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Forgotten Fruits of America on October 5

Sunday, October 5th 2014 - 12:00 am

Forgotten Fruits of America on October 5

Some fruits eaten by Americans in the 1800s have almost disappeared from grocery stores, gardens, orchards, and seed catalogs. On Sunday, October 5, at 2:00 p.m. rediscover six of them at Forgotten Fruits of America, a free food history program at Homestead Prairie Farm at Rock Springs Conservation Area. Sample these rare fruits and learn about their history. Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs. In case of rain the program will be moved inside the nearby nature center.

“We’ll explore pawpaws, gooseberries, persimmons, and more,” said Brent Wielt, Historic Sites Manager. “You’ll learn how these fruits were prepared and eaten in recipes from the 1800s, and why they are hard to find today.”

Rock Springs Conservation Area is located on the southwestern edge of Decatur. To get to Rock Springs from Decatur, go south on Route 48 and turn west onto Rock Springs Road or go south on Wyckles Road and turn east onto Rock Springs Road. Watch for signs. Plenty of parking is available.

10 Second PSA – Learn about food history at Homestead Prairie Farm located at Rock Springs Conservation Area during a free program, Forgotten Fruits of America, on Sunday, October 5 at 2:00 p.m.

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Kelly Miller Circus

Monday, October 6th 2014 - 12:00 am

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Save Our Seats

Tuesday, October 7th 2014 - 12:00 am

The Arlee Theater in Mason City is raising money to restore its 78-year-old seats with its Save Our Seats (S.O.S.) campaign, and the next event is a sitting marathon.

The Arlee is a restored one-screen art deco theater which specializes in affordable family entertainment and is run entirely by volunteers.  Tickets for first- and second-run movies cost $3 to $5 and most concessions cost $2 or less.  The Arlee, though not a 501c3, is registered as a not-for-profit corporation owned by John and Gaye Maxson, who reopened it ten years ago with the help of family and friends.   They have been able to keep it open despite rising costs and Hollywood’s switch to a pricey digital movie format.  A year ago Arlee friends helped raise $42,500 in ten months in order to purchase a digital projector, replacing the functioning 35mm that had become obsolete.  Now it’s time to do something about the original, threadbare seats.

In the spirit of the dance and pole-sitting marathons of the past, the Arlee is hosting a Sitathon.  The contest to see who can stay seated the longest while a movie plays nonstop begins 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10 (Columbus Day Weekend).  Registration costs $100 in seat sponsor donations.  There are two ways to win.  The last person sitting will receive 10% of the take and bragging rights, and the person raising the most donations will get a free one-year non-transferable pass to the Arlee.

Depending on registration numbers, the hardy soul who stays parked in an Arlee seat the longest can win anywhere from $500 to upwards of $3500.

Five-minute bathroom breaks will be allowed every three hours during the first 12 hours of competition; then breaks will be reduced to every four hours.  No outside food will be allowed, but the Arlee will provide all the free house popcorn and beverages that competitors wish to consume.  Other Arlee snacks will be for sale, and Arlee volunteers will serve people where they sit.

There is a $100 registration fee to compete, and 10 percent of the gross will be awarded to the winner.  A minimum of 50 entrants is required for the event to take place, and the maximum allowed is 350.

 

The more who enter, the more cash the winner will get.

 

Contestants may pay their own registration fee, although they are encouraged to get sponsors.   For a registration and rules packet, visit the Arlee Theater at 139 S. Main St., Mason City 5:30 – 9 p.m. Friday through Monday or 12:30 – 4 p.m. Sunday, or click on coming attractions and then Sitathon at www.arleetheater.com.

 

Because registration will be limited, it is recommended that contestants register by October 1 if not sooner.   Call 217-482-9999 or 217-691-7229 for more information.

 

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Indiana Summer Festival

Saturday, October 11th 2014 - 12:00 am

The most popular event of the year at Lincoln Memorial Garden is its annual Indian Summer Festival. Held in October when fall colors are just beginning to peak, the festival is one of the finest family events in Central Illinois. You can find something that’s sure to please everyone in the family – a pumpkin decorating contest, caramel apples, bluegrass and Celtic music, butterfly pork chop sandwiches, storytelling, fresh popped caramel corn, fall colors, chili, turtle races, fresh hot or cold cider, home made baked goodies, face painters – the list goes on. 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
Address : Lincoln Memorial Garden, 2301 East Lake Shore Drive Springfield Illinois
Phone : 217-529-1111   (Always call and confirm events.)
Email Address : lmg2301@comcast.net
Web Address : www.lincolnmemorialgarden.org/
Admission Fee : Adults $5; Children $3; infants/toddlers – free

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Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 11th 2014 - 12:00 am

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Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

Saturday, October 11th 2014 - 12:00 am

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes will be held October 11 at Washington Park in Springfield. The Greater Illinois American Diabetes Association is seeking teams and individual walkers to join the cause to raise awareness about diabetes and money to fight a disease that affects so many. To register, volunteer or to get more information, visit diabetes.org/stepoutcapitolcity or call 875-9011.

