newer ones as well as old favorites to see.  Stop by between 12 noon and 4 p.m.  This Iris Extravaganza is sponsored by the Sangamon Valley Iris Society which is affiliated with the American Iris Society.  For more information, contact Dave or Debra Miller at 217 529-8014.

 

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Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony Spring Concert

Saturday, May 14th 2016 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
at Springfield High School Auditorium
101 S. Lewis St.

Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony invites you to our final concert of the 2015-2016 season! This performance features all of the SVYS youth orchestras: Starter Strings I, Starter Strings II, Preparatory Orchestra, Sinfonia Orchestra, and Youth Symphony.

We hope you are ready for an adventure! Feel the warm Spanish breeze as the Youth Symphony, under the direction of Music Director and Conductor Matthew Sheppard, plays Bizet’s Carmen Suite. Travel the Isla Nublar as the Sinfonia Orchestra, conducted by Diane Turek, performs John Williams’ Theme from “Jurassic Park.” Join the Rebel Alliance to try to destroy the Death Star as the Preparatory Orchestra, also conducted by Diane Turek, performs John Williams’ Theme from “Star Wars.” This concert has a place for everyone.

Come out to Springfield High School Auditorium on Saturday, 14 May 2016, at 2:00pm to be a part of our end-of-season celebration! Tickets are sold at the door: $10 for adults, $5 for students, free for children 12 and under.

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Listen LIVE through the ISO’s Around the Town Concert Series

Tuesday, May 17th 2016 - 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
at Old State Capitol
1 SW Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL

Featuring Illinois Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet
The Illinois Symphony Orchestra’s Around the Town Concerts allow you to Listen LIVE to the wonderful musicians of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra in a variety of locations throughout the community. This hour long concert allows you to get to know members of the ISO in a more intimate setting. Please join us for one of these free concerts of LIVE music by a variety of ensembles from the Illinois Symphony Orchestra.

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18th Annual Central Illinois Senior Celebration

Wednesday, May 18th 2016 - 12:00 am

18th Annual Central Illinois Senior Celebration
Orr Building at the Illinois State Fairgrounds
May 18, 2016   9 am – 2pm
 
Receive information on preventative health and take advantage of more than 30 free health screenings. Learn about retirement planning, home safety and modifications, in-home services, travel, volunteer opportunities and alternative housing.
 
Admission free with a can of food for the Central Illinois Food Pantry.
Informational Displays, Parking Lot Shuttles, Refreshments, Entertainment and Door Prizes.
 
For more information, contact the Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland at 217 787-9234.
 

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APL New Volunteer Orientation

Wednesday, May 18th 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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Spay-ghetti and No Balls Dinner

Friday, May 20th 2016 - 12:00 am

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Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair

Saturday, May 21st 2016 - All Day
at Old State Capitol Plaza
1 Old Capitol Plaza

Set against the backdrop of the Illinois Old State Capitol building, art lovers find the Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair to be the jewel of the Midwest. This tradition of fine art has brought artists and shoppers from across the country flocking to downtown Springfield’s two-day outdoor art gallery for 55 years.  Free to the public, the juried fair is dedicated to top quality and media variety, keeping the more than 30,000 eager buyers coming back each year.  Whether you are a serious art collector or are just developing an appreciation, there is original art here for you, in the form of jewelry, sculpture, photography, glass, pottery, wood, metal, oils, watercolors, and other media.

Our popular Children’s Tent will also be available for children ages 2-15 so that they may select works of art that appeals to them.  All Tent art pieces are priced at $4-6.

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All EARS Walk

Saturday, May 21st 2016 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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RE: 3rd semi-annual We’re All E.A.R.S. Family Fun Walk

Contact Person: Andrea Marwah, President Illinois Hands & Voices, ilhandsandvoices@gmail.com

For Immediate Release:

A family fun walk is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 10am -1pm at Erin’s Pavilion, Southwind Park, Springfield, Illinois. This walk is to raise funds to allow Illinois Hands & Voices and Guide by Your Side to continue to support families of children who are deaf/hard of hearing. Snacks, entertainment, and family friendly activities will be provided. A variety of vendors, fun games, and prizes for all will also be at the event.

For more information and how to raise funds for the walk, become a sponsor or make a donation please visit our website http://ilhandsandvoices.org/funwalk/

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