Registration begins at 9:00 am and the walk will begin at 10:00 am. Hundreds of people will get together to Stop Diabetes® for the nearly 26 million American children and adults with type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes and their families, friends, colleagues and caregivers.

Walkers secure donations from family members, friends, co-workers and neighbors. Proceeds benefit the Association, which funds diabetes research, delivers services to hundreds of communities, and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease and stroke. It is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.

Most Step Out participants join or form Corporate, Family, Club, School or Church Teams, but individual walkers are welcome, too. The American Diabetes Association will be awarding traveling trophies to the top teams in the family and friends division, as well as for the corporate and clubs and organizations division.

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Step Out: Walk To Stop Diabetes Coming to Springfield

Saturday, October 11th 2014 - 12:00 am

Step Out: Walk To Stop Diabetes Coming to Springfield

Mallory Beck, a University of Illinois-Springfield biology graduate, played basketball and softball during college.  She played three sports during high school.  Since age six she’s been playing hardball when it comes to dealing with Type 1 diabetes.

On October 11, she is stepping out to fight against the disease.   Across Illinois and across the country, the American Diabetes Association will hold Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes events to raise awareness about diabetes and money to fight a disease that affects so many.  The Greater Illinois American Diabetes Association is seeking teams and individual walkers to join the cause.

Mallory is the Youth Ambassador for the Capitol City Step Out event and is ready to share more of her story and accomplishments. She is captain of team #MalBeck, which will be giving last year’s youth ambassador Noah Schlosser of team High Stride a run for the money.

Mallory has managed her diabetes since fourth grade by wearing an insulin pump, which she removes when playing sports.  She has been able to manage her studies and extracurricular activities while educating fellow students and others regarding diabetes.

Step Out will be at Washington Park, in Springfield. Registration begins at 9:00 am and the walk will begin at 10:00 am. Hundreds of people will get together to Stop Diabetes® for the nearly 29.1 million American children and adults with type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes and their families, friends, colleagues and caregivers.

Walkers secure donations from family members, friends, co-workers and neighbors. These proceeds benefit the Association, which funds diabetes research, delivers services to hundreds of communities, and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease and stroke. It is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.

Most Step Out participants join or form Corporate, Family, Club, School or Church Teams, but individual walkers are welcome, too. The American Diabetes Association will be awarding traveling trophies to the top teams in the family and friends division, as well as for the corporate and clubs and organizations division.

To register, volunteer or to get more information, visit diabetes.org/stepoutcapitolcity

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes.  The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.  Founded in 1940, the Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org.  Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.

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Trek Breast Cancer Awareness Ride

Saturday, October 11th 2014 - 12:00 am

Trek Breast Cancer Awareness Ride Saturday, October 11, 2014 (10AM to until the riders return)

Join SCHEELS as we ride with participants around the country to raise awareness for breast cancer prevention, screening, treatment and help find a cure. Goodie bags for the FIRST 100 participants. Prizes and sweepstakes to win a Trek Lexa. 10, 20, 50 mile rides available. Families welcome.

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Be Aware Women’s Fair

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 12:00 am

Admission: $4 @ Orr Building on the IL State Fairgrounds

Help us celebrate Memorial’s Be Aware Women’s Fair fifth birthday on Oct. 18! This annual event is a day devoted to women and their physical, emotional and financial health. Join us to:

  • Learn more about your health through free screenings
  • Relax with great entertainment
  • Shop for all sorts of goodies
  • Find out about local service organizations

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The Mark Trammel Quartet Concert

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 12:00 am

Southern gospel recording artists, The Mark Trammel Quartet, will be in concert on Saturday, October 18, 2014 starting at 6:00 pm.  The concert will be held at Real Life Church, 2450 Taylor Avenue, Springfield, IL.

Mark Trammel recently celebrated his fortieth anniversary in southern gospel music and is widely considered by his peers to be one of the best baritones of all time.  He has been a member of four of Gospel music’s most widely acclaimed groups-The Kingsmen, The Cathedrals, Greater Vision, and Gold City.  But for Mark, now is not the time to rest on his laurels.  Instead, with the formation of the Mark Trammel Quartet, he has chosen to step into a fresh mission that focuses on spreading the word of God through the art of four-part male harmony.

Make plans to attend this exciting event and come prepared for an evening of uplifting music, worship, inspiration, and laughter.  For ticket information, call Hank and Karla Daubs at 217-482-5114 or email hankdaubs@hotmail.com

Saturday    October 18, 2014    6:00 PM

Real Life Church

2450 Taylor Ave.  Springfield, IL  62703

Advance $15.00   Door $18.00 (12 and under free)

Send a self-addressed-stamped envelope and check payable to:

Karla Daubs   504 S. Keefer St.   Mason City, IL  62664

For more information, call 217-482-5114, leave a message and we

will return your call or email hankdaubs@hotmail.com

General Admission   Doors open at 5:00 PM

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